Archive for May 8th, 2013

Riker Sits Down

[http://youtu.be/lVIGhYMwRgs] (YouTube link)Like many people, I watched Star Trek: TNG for years and never noticed how Riker sits down. And stands up. Jonathan Frakes is a tall guy with long legs, and was compel...

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Chestburster Necklace

Luis Alberto Cayo's clever bronze pendant lets people know that you're a warm, welcoming host. And unlike a facehugger, it won't obscure your vision. Read an interview with Cayo at the link.Link and Etsy Shop -via Nerd B...

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The 26-foot Long Rhino

Paraceratherium was a rhinoceros that lived around 20 million years ago. Standing tall with a longer neck, it doesn't much resemble a modern rhinoceros. The 15-20 ton giant is the subject of a new book by paleon...

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The Eben Ice Caves

These wonders can be found in the Rock River Canyon Wilderness area of the upper peninsula of Michigan. Nature photographer Nina Asunto snowshoed there to capture these amazing images. You can view more photos at the lin...

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Treadmill Dancing

[http://youtu.be/dLfUgXcvq4g] If you find jogging on the treadmill boring, try this instead: treadmill dancing! Was he inspired by OK GO's Treadmill Dancing? Hit play or go to Link [YouT...

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Periodic Table of Star Wars (the Original Trilogy)

To celebrate Star Wars Weekends at Disney's Hollywood Studios this year, Etckt made a periodic table featuring the characters from Star Wars! Of course, Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader are the most eleme...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/08/Periodic-Table-of-Star-Wars-the-Original-Trilogy/

The Most Sleep Deprived Students in the World

Who *yawn* are the most sleep deprived students in the world? Students from the United States, according to new research by Chad Minnich of Boston College: "I think we u...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/08/The-Most-Sleep-Deprived-Students-in-the-World/

105-Year Old Woman Attributes Her Longevity to Eating Bacon Every Day

Bacon--it's nature's font of miracles! Pearl Cantrell of Richland Springs, Texas is 105 years old. How did she live so long? You already know the answer:"I love bacon, I eat it everyday", says Pearl, "I don't feel as old...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/08/105-Year-Old-Woman-Attributes-Her-Longevity-to-Eating-Bacon-Every-Day/

Body Arts Teddy Bear

Body Arts Teddy Bear (sold separaretly)I know what you are thinking? Do I feel cuddly?  Well, do ya punk?   Each adorable Body Arts Teddy Bear from the NeatoShop is made of soft patchwork fabric and featur...

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Cat Opens Door

[http://youtu.be/jhHtgufKbYY] (YouTube link)He's looking… he's thinking… he's figured it out! If cats had their way, all doors would be opened with latches instead of knobs. No, scratch that. If cats had th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/08/Cat-Opens-Door/

Bee Afraid, Bee Very Afraid: Commercial Honeybee Population Collapsed Last Winter

Image: Van Engelsdorp, et al./Bee Informed Nearly one third of commercial honeybee colonies in the United States didn't survive winter, and we're almost to the point of not having eno...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/08/Bee-Afraid-Bee-Very-Afraid-Commercial-Honeybee-Colonies-Population-Collapse-Last-Winter/

The Answer is No

A Twitterbot has arisen to illustrate Betteridge's law of headlines, which states that any headline in the form of a question can be answered "No."This story is a great demonstration of my maxim that any headline which e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/08/The-Answer-is-No/

Coming to You Live Via Satellite ... From the Same Parking Lot!

During the blanket coverage of the Cleveland kidnapping story, when TV anchors Ashleigh Banfield of CNN interviewed TV commentator Nancy Grace of Headline News, the split-screen satellite simu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/08/Coming-to-You-Live-Via-Satellite-From-the-Same-Parking-Lot/

Fake Nuns Caught Smuggling Cocaine

Police in San Adres, a Colombian island in the Caribbean, arrested three women posing as nuns. They had $35,000 worth of cocaine underneath their habits as they entered the island at the San Adres airport.“They wer...

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The Dedication of a Teacher

It's Teacher Appreciation Week. Cartoonist Jim Benton illustrates their work well. I offer my thanks to Mr. Walzer, my sixth grade history teacher, for showing me a new world.In the comments, tell us about a teacher that...

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The First Taste

Remember the first time you gave an olive to your child, and the emotional reaction that came over his face?Screened at the TEDxSydney conference on Saturday The First Taste captures in delightfully slow motion the unfet...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/08/The-First-Taste/

Etaoin Shrdlu and Other Odd Words in the Oxford English Dictionary

The massive Oxford English Dictionary is, practically speaking, the official and exhaustive guide to the words of the English language. John Simpson, the Chief Editor, is retiring after 37 years with the project. He...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/08/Etaoin-Shrdlu-and-Other-Odd-Words-in-the-Oxford-English-Dictionary/

R.I.P. Ray Harryhausen

[http://youtu.be/U9kmjW73-v4] (YouTube link) Stop motion visual effects master Ray Harryhausen died yesterday in London.Harryhausen’s fascination with animated models began when he first saw Willis O’Bri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/08/RIP-Ray-Harryhausen/

Kaleidoscope Glasses

Having trouble seeing poorly? Get a pair of glasses. Specifically, try Pam Tietze's H0les kaleidoscopic glasses. Will you be able to see better? Let's just say that other people will definitely see you.Link -via Born Ric...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/08/Kaleidoscope-Glasses/

Marie Antoinette Salt & Pepper Shakers

Marie Antoinette Salt & Pepper ShakersHas your search for the perfect table finery left you feeling distraught, overwhelmed, and a little like an outsider? Don't lose your head. All you need is the charming Marie Ant...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/08/Marie-Antoinette-Salt-Pepper-Shakers/

Gladys Presley, the Mother Elvis Presley Worshiped

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website.On January 8, 1935, Gladys Love Presley gave birth to a set of twins. The first of the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/08/Galdys-Presley-the-Mother-Elvis-Presley-Worshipped/

Tentacle-Themed Art Show

The Ltd. Art Gallery in Seattle is currently exhibiting works with a tentacle theme from a wide variety of artists. From top to bottom are images by Plinio Marcus Pinto, Aaron Jasinski and justJENN. I love...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/08/Tentacle-Themed-Art-Show/

The Hounds of Geevor

Artist David Kemp makes art from found objects, particularly discarded remnants of the mining industry in his area, on the Tinner's Coast in Cornwall. Twenty years ago, he was alerted about a mountain of old boots that w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/08/The-Hounds-of-Geevor/

Homemade Peanut Butter Twix Bars

You can make Twix bars at home! But Averie Sunshine went even further. Her recipe has the standard shortbread, caramel and chocolate. But it also has a layer of peanut butter mixed with confectioner's sugar.Link -vi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/08/Homemade-Peanut-Butter-Twix-Bars/

Star Wars, Episode VII: Return of the Junior Jedi

[http://vimeo.com/64977686] (vimeo link)Junior Jedi defend the weak from bullies in Episode VII! Marley Gonzales, Kai Hale, and Liam Hale star in a trailer made by  Sam K. Hale for the next Star Wars film....

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/08/Star-Wars-Episode-VII-Return-of-the-Junior-Jedi/

Ice Cream for Dogs

Your pup may tolerate the cherry vanilla ice cream that you serve, but why not offer him something more appropriate? Arrfscarf makes ice cream with flavors that dogs prefer: peanut butter bacon, chicken cheddar, beef bri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/08/Ice-Cream-for-Dogs/






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