Archive for October 7th, 2012

Double Chin No More!

Got a double chin and a spare tire? Fear not, Neatoramanauts! Science is here to help: The researchers have found they can burn off excess fat in specific areas of the bod...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/07/Double-Chin-No-More/

Who Invented the Escape Key?

Life, alas, does not come with an escape key. But your computer keyboard probably does. Why is it there? Pagan Kennedy of the New York Times explains that a computer programmer invented it to interrupt processin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/07/Who-Invented-the-Escape-Key/

Swedish School Chef Told to Stop Making Good Food

Annika Eriksson is the head cook at a school in Falun, Sweden. Her students have enjoyed extraordinarily good meals, including fresh-baked bread and a vegetable buffet with over a dozen different offerings. School offici...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/07/Swedish-School-Chef-Told-to-Stop-Making-Good-Food/

Drawn to Facts No. 007: History's shortest war lasted 38 minutes

Illustration by: Margo MurphyFact: History's shortest war lasted 38 minutes. It was fought between Great Britain and Zanzibar.Check out all of our illustrated fac...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/07/Drawn-to-Facts-No-007-Historys-shortest-war-lasted-38-minutes/

A Thumb and a Cat with Human Mouths Singing Lovingly to Each Other

[youtube yw4i7sGAtgw](Video Link) I lack a knowledge of the language used in this song, so this is just a guess: a thumb is in love with a cat. Both have human mouths superimposed either digitally or biological...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/07/A-Thumb-and-a-Cat-with-Human-Mouths-Singing-Lovingly-to-Each-Other/

The Human Scarecrow

Jamie Fox has got the perfect job: sitting down in the middle of a field, breathing fresh air, reading a book, and idly strumming the ukulele. Except when he sees birds, then he has to get u...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/07/The-Human-Scarecrow/

The 10 Greatest Nurses of World War I

Chances are that you've never heard the names of any of the ten nurses on this list. But they all have stories of devotion and sacrifice, and they all deserve to be remembered. For example, Elsa Brandstrom was nicknamed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/07/The-10-Greatest-Nurses-of-World-War-I/

Monte Carlo Method was Named after the Inventor's Uncle who Loved to Gamble

If you've worked in science, engineering and economics, chances are you've used or heard of the Monte Carlo Method. It's a very useful computational algorithm that uses random numbers and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/07/Monte-Carlo-Method-was-Named-after-the-Inventors-Uncle-who-Loved-to-Gamble/

Hungry In Austin?

Tolly Moseley (aka Austin Eavesdropper), eats her way through an interesting nook in Austin called South Lamar. Anyone ever try any of these places? Personally, I'm looking forward to trying Lick at the next SXSW.Hungry...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/07/Hungry-In-Austin/

Can You Guess the Purpose of This Tool?

What's it for? Continue reading to find out.This tool, known as an eprouvette, was used to test the strength of gunpowder. The user loaded gunpowder and fired. The explosive force pushed the gauge out. The further it mov...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/07/Can-You-Guess-the-Purpose-of-This-Tool/

At the Convention!

[youtube CtuKJzeNctE](Video Link) Six ponies are going to a fan convention. Their motives are somewhat questionable. Applejack, for example, is renting a dealer's table to sell her amateurish artwork. You want,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/07/At-the-Convention/

Jim Carrey Once Wrote Himself a $10 Million Check

Photo: nonu photography/Flickr Actor and comedian Jim Carrey was a born entertainer. In school, his teacher let him perform his comedy routines for his classmates at the end...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/07/Jim-Carrey-Once-Wrote-Himself-a-10-Million-Check/

These Pups Are Quite Competitive

(Video Link)What kind of brilliant genius trained these fantastic hounds? Just look at these racers go.Via I Can Has Cheezburgerdogs, animals, strollers, cute, pets, videos...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/07/These-Pups-Are-Quite-Competitive/

Mosquitoes Turn Midnight Snack into Breakfast

In places where malaria is rampant, a common defense is to sleep under a insecticide-laden mosquito net. The nocturnal mosquito of the genus Anopheles can't penetrate the netting, and will die from the insecticide if the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/07/Mosquitoes-Turn-Midnight-Snack-into-Breakfast/

Klimt Tattoo

This classy tattoo by David Mushaney features Gustav Klimt's seminal work The Kiss. It's every bit as radiantly golden as the original painting.Link | Artist's Websitetattoos, Gustav Klimt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/07/Klimt-Tattoo/

Correctly Labeled

When I first saw this picture, I assumed someone in the neighborhood who had suspicions wrote this on a parked truck. But according to WBIR, this truck was stopped by police in Memphis. Someone was actually driving it wi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/07/Correctly-Labeled/

Delightful Doctor Who False Nails

We've seen plenty of great geek nail designs before, but this is the first set of false nails I've seen before, which could be a plus or minus depending on your personal preference. On the upside, you can buy these ones...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/07/Delightful-Doctor-Who-False-Nails/

How to Flip Food

[http://youtu.be/wRtGM3f-UBc] (YouTube link)Chef Jon of Food Wishes tells us the secret of looking like a competent chef, even if you aren't. Don't let my kids see this video, they'll be flipping food all over the kitche...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/07/How-to-Flip-Food/

Ooooh, What's This Thingy Do?

As priceless as this photo is, it still seems like you're failing at snorkeling if your head's out of water and the animals are sneaking up behind you.Link Via Cute Overloadanimals, photos, funny, seals...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/07/Ooooh-Whats-This-Thingy-Do/

Marvin The Martian Fuzzy Backpack

Marvin The Martian Fuzzy Backpack - $35.95Are you looking for an earth-shatteringly fun backpack? You need the Marvin The Martian Fuzzy Backpack from the NeatoShop. This simply dandy bag features your favorite angry mart...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/07/Marvin-The-Martian-Fuzzy-Backpack/

Vintage & Geeky -Sign Me Up!!

If you love vintage fashions and the most famous sci fi movie of all time, then you'll certainly appreciate this sexy geek pin up girl dress. Etsy seller BongaChopShop has similar styles featuring Gremlin fabric, She Ra,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/07/Vintage-Geeky-Sign-Me-Up/

Handsome Coffee Roasters

[http://youtu.be/wdRLRtHPsmI] (YouTube link)The Apple Sisters meet the Handsome Coffee Roasters in this flirty retro musical ad. It sure makes me want a "hot" cup of coffee! -via Daily of the Daycoffee, advertising...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/07/Handsome-Coffee-Roasters/

Beer Can Art

With the most ordinary of materials, such as the beer cans piled around your feet, Macaon can create art. This is his take on Katsushika Hokusai's Great Wave. You can see Macaon's other works at the link.Link (T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/07/Beer-Can-Art/

First World Problems

[http://youtu.be/fxyhfiCO_XQ] (YouTube link)These modern irritations sound completely ridiculous in a different context. This video was produced by The Gift of Water as part of their series about first world problems. Th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/07/First-World-Problems/

Hellish Heels

René van den Berg's new shoe design, dubbed Scary Beautiful, reverses the position of the foot--at least as you would expect at first glance. As you can see from the video at the link, they're really hard to walk...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/07/Hellish-Heels/






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