Archive for April 15th, 2011

Notes from Chris

Comedian Todd Lamb often posts odd signs from a fictitious person named Chris on lamp posts in New York City. They form an ongoing story about the life of an eccentric man who wants to meet other people like him. *...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/15/notes-from-chris/

Cthulhu/Monopoly Tattoo

+1 for originality. This tattoo mashes up Cthulhu and Rich Uncle Pennybags, the mascot from the board game Monopoly. LinkMonopoly, tattoos, cthulhu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/15/cthulhumonopoly-tattoo/

Surely There Could Be No Negative, Unintended Consequences with Teaching a Robot to Punch Humans

(Video Link) I know the skeptics among you probably think that this is a bad idea, but you also scoffed when they made a robot that could feed off human flesh. And that's turned out okay so far, right? So: no wo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/15/surely-there-could-be-no-negative-unintended-consequences-with-teaching-a-robot-to-punch-humans/

Crocheted Viking Costume

Veronica Knight made a full-length crocheted Viking costume. It served as her entry into tomorrow's mustache and beard competition in Detroit. We ought to do something similar among Neatoramanauts, but with an orig...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/15/crocheted-viking-costume/

Obey!

This gem comes courtesy of redditor ultimobranchialbody. Adherence is mandatory. Link via Geekosystemfunny signs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/15/obey/

Mosaics Made from Jigsaw Puzzle Pieces

Gerhard Mayer makes enormous mosaics using old jigsaw puzzle pieces as his building material. Some are abstract and fanciful -- fairytale castles and space epic scenes -- but I found this skyscape to be especially c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/15/mosaics-made-from-jigsaw-puzzle-pieces/

Salt Power Salt & Pepper Battery Shakers

Salt Power Salt & Pepper Battery Shakers - $11.95 Does your kitchen table need more energy? You should get the Salt Power Salt & Pepper Battery Shakers from the NeatoShop!  With these little beauties your kit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/15/salt-power-salt-pepper-battery-shakers/

Battle for the Soul of Kung Fu

Photo: Fritz Hoffmann In the past few decades, Shaolin Temple has become famous. Indeed, for many it is synonymous with kung fu. The temple has become an international business empi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/15/battle-for-the-soul-of-kung-fu/

Whale "Pop Song" Sweeps the Ocean

Just like humans, whales also have "pop songs," complete with music mania that sweeps across the ocean:The findings are based on 11 years of recordings from underwater microphones slung over the sides of bo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/15/whale-pop-song-sweeps-the-ocean/

Punt Guns

Punt guns were enormous shotguns used to hunt waterfowl in the 19th and early 20th Centuries. They were so heavy that they were normally attached to small boats called punts and the boats were then pointed as birds...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/15/punt-guns/

Woman Ordered McDonald's During Police Chase

I'm not sure whether the Hamburglar put her up to this, but a 64-year-old woman refused to stop when pulled over by police. Instead, she got herself into a McDonald's drive-thru lane and ordered lunch:Officer Courtne...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/15/woman-ordered-mcdonalds-during-police-chase/

Exorcism: Priest in Ancient Battle with Demons

Meet Father Jose Francisco Syquia. He's a Roman Catholic priest in Manila, Philippines, with a rather unusual job: he's head of the Manila Archdiocese's Office of Exorcism.A blood-curdling scream echoes through the R...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/15/exorcism-priest-in-ancient-battle-with-demons/

Satanic Leaf-Tailed Gecko

Photo: Piotr Naskrecki - via LifeScience Image of the DayTalkin' bout the devil - here's a picture of the Satanic Leaf-Tailed Gecko (previously on Neatorama): The satanic leaf-tailed gecko (Uroplatus phantasticus) is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/15/satanic-leaf-tailed-gecko/

1 in 4 Meat in US Contaminated with Drug-Resistant Staph

Thinking of grilling a steak this weekend? Well, don't read this, then: a disturbing new study revealed that about a quarter of all meat and poultry sampled from around the United States have drug-resitant strains of *em...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/15/1-in-4-meat-in-us-contaminated-with-drug-resistant-staph/

Ant Social Network is Just Like Facebook

We've known that ants are social animals like us, but a new study by Noa Pinter-Wollman of Stanford University and colleagues show just how similar they are to humans. Heck, they've even got the an social networking syst...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/15/ant-social-network-is-just-like-facebook/

Congresswoman Poetry-Slammed Republicans with White Stripes

How did Congresswoman Donna Edwards (D-Maryland) send a message to her Republican colleagues on the House floor about the government shutdown debacle? With White Stripes, of course!Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/15/congresswoman-poetry-slammed-republicans-with-white-stripes/

Farmer Dyed Sheep Orange to Defeat Rustlers

Tired of rustlers stealing his flock of sheep, English farmer John Heard decided to ... dye his sheep orange!The 48-year-old has put his flock of 250 blackface ewes through a harmless dip of orange dye making them so...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/15/farmer-dyed-sheep-orange-to-defeat-rustlers/

Primitive Sea Mollusc Has Eyes of Rock

That's a tiny sea mollusk called a chiton, that lives about 50 feet below the water's surface. It's a pretty darned weird animal, but scientists have found something that makes it even more remarkable: it has eyes made o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/15/primitive-sea-mollusc-has-eyes-of-rock/

Pig Matryoshka

Pig Matryoshka - $15.95 This little Pig Matryoshka went to the NeatoShop! That little piggy, that little piggy, that little piggy, that piggy, that little piggy, and that piggy went to the NeatoShop too!  This was al...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/15/pig-matryoshka/

Peeps of Art and Literature

We showed you 13 Hilarious Peeps Candy Easter Dioramas and led you to Sci-Fi Peeps Dioramas, but since it's the season for Peeps, there are always more! Check out a roundup of Peeps dioramas that aspire to what we ca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/15/peeps-of-art-and-literature/

Attacking a Shadow Puppet

(YouTube link) An entire litter of easily-distracted kittens nevertheless give their best in an effort to rid their home of nasty shadows. -via Cynical-C cats, kittens...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/15/attacking-a-shadow-puppet/

How Animals Are Spending Their Tax Refunds

Ever wondered what bears consider worth their hard-earned money? You probably could have guessed this one, but Pleated Jeans has also charted how bats, cats, kangaroos, snails, rabbits, bluejays, anteaters, and more...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/15/how-animals-are-spending-their-tax-refunds/

The Eternal Borgezie Diamond Stiletto

Billed as "the ultimate stiletto," this pair of shoes is made of gold or platinum (your choice) and encrusted with 2,200 handset diamonds, over 30 karats total. It also features "the exquisite Stamen Fluted Heal" (si...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/15/the-eternal-borgezie-diamond-stiletto/

Secrets of the Tax-Prep Business

U.S. income tax returns must be in the mail by Monday, but most people who did not have to pay more into the system have already filed. Many folks who expect refunds got the money faster by getting refund anticipation lo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/15/secrets-of-the-tax-prep-business/

The Peacock Spider Dance

(YouTube link)We've posted about the tiny Australian Peacock Spider before, but now you can see its amazing mating dance. A couple of minutes into this video, you'll understand how it got its name. Read more...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/15/the-peacock-spider-dance/

10 Origin Stories of Common Household Products

While houses may look entirely different on the outside, most of them contain very similar products on the inside. Sink cleaners, microwaves, dishwashers, air fresheners and hand soaps can be found in all kinds of homes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/15/10-origin-stories-of-common-household-products/

Man Stole Gavel From Courtroom

Not quite a smooth as Czech President snatching a pen and much, much dumber: here's a videotape of an Ohio man stealing a gavel from a magistrate's bench. Ooh, the nerve!“That’s a motivated thief to steal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/15/man-stole-gavel-from-courtroom/
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