Archive for May 6th, 2013

Not Exactly That Kind of Pirate

Members of a women's club, the Parkham Women's Institute in North Devon, England, knew they were going to hear a talk about piracy at their meeting. So they wore pirate costumes, complete with eye patches and even a fake...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/06/Not-Exactly-That-Kind-of-Pirate/

Zombie Gnome

Zombie GnomeZombies make great garden gnomes, because they are soft spoken creatures who really love spending time outdoors. You will often find zombies slowly wandering around neighborhoods thinking about nothing in par...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/06/Zombie-Gnome/

Physicist: How Long Would It Take for an AT-AT to Fall?

For a long time, I've suspected that much of the footage of the Battle of Hoth was digitally altered. Now physicist Rhett Allain gives me reason to have those doubts. He's crunched the numbers and determined that the AT-...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/06/Physicist-How-Long-Would-It-Take-for-an-AT-AT-to-Fall/

Parents: Suck on Your Baby's Pacifier to Make 'em Healthier

Funny Baby Pacifiers over the NeatoShop Parents, here's a quick way to clean your baby's pacifier and help it become healthier in one fell swoop. Or, make that in one big lick:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/06/Parents-Suck-on-Your-Babys-Pacifier-to-Make-em-Healthier/

Shuttlecraft Prop from the Original Star Trek under Restoration

The 1:1 scale shuttlecraft prop from the original Star Trek somehow survived the decades that passed since the end of the show. Last year, it sold at auction. The new owners, Adam Schneider and Alec Peters, ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/06/Shuttlecraft-Prop-from-the-Original-Star-Trek-under-Restoration/

Vintage Salon Hairdryers

The hair dryers in salons of my childhood looked like space helmets, and it was fun to pretend that they were. Those from an even earlier era resembled instruments of torture, or at least science fiction. Oh, the things...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/06/Vintage-Salon-Hairdryers/

Hot Dog Vendor in a Kayak

McCovey Cove in San Francisco Bay lies just beyond the right field wall of a baseball stadium. Boating baseball fans often hang out there during games in the hope of catching stray balls. To give them the full ballpark e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/06/Hot-Dog-Vendor-in-a-Kayak/

Woman Celebrated Getting Her Driver's License Back, Got Busted with DUI Again

There are many things in life we can celebrate with a drink, but getting one's driver's license back after having it suspended for a DUI shouldn't be one of them. For an obvious reason:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/06/Woman-Celebrated-Getting-Her-Drivers-License-Back-Got-Busted-with-DUI-Again/

The Sugar Bugs

[http://vimeo.com/64989382] (vimeo link)The Sugar Bugs valiantly defend their kingdom, but they are no match for …dental hygiene! John Kim produced this student project at Cal Arts. The ending is somewhat unbeliev...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/06/The-Sugar-Bugs/

Failing School Imports Smarter Students to Raise Test Scores

Merrydale Elementary School in Baton Rouge, Louisana, has a problem: its test scores were abysmal. That in and of itself isn't a unique problem - many schools have low tests scores - but Mer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/06/Failing-School-Imports-Smarter-Students-to-Raise-Test-Scores/

Why Older Minds Make Better Decisions

One of those things that I heard somewhere that has stuck with me is, "Wisdom is the ability to tell the difference between what is important and what is not." That seems to be the basis of research that shows that older...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/06/Why-Older-Minds-Make-Better-Decisions/

Vertical Horizon

After photographer Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze arrived in Hong Kong in 2009, he became fascinated by the character of the city's urban spaces, with gleaming, modern buildings standing side-b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/06/Vertical-Horizon/

Bacon Spatula Turner

Bacon Spatula TurnerSome would argue that bacon is the most important meal of the day. Now even when you aren't cooking your favorite meat you can still cook with your favorite meat. The Bacon Spatula Turner from th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/06/Bacon-Spatula-Turner/

The Chimera

Let's see… this chimera is made up of a combination lion and tiger with pistons and red wings. You guessed it: Detroit! There are people in the city who pass by every day and don't realize The Chimera represents t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/06/The-Chimera/

Why Hair Turns Grey

Grey hair may soon be a thing of the past. Scientists have found the cause of greying hair and a clue on how it can be reversed: Scientists found people who are going grey build up hy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/06/Why-Hair-Turns-Grey/

In Mother Russia, Excavator Drives You!

[http://youtu.be/dLAlZ-2ncq0] (YouTube link)A flood in Siberia has made getting to work really difficult. How do you get your crew across to the other side -call a boat? Build a bridge? Wait for the water to go down? No...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/06/In-Mother-Russia-Excavator-Drives-You/

The Lonely Robot Makes His Escape Tonight

Toby Atticus Fraley installed the Robot Repair Shop in a vacant storefront in downtown Pittsburgh back in November of 2011. The fictional repair shop was never open, but always lit so passers-by could see the workshop, f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/06/The-Lonely-Robot-Makes-His-Escape-Tonight/

You Can Play Asteroids on This Belt

Instructables member cunning_fellow's cleverly named Asteroid Belt features a playable version of the classic Atari video game Asteroids. You can find a complete list of his coding and assembly instructions at the link.L...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/06/You-Can-Play-Asteroids-on-This-Belt/

Donald Trump Caterpillar

You can see the resemblance, can't you? This is a Megalopyge opercularis, or flannel moth caterpillar. It was spotted by photographer Jeff Cremer and biologist Phil Torres in the Peruvian rainforest. They look f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/06/Donald-Trump-Caterpillar/

Watch All 65 Episodes of My Little Pony Simultaneously

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zR7V_bCyZe0](Video Link)I suspect that a lot of people haven't been watching My Little Pony for the past two and a half years, but feel too embarrassed to admit it. Don't worry. Y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/06/Watch-All-65-Episodes-of-My-Little-Pony-Simultaneously/

The Pee-Mobile

The following is an article from Uncle John's Heavy Duty Bathroom Reader.We wrote a paragraph about this in Uncle John's Unsinkable Bathroom Reader and it fascinated us so much that we wanted to share more d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/06/The-Pee-Mobile/

Tree House Made of Pancakes

Go ahead and play with your food. Nathan Shields of Saipancakes made a convincing and surprisingly sturdy pancake model of a tree house for his kids. You can see another photo of them playing with it at the link. Li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/06/Tree-House-Made-of-Pancakes/

Asian Photography Stereotypes

[http://youtu.be/6SBtpGWaXkI]Asians, do you see yourself doing these photography poses? JinnyboyTV documented all Asian photography stereotypes that may be familiar to you in this clip: Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] -...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/06/Asian-Photography-Stereotypes/

Out On Bail Socks

 Out On Bail SocksAre you looking for a safe and subtle way to express the edgier side of your personality? You need the Out On Bail Socks from the NeatoShop. This dangerously fun pair of crew socks features black a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/06/Out-On-Bail-Socks/

The Periodic Table of Middle Earth

Is the the ultimate geek mashup or what? Emil Johansson has sorted and categorized 114 characters of J.R.R. Tolkien's world and arranged them in the style of the periodic table of the elements. Each has a number, symbol,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/06/The-Periodic-Table-of-Middle-Earth/

Scientists Discover the First Known Meteorite Fragments from The Tunguska Event

The Tunguska Event was a huge explosion that occurred in a remote area of Siberia on June 30, 1908. It was a thousand times as powerful as the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Scientists aren't certain what happened, but the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/06/Scientists-Discover-the-First-Known-Meteorite-Fragments-from-The-Tunguska-Event/

Cat-in-the-Box

[http://youtu.be/bIn1vXm9KeY] (YouTube link)A kitten aspires to be a jack-in-the-box! Even after that, there's some bonus clips of cats in boxes for your internet viewing enjoyment. -via Tastefully Offensivecat, box...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/06/Cat-in-the-Box/
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