Archive for November 21st, 2012

Cat Runs While Dreaming

[youtube hjd4F2XSUVs](Video Link)She was having such a wonderful dream: her humans had shrunk to the size of mice and were delicious. All she had to do was catch them! Then that precious, hopeful moment was gone.-vi...

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7 Overlooked Thanksgiving Rituals

The Thanksgiving traditions that get all the press are the turkey and other foods, football, Macy's parade, and Christmas shopping. The authors of first major sociological study of Thanksgiving, published 21 years ago in...

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R.I.P. John Fairfax, A Man Who Rowed Across the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans When He Wasn't Doing Even More Extraordinary Things

John Fairfax of Henderson, Nevada died at the age of 74. He was the most interesting man in the world:At 13, in thrall to Tarzan, he ran away from home to live in the jungle. He survived there as a trapper with the aid o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/21/RIP-John-Fairfax-A-Man-Who-Rowed-Across-the-Atlantic-and-Pacific-Oceans-When-He-Wasnt-Doing-Even-More-Extraordinary-Things/

Mix Your Own Chalkboard Paint

Chalkboard paint allows you to put a handy chalkboard anywhere you want -the only problem is that it only seems to come in black. How booooring. If you want to have the convenience of chalkboard paint but don’t wan...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/21/Mix-Your-Own-Chalkboard-Paint/

A Modern Crusoe

Photo: Brian Cassey David Glasheen, of Restoration Island off of Brisbane, has been likened to Robinson Crusoe and Tom Hanks' character from Cast Away - Chuck Noland. Why? Because David Glasheen l...

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Great Uses for Empty Jars

If you have quite a few empty jars lying around, you probably feel like you should do something with them instead of just tossing them in the recycling bin. Why not try finding some new uses for them? Here are some fun i...

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Using Sex to Sell Government Bonds

"Men that own government bonds are popular with the ladies!" You don't believe me? But this ad from government of Japan says so!Japanese women are seeking men who invest in government bonds, according to an advertisement...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/21/Using-Sex-to-Sell-Government-Bonds/

Doctor Who Script Found, No Spoilers Leaked

How many of us would love a chance to read a script from a future episode of our favorite TV show? What if you found the chance in the back of a taxi? What would you do? A student in Cardiff got the chance to peek at an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/21/Doctor-Who-Script-Found-No-Spoilers-Leaked/

The Nap Took Me

No - I did not take a nap - The nap - took - me. Oh Shel, how you get me. Is it too late to trade my Ikea Hopen bed for this beauty? Seriously that has got to be the comfiest of beds I have ever seen. Okay, it ma...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/21/The-Nap-Took-Me/

Peppa Bear Seasoning Grinder

Peppa Bear Seasoning Grinder - $9.95 (sold individually)Tis the season to spend endless hours in the kitchen. Are you looking for a way to help you grin and bear it? You need the Peppa Bear Seasoning Grinder from the Nea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/21/Peppa-Bear-Seasoning-Grinder/

It's Black Friday, Charlie Brown

[http://youtu.be/7PQT-T75WwE] (YouTube link)The Peanuts gang has a TV special for every other holiday; Jimmy Kimmel figured why not for Black Friday? -via Tastefully Offensive Peanuts, Charlie Brown, Black Friday...

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Behind the Scenes with Raiders of the Lost Ark

If you know me at all you know my two favorite actors of all time are Sean Connery and Harrison Ford. That's just the way it is. So it should come as no surprise to those of you who know me that I love Indiana Jo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/21/Behind-the-Scenes-with-Raiders-of-the-Lost-Ark/

Amazing Mechanical Table, c.1750

[youtube EblnaLMjdNg](Video Link)Jean-François Oeben, a French cabinet maker, built this astonishingly complex and precisely crafted desk. It's filled with several hidden compartments that become accessible w...

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Playing The Viral Market

How good are you are predicting viral videos? Do you also happen to enjoy the stock market? Then you will love the Viral Video eXchange - an online stock market game. You can view trending videos, buy stock in vi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/21/Playing-The-Viral-Market/

Discovering Australia

John William Lewin was a naturalist and wildlife artist who documented different species 200 years ago, before the aid of photography. He was intrigued by the tales of exotic wildlife in Australia and went there to see f...

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Leeloo Cosplay Dog

It's Carrot Top Leeloo from The Fifth Element! Are you a supreme being? Do you know what love is!? I wonder where she has got her Multi-pass... I have so many questions! Oh well. IF I can get my dog to dress up...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/21/Leeloo-Cosplay-Dog/

A Look Beyond the Turkey: A Brief History of Thankfulness and Harvest

The Thanksgiving holiday Americans will celebrate tomorrow is based on a historical feast from 1621. However, the idea of expressing gratitude for a bountiful harvest with a celebration is an idea that goes way back -pro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/21/A-Look-Beyond-the-Turkey-A-Brief-History-of-Thankfulness-and-Harvest/

College Basketball's New Record: 138 Points

It's been more than a half-century since an NCAA basketball player scored over 100 points in one game, but it happened last night as Grinnell guard Jack Taylor scored 138 points. In fact, Taylor blew those old record-hol...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/21/College-Basketballs-New-Record-138-Points/

Man Catcher

This terrifying-looking weapon of German origin was used to jerk riders off horses:Man catchers were used in Europe in the late 1700s during times of war. The terrifying collar pulled riders off horseback. In peacetime,...

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One and Only

[http://youtu.be/Bam4KVd6HlM] (YouTube link)As contestants on a game show that has video producers competing against each other, the team of Travis Kurtz and Matin Atrushi had 72 hours to make a funny video, and this is...

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Port-A-Pug

Port-A-Pug - $33.95Do you want a dog, but you just aren't sure you are ready for the responsibility of taking care of a living animal? You need the Port-A-Pug from the NeatoShop. This adorable cardboard dog kit comes wit...

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Harry Potter Quidditch Necklace

This necklace is adorned with Swarovski crystal beads, but more importantly, it's Harry Potter themed, featuring the balls, goals and a broom from a standard quidditch match.Linkjewelry, necklaces, harry potter, quidditc...

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The Hall of Technical Documentation Weirdness

Internet old timers might recall the Hall of Technical Documentation Weirdness, in which Darren Barefoot posted technical writing and pictures that made your head hurt. Someone explained this to me once: the least compet...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/21/The-Hall-of-Technical-Documentation-Weirdness/

How to Cook Like A Real Man

Psshhh...regular pans are so boring. If you want to cook like a knight of the realm, you'd better try one of these great sword pan handles instead. They haven't been released yet, but you can ensure you get one by suppor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/21/How-to-Cook-Like-A-Real-Man/

Dancing Buffalo Roasted Turkey

[http://youtu.be/8VL8sv00yCs] (YouTube link)Chow shows us how to make Buffalo Roasted Turkey in this all-singing, all-dancing musical video recipe. The turkey "dances so hard that it cooks itself." If you find the dancin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/21/Dancing-Buffalo-Roasted-Turkey/

Celebrate Black Friday By Getting A New Best Friend

Black Friday is a usually just a massive consumer exploit, but for some, it can actually be a great opportunity to find true love. That's because at least two animal shelters, The Animal Care and Control Team of Philadel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/21/Celebrate-Black-Friday-By-Getting-A-New-Best-Friend/

White Shadow: Alfred Hitchcock's First Film

Alfred Hitchcock made his first movie in 1924. The White Shadow was thought to have been lost forever, until three of the six reels were found mislabeled in the New Zealand Film Archive. Now the National Film Pr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/21/White-Shadow-Alfred-Hitchcocks-First-Film/

5-Person Assembling Voltron Costume

Crazy Ray did more than build a Voltron costume. He did more than build costumes for the five lion mechas. He built five lion mecha costumes that can be assembled into one costume for Voltron, Defender of the Far Univers...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/21/5-Person-Assembling-Voltron-Costume/

The 6-Pack Ring Fishing Experiment

The following is an article from the science humor magazine Annals of Improbable Research. Not actual science.by Antoni Chan, Ithaca, New York Benjamin Stein, New York, New York Kenneth Brom...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/21/The-6-Pack-Ring-Fishing-Experiment/

Diving into the World's Largest Pile of Leaves

[youtube G-U6Zy2dHjg](Video Link)The gang at Bangakang can't verify the record, but at 17 feet high and weighing in at 10 tons, this is one freaking huge leaf pile. They grab every bag they can find in Logan, Utah,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/21/Diving-into-the-Worlds-Largest-Pile-of-Leaves/










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