Archive for February 1st, 2013

Did FDR Really Have Polio?

Medical diagnoses from history usually reflect the best medical science could do at that time, but sometimes are found to be incorrect in light of later discoveries. Could that have been the case with President Franklin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/01/Did-FDR-Really-Have-Polio/

The Spy Novelist Who Knows Too Much

You've heard the phrase "truth is stranger than fiction," but in case of spy novels by French novelist Gérard de Villiers, his fiction is often a vehicle for real s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/01/The-Spy-Novelist-Who-Knows-Too-Much/

Horse Plays a Flute

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MlCrRt6z_Y](Video Link)Share the gift of music with your horse. Just alternate the recorder between your mouth and the horse's nostril. This video shows one man helping his horse play "Tw...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/01/Horse-Plays-a-Flute/

Totoro with Seed Pouch 27 inch Plush

Totoro with Seed Pouch 27 inch PlushAttention Totoro fans! Valentine's Day is right around the corner. Are you looking for the perfect companion to cuddle up with on the cold winter nights? You need the Totoro with Seed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/01/Totoro-with-Seed-Pouch-27-inch-Plush/

R2D2 Heels

These are the droids, er, shoes you're looking for! They aren't for sale, but you can make your own.The wide heel of these shoes was removed and replaced with a steel bolt to provide strength and support, but at...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/01/R2D2-Heels/

Daydreamer Desk

Yawn! Is it time for your daily mid-afternoon office nap? Nick DeMarco has got your back. Or, technically, your front with this comfy Daydreamer Desk....

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/01/Daydreamer-Desk/

Nutella and Banana Stuffed French Toast

Little B writes:The first bite got a "Mmmmm", then the second bite got "Oh my god, this is amazing!"I can believe it! This looks like a great idea for a breakfast treat. You can find the recipe at the link.Link -via Tast...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/01/Nutella-and-Banana-Stuffed-French-Toast/

William Shatner is Answering Questions on Reddit Right Now

Get over to /r/startrek immediately because The Shatner himself is there. He's thinking about doing a formal AMA (ask me anything). Go give him some encouragement.LinkWilliam Shatner, reddit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/01/William-Shatner-is-on-Reddit-Right-Now/

The Clydesdale

[http://youtu.be/uiJqzdOr4Ok] (YouTube link)Budweiser's ad for the 2013 Super Bowl is cute and sweet and has nice music and may make you cry. And yes, it's a beer ad.  -via Tastefully OffensiveBudweiser, Clydesdales...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/01/The-Clydesdale/

Who's Flying the Plane?

No one, apparently. When pilot for Dutch airline Transavia returned from the bathroom, he realized that he was locked out of the Boeing 737 cockpit, with the first officer inside asleep!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/01/Whos-Flying-the-Plane/

Planetary Study Guide

A 6th grade teacher handed out this study guide to her students. Redditor Dixichick13 corresponded with the teacher and determined that it was not a true or false quiz or a "find the incorrect statements" quiz. The teach...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/01/Planetary-Study-Guide/

Shark Salt & Pepper Shakers

Shark Salt & Pepper Shakers Are you looking for a fin way to spice up your kitchen table? You need the Shark Salt & Pepper Shakers from the NeatoShop. This fierce set is a great way to take a bite out of bla...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/01/Shark-Salt-Pepper-Shakers/

Doritos To Make Taco Bell Flavored Chips

So. It has come full circle. First, Taco Bell launched the Doritos Locos Tacos, a taco with shell made from Doritos chips. Now, Doritos is making chips that tastes like the Taco Bell...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/01/Doritos-Chip-Inspired-by-Taco-Bell-Doritos-Locos-Tacos-Which-Itself-Was-Inspired-by-Doritos-Chip/

Hollow Chair

Judson Beaumont's clever chair design offers accessible storage and display space:It was constructed from 618 individually cut pieces of Baltic Birch plywood, and upholstered in vinyl. The pieces were designed on a compu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/01/Hollow-Chair/

How Does an Owl Rotate Its Neck Almost Full Circle?

Hoo wants to know? Owl tell ya! A study published in the Science journal found that blood vessels at the base of owls' heads are able to balloon outwards when blood flow...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/01/How-Does-an-Owl-Rotate-Its-Neck-Almost-Full-Circle/

Up Helly Aa

[http://youtu.be/E2Z-ku69PO4] (YouTube link)The festival known as Up Helly Aa happens in Lerwick, Shetland, Scotland, on the last Tuesday in January, which was the 29th this year. The celebration is led by the elected Gu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/01/Up-Helly-Aa/

Aakash Nihalani's Fractured World

Aakash Nihalani makes wonderful optical illusions in public spaces with just masking tape. Now he's doing the same with animated .gifs. You can view three more at the link.Link | Artist's WebsiteAakash Nihalani, ani...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/01/Aakash-Nihalanis-Fractured-World/

The Wacky World of Chinese Bootleg Movies

Funny, I saw all the Star Wars films and I don't recall Arnold Schwarzenegger being in any of them! This is a pirated copy manufactured in China, where accuracy takes a backseat to fast volume production. They m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/01/The-Wacky-World-of-Chinese-Bootleg-Movies/

Shark Sushi Plate

Aviceramics's shark sushi plate looks cute, but use it with care. Watch your fingers while dipping pieces in the soy sauce cup.Linksushi, pottery, plates, sharks...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/01/Shark-Sushi-Plate/

Sea Monkeys Big Show Projector

Sea Monkeys Big Show ProjectorIf you give a sea monkey a big show theater he won't ask you for some popcorn. These sort of brine shrimp don't eat popcorn and they also can't talk. They will, however, swim for you and you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/01/Sea-Monkeys-Big-Show-Projector/

Four Volcanos Erupting in Kamchatka

A simultaneous eruption of four volcanoes is taking place on the Russian peninsula of Kamchatka. Despite the fact that all four are within 110 miles of each other, geologists believe that the volcanoes do not sh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/01/Four-Volcanos-Erupting-in-Kamchatka/

Alice in Wonderland Wedding Cake

Go down the rabbit hole! You don't know what adventures marriage may bring you. Mike's Amazing Cakes assembled this beautiful wedding cake.Link | Baker's Websitecakes, wedding cakes, Alice in Wonderland...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/01/Alice-in-Wonderland-Wedding-Cake/

Mothers Superior: Not Your Everyday Nuns

Badass nuns who rode into battle, fought the Klan, and kissed Elvis? These aren't the ladies from Sunday School.BATTLE HYMN OF THE WARRIOR NUN: Ani Pachen (1933-2002)At the age of 17, Pachen Dol...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/01/Mothers-Superior-Not-Your-Everday-Nuns/

Barbie-Themed Cafe Opens in Taipei

When you need to feel like a pretty princess, head on down to the Barbie Cafe in Taipei:On Wednesday, Barbie Cafe in Taiwan opened its doors to fans of the iconic doll. Inside, the sofas are hot pink,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/01/Barbie-Themed-Cafe-Opens-in-Taipei/

Old Friends Farm

[http://youtu.be/rAOv7HQzkKo] (YouTube link)Every year, around 38,000 Thoroughbred horses are born. Three years later, one of them wins the Kentucky Derby. The rest, well, some race and some win races, which makes them v...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/01/Old-Friends-Farm/

The Baffling Economics of Thomas the Tank Engine

On the island of Sodor in the Irish Sea, sentient locomotives carry passengers and cargo everywhere. Alex Knapp of Forbes watches a lot of the children's television show Thomas & Friends and ha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/01/The-Baffling-Economics-of-Thomas-and-Friends/

Book Tent

Curl up with a good book and enjoy the ... outdoors with this cleverly printed Fully Booked tent by Jack Maxwell. Link - via If It's Hip It's Herebook, tent, FieldCand...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/01/Book-Tent/

Love Ya To Death Bean Bag

Love Ya To Death Bean Bag (sold individually)Valentine's Day is almost here. Are you looking for a fun way to express your undying love? You need the Love Ya To Death Bean Bag from the NeatoShop. This adorable Mexican Su...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/01/Love-Ya-To-Death-Bean-Bag/

Game of Thrones Valentines

Artist Chris Bishop designed this marvelous set of valentines based on the characters from the HBO series Game of Thrones. It's available as a giclée print on 100% cotton rag archival paper in two sizes....

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/01/Game-of-Thrones-Valentines/




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