Archive for February 24th, 2012

Bootleg iPhones Seized in China Show Revolutionary Redesign

Allegedl, police in Wuhan, China seized 681 gas stoves that were defective. Many of them were branded as iPhone products. It's possible that these were not authentic Apple accessories. Link -via DVICE | P...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/24/bootleg-iphones-seized-in-china-show-revolutionary-redesign/

Beer Jello Shots

Get your Irish on with this recipe by Jasmin of 1 Fine Cookie. The brown liquid is gelatinized Guinness and the foam head is made from Bailey's Irish Cream. She also offers a recipe if you prefer American-style lager...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/24/beer-jello-shots/

Queen's "We Will Rock You" Played on Bagpipes

(Video Link)Some people don't like the sound of bagpipes. This is because they are weird. Everything is improved with bagpipes, including "We Will Rock You" by Queen. Here is The Bad Piper, a profess...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/24/queens-we-will-rock-you-played-on-bagpipes/

Professional Cat Catcher Gets Your Kitty into a Carrier

(Video Link) Her service costs $80, but the skills of a professional cat catcher -- probably the only one in New York City -- are worth it. Jordana Serebrenik has a talent for safely capturing household cats. She's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/24/professional-cat-catcher-gets-your-kitty-into-a-carrier/

Armed Robber Dropped Gun, Ran Away. Then He Came Back and Tried to Buy His Gun from His Victims.

The suspect certainly is a criminal mastermind. According to police, he barged into a motel room, pulled a gun on the two men inside, then tried to rob them. But his victims fought back: The men began to fight. During...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/24/armed-robber-dropped-gun-ran-away-then-he-came-back-and-tried-to-buy-his-gun-from-his-victims/

A Twin-Lens Reflex Camera Made Out Of LEGO Bricks

In an exercise to prove how easy it is to build a camera, photographer Carl-Frederic Salicath has built a twin-lens reflex camera out of LEGO bricks and a pair of binoculars. Here's how it was done: While the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/24/a-twin-lens-reflex-camera-made-out-of-lego-bricks/

White Castle Now Offering Wine

The US fast food chain White Castle, known for its tiny square hamburgers, is now offering wine pairings at selected locations. Here's one customer's experience at a restaurant in Lafayette, Indiana: At the counter, M...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/24/white-castle-now-offering-wine/

Slovakia Plans to Name a Bridge after Chuck Norris

Slovakia is cleverly and inexpensively rendering its border with Austria completely impregnable. How? It's naming a bridge at a border crossing after action movie hero Chuck Norris: The actor's work has become a popul...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/24/slovakia-plans-to-name-a-bridge-after-chuck-norris/

Lucy Lawless Helps Hijack An Oil Drilling Ship For Greenpeace

Proving that she's still every bit the warrior she was when she played Xena Warrior Princess on the popular TV show, Lucy Lawless and fellow Greenpeace activists took control of an oil drilling ship off the coast of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/24/lucy-lawless-helps-hijack-an-oil-drilling-ship-for-greenpeace/

Eat Drink & Be Irish - So Lucky Mug

  Eat Drink & Be Irish So Lucky Mug - $14.95 It is said that there are those who are Irish and those who wish to be Irish. This St. Patrick's Day, whatever your background, Eat  Drink  & Be Irish...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/24/eat-drink-be-irish-so-lucky-mug/

Scenes From Oscar Nominees Recreated With A Baby

The silly images that make up this series show what this year's Oscar nominees would look like if they were recast with adorable babies. They already look like little stars to me, since they really seem to capture th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/24/scenes-from-oscar-nominees-recreated-with-a-baby/

Baby Elephant Taking a Bath

Ever since I saw Dumbo as a wee lad, I have a soft spot for pachyderms - so I find this video by our pals For91Days of baby elephants bathing at the Pinnawela Elephant Orphan...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/24/baby-elephant-taking-a-bath/

The Economist on Americanisms

America, linguistically speaking, is launching a relentless assault on the English language. "Americanism," as it is called by all you non-Yanks, is everywhere (Go us!)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/24/the-economist-on-americanisms/

Tabasco: Secret Sauce of Space Travel

That bottle to the left, Neatoramanauts, may just be the secret sauce for interplanetary travel. That's right, tabasco. Turns out that after spending some time in space, astronauts' tas...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/24/tabasco-secret-sauce-of-space-travel/

$121 Toilet Plunger Set

You have the latest in toilet technology, so what's that regular ol' toilet plunger doing in your bathroom? Designer Josh Owen of Kontextur to the rescue! Behold, the $121 pl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/24/121-toilet-plunger-set/

Rocky the Lobster

Photo: Maine State Aquarium Love lobster? At 27-pound, "Rocky" the lobster is so huge that if you see him at the dinner table, I'm not sure who is dinner: you or the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/24/rocky-the-lobster/

Challenge Accepted: 8 Inspiring Stories

Mental_floss has a continuing series on people that most of us would term "disabled," but still manage to do the very things they aren't supposed to be "able" to. Several have made headlines just recently. You'll mee...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/24/challenge-accepted-8-inspiring-stories/

The Most Common Cooking Mistakes

Cooking Light published a list of cooking mistakes that seems to be a powerful resource for novice cooks. The first few are exactly the mistakes my young daughters make. 1. You don’t taste as you go. 2. You don’t r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/24/the-most-common-cooking-mistakes/

9 Oscar Dogs Inspired by the 2012 Best Picture Nominees

Serious Eats put together and photographed nine styles of hot dogs based on the movies that are nominated for the Best Picture Oscar. Since I haven't seen any of the movies, I'm not sure whether the thinking...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/24/9-oscar-dogs-inspired-by-the-2012-best-picture-nominees/

The Piano Man

(YouTube link) Colin Huggins is a busker in New York City, but he plays the grand piano. That means he has to haul out a 650-pound baby grand to his spot in Washington Square Park. Once you hear him play, you'll have...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/24/the-piano-man/

The Manliest Swordfights in Film

In the mood for some action movies this weekend? Ranker has some suggestions for killer swordfighting films. Yeah, we all know they are choreographed down to the inch, but some films do it so well that you can suspen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/24/the-manliest-swordfights-in-film/

Landscape with Duck

(vimeo link) For some reason, the duck doesn't fly, but he still has to migrate with his flock. This hand-drawn cartoon by Patrick Neary will remind you of classic cartoons from the early days of film. -via the Presur...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/24/landscape-with-duck/

Police Look Up Woman's License 425 Times

Anne Marie Rasmusson is preparing to file a federal lawsuit against Minnesota police officers who harassed her. Rasmusson is a former police officer with the Eden Prairie and St. Paul police departments. She gained atten...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/24/police-look-up-womans-license-425-times/

Would You Do This?

(YouTube link) The Nordic insurance company Trig aired this ad with the tagline "When you have peace of mind, you can give peace of mind to others". -via Buzzfeed In case you are wondering about the dog used in thi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/24/would-you-do-this/

The Torn Identity: How an Earthquake Spawned One of the Greatest Immigration Fraud Schemes in History

Natural disasters aren’t typically a cause for celebration. But after the San Francisco earthquake of 1906, Chinese immigrants were feeling some good vibrations. Turns out, the same great quake that set fire to so...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/24/the-torn-identity-how-an-earthquake-spawned-one-of-the-greatest-immigration-fraud-schemes-in-history/

You Have Woken Up In A Dark Room-What Do You Do?

(YouTube Link) This ridiculous video by YouTuber ThatsMrRobertson pays homage to the old Choose Your Own Adventure book phenomenon of the 1980s but adds a modern twist-viewers get to choose their video fate v...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/24/you-have-woken-up-in-a-dark-room-what-do-you-do/

Photographer Captures Images Of Her Super Baby In Mid Flight

What's the best thing to do when you discover that your adorable infant has super powers, specifically the power of flight? Why, shoot a ton of pics and share them on the interwebs, of course! Photographer Rachel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/24/photographer-captures-images-of-her-super-baby-in-mid-flight/

The Simpsons 500th Episode Intro In Slo-Mo

(YouTube Link) Thanks to YouTuber acjlarsen08 (and The Daily What by proxy) we who are without DVRs can now do what we wanted to do so badly when the 500th episode of The Simpsons aired last Sunday-watch the awesome f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/24/the-simpsons-500th-episode-intro-in-slo-mo/




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