Archive for June 1st, 2009

Homemade R2D2s

The Bay Area R2 Builders showed off four fully-functioning R2D2 units at Maker Faire. They cost around $10,000 to build, and take a couple of years of work. http://www.wired.com/video/builders-construct-10000-fully-fun...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/01/homemade-r2d2s/

Canned Meat, Fish & Bugs From Around the World

Potted meat product, quail eggs, snails, and armadillo? Sure I'll try anything once. I never realized how many canned meat products were out there.A whole chicken. That jelly is pretty off putting.LinkFrom the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/01/canned-meat-fish-bugs-from-around-the-world/

5 Kidnap-For-Ransom Stories

Holding a person for ransom makes big headlines, but years later or in another placec, you may not be familiar with these stories that gripped the public in their time.The kidnapping and murder of Charles Augustus Li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/01/5-kidnap-for-ransom-stories/

Skyscrapers of the Not so Distant Future

I have always found skyscrapers to be so majestic, and beautiful. Here are some soon to be finished skyscrapers, as well as a few still in the design phase. International Commerce Centre. West Kowloon, Hong Kong....

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/01/skyscrapers-of-the-not-so-distant-future/

10 Common Phenomena Explained

This article gives answers to how ten everyday things work. These are some interesting facts to know, and you can surely use them to impress your friends. Some examples of what's explained are sunscreen, joint cracks, fr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/01/10-common-phenomena-explained/

The Astounding World of the Future

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJjUVIIYptE][YouTube - Link]Voted Best Short Film at the New York Comedy Festival, a tongue-in-cheek look at the thin line between Utopia and dystopia. - via buzzfeedFrom the Upcom...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/01/the-astounding-world-of-the-future/

Outsourcing Elderly Care -to India!

Steve Herzfeld confronted the decisions that haunt most of us eventually. His elderly parents needed round-the-clock care, but he couldn't afford the quality of nursing home he wanted for them in Florida. So he sent th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/01/outsourcing-elderly-care-to-india/

To Bee or Not to Bee

Keeping bees is illegal in New York City. That doesn't mean there are no beekeepers in the city; they just keep their bees hidden on rooftops. Now a resolution to legalize beekeeping is on the table, and many are interes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/01/to-bee-or-not-to-bee/

The Infomercial Slogan Quiz

Some TV infomercials play so often that you can't help but memorize their slogans. Others, not so much. Today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss will test your memory on 12 products "as seen on TV". I scored 67%, even th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/01/the-infomercial-slogan-quiz/

The Woman Who Moved Her House Brick by Brick

In 1947, after the love of her life passed away unexpectedly, May Alice Savidge bought a house to restore. A few years later, she was told by the town council that her house was to be destroyed to make way for a road. Ne...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/01/the-woman-who-moved-her-house-brick-by-brick/

The Axe Calendar

Sure it's a little bit sexist, but at least it's creative! When Gee Seoul ad agency created this giant "calendar" ad for male deodorant Axe on the side of a female dorm. You get the message, I'm sure. Larger pi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/01/the-axe-calendar/

Designer Gas Mask by Diddo Velema

Just because the apocalyptic scenario of a bioterror attack is (always) around the corner, it doesn't mean that you have to sacrifice fashion for safety. Behold the designer gas masks by Diddo Velema: Deep down, we a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/01/designer-gas-mask-by-diddo-velema/

Twitter Quote Cross Stitch

What do you get when you mix Twitter with a crafster? How about this twitter quote (michael Ian Black) put in cross stitch, by Julie Zidel of You Heart.Us: I’m not really sure where I should begin here. I guess...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/01/twitter-quote-cross-stitch/

Inhale Exhale Flipbook by Matt Shlian

Remember the flipbook you had as a kid? Well, paper engineer (that's what he calls himself) Matt Shlian has just turned that concept upside down. Technically, that may be inside out. Or maybe front to back. Who knows! Ju...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/01/inhale-exhale-flipbook-by-matt-shlian/






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