Archive for May 17th, 2012

Man Runs Half Marathon In a Hot Air Balloon

To raise money for heart disease research, Rob Ginnivan ran a half marathon not through, but over Canberra, Australia. He placed a treadmill in a hot air balloon and took off. The run was especially challenging because h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/17/man-runs-half-marathon-inside-a-hot-air-balloon/

Cupcake-Filled Sausages Are the Greatest Thing Ever

Culinary genius Stef of The Cupcake Project saw that two of the great joys of the human experience, sausage and cupcakes, need not be separate. Her cupcakewurst consists of cupcake batter poured into hog sausage casi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/17/cupcake-filled-sausages-are-the-greatest-thing-ever/

You Shall Not Password

A seven-year-old girl left this note on her parents' computer desk. They are considering password-protecting the computer. I can laugh because this is not my child, but if it were, she'd find out what a nigh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/17/you-shall-not-password/

Bacteria Survive Being Buried for 86 Million Years

Photo: Bo Barker Jørgensen It may sound like the plot of a Syfy movie, but it's real: scientists have discovered that bacteria can survive being buried for 86-million-years...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/17/bacteria-survive-being-buried-for-86-million-years/

Honest Movie Trailer

(YouTube link) Screen Junkies brings us a painfully honest trailer for the movie Transformers, telling you all the revelations the real trailer ignored. Language slightly NSFW. -via The Daily What Geektransfo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/17/honest-movie-trailer/

The Grill Sergeant BBQ Apron

The Grill Sergeant BBQ Apron - $19.95 Do you consider grilling to be a combat sport? You need the Grill Sergeant BBQ Apron from the NeatoShop. This medal worthy apron includes: Artillery belt shaped beverage holde...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/17/the-grill-sergeant-bbq-apron/

Man Dives Down 8-Story Garbage Chute in Doomed Effort to Escape Girlfriend

Well, who among us hasn't tried this approach? Unfortunately for this Russian man, he got stuck three floors down: "An eyewitness reported to the regional rescue service that there was a man in the chute ......

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/17/man-dives-down-8-story-garbage-chute-in-doomed-effort-to-escape-girlfriend/

Thief Stuffed Guitar Down His Pants

Stealing from shops by stuffing things in pockets is easy for thieves, but stealing guitars by stuffing them down your pants? Now that takes skillz: Authorities sa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/17/thief-stuffed-guitar-down-his-pants/

Censorship Towel

I love this! A bath towel that pixelates your body in real life! The Censorship Towel is an art project from the Carmichael Collective, the folks who brought us PiƱata Anatomy, but we can hope that this idea makes i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/17/censorship-towel/

Sprite Beach Shower

(Video Link) On a Brazilian beach, the ad agency Ogilvy a shower that looks like a giant soda fountain. Would you like to get drenched in Sprite? This is your chance. Or it's water. The ad is kind of vague about wha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/17/sprite-beach-shower/

Severed Finger in Arby's Sandwich

Oh, Arby's. When Ryan Hart, 14, bit into an Arby's roast beef sandwich last week, he got a bit more than he bargained for. The "bonus" meat was a severed finger!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/17/severed-finger-in-arbys-sandwich/

Man Sets World Record with 16 Hours of Fist Pumping

What is so awesome that it merits pumping your fist victoriously for 16 hours? That would be pumping your fist victoriously for 16 hours. So James Peterson of Akron, Ohio superglued his hand closed and then pumped his ar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/17/man-sets-world-record-with-16-hours-of-fist-pumping/

Literary Maps of USA and Britain

USA Literary Map by Geoff Sawers and Bridget Hannigan Map of Literary Britain and Northern Ireland by Geoff Sawers This one is fantastic: Designer Geoff Sawers crea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/17/literary-maps-of-usa-and-britain/

Venn Diagram of Yoda It Is

Now imagine Luke training on Dagobah under the Incredible Hulk. Or Kermit the frog. Or, worst of all, Gary Coleman. Scratch that last one. I suspect that Gary Coleman would have been strong in the Force. Link -...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/17/venn-diagram-of-yoda-it-is/

School Says "Don't" to the 'Do'

Photo: @Grace_White/Twitpic Teenager Patrick Gonzalez is a Spurs fan, so he wanted to show his love for his favorite player Matt Bonner by getting a unique haircut. Problem is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/17/school-says-dont-to-the-do/

Lying Isn't The Only Way To Set Your Pants On Fire

A woman in Orange County, California discovered that rock collecting can be a dangerous hobby, when the rocks she'd collected from the beach earlier that day suddenly ignited in her pocket! Here's the scoop: Oran...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/17/lying-isnt-the-only-way-to-set-your-pants-on-fire/

"Ball's in your court, Harvard Baseball"

Remember the Harvard men's baseball team that danced to Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" while on a road trip? Well, the Southern Methodist University Women's row...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/17/balls-in-your-court-harvard-baseball/

The Artist Formerly Known As Prince Is Ready To Make A Comeback

If you've wondered where rock god Prince has been hiding out for the last few years, it appears that he has been undergoing some radical anti-aging treatments. But now he's back and looking even more youthful than...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/17/the-artist-formerly-known-as-prince-is-ready-to-make-a-comeback/

Man Completed Triathlon While Juggling

[YouTube Clip] If you think completing the triathlon is hard, try doing it while juggling the entire way (yes, even while swimming). That's what Joe Salter did* last month....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/17/man-completed-triathlon-while-juggling/

Still Film of an Oak by Noel Myles

Still Film of an Oak, by Noel Myles Photographer Noel Myles does collages like nobody else - I'm particularly fond of this one of an oak tree, composed of shots taken at different...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/17/still-film-of-an-oak-by-noel-myles/

This Is A Job For Superman Reusable Folding Drinkware Bottle

This Is A Job For Superman Reusable Folding Drinkware Bottle - $7.95 (Sold Individually. Front and Back Shown) It's a pouch! It's a bag! No! It's the This Is A Job For Superman Reusable Folding Drinkware Bottle from t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/17/this-is-a-job-for-superman-reusable-folding-drinkware-bottle/

Baby Shower Cake

Or maybe it's actually a "beby skhwer" cake. Anyway, Cake Wrecks has several baby cakes to cry over, including the one you expect that says "babby." Linkshower, cakes, baby, cake wrecks...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/17/baby-shower-cake/

Elephant Playing the Harmonica

Meet Shanti, a 36-year-old Asian elephant at the Smithsonian's National Zoo. She turned out to be quite the musical pachyderm: she loves to play the harmonica!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/17/elephant-playing-the-harmonica/

Phineas Gage Brain Pathways Mapped

Image: John Darrell Van Horn/UCLA Laboratory of Neuro Imaging In 1848, railroad foreman Phineas Gage entered the annals of neuroscience with one unfortunate accident - an explosion shot...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/17/phineas-gage-brain-pathways-mapped/

Nguyen for the Win!

These eight students at an unnamed high school in San Jose, California, arranged their yearbook quotes in a manner that answers the question for posterity. Enlarge the picture at Imgur if you can't read it. It says,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/17/nguyen-for-the-win/

Xbox Controller with Bullet Buttons

I don't have an Xbox nor do I play those shoot 'em up games, but if I did, I'd imagine that headshots would be a bit more gratifying with this: an Xbox controller whose buttons have be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/17/xbox-controller-with-bullet-buttons/

R.I.P. Donna Summer

(YouTube link) Disco diva and five-time Grammy winner Donna Summer died this morning after a long battle with cancer, which she tried to keep out of the press. Summer was 63 years old. Link -via Boing Boingdisco, obit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/17/r-i-p-donna-summer/

The Complicated World of Modern Baby Naming

Way back when, parents used to name their kids whatever they like and that's the end of that. Then came the Internet, and baby naming suddenly became a bit more complicated:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/17/the-complicated-world-of-modern-baby-naming/

10 Toy-Based Movies Ideas

The soon-to-be-in-theaters movie Battleship proves that no idea is too dumb for Hollywood to make a blockbuster out of it. Could other toy-based movies be far behind? How about a film based on Connect Four? Mil...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/17/10-toy-based-movies-ideas/

What Is It? game 226

Once again, it's time for our collaboration with the always amusing What Is It? Blog! Do you know what the, um, object in this picture is? Place your guess in the comment section below. One guess per comment, plea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/17/what-is-it-game-226/




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