Archive for March 2nd, 2011

Bertucci Family Feud

Vito and Giuseppe Bertucci, father and son, living at 3,103, South Twelfth Street, Tacoma, Washington, were equal owners of their house. The son was married. A short time ago the house caught fire and, as a result, b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/02/bertucci-family-feud/

Chocolate Kitchen

[caption id="attachment_42690" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Chef Alain Roby stands in front of a replica he made of his kitchen, built entirely out of chocolate and sugar, in Geneva. (Keri Wiginton, Chicago T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/02/chocolate-kitchen/

It's Unclear Whether or Not this Boba Fett Glass Tube Helmet Is a Functional Waterpipe

Depending on who you talk to, this sculpture can or can't be used as a hookah. What is more certain is that it was made by glass artist Kevin Murray of Milwaukie, Oregon. Link via Geekologieglass, hookah, Boba Fe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/02/its-unclear-whether-or-not-this-boba-fett-glass-tube-helmet-is-a-functional-waterpipe/

Alien and Other Odd Chess Sets

Max Eddy of Geekosystem rounded up pictures and information about unusual and macabre chess sets, such as the above set inspired by the Alien movie franchise. Facehuggers make appropriate pawns....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/02/alien-and-other-odd-chess-sets/

Cinderella Reading a Story to R2D2 with Tasha Yar in the Background

Jen of Epbot attended the Miami Comic-Con and took this picture of a little girl in a Cinderella costume reading to R2D2, who chirped and beeped in response. It was only after she started processing the pic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/02/cinderella-reading-a-story-to-r2d2-with-tasha-yar-in-the-background/

Goodnight Moon Storybook Zoobie

Goodnight Moon Storybook Zoobie -  $34.95 The Goodnight Moon Storybook Zoobie from the NeatoShop. It's the classic version. It's not set in the Dune universe. This cuddly plush bunny turns from a toy, to a pillow, t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/02/goodnight-moon-storybook-zoobie/

Severed Finger Flash Drive

Do you come across as insufficiently creepy to your friends and coworkers? Then start transporting your data with this severed finger flash drive by Etsy seller jasonscreations. Link via Nerdcoreetsy, USB flash d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/02/severed-finger-flash-drive/

Crocheted Green Eggs and Ham

Since it is Dr. Seuss' 107th birthday, there's no better time to dig into the green eggs and ham. These, however, are not edible, as they are a crocheted sculpture. Craftster user The Izz writes: I will crochet...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/02/crocheted-green-eggs-and-ham/

High Tech Glasses for Aging Astronauts

Do you find it more difficult to read Neatorama as you get older? Astronauts age too (their average age is 48) and they may experience a condition called presbyopia that makes it more difficult to focus on close objects....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/02/high-tech-glasses-for-aging-astronauts/

Pizza Shop Owner Delivers Mice To The Competition

A Pennsylvania Pizza Shop Owner is being accused of trying to sabotage the competition.  It is alleged that Nikolas Galiatsatos went into a rival pizza place and stashed a bag of live  mice in the bathroom. The inciden...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/02/pizza-shop-owner-delivers-mice-to-the-competition/

Chicken Sculpture Made out of Eggshells

Kyle Bean made a sculpture of a chicken out of eggshells. It's called "Which Came First?" Although, at first, I thought that this was a digital image, the last photo in the set at the link shows Bean assembling the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/02/chicken-sculpture-made-out-of-eggshells/

Cyborg Lassie

I don't know what this is. There are captions written in the Cyrillic alphabet. But it's very clear that this would have been the basis of the greatest Lassie series ever. via Super Punch | Previously:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/02/cyborg-lassie/

William And Kate Wedding Website

That's right folks! The Prince William and Catherine Middleton wedding website has made its official debut.  Now you can spend hours upon hours reading about your favorite royal couple. Take a virtual tour of Bucking...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/02/william-and-kate-wedding-website/

Goodnight Dune

A couple of months ago, cartoonist Caldwell Tanner composed a few covers for classic children's picture books as though they were inspired by science fiction. Julia Yu was either inspired by one such cover or arrive...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/02/goodnight-dune/

It's Pi Time

[caption id="attachment_42665" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="By Laughing Easy"][/caption] What time is it? It's about Pi/2 past 2Pi/3. You don't need to know the geometric definition of this mathematical co...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/02/its-pi-time/

10 Things You May Not Have Known About Dr. Seuss And His Books

If he were alive, Theodor Geisel would have been 107 years old today. You know him better as Dr. Seuss, the author of those books that taught you to read. In commemoration of the anniversary of his birth, Buzzfeed po...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/02/10-things-you-may-not-have-known-about-dr-seuss-and-his-books/

New York May Require License Plates For Bicycles

New York is proposing a new bicycle law. They want all bikes to have license plates. Bicycle owners would pay $25 for the first year and then $5 each year after that. The idea is not going over too well upstate. "Col...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/02/new-york-may-require-license-plates-for-bicycles/

The Beatles Yellow Submarine Cookie Cutter

The Beatles Yellow Submarine Cookie Cutter - $5.95 Do you like cookies? Do you know someone who likes to bake and loves the Beatles?  Get them The Beatles Yellow Submarine Cookie Cutter from the NeatoShop! Your frie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/02/the-beatles-yellow-submarine-cookie-cutter/

Cats with Thumbs

(YouTube link) Remember the cat who gave us thumbs up? What if all cats were to develop opposable thumbs? They'd be after us ...for our breakfast cereal milk, according to this ad from a milk company. -via...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/02/cats-with-thumbs/

The Human Visual Cortex Can Do Language, Too

Brain scanning technology is teaching us how very versatile or brains are. For example, what is happening in the visual cortices of people who have been blind since birth? A series of experiments in which blind subjects...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/02/the-human-visual-cortex-can-do-language-too/

Television Shows Out of Their Time

Rob Cockerham constructed a chart of TV shows that were set in a time period other than the one they were produced in. This may be especially useful for young people who weren't watching at the time, like my children...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/02/television-shows-out-of-their-time/

Light Bulb Filament

(YouTube link) The tungsten filament of a common incandescent light bulb is way more interesting than you thought. Bill Hammock, "The Engineer Guy," explains how it is made and how it works -or sometimes doesn't. *e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/02/light-bulb-filament/

"Bias of Thoughts" Bookshelf

Designer John Leung from ClarkeHopkinsClarke Architects presents the "Bias of Thoughts" Bookshelf. How does this illusion work? You can figure it out by seeing pictures of the bookshelf from different angles and a vi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/02/bias-of-thoughts-bookshelf/

Dog Must Eat Standing Up

Ronnie the 7-month-old Rottweiler has megaoesophagus, an incurable condition that makes it impossible for him to eat or drink like other dogs. He cannot swallow properly, and relies on gravity to get his kibble to his st...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/02/dog-must-eat-standing-up/

Tropical Island Infinite Photo

A couple of years ago we posted about an infinite photo called As Seen on Earth. National Geographic has a new infinite photo project called Tropical Island. At the link, you can select a piece of the image and click...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/02/tropical-island-infinite-photo/

The Tron Lebowski

(Video link) Some of you might remember the TRONified Films entry that was posted here at Neatorama last year. One of those video clips was inspired by "The Big Lebowski", the popular Coen brothers comedy from 1998....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/02/the-tron-lebowski/

28 Delightfully Geeky Videogame Cross Stitches

Did you know that March is National Craft Month? In order to get your revved up and ready for the holiday, I’ve gone ahead and rounded up some of the best videogame cross stitch designs I could find. Cross stitchin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/02/28-delightfully-geeky-videogame-cross-stitches/

Psychologists: People with Full Bladders Make Wiser Decisions

Researchers at the University of Twente in the Netherlands found a positive correlation between the need to pee and impulse control: Their findings contradict previous research which found people who are forced to “...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/02/psychologists-people-with-full-bladders-make-wiser-decisions/






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