Archive for October 6th, 2013

Our Big American Refrigerators

The Atlantic has an article about how Americans developed a preference for large refrigerators. Refrigerators tend to be much bigger in the U.S. than in most countries of the world. On the surface, that may seem to be ju...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/06/Our-Big-American-Refrigerators/

Breakfast at the Office

I’ve just discovered the syndicated comic strip Real Life Adventures by Lance Aldrich and Gary Wise. It’s hilarious.Maybe pancakes really are coming. The 76th Ferengi Rule of Acquisition says...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/06/Breakfast-at-the-Office/

9 SNL Movies That Were Never Made

No matter how popular the characters are, it's hard to take a two-minute sketch and stretch it into a two-hour feature film. Saturday Night Live specializes in putting strange characters on stage and letting the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/06/9-SNL-Movies-That-Were-Never-Made/

Snow White's Apple Teapot

Snow White's Apple TeapotMagic Mirror on the wall, what's your favorite Disney film of them all? Snow White? Why come and celebrate Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Drawfs. Enjoy a lovely spot of tea and perhaps ju...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/06/Snow-Whites-Apple-Teapot/

Strawberry-Flavored Cheetos

(Photos: Jeremy Hall)In 2008, it was possible to acquire in Japan real, licensed Cheetos that had been dipped in a strawberry flavored coating. And what was that coating made of? Let’s not ask questions that we don...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/06/Strawberry-Flavored-Cheetos/

Good News Everyone, These Futurama Nails Are Fantastic

I think Hedonism Bot would love these decadent nails, if only because they would prevent the wearer from doing much of anything with her thumbs. These beautiful and clever nails were created by the always brilliant geek...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/06/Good-News-Everyone-These-Futurama-Nails-Are-Fantastic/

Zombie Brains Jello Shots

When you bite open these little brains, you'll find they are filled with delicious but frighteningly red raspberry sauce! If you serve a full platter of them, be sure to cut one open to show your guests what they are in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/06/Zombie-Brains-Jello-Shots/

Roll Tide Volkswagen

(Photo: Donald Graves)A crimson tide sweeps across the driveway, thanks to this customized modern Volkswagen beetle showing the elephant mascot of the University of Alabama. I'm not sure who made th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/06/Roll-Tide-Volkswagen/

Domino Waits for Dinner

[http://youtu.be/J8xnfqSvL3w] (YouTube link)This is Domino, an Italian greyhound. He looks to have his accelerator stuck while not in forward gear! He's just excited about his dinner being prepared. It must be some high-...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/06/Domino-Waits-for-Dinner/

China Bans Teenage Romance

Ah, school. The hormones, the drama, the young love ... But not in China! Recently, a few Chinese middle and high schools have gone to great lengths to discourage romance in the student body. They want to nip youn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/06/China-Bans-Teenage-Romance/

Long-lost Doctor Who Episodes Found

In the 1960s and '70s, the BBC lost 106 episodes of the TV series Doctor Who in an effort to clean house and make space. These episodes were from the earliest part of the series, in which actor William Hartnell...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/06/Long-lost-Doctor-Who-Episodes-Found/

Guess Whose Birthday It Was Yesterday?

Well, well, well. Guess whose birthday it was yesterday Saturday October 5th? Need some clue? How about these pics from The Alcade, the alumni magazine of The University of Texas at Austin: Need more clu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/06/Guess-Whose-Birthday-It-Was-Yesterday/

25 Funny and Unique TV-Inspired Halloween Costumes

Looking for a little inspiration for your Halloween costume? If you love TV shows, this list by UProxx is a great place to start planning for this year. There are even plenty of great costumes for kiddos and a few puns f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/06/25-Funny-and-Unique-TV-Inspired-Halloween-Costumes/

Centipede Crab

(Photo: unknown)Twitter user Takumi1217 says that he likes crab, but he wouldn't eat this one. I'd try the centipede crab, but I'd make sure that it was dead first before I got too close.-via Rocketnews2...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/06/Centipede-Crab/

Darth Vader Ceramic Shot Glass

Darth Vader Ceramic Shot Glass (front and back shown)Go ahead and knock one back with the Sith Lord. The Darth Vader Ceramic Shot glass from the NeatoShop is the perfect accessory for any Star Wars drinking game. The for...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/06/Darth-Vader-Ceramic-Shot-Glass/

Shorty and the Balloon

[http://youtu.be/NBQ-IzyhiWs] (YouTube link)Have you ever seen a cat do a delayed reaction? Shorty says, "Wait a minute. Was that a balloon?" and adjusts her behavior accordingly. Her perfect timing is not innat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/06/Shorty-and-the-Balloon/

31 Pumpkin Recipes to Spice Up the Season

Looking for a little fall flavor? Well, now that it's the season for pumpkin-y goodness, you may as well enjoy the season while it's available. If you need some new ideas of what to do with your pumpkins, you should chec...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/06/31-Pumpkin-Recipes-to-Spice-Up-the-Season/

Mr. Chemex: The Eccentric Inventor Who Reimagined the Perfect Cup of Coffee

The Chemex Coffeemaker is trendy, but it's not new. Dr. Peter Schlumbohm developed it more than 70 years ago! Schlumbohm patented more than 300 devices during his lifetime, making appliances that were simple, functional,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/06/Mr-Chemex-The-Eccentric-Inventor-Who-Reimagined-the-Perfect-Cup-of-Coffee/

When An Eagle Takes Down A Deer

At one point or another, you've probably been to a buffet and took way more food than you could ever consume. But humans aren't the only ones who sometimes find that their eyes are bigger than their stomachs. That's prec...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/06/When-An-Eagle-Takes-Down-A-Deer/

Sweet Child o' Mine on Ghuzeng

[http://youtu.be/YO6sFdoklVU] (YouTube link)Vancouver musician Michelle Kwan plays the ghuzeng, or Chinese zither. She spent years playing classical music, but is now getting noticed for using the instrument for pop musi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/06/Sweet-Child-o-Mine-on-Ghuzeng/

Planter Chess Set

XYZ Workshop is a company in Melbourne, Australia that promotes the use of 3D printing by ordinary people. Its members design projects that you might enjoy having in your own home, such as this clever chess set*/...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/06/Planter-Chess-Set/

Man Refused to Evacuate Fukushima to Save 500 Abandoned Animals

Keigo Sakamoto, 58, kept over 500 animals at his home in the Fukushima exclusion zone. Image: Damir Sagolj Reuters photographer Damir Sagolj went to the exclusion zone that surrounds Japan's stricken...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/06/Man-Refused-to-Evacuate-Fukushima-to-Save-500-Abandoned-Animals/






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