Archive for December 2nd, 2013

An Engineer's Emergency Business Card

It’s more than a clever business card—it’s a survival kit! The beef jerky business card may feed you, but it won’t solve basic electronic problems. Saar Drimer’s hand-soldered card has essen...

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Dog in a Snow Maze

[http://youtu.be/veRX0fOsmk0] (YouTube link)I've trained rats to find their way through a maze to get to food, but can you train a dog to negotiate a maze to find his beloved master? Andrew Himelson and his family plowed...

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The Empress Jasmine and Her Attendants

Be sure to check out a larger version of this excellent piece of Disney princess fan art here or detailed images here.Laetitia, an artist in Paris (bien sûr), re-imagined this...

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Han Solo's DL-44 Blaster For Sale

The handgun used by Harrison Ford in the films The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi is up for auction online. From the auction page:This non-firing blaster was created for The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/02/Han-Solos-DL-44-Blaster-For-Sale/

Reindeer Knit Baby Hat

Reindeer Knit Baby HatThe Reindeer Knit Baby Hat from the NeatoShop is sure to make friends and family shout with glee. This little hat will go down in adorable holiday dressing history. Be sure to check out the Nea...

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Rice Krispie Treat Burgers and Watermelon

The food and coupon blog My Kansas City Mommy made these sweet-looking summer treats back in 2011 in order to promote a giveaway contest. There’s not much information about the burgers, but you can find a full reci...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/02/Rice-Krispie-Treat-Burgers-and-Watermelon/

A Tale of Two Martys

[http://youtu.be/sB0fa7iUHQc] (YouTube link)When you travel backwards in time, there is always the danger of creating a paradox, in which two different timelines are created. They would run parralel, but might not be at...

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Knit Pie Crust

Ravelry member KnitsForLife made this unique crust for her Thanksgiving apple pie. She took a semi-frozen Trader Joe’s pie crust, sliced it into strips and then knitted a lattice structure for the...

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20 Surprising Facts About Home Alone

'Tis the season for Christmas movies, and the most successful of them all is 1990's Home Alone. The movie was the #1 box office draw for twelve weeks straight, a feat hard to imagine ever happening again. While...

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Say Hello to Bun Bun

(Video Link)Try turning on this video and listening to the sound before you actually look at the screen. You'll be amazed at what cute little critter is making this noise.Little Bun Bun is simply the cutest thi...

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Cold War Nuclear Launch Code: 00000000

In the aftermath of World War II, the US and the USSR armed themselves to the teeth with nuclear weapons and ICBMs to deliver them. Baby Boomers grew up expecting World War III to begin any minute, and of course it would...

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Paralyzed Surgeon Returns to the Operating Room

(Image: Make Medicine Better)Dr. Ted Rummel is an orthopedic surgeon in O’Fallon, Missouri. A few years ago, a blood-filled cyst in his spinal cord ruptured, leaving him paralyzed from the waist down. That tragedy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/02/Paralyzed-Surgeon-Returns-to-the-Operating-Room/

Ron Burgundy at Canada's Olympic Curling Trials

[http://youtu.be/RW_WlxDNjvI] (YouTube link)Will Ferrell has been busy promoting the movie Anchorman 2 by appearing here and there as Ron Burgundy. He showed up during the holiday weekend doing the local news at...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/02/Ron-Burgundy-at-Canadas-Olympic-Curling-Trials/

Prabalgad Fort

(Photo: Rohit Gowaika)Prabalgad Fort, also known as Kalavantin Durg, is an old and now unused fort in the Western Ghats mountain range in the Indian state of Maharashtra. As you can see in this photo, the summit is small...

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Whodunit: The Haunted Tree House

The following is a Whodunit by Hy Conrad featuring Jonah Bixby, a twelve-year-old crime solver and son of a police detective. Can you solve the crime?[moreless more_text="Meet Jonah Bixby" less_text="Close Intro...

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Reindeer Games Socks

Reindeer Games Socks Holidays, terrible holidays. Crying children, disgruntled shoppers, creepy mall Santas. This was the uprising that marked the holidays before the internet. Now there is the NeatoShop. You can sh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/02/Reindeer-Games-Socks/

15-Year Old Boy Builds Excavator from Scrap Wood and Syringes

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5WuIUWlNvg](Video Link)Wesley Pereira de Souza, a 15-year old boy from Tocantins, Brazil, has a great future as an engineer. He built this hydraulic excavator arm using just plastic tubes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/02/15-Year-Old-Boy-Builds-Excavator-from-Scrap-Wood-and-Syringes/

Cozy and Stylish You Are If Wear This Hoodie You Do

Feel like a Jedi master with a slight speech disorder? Then you'll love this great Yoda hoodie made by fan of the blog, Erin Marshall. These adorable hoodies are handmade, one-of-a-kind creations that are sure to keep yo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/02/Cozy-and-Stylish-You-Are-If-Wear-This-Hoodie-You-Do/

The Great Race: Parrot vs. Puppy

[http://youtu.be/Y0cCov6HcLQ] (YouTube link)Bowie the parrot and PaiMei the Maltese puppy race to see who can reach the top of the stairs first. Their owner tried to level the playing field by distracting PaiMei with a t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/02/The-Great-Race-Parrot-vs-Puppy/

Tastes Like Success: The Beef Jerky Business Cards

Why give someone an ordinary old paper business card when you can give them a beef jerky one? Sure most people won't want to hold beef jerky in their wallet and even fewer people will find it useful as actual food, but i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/02/Tastes-Like-Success-The-Beef-Jerky-Business-Cards/

The Big Bad Wolf Just Wants to Feel Pretty

There's nothing wrong with your body. You're perfect the way you are! Little Red Riding Hood knows that you have body image issues. Don't let her mess with your head, as she does in this Balderduck carto...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/02/The-Big-Bad-Wolf-Just-Wants-to-Feel-Pretty/

Thanks for Nothing: The Story of Zero

The following is an article from Uncle John's Fully Loaded 25th Anniversary Bathroom Reader.Aristotle didn't have it. Neither did Pythagoras or Euclid or or other ancient mathematicians. We're talking about zero, whi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/02/Thanks-for-Nothing-The-Story-of-Zero/

A Cat's Guide to Caring for Their Humans

(Video Link)This might be an ad, but when an ad is as clever and funny as this one Ze Frank created for Tidy Cats LightWeight litter.Since humans are good at opening canned goods and cleaning kitty litter, they...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/02/A-Cats-Guide-to-Caring-for-Their-Humans/

Hindsight

I said these things over and over to myself when I was going through those difficult times as a kid. I say them to my teenagers now. Maybe it helps, but it doesn't make the the pain of the present go away. From L...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/02/Hindsight/

Firefighters Sprint 25 Yards with a Ladder and Climb a 3-Story Building in 15 Seconds

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1ioz21VqYk](Video Link)Firefighters are professional athletes, though they're often not thought of that way. Want proof of their physical abilities? Watch these two firefighters grab a la...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/02/Firefighters-Sprint-25-Yards-with-a-Ladder-and-Climb-a-3-Story-Building-in-15-Seconds/

Cyber Monday Special: Save on 400+ of the Neatest Items from the NeatoShop!

Cyber Monday Special: Save 20% on 400+ of the neatest stuff from the NeatoShop for your loved ones and yourself! Get your Christmas shopping done from the comfort...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/02/Cyber-Monday-Special-Save-on-400-of-the-Neatest-Items-from-the-NeatoShop/

Iron Man Laplander Hat

Iron Man Laplander HatOh the weather outside is frightfully, but dressing like Iron Man can be so delightful. Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow! The Iron Man Laplander Hat from the NeatoShop is knitted hat that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/02/Iron-Man-Laplander-Hat-2/

50 States of LEGO

If you could make one scene to show what your state is best known for, what would it be? As a Californian, I certainly wouldn't depict my state as filled with hippies, but I know it really is known for that. So I won't b...

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