Archive for March 14th, 2014

Midnight Regrets

(Minimumble/Chris Hallbeck)It's definitely the best time. It's also the most convenient. It's not like you were going to get any sleep, anyway.That thing that you said to your boss at work. Did he take i...

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The Uncomfortable Project

Katerina Kamprani designed these items to be rather useless. First you laugh, then you realize how weird they make you feel. We are used to products being designed for a certain purpose, but just imagine trying to use th...

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Finally! Cup Holders for Umbrellas

(Photo: Morella)British designers Andrew Tan, Ross Malcolm and Jordan Schlipf invented the Morella, a cup holder for umbrellas. It pivots, so that as you turn the umbrella up or down, the drinks stay sta...

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When the Owner is Gone

[http://youtu.be/7D5bPLxU8U8] (YouTube link)It's a house rule: the dog is not allowed on the bed. Apparently, the cat is, which is not fair at all. But that’s the man of the house’s rules. He set up...

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The Clubfoot Sandwich is a Mug of Sandwich

(Photo: The Staggering Ox)The Clubfoot sandwich is an ingenious approach to sandwich design. I don't know who invented it, but the Clubfoot is trademarked by The Saggering Ox, a restaurant chain in the A...

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Anti-Pi Rant, 3/14/14

[http://youtu.be/5iUh_CSjaSw] (YouTube link)Now that Pi Day is almost over, we can give equal time to the other side. Mathemusician Vi Hart is no fan of pi, and here she explains that she finds it boring, unexceptional,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/14/Anti-Pi-Rant-31414/

Congratulations to Zach Weinersmith on the Birth of His First Child

Labor went reasonably well. Baby is healthy. I'm gonna go pass out. Thanks everyone for all the kind words.— Zach Weinersmith (@ZachWeiner) March 14, 2014 Zach Weinersmith is the artist responsible for Sat...

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The Government-Surplus Machines That Power a Cutting-Edge Science Museum

The Exploratorium in San Francisco is a magical place, full of interactive exhibits that will make you lose track of time. The machines that power the exhibits, and those used to build the exhibits, are almost as fascina...

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Chicken Soup for the Soul Is Now an Actual Soup

In 1993, motivational speakers Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen published Chicken Soup for the Soul, a collection of true stories to inspire hope in readers. The premise of the title is that a good story is...

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15 Fascinating Facts About Mario's Pal Yoshi

Yoshi started out as a sideline character in Mario related titles like Super Mario World and Mario Kart, but his charm and good looks made him an instant hit with gamers on both sides of the bathroom wars, and soon Yoshi...

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The 7 Most Annoying People To Watch TV With

Of the seven kinds of annoyances other people bring to the one hour your favorite show is on TV, I think the three other people in my household have them all covered. All I want is one hour, ONE HOUR of time to tune out...

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Let It (Van) Gogh!

You've got to let Van Gogh of the past and other people's expectations, as illustrated by Jesie Castro. Princess Vincent from the Disney movie Frozen is finally ready.[http://www.youtube.com/wat...

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Pi T-Shirts to Help You Celebrate Pi Day!

Mmm Pi T-Shirt by Nathan Mazur Mmm ... pi Happy Pi Day, everyone! To help you celebrate your irrational love for everything pi, here are some of the neatest Pi stuff from the NeatoSho...

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Gift

[http://youtu.be/1DUYlHZsZfc] (YouTube link)Get your hankie out. Daniel Yam brings us a story of a boy who is not proud of his father, until he learns what it really means to give without expecting anything in return. Th...

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Balloon-Lifted Flying Dreadlocks

Redditor hdubs writes, "My friend attached balloons to his dreads and then cut them off yesterday." He sliced them for the World's Greatest Shave, a charity that helps people with blood cancer. That's a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/14/Balloon-Lifted-Flying-Dreadlocks/

The Doodle-Ramblings

Marty Cooper is a storyboard artist. For fun, he uses correction fluid and a Sharpie to doodle on transparencies to lay over a real-life scene. The results are quite funny! The title of the top picture is Burritozilla. T...

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How It's Unmade - Oreo Cookie Edition

(Video Link)People love Oreo cookies, and they’re the best-selling cookie in the United States. So what makes them so adorable, so delicious and the go-to choice for cookie lovers nationwide?Well, you won...

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R.I.P. Hal Douglas

You might not recognize the name right off, but you know the voice, or rather The Voice. Hal Douglas was the voiceover artist you heard in those movie trailers that begin, “In a world where…” D...

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Dog Tells Couple It's Time To Go By Honking The Car Horn

(Video Link)Graham and Fiona Haddow decided to leave their boxer Fern in the car for about twenty minutes while they visited an art gallery, but Fern wasn't having it.He started honking the car horn, telling...

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Celebrate Pi Day!

Today is 3/14 on the American calendar, and that means it’s Pi Day! The traditional Pi Day celebration involves baking or buying a pie and eating it while appreciating its roundness and the mathematical constant th...

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Meet The First Gamer To Get One Million Achievement Points

It takes dedication to hard work, enterprise, and/or a really high luck attribute to earn a million dollars in your lifetime, but what does it take to earn an Xbox Live Gamerscore of one million points?A comfy couch, thu...

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Bagpiper Meets Beluga

(Live Leak link)Bagpiper Tom Leigh plays a tune for the beluga whales at Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut. The whale is fascinated. I wonder what the beluga is thinking…“That sounds like bagpipes. Yes, I see a...

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Sun, Trees and Comfort Rule At the MIL Metal House

If you live beside a forest in Santiago, Chile, you likely want to stay cool during those hot summer days, but you also don't want to be pumping the AC all day long, nor do you want your house to stick out like a sore th...

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CSI: Wildlife

(Image credit: Jared Ceruse)There's only one lab equipped to handle crimes against nature. (Just don't ask the scientists to find Bigfoot.)William Kapp didn’t know it, but he was about to get sandbagged. I...

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Neatolinks: Cats, Puppets, Dolls and Bill Nye

You Have A Smart Phone, What About A Smart Doll? (Scribol)These Cats Have Cushier Jobs Than You (Mental Floss)Do You Agree With This List of the 10 Most Iconic Movie Puppets of the 80s? (The Presurfer)Bill Nye Tells How...

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The 50-Year History of Lucky Charms, in 65 Marbits

As we found out this morning, Lucky Charms cereal is 50 years old. Can you believe it? It was the first ever breakfast cereal with marshmallows.It all began with a bowl of Cheerios and a couple of circus peanuts. Those w...

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The Pinwheel Was a Rocket-Powered, One-Person Helicopter Backpack

(Photo: US Navy)Gilbert Magill called his invention the Pinwheel. At 150 pounds, it was not quite up to Inspector Gadget's standards, but it was a start in the right direction.The aircraft was a tip jet helicopter, meani...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/14/The-Pinwheel-Was-a-Rocket-Powered-One-Person-Helicopter-Backpack/

Cats and Abs

[http://youtu.be/BFW_QdcrBZ0] (YouTube link)Cosmopolitan made a video for the Humane Society of New York featuring three male models with a trio of three-month-old kittens. Isn't that just horrible, using shameless sex a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/14/Cats-and-Abs/

Scientific Research Shows The Five Second Rule Is True

(Image Via Shutterstock)The five second rule is one of those schoolyard myths that seems to make no sense as you learn more about germs and bacteria, but as it turns out the playground talk was true- if you pick food up...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/14/Scientists-Research-Shows-The-Five-Second-Rule-Is-True/






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