Archive for April 29th, 2011

Geography Puzzle

Computer scientist Haym Hirsh wrote this puzzle. See if you can figure it out: I am in one of the great capitals of Europe. I just learned that Bob, Carl, and I are in countries that share physical borders with each...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/29/geography-puzzle/

Moose Hat

Moose Hat - $16.95 Wedding bells have rung for Will and Kate, but that doesn't mean the hat craze has to end.  Head on over to the NeatoShop and get yourself a fantastic Moose Hat.  The Moose Hat is no where near as...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/29/moose-hat/

The Frowning Royal Wedding Flower Girl: What Was She Thinking About?

Aah, the Royal Wedding. A grand occassion where joy was had by all. Well, almost all. Grace van Cutsem, age 3, was the daughter of Lady Rose Astor and Hugh van Cutsem, a close friend of William and Harry. She was the cut...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/29/the-frowning-royal-wedding-flower-girl-what-was-she-thinking-about/

Good Advice Costs Nothing and It's Worth the Price

(Video Link) Until today, I'd never heard of the comedian and songwriter Allan Sherman (1924-1973). He was the Weird Al Yankovic of the 50s and 60s, composing and performing parody songs to millions of television vi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/29/good-advice-costs-nothing-and-its-worth-the-price/

The Economics of Death Star Planet Destruction

Questions of logic don't apply to Hollywood movies, but science fiction fans like their stories to make some kind of sense. So the discussion turned to the logic of using a Death Star to blow up a planet. What’s the e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/29/the-economics-of-death-star-planet-destruction/

Vincent Bousserez's Tiny People

We've previously featured some of Vincent Bousserez's photographs before, but this one in particular made me laugh. In my home, we joke about pacifier gnomes stealing and hiding pacifiers, but maybe -- just mayb...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/29/vincent-bousserezs-tiny-people/

Road Net Brings Heavy, Speeding Trucks to an Immediate Halt

(Video Link) Barrier1 Systems is a defense contractor that has developed a number of amazing retractable road blocking systems. The above video shows several of them, starting with a net that can be kept below the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/29/road-net-brings-heavy-speeding-trucks-to-an-immediate-halt/

Teddy Roosevelt-Bear Riding a Laser Eye-Firing Abe Lincoln

Don't you recognize the scene? It's the Battle of San Juan Hill -- July 1, 1898. Criminy, they don't teach kids anything in school these days! It was this battle, among others in Cuba, that led to the development...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/29/teddy-roosevelt-bear-riding-a-laser-eye-firing-abe-lincoln/

Man Says That Mudflap Girl Is His Mom

The iconic "Mudflap Girl", long seen on America's highways, finally has an identity. Ed Allen of Washington, D.C. says that it's his mother. Allen's father, a trucker, kept a photo of his wife wearing a swimsuit in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/29/man-says-that-mudflap-girl-is-his-mom/

Thor Box Contest Winners

Hello Neatoramanauts! Earlier this week we asked you to guess What's Inside The Thor Box and to take a look at the NeatoShop's wide selection of Funny T-shirts. We've opened...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/29/thor-box-contest-winners/

Man on Hawaiian Vacation Accidentally Meets Brother

Rick Hill of Lunenburg, Massachusetts went on vacation to Hawaii and took an unplanned visit to Waikiki Beach. There he met resident Joe Parker, who went on an unplanned errand to the beach as part of his job. Parker rec...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/29/man-on-hawaiian-vacation-accidentally-meets-brother/

The Extra Hand

Possibly you've seen this strange picture of President Obama and his wife Michelle holding hands -with an extra hand. Many people assumed the picture was the victim of Photoshop, but Chicago Tribune photojournalist A...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/29/the-extra-hand/

The Eyes Have It

As amazing as human eyes are, other species have developed ways of seeing that will astound you. Scientists are discovering new structures and adaptations all the time. There are eyes with mirrors, eyes with optical fib...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/29/the-eyes-have-it/

Doctor Who's 11th Doctor Sonic Screwdriver (Actual Screwdriver)

Doctor Who's 11th Doctor Sonic Screwdriver (Actual Screwdriver) - $38.95 Attention Doctor Who fans! Doctor Who's 11th Doctor Sonic Screwdriver (Actual Screwdriver) is back in stock at the NeatoShop! This nifty gadg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/29/doctor-whos-11th-doctor-sonic-screwdriver-actual-screwdriver/

Fat Cat Works Out

A fat cat in Japan complies with doctor's orders by starting an exercise routine. I don't know if it's the cat's facial expression, his considerable size, or the appropriate music, but I could not stop watching this...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/29/fat-cat-works-out/

Camera Obscura

Cuban-born photographer Abelardo Morell demonstrated the concept of camera obscura to college students in 1988 by turning the entire classroom into a camera. On a sunny day, he covered the classroom windows with bla...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/29/camera-obscura/

Royal Wedding Hats

Since Law & Order was nowhere to be found at 5AM, I watched the guests arrive for the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. The women's hats reminded me of the Kentucky Derby crowd, only more so!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/29/royal-wedding-hats/

Suspect Asks Victim to Install Stolen Stereo

Tuesday morning, Eric Ford’s girlfriend found that a window had been broken and her multimedia system had been stolen from her vehicle. Several iPods and some money were also taken. Ford then went to his job installing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/29/suspect-asks-victim-to-install-stolen-stereo/

The 11 Coolest and Weirdest Tumblr Blogs

While there are plenty of bizarre Blogger and Word Press pages, the number of off-the-wall Tumblr accounts is a little astonishing. I don’t know what it is about Tumblr, as opposed to all the other blog programs ou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/29/the-11-coolest-and-weirdest-tumblr-blogs/

Twitter Fail Whale Wall Graphic

Fans of Twitter can now get the (in)famous Fail Whale error message image as a 3-foot wall graphic. The print has been authorized by the original artist, Yiying Lu. And here he is in full color, high resolutio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/29/twitter-fail-whale-wall-graphic/






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