Archive for September 30th, 2011

Bacon Candy

Bacon Candy - $5.95 Is your sweet tooth demanding something smoky, meaty, and sweet? Satisfy your inner beast with Bacon Candy from the NeatoShop.  Each delightful tin contains 12 bacony treats. Yummy! Be sure to chec...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/30/bacon-candy/

Star Trek: The Next Generation Quiet Book

Children are never too young to be properly introduced to Star Trek, and a crafter named Julie Bell is getting her kids off to the right start. She's made a cloth book filled with age-appropriate activitie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/30/star-trek-the-next-generation-quiet-book/

Single Gene Turns Subservient Mouse into Boss Mouse

Two mice meet in a narrow plastic tube that's not wide enough for both of them. That sounds like the opening of a really bad science joke, but stick with me. The punchline is downright ama...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/30/single-gene-turns-subservient-mouse-into-boss-mouse/

The World Record for Riding a Unicycle Down a Line of Beer Bottles

(Video Link) Lutz Eichholz has accomplished the impossible. He previously set the world record for riding a unicycle down a line of beer bottles (a highly competitive event) at 7.99 meters. Now he's smashed that rec...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/30/the-world-record-for-riding-a-unicycle-down-a-line-of-beer-bottles/

Company Offers to Invent Fake Girlfriend Who Will Tweet You

It's a common problem: you'd like to have a girlfriend. So you go out and meet women. And that's when it all pretty much goes downhill. Now there's a solution, brought to you by software engineer Ricky Robinett. H...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/30/company-offers-to-invent-fake-girlfriend-who-will-tweet-you/

Mexico City Considers Marriage Licenses That Expire after Two Years

Divorces can be messy, so legislators in Mexico City are considering a way to prevent them. They want to allow couples to set expiration dates on their marriages. If a couple decides not to renew, their marriage simply d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/30/mexico-city-considers-marriage-license-that-expire-after-two-years/

Mind-Reading Cars from Nissan

Self-driving cars haven't made it to the streets yet, but they may already soon become obsolete. Nissan is working with the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne on a mind-controlled car that reads the driver's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/30/mind-reading-cars-from-nissan/

Did Life on Earth Begin at Deep Sea Smokers?

How did life on Earth begin? Well, there are a few hypotheses. In the beginning, for example, there's the 6-day theory. Then came the Aristotle and his readily observable trut...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/30/did-life-on-earth-begin-at-deep-sea-smokers/

Mid-Car Airbag Inflates to Prevent Passenger-Driver Collisions

GM has developed an airbag that inflates from between the front two seats. It's designed to protect the driver and passenger during side impacts which may drive them into each other, or onto the far side of the car....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/30/mid-car-airbag-inflates-to-prevent-passenger-driver-collisions/

The Secret of Immortality Is to Become a Noun

(Video Link) Do you want to live forever? You can do that, in a sense, by turning your name into a noun. The French doctor Joseph-Ignace Guillotin invented the guillotine. James Brudenell, the 7th Earl of Cardigan,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/30/the-secret-of-immortality-is-to-become-a-noun/

Scantron Art

Image: Echo Eggebrecht Hate standardized test? First, blame a 7th century Chinese emperor named Yang of Sui. See, he invented the world's first standardized test which lasted...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/30/scantron-art/

Burger King Toppled, Replaced with Burger Democratic Republic

First it was the Arab Spring, then came revolution in the fast food empire with the latest casualty of the monarchy Burger King (the creepy King is dead, long live the creepy King)....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/30/burger-king-toppled-replaced-with-burger-democratic-republic/

The Alnwick Poison Gardens

The Alnwick Poison Gardens in Alnwick, England was established in 2005 by the Duchess of Northumberland. The grounds contain nearly 100 deadly plants that produce poisons or hallucinogens. Some are so dangerous, they...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/30/the-alnwick-poison-gardens/

Who's the Culprit?

(YouTube link) One of the dogs got into the trash. Was it Jed, Xena, or Tank? I think they are all guilty, but one was not smart enough to get rid of the evidence! -via ArbroathFunny, trash, dog...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/30/whos-the-culprit/

Baby Sharks Birthed in Artificial Uterus

An artificial uterus sounds like a scene from Brave New World. In reality, scientists at the Port Stephens Fisheries Institute in New South Wales, Australia, have so far only nursed six embryos of a wobbegong sh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/30/baby-sharks-birthed-in-artificial-uterus/

Orca Talks to a Motorboat

(YouTube link) A killer whale named Luna was separated from his family and lived off the coast of Vancouver Island until his death in 2006. He was friendly with people in boats who went out to visit him, but did he...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/30/orca-talks-to-a-motorboat/

A Character's Awful Realization

(College Humor link) In most films, the audience knows who is going to survive way before the plot makes it obvious. It takes the characters a little longer to figure out how important they are. -via Buzzfeed movie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/30/a-characters-awful-realization/

Unicorn Costume

Unicorn Costume - $26.95 Do you dream of having your own rainbow pooping unicorn? Make your dream a reality this Halloween with the Unicorn Costume from the NeatoShop.  Just combine one rainbow pooping baby or toddle...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/30/unicorn-costume/

Ironclad Alibi

Justin Lee of Auckland, New Zealand, received a speeding ticket in the mail in 2004. He noticed a typo in the facts that stated the offense took place in 1974. Since that was a long time ago, he asked his mother for his...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/30/ironclad-alibi/

Hearing Herself for the First Time

(YouTube link) YouTube member sloanchurman was born deaf. Now 29 years old, her husband recorded the moment her hearing implant is activated. She explained in the YouTube comments: "I had an implant put in 8 weeks...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/30/hearing-herself-for-the-first-time/

How Cooked Food Made Us Human

Want to know how a bunch of brawny apes evolved into brainy humans? It all comes down to a pair of tongs and a flame. People and animals eat basically the same food; the only difference is that we cook our me...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/30/how-cooked-food-made-us-human/

The 2011 Ig Nobel Prize Winners

Our friends at Improbable Research awarded the annual Ig Nobel Prizes last night at Harvard's Sanders Theater for research that makes you laugh, and then think. This is the 21st year for the awards. Ten prizes were award...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/30/the-2011-ig-nobel-prize-winners/






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