Archive for January 11th, 2013

How to Speak Flanders

Photo: Awkward-Elevator Nedward "Ned" Flanders, Jr. may be one of the most iconic neighbors in television history. The reoccurring character from The Simpsons is famous for his...

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This Isn't the Petition Response You're Looking For

Since the White House has been taking online petitions to the government, there have been many that are just plain weird. One of the most popular was the petition for the government to begin construction of a Death Star....

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The Whimsical Pottery of Mitchell Grafton

Mitchell Grafton's pots are the neatest things I've seen all week. Be sure to click through the whole gallery. Every piece is delightfully funny. Grafton maintains a studio in Panama City, Florida where he makes unique w...

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R'ha

[http://vimeo.com/57148705] (vimeo link)"Motivation protocol" is apparently an alien euphemism for "torture." Kaleb Lechowski spent seven months creating a sci-fi short that already has Hollywood talking about expanding...

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X-Wing Fighter Made from Star Wars Books

Luke can destroy any literary Death Star with this sculpture by Jodi. She describes this commissioned project:My client was wonderful and sent me a book to use. It was a collection of three Star Wars books in one. The sh...

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Dog Teaches Puppy How to Go Down Stairs

[http://youtu.be/fDKDC_IUnOA] (YouTube link) Simon, the 6-month-old dog, is happy to teach 8-week-old Daisy how to walk down stairs. That's a helpful dog! -via Tastefully Offensive puppy, puppy stairs...

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25 Drunkest Cities in America

Photo: WikiMedia From Milwaukee to Burlington, Vermont - what are the 25 drunkest cities in America? Researchers used three metrics to capture this, the average alcohol consumed per month by an ad...

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A Modern Teenager Interprets Classic Art

Jeff Wysaski at Pleated-Jeans must have taken a look at my daughter's art class assignments. In all, 18 classical paintings are interpreted by a modern teenager. These are not quite the interpretations the paint...

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Hello Kitty Training Chopsticks

Hello Kitty Training ChopsticksAre you looking for a fun way to teach your child to use chopsticks? You need the Hello Kitty Training Chopsticks from the NeatoShop. This adorable chopsticks has easy to use finger loops f...

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The Invisible Man Hits The Drive Thru

(YouTube Link)Even the Invisible Man gets hungry for some greasy fast food, but his lack of visibility makes it hard to get service in the drive thru!Will the cashier serve up a bag of fried goodness to a see...

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Lynching Map, 1900-1931

The Tuskegee Institute began to keep statistics on repotted lynchings in the United States under the direction of Booker T. Washington (between 1881 and 1915), and continued through 1961.In 1959, Tuskegee defined its par...

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Wanted: Colonists for The Red Planet Mars

Photo: Mars One Want to live on Mars? Are you over 18 with good mental and physical health? Are you intelligent and would you be dedicated to space travel? Good news, you can be a Mars colonist! V...

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How a Virus Infects a Cell

[http://youtu.be/Gy42CoyqKjE] (YouTube link)Researchers from University of Texas at Austin and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UT Health) Medical School observed how viruses infect cells and mad...

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The Hobbit Wedding Cake

Nothing like spending happily ever after in the Shire amidst the comfort of Bag End. This lovely creation was put together by Tiffany's Baking Company.Link Via When Geeks Wedcake, food, the hobbit, weddings, wedding cake...

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Doom 3 Gangnam Style

The Hell Knight and a couple of demons from the world of Doom 3 dance to Gangnam style for your momentary amusement in a WebGL animation. Move the POV with the ASDW keys. Link -via betaDoom 3, Gangnam Style...

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Amazing Basketball Shot Wins Eighth Grader Instant Fans

[http://youtu.be/QKam0zfEDHs](YouTube Link) Eighth grader Matt DeMember made an unbelievable shot that just beat the buzzer in a youth basketball game at Greenridge Baptist Church in Maryland. Not only did he get a...

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Absinthe Cookie

Photo: A Fine Kettle of Ish What may look like a typical mint cookie, is really a diabolical and possibly hallucinogenic absinthe cookie. Who wants one? Absinth has steadily been gaining traction...

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Artist Sketches Her Purchases

Portland, Oregon-based illustrator Kate Bingaman-Burt began taking photos of everything she purchased in 2002. In 2006, she sketched one thing she purchased every day, a project on which her first book Obsessive Cons...

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The Zombie Title

Cases are arising of banks who begin foreclosure proceedings and then later change their minds, usually because they won't get much money selling a home. The original homeowner eventually finds out that they are still re...

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Doctor Who UV TARDIS Book Light

 Doctor Who UV TARDIS Book LightAttention Doctor Who fans! Are you looking for a way to keep yourself occupied when you are unable to watch your favorite show? You need the Doctor Who UV TARDIS Book Light from...

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Steampunk Is Dead, Long Live Rococopunk!

The commercialization of the Steampunk subculture was inevitable, and though the diehard Steamsters will always sport their valves and brassy bits proudly it's time for a new crazy hybrid fashion culture to flourish.Arri...

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13 Wonderfully Geeky Cocktails

Check out an entire party's worth of cocktails that are not only named for your favorite video games, superheroes, and fantasy worlds, but they look like them, too! Shown here is the fruit and rum concoction the Metroid....

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Concept Art From Pixar's Scrapped Project 'Newt'

It's rare that Pixar scraps a project, but their work-in-progress Newt, which was supposed to have come out in 2011, had too many similarities to a certain parrot movie called Rio so the whole thing went the way...

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How to Propose with a Fortune Cookie

Imnopeas has a great idea for a romantic marriage proposal. She baked an engagement ring inside a fortune cookie with an appropriate message. With a bit of decorating and a plate made for serving fortune cookies, it's a...

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Floor Show at Tim Horton's

[http://youtu.be/R0Fpl67p5qk] (YouTube link)What a treat -to be at your local doughnut shop and suddenly a group of talented elderly men break into song! Recorded in Oakville, Ontario, the group is believed to be The Ent...

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Taking Grumpy Cat Fan Art to the Third Dimension

We've all seen plenty of Tard fan art by now, but this is the first time I've come across any fine art sculptures of the master of grump. I think it's time artists start carving her in marble so hundreds of years from no...

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Propaganda Posters for the Modern Age

It's a pity that these are at all necessary, but artist Ted Slampyak has filled a void with vintage-style propaganda posters for mobile phone use. There are six in all at The Art of Manliness. Someone pointed out that th...

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Dolphin Stampede Overtakes Whale Watching Boat

(YouTube Link)They have come for your fish, and they won't take no for an answer...When you're on the high seas and you encounter a dolphin stampede, the best thing to do is keep calm and try not to look like...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/10/Dolphin-Stampede-Overtakes-Whale-Watching-Boat/

The Only #1 Song Recorded by a Father and Daughter

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website.The #1 song on the very first singles chart published by Billboard magazine was "I'll Never Smi...

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Waste Cooking: A Reality TV Show about Cooking Food Found in Trash Cans

A lot of food in developed nations is simply wasted: cooked, but never eaten. Freeganism, a culinary lifestyle, has developed around it. Freegans dine on discarded food. Now television producers in Austria have developed...

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