Archive for March 27th, 2011

Reindeer Racing

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2WXA6AMEZQ] YouTube link. Although it's not as bizarre as yak skiing or horse boarding, residents in several Scandinavian countries race reindeer for fun.  The video above show...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/27/reindeer-racing/

Did The Oldest Settlers in North America Live in Texas?

Warm weather, steaks as big as an elephant's ear and big hair. What's not to like about Texas? Apparently, that's what pre-historic men also must've thought as they settled in North America:"At the Debra L. Frie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/27/did-the-oldest-settlers-in-north-america-live-in-texas/

The Problem with Taxing the Rich

Why are states like California in dire budget crises nowadays? Sure, state expenditures have risen quite a bit, but according to Brad Williams, a former economic forecaster for the state of Ca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/27/the-problem-with-taxing-the-rich/

Sex, Tea and Rock 'N' Roll

Sex, Tea and Rock 'N' Roll - $11.95 | More Tea Party SeriesNow these are the kind of Tea Party that both liberals and conservatives can agree on :) These Tea Party teabags from the NeatoShop, designed by Thomas Kappes, b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/27/sex-tea-and-rock-n-roll/

"Emergency Texts" Keep Teens Awake All Night

Quick: who do you think are "on call" all day and all night? If you say emergency room physicians, you're only half right: nowadays, there are teenagers that stay up all night answering "emergency texts.&q...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/27/emergency-texts-keep-teens-awake-all-night/

Message With A Bottle

Chris Illuminati (yes his real name, he said) used a lot of Post-It Notes around the office to remind himself of deadlines and meetings. After he decided to quit work and become a stay-at-home dad, it was only natural to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/27/message-with-a-bottle/

Yak Skiing

John's post about Horse Boarding is pretty nifty, but I believe I can top that. Behold, the extreme sports of yak skiing. All you need are a yak, a pair of skiis, and some nuts (well, it helps if you yourself are a bit n...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/27/yak-skiing/

Stan Lee's $2 Critique

Back in 1947, Stan Lee (former head of Marvel Comics and creator of Spiderman) offered to review and critique the work of aspiring artists for just a buck. When a wise guy took him up on his offer 25 years later, sen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/27/stan-lees-2-critique/

Weird Children's Book of Opposites

Existenz has photos of a decidedly odd children's book called Elephant Elephant: A Book of Opposites by Francesco Pittau and Bernadette Gervais. Opposing concepts are presented with a pair of eleph...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/27/weird-childrens-book/

Abandoned Deaf Puppy Learns Sign Language

(YouTube Link) A breeder abandoned Alice, an 8-week-old springer spaniel, because she was deaf and thought to be untrainable . She was adopted from a shelter by a deaf couple who are teaching her to respond to sign la...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/27/abandoned-deaf-puppy-learns-sign-language/

Man Can Turn Feet Backwards, Intends to Set World Record for Backwards Walking

Moses Lanham, Jr., who bills himself as "Mr. Elastic", can turn his feet 120° backwards. He's journeying to Rome to attend a show hosted by Guinness World Records. There, he hopes to win the record for walking wit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/27/man-can-turn-feet-backwards-intends-to-set-world-record-for-backwards-walking/

Top 10 Beasts, Creatures & Monsters in Syfy Sci-Fi Movies

Sharktopus, Mansquito, Frankenfish -the only place you'll find movie monsters this ridiculous is SyFy! The network has over 200 original creature features. If you've missed any, you'll want to check out this list so...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/27/top-10-beasts-creatures-monsters-in-syfy-sci-fi-movies/

Green Machine for Adults

The Green Machine was a classic toy from the 1970s. It steered from the rear using levers, thus allowing riders to make very sharp turns. Parker Brothers Choppers built this Green Machine for adults. It's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/27/green-machine-for-adults/

Auto Ink Tattoo Machine

(YouTube Link) Artist Chris Eckert uses the tattoo medium as a personal reaction against people being born into a religion rather than choosing one after research and reflection. This machine picks a religion at ran...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/27/auto-ink-tattoo-machine/

Rabbit Ears Salad Servers

Rabbit Ears Salad Servers - $11.95 Hippity, hoppity Easter is on the way! Embrace your inner rabbit with the Rabbit Ears Salad Servers from the NeatoShop.  Eating healthy has never been so fun. Remember, all that he...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/27/rabbit-ears-salad-servers/

Step Back In Time. Belfast, 1901.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpU4DgefFPo] YouTube link. This two-minute video, from the Mitchell and Kenyon Collection of the British Film Institute, does not show any historically important or humorous even...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/27/step-back-in-time-belfast-1901/

Horse Boarding

(Video Link) Horse boarding is a sport in which competitors ride off-road skateboards while being pulled by horses. The objective is to stay upright at high speeds and over rough terrain: Professional stuntman D...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/27/horse-boarding/

Cassette Tape Chair

The Nostalgic Chair by OOO My Design pays homage to great old music by making cassette tapes useful again. It comes with a Walkman attached and appears to be assembled with just zip ties. Link via Technabobcasset...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/27/cassette-tape-chair/

Double Moonbow

Double Moonbow! What does it mean? It means that photographer Ethan Tweedie, after trying for quite some time, captured rare images Thursday in Kamuela, Hawaii. A moonbow {wiki} is a rainbow created by the light refl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/27/double-moonbow/

Angry Birds: The Movie

(YouTube link) This trailer is a parody from Rooster Teeth, but you know it will really happen some day. Sooner or later, there will be a full-length movie based on an iPhone app. -Thanks, Brother Bill!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/27/angry-birds-the-movie/

Trucks in the Sky

A new power plant in Switzerland will be situated up in the Alps. Construction requires huge excavator trucks, but there is no road to the site. What to do? Oh, there's a cable! It must be pretty strong, bec...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/27/trucks-in-the-sky/

Did You Buy the Wrong Gear Too Early?

When I heard something on TV about getting an Phone for $50, I thought about the people I know who paid $600 for theirs. I am not an early adopter of new technology (unless it is free, of course), since I am old enough t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/27/did-you-buy-the-wrong-gear-too-early/
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