Archive for May 19th, 2009

Images That Look Photoshopped But Aren't

WebUrbanist has a great post with 15 images that look fake, but aren't. The dog above has two mutant genes that make it look like it's loaded on steroroids. The other 14 images are great too. LinkPhotoshop, dogs,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/19/images-that-look-photoshopped-but-arent/

What Can You Buy With A Trillion Dollars?

Most people have a hard time envisioning a number as big as a billion, much less a trillion. How much money is a trillion dollars? Some examples may help to put that amount in perspective.The G-20 summit com...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/19/what-can-you-buy-with-a-trillion-dollars/

Transformers USB Memory Stick

This 2GB USB memory stick transforms into the Decepticon Ravage. At the link, there's also a laser mouse that transforms into the Autobot Grimlock and a USB hub that transforms into the Autobot Blaster. Link via...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/19/transformers-usb-memory-stick/

The M.A.S.K. Quiz

Of course you are familiar with Transformers, He-Man, and G.I. Joe, but there was also M.A.S.K. If you remember this show, you'll do well on Today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss. Link TV, mental floss, quiz, animati...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/19/the-mask-quiz/

Advanced Cat Yodeling

(YouTube link) The guys who brought you An Engineers Guide to Cats demonstrate cat yodeling techniques. All it takes is their system and a mildly annoyed cat. Don't miss the orchestral arrangement at end! -via Viral V...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/19/advanced-cat-yodeling/

What is Evolution?

Knowledge on evolution fills many books, which can be intimidating to someone just beginning to learn about it. Geeks are Sexy has a post explaining in layman's terms how evolution works and the reason why the theory is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/19/what-is-evolution/

Potatohead People

To Lebanese artist Ginou Choueir, potatoes are a lot like humans. Each potato has a distinct personality which he reveals by painting portraits on them. He's painted hundreds of them. Why potatoes? "I chose the p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/19/potatohead-people/

How to Make a Pinball Machine from a VHS Tape

(YouTube link) This recycling project looks like it could be fun, or at least a way to impress your kids! -via Evil Mad Scientist Laboratoriesrecycling, pinball, VHS...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/19/how-to-make-a-pinball-machine-from-a-vhs-tape/

The Dettmer Book Autopsies

Brian Dettmer, an American artist takes a very sharp knife and performs autopsies - on books of all things.  So far so literary Damien Hirst, you might say.  However, Dettmer does not simply s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/19/the-dettmer-book-autopsies/

Four Really Fast Runners

I've been training for a 20k that takes place at the end of May, and I can definitively say that you will never find me on anyone's "Fastest Runners" list. "Slowest Runners," "Saddest Runners," "Runners with the Worst F...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/19/four-really-fast-runners/

Ancient Mesoamerican Bling!

Gem-studded teeth were popular among people (mostly men) from all walks of life in pre-Columbian Mesoamerica, purely for decorative purposes, a new study shows. As far back as 2,500 years ago, skilled dentists could dril...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/19/ancient-mesoamerican-bling/
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