Archive for May 1st, 2011

Osama bin Laden is Dead

President Obama called a late night news conference to announce that Osama bin Laden is dead. He was shot in a firefight in Pakistan:Osama bin Laden, the Saudi extremist whose al-Qaida terrorist organization killed m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/01/osama-bin-laden-is-dead/

The Hat Cupcake

Early Friday morning, I predicted that Princess Beatrice's hat would be the instant meme to arise from the royal wedding. Now it's all over the place. You've really hit the heights of instant pop culture whe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/01/the-hat-cupcake/

Crushing Beer Cans with a Lowrider's Suspension

(Video Link) There's always a better way to build a mousetrap. Or, in this case, an aluminum can crusher. I dunno -- I figure that there's got to be a cheaper way than this solution. via Jalopniklowriders...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/01/crushing-beer-cans-with-a-lowriders-suspension/

Can You Be Fat and Fit?

It seems like a silly question, some say that heavy people who exercise can actually be healthier and live longer lives than their skinny but sedentary friends. Well, maybe. Adam Bean of Runner's World asked two experts...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/01/can-you-be-fat-and-fit/

Cheating and Benevolent God: How A Mean God Makes Better People

Does an angry and vengeful God make for better people? Apparently so according to a new study by University of Oregon psychologists, who found the link between one's willingness to cheat and the belief of a benevolent Go...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/01/cheating-and-benevolent-god-how-a-mean-god-makes-better-people/

The Acoustic Alarm

If you're tired of waking up to the blaring of an annoying alarm, check out The Acoustic Alarm by University of Dundee product designer Jamie McMahon. It'll serenade you out of bed.Hit play or go to Link [YouTube]alarm,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/01/the-acoustic-alarm/

Death of Cursive Handwriting: Will It Make Historical Documents Indecipherable?

The drumbeat of lamentation of how cursive handwriting is dying continues (It seems like every year we have a post on the death knell of cursive, so why should 2011 be any different?)Young people rarely use cursive anymo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/01/death-of-cursive-handwriting-will-it-make-historical-documents-indecipherable/

Knotted Gourds

Glen Burkhalter, a gourd artist of Lacey Spring, Alabama, creates some impressive pieces, including gourds with spiral and knotted stems and others engraved to look like globes: When his extra large handle dipper...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/01/knotted-gourds/

PuzzleWare: Solve The Puzzle Or Starve!

Here's something that will make mealtime fun (or frustrating - depending on how good you are at solving puzzles): PuzzleWare utensils ($8.95) from the NeatoShop, a set of fork and spoon "puzzle" that you have t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/01/puzzleware-solve-the-puzzle-or-starve/

Skilled Helicopter Pilot Rescues a Deer

(Video Link) A deer fell through the ice covering a frozen lake. A helicopter pilot came in close to observe and reasoned that he could use the force generated by his blades to blow the deer onto the ice and to the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/01/skilled-helicopter-pilot-rescues-a-deer/

Spiderman vs. Wolverine Face Painting

Nicola Shilson made this image for the UK Face & Body Painting Convention in Telford. Her gallery is at the link. It includes some really nice images of paintings composed on the bellies of pregnant women. Link vi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/01/spiderman-vs-wolverine-face-painting/

Tiger Dozing in the Snow

Nature photographer Bobby McLeod captured this excellent shot of a tiger sleeping under a light blanket of snow. His gallery is filled with other great wildlife photos. Link via Doobybraintigers...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/01/tiger-dozing-in-the-snow/

Cut the Rope Cake

Cut the Rope is right up there with Angry Birds as far as addicting iPhone games go, don't you think? If you haven't been playing it, perhaps this amazing cake from Crazy Beautiful Cakes will inspire you to make a vi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/01/cut-the-rope-cake/

The 6 Most Terrifying Historical Car Races

People love a race. They began to race cars before any of the kinks in such an undertaking were worked out. Consider the 1903 Paris to Madrid road race: As a result of the constant, unremitting horror that unfolded on t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/01/the-6-most-terrifying-historical-car-races/

The President's Speech Trailer

(YouTube link) The White House prepared a movie trailer for president Barack Obama's routine last night at the annual White House Correspondents Dinner. It's a sequel to The King's Speech.Trailer, movie, ob...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/01/the-presidents-speech-trailer/

Going to Prom in the Weinermobile

We brought you the stories of some extraordinary prom rides a few years ago, but this takes the cake... or maybe the hot dog! Ben Ross was seriously hurt in a motorcycle accident. A joke he made while in the hospital...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/01/going-to-prom-in-the-weinermobile/

Gelatin Cubes

(YouTube link) Jell-o, is it a solid or a liquid? Watch it being dropped on a hard surface in slow motion and you'll see it is both. And hypnotically entertaining, too. -via The Mary SueJellO, slowmotion, gelatin, h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/01/gelatin-cubes/




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