Archive for December 20th, 2011

A Dissectable Dalek Birthday Cake

Sure this Dalek looks cute on the outside, but it's even better than it looks -when you crush the chocolate shell top with a wooden sonic screwdriver , you can find a tentacled Dalek inside. You can find directions t...

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Cozy & Adorable Muppet Hats

Looking for a good way to show your love of the Muppets while staying warm this winter? You could always try knitting your own Muppet hats like Annie of Wattlebird did. Unfortunately, she doesn't have any patterns an...

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We Wish You A Merry Hothmas

Santa Fett was created by Cory Mcburnett, who is also the creator of Steampunk Fett. Link Via Geeks Are SexyChristmas, Star Wars, Santa, Boba Fett, Hoth...

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A Briton Converts to American Football

Gerard Baker, a native of the UK, grew up playing and watching two different sports called football, or what Americans refer to as soccer and rugby. But since that time, his passion for the sports of his homeland has pet...

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The Bacon of the Sea

(Video Link) Big Majors Spot, a tiny island in the Bahamas, is inhabited by a herd of feral pigs. The food supply on the island is limited, so the little porkers will gladly swim out to boaters off the shore to beg...

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Picnic Table Brings the Outdoor Experience Indoors

The picNYC Table, designed by the Dutch firm Haiko Cornelissen Architecten, lets people in densely-packed urban areas experience nature without leaving home. That's real grass, so owners have to tend to it like a gar...

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Pen Removed from Woman's Stomach Still Works after 25 Years

This story has all the makings of a wonderful ad campaign for the pen manufacturer. A woman accidentally swallowed a pen. Her husband and doctor thought that she was making the whole thing up, so nothing was done abo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/20/pen-removed-from-womans-stomach-still-works-after-25-years/

Google Maps Has Walking Directions into Mordor

In that case, I'll just take the Tube. Let us thank Google's programmers for offering this prudent warning. The map is of northern London, but you can overlay a map in your own city by choosing "The Shire" as you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/20/google-maps-has-walking-directions-into-mordor/

USS Enterprise in Christmas Lights

This Constitution-class starship comes equipped extra running lights. According to several redditors, it's on display in East Peoria, Illinois. That city is apparently famous for its grand Christmas light di...

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What Kids Wanted For Christmas In The 80s

(Image via mattonfire) Continuing our series of what kids wanted back in the day, we explore the 1980s-a time of excess, badass toys and fashion regrets. While kids in previous decades may have had simpler tastes, by...

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SPAM Mints

SPAM Mints - $3.95 What better mints to wash down a yummy meal of SPAM than these SPAM Mints? Though sadly they're not actually SPAM-flavored mints (they're cinnamon...

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Cat vs. Dog: A Trick Contest

(YouTube link)Who does better tricks, Kaiser the Bengal cat or Nana the border collie? I'd have to give the title to the dog, because I have a border collie, and can attest that they are always in a...

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12 Sci-fi Film Locations You Can Actually Visit

Of course you want to visit Pandora! We all do! But since it's a fictional planet, maybe the next best thing would be to visit the location where Avatar was filmed. You can do that, because it was in the Kea...

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Tesla and Other Geeky Tattoos

As part of a continuing series, Geeks Are Sexy posted a roundup of tattoos sent in by their readers. Kristina contributed her tattoo of Nikola Tesla. There are lots more, including many that are so geeky I d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/20/tesla-and-other-geeky-tattoos/

Snow-Clearing from SUV Roofs and from Fire Hydrants: An Informal Look

by John Trinkaus, Baruch College, City University of New York John Trinkaus was awarded the 2003 Ig Nobel Prize in literature for meticulously collecting data and publishing more than 80 detailed academic...

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The Spanish Village that Voted Itself Blue

The town of Júzcar in the Spanish province of Andalucía got an offer they couldn't refuse. Sony Pictures approached the village for an opportunity to promote the 2011 movie The Smurfs. Would the citizens b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/20/the-spanish-village-that-voted-itself-blue/

Jedi Ninjas

(Video Link) As I watched the beginning of this video, I thought, "Why doesn't anyone just get a gun?" Then, at the 2:20 mark, everything suddenly made sense. I never saw that one coming. -via Nerd Approvedjedi,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/20/jedi-ninjas/

8 Reasons why the Nine of Diamonds is Unlucky

Neatorama is proud to present a guest post from Gary Noarnan, a contributor to the ragbag. The king of hearts is called the suicide king because the king appears to be stabbing himself in the head....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/20/8-reasons-why-the-nine-of-diamonds-is-unlucky/

Melting Sculpture Is Made of Wood

Although it looks convincingly like a pair of melting picture frames, it is actually a wooden sculpture. This is one of three in a series by artists Rémy Clémente and Morgan Maccari dribbling on a gallery floor....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/20/melting-sculpture-is-made-of-wood/

The Man Who Wore a Maxi Pad to Invent a Better One

A homeless man once approached me in a grocery store parking lot and asked me to buy maxi pads for his wife. I understood the importance and did so right away. If a woman can't afford maxi pads, then she's going to have...

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Is This Medieval Cricket?

One critical difference: the umpire has a halberd and is willing to use it. The Ghistelles Hours, a Fourteenth Century Flemish devotional manuscript, contains illustrations of people playing something that scholar Ca...

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