Archive for February 24th, 2013

Elemental Silver Surfer

Elemental Silver Surfer W00t! I'm happy to announce that we've got a set of new and neat Funny T-Shirts from graphic artist extraordinaire Pablo "Wirdou" Bustos ov...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/24/Elemental-Silver-Surfer/

Wobble Head Bunny Pen

Wobble Head Bunny PenHas work sucked all the life out of you? Do you feel that the best years are behind you? Nonsense! Reclaim your misspent youth with the Wobble Head Bunny Pen from the NeatoShop. Things can be fun and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/24/Wobble-Head-Bunny-Pen/

In the Mountains of Fraggle Rock

The company will need help to get to Moria. Sign on a hobbit? No, they'll need professionals. Licia, a skilled painter who specializes in popular television and movies, imagined an alternate version of The Hobbit*/em...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/24/In-the-Mountains-of-Fraggle-Rock/

Australia in 1872

Bernhardt Otto Holtermann hired photographers to document Australia during its gold rush days. That photographic collection has been digitized by the New South Wales State Library, where you can browse them. A selection...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/24/Australia-in-1872/

Netflix for the Library: Hiring a Personal Librarian

Jeff O'Neal writes:True story: I bribed a librarian (after a brief conversation about my general reading interests) to constantly stick new/interesting things in my hold queue. Best. Thing. Ever. It’s like Netflix...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/24/Netflix-for-the-Library-Hiring-a-Personal-Librarian/

Kayla Loves the Moon

[http://youtu.be/Edl7ZgsiK_M] (YouTube link)Little Kayla is very excited about seeing the moon, but she can't reach it! -via Viral Viral Videos moon, toddler...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/23/Kayla-Loves-the-Moon/

Bed Bath & Beyond's Stack of Towels is a DAMNED LIE!

How does Bed Bath & Beyond manage to stack their towels so perfectly? The answer is, they don't. It's all lies. LIES! Via Neatorama's Facebook Pagetowel, Bed Bath and Beyond...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/24/Bed-Bath-Beyonds-Stack-of-Towels-is-a-DAMNED-LIE/

I Wear a Fez Now. Fezzes Are Cool.

Fezzes are cool. Some people doubt it, but they are wrong. Especially if you have a fez that travels through time and space, such as this one made by Coregeek and his daughter. And yes, the lantern on top lights up.Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/24/I-Wear-a-Fez-Now-Fezzes-Are-Cool/

Two Body Interactions: A Longitudinal Study

Physicist A presents a research paper to physicist B. The paper had not been peer-reviewed nor had it been published (at that time), and the results have not yet been replicated, but you can be sure that will happen soon...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/24/Two-Body-Interactions-A-Longitudinal-Study/

Sun Wall Clock

Sun Wall ClockSpring is almost here. Are you looking for a quick way to heat up your home decor. Behold the Sun Wall Clock from the NeatoShop. This stunning wall clock is about 4.6 billion years in the making and feature...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/24/Sun-Wall-Clock/

Seals Use Their Whiskers to Judge Size

How big is that thing? Seals let their whiskers do the calculatin'. Robyn Grant of University of Rostock in Germany wanted to know how seals can judge the size of an object using their whiskers,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/24/Seals-Use-Their-Whiskers-to-Judge-Size/

Doomed: a Biological Cartoon

[http://vimeo.com/59140833] (vimeo link)An increasingly frustrated narrator leads us through a nature documentary about useless animal species such as the cube fish and the inverted hedgehog that have no chance to surviv...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/24/Doomed-a-Biological-Cartoon/

Bees Can See the Electric Field of Flowers

Flowers are pretty and colorful to you and me, but to a bee, they're downright electrifying. You see, bees can sense the electric field that surrounds a flower: Dominic Clarke...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/24/Bees-Can-See-the-Electric-Field-of-Flowers/

Nuclear Explosions as Units of Measurement

UPDATE 2/24/12: Commenter Chew Bird notes that some scientists commenting at The Atlantic and Wellestein's own blog strongly disagree with him. They argue that a nuclear detonation is a reasonab...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/24/Nuclear-Explosions-as-Units-of-Measurement/

Tree Roots as Art

The canopy of trees usually get all the attention, but to artist Giuseppe Licari, the roots are equally interesting. In the Tent Rotterdam 2012 installation called Humus, th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/24/Tree-Roots-as-Art/

The Civil War, Now in Living Color

The Civil War was the first American war to be documented on film, but those photographs are in black and white. John C. Guntzelman wants to change our perception of those scenes with his book The Civil War in Color:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/24/The-Civil-War-Now-in-Living-Color/

Bubbles Popping in Super Slow Motion

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktvZ2Z_s4Bo](Video Link)A bubble doesn't appear to pop instantly when you view it at 18,000 frames per second. The Slow Mo Guys used their Phanton v1610 camera to capture these dazzling mo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/24/Bubbles-Popping-in-Super-Slow-Motion/

Sesame Street Crew Socks

Sesame Street Crew SocksLife has its ups and downs. Some days you feel like Bert and some days you feel like Ernie. For those roller coaster days you need the Sesame Street Crew Socks from the NeatoShop. This great set c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/24/Sesame-Street-Crew-Socks/

Dolphins Have Names

They may not call each other "Flipper," but dolphins do have names. A new study by biologist Stephanie King of Scotland's University of St. Andrews and colleagues revealed that dol...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/24/Dolphins-Have-Names/

Razzie Award Winners

The 33rd annual Golden Raspberry Awards (affectionately known as the Razzies) were bestowed last night, to honor the worst Hollywood films and actors of the previous year. The Razzie ceremony is traditionally the night b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/24/Razzie-Award-Winners/

Star Wars Family Tree

We know that Luke and Leia has got Daddy problem in Star Wars, the space soap opera we all know and love, but have you ever wondered about their family tree? Matt Baker of Chart Geek has got y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/24/Star-Wars-Family-Tree/

Harlem Shake in 2015

[http://youtu.be/rhmC-HGFaX8] (YouTube link)Yeah, the Harlem Shake in LEGO might be a neat thing to watch! From the team at Bold Choice, here's a lesson in what can happen when you spend too much time and effort on your...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/24/Harlem-Shake-in-2015/

Official US Marine Corps Dog Begins Recruit Training

Since 1922, the official mascot of the US Marine Corps has been an English bulldog. Marion F. Sturkey writes:At the Marine base at Quantico, Virginia, the Marines obtained a registered English Bulldog, King Bulwark. In a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/24/Official-US-Marine-Corps-Dog-Begins-Recruit-Training/

Pastafarian Denied Religious Headwear in New Jersey

A couple of years ago, we told you about a Pastafarian from Austria who convinced his government to let him wear a collander hat on religious grounds for his driver's license....

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/24/Pastafarian-Denied-Religious-Headwear-in-New-Jersey/




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