Archive for July 5th, 2012

Man Has Argument with His 12-Year Old Self Courtesy of an Old VHS Tape

(Video Link) Stop scrolling and watch this video. It's the funniest and awesomest thing you'll see all day. When he was 12, Jeremiah McDonald made a video message for his future self. Now, 20 years later, he stic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/05/man-has-argument-with-his-12-year-old-self-courtesy-of-an-old-vhs-tape/

A Handy Guide to the Snake Fight Portion of Your Thesis Defense

Your defense is tomorrow and you haven't prepared?! What were you thinking? Your entire career is riding on your performance! Here, read Luke Burns's FAQ on the subject: Q: Do I have to kill the snake? A: Uni...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/05/a-handy-guide-to-the-snake-fight-portion-of-your-thesis-defense/

Inked

That's not a tattoo, but ink from a gel pen. Chinese artist Pinpin Co spends about five hours decorating each of her subjects with whimsical patterns. The ink rubs off or washes away. But for a short time, her human...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/05/inked/

Chickens Dressed as Famous Historical Figures

Chickens, which outnumber humans, have become what two Smithsonian magazine writers call "the ubiquitous food of our era." As part of its exploration of the history of chicken as a source of food for humans,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/05/chickens-dressed-as-famous-historical-figures/

Stabilized Like a Segway, This Motorcycle Won't Tip Over

Daniel Kim is nothing if not ambitious. His goal is to revolutionize personal transportation by combining the best elements of a car and a motorcycle. The result of his work is the prototype C1--an enclosed motorcycl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/05/stabilized-like-a-segway-this-motorcycle-wont-tip-over/

Political Partisanship Gap is Larger Than Ever

It's not just your imagination or the wild claims of media: political partisanship is indeed growing. Annual polling by the Pew Research Center showed how partisan polarization rose sh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/05/political-partisanship-gap-is-larger-than-ever/

King of Great Britain Dies in Australia

Mike Hastings of Jerilderie, Australia passed away at the age of 71. He was a forklift driver by trade. But according to one understanding of British history, he should have sat on the royal throne in place of Elizabeth...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/05/king-of-great-britain-dies-in-australia/

Man Hidden in a Pile of Wood by Gyula Várnai

The next time you stack a cord of fireword, try making a hidden image, like Hungarian artist Gyula Várnai did with this pile of logs: To build the piece, V&...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/05/man-hidden-in-a-pile-of-wood-by-gyula-vrnai/

Learning Your Colors With Andy Warhol

    Andy Warhol's Colors - $6.95 Are you looking for a board book for your toddler that is modern, culturally relevant and artistic? You need Andy Warhol's Colors from the NeatoShop.  This hip baby...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/05/learning-your-colors-with-andy-warhol/

My Little Tick

Evil, chum, is a deceptive cutie mark on the rump of Ponyville's underworld. Our mission is to harness it with the bridle of justice. Etsy seller PoniesofDooom has prepared us for that noble task. Linketsy, My Lit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/05/my-little-tick/

Exam From Hell: Drunk Teacher Forced Students to Take 23-Hour Exam

Think that your professor is bad? Try this one for size: A lecturer at a Russian university allegedly submitted students to a 23-hour exam without food or lavatory break...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/05/exam-from-hell-drunk-teacher-forced-students-to-take-23-hour-exam/

The Amazing Spider-Man Mystery Box Winners

Congrats to the winners of the The Amazing Spider-Man Mystery Box contest! Our favorite entries: "Spider-Man toilet paper. It’s weblike properties will...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/05/the-amazing-spider-man-mystery-box-winners/

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Van by Jason Ybarra

Cowabunga, dudes! Jason Ybarra loves Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles so much that he made a full-scale street-legal version of the TMNT van. Jason's Turtles Van is featured in this...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/05/teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-van-by-jason-ybarra/

Chair/Chair

C-H-A-I-R what does that spell? Designer Eric Ku made the Chair/Chair chair (say that three times fast!) that is exactly the sum of its alphabetic parts: Link - via Design Mi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/05/chairchair/

Zoo to Send Orangutan to a Private Island to Quit Smoking

[YouTube clip] It's hard to quit. So when zookeepers in Indonesia want to help Tori the orangutan to quit smoking, they decided to take drastic measures: *em...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/05/zoo-to-send-orangutan-to-a-private-island-to-quit-smoking/

Chinese Puzzle Ball

Long before Rubik's cube, there was the Chinese puzzle ball: a set of intricately carved, concentric spheres usually up to 7 layers deep. The "puzzle" part of the name is both...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/05/chinese-puzzle-ball/

Dark Matter Bridge Connects Galaxies

Image: Jörg Dietrich, University of Michigan/University Observatory Munich Scientists have discovered a "bridge" made of dark matter that connect clusters of g...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/05/dark-matter-bridge-connects-galaxies/

Missed Connections: Trader Joe Farter

This Craigslist's Missed Connection of a man seeking a certain odoriferous tall brunette he met at Trader Joe's wouldn't have happened if she'd been wearing the anti-fart pad...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/05/missed-connections-trader-joe-farter/

Grey Goose Bangles Bottlehood Jewelry

Grey Goose Bangles Bottlehood Jewelry - $24.95 Are you looking for a deliciously fun summer accessory to polish your look?  You need the  Grey Goose Bangles Bottlehood Jewelry from the NeatoShop. This mouthwatering...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/05/grey-goose-bangles-bottlehood-jewelry/

LEGO Bridge

German street artist Megx converted a bridge in Wuppertal in Germany into a giant LEGO structure! Link - via Colossal Lego, Bridge, Megx...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/05/lego-bridge/

Space Fireworks

Image: Yves Grosdidier (University of Montreal and Observatoire de Strasbourg), Anthony Moffat (Universitie de Montreal), Gilles Joncas (Universite Laval), Agnes Acker (Observatoire...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/05/space-fireworks/

Me The People: Is "the pursuit of Happiness" Wrecking America?

Illustration: Joe Mortis Life, liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That famous phrase in the United States Declaration of Independence belies the cornerstone of the founding...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/05/me-the-people-is-the-pursuit-of-happiness-wrecking-america/

Lifeguard Fired for Saving a Drowning Man

Tomas Lopez is a lifeguard in Florida who got fired because he saved a drowning man's life. If you think that's odd because that's exactly what a lifeguard's supposed to do, he was f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/05/lifeguard-fired-for-saving-a-drowning-man/

Oz the Great and Powerful

Disney's new movie Oz the Great and Powerful is a prequel to the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz. It follows the story of how the wizard came to be in the land of Oz. When Oscar Diggs (played by James F...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/05/oz-the-great-and-powerful/

Life Without Plastic

Sandra Krautwaschl, of Graz, Austria, was astonished by the amount of plastic trash on the beaches of Croatia, where recycling is not done on the scale of her native country. She wondered what it would be like to not...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/05/life-without-plastic/

Big Bay Boom is a Bust

(YouTube link) The Big Bay Boom fireworks display in San Diego was supposed to be a 20-minute patriotic display. However, all the fireworks in three different barges in the bay went off prematurely at the same time, f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/05/big-bay-boom-is-a-bust/

30 Squirrels Escape from Zoo, 38 Recaptured

A typhoon wrecked the squirrel enclosure of the Inokashira Park Zoo in Tokyo last week, resulting in the escape of 30 squirrels. Attempts to recover the animals have been quite successful; at one count, 38 squirrels have...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/05/30-squirrels-escape-from-zoo-zookeepers-recapture-38/

Full Moon Names

Every full moon has a name, and often two or three names. The full moons are named by month, and again by where it falls in the season, and the second full moon in a month is a "blue moon." There are also special cas...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/05/full-moon-names/

Hello Kitty House Insulated Lunch Kit

Hello Kitty House Insulated Lunch Kit - $13.95 Attention Hello Kitty fans! School is right around the corner. Make sure you have the purr-fect lunch box with the Hello Kitty House Insulated Lunch Kit from the NeatoSho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/05/hello-kitty-house-insulated-lunch-kit/




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