Archive for March 17th, 2011

A Century of Meat Consumption

The New York Times has created a chart that illustrates changing meat eating habits among Americans over the past century. Chicken, as you can see, is steadily on the rise, whereas lamb (black) eating has d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/17/a-century-of-meat-consumption/

Mega Earthquake and Tsunami

Dark Roasted Blend has a mega-post on earthquakes and tsunamis -not only the recent disaster in Japan, but earthquakes from other times and places as well. There are photographs, an explanation of how and why earthqu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/17/mega-earthquake-and-tsunami/

15 Pound Kit Kat Bar

(Video Link) YouTube user roboticpink made a massive Kit Kat bar. It weighs 15 pounds and has 36,017 calories -- that's the equivalent of 140 Kit Kat Crunchy bars. The best part comes at the end with her handmade...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/17/15-pound-kit-kat-bar/

Could a Novice Land a Jumbo Jet?

Have you ever seen the movie Airport 1975? It was a disaster movie set on a 747 that had suffered a midair collision. The pilots were dead, leaving only a flight attendant to try to keep the plane in the air....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/17/could-a-novice-land-a-jumbo-jet/

Amy Ahlstrom's Modern Quilts

Quilting may be an old craft, but the style can be quite modern, as Amy Ahlstrom''s portfolio demonstrates. Pictured above is her representation of San Francisco's Chinatown. Ahlstrom explains what has inspired her...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/17/amy-ahlstroms-modern-quilts/

How the Federal Government Killed a Perfectly Good Washing Machine

I'm for the environment and all, but why are front-loading washing machines so dang expensive? Sam Kazman of The Wall Street Journal investigated and came up with the (usual) culprit: the government!It might not have...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/17/how-the-federal-government-killed-a-perfectly-good-washing-machine/

Princess Leia Star Wars Pop! Bobblehead

Princess Leia Star Wars Pop! Bobblehead - $9.95 Attention Star Wars Fans! Check out the Princess Leia Star Wars Pop! Bobblehead from the NeatoShop! Yes, we finally have a Princess Leia item! Isn't she cute! Be sure t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/17/princess-leia-star-wars-pop-bobblehead/

Smart Elephant is a Lazy Cheater

We know that elephants are smart animals, but this particular one is a bit too smart. Graduate student Joshua Plotnik of Emory University recently recorded the result of an elephant intelligence test in which on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/17/smart-elephant-is-a-lazy-cheater/

Good News! Scientists Make Progress on Mind Control

The roundworm caenorhabditis elegans is about 1 mm long when fully grown. Over time, scientists have mapped every cell in its body, including all 302 neurons in the brain and the approximately 5,000 connections...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/17/good-news-scientists-make-progress-on-mind-control/

Diamond-Encrusted Putter Costs over $161,000

Golf club maker Odyssey Golf commissioned the creation of a gold putter encrusted with diamonds and rubies. It's for sale for £100,000 (US $161,350): The putter comes complete with an 18-carat white gold head, 2...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/17/diamond-encrused-putter-costs-over-161000/

The Ab Hancer

I suspect that this is not a real product, but I wouldn't be surprised if it is. It's probably as effective as a six pack abs tattoo. via Geekologieexercise...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/17/the-ab-hancer/

How To Knit a Giganto Blanket

(YouTube link) You can make your own big blanket using PVC piping and unspun wool roving. It's hugely cozy. Linkgiganto blanket...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/17/how-to-knit-a-giganto-blanket/

Buford, Wyoming Population 1

Buford was formed in 1866 as military outpost "Fort Sanders", to protect workers building a railroad. It was once home to 2000 people and the town was named Buford after Civil War general John Buford following the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/17/buford-wyoming-population-1/

Out Of The Mouths Of Babes

Little children say the strangest things! But if you listen closely, what they come up with reveals how differently they see the world. They haven't learned all the things we know, and they have a completely dif...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/17/out-of-the-mouths-of-babes/

Dog Hangs His Head in Shame after Getting Caught Eating Cat Treats

(Video Link) Someone ate the cat treats while YouTube user foodplot was out. Who did it? Denver the dog cannot keep an innocent face and hangs his head in shame. The soundtrack is a nice touch. via Geekosyst...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/17/dog-hangs-his-head-in-shame-after-getting-caught-eating-cat-treats/

Drill-Powered Bike

Nils Ferber and colleagues created an unusual motorcycle powered by battery-powered screwdrivers drills. The two 18-volt screwdrivers drill are apparently good enough an engine to accelerate the bike to 30 km/h (18.6 mph...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/17/screwdriver-powered-bike/

Man Won Lottery, Now Has To Visit Mom

What does it take for Johan Fourie to visit his mom? Winning the lottery, apparently:When Johan Fourie's mom asked him on Sunday when he was going to come visit her, his answer was as funny as it was seemingly unreal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/17/man-won-lottery-now-has-to-visit-mom/

When Squirrels Attack

A quiet neighborhood in Vermont is on alert today. They are on the lookout for a vicious attacker.  Witnesses say he has gray hair and pointy teeth. According to Kevin McDonald the gray squirrel in his yard jumped hi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/17/when-squirrels-attack/

Freddy Krueger Wacky Wobbler Bobblehead

Freddy Krueger Wacky Wobbler Bobblehead - $12.45 Attention Nightmare on Elm Street Fans! Check out the Freddy Krueger Wacky Wobbler Bobblehead from the NeatoShop! Having this handsome little fellow on your nightsta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/17/freddy-krueger-wacky-wobbler-bobblehead/

Art for Japan

Buzzfeed has collected 41 art projects to raise money for disaster relief in Japan all into one post. Most incorporate the rising sun from the national flag as a motif to represent Japan, although some use Japanese p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/17/art-for-japan/

Vasaloppet

Vasaloppet {wiki} is an annual 90km cross-country ski race that is billed as the largest in the world. This year's race took place March 6th between the towns of Sälen and Mora in Sweden. See a video of the more tha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/17/vasaloppet/

18 Most Horrifying Movie Dystopias

Predictions about the future tend to give us some ray of hope, but fiction can be totally depressing. Unrestrained fantasy, action, and shock value often make movies about dystopian futures into hits. Here's a list o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/17/18-most-horrifying-movie-dystopias/

Will and Kate Commemorative Cup

Guangdong Enterprises is selling a coffee cup to commemorate "The Fairytale Romantic Union Of All The Centuries," the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. There's just one little problem....  http://www.gua...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/17/will-and-kate-commemorative-cup/

Fake Irish Blessing

A blessing is nice even if it isn't authentically Irish. However, a green tint and traditional syntax make this comic from Grant Snider perfect for St. Patrick's Day! Link -via J-Walk Blogirish, Ireland, St...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/17/fake-irish-blessing/

40 Years of Computer Viruses

The world's first computer virus, Creeper, was unleashed on an unsuspecting world in 1971, only a couple of years after the first computers were linked in a network. Most of us have only heard about it, since few had com...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/17/40-years-of-computer-viruses/

Wisconsin Protest Rendered in Peeps

This photograph, titled "The Peeple vs. Scott Walker" was posted by @escapetochengdu with no comment as to its origin. With Peeps diorama contests taking entries at several newspapers, it might even win a prize! Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/17/wisconsin-protest-rendered-in-peeps/

What Is It? game 169

Get your thinking caps on -it's time for our collaboration with the always amusing What Is It? Blog! Do you have any idea what this contraption is? Can you come up with an interesting guess? Place your guess in th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/17/what-is-it-game-169/

Unusual St. Patrick's Day Celebrations

From Arkansas to the Caribbean to Japan, everybody's Irish on St. Patrick's Day! And there are celebrations all over the world. Smithsonian has some you might not be familiar with, like those on the island of Montser...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/17/unusual-st-patricks-day-celebrations/

Garage Door Opener

(Break.com link) And you thought your home wiring was weird! Caution -don't try this at home, or anywhere else. -via redditelectricity, garage, power cord, kludge...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/17/garage-door-opener/

A Brief and Incomplete Timeline of T-Shirt History

1913 The First T-Shirt Models White cotton, crewneck T-shirts became regulation underwear for the U.S. Navy. Two decades later, at the University of Southern California, football players don similar s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/17/a-brief-and-incomplete-timeline-of-t-shirt-history/
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