Archive for May 19th, 2012

Robot Can Use The Microwave

Today nuking food in the microwave, tomorrow nuking humanity for world domination! Seriously though, what more can we ask from our robot pals now that they've mastered the skil...

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Now This Guy Is A Real Game Master

The best thing about Youtube user 16bitghost's absurdly huge gaming set up is that the 24 console areas still aren't enough for his PS3. Seriously though, how do you even switch between them all on your TV system? I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/19/now-this-guys-is-a-real-game-master/

I'm Tellin' Y'all, It's Sabotage

(Video Link) In honor of the late MCA of The Beastie Boys, James Winters and his family decided to redo the entire Sabotage video starring his adorable little ones. The result is pretty darn adorable and a true joy fo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/19/im-tellin-yall-its-sabotage/

Not on Facebook? Researchers Can Still Probe the "Shadow Network"

So. You're not on Facebook - perhaps you're concerned over their privacy policy, or just don't want to be found and marketed to - but before you pat yourself in the back for being one...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/19/not-on-facebook-researchers-can-still-probe-the-shadow-network/

The Purrfect Police Officer

Iemon might just be the world's cutest cop. That's because the little kitten was hired more for PR than his detective skills. Even so, he's certainly doing a great job, even if his main duties are laying on the stati...

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Commodore 64 Bass

Computer engineer Jeri Ellsworth built an electric bass into the body of a Commodore 64. Here she is with it at the ongoing Maker Faire in San Mateo, California. And yes, she's wearing roller skates. Another Photo...

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For The Truly Lazy Rich

Standing while taking a shower is so tacky. Laying down though, now that is luxurious. If you just can't bear falling behind in the shower style wars, then you'd better get your own Dornbracht Horizontal Shower. L...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/19/for-the-truly-lazy-rich/

How To Be A Successful Criminal

I don't know the exact steps on becoming a successful criminal - there are so many crimes that you can commit as step 1. But I suspect that steps 2, 3, and 4 usually involve not bein...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/19/how-to-be-a-successful-criminal/

Beautiful Japanese Manhole Covers

Talk about urban beautification! Japanese manhole covers aren't just for covering holes in the ground, they're colorful and artistic and often embody elements of Japanese culture. Booooooom! has a rather impressiv...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/19/beautiful-japanese-manhole-covers/

All-You-Have-To-Eat-Or-We-Fine-You Restaurant

In order to combat food wastage, an all-you-can-eat Kylin Buffet in South Shields, UK, is turning into an all-you-have-to-eat restaurant: A Chinese restaurant offering an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/19/all-you-have-to-eat-or-we-fine-you-restaurant/

Classic Nintendo Characters As Japanese Woodblock Prints

Classic Nintendo characters, from NES games like Metroid, The Legend Of Zelda and MegaMan, explore their Japanese roots in this series of illustrations by Jed Henry. Capturing the action...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/19/classic-nintendo-characters-as-japanese-woodblock-prints/

Cthulhu-Monopoly Crossover Board Game

The game is called The Doom That Came To Atlantic City, and it's sure to appeal to fans of both the Cthulhu mythos and the classic board game Monopoly. It's full of cultists, eldritch horrors and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/19/cthulhu-monopoly-crossover-board-game/

Spider-Man Dartboard Set

Spider-Man Dartboard Set - $19.95 Are you looking to turn your man cave into the coolest room ever? You need the Spider-Man Dartboard Set from the NeatoShop.  This double-sided dartboard includes 6 steel-tipped brass...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/19/spider-man-dartboard-set/

Woman Eats Rocks

I like to crunchy snack, but Teresa Widener really took that to a whole 'nother level: she likes to eat rocks. Yep. Rocks: “Mmm-hmm, yeah. They crunch on my t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/19/woman-eats-rocks/

Bloodless Dueling with Wax Bullets

How do you get really good at anything? Practice, practice, practice. That's hard to manage with dueling. So in the first few years of the Twentieth Century, a Parisian doctor named de Villers founded a school whe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/19/bloodless-dueling-with-wax-bullets/

Law & Order & Food

The blog Law & Order & Food has the tagline "You have the right to remain delicious." It is a photographic chronicle of the food eaten on the TV show Law & Order. That's all, but it's enough to keep...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/19/law-order-food/

What Do Strawberries and Petri Dishes Have In Common?

Lots, surprisingly! Just think of this: If you bite into a juicy strawberry this summer, chances are you're eating something that's actually been grown in a petri dish. NPR's Dan...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/19/what-do-strawberries-and-petri-dishes-have-in-common/

Illustrations For The Lord Of The Rings By Frank Frazetta

Frank Frazetta created a series of illustrations for The Hobbit and The Lord Of The Rings back in 1975, which were released as a limited edition, signed and numbered portfolio. The illustrations...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/19/illustrations-for-the-lord-of-the-rings-by-frank-frazetta/

Darth Vader vs. The Doctor

If there's something more powerful than the Force, it's the brain of an 800-year old Time Lord. Artist Benoît Dromby shows the Doctor quickly and gracefully ending a lightsaber duel. Link -via io9Star Wars, Docto...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/19/darth-vader-vs-the-doctor/

Sugar Makes You Dumb

Well, if organic food could turn you into a jerk, at least it's not sugar. A new study revealed that high fructose corn syrup can eat away brainpower: In other words, eati...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/19/sugar-makes-you-dumb/

The San Antonio Bat House

In 1914, malaria was a serious public health threat to the people of San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Charles Campbell figured that the best way to reduce the mosquito population was with bats. So he built this giant roost fo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/19/the-san-antonio-bat-house/

Organic Food Turns You Into a Jerk

Love organic food? Then you're a jerk ... at least according to research. Pschologist Kendall Eskine of Loyola University in New Orleans showed that people exposed to organic food are...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/19/organic-food-makes-you-into-a-jerk/

Tissue Opera

(YouTube link) A series of stock photos of people sneezing illustrates "La donna è mobile" from Giuseppe Verdi's opera Rigoletto. From the Carmichael Collective. -via the Presurferopera, sneeze...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/19/tissue-opera/

"I'll Cut You!"

While taking pictures in Västerbotten, Sweden, Dutch photographer Han Bouwmeester failed to maintain control of his weapon. And this golden eagle took it from him. The rising has begun. Prepare yourselves. Lin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/19/ill-cut-you/

The Most Embarrassing Lamborghini Crash Ever

[YouTube Clip] As a professional blogger, it's embarrassing to be this late in finding out about the Lamborghini crash that went viral. But my ego isn't as hurt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/19/the-most-embarrassing-lamborghini-crash-ever/

Slicey The Pig

Slicey The Pig - $7.95 Are you crazy about all things bacon? You need the Slicey The Pig wobbler from the NeatoShop. This dangerously adorable little guy makes the perfect desk or car dashboard accessory. He is so wro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/19/slicey-the-pig/

Turkey Dubstep

(YouTube link) This is short and nonsensical but oh, so funny. Because they're TURKEYS! -via The Daily Whatturkeys, animation, beatbox, dubstep...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/19/turkey-dubstep/

This Week at Neatorama

Last night I watched our son graduate from high school. I was ready for a long evening, because college graduations I'd been to have long "inspirational"guest speeches. But it wasn't like that at all! The speeches were s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/19/this-week-at-neatorama-104/

Dirty Pool Old Man

Reddit user Climate knows we're at war with the ants and he'll do whatever it takes to win, even if it means luring them to their deaths with the promise of hot nude ant action. Don't worry Antdude, we'll let you liv...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/19/dirty-pool-old-man/

Silly Gecko, Even You Can't Stick to Teflon

(Video Link) Geckos are known for their sticky feet and Teflon is known for its non-stick surface? Put the two together and who will win? Unsurprisingly, the gecko loses, but at least he gives it the old college try....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/19/silly-gecko-even-you-cant-stick-to-teflon/










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