Archive for July 11th, 2012

I'll Buy All The Games You Have, Thanks

Remember when you were a youngster and you told yourself that it was ok that just just spent all of your savings on a video game because it was an "investment?" Well, for most of us, that was just a lie, but for one...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/11/ill-buy-all-the-games-you-have-thanks/

Return of Loca the Singing Pug

(Video Link) If you remember Loca and the challenges she faces while running, then you might be happy to see that running isn't her sole means of transportation. In fact, she's actually part of the coolest doggie bike...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/11/return-of-loca-the-singing-pug/

Nursing Home in a Post-Texting World

Know someone who's addicted to texting? Our pal Dan Piraro of Bizarro Comic explains the horror that awaits in their old age! Check out more neat Bizarro comics over at his website: Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/11/nursing-home-in-a-post-texting-world/

Super Moonwalking

Forget moonwalking! Los Angeles street performer Eric Nash took it to a whole 'nother level with this: Super Moonwalking. Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via Cubiclebot...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/11/super-moonwalking/

The Best Spy Shoes Since Get Smart

I could never walk in these darn things but heck, I'd be a terrible spy too. For those that do walk just fine in heels and are sick of carrying purses or hiding cyanide capsules in their bras, these Double Agent Shoe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/11/the-best-spy-shoes-since-get-smart/

Official Olympics Outfit of Team USA: Chic or Dud?

Photo: Ralph Lauren Behold the official Olympics outfits for Team USA. Designed by Ralph Lauren, the official outfitter of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams, the new duds...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/11/official-olympics-outfit-of-team-usa-chic-or-dud/

How to Make Tortilla Bowls

Here's a great tip from The Garden Pantry. To make a tortilla bowl, just flip a muffin pan over, grease it, then bake tortillas in the open spaces. By the way: homemade flour tortillas fresh off the griddle are fr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/11/how-to-make-tortilla-bowls/

Game On, World

How would you make an ad for athletic shoes go viral? Just add Donkey Kong, like Nike did for this "Game On, World" ad. Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via Forbes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/11/game-on-world/

Homeland Security's New Molecular Scanner

Still fretting about privacy? Don't worry, it will soon be over. Big Brother will know everything about you with this new molecular scanner that sounds like it's straight out of Star T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/11/homeland-securitys-new-molecular-scanner/

Bloodsucking Parasite Named After Bob Marley

Photo: Elizabeth Brill Scientists have certainly stirred it up some with this: they've named a parasite that feed on blood after the reggae legend Bob Marley. Paul...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/11/bloodsucking-parasite-named-after-bob-marley/

CDC's Wedding Day Survival Guide

After warning the public about the dangers of zombies, the CDC decided to tackle something even more dangerous: weddings! Emergencies could range from a tear in yo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/11/cdcs-wedding-day-survival-guide/

Loophole to McDonald's Olympics Fries Monopoly

Want chips (French fries to us Yanks) at the Olympics? You're out of luck: McDonald's has got the monopoly on that. But, there is a clever loop hole. Find out how athletes can get their...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/11/loophole-to-mcdonalds-olympics-fries-monopoly/

Why You Should Drink Hot Tea in Hot Weather

Drinking hot tea when it's so hot outside seems like the complete opposite of what you should do, but it's not such a crazy idea. This story by Joe Palca of NPR's Morning Edition expla...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/11/why-you-should-drink-hot-tea-in-hot-weather/

Only Dog Poop Can Go Into This Trash Can

Ben Koros describes the design challenge: The biggest problem with dog waste disposal cans is, that they fill up on domestic rubbish way before time – thus even responsible dog owners can’t dispose their pet...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/11/only-dog-poop-can-go-into-this-trash-can/

The Serial Hugger: Is It a Crime to Trick Strangers into Giving You a Hug?

Dozens of women in Des Peres, Missouri, have complained of being the victim of a serial hugger that the local press is calling "Jack the Gripper." But how did the man con a h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/11/the-serial-hugger-is-it-a-crime-to-trick-strangers-into-giving-you-a-hug/

Let the Wookimon Win

Pikachewie is one of Kody Koala's latest sculptures. It brings the best of Star Wars and Pokémon together: I used a Jakks 2007 Electronic Pikachu and I covered him in Apoxy sculpt and made him l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/11/let-the-wookimon-win/

The Toilet Paper Factory

(YouTube link) A clip from the Sesame Street instructional video Elmo's Potty Time, featuring music from nerdcore rapper MC Frontalot. He made it a fun factory tour! -via Bits and PiecesSong, rap, toilet pape...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/11/the-toilet-paper-factory/

Man Finds His Car for Sale on eBay 42 Years after It Was Stolen

In 1970, Bob Russell's '67 Austin Healey 3000 disappeared after a date with the woman he'd eventually marry. But he never gave up on her and kept searching for the beauty for 42 years. Suspecting that the rare collec...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/11/man-finds-his-car-for-sale-on-ebay-42-years-after-it-was-stolen/

The Human Bowling Ball

In this inflatable bowling alley, the player gets inside the transparent bowling ball and maneuvers it to knock down six five-foot-tall foam pins. Man, this looks like fun! Too bad the product page at Hammacher Schle...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/11/the-human-bowling-ball/

TARDIS Belly Dancer with a Lightsaber

Dawn Xiana Moon's dance troupe Raks Geek blends an assortment of geeky and dancing source material, including Doctor Who and Star Wars, belly dancing and fire spinning. If you're in Chicago on Augus...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/11/tardis-belly-dancer-with-a-lightsaber/

You're A Putz

You're A Putz  Sticky Notes - $2.95 Are you tired of suffering fools? Give all those idiots the shaft with the You're A Putz Sticky Notes from the NeatoShop. This ballsy notepad comes with 100 sheets of pure sticky n...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/11/youre-a-putz/

Beagle vs. Lemon

(YouTube link) What is this? This thing doesn't move, but it sure bites back! Maymo can't figure it out! -via Buzzfeed dog, lemon, beagle, Maymo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/11/beagle-vs-lemon/

Town Turns Itself into a Virtual Library

Your town lacks space for a library? Try this virtual solution by Project Ingeborg in Klagenfurt, Austria: An initiative called Project Ingeborg has placed 70 stickers equipped with QR codes and NFC chips in vario...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/11/town-turns-itself-into-a-virtual-library/

Wolverine Riding a Pony Tattoo

Logan rides into battle on a pony (probably Blossom) in this tattoo by Chris Yoakum of Urban Body in Davis, California. He inked it for a man who wanted to remember his sister while she studied abroad for a year. Pre...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/11/wolverine-riding-a-pony-tattoo/

The Science of Spider-Man

(YouTube link) You can look at this two ways. On the one hand, producers Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown are taking all the fun out of a comic book superhero. On the other hand, maybe it's a genius way to engage kid...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/11/the-science-of-spider-man/

Indrani and Her Palace

Model and photographer Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri leads a charmed life of luxury, fame, and jet-setting. Yet she turned her 300-room ancestral mansion in India into a school for poor children, with special emphasis on boostin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/11/indrani-and-her-palace/

Human Kaleidoscope

(YouTube link) The agency WE ARE Pi created this advertisement for the Tedx Summit this past April in Doha, Qatar. There's also a "making-of" video.  -via Buzzfeedkaleidoscope, choreography, Tedx...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/11/human-kaleidoscope/

A Plant Makes Mice Spit Out its Seeds

Plants develop tasty fruit mainly because the animals that eat it help disperse the seeds. The berry plant Ochradenus baccatus takes this a giant step further, with an enzyme and catalyst formula that causes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/11/a-plant-makes-mice-spit-out-its-seeds/

Rubber Bands Vs. Watermelon

(YouTube Link) How many rubber bands does it take to make a watermelon explode from the pressure? The world may never know.... Oh wait, some guys in Korea already figured that out waaaaay back in 2008 (that's like...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/11/rubber-bands-vs-watermelon/

I Guess Those Helmets Aren't Blaster Proof After All

This grisly act of cosplay should serve as a warning against fighting for the Dark Side - don't join up if you value your good looks. I've seen zombie stormtroopers before, but this one takes the cake and utilizes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/11/i-guess-those-helmets-arent-blaster-proof-after-all/




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