Archive for February 21st, 2011

Snifty Scented Pen

Snifty Scented Pen - $1.95 Is all the joy being slowly sucked from your life?  Well, the Snifty Scented Pen from the NeatoShop is here to put a little fun back in your day.  Nothing says I am desperately clinging on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/21/snifty-scented-pen/

Clock Built to Tell Time on Other Planets

Alexander Avtanski designed a clock that can be adjusted to keep time on many different planets based upon each one's rotation period -- at the same time. Here's what sets this clock apart from other extraterrestrial cl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/21/clock-built-to-tell-time-on-other-planets/

Pink Armadillo Attack

(Video Link) So near as I can figure this out, this monster movie is about a woman who can turn herself into a giant pink armadillo. Then she uses her nose to plant a bloody call sign on the foreheads of her victim...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/21/pink-armadillo-attack/

Man Deep Fries a PSP and Tries to Eat It

In the Japanese language video at the link, a man batters and fries a PlayStation Portable (PSP). Why? Well, he talks a bit at the beginning of the video. Presumably he's explaining why and he has a very sound arg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/21/man-deep-fries-a-psp-and-tries-to-eat-it/

Milky Way over Switzerland

This magnificent photo taken in Switzerland shows the expanse of the Milky Way galaxy across the heavens. This small size really doesn't do it justice; click on the link to view a much larger image. Hovering over t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/21/milky-way-over-switzerland/

Hill Built into Track

Ugh. Today's run is going to be a little bit harder. This track built last year in Elda, Spain, offers some variety to runners: Designing an athletic track could get you as bored as when you are runnig on it: cu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/21/hill-built-into-track/

Discworld Amigurumi

June Gilbank made a crocheted presentation of Discworld in the amigurumi style. When Sir Terry Pratchett saw this work, he commented "Well, if you’re going to crochet Discworld then that’s the way to do it!"...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/21/discworld-amigurumi/

Visiting Cowboys Save City Horse From Drain

A carriage horse in Memphis, Tennessee had a wild weekend. The horse slipped on some manure and ended up stuck in a drain. Lucky for the horse some real cowboys were in town for a roping contest.  The cowboys were able...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/21/visiting-cowboys-save-city-horse-from-drain/

Help Name These Anime Characters, Please?

Hello Neatoramanauts! I've been busy adding a lot of new and neat items on the NeatoShop, but yesterday I got stumped. See, I was adding several anime-related items (including some cool new Totoro items - yay! Those are...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/21/help-name-these-anime-characters-please/

Angry Birds Cake is Playable

Mike Cooper made a cake for his son's 6th birthday on the theme of the Angry Birds video game. However, this cake was a game itself, complete with a working catapult, and was played before eating! See a video of the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/21/angry-birds-cake-is-playable/

Disappearing Languages

Today is Presidents Day in the US, and it is UNESCO International Mother Language Day everywhere. This is a day to celebrate linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism, and to learn about the world's langu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/21/disappearing-languages/

Nun Tossed Out Over Facebook

Sister Maria Jesus Galan was asked to leave the Santo Domingo el Real convent in Toledo, Spain, where she had lived for 35 years -over her Facebook activities. The Dominican convent, which normally discourages nuns from...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/21/nun-tossed-out-over-facebook/

A Night in Casablanca

I had heard long ago about how Warner Brothers was upset about the then-upcoming 1946 Marx Brothers movie A Night in Casablanca because the studio was protective of their own 1942 film Casablanca. It tu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/21/a-night-in-casablanca/

Workday Recovery Kit

Workday Recovery Kit - $12.95 Happy President's Day! Do you have to work on this glorious Monday? The Workday Recovery Kit from the NeatoShop is here for you.  Nothing heals workday wounds like affirmation cards and b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/21/workday-recovery-kit/

Name That Weird Invention!

It's time for the Name That Weird Invention! contest. Steven M. Johnson comes up with all sorts of crazy ideas in his Museum of Possibilities posts. What should we name this one? The commenters suggesting the funni...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/21/name-that-weird-invention-20/

Playing Chicken with a Wind Turbine

Vimeo user aaron_gx flew through the spinning blades of a wind farm. With a remote-control plane, of course. This kind of stunt is typically frowned upon in the industry, to the point that the person(s) responsible for...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/21/playing-chicken-with-a-wind-turbine/

Life on a Farm

This Twaggie, illustrating a Tweet from Seth MacFarlane, tells the truth about farm life and the way it appears to non-farmers. Linkfarm, tweet, Twaggie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/21/life-on-a-farm/

A Rap About Hotmail

(YouTube link) I'm surprised anytime I find that people still use Hotmail. I opened an account several years ago, mainly to reserve the address, but within a month I gave up on it. British rapper Dan Bull goes into...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/21/a-rap-about-hotmail/

Extreme Bathroom Graffiti

This picture shows a school restroom stall on which someone has written the entire first chapter of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Schools have much nicer restrooms now than when I was a student...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/21/extreme-bathroom-graffiti/

Gelatinas

Rosario Gamboa makes gelatinas that are arguably too pretty to eat. Her creations look like glass paperweights or snow globes, each with a flower inside. They're made of gelatin, and they are bought as soon as they are d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/21/gelatinas/

Otters in the House

(YouTube link) If you ever thought you might like to have an otter as a house pet, this video will change your mind. These are female African clawless otters, acting the way their species do. -via ArbroathDestructio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/21/otters-in-the-house/

Ralph the Pelican

Ralph, an American pelican, was swept up to Halifax, Canada by Hurricane Earl last fall. He is named after the local strip bar where he landed weak and dehydrated. He's been nursed back to health and is looking for a lif...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/21/ralph-the-pelican/

A Sitting President's Memorial

This President's Day article is from the book Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges Into the Presidency. FDR spent his entire presidency hiding the fact that he needed a wheelchair, and he wanted a memorial that wo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/21/a-sitting-presidents-memorial/
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