Archive for November 11th, 2013

Taste the Holidays With This Cranberry Eggnog Tart

Are you ready for Thanksgiving and Christmas? I know, you have a while to get ready, but if you're looking to add something new to your holiday rotation, this cranberry eggnog tart is a great idea. It incorporates some c...

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A Day in the Life of Jack the Fox

[http://youtu.be/n_YZ0ggpYJc] (YouTube link)An unnamed elderly man talks about foxes and how they've received a bad rap in literature and legend. He knows better, because he knows Jack! Meanwhile, we get to watch him and...

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Terrrifying Antique Devices for Straightening the Human Spine

No, these aren’t medieval torture devices! In an 1848 issue of the British medical journal The Lancet*, Dr. John Bishop describes the history of medical approaches to straightening out spi...

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Blockbuster's Very Last Movie Rental

You might be surprised to learn that Blockbuster Video still has 300 stores. Or at least they had 300 stores, but they are no longer renting movies, and will presumably shut down as soon as the last rentals are...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/11/Blockbusters-Very-Last-Movie-Rental/

Dick Dastardly & Muttley Salt & Pepper Shakers

Dick Dastardly & Muttley Salt & Pepper ShakersCurses! Thanksgiving is coming and your kitchen decor is a mess. Drat! Double drat! Stop fretting and invite a pair of double-dealing do-badders into your home....

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Bad Apple

You know the story: girl clashed with her dad's new wife, who asked a hired gun to kill her. Girl ran away from home and fell in with some rough crowd, and shacked up with seven men. Well, artist Matt John...

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Leonard Nimoy (Spock) in the Army

From 1953 to 1955, Leonard Nimoy, the actor who played Spock on the original Star Trek, served in the US Army Reserves. Today, he tweeted this photo of himself with the caption "Mopping up."&nbs...

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The Most Popular Kid in School

When I was young, if anything good actually happened to me in school, I had the sneaking suspicion in the back of my head that it all must be a hoax intended to embarrass me. Just like what is happening to poor little Ro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/11/Most-Popular-Kid-in-School/

Winnie the Hutt

“There will be no bargain. I will not give up my favorite decoration. I like my honey where it is.” It looks like Luke Skywalker will have to resort to more extreme measures to get the honey back.Kenny Durkin...

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Airbus Evacuation

[http://youtu.be/XIaovi1JWyY] (YouTube link)Commercial airlines must be able to evacuate an entire plane in 90 seconds or less in case of an emergency. Anyone who flies knows that disembarking at an airport takes forever...

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Movember Madness: Win a Free Prize at the NeatoShop!

(Image: Josh Andrews)The glorious month of Movember is upon us! As winter descends upon the northern hemisphere, people participate in the annual practice of growing beards and mustaches so that they may be both warm and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/11/Movember-Madness-Win-a-Free-Prize-at-the-NeatoShop-2/

The World's Most Expensive Teas

How much would you be willing to pay for a great cup of tea? I spend about 2 cents for a tea bag these days, which is about as far as I want to go, considering I drink maybe ten cups a day. Of course, there is a great va...

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Deny You Are Human with Shreddies

Despite the fact that everyone farts, and everyone knows that everyone farts, some people are horrified by the thought that someone else will know they fart. For these particularly paranoid people, there's a new kind of...

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Luke Skywalker In His Early Years

(Video Link)Action, adventure, romance and geekery, somehow the Star Wars theme song invokes all of these feelings -even in those too young to know the film itself. This little baby is either a born geek or the...

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Jenga House

Perhaps this isn't exactly the right image that comes to mind when you think about Japan, which is also known as the land of earthquakes, but somehow the Jenga House makes it work. Acclaimed architect Sou...

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Ice Cream Cone Timer

Ice Cream Cone TimerThanksgiving is right around the corner. Make sure everything is timed to perfection with the Ice Cream Cone Timer from the NeatoShop. This sweet little 60 minute timer is shaped like a strawberry ice...

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Whodunit: The Missing Link

The following is a Whodunit by Hy Conrad featuring Sherman Oliver Holmes, a mysterious crime solver and great-great-grandson of Sherlock Holmes. Can you solve the crime?[moreless more_text="Meet Sherman H...

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You'll Have to Invent Your Own Rules for This Game of Basketball

(Photo: Nakazawa-San)The challenge of using this backboard will be creating rules that players will want to use. Ilbot & Pons, a design studio in Berlin and Barcelona, designed it for Setouchi Trienn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/11/Youll-Have-to-Invent-Your-Own-Rules-for-This-Game-of-Basketball/

A Remembrance Day Funeral

World War II veteran Harold Jellicoe Percival died in a nursing home in Blackpool, England. He was 99 years old and had outlived the rest of his family. The above obituary in the local newspaper went viral on Twitter and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/11/A-Veterans-Day-Funeral/

I Too Would Be Super Bummed If I Couldn't Go to Thor's Super Sweet 16

(Video Link)Thor may look like a full-grown man, but that's only because Asgardians physically mature a lot faster than us humans. In fact, he's only about to turn 16 and like any young prince would be, he's...

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The Menorah Tree

This year when Hanukkah and Thanksgiving overlap, there's not much of a doctrinal problem blending the holidays. After all, Thanksgiving is not a religious rite, but a commemoration of American history focused on gratitu...

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Instructions for The Simpsons Animators

Details matter in any quality endeavor, so the animation directors for The Simpsons provide specific instructions for how characters should be drawn and how they behave. From 1991 through 1993, the show publishe...

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Brian McCarty's War Toys

Artist Brian McCarty uses toys to illustrate children's descriptions of war they have witnessed. The descriptions come from humanitarian organizations that work with children in war zones, former war zones, and refugee c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/11/Brian-McCartys-War-Toys/

Munchkin Is Big On Play Time

(Video Link)We all know that cats love boxes and bags -often more than the goodies and gifts that come inside them, but did you know putting a small hole at the end of a bag can make it even more incredibly fun...

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Here is Your War

The following is an article from the book Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Salutes the Armed Forces.That's the title of a 1943 book written by World War II embedded journalist Ernie Pyle. His stories put the fol...

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Destroying the Pool

[http://youtu.be/t91KoQzAky4] (YouTube link)These three young folks may have seen the earlier video How to Empty a Swimming Pool, and decided to make the most of the last pool party for this pool. But something tells me...

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Batman Santa Hat

Batman Santa HatHoly Santa hats, Batman! Santa is wearing your mask. Now you can dress up as your favorite masked gift giver with the Batman Santa Hat from the NeatoShop. This great hat features white fur trim, pom,...

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The Most Epic Halloween Decoration Yet

Halloween may be over, but it's never too late to appreciate an epic piece of Halloween decor like this and it's never too early to start planning your display for next year. Halloween Forum user Raven's Hollow Cemetery...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/11/The-Most-Epic-Halloween-Decoration-Yet/

Dogs Sing For A Cure

[http://youtu.be/gy2cOAN4Tf4] (YouTube link)You probably didn't realize it, but cancer currently takes the lives of a quarter of all dogs and one out of every eight cats. In a video from Ontario Veterinary College, dogs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/11/Dogs-Sing-For-A-Cure/

Flashlight Powered by Body Heat

A flashlight powered by your body temperature would be really useful for power outages or camping. Ann Makosinski, a 15-year-old student from Victoria, British Columbia, developed a flashlight that does just that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/11/Flashlight-Powered-by-Body-Heat/






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