Archive for May 25th, 2011

Star Trek Mix N Match Magnetic Adventure Set

Star Trek Mix N Match Magnetic Advanture Set - $9.95 Do you long to have your own Star Trek adventure?  Well, now you can with the Star Trek Mix N Match Magnetic Adventure Set from the NeatoShop.  This set is the pe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/25/star-trek-mix-n-match-magnetic-adventure-set/

What the Vertigo Apartment Looks Like Today

San Francisco: Jimmy Stewart's Vertigo apartment Hitchcock fans no doubt remember Jimmy Stewart's San Francisco apartment from the iconic Vertigo. AV Club's Pop Pilgrims series has discovered that it...

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Edible Magazine Ad

My one-year-old likes to rip pages out of magazines and shove them in her mouth, and now, thanks to Volkswagen, she might actually get something edible the next time she does that. VW South Africa's "Eat the Road" ca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/25/edible-magazine-ad/

Man Blew Up Like a Balloon

A 48-year-old truck driver was the victim of a bizarre accident in New Zealand. It must have been horrific, but it reads like a classic cartoon script. Steven McCormack was standing on his truck's foot plate Saturday wh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/25/man-blew-up-like-a-balloon/

Could Conjoined Twins Share a Mind?

Tatiana and Krista Hogan of British Columbia are twin 4-year-olds who are joined at the skull. They are too young for thorough testing, but they have given hints that they share some information between their brains!Twin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/25/could-conjoined-twins-share-a-mind/

How to Recharge a Nissan Leaf with a Tow Truck

Sure, you could recharge your Nissan Leaf the earth-friendly way (feeding it electricity from a coal-burning power plant), but what fun is that? There's a better way: holding down the brakes lightly while being towed. Be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/25/how-to-recharge-a-nissan-leaf-with-a-tow-truck/

Using a Banana Peel as a Jello Mold

SandeeA. reasoned that a banana peel, if properly sealed, could function as a jello mold. So she filled a few with strawberry gelatin made from real strawberries. Yummy! Link (Google Translate) via NotCot | Photo:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/25/using-a-banana-peel-as-a-jello-mold/

Nintendo-Style Doctor Who Intro

(Video Link) Sadly, there was never a classic Nintendo game for Doctor Who. But YouTube user DoctorOctoroc has created an introductory theme that would have been perfect for it, in both graphics and music....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/25/nintendo-style-doctor-who-intro/

How to Turn a Dried Orange Peel into a Box

Sean Michael Ragan of Make read that it was possible to dry and shape the skin of an orange into a functional box. Although his is not as impressive as the one above, he was able to prove that it could be do...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/25/how-to-turn-a-dried-orange-peel-into-a-box/

Dairy Princess is Lactose Intolerant

Even in this modern and, one would hope, civilized age, people would reject intolerance. But it is not so -- nay, not even in something as mundane as the competition for Washington State Dairy Ambassador: She has to h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/25/dairy-princess-is-lactose-intolerant/

Physics Student Casts Doubt on the Realism of My Little Pony Cartoon

(Video Link) Although some television shows demonstrate an obvious departure from scientific realism (e.g. Stargate SG-1, Battlestar Galactica), you may be surprised that the highly-rated cartoon *...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/25/physics-student-casts-doubt-on-the-realism-of-my-little-pony-cartoon/

John Wayne Stainless Steel Water Bottle

John Wayne Stainless Steel Water Bottle - $11.95 Is your Dad a John Wayne fan in need of a means to keep cool and hydrated? This Father's Day get him the John Wayne Stainless Steel Water Bottle from the NeatoShop. A...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/25/john-wayne-stainless-steel-water-bottle/

The Atlas Obscura Guide to Communist Mummies

You know about Lenin's body and Mao's body, embalmed and on display to inspire the citizens of their countries. But there are plenty of other communist leaders in the same boat, and they all have a story behind them. Atl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/25/the-atlas-obscura-guide-to-communist-mummies/

Lawyer Files Motion to Have Buxom Woman Removed from Courtroom Because She's Too Distracting

A court in Illinois is addressing a unique issue. An employee of one of the attorneys in a civil case sat at the front of the courtroom, and opposing counsel considers her non-taxable assets to be distracting. He has fil...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/25/lawyer-files-motion-to-have-buxom-woman-removed-from-courtroom-because-shes-too-distracting/

Make Your Own Abraham Lincoln

I've only recently discovered Toy-a-Day, a site that offers a vast number of free papercraft patterns. All you have to do is print the PDF and fold as instructed, and voila! You have your own little paper version of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/25/make-your-own-abraham-lincoln/

Homemade Absinthe

I can't vouch for the quality or the safety of this recipe, since I haven't tried it (and probably never will), but English Russia has a how-post on making your own absinthe. There are a lot of herbs involved. Wormwood:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/25/homemade-absinthe/

Robotic Library of The Future

Fans of Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series will recall the city planet Trantor which housed the “Library of Trantor” (also known as the Galactic Library) in which librarians attempted to create an index of all huma...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/25/robotic-library-of-the-future/

Luna Ring: Solar Energy From The Moon

A lot of people are trying to be more green these days by installing solar panels on the roofs of their homes and businesses. However the ultimate solar panel installation may be on the moon. Shimizu Corporation con...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/25/luna-ring-solar-energy-from-the-moon/

Man Amputates Hand for Bionic One

It has to be the toughest decision anyone could make, but a man has decided to voluntarily amputate his hand. However this looks like a better alternative as he is going to replace his damaged limb with a bionic one....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/25/man-amputates-hand-for-bionic-one/

Top Ten New Species

It seems that scientists are always discovering a new type of frog or insect and getting all excited that they have uncovered a “new” animal while the rest of us don’t really see a big difference. However I thi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/25/top-ten-new-species-2/

Remains of War

What happens to all of our tanks, planes and ships when the war is over? It seems that a lot of them are left on the battlefield to rust and rot as seen in this interesting collection of photos. See the full gallery...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/25/remains-of-war/

Ladies Night Mug

Ladies Night - $6.95 Did you have a hard night on the town? It's time to peel off your boots,  fill up your Ladies Night Mug from the NeatoShop, and relax.  We all know that being a female superhero can be exhausting....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/25/ladies-night-mug/

City Slogans on Google Maps

Google Maps has a list of punny slogans that users have tagged onto towns and cities. A sample: Gas, KS "Don't pass gas, stop and enjoy It." Hooker, OK "It's a location, not a vocation." Bushnell, SD "It's not...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/25/city-slogans-on-google-maps/

The Cartoon Guide to Surviving a Nuclear Bomb Test

In 1955, the Atomic Energy Commission started getting complaints from Nevada citizens about nuclear testing. After all, who wants a nuclear test in their backyard? The government responded by publishing a booklet aim...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/25/the-cartoon-guide-to-surviving-a-nuclear-bomb-test/

Happy Guys Finish Last: Women Prefer Serious Men

Photo by Jessica L. TracyPsst, guys! Wanna know the secret to getting girls? According to a new study by University of British Columbia, you should ditch the happy face and opt for the brooding, serious look:"...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/25/happy-guys-finish-last-women-prefer-serious-men/

The Bacteria That Live on Caffeine

If you can't live without a cup of coffee, you have something in common with the bacterium Pseudomonas putida CBB5. The bug was discovered to live on caffeine - literally!The caffeine-munching bacterium was...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/25/the-bacteria-that-live-on-caffeine/

Where to Live in the USA to Avoid Natural Disasters

Hurricanes in the east, earthquakes in the west and tordanoes in the middle. Where should you live to avoid natural disasters? Matthew Ericson, Joe Burgess and Bill Marsh of The New York Times cr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/25/where-to-live-in-the-usa-to-avoid-natural-disasters/

X-Wing Fighter Soapbox Derby Car

The Force is strong with Instructables user The Papier Boy. He created this geekariffic soapbox derby car shaped like the X-Wing Fighter for the 2011 Nazareth Adult Soapbox Derby. Check it out here: Link - via Laughing S...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/25/x-wing-fighter-soapbox-derby-car/

The Best Cereal Box Toy Ever

Video Link A Vancouver ad agency called Dare came up with this creative stunt to unveil the new Honda Civic in Canada. The vague idea is that the Honda Civic is as fun as toy cars, but I'd just like to know what those...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/25/the-best-cereal-box-toy-ever/

Cat Raising Baby Chicks

A farmer in China noticed something really strange about his cat. She doesn't eat chicken. Instead, Niu Niu has taken 30 young chicks under her wing (so to speak), and even licks them clean. "I came back home and found...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/25/cat-raising-baby-chicks/










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