Archive for September 6th, 2012

Theft Leads to Potato Spill

A thief hijacked a truck carrying 13 tons of potatoes at a farm in Essleben, Germany. However, he neglected to make sure the back door was closed securely before he took off."He was pretty easy to follow because he left...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/06/Theft-Leads-to-Potato-Spill/

Cheetah Robot Can Outrun Humans

[youtube chPanW0QWhA](Video Link) It's amazing what robots can do these days--punching humans, stabbing meat, using human flesh as fuel. Truly, the future will be filled with technological marvels that will mak...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/06/Cheetah-Robot-Can-Outrun-Humans/

The Many Controversial Faces of Barbie

Barbara Millicent Roberts has weathered her share of bad press — impossible proportions, that nasty split from Ken, and of course, her sometimes questionable choice of clothing. But those little scandals hardly scr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/06/The-Many-Controversial-Faces-of-Barbie/

World's Largest Hamburger Weighs over a Ton

Less than six years ago, the world's largest burger was just 78.5 pounds. But the march of progress has been fast. The Black Bear Casino Resort in Carlton, Minnesota recently made one that weighs 2,014 pounds:The bu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/06/Worlds-Largest-Hamburger-Weighs-over-a-Ton/

The Tooth Fairy App

How much should the tooth fairy pay per tooth? There's an app for that! See if you're paying below market rate for your children's teeth: Kids found an average $3 per tooth under thei...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/06/The-Tooth-Fairy-App/

Underwater Rifle

Enemies can be anywhere, so during the 1970s, the Soviet Union developed guns that could fire underwater. This selective fire rifle, the APS (Avtomat Podvodnyj Spetsialnyj), was among them. It could fire 5.66 mm darts fr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/06/Underwater-Rifle/

Play It Hep Cat

(Video Link)Nora's no Mozart, but she plays better than I can -which wouldn't be saying much if she had opposable thumbs or any concept of music theory, but since she doesn't, I think she's pretty darn good.Via Discovery...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/06/Play-It-Hep-Cat-Nora/

Frankenstein and Bride Salt & Pepper Shakers

Frankenstein and Bride Salt & Pepper Shakers - $13.95Are you looking for a fun way to breathe new life into your tired table top decor? Upgrade your salt and pepper shaker set to the Frankenstein and Bride Salt &am...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/06/Frankenstein-and-Bride-Salt-Pepper-Shakers/

Bank Installed ATMs Inside Police Stations in India to Foil Burglars

Bank of Baroda in Jaipur, India, is facing a bit of a problem: burglars keep on stealing money from its ATMs. So it came up with a rather ingenious solution ... it started installing cash ma...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/06/Bank-Installed-ATMs-Inside-Police-Stations-in-India-to-Foil-Burglars/

10 Awesome Things You Probably Didn't Know About 'Married... With Children'

The Bundys weren't exactly the Cleavers, but that's probably why we loved them so much. Though the show's 11 seasons ended in 1997 — before this year's high-school freshmen were even born — there are...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/06/10-Awesome-Things-You-Probably-Didnt-Know-About-Married-With-Children/

Junk DNA Actually Not Junk

You'd be surprised to learn that 98% of human DNA actually don't encode for anything. Some bits and parts act as gene regulators and switches, but for the most part, they're just there because...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/06/Junk-DNA-Actually-Not-Junk/

This Is What 49 Sky-Dancing Drones Look Like

[http://youtu.be/ShGl5rQK3ew]These are quadrotors equipped with multicolor LEDs -- 49 of them, flying/dancing in unison. The show, called Cloud In the Network, took place at German art conference Ars Electronica. Th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/06/This-Is-What-49-Sky-Dancing-Drones-Look-Like/

The Most Annoying Mascot in the World

I don't always post cartoons on the blog, but when I do, I prefer Bizarro.Bizarro Comic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/06/The-Most-Annoying-Mascot-in-the-World/

'Twilight' Gets the Bad Lip Reading Treatment

[http://youtu.be/FmxSk0wZxss]If you aren't familiar with Bad Lip Reading, now is a great time to get current. Movie clips and commercials are dubbed with whatever words seem tomatch the speakers' mouths. And it's brillia...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/06/Twilight-Gets-the-Bad-Lip-Reading-Treatment/

Beaker, Zombie Hunter

Our pal Geeks Are Sexy continues to upload tons of very neat photos of cosplayers at Dragon*Con 2012 (previously) This one, photographed by Nate Buchman, tapped the invincibility of Beaker to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/06/Beaker-Zombie-Hunter/

Watch A Man Age 12 Years In About 8 Minutes

(YouTube Link)Photographer Noah Kalina braved the inherent fear of aging and took 4,514 portraits of himself over 12 years, then he put them all together in video form, adding a suitably eerie electronic track for aural...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/06/Watch-A-Man-Age-12-Years-In-About-8-Minutes/

Why Do We Say "The Butler Did It"?

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website.The all-too-common phrase "the butler did it" is commonly attributed to Mary Roberts Rinehart (...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/06/Why-Do-We-Say-The-Butler-Did-It/

One Does Not Simply Walk Into Mordor

It's true. You simply can't just walk into Mordor.Link Via Geeks Are Sexymordor, memes, jokes, funny, signs, LOTR...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/06/One-Does-Not-Simply-Walk-Into-Mordor/

Pumpkin Teeth

Pumpkin Teeth - $4.95 (sets sold individually) Halloween is coming! Are you looking for a way to up your pumpkin game? You need Pumpkin Teeth from the NeatoShop. Each set includes 18 teeth in 3 sizes. They are avail...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/06/Pumpkin-Teeth/

A Very Public Potty Training

When is the right time to potty train your toddler? Well, according to this unnamed Utah woman, any time is the right time, including having lunch at a restaurant. Another pa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/06/A-Very-Public-Potty-Training/

Terrifyingly Realistic Bert And Ernie Cosplay

Redditor ProbableCause spotted these cosplayers dressed as real life versions of Bert and Ernie at Dragon*Con and probably lost his mind in sheer terror.Add them to your list of things you can't unsee, and don't be surpr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/06/Terrifying-Bert-And-Ernie-In-Real-Life-Cosplay/

S'Mores Spaghetti

You can't just eat s'mores every day. People look at you funny. Turn it into a normal meal. Nick of Dude Foods did so by turning the treat into spaghetti. He used agar powder mix chocolate noodle mix. Then he used a syri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/06/SMores-Spaghetti/

Hug Me Jacket For The Cold And Lonely

Wearing this jacket is like screaming "love me, hug me, hold me!" to the world, and will definitely get you lots of attention and pitying looks.Created by designer Si Chan, the Hug Me jacket is a fashion faux pas and a c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/06/Hug-Me-Jacket-For-The-Cold-And-Lonely/

Apocalypse Hollywood

[http://youtu.be/Mx9AOkvK4-g] (YouTube link)There are many ways the world could end, according to the movies. Watch them all happen in just eight minutes, in this supercut from Zach Prewitt. -via Flavorwire apocalypse, e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/06/Apocalypse-Hollywood/

DIY Big Head Video Screen Costume

Industrious builder of wondrous contraptions Dan Rosenfeld channelled his love of video conferencing, and the Apple Macintosh commercial from 1984, into an awesome Big Video Head rig that would make the Wizard of Oz gree...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/06/DIY-Big-Head-Video-Screen-Costume/

Graph Paper Animated GIF by Alma Alloro

We've all doodled in math class, but not like this! Alma Alloro elevated doodling on graph paper into an art form. Check out her gallery of animated GIFs over at Co.DESIGN:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/06/Graph-Paper-Animated-GIF-by-Alma-Alloro/

What Is It? game 241

Here it is, our collaboration with the always amusing What Is It? Blog! Tell us what this object is, if you know. If you don't, make a wild guess!Place your guess in the comment section below. O...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/06/What-Is-It-game-241/

Second-Ever Photo of Emily Dickinson Discovered

This daguerreotype is believed to be a photograph of Emily Dickinson in her mid-20s, seated with her friend Kate Scott Turner in 1859. If the suspicions of Amherst College historians proves true, it will become only the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/06/Second-Ever-Photo-of-Emily-Dickinson-Discovered/

Sisko Wanted to Be Bald and Other Things You Might Not Know about Deep Space Nine

In 1993, Star Trek began a bold experiment: a series set on a fixed location. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine was an unusual, experimental and gloriously successful contribution to the Star Trek uni...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/06/Facts-You-Might-Not-Know-about-iStar-Trek-Deep-Space-Ninei/

Woopie Cushion Baby Bunting

Woopie Cushion Baby Bunting - $24.95Halloween is right around the corner. Are you looking for a baby costume that is a real gas? You need the Woopie Cushion Baby Bunting from the NeatoShop. This humdinger of an outfit lo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/06/Woopie-Cushion-Baby-Bunting/








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