Archive for February 26th, 2012

19 Pepsi Flavors You Might Not Be Familiar With

I don't know about you, but I love me some Pepsi, and I usually give any new flavor that comes out a try before going back to the tried and true original. But some of the flavors on this list sound delicious, and I r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/26/19-pepsi-flavors-you-may-not-be-familiar-with/

Tug of War With A Dog & Horse

(Video Link) Now that's an animal friendship you don't see too often. Isn't it precious though? Via I Has A Hot DogCute, videos, animals, horses, dogs, pets...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/26/tug-of-war-with-a-dog-horse/

Talk About An Oscar Snub

(Video Link) Poor Miss Piggy, she's totally right, it's complete pigism that prevented her from getting the nomination. Hollywood, your prejudices disgust me. Via The Mary SueFunny, movies, videos, muppets, Miss Pi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/26/talk-about-an-oscar-snub/

Abandoned Cars Reclaimed By Nature

The poor old cars in this series of photographs by Peter Lippmann, entitled Paradise Parking, are seemingly being reclaimed by forces of nature, one branch at a time. It's a dark and horrifying series if...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/26/abandoned-cars-reclaimed-by-nature/

The True Cost of Building the Death Star

It's obviously a great weapon to strike down your foes, but all that power has a price. If you've ever wondered just what that price might be, then you'd better check out this great article over on the economics blog Cen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/26/the-true-cost-of-building-the-death-star/

Great Pictures of Rock Stars With Their Parents

It's easy to imagine that rock stars, especially those from the 1970's were crazy heathens, but seeing them with their parents puts their lavish lifestyles in a whole new perspective. LinkMusic, parents, family, r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/26/great-pictures-of-rock-stars-with-their-parents/

Chupa Chups Advertising Isn't Just For Suckers

(YouTube Link) Advertising campaigns usually rely on suckers to buy their products, but this campaign for Chupa Chups candy is trying to get you to buy suckers and prove you're not just some sucker at the sam...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/26/chupa-chups-advertising-isnt-just-for-suckers/

Test Your Trivia Skills Against Hitchcock, Ninjas And Jack Nicholson

  This screenshot of a Jack Nicholson style character looking rather jaundiced comes from an kooky Japanese video game called Quiz Daisousa Sen-The Last Count Down. It came out in the arcades in 1...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/26/test-your-trivia-skills-against-hitchcock-ninjas-and-jack-nicholson/

This Radio Will Look Right At Home In Your Fallout Shelter

This custom radio-like device was made by Autuin from Free Geek Vancouver, who didn't want to be restricted to creating useful devices, so he made this funky little custom number. Here's a bit about it: T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/26/this-radio-will-look-right-at-home-in-your-fallout-shelter/

Techno Viking Action Figure

Techno Viking, the character from a 12-year-old video, is a meme that just won't quit. Now he's an action figure! There's no verifiable information, but I gather that this is one of those custom-made action figures t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/26/techno-viking-action-figure/

When I Tell People I Work from Home

More and more people every day find themselves working a real job from home, but that is still a novel idea for most of the folks around them. Actually, my home office looks like this. And when I tell people...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/26/when-i-tell-people-i-work-from-home/

Alan Turing's School Grades

As an adult, Alan Turing proved to be a genius. Among other accomplishments, he was a pioneer in computer science. But when he was a teenager, Turing was less impressive. Here's what his English instructor said about his...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/26/alan-turnings-school-grades/

Listen To These Posters Playing A Pretty Tune

(YouTube Link) Indie band Dry The River came up with an extremely unique way to advertise the release of their debut album "Shallow Bed"-they hung up string art posters all over London that can be listened to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/26/listen-to-these-posters-playing-a-pretty-tune/

A Turntable That Plays Pieces Of Wood

German artist Bartholomaus Traubeck has created one tripped out piece of tech-a turntable that plays pieces of wood instead of records. Here's how it works: Traubeck has modified a turntable’s needle by repl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/26/a-turntable-that-plays-pieces-of-wood/

20th Century Styles, According To 1893

The illustrations in this gallery are from a Strand Magazine article from 1893 that was supposed to be a sneak peek of what fashion will look like in the 20th century. The writer even goes so far as to claim...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/26/20th-century-styles-according-to-1893/

The Iron Spike of Bacteriophages

Scientists have discovered how bacteriophages - viruses that infect bacteria - manage to pierce the bacterial membrane: with an iron spike. When they crystallized this sma...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/26/the-iron-spike-of-bacteriophages/

Man Cooked Own Cheeseburger and Fries at Denny's

When you want something done right, you've got to do it yourself ... and James B. Summers of Madison, Wisconsin, wants his cheeseburger done exactly his way:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/26/man-cooked-own-cheeseburger-and-fries-at-dennys/

A Generous Tip and an Advice

Ouch that hurts: according to Twitter user @FutureExBanker (whose Twitter account has since disappeared), his "jerk boss tips exactly 1% because he loathes the 99%." B...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/26/a-generous-tip-and-an-advice/

Vincent Van Gogh Self Portrait Costume

redditor beadmandingo spotted Vincent Van Gogh walking around the streets of New Orleans during Mardi Gras. There's a lengthy discussion in the comment thread about the identity of the performer, who may be a local u...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/26/vincent-van-gogh-self-portrait-costume/

World's Deepest Land Bug

Scientists went to the Krubera Cave, the deepest known cave on the planet, to discover the world's deepest insects. They found these creepy-crawlies living more than 6,400 feet below t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/26/worlds-deepest-land-bug/

LEGO Church

For a more modular ecclesiology, visit this temporary structure in the Netherlands. It's built not out of LEGO bricks, but Legioblocks -- concrete blocks made to resemble LEGO bricks. Michiel de Wit and Filip Jonker...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/26/lego-church/

Father Jailed Because Daughter Drew a Picture of a Gun

A Canadian man was arrested at his children's school, hauled down to the station and strip-searched ... all because his 4-year-old daughter drew a picture of a gun at school:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/26/father-jailed-because-daughter-drew-a-picture-of-a-gun/

Teen Lifted Car Off Grandpa

Fifteen-year-old Austin Smith he lifted a car that fell on his grandpa: Austin Smith said he was working on the 1991 Buick with his grandfather, Ernest "Papa Ernie&...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/26/teen-lifted-car-off-grandpa/

What if The Final Countdown Had Ended Differently?

The Final Countdown is a 1980 science fiction film starring Kirk Douglas and Martin Sheen. It's set on board the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz, then steaming out of Pearl Harbor. An unusual storm propels...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/26/what-if-the-final-countdown-had-ended-differently/

Tommy Craggs's Amazing Tree Sculptures

British chainsaw tree sculptor Tommy Craggs has gotten a lot of attention lately for enchanting sculptures that he has left in a publicly-accessible forest in northern England. Because his identity was a mystery unti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/26/tommy-craggss-amazing-tree-sculptures/

R2-D2 Birdhouse

Ben Mayer's R2-D2 birdhouse comes with just a LED in its optical unit, but there's a vast number of other aftermarket accessories available for R2 units. And if you'd like to match him with a protocol droid birdhouse...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/26/r2-d2-birdhouse/

Hit 'Rock Bottom' With This Animated Short

(YouTube Link) Here's a goofy little gem of a cartoon for your amusement, a sitcom spoof that takes place at the bottom of the ocean and lasts about a minute. Oh, and there are lots of bad oceanic puns, and a duck wea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/26/hit-rock-bottom-with-this-animated-short/

Learn About Windows 95 With The Cast Of Friends

(YouTube Link) Who would make the ideal hosts for a promotional video about Windows 95? Why, Matthew Perry and Jennifer Aniston, stars of the wildly popular TV show Friends, of course! The casting choice s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/26/learn-about-windows-95-with-the-cast-of-friends/

10 Gadgets Inspired By 1980s Style

The gadgets in this gallery were inspired by 80s tech, and they range from silly to seriously cool in both style and function. From a rotary phone style handset that plugs into your smartphone to a walkman shaped hip...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/26/10-gadgets-inspired-by-1980s-style/

Even Superheroes Aren't Recession Proof

The sad truth discovered by most superfolks is that saving the world doesn't exactly pay the bills, and you're left looking far less than heroic when you lose your day job due to the recession or a twist of fate....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/26/even-superheroes-arent-recession-proof/








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