Archive for April 22nd, 2013

The $800 Heart Surgery

If you need a heart surgery but don't have medical insurance and can't afford the tens of thousands of dollars out-of-pocket bill, India may have the solution for you: heart surgery for $800....

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/22/The-800-Heart-Surgery/

Etiquette Tips from the 1950s

Amy Vanderbilt wrote books on etiquette and published a newspaper column to answer questions. The rules were a bit different then. For example, being "pinned" was somewhere between "going steady" and being "engaged," but...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/22/Etiquette-Tips-from-the-1950s/

Press on!

Fight through the pain, Infinite Nap reminds us. On the other side of the struggle is a sweet, chocolatey victory worth the burns.LinkInfinite Nap, webcomics...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/22/Press-on/

Prisoner of Technology

Feel trapped by technology? In a print campaign for Go Outside magazine, Brazilian designer Felipe Luchi imagined our beloved gadgets as physical prisons: Link (Bonus: if you look cl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/22/Prisoner-of-Technology/

Being Black in China

Heather Greenwood Davis blogs about her family's year-long trip around the world at Globe Trotting Mama. In an article at NatGeo's Intelligent Travel blog, she tells what it was like to be a black tourist family spending...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/22/Being-Black-in-China/

Lady Rainicorn Scarf

Lady Rainicorn Scarf Attention Adventure Time fans! Are you looking for the perfect scarf to help you navigate this unpredictable spring weather? Behold the Lady Rainicorn Scarf from the NeatoShop. This warm scarf l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/22/Lady-Rainicorn-Scarf/

Homemade Helicopter Ceiling Fan

Let's play Airwolf! Redditor ScumbagJanitorGuy made this cute ceiling fan for his son. It was a really cheap building project--just painting and attaching a ceiling fan to a plastic helicopter. Next, he plans to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/22/Homemade-Helicopter-Ceiling-Fan/

Batman Villains as 1920s Mugshots

Inspired by a collection of stylish Australian mugshots from the 1920s exhibited at the Sydney Justice & Police Museum, Canadian CG artist Jason Mark (AKA Jempix) created a serie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/22/Batman-Villains-as-1920s-Mugshots/

Chimney Sweeping in Russia

[http://youtu.be/z585Kkv3IDw] (YouTube link)Why bother with brooms and brushes? This guy just vacuums his flume out with a leaf blower! You have to pity anyone downwind from him. -via Daily Picks and Flicks chimney, soot...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/22/Chimney-Sweeping-in-Russia/

Captain America Cocktail Dress

Craftster member BenaeQuee designed this beautiful dress not to be a costume, but practical fashion:My main goal for this dress was to be able to wear it as a dress, and not let it become something that looked like a cos...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/22/Captain-America-Dress/

Artichoke Ambassador of the Earthlings

Ah, it's Earth Day, so it's no wonder that strange things start showing up at the NeatoHQ today. Take this nifty little artichoke sculpture that Whole Foods sent us. Yes, it's a prom...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/22/Artichoke-Ambassador-of-the-Earthlings/

Happy Earth Day!

How do you wish the Earth a happy Earth Day? If the planets had their own social network, say, "Spacebook," all the other celestial bodies could send a greeting. From The Joy of Tech. Link Earth Day, social networking, s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/22/Happy-Earth-Day/

Time Traveling Photographer

Fire up the TARDIS (or whatever your favorite time machine)! Inspired by a Charlie Chaplin movie (or is it the Charlie Chaplin Time Traveler meme?), Hungarian photographer Flora Borsi decided...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/22/Time-Traveling-Photographer/

Man Survives Harpoon in Head

A man in Petropolis, Brazil, accidentally shot himself through the head with a harpoon. As he was cleaning his fishing gear, Bruno Barcellos de Souza Coutinho was impaled by a spear that went 15 centimeters into his skul...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/22/Man-Survives-Harpoon-in-Head/

Please Listen Attentively to My Complaints

Yes, Lunarbaboon, your ear will stretch. Just open it and let me stuff my troubles inside your head. Then I'll feel a lot better.Linkcomplaints, Lunarbaboon, webcomics...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/22/Please-Listen-Attentively-to-My-Complaints/

The Samsonadzes

[http://youtu.be/vTyv9fJ3F60] (YouTube link) The Samsonadzes is a knockoff of The Simpsons shown on TV in the former Soviet republic of Georgia. The plots are very different, as the Georgian sh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/22/The-Samsonadzes/

iCubes Ice Tray

iCubes Ice Tray There seems to be an app for everything. Some may find this news chilling, but now you can even turn frozen water into an app with the iCubes Ice Tray from the NeatoShop. This delightful cell phone s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/22/iCubes-Ice-Tray/

Sleeping Bear Omelet

I'm so hungry. But he's so cute that I can't bear to wake him!-via WTF Japan, Seriously(Photo: unknown)omelets, eggs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/22/Bear-Omelet/

Abandoned Mansions from Around the World

It's a shame such grand homes are built and now no one lives in them. Most are abandoned because restoring them to safe living conditions simply costs too much. See nine such mansions and castles at io9. Shown here is Ch...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/22/Abandoned-Mansions-from-Around-the-World/

Game of Thrones Theme Played on a Bell Tower

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVqnFRN9Z4k](Video Link)The bells at the University of Wisconsin at Madison played the theme music to Game of Thrones. Lyle Anderson, the university's carillonneur, performed the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/22/Game-of-Thrones-Theme-Played-on-a-Bell-Tower/

The Birth of the Dishwasher

The following is an article from the book Uncle John's Supremely Satisfying Bathroom Reader.Thanks to Josephine Cochrane, most of us don't have to suffer through "dishpan hands."DISH-RESPECT*/st...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/22/The-Birth-of-the-Dishwasher/

Amazing Ice Cave in Russia

A hot spring near the Mutnovksy volcano in Russia's Kamchatka peninsula cut a path through the ice of a glacier. The roof of the resulting cave is close to the surface of the glacier. In photos of it, you can see the sun...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/22/Amazing-Ice-Cave-in-Russia/

Chocolate-dipped Portobello Mushrooms

This appeared in the police blotter in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Something smells fishy about the story, but it made it into the newspaper. Honestly, the rest of the column is pretty funny, too. Link -via Daily of the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/22/Chocolate-dipped-Portobello-Mushrooms/

What Happens If You Wring a Wet Wash Cloth in Space?

[http://youtu.be/o8TssbmY-GM] Internet's favorite astronaut Chris Hadfield explains what happens when you wring a wet wash cloth in space: Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via Krulwich...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/22/What-Happens-If-You-Wring-a-Wet-Wash-Cloth-in-Space/

Robots Are Making a Documentary about Humans

Brent Hoff and Alex Reben's BlabDroids roll up to humans and ask to interview them. They ask questions like, "What's the worst thing you have ever done?" The robots record the answers for their documentary about the spec...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/22/These-Robots-Are-Making-a-Documentary-about-Humans/

Dieting Dieting Hippos

Remember playing Hungry Hungry Hippos? Matt Wiley dreamed up the opposite of that in his latest T-shirt design: Dieting Dieting Hippos, where the point of the game is to avoid the marbles at...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/22/Anorexic-Hippo/






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