Archive for March 24th, 2011

Smelly Sponge? Microwave It!

Here's a neat little kitchen tip: tired of smelly kitchen sponge (but don't want to buy a brand new one)? Wikimommy has the solution: Microwave it!First, rinse the sponge and squeeze it as dry as you can, repeat this...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/24/smelly-sponge-microwave-it/

Ten Lost Civilizations

By now, I'm sure you've all heard that archeologists are claiming to have discovered the city of Atlantis in a mud flat located in Southern Spain, but there are plenty more "lost" civilizations out there just begging...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/24/ten-lost-civilizations/

Besieged by Zombies at the NeatoShop! Contest Winners

We've had some marvelously funny and inventive submissions to our contest imagining life trapped inside the NeatoShop warehouse while surrounded zombies. Neatoramanauts were challenged to think of creative uses for...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/24/besieged-by-zombies-at-the-neatoshop-contest-winners/

Baby Adipose Plush

Baby Adipose Plush -  $39.95 Attention Doctor Who Fans! We present the adorable Baby Adipose Plush from the NeatoShop. He is so cute and cuddly. Really, who doesn't love an alien composed of living fat? Be sure to che...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/24/baby-adipose-plush/

The Wire as a Victorian Novel

You may have thought that the gritty urban drama The Wire is a purely modern invention, but it's actually a presentation of a serialized Victorian novel written by Horatio Bucklesby Ogden. At least, that's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/24/the-wire-as-a-victorian-novel/

'Til Death Do Us Part Ring

Kate Bauman designed  these engagement ring knuckle dusters. Some brides may need them. We know that weddings can raise one's ire. Why have one engagement ring when you can have four? Handmade from sterling silver...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/24/til-death-do-us-part-ring/

For Those Who Travel With a Zippered Suitcase

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mf-DGKUNffI] YouTube link. Theft from such suitcases is astonishingly easy; the locks on the zippers are irrelevant. And, as the audio commentary indicates, sometimes the prob...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/24/for-those-who-travel-with-a-zippered-suitcase/

Swimming Magnetic Gels

(Video Link) Miklós Zrínyi of Semmelweiss University in Budapest invented a flexible magnetic substance. By controlling the magnetic forces around objects made from this gel, one can move it around as needed. Th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/24/swimming-magnetic-gels/

Ruptured Mustard Packet Throw Pillow

Ew, you spilled it all over the couch! Etsy seller diffractionfiber made this throw pillow and felt spill mark. She was inspired by Chicagoans' affinity for the condiment: One of the first life lessons I learned...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/24/ruptured-mustard-packet-throw-pillow/

Skateboards as Rendered in the Woodcarving Tradition of Mumbai

Tobias Megerle asked woodcarvers from Mumbai who use traditional forms to try their hands at making skateboards. He explained: “The very first time I drove past I was magically attracted to the carved wooden ob...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/24/skateboards-as-rendered-in-the-woodcarving-tradition-of-mumbai/

Elizabeth Taylor's Obituary Writer Died Six Years Before She Did

New York Times theater critic Mel Gussow died six years ago, but that didn't stop him from writing his paper's obituary for Elizabeth Taylor, who died earlier this week. Of course, newspapers keep obituaries re...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/24/elizabeth-taylors-obituary-writer-died-six-years-before-she-did/

Bent Fork Turned into an Egg Cup

Scott Bedford upcycled a fork into an egg cup. At the link, he provides humorously-illustrated instructions for doing the same. You'll need a claw hammer or a vise. He writes: The most important thing is the sh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/24/bent-fork-turned-into-an-egg-cup/

The Upper Hand

Aled Lewis is a professional illustrator (featured previously) who posts funny stuff on his Tumblr blog Aled Knows Best. One of his recurring themes is to pose toys to illustrate an unexpected punch line. This is onl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/24/the-upper-hand/

Midnight's New Leg

(YouTube link) Midnight the miniature horse was born missing part of one leg, and then was so neglected by his owner that he was seized by authorities. The adorable horse was close to being euthanized when the staff...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/24/midnights-new-leg/

On the Bluff, in the Buff

Rescue workers banded together on Tuesday to retrieve a naked woman from the side of a cliff in the San Diego area. The woman was apparently trying to reach Black's Beach, a traditionally clothing-optional beach below th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/24/on-the-bluff-in-the-buff/

"Minor" Spill is Major for Penguins

Andrew Evans of National Geographic is on a photo expedition to the Tristan da Cunha island group in the South Atlantic. He expected to get beautiful pictures of wildlife and their natural habitat, but fate took another...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/24/minor-spill-is-major-for-penguins/

The Aurora

(vimeo link) Terje Sorgjerd took footage of the Aurora Borealis around Kirkenes, Norway, near the Russian border. A week of footage is condensed in this beautiful time-lapse video. -via Metafilter timelapse, Norway,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/24/the-aurora/

What Is It? game 170

It's once again time for our collaboration with the always amusing What Is It? Blog. Can you guess what the pictured item is? Can you make up something interesting? Place your guess in the comment section below. O...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/24/what-is-it-game-170/

10 Modes of Transportation that Never Got Into Gear

1. The Monowheel In 1869, French craftsman Rousseau of Marseilles built the first in history's line of unsuccessful monocycles. Sitting inside the monowheel, the rider steered t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/24/10-modes-of-transportation-that-never-got-into-gear/

Move Over, Barbie! New "Waxing, Plucking, and Shaving" Monster High Doll is Tops with Young Girls

What? You still think that Barbie is sending bad messages to young girls? Compared to Mattel's new Monster High doll, Barbie looks like a dowdy librarian: Clawdeen Wolf comes comp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/24/move-over-barbie-new-waxing-plucking-and-shaving-monster-high-doll-is-tops-with-young-girls/




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