Archive for March 8th, 2013

A Fifth Grader's Dream House

Via Accordion Guy A hot tub, home gym, pool, roller skating area, arcade, race track, McDonald's and hot girls' room. What not to like about this dream home as drawn by a f...

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Cuddly Bunny Blanket

 Cuddly Bunny Blanket (sold individually)Hippity. Hoppity. Easter is on the way. Keep your little bundle of joy festive and warm this spring in the Cuddly Bunny Blanket from the NeatoShop. This adorable blanket is s...

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Electric Fence Experiment Ends as Expected

[http://youtu.be/4SIT0aU_FRw] (YouTube link)Yes, these young folks are hanging on to an electric fence. In a shocking turn of events, Josh had no insulation. As punishment for their shenanigans, they were all grounded. -...

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Reminder for Short Term Memory Loss

In Chris Nolan's movie Memento, the protagonist Leonard suffered from memory loss and had to tattoo reminders on himself. Thankfully, when redditor JoDiegoJo suffered from a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/08/Reminder-for-Short-Term-Memory-Loss/

Unicorns on Sale at Whole Foods

Twitter user Rachel G writes, "According to the signs, A Whole Foods near me sells unicorns and fraggles. Unfortunately, they always seem to be out of stock." Fraggles are too gamey for my taste, but I've only had wild o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/08/Unicorns-on-Sale-at-Whole-Foods/

Mouse Fought Snake to Save Its Buddy

When a snake tried to eat its buddy, this mouse didn't run for cover. Instead, it bravely attacked the snake to save its friend: A mouse at Hangzhou Zoo in China has been give its fre...

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Should You Feel Guilty About Wearing Vintage Fur?

Maybe you wouldn't buy a new fur coat, but how about a 50-year-old coat you found at a thrift store? Those animals were dead a long time before animal rights groups made wearing fur a no-no. And it's recycling, right? A...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/08/Should-You-Feel-Guilty-About-Wearing-Vintage-Fur/

Train Hopping, a Photo Series by Mark Brodie

Photographer Mark Brodie spent 10 years traveling 50,000 miles in 46 states by hopping on more than 170 freight trains ... and lived to tell the tale. His photo series, A Period...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/08/Train-Hopping-a-Photo-Series-by-Mark-Brodie/

New Beauty Treatment: Setting Your Face on Fire

Do you want to give your eyes that extra sparkle? Huǒ liáo is the perfect beauty treatment for you. Soak a towel in a special elixir, add some alcohol, then set it off:Huǒ liáo involves a specially p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/08/New-Beauty-Treatment-Setting-Your-Face-on-Fire/

10 Lesser-Known U.S. Coins

In the history of the United States, plenty of coins and monetary denominations have come and gone. Just ask anyone who's old enough to know that a Susan B. Anthony is worth the same as a Sacajawea! Each of the bygone co...

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Gumball Machine Fish Tank

I'm hungry. Anyone got a dime? Maybe I can get a snack out of Amitai Loew's upcycled gumball machine. He turned it into a 6-liter filtered fish tank for his bettas. You can find process photos and instructions at the lin...

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Neat Stuff for St. Patrick's Day

Leprechaun & Pot of Gold - Salt & Pepper Shakers | More Fun Salt & Pepper Shakers St. Patrick's Day is coming up on March 17! There's still time to get your St....

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/08/Neat-Stuf-for-St-Patricks-Day/

Newlydeads Salt & Pepper Shakers

Newlydeads Salt & Pepper ShakersAre you ready to commit to a new salt and pepper Shaker set. Fall in love with the Newlydeads Salt and Pepper Shakers from the NeatoShop. This endearing couple is made of glazed cerami...

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Cat vs. Moth

[http://youtu.be/RxwZsecYJDw] (YouTube link)In contrast to the way these battles usually end, the moth manages to hide in the one place that will buy it enough time for a safe getaway! -via Tastelessly Offensive cat, mot...

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6 Extreme Lengths Zookeepers Have Gone to Care for Their Animals

Whether it's manually relieving constipation or dressing up like a panda bear, some zookeepers will do whatever it takes to provide the best care for their animal friends. At The Week, Lauren Hansen tells six stories of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/08/6-Extreme-Lengths-Zookeepers-Have-Gone-to-Care-for-Their-Animals/

The Early Days of the Parachute

The parachute, an innovation that has saved so many lives, was not invented by an aerospace engineer. Rather, the modern backpack parachute was patented by a Russian actor in 1911. Gleb Kotelnikov felt compelled to do so...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/08/The-Early-Days-of-the-Parachute/

Rainbow Fondant Shamrock Cupcake Cups

I don't have enough blood flowing through my sugarstream. But I can worry about that later. It is essential that I eat Beth Jackson Klosterboer's completely edible cupcake cups right now. But all I'm accomplishing is get...

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Puppy Stuck in Sink Drain

An 8-week-old puppy named Tyson in Leicester, England, found a discarded sink outside and wanted to get a good look, and got his head stuck in the drain hole! Tyson's owner, Nilu Odedra, and her daughter tried lubricatin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/08/Puppy-Stuck-in-Sink-Drain/

Well-Groomed Street Art

Nuxuno Xän is a street artist who decorates the French Caribbean island of Martinique. This piece brilliantly makes use of pre-existing surroundings--the mark of a truly talented street artist.Artist's Website -via...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/08/Well-Groomed-Street-Art/

Anthropologists Uncover All the Ways We’ve Wiped

Mentions of toilet paper don't appear in historical archives until the 16th century. However, cleaning one's posterior is a custom that goes back …no one knows how far. And there is documentation of the different...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/08/Anthropologists-Uncover-All-the-Ways-Weve-Wiped/

Emperor Palpatine In Utero

Deviant Art member Hearte42 is having a baby. Now witness the firepower of this fully armed and operational battle womb!Link -via Nerd BastardsStar Wars, Emperor Palpatine, ultrasound...

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Wooden Atari 2600

eBay seller retro_mood cut the classic gaming console down to a fraction of its original size and encased it in varnished wood. It has a three-hour battery life, so the next time that I go to a long business meeting, I'l...

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Red Pandas Wrestling

[http://youtu.be/kNsnb_mryjA] (YouTube link)A couple of red panda cubs get into a wrestling match, which produces a lot of squeaks and squealing! Recorded at the Chausuyama zoo in Nagano, Japan. -via Daily Picks and Flic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/08/Red-Pandas-Wrestling/

Rabbit LED Flashlight and Keychain

Rabbit LED Flashlight and KeychainSpring is nearly here. Add a little sunshine and happiness to your keys or backpack with the Rabbit LED Flashlight and Keychain from the NeatoShop. This adorable keychain features a rabb...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/08/Rabbit-LED-Flashlight-and-Keychain/

LEGO Insects

If you were standing 20 feet away, would you even be able to tell that they aren't real? LEGO artists Sean and Steph Mayo recreated several instects in LEGO form, labeled them and placed them in presevation boxes for the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/08/LEGO-Insects/

7 Weird and Wonderful Facts About the Wizard of Oz Books

The new movie Oz the Great and Powerful opens today in theaters nationwide. The backstory of the wizard is loosely based on the L. Frank Baum book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Baum went on to write 14 mo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/08/7-Weird-and-Wonderful-Facts-About-the-Wizard-of-Oz-Books/

Geektastic Knitted Blanket

No matter how you define "geeky", there will be something on this blanket that will make you coo with delight. Ravelry member Leilaniac designed it in Excel and knitted it with Shibui Knits sock yarn. What's the center s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/08/Geektastic-Knitted-Blanket/

Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged

It's a novel! It's a philosophy! It's the instruction manual for a crazy cult! Atlas Shrugged could be all of those things. Then again, maybe it's just about a little Russian girl who really hated growing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/08/Ayn-Rands-Atlas-Shrugged/

Homemade Iron Man 3 Trailer

By now, you've probably seen the new trailer for Iron Man 3. But you ain't seen it the way it's meant to be seen. No, not 3D. Homemade. Check out Dustin McLean of CineFix's Homemade Iron...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/08/Homemade-Iron-Man-3-Trailer/

Eat A Rainbow Every Day

This is a display of cake art, but not exactly a cake. Redditor UberPrioritizer's wife, a baking and pastry teacher at Johnson & Wales University, made each fruit and vegetable from fondant and gum paste. Because it...

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