Archive for June 6th, 2011

Going for a Drive

(YouTube link) I hear there's an extra joke in the music if you understand Portuguese. -via The Daily Whatdog, Car, driving...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/06/going-for-a-drive/

The Cost of Being on 'American Idol'

For eleven years now, American Idol has been feeding the dreams of talented and not-so-talented singers and audience members alike. For many contestants, being on the show is a year-long commitment -and more. BankRate lo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/06/the-cost-of-being-on-american-idol/

Erupting Volcano Surrounded by Lightning

I'd expect to see the image above if I were watching, say, Transformers 4, and I would remark on its unrealistic quality. Red skies with burning lightning and a massive volcanic plume? Please. But the scene...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/06/erupting-volcano-surrounded-by-lightning/

She Texted in a Movie Theater

(YouTube link)The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema enforces old-fashioned theater etiquette. They have two rules: no talking during a movie, and no phone usage. After a woman was ejected from the theater for texting...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/06/she-texted-in-a-movie-theater/

Companion Cube in the Back of a Jurassic Park Jeep Has Me Confused

Of course, that's the normal state of affairs anyway, so one shouldn't be alarmed. Dan Ryckert spotted this apparition and quite properly tweeted: Dear dude in the Jurassic Park jeep that's transporting a massive...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/06/companion-cube-in-the-back-of-a-jurassic-park-jeep-has-me-confused/

Pipe Organ ATM

Artists Allora and Calzadilla made this unusual ATM in Venice. It's built into a pipe organ that plays a unique tune for each customer: But this is no run-of-the-mill A.T.M. The brainchild of the artist duo Allor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/06/pipe-organ-atm/

In a Single Line: Stormtroopers at Breakfast

This drawing by Napoleón Vuelaenpartes is composed of a just one line, from the helmet of one Stormtrooper to the next. Imperial Breakfast sets just the right mood. "How's the new baby, Sam?" "Not bad, Ralp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/06/in-a-single-line-stormtroopers-at-breakfast/

Lawn Mower Beer Train

(Video Link) I weep for loss of the long-cherished liberties of our republic. It's like you can't avoid getting harassed by the police whenever you go driving a lawn mower down the road towing a train of ten shoppin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/06/lawn-mower-beer-train/

Mergatroid

Mergatroid - $14.95 Heavens to mergatroid! How do you make a sock monkey even cuter?  You give him a nerdy spin. If you love all things nerdy and geeky you need to check out the Mergatroid from the NeatoShop. ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/06/mergatroid/

Shady UK Oil Director Dresses in Drag to Avoid Media

That dashing lady above is Martyn Crute, a UK Oil and Gas Ltd. director who was charged with trading for 15 months without being registered to gas safety body Corgi. In a massive fail at attempting to leave court unn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/06/shady-uk-oil-director-dresses-in-drag-to-avoid-media/

High-End Caravan Hotel

If you're not really into camping but would like the experience of staying in a caravan for a few days, you might consider a stay at the Hütten Palast in Berlin. The Huts at the Palace is a luxury hotel, the first to re...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/06/high-end-caravan-hotel/

Prague Zoo's Stinky Souvenirs

No trip to the zoo is complete without a souvenir, but Prague Zoo is giving its patrons a bit more variety than most. The gift shop now features 1-kilo tubs of elephant dung; initially, the product was only available...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/06/prague-zoos-stinky-souvenirs/

Mars Camping Tent

I once went camping in Death Valley and the conditions were so hot I longed for the air conditioned comfort of a Motel 8, or at least a Motel 6.  So I can’t imagine camping in the deserts of Mars. That’s just what s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/06/mars-camping-tent/

4D Art Show

If you've always wanted to step inside a painting--or better yet, have on leap out at you--then you'll enjoy the highlighted pieces in a recent 4D art show held in China. Visitors to the exhibit had lots of fun takin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/06/4d-art-show/

Crazy Headphone Designs

When regular old earbuds won't do, there are options. Headphones with antlers, for instance, or maybe a crazy steampunked earpiece. There's a zippered pair that have me impressed with their simplicity and the obvious...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/06/crazy-headphone-designs/

Parachute Wedding Dress

Yes, it's fetching, and there's a real story behind this dress, as well. The parachute saved the life of pilot Maj. Claude Hensinger when he bailed out of his disabled B-29 over Japan in 1944. It was his blanket and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/06/parachute-wedding-dress/

New Spacesuits Could Have In-Helmet Display

It’s hard to believe that NASA is using the same space helmets they pretty much used for the Apollo missions. However now it seems they could be close to an upgrade and space walkers could be reading text off of the in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/06/new-spacesuits-could-have-in-helmet-display/

“Space Station” Found on Mars

Using Google Mars a viewer thinks he has uncovered a space station or power plant on the surface of the Red Planet. Watching the video at the link a blurred white object comes into view. What do you think the image i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/06/%e2%80%9cspace-station%e2%80%9d-found-on-mars/

Human Hyper Evolution

The super powers of the X-Men may still may take awhile in the evolutionary process. However scientists have discovered that due to rapid population growth human evolution may be speeding up. In a fascinating discovery...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/06/human-hyper-evolution/

A New Hope Cross-stitch

Flickr user WhateverJames (who calls himself a "manbroiderer" has created this cross-stitch masterpiece that mashes up Luke Skywalker with the iconic Barack Obama political poster designed by Shepard Fairey. Jame...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/06/a-new-hope-cross-stitch/

Guess the Substance

Frontier Airlines called in a report that sparked a response from the Milwaukee Fire Department's Hazardous Materials Unit. A suspicious white powder was found on board a flight from Phoenix to Milwaukee -on a diaper cha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/06/guess-the-substance/

DIY TV-B-Gone Jacket

(YouTube Link) Have you ever tried to have a discussion with a friend at a restaurant but couldn't hear a thing over the din of the TV? TV-B-Gone is a remote control device that allows you to turn the darn thing of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/06/tv-b-gone-jacket/

Awkward Family Photos (White House Edition)

Could you recognize the United States presidents from their baby pictures? Then you should do well in today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss! Yeah, the more recent presidents are easier, but I still managed to score...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/06/awkward-family-photos-white-house-edition/

All of Lovecraft's Creatures

Very busy artist Mike Bukowski has a project going in which he is illustrating each and every creature found in the stories of H.P. Lovecraft. In many cases, he has only a short description (or sometimes none at all)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/06/all-of-lovecrafts-creatures/

Would You Qualify for the Scripps National Spelling Bee?

Last week, eighth grader Sukanya Roy took the title of the 2011 Scripps National Spelling Bees ever by rattling off the correct letters of “Cymotrichous” with the same ease as if the judges had asked her to spell “...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/06/would-you-qualify-for-the-scripps-national-spelling-bee/

Narcoleptic Bee

Twaggies welcomes the talents of artist Sam Spratt, known for his illustrations at Gizmodo. He rendered this Tweet from @sween. Like all Twaggies, this can be purchased as a print or on a t-shirt. LinkTwitter, tweets...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/06/narcoleptic-bee/

The Nanny Dog

Only recently have pit bulls gained a reputation for being dangerous dogs, mainly due to their popularity among those who breed and train dogs to be overly aggressive -or to just look scary. For generations,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/06/the-nanny-dog/

BodyGard Survivor 12-1

BodyGard Survivor - $28.95 Is your Father a gadget freak?  You need to check out the BodyGard Survivor 12-1 self-powered emergency tool from the NeatoShop!  It is the perfect gift for any Dad who loves to push buttons...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/06/bodygard-survivor-12-1/

Saving Sergeant Niland

The following is an article from the book Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Salutes the Armed Forces. It was selected to run today on the 67th anniversary of the Allied Invasion of Normandy, also known as D-day. *...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/06/saving-sergeant-niland/






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