Archive for September 28th, 2013

One Last Stitch to Make Sure That He's Dead

(Image: Bridgeman Art Library)Before ships had refrigerated morgues, it was common to bury the dead at sea. A sailor's body and weights would be sewed up inside a hammock. His mates would finish the task by sewing the la...

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The 9 Least Competent Jedi

This headline made me think, were there really any truly competent Jedi knights or Jedi masters in the Star Wars universe? This list includes a few from the "extended universe," or other Star Wars*/...

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Man Runs Marathon Backwards while Juggling

(Photo: Joe Salter)Unlike Meredith Fitzmaurice's marathon run, Joe Salter's wasn't an accident. He's been training for years, running races, including triathalons, while juggling. A few days ago, he completed his fi...

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"Orange" Pumpkin Pail

via Uberhumor Hey, for just a buck, who cares if "orange" has a very different definition to Walmart? On another note, isn't it amazing what you can get for a dollar - think about the mate...

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Zeno's Paradoxical Haircut

Yes, it will, little guinea pig. This was established thousands of years ago by the Greek philosopher Zeno. You'll always have a bit of hair in this comic drawn by Jeff Munn. But maybe you should stop after a really cool...

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Seven Horn Pileup

[http://youtu.be/STB7PsAHqj4] (YouTube link)When I post marching band performances, it's usually because they have a clever show. Not this time. This short clip of an unnamed school marching band has a section of eight S...

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Toto Invents a Toilet That Travels to You

(Image: DigInfo)Toto, the Japanese company that manufactures the most technologically sophisticated toilets on Earth, has pushed humanity further into a plumbing utopia. This flushable toilet (with a built-in bidet!) can...

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Gort on the International Space Station

There's no limit to what Gort could do. He could destroy the Earth ... or keep astronauts at the International Space Station company. Gort, the humanoid robot from the 1951 sci-fi film The Day The Eart...

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Wonder Woman Onesie

Wonder Woman OnesieHalloween is right around the corner. Are you looking for the perfect outfit for your sweet little warrior princess? Dress your pint sized superheroines in the Wonder Woman Onesie from the NeatoSh...

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This Is the Physicist Who Makes Sure That the Science on The Big Bang Theory is Accurate

(Photo: NPR)On the right, you see David Saltzberg. He's a physicist at UCLA and the science consultant for the sitcom The Big Bang Theory. There are scientist characters on that show. Prof. Saltzberg makes sure...

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ThunderCats from Ancient Japan and Egypt

ThunderCats, ho .... ld on to your hat, because Canadian character designer Phil Postma of Minion Factory (previously on Neatorama) has created these awesome illustrations re-imagining ThunderCats heroes as if t...

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Spotted at the Library

This is what happens when you have John Farrier for a librarian. Honestly, we don't know who took the picture, but we know John will gladly take credit for the idea. The geekiness of your local librarian is a feature, no...

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United Bamboo Cat Calendar: Meet the Most Fashionable Felines You'll See Today!

United Bamboo's Cat Calendar - January. Photo: Noah Sheldon Every year, fashion label United Bamboo releases a calendar featuring the most fashionable felines you'll ever see. They've just released t...

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Which Cable Channels Cost the Most (and Least)

Cable providers have to pay media producers a set amount per subscriber. To offset the costs of the higher-priced channels (particularly ESPN), your cable company bundles those channels into tier plans, so that many peop...

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Artist Uses Calligraphy in Handwritten Text Messages

Cristina Vanko calls her project "Modern Day Snail Mail." It began when she acquired her father's old gold-tipped calligraphy pen. She experimented with it and fell in love with that classic art form.Ms. Vanko wanted to...

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Tricking Battles and Extreme Taekwondo

[http://youtu.be/IHY8mol-v2A] (YouTube link)You may have noticed that the average young male athlete won't consider doing Olympic-style gymnastics, maybe because the style and scoring are extremely rigid and the uniforms...

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Straight Razor Ruler

Artist Joshua M. Smith partnered up with Kurt Barbee of Karvt to create this spectacular piece of laser-etched straight razor ruler. Smith said in his Behance page that the ruler is made from three individual pie...

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Chairs

Brad Moore, a professional upholsterer, decorated these chairs after our sewer-dwelling heroes. They'd be perfect for a pizzeria! And although you may have to move the weapons to sit comfortably, the masks and labels in...

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This Week at Neatorama

On Tuesday, we're going into October, the month in which things turn weird on the internet, as scary stories, creative costumes, and generally ghoulish fun prepare us for Halloween. Here at Neatorama, we take Halloween s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/28/This-Week-at-Neatorama-172/

Snow White & Evil Queen Salt & Pepper Shakers

Snow White & Evil Queen Salt & Pepper ShakersMagic mirror on the wall which is the fairest Salt & Pepper Shaker set of them all. Famed is the beauty of the Snow White & Evil Queen Salt & Pepper Shaker...

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Hanging Out

The internet would be such a cold and boring place if everyone just grew up and got a job. Comic by Jeff Wysaski of Pleated-Jeans. Link Jeff Wysaski, pun...

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Watering the Tree

Natalia Rak painted this enormous mural in BiaƂystok, Poland. How very conscientious of this little girl! Her tree is well cared for.More Photos -via Colossalmurals, street art, Natalia Rak...

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Learning to Drive Around the World

Top Gear looks at the requirements for getting a driver's license in different countries. I know from our exchange student that you cannot apply for a permit in Germany until you are 17, and then you must take lessons fr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/28/Learning-to-Drive-Around-the-World/




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