Archive for December 14th, 2011

Musical Charlie Brown's Christmas Tree

Musical Charlie Brown's Christmas Tree - $34.95 Are you having trouble getting into the holiday spirit? Recapture your Christmas joy with the Musical Charlie Brown's Christmas Tree from the NeatoShop. This adorable 24...

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HTTP Status Codes Illustrated by Cats

Tomomi Imura combined HyperText Transfer Protocol status messages with some of the Web's funniest cat pictures. View the whole set at the link. I've never encountered a 418 error, but now I really want to. Link -v...

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Sarcastic Font

Like Ford Prefect from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, a lot of people just don't pick up on sarcasm. People have proposed various solutions, such as a new punctuation mark. Another is the use of reversed...

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Baby Seal Breaks into House, Takes Nap

A baby seal with serious cuteness and boundary issues slipped through the cat door of a house in Tauranga, New Zealand. The human residents returned to find it relaxed and making itself at home: Swoffer said at first...

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Spider-Man Pho

Just think of the noodles as sticky spiderwebs. Go ahead, dig in. -via That's Nerdalicious! | Photo credit: unknownspiderman...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/14/spider-man-pho/

Japanese Woman with Limited English Describes Star Wars

(Video Link) Mika is practicing her English by explaining the plot to Episode IV while an animator hilariously adjusts the movie accordingly. This would actually be a brilliant assignment for any foreign language te...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/14/japanese-woman-describes-star-wars-with-limited-english/

1 Millisecond into a Nuclear Explosion

Allegedly, this is a photograph of the beginning of a nuclear detonation. It was taken in 1952 during the Tumbler-Snapper tests in Nevada. At this point, the fireball is about sixty-six feet across. How was the photo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/14/1-millisecond-into-a-nuclear-explosion/

Lizard Plays Video Game

(Video Link) Not only can this Bearded Dragon play Ant Crusher, he does it really well! Keep at it, fella. You could earn a paycheck from this someday. -via Kottkesmartphones, lizards...

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New Profession: Online Bodyguard

There's an Far Side cartoon from the 1980s which shows two parents looking hopefully at their video game-playing teenager. They fantasize about his future career as a professional gamer. The joke is, of course,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/14/new-profession-online-bodyguard/

You Are Most Welcome

I don't know who took the picture of this adorable sign, but I found several references to the sign that identify it as being at the Maori Anglican Church at Raukokore, East Cape, New Zealand. -via Arbroathchurch, si...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/14/you-are-most-welcome/

Top 24 Deep Space Pictures of 2011

Last week, Phil Plait posted his year-end gallery of the best pictures taken from space. Now you can see his picks for the best pictures of deep space, really deep, like these galaxies that are 300 million l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/14/top-24-deep-space-pictures-of-2011/

Exoplanet Travel Posters

It seems like astronomers are finding more and more exoplanets every day -some which might possibly support life, although they are extremely far away. What if we could travel to those distant planets we know a little ab...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/14/exoplanet-travel-posters/

Person of the Year

TIME magazine has announced their annual Person of the Year, and this year's winner is not a single person, but a group. A very big group. 2011 was the year of The Protester. It began in Tunisia, spread through the Arab...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/14/person-of-the-year/

The Sloths Are Coming!

(YouTube link) Lucy Cooke made a video last year at the world's only sloth orphanage, The Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica. Her sloth project has expanded into a documentary, Too Cute! Baby Sloths that will ai...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/14/the-sloths-are-coming/

What Is It? game 205

Here it is, time for our collaboration with the always amusing What Is It? Blog. Tell us what this thing is, if you know. If you don't, make a wild guess! Place your guess in the comment section below. One gues...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/14/what-is-it-game-205/

Indyanimation

(YouTube link) To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jeff Gurwood recreated the opening scene in stop-motion animation. Indymation, starring action figures, took six months to comple...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/14/indyanimation/

15 Great Geeky Gingerbread People & Homes

There’s no tastier holiday tradition than creating your very own gingerbread house. If you aren’t very talented at sealing cookie bits together, like I am, even your best homes probably look like they’r...

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