Archive for March 11th, 2013

Tokyoflash Treasure Hunt #24 - Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our latest Tokyoflash Treasure Hunt #24 (here's the answer page). Here are the winners of the items from NeatoShop's Funny T-Shirts and Zombie Sho...

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Spock: Teenage Outcast

In 1968, a teen magazine called FaVE, which received many letters addressed to various celebrities, published a letter addressed to Mr. Spock of Star Trek fame. The unnamed young girl said she felt like...

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Is Sending a One-Liner "Thank You" Email or Text Rude?

Photo: Shutterstock I've done it, and I suspect that many of us have done the same thing: sending one-word "thanks!" emails as a reply. But is it a rude thing to do?...

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Imperial West Cake

Imperial College in London unveiled their plans for a new campus called Imperial West. An architectural model is customary for such events, but this one is a cake! Cake artist Michelle Wibowo of Michelle Sugar Art create...

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Shark Cage Elevator

I think I'll just take the stairs. It'll be good for my health. James Delaney spotted this frightening elevator in Johannesburg, South Africa while attending a tourism convention. Would you ride it?Link -via Marilyn Terr...

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The Cavaliers Camera Calls

[http://youtu.be/BkrpFMmeevI] (YouTube link)This video is of a marching band drum and bugle corps performance, but that's not what it's really about. It's a look into the job of camera calling featuring producer Tim Blai...

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Game of Thrones Pedicab

Photo: Rusty Blazenhoff Transportation is coming ... to trendy Austin for SXSW. Rusty Blazenhoff and Scott Beale of Laughing Squid have some pics of the best pedicab this side of West...

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Coraline Prop Replica Doll

Coraline Prop Replica Doll (sold individually)Attention Coraline fans. Are you looking for a doll you will never want to let go? Behold the Coraline Prop  Replica Doll available from the NeatoShop. This clever, limi...

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The Fangweng Restaurant

The Fangweng Restaurant in Hubei Province, China, is located conveniently near the popular Sanyou Cave tourist destination. But what may strike you as more impressive is that the eatery appears to hang on the side of a c...

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Charity Foosball Table

Afrika Kicker, if I understand it correctly, is a charity that raises money for kids' sports in Rwanda and South Africa. It's centered on games played on a custom-built foosball table which are broadcasted live on Facebo...

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Headline Will Go Here Blah Blah Blah

No, it's not a headline draft mistake. Usually, we write the post first then try to come up with a witty headline, but in this case, the title practically wrote itself! This photo from the Pat...

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School of Thrones: Prom Night Is Coming

[http://youtu.be/DY6dvlMfntw] (YouTube link)The first episode of a web series called School of Thrones imagines prom time at Westeros Valley High School. I've never seen Game of Thrones, but I've seen a lot of h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/11/School-of-Thrones-Prom-Night-Is-Coming/

Dissecting an Orange

Orange you glad that you didn't have to dissect an orange for this advertisement for Japan's local newspaper? Via Lost At E Minororange, ad...

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The Celebrity Birth Name Quiz

Many celebrities go by a stage name that is far removed from the name they were born with. In this Lunchtime Quiz from mental_floss, you're challenged to recall ten celebrities' birth names. The easy part is that it is a...

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Dad Hacks Donkey Kong So His Daughter Can Play the Princess and Rescue Mario

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeXDNg7scyU](Video Link)Who wants to be a damsel in distress? Girls can be heroes, too! So Mike Hoye altered the programming of Donkey Kong so that his daughter can play Pauline and rescue...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/11/Dad-Hacks-Donkey-Kong-So-His-Daughter-Can-Play-the-Princess-and-Rescue-Mario/

Coffee Pot Heated Aquarium

Some tropical fish, such as bettas, need to live in warm water. So, just put them in a coffee pot, right?No. That will cook the fish, not warm it. So Derek Trombello created a way to control the heating element:...

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The Men Who Spy on Women Through Their Webcams

If you ever laughed at someone who put a Post-it note over their webcam lens because you thought they were being paranoid, you might want to think about doing it yourself. You don't even need to be a skilled hacker to sp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/11/The-Men-Who-Spy-on-Women-Through-Their-Webcams/

Millennium Falcon Sled

Sure, it'll do the Kessel Run in under twelve parsecs, but only because it's being towed. GeekDad reader Sean Murray describes this sled that he made for his daughter:Each year, my work puts on a Winter Carnival. Each se...

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Batmobile Cookie Jar

Batmobile Cookie Jar Holy cookies, Batman! They have made a cookie jar out of your car! It is perfect for the Batkitchen. We should use it to hold delicious bat shaped cookies. The Batmobile Cookie Jar from the...

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Clumsy Penguins

[http://youtu.be/Tcx6YyXvvRI] (YouTube link)You think you have trouble walking on ice, snow, and rocks -try living in Antarctica with a body built for swimming. Luckily, none of these falls seem to have ended in...

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Hover Sloth

A short time ago, I did not know that such a thing existed. Now I must own a hoversloth. Beyond the obvious equipment issues, does one train a hoversloth, or do all sloths possess an innate knowledge of flight dynamics?...

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The Birth of Frosted Flakes

The following is an article from the book Uncle John's Absolutely Absorbing Bathroom Reader.Here's a breakfast drama by Scott Bruce and Bill Crawford, from their book Cerealizing America. BATTLI...

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Traveling with Young Children

Before we left, I asked you if you needed to go. I pointed out the Corvette as it drove out of the carwash. But no, you said you were fine.Dan Piraro of Bizarro Comics shares with us one of the great and constant joys of...

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The Finkbeiner Test

We all know it: women are a minority among scientists. Journalists love to write about them, but stories of women scientists tend to focus on the fact that they are women to the detriment of the actual science they are d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/11/The-Finkbeiner-Test/

Life: Then and Now

My, how times have changed! In his latest artoon over at College Humor, Caldwell Tanner illustrates we perceive the activities of life differently as we grow up. View more over...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/11/Life-Then-and-Now/

Adventure Time Embroidery Samplers

Although Chelsea Bloxsom crafts in many different media, I'm especially taken with her Adventure Time embroidery. I drifted away from the series after Season 2, but I may go back if Jake frequently utters such w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/11/Adventure-Time-Embroidery-Hoops/

Marten Runs Wild on Soccer Field

[http://youtu.be/GgO-pQBo68w] (YouTube link)A marten got onto the field at the soccer game between between Thun and Zurich in a Swiss Super League match Sunday. A net couldn't catch it, but Zurich's Loris Benito did -and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/11/Marten-Runs-Wild-on-Soccer-Field/






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