Archive for April 14th, 2013

Zombie Cookie Versions of the Captains of Star Trek

Admiral Kirk said, "How we deal with death is at least as important as how we deal with life." He probably wasn't anticipating returning from the abode of the dead. Now he and his fellow captains, Picard, Sisko, Janeway...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/14/Zombie-Cookie-Versions-of-the-Captains-of-Star-Trek/

Not a Good Sign

This sign at Roots Bistro in Houston was up long enough this weekend to have its picture snapped and posted to Twitter. The manager later said it was only up for about ten minutes.When contacted about the sign and its in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/14/Not-a-Good-Sign/

Restaurant Selling Tickets to Dinner

I don't know much about running a restaurant, but I do know that restaurateurs fret about patrons who don't show up after making reservations. But how can restaurants discourage such no-shows?...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/14/Restaurants-Selling-Tickets-to-Dinner/

12 Geekiest Nail Designs

You can't escape the gaze of the Eye of Sauron, especially when it's right there on your hand! This clever design by Chalkboard Nails is just one example of nail art inspired by movies, games, TV shows, literature, websi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/14/12-Geekiest-Nail-Designs/

How Dog Owners See the World

"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die, I want to go where they went." -- Will Rogers.Julie Pavletich submitted this photo of man's best friend to the 2009 National Geographic Photo Contest.Link -via VA Viperdo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/14/How-Dog-Owners-See-the-World/

Roarcraft (World of Warcraft Remix)

[http://youtu.be/vt1SqoJPsa8] (YouTube link)Nick Bertke, known as Pogo, worked his magic with sounds and clips from World of Warcraft to make a really catchy tune. YouTube member goldpikpikcarrots made an strangely cute...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/14/Roarcraft-World-of-Warcraft-Remix/

Newest Birthing Trend: Don't Cut the Umbilical Cord

Some mothers forgo modern obstetric facilities in hospitals and have births at home and assisted by midwives. The latest trend in this natural childbirth movement is called Lotus Birth. Participants don't cut the umbilic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/14/Newest-Birthing-Trend/

Wikimedia Commons Pictures of the Year

(Image credit: Pierre Dalous/Kookaburra 81)The winners of the Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Year Contest 2012 have been announced. This is their seventh annual contest, and the winners were selected by votes from acti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/14/Wikimedia-Commons-PIctures-of-the-Year/

Higgs Boson Watch

Higgs Boson Watch Can't get enough of particle physics? Celebrate the discovery of the universe's most elusive particle with the Higgs Bosson Watch from the NeatoShop. This fantastic watch features a spinning second...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/14/Higgs-Boson-Watch/

Liam Neeson: The Bane of Telemarketers

The FTC has recently announced the winners of its Robocall Challenge, but what if all you need is Liam Neeson? Dan Piraro of Bizarro noted how a famous line from Neeson's action movi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/14/Liam-Neeson-The-Bane-of-Telemarketers/

The 11 Most Amazing Elevators in the World

The glass enclosed Bailong Elevator in Zhangjiajie, China goes 1,070 feet straight up the side of a cliff. It takes 2 minutes to lift up to 50 people at a time. This elevator one of 11 unusual elevators compile...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/14/The-11-Most-Amazing-Elevators-in-the-World/

Grumpy Chemistry Cat

What do you get when you cross Grumpy Cat with Chemistry Cat? Pure Au, my friends. Olga Shvartsur drew this piece of brilliance: Linklaughing gas, grumpy cat, chemistry cat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/14/Grumpy-Chemistry-Cat/

Brainteaser: Name That Heiress

Proving once again that the rich get richer while the rest of us get jealous, this person will get two pots of gold at the end of the rainbow -one from her family, and one through her own talent and hard work. The an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/14/Brainteaser-Name-That-Heiress/

Ducklings Fly for the First Time

The photographer behind a Swedish-language photo blog captured this image two Common Goldeneye ducklings flying for the first time. Flap harder, baby ducks!Link (Translation) -via Twisted Sifterducks, photography, nature...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/14/Ducklings-Fly-for-the-First-Time/

The Curious Case of the Nonexistent Turtle

With all the stories about "de-extinction" of animal species lately, there's one method that doesn't get much notice -when scientists decide that an extinct species never existed in the first place. That applies to the c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/14/The-Curious-Case-of-the-Nonexistent-Turtle/

Chihuahua Fosters Meerkat

Wilson the meerkat was born at Mablethorpe Seal Sanctuary & Animals Gardens in Mablethorpe, England. He was rejected by his mother as the runt of the litter. What do do? Sanctuary owner Dennis Drew tried hand-rearing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/14/Chihuahua-Fosters-Meerkat/

Discarded Images

This certainly looks like an ad for the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, but it was published about 1305. Discarded Images is a collection of medieval illustrations and manuscript illuminations that cover t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/14/Discarded-Images/

The Pianobike

What's that vehicle in the bike lane? That's Gary Skaggs's Pianobike. You can find it and Skaggs cruising through San Francisco playing jazz. The best part: although it began as a hobby project, the pianobike is now...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/14/The-Pianobike/

Skidboot: A Most Obedient Dog

[http://youtu.be/M_MAGGIOx-A] (YouTube link)Remember the amazing Skidboot? The dog was a legend. Skidboot and his owner David Hartwig show off a little in this clip. These guys have probably done this routine a million t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/14/Skidboot-A-Most-Obedient-Dog/

Spiked Ice Tray

Spiked Ice TraySpiked drinks = Bad. Spike shaped ice made from the Spiked Ice Tray = Good.  Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more dangerously fun Ice Trays. Linkspike, ice, tray...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/14/Spiked-Ice-Tray/

Regret

When things that are hard to describe appear right there in 3D, they are often not pretty. This disturbing comic is from Lunarbaboon. Link regret, Lunarbaboon...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/14/Regret/

Prehistoric Human Ancestor that Walked like a Chimp and Smiled Like a Man

Photo: Brett Eloff/Lee R. Berger/University of Witwatersrand One sunny morning in 2008, nine-year-old Matthew Berger was chasing his dog Tau near his father's dig site in the Malapa Nature Rese...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/14/Prehistoric-Human-Ancestor-that-Walked-like-a-Chimp-and-Smiled-Like-a-Man/

Antique Articulated Gold Skeleton Action Figure in a Silver Sarcophagus

If you were a filthy rich kid in Russia a century ago, this would have been the ultimate toy. The famous goldsmith Israel Rouchomovsky made it between 1892 and 1906 with all the features a child could want:the fully...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/14/Antique-Articulated-Gold-Skeleton-Action-Figure-in-a-Silver-Sarcophagus/




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