Archive for May 11th, 2011

Cat Opening a Box

(YouTube link) This cat may not have opposable thumbs, but he knows someone who does! As one commenter said, you know who wears the pants in this relationship. -via redditCat, box...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/11/cat-opening-a-box/

Fugu Mints

Fugu Mints - $2.95 Are you timid by nature? Do you wish you could fool people into believing that you are brave and adventurous? Well, now you can with Fugu Mints from the NeatoShop! Tricking your friends into thinkin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/11/fugu-mints/

Man Shuts Out His Family from Inheritance for a Century

Wellington R. Burt (d. 1919) amassed a vast fortune during his lifetime, but he didn't want it to spoil his children or grandchildren. They needed to make it on their own in the world, so he bequeathed to them comparativ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/11/man-shuts-out-his-family-from-inheritance-for-a-century/

TMNT Fans Make Michelangelo's Most Disgusting Pizzas

(Video Link) Michelangelo of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was noted for his preferences for grotesque pizza toppings, such as chocolate sprinkles with clam sauce. These dedicated fans took up the onerous ta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/11/tmnt-fans-make-michelangelos-most-disgusting-pizzas/

New York's Superheroes

It's like you can't walk through Manhattan without tripping over a superhero. I guess you New Yorkers are pretty lucky that way, though you do end up attracting a lot of supervillains, too. At the link, you can vi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/11/new-yorks-superheroes/

World's Largest Labyrinth Game Is Played with a Bowling Ball

(Video Link) Have you ever played one of those labyrinth games where you're trying to move a marble around a wooden maze by altering its pitch? This is a giant version which is played with a bowling ball and control...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/11/worlds-largest-labyrinth-game-is-played-with-a-bowling-ball/

R2D2 Garbage Can Mod

Oh! The garbage chute was a really wonderful idea. What an incredible smell you've discovered! Let's get out of here! via Walyou | Photo: UnknownStar Wars, r2d2, trash can...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/11/r2d2-garbage-can-mod/

The Bubble Chair

Wouldn't it be great to sit on a chair of bubbles while you ponder whether we're in yet another Internet bubble? French designer Marie Galoyer has come up with a way to do just that. At a mere €4,000, the Sitting B...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/11/the-bubble-chair/

Interview with Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking recently gave a talk at Arizona State University, and Claudia Dreifus of The New York Times's Science Times sat down with him for a brief yet fascinating interview about science and his life in general:*e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/11/interview-with-stephen-hawking/

The Largest Great White Shark Ever Caught

If you think that's a big shark, that's because it was the biggest great white shark ever caught by man:The two-ton Apache put up a fight—at one point breaking free from his barbless hook, said expedition leade...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/11/the-largest-great-white-shark-ever-caught/

The "Mad Hatters" All-Female Criminal Ring

Who says that criminals have to look as bad as their horrible actions? Meet the "Mad Hatters," an all-female pickpocket ring made up of middle-aged and elderly women in Detroit who sport stylish hats:"...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/11/the-mad-hatters-all-female-criminal-ring/

Mt. Ever Climb

First it was the pavement that never ends, then the hamster bicycle , followed closely by the stairs to nowhere and the infinite cross-country skiing. Please join in me in welcoming the next logical sequence in gym machi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/11/mt-ever-climb/

Coca-Cola Turns Highway Into Movie Theater

Video Link This might make a massive traffic jam a little more tolerable. As part of their "Spread Happiness" mantra, Coke put up a big screen in Bogotá, Colombia, so stranded people could at least be entert...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/11/coca-cola-turns-highway-into-movie-theater/

Party Rats

Party Rats - $5.95 Do you know someone who is planning a fabulous graduation or summertime party?  Get them the Party Rats from the NeatoShop. Com on everybody!  Strap on some colorful, plastic, light up rats and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/11/party-rats/

Interactive Scale of The Universe

If you really want to feel small and insignificant today, take a look at this sliding scale of the universe. The scale takes us all the way from the building blocks of matter to the edge of the visible universe. h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/11/interactive-scale-of-the-universe/

Would The Three Laws of Robotics Work?

Fans of science fiction master Isaac Asimov’s classic Foundation Series (or “I, Robot”) are familiar with his “Three Laws of Robotics.” A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/11/would-the-three-laws-of-robotics-work/

Common Faults in Human Thought

We all tend to be forgetful once in a while or have thoughts that are counterproductive. However in psychology there are several areas of human thought that have been identified as common faults.  My favorite is The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/11/common-faults-in-human-thought/

Wal-Mart Taking Over the Country Flowing Data

Love it or hate it, there is no contesting that Wal-Mart is America’s biggest retail chain. This time lapse video proves it by documenting the spread of the chain (along with its sister store Sam’s Club) from 196...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/11/wal-mart-taking-over-the-country-flowing-data/

Living in a Dump Truck

And you thought your place was a dump. What if you actually lived in a dump truck? This industrious person has utilized every bit of a small living space inside of an old garbage truck. See link for full gallery....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/11/living-in-a-dump-truck/

The Devil

(YouTube link) You know when it's the devil. A truly frightening advertisement. -Thanks, Andre Price!Ad, exorcism, Dirt Devil...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/11/the-devil/

Obi-Wan Kenobi Is Dead, Vader Says

The Galactic Empire Times, which looks suspiciously like the New York Times, has a breaking story. CORUSCANT — Obi-Wan Kenobi, the mastermind of some of the most devastating attacks on the Galactic Empire and the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/11/obi-wan-kenobi-is-dead-vader-says/

Per Aspera Ad Astra

(YouTube link) "Per Aspera Ad Astra" (through hardships to the stars), part four of The Sagan Series, is a promotion for NASA. Creator Reid Gower, is admired by NASA, but they have no funding for public relations wh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/11/per-aspera-ad-astra/

Desk Doubles as Bicycle Rack

The design called PIT IN uses a desk or table as a bike rack. The bicycle seat then serves as a chair while you work or take a break. That is, if you are OK with sitting on a bicycle seat while you're not riding. Thi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/11/desk-doubles-as-bicycle-rack/

Elizabeth Van Lew: An Unlikely Union Spy

Among hundreds of women who acted as spies during the Civil War, Elizabeth Van Lew stands out as one of the most effective. She was a prominent member of Richmond society who opposed both slavery and secession, but kept...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/11/elizabeth-van-lew-an-unlikely-union-spy/

Transformer Apartment

(YouTube link) Christian Schallert has a 258 square foot apartment in Barcelona. With some imagination and design help, he remodeled it into a transformable space. Everything is stored away. He opens doors to use th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/11/transformer-apartment/

Hello Kitty I Heart Nerds Clutch

Hello Kitty I Heart Nerds Clutch - $27.95 Are you a nerdy girl who loves Hello Kitty?  You need the Hello Kitty I Heart Nerds Clutch from the NeatoShop.  Show the world that you can be cute and smart. Everyone knows n...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/11/hello-kitty-i-heart-nerds-clutch/

Man Goes Home Somewhere Else

According to police, Mark C. Sirben of Spring Hill, Florida, was so drunk that he went home, made himself a snack, and passed out on the couch. But it wasn't his home. It wasn't even in Spring Hill -the home was in Palm...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/11/man-goes-home-somewhere-else/

When Gummi Bears and Video Games Meet

Video Link Sam Q. Kim, a guy with a lot of time on his hands (and great willpower to not just om nom all of those gummies) made a stop motion video of the little bears representing Tetris, Pac-Man, Breakout and more....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/11/when-gummi-bears-and-video-games-meet/

Explaining The Kindle To Dickens

Class assignment: “Explain something modern/internet based to someone who lived and died before 1900” Cardiff School of Art & Design student Rachel Walsh decided she would explain the Ama...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/11/explaining-the-kindle-to-dickens/

8 Fan (Or Hater) Made Alternate Endings

By now, alternate endings on movies are rarely shocking. After all, practically every DVD special feature area seems to have at least one, if not multiple story endings and they usually are at least a little predictable....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/11/8-fan-or-hater-made-alternate-endings/










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