Archive for November 13th, 2011

Where Every Wookie Knows Your Name

Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name and they're always glad you came. Here's your favorite watering hole in Tatooine: Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] -...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/13/where-every-wookie-knows-your-name/

A Small Mystery Hidden In Five Postage Stamps

In 1993 the Royal Mail in Great Britain issued a set of five se-tenant stamps to honor the legendary fictional detective Sherlock Holmes.  The stamps depicted iconic scenes from The Reigate Squire, The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/13/a-small-mystery-hidden-in-five-postage-stamps/

McDonald's Biggest Customer: Not the Poor, the Middle Class

Quick: who is the typical customer of McDonald's? If you answer "the poor," you'd be wrong. See, contrary to conventional wisdom, the poor actually don't eat a lot a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/13/mcdonalds-biggest-customer-not-the-poor-the-middle-class/

How to Sing the Most Overtones in a Minute

Turns out, we all did it wrong in kindergarten. This is how you sing the most overtones in a minute, courtesy of ethnomusicologist and throat singer Tran Quang Hai. Wha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/13/how-to-sing-the-most-overtones-in-a-minute/

Veggie Headdress Art by Takaya

Move over, Miss Chiquita, there's a new fruit-n-veggie headress in town ... Behold the Hanayui series by Japanese flower artist Takaya over at Dezeen blog: Link - v...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/13/veggie-headdress-art-by-takaya/

Optimus Krang and Other Wonderful Mashups

Marco D'Alfonso created a gallery of funny and well-drawn pop culture mashups. Among them are Catwoman with Garfield, Professor X with Professor Farnsworth, and lots and lots of Deadpool. Pictured above is a scene fr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/13/optimus-krang-and-other-wonderful-mashups/

Skull Speaker

Skull Speaker - $17.95 Are you looking for a portable speaker that has the ability to scare away small children? You need the black Skull Speaker with light up red eyes from the NeatoShop. This ghoulish speaker is perfe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/13/skull-speaker/

Space Taxi Music Video

(Video Link) Cyriaque Lamar io9 brings us this wonderfully bizarre science fiction music video. It's the theme song to a 2004 German comedy called Traumschiff Surprise – Periode 1. The movie is a parody o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/13/space-taxi-music-video/

Arthropod Mythbusting

Afraid of spiders? Maybe it's because of all those stories you've heard about their creepy ways. Some of those stories hold no water, according to science writer Kim Hosey. She's got a good list of busted spider myths....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/13/arthropod-mythbusting/

Science Ink

In 2007, science writer Carl Zimmer wondered how common science tattoos were. He said this on his blog, and the response was massive and ongoing. That grew into a completely new blog, and Zimmer became known as the g...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/13/science-ink/

Feather Extensions

(YouTube link) This little bird looks so stylish with her extra homemade tail feathers! It's cute, but she's not just being fashionable. This is a handy trick birds use to carry more nesting material than will fit i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/13/feather-extensions/

Why Spending Money on Others Promotes Your Happiness

We've always heard that it is better to give than to receive. And the research is there to prove the old adage is right. A post at PsyBlog has links to several studies about this phenomenon. But why? Why is it that spen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/13/why-spending-money-on-others-promotes-your-happiness/

Against the Grain

(vimeo link) Pencils are the stars in this stop-motion music video for "Against the Grain" by Hudson. Video by Jonathan Chong. -via redditmusic video, stopmotion, pencils...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/13/against-the-grain/

An Observation of Dogs Chasing Their Tails

A scientific research paper reviewed 400 YouTube videos of dogs chasing their tails. A close look showed that about a third of the dogs observed showed signs of clinical pathology ("neurological, compulsive or other path...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/13/an-observation-of-dogs-chasing-their-tails/
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