Archive for May 29th, 2011

How We’ve Commemorated the Civil War

It has been 150 years since the US Civil War began. How should we mark the anniversary? The first recorded reunion of Civil War soldiers (Union only) took place a mere ten years after the beginning of the war. The annive...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/29/how-weve-commemorated-the-civil-war/

Cat on a Ledge

(YouTube link) The cat was walking around the second story ledge of an apartment building, apparently not wanting to jump down and unable to get inside. YouTube user MrsChantrea says, Suddenly I saw this cat outsid...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/29/cat-on-a-ledge/

A Collaborative Investigation

This photograph of a liquor store was taken in Minneapolis in 1939, and recently posted to Shorpy. Interesting, but... what is that futuristic thing sticking up out of the car parked in front? The first commen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/29/a-collaborative-investigation/

Straight Razor: A Short Film about the Traditional Barbershop

(Video Link) "[...] 'cause honestly, the barbershop is one of the few last refuges of an old man, you know, where you can go and be a man's man. And if that ever goes away, it'll be a sad day, because I don't think...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/29/straight-razor-a-short-film-about-the-traditional-barbershop/

Be Careful What You Say -- The Walls Have Ears

Colossal has a roundup of some of the whimsical pieces created by the artist Michael Beitz. I especially like this one called "body/brick", which was installed in Brooklyn. Artist's Website via ColossalMi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/29/be-careful-what-you-say-the-walls-have-ears/

The Straw Hat Riot

The Straw Hat Riot of 1922 is an example of what can happen when folks take fashion too seriously. Unbelievable as it sounds, a gang of young hoodlums in New York City decided to enforce an unwritten rule that straw hats...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/29/the-straw-hat-riot/

Not #Winning: Bomb Threat Over 2½ Men Reruns

I'm as sick of Charlie Sheen as anyone, but a New York City resident named Freddy Caldwell is maybe a little more annoyed than the rest of us. On May 11 and May 23, after WPIX-11 aired reruns of "Two and a Half Men," Cal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/29/not-winning-bomb-threat-over-2%c2%bd-men-reruns/

The Digital Diet

Are you an Internet junkie? Do you constantly check your smartphone for email updates, tweet incessantly, and post the smallest details of your life on Facebook? Then you need to go on a diet. A digital diet.New York tec...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/29/the-digital-diet/

Geeky Teens: It Gets Better

Are you bullied in high school because you're a geek? Don't worry, it gets better.Many popular students approach graduation day with bittersweet nostalgia: excitement for the future is tempered by fear of lost status...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/29/geeky-teens-it-gets-better/

Butchered Apron

Butchered Apron - $14.95 Are you still looking for the perfect Father's Day gift?  Behold the Butchered Apron from the NeatoShop.  It would be a crime not to get Dad this fabulous gift.  We suspect Dad will be very p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/29/butchered-apron/

Gmail Hackers Used US Government Backdoor

Remember the Chinese hackers who hacked into gmail last year? Turns out they were able to do that because Google created a backdoor access system into Gmail accounts for the US Government.Security expert Bruce Schneier s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/29/gmail-hackers-used-us-government-backdoor/

Duff Beer: Yes, It Does Exist!

If you're in Mexico, Argentina, Colombia or Chile anytime soon, you can pick up a bottle of Duff, Homer Simpson's lager of choice. Though the product is probably in violation of licensing agreements--or more specificall...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/29/duff-beer-yes-it-does-exist/

Super Grover Tattoo

Certainly a good premise for a tattoo is an inspirational, heroic figure. Super Grover from Sesame Street will do the trick. This particular tattoo was made by Cecil Porter of Murrieta, California. Link (...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/29/super-grover-tattoo/

Parking Meters Collect Money for the Homeless

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SK-kB1_BsL4] Watch on YouTube This is a neat idea: parking meters repurposed to collect change for the homeless. The program is now running in Orlando, FL, as well. Donors drop...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/29/parking-meters-collect-money-for-the-homeless/

The Moon Is Wetter than Expected

Our ideas about the Moon -- what it's made of and how it got there, and even how we can use its energy -- have changed rapidly over the last half-century. You know, since we started sending people there. The newest confi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/29/the-moon-is-wetter-than-expected/

New Zealand's Sky Blue Mushroom

It looks like a piece of Photoshop trickery, but that bit of fairlyand fungus is Entoloma hochstetteri, the Sky Blue Mushroom. In its native New Zealand the mushroom is well known, appearing on a postage sta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/29/new-zealands-sky-blue-mushroom/

Declassified: A Look at Formerly Top Secret Aircraft

During the Cold War, the US military developed top secret aircraft at the Air Force facilities at Groom Lake, also known as Area 51. Decades after the projects were finished, these designs remained classified. Althou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/29/declassified-a-look-at-formerly-top-secret-aircraft/

Earth Rotating Against the Stars

(YouTube link) One thing we should always remember is that the the earth is spinning around while the stars stay relatively constant in the sky. YouTube member bulletpeople took a beautiful existing time-lapse video...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/29/earth-rotating-against-the-stars/
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