Archive for August 5th, 2011

Accidentally Public Proposal

(YouTube link) Josh Mullins asked Ashlee Baldwin to marry him as soon as she picked him up at the airport. Meanwhile, a local TV news crew was broadcasting just down the sidewalk. The crew spotted Josh and Ashlee in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/05/accidentally-public-proposal/

Sock Monkey Coin Purse

Sock Monkey Coin Purse - $6.95 Are you looking for a great place to sock away your lunch money?  You need the Sock Monkey Coin Purse from the NeatoShop. Your friends are going to go wild over the handy dandy way you ca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/05/sock-monkey-coin-purse/

A Tribute to Shark Week

In honor of Shark Week, I Can Has Cheezburger posted a collection of funny image macros featuring (what else) sharks! You could call them LOLsharks. This one is my personal favorite. You can see all seven at the site...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/05/a-tribute-to-shark-week/

Beard Trim

(Video Link) Peter Simon's friend Tom Offer-Westort had a full beard and head of hair and wanted to shave them off. So they made a stop motion video of the process and then reversed it. Now it looks like Tom is appl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/05/beard-trim/

Pop-Up Wedding Chapel

To celebrate the passage of the State of New York's Marriage Equality Act, an architecture website named Architizer and a wedding website called The Knot held a design competition for mobile wedding chapels. Submitte...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/05/pop-up-wedding-chapel/

Piranha Plant Earrings

Etsy seller Elizabeth Kohn made a set of earrings that look like the piranha plants from Super Mario Bros. Ouch! Hopefully these don't spit fireballs. Link -via redditetsy, super mario bros...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/05/piranha-plant-earrings/

Moon Conspiracy Theories (Not That One)

While we are all familiar with the conspiracy theory that the Apollo moon landings were faked, here are a few moon conspiracies that you may not have known. Some of these are more far out there then faking a moon lan...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/05/moon-conspiracy-theories-not-that-one/

Dungeons & Dragons Song: "Tonight"

(Video Link) Allie Goertz wrote and performed a touching song about how gamers escape from their mundane lives into worlds of their own creation. "Tonight" captures the role-playing experience so very well. -via Ner...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/05/dungeons-dragons-song-tonight/

The 25 Geekiest Knuckle Tattoos

Geeky Tattoos has a roundup of some of the cleverest knuckle tattoos that geeks have acquired. Chris M. got this one in response to the common "Game Over" knuckle tattoo, writing "when it comes to video game...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/05/the-25-geekiest-knuckle-tattoos/

Typographic Movie Posters

Designer Jerod Gibson has created a bunch of movie posters that feature an iconic image from the film filled with its best one-liners and quotes. He has more than 30 available, but my favorites are Ghostbusters, The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/05/typographic-movie-posters/

Earth Once Had Two Moons

Did the Earth once have two moons? That is what two astronomers are proposing in order to explain some features of our current lonely moon. How do you think human life would have been different if we had looked up all th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/05/earth-once-had-two-moons/

J.J. Abrams Asks If You Can Think of a Better “Lost” Ending

Just like “The Sopranos” the hit J.J Abrams show “Lost” had an ending that you either loved or hated. Now an irritated Abrams is asking fans how they would have ended the show better. So what would your Lost endi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/05/j-j-abrams-asks-if-you-can-think-of-a-better-%e2%80%9clost%e2%80%9d-ending/

Restaurant Apostrophes

For today's Lunchtime Quiz, the folks at mental_floss took a dozen restaurant names from a list of the top 100 US chains. The question is: does the name have an apostrophe or not? It's harder than you think! I only g...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/05/restaurant-apostrophes/

Heavy Duty, Adjustable Toilet Seat Can Hold 1,000 Pounds

Although it's not made of carbon fiber, this toilet seat is made to take the most brutal torture tests that a human body can offer. It has hinged wings, too, for, uh, added stability. Perfect! I've just ordered one f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/05/heavy-duty-adjustable-toilet-seat-can-hold-1000-pounds/

Saved By the Bell Interactive Game

(Video Link) Journey back into the distant past -- all the way to the 1990s -- with this corny interactive Saved by the Bell game from The Fine Brothers. It's presented in the graphic style of that era and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/05/saved-by-the-bell-interactive-game/

Purple Heart Arrives C.O.D.

You've heard the saying, "Freedom isn't free"? Apparently neither is a Purple Heart. Retired Sergeant Major Rob Dickerson was wounded by a rocket blast in Iraq in 2007. It took years of paperwork for the army to decide t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/05/purple-heart-arrives-c-o-d/

The 10 Most Beautiful Swamps on Earth

The words "swamp" and "beautiful" do not often appear in the same sentence. However, wetlands are a valuable part of the environment, and if you look past the mosquitoes, they can be quite fetching. See a collection...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/05/the-10-most-beautiful-swamps-on-earth/

Tax-Free Weekends

There are 16 states that help with back-to-school shopping by declaring "tax-free weekends," meaning no state sales tax on certain items during certain days. States running the program this weekend include Alabama, Misso...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/05/tax-free-weekends/

Colored Smencils Scented Pencils

Colored Smencils Scented Pencils - $14.95 Are colored pencils on your back to school list? Don't get ordinary colored pencils when you can get Colored Smencils Pencils from the NeatoShop.  This is a fantastic set is ma...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/05/colored-smencils-scented-pencils/

Darth Vader Goes to Disneyland

Video Link To promote the newly-opened Star Tours at Disneyland, Darth Vader himself came to check it out. The problem? It wasn't quiiiiite ready. What's a Sith Lord to do? Explore the park, obviously. You can also...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/05/darth-vader-goes-to-disneyland/

What Do I Love Lucy & Star Trek Have In Common?

Lucille Ball’s 100th birthday is this Saturday and while I’m sure many of you are fans of the I Love Lucy show, many of our geek readers should also have an appreciation for the iconic red head for h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/05/what-do-i-love-lucy-star-trek-have-in-common/

Rotate Your Owl for Science!

(YouTube link) Jonti Picking recently found footage of a scientist demonstrating head stability in an owl in 1962 and wrote a little song about it. -via Arbroathscience, Song, owl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/05/rotate-your-owl-for-science/

Runaway Floating Island

An inflated sculpture named "Is Land" was deployed at the Secret Garden Party music festival in Cambridgeshire, England. The £9,000 helium-filled sculpture is seven meters wide and looks like a chunk of land with gr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/05/runaway-floating-island/

Melting Islands

Well, rut-ro, Shaggy--seems like we've flown too close to the sun on this one--Dubai's ambitious World of Islands that were built as part of a luxurious resort are now eroding back into the sea from which they came....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/05/melting-islands/

Angry Birds Bra Not Sexy, But Awesomely Geeky

It might not be the sexiest lingerie around, but it just might be the geekiest. Of course, this might just be dangerous for the ladies out there, as one of your breasts are likely to start attacking the other at any...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/05/angry-birds-bra-not-sexy-but-awesomely-geeky/

The Great Post Its War of 2011

What happens when one bored office starts posting 8 bit characters on their windows with Post It Notes and the office across the street starts competing with their designs? A delightful art war, that's what. Be sure...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/05/the-great-post-its-war-of-2011/

The World's Youngest...

Oddee has a great article featuring the World's Youngest record holders for a variety of titles. While they range from shocking (the world's youngest grandmother) to fascinating (the world's youngest CEO). Perhaps th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/05/the-worlds-youngest/






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