Archive for July 14th, 2011

Legal Problem: North Dakota Might Not Actually Be a State

Article VI of the US Constitution includes this passage: The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the Unite...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/14/legal-problem-north-dakota-might-not-actually-be-a-state/

All Of Harry Potter Re-Enacted By Cats

(YouTube link) Warning: May contain spoilers. It only takes these cats a minute to run through all the Harry Potter movies. I think they skipped some plot points, but what do I know... I ha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/14/all-of-harry-potter-re-enacted-by-cats/

Human Swallows Pill. Mosquito Bites Human. Mosquito Dies.

Medical researchers have discovered that an inexpensive deworming pill that has been used in Africa for more than 25 years can kill mosquitoes. The medicine, known as ivermectin, is effective for only a month. So it's ne...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/14/human-swallows-pill-mosquito-bites-human-mosquito-dies/

So You Need a Typeface

I'm kind of a font addict, so I love this print by Scribble on Everything over at Felt and Wire Shop (click on the picture to see the whole thing, enlarged). Poor Comic Sans just can't catch a break, can it? Also coo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/14/so-you-need-a-typeface/

Cambrian Explosion

(YouTube link) Performed by the group Brighter Lights, Thicker Glasses. Music teacher turned science teacher John Palmer wrote this song to help his students learn about the Cambrian Explosion. Some of them remember...

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Remote Controlled Roach

RC Roach - $29.95 Do you know someone with Katsaridaphobia?  Whatever you do, don't get them this RC Roach from the NeatoShop.  They will not appreciate your humor.   Giant remote controlled  roaches that have lif...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/14/remote-controlled-roach/

Christopher Walken Reads "The Three Little Pigs"

Walken. Pigs. Cosby Sweater. 1993. What else do you need to know? Link via Roger Ebert90s, Three Little Pigs, christopher walken...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/14/christopher-walken-reads-the-three-little-pigs/

Photo: Father and Son Witnessing the First and the Last Space Shuttle Launches

Chris Bray and his father were able to watch the launch of both the first and the last space shuttle missions, thirty years apart. For the last one, they decided to recreate their poses from 1981. Link -via DVICE | P...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/14/photo-father-and-son-witnessing-the-first-and-the-last-space-shuttle-launches/

Tiny Confessions

Christopher Rozzi's Tiny Confessions is sort of like Post Secret for monsters, pets, and pop culture icons. Check out his cartoons for Frankenstein's monster, the beast from The Creature from th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/14/tiny-confessions/

Wizards Hack Into Lexington Road Sign

This is my last Harry Potter post for the day, I swear. Looks like some pranksters in Lexington, Kentucky, used the ol' road sign hacking trick to warn Muggles about Death Eaters ahead. Sure hope they have enough Gal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/14/wizards-hack-into-lexington-road-sign/

Jell-O Cartridges

The annual Jell-O Mold Competition was held in Brooklyn about a week ago, and the winning works are even more impressive than those from the 2010 competition. Take a look at amazing gelatinous versions of dentures, c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/14/jell-o-cartridges/

Corporate Cryptid Sightings

If you've ever thought Grimace from McDonaldland looks like Saquatch's purple cousin or if you've ever wondered if a Charlie the Tuna sighting would cause the came controversy as a Nessie spotting, well, you're not a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/14/corporate-cryptid-sightings/

What Does English Sound Like To Foreign Ears?

When hearing a language that you are not familiar with it can sound like a bunch of random sounds as we have seen before with this great example a funky, 1970’s rock song done by an Italian comedian; the lyrics almos...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/14/what-does-english-sound-like-to-foreign-ears-2/

Make Your Own Death Eater Mask

If you're one of those people who likes to add a certain flair to your wardrobe when seeing Harry Potter movies in the theaters, and if you think Gryffindor = a bunch of goody two shoes, then this is the perfect DIY cr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/14/make-your-own-death-eater-mask/

Unintentionally Hilarious Lines from Science Fiction & Fantasy

The other night I turned on TV and caught half an episode of the original Star Trek where Captain Kirk meets Abraham Lincoln. Seriously. Sometimes even our favorite science fiction and fantasy franchises can be quite s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/14/unintentionally-hilarious-lines-from-science-fiction-fantasy/

The Imaginary Foundation

What happens when you meld art and science? The team at The Imaginary Foundation aims to find out with its traveling exhibit and online virtual home featuring video and art on such topics as time travel and the nature...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/14/the-imaginary-foundation/

Religious Rights for Church of Flying Spaghetti Monster

When you get your photo for your driver’s license taken you are not allowed to wear a hat or head covering unless it is for religious or medical reasons. One Austrian follower of the satirical Church of The Flying Sp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/14/religious-rights-for-church-of-flying-spaghetti-monster/

Periodic Table Building Blocks

Periodic Table Building Blocks - $33.95 Are you worried that your baby does not have a solid foundation in the academic discipline of chemistry?  You need the Periodic Table Building Blocks from the NeatoShop.  Reme...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/14/periodic-table-building-blocks/

Should Obese Children be Taken Away From Their Parents?

We all know that childhood obesity is a serious problem here in the United States. Sure, obese kids are unhealthy but is it child abuse?Harvard University child obesity expert Dr. David Ludwig thinks so. He goes as far a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/14/should-obese-children-be-taken-away-from-their-parents/

Using Landfill Gas To Make Crafts

You wouldn’t think that arts and crafts required so much energy, but creating pottery and glass sculptures takes up a lot of energy. That’s why some green minded folks in North Carolina have devised a way to utiliz...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/14/using-landfill-gas-to-make-crafts/

Classic Album Covers Re-Imagined with Harry Potter Characters

Got Potter-mania yet? Next Movie Blog came up with this clever post of 9 classic album covers re-imagined with the characters from Harry Potter. Snape as the King? We're all shook up.Link - Thanks Andie Taylor!H...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/14/classic-album-covers-re-imagined-with-harry-potter-characters/

Strategic Pork Reserve

The United States has the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, but China has got something truly important: the Strategic Pork Reserve. You've read that right: the Chinese government is stockpiling frozen hogs in wareho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/14/strategic-pork-reserve/

A-Face-A-Day by Sandra Reichl

There have been several X-a-day art projects we covered here on Neatorama, but I find the A-Face-A-Day project by Sandra Reichl particularly charming. The Austrian art director/illustrator added a pithy sentence to each...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/14/a-face-a-day-by-sandra-reichl/

Rainbow Toad Rediscovered

There has not been a recorded sighting of the Bornean rainbow toad (Ansonia latidisca) since 1924. Now, researchers announce they have seen three of them in the Penrissen region of Borneo, and they have photogra...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/14/rainbow-toad-rediscovered/

In Sweden, an Appreciation for Heavy Metal Music Is Considered a Disability

Roger Tullgren of Hässleholm, Sweden needs to listen to heavy metal music while he works. Mind you, that's not wants to, but needs to. It's such an essential part of his life that it's been classified as a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/14/in-sweden-an-appreciation-for-heavy-metal-music-is-considered-a-disability/

Ink Surfing

That's not modeling clay. The LEGO minifig is surfing on a cloud of ink in water, captured in a moment by photographer Alberto Seveso. His series entitled Ink Riders includes several other examples, which you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/14/ink-surfing/

Chemical Wine Label

Educated Guess, a wine produced by Roots Run Deep Winery in California, summarizes the wine making process on its label. Running clockwise from the top-right corner, you see sucrose conversion, sulfide production, bl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/14/chemical-wine-label/

Man Forced to Sell Camaro on eBay, Offers Lengthy Comparison of Car and Soon-to-Be Ex-Wife

wyliewalcyzkracing doesn't go into much detail, but he links the loss of his beloved Chevrolet Camaro with his upcoming divorce. This is tragic because the car, he asserts, has superior features and performance to hi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/14/man-forced-to-sell-camaro-on-ebay-offers-lengthy-comparison-of-car-and-soon-to-be-ex-wife/

Man Connects to the Internet with a 1964 Modem

(Video Link) In 1989, YouTube user phreakmonkey acquired a 1964 Livermore Data Systems Model A Acoustic Coupler Modem. It was one of the first modems ever made. Watch him use it to load Wikipedia on his laptop! The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/14/man-connects-to-the-internet-with-a-1964-modem/

Captain America Be The Hero Apron

Captain America Be The Hero Apron - $20.95 Are you looking for an apron that fully expresses your personality?  You need the Captain America Be The Hero Apron from the NeatoShop.  No meal would dare to turn out ba...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/14/captain-america-be-the-hero-apron/




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