- Sunglasses Sleeping Mask
- Crime Scene Coffin
- How Americans Live Today
- Iron Man Desk Lamp
- Orville Wright and the First Person to Die in an Airplane
- 11 Crazy Bigfoot Conspiracy Theories
- This is Water Run through a 24hz Sine Wave
- Fabian Oefner's Black Hole
- 18 Wonderful Ways to Eat and Drink Peeps This Easter
- My Zombie Family Car Stickers
- Nikola Tesla vs. Thomas Edison
- Pink Butterfly Schwings Lace-Up
- Cased Maddie
- Horrible Movie Review for <i>A Talking Cat!?!</i>
- Grumpy Cat at the Grocery Store
- What Is the Answer to That Stupid Math Problem on Facebook?
- Magnificent Photography of Engineering in Action
- Grasshopper Launches, Lands Successfully
- Cookies in Honor of Douglas Adams
- Doomsday Map of Seattle
- Students Find Out What Teachers Really Think of Them
- Play with Your Food
- Enterprise and Klingon Ship Salt & Pepper Shakers
- The Miracle Pine
- Brainteaser: Balloon on a Bus
- Dog Dunks Cat in the Bath
- Researchers Grow Teeth from Gum Cells
- LEGO Grumpy Cat
- Jorel Rocks his Bar Mitzvah
- Bread Cheese Bacon Double Cheeseburger
Posted: 13 Mar 2013 08:00 AM PDT
Wear your sunglasses at night with the Sunglasses Sleeping Mask from the NeatoShop. So you can, so you can block the light that's right before your eyes.
The Sunglasses Sleeping Mask is so cute it almost makes you want to break into song. The mask is available in 6 different color combinations. Collect them!
Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more fabulous Personal Care items.
Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more great Sleep Masks.
Posted: 13 Mar 2013 08:00 AM PDT
Posted: 13 Mar 2013 07:00 AM PDT
This is supposedly a North Korean propaganda film showing how Americans live. It's too bad we have eaten all the birds, but there is plenty of snow to eat and make coffee with. We are thankful for the North Koreans, who donate fabric to the Red Cross so we can have walls and hand out cakes to our senior citizens. The watermark on the footage leads to the website v.ifeng.com. Any insights from those who can read Korean will be appraciated. -via Digg
Posted: 13 Mar 2013 06:00 AM PDT
Posted: 13 Mar 2013 05:00 AM PDT
The Wright brothers, Wilbur and Orville, were the first pilots to have a successful manned flight, when they flew their airplane at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, in December of 1903. Although many believe the Wright brothers flew together in a plane that historic day, this is untrue. It was brother Orville who flew aloft for 12 seconds that day and proved that man, indeed, could fly. But Orville Wright holds another flying record. He was the pilot of the first flight in history where a passenger died.
Orville Wright demonstrates the plane over Fort Myer, Virginia.
By 1908, five years after the legendary flight, the Wright brothers were traveling all over the United States and Europe demonstrating their fabulous flying machine. Everything went well -until September of 1908. That was when Orville Wright was giving demonstrations of flight at Fort Myer, Virginia.
The U.S. Army was interested in purchasing the Wright brothers' aircraft and using it as a military plane. It was the job of the younger Wright brother to show how safe and practical their plane, "the Flyer," was. Orville Wright had done this before.
Thomas Selfridge and Orville Wright before takeoff.
It was on September 17, 1908, that Orville Wright took 26-year-old Lieutenant Thomas Selfridge up for another demonstration. A cheering crowd of 2,000 gathered to witness the flight. Selfridge waved to the crowd as the plane took off. Selfridge was the heaviest passenger yet, weighing in at 175 pounds.
Both men were rushed to the nearby hospital on stretchers. Selfridge was operated on that night, but he died of a fractured skull. He was the first person ever to die in a plane crash. Selfridge was buried with military honors at Arlington National cemetery.
Posted: 13 Mar 2013 04:00 AM PDT
Where does Bigfoot come from? What does he do with his time? Ask a silly question… and someone will come up with an answer. For example:
Possibly the craziest thing about these theories is that they all require the belief that Sasquatch is real. Read all 11 at The Week. Link
(Image credit: Nathan Mazur/The NeatoShop)
Posted: 13 Mar 2013 03:00 AM PDT
This is the most amazing thing I've seen all day! Stop and watch this video right now. Brusspup, maker of astounding optical illusions, let water flow past a speaker set to a particular frequency:
Posted: 13 Mar 2013 02:00 AM PDT
Photographer Fabian Oefner (previously at Neatorama) has a new series of works called Black Hole.
Posted: 13 Mar 2013 01:00 AM PDT
Foodbeast's Kiera Wright-Ruiz ruthlessly hunted down and rounded up scrumptious ways that you can use Peeps, the classic Easter marshmallow candy. This temptation is a Peep s'more. At the link, you can also discover Peep cocktails, Peep monkey bread, Peep Rice Krispie treats and more.
Posted: 13 Mar 2013 12:00 AM PDT
Why settle for those boring "My Family" stick figure vinyl stickers when you can have zombies? Check out the My Zombie Family Car Stickers (with the extended undead family version), as designed by our pal Adam Koford.
Zombies not your thing? Check out more selection of My Family Stickers from the NeatoShop:
View more My Family Stickers
Posted: 12 Mar 2013 11:00 PM PDT
In this installment of the ongoing series Epic Rap Battles of History, we have a matchup that we've discussed a few times here at Neatorama. Thomas Edison, the wizard of Menlo Park, ended up in the history books as the inventor of the light bulb and many other gadgets that make modern life what it is. Nikola Tesla's amazing research into electricity has only seeped into the general puclic' consciousness in the last couple of decades, and some folks are working hard to see that he eventually gets his due for the work he did. -via Viral Viral Videos
Posted: 12 Mar 2013 10:00 PM PDT
Are you looking to give a little lift to your favorite pair of tennis shoes? You need a pair of the Pink Butterfly Schwings Lace-Ups from the NeatoShop. This fabulous shoe accessory makes it looks like your shoe is wearing a pair of butterfly wings. One pair of wings is included in each set.
Orange Butterfly Shwings Lace-Up also available. Buy both and watch your style really take flight.
Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more great Apparel & Accessories and even more great Schwings styles.
Posted: 12 Mar 2013 10:00 PM PDT
Posted: 12 Mar 2013 09:00 PM PDT
The A.V. Club discusses the new movie A Talking Cat!?! just released on video, featuring Eric Roberts as the voice of Duffy, a talking cat. The article first discusses the career arc of Roberts (Julia Roberts' older brother) who cranks out dozens of independent films every year. The review of the direct-to-video feature A Talking Cat!?! compares it to The Room for plain awfulness, which only makes me want to rent it to see how long I can watch it. The review is most likely more entertaining. Spoilers ahead.
Posted: 12 Mar 2013 08:00 PM PDT
Here's further proof that Grumpy Cat has entered into our society's consciousness. He's now at the grocery store! Via Accordion Guy
Posted: 12 Mar 2013 07:00 PM PDT
This math equation has been passed around on Facebook precisely because people argue about it. Having not taken a math class in 40 years or so, I only got halfway through it before I became stuck. Sure, if it were a mortgage amortization or a sale on beans, I would be able to figure out what I want to know, but the way problems are presented in math class are beyond my long-term memory. The problem is in the way it is written. Tara Haelle at Slate explains:
That cleared up nothing at all for me, because where I was stuck was in a much siller place. I had to read the entire article before I figured out what to do. See if you can come up with an answer before you read the rest. Link
(Image source: Matthew McKibbon)
POLL: What is the answer to the pictured equation?
Posted: 12 Mar 2013 06:00 PM PDT
We've featured a lot of neat photography on Neatorama, but looking back in the archives, these images are usually of artwork, animals, and landscapes. But who says that great photography has to be just that? Why not great photography of engineering in action? That's exactly what Engineering News-Record just did with their 2012 The Year in Construction Photo Contest. The magazine has picked the best engineering-focused photos from both professional and amateur photographers.
Posted: 12 Mar 2013 05:00 PM PDT
SpaceX continues to make progress in private space exploration. Their vehicle called Grasshopper took off, and then landed straight up! It looks like special effects from a movie. The demonstration proves that a rocket can land intact.
Posted: 12 Mar 2013 04:00 PM PDT
It's been almost twelve years since Douglas Adams thanked us for the fish and wished us farewell. Had he lived, yesterday would have been the 61st birthday of the author of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series. Monica Holbert marked the occasion by making these cookies.
Remember that May 25th is Towel Day. On that day, carry a towel everywhere you go so that you're always prepared for an unexpected interstellar journey.
Posted: 12 Mar 2013 03:00 PM PDT
The bad news is that Seattle has been destroyed and civilization is in ruins. The good news is that you've survived - and thanks to local artist Tony Dowler, you know where not to go in post-apocalyptic Seattle.
Tony has drawn the Seattle Doomsday Map (and a book called "Dee Dee's Doomsday Guide to Seattle"), in which he reimagined The Emerald City after the Apocalypse.
From Tony's Year of the Dungeon blog:
Posted: 12 Mar 2013 02:00 PM PDT
The Yitzhak Rabin High School in Kfar Saba, Israel, collected information from teachers on junior class students, supposedly to identify troublemakers ahead of a field trip to Poland. The teacher collating the information on a spreadsheet accidentally emailed the internal document to the students who signed up for the trip.
Though some students were described as "pleasant" and "quiet," many others were given insulting labels such as "big baby," "sicko," and "not too bright."
Posted: 12 Mar 2013 01:00 PM PDT
Posted: 12 Mar 2013 12:00 PM PDT
Are the odds against your home decor? Is the situation grim? The truth is usually just an excuse for a lack of imagination. All you really need is to take your kitchen table to a place it has never gone before the Enterprise and Klingon Ship Salt & Pepper Shakers from the NeatoShop. This fascinating set is held together with magnets.
Posted: 12 Mar 2013 12:00 PM PDT
Two years ago, the 2011 tsunami killed over 19,000 people and devastated many more lives. In the city of Rikuzentakata, the tsunami ripped apart over 70,000 pine trees along the coast ... but one survived.
A lone tree, since named the Miracle Pine, rose from the rubbles, symbolizing the hope of the nation. But the seawater had irreversibly damaged the tree's roots and it was dying.
At the end of the day, the city decided to cut the tree down and dissected its branches in order to preserve it against decay. The tree is being reassembled on a carbon spine and will be reborn as a monument to commemorate the victims of the disaster.
For centuries, the pine trees of Rikuzentakata has protected the city from harsh winds. The city has finally returned the favor by preserving the last, defiant tree.
Posted: 12 Mar 2013 11:00 AM PDT
(Image credit: Flickr user Frank Wuestefeld)
You're sitting on a bus. The kid next to you has a helium-filled balloon and it ends up against the ceiling, just about in the center of the bus. The driver suddenly hits the gas pedal and the bus lurches forward, throwing you back into your seat. What does the balloon do?
This brainteaser was reprinted with permission from Uncle John's Unstoppable Bathroom Reader.
Since 1988, the Bathroom Reader Institute had published a series of popular books containing irresistible bits of trivia and obscure yet fascinating facts. If you like Neatorama, you'll love the Bathroom Reader Institute's books - go ahead and check 'em out!
Posted: 12 Mar 2013 10:00 AM PDT
Posted: 12 Mar 2013 09:00 AM PDT
Researchers at King's College London were able to grow teeth from human epithelial cells taken from gums. They grew these teeth in the mouths of mice, which is a long way from growing them in humans, so don't expect to regrow your teeth if you're already on the way to losing them.
Posted: 12 Mar 2013 08:00 AM PDT
Well, how about a Mindstorm kit, Tard? You'll have a bit more variety then. LEGO artist Iain Heath writes:
Posted: 12 Mar 2013 07:00 AM PDT
Posted: 12 Mar 2013 06:00 AM PDT
Wait, why are you walking away? I haven't even described it to you yet! Come back here and listen.
Remember the bold words of Captain Kirk: "Risk is our business." Do you want to live a quiet, sedentary life or one of daring culinary adventures? The latter, of course. That's why Nick of DudeFoods has the perfect cheeseburger for you. Its bread cheese, beef, Brunkow cheese and bacon give you a 4,300 calorie exploit that your descendants will talk about for generations.
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