Archive for August 20th, 2009

Human Ingredients T-Shirt

Truth in labeling -- this t-shirt tells readers exactly what chemical elements they can expect to find inside. Link via Kinda UniqueTshirt, chemistry, ingredients...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/20/human-ingredients-t-shirt/

Sculpting in the Eye of a Needle

Every breed of art deserves at least a short moment in the limelight. Microsculpting, however, deserves quite a bit more. Taking up to six weeks on a single piece, microsculpter Willard Wigan creates miniature versions o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/20/sculpting-in-the-eye-of-a-needle/

Bridges You Will Probably Die Crossing

Now That's Nifty has a post about the nine bridges where you will probably die if you try crossing them. I don't know about you, but I would look for the long way around. I'm fine crossing big, sturdy bridges, no...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/20/bridges-you-will-probably-die-crossing/

Bike Dancing

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b36Yi-Pb1wM][YouTube - Link]Forget Lance Armstrong! Carla and Henriette Hochdorfer, German Artistic Cycling champions, certainly take bicycling to a whole new level ... - via carla...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/20/bike-dancing/

Lost People Really Do Walk In Circles

How hard is it to walk in a straight line? Very hard, actually - according to a new study by psychologist Jan Souman of the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, people who are lost in the woods or desert actu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/20/lost-people-really-do-walk-in-circles/

3,000-year-old Butter Found

An oak barrel of butter has been found in a bog near Gilltown, Ireland. Two workers, John Fitzharris and Martin Lane, noticed a white streak in the peat and uncovered the barrel, estimated to be 3,000 years old. Pádraig...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/20/3000-year-old-butter-found/

The Robopocalypse Approaches: Robots Learn to Lie

Researchers at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne programmed robots to move around an area, looking for particular rings designated as food, and avoid others designated as poison. Whenever they found foo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/20/the-robopocalypse-approaches-robots-learn-to-lie/

One-Legged Hopping Tank

This design, patented in 1945 by Henry Wallace, never made it into mass production (or, I suspect, even a prototype). Odd, that. From the text of the patent: One of the objects of this invention is to provid...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/20/one-legged-hopping-tank/

US Navy Developing Jet Fuel from Seawater

Navy chemists claim to have refined short chain hydrocarbons from seawater and hope to develop kerosene-based jet fuel from the process: The process involves extracting carbon dioxide dissolved in the water and co...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/20/us-navy-developing-jet-fuel-from-seawater/

A Clock That Uses Beams of Light for Hands

The Good Afternoon Clock uses beams of light, alternating along the interior of the ring, to indicate hours, minutes, and seconds. It's a product of the Mile Project and was exhibited at the Salone Satellite interna...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/20/a-clock-that-uses-beams-of-light-for-hands/

Watch Returned 128 Years Later

In 2000, Rich Hughes was diving near a shipwreck off the coast of Pembrokeshire, Wales when he spotted a shiny object under the sea. He retrieved a pocket watch with "Richard Prichard 1866 Abersoch North Wales" engraved...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/20/watch-returned-128-years-later/

Onwards

(YouTube Link) Onwards is a simple and elegant short film about a runner. It was created by James Jarvis and Richard Kenworthy and sponsored by Nike. Official Website (where there's a full screen, high...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/20/onwards/

What Is It? Game 108

Yes, this week's collaboration with the always awesome What is it? Blog brings us ... a spike - but can you guess its specific purpose? (hint: it has a VERY specific purpose)Place your guess in the comme...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/20/what-is-it-game-108/

Squirrel Lamp

Brett & Kate McKay of the Art of Manliness Blog wrote a neat post about some of the worst products ever created for men, which included dubious products like hair in a can, chest hair toupee, prostate warmer and so o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/20/squirrel-lamp/

Speech Bubble Cat Toys

Etsy seller GEEKitty hand crafts cat toys of felt with no metal or plastic parts. You can have a speech bubble made with up to four characters of your choice, or buy one ready made with “meh”, “srsly”, or “lo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/20/speech-bubble-cat-toys/

Candyland on Lombard Street

San Francisco’s Lombard Street, full of hairpin curves and known as “the crookedest street in the world” was turned into Candyland Wednesday to celebrate the game’s 60th anniversary. Children from from UC San F...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/20/candyland-on-lombard-street/
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