Archive for February 22nd, 2011

Bury These Comic Books in the Ground, And They'll Grow Plants

A company called Sprout Home sells superhero comic books that, if you plant them in the ground, grow herbs. Each is sold in a plastic sleeve in mint condition should you choose not to bury yours. http://store.spr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/22/bury-these-comic-books-in-the-ground-and-theyll-grow-plants/

West Wars

Sillof, the artist who brought us Steampunk Superheroes, World War II Star Wars, and Samurai Wars, has a new collection of sculptures that sets the personalities from Star Wars into a western story! Read a d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/22/west-wars/

3 Men Armed with Bows vs. 15 Hungry Lions

(Video Link) In this scene from the BBC's Human Planet, three men in Kenya approach a slain wildebeest. Fifteen lions are gorging over this fresh, delicious kill. The men, armed only with bows, decide to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/22/3-men-armed-with-bows-vs-15-hungry-lions/

Batman-Style Secret Switch

On the 1960s Batman show, Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson opened the entrance to the batcave by pushing a secret switch hidden in a bust of Shakespeare. The New Hobbyist, quite reasonably, figured tha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/22/batman-style-secret-switch/

Scotch Tape Sculptures

Every year, the company behind Scotch brand plastic tape holds a contest which invites people to create sculptures out of their product. Pictured above is one leading entry called "The Big One". You can see this an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/22/scotch-tape-sculptures/

Thriftography

Photographer John Teffer takes pictures of empty picture frames in thrift shops, then puts the pictures in the frames and photographs them. Or, in the case above, he took a picture of an empty frame, put the resulti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/22/thriftography/

Missing Snake Found On Subway

Penelope, the snake, spent a month riding the rails. Now her owner is being asked to pay $650 for snake retrieval and clean up. Melissa Moorhouse was riding the subway when her pet boa, Penelope, went missing.  Melis...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/22/missing-snake-found-on-subway/

Rolling Penguins Salt & Pepper Shakers

Rolling Penguins Salt & Pepper Shakers -  $14.95 We know how tired you are after a long day of work.   Behold the Rolling Penguins Salt & Pepper Shakers from NeatoShop. Wind-up these adorable penguins and let...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/22/rolling-penguins-salt-pepper-shakers/

In Memory of a Beloved Man, Family Sets off 320,000 Firecrackers

(Video Link) The family of a man named Gerald marked his passing into the undiscovered country by setting off 320,000 firecrackers. I can't think of a better way to go. What extravagant send-off would you like to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/22/in-memory-of-a-beloved-man-family-sets-of-320000-firecrackers/

The World's Smallest Computer

Researchers at the University of Michigan have developed a solar-powered computer so small that it can be inserted into the human eye to help monitor glaucoma patients. Professor Dennis Sylvester explained: In a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/22/the-worlds-smallest-computer/

Puppy Confused by His Own Reflection

(Video Link) There's a puppy in that mirror! But where is he? I can see him, but he's not behind the mirror. What's going on here? via Urlesquemirror, dogs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/22/puppy-confused-by-his-own-reflection/

10 Creepy Pieces of Taxidermy Jewelry

Someone bought this necklace featuring a snake fetus in a vial, but the Etsy seller has more vials of creepy things for sale. The necklace is part of a list of 10 Shockingly Creepy Pieces of Taxidermy Jewelry. Bones,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/22/10-creepy-pieces-of-taxidermy-jewelry/

How Far Away is the Moon?

(YouTube link) I knew this, but only because I recall the approximate the number of miles to the moon, and the circumference of the earth. Those near my age might also remember that a fast rocket ship takes three da...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/22/how-far-away-is-the-moon/

Pizza Habit Saves Woman

A pizza habit and a concerned delivery driver are being credited for saving an elderly woman's life. Every day for the last three years, Jean Wilson has called her local Domino's pizza place. She always orders a large...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/22/pizza-habit-saves-woman/

Cat Purrs at 90 Decibels

The loudest purr in the world? Let's hope so! Smokey the cat, of Pitsford, Northampton, England, purrs so loud that her owners can't hear themselves think. Owners Ruth and Mark Adams say Smokey's deafening purrs make it...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/22/cat-purrs-at-90-decibels/

Life Plans

Hop over to NeatoBambino to see an adorable five-year-old who know what she wants to do with her life, and what she doesn't want to do. http://www.neatorama.com/neatobambino/2011/02/22/i-dont-wanna-marry-until-i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/22/life-plans/

The Colour Clock

This web clock from designer Jack Hughes displays the time like all web clocks, but it also changes the background to correspond to the hexadecimal color value represented by the numbers of the digital time. Watch fo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/22/the-colour-clock/

Power of Decision

(YouTube link) Power of Decision is a short film obtained by the National Security Archive at George Washington University. This four-minute preview is only a part of the 12-minute video you can watch at th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/22/power-of-decision/

Tastes Like Chicken?

by Joe Staton Museum of Comparative Zoology Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts Photos by A. Kaswell The field of culinary evolution faces one great dilemma: why do most cooked, exotic meats taste...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/22/tastes-like-chicken-2/






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