Archive for January 12th, 2012

"I Will Be Your Girlfriend at Facebook for 10 Days for $5"

So is this better or worse than having a Cloud Girlfriend? Will the position of girlfriend, once a local affair, become an outsourced industry? I'm Cathy, a 23 year old student and I live in New York city. There's a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/12/i-will-be-your-girlfriend-at-facebook-for-10-days-for-5/

Roommates and Portals

(Video Link) The moral of Shane English's story is to choose roommates carefully. A mere background check won't be enough. -via Machinima | English's WebsitePortal 2, Portal...

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Crocheted Cyclops Costume

Crocheting may have started out as a craft, but it's turning into an extreme sport. Veronica Knight, maker of the crochet viking costume, produced this full body crocheted cyclops suit. Think: casual Fridays. Link...

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Date Stamp Art

When it's slow at the circulation desk, just get out a sheet of paper and start stamping. Italian artist Federico Pietrella found that date stamps can be used effectively to create images resembling pointillist pai...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/12/date-stamp-art/

Six Daleks Disguised as "Space Shuttle Engines"

Six daleks, labeled as "Pratt Whitney Rocketdyne engines" from the space shuttles Endeavour and Atlantis are invading being shipped to Stennis Space Center in Mississippi to be refurbished for use in NASA's new proje...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/12/six-daleks-disguised-as-space-shuttle-engines/

Braille Hamburgers

The South African division of the fast food chain Wimpy provides menus in Braille. To get the word out, its chefs produced hamburger buns with sesame seeds carefully arranged on the surface to spell out words in Brai...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/12/braille-handburgers/

How to Make Unicorn Poop Cookies

Before you get your hopes up, you should know that these are not real unicorn droppings. They're just cookies that look very much like them. They do not have the magical properties of authentic unicorn poop, but they...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/12/how-to-make-unicorn-poop-cookies/

Punching Bag as a Musical Instrument

(Video Link) Do you remember chess boxing -- the sport consisting of alternating rounds of chess and boxing? Well, just imagine what you could do with this bag, allegedly built by researchers at the UK's Open Univer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/12/punching-bag-as-a-musical-instrument/

Watch This Japanese Man Jam With A Celery Flute

(YouTube Link) If you're fed up with simply eating celery, then why not take a note from this guy's playbook and turn it into a musical instrument! Watch as he sticks a custom made celery flute up his nose, then play...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/12/watch-this-japanese-man-jam-with-a-celery-flute/

Play The Retro Styled Game Abobo's Big Adventure For Free

Retro gaming enthusiasts will remember the big bald baddie known as Abobo from his appearance in the Double Dragon games from the 80s and 90s. He's large, moustachioed, packs a mean punch, and now stars in h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/12/play-the-retro-inspired-game-abobos-big-adventure-for-free/

Razer Unleashes A Tablet Hybrid Gaming PC

The future of portable gaming looks pretty sweet, thanks to Razer's newest innovation Project Fiona, which looks like a tablet but has a gaming PC worth of power under the hood. With Intel's Core i7 processors, bo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/12/razer-unleashes-a-tablet-hybrid-gaming-pc/

The Hobbit Trailer Gets The Sweded Treatment

(YouTube Link) It seems like every movie trailer with any trace of geek interest gets sweded by fans then put on YouTube, so why should the trailer for the upcoming Peter Jackson film The Hobbit be left out?...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/12/the-hobbit-trailer-gets-the-sweded-treatment/

Oscar the Grouch Junior Backpack

Oscar the Grouch Backpack | $16.95 Look, it's Oscar -with sunglasses! How cool is this? It's a Sesame Street Junior Backpack featuring Oscar the Grouch at the NeatoShop. The toddler size backpack has padded adjustable...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/12/oscar-the-grouch-junior-backpack/

Dutch Boys

This adorable old picture would have made a great postcard. It is part of a collection of photographs of Dutch life published in the 1906 book De Aarde en haar volken (The Earth and Its People). See more at...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/12/dutch-boys/

Aches on a Plane

On April 7, 1994, pilots Captain David Sanders and Captain Jim Tucker took off in a FedEx cargo jet from Memphis. Andy Peterson was their flight engineer. Also aboard was Auburn Calloway, a FedEx flight engineer who was...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/12/aches-on-a-plane/

How Fast Does the Grim Reaper Walk ?

About two miles (three kilometers) per hour.  That's the conclusion of a group of researchers at the University of Sidney, who found that the walking speed of adults correlated inversely with their risk of death. T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/12/how-fast-does-the-grim-reaper-walk/

Where the Trees Are

NASA posted a map detailing the "Aboveground Woody Biomass" in the continental United States (in other words, trees). Josef Kellndorfer and Wayne Walker of the Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC) recently worked with...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/12/where-the-trees-are/

I Love the Smell of Napalm in the Morning

(YouTube link) The line from Apocalyse Now has been used and reused and adapted in so many other movies that YouTube member dondrapersayswhat made them into a supercut. Contains NSFW language. -via The Daily...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/12/i-love-the-smell-of-napalm-in-the-morning/

Reality Shows for the Gaming Industry

There are all kinds of reality-based television shows built around what people do: their workday, their obsessions, their love lives -so why don't television producers reach out to the world of gamers? Unreality has...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/12/reality-shows-for-the-gaming-industry/

Shakespeare's Bear

In the play Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare, we see a stage direction that has caused mouths to drop open since the 17th century: “Exit, pursued by bear.” Those who wrote about it mostly assumed he me...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/12/shakespeares-bear/

9 awesome Hotel Pools

Many of the pools in this list are spectacular because of their location or view, but the pool at the Golden Nugget Hotel in Las Vegas has a shark aquarium in the middle of it! The salt-water aquarium is separated fr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/12/9-awesome-hotel-pools/

The Great Mistake Lurking in "Don’t Stop Believin’’

The song by Journey came out thirty years ago, but after its initial hit status, "Don't Stop Believin'" got more mileage thanks to the TV shows The Sopranos and Glee. After all this time, I just learned...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/12/the-great-mistake-lurking-in-dont-stop-believin/

What Is It? game 209

It's once again time for our collaboration with the always amusing What Is It? Blog. Can you guess what these things are? Or maybe you can amuse us with an entertaining wild guess! Place your guess in the comment...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/12/what-is-it-game-209/

17 Great Geeky Hats For National Hat Day

January is filled with weird holidays, from Run Up The Flag Pole and See if Anyone Salutes Day (January 2) to Play God Day (January 9) to Measure Your Feet Day (January 23), but of all the strange holidays this month, pe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/12/17-great-geeky-hats-for-national-hat-day/




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