Archive for April 19th, 2011

Superman Mighty Wallet

Superman Mighty Wallet - $14.95 Are you looking for a wallet worthy of Superman? Well, look no further. You need the Superman Mighty Wallet from the NeatoShop.  This baby is made from Tyvek. That means it is tear-resis...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/19/superman-mighty-wallet/

Seattle School Renames Easter Eggs as "Spring Spheres"

Poor Easter Bunny! Seattle public school is renaming Easter eggs "Spring Spheres." The story broke on Dori Monson Show on the radio: Jessica, 16, told KIRO Radio's Dori Monson Show that a week before spring break, t...

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Shaun of the Dead, in 60-Seconds Scott Pilgrim-Style!

Phil Askin created this fantastic 60-second video clip of Shaun of the Dead, in the style of Brian Lee O'Malley of Scott Pilgrim fame. Phil entered this clip to the Jameson/Empire Done in 60 Seconds competition (so go th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/19/shaun-of-the-dead-in-60-seconds-scott-pilgrim-style/

81-Year Old Beats Armed Home Invader Insensible with Frying Pan, Pitchfork

An armed robber entered the home of 81-year old Bobby Smith. That made Mr. Smith angry, and you don't want to make Mr. Smith angry: The man told Smith to "gimme what you got" before shoving him to the ground and taki...

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Steampunk Howl's Moving Castle

Instructables user lizzomarek made an amazing model of the castle from the anime movie Howl's Moving Castle. It's made in the Japanese pottery tradition of raku-yaki and given a steampunk flair. T...

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Drive-Thru Viewing of the Dead

Need to pay your respect to the dearly departed, but in a big hurry? That's not a problem in this Compton Funeral Home: it has a drive-thru viewing of the dead.Visitors are greeted by a huge red-lettered sign above t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/19/drive-thru-viewing-of-the-dead/

The Swan by Yo-Yo Ma and Lil Buck

Someone who knows Yo-Yo Ma saw dancer Lil Buck on YouTube and put them together to create a most unlikely yet very compelling collaboration. Spike Jonze was there to film the result: [YouTube Clip] - via Opening Ceremony...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/19/the-swan-by-yo-yo-ma-and-lil-buck/

Man in Electric Wheelchair Chased Biker FOR THREE DAYS!

Dedication ... Perserverance ... Tenacity... Pulitzer Prize.Those are few words that came to my mind when I read this news story from The Palm Beach Post:That, my friends, is determination: http://www.tcoasttalk.com/2011...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/19/man-in-electric-wheelchair-chased-biker-for-three-days/

Yoda in Stained Glass

Etsy seller Donna Terraza doesn't specialize in Star Wars scenes, and that's a real shame because it's a medium that, like everything else, can only benefit by more Star Wars content. Terraza has,...

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Extreme Ironing on a Freeway

(Video Link) Extreme ironing is a sport in which people take an iron, an ironing board, and clothing to extreme locations, such as mountaintops or erupting volcanoes. Participants then proceed to neatly iron the ite...

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Spock Matzoh

Passover begins today, so, naturally, Phillip Torrone used a laser to etch an image of Spock into a matzoh wafer. This is especially amusing since Leonard Nimoy is Jewish and the Vulcan salute is derived from a Jewi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/19/spock-matzoh/

Narwhal Mini Squishable

Narwhal Mini Squishable - $19.00 Have you always wanted your very own Narwhal? Of course you have! Who doesn't want their own adorable arctic sea creature? Now with the Narwhal Mini Squishable from the NeatoShop yo...

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Star Wars Parody of Rebecca Black's "Friday"

(Video Link) Last year, Teddie Films produced an excellent Star Wars parody of Ke$ha's "Tik Tok" which got a lot of attention on the Internet. That crew is back, now lampooning Rebecca Black's song "Friday...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/19/star-wars-parody-of-rebecca-blacks-friday/

Bake It in a Cake

We often post about inventive cakes and cupcakes, especially those made with other delicious foods inside, such as Oreos and Cadbury Creme Eggs. Now it's no longer necessary to scrounge around for such confections....

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Birth of a Sunspot Cluster

I just learned a lot about sunspots from Dr. Phil Plait. He's quite excited about NASA footage that shows the formation of a cluster of sunspots earlier this year. Sunspots are actually regions of slightly cooler materi...

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Kittens in Bowls

(YouTube link) Q: How hard is it to get a cat into a bowl? A: That sounds like a skit for a Japanese variety show! -via MetafilterTV, cats, japan, kittens, bowls...

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Biodegradable Golf Balls Made From Lobster Shells

David Neivandt, a professor at the University of Maine, and Alex Caddell, an undergraduate student there, have developed a golf ball made from the shells of lobsters. Though biodegradable golf balls already exist, t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/19/biodegradable-golf-balls-made-from-lobster-shells/

Viagra Beer

To commemorate the royal wedding next week, UK outlet Brewdog is selling a limited edition run of 1,000 bottles of Royal Virility Performance, a specially brewed beer that contains Viagra! According to the specially com...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/19/viagra-beer/

Class Cancelled

The PC version of Portal 2 launched today. Obviously, there will be a drop in productivity in all sectors, and no reason to bother holding class. Geoff Pado's professor gave in. Link -via redditcollege, vide game, Port...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/19/class-cancelled/

Shelties Rescues from Radiation Area

An Associated Press photographer had snapped a picture of a group of Shelties wandering the streets in Minami Soma city, an area that has been evacuated because of proximity to the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex in J...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/19/shelties-rescues-from-radiation-area/

Life Under a Binary Star

Many science fiction scenarios have planets with two or even more stars. How would life evolve differently under such a system? In a new study, researchers have assessed the potential for photosynthetic life in multi-st...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/19/life-under-a-binary-star/

How to Cater a Roman Orgy

Drawing by Nan Swift, Improbable Research staff. By Corky White Professor of Anthropology Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA As a very young caterer in the late 1970s, I learned lessons the...

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How to Win a Wheelbarrow Race

(Video Link) So much time is lost when switching partners. These two boys have got it all figured out! via Joe Carterwheelbarrow races...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/19/how-to-win-a-wheelbarrow-race/

Eye Clock

Eye Clock - $34.95 Do you have trouble telling time? Well, this adorable Eye Clock from the NeatoShop is not for you!  This super fun Eye Clock is only for people who are actually proficient at telling time. We are...

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Royal Wedding Pizza

No Royal Wedding is complete without pizza! Papa John jumped on the Royal Wedding bandwagon with this solid entry: Prince William and Kate Middleton Pizza: Linkpizza, Royal Wedding...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/19/royal-wedding-pizza/

Water Towers of Ireland

Photo: James YoungFor the last ten months, James Young has assembled a collection of photographs of water towers in Ireland. BLDGBLOG has more: Many of the structures are militaristic and even explicitly fortress-lik...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/19/water-towers-of-ireland/




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