Archive for February 28th, 2011

Carlin Step

(YouTube link) Thanks to auto-tune and video editing, the late George Carlin can add singing and dancing to his repertoire of stand up comedy. Remix by by DJ Steve Porter & DJ Eli Wilkie (Agent 001). -via I Am B...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/28/carlin-step/

Mini Shopping Cart Desk Organizer

Mini Shopping Cart Desk Organizer -  $9.95 Springtime is nearly here and it is time to organize that mess you call a desk. Get to it with the Mini Shopping Cart Desk Organizer from the NeatoShop. The Mini Shopping C...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/28/mini-shopping-cart-desk-organizer/

Space Shuttle Docking with Space Station as Seen from Earth

Sure, we've all seen pictures of a space shuttle docking. But this one was taken from Earth using a fairly ordinary telescope guided by hand: This remarkable picture was taken by Rob Bullen on Saturday F...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/28/space-shuttle-docking-with-space-station-as-seen-from-earth/

The Most Wildly Inaccurate Prediction about the Internet, c. 1993

(Video Link) In 1993, an early Internet user named John Allen explained that the Internet was and would continue to be a place of remarkable civility and courtesy. Warning: text displayed during the video is NSFW....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/28/the-most-wildly-inaccurate-prediction-about-the-internet-c-1993/

Turbo The Doberman Saved By Dolphins

Turbo, an 11 year old doberman, wandered away from his home on Marco Island, Florida. He was found fifteen hours later in a canal not far from his home, alive but exhausted. The dog likely spent the entire night in the c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/28/turbo-the-doberman-saved-by-dolphins/

This Parasol is a Sundial

Japanese designer Kota Nezu made a parasol that is a functional sundial. There's a compass built into the handle to that you can point it in the right direction and get a reading on the time. Link via OhGizmo!umb...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/28/this-umbrella-is-a-sundial/

Portrait of Muhammad Ali Made out of Punching Bags

Michael Kalish created this elaborate sculpture that, when viewed from the right angle, looks like Muhammad Ali: [...]artist Michael Kalish went big, using 1,300 punching bags, 6.5 miles of stainless steel cable,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/28/portrait-of-muhammad-ali-made-out-of-punching-bags/

Who Will Be Famous in 10,000 Years?

Tyler Cowen, an economist and the blogger behind Marginal Revolution, was asked by a reader: Who do you think will still be famous in 10,000 years? People from history or now. Shakespeare? Socrates? Hawking?...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/28/who-will-be-famous-in-10000-years/

Retelling of Lord of the Rings Imagines Mordor as Victim

In Salon, Laura Miller writes about a novel by Yisroel Markov which tells the LoTR story from Mordor's point of view. Here's a summary of The Last Ringbearer: In Yeskov's retelling, the wizard Ganda...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/28/retelling-of-lord-of-the-rings-imagines-mordor-as-victim/

Memeopoly

Created with Chris Olivieri What would the web look like as a board game? Can you name the memes? Today, it's not land that we look to obtain, it's content. Content i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/28/memeopoly/

Spent Cartridge Casing Pan Flute

Instructables user rabidiga made this pan flute. It was his entry in a contest to build a post-apocalyptic musical instrument for under $30. He didn't spent a penny, but only used materials that he already...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/28/spent-cartridge-casing-pan-flute/

Girl Scouts Get Booted From Historic Corner

Selling cookies is a tough gig.  You never know what curve ball the city is going to throw at you. If you don't believe me just ask a Girl Scout. Girl Scouts in Georgia have been barred from selling cookies in front of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/28/girl-scouts-get-booted-from-historic-corner/

10 Great Examples of Eerie Taxidermy Art

Oddee has a roundup of the creepiest taxidermy creations ever. Shown here is the work of Jaun Cabana, who creates mythical aquatic creatures from parts of different animals. He's just one of ten taxidermy artists linke...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/28/10-great-examples-of-eerie-taxidermy-art/

Black Caviar May Become Less Expensive

Scientists in Russia have developed techniques for successfully farming "bester" (a hybrid of beluga and sterlet) and successfully harvesting the roe without killing the sturgeon. Rather than being culled, like el...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/28/black-caviar-may-become-less-expensive/

Baby's Laugh Makes Dealing With Rejection Easier

What's the best way to deal with a rejection letter? Crumple it up and throw it in the trash? No, that's too pedestrian. What you really need to do is tear it into tiny pieces all while making your baby laugh hysteri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/28/babys-laugh-makes-dealing-with-rejection-easier/

Backscratcher Pen

Backscratcher Pen - $12.95 This is a dog eat dog world. Long gone are the days of you scratch my back and I will scratch your back. Not to worry, the NeatoShop has your back!  With the Backscratcher Pen you can scra...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/28/backscratcher-pen/

A Meet and Greet with Helen Keller

Minnesotastan read the entire first volume of The Autobiography of Mark Twain and posted a review. The short version is that he's not putting it on his recommended book list. However, he reprinted a story fr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/28/a-meet-and-greet-with-helen-keller/

Best Picture Title Screens

(YouTube link) This video contains the title cards from every movie that has ever won the top Academy Award, now known as the award for Best Picture. {wiki} The only exception is The King's Speech, which wo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/28/best-picture-title-screens/

Lost Diamond Ring Found Inside Dog

Karen Woolley of Thrumpton, Nottinghamshire, England, couldn't find her diamond ring she had taken off while she bathed the night before. Their four-month-old puppy Barney was a suspect. So Woolley turned to modern techn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/28/lost-diamond-ring-found-inside-dog/

Where to Nap in Europe

You can plan a vacation in Europe, or you can dream about one. Either way, you'll enjoy reading about some lovely relaxing places to have a siesta in France, Italy, Germany, and Spain. Pictured is the town of Manarol...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/28/where-to-nap-in-europe/

The Word

In case you didn't know, Neatorama's social media guru David Israel is also a music composer. One of his works is a commissioned score for the Paul Taylor Ballet production of The Word, which is running at C...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/28/the-word/

RoboCop Speaks to Detroit

(Funny or Die link) Peter Weller, who played Robocop in the movie Robocop, lends his support to a statue of Robocop in Detroit. -via The Daily Whatrobocop, Detroit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/28/robocop-speaks-to-detroit/

The Campbell-Stokes Sunshine Recorder

It looks like a crystal ball, which it is, but this is a 19th century invention to record the amount of sunshine, called the Campbell-Stokes Sunshine Recorder. It was invented in 1853 by the Scottish Gaelic scholar Iain...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/28/the-campbell-stokes-sunshine-recorder/

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 call these? The commenters suggesting the funniest...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/28/name-that-weird-invention-21/

The Physics of Breakfast Cereal

The following is an article from Uncle John's Heavy Duty Bathroom Reader. Americans eat nearly three billion boxes of cereal every year. And yet few of us know how Rice Krispies, Corn Pops, or any other cereal is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/28/the-physics-of-breakfast-cereal/

Bar Has Toilet That Looks Like a TARDIS

The Way Station is a steampunk-themed bar that just opened in Brooklyn. It features a toilet room shaped like a TARDIS. Although it may look small, the owners assure customers that it's bigger on the inside. Lin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/28/bar-has-toilet-that-looks-like-a-tardis/

RIP Frank Buckles

Frank W. Buckles celebrated his 110th birthday on February first. He died peacefully at his home on Sunday morning. Buckles was one of 4,734,992 Americans who served in World War I. With his death, there are no more surv...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/28/rip-frank-buckles/






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