Archive for June 1st, 2012

You Should Immediately Break up with a Girl if She Doesn't Like Firefly

(Video Link) Mikey Mason speaks the truth. There are some things that you should never tolerate in a relationship, including cheating and not liking Firefly. What, you would stay with a girl who can't ap...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/01/you-should-immediately-break-up-with-a-girl-if-she-doesnt-like-firefly/

28 Years of a Truck Driver Tan

This man spent 28 years driving a truck, thus exposing the left side of his face to the elements more often than the right. On Facebook, writer Joe Carter offers this prudent advice: Protect your skin by doing wha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/01/28-years-of-a-truck-driver-tan/

What Happens When You Follow Hemingway's Advice to "Write Drunk; Edit Sober"?

It may surprise you, but most Neatorama blogging is done while the authors are stone cold sober. Would our content selection and writing improve if we took a few shots of whiskey first? That would be in keeping with Earn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/01/what-happens-when-you-follow-hemingways-advice-to-write-drunk-edit-sober/

When Hipster Ariel Met Wil Wheaton

Tumblr blogger Totalitarian Vegetables got a chance to be photographed with The Wheaton. Naturally, she went as Hipster Ariel, wearing a shirt marked "Helvetica" in comic sans. The Wheaton, as you can read at the l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/01/when-hipster-ariel-met-wil-wheaton/

TARDIS Safe

TARDIS Safe - $51.95 Attention Doctor Who fans! Are you looking for the perfect place to store your favorite treasures? You need the TARDIS Safe from the NeatoShop. This lockable portable bank features flashing lights...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/01/tardis-safe/

Crystal Brass Knuckles

Why? Artist Debra Baxter explains, "I am going to realign your chakras [expletive deleted -ed.]." Inspired by the crystals in Superman's Fortress of Solitude, she makes jewelry using enormous crystals. Link -via G...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/01/crystal-brass-knuckles/

Woman Breaks into Houses, Cleans Them, Then Leaves Invoices

Burglary? No, just really aggressive marketing. Police in Westlake, Ohio arrested her anyway: Police said the woman dubbed a real-life "cleaning fairy" broke into a house last week and a left a bill for the housew...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/01/woman-for-breaking-into-houses-cleaning-them-then-leaving-invoices/

Bastoy Prison: Private Island Paradise for Norway's Most Hardened Criminals

Photo: Der Spiegel John told us about Norway's luxurious Halden prison before, but that's for common two-bit lawbreakers. Hardened criminals have their own place - actually th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/01/bastoy-prison-private-island-paradise-for-norways-most-hardened-criminals/

Wes Anderson Bingo

Hello! Do you love Wes Anderson? Remember to bring this when you watch Moonrise Kingdom. Behold, the Wes Anderson Bingo, by Slate's Browbeat blog: Link - via Booooooo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/01/wes-anderson-bingo/

Machine Lights by Frank Buchwald

We've featured Frank Buchwald's Machine Lights on Neatorama a long time ago, but if you haven't seen them before, trust us: these lamps are magnificent works of art. Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/01/machine-lights-by-frank-buchwald/

On Music: Beatlemania Week – No. 7

We've come to the end of our week-long mini-series featuring songs by The Beatles. If you're interested in reading other episodes, they all can be found right down here. If you have ideas about things you'd like to see u...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/01/on-music-beatlemania-week-no-7/

Paralyzed Rat with Spinal Cord Injury Can Walk Again

Photo: École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Scientists have a breakthrough in spinal injury research: they were able to teach paralyzed rats with spinal cord in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/01/paralyzed-rat-with-spinal-cord-injury-can-walk-again/

Lamprey Pie For The Queen's Jubilee

When Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her Jubilee next week, one of the gifts she will receive is a lamprey pie. The pie comes from Gloucester, a small city about 100 miles northwest of London. In a tradition dating to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/01/lamprey-pie-for-the-queens-jubilee/

Full Circle: Film From the Point of View of the Jump Rope

Grab some dramamine and then watch this video clip. Full Circle is film by Callum Cooper for fashion company Klezinski, which shows us what jumping rope look...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/01/full-circle-film-from-the-point-of-view-of-the-jump-rope/

Gruesome Dental Manikin

Afraid of the dentist? If you have dentophobia, you probably thought that dentists are trained in medieval torture techniques, with this gruesome looking piece above as a temporary sta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/01/gruesome-dental-mannequin/

The Next Generation Not Liking Facebook

Poor Facebook. It lost a big advertiser, faceplanted its hyped IPO, got sued by a bunch of irate investors, and now it's being "defriended" by the next generation...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/01/the-next-generation-not-liking-facebook/

Dead Dinner Guest Disguises

Dead Dinner Guest Disguises - $9.95 Are you looking for a way liven up to your next soiree? You need the Dead Dinner Guest Disguises from the NeatoShop. This great set includes 8 paper masks and 8 ghastly props that y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/01/dead-dinner-guest-disguises/

North Carolina To Outlaw Rise in Sea Level

Global warming causing sea level to rise? North Carolina legislators ain't panicking - they've got the perfect solution: simply outlaw the rise in sea level! Scott Huler of Scie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/01/north-carolina-to-outlaw-rise-in-sea-level/

14 Google Products That Are Also Metal Bands

I ran straight to read this list and was seriously bummed when I found no metal band named Blogger. Or even Blogspot. But I was surprised that there are, indeed, this many current and defunct Google projects...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/01/14-google-products-that-are-also-metal-bands/

Otter Swimming Lessons

(YouTube link) A mother otter teaches her pups to swim, in this video from the Columbus Zoo. I thought it came naturally! -via Metafilterswim, otters, swimming...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/01/otter-swimming-lessons/

5 Signs Humans Are Still Evolving

Homo sapiens is not a finished product. In fact, there is evidence that modern humans are evolving faster than ever before, as mutations and natural selection continue to change us. How so? For one thing, we dri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/01/5-signs-humans-are-still-evolving/

Clock Tower Hotel

The view was great and the bed was cozy, but the alarm in the morning - BONG! - was a bit too loud. Consider that if you want to stay at this Clock Tower Hotel, a conceptual...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/01/clock-tower-hotel/

Water Flea Waltz

(YouTube link) Ain't science wonderful? Here is a video of the microscopic water flea performing a little musical ditty. -via Improbable Research, where you'll find an additional video of a water flea playing with a t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/01/water-flea-waltz/

Ten Superior Psychopaths

Superior psychopaths? The only place psychopaths could be described that way would be in fiction. And so it is, since the only way we can enjoy a psychopath is when we know they can do no real harm. Pajiba h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/01/ten-superior-psychopaths/

On Music: Beatlemania Week – No. 6

"With a Little Help from My Friends"Another classic from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, "With a Little Help from My Friends" was written by Paul and John for Ringo, who had a very small singing range. They specif...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/01/on-music-beatlemania-week-no-6/

Parking Space is Now a Park

When Svante Myrick became the mayor of Ithaca, New York, earlier this year, he gave up driving to work every day in favor of walking. However, the mayor has a permanent prime parking space in front of City Hall. To k...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/01/parking-space-is-now-a-park/

The Cup Of Coffee Club

"Cup of Coffee players" are those whose Major League baseball career consisted of only one game. Right now, the membership in this exclusive club is numbered at 974, although as new members join, others move out by playi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/01/the-cup-of-coffee-club/

Puppy-Go-Round

(YouTube link) Or is it a puppy pinwheel? I can't tell what these dogs are being fed, and honestly it might be better to not know. But it must be tasty, as the whole litter goes into full Busby Berkeley mode as soon a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/01/puppy-go-round/

Where Does Decaf Come From? ...and Other Burning Questions About Coffee

Whether you take it with cream and sugar, as a latte or frappuccino- coffee can get complicated. Fortunately, mental_floss is here to unlock the mysteries of the dark drink that brightens your mornings. *stro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/01/where-does-decaf-come-from-and-other-burning-questions-about-coffee/

Hot Dogs For Dessert?

When should you polish off a meal of hot dogs with more hot dogs for dessert? When the later dogs are actually delicious sugar cookies with a quick squeeze of yellow frosting. I know what I'm having this Fourth of Ju...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/01/hot-dogs-for-dessert/










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