Archive for March 1st, 2012

Choose Your Own Adventure: A Day at the Office

This is, by a wide margin, the funniest thing you will see on the Internet today. The great cartoonist Caldwell Tanner has made a Choose Your Own Adventure Novel for those of you who dream of the excitement...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/01/choose-your-own-adventure-a-day-at-the-office/

QR Code Die Lets You Roll Multiple Dice without Even Picking It up

A needle felted die is pretty cool. One with QR codes is even better. But one on which each code represents a number of dice is totally neat-o-rama! Scanning a side of Shannon Henry's needle felted die pulls up Rando...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/01/qr-code-die-lets-roll-multiple-dice-without-even-picking-it-up/

Quadcopter Robots Playing the James Bond Theme

(Video Link) They're not quite up to the level of the Chuck E. Cheese band, but these quadcopters from the University of Pennsylvania's General Robotics, Automation, Sensing and Perception (GRASP) Lab are off to a g...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/01/quadcopter-robots-playing-the-james-bond-theme/

Letter from an Ex-Slave to His Former Master: I'm Coming to Get You

Spotswood Rice had been born a slave. But by September of 1864, he was a free man and a soldier in the U.S. Army. His daughter was still enslaved in Missouri. Rice had work to do in the South, but he wanted his former mi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/01/letter-from-an-ex-slave-to-his-former-master-im-coming-to-get-you/

The World's First Cupcake ATM

Humans have not walked on the moon since 1972. To some cynics, this means that the human will to build great, revolutionary technologies has faded. The cynics are wrong. Behold the 24-hour cupcake ATM, developed b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/01/the-worlds-first-cupcake-atm/

Cat Watching Star Wars for the First Time

(Video Link) There's something special about watching a person experience Star Wars for the first time. The expressions of wonder, excitement, sadness, and joy -- it's like experiencing them for yourself al...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/01/cat-watching-star-wars-for-the-first-time/

Novelty Driver's License

A few months ago, I considered growing mutton chops. My wife said "Absolutely not." I proposed a compromise that would meet her halfway: just one mutton chop. This, too, was unacceptable. It's a pity, beca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/01/novelty-drivers-license/

Little Horny Man

Scientists attributed this unusual rock carving as part of a fertility ritual, but perhaps it just proves that juvenile humor has been part of mankind since, well, forever. Ne...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/01/little-horny-man/

Panic Room: Hotel Room with Dual Personality by Tilt

Urban artist Tilt gave this room at the Au Vieux Panier Hotel in Marseille, France, a split personality. It's called "Panic Room": The photos were taken...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/01/panic-room-hotel-room-with-dual-personality-by-tilt/

Body Data Art by Minjeong An

The small picture above really doesn't do the art justice - you'd have to go over to Minjeong An's website and take a look at how the Korean artist turned her body into this artful sch...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/01/body-data-art-by-minjeong-an/

Steampunk Nerf Sniper Rifle

Steampunk Nerf Sniper Rifle. Now there are some words that don't normally go together. DeviantART member vanbangerburger modified a Nerf gun into a steampunk work of art! Imagine the confusion it will cause...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/01/steampunk-nerf-sniper-rifle/

Parrot Quotes Movie

(Metacafe link) Bibi the African Grey parrot slightly mis-quotes the classic lines the 1948 Humphrey Bogart film The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. The original scene is here. Honestly, the world needs more ta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/01/parrot-quotes-movie/

Giant Fleas Are Prehistoric Blood Suckers

Imagine finding a flea that's about an inch-long. You would, if you live in 165 million years ago in the Jurassic period. Well, dinosaurs are big, so it makes sense that their fleas...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/01/giant-fleas-are-prehistoric-blood-suckers/

Six Underappreciated Comedies More People Need To See

The world has so many more feature films available than you'll ever know if you just browse the TV listings or Red Box. There are many reasons the movies in this list are considered "underappreciated": it may be old, rel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/01/six-underappreciated-comedies-more-people-need-to-see/

Receipts

You might laugh at this Twaggie, illustrated from a Tweet by @bazecraze, but take it from an old lady: I've found a lot of mistakes in receipts, and they are rarely in the customer's favor. See a new Twaggie every da...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/01/receipts/

Leap Day Families

What are the odds? Michelle Birnbaum of New Jersey was born on Leap Day 32 years ago, and then gave birth to a daughter four years ago, also on Leap Day. So her daughter was born on her seventh birthday. Those who crunch...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/01/leap-day-families/

Let's Send Justin Bieber to Space!

Happy birthday, Justin Bieber! The universally beloved singer (who could possible hate him?) turns 18 today, and a SETI astronomer has a great suggestion for a birthday present: make...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/01/lets-send-justin-bieber-to-space/

Male or Female?

(YouTube link) The Los Angeles Zoo has a new exhibit called LAIR (Living Amphibians, Invertebrates and Reptiles). Slash and Betty White appear in a series of ads promoting it. What a perfect combination! There are fiv...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/01/male-of-female/

Disney Closes New Habit Heroes Exhibit

Habit Heroes, a new attraction at Epcot Center at Walt Disney World, was scheduled to open on March 5th, but is now postponed indefinitely. The exhibit was designed in partnership with Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/01/disney-closes-new-habit-heroes-exhibit/

What Is It? game 216

Once again, it's time for our collaboration with the always amusing What Is It? Blog. Can you tell us what this thing is? Or make a wild guess? Give us your guess in the comment section below. One guess per commen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/01/ehat-is-it-game-216/

The Night Wilt "The Stilt" Scored 100

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website. March 2, 1962, was one of the most unbelievable, unforgettable nights in professi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/01/the-night-wilt-the-stilt-scored-100/
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