Archive for July 27th, 2012

They're The Two Best Friends That Anyone Could Ever Have

(Video Link) With a name like "Thomas O'Malley Flufferpants," you'd darn well expect this kitten to be a cuddly guy, but it's still pretty darn precious to see him annoy the heck out of the very patient Merkin the dog...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/27/theyre-the-two-best-friends-that-anyone-could-ever-have/

Shooting Gallery, 1936-2009

When she was 16 years old, Ria van Dijk of Tillburg, the Netherlands, visited a shooting gallery at a fair in which she won a pictures of herself by  hitting the target, which tripped the camera. That was in 193...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/27/crack-shot-for-life/

NEED: An Automatic Pancake Maker

It might not seem like the most efficient use of money, but you have no idea how badly we need one of these in the Neatorama office. Alex and Zeon are always harassing John and  me to make them pancakes at least onc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/27/need-an-automatic-pancake-maker/

Manicured Lawns

Alice Bartlett got her fingernails done in a suburban lawn theme. See more pictures at Laughing Squid. Link (Image credit: Flickr user Alice Bartlett)grass, miniatures, nails, fingernails, lawn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/27/manicured-lawns/

MakerBot Mixtape

This one is pretty nifty: MakerBot is bringing back the magic of mixtapes (remember those? You know, from back when music comes in physical media?). The fun twist is that the MakerBot...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/27/makerbot-mixtape/

Wonderland Sticky Notes

Wonderland Sticky Notes - $6.45 Being late or missing an important date can be truly maddening.  Jot down notes to remind yourself of all sorts of things with the Wonderland Sticky Notes from the NeatoShop. This is the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/27/wonderland-sticky-notes/

Somari and Other Weird Video Game Hacks

Love Sonic the Hedgehog and Super Mario Bros.? Wish that there's a game that lets you play them both at the same time? Well, actually there is. Here's Somari, starring the world...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/27/somari-and-other-weird-video-game-hacks/

The Reversible Bonus: A Mean But Effective Way to Boost Teacher's Performance?

Can we boost a teacher's academic performance by giving him or her more money? Efforts to reward teacher's performance with year-end bonuses have largely failed, but a new study by economi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/27/the-reversible-bonus-a-mean-but-effective-way-to-boost-teachers-performance/

The Cambodian Lucky Log

Thousands of Cambodians flocked to a 42-foot long log excavated from a pond because they believe it's magical: "They believe the log has magical powers," he said,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/27/the-cambodian-lucky-log/

Cities: Then and Now as Seen Through Landsat Satellites

In honor of the 40th anniversary of the Landsat satellite system, which has been taking photos of Earth from space since 1972, NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey created an interactiv...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/27/cities-then-and-now-as-seen-through-landsat-satellites/

Alien Invasion Movie Recipe

The New York International Latino Film Festival noticed that some movies follow cliched "recipes" and decided to exploit them in their ads. I particularly like this one,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/27/alien-invasion-movie-recipe/

The Supermarket "Man Aisle"

Men, do you hate grocery shopping? The Westside Market in New York City feels your pain, so it created something just for you: a "man aisle" where you can find all dude-rel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/27/the-supermarket-man-aisle/

The Van Gogh Cake

After her boyfriend wrote that he liked Van Gogh, redditor aniram078 made him this fantastic birthday cake modeled after the artist's Wheat Field with Cypresses: Link - via T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/27/the-van-gogh-cake/

Old Termites Blow Themselves Up to Save Colony

Image: R. Hanus Beware the exploding termite. Scientists studying the Neocapritermes taracua discovered that some actually carry explosives and will blow themselves u...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/27/old-termites-blow-themselves-up-to-save-colony/

The 21 Countries With One Olympic Medal

In some countries, if you win a bronze medal at the Olympics, you become a national hero -forever! Despite making appearances at 12 Olympic Games since 1936, Afghanistan has secured just one medal — a bronze in Taekwo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/27/the-21-countries-with-one-olympic-medal/

Disney Says No To Santa

People usually get excited when Santa comes to visit, but not Disney "Bah Humbug" World! When Thomas Tolbert, who looks just like Santa, came to visit the theme par...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/27/disney-says-no-to-santa/

Lighting the Olympic Cauldron

(YouTube link) The opening ceremonies of the London Olympics are probably going on already, but we in the U.S. will have to wait until prime time to see them on TV. To hold you over until then, here's a compilation of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/27/lighting-the-olympic-cauldron/

The Olympic Banana

Omar has his moment in the spotlight. Incase you missed it, at about 6 o’clock last Friday, the streets outside our office in Guildford started filling up with crowds of people, as excitement grew for the arrival...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/27/the-olympic-banana/

The Jackson Family Feud

Katherine Jackson's nine children have lived their whole lives in the public eye. Michael Jackson tried to shield his three children, Prince, Paris, and Blanket, from publicity, but two of them are teenagers now and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/27/the-jackson-family-feud/

JK Rowling's Hogwarts Treehouse

Harry Potter author JK Rowling is creating something magical for her children: an adventure treehouse that looks like Hogwarts: The Hogwarts-style towers - estimated to cost...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/27/jk-rowlings-hogwarts-treehouse/

13 Amazing Olympic Stories

If you aren't already pumped up about the Olympics and need to be reminded of some of the amazing things that happen at the games, then you'll definitely appreciate this collection of touching stories. My personal fa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/27/13-amazing-olympic-stories/

Mrs. Dear Leader

The "mystery woman" seen with Kim Jong-un recently was the source of international speculation, which all turned out to be wrong. The North Korean leader married "Comrade Ri Sol Ju" a few years ago, even before his fathe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/27/mrs-dear-leader/

Tokyoflash Treasure Hunt #21

Woohoo! I'm excited to announce our latest Tokyoflash Treasure Hunt, in collaboration with the good folks of Tokyoflash and our pal Geeks Are Sexy blog. For those of you who haven't pla...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/27/tokyoflash-treasure-hunt-21/

A Glass of Red

(YouTube link) How many times have you seen a wordless comedy routine about a hula hoop? Annabel Carberry of the Lost In Translation Circus pulls it off spectacularly. It's not perfect, but it sure is entertaining! -v...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/27/a-glass-of-red/

Plane Carrying Proposal Banner Crashes

Mike Flynn hired a plane to carry a banner saying “Will you marry me?” over the beach in Rhode Island where his girlfriend Michelle would see it. Ten minutes into the flight, pilot Mark Simmons noticed his engine was...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/27/plane-carrying-proposal-banner-crashes/

Have You Ever Wondered How Netflix Categorizes Their Films?

I always thought that Netflix's movies were categorized by the movie studios when they submit them, but as it turns out, there is an actual job where people get paid to watch movies and classify them. You can read mo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/27/have-you-ever-wondered-how-netflix-categorizes-their-films/

Dispute Over Kittens Leads to Tomato Fight

Walter and Norma Ricker of Chuckey, Tennessee, share a backyard garden with their neighbor, 28-year-old Rachel Price. But that cooperation came to an end when the Rickers started feeding some stray kittens, and the Price...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/27/dispute-over-kittens-leads-to-tomato-fight/

Short Film - The King & The Worst

(YouTube Link) The King & The Worst is a short film set during World War II, and centers around Jack Kirby and Ed Wood battling an even sorcerer. King & Worst is a strange little film, but...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/27/short-film-the-king-the-worst/

Anatomical Chart Paperweight

Anatomical Chart Paperweight - $16.95 (sold individually) Are you dead tired of the mess that is your desk? Make a precise and calculated move to take control of the situation with an Anatomical Chart Paperweight from...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/27/anatomical-chart-paperweight/

Star Wars Villains As Cute Little Kids

Even the galaxy's most notorious villains started out as cute little kids, according to this series of adorable illustrations by Octopus Tree House which depict Star Wars villains in their most innocent for...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/27/star-wars-villains-as-cute-little-kids/








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