Archive for April 11th, 2011

Splash! Wine Bottle Stoppers

Splash! Wine Bottle Stoppers - $6.45 Are you looking for an fun gift for your favorite wine lover? Check out the Splash! Wine Bottle Stopper from the NeatoShop!  It's a little gift that's sure to make a big impact....

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Sci-Fi Peeps Dioramas

The Day The Earth Stood Peeped by Carl CordellNo geeky Easter is complete without a sugary sci-fi diorama made from Peeps! i09 has got you covered - check out their gallery (from the Washington Post's annual Peep Show):...

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Doritos Flavors From Around the World

Love Doritos? Then you'll get a kick out of this: 102 Doritos flavors from around the world as compiled by Now That's Nifty blog. My favorite is the "Sausage and Beer" Doritos: Linkdoritos...

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Game Boy Music

Talk about 8-bitboxing: Sebastian Bender created this clever music video called Game Boy Music, by "playing" various parts of the handheld gaming console.Hit play or go to Link [YouTube]Game Boy, Sebastian Bend...

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Sunless Farming of the Future

Photo: Peter DejongIf we were to prevent a Malthusian catastrophe, we'd better figure out a way to boost crop yield to keep feeding the planet's growing population. Gertjan Meeuws and other bioengineers of PlantLab have...

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Skeletor Belt

Delfina Delettrez created this chic Skeletor Belt that looks like Death has got you by the waist. If the style doesn't kill you, then perhaps the $4,000 price tag will! Linkskeleton, belt...

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Little Girl Gladly Submits to the Dark Side

(Video Link) Sarah Gallejo knows a winner when she sees one. This young girl was chosen out of the audience at Disneyland's Jedi Academy to participate in a stage show. She went off script and, rather than fightin...

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Parallel Worlds

Artist Ji Lee creates miniature rooms of furniture, and installs them on ceilings! People fill the floor of their homes with furniture and walls with paintings and pictures. So why are the ceilings left empty? Decor...

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Runaway Tractor Demolishes Cars

(YouTube link) A driverless tractor runs circles in a Walmart parking lot in Richmond Hill, Ontario, smashing cars and anything else in its way for several minutes. -via Cynical-C cars, tractor, runaway, driverless...

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Human Curling

(Video Link) Certainly adding an additional human element to curling could make it even more exciting, as this commercial by the Buzzman agency suggests. The speedos, would, probably and unfortunately, be necessary...

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Michael Paul Smith's Amazing Miniatures

What a lovely photograph from yesteryear, eh? Not quite. It's a model. Specifically, it's one of the astoundingly detailed models of 1950s American homes, cars, and street scenes made by Michael Paul Smith....

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Sorting Algorithm Explained with a Hungarian Folk Dance

(Video Link) Sapientia University has created a series of online videos that illustrate different sorting algorithms using folk dances: What you have to do is just check that they are in fact implementing the alg...

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Man Discovers That The Old Cup That He's Been Using as a Plinking Target Is Worth $99,000

When he was a boy, John Weber, 70, was given an old cup by his grandfather. He assumed that it was just a worthless piece of brass and occasionally used it for target practice with his air rifle. Eventually, Weber...

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Joystick-It iPad Arcade Stick

Joystick-It iPad Arcade Stick - $24.95 Mother's Day is right around the corner. Is your Mom old school with new school moves? Get her the Joystick-It iPad Arcade Stick from the NeatoShop.  With this little joystick she...

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Miniature Urban Sculpture by Alan Wolfson

Canal St. Cross-Section (2009-2010)What's that giant quarter doing in the Canal Street subway station? Actually, the entire diorama is a realistic miniature urban sculpture by Alan Wolfson. It took him 18 months from sta...

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The Paris Syndrome

Ah, Paris, the City of Lights. Every year, more than 45 million people visit the city but roughly about 1 million of those starry-eyed tourists (mostly Japanese) fall sick with what has been dubbed the Paris Syndrome - w...

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Smoking: Bad for You, Good for Society

It may sound paradoxical for you, but smoking may actually benefit society by causing smokers to die younger, before they cost the health care system more:Preventing obesity and smoking can save lives, but it does no...

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Playing Tetris with Rubik's Cube

What do you get when you combine Tetris with Rubik's Cube? I can only imagine how long this clever YouTube clip by BananaNeil must've taken him to make!Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via Have You Seen This?Rubiks Cub...

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The Muppet Theater Playset by Lance Cardinal

Lance Cardinal painstakingly re-created the Muppet Theater in a custom built playset from scratch. Take a look at the extensive photo gallery at his blog: Link | Back Stage | Making Of - via MakeMuppet Theater, Lance Car...

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Man Wrestled 20-Foot Anaconda Underwater

Think you're bad ass? Take a look at this 1960 video clip of herpetologist Ross Allen and his son Tom wrestle a 20-foot anaconda underwater, and get back to us, mmkay?Hit play or go to Link [Youtube] - via everlasting bl...

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Big Brother Needs No Warrant to Snoop at Your Cloud Emails

Do you use Gmail or other email cloud service? Then you'd be surprised to learn that according to the law, the government can get your email without a warrant if it's older than 180 days. David Kravets of Wired's Threat...

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Frequent Shopping Leads to Longer Life

Shopaholics rejoice! Don't let my wife reads this, but turns out that shopping - frequent shopping no less - is good for your health!Those who shopped daily were 27% less likely to die, with male daily shoppers 28% l...

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Strange Addictions

Alcohol, drugs, nicotine, caffeine ... You can get addicted to a lot of stuff, but how about "tanorexic's" addiction to tanning, addiction to nasal spray and even an addiction to reading?Clinical psych...

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Austin Kleon's Tea Stain Drawings

Austin Kleon, who calls himself "a writer who draws", leaves wet tea bags on sheets of paper and draws cartoons using the shapes that they make. He explained his creation process in an interview by saying: “Not...

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Denny's Offers Bacon Sundaes

The Denny's restaurant chain understands that everything can be improved upon with the proper application of bacon. That's why its chefs are now offering maple syrup sundaes with bacon bits sprinkled on top and betw...

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Chicks with Steve Buscemi Eyes

Ever wonder what some of Hollywood's hottest starlets would look like if they had Steve Buscemi's eyes? No? Well, thanks to the amazing Photoshop work of Chicks with Steve Buscemeyes, now you won't be able to stop wo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/11/chicks-with-steve-buscemi-eyes/

Counting Sheep 2.0

Leo Babauta over at the Zen Habits blog has posted what he calls "The Simplest Cure for Insomnia" - an effective alternative to counting sheep when you're having a hard time falling asleep. I've tried it and it has...

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Atari Centipede Arcade Pint Glass

Atari Centipede Arcade Pint Glass - $7.95 In honor of my Dad, I present to you the Atari Centipede Arcade Pint Glass from the NeatoShop.  This was the very first arcade game my Dad taught me to play.  Here's to grea...

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Waltz of the Machines

(Video link) "Machine's Waltz" is the name of this video that beautifully puts the motions of the machines in a Brazilian textile plant together with classical music. "Machine´s Waltz" is a poetic vision of Para...

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The Flappers' Dictionary

Jim Lewin received a stack of old magazines at his used bookstore that included some issues of The Flapper from the 1920s. A July 1922 issue contained "The Flapper's Dictionary," a glossary of hot slang terms of...

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