Archive for May 27th, 2011

Married Couple No Longer a Majority in USA

The American family has reached a milestone: according to the Census Bureau, married couples are now no longer a majority in American households. “The days of Ozzie and Harriet have faded into the past,”...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/27/married-couple-no-longer-a-majority-in-usa/

Dutch Government to Ban Cannabis Tourism?

Last week, it was marmite. Soon, it will be pot-smoking tourists who will be banned from Dutch cannabis shops:The Dutch government on Friday said it would start banning tourists from buying cannabis from "coffee...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/27/dutch-government-to-ban-cannabis-tourism/

"Eau de Toilet": Artist Made Perfume Out of Own Urine

"Signature scent" doesn't get any more personal than this, folks! If you love to hear the unusual things artists do in the name of art, "urine" for a treat:Conceptual artist Cherry Tree has a scen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/27/eau-de-toilet-artist-made-perfume-out-of-own-urine/

Anchor of Blackbeard's Ship Found

An expedition off the North Carolina coast recovered the anchor from the wreckage of pirate Blackbeard's ship, Queen Anne's Revenge:The Queen Anne's Revenge is believed to have run aground in the shallow waters off B...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/27/anchor-of-blackbeards-ship-found/

Link to the Future

(Video Link) Quickly! A wormhole will only open if the ocarina is played at 88 beats per minute! This ingenious fan film by Grant Duffrin explains and unites the stories of The Legend of Zelda franchise by...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/27/link-to-the-future/

Stress Beater

Stress Beater - $7.45 Does work have you down?  Do you need a way to channel your anger and frustration?   Get the Stress Beater from the NeatoShop and show stress who is boss. Stress will be screaming for mercy at th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/27/stress-beater/

7 Amazing Animal Stationmasters of Japan

We told you the story of Tama, the cat who became stationmaster at a train station in Japan (one, two, three, four, five times). Her success at bringing in new customers has spawned a series of non-human stationmasters,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/27/7-amazing-animal-stationmasters-of-japan/

Pac Man Cross Stitch in the Street

I don't have any information about this clever piece of street art except that it was discovered by Flickr user Bear in Mind. I wonder what material was used. Link via Craftpacman, street art, cross stitch...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/27/pac-man-cross-stitch-in-the-street/

Air Force Academy Graduates Four Sisters

The admission standards for the US service academies are incredibly demanding, to say nothing of the task of graduating. But success runs in the Robillard family. The four children of the family, who form two sets of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/27/air-force-academy-graduates-four-sisters/

Princess Leia/Vespa Headphones

Whether they remind you of Princess Leia's hair buns or Princess Vespa's headphones (Spaceballs), redditor Jacquielonglegs did a great job with this craft project. She wonders if she should sell the set....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/27/princess-leiavespa-headphones/

Questionable News Sources

In the olden days of the Internet, it was fun to trip people up by linking to The Onion stories and acting as though they were real. Now, people are too Internet saavy to fall for this trick. Well, one would...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/27/questionable-news-sources/

Rifle in Stained Glass

It's an AR-15 short-barreled rifle rendered in stained glass by Joe Thunstrom. I can so easily imagine it in a kitchen window in a picturesque country cottage. Link via Everyday, No Days Offstained glass, rifles...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/27/rifle-in-stained-glass/

Functional Imaginary Phone

(Video Link) Here's how it works: the palm of your hand is in view of a depth camera. Wherever you point on your palm corresponds to an area of the screen on a touchscreen phone. The computer hooked up to the camera...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/27/functional-imaginary-phone/

Sex Scandals Are So Pricey These Days

There was a time when rich and powerful men were expected to have a few flings on the side--or, if they were really classy, a long-term mistress with her own conveniently located house. Those days are gone, though, and I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/27/sex-scandals-are-so-pricey-these-days/

The Suburban Life of Napoleon’s Brother

Being the older brother of Napoleon Bonaparte wasn't an easy job. Joseph wanted to be a writer, but instead had to rule Naples and then Spain. When Napoleon was defeated, Joseph set sail for the United States, where he e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/27/the-suburban-life-of-napoleons-brother/

Awesome Comics Art of the Week

The folks over at ComicsAlliance see a lot of great art, especially of the superhero variety. They run across so many great artists and designers that a few months ago, they started a weekly column called "The Best Art E...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/27/awesome-comics-art-of-the-week/

The Most Well-Read Cities in the USA

Which cities in the United States have the most bookworms? Amazon has just announced a list of the Top 20 Most Well-Read Cities in America: After compiling sales data of all book...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/27/the-most-well-read-cities-in-the-usa/

US Postal Service: Is Collapse Imminent?

For the past three years, Phillip Herr of the US Government Accountability Office was tasked by Congress to find out what's wrong with the US Postal Service. He came to this conclusion (unsurprising to some, I'm sure):*e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/27/us-postal-service-is-collapse-imminent/

Yellow Submarine Mug

Yellow Submarine Mug - $9.95 Does your boring, old, coffee, mug make you feel blue?  You need the Yellow Submarine Mug from the NeatoShop (yes, officially licensed from The Beatles).  Printed inside the mug: "Love...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/27/yellow-submarine-mug/

Airline Food Just Got Awesome... Sorta

The last time I had an actual meal on an airplane, it was almost certainly a frozen Banquet turkey and dressing dinner in a different package. That doesn't mean the novelty of eating inside an airplane has worn off,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/27/airline-food-just-got-awesome-sorta/

Joplin: Before and After

NPR posted overhead views of Joplin, Missouri before the tornado hit Sunday, and two days after the devastation. You can move a slider over the pictures to compare the two. Be warned, it's sad. http://www.npr.org/201...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/27/joplin-before-and-after/

The First Trillionaires Will Make Their Fortunes in Space

It’s always interesting to me when people start bringing economics into such other worldly endeavors as space exploration. However financial gain will ultimately be the driving force to get us there. Twenty trillion U...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/27/the-first-trillionaires-will-make-their-fortunes-in-space/

Obituary of Mars' Robot Geologist

It’s hard to believe that NASA’s Mars Rover Spirit which was only supposed to function for a short period of time had been going strong on the Red Planet for years. Sadly however its mission is coming to an end. Fro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/27/obituary-of-marss-robot-geologist/

Google Wants to Be Your Wallet

The day when we no longer use cash or credit cards is quickly approaching. Soon you may be using your smart phone to pay for items at stores and restaurants. For now, though, the “tap-to-pay” system is taking baby...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/27/google-wants-to-be-your-wallet/

3D Map of The Universe

Scientists have created the largest 3D map of the universe that covers 380 million light years. The project took over a decade to complete. It's called the 2MASS Redshift Survey (2MRS) and is based upon the University...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/27/3d-map-of-the-universe/

Ball Droppings

This game may just waste a few hours of your day, but you will enjoy doing it. Try to angle the lines under the dropping ball to create different musical tones. You can adjust the speed and rate at which the balls drop....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/27/ball-droppings/

Insert Your Own "Butt" Joke Here

A billboard campaign aimed at promoting colon cancer awareness has been kicked to the curb in Washington state. The ads, which feature the slogan "What's up your butt?", were initially approved unanimously by the Tri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/27/insert-your-own-butt-joke-here/

The Secret Life of Storage Units in Honolulu

What could be interesting about the business of renting storage units? The fact that they are used for so many other things besides storage! Renting a storage unit is cheaper than renting office space, retail space, a gy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/27/the-secret-life-of-storage-units-in-honolulu/

Keep Calm, Mac User

I saw this and immediately figured it was a response to Firefox 4, which has caused me to use Force Quit more in the last couple of months than any time since I bought my latest computer. DeviantART member Ron Guyatt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/27/keep-calm-mac-user/

The Morphing Face Illusion

(YouTube link) The illusion comprises a morphing sequence between two faces. The observer has to fixate a dot superimposed on the morph. When the dot is moving, morphing can hardly be seen. However, when the dot sudde...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/27/the-morphing-face-illusion/










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