Archive for December 14th, 2012

Bucks Burnett: The Guru of the Eight-track Tape

Bucks Burnett has a lot of eight-track tapes -enough to stock the world’s first eight-track museum! That one is on Texas; now Burnett is opening a second eight-track museum in Roxbury, New York. Burnett sat down fo...

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Richard Kirkland, The Angel of Marye's Heights

150 years ago today, the Army of the Potamac and the Army of Northern Virginia were locked in a bloody slaughter near Fredericksburg, Virginia. On the third day of the five day engagement, a Union assault on Confederate...

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Towers Of Balancing Bread

Photographer Nacho Alegre, along with graphic designers Ana Dominguez and Omar Sosa, came up with a bright idea for photographing bread- stack the loaves into leaning towers and capture the crusty balancing act for Apart...

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Woman Can Write in Two Different Languages at the Same Time

[youtube F07HZCULT4c](Video Link)It's hard enough to write with both hands at the same time. But Chen Siyuan of Handan, China can do even more: she can simultaneously write Chinese with one hand and English wit...

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Knitting Tattoos

If you've been around Neatorama for some time, you probably know knitters can be hardcore. Some wear their pride on their skin, with tattoos that speak of their passion. The Knitting Needle and the Damage Done has ten ex...

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TARDIS Ceramic Cookie Jar

TARDIS Ceramic Cookie Jar Want to give a sweet treat to your favorite Doctor Who fan? Get them the TARDIS Ceramic Cookie Jar from the NeatoShop. This delightful jar makes a wonderful gift. You might, however, want t...

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Hobbit Hole Nails

It was a hobbit-nail, and that means comfort. But perhaps some difficulty typing. Nail art maestro Kayleigh O'Connor added Bag End to her thumb along with some pleasant greenery from the Shire. She writes:I've never trie...

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Chemistree

The folks in the chemistry lab at Avans University of Applied Sciences have the Christmas spirit! Not only appropriate, but a fine example of making do with what you have. Linkchemistry, Christmas tree...

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Adventure Time Wedding Cake Topper

Well, of course it was Finn and Fionna! I know: a lot of people (including, embarrassingly, me) predicted that Finn and the Hot Dog Princess would ultimately tie the knot. But ImSodaHyper guessed right and made this wedd...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/14/iAdventure-Timei-Wedding-Cake-Topper/

Lioness Produces Eight Cubs

A lioness named Pasha in Zimbabwe has given birth to a record litter of eight cubs! Pasha lives at the Lion and Cheetah Park near Harare. Lions normally give birth to two cubs at a time.Dr Hillary Madzikanda, the Zimbabw...

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On-Site Embroidery

There's little information available in English, but it appears that  Stéphanie Cailleau believes in taking embroidery out into the world. A capital idea! She's marked this bale of hay with the prudent a...

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Christmas Sweatz

[http://youtu.be/at68PMbgyhw] (YouTube link)He's so festive, he's going to get himself arrested! Rhett & Link are singing the praises of sweatshirts and sweatpants for Christmas -and other holidays!  -via Daily...

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Brony Graffiti

The mysterious ShinodaGE, a "brony graffiti artist," inscribed these images in Trelew, Argentina. Street art has long served as the vanguard of emerging, revolutionary movements.The bronyhood is rising.You can't stop it....

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The $5,000 Toilet that You Control with Your Smartphone

At long last, a breakthrough in totally unnecessary toilet design. If you're in the market for a porcelain throne that not only plays music while you do your business but also raises and lowers the seat, fl...

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Pepsi and Chicken Flavored Potato Chips

That's not drinking Pepsi while eating chicken flavored potato chips, but potato chips that are infused with Pepsi flavoring and chicken flavoring. Yummy! This product of both Lay's and PepsiCo will soon be available in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/14/Pepsi-and-Chicken-Flavored-Potato-Chips/

Amazon is Really Busy

Strange things happen at retail outlets in the rush of the Christmas season, but when it happens at the biggest shopping outlet on the internet, you can bet someone will spot it and spread it around. If you think the pic...

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Batman and Superman Crew Socks

Batman and Superman Crew SocksAre you in pursuit of the perfect pair of socks? Do yourself a real justice and get the Batman and Superman Crew Socks from the NeatoShop. This super set of socks includes one pair of Batman...

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2,000 Ping Pong Balls and 30 Teachers in Zero Gravity

[youtube IMIPTtvAuUU](Video Link)Kids, would you like to see your teacher throw up on camera? The Northrop Grumman Foundation is here to help. Or was. Sadly, the Weightless Flights of Discovery Program was...

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Who's That Scientist?

Illustrator Chay Hawes created these images of sixteen well-known scientists from history. How many can you name? See a larger version at his website. Chay will post the answers later, so you can guess without the tempta...

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Amazing Pop Culture Paper Sculptures

Artist Cheong-ah Hwang has been perfecting her paper sculpting skills since childhood, and her works feature characters that look like they're leaping off the page.From superheroes to storybook scenes, these are some ser...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/14/Hyper-Dimensional-Paper-Sculptures/

Cigarette Hat

From the archives of Modern Mechanix comes this invention from 1932. For the chainsmoker on the go, this hat offers rapid reloading.Link -via Retronautcigarettes, tobacco, hats...

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An Alien Claymation

[http://youtu.be/_GLzXVKlzUg] (YouTube link)Lee Hardcastle is back with an ultra-violent claymation encounter between a friendly suburban father and a horde of extraterrestrials. Contains NSFW language. -via b3taLee Hard...

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Santa With A Candy Cane Mohawk

Santa Claus is trying to update his image, so he's traded his long white locks for a candy cane mohawk!Santa doesn't look as warm and cuddly with his new hardcore 'do, what's next- replacing the reindeer with flying chop...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/14/Candy-Cane-Mohawk/

You Too Can Dress Like Luna Lovegood

Dirigible Plums can help you accept the more extraordinary things in the world, so if you want to be as open minded as Luna Lovegood, these earrings just might help.Linkradishes, harry potter, earrings, jewelry, fashion,...

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University Of Chicago Got A Package Addressed To Indiana Jones

When a package arrived at the University of Chicago addressed to Henry Walton Jones, Jr. (aka Indiana Jones), eyebrows were raised.When they opened the package and found a bunch of stuff directly related to Indiana J...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/14/University-Of-Chicago-Received-Package-Addressed-To-Indiana-Jones/

The Doctor Who-ville Cake

What's better than seeing all the Whos in Whoville singing Christmas carols? Seeing all of the Doctors singing around the TARDIS in Doctor Who-ville, of course!Linkdoctor who, doctor who-ville, christmas, tardis, cakes...

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World's First Solo Driving Dog

(YouTube Link)The New Zealand SPCA has a creative way of handling the pet adoption situation- they teach dogs how to drive so people can see how smart they are and adopt them.The dog featured in this video is...

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Mr Tea - Tea Infuser

Mr Tea - Tea InfuserAfter a stressful day nothing is more soothing than a hot cup of tea and some really good company. Now with the Mr Tea - Tea Infuser from the NeatoShop you can always have both. This cute relaxing tea...

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Where Traffic Lights Came From

 We've been given the green light to tell you about the origin of traffic signals. Go ahead and cruise through the text, and we'll let you know when to stop.SIGN O' THE TIMESWe'r...

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You've Never Heard A Squeak Like This Before

(Video Link)Just look at these adorable little chinchilla babies. Did you know they made such adorably squeaky little noises? I have adult ones and I didn't even know they could sound this chirpy.Via Cute Overloadchi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/14/Youve-Never-Heard-A-Squeak-Like-This-Before/




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