Archive for July 16th, 2011

Flower Power Fan

Flower Power Fan - $12.95 Is your office cubicle getting a little stuffy?  You need to circulate some air with the cheerful Flower Power Fan from the NeatoShop.  This great little desktop fan can run on batteries or...

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LEGO AT-AT Ice Cream Truck

On a brisk day on Hoth, you might enjoy an ice cream treat -- if the ice cream truck can make it to your Wampa cave. LEGO artist Louis K. has the right idea about what sort of transportation would be necessary. Link...

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"Paint It Black" Played One Note at a Time on Eight Pianos in Sequence

(Video Link) This clever piece of video editing by Abandoned Rugs shows eight people playing "Paint it Black" by The Rolling Stones. Each player is on a different piano and is responsible for only one note. The shot...

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10 Cool Tiny Artworks

Over on Mental Floss, Miss C has a great round up of tiny artworks by extremely talented artists. My personal favorite is the tiny working gun seen here, created by Michel Lefaivre. I can't help but wonder how much d...

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Toad Babies Delivered From The Back

(Video Link) The video isn't nearly as raunchy as my title might have you believe, but it can be even more disturbing. I'll be honest, this video gives me chills every time I watch it. Even so, it's fascinating to wat...

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Snails Can Survive Being Eaten

A new study has found that around 15% of all snails eaten by hungry birds survive the ordeal and live to be eaten another day. In fact, one of the snails in the study immediately gave birth right after she crawled out o...

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Delightfully Strange Patents

I don't know about you guys, but I'm a sucker for articles with funny patents and this Life article quickly drew me in with these delightful chicken spectacles. There are 40 more for those of you looking for a great...

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The Amazing Slide House

When I was a youngster, I thought firefighters were the coolest people alive...not because they were heroes, but because they got to slide down a pole to go to work. These days, while I respect the heck out of firefi...

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Shoes Delivered by Super Pigeons (Sort of)

(YouTube link) Don't get too excited, hippies. This video made the rounds today with explicit "this is real" remarks that initially had me a little bit giddy with the Rube Goldbergesque idea of first breeding super-...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/16/shoes-delivered-by-super-pigeons-sort-of/

Ultrasonic French Fries

Love french fry? You ain't tasted nothin' yet! Research chefs have inveted a new way of cooking fries that supposedly made them taste so much better. The secret? A little ultrasonic...

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Meanwhile at Walmart ...

There are two sure things about Walmart: there are great shopping deals and strange people (I'm looking at you, People of Walmart) every single day. Heck, with some 3,750 stores acro...

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Die-Hard Fan

There are fans, there are die hard fans, then there's Roy Miracle. His daughter Juli took this photo of Roy in his final proclamation of love for the Ohio State Buckeyes: *s...

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The Largest Gun Ever Built

In 1939, Adolf Hitler commissioned the Friedrich Krupp A.G. company of Essen, Germany to build a gun that would breach the French Maginot line. They responded with the "Gustav Gun," the largest gun ever built. Named aft...

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If Rupert Murdoch Had Never Been Born

(YouTube link) In light of the recent fortunes of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, {wiki} here's a 1995 parody of the movie It's a Wonderful Life that inserts Murdoch as the principle character. The sketch is fr...

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Visual Thesaurus

Here's an online thesaurus that gives you a graphic look at how words relate. Neat! Or otherwise tasteful, refined, clean, tidy, smashing, great groovy, nifty, or keen! Link -via Breakfast Linkstree, graph, thesaurus...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/16/visual-thesaurus/

Soccer Ball That Is Also A Portable Generator

(YouTube link) Many children around the world don't have electricity but they do play soccer. The soccket is a soccer ball that captures energy with every kick. Fifteen minutes of play produces three hours of light....

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Sneaker Pen Case

Sneaker Pen Case - $5.95 Does your favorite pen keep walking off?  You need the Sneaker Pen Case from the NeatoShop.  This canvas pen case shaped like a shoe will keep all your pens tidy and safe.  Don't run back t...

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This Week at Neatorama

It should be apparent to regular readers that we have some Harry Potter fans here at Neatorama. The many posts and tributes are not just because we are obsessed, but the internet that we surf for neat t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/16/this-week-at-neatorama-60/

Circa 1918 ATM

National Photo Company Collection glass negative This rudimentary machine, circa 1918, is the grandparent of today's ATMs. These machines, made by "Bankers Automatic Receiving Teller Co.", resembled bank buildings and...

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Scotland's Gorgeous Garden of Cosmic Speculation

The Garden of Cosmic Speculation has occasionally been called the most important garden in the 21st century and I don't think that's an overstatement considering just how eye-catching the mathematically-inspired gard...

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Banks Want To Charge You For Saying Bank

The Onion always has some great satire, but this radio piece on the banks trying to charge $.75 every time a customer says the word "bank." I'm glad I use a credit union or else this article would cost me. Link Vi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/16/banks-want-to-charge-you-for-saying-bank/

20 Unbelievable Video Game Stories

Whoever said video games have no real-world applications has obviously never heard about the little boy who saved his sister from a rampaging moose thanks to the skills he learned playing World of Warcraft: When the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/16/20-unbelievable-video-game-stories/

5 Brilliant Movies That Once Seemed Like A Bad Idea

Sure Pirates of the Caribbean made millions and millions of dollars, but before it came out, no pirate movie up until that point had ever made a decent profit. It's one of the many great movies that were serious risk...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/16/5-brilliant-movies-that-once-seemed-like-a-bad-idea/

Bless This Hizzy Cross Stitch

CraftZine has a great interview with the guys who run the Steotch website, a haven for humorous cross stitch, and while the interview is worth a read, it's this "Bless This Hizzy Fo Shizzle" cross stitch that really...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/16/bless-this-hizzy-cross-stitch/






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