Archive for October 2nd, 2012

This Is a Cucumber

Specifically, it's a Sikkim cucumber. The plant originated in the Himalayas but can now be found in gardens around the world. Marla Aufmuth spotted this one at the National Heirloom Festival in Santa Rosa, Californi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/02/This-Is-a-Cucumber/

Scientists Drink More Coffee Than Anyone

On a list of the 15 heaviest coffee-drinking professions, mine only came in fourth. Scientists and lab technicians are at the top, drinking more coffee than writers, doctors, teachers, and everyone else.Among those polle...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/02/Scientists-Drink-More-Coffee-Than-Anyone/

Tasty-Looking Treat Is Actually a Nintendo DS Case

You might want to bite into it, but you'll have to pay a lot of money to a dentist later if you do. Etsy seller TheKawaiiOfficial made this and other cases for the Nintendo DS Lite that look like sweets.Link -via WalyouN...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/02/Tasty-Looking-Treat-Is-Actually-a-Nintendo-DS-Case/

Why We Are So Rude Online

There's something about typing your thoughts on the internet that makes some perfectly nice people act like jerks. It's not just the anonymity, because even on social networking sites where our identities are displayed t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/02/Why-We-Are-So-Rude-Online/

Bacon and Eggs Scarf

Bacon and Eggs Scarf - $29.95 (sold individually)Are you looking for a tasteful way to spice up your wardrobe? You need the delectable Bacon and Eggs Scarf from the NeatoShop. This yummy knit scarf is designed to look...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/02/Bacon-and-Eggs-Scarf-2/

Keyboard Rocking Trojan Horse

Babis Pangiotidis made "Hedonism(y) Trojaner," an enormous rocking horse covered with recycled computer keyboard keys. He offers it to you as a gift. You should download it without fear of malware.Link -via Junk Culture&...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/02/Keyboard-Rocking-Horse/

Hyperrealistic Sculpture Of Yoda

Sculptor Andrea Eusebi created this amazingly detailed rendition of Yoda looking like a little elderly human, complete with liver spots, tufts of hair growing out of his ears and wrinkles galore.Aside from the pointy ear...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/02/Hyperrealistic-Sculpture-Of-Yoda/

The Weather Channel will Name Winter Storms

Why should hurricanes get all the love? The Weather Channel has decided that notable winter storms will be named, and they've already posted a list of those names. This will at least make t-shirt vendors happy, as they w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/02/The-Weather-Channel-will-Name-Winter-Storms/

Chewbacca Belly Dancing While Backed by a Klingon Band

[youtube 8Sb_3FpyimU](Video Link)I'm conflicted. It's wrong. But it feels so right!Raks Geek, the dancing troupe that features a TARDIS dance, presents "Let the Wookiee Dance." Musical accompaniment includes "Muaarg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/02/Chewbacca-Belly-Dancing-While-Backed-by-a-Klingon-Band/

Jam Session

How cool can two guys be? Leonard Nimoy, yes, Mr. Spock, posted a picture of the time he and Adam West, yes, Batman, played drums together. Link -via Buzzfeed Batman, Mr Spock...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/02/Jam-Session/

We Are All Daniel Cui

[http://youtu.be/rpOvYWd4KW4] (Youtube link)High school freshman Daniel Cui was labeled "worst goalie in the world" on Facebook, after his team lost their first few games of the season. But his friends and teammates didn...

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Glenn Eve's World War II Photographs

Pfc Glenn W. Eve was drafted by the Army in 1942. He was too skinny for combat, but since he was an artist for the Walt Disney Company, they put him to work taking photographs of the Pacific Theater. The photographs he t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/02/Glenn-Eves-World-War-II-Photographs/

The Political Halloween Mask Poll So Far

Sales of Halloween masks based on U.S. Presidents, and presidential hopefuls, have served as an unofficial election poll that has proven right every time since Clinton Vs. Dole, 1996.Does the fact that Obama mask sales f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/01/The-Political-Halloween-Mask-Poll-So-Far/

Women in Horror Cake Pops

Miss Insomnia Tulip made cake pops that look like the female lead characters from Carrie, Misery, The Exorcist, and The Blair Witch Project. Awesome! This one is, of course, Carrie. See the res...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/02/Women-in-Horror-Cake-Pops/

I Haz a Catnip in Mah Head

[http://youtu.be/NykPvMVDXhs] (YouTube)A music video from the group Walter and the Wizards. Yes, it's an ad, for Litter Genie. A cosmic, cat-filled, psychedelic, musical ad. Remember, kitties, just say no to nip.  -...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/02/I-Haz-a-Catnip-in-Mah-Head/

Sock Monkey Kitchen Brush

Sock Monkey Kitchen Brush - $9.95 (sold individually)Is your old kitchen brush driving you bananas? It is time to bring some fun retro style back into your sink with the Sock Monkey Brush from the NeatoShop. The mundan...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/02/Sock-Monkey-Kitchen-Brush/

Want to Encourage Cycling? Forget about Helmets

Elizabeth Rosenthal writes in the New York Times that strongly encouraging bicyclists to wear helmets creates the false impression that bicycling is dangerous. This is a statistically unsound fear that discourag...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/02/Want-to-Encourage-Cycling-Forget-about-Helmets/

Canine Volleyball

[http://youtu.be/QtkdtuAv0kI] (YouTube link)Rani and Kajol love playing with a balloon -and each other! They manage to keep this one from touching the ground for a good run -but you know what eventually happens to balloo...

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Marvel's Squadron Supreme -Special Edition

Considered by comic book fans to be the "Holy Grail" of comic collecting, this first trade paperback edition of Marvel's Squadron Supreme (vols. 1-12), written by...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/02/Marvels-Squadron-Supreme-Special-Edition/

Saturday Night Live Presidential Debates

The first real debate of this presidential election year is coming up tomorrow. But the debates held over the years on SNL are a lot more fun! Can you recall who played the candidates in those comedy debates? Test yourse...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/02/Saturday-Night-Live-Presidential-Debates/

Watch an Axe Being Made from Scratch with Hand Tools

[youtube IPgESIYOVGI](Video Link) John Neeman Tools is a small company of master craftsmen who make tools, mostly axes, adzes and hatchets. This is a sample of the work that they do. Watch a man turn wood, stee...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/02/See-an-Axe-Made-from-Scratch-with-Hand-Tools/

Walter White Custom Figures

DeviantART member Trevor Grove is a fan of the TV show Breaking Bad. He is also quite an artist! Grove made these three 12" custom figures of Walter White and gave them to Vince Gilligan, the creator of the show...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/02/Walter-White-Custom-Figures/

Should I Work for Free?

Artist Jessica Hische answers this age-old question that undoubtedly has been asked of you: Link work, Jessica Hische, flowchart...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/02/Jessica-Hische/

Birdwalk Empire

[http://youtu.be/ppGXF8_OvCc] (YouTube link)  Sesame Street continues their series of parodies with their take on the TV show Boardwalk Empire. Of course, you'll see birds on the birdwalk -chickens, ducks,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/02/Birdwalk-Empire/

Astronaut Jedi Training?

Photo: NASA on The Commons/Flickr You're looking at NASA astronauts Frank Borman, Neil Armstrong, John Young and Deke Slayton channeling Jedi knights, all dressed up in ro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/02/Astronauts-Training-for-Star-Wars/

Ensuring You Get Extra Tricks This Halloween

Did you read Jill Harness' list 12 Gross Candies Perfect For Trick or Treaters? Since that was written, candy manufacturers have been busy trying to out-gross themselves again, with new and disgusting ways to fashion and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/02/Ensuring-You-Get-Extra-Tricks-This-Halloween/

Ouch! Cutting Board

Ouch! Cutting Board - $24.95Feeling the need to seek a little magical revenge on someone? You need the Ouch! Cutting Board from the NeatoShop. This deliciously fun beechwood cutting board is designed to look like a voodo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/02/Ouch-Cutting-Board/

Runner Meets Grizzly Bear

[youtube He7RsjcRiGM](Video Link) There's nothing like a good run to get rid of stress. At least until you meet your first grizzly bear on the trail, as YouTube user GTX449 did at the 3:10 mark in this video. C...

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Church Guards the Ark of the Covenant

A small church in Aksum, Ethiopia, claims to have the Ark of the Covenant. It is written in Ethiopia's ancient book of kings that the son of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba (Menelik, conceived during a royal one nigh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/02/Church-Guards-the-Ark-of-the-Covenant/

Their First Elevator Ride

Photo: Allan Grant - Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images Photographer Allan Grant snapped this priceless photo of two boys on their very first elevator ride in 1948. That's about...

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