Archive for March 3rd, 2014

Where Star Trek Got Its Federation Symbol

These shapes certainly look familiar to Star Trek fans, and even the Shat. This is a picture of sand dunes on the surface of Mars, in an image taken by the HiRISE camera on board the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter....

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/03/Where-Star-Trek-Got-Its-Federation-Symbol/

The World’s Fastest Nose-Typer

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuXMoqxIhgg](Video Link)Khurshid Hussein set a new Guinness World Record for typing with his nose when he correctly entered a 103-character sentence in just 47.44 seconds. This clobbers...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/03/The-Worlds-Fastest-Nose-Typer/

An Amicus Brief About Political Truthiness

There’s a case before the Supreme Court about political speech and how truthful it must be. It’s a sticky issue, as it pits freedom of speech against an informed public, and who is to decide how truthful a st...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/03/An-Amicus-Brief-About-Political-Truthiness/

Beautiful Wood Automaton Simulates a Drop of Rain

This mesmerizing object is an automaton made by Dean O'Callaghan. It's designed to look like a drop of rain hitting a pool of water. As he turns the crank, concentric rings of water emanate from the center. O'Callaghan a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/03/Beautiful-Wood-Automaton-Simulates-a-Drop-of-Rain/

The Origins of "Geek" and "Nerd"

[http://youtu.be/0V1AToHOdHA] Are you a geek or a nerd? Wait. Before you answer that, be sure that you know where those words actually come from. Thanks to this entertaining YouTube video clip from our pal Tod...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/03/The-Origins-of-Geek-and-Nerd/

The Life of Alfred

In the late 1960s and early ‘70s, I did not miss a Batman comic (Superman, either), and even if I didn’t part with the 15 cents to take one home, I read them all through at the supermarket while mom shopped....

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/03/The-Life-of-Alfred/

Nick Cave Creates Armor For Artists

Nick Cave is a performance artist, dancer and sculptor who creates wearable artworks called Sound Suits which "change the wearer’s relationship to gravity, and alter one’s physical interactions with the world...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/03/Nick-Cave-Creates-Armor-For-Artists/

15 Things You Might Not Know About This Is Spinal Tap

Can you believe it’s been 30 years since This Is Spinal Tap was released? Many folks just did not understand the movie at first, because it was very much like actual documentaries on the rock bands that pl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/03/15-Things-You-Might-Not-Know-About-This-Is-Spinal-Tap/

Godzilla is Pretty Cool, Except When He's Hungry

[http://youtu.be/0bpwmiuwjLo] Despite what you may have seen in the movies, Godzilla is actually pretty cool. Except when he's hungry - so let's keep Tokyo safe from destruction by having some snack handy when you'r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/03/Godzilla-is-Pretty-Cool-Except-When-Hes-Hungry/

Face Hug

Face Hug by Olipop Bring back this T-shirt. Priority One. All other priorities rescinded. This design by NeatoShop artist Olipop is truly out of this world. Check out Olipop's Facebook then head o...

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Watch Baby Names Spread

An interactive U.S. map by Brian Lee Yung Rowe traces the geographic popularity of 29,000 names over the past century. That’s an awful lot of data to track!I entered my own given names and watched...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/03/Watch-Baby-Names-Spread/

Suzi Quatro- The Original Riot Grrrl

You may not be familiar with Suzi Quatro’s musical career, you may know her only as Fonzi’s gal pal Leather Tuscadero on Happy Days, but Suzi isn't just some sitcom star or wannabe biker chick- she&r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/03/Suzi-Quatro-The-Original-Riot-Grrrl/

Ameowadeus

[http://youtu.be/IrFCuJ-m9KU] (YouTube link)Jimmy Kimmel brought us the star-studded Bitman Begins based on the internet video Charlie Bit My Finger. Continuing the series of feature films based on internet memes, Ameowa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/03/Ameowadeus/

Snake Ate Crocodile After an Epic Battle to the Death

(Photo: Marvin Muller) In a battle of snake versus crocodile, who'd win*? Witness Tiffany Corlis observed a 10-foot snake (probably a python) and a crocodile's fight to the death at Lake Moondarra,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/03/Snake-Ate-Crocodile-After-an-Epic-Battle-to-the-Death/

Whodunit: Frankie and the Telescope

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?It was early August, one of the worst days of the he...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/03/Whodunit-Frankie-and-the-Telescope/

Dune Foods for Every Occasion

The sleeper must awaken . . . and get ready for the day. So pull on your stillsuit and sit down at the table of Chris-Rachael Oseland. She's the Kitchen Overlord--the chef famous for preparing foods that every geek would...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/03/Dune-Foods-for-Every-Occasion/

AT-AT Rocker

We've told you about the awesome AT-AT rocker that our multi-talented pal Jen Yates of EPBOT and Cake Wrecks in our big The Best Geek-Themed Baby Nurseries and Nursery Decorations post over at Homes & Hues, b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/03/AT-AT-Rocker/

The Giving Groot

How nice of Groot to give a weapon to Rocket Raccoon! See, there is camaraderie and selflessness even in an alien plant monster. This clever mashup of Shel Silverstein’s The Giving Tree and Marvel’s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/03/The-Giving-Groot/

A Different Kind Of Oscar Statue

With all the drug related deaths leading up to the 2014 Academy Awards Ceremony artist Plastic Jesus decided to create a piece of public art meant to stimulate conversation, cause controversy and bring attention to a gla...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/03/A-Different-Kind-Of-Oscar-Statue/

Two Dogs, One Ice Cream Cone

[http://youtu.be/tHvExOg4NI0] (YouTube link)Daisy and Cooper are living a dog’s life. They got an ice cream cone from McDonalds! But they have to share it with each other. According to established protocol, Daisy a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/03/Two-Dogs-One-Ice-Cream-Cone/

Joker Ball

Joker Ball by Theduc Wonder how the Joker got that scar? Take a swing. NeatoShop artist Theduc hit a homerun with this fantastic design. Check out Theduc's official website then visit his NeatoSh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/03/Joker-Ball/

The Fitzroy House Takes Advantage of the Great Outdoors

This classic Melbourne home might not look like a modern masterpiece, but that's because the historic facade belies the spacious, airy expansion behind it. The top level offers an impressive outdoor patio and the ma...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/03/The-Fitzroy-House-Takes-Advantage-of-the-Great-Outdoors/

Neatolinks: Terrible Batman Villains Are Terrible

What's Not to Love About Seeing Pets Growing Up (Incredible Things)What City Should You Live In: The Quiz (The Presurfer)The 20 Worst Batman Villains Ever (i09)Sorry Ladies, But There Will Be No More Hugh Jackman Wolveri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/03/Neatolinks-Terrible-Batman-Villains-Are-Terrible/

Bitman Begins

[http://youtu.be/GHfg6apNWcA] (YouTube link)Working on the premise that feature films of the future will be based on internet memes more often than books, Jimmy Kimmel Live! put together a trailer for a blockbus...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/03/Bitman-Begins/

Eleven Alternatives To The Burning Man Festival

(Image Via Simon O'Callaghan)(Image Via Jenna Foxton)If you’re dying to attend a massive outdoor freakfest like Burning Man, but you don’t live in the U.S., you hate the desert, or you simply can’t get...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/03/Eleven-Alternatives-To-The-Burning-Man-Festival/

Thaddeus Cahill and His Telharmonium

The following is an article from Uncle John's Curiously Compelling Bathroom Reader.  Do you like electronic music? Then raise your glass and drink a toast to Thaddeus Cahill. MUZAK...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/03/Thaddeus-Cahill-and-His-Telharmonium/

Best Selfie Ever

If only Bradley's arm was longer. Best photo ever. #oscars pic.twitter.com/C9U5NOtGap— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 3, 2014 Ellen DeGeneres ran around the audience at the Academy Awards ceremony last nigh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/03/Best-Selfie-Ever/

Will It Beard?

Will it beard? That is the great question--one pondered by philosophers since the dawn of time. Pierce Thiot, a beardist of beardly proportions, conducts experiments about the beardability of different objects. Every day...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/03/Will-It-Beard/

A Sommelier Gives An Honest Review Of Cheap Beer

(Video Link)You may see cheap beer like Pabst Blue Ribbon, Natural Ice and Steel Reserve as Hipster fodder or a way to get drunk for less than ten bucks, but that doesn’t mean they’re not worthy o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/03/A-Sommelier-Gives-An-Honest-Review-Of-Cheap-Beer/

20 Things You Didn’t Know About Dr. Seuss

We’ve had many posts on Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, but can you ever know too much about the man who taught you to read? Flavowire has a collection of trivia that includes some things that you’...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/03/20-Things-You-Didnt-Know-About-Dr-Seuss/










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