Archive for September 11th, 2012

Write a Message Using Real Galaxies

Steven Bamford made this marvy text generator that lets you recreate words using images of real galaxies. The Geekologie Writer thoughtfully and accurately predicts that a real-life version of this is the future of skywr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/11/Write-a-Message-Using-Real-Galaxies/

Rock Paper Scissors

[http://youtu.be/zj9FymMEtOM] (YouTube link)If world leaders could just play Rock, Paper, Scissors to solve their disputes, the world would be a better place. They're already doing it, just not so as we'd notice.  -...

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Should You Wear Sweatpants?

This chart has got the answer ... Via I Love Charts So go ahead. Wear sweatpants and send a message to the world: [http://youtu.be/-0Hbu4Z4pGI]sweatpants, chart...

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Hungry Hungry Koopas

Bowser has changed the rules again, so Mario had better think on his feet. Now our hero will have to play this variation of Hungry Hungry Hippos made by the brilliant custom toymaker Donald Kennedy, AKA Kodykoala. He wri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/11/Hungry-Hungry-Koopas/

Standards

Yeah, if everyone could just get on the same page ...mine! Randall Munroe at xkcd knows exactly what will happen. Link -via @alex_brovvnstandards, xkcd...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/11/Standards/

World's Shiniest Fruit

You'd be forgiven if you thought the images above are of man-made baubles but they're actually real fruit of the African plant Pollia condensata. What's more, the shiny fruit got its...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/11/Worlds-Shiniest-Fruit/

Celebrating The Hobbit Hobbit-Style

I love this idea! To mark the 75th anniversary of the publication of The Hobbit, fans are gathering in small groups around the world for the traditional Hobbit meal of second breakfast. At the link, you can down...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/11/Celebrating-iThe-Hobbiti-Hobbit-Style/

Captain America Bunting

Captain America Bunting - $25.95Halloween is right around the corner. Are you looking for a super costume for your perfect baby? You need the Captain America Bunting from the NeatoShop. This impressive outfit features yo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/11/Captain-America-Bunting/

World's Fattest Wiener Dog

This wiener dog had a wee bit too many wieners. Meet Obie, a 70-pound five-year-old dachshund who weighed twice the normal weight of its breed. He was fed nearly to death by his elderly owners...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/11/Worlds-Fattest-Wiener-Dog/

The Science Behind Salt and Vinegar Chips

You know standard potato chips are made by slicing and cooking potatoes (Pringles excepted). When do you add the vinegar to make salt and vinegar chips? You can't just put it in the frying oil! The answer is a recipe for...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/11/The-Science-Behind-Salt-and-Vinegar-Chips/

Animated Banksy

It's about time! Made By ABVH turned iconic graffiti artworks by Banksy into a series of animated GIFs. Take a look at two more after the jump: Then visit Made by ABVH for...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/11/Animated-Banksy/

A Collection Of Hilarious SciFi Costumes

Here's a collection of science fiction themed Halloween costumes that will make you laugh both at and with them, and may inspire you to create a goofy costume of your own.Some of the costumes in this gallery may result i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/09/A-Collection-Of-Hilarious-SciFi-Costumes/

The Secret of Parenting, According to a Nobel Laureate

Want your kids to succeed in life? What parent doesn't? That's why we have helicopter parenting, Tiger Moms, Panda Dads and so on and so forth. But what is the sec...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/11/The-Secret-of-Parenting-According-to-a-Nobel-Laureate/

Coffee Cup Cookie

Everything you see here is edible. Except possibly the saucer, spoon and placemat. But give those a try, too. Maybe they're as good as The Cookie Fairy's cookie coffee cups made with caramel and Baileys Irish Cream.Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/11/Coffee-Cup-Cookie/

Do You Feel Bad About Regifting?

Do you regift? Come on, admit it. Do you feel guilty after regifting something? Well, don't. According to a new paper published in Psychological Science, the taboo of regifting is all in the mi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/11/Do-You-Feel-Bad-About-Regifting/

The Basic Laws of Human Stupidity Suggest a Better Way to Choose Politicians

by Marc Abrahams, Improbable Research staffThe basic laws of human stupidity are ancient. The definitive essay on the subject is younger. Called “The Basic Laws of Human Stupidity,” it was published...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/11/The-Basic-Laws-of-Human-Stupidity-Suggest-a-Better-Way-to-Choose-Politicians/

School Bus Yellow

"School Bus Yellow" is a color specifically designed for school buses because of its high visibility. In 1939, Columbia University professor Frank W. Cyr organized a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/09/School-Bus-Yellow-2/

How the Pogo Stick Leapt From Classic Toy to Extreme Sport

In the past few years, you've seen YouTube videos that scare you out of ever buying a pogo stick for the children in your family. They used to jump just a few inches off the ground!But not long ago, three inventors&mdash...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/11/How-the-Pogo-Stick-Leapt-From-Classic-Toy-to-Extreme-Sport/

Mortimer Gargoyle Pitcher

Mortimer Gargoyle Pitcher - $89.95Attention Halloween lovers! Are you looking to conjure up your most spectacular Halloween party yet? Make sure to serve up your favorite spooky brew in the bewitching Mortimer Gargoyle P...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/11/Mortimer-Gargoyle-Pitcher/

R2-D2 Keg

Jabba, as you may remember, spotted Artoo right away as a master bartender. He's fallen down in the world--now he's offering alcohol at tailgate parties. So hit his tip jar.Link -via Geekosystemkegs, R2-D2, Star Wars...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/11/R2-D2-Keg/

September 11th and the Hospitable People of Gander

Immediately after the attacks of September 11th, eleven years ago today, Operation Yellow Ribbon went into effect. Airline flights were diverted to Canadian airports in small towns in order to neutralized any danger as m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/11/September-11th-and-the-Hospitable-People-of-Gander/

Giant Spiders on the Roof

We're going to need a bigger shoe. Thankfully, this is just an illusion. Marlin Peterson painted Daddy longlegs on the roof of the Seattle Center Armory. When viewed from the right perspective, they look like real life s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/11/Giant-Spiders-on-the-Roof/

Catwoman Zero Cover Modified

We've had some discussions on the way comic books and pop culture in general portrays female superheroes. A particularly egregious drawing by Guillem March appeared on the cover of DC Comic's Catwoman Zero. The cover (on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/11/Catwoman-Zero-Cover-Modified/

Doctor Who Chess Set

I suggest a couple additional rules to traditional chess. The Silence (bishops) can move without being seen every other turn. Also, the Amelia Pond figure cannot move for the first twelve turns.What other rule changes do...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/11/iDoctor-Whoi-Chess-Set/

Book Butterflies by Cara Barer

We've posted quite a few book artworks on Neatorama before, but to my recollection, never one that looks like these butterflies by photographer Cara Barer. They're fantastic! Take a look...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/11/Book-Butterflies-by-Cara-Barer/

Family Feud Fails

[http://youtu.be/6L8UQaAJmYs] (YouTube link)The worst answers ever given on the TV game show Family Feud. Sometimes it's just a case of the nerves; most of them immediately knew how badly they screwed up. That d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/11/Family-Feud-Fails/

The Fossilized Death March of a Horseshoe Crab

150 million years ago, a horseshoe crab found itself at the bottom of a lagoon without any oxygen in the water. It walked for at least 9.7 meters berfore collapsing and dying.It is sad for the horseshoe crab, but of bene...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/11/The-Fossilized-Death-March-of-a-Horseshoe-Crab/

Toto, The Wizard of Oz Dog (1932-1945)

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website.Contrary to popular belief, the little black Cairn terrier who played Toto in The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/11/Toto-iThe-Wizard-of-Oz-Dogi-1932-1945/

Hyper-Matrix

[http://vimeo.com/46857169] Your eyes aren't deceiving you - the walls are moving. Seoul-based media art collective Jonpasang created the Hyper-Matrix, a room with three walls with mov...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/11/Hyper-Matrix/

Garden Tool Pen

Garden Tool Pen - $4.95 (sold individually)Are you looking for a way to grow as a writer? Stop vegetating and invest in a new Garden Tool Pen from the NeatoShop. These fantastic pens are shaped like the following garden...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/11/Garden-Tool-Pen/




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