Archive for June 3rd, 2011

Donut Coin Purse

Donut Coin Purse - $15.95 Attention Donut fans! Behold the Donut Coin Purse from the NeatoShop.  This adorable sprinkle donut bag is the perfect place to store all your emergency donut money. We hope everyone had a...

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Quick, R2, to the Droid Poles!

Suddenly, my respect for C3P0 has greatly increased. Well, I guess his normal manner is the perfect cover for his secret identity as the Coppered Crusader. via Comics Alliance | Image: Adam CarlsonStar Wars, r2d2,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/03/quick-r2-to-the-droid-poles/

Spooky Vid of Dog Drinking Water

(Video Link) In slow motion, this x-ray image looks especially cool. Thank your opposable thumbs that you don't have to do this. via Doobybraindogs, xrays...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/03/spooky-vid-of-dog-drinking-water/

Vintage Arcade Machines Showcase

For you young folks, an "arcade" was a place where people could go to play games on "arcade machines." It was fun! You could socialize, hone your fine motor skills, and spend all your money! See a collection of class...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/03/vintage-arcade-machines-showcase/

New Words Added to the Oxford English Dictionary

What new words have been officially* added to the English language? Oxford University Press now lists them on its website. Now, whenever you write "meep" or "nekkid", you can feel confident that you're using real wor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/03/new-words-added-to-the-oxford-english-dictionary/

Liquid Bricks Turn a Road's Surface Bouncy

(Video Link) It looks like the surface of a road has suddenly turned aqueous! This is actually an art installation by Benjamin Boré in Bourges, France. Although there's not much information, an introductory video s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/03/liquid-bricks-turn-a-roads-surface-bouncy/

RIP James Arness

Actor James Arness, who protected the citizens of Dodge City as Marshal Matt Dillon for 20 years (1955-1975) on the TV series "Gunsmoke" has died of natural causes. He was 88. In an era when TV actors typically chewed t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/03/rip-james-arness/

What, Again?!

Yes, sadly, this is a real book. I guess we should all be glad that it's been discounted heavily. The Amazon reviews are harsh, which we fellas should take as encouraging. http://www.amazon.com/Not-tonight-Darling...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/03/what-again/

National Bathroom Reading Month Sweepstakes

Did you know that June is National Bathroom Reading Month? Uncle John's Bathroom Reader is celebrating by holding a contest called the "Power Bowl," where you can win up to $2,500 to remodel your bathroom "reading room"!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/03/national-bathroom-reading-month-sweepstakes/

Tornado Firsts

Did you know that in the 1940s, it was forbidden to use the word "tornado" in a weather forecast? Since there was no way to accurately predict a tornado, there was no use in causing panic. Even after the Air For...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/03/tornado-firsts/

BBQ Branding Iron

BBQ Branding Iron - $18.95 Are you on a mission to get Dad the best Father's Day gift this year?  Get him the BBQ Branding Iron from the NeatoShop.  Just think of all the wonderfully inappropriate things Dad will be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/03/bbq-branding-iron/

Scientists Create Tiny Artificial Brain

It’s not going to be beating anyone at Jeopardy any time soon, but scientists have created an artificial brain derived from rat cells. The brain is capable of 12 second short term memory and will be used to study h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/03/scientists-create-tiny-artificial-brain/

Reinventing Abandoned Places

Many cities and urban centers these days are discovering the increasing problem of figuring out what to do abandoned buildings and structures. As populations and industries change many large factories, apartment comp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/03/reinventing-abandoned-places/

Panasonic Plans Green City in Japan

Panasonic has announced plans to create a green community for around 1000 residents, built from the ground up in Japan. The eco-friendly Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town should be available by 2018 and hopes to keep c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/03/panasonic-plans-green-city-in-japan/

How Far Do Cats Travel On Their Own?

Have you ever wondered where your outdoor cat goes all day? Well some scientists wondered the same thing and spent two years tracking pet cats as well as feral cats to map out how far they go each day. Some cats trav...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/03/how-far-do-cats-travel-on-their-own/

Breakdown of Color Preferences by Gender

Recently a couple decided to raise their child non gender specific and let their baby decide for his or herself what toys, clothes and colors they preferred. This study shows how men and women differ on color prefere...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/03/breakdown-of-color-preferences-by-gender/

Rare Electric-Blue Lobster

Only one in four million lobsters is blue, a genetic mutation in coloring that makes for an interesting-looking creature. This blue lobster was caught Wednesday off the shores of Prince Edward Island, the only one si...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/03/rare-electric-blue-lobster/

Operation Cupcake: Problems, al-Qaeda?

MI6 and GCHQ trolled an al-Qaeda online magazine by replacing bomb-making instructions with a list of recipes for the best cupcakes in America. "Operation Cupcake" was launched to disrupt efforts by al-Qaeda in the Arab...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/03/operation-cupcake-problems-al-qaeda/

The Medical Aftermath of a Killer Tornado

ER Stories has a first-hand account of the destruction in Joplin, Missouri, when a tornado ripped the town apart on May 22nd. Dr. Kevin Kikta was on duty at the emergency department of St. John’s Regional Medical Cente...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/03/the-medical-aftermath-of-a-killer-tornado/

Yo Ho Ho and Where's My Wife?

The Swedish coast guard (and a certain sailor's wife) are probably not too impressed with the recent antics of a drunken seaman. After leaving port without his wife, the sailor looked around his boat, couldn't find her,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/03/yo-ho-ho-and-wheres-my-wife/

Top 10 Unique Bikes

A bicycle can be an art medium just as much as a canvas or a wall, right? Imagine riding around on this flamingo bicycle, with all eyes upon you! This is just one of Ten Unique Bikes (many of them roadworthy) compile...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/03/top-10-unique-bikes/

Extraordinary Garage

(YouTube link) You know, that is a really nice garage door. But there's no driveway leading to it! -via the Presurferdoor, garage, remodel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/03/extraordinary-garage/

Star Wars Muppets

These new Muppet figures dressed as Star Wars characters will be sold at Disney theme parks beginning this fall. You'll see Sam the Eagle as Obi-Wan Kenobi, Beaker as C-3PO, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew as R2-D2, Fozzy the Be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/03/star-wars-muppets/

Loom: The Story of a Successful Catch

(Watch on Vimeo) The German-based production team know as Polynoid is a collaboration of Jan Bitzer, Ilija Brunck, Csaba Letay, Fabian Pross and Tom Weber, all design, music and storytelling geniuses. This 5-minute...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/03/loom-the-story-of-a-successful-catch/

True Loves

(YouTube link) If the sheep animation by Cyriak was too creepy for you, check out his work with isometric fractals on this music video for the song "True Loves" (Cereal Spiller Remix) by Hooray For Earth. -via The D...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/03/true-loves/

Food Pyramid Replaced by MyPlate

The USDA food pyramid was revamped in 2005 as My Pyramid, with more accurate but also more confusing information about recommended nutrition. Now it's been revamped again, and the pyramid is gone. The new graphic is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/03/food-pyramid-replaced-by-myplate/

The Muppets in The Hangover Part II?

Video link Well, sort of. In this spoof teaser for the upcoming Muppets movie, written by Jason Segal and Nicholas Stoller (the team behind Forgetting Sarah Marshal) and directed by Flight of the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/03/the-muppets-in-the-hangover-part-ii/

15 Facts You Might Not Know about Knight Rider

"Knight Rider: a shadowy flight into the dangerous world of a man...who does not exist. Michael Knight, a young loner on a crusade to champion the cause of the innocent, the helpless, the powerless, in a world o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/03/15-facts-you-might-not-know-about-knight-rider/

Alkali Metals

(YouTube link) A look at alkali metals and how they react with air and water may seem like a dry science lesson at first. Despite the delivery, this presentation builds as it goes along, with a satisfying climax at...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/03/alkali-metals/
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