Archive for October 18th, 2013

IBM's New Computer is Powered by "Electronic Blood"

A supercomputer that is fueled with blood? It's coming! IBM scientists have created a new supercomputer inspired by the human brain and is powered by what they call "electronic blood." Patrick Ruch a...

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Every Nation Is Number 1 at Something

And my own sweet land of liberty? We Americans lead the world in Nobel laureates and getting killed by lawnmowers. Yeehaw!USA! USA! USA!Doghouse Diaries created this map showing what every country excels at. You can see...

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Kraken Autopsy Proves the Monster is Delicious

We've told you about Miss Cakehead's Eat Your Heart Out pop-up cake shop coming up in London. We've seen corpse body parts made of chocolate and cupcakes with edible maggots. In the latest stunt to promote the event, the...

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Pizza Boss 3000

Pizza Boss 3000Do you take your pizza eating seriously? Make sure you are equipped with the proper tools to break your pizza down to size with the Pizza Boss 3000 from the NeatoShop. This great little kitchen gadget look...

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Vincent Price on The Muppet Show

In January, 1977, actor Vincent Price appeared on The Muppet Show. Though he was most famous for his B-movie horror roles, Price was a classically trained and highly accomplished stage actor.In this scen...

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Yeti is Polar Bear Hybrid, According to Genetics Study

I Heart Yeti from the NeatoShop Darn you, science! First, it ruined the dinosaurs, and now, it's ruining the yeti. According to Oxford University genetics professor Bryan Sykes, hair samples disco...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/18/Yeti-is-Polar-Bear-Hybrid-According-to-Genetics-Study/

Randi Zuckerberg Wants to Teach Children Not to Use Facebook So Much

Randi Zuckerberg is the sister of Facebook CEO Marl Zuckerberg. She has written a children's book about a little girl who is obsessed with social media. She has to learn to turn to turn off her phone and join the real wo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/18/Randi-Zuckerberg-Wants-to-Teach-Children-Not-to-Use-Facebook-So-Much/

Red Hot Nickel Ball Has Finally Met Its Match!

Remember the video clip of the guy dropping a red hot nickel ball onto stuff? We've featured a clip where the red hot nickel ball is put on top of a block of ice, but Youtube user carsandwater has put said nickel b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/18/Red-Hot-Nickel-Ball-Has-Finally-Found-Its-Match/

Why Texas is America's Future

Oh, Texas. The largest state in the 48 contiguous United States and the second most populous is often the bottom of jokes (what's the four seasons in Texas? Drought, flood, blizzard and twister). Sure, it's got te...

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The Media Reacts

[http://youtu.be/RIevazPIPzU] (YouTube link)The news was announced this week that Mike Myers (Wayne's World, Shrek, Austin Powers) and his wife Kelly Tisdale are expecting a baby. The announcement was carried by...

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Which State Has The Best Food?

Image: Jim Cooke Do you consider your hometown dish to be the best food in the United States of America? We'll see about that. Albert Burneko wrote an article over at Deadspin where he ranked...

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Phenakistoscope Images as Gifs

Richard Balzer collects optical treasures of the past. He recently started a Tumblr blog to display Phenakistoscope images as gifs, so that we can see the animation as people in the 19th century saw them -without having...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/18/Phenakistoscope-Images-as-Gifs/

Laser Lighting a Jack-o-Lantern

[http://youtu.be/slNwuQCXYJ8] (YouTube link)Science teacher Bob Pflugfelder, known as "Science Bob," appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to demonstrate some fun scientific concepts. Here, he sets up a Rube Goldberg-type pyrot...

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Burgers

Burgers is a page full of hamburgers, with a few chicken and fish sandwiches thrown in for variety. Mouseover to multiply them, and click to take a bite! This web toy was conceived and built by artist Guthrie Lonergan. T...

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Vampire Bottle Opener

Vampire Bottle OpenerHalloween is coming. Quench your insatiable thirst for unusual and festive barware with the Vampire Bottle Opener from the NeatoShop. This devilishly fun bottle opener is shaped like a vampire's fang...

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We've Got Beer For Dogs, Now Try Wine For Cats

Sure, you could already enjoy a drink with your dog thanks to Bowser Beer, but cat's are way too classy for that. Fortunately, you can now enjoy a fine wine with your feline friend thanks to Japan's amazingly appropriate...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/18/Weve-Got-Beer-For-Dogs-Now-Try-Wine-For-Cats/

Cat Solves Doorknob Problem

[http://youtu.be/_2oH9dGr1sE] (YouTube link)Matt Hirst couldn't figure out how his pets Dexter and Gizmo were escaping the kitchen while he was at work, so he set up a camera to spy on them. If you are in a hurry, skip t...

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6 Cool Activities You Can Do With Pumpkins

Looking to do something different this Halloween? If so, you might want to grab some pumpkins and try your hand at some of the great pumpkin-based sports rounded up by Inventor Spot. Of course, you'll have to have a pret...

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Space-Born Jellyfish Struggle on Earth

Jellyfish born in space? Yes, NASA sent jellyfish into space aboard the space shuttle missions, and studied their development and behavior. The jellies that developed in low-gravity orbit had trouble adjusting when they...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/18/Space-Born-Jellyfish-Struggle-on-Earth/

Forget the Pumpkin Spice Latte, Get a Butter Beer From Starbucks

Did you know you can get a butter beer from Starbucks? Unfortunately, while they offer them, most employees are unfamiliar with the concoction and will give you a blank stare when you order it. If you don't mind being on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/18/Forget-the-Pumpkin-Spice-Latte-Get-a-Butter-Beer-From-Starbucks/

Boy Scout Leaders Topple Ancient Rock Formation

[http://youtu.be/AYFD18BwmJ4] (YouTube link)Three men face potential felony charges after they filmed themselves turning over a rock formation in Utah's Goblin Valley State Park. They posted a video of the incident on Fa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/18/Boy-Scout-Leaders-Topple-Ancient-Rock-Formation/

Waves vs. Stone

The Kannesteinen Rock is an unusual rock formation on the Norwegian island of Vågsøy. The slab of eclogite has been weathered by the waves for thousands of years. From the sea side, it&rsquo...

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Anatomy Of A Scene: Apocalypse Now

No one who's seen the 1979 movie Apocalypse Now can forget the epic scene in which U.S. military helicopters cleared a Vietnamese beach with artillery and napalm while blasting "The Ride of the Valkyries" over t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/18/Anatomy-Of-A-Scene-Apocalypse-Now/

More Like Walter Cute and Jesse Pinkbabe

This year, it seems just about everyone will be Miley Cyrus or Walter White. For those inclined to do the later, you might want to just give up on your Breaking Bad costume now because you're never going to compete with...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/18/More-Like-Walter-Cute-and-Jesse-Pinkbabe/

The Paperback Revolution

Half a century before e-books turned publishing upside down, a different format threatened to destroy the industry.(Image credit: Thomas Allen)Here’s a little perspective: In 1939...

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The Wizard of Oz Mr. Potato Head Set

The Wizard of Oz Mr. Potato Head SetAttention The Wizard of OZ fans! Are you looking for a fun way to celebrate your favorite film? Behold The Wizard of Oz Mr. Potato Head Set from the NeatoShop. This deliciously fun set...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/18/The-Wizard-of-Oz-Mr-Potato-Head-Set/

Waking up in the Morning

You know that odd feeling when you wake up from a deep sleep and for a brief moment you can't tell if you're Canadian or not?— Robb Allen (@ItsRobbAllen) October 15, 2013 If you're not sure, then reach for a cup o...

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Lola's Ready for Her First Halloween

When you're as cute as Lola, it's hard to make a between all the great Halloween costume options available to you. It's finally come down between this great Minnie Mouse costume and a cute little bug. Her owner, reader&n...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/18/Lolas-Ready-for-Her-First-Halloween/

Where Can You Find Scumbag Steve's Hat?

Scumbag Steve is an image macro series about that sleazy, freeloading "friend" that we've all had at some point in our lives. The photo shows a man named Blake Boston who turns out to be a fairly nice guy. Somehow,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/18/Where-Can-You-Find-Scumbag-Steves-Hat/

Living With Jigsaw

[http://youtu.be/kTXfAtckS3g] (YouTube link)Jigsaw, from the Saw movie series, was a terrifying villain, but what kind of roommate would he make? He'd probably stay in his room all the time, but then there's his...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/18/Living-With-Jigsaw/








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