Archive for January 25th, 2013

Immovable Object vs. Unstoppable Force

[http://youtu.be/9eKc5kgPVrA] (YouTube link)What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immoveable object? The question is way older than the internet, but it is theoretical. If it were in a movie promo, it means tha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/25/Immovable-Object-vs-Unstoppable-Force/

Haunted House Discount is No More in Hong Kong

You know when you're in a housing bubble in Hong Kong? When haunted houses no longer sell at a discount, as Te-Ping Chen and Jeffrey Ng explain in this Wall Street Journal article:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/25/Haunted-House-Discount-is-No-More-in-Hong-Kong/

11-Year Old Boy Fakes Being Kidnapped to Avoid Parent-Teacher Conference

A boy in Spain was dreading a planned parent-teacher conference. He had not done well in school, so he anticipated a bad outcome to the meeting. Fortunately, he came up with a brilliant solution:Early on Monday afternoon...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/25/11-Year-Old-Boy-Fakes-Kidnapping-to-Avoid-Parent-Teacher-Conference/

Nose Jobs

Pssst! Wanna see a picture of Steve Jobs wearing Groucho glasses? John Brownlee was surprised to find the picture hanging at a restaurant.That was when I found it. The best photograph of Steve Jobs I had ever seen. It sh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/25/Nose-Jobs/

Apron With Cooking Guides

Apron Cooking GuidesDo you love to cook, but could still benefit from a little help around the kitchen? You need the Apron Cooking Guides from the NeatoShop. This fantastic natural fiber apron is printed with cooking gui...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/25/Apron-With-Cooking-Guides/

The 10 Strangest Fire Trucks Ever Built

Why did this fire truck need such big tires? Because it was in Antarctica. In 1974, this fire truck serviced McMurdo Station. It's one of ten of the oddest fire trucks ever built, including one built from a Rolls Royce,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/25/The-10-Strangest-Fire-Trucks-Ever-Built/

Getting Up on the Wrong Side of the Bed Saved a Utah Woman's Life

Photo: Trevor Christiansen/The Spectrum & Daily News Getting up on the wrong side of the bed usually means a bad thing for most people, but not to Wanda Lee Denhalter of St. George, Utah. I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/25/Getting-Up-on-the-Wrong-Side-of-the-Bed-Saved-a-Utah-Womans-Life/

Scottie Pinwheel

[http://youtu.be/vDa0z0gEvI4] (YouTube link)Six Scottie puppies named Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Nigel, and Annalise get their goats milk in one circular dish. And this happens every time! A pup-etual motion machine? No,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/25/Scottie-Pinwheel/

During Your Lifetime, You'll Spend about 43 Days on Hold

Please remain on the line. Your call is important to us.Annoyed yet?That's just a fraction of the 43 days the average person will spend on hold with automated customer service in one lifetime, according to a su...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/25/During-Your-Lifetime-Youll-Spend-about-43-Days-on-Hold/

Clergy on the Catwalk

Just because they're part of a 2,000-year-old institution, it doesn't mean that clergymen and clergywomen can't be fashionable! In this video clip over at The Telegraph, five vicars strutted t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/25/Clergy-on-the-Catwalk/

Cirrus

[http://youtu.be/WF34N4gJAKE] (YouTube link)Enjoy a collage of 1950s clips celebrating consumerism. This music video for "Cirrus" by Bonobo is animated by (you guessed it) Cyriak Harris. -via b3ta music video, Cyriak, Bo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/25/Cirrus/

Astronaut Food through the Ages

NASA's Advanced Food Technology Project is tasked with feeding astronauts. It has come a long way from crackers and squeezable tubes. At the link, you can read about the team's culinary development process and see photos...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/25/Astronaut-Food-through-the-Ages/

Marvin the Martian Spaceship Cookie Jar

Marvin the Martian Spaceship Cookie Jar (front and side shown)Do you see it? Valentine's Day is right there in the distance and quickly approaching your orbit. Now is the time to embark on a mission to find an Earth shat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/25/Marvin-the-Martian-Spaceship-Cookie-Jar/

Man Came to Rob a Pizza Joint, Left with Pizza and Tears

This story underscores two things: the economic times we live in and the power of pizza. When a man wearing a black hoodie and a red bandana covering his face entered a Papa John's Pi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/25/Man-Came-to-Rob-a-Pizza-Joint-Left-with-Pizza-and-Tears/

Teddy Bear Art Inspires Film

Neatorama featured this picture entitled Sweet Halloween Dreams a little over a year ago. The inspiring artwork by Alex Panagopoulos (DeviantART member begemott) is now getting its due, by being made into a Dwayne Johnso...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/25/Teddy-Bear-Art-Inspires-Film/

How to Peel an Orange into a Wristwatch

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXdrcYhsCbI](Video Link)I've eaten so many oranges during my life. Now I feel like I wasted them all. Who knew such a crafting feat was possible? Follow the apparently simple instructions...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/25/How-to-Peel-an-Orange-into-a-Wristwatch/

Man Urges New Zealand to Kill All Cats

Everybody loves cats, right? Well, not New Zealand economist Gareth Morgan. He's arging that "little ball of fluff you own is a natural born killer" and that the only way to save t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/25/Man-Urges-New-Zealand-to-Kill-All-Cats/

The Periodic Table of Twitter

Chemist Stuart Cantrill writes:So, you’re a chemist and you’ve finally decided to find out what all the fuss is about with this thing called Twitter. You decide to sign up, but, for whatever reason, you don&r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/25/The-Periodic-Table-of-Twitter/

True Facts About The Tarsier

[http://youtu.be/6Jz0JcQYtqo] (YouTube link)Ze Frank is back with another of his "True Facts" videos, this one about the tarsier, which I have apparently been mispronouncing. As in previous videos in the series, the fact...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/25/True-Facts-About-The-Tarsier/

What is this Art Installation by Blue and Joy Made of?

This art installation titled "Superficial Essence of a Deep Appearance" by Fabio La Fauci and Daniele Sigalot of Blue and Joy looks like a colorful field of carpet, but tak...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/25/What-is-this-Art-Installation-by-Blue-and-Joy-Made-of/

Lab Flask Shot Glass

Lab Flask Shot GlassValentine's Day is right around the corner. Are you looking for the perfect shot glass to hold your love potion? You need the Lab Flask Shot Glass from the NeatoShop. This great little glass is capabl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/25/Lab-Flask-Shot-Glass/

10 Jobs You Didn't Hear About On Career Day

Back when we were in preschool, there were only a handful of sensible options for the career-minded 4-year-old: doctor, plumber, fireman and astronaut. Clearly, had we heard about "sin-eating" or any of these othe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/25/10-Jobs-You-Didnt-Hear-About-On-Career-Day/

16th Century Cat Bomb

Long before the days of Anti-Tank Dogs and Bat Bombs, military geniuses of yore thought up of a way to drop bombs to the enemy: with rocket birds and cat bombs. What could possibly g...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/25/16th-Century-Cat-Bomb/

The Deadly History of Persia’s Ancient Assassins

The word assassin comes from an old order of warriors who did a lot more than assassinate their enemies -although they did plenty of that, too.  In the year 1090, a charismatic man by the name of Hasan-i Sabbah used...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/25/The-Deadly-History-of-Persias-Ancient-Assassins/

When Railroad Engineers Drag Race, Everyone Loses

The caption for this photo in William Middleton's The Interurban Era reads:Two Fonda, Johnstown, & Gloversville cars suffered embarrassment after unsuccessfully contesting track space in the Gloversville (N....

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/25/When-Railroad-Engineers-Drag-Race-Everyone-Loses/

Japan Finance Minister Taro Aso to Old People: "Hurry Up And Die"

Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso has an advice for elderly people of Japan. It can be summed up in four blunt words: "hurry up and die." Taro Aso, the finance minister, sa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/25/Japan-Finance-Minister-Taro-Aso-to-Old-People-Hurry-Up-And-Die/

Daily Contaminations

Electronic bugs are invading your home! Don't worry -you aren't being monitored and you don't have to call an exterminator. These bugs are from a series called "Daily Contaminations" from sculptor/photographer Luca di Fi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/25/Daily-Contaminations/
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