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Archive for May, 2011

10 Interesting Numbers in American Culture (Plus or Minus a Few)

From the number that defeated the Nazis to the one that put a smile on the faces of drunken sailors, here are 10 digits with real value. 1. Nine-tenths of a cent: The fraction that makes us pump more gas Every time we fill up our tanks, we wrestle with one of life’s thorniest mysteries: Why [...]

Blood Bath Shower Gel

Blood Bath Shower Gel – $7.45 Have you diagnosed someone in need of some good clean fun? Get them the Blood Bath Shower Gel from the NeatoShop. This fabulous Blood Bath Shower Gel is cherry-scented. It is designed to look like a blood transfusion bag. Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more fantastic Bath & Body [...]

Gimme Shelter

(YouTube link) Playing for Change, the folks who brought us “Stand By Me” a couple of years ago, traveled the world to bring many artists together for a performance of the Rolling Stones classic “Gimme Shelter.” Link -via Gizmodo

The Late Movies: Happy Birthday, Clint Eastwood!

Today, Clint Eastwood turns 81. We’re celebrating with clips from some of his best work on the silver screen—from spaghetti westerns to dark dramas and everything in between. Eastwood has won four Academy Awards and one honorary Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award, which is given at the yearly Oscar ceremony. In short: the guy’s a [...]

Ambigrams and Upside-down Heads

Sam “No Nickname” Saxton makes vertical ambigrams with illustrations that read the same whether you hold them right side up or upside down. He’s given the treatment to presidents, pop culture figures, and even Star Wars characters! Link

Revolutionary New Birth Control Method for Men

Well, I thought that the DIY vasectomy kit that we sell in the NeatoShop would have been sufficient, but apparently some men are looking for alternate solutions in the field of contraception. Namely, one that isn’t so permanent. An Indian researcher named Sujoy Guha thinks that he’s found the solution. Here’s how the procedure works: Once [...]

What Is the Fittest City in the US?

According to a study by the American College of Sports Medicine, it’s the Minneapolis-St.Paul metropolitan area, followed by Washington, D.C.: Their winning rank reflects the cities’ relatively low (and rapidly-diminishing) smoking rate, their above-average percentage of regular exercisers, moderate-to-low rates of obesity, asthma, diabetes, and other chronic concerns, and rising share of farmers’ markets (indicative of [...]

Captain Jean-Luc Picard Proposal

I have no information about this young lady, but it is obvious that she is very fortunate to have found a man of such discerning taste and character. “Aye aye, sir” would be an appropriate response. via Geekologie

Huge Slingshot That Fires Circular Sawblades

(Video Link) If there was a Nobel Prize for Awesomeness, Jörg Sprave would win it easily. And why isn’t there such a Nobel Prize? The mere existence of this weapon alone justifies its creation. Sprave, noted for his pioneering research into Gatling gun slingshot technology, now worked on the circular sawblade challenge. How did he ensure that [...]

James Charles’ Altered Currency

Also featuring Abraham Lincoln as Frida Kahlo and Andrew Jackson as Ronald McDonald. James Charles has made some slight adjustments to US currency. These are on display at The Shooting Gallery in San Francisco, as well as at the link. Link via Dude Craft | Gallery Website