Archive for May 8th, 2012

Terrifying Bento Boxes Too Creepy To Eat

Don't you hate it when you lose your appetite because your lunch looks like it wants to eat you?! It takes a lot of guts to chow down on these horrifying bento boxes, and having an affinity for food shaped like in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/08/terrifying-bento-boxes-too-creepy-to-eat/

Where the Wild Things Post Their Mail

How would you like to get an envelope illustrated by the late Maurice Sendak? Nonny Hogrogian, also an accomplished children's book illustrator, was fortunate to get one. Link -via @Adrienne CrezoMaurice Sendak, e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/08/mailing-envelope-illustrated-by-maurice-sendak/

That's The Spot, Right There!

(Video Link) Nothing like a good jet of water to itch that scratch for you. While I've seen dogs run from or attack the water from hoses, I don't think I've ever seen one use it as a means to get pet. Have you? Via...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/08/thats-the-spot-right-there/

Seattle's Real Life Super Villain Rex Velvet

(YouTube Link) Rex Velvet, the self proclaimed "people's villain", is coming to take Seattle by storm, hoping to single-handedly abolish the Rain City Superhero Movement and force Phoenix Jones into retirement. He'...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/08/seattles-real-life-super-villain-rex-velvet/

Woman Legally Changes Her Name to 161-Word Version

To promote a charity, the woman formally known as Dawn McManus legally changed her name to this phrase: Red Wacky League Antlez Broke the Stereo Neon Tide Bring Back Honesty Coalition Feedback Hand of Aces Keep Going...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/08/woman-changes-her-name-to-161-word-version/

Company Offers Pet Mummification Service

Salt Lake City is known for many things-a deep connection to Mormonism, the 2002 Winter Olympics, their NBA team the Utah Jazz, and now as the home of pet mummification company Summum. Summum offers a unique servi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/08/company-offers-pet-mummification-service/

Princess Peach Cleans Up The Mushroom Kingdom

(YouTube Link) Princess Peach stopped smelling the roses long enough to institute sweeping reforms throughout the  Mushroom Kingdom, which have been set to music and accompanied by animation that looks like it was dr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/08/princess-peach-cleans-up-the-mushroom-kingdom/

Stop Motion Animated Music Video Destroys the Games of Your Childhood

(Video Link) Hungry Hungry Hippos...Battleship...Pick-Up Sticks...Rubik's Cube -- all destroyed and turned into paste by a ruthless and relentless chef. Watch Ian Robertson's excellent stop motion animated music vid...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/08/stop-motion-animated-music-video-destroys-the-games-of-your-childhood/

How to Make Yoda Apples

Jill of Kitchen Fun with My Three Sons has a knack for making food crafts that are simple but completely convincing. She assembled her latest creation for her five-year old Star Wars fan. To duplicate it, al...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/08/how-to-make-yoda-apples/

Paralyzed Woman Completed London Marathon in a Bionic Suit

Sixteen days after the London Marathon began, 32-year-old Claire Lomas completed the race. Before you think that's awfully slow, be assured that it's quite a remarkable achiev...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/08/paralyzed-woman-completed-london-marathon-in-a-bionic-suit/

Mr. Potato Daddy

Mr. Potato Head has been altered. The results are not pretty. Flickr user Ginger Troll is responsible for turning him into a Big Daddy from BioShock. Link -via KotakuMr Potato Head, bioshock...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/08/mr-potato-daddy/

Glow in the Dark Cotton Candy

Adha Togi spotted this sugary delight at Disneyland in Hong Kong. It's cotton candy on a glow stick. Link -via Katie Teseniardisneyland, Hong Kong, cotton candy, glow sticks...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/08/glow-in-the-dark-cotton-candy/

Dude, Where's My Snack?

Photo: Youhanes 'Hendy' Widianto Udel, the 220 lb. (100 kg) orangutan in a zoo in Indonesia, furrows his brow as he searches for his candy ... which is stuck to his chubby cheeks!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/08/dude-wheres-my-snack/

Peace at Last

It was 25 years ago that Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Predator met and fought in the jungle. Since that time, the fires of hatred that burned between them subsided. They recently met at the Stan Winston School of Ch...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/08/peace-at-last/

"The Impact of Health Education [on Obesity] is Zero"

"Want to end obesity?" asks Philip James of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and President of the International Study for the Study of Obesity. "Then...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/08/the-impact-of-health-education-on-obesity-is-zero/

Eye Anatomy Keychain

Eye Anatomy Keychain - $4.95 Are you notorious for losing your keys? Maybe you need to keep a better eye on them with the Eye Anatomy Keychain from the NeatoShop. This fun rubber keychain is shaped like an eyeball. It's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/08/eye-anatomy-keychain/

The Walking Dead, as a Sitcom

[YouTube Clip] Ah, the heartwarming, dependable nightly TV fare with laugh tracks. I'm talking about sitcoms, of course, and to prove that the genre is amazingly...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/08/the-walking-dead-as-a-sitcom/

James Bond Shot at 4,662 Times During His Career

What are the odds that 007 would survive? Gordon Stanger noted each time that someone took a shot at Bond and crunched the numbers. In New Scientist, he writes: There is some ambiguity over how many gunshots...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/08/james-bond-shot-at-4662-times-during-his-career/

Disneyland's Club 33 Reopens for Membership

The main dining room at Disneyland's Club 33 Good news, Neatoramanauts: For the first time in decades, Disney has reopened membership to its secretive Club 33. The bad news? It c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/08/disneylands-club-33-reopens-for-membership/

Yawning is Contagious to Dogs

Yawning is contagious, that much we know. A new study has shown that yawning is contagious to man's best friend: Yawn next to your dog, and she may do the same. Though it...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/08/yawning-is-contagious-to-dogs/

The Three Point Landing

Right after "walking away from an explosion without looking back," the three point landing is de rigueur for any self-respecting science fiction an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/08/the-three-point-landing/

J-Dimps, 80-Year-Old Internet Sensation

What will you be doing when you're in your eighties? If you're anything like Josephine Lamberti, you'd be ... an Internet star! Because of his grandmother’s smile, [Don...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/08/j-dimps-80-year-old-internet-sensation/

Romanians Not Amused at Naked Founding Father Statue

With much ballyhoo, the Mayor of Bucharest unveiled a statue of Emperor Trajan, the forefather of the Romanian people when he fused the Roman empire with the ancient tribes of Dacia...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/08/romanians-not-amused-at-naked-founding-father-statue/

Black Hole Eating a Star

Image: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Nom nom nom, said the black hole, which was caught eating a star by a team of astrophysicists: Usually when we get...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/08/black-hole-eating-a-star/

The Meteorological Ghost

Meteorologist Jessica Starr of Fox 2 Detroit should have known better than to wear green to work this morning -as that is the color her weather map is projected on! But then again, we wouldn't be posting her picture...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/08/the-meteorological-ghost/

How-To Close Apps on an iPhone/iPad

In this 60-second tutorial, my son, the Smart Aleck, will show you how to close out of an app completely. It's the equivalent of "quit" on a PC application. In some cases, this will help your battery last longer....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/08/how-to-close-apps-on-an-iphoneipad/

R.I.P. Maurice Sendak

Author Maurice Sendak won a Caldecott Medal in 1964 for the picture book "Where the Wild Things Are." Most of us grew up with that book and others by Sendak, who is known for adding dark and subversive stories to the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/08/r-i-p-maurice-sendak/

The Anniversary of Coca-Cola

John Pemberton earned a medical degree when he was only 19 years old -and then worked as a pharmacist, trying to invent new drugs. He particularly needed a new kind of pain relief, as he was badly wounded in the Civiil w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/08/the-anniversary-of-coca-cola/

Emergency Meal Transport

Emergency Meal Transport - $19.95 Do you need a new and inventive way to hide your scrumptious lunch from coworkers? You need the Emergency Meal Transport (EMT) from the NeatoShop. This fantastic insulated lunch bag h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/08/emergency-meal-transport/

Running (Unstoppable)

The Canadian Paralympic Committee ad campaign for the 2012 Paralympic Games in London features this awesome poster (click to see full size), and a video that you can see (and read more about) at Laughing Squid. LinkC...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/08/running-unstoppable/








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