Archive for September 25th, 2012

Cuddly Silence Plush

This creature supposedly appeared in a few episodes of Series 6 of Doctor Who, but I have no memory of it at all. And I watched carefully. Crafter Suzannah Ashley must be trying to pull a fast one on us.Link -vi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/25/Cuddly-Silence-Plush/

Stanley the Train and Other Toys Launched into Space

[http://youtu.be/XoMN-zg7r3M]You may have seen Stanley's ascent to the stratosphere already, animated with appropriate reactions as Thomas' buddy travels 18 miles into the sky then plummets back to the ground. (Ron Fugel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/25/Stanley-the-Train-and-Other-Toys-Launched-into-Space/

Giant Shopping Cart Powered by a V8 Engine

The Shopper Chopper is everything you've ever dreamed of taking through the dairy aisle at 60 MPH. It's a shopping cart scaled up to 12 feet long and 9 feet high. The 290 HP engine can easily transport 6 people through t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/25/Giant-Shopping-Cart-Powered-by-a-V8-Engine/

The Grad School Scam

[http://youtu.be/kWoQWoRjfGs] (YouTube link)Don't fall for this scam, like so many innocent students before you! Just look at Alex, who has a PhD in molecular biology and makes his living as  ...a blogger. -via Cyni...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/25/The-Grad-School-Scam/

Owl Kit

Owl Kit - $11.95Is someone in your flock planning a Halloween get together? Don't get stumped about what costume to wear. Swoop on over to the NeatoShop and check out the Easy Halloween Costumes for Lazy People section....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/25/Owl-Kit/

The NotFound Project

You know how you reach an error page of a website, and it often says "Not Found"? The European NotFound Project wants to use those pages to place notices for missing children. What could have been just a sad pun is anoth...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/25/The-NotFound-Project/

The Great Escape: Squirrel Edition

[youtube Jdm6Fb65K0E](Video Link) A squirrel gets trapped in a human kitchen. But no one cages this escape artist for long. At the end, he makes a daring break for freedom.-via Ann Althouse...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/25/The-Great-Escape-Squirrel-Edition/

The Homecoming Prank and Its Reversal

Sophomore Whitney Kropp was excited to be voted as class rep to the homecoming court at her high school, but later learned that the whole thing was a prank. Bullies at her school thought tha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/25/The-Homecoming-Prank-and-Its-Reversal/

Monkey Business and Patient Cat

[http://youtu.be/KbIht83F5mo] (YouTube link)A 6-month-old gibbon named APEril plays with Chuck, a female cat. I've noticed that my cats, while they can be crabby with adults when they aren't in the mood to play or cuddle...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/25/Monkey-Business-and-Patient-Cat/

Mechanical Donkey Kong

Instead of barrels, Mario dodges stainless steel balls in Martin Raynsford's mechanical version of Donkey Kong. But it's not just an art installation. You can actually play Mario using a modified Nintendo contro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/25/Mechanical-Donkey-Kong/

Did Blowing Into Nintendo Cartridge Help?

Like many of us, when Chris Higgins was young, he blew into his Nintendo game cartridge to make it work. But did blowing really help? Now a grown man, Chris looked into the subject ma...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/25/Did-Blowing-Into-Nintendo-Cartridge-Help/

Neatolicious Fun Facts: Salem, Massachusetts

Salem, Massachusetts, is a lovely place, and the people who live there will defend their city as much more than a Halloween destination. However, the city knows what side it's bread is buttered on. If you're thinking of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/25/Neatolicious-Fun-Facts-Salem-Massachusetts-2/

This is How Japan Waits in Line for the iPhone 5

Did you wait in line for the new iPhone 5 in normal street clothes? Obviously, you don't love Apple enough, because you didn't dress up like this man in Ginza District, Tokyo, Japan: Vi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/25/This-is-How-Japan-Waits-in-Line-for-the-iPhone-5/

Honest Trailers for The Avengers

[http://youtu.be/QDajL441mZc] (YouTube link)You've enjoyed all the Screen Junkis' honest trailers so far ...how about this one for The Avengers? Is it true to the film? I haven't seen it, but it is out on home video toda...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/25/Honest-Trailers-for-The-Avengers/

Should Seat Belts for Pets be Mandatory?

Most people know that they either click it or ticket, but should the failure to buckle up your pets lead to a fine as large as $1,000? That's the question facing New Jersey, where a mandatory...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/25/Should-Seat-Belts-for-Pets-be-Mandatory/

Totoro Neck Pillow

Totoro Neck Pillow - $21.95Attention Totoro fans! Are you planning a last minute getaway, but can't stand to leave your Totoro collection at home. Now you can take your beloved Totoro on vacation with you with the very a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/25/Totoro-Neck-Pillow/

That's No Moon! . . . Wait. Sorry, Everyone, It's Just the Moon

A constable on the night shift radioed his sergeant one night late in August to tell him he was "off up the hills" to investigate a suspicious light coming from the other side of Client Hills, Worcestershire. The light w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/25/Thats-No-Moon-Wait-Sorry-Everyone-Its-Just-the-Moon/

The Secret City of London: Government

A while back, Miss C told us about a video clip by C.G.P. Grey that explains the most complicated political entity in the world: The City of London. No, not London, the capital of En...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/25/The-Secret-City-of-London-Government/

Plucked From Obscurity: Aviators’ Safety Spinner

Inventive, yet under-publicized devicesby Marina Tsipis, Improbable Research staffU.S. patent #1,799,664, for a “safety drop device for aviators’ use,” was granted to H.W. Will...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/25/Plucked-From-Obscurity-Aviators-Safety-Spinner/

Happy Birthday, William Faulkner, and Thanks for the Advice

William Faulkner was born 115 years ago today, and while he didn't make it to the big 1-1-5, he left behind enough work and wisdom to keep our brains busy for at least that long. So what's the first step to living a full...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/25/Happy-Birthday-William-Faulkner-and-Thanks-for-the-Advice/

Canadian Dance Moves

[http://youtu.be/j_-MsDSAW0Y] (YouTube link)If this video is any guide at all, Canadian dance by re-enacting their everyday lives. The song is "Canadian, Please," by Julia Bentley and Andrew Gunadie. -via Nag on the Lake...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/25/Canadian-Dance-Moves/

Please, Good Sirs, Vacate the Premises

Inspired by Gran Torino (NSFW language) Crafster member Sounds4Drowning found a way of gently encouraging guests to not overstay their welcome. The shotgun adds a homey feel.LinkGran Torino, cross stitch...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/25/Please-Good-Sirs-Vacate-the-Premises/

Crazy Guy Stands Beside Raging Lava Flow in Homemade Suit

[http://youtu.be/qKbX-8RXg9E]That's a volcano flow, in case you hadn't noticed, and that's a guy in a suit he and a couple of friends rigged up to help withstand the deadly temperatures of molten-hot rock. Geoff Mackley,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/25/Crazy-Guy-Stands-Beside-Raging-Lava-Flow-in-Homemade-Suit/

The Happiest Man on Death Row

Joe Arridy was convicted of the vicius rape and murder of a 15-year-old girl from a prominent family in Pueblo, Colorado, in 1936. He was sentenced to be executed for the crime, to which he confessed.Joe Arridy didn't as...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/25/The-Happiest-Man-on-Death-Row/

Portraits Painted On Floppy Disks By Nick Gentry

Nick Gentry has a found a good use for those stacks of leftover 3.5 inch floppy disks- he puts them all together and paints a portrait on top.It's a fusion of technojunk and fine art, which seems to be Nick's favorite fo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/25/Portraits-Painted-On-Floppy-Disks/

Dramatic Macaroni & Cheese

[http://youtu.be/iPPDOCRlu0M] (YouTube link)Read it again, and this time with feeling! Don't forget your motivation! This dramatic reading of ingredients was brought to you by the comedy team Awkward Spaceship. -Than...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/25/Dramatic-Macaroni-Cheese/

Inflatable Tauntaun Costume

Inflatable Tauntaun Costume - $59.95Attention Star Wars fans! Have you always dreamed of riding off into the sunset on your very own Tauntaun? Now you can make that dream a reality with your very own Inflatable Tauntaun...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/25/Inflatable-Tauntaun-Costume/

Heads-Up, Fourthmeal Fans: 9 Secret Menu Items at Taco Bell

You could argue (successfully) that every item at Taco Bell tastes pretty much the same. But if you're eager to impress, or just long for the days the Enchirito (shown above) was still available, here's your guide to sna...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/25/Heads-Up-Fourthmeal-Fans-9-Secret-Menu-Items-at-Taco-Bell/

Meeting the Troll

A couple of years after Leo Traynor opened a Twitter account, he became the victim of a troll.It started in July 2009. I'd been on Twitter for over 2 years at that point having joined in May 2007, and I'd never had a pro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/25/Meeting-the-Troll/

Meet Michigan J. Headcrab

(YouTube Link)Things have gotten a lot stranger since we last checked in on the world of Half-Life, and either the "fumes" are getting to us or the Headcrabs have learned to sing and dance and are now more concerned with...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/25/Meet-Michigan-J-Headcrab/










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