Archive for October 21st, 2011

What If The US Government Paid Off Its Entire Debt?

The idea might seem laughable now, but 11 years ago, when the US was running a budget surplus, the government did a secret study to find out what would happen if it paid off its entire...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/21/what-if-the-us-government-paid-off-its-entire-debt/

The Azure Window

The Azure Window is an unusual and striking coastal rock formation on the island of Gozo, which is part of the Republic of Malta. It's in serious danger of collapsing, so visit while you can. Or just view amazing pic...

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The Letter That Brought Toilets to Indian Trains

For more than fifty years after the formation of the Indian Railways in 1857, there was one crucial element that was missing on the nation's trains: toilets. Passengers had to wait till...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/21/the-letter-that-brought-toilets-to-indian-trains/

Duckpocalypse

(Video Link) The ducks are on the move. All. Of. Them. What do they know that we don't? -via Ace of Spades HQducks...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/21/duckpocalypse/

Halloween Cuisine: Sweet or Savory Specimen Jars

These specimens in jars look pretty nasty, and the labels make them seem even worse. But believe it or not, they are all not only edible, but tasty! They contain unfamiliar fruits, or foods cut into odd shapes. Your Hal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/21/halloween-cuisine-sweet-or-savory-specimen-jars/

Children's Drawings Transformed Into Stuffed Toys

Child's Own Studio is a home-based craft business which makes stuffed toys from children's drawings; some drawings are sent in by adults who want personalized gifts for their children, and sometimes children submit t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/21/childrens-drawings-transformed-into-stuffed-toys/

Hockey Team Adopts Chewbacca as Mascot

If your team is going to have a mascot, it has to be one that connects with people. That's why there was a movement by Ole Miss to adopt Admiral Ackbar. 'Cause when you think of Mississippi, you naturally think of th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/21/hockey-team-adopts-chewbacca-as-mascot/

Coupled Married for 72 Years Dies While Holding Hands

Gordon and Norma Yeager, aged 94 and 90 respectively, were married for 72 years. They were inseparable and deeply in love with each other during those seven decades. They died an hour apart last week in a hospital. There...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/21/coupled-married-for-72-years-dies-peacefully-while-holding-hands/

Should We Let Foreigners Buy Homes for Visas?

Image: Robert Burns/LA Times The stimulus didn't work. The bank bailouts didn't work. Homeowner assistance and refinancing didn't work. So could the key to solving the US housing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/21/should-we-let-foreigners-buy-homes-for-visas/

The Once-ler from Dr. Seuss' The Lorax is Revealed At Last

In Dr. Seuss' book The Lorax, it costs the boy 15 cents, a nail, and the shell of a great, great, great grandfather snail to hear the story of the Once-ler. Suess neve...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/21/the-once-ler-from-dr-seuss-the-lorax-is-revealed-at-last/

Sexy Super Mario Heels

Geek girls who have a hard time accessorizing  in a way that actually expresses their specific interests are sure to enjoy these sexy and cute Super Mario high heels from Etsy seller and Flickr user MagicBeanBuyer....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/21/sexy-super-mario-heels/

How To Make Your Own Grinning Ghosts

If you absolutely adore Disney's Haunted Mansion, then why not incorporate your own version of the ride's classic Grim Grinning Ghosts for your Halloween decor this year? Instructables has all the directions you need...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/21/how-to-make-your-own-grinning-ghosts/

Classic Helmets Turned Steampunk

If you've managed to put together a great steampunk version of a pop culture costume, but just can't seem to find the right helmet, Etsy user Kyobb just might have what you're looking for. Of course, even if they don't w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/21/classic-helmets-turned-steampunk/

Zombie Paperweight

Zombie Paperweight - $14.95 Does the Zombie infestation of the NeatoShop way heavily on your mind? Here at the Neatorama we believe in putting all good Zombies to work. After all Zombies were people too. Just check ou...

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Dalek Pumpkin Will Exterminate You

Don't make any sudden movements around this jack-o-lantern -unless you happen to have a sonic screwdriver on hand that is. Have any of you ever made pumpkins dedicated to your favorite geeky tv show? Linkhalloween...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/21/dalek-pumpkin-will-exterminate-you/

10 Unbelievably Amazing Nighttime Pictures

I don't know about you guys, but I love nighttime photography. While I may not have the skills to do it myself, photographers who are interested in improving their night shots will probably love the video tips over a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/21/10-unbelievably-amazing-nighttime-pictures/

YouTube Insult Generator

Shakespeare Schmakespeare. The YouTube Insult Generator, the brainchild of Adrian Holovaty, farts in the the general direction of the Shakespeare Insult Kit (sorry, John!)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/21/youtube-insult-generator/

Zombie/Steven Spielberg

Draw2D2 has a collection of art mashups called "Zombie/Steven Spielberg" that place zombies in Spielberg movies, or otherwise combine the two ideas. The example shown is by Alex Ryan. Go see the rest! Link -Thank...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/21/zombiesteven-spielberg/

Six Seriously Spooky Cemetery Stories

It’s that time of year, when we look to graveyards for tales that scare the Dickens out of us. You've read about 9 Creepy Places to Visit for a Good Scare and you've seen lists of haunted houses. Now how about ceme...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/21/six-seriously-spooky-cemetery-stories/

Battle of the Sexes: Who's Funnier?

According to a study by the University of California, San Diego Division of Social Sciences, men are a teensy bit funnier than women are--but mostly only to to other men. The stereotype Me...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/21/battle-of-the-sexes-whos-funnier/

Buried Alive

Atlas Obscura continues with their 31 Days of Halloween, featuring a new and gruesome post every day about the world's ghosts, goblins, legends, and death rituals. This post deals with the widespread fear of being buried...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/21/buried-alive/

The Amazing Race

(YouTube link) You go, girl! This 600 meter sprint was part of the 2008 Big Ten Indoor Track and Field Championships. Heather Dorniden of Minnesota went into the race as the favorite, but the odds changed along the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/21/the-amazing-race/

Building a World

Afniel has an intriguing but simple method of drawing fantasy maps starting with absolutely nothing. She presents it as a way to get children interested in cartography, because the results look quite like real maps....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/21/building-a-world/

The 20 Cutest Baby Meerkat Pictures On The Entire Internet

Well, who am I to argue with a claim like that? It's better to spend your time just looking at them! Link (Image credit: Flickr user tom hartley)baby, meerkat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/21/the-20-cutest-baby-meerkat-pictures-on-the-entire-internet/

The Macramé Owl Rescue & Sanctuary Organization

In case you are too young to remember, macramé owls were all the rage about 40 years ago. Now rarely spotted and near the brink of extinction, there is an organization dedicated to saving this cultural landmark. This o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/21/the-macrame-owl-rescue-sanctuary-organization/

Final Frontier

(YouTube link) Three astronauts touch down after being cryogenically frozen for years during their space flight. This is a choose-your-own-adventure type video, where you select what happens next. Of course, if you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/21/final-frontier/

Planning a Redbox Costume?

Redbox, the movie rental kiosk, has an interesting thing going on. Apparently a few people planning to dress up as the ubiquitous red boxes caught the attention of the company, who decided to give their fans a hand. A f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/21/planning-a-redbox-costume/

Attack of the Killer B-Movies!

During the Golden Age of Hollywood, big-budget movies were classy affairs, full of artful scripts and classically trained actors. And boy, were they dull. Then came Roger Corman, the King of the B-Movies. With Corman...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/21/attack-of-the-killer-b-movies/






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