Archive for October 29th, 2012

Pumpktris- A Playable Tetris Jack-O-Lantern

(YouTube Link)Talk about stepping up your pumpkin carving game! Pumpktris was created by Nathan Pryor, a guy who was clearly tired of just looking at jack-o-lanterns and wanted a little interactivity with his Halloween d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/29/Pumpktris-A-Playable-Tetris-Jack-O-Lantern/

Frank Hayes, The Only Dead Man to Win a Horse Race

On June 4, 1923, jockey Frank Hayes took off through the gates at Belmont Park on Long Island. He and his horse, Sweet Kiss, made it to the finish line first. But all was not well. During the race, Hayes had a heart atta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/29/Frank-Hayes-The-Only-Dead-Man-to-Win-a-Horse-Race/

The Whedon Endorsement

[http://youtu.be/6TiXUF9xbTo] "Geek Overlord" Joss Whedon has endorsed Mitt Romney. He makes logical points, backs up his opinion, and comes to a pragmatic conclusion. He suggests, if you want a zombie a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/29/The-Whedon-Endorsement/

There Once was a Man Who was a Dwarf and Later a Giant

Neatorama presents a guest post from Today I Found Out, a website where you can learn interesting facts every day. Check 'em out today! Photo courtesy of TheTallestMan.com...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/29/There-Once-was-a-Man-Who-was-a-Dwarf-and-Later-a-Giant/

The Physics of Coffee Rings

[http://youtu.be/ZaCGoSTMHyc] (YouTube link)This video shows us the strangely fascinating process behind the formation of coffee rings on a surface. As the water evaporates, the solid particles of coffee rush to the edge...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/29/The-Physics-of-Coffee-Rings/

Watch Horror Movies to Burn Calories

From the 1922 horror film NosferatuForget exercise! The easiest way to burn calories is to watch horror movies, according to a new University of Westminster study:Viewers who put themselves through 90 minutes of adrenali...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/29/Watch-Horror-Movies-to-Burn-Calories/

When Drones Strike

[http://youtu.be/20JCGDwBt7A] Well humanity, we had a good run. It's now time for the machine mutiny. Okay, so maybe things are not that bleak. When Drones Strike Fear - would probably have b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/29/When-Drones-Strike/

Bugs Bunny Plush Slippers

 Bugs Bunny Plush Slippers - $19.95Eh, what's up doc? Exhausted from all that 9-5 duck hunting? Well, it's 5 o'clock somewhere. That means it's time to stop taking life so seriously, kick off your shoes, and west. S...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/29/Bugs-Bunny-Plush-Slippers/

HOPE Halloween Costume

Whatever you think of politics, President Obama, or the upcoming election, you have to hand it to this guy who rigged up a Halloween costume as Shepard Fairey's "Hope" poster. At the link, you'll see a different angle th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/29/HOPE-Halloween-Costume/

Paragliding George Steinmetz

[http://youtu.be/87S-vDKTUok] Photographer George Steinmetz decided the best way to get photographs of the world's most extreme deserts, was to do it by paragliding. They took some really amazing video for this prod...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/29/Paragliding-George-Steinmetz/

Sweden Is Running Out of Garbage

Sweden has a few claims to fame that the U.S. simply can't compete with, namely Ikea, the Nobel Prize, and a historical avoidance of war. (Oh, and meatballs. Mmm.) But now it can add "emergency trash imports" to the list...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/29/Sweden-Is-Running-Out-of-Garbage/

Happy Birthday, Bob Ross!

If he were alive, TV painter Bob Ross would have turned 70 years old today. In honor of the occasion, mental_floss is dedicating their Lunchtime Quiz to the artist and his happy little trees. How much do you know about B...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/29/Happy-Birthday-Bob-Ross/

At Least One Office Will Remain Open During the Hurricane

Hurricane Sandy is about to hit the eastern coast of the United States. But the guards at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington, Virginia have sworn:Through the years of diligence and praise and the discomfort of the ele...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/29/At-Least-One-Office-Will-Remain-Open/

Family's Paranormal Activity is a Stranger Re-Arranging Their Patio Furniture

A family in Albuquerque, New Mexico, noticed that their patio furniture was rearranged one morning. No, it wasn't a case of Paranormal Activity - instead, the family's surveillance camera ca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/29/Familys-Paranormal-Activity-is-a-Stranger-Re-Arranging-Their-Patio-Furniture/

Ramen Head

Don't ever question how much this man likes Ramen Noodles. Ramen for life. -Via Bits and Piecesramen noodles...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/29/Ramen-Head/

Where Pumpkins Come From

The blog Pregnant Chicken rounded up a whole slew of pumpkins and Jack O'Lanterns that were arranged and carved in such a way as to illustrate a pumpkin giving birth. Many of them appear to be from obstetrician's offices...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/29/Where-Pumpkins-Come-From/

Four Stories of Alleged Time Travelers

Be mindful that the four stories in this list all came from the time travelers themselves. It starts of with the case of Andrew D. Basiago.Basiago claims that as a child growing up in the 60s and 70s he was involved in &...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/29/Four-Stories-of-Alleged-Time-Travelers/

Zombie Drive-Thru Prank

(YouTube Link)Ed Bassmaster sure is one mean dude when it comes to pranking people on video!First he scares the daylights out of folks minding their own business in Central Park and now this- dressing up like a zombie an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/28/Zombie-Drive-Thru-Prank/

Zebra Kid's Travel Pillow

Zebra Kid's Travel Pillow - $19.95The holidays are quickly approaching. Are you planning on traveling this season? Make sure your child is comfy cozy with the Zebra Kid's Travel Pillow from the NeatoShop. This adorable...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/29/Zebra-Kids-Travel-Pillow/

Fabric Made from Milk

During World War II, when real wool was scarce, the synthetic fabric Aralac became popular as a substitute. It was made from cheese! Maggie Koerth-Baker at Boing Boing tells us how Aralac is made, and although you don't...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/29/Fabric-Made-from-Milk/

Now That’s Rocket Science: An Interview with JPL’s Erisa Hines

Last month, after publishing my interview with NASA's Steve Collins, I promised a second interview with another member of the JPL Curiosity Rover team. Today, we finally get that interview with Erisa Hines, a key member...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/29/Erisa-Hines/

Alphagames

[http://vimeo.com/52346538] (vimeo link)Video artist and alphabet nerd Evan Seitz has another quiz, this time featuring video games from A to Z. How many can you name? -via Daily of the DaySee more of Seitz's alphabet qu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/29/Alphagames/

Skull Inside

Transformation masks are hinged wooden masks made by the Kwakiutl people of British Columbia. Wearers could use them to alternate between human and animal forms:According to Kwakiutl creation stories, there once was a ti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/29/Skull-Inside/

The Empty New York Subway

(Image credit: Flickr user MTAPhotos/Aaron Donovan) (Image credit: Flickr user MTAPhotos/Aaron Donovan)Here's something you don't see often -or ever. The New York City subway system is empty. The MTA closed down all trai...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/29/The-Empty-New-York-Subway/

Alligator Steals a Little Girl's Fish

[youtube VSVMK24V8LI](Video Link)A little girl is fishing with her daddy. She hooks a big one and begins reeling it in. But she has competition.-via Daily of the Dayalligators, fishing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/29/Alligator-Steals-a-Little-Girls-Fish/

The Great New England Vampire Panic

Although European vampire panics died out in the 1700s, America had its share of scares in the 1800s, particularly in New England, and particularly during outbreaks of tuberculosis. Some of the dead were dug up and kille...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/29/The-Great-New-England-Vampire-Panic/

Patrick Chesterfield II

(Video Link)Poor little Patrick, tormented by his hairless captors. Something tells me that he and Henri the existential kitty would make good friends.Via I Can Has Cheezburgercats, cute, videos, animals, pets, funny...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/29/Patrick-Chesterfield-II/

An Old Fashioned Halloween

The yearly tradition of celebrating All Hallow’s Eve, or Halloween as we know it today, is thought to’ve begun in the 19th century when Scottish and Irish immigrants brought the holiday with them to North Ame...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/29/A-Very-Old-Timey-Halloween/

Papercraft Monsters

Jens and Anna designed some papercraft monsters to share. Check out the Snake o'Death, Bone Crusher, Giant Bulging Orb, Tentacle Slimer, Gut Gobbler, Eyeball Mucher, and Smiling Terror. Download the patterns, print out,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/29/Papercraft-Monsters/

Gun Power Screwdriver

Gun Power Screwdriver - $39.95Dangerously simple household projects are lurking around every corner! Arm yourself with the Gun Power Screwdriver from the NeatoShop. This loaded screwdriver includes 6 bits and has forward...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/29/Gun-Power-Screwdriver/










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