Archive for May 13th, 2013

10 Reasons Why Time Travel is No Good

[http://youtu.be/75nBenOWul0] (YouTube link)A case of sour grapes? Since we can't do it, it must be no good! But when you hear the reasons that time travel can be problematic even if it were possible, you'll see that the...

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Internet is Destroying the Middle Class

Where have all the jobs gone? Computer scientist, and many people say, visionary, Jaron Lanier (he supposedly coined the term "virtual reality" when he helped pioneer the field), h...

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A Fast Food Purse

Seulbi Kim, a student at the Rhode Island School of Design, offers this one-handed solution to transporting food from your local burger joint. She writes:The carrier will reduce the volume by about 50% compared to that t...

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Spider Man Collapsible Water Bottle

Spider-Man Collapsible Water BottleAre your spider instincts telling you that you need to get hydrated? Let the Spider-Man Collapsible Water Bottle from the NeatoShop leap into action. This 12 oz. plastic water bottle is...

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2001: A Space Odyssey in a Kid's Comic Book

In 1968, Howard Johnsons produced a children's menu and a comic book in conjunction with the film 2001: A Space Odyssey. The comic explains the movie to Debbie and Robin, who are attending the premiere. It would...

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The Resurrectionist

The following is an excerpt from The Resurrectionist: The Lost Work of Dr. Spencer Black by E.B. Hudspeth Philadelphia, the late 1870s. Doctor Spencer Black, a son of...

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Merida Gets a Makeover

Disney has crowned Merida, the heroine of the 2012 Disney/Pixar movie Brave, as the 11th official "Disney Princess" In the process, Merida has undergone an image makeover to better fit in with the group. Her dre...

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Rain Room

So this is what it feels like to be able to control the rain. The Rain Room, an art installation by rAndom International, is a large room where it rains indoor. The trick is that cam...

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The Magic Roundabout

America doesn't have many roundabouts because even if you understand how one works, you have to worry about other drivers who don't. But they are a fact of life in Britain. The ultimate roundabout is th...

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Nintendo Arcade Cabinet

Redditor mystery_smelly_feet spent $2,000 and 2 months of work building this magnificent arcade cabinet that looks like a classic Nintendo Entertainment System. It has a PC inside with emulators that permit him to play t...

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Meet the Potoo

This bird is Nyctibius griseus, or the common Potoo. The nocturnal bird of Central and South America is a master of camouflage, but you'd never know it by looking at those crazy eyes. See more pictures of this f...

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How Star Wars Characters Eat Their Food

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTqAlw1HTV0](Video Link)It's not enough to just spoon in their cereal. The stars of Star Wars have to stay in character while eating. Here's a funny video by Teddie Films, maker o...

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Storm Neon Candy Trooper

Storm Neon Candy Trooper by DarkChoocoolat w00t! We'd like to welcome a new T-shirt artist to the NeatoShop. Check out the nifty Tees by French designer Florent Rousseau AKA D...

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The Sitcom Setting Quiz

In today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss, you'll find out how much you really recall about your favorite sitcoms of the past. Sure, you know who Mr. Belvedere was, but do you know in what town the show was set? You'll h...

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Hello Kitty Metal Studded Handbag

Hello Kitty Metal Studded HandbagAttention Hello Kitty fans! Are you on the prowl for the purr-fect handbag? You need the Hello Kitty Metal Studded Handbag from the NeatoShop this edgy, faux patent leather bag is in the...

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RoboCop Statue Finally Heading to Detroit

It has taken more than two years of work, but Detroit, the city in which the movie RoboCop takes place, will finally get a statue of its favorite son:The 10-foot tall statue that pays homage to a crime-fighting...

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How to Introduce Your Child to the Symphony Orchestra

When I was a kid, my introduction to classical music was via Bugs Bunny cartoons. That's where I first experienced composers like Wagner ("Kill the Rabbit!") and Rossini ("Although your face looks like it might have gone...

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Gas Pump Karaoke

[http://youtu.be/ZNM0ENUCO5I] (YouTube Link)Would you sing on TV for a free tank of gas? You would if you were as good as this couple who jumped at the offer! In other news, there was something worth watching on The...

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The Lord of the Rings Chess Posters

All three of Patrick Connan's movie posters that use chess pieces to tell Tolkien's story are excellent, but I especially like the arrangement for Fellowship. Who would have thought that a mere pawn would bear t...

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1945: American and German Soldiers Fight Together

In nations that were under Hitler's thumb during World War II, it was often difficult to know anyone's actual allegiance. There were those who truly believed in the Nazi cause, others who knew which way the wind blew, an...

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Mugshot of a Toddler

This hardened criminal was apprehended on Oct. 17, 1893. The nefarious François Bertillon, aged 23 months, was nabbed for "gluttony, nibbling all the pears from a basket."Parents of toddlers: you know how to use t...

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Sex in Aladdin: Anatomy of a Rumor

The following is an article from Uncle John's Giant 10th Anniversary Bathroom Reader.This article by Lisa Bannon, which appeared in the Wall Street Journal on October 24, 1995, tells the story of how a signi...

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Play the Millennium Falcon in Grand Theft Auto IV

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2a9qFtcoGqQ](Video Link)Yes, there is a problem in the Falcon's presentation in this mod. Don't call attention to it, but don't look like you're trying to avoid attention.Aara...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/13/Play-the-iMillennium-Falconi-in-Grand-Theft-Auto-IV/

Why Ancient Egyptians Stopped Building Pyramids

Image: STRUCTUREmag I would've guessed "they ran out of stones," but structural engineer Peter James arrived at a very different answer when pondering why ancient Egyptians...

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Mike Rowe My Life

[http://youtu.be/H-aBrt1PmPs] (YouTube link)The premise is one that we've all discussed at one time or another: you can make anything exciting if you have the proper dramatic music and a narration by Mike Rowe. To put th...

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Starfish Hair Clip

Starfish Hair ClipAre you looking for a fun and easy way to release your inner mermaid? You need the Starfish Hair Clip from the NeatoShop. This fantastic hair accessory is designed to look like an actual sea star.&...

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Disney Princess Prom Pictures

Before they went to college, the Disney princesses went to their high school proms. DeviantART member spicysteweddemon was on the scene to take pictures of the couples. You can view them all at the link.Link | Artis...

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Lost Children

Nothing like a good incentive to keep an eye on your children! The caption at Shorpy reads, "Yes, Billy was lost. But he was also plump and juicy!" This photo was taken at the National Zoo in Washington in 1943. Well, it...

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