Archive for May 15th, 2013

The Bounty Hunter's Guide to the Galaxy

The Galaxy Guide by Warbucks Design Forget towels and bring an EE-3 carbine rifle so we can properly welcome our newest T-shirt artist, Warbucks Design, to...

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Portland Police Pursuit

[http://youtu.be/rEhYBkggftk] (YouTube link)The Portland Police Department shares a dash cam video of Traffic Officer Mark James pursuing a speeder. But that's not all that happens. -Thanks, MB! police, dash cam...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/15/Portland-Police-Pursuit/

Feed Me Duck Spoon

Feed Me Duck SpoonAre you looking for a way to make mealtime more fun for your picky eater? You need the Feed Me Duck Spoon from the NeatoShop. The spoon likes an adorable yellow ducky. This spoon is a real quack-up!Be s...

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Does Staying in Non-Smoking Rooms Save You From Cigarette Byproducts?

Do you think that just because you're a non-smoker staying in non-smoking room in a hotel, you're safe from cigarette byproducts? Think again: Non-smoking hotel rooms generally contain...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/15/Does-Staying-in-Non-Smoking-Rooms-Save-You-From-Cigarette-Byproducts/

Graduating Together

Bridget Evans, founder of the Illini Service Dog Program, received her Masters degree from the College of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on Saturday. She was accompanied at the...

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The Honeycomb Conjecture

Image: Tischenko Irina/Shutterstock In 36 B.C., Roman scholar Marcus Terentius Varro came up with the answer of why honeycomb cells are hexagons, in what since has been call...

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The Flying Monkeys of Burlington

Burlington, Vermont, is home to flying monkey gargoyles on the town's rooftops. Local sculptor Steve Larrabee made the first flying monkey for a waterbed store called The Emerald City in 1976. A second one followed. Thro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/15/The-Flying-Monkeys-of-Burlington/

In Ancient Russia, Boys Killed Their Pet Dogs to Become Warriors

In early Russia, dogs weren't just man's best friends - they were also a crucial step in an ancient initiation rites that turn boys into warriors: At the age of eight, the boys were sent...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/15/In-Ancient-Russia-Boys-Killed-Their-Pet-Dogs-to-Become-Warriors/

Convenient Horoscope

You can't select your astrological sign, but you can select your horoscope! The site Convenient Horoscope posts daily horoscopes from several sources. Just select your sign from the menu bar at the top and find the horos...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/15/Convenient-Horoscope/

Banana Pool Table

With the help of retired carpenter Julien Forder, designer Cléon Daniel crafted a pool table shaped like a giant banana: Take a look over at...

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Pages from the Official Star Trek Writers' Guide, 1967

To help new writers on the TV series Star Trek, a 31-page guide was typed up to lay out the rules of the series and ensure continuity of style. It addressed each character's personality, the basic mission of the...

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Mona Lisa with Gorgeous Hair

Why is Mona Lisa smiling? Perhaps it's because now she's got gorgeous hair! Back in 2007 Procter & Gamble "improved" Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa to advertise its hair care prod...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/15/Mona-Lisa-with-Gorgeous-Hair/

The New Merida

Regarding the previous post about Merida getting a makeover to become an official Disney Princess, Neatoramanaut ROJOMOKE points us to a comic from Dork Tower that sums up the feelings of the majority about her new look....

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/15/The-New-Merida/

Tighty Whities Socks

Tighty Whities SocksDon't get your panties in a bunch over plain boring socks. Get the exciting Tighty Whities Socks from the NeatoShop. This awesome pair of knee-high socks features an adorable and somewhat unmenti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/15/Tighty-Whities-Socks/

Recurring Developments

You can find out where your favorite Arrested Development jokes came from with this fun new site called Recurring Development. It's an interactive site where they've tagged dozens of jokes to the first three seasons wort...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/15/Recurring-Developments/

Famous Authors’ Handwritten Outlines for Great Works of Literature

Many authors make outlines of their novels to keep the story arc in place, make sure the important parts are not missed, and to keep up with each character. They each have their own style, as well. See some handwritten o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/15/Famous-Authors-Handwritten-Outlines-for-Great-Works-of-Literature/

The (Pony) Avengers

The artist Han Jan presents Rainbow Dash as Thor, Spike as the Hulk, Fluttershy as War Machine, Pinkie Pie as Iron Man, Applejack as Captain America, Rarity as Black Widow and Twilight Sparkle as Nick Fury. The last pair...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/15/The-Pony-Avengers/

Hamlet Mash Up

[http://youtu.be/mFZT4gOq8io] (YouTube link)There's a lot of work in this video. Geoff Klock made a mashup of quotes from and references to Shakespeare's tragedy Hamlet taken from 198 movies and TV shows. If you enjoy Sh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/15/Hamlet-Mash-Up/

Interstellar Memes

The distance to the stars is often explained by how long it takes light to travel to us from them. That works in the other direction, too. Today's xkcd panel gives us another way to visualize those distances by showing h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/15/Interstellar-Memes/

See Inside a Butterfly Chrysalis

Just like everyone else, you learned about how a caterpillar turns into a butterfly (or moth) inside a chrysalis (or cocoon) and you desperately tried to envision what happens inside and what it looks like. Scientists wh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/15/See-Inside-a-Butterfly-Chrysalis/

A Shopping Cart Turned into a Fire Pit

Instructables member peinkc spent only $15 building this portable fire pit. After removing the interior rubber and plastic components from the shopping cart that he legally acquired, he built a bottom pan out of cookies...

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Apples and Oranges: A Comparison

The following is an article from The Annals of Improbable Research.(Image credit: Flickr user Michael Fawcett)by Scott A. Sandford, NASA Ames Research Center, Mou...

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The Cup Song, with Animals

[http://youtu.be/79DcNcx9Qf8] (YouTube link)Animals play the cups, too! The otters have it down, while the bunnies and cats just try to look their best while trying. -via Tastefully Offensive cups, Pitch Perfect, clappin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/15/The-Cup-Song-with-Animals/

Biopic Actors and Their Real-Life Counterparts

It's not easy to portray a real person, especially a historical figure we all know. But many have done it. In a gallery at My Modern Met, you can see 18 actors and the people they portrayed in movies. Which ones look the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/15/Biopic-Actors-and-Their-Real-Life-Counterparts/

Camera Lens Mug

Camera Lens MugAre you hoping to capture the perfect gift for your favorite photography buff? Zoom in on the Camera Lens Mug from the NeatoShop. This great travel mug is shaped like a camera's telephoto lens. The mug fea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/15/Camera-Lens-Mug/

E.T. Fingernail

The extraordinary fingernail artist Kayleigh O'Connor, whose work we've featured previously, has really outdone herself this time. This nail looks like E.T.'s glowing finger! She writes, 'I'll be going around trying to r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/15/ET-Fingernail/

Mamma Hamster

[http://youtu.be/NHmhawsJobA] (YouTube link)Isabella Rossellini, who makes strange videos about what animals do, has a new series called Mammas. It is the third part of her Green Porno series. In the introductory video,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/15/Mamma-Hamster/

Benjamin Franklin’s Phonetic Alphabet

Benjamin Franklin, along with advocating for the turkey at the US national symbol, writing an almanac, experimenting with electricity, inventing bifocals, and helping to found the United States, also proposed a new, simp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/15/Benjamin-Franklins-Phonetic-Alphabet/






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