Archive for September 17th, 2013

Female Squid Wear Fake Testes to Avoid Male Advances

(Photo: Joshua Sera)Far beyond getting friendzoned is this, the bluntest form of rejection in the animal kingdom. Female opalescent inshore squid (Doryteuthis opalescens) can turn on stripes that resemble m...

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NeatoShop's Pin to Win Contest Winner

Last month, Jill ran NeatoShop's Dream Picnic Pin to Win contest, where you can win neat stuff simply by pinning your favorite NeatoShop items to Pinterest. We've got a lot of neat entries (Thanks guys!) and so i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/17/NeatoShops-Pin-to-Win-Contest-Winner/

Researchers Insist That Their Call for the Blood of Female Virgins Was Misunderstood

Is it mad science or necromancy? Neither! Medical researchers at Peking University insist that they're just researching human papillomavirus (HPV):A hospital's request for blood from healthy female virgins has attracted...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/17/Researchers-Insist-That-Their-Call-for-the-Blood-of-Female-Virgins-Was-Misunderstood/

An Honest Trailer for World War Z

[http://youtu.be/I2cS5Fv5xIQ] (YouTube link)Screen Junkies gives Brad Pitt's World War Z the honest trailer treatment. This was the first film I'd gone to a theater to see in years, and found it utterly forgetta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/17/An-Honest-Trailer-for-World-War-Z/

These My Family Stickers are Definitely TMI

We've got some pretty neat My Family decals on the NeatoShop (I'm particularly proud of the My Zombie Family and the Extended My Zombie Family stickers by Adam Koford), but we're still pretty amazed at this litt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/17/These-My-Family-Stickers-are-Definitely-TMI/

Barn Owl Fails as Ring Bearer

You've seen weddings in which a pet or a trained animal is included in the ceremony, but this one didn't come off as planned. A couple from Oxfordshire, England, were married at Holy Cross Church in Sherston, Wiltshire,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/17/Barn-Owl-Fails-as-Ring-Bearer/

Dancing Queen of the Bus Stop

[http://youtu.be/j9cd0ortxu0] iPod? Check. Headphones? Check. Music? Check. Having the time of your life? Check, check, and ... CHECK for hidden cameras if you're dancing by yourself while wai...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/17/Dancing-Queen-of-the-Bus-Stop/

Kuzya the Russian Library Cat

A cat walked into the library in Novorossiysk, Russia, and found a home, a job, and stardom. A library or bookstore with a cat is practically an institution in the U.S. but the cat that came to be named Kuzya has capture...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/17/Kuzya-the-Russian-Library-Cat/

House Plumbed with Beer

All right, all right. It's obviously a viral campaign. But it's a dream of mine, so bear with me, mmkay? New Zealand beer Tui commissioned a team of pranksters to route the plumbing of their friend's house...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/17/House-Plumbed-with-Beer/

3-D Mini Skull Pan

3-D Mini Skull PanHalloween is coming. Are the spirits inspiring you to make devilishly sweet treats. Cook-up a batch skulls, shrunken, or zombie heads with the 3-D mini Skull Pan from the NeatoShop. This spooktacularly...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/17/3-D-Mini-Skull-Pan-2/

The Cat's Tail

[http://youtu.be/Gk4TETLfGL8] (YouTube link)"Listen, kid, it's bad enough that I have to wear the Cone of Shame, and now you act like my tail is your personal plaything. A tomcat can only take so much. Scram!" -via Daily...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/17/The-Cats-Tail/

Playing Card Designs by Winter Artwork

The Detective of 221B by Winter Artwork Illustration The game is on! The card game, that is - and the appropriate wear is this The Detective of 221B "playing card" T-shirt by Winter Artwork....

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/17/Playing-Card-Designs-by-Winter-Artwork/

Maryland’s Goatman Is Out for Blood

Modern Farmer is celebrating Goat Week, their response to the success of Discovery Channel's Shark Week. The centerpiece of Goat Week is the GoatCam, through which you can monitor real goats in real time. And, most likel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/17/Marylands-Goatman-Is-Out-for-Blood/

Preparing Art for a Rainy Day

Now that the weather finally is cooling down, it's time for a fun rainy day activity for the youngsters. While you'll do the fun part on a sunny day by applying NeverWet to your sidewalk with a stencil, the real pay off...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/17/Preparing-Art-for-a-Rainy-Day/

Ginger Cat vs The Paper Army

[http://youtu.be/ol1wxsN411k] (YouTube link)You know how cats love to play with paper. Fun to watch, but apparently the paper is pretty darned tired of it all. In this video, the paper fights back! -via Metafilter cat, a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/17/Ginger-Cat-vs-The-Paper-Army/

Hello Kitty: The Contacts

Paging Hello Kitty Hell, these Hello Kitty contact lenses are a whole new level of horror, going beyond cute and far into the realm of pure creepiness. For those interested, they come in all shades, but if you really wan...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/17/Hello-Kitty-The-Contacts/

Bitten by a Black Widow Spider

Jackson Landers was bitten by a black widow spider that had taken up residence in his shoe. Not knowing how bad the bite was, he waited hours before going to the hospital. Even then, he knew that he might not get the cla...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/17/Bitten-by-a-Black-Widow-Spider/

I Simply Love Your Mummy Pumpkin

Looking to do something a little different with your pumpkin this year? Consider following the instructions on the Better Homes and Gardens website to make a great mummy pumpkin like this. Be sure to include eyes like th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/17/I-Simply-Love-Your-Mummy-Pumpkin/

Lifting the Costa Concordia

[http://youtu.be/_91A9FzxQ78] (YouTube link)The Costa Concordia cruise ship has been lying on its side, partially submerged off the Italian coast, since it ran aground in January 2012. Finally, a salvage crew be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/17/Lifting-the-Costa-Concordia/

Steampunk Hippopotamus Safe

Aleksandr Mushkin built this elegant wood and brass hippopotamus. It contains two small safes, one in the side and another in the rear. It has an obvious security flaw, but it's safe to assume that the hippo is intended...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/17/Steampunk-Hippopotamus-Safe/

Monty Python's Wafer Thin Mints

Monty Python's Wafer Thin MintsCouldn't eat another bite? We are sure there is still room for one of Monty Python's Wafer Thin Mints. These little mints are perfect when you want a small explosion of flavor after a heavy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/17/Monty-Pythons-Wafer-Thin-Mints/

Bad Arguments, Illustrated with Animals

Written by Ali Almossawi and illustrated by Alejandro Giraldo, An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments explains logical fallacies so you can avoid using them or defend yourself against them -or at least recognize t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/17/Bad-Arguments-Illustrated-with-Animals/

Deep Fried Clam Chowder? What the What?

(Video Link)Crab cakes are so boring and old school. Why bother with something so passe when you can instead enjoy deep-fried soup without even traveling to a KFC in Japan?Via Eaterfried, soup, clam chowder, sk...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/17/Deep-Fried-Clam-Chowder-What-the-What/

The Adventures of M.D. Levitt, M.D.

The following is an article from The Annals of Improbable Research.A headlined adventurercompiled by Nan Swift, Improbable Research staffMichael D. Levitt is a researcher at the Minneapolis Veterans Aff...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/17/The-Adventures-of-MD-Levitt-MD/

No More Coats For Darwin The Monkey

For those of you who have not been keeping afloat of the tale of Darwin, AKA the Ikea monkey, you may or may not be happy to hear that his final fate has ultimately been decided. Darwin will remain in the care of St...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/17/No-More-Coats-For-Darwin-The-Monkey/

True Love Endures

Extra Fabulous Comics presents the plant version of the movie Titanic. In a way, Cynthia and Adam would never be apart because Adam would include listings for flower shops.Linkwebcomic, Extra Fabulous Comics...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/17/True-Love-Endures/

14 Things You Didn't Know About Sriracha

You like Sriracha hot sauce, but you still have some questions, right? Thrillist has the answers, from how to pronounce it, where the rooster came from, how many Scoville units it has, and more facts that you didn't even...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/17/14-Things-You-Didnt-Know-About-Sriracha/

How to Fall In Love With Math

I Heart Math T-Shirt from the NeatoShop Perhaps legendary Hungarian mathematician Paul Erdős said it best, "If numbers aren't beatiful, I don't know what is." Math is beautiful, but i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/17/How-to-Fall-In-Love-With-Math/

Made With Awesome on the NeatoShop

Spirits of Inception by Evan Ferstenfeld and Dr. Clayton Clark Woohoo! We're happy to announce that the super-awesome collaborative T-shirt website Made With Awesome has listed some of their neatest desi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/17/Made-With-Awesome-on-the-NeatoShop/




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