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#177 – Week of April 2, 2012 Sad & Spectacular: Decommissioning the Space Shuttles – [wow pics] Errors in Production – [various product fails] Finally! Google Multi-Task Mode! – [we needed it badly] The Construction of A-380: Every Stage – [photo gallery] Gypsy Wagons: Unexpected, Romantic Designs – Cameras can see around corners now – [geek tech] Surprising Brain & Memory [...]

Easter Flashing Pen

Easter Flashing Pen – $3.95 (sold separately) Hippity Hoppity Easter is on its way. Isn’t it time you got into the spirit of spring? You need the Easter Flashing Pen from the NeatoShop.  This steal worthy pen is not only cute, but he also lights up when he slam him down in frustration. He is the [...]

The Late Movies: Roomba Riders

Who rides on a Roomba vacuum cleaner? Anyone who isn’t heavy enough to crush it! Which unfortunately, leaves most of us out. Kittens How many kittens can you get on a Roomba? All of them! * Dog * Ferret * Hamster * Chick (with cat) * Prairie Dogs * Guinea Pigs * Cat, Not Dog No Roomba for you! * Baby *

Edifice Complex

The following is an article from the newest volume of the Bathroom Reader series, Uncle John’s 24-Karat Bathroom Reader. Think the old woman who lived in a shoe had weird taste in housing? It turns out she was just ahead of her time. Buildings can look like all sorts of things, even… AN IGLOO (Image credit: City Profile) Crouched [...]

8 Weird and Wonderful Local Festivals

Some years ago, I wrote about 8 Wacky Fall Festivals, which didn’t even scratch the surface of the roster of odd municipal celebrations around the USA. At one time, most of these fairs and festivals were scheduled for harvest season, to show off the bounty and recognize the finest produce and livestock with ribbons. Now, [...]

Baby Penguin Has a Glove for a Mother

A macaroni penguin chick is being trained to recognize a black rubber glove as its mother. The egg was abandoned after one of the parents became ill; because it takes two to incubate a penguin egg, it was left unattended until keepers at Living Coasts in Torquay, Devon, decided to raise it themselves. So, naturally, [...]

10 Crocheted Science Fiction Figures

You wouldn’t have known it before the age of the internet, but yarn crafts can be very geeky. Knitting and crocheting are examples of digital art, so to speak, as the patterns are strings of information rendered in bits. Some craftsters are science fiction fans as well, which gives us some great crochet projects to [...]

Chick Reusable Tote Bag

Chick Reusable Tote Bag – $4.95 Do you have trouble remembering your reusable bags when you go shopping? That’s because your bags aren’t as cute as the Chick Reusable Tote Bag from the NeatoShop. You could never forget this cute little fellow. The Chick Reusable Tote Bag from the NeatoShop is the perfect way to jump into [...]

Disorders That Make Us Stronger

Because you Neatorama readers are so smart, you might already know how sickle cell anemia makes someone resistant to malaria. This apparent evolutionary disadvantage has actually survived through the generations because it makes individuals more fit for survival in other ways. While sickle cell anemia is the best known of these evolutionary diseases, it is not [...]

The Quick 10: If 10 Fast Food Joints Had Stuck With the Original Plan…

Ben and Jerry’s Bagels? Sonic Steakhouse? We should definitely be glad that some of our favorite quick-service places evolved into what they are today instead of sticking with Plan A. Just in case you’re curious, though, check out what could have become of these 10 places if fate hadn’t intervened. 1. When Ben and Jerry decided [...]