Archive for March 28th, 2011

Cthulhu Cell Phone Holder

Cthulhu Cell Phone Holder - $14.95 Help! Help! Cthulhu ate my cell phone! Just kidding, it's just the super awesome Cthulhu Cell Phone Holder from the NeatoShop! You know you want one! If Cthulhu really did eat your...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/28/cthulhu-cell-phone-holder/

Exporting Raymond

Phil Rosenthal created "Everybody Loves Raymond," one of the funniest and most successful sitcoms of all time. Indeed, here in America, everybody loves Raymond - but in Russia? Now that's a story that only Phil can t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/28/exporting-raymond/

Talking Babies

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JmA2ClUvUY] YouTube link. Your task, should you choose to accept it, is to determine what they are talking about. The missing sock?  Or something more profound? Via Reddi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/28/talking-babies/

Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

What a brilliant idea! The preparation appears to be fairly straightforward, but you'll need an ice cream scoop to cover the oreos in chocolate chip cookie batter. Or your fingers. Link via Ace of Spades HQ | Ph...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/28/oreo-stuffed-chocolate-chip-cookies/

Decipher the Doodle!

Have you been to NeatoBambino lately? The new Decipher the Doodle contest is up, in which you have a chance to win a t-shirt from the NeatoShop by examining a drawing by a 4-year-old and figuring out what it is supposed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/28/decipher-the-doodle-2/

15 Websites That Forbid You from Linking to Them

Yes, there are websites that forbid people to link to them. I'm not sure if that's a legally enforceable demand, but they make it anyway. Malcolm Coles has descriptions of (with links to) fifteen websites that disallow...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/28/15-websites-that-forbid-you-from-linking-to-them/

2,500-Year Old Preserved Brain Discovered

Construction crews near York, UK, found the body of a man who died a violent death 2,500 years ago. Inside the skull was an almost completely intact brain, carefully preserved thanks to the soil in which the body wa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/28/2500-year-old-preserved-brain-discovered/

Jim Henson's 1969 Pilot for The Wizard of Id

(Video Link) In 1969, Jim Henson of later Muppet fame shot a short pilot film for Johnny Hart's comic strip The Wizard of Id. By the time that Publishers-Hall Syndicate expressed an interest in such a show...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/28/jim-hensons-1969-pilot-for-the-wizard-of-id/

True Feline Patriotism

Do you love America? Do you want to show it? Then you do it with cats, I tells ya, cats! Not dogs, not ferrets, not emus or llamas, but cats and nothing else. Link via Jalopnik | Photo: The Clearly Dopecats, pa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/28/true-feline-patriotism/

Steampunk Mouse

Yes, we've seen steampunk mice before, but none that come with a pre-installed brain! Builder Peter Balch notes that "Every self-respecting Victorian Scientist needs a brain in a jar." I couldn't have said it bette...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/28/steampunk-mouse-2/

Funny Commercial for Dirt Devil

(Video Link) Here's a clever commercial for Dirt Devil brand vacuum cleaners by the ad agency The Raft. Apparently, it'll clean more than just one type of rug. Link via Copyrantervacuum cleaner...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/28/funny-commercial-for-dirt-devil/

Make Your Own Peeps Plushies

Though they look good enough to eat, these marshmallow Peeps bunny plushies are really made of fleece (and they're considerably bigger than the real thing). Even if you don't like to eat the real thing, these are...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/28/make-your-own-peeps-plushies/

Darth Vader Talking Dashboard Driver

Darth Vader Talking Dashboard Driver - $9.95 Do you have trouble coming up with things to say when someone cuts you off? Do you wish you could be cool like Darth Vader? The Darth Vader Talking Dashboard Driver from th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/28/darth-vader-talking-dashboard-driver/

Strange Things Are Afoot at the Haunted Mansion

Your cadaverous pallor betrays an aura of foreboding, almost as though you sense a disquieting metamorphosis. Is the Haunted Mansion actually getting an interactive queue? (video link) You don’t need to be Mada...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/28/strange-things-are-afoot-at-the-haunted-mansion/

Cthulhu Emoticon

In his blog The Lovecraftsman dead Cthulhu waits dreaming of an unspeakable emoticon worthy of his horror. Behold, the Cthulhu emoticon.The Lovecraftsman has a few more Cthulhu emoticon variants (can you come up with you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/28/cthulhu-emoticon/

You're, Like, So Not Getting The Job

Do you, like, have trouble getting a job? Maybe it's how you use "like" when you talk. Don't laugh - it's now scientifically proven:“This study examined the use of hesitations and discourse markers su...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/28/youre-like-so-not-getting-the-job/

The Urine-Free Raffle

If you keep up with Neatorama, then you probably recall Miss C's post about the Urine-Free Charity Auction. Essentially, D.H. Morgan posted a used wetsuit on eBay and to emphasize that it had never been peed in, he incl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/28/the-urine-free-raffle/

Scientists To Drill Into the Earth's Mantle, What Could Go Wrong?

Having ignored dozens of dire warnings from Hollywood and science-fiction novels about the dangers of doing so, scientists are forging ahead with plans to drill all the way through Earth's thick crust and sample its hot...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/28/scientists-to-drill-into-the-earths-mantle-what-could-go-wrong/

That's How Animals Roll

That's How I Roll from the NeatoShopWalking, creeping, and running are so overrated. Here's a mode of transportation employed by some very cool animals that's got a lot of other animals hatin': rolling.Ed Yong of Not Exa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/28/thats-how-animals-roll/

Scientists Make "Artificial Leaf"

The photo to the left doesn't look like much, but it's actually quite a big deal. MIT scientist Daniel Nocera and colleagues have achieved a huge milestone in energy production by mimicking what nature has done for a lon...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/28/scientists-make-artificial-leaf/

How to Beat the Salad Bar

Cucumber, cantaloupe, tomatoes, carrots - they're all good for you, sure. But they're not so good for your wallet. The New York Times comparison-shopped to show you how you're getting a bad deal when you loa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/28/how-to-beat-the-salad-bar/

Burgers Here and There

Linda Monach has embarked on a culinary adventure and is chronicling it on the blog Burgers Here and There. A couple of years ago my parents moved in with us to help take care of our daughters as my husband and I juggle...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/28/burgers-here-and-there/

Dancing Flower - Solar Powered

Dancing Flower (Solar Powered) - $6.95 Are you in the mood for a little spring time cheer, but you have a black thumb? You need the Dancing Flower (Solar Powered) from the NeatoShop. It's the perfect plant for people...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/28/dancing-flower-solar-powered/

A Blast from the Past: Vintage Book Club Mailers

This brought back memories for me. I'd circle all of the stuff I wanted in the tissue-thin mailers, shove them in my backpack so I could take them home to discuss with my mom, and then find them wadded up at the bott...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/28/a-blast-from-the-past-vintage-book-club-mailers/

Regrets, I've Had a Few

What is your biggest regret about? A study by Kellogg professor of marketing Neal Roese plotted the results from a telephone survey of 370 American adults and graphed them for our edification. The link has further in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/28/regrets-ive-had-a-few/

Double Rainbow for Choir

(YouTube link) Joe Raciti (previously at Neatorama) took the Double Rainbow Song and adapted it for a choir. Then musician YouTube users collaborated long distance for an "Audio Quilt" version. The result is as love...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/28/double-rainbow-for-choir/

Mr. Cetera

I wonder if he's any relation to Peter Cetera? This Twaggie illustrates a Tweet from  @elibraden. Like all Twaggies, it can be preserved for posterity in a print or t-shirt. LinkTwitter, tweets, Twaggies...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/28/mr-cetera/

2010 Hawkins Zoomorphic Collection

(vimeo link) Collection curator Emma Hawkins shows us some items made from animals long ago with functions beyond display. On one hand, using animal remains to make consumer products is green in that the items are o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/28/2010-hawkins-zoomorphic-collection/

6 TV Shows You Won't Believe Saved People's Lives

Hey, wherever you pick up lifesaving information is OK with me! Would you believe a woman's life was saved by her poor performance on the British talent show The X Factor? In 2007, 46-year-old Jacqui Gray was o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/28/6-tv-shows-you-wont-believe-saved-peoples-lives/

Family Portrait

Now, this is the perfect family portrait. You see, everyone is smiling naturally, as if they are really enjoying themselves. Continue to see how this feat was accomplished. You may want to try this tr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/28/family-portrait/










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