Archive for August 21st, 2012

The Great Wall of India

Kumbhalgarh, the second longest wall on earth, can be found in the state of Rajasthan in western India. The 36-kilometer wall was built beginning with the rule of Rana Kumbha in the year 1443. Read about the history of t...

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Write Your Own Final Exam

Tyler Cowen is a professor of economics at George Mason University and general Renaissance man (seriously, read his blog--he's interested in everything). Alex Tabarrok, also a professor at GMU, shares this...

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Trampoline Fails

[youtube k_CTe3DJM8k] (YouTube link)One of the first questions a pediatrician asks a new patient's family is "Do you have a trampoline?" along with "Do you always use proper child restraints in the car?" Here you see a f...

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The Doctor Who Quiet Book

We've seen a Star Wars quiet book and a Star Trek quiet book, but what is the parent of a little Whovian to do? The crafty Bantam 33 has solved that problem with a long set of adventures launched from a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/21/The-iDoctor-Whoi-Quiet-Book/

The Single Most Important Object in the Global Economy

How much do you know about the pallet, that "humble construction of wood joists and planks"? Unless you are a manufacturer, shipper, supplier, retailer, or logistics worker, you probably don't know much about them. But a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/21/The-Single-Most-Important-Object-in-the-Global-Economy/

Fashion Trend: The Face-Kini

This woman isn't a superhero with a low budget. She's a swimmer in China, the epicenter of this latest fashion craze. The face-kini is basically a ski mask made of light fabric that protects a person from the sun:Often p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/21/Fashion-Trend-The-Face-Kini/

The Funniest Joke of the Year (at the Fringe)

Canadian comedian Stewart Francis won the top prize for the funniest joke at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Do you want to hear the joke?"You know who really gives kids a bad name? Posh and Becks."Don't get it? I didn't,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/21/The-Funniest-Joke-of-the-Year-at-the-Fringe/

Road Signs for Seniors and Teenagers

Our pal Dan Piraro of Bizarro Comic created this panel that shows how road signs look to senior drivers: ... and to teenage drivers: LinkBizarro Comic, road sign...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/21/Road-Signs-for-Seniors-and-Teenagers/

Back to School Supplies

It's not clear whether this store display is aimed toward parents or college students, but it must have been a deliberate joke. This picture is from a compilation of funny back to school signs that include, but are not l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/21/Back-to-School-Supplies/

Artists Are Happier at Their Jobs Than The Rest of Us

Many parents I know privately cringe when their children want to go to art school. And for good reasons: It's expensive and job prospects afterwards aren't exactly bright. But there's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/21/Artists-Are-Happier-at-Their-Jobs-Than-The-Rest-of-Us/

The Mississippi River: The Backbone of America

The Mississippi River has been providing water, transportation, and blues songs to us for hundreds of years. The river was essential in building trade, agriculture, and settlements in the United States. And it continues...

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Slice Skin Cake

Gruesome and awesome. Those are probably the two thoughts that came to most people's mind when they saw the 'Slice' skin cake, made by Edinburgh, UK, cake designer Gillian Bell....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/21/Slice-Skin-Cake/

Why the Tortoise Wouldn't Eat

Margaret Parker of Carlisle, England, found a five-inch-long tortoise in her garden. The miniature tortoise was cute, so she brought it inside and tried to feed it. Parker's daughter brought some lettuce for it, but it s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/21/Why-the-Tortoise-Wouldnt-Eat/

The Wealthy Roma

Photo: Karla Gachet and Ivan Kashinsky There are two million Roma (or "gypsies" as you may know them, though that term is considered derogatory by the Romani people) in Roma...

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The Resistance of Astronomers to New Paradigms

By Eric SchulmanAlexandria, VirginiaAbstractIn this paper we explore the resistance of astronomers to new paradigms.1. IntroductionIn the classic work The Structure of Scientific Rev...

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AK Ice Tray

AK Ice Tray - $7.95Are you in a constant battle to keep your drink cold? Win the war against warm beverages with the AK Ice Tray from the NeatoShop. This dangerously fun ice tray is shaped like a AK-47 magazine. Each tra...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/21/AK-Ice-Tray/

Teen Used Bobby Hill Fake ID to Buy Alcohol

Forget buying propane and propane accessories! Undercover sting operations in Nottinghamshire, England, reveal that an identity card featuring the handsome cartoon face of Bobby Hill from the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/21/Teen-Used-Bobby-Hill-Fake-ID-to-Buy-Alcohol/

The Odd Life Of Timothy Green Ruined Their Day

(YouTube Link)(Spoiler Alert-If you really wanna see Timothy Green spoiler-free, watch this hilarious video after you see the movie)Somebody told these kids that The Odd Life Of Timothy Green is the "fe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/21/The-Odd-Life-Of-Timothy-Green-Ruined-Their-Day/

Nancy Drew or the Hardy Boys?

Mystery novels starring the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew have been around for over 80 years, and there are so many of them that it might be hard to tell them apart. If you love solving mysteries, you've probably read a lot...

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Robot Heads Made From Salvaged Junk

Artist and robot lover Tal Avitzur doesn't believe in throwing away leftover metal junk- because he'd rather make cool robot heads out of it all!He calls these wall mounted robot heads Talbotics, and they would look real...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/21/Robot-Heads-Made-From-Retro-Junk/

Giant Bird In A Man Suit

[youtube 4yrdnBp0wlU] (YouTube link)Together, Matt Richert and Keith Habersberger make up the comedy bandCardboard Sword. This is music video for their song "Giant Bird in a Man Suit." Try to imagine the brainstorming se...

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What Lies Beneath The Metal Skin Of Pixar's Cars

These fun Pixar's Cars themed internal anatomy illustrations are by Jake Parker, and I think they just made the whole talking car thing a bit creepier.Jake's illustrations have come a long way from their humble...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/21/What-Lies-Inside-The-Characters-From-Cars/

Thomas Kinkade Meets Godzilla

For some reason, we really only ever see Godzilla rampaging in massive cities, but never in small, rural areas like those in the paintings of Thomas Kinkade. Man would I love to see him fight Mothra in one of these villa...

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Primrose and Her Pink Casts

[youtube 4obwwtYZm3Y] (YouTube link)Primrose is the smallest ever patient at the Bind Equine Veterinary Practice in Bridgnorth, Shropshire, England. The adorable donkey was born so prematurely that her front legs were no...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/21/Primrose-and-Her-Pink-Casts/

Cruise Ship Animals

To make the cruise ship experience even more fun, some ships' housekeeping staffs fold guest towels into the shapes of different animals. This is a scorpion that one Carnival cruisegoer found on her bed. At the link, you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/21/Cruise-Ship-Animals/

Games We Play

[youtube 1AJpKt6UP08] (YouTube link)We all used these games to stretch our imaginations and make our world a little more interesting when we were kids. I recall a lot of car games that involved making my side of the road...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/21/Games-We-Play/

Witch Shoe Wine Bottle Holder

 Witch Shoe Wine Bottle Holder - $35.95Planning enchating Halloween party? Don't forget the decorations! The Witch Shoe Wine Bottle Holder from the NeatoShop is the perfect place to let the wine rest a spell before...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/21/Witch-Shoe-Wine-Bottle-Holder/

Goldfinger: the Bond Movie That Was Banned in Israel

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website. Note: if you haven't seen the film Goldfinger, this post contains spoilers.*e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/21/Goldfinger-the-Bond-Movie-That-Was-Banned-in-Israel/

Dog Flips Over Ball, Keeps Going

[youtube 9owHaf9c0kk](Video Link) Tito loves his ball. I think it's a little too big for him, but he doesn't.-via The Mary Suedogs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/21/Dog-Flips-Over-Ball-Keeps-Going/

Stop Playing With Your Pillow & Go To Bed

Lucy Sparrow of Felt So Good has some absolutely delightful geek pillows, notably, a number related to vintage gaming systems. The only way this plush Game Boy could become any more awesome would be if it was actually pl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/21/Stop-Playing-With-Your-Pillow-Go-To-Bed/








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