Archive for February 19th, 2013

Dry Ice Bubble

[http://youtu.be/8tHOVVgGkpk] (YouTube link)Instead of blowing a bubble yourself, maybe the reaction of dry ice in water can blow it up for you! I'm not sure what I expected to happen here, but what happened was awfully...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/19/Dry-Ice-Bubble/

Retired LEGO Mold

After producing one hundred twenty million bricks, this LEGO mold was given a lifetime pension. And after making such a great contribution to our childhoods (and, er, adulthoods), wouldn't you say it's earned it?Link -vi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/19/Retired-LEGO-Mold/

Nanocapsule is an Instant Hangover Cure

While we wait for real life synthehol to be created, scientists have come up with a hangover cure that works in an instant: Researchers have reduced blood alcohol levels in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/19/Nanocapsule-is-an-Instant-Anti-Hangover-Cure/

Tracing the Origins of Leia's Hair Buns

Where did Princess Leia's dual-mounted hair buns come from? George Lucas wrote:In the 1977 film, I was working very hard to create something different that wasn’t fashion, so I went with a kind of Southwestern Panc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/19/Tracing-the-Origins-of-Leias-Hair-Buns/

Cookie Monster Ice Cube Tray

Cookie Monster Ice Cube TraySometimes me think what is drink without ice. Drink without ice is just warm drink. Who likes warm drink? Me think Cookie Monster ice cubes are the tastiest. COOKIE! UMMM-NUM-NUM-NUM!! Be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/19/Cookie-Monster-Ice-Cube-Tray/

Kabul in the 1960s

In 1967, Dr. William Podlich and his family went to Afghanistan for two years while he taught at a teacher's college in Kabul. He took plenty of photographs during his stay, which show Aghanistan as a fairly progressive...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/19/Kabul-in-the-1960s/

Chicken and Waffles on a Stick

It's soul food made portable! Instructables member Imnopeas, inventor of the deep fried peanut butter and jelly vodka shot cupcake, began by skewering fried chicken. Then she battered the chicken sticks and placed them i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/19/Chicken-and-Waffles-on-a-Stick/

Reborn Baby Doll: Silicone Bundle of Joy

Photo: Rebecca Martinez The photo above, taken by photographer Rebecca Martinez, is of a baby shower in St. Louis, with games and gifts you'd typically find in such gathering, with on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/19/Reborn-Baby-Doll-Silicone-Bundle-of-Joy/

What's Up With This Picture?

This lovely picture of a pair of raccoons may startle you at first. No, the rock is not about to hit the smaller raccoon. The stone is jutting out of the water, which is perfectly reflecting the sky! Now look cl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/19/Whats-Up-With-This-Picture/

Why Cosby Wore Cosby Sweaters

The Cosby Sweater, the wonderfully garish "knit woolen thing that look like the sheep were different colors or fell in some paint" (as Cosby himself once said), is a cultural icon...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/19/Why-Cosby-Wore-Cosby-Sweaters/

Bigfoot's Genome is Published

Last year, a group of Sasquatch investigators in Texas announced that they had sequenced Bigfoot's DNA, but they had trouble getting the results published in a scientific journal. Now that data has been published in a br...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/19/Bigfoots-Genome-is-Published/

STD Frisbee

You just caught Chlamydia! Illustrator Matt Wiley designed these Sexually Transmitted Diseases frisbees as public service ad campaign to raise awareness on how easy catching STDs can be:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/19/STD-Frisbee/

Complaint Sticky Notes

Complaint Sticky NotesTime is of the essence. Streamline your complaining with the Complaint Sticky Notes from the NeatoShop. This pint-sized complaint pad makes complaining simple and efficient. Fill in the blanks, chec...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/19/Complaint-Sticky-Notes/

ABCinema - Take 2

[http://vimeo.com/59869690] (vimeo link)Evan Seitz has another fast-moving video quiz in which 26 movies are represented, in alphabetical order. How many can you name? He says this is the final episode of his ABCinema se...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/19/ABCinema-Take-2/

Office Depot and OfficeMax to Merge

Well, at least they don't have to change the first part of their names! The Wall Street Journal reported that OfficeMax and Office Depot are merging: OfficeMax Inc. and Office Depot Inc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/19/Office-Depot-and-OfficeMax-to-Merge/

You Had One Job

You Had One Job is a photo repository for the meme, which contains hundreds of photos already, with more coming in constantly. You can eat up quite a bit of time looking through them! Continue reading to see some of the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/19/You-Had-One-Job/

Best Witness Statement Ever

The Crown Prosecution Service in West Midlands, England demanded a statement from a witness named PC Peach about an arrest. Officers on the case tried to explain that PC Peach was a police dog, but the demand for a state...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/19/Best-Witness-Statement-Ever/

Norway Plans 12-Hour Prime Time TV Show of a Fireplace

Oh, it won't just be a fire flickering away. There will be on-air experts providing color commentary as the fire burns:"We'll talk about the very nerdy subjects like burning, slicing and stacking the wood, but we'll also...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/19/Norway-Plans-12-Hour-Prime-Time-TV-Show-of-a-Fireplace/

The Secret Shipwrecks of the Baltic Sea

The dark, cold Baltic Sea holds the remains of shipwrecks going back as far as 800 years. The sea's freshwater doesn't support the life forms that break down wood in salt water. In a photo collection at Environmental Gra...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/19/The-Secret-Shipwrecks-of-the-Baltic-Sea/

Beautiful Chalk Drawing on a Parisian Sidewalk

This is François Pelletier, bringing beauty to an ordinary sidewalk in Paris. Now to the question puzzling art bloggers: what image is Pelletier reproducing?Link (warning auto-sound) -via ColossalUPDA...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/19/Beautiful-Chalk-Drawing-on-a-Parisian-Sidewalk/

Grover Scarf Hat

Grover Scraf HatAre you looking for a super hat to get you through the unpredictable weather of spring? You need the Grover Scarf Hat from the NeatoShop. This spiffy hat, with built in scarf, features your favorite Sesam...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/19/Grover-Scarf-Hat/

Notes From an Expedition to the Cellfoan People

This classic article is from the Annals of Improbable Research.by David D. Levine, Portland, OregonIllustrations by Lino MartinsThe Cellfoan People are composed of numerous tribes. Although mutual...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/19/Notes-From-an-Expedition-to-the-Cellfoan-People/

Medieval Cat Paw Prints

Does your cat walk all over your desk? It's' nothing new, cats have been walking all over humans since, like, forever as this photo from Emir O. Filipovic of the University of Sarajevo's Histo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/19/Medieval-Cats-Paw-Prints/

The Mao Mango Cult of 1968

A shift in the political focus in China coincided with a box of mangoes in 1968, which led to a year-long fad that equated mangos with China's leader Mao Zedong. The rejection of the overzealousness of the Red Guards gav...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/19/The-Mao-Mango-Cult-of-1968/

Clever Students Use Game Theory to Get Perfect Scores on an Exam

Dr. Peter Fröhlich of Johns Hopkins University grades exams so that the highest scoring exam receives a 100% grade and all others fall below on a curve. It wasn't a Kobayashi Maru scenario, but his exa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/19/Clever-Students-Use-Game-Theory-to-Get-Perfect-Scores-on-an-Exam/

Blue Man Now a Language Guru?

You've seen plenty of those ads that start "_____ hate him! ______reveals the secret to _____" that are accompanied by a picture of the so-called expert you can buy information from. But sometimes the picture is of someo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/19/Blue-Man-Now-a-Language-Guru/

Police Fired Hundreds of Bullets at Each Other

Photo: Marvin Fong/The Plain Dealer A car chase in Cleveland, Ohio, ended up in a deadly firefight where more than a dozen of Cleveland police officers exchanged fire. In total, they...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/19/Police-Fired-Hundreds-of-Bullets-at-Each-Other/






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