Archive for March 18th, 2013

Pixel Clock

Pixel ClockWhat time is it? It's pixel time! Transport your home decor to a whole new level with the Pixel Clock from the NeatoShop. This fun timekeeper looks like it is made with pixels. Whether it's bedtime, mealtime,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/18/Pixel-Clock/

Giving Death a Makeover

The funeral industry wasn't always like it is today. Rituals and practices evolve over time, and made relatively sudden changes when society changes. Collector's Weekly spoke to undertaker Caitlin Doughty, the founder of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/18/Giving-Death-a-Makeover/

Prop Wars: Which Sci-Fi Weapon Reigns Supreme?

In the battle of sci-fi weapons, where you can use any weapon you'd like from any sci-fi and fantasy franchise, which reigns supreme? A Jedi Lightsaber? Thor's Hammer? The Doctor's S...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/18/Prop-Wars-Which-Sci-Fi-Weapon-Reigns-Supreme/

NeatoMail's Choose Your Own Star Wars Prize Winners

Last week, we ran a Choose Your Own Star Wars Prize giveaway, exclusively for the subscribers of NeatoMail, our new email newsletter. It was a really easy contest - all you had to do was cho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/18/NeatoMails-Choose-Your-Own-Star-Wars-Prize-Winners/

The Realities of Bunny Sledding

A dogsledder, or musher, takes a sideways look at Radagast’s bunny sled from The Hobbit. Bunnies pulling a sled? Could that ever happen in real life? Well, it depends. Recreational musher Teanne Byerts sha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/18/The-Realities-of-Bunny-Sledding/

Researchers Create Sound Laser out of Phonons (Maybe Call it "Phaser"?)

Phasers ain't just a weapon in Star Trek! Researchers at the NTT Basic Research Laboratories in Japan have created a "sound laser" using a nanoscale drum: Because...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/18/Researchers-Create-Sound-Laser-out-of-Phonons-Maybe-Call-it-Phasers/

Amazing Football Scene: Player Jumps on Another Player's Back to Catch the Ball

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3i-G8aM_4A](Video Link)In this incredible play at an Australian rules football game, Carlton player Andrew Walker jumped on the back of Adelaide player Sam Shaw to catch a high-flying bal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/18/Amazing-Football-Scene-Player-Jumps-on-Another-Players-Back-to-Catch-the-Ball/

Where Is That Tournament-Bound School?

It's March Madness time! The tournament field for the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament is set. In offices all over, people are printing out their brackets and making their selections. But how much do you know about the s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/18/Where-Is-That-Tournament-Bound-School-3/

iWatch: Great or Stupid Idea?

Image: Yrving Torrealba/The Los Angeles Times The geek Interweb is atwitter with the rumored iWatch, the mythical "smartwatch" that Apple is supposed to be working on. The iWatch, if...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/18/iWatch-Great-or-Stupid-Idea/

Homemade Cadbury Creme Eggs

We are told by those who know that homemade Cadbury Creme Eggs are even more delicious than the store bought kind. At least they have fewer unpronounceable chemical additives and you know how old they are. The best part...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/18/Homemade-Cadbury-Creme-Eggs/

For Sale: The Breaking Bad Toyota Tercel

Jesse Pinkman's sweet ride on the AMC show Breaking Bad is this svelte Toyota Tercel. After the final episode airs this year, Mike Faris Auto Wholesale will auction it. No, you can't pay in meth.Link -via Jalopn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/18/For-Sale-The-Breaking-Bad-Toyota-Tercel/

Sunglasses Bag Clips

Sunglasses Bag ClipsIs your favorite bag of snacks looking a little deflated these days? Spruce up his appearance with the stylish and functional Sunglasses Bag Clips from the NeatoShop. Your favorite snack really can be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/18/Sunglasses-Bag-Chips/

22-ton Bridge Stolen

Has anybody seen the bridge? Sometime since yesterday, an entire bridge was taken from a village in Turkey.The 22-ton bridge, which was 25 meters long, was in a village in Kocaeli's Gölçük district and w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/18/22-ton-Bridge-Stolen/

BMEzine Founder Shannon Larratt (1973 - 2013), RIP

Shannon Larratt, the founder of body modification website BMEzine and a long-time Neatoramanaut (his first comment was back in 2009), has died in an apparent suicide. Shannon has left...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/18/BMEzine-Founder-Shannon-Larratt-1973-2013-RIP/

My Precious Roommate

Molly's photo project My Precious Roommate recreates your favorite baby pictures with her roommate and an impressive selection of props and costumes. You can view many, many more at the link.Link -via Blame It on the Voi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/18/My-Precious-Roommate/

Young Ladies of 1930: the Rest of the Story

Last week, we posted a picture from Harribel & Terribel of a group of teenage girls taken in Estonia in 1930. I expressed some curiosity as to what happened to them later, considering the history of that country. Kai...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/18/Young-Ladies-of-1930-the-Rest-of-the-Story/

Police Give a Parking Ticket to a Car Snow Sculpture

Was it actually a car? No, it was just a snow sculpture. But for police in Aachen, Germany, that was close enough. They wrote out the parking ticket:"The wardens eventually realised they'd been had when they tried to scr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/18/Police-Give-a-Parking-Ticket-to-a-Car-Snow-Sculpture/

Luke's Change: an Inside Job

[http://youtu.be/2dvv-Yib1Xg] (YouTube link)Many of the facts as originally presented about the destruction of the Death Star just don't add up. What are they hiding? Was it an inside job? Conspiracy theorists are urged...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/18/Lukes-Change-an-Inside-Job/

The Triolin: A Three-Person Violin

These musical conjoined triplets form the triolin. It's a musical instrument made by Alex Sobolev, an artist and designer in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The musicians must work together carefully if they wish to play it su...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/18/The-Triolin-A-Three-Person-Violin/

Mount St. Helens

The following is an article from the book Uncle John's Supremely Satisfying Bathroom Reader.May 18, 1980 was a day that people living in southern Washington state will never forget -the day that Mount St. Helens lite...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/18/Mount-St-Helens-2/

The World's Largest Sweater

Don't worry. It'll probably shrink the first wash and then fit you just fine. This sweater in Istanbul, Turkey is the largest in the world:A gigantic sweater, approximately 151 feet long and 52.5 feet wide, has grabbed t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/18/Worlds-Largest-Sweater/

Not Your Hands 2

In a previous post, we were told to pick up cookies with tongues. John Farrier quipped that we should be glad that we weren't ordered to use "thongs." You knew it had to happen somewhere. The grocer's apostrophe was a ni...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/18/Not-Your-Hands-2/

Shark Attack Sucker

Shark Attack SuckerHave you experienced a rare and ferocious snack attack? Curb your savage sweet tooth with the Shark Attack Sucker from the NeatoShop. This wild and fabulous blueberry flavored lollipop looks like a man...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/18/Shark-Attack-Sucker/

Games of Thrones/The Princess Bride Mashup

[http://youtu.be/AFOXCfoKO1k] (YouTube link)What if Peter Falk had read a completely different story to Fred Savage in the movie The Princess Bride? Then what you'd have would be this clever mashup to promote th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/18/Games-of-ThronesThe-Princess-Bride-Mashup/

Blade Runner Movie Execs Called It "Deadly Dull"

Today, Ridley Scott's Blade Runner is considered a sci-fi classic, but back in 1982 the executives who funded it, Tandem Productions' Jerry Perenchio, Bud Yorkin, and Robin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/18/Blade-Runner-Movie-Execs-Called-It-Deadly-Dull/

Fossil Birds with Four Wings

Paleontologists in China have discovered ancient ancestors of birds that had both front and rear wings.Modern birds generally work with two wings, using small, clawed hind legs for ground travel. A few, like the golden e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/18/Fossil-Birds-with-Four-Wings/






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