Archive for April 9th, 2012

Taxonomy Humor

The science of naming species comes with a few perks. If you were studying the genus Gelae, how could you possibly resist naming the little beetles Gelae belae, Gelae donut, Gelae fish and Gelae...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/09/taxonomy-humor/

Elephant on Mars

There may not be any green men on Mars, but there sure is an elephant there! The image above is actually of the dried flood of lava over the Elysium Planitia volcanic region of Mars, a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/09/elephant-on-mars/

Firefly in a Jar

Just make sure that you don't catch Cap'n Mal's Serenity. It won't be worth the trouble it'll cost you. Crafster member spikefan embroidered this cute cover for a sketchbook. Link -via Geek Craftsembro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/09/firefly-in-a-jar/

Yes, This Is William Shatner Wearing a Ghostbusters Proton Pack

He does this to humble -- to look like one of us. Remember: The Shatner does not need a proton pack to bust ghosts. They dissipate before him at his will. Link -via Nerd BastardsGhostbusters, William Shatner...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/09/yes-this-is-william-shatner-wearing-a-ghostbusters-proton-pack/

Star Trek Enterprise Light-Up Feeding System

Star Trek Enterprise Light-Up Feeding System - $23.95 These are the voyages of parenthood. It is time to boldly go where no solid food has gone before.  It is only logical that you arm yourself with the proper tools....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/09/star-trek-enterprise-light-up-feeding-system/

Cherry Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast

Woah, now, that cheesecake isn't a proper, healthy breakfast! You need to modify it a bit. Mix it with cherries, shove it inside some challah, then batter your bread with an egg mixture. Soon enough, you'll have some...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/09/cherry-cheesecake-stuffed-french-toast/

Wood VHS Cassette Table

Pretty cool, huh? Take a closer look. Someone taped over Star Wars...with Police Academy 4! We don't know much about the person who made this wonderful yet offensive coffee table. S/he goes by a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/09/wood-vhs-cassette-table/

Burglar Busted by Busting a Move

Perhaps dancing your signature moves isn't the smartest thing to do while committing a burglary. Here's how police in Galveston, Texas, identified a possible burglary suspect:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/09/burglar-busted-by-busting-a-move/

Zombie Apocalypse: A Map of Resources

You were foolish and didn't make any preparations until it was too late. Now there are zombies everywhere and you need supplies.* Go directly to the interactive Map of the Dead. Type in an address and it will plot ou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/09/zombie-outbreak-a-map-of-resources/

Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics in LEGO

Science fiction writer Isaac Asimov famously devised three laws that all robots should follow: 1: A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. 2: A robot must...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/09/asimovs-three-laws-of-robotics-in-lego/

Vancouver Bans Bagpipes

Want to torture entertain us with your bagpipe in Vancouver, Canada? Not so fast: the city has outlawed the torture musical instrument for noise complaints. Huzzah or boo? Wha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/09/vancouver-bans-bagpipes/

World Record Rube Goldberg Machine

(YouTube link) Purdue University's Society of Professional Engineers broke its own world record Saturday by demonstrating a Rube Goldberg contraption with 300 steps. Not only that, they made it relatively com...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/09/world-record-rube-goldberg-machine/

Akira Motorcycle in Real Life

In Katsuhiro Otomo's 1988 Japanese anime classic Akira, Shotaro Kaneda rides a very sweet and very fictional custom motorcycle. Well, Masashi Teshima decided to rectify that last part:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/09/akira-motorcycle-in-real-life/

World Leaders Looking at Model Cities

Photo: Eric Federberg/Reuters The blogosphere has parodied North Korean leader Kim Jong Il as being fond of looking at things, but there's one thing that he and leaders of oth...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/09/world-leaders-looking-at-model-cities/

Invasion of the Nintendoids

Totally rad! You can be a Nintendoid, too, with all this cool gear from Homer's of Omaha! That is, if you were a young gamer in the early '90s who bugged his parents until they bought such stuff. Clothing available i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/09/invasion-of-the-nintendoids/

IKEA to Build Entire Neighborhood

Conceptual design by LandProp Services You can get furnishing for your home from IKEA. Heck, you can get an entire house from IKEA, but the giant Swedish company ain't done yet:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/09/ikea-to-build-entire-neighborhood/

Teen Sold Kidney for iPad and iPhone

Apple's iPad costs an arm and a leg here in the United States, but in China, the organ you'd have to part with is the kidney: It sounds like the stuff of urban legends, bu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/09/teen-sold-kidney-for-ipad-and-iphone/

Water Guns Banned, Real Guns OK at GOP Convention in Florida

There's politics, and then there's gun politics: You cannot bring squirt guns to certain areas of the GOP convention in Tampa, Florida - safety reasons, you understand - but real gun...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/09/water-guns-banned-real-guns-ok-at-gop-convention-in-florida/

Should Hospitals Ban Fat Employees?

Our health care professionals have been haranguing us for years to lose a few pounds - so is it fair for us to expect that people working for the hospital to be, well, not fat?...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/09/should-hospitals-ban-fat-employees/

Prosperity Paramount in 1929

  Quick, what's the one thing you know about the year 1929? I bet it has nothing to do with fire, flood, or disease. This picture appeared in the December 30, 1928 issue of the Ogden Standard-Examiner*/em...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/09/prosperity-paramount-in-1929/

Doctor Who Dalek Factory Set

Doctor Who Dalek Factory Set - $64.95 Attention Doctor Who fans! Are you seeking conquest and world office domination. You need the Doctor Who Dalek Factory Set from the NeatoShop. This fantastic construction playset...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/09/doctor-who-dalek-factory-set/

Name That Girl Scout Cookie

Now that the schools and kiosks are out of Girl Scouts cookies for the year, it's time to test your knowledge. Of course, if you have a stash in the basement freezer, you might have a leg up on today's Lunchtime Quiz...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/09/name-that-girl-scout-cookie/

That's NOT an Easter Egg!

A child participating in an Easter egg hunt in Holford, Somerset, England, on Saturday found something the organizers did not hide there. It was egg-shaped, but it was a hand grenade! The area was cordoned off and the b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/09/thats-not-an-easter-egg/

Lakes and Oceans

Randall Munroe's xkcd comic today is a chart showing the relative depths of lakes and ocean features. It's best seen at full size. In the small detail shown here, the bow and stern belong to the Titanic. Wha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/09/lakes-and-oceans/

The Internet Described in 1974

(YouTube link) In 1974, science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke told a reporter from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation what computer use would be like in the year 2001. At the time, the technology to link one co...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/09/the-internet-described-in-1974/

Rethink Your Drink

The post doesn't say who made this display, but it's a great way to visualize the amount of sugar in what you drink. Personally, I prefer black coffee with my sugar on the side in the form of a doughnut; that's easy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/09/rethink-your-drink/

The Wild Horses of Tonto National Forest

(video link) Becky Standridge photographs wild horses in the Tonto National Forest in Arizona. It began as a hobby. Over time, she's gotten to know each horse, so her photographs are a godsend to wildlife officials fr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/09/the-wild-horses-of-tonto-national-forest/

King of the Lemurs

This little lemur appears to be showing off his biceps for the ladies! Of course, redditors have dubbed this particular ring-tailed lemur King Julien, the lemur from the 2005 film Madagascar. They are...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/09/king-of-the-lemurs/

Slow Motion Car Crash Lasts a Month

(Video Link) (Video Link) Watch a disaster unfold. You'll need about a month. Well, if not for time-lapse videos, you would. Jonathan Schipper's art exhibit at the AV Festival in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, show...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/09/slow-motion-car-crash-lasts-a-month/

The Insane Experiment

The following is an article from Uncle John's Giant 10th Anniversary Bathroom Reader. BRI member Ben Brand sent us this information about a couple of experiments conducted by a Stanford professor a few ye...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/09/the-insane-experiment/








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