Archive for July 26th, 2011

Eek! Mice Are Evolving An Immunity To Poison!

The rodents of the future will eat poison pellets like candy, according to new research conducted on mice found in a German bakery. The baker called in an exterminator to rid his business of the pests and discovered, to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/26/eek-mice-are-evolving-an-immunity-to-poison/

Fact: Crocodiles Can't Chew

When I was a kid and Crocodile Dundee was popular (I predate Steve Irwin's fame by about a decade, apparently), I was terrified that I'd find myself in some isolated swamp full of crocodiles, and that those...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/26/fact-crocodiles-cant-chew/

Your Favorite Children's Books as Minimalist Posters

I'm a sucker for minimalist design - I think it's interesting to see how little you can use to convey a concept - so Christian Jackson's interpretations of classic children's literature really caught my eye. Even if you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/26/your-favorite-childrens-books-as-minimalist-posters/

Jr. Astronaut Baby Outfit

Jr. Astronaut - $24.95 Halloween is right around the corner.  Are you looking for an out of this world costume for your bundle of joy?  You need the Jr. Astronaut one-piece footed romper from the NeatoShop.  This f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/26/jr-astronaut-baby-outfit/

The World's First Stop Motion Video on a Fingernail

We're seen plenty of stop motion videos on Neatorama before, but one constructed entirely on a fingernail is definitely a first. Kia had the ad created for its Picanto model, which is, of course, small. The video too...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/26/the-worlds-first-stop-motion-video-on-a-fingernail/

QR Code on a Tombstone

Yoav Medan didn't know what to say when his mother died -- seemed that there just wasn't enough room on the tombstone to write what the family felt best suited her. So the medical technology executive thought outside o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/26/qr-code-on-tombstone/

Instant Viking--Just Add Yarn

Crochet whiz Cynthia Stenquist wants you to have the beard of your dreams. Its fluffy, soft, removable and doesn't itch.  You can order a customized beard (Viking hat sold separately) for Halloween or whatever--get y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/26/instant-viking-just-add-yarn/

Stunt Driver Brings Mom to Work

(YouTube link) Usually its the parents bringing the kids to work, but here it's the other way around: stunt driver Darius Hashabi brings his mom to work. Just watching this will make you feel better about teaching...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/26/stunt-driver-brings-mom-to-work/

"Easy Being Green, It Is Not"

It's not easy being green, and even Yoda is occasionally gripped with a bit of self-pity. Peter de Sève figures that the Jedi master and Kermit have a lot in common: they're both puppets, green-skinned, and live in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/26/easy-being-green-it-is-not/

2D Photography's Rube Goldberg Machine

(YouTube Link) 2D Photography's Rube Goldberg photography-themed machine took over six months to construct. Even the photobooth had to be built from scratch to mimic the real thing.  Over 26 people aided in the con...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/26/2d-photographys-rube-goldberg-machine/

Porcelain Unicorn

(Video Link) The Philips Parallel Lines: Tell It Your Way film contest invited people to make a short film, no longer than three minutes, that contained these lines as its dialogue: What’s That? It’s a Unico...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/26/porcelain-unicorn/

Art from Coins

Stacey Lee Weber does some amazing work with coins. She hammers them into a multitude of objects, including flags, bells, ladders, plumb bobs, hammers, and screwdrivers. This tape measure was made from nickels, silve...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/26/art-from-coins/

Police Officer Maneuvers 800-Pound Patrol Bike Through Obstacle Course

(Video Link) Sure, a light trial bike can be turned sharply and quickly, but how about an 800-pound Harley-Davidson Road King? Here's a video of Donnie Williams of Grand Prairie, Texas, taking his patrol motorcycle...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/26/police-officer-maneuvers-800-pound-patrol-bike-through-obstacle-course/

The Annual Bulwer-Lytton Bad Fiction Contest

Since 1982, the English Department of San Jose State University has invited people to write terrible opening lines for novels, most of which are presumably never written. The contest is named after Edward George Bulwer-L...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/26/the-annual-bulwer-lytton-bad-fiction-contest/

Tiger Hunting In Maharaja's Rolls Royce

If you've ever wanted to own a car that was both stylish and armed to the teeth, then this vintage Rolls Royce might be the car of your dreams. Built to aid an Indian Maharaja in hunting tigers, this classy coup has buil...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/26/tiger-hunting-in-maharajas-rolls-royce/

Couple Sells Their Kids For Online Gaming Money

Do you or someone you know have an addiction to Warcrack? Are you spending so much time farming and battling monsters that your life is passing you by? Well, at least you haven't sold your kids to pay for your MMO ha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/26/couple-sells-their-kids-for-online-gaming-money/

Lorem Ipsum Generators

Putting all of that lorem ipsum copy in for text filler in a design is sooooo boring, isn't it? Why not jazz up your in-progress creations with something a little... meatier? The Bacon Ipsum generator is only one of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/26/lorem-ipsum-generators/

Rose Scented Mustaches

Rose Scented Mustaches - $4.95 Does your life stink?  You need the Rose Scented Mustaches from the NeatoShop!  Now you can enjoy facial hair that freshens your air. Life stinks less when you smell it through Rose Sc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/26/rose-scented-mustaches/

Odd Art Fabrications: The Makers of Neat Stuff

Our friends and neighbor (and makers of the nifty Zombie Magnets and Zombie Doorstop), Zach Manchester and Derek Reynolds of Odd Art Fabrications, got featured in the local...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/26/odd-art-fabrications-the-makers-of-neat-stuff/

Man Who Vowed to Live Forever Has Died

Many people have dreamed of living forever but for science fiction writer and physics teacher Robert C.W Ettinger it was a life’s mission. Ettinger who died this past weekend was a founder of the cryogenics movemen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/26/man-who-vowed-to-live-forever-has-died/

How the Internet Created An Age Of Rage

It’s no secret that the web is a safe haven to say whatever you want about who ever you want. However the overall effect of anonymous commenting on the internet has created an unprecedented mob mentality leading to an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/26/how-the-internet-created-an-age-of-rage/

Tropical Island Mega Yacht

I’ve seen some pretty sweet  P Diddy style yachts out there, but this one is pretty ridiculous. See the gallery at the link for a proposed “mega yacht” that would be like having your own tropical island for th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/26/tropical-island-mega-yacht/

Villains That Were Thinly-Veiled Versions of Real People

There is probably no greater revenge on a teacher that you hated then becoming one of the world’s most successful authors and using them as the basis for your epic villain. Although fighting them to the death with...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/26/villains-that-were-thinly-veiled-versions-of-real-people/

Skull Photo Generator

In some circles skull logos are the utmost classy status symbol. So why not upload your own photo and have it converted into a skull? This site will even take the picture for you. Linkphoto manipulation, skull generat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/26/skull-photo-generator/

Changing Channels

Cable TV channels and networks merge and split and rebrand and just plain change. How well do you keep up with those changes? Find out in today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss. I remember when we used to watch the L...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/26/changing-channels/

Captain America Mystery Box: What's Inside?

Hello Neatoramanauts! Recently, a mystery box from Marvel and Hasbro came to NeatoHQ and you know what this means: Mystery Box game where you get a chance to win whatever's inside (or...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/26/captain-america-mystery-box-whats-inside/

NASCAR Prayer

(YouTube link) Pastor Joe Nelms offered this prayer before the Nascar Nationwide series race in Nashville last Saturday. Boogity boogity! -Thanks, Bill!Race, nascar, prayer, sponsors...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/26/nascar-prayer/

How to Get More Comments

See the rest of the comic at Doghouse Diaries to see what happens. Works every time! Link -via the Presurferblog, comic, comments...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/26/how-to-get-more-comments/

A Real-world Wall-E

Canadian robot enthusiast DJ Sures built a working Wall-E! He started with a Wall-E toy, but replaced the works inside. Wall-E is built around an EZ-B Bluetooth Robot controller. All the software functions are handled w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/26/a-real-world-wall-e/

Harry Potter Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans

Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans - $2.95 Attention Harry Potter fans!  Are you looking for a great after movie treat?  You need Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans from the NeatoShop.  The complete mix (may not be p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/26/harry-potter-bertie-botts-every-flavour-beans/










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