Archive for April 15th, 2012

The Fattest Country on Earth

Suprise! It's not the United States - although one third of Americans are overweight, we look downright svelte compared to Qatar: Qatar is a tiny country with a big proble...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/15/the-fattest-country-on-earth/

My Apartment's Very Clean Without You

(YouTube Link) This adorable animated music video for the Garfunkel and Oates song My Apartment's Very Clean Without You is brought to you by animator Deanna Rooney, who knows that the secret to success on th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/15/my-apartments-very-clean-without-you/

Do You Pre-Rinse Your Dishes?

Do you pre-rinse your dishes before washing them in the dishwasher? You may be wasting water, if you believe this research by Consumer Reports: Some time-worn habits are h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/15/do-you-pre-rinse-your-dishes/

The Drink Exchange: Stock Market for Bars

[YouTube Link] After a long day on the trading floor, this bar will make them feel ... back at work! Behold, economics at work with The Drink Exchange, a bar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/15/the-drink-exchange-stock-market-for-bars/

Britons Declare Washington Britain's Greatest Battlefield Foe

British respect for George Washington runs deep. In 1814, while on its way to burn the city named in his honor, a British fleet tolled a salute to Washington as it passed by Mount Vernon. So it comes as no surprise that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/15/washington-britains-greatest-battlefield-foe/

Eye-Popping Graffiti by the TSF Crew

This brilliantly rendered image is, amazingly enough, painted on walls and the ground. The TSF Crew, a French art collective, shows the sophistication that has developed among street artists in the past few years. Vi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/15/eye-popping-graffiti-by-the-tsf-crew/

Rejection Generator for Writers

Are you a writer? Do you have a sense of self worth? Let's solve that problem before you actually read that rejection letter. The Rejection Generator will let you down gently in a variety of ways. Options include The Sou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/15/rejection-generator-for-writers/

Zebra Courtney Apron

Zebra Courtney Apron - $33.95 Is your Mom a wild woman in the kitchen? This Mother's Day give Mom a gift that reflects her exciting personality. Give her the Zebra Courtney Apron from the NeatoShop. This chic apron co...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/15/zebra-courtney-apron/

You'll Need a Microscope to View All of the Information on This Business Card

Is this clever, aggravating, or both? The employees of Ebolaindustries, an Italian ad agency, go by pseudonyms (e.g. Mrs. Grey) on their business cards. If you want to learn their real names, you'll have get out a mi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/15/youll-need-a-microscope-to-view-all-of-the-information-on-this-business-card/

One Third: Beautiful Decaying Food Photographed by Klaus Pichler

Rotting food may turn your stomach, but to photographer Klaus Pichler, decay is a feast for the eyes. In his photographic series One Third, named for the fact that one-third o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/15/one-third-beautiful-decaying-food-photographed-by-klaus-pichler/

Lost Boy Used Google Earth to Find His Mother

Twenty five years after he got lost whilst traveling on a train in India, a man found his mother using the unlikeliest of technology, satellite images. Here's the incredible story of ho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/15/lost-boy-used-google-earth-to-find-his-mother/

The U.S. Government’s Top-Secret Town

Can you just plop a community of 70,000 residents onto 70,000 acres of land and keep it a secret? Sort of. People in the area knew that the government was doing something classified at Oak Ridge, Tennessee, but since the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/15/the-u-s-governments-top-secret-town/

The Secret of Happiness, According to the United Nations

Swedish beauty Ingrid Bergman succinctly described the secret of happiness as "good health and a bad memory." But that's a tad bit too short for the United Nations Conference...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/15/the-secret-of-happiness-according-to-the-united-nations/

65-Year-Old Hockey Player Diane Pieknik

(YouTube link) Diane Pieknik was 65 years old when she decided she wanted to play hockey, which she had never done before. You go, girl! -via the Presurferhockey, elderly...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/15/65-year-old-hockey-player-diane-pieknik/

Man Tried to Rob Banks Using a Toilet Plunger

Well, it works for Daleks, so Lawrence Deptola, 49, of Utica, New York, took the plunge and decided to rob not one, not two, but three banks with ... a toilet plunger! Needles...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/15/man-tried-to-rob-banks-using-a-toilet-plunger/

Captain America Birthday Cake

Baker LavenderLily16 made this cake for her 4-year-old son's birthday party. According to her comments at reddit, she baked the blue layer then cut out the middle of it. She then replaced it with the inner parts of t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/15/captain-america-birthday-cake/

Why Are We Fascinated by the Titanic?

(YouTube link) The ocean liner Titanic sank on April 15, 1912, 100 years ago today. You've noticed the internet seems to be obsessed with this historic event, and Neatorama is no exception. In an extensive ar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/15/why-are-we-fascinated-by-the-titanic/

Deer in a Hurry to Get to Airport

(YouTube link) This footage was taken this past Wednesday on the road to Tegel airport in Berlin. At first I wondered why someone on the bus was playing bagpipes, then it became apparent that the music was added after...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/15/deer-in-a-hurry-to-get-to-airport/

The Peace Drone

Artist Axel Brechensbauer thinks that if the United States is serious about "winning the hearts and minds" of people, it should abandon the armed drones and adopt this instea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/15/the-peace-drone/

Hipster Kids Eyeglasses

Let's face the god-awful truth: you will never ever be as hip as these hipster kids, especially when they wear those oh-so-cool Very French Gangsters prescription eyeglasses....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/15/hipster-kids-eyeglasses/

The Super Mario Bathroom

Nerds are the same as all of us - I mean, we all have similar bodily functions - except that they've got cooler bathrooms. Way cooler. Nerd Approved has the round up of The World's Nerdie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/15/the-super-mario-bathroom/
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