Archive for March 19th, 2011

Using a CO2-Powered Pinewood Derby Car Is Probaby Cheating

The Pinewood Derby is a traditional crafting event among Cub Scouts in the United States. Boys are given a block of wood and some plastic wheels. Their job is to carve and paint the block into a car that, when rele...

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Shotgun Guitar

A man in Luleå, Sweden, was found to have a guitar that had been converted into a double-barreled shotgun: Aside from the six more conventional weapons found in the apartment and a quantity of ammunition, police...

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Lurking Title

American movies are often re-titled for foreign audiences. In this quiz, you'll be given a foreign title of a US movie, translated into English. Can you guess what movie it was in the US? It's a multiple-choice quest...

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Domo Nerd Plush

Attention Domo fans! Behold the Domo Nerd Plush from the NeatoShop.  You know you want him! What's cuter than a farting, saw toothed creature who hates apples? A farting, saw toothed creature, who hates apples, and i...

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Golden Thumb

Forget wearing rings - that's too normie. Hipsters nowadays wear ... uh, golden thumb sock? Whatever you want to call it, Mahtab Hanna's definitely has the Midas Touch. Via The Carrotbox and Super Punchthumb, golden, Mid...

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Albrecht Dürer Stag Beetle in LEGO

(L) Stag Beetle by Albrecht Dürer (R) Legohaulic [Flickr]In 1505, German polymath Albrecht Dürer drew this painting called Stag Beetle. Fast forward 500+ years later, Flickr user Legohaulic recreated i...

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Han Solo's Favorite Drink

Photo: The Blager - via DBSWWhat did Han drink in the cantina before he shot Greedo first? Asked and answered.Star Wars, Han Solo...

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Popeye Butt

Pain in the butt after being rear ended? No double entendre intended (ya pervs) - I mean if you've literally got pain in the butt after a traffic accident, then perhaps you've got a case of Popeye Butt:... while havi...

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Who Uses the Phone Anymore?

We all have cell phones (oops, sorry, "smart" phones) but did you ever notice that no one ever calls anymore? Pamela Paul of The New York Times noticed how modern day communications is now shying away from the...

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Prejudice: Evolution Made Me Do It

Prejudice is terrible, but is it uniquely human? No, according to a new research on rhesus macaques by Yale psychologist Laurie Santos. Blame evolution:"One of the more troubling aspects of human nature is that...

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The Sock Helper

As I grow older, the refrain from my life's theme song seems to be "bendin' down is hard to do" (sung, of course, to the tune of "Breakin' Up Is Hard To Do," by Neil Sedaka).So, I suspect whether your...

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World's First Synthetic Microbe Accused of Copyright Infringement by James Joyce's Estate

When Craig Venter created a synthetic microbe, he inserted a passage from James Joyce. Guess who's upset? Joyce's estate, claiming copyright infringement:In order to distinguish their synthetic DNA from that naturall...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/19/worlds-first-synthetic-microbe-accused-of-copyright-infringement-by-james-joyces-estate/

The Zoopreme Court

The Zoopreme Court is a collection of animal caricatures of U.S. Supreme Court justices. Dan Schofield and Alice DuBois, the site's creators, select animals with puns based on the names of each justice. Pic...

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Cheshire Cat Watch Concept

You can put this Cheshire Cat in your pocket and tell what time it is as its body parts appear or disappear, like the Alice In Wonderland character. It's still in the design stage but I would love to have one....

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This Week at Neatorama

The vernal equinox is tomorrow evening (7:21PM EDT), which means our long snowy winter will officially be over! There was a lot of stuff going on this week at Neatorama- we don't want you to miss a bit of it, so...

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