Archive for July 12th, 2011

Map of the U.S. According to Number of Residents Per Waffle House

You know you've always wondered. Alas, we have no Waffle Houses in Iowa - it would appear that our allotment went mostly to Alabama, Mississippi and Georgia, where there are fewer than 200,000 residents per Waffle Ho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/12/map-of-the-u-s-according-to-number-of-residents-per-waffle-house/

Wanna Come to My Bat Cave? Batman Tumbler

Wanna Come to My Bat Cave? Batman Tumbler - $7.95 We all know that Batman has a way with women.  Now with the Wanna Come to My Bat Cave? Batman Tumbler from the NeatoShop you too can channel Batman's...

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Geometric Sculpture Made From Coffee Stirrers

Photo: Nick Sayers [Flickr] Behold the Hyperbolic Coffee Cactus, created by Nick Sayers out of "630 coffee stirrers, drilled with 2,520 holes, pinned together with...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/12/geometric-sculpture-made-from-coffee-stirrers/

1,500-Year-Old Blood-Red Tomb Inside a Mayan Pyramid

Photo: INAH When archaologists lowered a small camera into an unexplored Maya pyramid, they saw this fascinating image: a 1,500-year-old blood-red funeral chamber. *em...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/12/1500-year-old-blood-red-tomb-inside-a-mayan-pyramid/

Sherwood Schwartz' Most Memorable TV Clips

Video link Even if you aren't familiar with Sherwood Schwartz' alliterative name, you most assuredly know his body of work: he's responsible for the creation of The Brady Bunch and Gilligan's Island....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/12/sherwood-schwartz-most-memorable-tv-clips/

Ten Harry Potter Spells That'll Make You Wish You Were Enrolled at Hogwarts

In honor of the final movie's upcoming release this weekend, Time has rounded up their 10 favorite spells from the series. That's Hermione using the Lumos spell in the picture, which is #7 on the list. It's a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/12/ten-harry-potter-spells-thatll-make-you-wish-you-were-enrolled-at-hogwarts/

Seven Awesomely Nerdy Manicures

It takes a lot of time and effort to get nails like these. But how do they use a controller? Hit the link to see six others, including Pac-Man and Legend of Zelda-inspired talons. Linkmario, zelda, fingernails...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/12/seven-awesomely-nerdy-manicures/

Greatest Movie Bank Robbery Ever

(YouTube link) Screen Junkies gives us the greatest bank robbery ever to appear in the movies, which is a supercut, because it takes a lot of robberies to be the best! Some language NSFW. Link -via The Daily Whatmov...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/12/greatest-movie-bank-robbery-ever/

10 Fascinating Facts About Phone Numbers

On the one hand, it's just a number. On the other hand, there is a history and a system behind phone numbers that you might not know about. Like, why did they start using numbers in the first place? In the early days of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/12/10-fascinating-facts-about-phone-numbers/

Nixon Now

(YouTube link) It's a stroll down memory lane with the song "Nixon Now," a campaign ad for the 1972 presidential election. The Film Archive has a collection of 1972 campaign TV ads, for both Richard Nixon and George...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/12/nixon-now/

Children Mailed by Parcel Post

From the archives of the National Postal Museum comes this photo of a postal carrier with a young boy in his mailbag. After parcel post service was introduced in 1913, at least two children were sent by the service...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/12/children-mailed-by-parcel-post/

Mom Made Son Wear Sign on Streets for Low GPA

Is it socially acceptable to shame your kid into performing better academically in school? Here's what one fed-up mom did to her teenage boy: Ronda Holder is so disappointed with...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/12/mom-made-son-wear-sign-on-streets-for-low-gpa/

Tea Rex Tea Infuser

Tea Rex Tea Infuser - $9.95 Does work have you feeling about 65 million years old?  Maybe it's time to take a break and make yourself a nice cup of tea with the Tea Rex Tea Infuser from the NeatoShop.  Remember, eve...

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Make Your Own Superhero Garden Gnome

Photo link Sure, you might have a fabulous garden with gorgeous blooms and a pergola to die for. But it's missing one thing: a garden gnome superhero to keep it free from villainous slugs and evil aphids. Luckily, Ins...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/12/make-your-own-superhero-garden-gnome/

Tea Party to Save the Incandescent Light Bulb

I don't usually agree with Tea Partyers, but they've got my support on this issue: House Republicans are bringing up legislation to save the incandescent light bulb, which is slated to be phased out by 2020.The law h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/12/tea-party-to-save-the-incandescent-light-bulb/

Apps for Crimes

Wanna commit crime? There's an app for that! No, seriously. There are apps that display fake Drivers License, let you avoid DUI checkpoints, and more:Want to fool merchants with a fake ID? Hack someone's text message...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/12/apps-for-crimes/

Live Cardboard Robocop Reenactment

The folks at Old Murder House Theater have created some great productions that are more akin to B movies than live theater. Their newest live play is a performance of the science fiction 1980’s “classic” Ro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/12/live-cardboard-robocop-reenactment/

Photos Of Wild Fish Using a Tool

For the first time a wild fish, the Blackspot Tuskfish has been photographed by a diver using a tool. Scientists predict that before long we will be cowering before those damn dirty Cod.  Probably not, but check out...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/12/photos-of-wild-fish-using-a-tool/

The Beer-O-Bot

This homemade “Beer-O-Bot” uses an iPhone App to launch a selection of beers across the room to the user. While fun it seems like a lot of work to get a beer. Check out the full demonstration video at the link. W...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/12/the-beer-o-bot/

NASA’s Glorious History of Training Astronauts

Over the past several decades, every mission that NASA has ever flown has first been practiced right here on Earth. This gallery shows dozens of training exercises from the Apollo missions through the shuttle launche...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/12/nasas-glorious-history-of-training-astronauts/

The Menace Within

In 1971, psychology professor Philip Zimbardo began an experiment that became known as the Stanford Prison Experiment. Students were randomly assigned to be "guards" or "prisoners" in an imaginary prison scenario. It sho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/12/the-menace-within/

Nyan Cat Progress Bar

I saw this and thought, what a clever visual pun! But it isn't just an image. Nyan Cat Progress Bar is an application that decorates your progress bar for Windows Explorer and other programs. http://www.instantelevat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/12/nyan-cat-progress-bar/

One Year of Neptune

The planet Neptune was first observed by telescope on September 24, 1846, although astronomers knew of its existence by other evidence, namely the effect it had on the orbit of Uranus. Since that discovery, Neptune has t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/12/one-year-of-neptune/

Owl Imprint on Window

Do you ever find a bird image on your windows? Me, neither, but I don't have any big picture windows. This eerie image of an owl was left when the bird crashed into Sally Arnold's window in Kendal, Cumbria, UK. Expe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/12/owl-imprint-on-window/

Four Natural Wonders Added to World Heritage List

The United Nations has added four new nature sites to the UNESCO World Heritage List, meaning they have been found to be "superlative natural phenomena", which is one of the selection criteria. The new sites are the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/12/four-natural-wonders-added-to-world-heritage-list/

Hominid Aliens

The fact that most aliens from outer space in science fiction movies and TV shows have the same shape as humans can be explained rather simply: that's the only way an actor can fit into the costume. But it doesn't help u...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/12/hominid-aliens/

Impressive Balalaika Performance

(Video link) There's not much information available for this YouTube video. Not even the name of the musician. Maybe some Neatorama reader knows? Anyway, it's a clip showing a guy doing an impressive performance on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/12/impressive-balalaika-performance/

Norway in a Hurry

(YouTube link) The Norwegian Coastal Express cruise on the Hurtigruten from Bergen to Kirkenes is 2600 kilometers and normally takes 134 hours. This version only take five minutes, but you'll have to skip t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/12/norway-in-a-hurry/

Yoda USB Desk Protector

Yoda USB Desk Protector - $31.95 Are coworkers constantly pillaging and plundering your cubicle in search of office supplies and delicious snacks?  You need the Yoda USB Desk Protector from the NeatoShop.  Plug Yoda...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/12/yoda-usb-desk-protector/

How to Cook Hitchcock

Hitch from Pascal Monaco on Vimeo. This film short, designed and produced by Felix Meyer, Pascal Monaco and Torsten Strer, tells you exactly how to cook up films like the famed director. It's sprinkled liberally with...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/12/how-to-cook-hitchcock/




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