Archive for March 11th, 2011

Woman Goes to Court with Monkey in Her Bra

A woman was due to appear in court in Amherst, Virginia. So, naturally, she stuffed a small monkey into her bra before entering the courthouse: The woman brought along the palm-sized marmoset to a proceeding in Juven...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/11/woman-goes-to-court-with-monkey-in-her-bra/

Hollywood Versions of Children's Classics

Steve Murray of Canada's National Post imagined how Hollywood would treat classics from children's literature and comics, such as Humpty Dumpty, the Gingerbread Man, and Peanuts. Dr. Seuss titles i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/11/hollywood-versions-of-childrens-classics/

6 Terrifying Alternate Geek Histories

Alternate history asks what the world would be like if certain events in the past were somehow different. Shaun Clayton of Topless Robot has looked into geek history (TR prefers the term 'nerd', but th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/11/6-terrifying-alternate-geek-histories/

Submarine Tank

Phil Pauley's decidedly imaginative and optimistic proposal for an oceanographic research vehicle is a submersible tank. A three-person crew would pilot a lithium battery-powered boat for two to four weeks at depths...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/11/submarine-tank/

Talking Moo Mixer

Talking Moo Mixer -  $15.95 Do you find making the perfect glass of chocolate milk to be overly taxing?  The Talking Moo Mixer from the NeatoShop is for you!  Now you with the simple touch  of a button you can creat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/11/talking-moo-mixer/

Potato Chip Hand

A better news out of Japan today: behold the Potechi no Te or Potato Chip Hand, which helps you eat potato chips without getting greasy fingers! Link potato chip...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/11/potato-chip-hand/

Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus

Photo: Jambot [Flickr] Yes it's blurry, but I believe alcohol was involved in these sort of events.Last Sunday, the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus - thereafter referred to as the best krewe EVAR - made its debut in N...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/11/intergalactic-krewe-of-chewbacchus/

Sudoku Rubik's Cube

How do you multiply the frustration of Sudoku? Just add a little bit of Rubik's Cube and voilà! Welcome double frustration with this: Sudoku Rubik's Cube.Rubiks Cube, sudoku...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/11/sudoku-rubiks-cube/

Tsunami Created a Giant Whirlpool Off Coast of Japan

Watch a boat perilously drifting towards a giant whirlpool [YouTube] off the coast of Japan that was created by the earthquake and tsunami.Elsewhere, cars, boats, and houses are being tossed like toys [YouTube] by the po...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/11/tsunami-created-a-giant-whirlpool-off-coast-of-japan/

Japan Earthquake "Unzips" A Road

From Twitpic, this photo by @lula_serginho, posted by @karen_quiroga shows how the massive earthquake in Japan causes a road to - for the lack of a better word, "unzip."road, zipper, Japan Earthquake...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/11/japan-earthquake-unzips-a-road/

Man Has Julia Roberts' Face Tattooed 82 Times on His Body

Miljenko Parserisas Bukovic, a newspaper seller in Mexico, is a big fan of actress Julia Roberts. So much, in fact, that he's had her face tattooed all over his body 82 times: He splashed out HUNDREDS of pounds on th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/11/man-has-julia-roberts-face-tattooed-82-times-on-his-body/

Beer and Water for Lent

J. Wilson is a beer blogger who is observing Lent the old-fashioned way -on beer. Wilson read about German monks who fasted and sustained themselves with "liquid bread," or the beer they brewed themselves in the 1600s....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/11/beer-and-water-for-lent/

Frida Kahlo Dollhouse

Cuban-American artist Elsa Mora created this lovely miniature dollhouse featuring artist Frida Kahlo. You can see pictures of the details, as well as a similar work called Frida Kahlo's Studio and other dollhouse pro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/11/frida-kahlo-dollhouse/

Future Shocks

To help us understand earthquakes after the big one in Japan, Smithsonian has republished an article about how scientists study earthquakes of the past to predict and prepare for future quakes. Past disasters left clues...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/11/future-shocks/

Maru is OK

Many who are shocked and saddened by the devastation in Japan don't know anyone in the country. But we all know Maru. Link -via BuzzfeedCat, japan, Maru, Tsunami, earthquake...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/11/maru-is-ok/

Vegan Taxidermy

Sculptor and nature lover Aimée Baldwin creates realistic stuffed birds without any bird parts! These are made with hand-cut crepe paper feathers over individually-shaped foam and paper-mâché body, with wire legs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/11/vegan-taxidermy/

Bug Eyes Geek Chic Toy Glasses

Bug Eyes Geek Chic Toy Glasses - $1.95 Do you have trouble convincing people that you are a geek?  Try the Bug Eyes Geek Chic Toy Glasses from the NeatoShop.  Embracing a stereotype has never been so easy. If you l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/11/bug-eyes-geek-chic-toy-glasses/

Alexander Graham Bell's Delightfully Weird Sketchbooks

Alexander Graham Bell is best known for his work on the telephone, but that was far from his only interest. The Library of Congress preserved Bell's handwritten notes and sketchbooks for our perusal. They are filled...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/11/alexander-graham-bells-delightfully-weird-sketchbooks/

Magical Realm Stamps

UK's Royal Mail released a new set of postage stamps this week featuring famous wizards, witches, and enchanters from legend and literature. The eight stamps depict Merlin, Morgan le Fay, Aslan, the White Witch, Nann...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/11/magical-realm-stamps/

Twitter in 1935

The "notificator" was coin-operated and left a message for only two hours. It probably did not catch on due to competition from the much-cheaper "bulletin board." http://www.dephx.com/2010/11/twitter-in-1935.html -vi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/11/twitter-in-1935/

Giant Circuit Board Head

Sistema Alternator is a huge sculpture made out of an aluminum frame and welded circuit boards. The whole piece uses various recycled computer parts, such as keyboards for lips. There's a chair inside for...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/11/giant-circuit-board-head/

Papercraft Animated Version of Inception

(Video Link) Wolfgang Matzl selected images from Victorian prints, put them on paper, and presented this rather original stop motion animated summary of Inception. It was his entry in a contest which asked...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/11/papercraft-animated-version-of-inception/

Neatorama Facts: It’s A Small World

Love it or hate it, It’s A Small World is undoubtedly a catchy song and an iconic Disney attraction. But did you know the ride was actually made on the fly as a last minute World’s Fair attraction or that it was orig...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/11/neatorama-facts-its-a-small-world/

Massive Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

Japan was hit with a massive earthquake (magnitude 8.9 - that's the equivalent of 336 megatons of TNT), which has in turn triggered tsunami in the Pacific Ocean. Coverage: BBC...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/11/massive-japan-earthquake-and-tsunami/






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