Archive for September 27th, 2011

Horrifying and Awesome: Chicken Nuggets Shaped Like Scoops

Innovation sometimes permits us to solve problems that we didn't even know existed. For example, did it ever occur to you that chicken nuggets are not, by themselves, efficient vehicles for ingesting high-fat sauces?...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/27/horrifying-and-awesome-chicken-nuggets-shaped-like-scoops/

Virtual Monkeys Recreate the Works of Shakespeare

The infinite monkey theorem proposes that a group of monkeys, or even a single one, could reproduce the collected works of William Shakespeare by hitting random keystrokes if given sufficient time. It is, however, hard t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/27/virtual-monkeys-recreate-the-works-of-shakespeare/

31 Awesomely Unique Rings

Just about every woman has a ring with jewels on it, but these rings on WebUrbanist are really unique. From the weird and creepy, like the belly button, tooth and pimple rings on the bottom row of the montage, to the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/27/31-awesomely-unique-rings/

Classic Album Covers over Real Life

Photographer Matthieu Raffard superimposed classic LP album covers over appropriate backgrounds for an ad campaign for the French radio station Ouï FM. Above is Roxy Music's 1975 album Siren overlaying the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/27/classic-album-covers-over-real-life/

Parrot Saves Owner From Burglars

  (Video Link) Plenty of people have pet guard dogs, but not many can say their pet bird is also a guard animal. Fortunately, Jack Dukes does because Charlie, his parrot, managed to rescue him from burglars trying...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/27/parrot-saves-owner-from-burglars/

Manland: IKEA's Babysitting Service for Husbands and Boyfriends

(Video Link) Sorry, guys, but this shopping trip to IKEA is going to take longer than you think. The woman in your life would like to spend a looooooong time looking at various options. Why? I have no idea, but this...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/27/manland-ikeas-babysitting-service-for-husbands-and-boyfriends/

Steampunk Nerf Gun

Etsy seller Faustus70 started out with a Nerf Barricade. He turned it into this beauty with slats from an old wooden chair and aluminum sheeting riveted into place by hand. The scope, like the gun, is completely func...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/27/steampunk-nerf-gun-2/

Chicken Wing Jewelry

You know what you need? A piece of chicken around your neck. No, really! Let's say a fried chicken wing, painted a nice shade of pink, and then suspended from a gold chain around your neck. Here, put it on before you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/27/chicken-wing-jewelry/

Dante's Inferno Sand Sculpture by Ray Villafane

Just look at that magnificent sand sculpture of Dante's Inferno by Ray Villafane and weep: After seeing him compete on the Food Network Challenge Show, Ray...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/27/dantes-inferno-sand-sculpture-by-ray-villafane/

Ordinary Paper Airplane Goes for Quite a Trip

(Video Link) redditor Blackandredflag and his friends were tossing paper airplanes off what looks like the top of a tall dormitory. One airplane flight kept going and going and going...and ended perfectly. -via r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/27/ordinary-paper-airplane-goes-for-quite-a-trip/

The World's Largest Lightsaber Fight

Ordinarily, world record attempts at group activities seem boring to me, but the world's largest lightsaber fight, now that sounds pretty darn fun! The most recent attempt to break the record took place at Washington...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/27/the-worlds-largest-lightsaber-fight/

8 Unbelievable Garage Sale Finds

I don't know about you guys, but I can never seem to find anything worthwhile at garage sales. But maybe that's just because I wouldn't be able to recognize original Ansel Adams negatives or the original panels artpanels...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/27/8-unbelievable-garage-sale-finds/

10 Stunning Pictures of Mantises

If you're one of those people who think insects aren't pretty, particularly big ones like the praying mantis, well then, you'd better take a look at this great BuzzFeed article that's sure to change your mind. Lin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/27/10-stunning-pictures-of-mantises/

Power Without Status Makes People Mean

Why are pencil-pusher bureaucrats - like, for example, DMV workers - are often so mean? Researchers led by Nathanael J. Fast at Stanford Graduate School of Business have the answer:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/27/power-without-status-makes-people-mean/

Hello Kitty Sunglasses Tote Bag

Hello Kitty Sunglasses Tote Bag - $64.95 Attention Hello Kitty fans! Behold the incredibly adorable Hello Kitty Sunglasses Tote Bag from the NeatoShop. This eye-catching quilted bag features large sunglasses and 3-D r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/27/hello-kitty-sunglasses-tote-bag/

What If Bigness is the Problem?

If he were alive, economist and political scientist Leopold Kohr would probably say "I told you so" about the economic crises that plagued both the United States and Europe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/27/what-if-bigness-is-the-problem/

Thread Paintings by Cayce Zavaglia

This ain't your mother's cross stitch! Cayce Zavaglia took hand embroidery to the next level with her thread paintings: I still consider myself a painter and find it difficult not to refe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/27/thread-paintings-by-cayce-zavaglia/

Ron Arad Bike

At first glance, Ron Arad's designer bike looks like a typical unusable art piece. However, the bike is actually completely rideable and up for auction by the Elton John AIDS Foundation. 18 strips of steel are attach...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/27/ron-arand-bike/

South Korean Government to Students: Stop Studying So Hard!

Can't get your students motivated enough to study? Not a problem in South Korea - in fact, they have the opposite problem: their students study too much. How much? Let's say th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/27/south-korean-government-to-students-stop-studying-so-hard/

Hovercraft Made by Chinese Farmer

Farmer Shu Mansheng made his own hovercraft using eight motorcycle engines. Anyone know what the writing on the sides say? Link -via Laughing SquidChina, hovercraft, shu mansheng...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/27/hovercraft-made-by-chinese-farmer/

Led Zeppelin Albums

Led Zeppelin released their first album in 1969, about the time I started buying record albums. They released their last one in 1982, about the time I stopped buying record albums. Of course, I then had to g...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/27/led-zeppelin-albums/

Mother Rescues Lion Cub

Wildlife photographer Jean-Francois Largot took a fascinating sequence of photographs of a lion cub rescue in Kenya’s Masai Mara game reserve. The cub apparently slid part of the way down a cliff face. Clinging on for...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/27/mother-rescues-lion-cub/

Table 7

(YouTube link) A couple having an intimate dinner conversation don't realize they are being monitored. A short film by Marko Slavnic. -via Everlasting Blort love, short film, spying, espionage...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/27/table-7/

How to Hatch a Dinosaur

Jack Horner is seeking funding for a project in which he would reverse-engineer a dinosaur using chickens. Horner has already rejected the Jurassic Park method of cloning dinosaur DNA (he was a consultant on the film). I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/27/how-to-hatch-a-dinosaur/

Acid Park

Vollis Simpson built a collection of what he calls "whirlygigs" on his property in Wilson, North Carolina, that came to be known as Acid Park. According to an urban legend, Simpson's daughter died in a car wreck whil...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/27/acid-park/

Things Could Be Worse

You think you've got it bad? What if a bat took off with your monocle and it's not even insured? This is the first example I saw of the comics of Ben Dewey at Things Could Be Worse. The tragic things that happen in e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/27/things-could-be-worse/

Watch the Great Pumpkin Grow

(NBC video) Ken Desrosiers grew the biggest pumpkin in Connecticut history. He also kept a camera on it so we could enjoy this time-lapse video of its journey to 1,487 pounds! Notice the solar panels leaves moving t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/27/watch-the-great-pumpkin-grow/

Halloween Mini Microbe Box

Halloween Mini Microbe Box - $24.95 Forget ghouls and goblins! Nothing screams happy Halloween like a Jack o' Lantern shaped box filled with scary microbes from the NeatoShop.  The Halloween Mini Microbe Box contai...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/27/halloween-mini-microbe-box/

How Many Beans Make Soup?

by Michael Reidy Tunbridge Wells, Kent, United KingdomAmerica’s taste for bean soup appears to be unrelenting, and the World Wide Web offers more than a quarter of a million references to the subject. Multiple-bean...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/27/how-many-beans-make-soup/






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