Archive for October 11th, 2011

Male Pole Dancing

If I say the words "pole dancing," what image comes to your mind? Scantily-clad women gyrating on a pole? Helloooo! It's the twenty first century, people - where's your sense...

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X-Ray Stained Glass

Belgian artist Wim Delvoye is not one to, shall we say, hold himself back. He expresses his artistic impulses regardless of how other people might respond. Like tattooing pigs and, uh, anal kisses. His latest inst...

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Married, But Already Cheating

A redditor got married and his groomsmen entered the Konami Code to get his marriage off to the right start. What sort of power-ups will this enable? Link -via GeekDadweddings, Konami...

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Dora The Explorer, All Grown Up

Every parent who has little kids would appreciate this: "Dora The Explorer" for adults, a spoof by Greenstorm Film. The Fiesta Trio would've approved. But don't let yo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/11/dora-the-explorer-all-grown-up/

Car Jumping Rope

(Video Link) This viral ad for Original Penguin menswear shows a lowrider with hydraulics so powerful that the car can jump off the ground -- even jump rope! Ah, but can it do a criss-cross? -via DoobybrainJump r...

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Tinker Belle Needs a Shave

And someone take that beer away from Sleeping Beauty. She's underage. Ethan Trewhitt found these Disney Princesses at Dragon*Con. Pocahontas is actually fairly convincing. Link -via Walyou (warning: auto-sound...

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Teaching Calculus with Chocolate

Tim Chartier, a math professor at Davidson College, found a way to express a principle of calculus using the best of all possible source materials: chocolate. He created a series of enlarging charts featuring a growi...

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Shopdropped Cereal Boxes

Something's just a bit different about these cereal boxes created by Ron English, but I can't put my finger on it. But seriously, last week I discovered that Lucky Charms are totally awesome for supper. Think outside...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/11/shopdropped-cereal-boxes/

Drunk Man Tries to Use Taco as ID, Police Reject It

A man passed out in the drive-through lane at a Taco Bell in Jensen Beach, Florida. When police arrived and asked for ID, the suspect pulled a taco out of his pocket and offered it to the officer: A deputy awoke Falkn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/11/drunk-man-tries-to-use-taco-as-id-police-reject-it/

Shark Fin Banned in California

Despite having a high mercury content and being harvested in a way considered cruel by animal groups, shark fin is popularly used in a Chinese soup consumed for birthdays, weddings, and other special occasions. Now, it's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/11/shark-fin-banned-in-california/

A Chicken Roasted in Clay

It never occurred to me before, but it makes sense: if you can roast a chicken in a clay oven, such as a tandoor, why not just wrap the bird in clay and stick it in the oven? Tasteologie has a video and pict...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/11/a-chicken-roasted-in-clay/

Television Shows as 8-Bit Pixel Games

Vimeo link. Animated for the Italian channel FOX Retro, the animated video features popular 80s TV show characters in classic video game environments. The game was beat with Wonder Woman being saved by Fonzie from Hap...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/11/television-shows-as-8-bit-pixel-games/

Kamikaze Ant

Scientists have discovered a species of kamikaze ant in the jungle of Borneo that blows itself up in a suicide attack in order to save the colony: Several south-east Asian...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/11/kamikaze-ant/

Warning: Balloon TARDIS Is Not Indestructible

A balloon artist named Kristy made a nearly full-size (at least on the outside) TARDIS. It materialized in an ideal location, don't you think? Link -via The Mary SueDoctor Who, balloons, tardis...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/11/warning-balloon-tardis-is-not-indestructible/

Creepy Face Mask of Yourself

Image: REAL-f This Halloween, go as yourself while wearing this super realistic 3D "face mask" by a Japanese company called REAL-f. The mask is so uncanny (the...

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Megavirus: Virus So Large You Can See It with a Light Microscope

Meet Megavirus chilensis, a virus so big that it's actually larger than some bacteria: The particle measures about 0.7 micrometres (thousandths of a millimetre)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/11/megavirus-virus-so-large-you-can-see-it-with-a-light-microscope/

Greenhouse Lamp

I love the idea of growing your own food, so this greenhouse lamp is a cute idea for herbs and other small plants. The price tag is $1,900 though, so I'm going to try filling an empty Sprite bottle with moss and tape...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/11/greenhouse-lamp/

Remember That Drink?

This week, mental_floss welcomes guest quizmaster Hillary Buckholtz of the blog I'm Remembering for series of nostalgic Lunchtime Quizzes! Today you are challenged to remember bygone drinks. This coffee drinker score...

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Dr. Pepper's New Manly Drink is Not For Women

Image: Dr Pepper Snapple Group Real men don't drink sissy diet sodas, no siree! So to reach out to these untapped macho population for its new diet drink, Dr. Pepper decided to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/11/dr-peppers-new-manly-drink-is-not-for-women/

What Exactly Is a Sandwich?

It seems like a simple enough question, right? One even a very small child could answer. Unfortunately, there were no children on staff at Panera Bread in 2006, when the company sued Qdoba Mexican Grill for building a r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/11/what-exactly-is-a-sandwich/

The Temple of Muses

In 1733, French illustrator Bernard Picart produced a book called Neueröffneter Musen-Tempel, (Temple of the Muses) with 60 copperplate engravings, mostly illustrating stories from Ovid's Metamorphoses*...

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Up The Stairs

(YouTube link) In Japan, the goal of a TV game show is not so much to win, but to entertain the audience. This show that challenges players to climb a slime-ridden staircase is a case in point. Commenters at YouTube...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/11/up-the-stairs/

Old Shoes Found

Construction workers digging a foundation for a supermarket in Camelon, Scotland, ran into what is now an archaeological site. Around 60 pairs of discarded footwear that once belonged to Roman soldiers was found. The 2,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/11/old-shoes-found/

The Delectable Kaleidoscope of Candy Bars

A new poster print from Pop Chart Lab connects ingredients to candy bars, or alternatively, tells you what flavors are in your favorite candy bars, in a pleasing kaleidoscopic graphic. See how it all comes t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/11/the-delectable-kaleidoscope-of-candy-bars/

Grammar Blogs

Grammar.net is holding a contest to determine the Best Grammar Blog of 2011. How many grammar blogs could there be? More than you think ...there are 75 different blogs in the running! Although you shouldn't vote for...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/11/grammar-blogs/

Abe Lincoln, Ghostbuster

Here is a photo of President Abraham Lincoln "taken during his brief, yet memorable stint as a paranormal investigator and eliminator circa 1864." http://www.tauntr.com/content/abe-lincoln-ghostbuster -via BuzzfeedPh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/11/abe-lincoln-ghostbuster/

Crafting With Cat Hair

You should know by now that we love cats here at Neatorama. We love crafts, too! So when we heard about the new book Crafting With Cat Hair (subtitled Cute Handicrafts to Make With Your Cat), we knew it...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/11/crafting-with-cat-hair/






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