Archive for December 10th, 2012

2012's Ten Worst Movies (According to Reviewers)

It's December, and you know what that means: year-end lists of the preceding 12 month's best and worst everything. This is just such a list: 10 movies that were terribvle enough to be called the worst. (Anyone remember *...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/10/2012s-Ten-Worst-Movies-According-to-Reviewers/

Wrench Wedding Ring

Custom jewelry maker BandScapes made this lovely silver wedding ring that looks like an adjustable wrench. Inside its jaws is a tiny sapphire. He says that it's "a true guy's wedding band," but I can think of some m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/10/Wrench-Wedding-Ring/

The History of Christmas Carols

Music is a big part of Christmas, which makes the season sort of strange among holidays. Other holidays don't have so many songs that radio stations can play them 24/7 for a month! Christmas began to have its own music i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/10/The-History-of-Christmas-Carols/

Plots from Seinfeld if the Show Was Running Today

Like plots from the imaginary eighth season of Star Trek: The Next Generation, @SeinfeldToday looks at the show about nothing right now. The characters put Etsy to terrible use, make mistakes with Yelp and argue...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/10/Plots-from-iSeinfeldi-if-the-Show-Was-Running-Today/

Crockford's Club: How a Fishmonger Bankrupted the British Aristocracy

Crockford's Club in 1828.How about a bit of history today? Everyone loves a good rags-to-riches story, and and the tale of Crockford's Club is a great one: a man who sold fish for a living smelled an opportunity...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/10/Crockfords-Club-How-a-Fishmonger-Bankrupted-the-British-Aristocracy/

This Woman's Father Fought in the American Civil War

Hugh Tudor, born in 1847, served in the US Army from 1864 through the end of the war. In his seventies, he married and had two daughters. The younger of them, Juanita Tudor Lowrey, was born in 1926. She's still alive:On...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/10/This-Womans-Father-Fought-in-the-American-Civil-War/

A Tasty Christmas Tree Breakfast

A litte food coloring, waffles, some fruit and bacon...who knew that's all it takes to make a great Christmas breakfast. I particularly love the use of pinneapple to make a star.Linkchristmas, breakfast, cute, waffles...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/09/A-Tasty-Christmas-Tree-Breakfast/

Speedway Coasters

Speedway CoastersAre you planning another winning holiday party? Make sure your next get together stays on the right track with the Speedway Coasters from the NeatoShop. This fun interlocking coaster set will help guaran...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/10/Speedway-Coasters/

Finally: A Truly Invisible Umbrella

Umbrellas can be bulky and difficult to store (especially when wet), but if you've just about had it with walking around under a handheld canopy on rainy days, never fear: the Air Umbrella is here.Designed by Je Sung Par...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/10/Finally-A-Truly-Invisible-Umbrella/

Bicycle Santa

Photo: Patrick Pleu/AFP/Getty Images German bicycle designer Didi Senft is the builder of the world's largest bicycle and the largest mobile guitar, which was made out of bike parts. He likes bicy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/10/Bicycle-Santa/

Elephant-Poop Coffee Goes for $50 a Cup

If the infamous civet-poop coffee is too mainstream for your caffeine-intake needs, good news is here from the hills of Thailand, where a small herd of elephants are in full-time production of Black Ivory Coffee, the lat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/10/Elephant-Poop-Coffee-Goes-for-50-a-Cup/

Baby Fights Off Sleep With Adorableness

(YouTube Link)Little baby Leo can't seem to shake off this cuteness thing, no matter how hard he tries he just keeps getting cuter...Look at the cuteness he exudes as he's fighting off sleep, his parents don'...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/23/Baby-Fights-Off-Sleep-With-Adorableness/

The Temple: a Bar that was Once a Toilet

A below-ground public toilet built in the Victorian era in Manchester, England, could have been abandoned or filled in, as so many others have been. But this one found new life in modern times as a bar! It first opened a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/10/The-Temple-a-Bar-that-was-Once-a-Toilet/

Burrito Bomber

Photo: Burrito Bomber I have heard of these sorts of ideas for a while now, people using drones to deliver food, but now we finally get to see it in action! As you can see from the image above,...

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They See Me Rollin'

What a high-tech world we live in! Back in my day, we just tied the sled to the dog and let him drag the baby around the icy pond. Linksegway, sled...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/10/They-See-me-Rollin/

That's My Captain, Jean-Luc Picard

Photo: Twitter If you don't recognize the names and faces then the two people involved here are Sir Patrick Stewart and LeVar Burton. Stewart and Burton both played lead characters on Stark...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/10/Thats-My-Captain-Jean-Luc-Picard/

French Ball Handling

[http://youtu.be/CponZRxww6k] (YouTube link)He's a street performer, a juggler, an acrobat, and a stripper! Actually, it's French freestyle footballer Iya Traore practicing his skills, and yes, showing off for the cro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/07/French-Ball-Handling/

Christmas Calvin

Calvin is just too smart for his own good. Who else would go after Santa Claus for labor laws and tax breaks? Maybe it is because the US just had it's big election, but I think this may be the strategy a few poli...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/10/Christmas-Calvin/

Adventure Time Reversible Laplander

Adventure Time Reversible LaplanderAttention Adventure Time fans! Are you looking for the perfect winter hat, but you don't want choose between your two favorite characters? Now you don't have to with the Adventure...

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Name the 12 Top Grossing Movies of 2012

Do you recall the biggest moneymaking films of the past year? Mental_floss challenges you in today's Lunchtime Quiz. Can you name the top-grossing movies of 2012, according to Box Office Mojo’s leaderboard in 5 min...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/10/Name-the-12-Top-Grossing-Movies-of-2012/

Santa Claus Mech

Mark Anderson made this Santa Claus Mech of LEGO components! You can see Santa inside, driving. Now he's really able to let kids know who's been naughty this year! See more pictures of the details at Andertoons. LinkSant...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/10/Santa-Claus-Mech/

Laika, An Alternate History

[http://vimeo.com/54536669] (vimeo link)The little dog Laika, the first living being launched into space from earth, died during her moment in the sun and became a sad story which will be told forever. Avgousta Zourelidi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/10/Laika-An-Alternate-History/

The Truth About Wi-Fi

This graphic hits home for me. I recently moved my office into a room with heat, and relocated the modem to a centralized room, hoping the kids could get a reliable signal. Their desk is only about fifteen feet away, but...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/10/The-Truth-About-Wi-Fi/

Forget Extinct: The Brontosaurus Never Even Existed

Scientists knew something was funny about the Brontosaurus fossil reconstruction as far back as 1903, and have been telling us there's no such thing since the 1970s. So how did the popular image of the dinosaur Brontosau...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/10/Forget-Extinct-The-Brontosaurus-Never-Even-Existed/

Jack Russell Terrier Towing Baby On A Sled

(YouTube Link)Here's a good way to put a Jack Russell terrier's abundant energy reserves to use- have the little guy tow your kiddo through the snow on a sled.Just make sure the youngster is properly padded f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/10/Jack-Russell-Towing-Baby-Through-The-Snow-On-A-Sled/

How Much Does it Cost to Light Christmas Lights?

Rob Cockerham went around to everyone he kows who decorates with Christmas lights, using his Kill-a-watt meter to calculate how much they spend to light them up. The result is a three-page explanation that boils down to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/10/How-Much-Does-it-Cost-to-Light-Christmas-Lights/

Whale Skin Cocktail is Illegal

The Nightjar bar in Hoxton, East London, England, had a cocktail on its online menu called the Moby Dick. One of the ingredients was listed as "whaleskin infusion." The ingredient means a small strip of whaleskin that wa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/10/Whale-Skin-Cocktail-is-Illegal/

Monkey in Winter Coat Found at IKEA

Twitter lit up with pictures yesterday when a monkey wearing a warm winter coat was sotted all alone in the IKEA parking lot in Toronto.At around 3 p.m. ET, the diminutive primate was spotted in the store’s upper p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/10/Monkey-in-Winter-Coat-Found-at-IKEA/

The Other Mr. Coffee

The following is an article from Uncle John's Slightly Irregular Bathroom Reader.Does the name Howard Schultz ring a bell? He's the guy who figured out how to get you to pay $4.50 for a 75¢ cup of coffe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/10/The-iOtheri-Mr-Coffee/

Frog Fuzzy Friends Slippers

Frog Fuzzy Friends SlippersHaven't started your holiday shopping yet? You better hop to it! Time is running out to get your favorite amphibian lover their very own pair of Frog Fuzzy Slippers from the NeatoShop. This gre...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/10/Frog-Fuzzy-Friends-Slippers/








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