Archive for January 28th, 2013

Hello Kitty Sleep Mask

Hello Kitty Sleep MaskCould you really benefit from a cat nap right about now? Let the Hello Kitty Sleep Mask from the NeatoShop help you get your Zzz's. This adorable sleep mask features a plush pink bow and fantastic e...

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Favorite Cars from Science Fiction

This rundown of science fiction vehicles is highly subjective, as the title starts with "My Favorite," but there are some interesting entries. Of course, you'd expect the Delorean from Back to the Future, but I'...

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Dino Ampelosaur Has Super Teeny Tiny Brain

Illustration: O. Sanisidro/CSIC The larger they are, the smaller their brains - that seems to be the motto of the dinosaur Ampelosaur. Using 3D reconstruction of fossilized r...

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Nintendo Pancakes

Yoshis are actually pretty good, but you have to cook them a long time before they're tender. I suggest using a crockpot, but Nathan Shields's pancake versions of him and other classic Nintendo characters also look tasty...

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Eyes on the Stars

[http://youtu.be/okF5UGpivR8] (YouTube link)It's been 27 years, but it seems like yesterday. On January 28, 1986, the space shuttle Challenger exploded just a few seconds after launch. One of the astronauts aboa...

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The Whale Photobomb

Photo via @raubrey and Pharyngula Goats do it. Sloths do it. Ground squirrels do it. And yes, silly humans do it all the time. But how about whales? As t...

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Optical Illusion Knitted TARDIS Scarf

Only when viewed from the right angle does the TARDIS materialize before your eyes. Brilliant Knitwit made a great gift that is a challenge for any knitter not from Gallifrey.Link -via Craftknitting, TARDIS, Doctor Who,...

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Extremely Trivial Police Reports

Extremely Trivial Police Reports is a fairly new blog by an emergency medical worker who combs public information records for trivial but amusing reports. There's also the occasional photograph of recovered stolen goods...

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Galadriel Crown

Galadriel CrownGaladriel is considered by most to fairest of all the Elves. Now you can capture the sophistication of this royal beauty with the Galadriel Crown from the NeatoShop. This silver colored crown features intr...

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Man Got Replacement Candy 60 Years Later

Better late than never! A then 14-year-old Dave Bell bit into his Pearson's Salted Nut Roll and found a twig. Angry and disappointed, Bell sent a letter demanding a replacement candy....

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Dog with a Stick

[http://youtu.be/T_3WQYyy7nA] (YouTube link)This dog fetched himself a big stick, and decided he'd just keep it. But he doesn't quite understand the physics of getting it through a gate. Poor doggie! -via Daily of the Da...

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A Dash of Color

Members of the art collective Dihzahyners painted seventy-three stairs Beruit. After seven hours of work, they produced this beautiful addition to the city's color. As you can see from the gallery, this is typical o...

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The Force is Weird

Haven't you wondered this yourself? I've always chalked it up to George Lucas not realizing in 1977 that he'd actually need to come up with a sequel or two to Star Wars. This Twaggie was illustrated by David Col...

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Doctor Who Perpetual Calendar

Bow ties are cool, but you know what's even better? A Doctor Who perpetual calendar worthy of the Time Lord. Behold The Gallifreyan 7,500 Year Perpetual Calendar and Galactic Star Chart, as il...

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The 10 Tallest People in History

Some people literally stand head and shoulders above the crowed. You'd only have to be a bit over eight feet tall to be one of the tallest people ever, but such stature comes at great cost. First, you suffer from the und...

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If Only They Would Listen to Me!

When I was a sophomore in college, I was brilliant. Perhaps, in my final years, I will be again. Zach Weinersmith of Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal charts epistemic humility over time.LinkZach Weinersmith, Sa...

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Geek Scrabble Tile Necklace

Geek Scrabble Tile NecklaceHave you recently gone geek? Are looking for a way to tell your friends and family about your new geek lifestyle? You need the Geek Scrabble Tile Necklace from the NeatoShop. This subtle and so...

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Tokyoflash Treasure Hunt #23 Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our latest Tokyoflash Treasure Hunt #23 (here's the answer page). Here are the winners of the NeatoShop items:...

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Sea Foam Surprise

[http://youtu.be/AacNNsnZhec] (YouTube link)Flooding on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia, over the weekend left a thick layer of sea foam behind. How thick? Beware of what looks like a "wave" in the foam! Luck...

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Win a Personalized Robot Portrait

Congratulations to our pal Ben Rollman, who has just drawn his 200th Robot Portrait! We've been collaborating with Ben for quite some time now, and you can get your very own Robot Po...

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Middle-Earth Problem Solving Chart

It's all-purpose! If someone's giving you trouble--at home, at work, anywhere--just follow Emil Johansson's handy chart to put them out of your misery.LinkThe Lord of the Rings...

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Happy Days

The following article is from the book Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Tunes Into TV. The landmark sitcom Happy Days (1974-84) was more than just a show about a clean-cut teenager and his cool biker pa...

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Opalized Dinosaur Tooth

Photo: Carl Bento/Australian Museum Surely you've seen fossils in museums, but what about this: opalized dinosaur tooth. Opalized fossils occur when silica settled into cracks in the...

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The Earliest Seal of the President of the United States

When you watch a President of the United States give a formal speech, you'll probably see a plaque bearing the Presidential seal on the podium. This was not always so. In 1850, President Millard Fillmore thought that the...

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Pet Collar Light

Pet Collar Light (sold individually)Want to make sure your pet stays visible in the dark? Get them the Pet Collar Light from the NeatoShop. This bowtie shaped light is perfect for providing additional light when you are...

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The One Where A Friends Fan Opened His Own Central Perk Cafe

Photo: Ng Han Guang Du Xin loves the 90s TV sitcom Friends - he loves it so much that he decided to open his own Central Perk cafe, themed exactly like the one in th...

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Game Theory and Leaving the Toilet Seat Down

Should the toilet seat be left up or down? Which is a more costly choice? Hammad Siddiqi, an enonomist, found the extant scholarly literature on the subject inadequate. In a math-heavy article, he explored additional iss...

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Game of Foam

Winter is coming, and geeks know what that means: actually going out of the house to join a massive live-action role-playing (LARP) game called Bellum Aeternus hosted by the Darkon W...

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