Archive for July 2nd, 2012

The Perfect Target Practice For Geeks

This delightful target artwork by DeviantArt user thecrow65 is titled "Stormtrooper Target VIII," but I think anyone who hated Episode One would be just as happy to take aim at Jar Jar. Of course, the rest of the Sto...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/02/the-perfect-target-practice-for-geeks/

That's One Heck of A Kiss

(Video Link) This incredibly romantic clip is part of an IMAX documentary called Dolphins. I don't know about you guys, but I think it would be worth seeing for this scene alone! Via Laughing SquidCute, na...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/02/thats-one-heck-of-a-kiss/

Anime Expo 2012 Cosplay

Anime Expo 2012 is going on right now in Los Angeles. Geeks Are Sexy has collected some of the hottest photographs of cosplayers at the Los Angeles Convention Center for your enjoyment. And there's a video so you can g...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/02/anime-expo-2012-cosplay/

Skull And Flower Tote Bag

Skull And Flower Tote Bag - $55.96 Are you mad with desire for an unusual  new bag? You need the Skull And Flower Tote Bag from the NeatoShop. This bewitching  bag is made of durable canvas and includes an angelic f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/02/skull-and-flower-tote-bag/

World's Largest Crocodile

That's one big croc! A killer giant saltwater crocodile, captured in the Philippines, has set a new world record: Link Where have I seen that beast before? Oh yeah.  Philippi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/02/worlds-largest-crocodile/

US Government Insists: Mermaids Aren't Real

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, a scientific agency of the United States government, would appreciate it if you'd stop talking about mermaids. Why? Because "No evidence of aquatic humanoids has e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/02/us-government-insists-mermaids-arent-real/

The Rise in Sea Level Cannot be Stopped Over the Next Several Hundred Years

Say goodbye to Tuvalu, because, according to climate scientists, the raising sea levels cannot be stopped over the next several hundred years, even if we made drastic cuts to emissio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/02/the-rise-in-sea-level-cannot-be-stopped-over-the-next-several-hundred-years/

Amazing Sculpture: A Slim Jim Shoved through Two Coconut Snowballs and Balanced between Two Chairs

Brad Troemel calls his work a "PERFECT chair decoration for two chairs very close together that no one can sit in." Sure, it takes up space. But consider this addition to your art collection to be an important part o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/02/amazing-sculpture-a-slim-jim-shoved-between-two-coconut-snowballs-and-balanced-between-two-chairs/

The Cop Who Can't Be Fired

Cracking the head of handcuffed suspect, beating juveniles, hiding cocaine in his police car, calling in sick to go on vacation, and even arrested and jailed over and over again? Not...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/02/the-cop-who-cant-be-fired/

R.I.P., Count de Badass

Count Robert de La Rochefoucauld passed away at the age of 88. He was a man of many talents, particularly (1) escaping captivity and (2) killing Nazis. During World War II, while in the French Resistance, he did a lot of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/02/r-i-p-count-de-badass/

Not So Useless After All: The Appendix's Function is to "Re-Boot" the Digestive System

Appendix, the "useless" organ that has been the butt (heh) of jokes for ages (like the function of the appendix is to rupture, thus ensuring your doctor would be able to pa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/02/not-so-useless-after-all-the-appendixs-function-is-to-re-boot-the-digestive-system/

Fried Pig's Ears Salad

"Make sure your pig's ears are free of hair" starts this recipe for fried pig's ear salad by chef April Bloomfield. Wait, that's gross you said? Chances are, you love bacon bu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/02/fried-pigs-ears-salad/

World's Smallest Fly

Photo: Inna-Marie Strazhnik; (inset) S.D. Porter/ARS/USDA Scientists have discovered a new fly so small that it's tinier than a grain of salt. But small size ain't the only weird thing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/02/worlds-smallest-fly/

Anti-Fart Pad

Toot! Air Quality Alert! Before you let one rip, mitigate the damage with this: Laced with activated charcoal, these ingenious (but not particularly sexy) adhesive pads...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/02/anti-fart-pad/

Egg Spatula Turner

Egg Spatula Turner - $9.95 Are you looking for an egg-strodinary spatula to include in your kitchen arsenal? You need the egg-cellant Egg Spatula Turner from the NeatoShop. This sunny-side up egg shaped spatula is egg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/02/egg-spatula-turner/

Tiger Tug: Tug of War with a Tiger

Photo: Busch Gardens Zoo Think you're stronger than a tiger? Test your strength by playing a tug of war with a full-grown tiger at the Busch Gardens: Link tiger, tugofwar, Busch...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/02/tiger-tug-tug-of-war-with-a-tiger/

A Line Millions of People Long

Photo via Steve McCurry's Simple Act of Waiting Think that you're queueing in the longest supermarket checkout line ever? Well, at least you're not in this line of mi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/02/a-line-millions-of-people-long/

Don't Bother with Positive Thinking, Do Positive Actions Instead!

Want to be happy? Don't try to think yourself happy, just smile instead (regardless of how you feel). Want to boost your will power? Tense up. Countless self-help books advocate that yo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/02/dont-bother-with-positive-thinking-do-positive-actions-instead/

Robot Restaurant

Photo: My399.com If the food is bad at this restaurant, you can blame the chip. That is, the microchip in the waiters and chef because they are all robots: A restau...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/02/robot-restaurant-2/

What Makes America the Greatest Country in the World?

[YouTube Clip] - via VideoSift In the premiere of HBO's new Aaron Sorkin series The Newsroom, news anchor Will McAvoy played by Jeff Daniels was asked &qu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/02/what-makes-america-the-greatest-country-in-the-world/

Patent Trolls Cost the Economy $29 Billion in 2011

Troll lure, Patent D378308 by Douglas R. Roe et al. Patents are supposed to protect inventors from having the results of their blood, sweat, and tears from being stolen by oth...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/02/patent-trolls-cost-the-economy-29-billion-in-2011/

It's Cranes All The Way Down

Crane carrying crane carrying crane carrying ... oh, you get the idea. Just watch this demonstration of a series of German cranes being lifted by even bigger cranes, the last of which...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/02/its-cranes-all-the-way-down/

Rainbow School

This is the colorful new look of the Ecole Maternelle Pajol in Paris. The building housing the kindergarten has been around since the 1940s, and was recently updated by French architectural firm Palatre & Leclèr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/02/rainbow-school/

Dancing Mercury

(YouTube link) This video shows the effects of audio tones on a drop of mercury. You can see it in slow motion with music added at mental_floss, but better yet, you can find out how the experiment came about. Link sou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/02/dancing-mercury/

Politicians in High School

Buzzfeed's extensive photo collection of political figures as teenagers includes candidates, governors, senators, judges, mayors, political wives, and even a couple of journalists and pundits. As ever, you can sort t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/02/politicians-in-high-school/

Beaver-Testicle Tea

Oral contraceptives didn't start with The Pill. Ancient recipes for preventing pregnancy contained all kinds of natural ingredients for desperate people. Their effectiveness varied, and none are recommended. Modern...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/02/beaver-testicle-tea/

Som Sabadell Flashmob

(YouTube link) You've seen a lot of flashmob videos, but this one doesn't have much flash, and it's not really a mob, just a beautiful performance for those lucky enough to be in Sabadell, Spain, when they recorded it...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/02/som-sabadell-flashmob/

The Muppet Movie Tin Lunch Box

The Muppet Movie Tin Lunch Box - $11.95 Attention all you star gazing dreamers! Are you still looking for that perfect carry-all to take with you as you seek the rainbow connection? The Muppet Movie Tin Lunch Box from...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/02/the-muppet-movie-tin-lunch-box/

Bone-eating Zombie Worms

In 2002, scientists from the the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) discovered deep-sea worms that feasted on, and helped dispose of, skeletons of whales and other large sea animals. The worms belong to the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/02/bone-eating-zombie-worms/

Rocks

Last night, redditor welcometocrazy drew a comic strip out of boredom. It stars two rocks, which may have been a reflection on a point of view that even more boring. However, the response was so positive that she sta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/02/rocks/




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