Archive for March 14th, 2013

Man Fell Asleep on French Fries

Well, it's no fluffy down pillow, but a plate of fries can be quite comfy! Just ask Bratten Hale Cook III, 32, who fell asleep on one: Restaurant staff at the Hardee's on Hic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/14/Man-Falls-Asleep-on-French-Fries/

Kurt Vonnegut Finger Puppet and Magnet

Kurt Vonnegut Finger Puppet and MagnetAttention Kurt Vonnegut fans! We know how much you miss your favorite American writer.  Now you can capture the true spirit of this literary genius with the Kurt Vonnegut Finger...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/14/Kurt-Vonnegut-Finger-Puppet-and-Magnet/

Remote Controlled Toilet

I could step away from the computer to go to the restroom. But it's, like, twenty feet away. There's got to be an easier solution. Maybe the toilet could come to me?This cute toy (the seller informs us that it lacks func...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/14/Remote-Controlled-Toilet/

Microbes Living Deep Under the Sea Floor

Scientists have discovered living things living in unbelievably hostile environments, from hot thermal vents to a lake buried under Antarctic ice to high-pressure deep ocean trenches. Now we have evidence of living thing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/14/Microbes-Living-Deep-Under-the-Sea-Floor/

High School Students Invent Air Freshener Made Out of Cow Manure

What's that smell? It's the smell of refreshing air from the rear end of a cow. Two high school students in Indonesia developed air freshener from a plentiful source of foul odors--cow manure:Dwi Nailul Izzah and Rintya...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/14/High-School-Students-Invent-Air-Freshener-Made-Out-of-Cow-Manure/

The Video Generation

See what makes yesterday's announcement of a new pope different from all the others before it: everyone has a camera, phone, or tablet out to record the event. From a distance, it looks like they are all holding candles,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/14/The-Video-Generation/

LEGO Brick Spice Rack

Most LEGO bricks taste plain and plastic-y. But not this one made by Matthew Ebisu. The body and the studs of his spice rack are made of chipboard and cardboard. You can download his template at the link.Link -via That's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/14/LEGO-Brick-Spice-Rack/

Taekwondo Spider-Man

[http://youtu.be/VF_H2oOFn10] (YouTube link)Spider-Man is a fighter, an acrobat, a breakdancer, and a martial arts master -all at the same time! The bad guys don't have a chance. Aaron Gassor is a martial arts instructor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/14/Taekwondo-Spider-Man/

Xbox Controller Wedding Band

Just listen to each other, be open, honest and don't enter any cheat codes. The couple that uses this ring by Brittany Foster is starting out their marriage right. It's made of silver and has sapphire, ruby and emerald s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/14/Xbox-Controller-Wedding-Band/

Young Ladies of 1930

The blogger at Harribel & Terribel posted this picture of her grandmother and friends. The photo was taken in the spring of 1930 in Estonia. These young teenagers appear to be emulating the slightly older flappers of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/14/Young-Ladies-of-1930/

A Flute Made Out of a Fence

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHOXn_SCNRw](Video Link)Xavi Lozano can make a musical instrument out of anything. What he's holding may look like just a fence segment, but when he puts his lips to it, it turns into vers...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/14/A-Flute-Made-Out-of-a-Fence/

Canvas Travel Bags

Canvas Travel Bags (sold separately)Are you planning a fantastic spring getaway. Make sure your precious belongings are organized and accounted for with the Canvas Travel Bags from the NeatoShop. These adorable and funct...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/14/Canvas-Travel-Bags/

Brainteaser: The Donkey and the Carrots

A donkey is tied to a rope 10 feet long. Twenty feet away is a field of carrots. How does the donkey get to the carrots? Continue reading when you are ready for the answer. <!--more-->Highlight the answer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/14/Brainteaser-The-Donkey-and-the-Carrots/

3 Neat Facts About Pi Day

Mmm ... pi T-Shirt by Nathan Mazur over at the NeatoShop | More Pi Stuff Happy Pi Day, Americans, Micronesians, Palauans and Belizians*! To help you celebrate, here are 3 of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/14/3-Neat-Facts-About-Pi-Day/

Breaking Bad Terrarium

Walter White is trapped, but not in the way he thinks. Rachel imprisoned him in this 11 inch tall miniature meth-fueled ecosystem:Lining the bottom of this open terrarium are pieces of blue sea glass, closely resembling...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/14/Breaking-Bad-Terrarium/

German Journeymen Still Journey

To most of us, the term "journeyman" means a trainee between an apprentice and a master craftsman. But in Germany, journeymen still go on traditional journeys, in which they travel the world for three years, practicing t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/14/German-Journeymen-Still-Journey/

Beautiful, Whimsical Garden Bridge

This is the Drum Bridge, a feature of the Japanese Tea Garden at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. It was built in 1894 by the Japanese government for an international fair and exposition held that year in San Francisco...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/14/Beautiful-Whimsical-Garden-Bridge/

Calculating Pi with Real Pies

[http://youtu.be/x4kyFKyCMv0] (YouTube link)Once again the date is 3/14, known affectionately as Pi Day, a holiday in which to pay homage to the ratio of a circle to its diameter. To celebrate Pi Day, Brady Haran of Numb...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/14/Calculating-Pi-with-Real-Pies/

What Is It? game 268

And now it's time for our collaborative contest with the always amusing What Is It? Blog! Do you know what the object in this picture is? You can win even if you don't know!Place your guess in the comment...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/14/What-Is-It-game-268/

My Little Pony Gundams

We've previously featured Han Jan's clever drawings of My Little Pony-inspired Gundams, but Nate Raybin's painted toys bring the dream a little closer to reality. He took classic Gundam models and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/14/My-Little-Pony-Gundams/

Legal Chocolate Surprise Eggs Coming to the US

The sale of Kinder Eggs has been illegal in the U.S. since 1938. We Americans learned of these wonderful chocolate eggs with toys inside them from European friends, and just had to be jealous, unless we traveled abroad....

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/14/Legal-Chocolate-Surprise-Eggs-Coming-to-the-US/

Beautiful Manhole Covers

Manhole cover in Hiroshima, Japan (Photo: MRSY/Flickr) Who says that manhole covers have to be ugly? As this huge Manhole Cover Flickr group pool shows, they can be both fun and functi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/14/Beautiful-Manhole-Covers/

Doctor Who TARDIS Mini Bobble Head

 Doctor Who TARDIS Mini Bobble HeadAttention Doctor Who fans! Are you tired of your computer monitor blending in with the surroundings. Transport it to a fun and exciting place with the Doctor Who TARDIS Mini Bobble...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/14/Doctor-Who-TARDIS-Mini-Bobble-Head/

Who Really Invented the Smiley Face?

Fifty years ago, a graphic artist named Harvey Ross Ball designed a smiley face on a yellow background to raise morale at his company. It was a hit, but neither Ball nor his company sought a copyright or a trademark.In t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/14/Who-Really-Invented-the-Smiley-Face/

Hand Carved Glitch

There's nothing wrong with the image. Italian artist Ferruccio Laviani carved his Good Vibrations cabinet to make it look like a glitchy photo. Don't stare at it for more than 30 seconds or you may get a headache.Link&nb...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/14/Hand-Carved-Glitch/

How You Bet Your Life was Saved

You Bet Your Life was a game show hosted by Groucho Marx that aired from 1950 to 1961. In 1973, Andy Marx was 21 years old and having lunch with his grandfather Groucho Marx. Also at the lunch were Marcel Marcea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/14/How-You-Bet-Your-Life-was-Saved/

A Nightmare on Elm Street House Sold

Photo: Realtor.com The price tag didn't scare away buyers. The home featured in the 1984 horror film A Nightmare on Elm Street (which is actually on Genessee Avenue in West H...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/14/iA-Nightmare-on-Elm-Streeti-House-Sold/
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