Archive for April 7th, 2011

Horse and Rider Jumping Rope

(Video Link) Yuri Volodchenkov and his horse only make one cycle of the rope, but that's a great start. A casual YouTube search suggests that Volodchenkov is an accomplished trick rider. via Ace of Spades HQhors...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/07/horse-and-rider-jumping-rope/

Carl Sagan's Fictional Cosmos

(College Humor link) Carl Sagan looks at the life forms on some of the billions and billions of planets outside our solar system in this animation by Dan Meth. You may recognize some of them. -via Everlasting BlortT...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/07/carl-sagans-fictional-cosmos/

Pirate Pencil Sharpener

Pirate Pencil Sharpener - $8.45 What's better than the Pirate Pencil Sharpener from the NeatoShop? Nothing!  These Pirate Pencil Sharpeners walk, swing their arms, shake their heads and have detachable hats! You know...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/07/pirate-pencil-sharpener/

Hand-Thrown Fire Extinguisher Appears to Be Effective

I can't tell you much about this item because the information is in Japanese. The video at the link, however, shows men throwing two canisters into a burning box, and those actions alone extinguishing the flames....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/07/hand-thrown-fire-extinguisher-appears-to-be-effective/

Blind Gamer Can Play Video Games By Ear

Terry Garrett has been blind since the age of 10, but he can play certain video games exceptionally well by using in-game sounds to figure out his character's environment. Garrett is especially skilled at the game *...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/07/blind-gamer-can-play-video-games-by-ear/

Cleaning the Cobra Pit

(Video Link) Well, it's Thursday, so it's time to clean out the cobra pit. Come'on, punch the timeclock and get to work. I'm not paying you to stand around all day. via Nerdcorecobra, snakes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/07/cleaning-the-cobra-pit/

Cosmetic Surgery Craze: Pointed Ears

Would you like to have pointed ears like a Vulcan or an elf? There are doctors and body modification artists who will do it for you. Doctors warn that it's essentially permanent, so be sure of your decision before...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/07/cosmetic-surgery-craze-pointed-ears/

Mathematical Dance Moves

This is good, but the moves get really explicit once you start into calculus. If you know who's responsible for this great cartoon, let us know in the comments. via Geekosystem | Previously: Math Dances and Other...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/07/mathematical-dance-moves/

How Much Loot Did Bilbo Baggins Get from Smaug?

In J.R.R. Tolkein's The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins became extravagantly wealthy by looting the treasure of the dragon Smaug (which he split with the dwarves). In today's value, how much money was that? Forbes*/...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/07/how-much-loot-did-bilbo-baggins-get-from-smaug/

Ancient Mariners Sailed A Homemade Raft Across The Atlantic

Sailing 3,000 miles across the Atlantic is quite an accomplishment, but what these guys did was a bit more daring. First, they built their own tiny raft out of pipes tied together, and second, the four sailors proved tha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/07/ancient-mariners-sailed-a-homemade-raft-across-the-atlantic/

Make It Tso

Yes, it's an old joke but this illustration by Nathan Batson of Comical Concept has three of my favorite things: Star Trek, facepalm, and General Tso's chicken. Link - via AQFLstar trek, Captain Picard, Nathan Batson, Ge...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/07/make-it-tso/

Natural Short Sleepers: Late to Bed, Early to Rise and Damned Cheerful, Too!

Got sleep? Most of us hate getting up in the morning without getting a full night's sleep, but for a small group of people (about 1% to 3% of the general population), sleep seems to be a waste of time. No wonder they can...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/07/natural-short-sleepers-late-to-bed-early-to-rise-and-damned-cheerful-too/

Baby Goes Down The Stairs In Style For Bottle

Nothing will stand between this baby and a bottle ... not even a full flight of stairs. Check out how this cute kid navigated down the stairs over at NeatoBambino: http://www.neatorama.com/neatobambino/2011/04/06/agile-b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/07/baby-goes-down-the-stairs-in-style-for-bottle/

The Other Millenium Falcon

Photo: Telstar Logistics [Flickr]It may not have done a Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs, but it seems to be holding up well against two AT-ATs in the background! Todd Lappin of Telstar Logistics found the "ot...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/07/the-other-millenium-falcon/

Rocket Pen Titan

Rocket Pen Titan - $8.95 It's a rocket! It's a pen! No it's Rocket Pen Titan from the NeatoShop! Rocket Pen Titan is there for you when you need a break from overwhelming paperwork.  Bad work day be gone! It is time...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/07/rocket-pen-titan/

Knitted Tardis Blanket

I don't know about you guys, but I would absolutely love to have my own knitted Tardis blanket like this one, created by Flickr user hedoknitstic. Aside from the obviously awesome style it adds to your room, how cool...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/07/knitted-tardis-blanket/

Sexy Sax Man On The Prowl

I don't know about you guys, but I wish you could actually order this guy to crash your school or office building. It would be so much cooler than a singing telegram. BTW, good luck trying to get that song out of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/07/sexy-sax-man-on-the-prowl/

George Takei Should Be Spiderman!

(YouTube link) George Takei will turn 74 years old in a couple of weeks. However, that doesn't matter when you have the magic of special effects! And adequate medical insurance, of course.... This video is labeled...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/07/george-takei-should-be-spiderman/

5 Soviet Space Programs that Prove the USSR Was Insane

The Soviet Union used their space program as one of the front line battles of the Cold War. And for a time they were ahead, as anyone who remembers Sputnik and Gagarin will tell you. They had an edge in that reaching the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/07/5-soviet-space-programs-that-prove-the-ussr-was-insane/

9 Wedding Foods Around the World

Quick -what's traditional to serve at a wedding? Cake? Champagne? That's just the beginning, because different cultures have different menus, and they all have some history or symbolic meaning. The Igbo tribe of sout...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/07/9-wedding-foods-around-the-world/

NYC Bus vs. Big Wheel

(video link) New York comedian and filmmaker Mark Malkoff (who drinks a lot of coffee) wanted to illustrate how slow MTA buses are. So he raced against a bus while he rode ...a child's Big Wheel! The race went a mile...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/07/nyc-bus-vs-big-wheel/

"A" is for Aquaman, "B" is for Batman

(Photo link) I'm not big into comic books, necessarily, but I love artist Fabian Gonzalez's graphic representation of some of the most beloved superheroes of all time. I think Zorro is my fa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/07/a-is-for-aquaman-b-is-for-batman/

Posing with Potholes

Potholes are a conundrum for journalists. They are newsworthy because potholes  directly affect the live of local readers or viewers. However, they don't lend themselves to great visuals, which are necessary for new...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/07/posing-with-potholes/

Star Wars the Musical

(YouTube link) This production number is called "Millennium Falcon," a song set to the tune of "Greased Lightning" from Grease. It's a part of the 1996 high school musical version of Star Wars prod...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/07/star-wars-the-musical-2/

What Is It? game 172

It is once again time for our collaboration with the always amusing What Is It? Blog. Do you know what this thing is? Can you give us a wild guess? Place your guess in the comment section below. One guess per comm...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/07/what-is-it-game-172/

4 Eco-Fabulous Places to Live in 2020

Across the world, architects and environmental engineers are building cities inspired by Mother Nature. Here are four communities leading the way to a greener, cleaner world. 1. Masdar City, United Arab Emirat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/07/4-eco-fabulous-places-to-live-in-2020/
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