Archive for June 4th, 2011

History of the Nerd

What makes a nerd nerdy? Is it a proclivity for using words like "proclivity," or the social ineptitude only a lone acne-suffering lunchtime outcast can claim? It's the always-handy calculator, isn't it? Kuriositas e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/04/history-of-the-nerd/

Colors Out of Space

It doesn't look like it, but the girl in the illustration above has two gray eyes. (And some vicious-looking fingernails.) This is due to the "opponent process" our brain uses to interpret signals from photoreceptors...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/04/colors-out-of-space/

Arcade Dominator

(Watch on YouTube) From Freddie Wong, the guy in Jedi A-Holes from John's post last week, a new video. This time, he's not out being a Force-abusing delinquent--he's the Arcade Dominator. I'm only a little...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/04/arcade-dominator/

Twinkie the Kid Twinkie Container

Twinkie the Kid Twinkie Container - $9.95 How do you protect your favorite snack from being smashed when you are on the go?  You get the Twinkie the Kid Twinkie Container from the NeatoShop of course!  The Twinkie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/04/twinkie-the-kid-twinkie-container/

Mermaid Restroom Sign

Actually, it could also be a merman, not just a mermaid. And the other sign -- is that, like, a pirate with a peg leg? http://allmermaids.tumblr.com/post/6120342607/mermaid-toilet -via How Now, Spirit! Wither Wand...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/04/mermaid-restroom-sign/

WWI-Era Dazzle Camouflage Could Protect Modern Military Vehicles

During World War I, the navies of the world experimented with dazzle camouflage. The odd angular shapes and lines, such as those seen on the British minelayer pictured above, broke up the visual patterns of the vesse...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/04/wwi-era-dazzle-camouflage-could-protect-modern-military-vehicles/

Peacock Eyelashes

The Indie design hub ModCloth offers these fake eyelashes that are made to look like the plumage of a peacock. They're quite striking! Alex is currently fluttering his own pair here at the office, and they look simpl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/04/peacock-eyelashes/

Dr. Seuss' Short-Lived Newspaper Comic Strip

In 1935, Theodore Geisel composed a syndicated weekly newspaper strip called Hejji. It told the adventures of Hejji and the Mighty One as they travel through the mysterious land of Baako. The strip was not a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/04/dr-seuss-short-lived-newspaper-comic-strip/

The Weird, Wonderful World of Bioluminescence

In the deep, dark ocean, many sea creatures make their own light for hunting, mating and self-defense. Bioluminescence expert Edith Widder was one of the first to film this glimmering world. At TED2011, she brings some...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/04/the-weird-wonderful-world-of-bioluminescence/

Joystick Attachments for Smartphones

A company called Ten 1 has developed a gadget that can slip over smartphones and serve as joysticks for easier movement while playing video games. So far, they're available for iPhones, iPod Touches, and Androids. Th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/04/joystick-attachments-for-smartphones/

Break Out

The girlfriend of redditor gorie drew this clever image on an otherwise dull day. I hope the fella's got something soft to land on. via redditdrawings...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/04/break-out/

Homeowners Foreclose on Bank

Warren and Maureen Nyerges of Collier County, Florida, didn't owe a single cent on their house, but that didn't stop Bank of America from trying to foreclose on it. The Nyerges fought it in court, and won. The court orde...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/04/homeowners-foreclose-on-bank/

No More Naked Reading at Oxford

In a bit of controversy on campus, the Breakfast Club--a group of about 40 male and female Worcester College students--get together in the library on Wednesday afternoons to do group revision... with a bit of stripping...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/04/no-more-naked-reading-at-oxford/

The History of a Cheap Dress

This article caught my eye because only a couple of days ago I explained to my daughter why pajamas were invented: because once upon a time we wanted to keep our expensive daytime clothing clean and wrinkle-free because...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/04/the-history-of-a-cheap-dress/

Waving at the Bus

Rain Price of American Fork, Utah rode the bus to school every day. During the past year, the bus drove by his house after picking him up at the bus stop. And every day, his dad would be there in front of the house, wavi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/04/waving-at-the-bus/

The Complete Definitive Origin of Catwoman

I have a slightly-more-than-passing interest in comics, which is to say that I find them interesting and have a couple of favorite artists, but remain unfamiliar with most of the esoteric details that actual fans are awa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/04/the-complete-definitive-origin-of-catwoman/

This Week at Neatorama

Now that we are into June, it's time to roll out a formal welcome to two new Neatorama authors who joined us in May! Both Shane McGlaun and Adrienne Crezo are experienced writers who are making significant contributions...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/04/this-week-at-neatorama-54/

Steampunk Ash

Hail to the king, baby! Clifton created and wore this costume of Army of Darkness's Ash Williams to DragonCon: Being relatively new to cosplay and having almost no experience with sewing, I knew that the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/04/steampunk-ash/




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