Archive for September 21st, 2012

Enormous, Amazingly Detailed Mouse House

Inspired by the Brambly Hedge series of children's books, Maddie Chambers made this house for its murine characters. This picture doesn't do it justice; every item in every room is perfectly crafted in miniaturi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/21/Enormous-Amazingly-Detailed-Mouse-House/

Superman Men's Travel Kit

Superman Men's Travel Kit - $29.95Look up on your screen: It's a bag. It's a case. It's the Superman Men's Travel kit from the NeatoShop. This super travel accessory features two zippered compartments. It is able to carr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/21/Superman-Mens-Travel-Kit/

Would You Like to Snuggle with Thor and Loki?

I'm more of a Hulk man myself, but if you've dreamed of cuddling both Thor and Loki at the same time, then here is good news for you. Pascalle Lepas made a snuggy that lets you live the fantasy.Link -vi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/21/Would-You-Like-to-Snuggle-with-Thor-and-Loki/

Living Large in a Tiny House

We've posted about living in cramped spaces before on Neatorama, but I love how one family learned that they could actually live large by living in a tiny house: Hari and Karl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/21/Living-Large-in-a-Tiny-House/

Handy Workshop Tattoo

Thanks to this handy tattoo, Greg Flanagan can measure anything up to sixteen inches long. It's a precisely calibrated ruler eight inches long, set eight inches away from the tip of his pinkie finger.Link | Photo: Greg F...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/21/Handy-Workshop-Tattoo/

Technological Mandalas by Leonardo Ulian

London-based artist Leonardo Ulian solders components of electrical circuitry to create fascinating "technological" mandalas. He wrote: With the Technological Mandala series I com...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/21/Technological-Mandalas-by-Leonardo-Ulian/

US Postal Service Offers Drivers Tips on How to Not Crash into Post Offices

So far this year, eight drivers have crashed their cars into post offices in central Florida. The employees of the US Postal Service would like to reduce this problem. They have therefore released suggestions on how to n...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/21/US-Postal-Service-Offers-Drivers-Tips-on-How-to-Not-Crash-into-Post-Offices/

Getting Dressed Without Arms

[http://youtu.be/04aYH6Dpv_0] Getting dressed in the morning is hard for a lot of people, but by "hard" they usually mean that they don't know what to wear. It's a bit different for p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/21/Getting-Dressed-Without-Arms/

Drought's Effect on Groundwater as Seen From Space

When most people think of drought, they probably think of dead and dry vegetation - you know, things that are above ground. But data from the twin NASA satellites of the Gravity Recovery and C...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/21/Droughts-Effect-on-Groundwater-as-Seen-From-Space/

Man Awarded $7 Million for "Popcorn Lung"

Wayne Watson of Denver, Colorado, has won $7 million in a lawsuit over microwave popcorn: According to ABC News, furniture salesman Wayne Watson developed respiratory prob...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/21/Man-Awarded-7-Million-for-Popcorn-Lung/

10 Questionable Household Tips from the 19th-Century White House Staff

The White House has been operating for about 200 years now, with an impressive staff. You know there are a lot of stories to tell, but mostly workers are restricted to sharing their expertise. Fanny Lemira Gillette and H...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/21/10-Questionable-Household-Tips-from-the-19th-Century-White-House-Staff/

The Puppiest Puppy

[http://youtu.be/CjaU3dyNHfs] (YouTube link)ModPrimate and Whitney adopted a American Pit Bull Terrier/Boxer mix. The new puppy is pretty happy to have a home and a family and lots of toys to play with. Ecstatic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/21/The-Puppiest-Puppy/

Raccoon Kid's Animal Cap

Raccoon Kid's Animal Cap - $15.95Are you looking for the perfect hat for the perfect cold weather hat for your favorite cookie bandit? You need the Raccoon Kid's Animal Cap from the NeatoShop. This adorable knit hat feat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/21/Raccoon-Kids-Animal-Cap/

Movie Supercut: "There Are Two Kinds of People in This World..."

[youtube vLW_OCLzjCY](Video Link) There are two kinds of people in this world: those who can infer from incomplete data.James Chapman is back with another movie supercut. This time, it's on the binary division...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/21/Supercut-There-Are-Two-Kinds-of-People-in-This-World/

Man Flattened by Falling Mattress

I keep my wallet in my front pocket, and still, tragedy strikes. #fallingmattresses— Jesse Scott Owen (@JesseScottOwen) September 19, 2012 Jesse Scott Owen was new to New York City, but the 18-year-old got a big...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/21/Man-Flattened-by-Falling-Mattress/

Super Mario Unipiper

[http://youtu.be/_XPcj0GsQTU] (YouTube link)Our old friend Brian Kidd, known as the Unipiper, has a new video, and this time he channels Mario! Watch him play the Overworld theme from Super Mario World on bagpipes while...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/21/Super-Mario-Unipiper/

The 10 Most Fascinating Tombs in the World

Are you in the Halloween mood yet? Take a look at Neatorama's Halloween blog to get into the spirit! Today we are featuring one of Neatorama's most popular articles ever, in which Alex takes us on a tour of the 10 Most F...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/21/The-10-Most-Fascinating-Tombs-in-the-World/

Undead Texans Want to Vote

Right before elections is the usual time to toss people off the voting lists. The Texas Secretary of State sent out of list of dead voters generated by cross-referencing federal Social Security deaths with state voting r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/21/Undead-Texans-Want-to-Vote/

British Soldier Gives Birth in Afghanistan

An unnamed British military gunner gave birth to a boy Tuesday in a field hospital at Camp Bastion, in Helmand province, one of the more dangerous parts of Afghanistan.Britain's Ministry of Defence does not allow troops...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/21/British-Soldier-Gives-Birth-in-Afghanistan/

Paperback Bow Tie

I prefer bolo ties although (or because) my wife forbids them. Maybe I should try this bow tie look as an alternative. Etsy seller Caryn cut it out of a copy of Danielle Steele's Fine Things.Link -via Dude Craft...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/21/Paperback-Bow-Tie/

It's Good to Be King: 5 Monarchs Who Tipped the Scales

Throughout history, whether because of abundant food or lack of exercise or both, monarchs have been plagued with largeness of girth (what hardship!). Here are just a few of the fattest kings and queens on record.*/e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/21/Its-Good-to-Be-King-5-Monarchs-Who-Tipped-the-Scales/

Vampires at Sea and Other Wacky Cruises

Do you love the Twilight series? Good news! There's a cruise ship experience designed specifically for you. The Vamp Cruise tours along the coast of Alaska and British Columbia. Everything on board caters to the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/21/The-Vampires-at-Sea-Cruise-and-Other-Wacky-Cruises/

The Abandoned Island of Drug Lord Pablo Escobar

It's been 19 years since Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar was killed in a shootout with police. His property was seized by the government, and while some has been repurposed, many of Escobar's holdings are abandoned and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/21/The-Abandoned-Island-of-Drug-Lord-Pablo-Escobar/

Love At First Bite Salt & Pepper Shakers

Love At First Bite Salt And Pepper Shakers - $11.95Are you batty for vampires? Well, you are going to love the Love At First Bite Salt And Pepper Shakers from the NeatoShop. This devilishly fun set is made of glazed ce...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/21/Love-At-First-Bite-Salt-Pepper-Shakers/

Deep Fried Nacho Cheese

Since deep frying improves all things and all things can be deep fried, it follows that all things should be deep fried to promote the general welfare. Nick of DudeFoods, a skilled practitioner of the craft, has done pre...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/21/Deep-Fried-Nacho-Cheese/

A Warriors' Final Haka

[http://youtu.be/NVMO32rdffg] (YouTube link)Three New Zealand soldiers, Corporal Luke Tamatea, Lance Corporal Jacinda Baker, and Private Richard Harris were killed by an IED (improvised explosive device) in Afghanistan i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/21/A-Warriors-Final-Haka/

The Unicorn Horn for Cats!

Cats love it? Something tells me this cat is certainly not loving it. In fact, it's almost like he's challenging you to put your hand anywhere near him.Link Update: Now available at the NeatoShop: Inflatable Unicorn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/21/The-Unicorn-Horn-for-Cats/

2012 Ig Nobel Prizes Awarded

The Ig Nobel Prizes were awarded last night in a ceremony at Harvard's Sanders Theater. One of the awards was a wedding gift for the researchers! The Psychology Prize went to Dutch researchers Anita Eerland and Rolf Zwaa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/21/2012-Ig-Nobel-Prizes-Awarded/

Mildly Disturbing Scenes Discovered At LEGOLAND

If you look too closely at the plastic brick sculpture displays in LEGOLAND Florida you may see some mildly disturbing scenes, like the "Man choking on croissant is given the Heimlich maneuver" diorama featured above.The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/21/Mildly-Disturbing-Scenes-Discovered-At-LegoLand-Florida/

Happy Birthday to Bill Murray

It’s Bill Murray’s 62nd birthday today, so in celebration of one of the coolest actors around, here are a few things you might not know about Mr. Murray.Image Via Georges Biard [Wikipedia]He Has a Talented Fa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/21/Bill-Murray/




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