Archive for March 23rd, 2011

Twirling Spaghetti Fork

Twirling Spaghetti Fork - $9.95 Has spring cleaning left you exhausted and starving? You need the Twirling Spaghetti Fork from the NeatoShop.  This is eating made simple, real simple.  Sorry, you are still going to ha...

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Combination Toothbrush/Toothpaste Tube

The Spanish design firm Kawamura-Ganjavian came up with this toothbrush design, which may be really handy to airline travelers: The ingenious feature is the handle, which works like a cross between a syringe and a...

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Phoenix40-A Hexicopter Might Save Lives

[caption id="attachment_43678" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Image: TiaLinx"][/caption] This little six-bladed helicopter could be used to find people buried in rubble after disasters. It's remotely controlle...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/23/phoenix40-a-hexicopter-might-save-lives/

How Does the President Conduct Secure Communications Abroad? In an Amazing Tent.

It's not always practical for the President of the United States to go back to Air Force One to have private conversations without fear of eavesdropping. So the White House sets up a high-tech tent that permits him/...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/23/how-does-a-president-conduct-secure-communications-abroad-in-a-amazing-tent/

Subtle Ad from 1919 Explains What Laxatives Do

Frakkin' laxatives, how do they work? It turns out, as this old French-language ad explains, they summon elves. It's magic. You can't explain that. via Copyranterlaxatives...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/23/subtle-ad-from-1919-explains-what-laxatives-do/

Plush Roadkill Teeming with Soft, Cuddly Parasites

Artist Joshua Ben-Longo, who we've previously featured for his monster-skin rug, has created this adorable deceased dog. The corpse has ruptured and spewed out fuzzy little parasites. Isn't it just adorable? Link via...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/23/plush-roadkill-teeming-with-soft-cuddly-parasites/

Anti-Pokémon Fighting PSA

(Video Link) Sure, you can make a name for yourself in the underground bloodsport of Pokémon fighting. But all you're doing is hurting those innocent Pokémon and making yourself less of a human being. Stand up f...

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Real Life Mario Coin Block

You ever feel a need for a little boost? Punch the underside of this wall-mounted box made by Instructables user Bruno Pasquini. It spits quarters (with appropriate sound effects) out of the top, just like...

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The Schienenzeppelin: A Propeller-Driven Train

The Schienenzeppelin, built in Germany in 1930, was a revolutionary locomotive. This streamlined metal tube was pushed by propeller in the rear: Conceived and built in 1930 by the German rail company Deutsche Rei...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/23/the-schienenzeppelin-a-propeller-driven-train/

Rebecca Black's "Friday" as Radical Text

(Video Link) If you think that 13-year old Rebecca Black's song "Friday" is an insipid, bubblegum pop expression of the teenage mind, you'd be wrong. Dana Vachon argues that it's actually a complex rebuttal to the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/23/rebecca-blacks-friday-as-radical-text/

The Coolest Star in the Galaxy is No Warmer Than a Cup of Hot Coffee

Illustration: L. Calçada, ESOWhen you think of stars, do you think a hot ball of plasma in space? (I mean, our own Sun has a surface temperature of approximately 5,800 K). Well, not all stars are hot: a newly disc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/23/the-coolest-star-in-the-galaxy-is-no-warmer-than-a-cup-of-hot-coffee/

Man Built Scanning Electron Microscope in Garage

Did you make something cool in your garage last weekend? Well, whatever it is, it's not as cool as what Ben Krasnow made: the dude built his own electron scanning electron microscope in his garage!Linkscanning electron m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/23/man-built-scanning-electron-microscope-in-garage/

What's In Movie Theater Popcorn?

What makes movie popcorn so gosh darned expensive? What's in that strange yellow liquid they call butter anyhow? And while we're at it - what are in those popcorn anyhow?Well, it's all a secret and theater owner...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/23/whats-in-movie-theater-popcorns/

The Walking Dead of Oz

Walking Dead of Oz (autographed) - $19.95The Scarecrow in Matt Busch's Zombie Poster series isn't the only one looking for brains - the entire gang is! Check out the Walking Dead of Oz and other Zombie Posters from the N...

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Smiling Americans

Do Americans smile too much? An opinion piece at Pravda says "Americans smile all the time as if they are plugged in." That is, compared to Russians. For some reason, a smile makes a Russian person suspicious. Many Russ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/23/smiling-americans/

That's a Big Fish!

(YouTube link) Captain Linda Cavitt caught some footage of a 20-foot basking shark from the safety of the pier in Panama City Beach, Florida. Josh, the kayaker, was a bit closer. yes he was eaten part 2? is coming....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/23/thats-a-big-fish/

Business Cards For Fictional Corporations

Fernando Reza created these wonderfully designed business cards for fictional companies from television and movie plots.You can buy a print of the work for $25 on his site. How many can you name? http://frodesi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/23/business-cards-for-fictional-corporations/

Cat Rescued From Soup Can

A stray 4-month-old kitten in Louisville, Kentucky, helped himself to the remnants of a discarded can of soup and got his head wedged tight inside the can. The kitten was brought in by MAS animal control officer Raymond...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/23/cat-rescued-from-soup-can/

Dancing Android

(YouTube link) An android, meaning the Android phone mascot, dances up a storm in Taiwan. Impressive, for a guy in an inflatable costume! -via I Am Boreddance, mascot, Andriod...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/23/dancing-android/

The Toba Event

The largest volcanic event in recorded history was the Mount Tambora eruption in 1815, which spewed so much rock and ash that the following year was known as "the Year Without a Summer." But that was small compared the t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/23/the-toba-event/

House Raided by Sheriff, Star, Tank

Maricopa County, Arizona, Sheriff Joe Arpaio and visiting lawman Steven Seagal went on a raid to a home in the West Valley area of Phoenix, where a man was suspected of cockfighting. The search warrant was executed as th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/23/house-raided-by-sheriff-star-tank/

The Secret Messages in 12 Logos

Often we recognize and know a logo without ever really seeing what is there. Here are twelve company logos that incorporate motifs that you can easily miss if you never look closely, all explained to you. For example, wh...

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Sistine Chapel Cross Stitch

When I was working on my geeky cross stitch article, I happened to come across this amazing piece, but I couldn't include it because it just wasn't nerdy. Even so, I thought that you guys would appreciate this stunni...

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Geektastic Toddlers

I know the Orlando Star Wars celebration is long past, but when I found this picture of two toddlers dressed up as droids for the convention, I couldn't help but post it here to share it with all of my fellow Neatoge...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/23/geektastic-toddlers/

Mal and Chad's Fill in the Bubble Frenzy 19

It's time once again for the Fill in the Bubble Frenzy with boy genius Mal and his talking dog Chad! Tell us what goes in the empty speech bubble and you might win any T-shirt available in the NeatoShop -take a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/23/mal-and-chads-fill-in-the-bubble-frenzy-19/

RIP Elizabeth Taylor

Legendary actress Elizabeth Taylor has died of heart failure. Born in England to American parents, Taylor {wiki} came to live in the US in 1939 and appeared in her first movie at age nine. Her striking beauty was partial...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/23/rip-elizabeth-taylor/

5 Science Experiments Gone Wrong

Every day, scientists are striving to make our lives better and to better understand our lives through a range of experiments on just about every subject. Unfortunately, not all of these projects work out so well. These...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/23/5-science-experiments-gone-wrong/

Mansion Owners Upset with Megamansion

Quick: how do you get hundreds of really rich people upset? Try building a megamansion near their own mansions (which would be reduced to mere 8,000 square foot hovels in comparison)....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/23/mansion-owners-upset-with-megamansion/






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