Archive for May 9th, 2013

Donut-Shaped Pizza

I'm heading down to Guatemala because that's where you can get this pizza shaped like a donut. It's on sale at the Domino's establishments in that country. Fill the hole with chicken wings? I was thinking about bourbon-f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/09/Donut-Shaped-Pizza/

Manage Twitter with ManageFlitter

Over on the Neatorama Twitter account, we try hard to follow people back and actually respond to Tweets, but if you're on Twitter, you know how overwhelming that can be. If you ask me, it's also overwhelming trying to fi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/09/Manage-Twitter-with-ManageFlitter/

Solution to Teen Distracted Driving: Get a Manual Transmission

If you want to discourage your teenager from texting while driving, make him or her drive a car with a manual transmission. A driver who has to work the gearshift constantly must stay focused. Seattle's NBC News affiliat...

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Rib Cage Knucks Bag

Rib Cage Knucks BagAre you looking for a purse that does more than protect your vital belongings? Behold the Rib Cage Knucks Bag from the NeatoShop. This purse is designed to support a unique sense of style and truly mov...

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Incredible Pictures of Early Science Labs

The reason mad scientists are pictured in film in labs with interconnected beakers and machinery that does incomprehensible things is because that's the way labs looked at one time. io9 has a collection of pictures of th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/09/Incredible-Pictures-of-Early-Science-Labs/

Cross Sections of Foods

Photographer Beth Galton explored what popular foods look like from the inside:This series was inspired by an assignment in which we were asked to cut a burrito in half for a client. Normally for a job, we photograph the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/09/Cross-Sections-of-Foods/

Science-Based 7 Minute Exercise

We know, we know. We should exercise more. But who has the time to go to the gym? American College of Sports Medicine's Health & Fitness journal just squashed that excuse with this:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/09/Science-Based-7-Minute-Exercise/

Patrick Stewart with a Cotton Candy Mustache

No, the Star Trek actor is not clowning around with cotton candy. He's enhancing it by letting it be photographed with him.LinkBonus photo: Patrick Stewart sculpting his own likeness into a mound of cotton candy...

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Tinkerbell Fairyfly

Photo: John T. Huber Fairyflies - a type of chalcid wasp that live on the eggs and larvae of other insects - are pretty small. They're about the diameter of the tip of fine drawing pe...

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Here's to the Moms

[http://youtu.be/cRDyP2DcEds] (YouTube link)Google made this video tribute to Moms for Mothers Day. You'll find a list of the source clips at the YouTube page. -via Viral Viral Videos Mothers Day, moms...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/09/Heres-to-the-Moms/

Science Genie

Oh, Cyanide & Happiness webcomic nailed it with this one. I can see researchers everywhere nodding in agreement: Linkscience, genie, Cyanide and Happiness...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/09/Science-Genie/

Disney College Students

DeviantART member Hyung86 drew a series of 17 Disney characters -princesses, princes, and other characters- as college students. They look just like the movie cartoons, but dressed as modern young folks. They also show s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/09/Disney-College-Students/

Atoms with Pear-Shaped Nuclei

Maybe these atoms need to go on a diet; they're a bit pear-shaped! Physicists have found that the certain atoms have pear-shaped nuclei at their centers, and it may be a good place to look for...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/09/Atoms-with-Pear-Shaped-Nuclei/

Hyperbole and A Half Returns

Allie Brosh (previously), popular blogger and creator of the alot, took a year and a half off from Hyperbole and A Half to deal with depression. She also wrote a book, and returns today to explain more about her experien...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/09/Hyperbole-and-A-Half-Returns/

F-ck Off, I'm Shopping Coin Purse

F-ck Off, I'm Shopping Coin PurseKnow someone who takes their shopping very seriously? Get them the F-ck Off, I'm Shopping Coin Purse from the NeatoShop. This cheeky little pouch features a colorful fabric liner and tass...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/09/F-ck-Off-Im-Shopping-Coin-Purse/

Puppy Survives Month in Locked Car

A vehicle at an impound lot in Kansas City had a surprise inside, but no one knew for almost a month. When an inspector went around to mark cars for auction on Monday, the puppy jumped up on the dashboard! Since the car...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/09/Puppy-Survives-Month-in-Locked-Car/

Bluth's Original Frozen Banana Stand

To publicize the premiere of the fourth season of the TV series Arrested Development on May 26th, Netflix is opening frozen banana stands in London, Los Angeles, and New York City. They will be up for a limited...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/09/Bluths-Original-Frozen-Banana-Stand/

Why Music Moves Us

[http://youtu.be/nT3O93-nxDc] (YouTube link)PBS Digital Studios brings us a video that speculates on the evolutionary value of music and why the emotions it evokes are so universal.New evolutionary science says that we m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/09/Why-Music-Moves-Us/

A Mini Comic-Con at the American Library Association

The only cons I get to go to are librarians' conferences, such as the annual meeting of the Texas Library Association. The cosplay efforts are generally...pathetic.But that might change! The annual conference of the Amer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/09/A-Mini-Comic-Con-at-the-American-Library-Association/

What is It? game 276

It's time for the latest edition of our collaboration with the always amusing What Is It? Blog. Can you guess what this thing is? This week, You'll have to be pretty specific to win. Or if you don't know what it is,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/09/What-is-It-game-276/

Steamroller Music Box Plays "The Star-Spangled Banner"

We've previously featured artist Dave Cole's knitting work here at Neatorama. This sculpture, which he completed last year, began with an 11-ton steamroller. He stripped it apart and turned it into a functional music box...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/09/Steamroller-Music-Box-Plays-The-Star-Spangled-Banner/

How to be Interesting on Facebook

The following is a post by Jessica Hagy, author of How to Be Interesting: (In 10 Simple Steps) It’s practically mandatory to join the site (at least for the time being)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/09/How-to-be-Interesting-on-Facebook/

Forging a Battle-Ready Axe for Gimli

"He was twitching because he's got my axe embedded in his nervous system!" But if you have only a mass-produced reproduction of Gimli's axe, you probably won't have as high a kill count as the dwarven hero.Tony Swatton,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/09/Forging-a-Battle-Ready-Axe-for-Gimli/

38 Common Spelling and Grammar Errors

[http://youtu.be/hRMRCeQBAKI] (YouTube link)John Green gives a quick roundup of grammar mistakes. Honestly, I know the rules, but the mistakes come from either my atrocious typing, my failing eyesight, or the fa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/09/38-Common-Spelling-and-Grammar-Errors/

Flock of Excessively Patriotic Bald Eagles Attacks Foreign Truck

Approximately 40 bald eagles swarmed a Nissan truck parked in Unalaska, Alaska--the site of Japanese air raid during World War II. Guys, stop. They've been our allies for decades.Coincidentally, there were bags of f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/09/Flock-of-Excessively-Patriotic-Bald-Eagles-Attack-Foreign-Truck/

Natural Magic: The Lore of the Forest Pendant Necklace

 Natural Magic: The Lore of the Forest Pendant NecklaceThe Natural Magic: The Lore of the Forest Pendant Necklace from the NeatoShop is a  truly eye-catching piece of jewelry. It is designed to look like the ey...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/09/Natural-Magic-The-Lore-of-the-Forest-Pendant-Necklace/

LEGO Battle of Helm's Deep

You shall not pass .. without taking a look at this impressive LEGO recreation of The Battle of Helm's Deep from Lord of the Rings. Made by Rick-K and Big J, the diorama is 90% completed yet i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/09/LEGO-Battle-of-Helms-Deep-2/

High School Students Build Robotic Locker Opener for Disabled Student

Muscular dystrophy gives Nick Torrance added challenges at Pickney Community High School in Pickney, Michigan. But opening his locker is no longer one of them, thanks to the mechanical ingenuity of fellow students Micah...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/09/High-School-Students-Build-Robotic-Locker-Opener-for-Disabled-Student/






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