Archive for July 15th, 2011

This Way To the Ministry of Magic

Simply the best bathroom wall graffiti EVAR! Via Accordion Guygraffiti, Harry Potter, toilet, Ministry of Magic...

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Nyan Cat Fire Alarm

What has the song of angels, the delicious body of a Pop-Tart, saves lives AND poops rainbow at the same time?You've guessed it! Here's the Nyan Cat Fire Alarm as programmed by Scott Jenkins. VideoSift has the video clip...

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The Witch's House in Beverly Hills

Photo: GottShotts [Flickr] This witch's house looks straight out of the Wizard of Oz, but it's actually located in Beverly Hills, California. Yes, that Beverly Hills....

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E-Prime: The Invented Language That Has No Verb To Be

To be or not to be ... is not a question in the invented language of E-Prime. TopTenz explains: Another language constructed to make a philosophical point, E-Prime is simply a version...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/15/e-prime-the-invented-language-that-has-no-verb-to-be/

Dial-Up Modem Sound Slowed Down is Very Creepy

Remember the dial-up modem? If you've ever used one before, then you know the sweet sound it makes when it connects (the "handshake" sound). There's not much use for the dial-up modem anymore (except if you're...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/15/dial-up-modem-sound-slowed-down-is-very-creepy/

No One Runs in Small NC Town's Election

I have heard of people not being interested in politics, but an entire town that can't find anyone to run for mayor? Apparently the job of mayor in one small town is so unappealing that they can't find a single candi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/15/no-one-runs-in-small-nc-towns-election/

Darth Vader USB Hub

Darth Vader USB Hub - $44.95 Is the force not with you when it comes to available USB ports?  You need the Darth Vader USB Hub from the NeatoShop.  This 4-port USB Hub, shaped like Darth Vader's helmet, makes breath...

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What Really Happened To Stonehenge

The mysteries of Stonehenge is explained at last! Via Nerd ApprovedStonehenge, Angry Birds...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/15/what-really-happened-to-stonehenge/

Mortal Kombat II Paperalities

Eric Power of EricPowerUp blog recreated his favorite fatalities from the video game Mortal Kombat II with paper.Liu Kang's Dragon fatality? That's flawless victory! Take a look at the video clip over at Unique Daily: ht...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/15/mortal-kombat-ii-paperalities/

Collapsible Sun Hat

In 1930, Dr. Henry T. Pistole of Dallas, Texas, invented a collapsible sun hat that for reasons I cannot understand, is not de rigueur today! Why, doesn't it look stylish?A LIGHT sun hat that collapses and d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/15/collapsible-sun-hat/

Sea Anemones Have Personalities

Sea anemones may look like lumps of gelatinous blobs to you and me, but they've actually got lots of personalities. Scientists from the University of Plymouth, UK, discovered that they...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/15/sea-anemones-have-personalities/

Got PMS? Take a Look at These Milk Ads!

California Milk Processor Board along with their ad agency Goodby, Silverstein & Partners (probably all men) have launched a new "Got Milk?" ad campaign touting the benefits of the white stuff in reducing t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/15/got-pms-take-a-look-at-these-milk-ads/

How Much Does It Cost to Attend Hogwarts?

Even Hogwarts isn't immune from rising education costs. Centives, an economics blog hosted by Lehigh University, ran some calculations and figured out how much it costs for a student to attend: The total cost...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/15/how-much-does-it-cost-to-attend-hogwarts/

Steampug

Get it? A steampunk pug. Robin Latkovich made this picture. He's considering turning it into a t-shirt design. Question: are people born steampunk, or is it a lifestyle choice? Link -via Uniblogsteampunk, pugs,...

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7 Strange Ways Harry Potter Has Become a Reality

The first Harry Potter book came out in 1997. In the 14 years since then, some of the many fans of the book and movie series have tried to bring the world of the young wizard and his friends to reality. Take, for example...

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Which Would Help You Lose Weight: Eating with a Large or Small Fork?

Quick, which would help you eat less and lose weight: eating with a large fork or a small one? It made sense to me that the small one would be the answer - because you'd eat less food at a g...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/15/which-would-help-you-lose-weight-eating-with-a-large-or-small-fork/

Harry Potter in 7 Minutes (One Take)

This in part may stem from my undiagnosed ADD, but watching Part I of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows left me abused and confused.  To me it seemed like lots of random stuff that looked expensive was happening...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/15/harry-potter-in-7-minutes-one-take/

Cupcake Mug

Cupcake Mug - $13.95 Attention fairy cake, patty cake, gourmet cupcake, and just regular old plain vanilla cupcake lovers!  Behold the adorable 3D Cupcake Mug from the NeatoShop.  This mug is deliciously sweet witho...

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A Skaters Dream Home

(Video link) The PAS House concept takes a modern home and mixes it with a skateboard ramp. Imagine a city of the future where skateboards are used as the primary form of transportation and recreation – in and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/15/a-skaters-dream-home/

The Time Indiana Tried to Change Pi to 3.2

Did you hear the one about the state that tried to make pi equal to 3.2 -by law? It's not a joke. It happened in Indiana in 1897. The story of the “Indiana pi bill” starts with Edward J. Goodwin, a Solitude, Indiana...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/15/the-time-indiana-tried-to-change-pi-to-3-2/

Huge Fluorite Skull

I will admit that I feel quite envious whenever I see the human brain in a jar of formaldehyde that Alex keeps on his desk here at the office. But this huge fluorite skull, weighing 145 pounds and measuring 16.9 inch...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/15/huge-flourite-skull/

Shop Manual for the Millennium Falcon

At the worst moments, the hyperdrive on your YT-1300 can go out, so you'd better be ready. Haynes, the UK publisher of hundreds of shop manuals, now offers this 104-page color maintenance and repair guide. Link -via...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/15/shop-manual-for-the-millennium-falcon/

Beautiful Improvisational Quilts Tell Stories

Improvisational quilting is about creative self expression through craft. Sherry Ann Byrd's family has been expressing itself through quilting for six generations. They love music and embody it with a needle and thread...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/15/beautiful-improvisational-quilts-tell-stories/

Pencil Shaving Portraits

Kyle Bean made portraits of the contributors to Wallpaper* Handmade, an annual design exhibition in Milan. You can view four more at the link. Link -via Dude Craft | Wallpaper Handmade Previously by Kyle Bean:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/15/pencil-shaving-portraits/

Guitar String Oscillations

(YouTube link) Kyle Jones set an iPhone inside his guitar to record video while he played. The distorted appearance of the strings is due to the rolling shutter effect, and is not exactly representative of how pluck...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/15/guitar-string-oscillations/

Swamp Ass PSA

(Video Link) Do you spend hours, if not days at a time playing video games without leaving your seat? If so, you're running the risk of acquiring Swamp Ass. Nathan Fillion, AKA "The Captain", is here to warn you of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/15/swamp-ass-psa/

Someone Quit

A Taco Bell marquee in Depew, New York had an unusual message Thursday that was photographed (and censored for the news audience) before it was taken down. Apparently, an employee had quit. A co-worker of the supposed s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/15/someone-quit/

Through the Viewfinder

(YouTube link) A useful tip for taking family photographs: make sure the background looks good. -via b3taPhotography, humor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/15/through-the-viewfinder/

HandTrux Backhoe

Handtrux Backhoe - $17.95 Can't keep your kids out of the dirt?  If you can't beat them join them. Get them the HandTrux Backhoe wearable digging tool from the NeatoShop.  Playing in the dirt or sand just got a whol...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/15/handtrux-backhoe/

The Past, Present, and Future of Being Called to Duty

WHAT BEGAN WITH LINCOLN... Two years into the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln instituted the first federal draft, calling for an additional 300,000 Union soldiers. Bad idea. His 1863 Enrollment Act allowed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/15/the-past-present-and-future-of-being-called-to-duty/




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