- Stronger Link of Sugar to Diabetes
- Pirate Leg Pencil Sharpener
- Citadel Physics Wave Pendulum
- Woman Accused Neighbor of Training Squirrel to Destroy Her Garden
- Bill Clinton The Lady Killer
- Ex-Con Snuck Back to Jail
- The Shadow of Surface Tension
- Human Lockers in Japan
- The Bystander Effect
- The Avengers Minimalist Poster by Michael Mateyko
- Sponge Maps
- "Dr. Daniel Chan Is The Man"
- Phrenology Head Hinged Case
- Jim'll Paint It!
- Man Pushed Girlfriend Off a Cliff
- Monsieur Yoda
- Pantone Food Pairings
- Gray's Anatomy
- Baby is Cured of HIV
- How to Pass Traffic in Russia
- The 1913 Women's Suffrage Parade
- Why Coders Should Do Quilting and Origami
- The Trombonist's Mouth
- Superman and Lois Lane Salt & Pepper Shakers
- Blueberry Pie Panini
- Cat Map: A Survey of Cats
- You Can Sit in the DRM Chair Only 8 Times before It Collapses
- Russian Hamster Toy
- Batman Drops off Criminal at Police Station
Posted: 05 Mar 2013 04:00 AM PST
New research has suggested that a person's high intake of sugar - more than any other factor like obesity and aging - is a big reason for diabetes:
Michael Mechanic of Mother Jones reports: Link
Posted: 05 Mar 2013 03:00 AM PST
Avast, thar matey. Be ye lookin' fer an office supply worth stealin'? Behold th' Pirate Leg Pencil Sharpener from th' NeatoShop. 'Tis be a pencil sharpener that looks like a scurvy pirate wit' a wooden pegleg.
Posted: 05 Mar 2013 03:00 AM PST
This wave features billiard balls swinging from different lengths. They each hypnotically swing in their own little arc, making wonderful waves patterns together to the sounds of Moonlight Sonota. See a couple more of videos that show what this looks like from the side at mental_floss. Link
Posted: 05 Mar 2013 02:00 AM PST
When 78-year-old Marion Webster found that her prized flower garden was destroyed, she concluded that there could only be one culprit: a ninja squirrel trained by her despised neighbor to enter her garden and wreak havoc.
It has now escalated to become a police matter. From the Daily Mail: Link
Posted: 05 Mar 2013 01:00 AM PST
Jason Heuser has done it again. His latest presidential art features Bill Clinton defending America while straddling an alligator and smoking a cigarette. Notice the lipstick on the collar, the gaping fly, and the saxophone strapped to his back. Oh yeah, Ronald McDonald makes an appearance in the background. This print is available for sale at Heuser's Etsy shop. Link -via The Daily Dot
Posted: 05 Mar 2013 12:00 AM PST
Most felons try to bust out of jail, but not this one! Here's an ex-con who sneaked back into prison for a day of fun and socializin':
Posted: 04 Mar 2013 11:00 PM PST
But..there's nothing to cause the shadow! What's going on here? Biologist Joe Hanson explains:
A shadow! You can see Hanson's illustrative diagrams at the link.
Link | Photo: unknown
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Don't throw out that old kitchen sponge! We still need to make Alaska and Hawaii. Jeffrey Allen Price turns used kitchen sponges into map pieces:
Posted: 04 Mar 2013 06:00 PM PST
Don Donagher fell of a horse and broke his pelvis while on vacation in the Cayman Islands. He got airlifted back to Florida, and that's where orthopedic surgeon Dr. Daniel Chan of Memorial Regional Hospital put him back together. Dan was so happy that he decided to thank the good doctor with a bit of publicity:
Posted: 04 Mar 2013 05:00 PM PST
Spring is nearly here and that means it's time to get your head in the right place and get organized. Let the NeatoShop help with the Phrenology Head Hinged Case. This beautiful ceramic storage case is shaped like a Phrenology Head. It is the perfect item for those who feel they lack the mental faculties to easily find their keys or other small precious belonings. With the Phrenology Head Hinged Case these important things can always remain safely in your head.
Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more great Home Decor items.
Posted: 04 Mar 2013 05:00 PM PST
Jim will paint it! Make a request, and he'll render it completely in Microsoft paint. However, Jim has a bit of a backlog now that word is getting around, so your suggestion should be particularly funny or challenging to move to the front of the list. The dinosaur above was the first entry on his Tumblr site.
You can see the requests have become more challenging and detailed! So far, Jim has painted three pages of silliness. Link
Posted: 04 Mar 2013 04:00 PM PST
Remember the Most Insane Rope Swing post we had on Neatorama last week? There something even more insane: pushing your girlfriend off the cliff to do the swing. Mean? Yes. Funny? Well ... you decide.
If you decide to do this to your significant other, just remember that you can only do this once. Afterwards, she will not be your significant other anymore.
Hit play or go to Link [YouTube]
Posted: 04 Mar 2013 03:00 PM PST
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Forget color pairings and snack on these: Pantone food pairings by Minneapolis-based graphic designer and illustrator David Schwen. I wonder what Pantone Bacon tastes like ...
Posted: 04 Mar 2013 01:30 PM PST
This is not a painting, drawing, or Photoshop. DeviantART member Battledress decorated the head of model Michael Foster at the International Make-Up Artist Trade Show (IMATS) in Los Angeles. This is all makeup, with the exception of tape to hold his eye shut and to cover the eyebrow. The goal was to evoke classical medical illustrations. The project does that well! Link -via Laughing Squid
Posted: 04 Mar 2013 01:00 PM PST
This is big news: scientists reported that a Mississippi toddler born with HIV has been functionally cured of the infection, thanks to early use of antivirals.
Richard Knox of NPR's Shots has the story: Link
Posted: 04 Mar 2013 12:30 PM PST
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One hundred years ago today, President Woodrow Wilson was inaugurated. The day before, the National American Woman Suffrage Association staged a parade in Washington, DC in support of voting rights for women. Around 8,000 people marched (almost all women), with 20 floats and nine bands.
Posted: 04 Mar 2013 11:30 AM PST
Code monkeys who attended the Waza 2013 conference in San Francisco had opportunities to learn how to do traditional crafts, such as quilting, origami and computer-controlled Zen gardening. The event organizers argued that these activities make people better coders:
POLL: Do you think that crafting makes people better coders?
Posted: 04 Mar 2013 11:00 AM PST
New York Philharmonic trombonist David Finlayson gave us What The Trombone Sees. Now he shows us what goes on inside the instrument! As anyone who has ever played a brass instrument can tell you, this is shown in slow motion. The lips belong to trombonist Peter Ellefson. -via Improbable Research
Posted: 04 Mar 2013 10:00 AM PST
Could your kitchen decor use a little saving? Let the Superman and Lois Lane Salt & Pepper Shakers come to the rescue. This beautiful and useful set features the man of steel souring through the clouds with Lois Lane. The shakers are held together by magnets.
Posted: 04 Mar 2013 10:00 AM PST
Amy's panino* almost certainly tastes even better than it looks. She made it very easily. She just spread vanilla yoghurt on bread, added blueberries, then heated it inside a panini press. I want to try the same thing, but using a slice of blueberry cheesecake between the pieces of bread.
*Today I learned that "panino" is singular and "panini" is plural.
Posted: 04 Mar 2013 09:00 AM PST
It had to happen sooner of later: an interactive map of the world's cats. The Cat Map is an effort from the Zoological Society of London to promote the London Zoo’s new Tiger Territory. You can zoom in or out on the world map, and sort cats by age, gender, or color. Bring up information on a particular cat by clicking on a cat icon. I've been comparing the names of British cats to American cats, but I love the Eastern European cat names. Oh yeah, you can upload your cat to be added to the map! Link -via Geekosystem
Posted: 04 Mar 2013 08:00 AM PST
The acronym DRM stands for Digital Rights Management. That term refers to technologies that permit copyright holders to prevent the copying or misuse digital content, such as ebooks, music files or software.
Some ebooks purchased by libraries from publishers will self destruct after a certain number of checkouts. Then the library must purchase another copy to again circulate that book. The DRM Chair, designed by Les Sugus at the University of Art and Design at Lusanne, Switzerland, works on the same concept. After the chair has been sat upon 8 times, electrical wires burn through the wax at the joints, causing the structure to fall over.
Posted: 04 Mar 2013 07:00 AM PST
You're just driving along, singing with your favorite toy perched on the dashboard, when you are waved over by a policeman. This ad for a voice-activated hamster is funny enough without understanding what's being said. Is it just as funny if you do? I don't know if I could be so laid back when a toy starts mocking a cop! You can buy the WoodyOTime toy here, if you can read Russian. -via I Have Seen The Whole Of The Internet
Posted: 04 Mar 2013 06:05 AM PST
The Caped Crusader swooped down on Bradford, UK last week, capturing a criminal suspect and delivering him to a police station:
As you can see from the photo, Mr. Wayne has let himself go physically, but his dedication to fighting crime remains unabated.
Posted: 04 Mar 2013 06:00 AM PST
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