Archive for June 4th, 2012

Queen Elizabeth II Color Wheel

During her sixty years on the throne, Queen Elizabeth II has worn many different colors. Oh, not every color in Pantone's color inventory, but a lot of them. To mark her Diamond Jubilee, Pantone and designer Lee Bu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/04/queen-elizabeth-ii-color-wheel/

At the Car Wash

It's best to let your car drip dry on a clothesline for an hour or so after washing. The art collective Generik Vapeur illustrated this at the Flurstücke 011 festival last year in Münster, Germany. Link -via Col...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/04/at-the-car-wash/

Droid Sales Comparison Tattoo

Poor R5-D4. To millions of Star Wars fans, he'll be known as just an inferior droid with a bad motivator -- not a Jedi knight who sacrificed himself for the good of the rebellion. Hopefully fans will see Chr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/04/droid-sales-comparison-tattoo/

Hot Air Balloon Desk

My first thought was that the balloons are fake and the desk is attached a strut that is bolted to the ceiling. But no: those are real, helium/hydrogen-filled balloons. This reception desk at the Dublin-based ad agen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/04/hot-air-balloon-desk/

The Five Captains

Five actors who played the captain in five different Star Trek television series were all together on the same stage at the Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con this past weekend. That has never happened befo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/04/the-five-captains/

Zombie Beanie

Zombie Beanie - $21.95 The zombie apocalypse is coming! Are you ready! Let the Zombie Beanie from the NeatoShop help you blend in with your new undead neighbors. This fantastically gruesome knit hat comes complete wit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/04/zombie-beanie/

If Aliens Invaded the Earth, Which Weapons Could We Use Against Them?

Do we want to fight the aliens? No. They have ability to cross the depths of space and and probably comparable destructive abilities (but possibly not). We have to fight them with the technology that we have, despite...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/04/if-aliens-invaded-the-earth-which-weapons-could-we-use-against-them/

Jubilee Dalek

Daleks-of-the-Day is a site that brings you a new dalek every day. Today's edition is special for the Queen's diamond jubilee, complete with crown, scepter, and ...whatever that round thing is. Link -Thanks, Dark...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/04/jubilee-dalek/

Wave Photos by CJ Kale and Nick Selway

Photo: Lava Light Galleries There's a lot of photographers taking beautiful snapshots of Hawaii, but photographers CJ Kale and Nick Selway of Lava Light Galleries really...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/04/wave-photos-by-cj-kale-and-nick-selway/

Man Carjacked Ride for Prom

Usually, people rent fancy vehicles to go to the prom, but this 20-year-old Chicagoan had a different idea: Lorenzo Bracey spent last Friday night all dressed up with no...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/04/man-carjacked-ride-for-prom/

Is Salt REALLY Bad for Your Health?

For decades, doctors have admonished us to reduce our salt intake to lower blood pressure, but is salt really that bad? Gary Taubes of The New York Times wrote about why salt m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/04/is-salt-really-bad-for-your-health/

Greeks Think They're the Hardest Working People in Europe

In the midst of the European economic crisis, the Pew Research Center's Global Attitudes Project decided to conduct a little poll on the European Union countries and how they view each...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/04/greeks-think-theyre-the-hardest-working-people-in-europe/

The Truman Show Delusion

The popularity of reality shows have given rise to a new type of mental illness, dubbed the "Truman Show" delusion, where patients think that they're being secretly filmed:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/04/the-truman-show-delusion/

Swarm of Venomous Spiders Descended on an Indian Town

It sounds like a Hollywood movie, but last month, a swarm of venomous spiders suddenly descended on festival-goers in the northeastern Indian town of Sadiya: .....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/04/swarm-of-venomous-spiders-descended-on-an-indian-town/

Superpower

As I mentioned in a previous post, everyone is good at something, even if that something is not what would normally go viral. This Twaggies was illustrated from a Tweet by @joe_hill. See a new Tweet illustra...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/04/super-power/

What Hit Earth 1,200 Years Ago?

Japanese scientists studying tree rings data found something strange: 1,200 years ago an extremely intense burst of high-energy radiation of unknown origin hit planet Earth....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/04/what-hit-earth-1200-years-ago/

Gone with the Wind Screen Tests & Auditions

(YouTube link) A total of 32 actresses tried out for the role of Scarlet O'Hara, and many others who auditioned for the other principle parts in the 1939 film Gone With The Wind. Hindsight tells us the final...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/04/gone-with-the-wind-screen-tests-auditions/

Pyramid Scheme Measuring Cups

Pyramid Scheme Measuring Cups - $11.95 Are you looking for a way to build on your non-sustainable cooking potential? Start by Updated your kitchen utensil portfolio with the Pyramid Scheme Measuring Cups from the Neat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/04/67828/

Orvillecopter: The Helicopter Cat

Most people bury or cremate their pets, some people stuff them, but Dutch artist Bart Jansen had a different idea for his dead kitty Orville. He turned the dead cat i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/04/orvillecopter-the-helicopter-cat/

Meet Garfield, the 40-Pound Cat

Garfield recently came to live at the North Shore Animal League shelter in Long Island, New York, when his elderly owner died. Shelter staff have him on a carefully restricted diet now. How did a cat get to forty pou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/04/meet-garfield-the-40-pound-cat/

Sho Kayo: The Real Life Doogie Howser, M.D.

Meet the real life Doogie Howser, M.D. His name is Sho Kayo, and he's getting his M.D. from the University of Chicago at 21 years of age: Sho Yano has been a college stude...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/04/meet-sho-kayo-the-real-life-doogie-howser-m-d/

Name the 13 Best-Selling Candies in the U.S.

Did you know that June is National candy Month? In honor of the occasion, today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss challenges you to name the 13 biggest-selling candies in the Unites States. Gum and mints are excluded...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/04/name-the-13-best-selling-candies-in-the-u-s/

The Terrifying Playgrounds and Other Innovations Coming to Our Future

What technology and innovation will tomorrow bring? All you have to do is take a look at this feature over at The New York Times, titled 32 Innovations That Will Change Your Tomorrow...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/04/the-terrifying-playgrounds-and-other-innovations-coming-to-our-future/

Tater Tot Eating Contest

Redditor medic23 received an awesome invitation and posted it to his Facebook page (although someone else beat him in posting to reddit). What remains to be seen is whether any medical emergencies will result from th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/04/tater-tot-eating-contest/

Some Awesome People That I Used To Know

(YouTube link) The world is full of talented people. At the YouTube link, you can find a printed list of them with their websites linked. The music is "Somebody That I Used to Know" performed by Walk Off the Earth. Do...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/04/some-awesome-people-that-i-used-to-know/

The Color Schemes of Higher Education

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune posted the history of the graduation cap and gown, and included a color-coding for the tassels that attach to the traditional mortarboard hat. The American Council on Education has recommende...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/04/the-color-schemes-of-higher-education/

7 Passive-Aggresive Father's Day Gifts

Some items that are advertised a "the perfect gift" really fall short of that mark -in fact, while giving no gift at all looks like you just forgot, giving some of these gifts would be like a slap in the face. Then a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/04/7-passive-aggresive-fathers-day-gifts/

Fishing, Interrupted

(Live Leak link) When you hooked that 600-pound marlin, you didn't realize you were just baiting the hook for even bigger fish. Sharks don’t care how much you paid for that deep-sea fishing excursion! -via...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/04/fishing-interrupted/

R.I.P. Eduard Khil, Mr. Trololo

Eduard Khil, a longtime pop star in the Soviet Union, became famous in the west only a couple of years ago when his rendition of the wordless song "I Am So Happy to Finally Be Back Home" became an internet hit. Khil's pe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/04/r-i-p-eduard-khil-mr-trololo/

The Robot Revolution Will Be Televised!

The following article is from the book Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Tunes Into TV. We try to write about robots in every Bathroom Reader so we'll be in their good graces when they inevitably take  over t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/04/the-robot-revolution-will-be-televised/




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