- Boombox Planter
- Make a Gummy of Yourself
- Punk Rock Banana
- Argo Home Alone
- Hieroglyph-Its Sticky Notes
- Cardboard Couture
- The 1950s’ Most Nauseating Jell-O Soaked Recipes
- The Sperm Smuggling Ring: How Palestinian Prisoners Are Becoming Dads
- Résumé Candy Bar
- Man Forced by Court to Walk While He Whistles
- High School Basketball Player Passes Ball to Developmentally Disabled Player on the Other Team
- Life Imitates Billboard
- Vintage Easter Card Plate
- Grumpy Cat Harlem Shake
- Tire Company CEO vs. France
- Guitar Made of Trees
- Feast of French Fries
- Twenty Years Ago: World Trade Center Bombing
- Timmy Muldoon and the Search for the Shadoweyes Bandit
- Skull Ring With Eyeball Necklace
- From Quacks To Quaaludes: Three Centuries Of Drug Advertising
- Abandoned Seminary in Scotland
- Movie: The Movie: 2V
- Is It Possible to Be Too Beautiful?
- Biology of the Family Chiaceae (Chia Pets)
Posted: 27 Feb 2013 04:00 AM PST
Back in college, when I had an obsessive/compulsive insomniac nudist roomate who played one particular Michael Jackson song over and over again on a continuous loop, I wish that I had thought of this option for silencing his boombox.
-via Gardens in Unexpected Places | Photo: unknown
Posted: 27 Feb 2013 03:00 AM PST
FabCafe in Japan will be holding a two-part seminar at their Shibuya location in which men can put themselves to the mercies of a 3D scanner and make a replica of themselves -in gelatin! It's like making yourself a Gummi bear, only more personal. The cafe was successful with a project for women to make a replica of their faces in chocolate to present to their sweethearts on Valentines Day, and now the men are expected to reciprocate by giving a romantic gift to the ladies on White Day (March 14th). The gummy men will not be full-size, but they wiil be full-body. The seminar only has nine slots, however. Maybe next year they will expand it, or they might even begin offering the service year-round! Link -via Gizmodo
Posted: 27 Feb 2013 02:00 AM PST
Posted: 27 Feb 2013 01:00 AM PST
Posted: 27 Feb 2013 12:00 AM PST
Do people complain to you that your handwriting looks like hieroglyphics? Let's face it, you are too old and set in your ways to change now. Accept who you are with the Hieroglyph-Its Sticky Notes from the NeatoShop. This great set includes an assortment of sticky notes in a nifty little book.
Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more great Stationery.
Posted: 27 Feb 2013 12:00 AM PST
Every year, art and design students at Strode College in the UK use old cardboard to make fashionable costumes. One professor describes the impact the project has on students:
Posted: 26 Feb 2013 11:00 PM PST
Postwar America in the late 1940s was ripe for "better living through chemistry" and new processed foods. The Jell-O company took advantage of this and developed recipes for the suburban housewife to show off her culinary skills and stretch the family food budget. How else could you explain the abominations known as the Jell-O salad and Jell-O entrees? But Ruth Clark of the site The Mid-Century Menu is willing to try those recipes out, for the sake of understanding history. Collectors Weekly spoke to her about the food, and especially the Jell-O recipes, of the 1950s.
But she talks about a lot more than just Jell-O. Read about pork fat cake, chocolate tomato soup cake, liver and green bean paté, chicken mousse, and more. Link
Posted: 26 Feb 2013 10:00 PM PST
How far would you go to have your husband's baby? Are you smart enough or brave enough to try to break through one of the toughest prison systems in the world?
Sure it sounds like a plot of some strange, future Oscar nominated movie, but according to NBC News savy Palestinian women are actually breaking their husband's sperm out of Israeli prisons in order to concieve. How are they smuggling sperm out of a prison where every visitor is subjected to several layers of security checks? They won't exactly tell. They don't want to stop the flow of sperm and baby dreams. What they will say is that is a very calculated and planned manuever that typical includes Mother-in-Laws and taxis waiting to speed them off to an IVF clinic.
The clinic won't confirm how procedures they have performed. Many of the Dads and Dads-to-be are servring multiple life sentences for terrorist acts. The clinic will only say that they are doing this to help the wives.
John Ray of NBC News has the story: Link
Posted: 26 Feb 2013 09:00 PM PST
Nick Begley's mouth-watering résumé was completely successful:
Please submit your résumé via email attachment and include three brownie recipies. Your cover letter should be written with frosting on a sheet cake.
Posted: 26 Feb 2013 08:00 PM PST
A lot of us like to whistles, but Robert "The Whistler" Smith of Portland loves it perhaps a little too much. He's been cited for disorderly conduct for whistling too loudly in one spot. But how do you keep a man from whistling? The Court has found a way:
Randy Billings of the Portland Press Herald has the story, and yes, also the video clip of The Whistler whistling: Link - Thanks Tiffany!
Posted: 26 Feb 2013 06:00 PM PST
Mitchell Marcus, the basketball team manager for Coronado High School in El Paso, Texas, is developmentally disabled. He loves the game, but isn't able to play competitively. Nonetheless, Coach Peter Morales decided to put him in a game against Franklin High School.
His teammates wanted to give Mitchell a chance to sink a basket. But even after several attempts, Mitchell was unsuccessful. Franklin High School gained possession of the ball. That's when Franklin High player Jonathan Montanez passed the ball to Mitchell for one more shot. Watch the video to see what happened next.
Posted: 26 Feb 2013 05:00 PM PST
A car in Belgium crashed and flipped over right in front of a billboard featuring an image of a car in the exact same position. The billboard says (in French), "850 killed each year. And you? Not concerned?" No one was seriously injured in the crash. Leaving the car there to draw attention to the billboard seems like it might be a good idea. Link
Posted: 26 Feb 2013 04:00 PM PST
Vintage Easter Card Plate (sold individually)
Easter is right around the corner. Are you looking for a way to add a little holiday cheer to your home decor? You need the Vintage Easter Card Plates from the NeatoShop. These beautiful hand-crafted glass plates are made to look like vintage Easter cards.
Vintage Easter Card Plates are available in 6 different styles. Buy one or collect them all.
Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more great Home Decor items.
Posted: 26 Feb 2013 04:00 PM PST
Since we've helped unleash Harlem Shake into the unsuspecting Interweb a while ago (sorry!), it has gone viral the world over. But the Harlem Shake hasn't reached its full potential until Grumpy Cat joins in on the fun.
Behold, Grumpy Cat does the Harlem Shake. You simply should not miss this:
Hit YouTube or go to Link [YouTube]
Posted: 26 Feb 2013 03:00 PM PST
R³botsis the name of a series of robot sculptures made by Marco Fernandes. They are constructed of electronic parts from computers, TVs, and other devices. The sculpture shown here is called #R³bot zeropointtwo -its eyes light up! See more of them at Fernandes' Behance gallery. Link -via Laughing Squid
Posted: 26 Feb 2013 02:00 PM PST
Earlier this month, French industry minister Arnaud Montegourg wrote to Maurice (Morry) Taylor, the CEO of US tire company Titan International, asking him to consider buying a failed French tire factory.
Morry, whose nickname is "The Grizz" because of his bear-like no-nonsense approach to business, wrote back declining the offer. But Morry being Morry, a simple and polite "no, thank you" simply wouldn't do.
This is what he wrote:
The French, understandably, got a bit upset and blasted the businessman:
Morry, in turn, replied:
Stay tuned for the French reply!
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Posted: 26 Feb 2013 01:00 PM PST
Pedro Martin Ureta was crushed by the death of his wife. She loved guitar music, so he constructed a kilometer-long memorial to her on his farmland in Argentina in the shape of a guitar. Cypress trees make up the outline, and eucalyptus provides the blue strings. This is just one entry in a list of eight examples of land art; see all of them at The World Geography. Link -Thanks, Bosko!
Posted: 26 Feb 2013 12:00 PM PST
Posted: 26 Feb 2013 11:00 AM PST
On February 26, 1993, a truck full of explosives detonated in the garage of the World Trade Center's North Tower garage. The explosion ripped through several floors of the building and killed six people, one of them ready to go on maternity leave. A thousand people were injured. Eventually, six terrorists were convicted of the attack, which was supposed to bring the towers down. Link
Posted: 26 Feb 2013 10:00 AM PST
Posted: 26 Feb 2013 09:00 AM PST
Are you looking for a gift that screams of your undying love and devotion? You need the Skull Ring With Eyeball Necklace from the NeatoShop. This unusual accessory set is the perfect way to tell your beloved you will always keep an eye on them.
The ring looks like a skull with crystal eyes. The top of the skull is hinged and opens up to reveal a secret compartment. In the compartment is an eyeball necklace. The Skull Ring With Eyeball Necklace is available in both gold and silver.
Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more great Jewelry.
Posted: 26 Feb 2013 09:00 AM PST
Physicians and chemists who formulated drugs began writing of their wonders and publishing them in medical texts and newspapers in the late 1700s. From there, drug advertising took off as both doctors and the public were eager to try anything to alleviate pain and health problems. Over time, the drugs changed and so did the style of advertising, so now we can look back in horror at ads that urged giving babies morphine for teething, popping heroin tablets to quiet a cough, inhaling Benzedrine to get through the workday, and new and improved drugs for morning sickness so the pregnant housewife could get back to her duty of making the family's breakfast. Link -via the Presurfer
Posted: 26 Feb 2013 08:00 AM PST
St Peter’s Seminary near Cardross, Scotland, was used as a college only from 1966 to 1980. It was repurposed as a drug rehab clinic, which closed in 1987. Since then, it's been left empty and abandoned.
Designed by Gillespie, Kidd and Coia, St Peter’s Seminary is an important example of modernist and brutalist architecture. Although buildings like this are often negatively associated with urban decay, the seminary’s geometric, functional concrete and polished wood design was probably intended to reflect the modernisation of the Catholic Church during the 1960s.
See plenty of pictures of the facility at Urban Ghosts. Link
(Image credit: Wikipedia user Mad4brutalism)
Posted: 26 Feb 2013 07:00 AM PST
When we posted Movie: The Movie, it seemed we would never need another movie, because it had it all. But wait, there's more! Now Jimmy Kimmel has a sequel to that masterpiece. Because every successful movie needs a sequel for more profit. This one, with super heroes, zombies, sexy vampires, pop singers, and inspirational teachers, is targeted a bit more toward the lucrative teen audience. -via Viral Viral Videos
Posted: 26 Feb 2013 06:00 AM PST
It's a terrible curse. But we all have our crosses to bear, so I've learned to accept mine. Science journalism tells us the ugly truth about beauty: there's such a thing as too much. James Hamblin writes in The Atlantic:
Link | Image: "Psyche" by William-Adolphe Bouguereau
Posted: 26 Feb 2013 05:00 AM PST
The following is an article from The Annals of Improbable Research.
by Eric J. Weissberger, Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences
This classic article is republished with permission from the July-August 1998 issue of the Annals of Improbable Research. You can download or purchase back issues of the magazine, or subscribe to receive future issues. Or get a subscription for someone as a gift!
Visit their website for more research that makes people LAUGH and then THINK.
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