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As an Experiment Man Goes without Soap or Shampoo for a Year

Sean Bonner reasoned that human beings have evolved without soap, and therefore it’s unnatural to strip away the dirt, oil, and grime of daily life with it. As an experiment, he stopped using soap and shampoo for a year. Although Bonner still showers on a regular basis, he uses just water. He’s written about his [...]

Today’s Giveaway: Get Clean and Geeky With Video Game Soap

I enjoy learning about cities that got creative with their official symbols. For example, the plastic pink flamingo is the official bird of Madison, WI. Back in the 1980s, California’s Redondo Beach adopted the Goodyear Blimp as their official bird. So if a town or city near you had a little fun with its official animal [...]

Eggnog Soap

Eggnog Soap – $5.95 It’s beginning to smell a lot like Christmas around here. Now you too can bathe in the holiday spirit with Eggnog Soap from the NeatoShop. Be sure to check out the NeatoShop’s selection of unusual soaps.

30 Weird and Awesome Soap Designs

Soap is important! We need it to keep our bodies clean, wash the grime of subway poles off our hands and stuff into our kid’s mouths when they curse. There’s a huge market for the stuff; soap exists for extra-sensitive skin, can be scented or unscented, infused with herbs and comes in liquid or solid [...]

9 Odd and Unusual Soaps

When you need to buy a gift for a person who doesn’t want anything specific, items that can be used up are always welcome. Sweets, art supplies, wine, and soap will be used and won’t clutter up the house for years to come. Here are some odd and unusual soaps for the odd and unusual [...]

What Is It? Game 112

Woohoo! It’s time for our collaboration with the What is it? Blog – can you guess what this strange tool above is for? Place your guess in the comment section. One guess per comment please. You can, however, guess as many times as you’d like. Post no URL or links – doing so will forfeit your [...]

A Belated Goodbye to Guiding Light

Last Friday marked the end of an era—a very long era—with the final episode of the world’s longest running soap opera and continuous story, Guiding Light. The CBS show closed after 72 years and 15,762 episodes, garnering 39 Daytime Emmys for the show itself and 30 more for the actors and actresses. Plus it launched [...]

Bacon Soap

Bacon Soap – $5.95 at the Neatorama Shop Bacon – is there anything it can’t do? Well, thanks to modern technology, we’ve got bacon belt to prop your pants up, bacon wallet to keep your money safe, bacon watch to tell time … and now, we have bacon soap to get you clean! Take a shower or [...]

8 Attention-grabbing Soaps

At one time, soap was soap. You had your choice of deodorant soap or moisturizing soap, and maybe a few different scents. Today, there is no limit to the creativity put into a simple bar of soap. 1. Soapsicles They look good, they smell good, but don’t eat these Soapsicles! They won’t melt until they come in [...]

Happy Clouds

Artist Stuart Semple uses soap and helium to create floating foam clouds in the shape of smiley faces. A machine he developed makes and releases them, thousands at a time, in public places. Link (with video) -via Metafilter