Archive for April 2nd, 2012

You Will Obey the Dalek Relaxation Tape

(Video Link) You must relax! Your stress will be exterminated! Exterminated! Breathe in and out as this Dalek commands or suffer the consequences. And thank Peter Serafinowicz of BBC 6 Radio for bringing us this gem...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/02/you-will-obey-the-dalek-relaxation-tape/

Pumpkin Spring, an Arsenic Pool in the Grand Canyon

Pumpkin Spring is a geological oddity is a limestone formation off the Colorado River. Some water spills over the top, but that which remains has a deadly mixture of arsenic, copper, zinc and lead. It's dangerous, bu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/02/pumpkin-spring-an-arsenic-pool-in-the-grand-canyon/

Spiffzaya

This woman, who goes by the online name Spiffzaya, must be a full-time cosplayer, as she has over 100 pictures of her various costumes online. That's enough to give her the title of Cosplayer of the Week at Unreality...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/02/spiffzaya/

Totoro Piggy Bank

The keeper of the forest can keep your money safe. Flickr user Mariana Rojas added this adorable color scheme to a piggy bank. Link -via Offbeat Homepiggy bank, my neighbor totoro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/02/totoro-piggy-bank/

Periodic Table SYMBOLS in Order Song

(YouTube link) This song does what it says in the title, and will make you laugh. It was meant as a study aid, but it didn't help me memorize the elements at all. How about you? Oh yeah, in case it went a little fast...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/02/periodic-table-symbols-in-order-song/

Homemade Automatic Floppy Disk Archiver

(Video Link) Ozzy Dweller has about 5,000 old 3.5 inch floppy disks. He'd like to back them up, but doing so manually, he found, was just too tedious. So he built a machine that loads them into a computer, copies th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/02/homemade-automatic-floppy-disk-archiver/

Grilled Cheese Ice Cream

Grilled Cheese Ice Cream won't be on the permanent menu at Tom Wahl's restaurant in Rochester, New York, but you can make your own from the instructions in the story. The concoction was an April Fool's Day special. The e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/02/grilled-cheese-ice-cream/

Pro/Con Journal

Pro/Con Journal - $10.95 Are you overwhelmed by life? Do you have trouble making decisions with confidence? You need the Pro/Con Journal from the NeatoShop. This specialty journal lets you make decisions with systemat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/02/procon-journal/

Chess Voltron Would Be an Awesome TV Show

The element of surprise is a tremendous advantage in battle. Similarly, taking an opponent by surprise can lead to a quick victory in chess. And what would be a greater surprise than for your pieces to combine into a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/02/chess-voltron-would-be-an-awesome-tv-show/

Penguin Poop Can Be Seen from Space

Hey, humans. Yes, you. Get your act together. You've been outdone by penguins of all creatures. NASA’s Landsat 7 satellite spotted the fecal evidence of a penguin colony on Antarctica from space. And wh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/02/penguin-poop-can-be-seen-from-space/

Japanese Invention Lets You Kiss a Real Live Girl, Sort of

(Video Link) Why wasn't this around when I was a teenager?! You kids these days are so spoiled by your newfangled technology. Researchers at Keio University developed an interactive poster of a popular singer that r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/02/japanese-invention-lets-you-kiss-a-real-live-girl-sort-of/

Cheesecake-Filled Chocolate Easter Eggs with Passion Fruit Yolk

Need a break from those Cadbury creme eggs? You can fill up after about a dozen of them in one sitting. For variety's sake, try these cheesecake eggs made by Steph of Rasberri Cupcakes. You can find her recipe at the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/02/cheesecake-filled-chocolate-easter-eggs-with-passion-fruit-yolk/

Ashton Kutcher to Play Steve Jobs

Ashton Kutcher has reportedly been cast as the star of a planned independent film biography of Steve Jobs. The reaction from Apple fans has been mixed. You have to admit there is a strong resemblance, and an actors'...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/02/ashton-kutcher-to-play-steve-jobs/

Orphaned Baby Manatee Just Wants Hugs

Friends of the Manatee, a Brazilian conservationist group, rescued this 2-month old Amazonian manatee near the body of its mother. Right now, caretakers are keeping it healthy and preparing to return it to the wild....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/02/orphaned-baby-manatee-just-wants-hugs/

How to Track Lice with Nail Polish

Yes, I said "track," not "kill." This is a method scientists used to track the spread of lice among brown mouse lemurs. The brown mouse lemur of Madagascar is a five-inch-long primate that sleeps in tree-holes all day a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/02/how-to-track-lice-with-nail-polish/

Driving the John Deere Home

(YouTube link) Be assured that the tractor did not originally go as fast as the video does. This pleasant taste of country living is accompanied by the music created for the South Park "Jewelry Polka" sequenc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/02/driving-the-john-deere-home/

Lesser-Known Punctuation Marks

You know period, comma, semicolon, asterisk, etc. but there are a lot more punctuation marks. Can you name some that we don't use all that often? Easier still, can you match the punctuation mark with its proper name?...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/02/lesser-known-punctuation-marks/

Teen for Rent

As I have a houseful of teenagers, this Twaggie really strikes home. It was illustrated from a Tweet by @Fallun_Angel. In fact, the entire past week of Twaggies seem to have a theme of laziness! You can see a new Twa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/02/teen-for-rent/

Where Would You Go?

Where are the best places to hide from a zombie attack? We know from watching TV that the CDC in Atlanta is no help; neither is a bucolic farm. But there are some really fortified landmarks that could shelter you from th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/02/where-would-you-go/

Shiro Has a New Friend

Shiro, Japan's most laid-back cat, has reached a level of fame in which fans can buy their own version of him (but only in Japan). Watch Shiro test the new toy to show how authentic it is. The plushie is almost as pa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/02/shiro-has-a-new-friend/

Skyscrapers

(YouTube link) The latest video from OK Go features a lot of wardrobe changes and probably some extensive location scouting, but the results are quite colorful! And the song -oh, there was a song with this? -via Nag o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/02/skyscrapers/

10 Awesome Office Pranks For Late April Fool's Day

I know April Fool’s Day was yesterday, but since most people don’t go to work on Sundays, today is certainly the best day to pull off any office pranks you’ve had planned. Admittedly, most good office pranks take a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/02/10-awesome-office-pranks-for-late-april-fools-day/

Hello Kitty Wants To Predict Your Future

Because nothing says "super natural"  and "occult" like Hello Kitty. From what I hear they're fairly accurate, but only after you spill the blood of a virgin unicorn on them first, otherwise the cards are just nonse...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/02/hello-kitty-wants-to-predict-your-future/

Greetings From Prince Harry

When you hear the name Prince Harry, you might be tempted to think of Princess Di's youngest son, but why bother wasting your time with the royal family when you could look at these adorable pictures of a pygmy hippo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/02/greetings-from-prince-harry/

Delightful Minimalist Doctor Who Posters

Allons-y Doctor Who fans, these minimalist posters by the Karma Orange Design Studio are simply perfect. Whether you like The Silence, River Song or the TARDIS itself, you'll certainly appreciate these great designs....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/02/delightful-minimalist-doctor-who-posters/

Easter Lamb Meatloaf

Aww, just look at that fluffy little lamb. Don't you just want to slice its head open and start munching down? Or maybe you're just not that into meatloaf. I don't know about you guys, but I'd love to make this my ne...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/02/easter-lamb-meatloaf/






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