Archive for November 14th, 2012

Married For 20 Years By Accident

You might recognize the woman in the photo as Janeane Garofalo (photo: Andrew H Walker/Getty Images). She has been in great films such as Dogma and Half Baked. Janeane Garefalo was recently surprised to learn she...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/14/Married-For-20-Years-By-Accident/

Someone Loves Cucumbers

(Video Link)The music is cute, but it needs to be louder and made into a remix to go along with this adorable little one's voracious appetite.Via Cute Overloadrabbits, bunnies, cute, videos, food, eating, nom...

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Gollum Plush

Gollum Plush - $11.95Are you looking for the perfect gift for your favorite The Hobbit fan? You need the Gollum Plush from the NeatoShop. This precious little fellow is so powerfully tempting you may desire one of your o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/14/Gollum-Plush/

Lego New York

Lego New York by artist JR Schmidt is exactly that: a model of New York City made of Lego bricks. Schmidt used satellite images, pixelated them to scale correctly for Lego bricks, and built the city. And a good piece of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/14/Lego-New-York/

How Old is Old? When You Stop Shopping

How old is old? According to a study by Michelle Barnhart of Oregon State University, whether someone is "old" depends not on age, but on ability to do things, like shopping, for e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/14/How-Old-is-Old-When-You-Stop-Shopping/

The 10 Manliest Funerals Of All Time

You might think it would be a manly sendoff to have your coffin carried to the graveyard in a Harley Hearse. And you can do it, but how much more manly is it to drive a motorcycle to your own funeral? T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/14/The-10-Manliest-Funerals-Of-All-Time/

Chart of Twitter Profiles

I can tell you I am not the biggest enthusiast of Twitter, but I have to agree with this chart. Of the people I see on Twitter, most of them seem to fall into the "think they're stand up comedians" sect...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/14/Chart-of-Twitter-Profiles/

Ten Ridiculous Japanese Monsters

Sometimes when tales told around the campfire get passed around, details are added along the way that make you scratch your head. The Geekout rounded up the weirdest monsters from Japanese folklore for a list that will m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/14/Ten-Ridiculous-Japanese-Monsters/

Fire Tuba

[http://youtu.be/ahHpcg3Ucmw] While waiting for the bus in London, YouTube user FakieLeatherman came upon a tuba player being asked (harrassed?) to "just blow the bastard" by a passer...

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The Law & Order Database

It's been almost two years since we told you about the Law & Order Database that Overthinking It was working on. But now they have finally finished up all the data from all 20 seasons of the show! T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/14/The-Law-Order-Database/

Ink Calendar

This is my kind of calendar. The ink is absorbed into the paper day by day. The asthetic sort of reminds me of Harold and the Purple Crayon. The piece was created by Oscar Diaz. Ink Calendar*/...

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The Good Giraffe

After seeing a man suited up as a gorilla and playing the drums, Armstrong Baillie also decided to dress up. He chose giraffe and performed random acts of kindness across Scotland:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/14/The-Good-Giraffe/

Top 10 Most Read Books In The World

Illustration: Jared Fanning I had an inclination that The Bible would be number one, but I had no idea by how much. I think it is a little skewed because of the chosen statistics. For one, it is over the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/14/Top-10-Most-Read-Books-In-The-World/

Woman Ran Over Husband for Not Voting

We all know that voting is important, but who knew that failing to vote could (almost) cost your life? Upset that her presidential candidate did not win the election, a 28-year-old Ar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/14/Woman-Ran-Over-Husband-for-Not-Voting/

Snow White Flocked Floral Handbag

Snow White Flocked Floral Handbag - $59.95Are you looking for the perfect gift for someone you find utterly enchanting? Behold the dreamy Snow White Flocked Floral Handbag from the NeatoShop. This spellbindingly bea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/14/Snow-White-Flocked-Floral-Satchel/

The Oldest Living Tree Tells All

Neatorama readers know that the bristlecone pine tree is the oldest non-clonal living species (clonal tree species reproduce by spreading and splitting, sort of like bacteria, but older parts eventually die off). How did...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/14/The-Oldest-Living-Tree-Tells-All/

Rogue Planet

Back in 1998, astronomer David J. Stevenson of Caltech theorized that there are planets that roam the vast expanses of cold interstellar space. (The technical term here is actually "pla...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/14/Rogue-Planet/

Mr. Dogbert Looks Elegant Today

It certainly is not Mr. Dogbert. He looks so regal, I bet he gets all the ladies. I don't actually know if this is a male or female dog at all, I just usually assign gender based on my instinct. I also made up t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/14/Mr-Dogbert-Looks-Elegant-Today/

On Becoming Trendy

Photo: Juliana Jimenez Jaramillo for Slate Justin Peters wasn't trendy, but since he's a journalist (he's an editor at the Columbia Journalism Review) and he lives in Brooklyn,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/14/On-Becoming-Trendy/

Nick Offerman - It Gets Fuller

[http://youtu.be/CNdONfz-V5k] Where was this video a week ago!? Nick Offerman I needed you then. I caved, I have to admit it. I shaved - my beard was weird. I was probably somewhere in between a dirty hipste...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/14/Nick-Offerman-It-Gets-Fuller/

Exploring the Paris Metro’s Eerie Ghost Stations

Quite a few subway stations underneath the City of Lights were closed when trains became bigger, and the city found it easier to build new stations nearby instead of redoing the old stops. Many of these are not accessibl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/14/Exploring-the-Paris-Metros-Eerie-Ghost-Stations/

Spot the Differences

[http://youtu.be/UBYU-6wHufQ] (YouTube link)Rhett & Link made a music video in split screen, with a contest attached in which you are challenged to spot the differences between the two takes. That gimmick is for thei...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/14/Spot-the-Differences/

Life Advice from a Cat

If Dear Abby were a cat, what kind of advice would you get? Jeff Wysaski at Pleated Jeans gives us seven typical questions and the feline wisdom to deal with them. Linkcat, advice, advice column...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/14/Life-Advice-from-a-Cat/

The Carrot Rebellion

Spain recently raised the value-added-tax (VAT) on cultural activities to 21%, which didn't sit well with theater owners. One theater in Bescanó staged a revolt by using carrots! Theater owner Quim Marcé ex...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/14/The-Carrot-Rebellion/

The Lightest Metal on Earth

HRL Laboratories collaborating with researchers at Caltech and UC Irvine have developed the lightest metal material yet: it's called microlattice, and it is just what the aerospace industry needs. Microlattice can sit on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/14/The-Lightest-Metal-on-Earth/

Zombie Snowman Christmas Ornament

Zombie Snowman Christmas Ornament - $9.95Christmas is coming! You can run, you can hide, but all probabilities indicate that you will be infected with the holiday spirit. Embrace your fate and deck the halls with the Zom...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/14/Zombie-Snowman-Christmas-Ornament/

Dogs Teach Chemistry

[http://youtu.be/_M9khs87xQ8] (YouTube link)Paige and Dexter demonstrate how chemical bonds form. That's what you do when your human is a chemist! Now, that's a good dog -both of them. -via Boing Boingdogs, chem...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/12/Dogs-Teach-Chemistry/

Jezebel Presents: Tell Us Your Most Terrifying Tales

Do you like listening to scary stories around the campfire? Well you may need to provide your own "campfire", but Jezebel's got you covered when it comes to terrifying tales thanks to their reader submitted stories. Brow...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/14/Jezebel-Presents-Tell-Us-Your-Most-Terrifying-Tales/

Windows95 Tips

Welcome to Windows95! I bet you don't remember all these little-known tips and tricks for getting the most out of your operating system. There's an entire Tumblr blog of them at Windows 95 Tips, Tricks, and Tweaks. Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/14/Windows95-Tips/

Esther the Cold War Kitty

Commentary on Esther the Cold War Kittyby Alice Shirrell Kaswell, AIR staff The book Esther the Cold War Kitty is legendary. Written at the height of the Cold War, it was intended as propaganda for children...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/14/Esther-the-Cold-War-Kitty/




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