Archive for April 4th, 2007

Movies and History as Illustrated with Peeps!

Easter is nearly here, and with the holy day, we get ... Peeps! Here's a neat list of movies, history, and diorama featuring Easter's favorite snack.This one above is The Lord of the Peeps - if you can't guess which movi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/04/movies-and-history-as-illustrated-with-peeps/

Muppet Mobile Lab Visits Pixar.

Here's a cute video clip of The Muppet Mobile Lab with Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker visiting Pixar studio.Link - via Eduyayo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/04/muppet-mobile-lab-visits-pixar/

Tiger Fish: Another Reason Not to Swim in the Congo River.

I don't know which is scarier, this Tiger Fish above or the Candiru fish ... In either case, don't ever swim in the Congo River!Cellar Image of the Day has more pics: Link - via Random Good Stuff...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/04/tiger-fish-another-reason-not-to-swim-in-the-congo-river/

Red Sheep!

Here's a publicity stunt for ya: a business park decided to pay a farmer to spray his flock of sheep bright red then release them to graze next to a highway!Link - via A Welsh View...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/04/red-sheep/

Parasite Can Alter Host's Fear.

Toxoplasma gondii, a brain parasite spread by cat feces, can target and alter its host's feeling of fear!Rats usually have an innate fear of cat urine. The fear extends to rodents that have never seen a feline and those...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/04/parasite-can-alter-hosts-fear/

Future by Design.

Here's a trailer for Future by Design, a film by director William Gazecki about the vision of Jacque Fresco. Jacque wants to build fantastic new cities from the ground up (or in the sea), complete with flying cars and ma...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/04/future-by-design/

Joe Malia's Clothings for Privacy and Computer-Obsessed Geeks.

In 2004, Joe Malia created clothings for people who are obsessed with computers, mobile phone texting and privacy! http://www.interaction.rca.ac.uk/people/alumni/04-06/joe-malia/projects/project2.html - via Say No To Cra...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/04/joe-malias-clothings-for-privacy-and-computer-obsessed-geeks/

Push the Big Red Button.

What happens if you press the big red button on this Cox & Forkum's cartoon? Find out for yourself: Link - via Who Tends the Fire...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/04/push-the-big-red-button/

Cell Phone Coffin from Ghana.

We've featured the creative coffins (caskets, if you want to be technical, I suppose) from Ghana before. Here're some more: a Ferrari, Nokia cell phone, and even a Microsoft mouse!Link - via Random Citations...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/04/cell-phone-coffin-from-ghana/

Online Stripe Generator.

The Stripe Generator 2.0 is a neat little web tools to create stripes (don't laugh - it's really quite well done). You can select the size, spacing, color, and other details about your stripes!Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/04/online-stripe-generator/

Crocheted Tardis.

This crocheted tardis by LiveJournal user meredee is just one of many pics (and patterns) posted of fan-made projects by the Fandom Knit community.Don't miss: NES Afghan, R2D2 knitted beanie, tribbles, and the Wrath of K...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/04/crocheted-tardis/

Toons At War

Cartoons took away the clouds of sadness that the war brought ... and they sold war bonds! You can buy the guide to cartoons at war here: Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/04/toons-at-war/

World's Largest TV

The world's largest TV is (currently) the Toshiba 2651: Built for the Japan Racing Association (JRA) by Mitsubishi Electric, the screen measures 11.2 meters (37 feet) x 66.4 meters (218 feet), is about 4 stories hig...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/04/worlds-largest-tv/

DIY Designer Lamp

This DIY light kit (designed after famous lamp designs) comes complete with cutout figures ready to assemble. It's designed by Mark McKenna and you can buy the complete set at Collete for 40€ (about $45).Link [Flas...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/04/diy-designer-lamp/

Nature Watercolors by Mario Reis.

For his art series "Nature Watercolors" German artist Mario Reis soaked his canvas in various rivers to truly capture the "color" of a river:Slowly, sediment is deposited, minerals are soaked up and p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/04/nature-watercolors-by-mario-reis/

Motorwind: Micro-Wind Turbines.

Harvesting wind energy used to be limited to large conventional wind turbines, until Lucien Gambarota invented micro-wind turbines for private use called Motorwind. The turbines are small (25 cm or about 10 inch in diame...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/04/motorwind-micro-wind-turbines/

If Ancient Rome Had the Internet ...

If ancient Rome had the Internet, here's a list of what would've happened:- The destruction of Pompeii in 79AD is the most viewed video at YouTube. The first comment is..."OMG so cool! Volcanos ROCK!"*...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/04/if-ancient-rome-had-the-internet/

Designer Ice.

If you drink designer water like this one, then it just won't do to - gasp! use tap water for ice.Enter aquaICE, purified water in ready-to-freeze sealed ice trays.What will they think of next? Link - via The Bachelor Gu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/04/designer-ice/

Springy Bed with Car Suspension Parts.

Here's a springy bed made from recycled car suspension springs. Supposedly it's quite comfortable to sleep on. Erhm. Yeah. For sleeping. Thanks Dimitra Doufekas!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/04/springy-bed-with-car-suspension-parts/

So sayeth the Hungarian Rapper

A rapper from Hungary allegedly called Speak (hereafter to be known as "Speak the Hungarian Rapper") has a strange video on YouTube where he drops a few ill-rhymes about war. Word. Link [YouTube] Update: I've been...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/04/so-sayeth-the-hungarian-rapper/

No Exit: The Advantages of Self-Employment.

Here's a new cartoon collaboration, with Andy Singer of No Exit. Definitely check out Andy's website and new book!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/04/no-exit-the-advantages-of-self-employment/

Jeremy Mora's Sculptures.

At first glance, Jeremy Mora's artwork look like an abstract pile of something - but you'll be delightfully surprised when you look closely and find neat little figures doing something in the sculptures! http://www.jerem...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/04/jeremy-moras-sculptures/

Picupine: Share Your Pics, No Logins, Good for 1 Week Only.

Say you want to share your photos with family and friends but you don't have a website, don't want to email the pics, and you don't want to sign up for a flickr account.Here's something else: picupine, a simple pic shari...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/04/picupine-share-your-pics-no-logins-good-for-1-week-only/

Pillow Speakers for Your iPod.

Here's a list of 7 hi-tech pillows/speaker combo for your iPod. Probably good for people who like to sleep to music.Link - Thanks Chanel!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/04/pillow-speakers-for-your-ipod/

Space Junk Yard.

If you like our previous post on the Black Hole of Los Alamos, you'll like the space junk at Norton Sales - they've got rockets, real rockets!Dave Bullock has some photos of the place: Link | Norton Sales website - T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/04/space-junk-yard/

Five Minute to Kill (Yourself): a Deranged Flash Game.

In this deranged Flash game by [adult swim], you're an office worker who is sick and tired of meetings - so, to stick it to the man, you stick it to yourself. And oh, you've only got 5 minutes to kill yourself.Link [Flas...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/04/five-minute-to-kill-yourself-a-deranged-flash-game/

The X Prize for Cars.

The X Prize Foundation, which Ansari X Prize [wiki] for a privately funded spacecraft was won by SpaceShipOne [wiki] in 2004 (left pic), is now offering a new prize: the Automotive X Prize.The contest will require ve...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/04/the-x-prize-for-cars/

College Dorm Room Telephone Book Prank.

This is why you shouldn't go skiing for the weekend, forgetting to lock your dorm room's door. Hit play or go to Link [YouTube].For more college prank, check out this article from The Chronicle of Higher Education: ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/04/college-dorm-room-telephone-book-prank/




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