Archive for April 11th, 2013

Life-size Dollhouse Burned

Saskatchewan artist Heather Benning spent 18 months furnishing an abandoned farmhouse as a life-size dollhouse. For six years, people peered into the glass-from house on the side o fate road in Winnepeg. And now it is go...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/11/Life-size-Dollhouse-Burned/

The Hidden Beach

The Marietas Islands off the Pacific coast of Mexico contain a gem of nature: a hidden beach. La Playa de Amor is accessible through a sea cave. It's  set in a wildlife preserve, so access is restricted. But th...

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Yummy Pockets Fruit Treats

Yummy Pocket Fruit Treats (sold individually)Are you looking to make a healthy change to your pocket book? Incorporate some fruit into your life with the Yummy Pockets Fruit Treat from the NeatoShop. These deliciously fu...

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Mali to French President: "I Gave You A Camel But I Eated It"

Poor Francois Hollande. The French President got a gift of a camel from the people of Mali, but someone decided that the camel would make a good meal instead: The French pre...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/11/Mali-to-French-President-I-Gave-You-A-Camel-But-I-Eated-It/

Dreaming of Margaret Thatcher

My very first reference question as a working librarian was about Margaret Thatcher. Since Lady Thatcher recently passed away, it is worth mentioning.A patron approached the reference desk and told me that Margaret Thatc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/11/Dreaming-of-Margaret-Thatcher/

Lamborghini Aventador Police Car

There are perks to enforcing the law in one of the most lavishly ostentatious cities in the world. The Dubai Police Department showing off their new patrol car, a Lamborghini Aventador that can do over 200 mph! The new c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/11/Lamborghini-Aventador-Police-Car/

Shark Fights Kayaker for Fish

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puNhvXutVjQ](Video Link)Isaac Brumaghim was fishing from his kayak off the coast of Hawaii when Chompy the Shark passed by. Isaac and Chompy both wanted the fish on the line. Could they sh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/11/Shark-Fights-Kayaker-for-Fish/

Mathematical Ambigram

Ambigrams are forms that look the same when rotated or flipped, like the image below: One day, Trinity College, Cambridge, undergrad Adam P Goucher was wondering whether "it would...

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Hairy Eyeball

Drs. Ali Mahdavi Fard and Leili Pourafkari recently published an article in The New England Journal of Medicine about this unusual case. A patient had a hairy mass of tissue growing on one of his eyes:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/11/Hairy-Eyeball/

Back-to-the-Camera Shots

[http://youtu.be/IqdLfK1sZDo] (YouTube link)Zach Prewitt compiled a movie supercut of shots in which the character is looking at something awesome, while we're watching from his/her back. This shot occurs in just about e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/11/Back-to-the-Camera-Shots/

Hairy Bean Leaves Trap Bed Bugs

Got bed bug? Bean leaves may be just the thing you're looking for! New research reveals how the old folk remedy of leaving hairy bean leaves around the room actually works: Am...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/11/Hairy-Bean-Leaves-Trap-Bed-Bugs/

11 Totally Redundant Place Names

Mental_floss kicks off their monthly "lists of 11 on the 11th" with tautological place names. That means they're redundant, using two or more terms that mean the same thing. An example is Pendle Hill in Lancashire, Engla...

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Two-Headed Blue Shark

Photo: Christopher Johnston What's going on, ocean? We told you about the two-headed bull shark on Neatorama before, and now more two-headed things are popping out all over the place!...

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Lederhosen Socks

 Lederhosen SocksSpring is here and the hills are alive once again. It is time to break out your favorite Lederhosen Socks from the NeatoShop and go skipping and spinning through the lush green grass. These fantasti...

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No Refunds

It's true. You can keep the receipt, but it won't do you any good. And they never tell you about the no returns policy until after you leave the hospital.Link -via Pleated Jeansparenting, Invisible Bread, Justin Boyd, we...

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Brainteaser: Three Pills

(Image credit: Flickr user Isabel Odriozola)If a doctor gave you three pills and told you to take one every half hour, how long would they last you?Continue reading for the answer.One...

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Hyperrealistic Sculpture of Spock

Yes, it's just a bust. That's actually pretty easy to explain. The unfortunate accident he had as a child. He caught his head in a mechanical...rice picker. But other than that, Jordu Schell's sculpture is a perfect pres...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/11/Hyperrealistic-Sculpture-of-Spock/

Vatican City Explained

[http://youtu.be/OPHRIjI3hXs] (YouTube link)C.G.P. Grey explains Vatican City in just a few minutes -which is a quick overview, because the smallest country in the world is apparently the most complicated. Or at least ve...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/11/Vatican-City-Explained/

The Millennium Falcon Appeared in Blade Runner

Production of Blade Runner was often done in a rush, so visual effects directors sometimes had to make do with pre-existing props. Paul M. Sammon writes in Future Noir:Amusingly, another very distinctiv...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/11/The-Millennium-Falcon-Appeared-in-Blade-Runner/

What Is It? game 272

W00t! It's time for another collaboration with the ever-excellent What Is It? Blog. Can you guess what this odd item is used for?Place your guess in the comment section. One guess per comment, though you can ent...

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Disney Princess Rings

Gemvara, an online jewelry store, lets you design and order jewelry online. Sierra of Heck Yeah Disney Merch used it to design rings inspired by several Disney princesses. Sadly, none of them are Leia, my favorite Disney...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/11/Disney-Princess-Rings/

Japan's Nine-Fingered Geisha

The classical Japanese geisha of the Meiji period are said to have been "shrouded in mystery," but there was at least one geisha who made the news often and became quite famous. Teruha went by several names at different...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/11/Japans-Nine-Fingered-Geisha/

Spinning Seal Spins

[http://vimeo.com/53192658](Video Link)At the center of the universe, the Great Seal remains still. You and everything else, however, spin around it.I could watch this video all day. I'd love to have it on a continuous l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/11/Spinning-Seal-Spins/

Seven-meter Wasp Nest

Is this a world record? I don't even want to know! An abandoned house in San Sebastián de la Gomera, Spain, was investigated by police after calls from neighbors. Inside, they found a wasp nest that almost filled...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/11/Seven-meter-Wasp-Nest/

Tinkle and Turd Salt & Pepper Shakers

Tinkle and Turd Salt & Pepper ShakersAre you, or someone you love, obsessed with potty humor? Well it is your doody to scoop up the Tinkle and Turd Salt & Pepper Shakers from the NeatoShop. This silly set feature...

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The Entire Internet in One Poster

Need to wrap up your time surfing the web? Caldwell Tanner's poster of just about every meme out there will help you. You can view a much larger version and a legend at the link. I hadn't heard of Floor Horse. How many a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/11/The-Entire-Internet-in-One-Poster/

5m80

[http://youtu.be/uFxnBrO9n7o] (YouTube link)5m80 is a short film by Nicolas Devaux, about the ridiculous things that giraffes do for fun and sport. The number refers to the average height of a giraffe, which is about 19...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/11/5m80/

Computer Glitch Puts Entire School in Detention

Was it a serious mistake? I think that Principal Larry Ching of Waimea College in Nelson, New Zealand now has serious bragging rights. For the rest of his career, he can claim that he's so strict that he once put hi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/11/Computer-Glitch-Puts-Entire-School-in-Detention/






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