Archive for February 14th, 2013

Hanging With Smart Friends Can Raise Your Kid's GPA

Is the secret to improving your kids' grade be as simple as who they're friends with? Maybe so, according to a new study by high school students Deanna Blanksy and friends:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/14/Hanging-With-Smart-Friends-Can-Raise-Your-Kids-GPA/

Doctor Who Lenticular Animated Chess Set

Doctor Who Lenticular Animated Chess SetAttention Doctor who fans! Are you looking for a way to pass the time when you are forced to do something besides watching your favorite television show? You need Doctor Who Lentic...

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Upcycled Whiskey Barrel Train

What do you do when your kids have finished their barrel of whiskey? When mine do, I'll follow the example of Dominic McAlwane. His toy train is made entirely of reclaimed wood, including a barrel of stotch that has sadl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/14/Upcycled-Whiskey-Barrel-Train/

Love Letters From The Sky

[http://youtu.be/u21MfMKDkGU] (YouTube link)Last Saturday, hundreds of people in San Francisco took part in a romantic geocaching event. One hundred love letters were attached to balloons, bottles, and other objects and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/14/Love-Letters-From-The-Sky/

Scientists Create Crash-Proof Computer Using Chaos and Randomness

Computer crashes may soon be a thing of the past, thanks to new research by University College London computer scientists Peter Bentley and Christos Sakellariou. They've created a crash-proo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/14/Scientists-Create-Crash-Proof-Computer-Using-Chaos-and-Randomness/

A Princess Bride-Themed Wedding

Mawwiage. Mawwiiage is what brings us together today. Mawwiage--that blessed event. That dream within a dream. Nicole and David wanted to be wed as Buttercup and Westley from The Princess Bride. Well, as you wis...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/14/A-Princess-Bride-Themed-Wedding/

Grumpy Cat Cookies

"I had a cookie once. It was awful."Would you like a little grumpiness with your cookies? I can't find out who made these grumpy cat cookies, even though the picture is posted without information in websites of several n...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/14/Grumpy-Cat-Cookies/

Heart Bike Route

You've probably seen the Verizon ad of a guy riding his bike in San Francisco along a route that looks like a big heart. The guy was actually real and he did actually ride his bike a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/14/Bicycle-Heart-Route/

Stuck at 125mph for an Hour

In a real-life version of the movie Speed, Frank Lecerf was forced to drive at top speed when his Renault Laguna, which was adapted for disabled drivers, went out of control. While running an errand in his home...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/14/Stuck-at-125mph-for-an-Hour/

Shamrock Socks

Shamrock SocksSt. Patrick's Day is coming. Keep your very lucky gams warm and festive in the Shamrock socks from the NeatoShop. This great pair of over-the-knee socks features green and white strikes and shamrocks.  ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/14/Shamrock-Socks/

Carrot Eye Chart

Your mom probably told you that eating carrots would improve your vision. That turned out to be a clever lie instigated by the British during World War II to cover up their new radar system that helpe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/14/Carrot-Eye-Chart/

Baby Pictures for a 13-year-old Son

Kelli Higgins and her husband have eight children, including 13-year-old Latrell and his younger sister, who were adopted from foster care at age 10 and 5.The family was sitting around the dinner table last month, when H...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/14/Baby-Pictures-for-a-13-year-old-Son/

The Saint Behind Valentine's Day

Photo: Mike Coats/Flickr Put down that Valentine's Day chocolate and take a minute to find out more about the Saint behind the day. You do know that Valentine's Day is named...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/14/The-Saint-Behind-Valentines-Day/

True Love Collides

Spencer of Hey Monster reminds us that you can't just steer away from passion. Ice and steel were made for each other. Full speed ahead.Link -via PLeated JeansHey Monster, Titanic, icebergs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/14/True-Love-Collides/

Anti-Valentine's Day Cards

Happy Singles Awareness Day, Forever Aloners! To help you celebrate, here are some Anti-Valentine's Day Cards! Someecards has got some of the funniest ones: More from...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/14/Anti-Valentines-Day-Cards/

Flubbed Headlines

These are 100% honest-to-goodness headlines. Can you figure out what the writers were trying to say?Man Eating Piranha Mistakenly Sold as Pet FishNuns Forgive Break-in, Assault SuspectMan with One Arm Cheats on...

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The Man Who Rehearsed His Own Funeral

Look around you. Do you trust these idiots to handle your funeral properly? Neither did Jim Gernhart. In 1951, this Colorado farmer planned his own funeral in detail and conducted a full dress reheasal so people would kn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/14/The-Man-Who-Rehearsed-His-Own-Funeral/

Batman USB Speaker

Batman USB Speaker Holy horseshoes! Batman has been turned into a speaker. Now Batman friends and foes can own the Batman USB Speaker from the NeatoShop. This great portable audio speaker is USB powered and comes wi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/14/Batman-USB-Speaker/

What Is Love?

[http://youtu.be/GH5n9lVZcM4] (YouTube link)This video answers its own question as we meet Bill and Glad, who have been married fifty years. Bill considers it a privilege to care for his wife, because he loves her. It's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/14/What-Is-Love/

The Pinocchio Frog

Okay, he may have been fibbing. Just a bit. But only a little white lie. What's the worst that could happen to the Pinocchio frog? Paul Oliver of the University of Adelaide discovered our deceptive friend i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/14/The-Pinocchio-Frog/

What is It? game 264

It's time for the latest edition of our collaboration with the always amusing What Is It? Blog. Can you guess what this thing is? Or can you make up something silly?Place your guess in the comment section below. On...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/14/What-is-It-game-264/

Overly Attached Girlfriend Insists on Being Your Valentine

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDWJn3IwiaM](Video Link)Laina, the Internet's Overly Attached Girlfriend, will be your valentine this year. No, she's not asking you. She's telling you.-via Blame It on the VoicesValentine...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/14/Overly-Attached-Girlfriend-Insists-on-Being-Your-Valentine/

7 Less-than-Romantic Valentine's Day Promotions

Hey, we should be used to businesses capitalizing on holidays even if the link is less than obvious. Or discernible at all. But how romantic can having a cockroach named in your honor possibly be? Maybe just a little mor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/14/7-Less-than-Romantic-Valentines-Day-Promotions/

Artist Paints with Human Ashes

Sergio Portillo, an artist in Florence, Alabama, first began composing memorial paintings using the ashes of deceased pets. Then people approached him with cremated human remains:On his painter’s pallet, Portillo a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/14/Artist-Paints-with-Human-Ashes/

8 Great Valentine's Day Gifts for Your Favorite Geek

A Valentine's Day gift means more when it's not only romantic, but acknowledges your sweetheart's interests or passions. There are plenty of geeky gifts for fans in this list, including these Red Supreme Valentine's Dale...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/14/8-Great-Valentines-Day-Gifts-for-Your-Favorite-Geek/

Leprechaun Bottle Cover

Leprechaun Bottle CoverSt. Patrick's Day is coming. Are you looking for a fun way to dress up your lackluster bottle of wine? Get your spirit into the holiday spirit with the Leprechaun Bottle Cover from the NeatoShop. T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/14/Leprechaun-Bottle-Cover/

DSLR Paparazzi Lamp

Do you want to feel like a celebrity? Sandra Díaz has just the lamp for you. Her wooden DSLR Paparazzi Lamp is always watching you, waiting for you to do something embarrassing.Link -via Contemporistlamps, Sandra...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/14/DSLR-Paparazzi-Lamp/

Nano-Cupid

Image: Lawrence Barrett/BYU Need to find love by Valentine's Day? If Nano-Cupid can't help, well, don't blame him - he's really teeny tiny! The cupid above was made from nanotubes by...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/14/Nano-Cupid/

Funny Science T-Shirts

Brainier Than The Average Bear Profess your love of science with Science T-Shirts from the NeatoShop. It's scientifically proven that these shirts will make you sexier to the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/14/Funny-Science-T-Shirts-2/




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