Archive for February 13th, 2013

Smart Floor

[http://youtu.be/9o7r3FVYvoI] What if screens are all around us, sensing our every move? Hasso Platner Institute and Microsoft Research answered that question with this cool yet creepy "sm...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/13/Smart-Floor/

Star Wars Toilet

You've never heard of the Porcelain Falcon? It's the ship that made the sewer run in less than twelve gallons!-via Technabob | Photo: unknownStar Wars, toilets...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/13/Star-Wars-Toilet/

Cops Chase Doughnut Truck

A Krispy Kreme delivery truck stopped at the Quick Shop on Dacula Road in Gwinnet County, Georgia. While the driver was inside unloading doughnuts, security camera footage shows how another man, later identified as James...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/13/Cops-Chase-Doughnut-Truck/

Puritan Valentine's Day Cards

Do you have the haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy? Alex Z. Rogers has some appropriately subdued Valentines for you to share. Read all of them at the link, distribute them, then take a cold shower.Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/13/Puritan-Valentines-Day-Cards/

Cool Jewels Ice Tray

Cool Jewels Ice TrayValentine's Day is almost here. Has your Valentine hinted that they would really love some ice? Surprise them the Cool Jewels Ice Tray from the NeatoShop. This delciously fun ice tray makes 6 dazzling...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/13/Cool-Jewels-Ice-Tray/

Death by Coca Cola

Drinking too much soda is bad for you, but can cola actually kill you? Apparently so. A 31-year-old New Zealand woman died following a cardiac arrhythmia which the coroner blamed on her 2.2...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/13/Death-by-Coca-Cola/

A Good Day to Die Hard in Claymation

[http://youtu.be/xlK99b8OQU4] (YouTube link)In Lee Hardcastle's claymation trailer for the new Die Hard film, John McClay blows up Russia and everything else. (via The Browser)Lee Hardcastle, Die Hard, claymatio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/13/A-Good-Day-to-Die-Hard-in-Claymation/

Square Egg

Well, there is an upside to genetically modified food. British designer Dominic Wilcox envisioned one such enhancement (though could you imagine the poor chicken that has to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/13/Square-Egg/

Julia Pastrana Buried 153 Years After Her Death

Julia Pastrana, once known as "the ugliest woman in the world," was born in 1834 with hypertrichosis terminalis, meaning her entire body was covered with hair several inches long. She also had a deformed mouth with huge...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/13/Julia-Pastrana-Buried-153-Years-After-Her-Death/

One-Man Bank

Photo: Lisi Niesner/Reuters Hate big and impersonal banks? Residents of Gammesfeld, Germany, don't have that problem. They have the polar opposite of Big Banks: the town's Raiffeisen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/13/One-Man-Bank/

Explaining Steroids to an Alien

When you explain complicated concepts to an extraterrestrial, or a time-traveler, or a child with no frame of reference, you must boil the idea down to its simplest elements. But sometimes doing that reveals that the con...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/13/Explaining-Steroids-to-an-Alien/

Robotic Harassment Causes Depression in Rats

Photo: Takanishi Lab/Waseda University Well, you'd be depressed too if you have a robot chasing after you. To create depression in rodents, scientists at the Waseda University...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/13/Robotic-Harassment-Causes-Depression-in-Rats/

LEGO Head Drinking Bottle

LEGO Head Drinking Bottle (sold individually)Are you looking for a fun way to encourage your kids to drink more water? Get your favorite LEGO fanatic the LEGO Head Drinking Bottle from the NeatoShop. This adorable reusab...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/13/LEGO-Head-Drinking-Bottle/

An Honest Trailer for The Notebook

[http://youtu.be/6Gv-AMiofEI] (YouTube link)If you're thinking of watching a romantic film for Valentine's Day, tell your significant other that The Notebook was completely rented out and the only thing availabl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/13/An-Honest-Trailer-for-The-Notebook/

Sea Slugs Have Disposable Penis

Add this to the huge list of strangest animal mating habits we've posted on Neatorama a while back: the hermaphrodite Chromodoris reticulata sea slug has a disposable penis that snaps...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/13/Sea-Slugs-Have-Disposable-Penis/

Ol' Jay's Brainteasers

BRI members enjoy trying to stump us with brainteasers and riddles. Now we try to stump you back. 1. One morning while she was eating breakfast, Laura's diamond ring slipped off her finger and fell into a full c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/13/Ol-Jays-Brainteasers/

The Appendix Evolved More Than 30 Times

The appendix, the worm-shaped tube attached to the colon, has long been thought of as useless (joke is that the function of the appendix is to get appendicitis, which ensures the continual e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/13/The-Appendix-Evolved-More-Than-30-Times/

Vietnam - Looking Into the Past

Photographer Khánh Hmoong took historical pictures of Vietnam in the 20th-century and matched themup with the same locations in the 21st century. In many photos, the landscape remains the same, although the world...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/13/Vietnam-Looking-Into-the-Past/

Hand-Knitted Sweater for a Giraffe

Knitting a sweater and giving it to a friend or family member is a traditional expression of affection. Mai Yamashita and Naoto Kobayashi knitted this enormous one to fit a full grown giraffe in a zoo. Still, "they knew...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/13/Hand-Knitted-Sweater-for-a-Giraffe/

The Actors Who've Portrayed Lincoln

President Abraham Lincoln will always be a popular character in movies: historically significant, larger than life, and the kind of man others aspire to be. He rose from poverty to become president, and his life story ha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/13/The-Actors-Whove-Portrayed-Lincoln/

Bunny Cupcake Decorating Kit

Bunny Cupcake Decorating KitDo you long to make fanciful baked creations in your kitchen, but fear you lack the skill or talent? Cheat with the Bunny Cupcake Decorating Kit from the NeatoShop. This delciously easy decora...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/13/Bunny-Cupcake-Decorating-Kit/

Breaking Bad Teddy Bear Cake

While nursing a hangover, redditor hollyicing made this cake resembling the burned teddy bear that fell into Walter White's swimming pool:It's a variation of a madeira cake that's lemon and passion fruit flavour with pas...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/13/Breaking-Bad-Teddy-Bear-Cake/

Script an Astronomer, Then Reach for the Stars

The following is an article from The Annals of Improbable research.Eric Schulman National Radio Astronomy Observatory Charlottes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/13/Script-an-Astronomer-iTheni-Reach-for-the-Stars/

Portrait of Abraham Lincoln Rusted onto the Hood of a '75 Lincoln Continental

The hood on a Lincoln Continental, that great land yacht of the 70s, offers a lot of room to work on. Milwaukee Modern took one and ground out an image of the Rail Splitter. Link -via InhabitatMilwaukee Modern, Abra...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/13/Portrait-of-Abraham-Lincoln-Rusted-into-the-Surface-of-the-Hood-from-a-75-Lincoln-Continental/

Ice Cylinders

[http://youtu.be/lUR6QzwleP8] (YouTube link)This is what happens when you neglect to bring in the garden hose, or at least drain it, before a freezing cold night. I know a couple of fast-food outlets that serve ice shape...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/13/Ice-Cylinders/

Retro Weird: Librarians' Workout Video from 1987

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_k8BKX2eQ0Q](Video Link)YouTube member deneui made this bizarrely fascinating video in 1987 while attending Arizona State University. While snapping a riding crop for encouragement, librar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/13/Retro-Weird-Librarians-Workout-Video-from-1987/

Giant Melting Popsicle

Ask any kid: nothing says impermanence like a melting popsicle. Argentinian artist Luciana Rondolini's Calamidad cósmica uses giant melting popsicles to remind us that time is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/13/Giant-Melting-Popsicle/

How Likely Are You to Hit a Deer While Driving?

Hitting a deer on the road can be terrible. Your car can suffer terrible damage and there's a real risk of losing control and crashing. And, from the deer's point of view, it's also a decidedly unpleasant occurence.How l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/13/How-Likely-Are-You-to-Hit-a-Deer-While-Driving/
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