Archive for February 5th, 2013

Grumpy Cat Bento

Did Aleksandra make a delightful meal and a beautiful work of bento? Tard doesn't seem to think so. Poor, bitter cat. Try it once and you'll like it.LinkGrumpy Cat, bento...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/05/Grumpy-Cat-Bento/

People of Timbuktu save Manuscripts from Invaders

The Ahmed Baba Institute of Higher Learning and Islamic Research in Timbuktu, Mali, holds a collection of 30,000 of the world's most precious ancient manuscripts. Or it did until recently. On January 23rd, al-Qaida-linke...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/05/People-of-Timbuktu-save-Manuscripts-from-Invaders/

Animal Shelter is the Unexpected Victim of the Decline of the Newspaper Business

My toilet paper is here! Photo: Shutterstock We all know that the newspaper business is in the toilet, but when the it hits a local animal shelter, you know the situation is really...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/05/Animal-Shelter-is-the-Unexpected-Victim-of-the-Decline-of-the-Newspaper-Business/

Playing Card Plate

Playing Card Plate (sold individually)Valentine's Day is right around the corner. Are you looking to win someones heart? Get your Valentine the Playing Card Plate from the NeatoShop. This decorative glass plate is a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/05/Playing-Card-Plate/

Exhibit: Dr. Seuss's Personal Hat Collection

Which came first: The Cat in The Hat or the hat on the cat? It's not clear, but we do know that Theodor Geisel -- Dr. Seuss -- loved hats. The sillier, the better:He collected hundreds of them, plumed, beribbone...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/05/Exhibit-Dr-Seusss-Personal-Hat-Collection/

Happy Valentine’s Day, I Hate You

Ever heard of a "vinegar valentine"? They are the opposite of sweet, and they were sent, often anonymously, to tell someone off. It could be someone whose behavior you disliked, or just to for an insult. Collector's Week...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/05/Happy-Valentines-Day-I-Hate-You/

Batman and Robin, in the Style of Disney and Pixar's Up

This warms my heart: Batman and Robin art by deviantARTist seniorgoldenspork in the style of Disney's Up. I can just see Russell, er, Robin say "Good after noon. Are you in need of any as...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/05/Batman-and-Robin-in-the-Style-of-Disney-and-Pixars-Up/

Women May Now Legally Wear Pants in Paris

No longer need Parisian women fear being arrested by venturing outside in pants. A law dating back to the French Revolution forbidding them has been repealed: The law required women to ask police for special permission...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/05/Women-May-Now-Legally-Wear-Pants-in-Paris/

Thieves Left with Right Shoes …But Not Left

A shoe shop in Exeter, England had a rack of ladies' shoes and children's snow boots splayed on the sidewalk outside the store. Some time Monday night or Tuesday morning, someone stole the entire rack! They won't be able...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/05/Thieves-Left-with-Right-Shoes-But-Not-Left/

Secret Front Door

[http://youtu.be/2da1DRLuo9o] Where's the front door? It's a secret, as you can see in this clever YouTube clip. Question is, after it's been posted online, is it still a secret? Hit play or go...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/05/Secret-Front-Door/

When IBM Let Married Women Work

It may seem quaint now, but it was common in the 40s and 50s for companies to require their women employees to resign when they marry. The memo above, dated January 10, 1951, put a "tempora...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/05/When-IBM-Let-Married-Women-Work/

Bathroom Guest Book

Bathroom Guest BookAre you looking for a way to make the bathroom experience at your house a little more entertaining? You need the Bathroom Guest Book from the NeatoShop. This beautiful padded hardcover book comes with...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/05/Bathroom-Guest-Book/

Heart of the Atomic Clock

Photo: Andrew Brookes/National Physical Laboratory It doesn't look like much, but you're looking at the heart of the world's most accurate clock. Jacon Aron of New Scientist explains:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/05/Heart-of-the-Atomic-Clock/

Geeky Etsy Valentines

Oh, isn't that romantic! A great math pickup line made into a valentine. This one is for sale from the Etsy shop Inspiration Move Me Brightly. Geeks Are Sexy has a lot more in a roundup of geeky valentines gleaned from v...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/05/Geeky-Etsy-Valentines/

Simply Orange is Anything But Simple

Image: Jeremyville Actually, it's quite complex. You see, Simply Orange, which is made by Coca-Cola, is a highly industrial product engineered according to a complex algorithm called...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/05/Simply-Orange-is-Anything-But-Simple/

Favorite Memes

[http://youtu.be/UGSLkL-TqOk] (YouTube link)Journey's 1983 song "Faithfully" gets a lyrical update for the internet age. Funny, but a bit disturbing if you start to think… is this what I'm turning into? I hope not...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/05/Favorite-Memes/

The Hamburglar

The Hamburglar was a classy guy, all right ...in his own way! This Twaggie was illustrated by Josh at Formal Sweatpants from a Tweet by @RorynotRoy. Check out all the new illustrated Tweets at Twaggies! LinkTwitter, Twee...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/05/The-Hamburglar/

Google's Stunning New Offices in Tel Aviv

Google's new office complex in Tel Aviv is beautiful. Camenzind Evolution designed its eight floors to include gyms, restaurants, relaxation areas and many different settings for work. I'm especially fond of the surfboar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/05/Googles-Stunning-New-Offices-in-Tel-Aviv/

Gorgeous Moleskine Illustrations by Mattias Adolfsson

We've featured the gorgeous Moleskine illustrations of Mattias Adolfsson before on Neatorama, but the Swedish artist has got some new ones and we can't resist! Man, they are gorgeous...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/05/Gorgeous-Moleskine-Illustrations-by-Mattias-Adolfsson/

XOXO

XOXO Sticky NotesValentine's Day is coming. Are you looking for a fun way to share your love? You need the XOXO Sticky Notes from the NeatoShop. It is the perfect way to discreetly give someone lots and lots of hugs and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/05/XOXO/

The Gentle Art of Political Taxidermy: Charles Waterton, Squire of Walton Hall

The following is an article from The Annals of Imrpobable research.by Sally Shelton, Collections Officer, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution"In a word, you must possess Promet...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/05/The-Gentle-Art-of-Political-Taxidermy-Charles-Waterton-Squire-of-Walton-Hall/

Boot Birdhouse

Are birds waking you up in the morning? Give them the boot. Just screw it into a tree and let mama bird do the rest.Link -via Unconsumptionbirdhouses, boots, uncycling...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/05/Boot-Birdhouse/

Hot Sauce Love

Hava (@realbridges) describes this chart as "A testament to my complicated love affair with spicy condiments." Any hot sauce lover can relate! It's much easier to read full-size at Twitpic. Linkhot sauce, condiments, foo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/05/Hot-Sauce-Love/

Baseball Recovered from a Civil War Battlefield

From April 6-7, 1862, Americans slaughtered one another near a small log church in Tennessee called Shiloh. The nation suffered more casualties those two days than in all previous wars combined. It was a horrible shock t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/05/Baseball-Recovered-from-a-Civil-War-Battlefield/

Feed Me

[http://youtu.be/Te4wx4jtiEA] (YouTube link)Simon Tofield takes altogether too long to feed his cat in the latest Simon's Cat cartoon. -via Laughing SquidSimon Tofield, Simons Cat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/05/Feed-Me/

South Korean Boot Camp Toughens Kids Up

Photo: China News No sissy kids here, ma'am! South Korean Army is offering a boot camp vacation for civilians that's designed to make soft kids into tough ones: The kids are pu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/05/South-Korean-Boot-Camps-Toughen-Kids-Up/

Valentine's Day T-Shirts

Love Machine T-Shirt by Thomas Fuchs Valentine's Day is coming up soon, so how about something different than just flowers this year? How about some nifty Valentine's Day themed T-shi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/05/Valentines-Day-T-Shirts/




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