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NeatoShop Contest Results: Life in the Year 2013

Tomorrow, we begin a new year! Last week, I asked Neatorama’s psychic readers to make predictions about life in the year 2013. Here are our three winners, along with their prizes: The Professor won our Micro-Max 19-in-1 multitool for this prediction: Apple accidentally patents the art of patent-trolling, creating a whirlwind of patent-trolls suing patent trolls. This [...]

The 6 Most Embarrassing War Stories of All Time

Odd things happen in the confusion of war, or training for war, or even peacetime that resembles war. An example of the latter happened in 2010, when Nicaraguan commander Eden Pastora and his men accidentally invaded Costa Rica, supposedly because of a border error in Google Maps. It’s not clear why he decided to consult an [...]

Search, Mad Men Style

If Google search had been available in the 1960s, it would require typing on a typewriter, using punch cards (if you were really state-of-the-art), and waiting for results to slowly type in. You can try out Google60 to get a feel of what that would have been like. In reality, we didn’t have search engines, [...]

Google Type

Google has a font generator that looks up each of your letters in its image search and produces them from the results for your words. Not only that, but your results will change every time you do it! Link -via the Presurfer

Bill Nye Words of Wisdom

Old Billy (sic) Nye is filled with all sorts of wisdom. Remember that great video he was in about Creationism? Yeah, he is awesome like that. I will tell you growing up I loved his show and I still do love science – I was Biology major through a large part of college. I will [...]

Area Code

XKCD strikes again. The system of area codes is old and outdated. I am sure this applies to more than just the US. Still though, I do love rep’ing my 847! Pop quiz- where is 847 from? On your honor(!), no Google – just guess. -Via XKCD

Good Questions: Times Your Kids Have Stumped You

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else’s reply, whatever you want. On to this week’s topics of discussion… 1. This first question is for anyone with kids, preferably kids old enough to talk and ask compelling questions about the [...]

It’s Really Loud With the Shop Vac On

It’s Saturday. It’s hot in my workshop. Let’s enjoy an upbeat tune with a jaw-droppingly good fan video. Trust me on both counts, this will make your day: Okay, you may ask what this is. It’s kinetic typography (“moving text”) made by Jarrett Heather. The song is “Shop Vac” by Jonathan [...]

Watch “The Naked Writer” Write, Live (But Not in the Nude)

Most of us who write for a living recoil at the thought of other people (outsiders!) watching us write, live, as it happens — the masses would see not only our terrible typers typos, but also have a way to judge our ultra-slow progress. Most of us don’t write in a gallery with a [...]

Luxury Cat Playhouse

Thanks to the modular design of this wall-mounted cat play area, if your cats get bored, you can quickly change the layout. I want a human-sized version to play on. Link (Google Translate) -via Theresa Coleman