Archive for February 5th, 2009

Upcoming Queue Update: Queuebot Got a Little Too Excited Today ...

We got a heavy influx from Yahoo! visitors (hi guys!) - and while I was busy trying to keep the servers alive, Queuebot got a little too excited and posted 48 posts from the Upcoming Queue. That's a lot of posts...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/05/upcoming-queue-update-queuebot-got-a-little-too-excited-today/

Pile-of-Blocks Chest of Drawers

Not only does this chest of drawers function and look cool, it's made from reclaimed lumber. Plus, I think the various-sized drawers would come in really handy. Love it! Link via BoingBoingfurniture, Arts amp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/05/pile-of-blocks-chest-of-drawers/

15 Works of Light Graffiti

I can barely take a decent picture, so this technique (also known as light painting) amazes me. Link stacy, light graffiti, oddee...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/05/15-works-of-light-graffiti/

Collar-Style Coat Hook

Here's a clever coat hanger design from Nicola From Bern that's simple and practical. It's a thin metal strap that, with a little bending, is transformed into a double loop coat hanger. It's mounted to the wall with...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/05/collar-style-coat-hook/

Color Infection

Color Infection by Tapir Games is a fun little game.  You have to turn all the yellow balls brown, without touching the green ones.  It does require some abstract thinking!Link If you like that, you may want...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/05/color-infection/

Sophia Lamp by Baba Akcja

Baba Akcja's Sophia Lamp ("2in1 - Lamp and Storage") is a new way of storing earrings. The perforated lampshade lets you hang your earrings and decorate the lamp into a one-of-a-kind art project!http://www.cooldesignidea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/05/storage-lamp/

Boiling Water to Ice Crystal in a Nano-Second

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFj_i6HtebM][YouTube - Link]If the weather is freezing where you are, check this out. Throwing boiling water into the air is going to be the new "mentos and diet coke" meme on the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/05/boiling-water-fun/

How Old Are These People?

The object of this online game is to look at the pictures and determine how old the individual is. Easy? Maybe not as easy as you think it should be ... You can even submit your picture to find out how old people thin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/05/how-old-are-you/

Laser Guided Guitar Training

Attach this neat little gadget to your guitar, and load in your favorite MP3s on a Flash memory card, and let the laser guides your fingers across the frets. The device called the "Maestro" is a laser and MP...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/05/laser-guided-guitar-training/

Massive Herd of Manatees

The unseasonably cold temperatures have caused Florida's manatees to huddle together for warmth.  You can watch the video in the link, it is quite a sight. http://www.suburbanfoodforthought.com/2009/02/massive-h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/05/massive-herd-of-manatees/

The World's First Jumbo Jet Hostel

Big jumbo jets have to be taken out of service after so many years in the air for safety reasons, which leaves the owners with the problem of what to do with them. Most end up in vast aeroplane grave yards where they're...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/05/the-worlds-first-jumbo-jet-hostel/

Hanging Harry

This would make for a truly disturbing but awesome addition to any home. Hanging Harry is a figurine with a hangman's noose around his neck that can be used as a light pull.You can’t help Harry to see the light, it...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/05/hanging-harry/

Tweak Your Brain With Colors

Psychologists at the University of British Columbia have conducted a study on the cognitive effects of colors. They found that red helped subjects concentrate while blue led to greater creativity."Think about red, an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/05/tweak-your-brain-with-colors/

Dude, Where's My Bag of Komodo Dragon Poo?

Daniel Bennett had a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day: One day, after spending 7 years collecting Komodo dragon excrement, he found out that his University had incinerated his prized bag of poo!But two years...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/05/dude-wheres-my-bag-of-komodo-dragon-poo/

The Crosswalk of Love

Just in time for Valentine's Day - traffic officials in Chengdu, China, came up with this idea of making crossing a road more romantic: A spokesman said the local traffic bureau wanted to give the crossing a romanti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/05/the-crosswalk-of-love/

World's First Divorce by Facebook

It's bound to happen, folks! Here is ... the world's first divorce by Facebook: Millions of people use it every day to pass on harmless snippets of gossip to friends and family. But the message Emma Brady's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/05/worlds-first-divorce-by-facebook/

Octuplets Mom's First Interview

Here's the interview everyone's been waiting for: Nadya Suleman, the Octuplets' mom went straight from the hospital to an interview with NBC's Ann Curry: The mother of octuplets born last week in Bellflower told NBC...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/05/octuplets-moms-first-interview/

Fired, Divorced, Then Diagnosed with Brain Cancer: How Starbucks Saved a Man's Life

After he was fired from his executive job, Michael Gates Gill was devastated. Soon after he was laid off and got divorced - and when he thought things couldn't get any worse, he got diagnosed with a brain tumor.At the lo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/05/fired-divorced-then-diagnosed-with-brain-cancer-how-starbucks-saved-a-mans-life/

Got Old Glass? Break Them and Build Anew!

Smash your Tiffany lamp, destroy your colored glass bottles and arrange them to create an amazing mosaic.Yet another brilliant way of blending sustainability with style, these recycled glass countertops do more than...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/05/got-old-glass-break-them-and-build-anew/

Ducky Washbin Cake

It may not be holiday specific, but this washtub cake is adorable. I bet Ernie would love to get a rubber duckie cake for his birthday. Link Via CraftzineCute, cakes, washtubs, sessame street, ernie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/05/ducky-washbin-cake/

20 "Trials of the Century" of the 20th Century

A look back at the most interesting court cases of the last 100 years.During the 20th century, a so-called "trial of the century" occurred every few years, fueled by media sensationalism and a public thirst for juicy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/05/20-trials-of-the-century-of-the-20th-century/

Top 10 Moments Caught on Google Street Maps View

Urlesque has a neat round up of 10 strange, funny, and plain surreal scenes caught on Google Maps Street View. The list includes things like passed out drunks, hidden Chinese subs, accidents and fire - and even a Viking...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/05/top-10-moments-caught-on-google-street-maps-view/

Geekiest T-Shirt on the Web

Geeks Are Sexy Blog has a neat round-up of some of the geekiest T-shirts on the Net. They're mostly oldies but goodies, and I think you can get them over at ThinkGeek or maybe do a search on Teenormous (I wish they were...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/05/geekiest-t-shirt-on-the-web/

Twitter Stars

Plenty of celebrities are using the micro-blogging platform Twitter. Today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss asks you to match 15 celebrities with a tweet they left (tweets are the short entries on Twitter). I couldn't,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/05/twitter-stars/

Video Game Boosts Learning

Remember when video games were bad for you? Mom and Dad would complain about how they tied up the television, kept you from playing outdoors, ruined your eyesight and wasted your time. That’s a thing of the past. R...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/05/video-game-boosts-learning/

You Call That a Whale?

47 million years ago, whales that looked like this gave birth on land, according to a study published this week that analyzes the fossil of a pregnant whale found in the Pakistani desert.  This type of ancient proto...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/05/you-call-that-a-whale/

Seven Secrets About Disneyland

Gudrun Enger has a friend who works in Disneyland, and whenever she visits the park her friend comes along and acts as a tour guide, and usually shares a few secrets.  Here are some you might not know: The drawbr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/05/seven-secrets-about-disneyland/

Hiring According to the Stars

Remember the story of how some Japanese firms base their hiring on a person's blood type? An insurance company based in Salzburg, Austria is hiring people based on their astrological sign! Twenty part-time jobs were offe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/05/hiring-according-to-the-stars/

DIY "Eye Mouse" for Disabled People

Two students from a technical high school in Argentina built a mouse that can be controlled by eye movements, thus allowing people with total paralysis to use the computer. The invention is named the "Eye...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/05/diy-eye-mouse-for-disabled-people/

Teaching a Baby's Immune System

The human immune system needs to distinguish between foreign substances and the self. But how did it learn? Medical researchers at the University of California, San Francisco have discovered that when a baby is develo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/05/teaching-a-babys-immune-system/










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