Archive for February 29th, 2012

Bar Tools

Bar Tools - $29.95 St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner. Make sure you have the proper tools to celebrate in style with the amazing Bar Tools set from the NeatoShop. This fantastic set of stainless steel bar a...

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Antichamber Is Psychedelic Gaming Goodness

(YouTube Link) In a world full of first person shooters and epic roleplaying games, it's nice to know that game designers are still interested in stepping out of their comfort zones and creating strange conceptual gam...

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Fan Film Shows Geek Love For Static Shock

(YouTube Link) Static Shock found a lot of love from cartoon fans and comic book enthusiasts when the animated series debuted in 2000 on the WB. Based on the Teen Titans character Static, an African-American...

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NYC Wants To Turn Water Tanks Into Works Of Art

New York City wants to teach residents to be responsible with water by turning water towers into public works of art. The campaign is called Word Above The Street, it will take place in 2013 and will feature...

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Real Life Kabuto Slingshot Spear From One Piece

(YouTube Link) One Piece is officially the most successful anime series ever, so it's no surprise that custom toy weapon builders would want to bring some of the props from this series to life. The Slingshot...

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Tired Of Squeezing Your Own Juice? Get The Gurefuru Chuchu!

(YouTube Link) Leave it to the Japanese to invent a gadget that is both useful and fun, all in a cute little package! The Gurefuru Chuchu is an innovative device that allows you to convert fruit into juice ri...

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Bank Robber Gets Caught When He Goes Back inside the Bank to Withdraw Money for Cab Fare

The German general Helmuth von Moltke the Elder once said, "No plan of battle survives first contact with the enemy." This is often true: no matter how carefully you plan an undertaking, something will go wrong. Take, fo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/29/bank-robber-gets-caught-when-he-goes-back-inside-the-bank-to-withdraw-money-for-cab-fare/

Porcelain Fighters Come Crashing To The Ground

The tiny ceramic combatants in this gallery look like they're battling themselves into pieces with their fierce kung fu skills, but they're actually just a bunch of figurines that have been dropped on the ground for the...

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Inventor Proposes Levitating Buildings on Air Cushions During Earthquakes

(Video Link) Those of us who merely watched the devastating 2011 Tohoku earthquake on screens got to witness something amazing: the resiliency and resourcefulness of the Japanese people. And we're still seeing it as...

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Indiana Jones Cupcake

Cupcakes. Why'd it have to be cupcakes? Kati Peck's Indiana Jones captures the whole movie franchise with a whip, a hat and lots of sugar. Visit her photostream to see cupcakes with Lost, True B...

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"Who Do You Think You Are? I Am!"

(Video Link) In this video, Pete Weber clinched his victory in the Professional Bowlers Association's U.S. Open. It's Weber's fifth U.S. Open title, and he seems rather pleased, doesn't he? I think that I'll mimi...

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The Urban Field Guide To Subcultural Tribes

Ever wonder what those freaky guys and gals that hang out at your local watering hole are all about? Don't get the ins and outs of their particular brand of bad taste, and you want to know what they're doing walking...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/29/the-urban-field-guide-to-subcultural-tribes/

Three Minute Superman Musical Is Still Two Minutes Too Long

(YouTube Link) Beaming to you live from 1975, it's Superman The TV Minute Musical! With cast members like Lesley Warren and Loretta Swit you may be asking yourself "How can such an epic production go so horri...

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Charge Your Smartphone With The Power Of Your Breath

Just in time for the release of The Dark Knight Rises comes this stylish Bane mask, which is perfect for cosplayers and those who just want to channel their inner Ba....wait, what? This isn't a Bane mask, bu...

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Yoga as an Olympic Sport?

Can we get an "ohm" with this, folks? USA Yoga association is campaigning to get yoga asana (or posture yoga) recognized as an Olympic sport: Wait, competitive y...

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Buzzfeed Proposal

Len Kendall went against the tradition of women proposing on Leap Day when he chose today to ask for Katie Holland's hand in marriage. So he posted this image on Buzzfeed. Along the way, Katie received encouragement...

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Narwhal Ring Holder

Narwhal Ring Holder - $11.95 (sold individually) Are you looking to commit to your love of all things Narwhal? Put a ring on it with the Narwhal Ring Holder from the NeatoShop. This adorable handcrafted unicorn of the...

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Man Crushed Unsuspecting Teen's Car with Monster Truck at a Redneck-Fest

The annual redneck-fest Swamp Cabbage Festival in LaBelle, Florida, bills itself as a "mini Mardi Gras, with mud" - a weekend of fun and excitement for all ages. Bu...

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How Giant Walking Stick Insects Come Back From Extinction

In 1918, a shipwreck at the Lord Howe Island, Australia, introduced black rats which proceeded to eat the native species of walking sticks so large that they were called "tree l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/29/how-giant-walking-stick-insects-come-back-from-extinction/

German Sausage Lovers Choose Which Pigs to Eat

Love bratwurst? German meat lovers can now buy a pack of sausage made from pigs that they personally choose (Pig #2 looks particularly yummy!): Consumers can even...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/29/german-sausage-lovers-choose-which-pigs-to-eat/

Song Map

The art collective We Are Dorothy created a map made completely of places in songs. In the full-size version at the link, you'll see Itchycoo Park, Highway to Hell, Road to Nowhere, Penny Lane, MacArthur Park, Long and...

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Differential Tuition

More and more colleges are starting to employ what is called "differential tuition." That means that studying some disciplines will cost you more than others. One reason for this is to discourage too many students from a...

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So. Why is February So Short Anyways?

Happy Leap Day, Neatoramanauts! Have you ever wondered why February 29 is a leap day? According to this neat BBC article about Leap Day, you can blame the Roman Emperor Augustus:...

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Toki Nantucket

The attractive cat who modeled the Newsboy Cap a few days ago is becoming a celebrity! He is a purebred Abyssinian named Toki Nantucket. Read all about this handsome cat and see more pictures at Laughing Squid. LinkC...

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R.I.P. Davy Jones

(YouTube link) Davy Jones, the former singer for The Monkees, died this morning of a heart attack at a hospital in Florida. After "The Monkees" disbanded in 1971, Jones sang solo as well as with various reincarnation...

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The Controversial Case of Typhoid Mary

Did your mother ever call you "Typhoid Mary" when she caught you coughing without covering your mouth? Typhoid Mary was a real person, an Irish immigrant  by the name of Mary Mallon who cooked for wealthy New York famil...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/29/the-controversial-case-of-typhoid-mary/

Right? Face

We see some brand logos so often that we don't even pay attention to them anymore. So would you recognized a small change in them? In today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss, you'll be presented with ten logos. Some h...

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Father and Son Celebrate their 11th Birthdays Together

Seamus Clarke thinks it is hilarious that he reached his 11th birthday a day before his father did. Seamus was born 11 years ago on February 28th. His father, James Clarke, was born on February 29th, 1968. Although that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/29/father-and-son-celebrate-their-11th-birthdays-together/

The Secret Language of Plants

When it was the fad to talk to your plants, I joked about how I threatened mine. Plants have their own way of communicating, but they do it with other plants, not with their human caretakers. In the most recent study, c...

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"Duck Season. Fire!"

Wabbit season. Duck season. Wabbit season. Duck season. Fire! Elmer Fudd's duck-faced prey is out of season, but does anyone mind? Image by Christian Kalczewski.Looney Tunes, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck...

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