Archive for October 16th, 2013

Deathbed Regrets

The old song goes like this: In heaven, there is no beerThat’s why we drink it here‘Cause when we’re gone from hereAll our friends will be drinking all our beerYou could have had that iPad. Now tha...

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The 25 Most Suspenseful Movies Ever Made

Even though it's October, there aren't many new horror movies in theaters. Carrie is a remake, in which just about everyone knows what happens, and Big Ass Spider is more comedy than horror. TV schedule...

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It’s a Toothbrush

Get it? A tooth-brush.Gaëlle Faure, an artist in France, works mostly with collages. But occasionally he makes sculptures, such as this piece entitled simply “Contraption.” Is it endorse...

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Why Dark Rides Scare the Pants Off Us

Dark rides were extremely popular at amusement parks in the mid-20th century. They grew out of the "old mill" rides that were developed at the turn of the century, in which boats cruised by historical scenes (think "It's...

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Miraculously, the Child in This Crushed Stroller Survived

A collision between two cars in Gravesend, Kent, UK sent a blue Rover skidding to a brick wall. When it stopped, the driver and terrified parents found this stroller wedged between them. The little boy i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/16/Miraculously-the-Child-in-This-Crushed-Stroller-Survived/

A Pumpkin Grower is Ready to Change the World

Virginia is not the best place to grow giant pumpkins, which is why the state record means so much. Pumpkins like cooler weather, and the world's largest are grown in places like New England, Canada, and Europe. But Will...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/16/A-Pumpkin-Grower-is-Ready-to-Change-the-World/

Cantina Jazz

Cantina Jazz by ZombieDollars It's music to shoot first by! T-shirt artist ZombieDollars designed the cover for a galaxy far far away's best-selling jazz album. Visit ZombieDollars at his Facebook page,...

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Pink Bad Ass Socks

 Pink Bad Ass SocksYou are a tough, formidable individual who loves the color pink. Wear a pair of socks that reflect your excellent personality. Don the Pink Bad Ass Socks from the NeatoShop. This great pair of soc...

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Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” in Klingon

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0YC3RpvE3M](Video Link)Today, we use the Guardian of Forever to journey back in time--back to 1987--when Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” and Star Trek: The N...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/16/Rick-Astleys-Never-Gonna-Give-You-Up-in-Klingon/

Halloween Costumes 2013

Please don't design your Halloween costume around Miley Cyrus' appearance at the VMAs. Just don't. You might think you are being clever and topical, but if you've actually considered it, you can bet that everyon...

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Gandalf vs. Tourists: You Shall Not Pass!

[http://youtu.be/wIQXUgHm4c8] You shall not pass! Gandalf may be the bad ass that stopped the dreadful Balrog dead in its track on the Bridge of Khazad-dum in The Lord of the Rings, but could the powerfu...

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Fried Fair Food Meets Thanksgiving

The Texas State Fair in Dallas runs through October 20th. One advantage of being so far south and having your agricultural fair so late in the year is that your deep-fried fair food can be inspired by autumn holidays. Be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/16/Fried-Fair-Food-Meets-Thanksgiving/

Can't Stop Eating? It's Pac-Man's Fault!

Got no self control? Can't stop eating? You're not alone. Obesity is a (ahem) growing problem in the United States of America (and the rest of the world). But did you ever considered the root cause of why you jus...

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Big Ass Spider

[http://youtu.be/BvEL10Ugd4I] (YouTube link)Anytime someone who suffers from arachnophobia sees a spider, it's always "Huge! The biggest spider in the world!" Those folks should not see this movie. Big Ass Spider*/em...

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A Thief's Severed Arm

Atlas Obscura continues their 31 Days of Halloween series with a church in the Czech Republic in which a man was buried alive. The Church of St. James the Greater (Kostel Sv. Jakuba Vetsiho) in Prague also has a...

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23 Unusual Animals

[http://youtu.be/Xz3ApccHwUY] (YouTube link)Emily Graslie of The Brain Scoop, who also works at the Field Museum in Chicago, hosts this week's mental_floss video. When she talks about unusual animals, they're not all...

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Some of The Cutest Critter Costumes Ever Created

We already have featured some adorable critter Halloween costumes this year, but if you can't get enough, don't miss this great Cute Overload collection of costumed critters. While all the costumes are pretty darn adorab...

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A Bad Lip-reading of Game of Thrones

[http://youtu.be/5Krz-dyD-UQ] (YouTube link)A bad lip-reading of Game of Thrones turns it into a comedy! Supposedly a trailer for the upcoming Medieval Land Fun-time World, it actually has a plot -sort...

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Hanukkah Dog Toy

Hanukkah Dog Toy (sold individually)Hanukkah is right around the corner. Are you looking for a fun holiday treat for your favorite pooch? Give your furry friend a Hanukkah Dog Toy from the NeatoShop. These great plush do...

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Featured Costume: The Legend of Zorro

Today's featured costume comes from T.J. Griffin. It's a real groaner!I usually try to have a Halloween costume that is topical, current and funny.In 2005, the movie Legend of Zorro came out, starring Antonio Banderas.I...

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Top 10 Monsters of the Middle Ages

(Image: Paul K)Medievalists has a roundup of your favorite beasts from the European Middle Ages, just in time for your Halloween costuming plans. Among them is the museline, which may have served as the...

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Solve this Pzzlr: The Bake-off

(Image credit: Confeitaria Nacional)Neatorama presents a puzzle from Pzzlr, a site where you can always find a riddle to exercise your cognitive resources. Can you solve this one?At a recent baking competition, Maureen&r...

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Another Crazy Doritos Flavor You'll Never Get to Eat

Here in the US, most of our big news about Doritos involve Taco Bell, but over in Japan, the company is always releasing new and exciting flavors into the marketplace. In fact, they just added a new flavor to the line up...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/16/Another-Crazy-Doritos-Flavor-Youll-Never-Get-to-Eat/

How to Make Edible Ice Spheres

[http://youtu.be/EZ8ZEKI9-yc] (YouTube link)You wanna talk about a weird treat to impress party guests: serve them frozen balls of a drink! Your party will be the talk of the town. I don't know how far ahead of time thes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/16/How-to-Make-Edible-Ice-Spheres/

Why Doesn’t Batman Just Kill the Joker?

(Image: Eduardo Ferigato)Traditionally, the Joker is Batman’s greatest foe and the focus of hundreds of Batman storylines. There's a common sequence of events: Batman captures the Joker and sends him to Arkham Asyl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/16/Why-Doesnt-Batman-Just-Kill-the-Joker-2/

A Simple and Convenient Synthesis of Pseudoephedrine From N-Methylamphetamine

The following is an article from The Annals of Improbable Research.by O. Hai, and I. B. HakkenshitPseudoephedrine, active ingredient of Sudafed®, has long been the most popular nasal decongestant in the Unit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/16/A-Simple-and-Convenient-Synthesis-of-Pseudoephedrine-From-N-Methylamphetamine/

Up For A Game of Tether Ball?

(Video Link)This tether ball player might not be the best, but I don't think he has much competition either so at least he wins all of his matches. Either way, he certainly looks unbearably cute during this tra...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/16/Up-For-A-Game-of-Tether-Ball/

A Fossilized Blood-Engorged Mosquito Is Found For the First Time Ever

The premise of the movie Jurassic Park is that dinosaur DNA was available to clone from blood that a mosquito had ingested before it was trapped in amber. From the movie, you'd think that such mosquitoes were fo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/16/A-Fossilized-Blood-Engorged-Mosquito-Is-Found-For-the-First-Time-Ever/

What Do You Need to Know If You’re Moving to America?

(Photo: Tim Pearce)Redditor Sammod123 is moving to the United States from the United Kingdom. He asks his fellow redditors what he needs to know about the place.I have not travelled abroad widely, nor re...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/16/What-Do-You-Need-to-Know-If-Youre-Moving-to-America/

Gingerdead Men Cookie Cutter

Gingerdead Men Cookie CutterThis Halloween make cookies that are truly to die for with the Gingerdead Men Cookie Cutter from the NeatoShop. This frightfully fun cookie cutter / cookie stamp is jumbo sized and features a...

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