Archive for February 19th, 2012

A Where's Waldo Style Panoramic Shot Of Mos Eisley

This panoramic shot of Mos Eisley by illustrator Ulises Farinas is full of characters and props from the Star Wars universe, some from another universe altogether, and some funny little Where's Waldo*/em...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/19/a-wheres-waldo-style-panoramic-shot-of-mos-eisley/

John Cleese Carefully Considers Your Useless Comments

(YouTube Link) As a hilarious comedian, gentleman, scholar, and founding member of the seminal sketch comedy troupe Monty Python, John Cleese hasn't lost a bit of his prize winning wit, even after over 40 yea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/19/john-cleese-carefully-considers-your-useless-comments/

Drivable R2-D2 Built For Make-A-Wish Kid To Enjoy

Matthew Grammer, a 7 year old who is being treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia, asked for one of the coolest things ever as his Make-A Wish Foundation request--a giant, drivable R2-D2 so he can roll around schoo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/19/drivable-r2-d2-built-for-make-a-wish-kid-to-enjoy/

Radiohead 'OK Computer' 3.5 Inch Floppy From 1997

This rather unique piece of Radiohead memorabilia was given out in 1997 as a promotional item, and it contains an 'OK Computer' screensaver for Windows 3.1 or 95 on 3.5 inch floppy. Rather appropriate advertising tec...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/19/radiohead-ok-computer-3-5-inch-floppy-from-1997/

A New Twist in the Sad Saga of Little Albert

A few years ago we linked to the sad story of Little Albert, an infant who was a psychological test subject in John B. Watson's experiment on fear. He conditioned the child to be afraid of rats, a fear which generalized...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/19/a-new-twist-in-the-sad-saga-of-little-albert/

The Blue Family

For more than two centuries, the Fugate family has lived near Troublesome Creek in eastern Kentucky. Many of them, in the past, were blue. Yes, blue. As a result of inbreeding, the combination of a recessive trait ca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/19/the-blue-family/

Stained Glass Twenty-Sided Dice

You can't afford a critical fumble when you're playing with these dice. Instructables user Casey Borders provides instructions on how to make your own stained glass d20s at the link. You'll need an icosahedron jig, a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/19/stained-glass-twenty-sided-dice/

Garfield Cupcakes

Bakerella, a fan of Garfield comics for decades, made these fondant wonders. I suspect that turning into a cupcake would be Garfield's worst nightmare. Link -via Flavorwirecupcakes, Garfield...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/19/garfield-cupcakes/

Blindfolded Boxing

(YouTube link) Billed as the "new sport of 1949," this newsreel shows us what seems to be an experiment in comedy. At least it's safer than regular boxing! And it reminds me of the Japanese TV show that staged a socce...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/19/blindfolded-boxing/

Pokémon in the Little Golden Books Style

Imagine in a world in which Pokémon emerged in the 1940s instead of the 1990s, and in the United States instead of Japan. That's what Becky Dreisdadt had in mind when she devised 151 Pokémon in the style of the Lit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/19/pokemon-in-the-little-golden-books-style/

Sisyphus Gets a Snowthrower

(YouTube link) In Greek mythology, Sisyphus was doomed to roll a boulder up a hill and watch it roll back down, so he could start his task all over again. The YouTube description (in Polish) says this guy with a snowb...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/19/sisyphus-gets-a-snowthrower/

A Visit to Point Roberts, Washington

Point Roberts is a promontory of the Tsawwassen Peninsula that sticks out just south of the 49th parallel that forms the US-Canadian border. It's a little piece of America geographically attached to Canada. Nate Berg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/19/point-roberts-washington/

Burglar Unwisely Shoots 90-Year Old Man in the Head

All this accomplished was to enrage the homeowner, 90-year old Jay Leone of Greenbrae, California. Leone then returned fire: "To tell you the truth, I never felt a thing," said Leone, 90, of Greenbrae. "I said, 'F—-...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/19/burglar-unwisely-shoots-90-year-old-man-in-the-head/

The Forgetting Pill

Memories are not exact recordings of our experiences. Science finds that the act of remembering something changes that memory. This finding has led to the development of drugs that, when administered in conjunction with...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/19/the-forgetting-pill/
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