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Archive for August, 2012

Maru Gets a Job

(YouTube link) Yes, Maru has posed for plenty of pictures, and short clips of his YouTube videos have been used in ads, such as the one I recall for cat litter. But this time, he’s actually made a commercial spot for Uniqlo. This looks like the beginning of a great career! -via Buzzfeed Previously: More Maru

New Neatorama Feature: My Discussion

Woohoo! As part of our continued improvement of the new Neatorama, I’m happy to announce that you’ll find a new widget called "My Discussion" on the sidebar of the blog (if you’re logged in). The [...]

This Boy Is Upset That He’s Not A Single Lady

(YouTube Link) There are lots of things that kids have to figure out as they grow up, like the fact that a little boy will never qualify as a single lady! Watch this poor kid get his bubble burst by his dad, as he realizes that Beyonce is no longer singing directly to him. –via Tastefully Offensive

Bear in the Woods Caption Contest Winners

Earlier this week, we ran the Neatorama Caption Contest: Bear in the Woods and got tons of funny captions (thanks guys!) Congratulations to the winners: ACTING! – Scott G. "To maul or not to maul, that is [...]

How To Speak Wookiee

How To Speak Wookiee – $16.95 Are you looking for a way to get your kids excited about learning a new language? You need the How To Speak Wookiee board book from the NeatoShop. This fantastic full color book comes with a built-in audio player. It is the perfect way to introduce your child to 10 [...]

Living on Mars Time

They still live on Earth, but David Oh and hundreds of scientists and engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory have adopted such strange sleeping patterns that they might as well be living on Mars. [...]

The Missing Links: Baby Diets Have Changed a Lot Since the ’50s

A Nice Cool Bottle of 7UP. A Baby Bottle of 7UP, That Is. “For 7Up is so pure, so wholesome, you can even give it to babies and feel good about it.” Oh, 1950s advertising, you’re the worst. * Going Beyond Chess Have you ever played any of these 10 super-involved strategy games? * Another College Class [...]

There Will Be Blood

At least there will be at my next Halloween party now that I know you can easily color white chocolate fondue to look like a fountain of blood. The best part? Squeemish people won’t touch it -so there’s tons more for you! Link

Weak and Feeble Robots Make The Best Teachers

The secret to learning from a robot, as discovered by two Japanese researchers, is to have it appear weak and feeble: Shizuko Matsuzoe and Fumihide Tanaka at the University of Tsukuba, Japan, set [...]

Restaurants Add Mandatory Tipping for French Canadian Customers

Are Québecois bad tippers? Canadians that visit restaurants in Burlington, Vermont, got a little surprise when they noticed that they were being charged automatic gratuities when servers guessed that they were Quebec: A few local servers even have a nickname [...]