Archive for March 16th, 2013

Flying Underpants

Paddy Power is an Irish gambling company that promotes its brand with signature lucky underpants. Here's a jumbo size of that garment serving as a hot air balloon at the Cheltenham Festival, an annual horse race in the U...

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LEGO Smaug

It does not do to leave a LEGO dragon out of your calculation, if you live near him. And especially if it's as awesome as this creation by Flickr user Fat Tony 1138: Link - via brick...

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Comet Pan-Starrs Moonset

[http://vimeo.com/61783393] (vimeo link)In case you don't get outside away from light pollution at the right time of the evening between now and Easter, enjoy this time-lapse video of the comet called Pan-STARRS.Pan-STAR...

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Hummus

Chocolate, peanut butter and chickpeas--who would ever have thought that they'd go well together? This recipe from the foodblog Peanut Butter and Peppers mixes them with maple syrup and vanilla extract to make a healthy...

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Lullaby Factory

The Challenge: Create something between London's Great Ormond Street Hospital and a neighboring building that is magical for sick kids while they're in the children's hospital. Difficul...

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How the Aurora Borealis Nearly Started World War III

In 1962, at the height of Cold War tensions, Air Force Captain Charles Maultsby flew a U2 spy plane on Arctic missions to collect high-altitude air samples that the military would test to determine what other countries w...

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T-Bone Steak Spatula

T-Bone Steak Spatula Are you hungry for some new kitchen tools? Beef-up your cooking utensils with the T-Bone Steak Spatula from the NeatoShop. This deliciously fun spatula is made of silicone and has a sturdy brush...

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Mini Millennium Falcon Papercraft

She may not look like much, but she got where it counts, kid. Artist David Canavese of Otherlife has made a lot special modification himself. Behold the half-inch papecraft model of the...

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The Real St. Patrick

The saint we celebrate on March 17th is very different from the man who became St. Patrick. The historical Patrick didn't drive the snakes out of Ireland, did not use the shamrock to teach about the Trinity, and wasn't e...

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Alien Chestburster Pencil Carving

Although we've recently featured the pencil sculptures of cerkahegyzo, his most recent work is the best ever. A baby xenomorph from the Alien movie franchise ruptures out of a now-dead host, spraying pencil bloo...

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Cat Celebrates 27th Birthday

A cat named Wadsworth in Bedford, England, may be the oldest documented living cat. Ann Munday adopted Wadsworth from a veterinarian in 1986. For years, he lived in pubs owned by Mrs. Munday.Now in a house he leads a qui...

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Antelope Says "Huh?"

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvMRK3SjRCE](Video Link)This antelope couldn't hear you. Could you repeat yourself?-via Daily of the Dayantelope...

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How to Be a Cool Person

The definition of "cool" not only changes with the times, but means different things to different age groups. Rust Blazenhoff of Laughing Squid posted a three-page list of ways to be a cool person by her second-grade dau...

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Violin from the Titanic Found

Violinist Wallace Hartley was the leader of the band that performed on the RMS Titanic on its tragic voyage in 1912. The band famously played music to sooth the passengers as the ship went down. After years of r...

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Nekofont

Nekofont lets you spell out anything you like in letters made of cats! Just enter your text, upper case, lower case, or a combination, and a neat image like this one will be generated. You'll even get a script to copy an...

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Hot Cheetos-Crusted Fried Mozzarella Sticks

Do you want to live life on the edge? These hot and spicy sticks of happiness will get you there. Zach Wilkins and Jason Medina ground Hot Cheetos and bread crumbs together and made an egg wash with Tabasco sauce. They t...

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50 Common Misconceptions

[http://youtu.be/kxIGlMrrhQM] (YouTube link)The first full video of the new mental_floss YouTube channel has John Green quickly dispelling many things you've heard over the years. Green will be hosting a weekly series on...

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Cap'n Snappy Snuggle Duffle

Cap'n Snappy Snuggle DuffleAre you looking for a fin-tastic bag for your favorite shark fan? You need the fierce and fabulous Cap'n Snappy Duffle from the Neatoshop. This adorable plush bag  made to look like your f...

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Scientists Resurrect Freaky Extinct Frog That Gives Birth through Its Mouth

Australia's gastric-brooding frog doesn't just hold its young in its mouth, but actually incubates the eggs in its stomach. Or, rather, it did. The species has been extinct since the 80s. But that didn't stop sc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/16/Scientists-Resurrect-Freaky-Extinct-Frog-That-Gives-Birth-through-Its-Mouth/

This Week at Neatorama

Happy St. Patricks Day! Oh, I know the feast day isn't until tomorrow, but since the holiday falls on Sunday, I can imagine that many of the traditional American drinking parties will be held today. Check out the "relate...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/16/This-Week-at-Neatorama-145/

What Can Be Done with Albania's 750,000 Cold War-Era Bunkers?

During the reign of Communist dictator Enver Hoxha (r. 1944-1985), Albania built 750,000 bunkers. That's 1 bunker for every 4 citizens. They're still around and are something of a nuisance. Wired's Pete Brook reports:Tod...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/16/What-Can-Be-Done-with-Albanias-750000-Cold-War-Era-Bunkers/

Amsterdam Castle for Sale

This castle in Amsterdam, New York, is for sale for only a million dollars. It has quite a history.Built in 1894 by the state of New York for the National Guard, Amsterdam Castle is a 36,000 square foot private residence...

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Why You Shouldn't Jump in Puddles

If the reason isn't obvious to you, here's videographic evidence: [http://youtu.be/ROllzFU-zwU] Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] (Warning: NSFW language and general assholery)puddle, jump in puddl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/16/Why-You-Shouldnt-Jump-in-Puddles/




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