Archive for May 7th, 2011

Graduation Pen

Graduation Pen - $2.95 Is your favorite student about to graduate? They need the Graduation Pen from the NeatoShop.  The Graduation Pen might come in handy when they have to start writing all those checks to that stu...

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Animals with Stuffed Animals

The Tumblr blog Animals with Stuffed Animals knows what's cute, and they have plenty of it. Link -via MetafilterToys, animals, pets...

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Spiders Are Wonderful

Spiders Are Wonderful is a story by Toby Vok, labeled as non-fiction for children age 4-6. So I didn't expect much, until I got to the page you see here. The tale veers off into a delightfully scary directio...

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A More Realistic Ending to Donkey Kong

Ever seriously doubt the authenticity of the end of Donkey Kong, where Mario simply sidesteps the giant ape to free the lovely (if pixel-y) damsel in distress? Yeah, so did Dorkly. This one's for all of the realists...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/07/a-more-realistic-ending-to-donkey-kong/

Harry Potter Transfigures Into Comic Book Form

Artist Lucy Knisley has recreated the series (up through Order of the Phoenix) in comic book form, making it much easier to read for people who maybe just want to skim the plot lines instead of reading all s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/07/harry-potter-transfigures-into-comic-book-form/

Wolverine vs. Tyrannosaurus Rex

Who will win? My money's on Logan. Maybe if it was a T-Rex that had been crossed with a Great White Shark, that would be different. Click on the link to see the end of the fight, as depicted by Andrew Hou. Link vi...

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Science Fiction IKEA Manuals

Inevitably, you'll open your toolbox and find three Gungans but not a single Torx wrench. At the link: Doctor Who, Back to the Future, and Jurassic Park. Link | Cartoonist's WebsiteIK...

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Should You, Could You Become An Astronaut?

Sorry to shatter your dreams folks but  aspiring astronauts might take a look at this flowchart and consider a career in another field. Linkastronauts, flowchart...

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Teenager Carried Friend on His Back for 8 Years

What would you do to help out a friend? Sixteen-year-old teenager Lui Shi Ching of Hebei carries his friend Lu Shao on his back for 8 years:In Hebei, China, a teenager named Lui Shi Ching, 16 years old, has carried h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/07/teenager-carried-friend-on-his-back-for-8-years/

Honeymoon From Hell

It's bad enough to encounter one natural disaster when you travel, but Stefan and Erika Svanstrom's long trip has four. They've just came back from a four month-long "Honeymoon from Hell":With their baby da...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/07/honeymoon-from-hell/

Hirotada Ototake

(YouTube link) Sportswriter Hirotada Ototake threw out the ceremonial first pitch at yesterday's game between Seibu and Rakuten in Japan. Ototake was born without arms or legs, but lives a normal life and works as a...

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Horse Gas Masks

During World War I soldiers relied on horses for transportation on the battlefield. The introduction of chemical warfare at this time meant horses had to be just as protected as their human counterparts so they were...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/07/horse-gas-masks/

Ovary Plush

Ovary Plush - 13.95 Get in touch with your feminine side.  Hug an Ovary Plush from the NeatoShop today!  Who knew a ovum-producing reproductive organ could be so cute and cuddly. Be sure to check out the NeatoShop fo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/07/ovary-plush/

The 8 Best Mothers In The Animal Kingdom

Last Father’s Day, we brought you a list of the world’s greatest animal dads, but now it’s time to thank the ladies for all their hard work. These matronly critters show just how much a mother’s l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/07/the-8-best-mothers-in-the-animal-kingdom/

Testing Brakes on a 747-8

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http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/07/testing-brakes-on-a-747-8/

Raccoons Take Over Vintage Buick

Welland auto dealer Chris Primerano has found a buyer for a vintage 1941 Buick that he saved from a scrap metal recycler but the new owner won't be taking possession of the vehicle for five or six weeks. That's because a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/07/raccoons-take-over-vintage-buick/

This Week at Neatorama

I hope you've got your Mothers Day gifts ordered from the NeatoShop already, because the big day is tomorrow. If you didn't get your order in on time, you can tell Mom about the gift that's coming with a nice card -or ru...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/07/this-week-at-neatorama-50/

Tweeting Bin Laden's Death

SocialFlow analyzed 14.8 million public Tweets, and bitly links, posted between news about an unplanned presidential address (9:46 p.m. EST) and Obama’s address (11:30 p.m. EST) to see how dynamics of rumor cre...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/07/tweeting-bin-ladens-death/

Shark Ride

Enal lives in a stilted house in Wangi, Indonesia. His friend lives in a penned off area of the sea. Although this is a remarkable scene for us, it might not be for Enal's people, the Bajau Laut. These Malay marine n...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/07/shark-ride/




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