Archive for July 4th, 2013

Breakout Within Breakout

Got fast reflexes? Think that the classic Atari game Breakout was too easy? Then check this out: BRICK[bricksmash]SMASH by Alan Hazelden of Draknek. It's 16 Breakout games inside a Breakout game. Hazelden...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/04/Breakout-Within-Breakout/

Willy Wocka and the Muppet Factory

Willy Wocka and the Muppet Factory by Kenny Durkin Now over here, if you'll follow us, Kenny Durkin has something rather special. These neat shirts are almost as good as Wonka's three-course dinn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/04/Willy-Wocka-and-the-Muppet-Factory/

Do Cats Grow Extra Large in Indianapolis?

An article in the Indianapolis Star about interstate bridge heights and semitrailers has an unusual graphic. The "Average housecat shown for scale" appears to be 14' 9" tall! Readers -and the internet- had a good time wi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/04/Do-Cats-Grow-Extra-Large-in-Indianapolis/

Stanley Cup Made out of Meat

According to tradition, the winning team is supposed to drink beer out of the cup. That probably won't work with a cup made of compressed meat. But the geniuses at Man B Que designed a beer cheese to accompany their magn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/04/Stanley-Cup-Made-out-of-Meat/

Glitter Purse Lip Gloss

Glitter Purse Lip Gloss (sold as a set of 2)Are you looking for a lip gloss with real purse-onality? You need the Glitter Purse Lip Gloss from the NeatoShop. This delightful lip gloss comes in the shape of a little purse...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/04/Glitter-Purse-Lip-Gloss/

The Jungle Cruise Stroller

Imagine you walk into Disneyland and among the many babies in the many strollers, you happen to see this -a baby in a Jungle Cruise stroller. If you were smart, you'd take a picture just like Twitter user Imaginat1on. No...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/04/The-Jungle-Book-Stroller/

Turning Grandpa's Oscilloscope into a Clock

Sometime around 1960, Aaron's grandfather purchased an oscilloscope. He passed it down in his family in excellent condition. Lacking any other use for it, Aaron turned the oscilloscope into a clock. You can see build pho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/04/Turing-Grandpas-Oscilloscope-into-a-Clock/

He's a Yankee Doodle Dandy

Look at this little cutie -those firecrackers are almost as big as he is! He's celebrating the 130th birthday of the USA, which means this picture was taken in 1906. This is just one of 18 Vintage Photos of People Celebr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/04/Hes-a-Yankee-Doodle-Dandy/

Coffee Shop Laments Britain's Loss of Its American Colonies

Warton, Lancashire, England, may be celebrating the Fourth of July with the former colonies, but not this Spitfire Coffee shop in New Orleans, Louisiana, as snapped by redditor BoxcarBartlet. It is sympathizing w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/04/Coffee-Shop-Laments-Britains-Loss-of-Its-American-Colonies/

The 'Merica Burger Is Back!

Remember the 100% bacon 'Merica burger Slater's 50/50 released to celebrate the Fourth of July last year? Well, it's back, so any of you bacon-loving Neatoramanauts who happen to be near Southern California this month ha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/04/The-Merica-Burger-Is-Back/

Star Wars, Written by William Shakespeare

Herein lies the Immortal Bard's classic tale of hope, love, courage and villainy. Ian Doescher discovered and published this play, long missing from the Shakespeare corpus--and coming soon to the Globe on Tatooine.I unde...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/04/Star-Wars-Written-by-William-Shakespeare/

Make It Rain

This interactive web toy by Rafaël Rozendaal might be appreciated by those who are suffering from the heat wave. You can see that it's raining. You control how hard it rains and wind direction by moving you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/04/Make-It-Rain/

Welcome To The Dark Box

If you think your dog hates the mail man, just wait until your mail box itself force chokes the mail man and then chops of his hand when he tries to put down the flag on the box. If onlyDeviantArt user SenseiMonkeyboy ma...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/04/Welcome-To-The-Dark-Box/

How Fireworks Displays Have Changed

It's not your imagination or faulty memory -large public fireworks displays used to have bigger bursts that went higher in the sky. Over the past few decades, professional pyrotechs have been compelled to make the shells...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/04/How-Fireworks-Displays-Have-Changed/

Convenience Store Robber Fails to Get Money, Then Wanders off to the Mug-Shot Saloon

Even though the robbery suspect in Wasilla, Alaska was recognized while in the store, he persisted in attempting to get money from the cashier. The cashier was unimpressed and refused to cooperate: The clerk told him &l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/04/Convenience-Store-Robber-Fails-to-Get-Money-Then-Wanders-off-to-the-Mug-Shot-Saloon/

Accept The Fact That You're Aging Breath Spray

 Accept The Fact That You're Aging Breath Spray We heard that you were getting old. Not to worry. Now you can make the bitterness of life more palatable with The Accept The Fact That You're Aging Breath Spray f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/04/Accept-The-Fact-That-Youre-Aging-Breath-Spray/

Kids Sing for America

[http://youtu.be/gFBVJDrJvSo] (YouTube link)The Star Spangled Banner is an extremely difficult song to sing properly -even more so in front of a crowd. But with hard work and bravery, these talented kids do it better tha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/04/Kids-Sing-for-America/

Vietnam War Veterans Reunite with the Bones of an Amputated Arm

(Photo: AP/Thanh Nien Newspaper, Kha Hoa)In 1966, US Army doctor Sam Axelrad amputated the arm of Nguyen Quang Hung, a captured North Vietnamese soldier. Mr. Hung then spent several months recovering and working for...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/04/Vietnam-War-Veterans-Reunite-with-the-Bones-of-an-Amputated-Arm/

Happy Fourth of July from Warton, Lancashire!

The fourth of July is no holiday in the UK. After all, Americans are celebrating breaking away from the British Empire. But today the stars and stripes flies over the village of Warton, as it does every July 4th. This to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/04/Happy-Fourth-of-July-from-Warton-Lancashire/

Rex Is Here To Party!

Inspired by the now famous photo of a T-Rex crashing a wedding, Pixel This Photography decided to have a much less intimidating dinosaur stop by the wedding of one of his clients. If Rex likes weddings, I'll be sure to s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/04/Rex-Is-Here-To-Party/

What Is It? game 282

W00t! It's time for another collaboration with the ever-excellent What Is It? Blog. Can you guess what this odd item is used for?Place your guess in the comment section. One guess per comment, though you can...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/04/What-Is-It-game-282/

Cheap Homemade Parking Sensor

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdZkYcB1Cnk](Video Link)Forget the fancy laser sensor or rear-view camera. Just put a balloon on your car's trailer hitch. When it pops, stop immediately.Note: the sound effects unit costs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/04/Cheap-Homemade-Parking-Sensor/

Was the Declaration of Independence Written on Hemp?

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website. Ever hear this one? The old urban legend that the Declaration of Independence was written on h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/04/Was-the-Declaration-of-Independence-Written-on-Hemp/

Oh My God! Farts Are Scary!

(Video Link)Every dog owner has a funny memory of their dog farting, but few pups are absolutely this terrified of their gas. Then again, even my old man dog still wakes up and runs away from his farts here and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/04/Oh-My-God-Farts-Are-Scary/

Octopus Found on Highest Mountain in England

If you're afraid of being attacked and eaten by octopuses, you might think that you'd find safety on higher ground. Not true. David Ascough found this menacing cephalopod on Scafell Pike, which, at 3,209 feet, is the hig...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/04/Octopus-Found-on-Highest-Mountain-in-England/

50 Great Facts About The 50 States

[http://youtu.be/vyYy7dmAnM8] (YouTube link)John Green has something informative to say about each of the United States of America. Listen carefully for something about your state, because they go pretty fast! -via menta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/04/50-Great-Facts-About-The-50-States/

Elmo Ice Cube Tray

Elmo Ice Cube TrayThis is the ice tray. La la la la Elmo's Ice Cube Tray. La la la la, La la la la. Elmo's Ice Cube Tray.  Adding the fun back to your drink is child's play with the Elmo Ice Cube Tray from the Neato...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/04/Elmo-Ice-Cube-Tray/

Doctor Who Monopoly Tokens

Even if you choose the TARDIS, you can't land on Park Place on your first turn. That's totally against the rules.Etsy seller Donald James made these Monopoly player tokens by hand out of pewter. He also makes Iron Man, T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/04/Doctor-Who-Monopoly-Tokens/

The Periodic Table of McDonald's

Last week, my husband and I got sandwiches from McDonalds. I ordered the Bacon Cheese Quarter Pounder, and he ordered the Bacon Habanero Ranch Quarter Pounder. They were exactly the same price, but his had lettuce and to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/04/The-Periodic-Table-of-McDonalds/




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