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Pumpktris- A Playable Tetris Jack-O-Lantern

(YouTube Link) Talk about stepping up your pumpkin carving game! Pumpktris was created by Nathan Pryor, a guy who was clearly tired of just looking at jack-o-lanterns and wanted a little interactivity with his Halloween decor. This fully playable pumpkin has a LED light gameboard and uses the stem as a controller, and Nathan has been kind [...]

Axe Cop: The Cake

Axe Cop’s favorite food is birthday cake with a candle of himself on it, so when 6-year-old Nathan requested an Axe Cop cake for his birthday, that served as the starting point for inspiration. Link

11 Cakes Inspired by Comic Books

Last month we brought you cakes inspired by famous painters, so this time around, let’s look at cakes based on a more contemporary art style: comic books. 1. Spider-Man Groom One of Cake Central user MissRobin’s clients ordered this groom’s cake for her son, who has always been a Spider-Man fan. The idea of a suit over [...]

Awkward Family Photos Contest Winners!

We’re so excited to have the Awkward Family Photos Game in our store that we partnered with FamilyAndPartyGames.com to run a contest to give away copies of the game! On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, we posted awkward photos from the game along with caption prompts. We asked you to post your best responses to the prompts [...]

Cow Proposal

Yesterday we saw a proposal delivered by a kitten. Today, it’s a cow! Nathan Evans of Bracknell, England, wanted his ask Angela Olano for her hand in marriage in a way that would be meaningful to her. Olano really likes cows, so Evans contacted the organizers of the South England Show about borrowing a bovine. [...]

Why Are the Best Competitive Eaters So Skinny?

ALLISON JOYCE/Reuters/Landov Mostly so they don’t die. In 2011, Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas won the first-ever Women’s Division of the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest by downing 40 dogs in one sitting. That’s 12,360 calories consumed in 10 minutes … not to mention 800 grams of fat, 1,400 milligrams of cholesterol, and 920 grams of [...]

Coney Island: Dreamland by the Sea

The following is an article from the book Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Plunges Into History Again. The place that gave Mr. and Mrs. Joe Schmoe the crazy idea that happiness was just a few subway stops away. Between about 1880 and World War II, Coney Island was the largest amusement park in the United States. But back [...]

Kobayashi Breaks The Hot Dog Eating Record

(Video Link) If you keep up with the riveting world of competitive eating contests, then you have probably heard that hot-dog-munching legend Takeru Kobayashi once again refused to eat in the annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest due to a contractual dispute. But Kobayashi proved that he still has what it takes to be a champion, [...]

Strange Stories Of The World’s Most Famous Sleuth

I’ve always enjoyed an occasional Sherlock Holmes story, but it wasn’t until I took a class on the subject that I learned just how strange many of the tales are. From crazed Mormons to ape men to vampires, Conan Doyle’s heroic detective encounters some seriously strange cases in his time. In celebration of 124 years [...]

Welcome to the New Neatorama!

Hooray! I’m sure you’ve noticed by now that Neatorama has a new look (all you RSS readers, come take a look) and a couple of new features. First of all, I’d like to thank Nathan Mazur of Scared of Bees who did the new art for the blog. Nathan, as you may know, also designed some [...]