Archive for February 23rd, 2011

Ray Gun Pen

Ray Gun - Acme Pen - $129.95 Write your next sci-fi masterpiece with the appropriate writing instrument, please. Like this Ray Gun Pen from the NeatoShop. Designed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/23/ray-gun-pen/

How Watson Could Have Been Defeated on Jeopardy

IBM's Watson computer beat two human opponents on Jeopardy. Would this strategy have worked? via BorepatchJeopardy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/23/how-watson-could-have-been-defeated-on-jeopardy/

Organizing the Bookcase

(YouTube link) Watch the books dance around while the clock spins in this time-lapse video. It will make you smile. -via Boing Boingbooks, animation, stopmotion, bookcase...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/23/organizing-the-bookcase/

Predator: The Musical

(Video Link) Relax, relax! There's no actual Predator musical in the making. This is just a parody by Jon and Al Kaplan, who have made several fake Schwarzenegger musicals, from Conan the Barbarian*/e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/23/predator-the-musical/

Three-Storey House Has Slides at All Levels

It is a principle of modern architecture that everything can be improved upon with a slide, from subways or airports. So, quite sensibly, Kazuki Nakamura and Kenichi Izuhara designed a house that has slides connecti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/23/three-storey-house-has-slides-at-all-levels/

Happiness Truck

(Video Link) The ad agency Definition 6 developed a clever campaign for Coca-Cola. It created a truck designed to resemble a vending machine. There's a giant button on the back marked "Push". They drove it around...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/23/happiness-truck/

Attack Over Thin Mint

Do you love Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies as much as Hersha Howard?  She allegedly attacked her roommate over a box of eaten cookies. When Wanke walked out of the bedroom, Howard grabbed a pair of scissors and began c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/23/attack-over-thin-mint/

Personal Submarine

Well, perhaps submarine is not the right term for this vehicle. Rather, part of this boat is partially submerged so that users can comfortably view the world beneath the surface of the water. The Korean company Rao...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/23/personal-submarine/

Newly-Discovered Dinosaur Named "Thunder Thighs"

But the scientists mean it as a compliment, not an insult. The brontomerus had exceptionally large leg muscles: It could have given other animals a hefty kick, say its discoverers. It seems most likely to us t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/23/newly-discovered-dinosaur-named-thunder-thighs/

Teen Gets Basketball Player's Old Cell Number

Oklahoma teenager, Kaitlyn Ladevaia, just got her first cell phone.  Now she can get calls and texts from her family and friends. The problem is she also gets lots and lots of calls and texts from people she doesn't kno...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/23/teen-gets-basketball-players-old-cell-number/

Teddy Roosevelt vs. Bigfoot

deviantART user SharpWriter is fond of depicting scenes from American history, such as Abraham Lincoln riding a grizzly bear while wielding a M-16 and the Emancipation Proclamation. That's January 1, 1863, just in case...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/23/teddy-roosevelt-vs-bigfoot/

Viking Trinket Box

Viking Trinket Box - $6.95 What do you get for the person who has everything? The Viking Trinket Box from the NeatoShop, of course! The Viking Trinket box contains a hidden surprise. Nestled inside is a mystery figurin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/23/viking-trinket-box/

Animal VOs

I'll tell you right now folks, I haven't laughed this hard in years!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/23/animal-vos/

Ueno Zoo Drill: Tiger

[http://youtu.be/bXF6q4Vtecw](YouTube link)The Tama Zoo and the Ueno Zoo (both in Tokyo) perform annual training drills so that zookeepers know what to do when an animal escapes. Since they cannot use a dangerous beast,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/23/tama-zoo-drill-tiger/

Museum Finds Vandalism Charming

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts rented a billboard sign for their exhibition "Titian and the Golden Age of Venetian Painting." It featured a portion of the nude painting Venus Rising from the Sea. It didn'...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/23/museum-finds-vandalism-charming/

Darth Vader Theme on Hard Disk Drive

(Video link) If you enjoyed the video clip with The Imperial March (Darth Vader's Theme) being played on a floppy disc, then this new version with the same musical theme being played on a hard disk drive in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/23/darth-vader-theme-on-hard-disk-drive/

The Man Behind the Movie Sounds

(Video link) Gary Hecker is probably unfamiliar to most of you, but there's a good chance that many of you have seen (or rather heard) some of his work without even knowing it. He's an award-winning Foley artist, re...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/23/the-man-behind-the-movie-sounds/

Self-Doubting Monkeys Know What They Don’t Know

Some monkeys have enough self-awareness to realize when they don't know an answer, and will tell us if we make it worth their time. It appears that uncertainty is not an exclusively human trait. A team of researchers ta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/23/self-doubting-monkeys-know-what-they-dont-know/

The Scariest Story

Allie Brosh at Hyperbole and a Half has a new post in which she relates her experiences with childhood nightmares. This, of course, affected everyone around her. Linkscary, Allie Brosh, nightmares...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/23/the-scariest-story/

The Swingline 747 Business Stapler

Big Legal Brain offers a review of the Swingline 747 Business Stapler as it performs the tasks it is actually used for in offices all over the world. For added functionality, I tried hammering a nail into the w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/23/the-swingline-747-business-stapler/

The Drinking Bird, a Scientific Toy for the Ages

I enjoyed watching the drinking bird at my grandma's house, but could never have one of my own because I keep cats. The bird never stops, and since there's no such thing as a perpetual motion machine, there must be s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/23/the-drinking-bird-a-scientific-toy-for-the-ages/

The Fate of Paris Hilton's Birthday Cake

Paris Hilton celebrated her 30th birthday with a party last week. Los Angeles musician Paz crashed the party and made off with one of the cakes that wasn't eaten. Many doubted his account, but the baker later confirmed t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/23/the-fate-of-paris-hiltons-birthday-cake/

Chicken Bag

Chicken Bag - $29.95 Show everyone that you are ready for spring with the Chicken Bag from the NeatoShop. Your friends will be clucking with envy as you tote this fabulously fashion forward Chicken Bag around town....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/23/chicken-bag/

100 Years Later, the Last Victims are Identified

The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire killed 146 people on March 25th, 1911 when sweatshop workers could not escape the New York City building. The disaster led to safer building codes and worker's rights laws. However, o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/23/100-years-later-the-last-victims-are-identified/

Zombie Love Song

(YouTube link) "If my heart was still beating, it would beat for you." Enjoy this "post-apocalyptic postmortem" love song from Your Favorite Martian. -via Geeks Are Sexyzombie, Song, music video, animation...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/23/zombie-love-song/

The Top Eleven Deities In Hawaiian Mythology

You know about the Roman gods our planets are named for, and their earlier Greek counterparts, but how much do you know about Hawaiian mythology? For example, there's Kamoho, the leader of the shark gods. Kamoho was the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/23/the-top-eleven-deities-in-hawaiian-mythology/

Wildest Secession Movements in The United States

With the unrest happening in Egypt and other countries in the region many people are asking if a revolution could ever happen in the US of A. Some Americans, however, have been planning such a movement for years to rebel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/23/wildest-secession-movements-in-the-united-states/
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