Archive for June 17th, 2011

Fresh Slice Record Player Pizza Cutter

Fresh Slice Record Player Pizza Cutter - $11.95 Are you feeling melancholy?  Are you lamenting your lost youth?  It might be time to grab your Fresh Slice Record Player Pizza Cutter from the NeatoShop and drown your...

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Rob Zombie for Woolite

Video Link As in Woolite clothes soap. No, really. You might know Rob Zombie as the founder and lead singer of White Zombie or you might be more familiar with his film work directing gory horror movies like House...

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Man Born without Arms Changes Brake Pads with Just His Feet

(Video Link) Matt Stutzman was born without arms, but that didn't become him from becoming a highly successful archer, both in competition and deer hunting. He quite properly bills himself as the "Inspirational Arch...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/17/man-born-without-arms-changes-brake-pads-with-just-his-feet/

Resumes Way Better Than Your Bullet-Pointed One

Until very recently, I was guilty of a boring, bullet-pointed resume too (I realize that's cool in some industries, but a creative job should call for a creative resume, right?). That being said, mine still doesn't l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/17/resumes-way-better-than-your-bullet-pointed-one/

Are We Headed for a New Ice Age?

Recent news reports about a predicted decline in the sun's magnetic activity pose the question, asking if the earth will be cooling off because of it. Let's ask the Bad Astronomer, Dr. Phil Plait. The answer — spoiler...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/17/are-we-headed-for-a-new-ice-age/

Lion Takes Nap on Top of Human

(Video Link) Shanta, a lioness who lives who lives at the Cedar Cove Feline Sanctuary in Kansas, is seen here dozing on her handler, Steve. But really, if a lion is using you as bedding, I don't think that you can l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/17/lion-takes-nap-on-top-of-human/

Two Men Run Wild in Empty Airport Terminal

What would you do if you connecting flight was canceled and you were stuck in the Dallas Forth-Worth airport all night? If you were photographer Joe Ayala and friend Larry Chen you would make an epic video when you d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/17/two-men-run-wild-in-empty-airport-terminal/

Beer Bottle Chandeliers

Have you ever wanted to integrate beer into your decor? Barlite has been making beer bottle sconces and chandeliers for over 10 years. Their products range from a simple 7- bottle lamp right up to an elaborate 52-bottle...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/17/beer-bottle-chandeliers/

Cookie Master

Have you ever aspired to be a fortune cookie writer? Most of us who ever received a lame fortune have contemplated it for a short time. However, there aren't many of these positions available. Donald Lau is the vice-pres...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/17/cookie-master/

The 10,000 Year Clock

The Long Now Foundation is building a clock that is supposed to last 10,000 years, and chime with a different song every time it sounds. Danny Hillis invented the clock in 1995, saying I want to build a clock that t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/17/the-10000-year-clock/

How to Make a Hot Dog Fairy

Unlike most of you, I did not grow up in a household that believed in the Hot Dog Fairy. So the tradition of placing a piece of hot dog in the dirty laundry on a new moon was not a part of my childhood. But do I plan...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/17/how-to-make-a-hot-dog-fairy/

Pokémon in Real Life

What do Pokémon look like in real life, rather than on the cartoon? Stephen Lefcourt took his camera out on an expedition to find out. He found a total of twelve, and you can view them at the link. Link -via Geekolo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/17/pokemon-in-real-life/

Shark Mask

Shark Mask - $2.95 Are you looking for a unique gift for a germaphobe?  Get them the Shark Mask from the NeatoShop.  This mask makes it cool to be afraid of germs.  Now bring on the hand sanitizer because it's time...

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Google Launches Voice Search

“Computer, search for recipes on great barbecue ideas for the Fourth of July.” This may be how you search items on the web from now on with the launch of Google Voice Search. The new application will now be available...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/17/google-launches-voice-search/

These Euro Coins with QR Codes are Legal Tender

The Dutch Royal Mint in Utrecht is celebrating its 100th anniversary by releasing silver 5€ and gold 10€ coins. It has been reported that they include functional QR codes and are legal tender in the Eurozone....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/17/these-euro-coins-with-qr-codes-are-legal-tender/

The Aubin Trophy: A Masterpiece of Victorian Locksmithing

(Video Link) The Great Exhibition of 1851 -- arguably the first World's Fair -- featured this masterpiece of locksmithing. The Aubin Trophy was a demonstration of 44 different locks, each of which could be turned se...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/17/the-aubin-trophy-a-masterpiece-of-victorian-locksmithing/

The Swimming Pool that Turned into a Museum

The city of Lille, France had a beautiful municipal swimming pool. It was an Art Deco masterpiece built between 1927 and 1932 by the architect Albert Baert. But over the years, the support underneath the pool was wea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/17/the-swimming-pool-that-turned-into-a-museum/

Artist Statement Generator

Quick! We have to get the sculpture to the exhibition hall! There's no time to formulate our aesthetic rationale into a coherent philosophical statement. Just use this artist statement generator to come up with stuff lik...

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Is There a Scientific Explanation for Justin Bieber?

For more than a century, social scientists have attempted to create a model that will accurately predict what images, songs, or memes will become popular. Now Gregory Berns, a neuroeconomist at Emory University, thinks t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/17/is-there-a-scientific-explanation-for-justin-bieber/

10 Peanuts Characters You’ve Probably Forgotten

You know Charlie Brown, Linus and Lucy, and of course, Snoopy, but Charles Schultz introduced a lot of characters in the Peanuts comic strip over the decades. Mental_floss takes a look back at some you may or ma...

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The Best TV Dads Through the Decades

(YouTube link) In case you've not been checking the calendar, this Sunday is Fathers Day, so here is a satisfyingly comprehensive collection of TV clips honoring TV fathers of the 1950s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s and t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/17/the-best-tv-dads-through-the-decades/

Paul Bunyan-Sized Candy

Photo link I'm a candy fiend, but I don't think even I could tackle these massive sweets. Alas, they're not really edible - each of the four pieces created by student Nicola Freeman are made of plaster and/or resin. S...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/17/paul-bunyan-sized-candy/

Annual Frozen Dead Guy Days Festival for Sale

The Nederland, Colorado, Chamber of Commerce has been staging the Frozen Dead Guy Days annually for ten years. The name comes from the corpse of Bredo Morstoel, who died in 1989 and has been stored in dry ice in the area...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/17/annual-frozen-dead-guy-days-festival-for-sale/

Ringarts

(YouTube link) This is what you get when you combine optical illusions with a vaudeville act. The performer is named Ouka. -via Cynical-Coptical illusion, performance, ings, juggler...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/17/ringarts/

What Groucho Ate

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website. Tastes in comedy vary and differ, just like tastes in colors, women, or cars. To me, Grouch...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/17/what-groucho-ate/

A Sign Made from 5,000 Rocker Switches

This would be so much fun to play with! Valentin Ruhry made this huge sign for the Austrian Cultural Forum of New York. It will be on display there through September 5. Link and Forum Website -via Colossal | Pho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/17/a-sign-made-from-5000-rocker-switches/

Bovine Breakout

(YouTube link) A farmer in south Armagh, Northen Ireland, thought someone was trying to steal his cattle, as they were found outside several times after being locked in the barn for the night. When a camera was inst...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/17/bovine-breakout/






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