Archive for August 17th, 2012

Fruity Pebbles Donuts

In a delicious rebellion against adulthood, the bloggers at We Are Not Martha bought a box of Fruity Pebbles--the Flintstones-themed sugary cereal--and put it to good use. They baked pebbles into the donut batte...

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An Unexpected Palindrome

There you are, reading the political news stories of the day, and the reactions of your friends on Twitter, when suddenly you see this:"Wonder if Sununu's fired now" is both a legitimate question and a palindrome.—...

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Practical Tattoo Provides a Shopping or To-Do List

Do you remember Floyd Davis, the man who turned a toolbox into a boombox? Being a successful crafter means being organized. So Davis had Jason Hoodrich ink this tattoo on his arm. Except for the lines, the notepad is bla...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/17/Practical-Tattoo-Provides-a-Shopping-or-To-Do-List/

The Covert History of the American Condom

The condom industry in America, which had been quite robust to that point, was pushed underground after the country went full prude and the Comstock Act of 1873 outlawed the sale of contraceptives by mail. People still b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/17/The-Covert-History-of-the-American-Condom/

Gun Sconces

Do you want your house to have a homey ambiance? How about a romantic one? Whatever your interior design goal, ceramic artist Ryan Weigner has a firearm-shaped light fixture for you.Linkhandguns, lamps...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/17/Gun-Sconces/

Fight Club: A Love Story

[youtube 80mmq3h58b0] (YouTube link)The right music and some clever editing can make a movie something else completely. In this case, Fight Club becomes a tale of a dysfunctional relationship. Or rather, a d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/17/Fight-Club-A-Love-Story/

Mansion with a Water Park in the Backyard

For sale, one large house near Boulder City, Nevada. It's got 6 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms, and large living areas. Oh, and did we mention it has its own water park in the backyard? Yours for...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/17/Mansion-with-a-Water-Park-in-the-Backyard/

Donuts and Literature

As I Lay Frying is a simple but brilliant Tumblr blog. It combines two great achievements of humanity: donuts and literature. The juxtapositions of literary quotations and deep fried batter are never explained, but alway...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/17/Donuts-and-Literature/

American Pi: US Population Hit 314 Million People

Americans celebrate Pi Day on March 14 (3/14), but earlier this week on August 14, we celebrate something kind of related: Just after 2:29 p.m. EDT today, the American population reac...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/17/American-Pi-US-Population-Hit-314-Million-People/

Goblin Dog Rider

 Goblin Dog Rider - $25.95Halloween is just around the corner. Are you looking for a fun way for your pooch to embrace the spirit of the holiday?  Dress up your good natured pet in the Goblin Dog Rider from the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/17/Goblin-Dog-Rider/

Black Cat Appreciation Day

Today is Black Cat Appreciation Day. Why? Because, as organizer Wayne Morris says,Black Cats are frequently the last to be adopted and are often put to sleep. I came up with this idea in the hope that opinions could be c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/17/Black-Cat-Appreciation-Day/

Criminal Charges Dropped Because Defendant is TOO Guilty

How do you get criminal charges against you dropped? Here's the unusual story of how one fugitive got the Feds to drop the charges against him: he's TOO guilty! The federal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/17/Criminal-Charges-Dropped-Because-Defendant-is-TOO-Guilty/

The Alphabet of Untranslatable Words

How do you translate the untranslateable? "Age-tori" in Japanese ("To look worse after a haircut") has no equivalent word in English, but it should, because it's useful (I'...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/17/The-Alphabet-of-Untranslatable-Words/

10 Greatest Movies of All Time, as Picked by Geeks

Once a decade, Sight & Sound asks film critics to select a list of 10 greatest movies of all time. These wonks came up with a list of 10 films that I bet most of you haven't seen before....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/17/10-Greatest-Movies-of-All-Time-as-Picked-by-Geeks/

Saving Whooping Cranes While Disguised as One

By the 1940s, the wild whooping crane population in North America had dropped to about 15. Thanks to the work of dedicated conservationists since then, it has risen to about 500. It's a tough job and the project has dema...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/17/Saving-Whooping-Cranes-While-Disguised-as-One/

Cat Controller

[youtube CUxBVi_PCDc] (YouTube link)Max X is not catering to his cat properly. That all changes when the cat gives him a taste of his own medicine! -via b3taPreviously: More in the Max X series.cat remot...

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Now You Can Take The Air From New York City With You

Now transplanted New Yorkers can take the smell of their beloved NYC with them wherever they go, thanks to this Canned Air novelty product.It's part of a series of canned air from cities across the globe being sold on Et...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/17/Now-You-Can-Take-The-Air-From-New-York-City-With-You/

"Cats" by Ballet Zoom

[youtube HpVXIH24KzQ] (YouTube link)In a psychedelic world where modern dance meets special effects, this was way cool in its time. Ballet Zoom was a popular Spanish TV dance troupe of the mid-1970s. Read more about them...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/17/Cats-by-Ballet-Zoom/

Harry Potter Themed Couture Dress Designs

These couture fashion design sketches were created by DeviantARTist DistantDreamer, and they're based on the four houses from Hogwarts School in the Harry Potter series.They look surprisingly wearable, and less...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/17/Harry-Potter-Themed-Couture-Dress-Designs/

8 Famous People With Purple Hearts

Purple Hearts are awarded to service members who are wounded in war. There are quite a few folks you know from the worlds of TV, movies, or literature that you may never have suspected are recipients of the Purple Heart...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/17/8-Famous-People-With-Purple-Hearts/

Zombie Survival Kit Messenger Bag

Zombie Survival Kit Messenger Bag - $39.95The zombie apocalypse is right around corner. Make sure you are prepared to survive the transition in power with the Zombie Survival Kit Messenger Bag from the NeatoShop. This Ne...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/17/Zombie-Survival-Kit-Messenger-Bag/

Never Fear Human -I'll Protect You From This Monster!

(Video Link)To a tiny little dachshund, I'm sure this iddy biddy little crab seems like a terrifying foe. Of course, to us humans, it just looks like a precious video opportunity that can't be missed.Via I Can Has Cheezb...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/17/Never-Fear-Human-Ill-Protect-You-From-This-Monster/

Vintage Photographs Of Female Sword Swallowers

Everybody likes watching a good sideshow act, and sword swallowing is one of those deadly cool acts that elicits lots of oohs and aahs.Of course, it doesn't hurt if the performer is a gorgeous gal sporting an eye-catchin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/17/Vintage-Photographs-Of-Female-Sword-Swallowers/

3 Horrifying Implications Behind Text-Based Adventure Games

This article will take you back to an earlier time, when computers had few images and we played text-based games. At the time, they were state-of-the-art, but this analysis will make you either laugh or cringe -or both!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/17/3-Horrifying-Implications-Behind-Text-Based-Adventure-Games/

Falcon Helmet Cam Video Makes You Feel Like You're Flying

Falconers in Abu Dhabi have created a mini helmet cam for their falcons, so they can (almost) see through the eyes of the bird as it takes to the air, soaring free and hunting prey.You can see a video recorded with this...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/17/Falcon-Helmet-Cam-Video-Makes-You-Feel-Like-Youre-Flying/

Life Imitates TV

The Tuscaloosa News informs us that arresting 55-year-old Walter White is the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office's top priority. Does this mean the end of Breaking Bad? No, just a series of coincidences. T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/17/Life-Imitates-TV/

Stop Motion Animation Created With Spreadsheets

(YouTube Link)Creating a fluid and interesting stop motion animation can be tedious enough, but when you decide to animate via spreadsheet you're just asking for trouble!Apparently Joe Penna, aka Mystery Guitar Man, like...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/17/Stop-Motion-Animation-Created-With-Spreadsheets/

The Orphaned Joey & Wombat Who Became Best Friends

Anzac the Joey was discovered in the wild without his mother, so the adorable little orphan was brought to the Wild about Wildlife Kilmore Rescue Centre. When the little guy started to get lonely, keepers put him togethe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/17/The-Orpahned-Joey-Wombat-Who-Became-Best-Friends/

Pythagoras: World's Nerdiest Cult Leader

Historically, cults and their leaders haven't had much luck getting good publicity. Maybe it's because of their intense religious fervor or their creepy recruiting methods, but most people do their best to avoid these cl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/17/Pythagoras-Worlds-Nerdiest-Cult-Leader/

Well, They Are Already In Bikinis

If you love random, geeky Flickr finds, then you'll appreciate the fact that I happened to stumble upon this great photo while looking for geeky couples for a Mental Floss feature I was working on recently. Wookies and L...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/17/Well-They-Are-Already-In-Bikinis/










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