Archive for March 28th, 2013

Terrifying Frog Breaks Its Own Bones to Produce Claws When Threatened

Trichobatrachus robustus is the Wolverine of the amphibian world. You'll know when you've crossed the line because he'll gladly break his own bones to produce weapons to break yours. New Scientist...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/28/Terrifying-Frog-Breaks-Its-Own-Bones-to-Produce-Claws-When-Threatened/

Fight to the Death Inside a Moving Elevator

In 1909, back when tall buildings had elevator operators, one such worker was caught stealing from an apartment. A Pinkerton detective confronted the elevator operator to arrest him. But his mistake was to enter the elev...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/28/Fight-to-the-Death-Inside-a-Moving-Elevator/

Smuggler Tries to Steal 14% of an Entire Species

There may be as few as 400 Ploughshare Tortoises in the world. Police in Thailand caught a man trying to sneak out of the country with 54 of them and other rare tortoises in his luggage:On Friday, authorities arrested a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/28/Smuggler-Tries-to-Steal-14-of-an-Entire-Species/

7 of the World’s Oldest Food Finds

I have a 50-year-old box of vanilla extract that I keep around for the novelty and the vintage package design. I don't know what the bottle looks like because I've never opened the box. But that vanilla is downright fres...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/28/7-of-the-Worlds-Oldest-Food-Finds/

The 10 Coolest Living Librarians

When the competition is so fierce, how do you rank librarians by coolness? Flavorwire's Emily Temple found a way. She's compiled descriptions of ten hip and innovative librarians, including MetaFilter's own Jessamyn West...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/28/The-10-Coolest-Living-Librarians/

Lamb Cake with Cigarette

A post at Cake Wrecks featuring the pictured cake of a lamb with a cigarette in its mouth led me to a previous collection of such cakes, which led to a post about the possible meaning of what appears to be a tradition, a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/28/Lamb-Cake-with-Cigarette/

Medical Supplies Messenger Bag

 Medical Supplies Messenger BagAre you having a fashion accessory emergency? Get the Medical Supplies Messenger Bag from the NeatoShop STAT. This fantastic bag can be carried across the body. It features an adjustab...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/28/Medical-Supplies-Messenger-Bag/

Ancient Greek Pottery Made Better with Superheroes

How do you make Greek epics even more, um, epic-er? Add superheroes. That's what Nicholas Hyde AKA Harshness did by featuring Thor, Spider-Man, and Batman in the style of ancient Gre...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/28/Ancient-Greek-Pottery-Made-Better-with-Superheroes/

The Highland Trouveres

[http://youtu.be/0brIXoLMvZ4] (YouTube link)The Highland Trouveres, a group of students at Highland High School in Pocatello, Idaho, performed a lip-dub of thd mashup Pop Danthology 2012 by Daniel Kim. This video was mad...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/28/The-Highland-Trouveres/

Climbing the Pyramids

Photo: Vitaliy Raskalov When Russian photographers Vadim Makhorov and Vitaliy Raskalov went to the Pyramids at Giza, Egypt, the duo couldn't resist embarking on a great adventure: cli...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/28/Climbing-the-Pyramids/

Brainteaser: Shooting Incident

(Image credit: Flickr user Jeffrey Pott)A woman shoots her husband. Then she holds him under water for five minutes. Finally, she hangs him. But five minutes later, they both go out and enjoy a wonderful dinner togethe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/28/Brainteaser-Shooting-Incident/

Meet the Man Who Went IPO

We hear about tech companies going public all the time, but why not actual people? That's what Mike Merrill, 35-year-old tech support rep at a small Portland, Oregon, software company...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/28/Meet-the-Man-Who-Went-IPO/

Criminal Mastermind

The security camera caught the whole thing at Kent's Meats & Groceries in Redding, California. When the glass broke, a burglar alarm was set off. The suspect is still at large. Kent Pfrimmer, the store owner, doesn't...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/28/Criminal-Mastermind/

99 Steps of Progress

[http://youtu.be/rRdAVHMTG00] French art collective Maentis spoofed the famous March of Progress by Rudolph Zallinger to create the 99 Steps of Progress. Here are some of our favorites...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/28/99-Steps-of-Progress/

Digging Out the Sheep

[http://youtu.be/zhpturoYuJM] (YouTube link)A substantial snowfall in Wales trapped sheep under a blanket of snow. Farmer Gareth Wyn Jones of Llanfairfechan is on his third day of digging them out. This is definite proof...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/28/Digging-Out-the-Sheep/

Classic Atari Cartridges for Modern Video Games

Dust off your old Atari 2600 console and see if these modern games will work in it. StarRoivas imagined what modern games would look like if they were produced 30 years ago.Link -via Geek Artvideo games, Atari, Atari 260...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/28/Classic-Atari-Cartridges-for-Modern-Video-Games/

"He Started It" is No Defense

He grabbed her butt; she hit him in the face. Can you guess who pays for the crime? The unnamed man who copped a feel at a nightclub in Lund, Sweden, last summer was charged with sexual assault, but the case was dropped...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/28/He-Started-It-is-No-Defense/

Tattoupees

TattoupeesDo you know someone who is having trouble accepting the fact that they have become follicly challenged? Encourage them to embrace, nay show off, all that hairless real estate with the Tattoupees from the NeatoS...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/28/Tattoupees/

Bangalore's Cardboard Police Officers

Real police are expensive. But perhaps cardboard cutouts of officers might convince people to drive carefully. That, at least, is what Bangalore's government is counting on:"It is not a gimmick. Wherever we have put up t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/28/Bangalores-Cardboard-Police-Officers/

What Is It? game 270

Now it's time for our collaboration with the awesome What Is It? Blog! Do you know what this thing is? You can win even if you don't know!Place your guess in the comment section below. One guess per commen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/28/What-Is-It-game-270/

David Orias's Waves of Light

With low shutter speeds, photographer David Orias can create stunning images of the waves off the coast of California. He writes:I often use the camera to see our world in ways our eyes cannot see. I do this by using lon...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/28/David-Oriass-Waves-of-Light/

Lamps Made of iMacs

Old colorful iMac G3 shells are now overhead lamps at Toronto travel agency G Adventures. Is this brilliantly clever or tragically tacky? Link  -via Gizmodo iMac, Macintosh, recycling, lights, lamps...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/28/Lamps-Made-of-iMacs/

The Washington Post's Peep Diorama Contest

Every year, The Washington Post holds a contest for peep dioramas. You can view a slideshow of the winners at the link. My favorite entry is this one by Sheila Barnett, Kevin Barnett and Nate Tolley. It flips re...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/28/The-Washington-Posts-Peep-Diorama-Contest/

Prom Comes to Katelyn

Fourteen-year-old Katelyn Norman of LaFollette, Tennessee, has terminal bone cancer. One of the items on her bucket list was to go to the prom. Campbell County High School had their prom early and arranged for her to go,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/28/Prom-Comes-to-the-Katelyn/

Brilliant 2-Year Old Thief Picks a Lock to Steal His Sister's Toys

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wk-qRfJQPM](Video Link)Joann Moser's 8-year old daughter insisted that her 2-year old brother was sneaking into her room at night to take her toys. "Just lock the door." That's not enough...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/28/Brilliant-2-Year-Old-Thief-Picks-a-Lock-to-Steal-His-Sisters-Toys/

One Ugly Bunny

Those poor children look as if they were waiting for their inevitable doom at the hands of the ghost-faced giant rabbit holding onto little brother. Big brother was told to smile, but he can't quite get that far. Even th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/28/One-Ugly-Bunny/

The World's Neatest Subway Entrance

This isn't the work of the Hulk, but a clever architect named Zbigniew Peter Pininski. He completed the Bockenheimer Warte station in Frankfurt, Germany in 1986. The Belgian surrealist painter René Magritte inspir...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/28/The-Worlds-Neatest-Subway-Entrance/
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