Archive for February 26th, 2011

The Odd History of the Word "OK"

Allan Metcalf has recently written a book about the history of the word "okay" (in its various spellings). He has summarized his findings in an article for the BBC. This word, Metcalf argues, is phonetically structured...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/26/the-odd-history-of-the-word-ok/

Literary Legos

Is there anything that hasn't been created from Lego bricks? Fine Clonier ran a contest  that invited people to create historical figures out of Legos. Mark Twain  above was the overall contest winner. Bookalicious rec...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/26/literary-legos/

Fruit Roll-Ups as Camera Flash Gels

Photographer John Crane went hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park and captured pictures of ice formations. At one point, he realized that he needed a green flash gel to get a certain shot just right. But Crane...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/26/fruit-roll-ups-as-camera-filters/

Mama Sloth Cuddles Newborn Baby Sloth

(Video Link) A two-toed sloth was recently born at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago. Baby loves Mama and Mama clearly loves Baby very much. via Super Punchsloths...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/26/mama-sloth-cuddles-newborn-baby-sloth/

Cupcake Bath Bomb

Cupcake Bath Bomb - $9.95 The Cupcake Bath Bomb from the NeatoShop, because you are cupcake crazy! Do you love cupcakes so much that you secretly wish you could bathe in their sweet smelling goodness?  No, we don't...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/26/cupcake-bath-bomb/

When You Write Your Essays in Programming Languages

Those who spend most of their time programming in a certain language may find that it's hard to shift gears to write a paper in English (or some other language non-geeks understand) for a class. "When you write your...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/26/when-you-write-your-essays-in-programming-languages/

This Week at Neatorama

As we welcome March this week, aren't you glad spring is in sight? This is the first time the Neatobot has not been dressed up for a holiday in over two months! Of course, we have Mardi Gras, St. Patricks Day, a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/26/this-week-at-neatorama-40/

Earliest Surviving Monopoly Game Sells For £90,000

This round board made from oilcloth is one of 5000 made by Charles Darrow in 1933. This is the only circular Darrow Monopoly game known to still exist. It is hand coloured in pen and ink and the pieces are made of wood m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/26/earliest-surviving-monopoly-game-sells-for-90000/

In This Video Game, Say Outloud "Pew Pew Pew" to Fire Your Weapon

(Video Link) Incredible Ape, a company consisting of Josh Schonstal and Ian Brock, developed a computer game called Pew Pew Pew. It's a simple shooting game. When you need to fire your weapon, just say in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/26/in-this-video-game-say-outloud-pew-pew-pew-to-fire-your-weapon/

Andrew Myers' Screw Portraits

Artist Andrew Myers drives screws at varying depths into plywood and paints them, creating unique 3D images: "For me, I consider this a traditional sculpture and all my screws are at different depths," he said. "T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/26/andrew-myers-screw-portraits/

Bauhaus-Style Doghouse

Surely you don't want your dog to live in some bourgeois Cape Cod style house, do you? That's so old fashioned. Try the CUBIX Modern Dog House instead: The Cubix Dog Mansion by German company Best Friend’s was...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/26/bauhaus-style-doghouse/

Zach Anner Gets His TV Show

(video link) We were first introduced to 26-year old Zach Anner last summer, when he was in competition to be selected for a reality game show called Your Own Show, in which the ultimate winner would have the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/26/zach-anner-gets-his-tv-show/
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