Archive for December 15th, 2008

Alphabet Blocks for Young Mad Scientists

Xylocopa addresses a serious deficiency in mad science education today: Like many of you, we are concerned about the state of science education in the public school system, especially in the lower grades. Spec...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/15/alphabet-blocks-for-young-mad-scientists/

RC Helicopter With a .45 Pistol Attached

(Video Link) The pilot of this radio controlled helicopter is a good shot. I can immediately think of several ways that I could use this toy, none of which are legal. Via Geekologie helicopters, radio control, fire...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/15/rc-helicopter-with-a-45-pistol-attached/

How to Make a Literary Clock

A perfect last-minute gift, I think. Take someone's favorite childhood book, convert to a clock, and voila! And thanks to this Instructable, you even have step-by-step instructions on how to do it. The creator has...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/15/how-to-make-a-literary-clock/

Neatorama Forum

Hooray! I'm excited to tell you that we have a new feature on Neatorama, a Forum that we hope will be a neat place to hang out and interact with fellow Neatorama readers.Unlike the blog, which as a top-down approach (aut...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/15/neatorama-forum/

So You Wanna Blog ...

To kick start the new Neatorama forum, I've written a little how-to guide on blogging for those of you who want to know the secret of Neatorama's success:So you want to blog. Perhaps you're worried about your job sec...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/15/so-you-wanna-blog/

Cool Deer Socket Accessories

These neat looking socket accessories are also functional. They help you keep your floors clean from all those electronics you're charging all the time. "The antlers for all three types of deer are already the per...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/15/cool-deer-socket-accessories/

Tokyoflash Treasure Hunt #7 Winner, and a Little Charity

We've picked the winner for last week's Tokyoflash Treasure Hunt on Neatorama at random (Answer page here). Congratulations to bailey1121 who won a gorgeous Tokyoflash I nfection watch in silver.In the 500+ entries that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/15/tokyoflash-treasure-hunt-7-winner-and-a-little-charity/

Hamster On A Piano Eating Popcorn

(Video Link) I have to say, this song, like the wiener dog song, will be in my head for weeks to come. But it is so worth it just to see the little hamster in critter heaven munching on his popcorn no matter what else...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/15/hamster-on-a-piano-eating-popcorn/

Pomeranian Ambassador of Tokyo

Speaking of adorable animals, who could ever resist this little pup in her lovely kimono? LinkCute, animals, puppies, dogs, kimonos...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/15/pomeranian-ambassador-of-tokyo/

Zooborns: Cute Baby Animals

Zooborns is a fantastic new niche blog, one of the best I've seen in a long time. It's all about little baby critters born at the zoos across the world. If you love animals as much as I do, it's a must see! Link V...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/15/zooborns-cute-baby-animals/

Presidential Firsts

On January 20th, Barack Obama will become the first black US president. Today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss looks back at some other presidential firsts. Who was the first president for eleven different questions? I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/15/presidential-firsts/

It's Christmas in the Playhouse

I know, Pee Wee got weird, but I really loved it when it was on (and really loved it when Adult Swim started showing old episodes in the past year or so). So Pee Wee's Christmas Special really entertained me, e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/15/its-christmas-in-the-playhouse/

The Cat Who Wears Contacts

Ernest is a 15-year-old cat who lives at a shelter in Godshill on the Isle of Wight. He suffers from entropion, a condition where the eyelids roll inward and cause inflammation. Surgery might correct the condition, but v...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/15/the-cat-who-wears-contacts/

World War

(Vimeo link) Check out this excellent animated robot fight scene set in the year 2045. Vincent Chai produced this for his final project at the University Of Hertfordshire. It doesn't end like you think it will. Link -...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/15/world-war/

Homemade Bacon Bath Salts

Bath salts are a popular Christmas gift for the person who has everything. Now you can make them yourself with the classic scent of bacon! Step 1 Heat up 4 strips of salt pork in a microwave. You could also use b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/15/homemade-bacon-bath-salts/

The Benny Hillifier

With The Benny Hillifier, you can add the soundtrak of Yakety Sax by Boots Randolph to any YouTube video. Here's an example I put together. The Benny Hillifier does not speed up the video, which is the other cla...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/15/the-benny-hillifier/

Feedbot by Matt Forsythe

Photo: Matt Forsythe [Flickr]I love this Feedbot cartoon by Matt Forsythe (who also draws the online comic ojingogo) of Coming Up for Air. Best of all, Matt has tagged this cute bot with Creative Commons attributions, so...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/15/feedbot-by-matt-forsythe/

40 Inspirational Speeches in 2 Minutes

If it's an inspiring speech, you betcha it has been said in the movies somewhere. Here's a truly inspiring video clip, edited by Matthew Belinkie of OverthinkingIt: 40 Inspirational Speeches in 2 Minutes.Transcript:S...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/15/40-inspirational-speeches-in-2-minutes/

Stone Age String: "An Important Piece of Technology"

Archaeologists examining an undersea site in Britain have discovered something wonderful: an 8,000-year-old piece of string! Our ancestors made it by twisting together what seem to be fibres of honeysuckle, nettles,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/15/stone-age-string-an-important-piece-of-technology/

Bizarre Gifts for the Weirdos in Your Life

If your loved ones don't like nerdy gifts, maybe they'll like these instead. Here's an InventorSpot article on the 15 strange and bizarre gifts for the weirdos in your life.Includes gems like this one, the Decapitated Te...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/15/bizarre-gifts-for-the-weirdos-in-your-life/

Replica Apollo 11 Spacesuit

Space tourism is still horribly expensive (a flight to the International Space Station aboard the Soyuz spacecraft goes for about $20 million). But if you want, you can now step into the boots of Neil Armstrong and Buzz...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/15/replica-apollo-11-spacesuit/

Misfortune Cookie

Misfortune Cookie is about how three jerks who angered the waitress of a Chinese restaurant and got cursed fortune cookies as punishment.This fantastic short film is an Atom original and directed by Duncan Skile...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/15/misfortune-cookie/

Sam Alexander, the Man with Two Faces

J.Tithonus Pednaud of The Human Marvels blog has an intriguing post about Sam Alexander, the Man with Two Faces:Although the details are a little sketchy, Sam was ultimately involved in a huge gasoline explosion that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/15/sam-alexander-the-man-with-two-faces/

Fun Facts About A Christmas Story

Our very own Stacy wrote a really neat article titled 12 Things You Might Not Know About A Christmas Story (even though you've seen it 90 times). Here's a couple of examples:7. Next time you’re in Clev...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/15/fun-facts-about-a-christmas-story/

Crayon Sculptures by Herb Williams

Silverware by Herb WilliamsIt's not unusual for artists to use crayons to create their artwork, but Herb Williams use them in a different way: he creates whimsical sculptures out of crayon sticks! LinkPreviously on Neato...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/15/crayon-sculptures-by-herb-williams/

On The Road of Knives

Demon's Howl by Shawn ChengOn the Road of Knives is a collaboration website of Zak Smith, Shawn Cheng, and Nicholas Di Genova. The guys took turns drawing successive illustrations of fantastic and gory creatures - the st...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/15/on-the-road-of-knives/

Neatorama/ViewBug Challenge Winner

Photo: cages [ViewBug]A while ago, we announced a collaboration with View Bug: a challenge to upload the neatest or weirdest thing about your hometown. Well, the winner has just been selected. Congratulations to cages, w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/15/neatoramaviewbug-challenge-winner/
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