Archive for October 10th, 2012

FedEx: Founder Gambled His Last $5,000 at a Blackjack Table to Stave Off Bankruptcy

See the hidden arrow in the FedEx logo? Fred Smith, then an undergraduate at Yale University, wrote a paper for an economics class that proposed overnight delivery service in which on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/10/FedEx-Founder-Gambled-His-Last-5000-at-a-Blackjack-Table-to-Stave-Off-Bankruptcy/

Zebra Mask

Zebra Mask - 21.95Are you a reserved individual looking to explore your wild side this Halloween? Show the world that you have changed your stripes with the fabulous Zebra Mask from the NeatoShop. This fierce mask is mad...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/10/Zebra-Mask/

The Demography of Middle-Earth

When we last caught up with Emil Johannson, he was compiling an exhaustive genealogical analysis of Tolkien's world. As part of his LOTR Project, Johannson has also done some statistical analysis of the population of Mid...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/10/The-Demography-of-Middle-Earth/

Meaning of the Atari Logo

Atari's first hired artist, George Opperman, explained the logic behind his 1972 creation, the iconic "Fuji" Atari logo: “George tells us that the corporate logo basica...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/10/Meaning-of-the-Atari-Logo/

Holiday Flavored Pringles

Pringles, though the company doesn't call them potato chips, always tasted like potato chips, even when they sprouted flavors like barbecue and pizza. But now they are releasing three limited-edition holiday flavors that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/10/Holiday-Flavored-Pringles/

Amazing Miniature Dioramas by Bill Finger

What's so special about the photo above? It's not just a messy room (yes, with a gun on the floor) - it's actually a miniature tabletop diorama. Created by photographer Bill Finger, who builds...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/10/Amazing-Miniature-Dioramas-by-Bill-Finger/

Marie Curie's Sex Scandal

Sex scandal and Nobel Prize winner don't usually go hand-in-hand, so that's why this story about physicist Marie Curie's torrid love affair with a married man was huge news back then. Why, it even...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/10/Marie-Curies-Sex-Scandal/

Attack of the Mexican B-Movie Ads!

John Cozzoli has collected over 500 movie artifacts, mostly relating to "lesser-known horror movies of the 20th century." Collectors Weekly talked to Cozzoli about his wonderful but obscure set of ephemera.Primarily devo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/10/Attack-of-the-Mexican-B-Movie-Ads/

Jump!

Photo: Andrew Biraj/Reuters You can see that the child in the photo is gleefully jumping from a pile of scrap leather goods in this poignant photograph by Andrew Biraj, taken in a tan...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/10/Jump-2/

Juan of The Dead Is A Great Horror Comedy

(Video Link)Sometimes us bloggers get free movie screeners, but often those movies are so bad they aren't even worth writing about. Juan of the Dead is not one of these movies. Zeon and I just watched it and agr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/09/Juan-of-The-Dead-Is-A-Great-Horror-Comedy/

Ditology: Fun Finger Pictures of Famous People

I pity the fool who doesn't check out these playful finger images by Dito Von Tease. In his project Ditology, the Italian artist with the funny nom de plume (Dito means fing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/10/Ditology-Fun-Finger-Pictures-of-Famous-People/

Hooray for Men's Underwear Sales!

Good news, everyone! The sales of men's underwear is up and you know what that means: the economy is finally on the mend! But wait, you say, what's the connection between men's tighty whities...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/10/Hooray-for-Mens-Underwear-Sales/

CrocoGator Pen

CrocoGator Pen - $7.95Are you looking for a fun way to deter pen thieves? You need the ferociously fabulous CrocoGator Pen from the NeatoShop. This camouflaged pen is the perfect way to hide your favorite writing utensil...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/10/CrocoGator-Pen/

Horseless Horse Jumping

They don't have to wear saddles or have steel shoes nailed onto their feet, but otherwise, these horseless equestrian competitors are doing just what their four-legged companions do. At a horseless horse show, riders run...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/10/Horseless-Horse-Jumping/

Halloween Fun

Have you been keeping up with the Neatorama Halloween blog? I've been checking it every day, and I may have to go more often, because there is a ton of Halloween stuff posted! Recipes for Halloween treats both s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/10/Halloween-Fun/

Why Women Don't Fall for Hairy Guys Remains a Scientific Mystery

Don't look at me like that. I'm just providing the same headline as a Live Science article that examines efforts to find an evolutionary reason why women prefer men that don't look like freshly vomited hairballs. One hyp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/10/Why-Women-Dont-Fall-for-Hairy-Guys-Is-a-Scientific-Mystery/

7 Mythical Creatures That Were Found in Real Life

Yeah, the creatures are mythical and these stories are from real life -but that doesn't mean the creatures that were found were what they were reported to be. These fairly modern accounts from various sources are either...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/10/7-Mythical-Creatures-That-Were-Found-in-Real-Life/

Man Tries to Rob Bank on Columbus Day

I sympathize with his frustration. There's no build-up to Columbus Day, so one might not expect banks to be closed. According to police in East Boston, Massachussets, a would-be bank robber was ready to conduct business...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/10/Man-Tries-to-Rob-Bank-on-Columbus-Day/

The Fire Whirl – Nature’s Fiery Funnel

Fire whirls or fire tornados are caused when fire combines with the right wind conditions to create a swirling vortex of flame -scary, but beautiful from a safe distance. Kuriositas has more about fire whirls and many be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/10/The-Fire-Whirl-Natures-Fiery-Funnel/

The Baby Grave Trees of Tana Toraja

The people of Tana Toraja, an island in Indonesia, have a richly developed body of practices for mourning. Among them is a unique approach to marking the death of a baby. If a child dies before s/he teethes, the family c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/10/The-Baby-Grave-Trees-of-Tana-Toraja/

Cheerleader Crab Waves Pompons

[http://youtu.be/tKMxRBYQs5k] (YouTube link)This is the boxer crab (Lybia Tesselatta), also known as the pom pom crab -for obvious reasons. It uses sea anemones as defensive weapons against predators, waving the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/10/Cheerleader-Crab-Waves-Pompons/

It's Emptyful

Emptyful is a new sculpture by Bill Pechet and Chris Pekar. The 35-foot tall structure is now on permanent display in downtown Winnipeg. With a sophisticated arrangement of fog and LEDs, it shows a perpetua...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/10/Emptyful/

The Scariest Psycho Biddies in Cinema

To celebrate the release of the 1962 film What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? on Blu-Ray, and of course, the horror film season leading up to Halloween, Flavorwire composed a list of the scariest crazy old women in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/10/The-Scariest-Psycho-Biddies-in-Cinema/

Crown Party Glasses

Crown Party Sunglasses - $9.95Life got you down. It is time to regain your throne. Go ahead and declare yourself king of the castle with the Crown Party Sunglasses from the NeatoShop. This spectacular pair of spectacles...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/10/Crown-Party-Glasses/

Homemade Wooden Ferris Wheel

[youtube 0B2Anpg3zDA](Video Link) In the absence of electrical power, this is a perfectly acceptable substitute for an amusement park ride. Allegedly this video shows a wooden ferris wheel in Nepal. It's powere...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/10/Homemade-Wooden-Ferris-Wheel/

Spooky Ghost Pizza

Claire Gallam's Spooky Ghost Pizza features olive spiders and mozzarella specters on top. Delicious! Get the recipe and decorating instructions at Chef Mom. Link -via Laughing Squidpizza, Halloween, ghosts...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/10/Spooky-Ghost-Pizza/

I Swear I've Been Eating Just As Much, But I'm Still Losing Weight

(Video Link)That little guy is not only sneaky, but also incredibly smart. Let's just hope that's not the only way he gets to eat dinner.Via I Can Has Cheezburgeranimals, dogs, videos, cute, food, pets...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/10/I-Swear-O/

Introducing Occubaby!

Last year, Kaylee Dedrick was pepper-sprayed by police at the Occupy Wall Street demonstration in New York City. Robert Grodt stepped up to treat her face and …they fell in love. A year later, the two welcomed 7-p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/10/Introducing-Occubaby/

This Skirt Is Simply Precccciiiioooouuuussss

The good news is that wearing this skirt won't make you invisible, the bad news is that someone still might try to steal it or attempt to throw you in the fires of Mount Doom, so watch your back.Link Via The Mary Sueone...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/10/This-Skirt-Is-Simply-Precccciiiioooouuuussss/

Death-Defying Aerial Stunts of 1920s

There's always someone who will find a creative way to make money off new technology. Airplanes proved to be wonderful for transportation and for waging war, but barnstormers saw their entertainment value, too. Performer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/10/Death-Defying-Aerial-Stunts-of-1920s/










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