Archive for February 27th, 2011

Extreme Couponing

Good shoppers use coupons to save money. Extreme couponers have something a bit more in mind whenever they scour their Sunday circulars: they want stuff for free. That's right: Free, as in z...

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Burglar Has Brilliant Idea: Post Photos of Himself on Victim's Facebook Page

Rodney Knight plead guilty to second degree burglary this past week in Washington, D.C. He was caught because he posted pictures of himself with his loot on his victim's Facebook wall: Knight broke in to the Northwes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/27/burglar-has-brilliant-idea-post-photos-of-himself-on-victims-facebook-page/

Sledding Winch

As Paul Overton puts it grandly "For centuries, man has been looking for a way to go sledding without all the pesky exercise, and Josh has found it!" Indeed he has. Josh of Cycle Karts rigged a winch to a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/27/sledding-winch/

Scott Bain's Beetle Dioramas

In his Micromachina project Australian artist Scott Bain creates pieces of art using taxidermy beetles as tiny machines to illustrate the negative effects of man's disregard for nature. Once the stuff of sc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/27/scott-bains-beetle-dioramas/

Turtles Use Earth's Magnetic Fields as a Navigational System

Scientists Nathan Putman and Ken Lohmann have determined that turtles can navigate across entire oceans by using the earth's magnetic fields to determine their longitude and latitude. To test this hypothesis, they used...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/27/turtles-use-earths-magnetic-fields-as-a-navigational-system/

Matryoshka Teapot

Matryoshka Teapot - $47.95 Do you have the winter blues? The Matryoshka Teapot from the NeatoShop can help.  Nothing soothes the nerves and brightens the spirit like sharing a cup of tea with a friend. The Matryoshk...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/27/matryoshka-teapot/

Pi Bowl

This design by Etsy seller West Art and Glass is simple but elegant. It's a glass bowl presenting pi to the first 1,498 decimal places in a spiral pattern. They're made to order in any color. Link via Geek Craft...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/27/pi-bowl/

Hooked

(vimeo link) A curious little fish encounters a baited hook in his explorations. Animation by Character Matters Animation Studios. -via the Presurferfish, animation...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/27/hooked/

Officer Rescues Ducklings

You Tube Link When Florida Police Officer Glenn Eppler came upon a group of ducklings in danger he didn't just keep driving.  He stopped traffic and saved the ducklings. "This job, you never know what you're g...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/27/officer-rescues-ducklings/

Bench Presses Advertisement into Bare Thighs

The ad agency DDB Auckland altered benches to press an advertisement for Superette, a clothing chain in New Zealand, into the bare legs of people who sit on them. They read "Short shorts on sale Superette". Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/27/bench-presses-advertisement-into-bare-thighs/

The Tree of Life

This chart makes me hungry. From Abstruse Goose. Link -Thanks, Oscar! evolution, bacon, BLT, tomato, lettuce...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/27/the-tree-of-life-3/

Last Wild Bison Herd in North America Facing Extinction

[caption id="attachment_42519" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Image Source (Dan Anderson)"][/caption] In the early 1800s more than 65 million bison roamed North America, now their numbers have been reduced t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/27/last-wild-bison-herd-in-north-america-facing-extinction/






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