Archive for September 18th, 2009

Mole Rat Cake

If you enjoy delicious-looking cakes or ones that look adorable, this mole rat cake is not for you. If you like the occasional bizarre and unusual cake on the other hand, than you might join me in saluting this monst...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/18/mole-rat-cake/

Authors as Drawn by Artists

(L) Neil Gaiman by Leigh Gallagher (R) Jules Verne by Ted McKeeverSteven Gettis of Hey Oscar Wilde! It's Clobberin' Time!!! website has been collecting artists' interpretation of their favorite literary figure/author/cha...

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Habitable Polyhedron

Photo by Manuel Villa SpaceInvading is bringing the Neat back with four architechtural wonders today.  This one is the "Habitable Polyhedron" and it has a unique function. The project, meant for a family house bac...

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Pool-Playing Robot

(YouTube Link) Deep Green is pool-playing robot created by students at the robotics laboratory of Queen's University in Canada. Students have worked on it for the past three years, gradually improving its abilities...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/18/pool-playing-robot/

A Bicycle That Is a Combination Bar, Pizzeria, and Dance Club

Weighing in at 400 pounds, this new design by Portland, Oregon custom bike builder Metrofiets is intended for mobile partying. Here are some of the features that owners Phillip Ross and Jamie Nichols included: *e...

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Reconstructing Cities from Thousands of Flickr Images

(YouTube Link) The above video is a reconstruction of the Croatian city of Dubrovnik. Rebecca Boyle writes in Popular Science that computer scientists at the University of Washington's Graphics and Imaging...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/18/reconstructing-cities-from-thousands-of-flickr-images/

Keyboard Cat Art Auction

Image: Rick Watson, Kitten Rescue Kevin Pereira of G4's Attack of the Show solicited contributors to a Keyboard Cat-themed art show and auction. Proceeds will go to the no-kill cat rescue shelter Kitten Resc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/18/keyboard-cat-art-auction/

Who Was President? Part Two

You know about these historic events, but do you remember who was president of the United States when it happened? This Lunchtime Quiz from mental_floss will strain your historic perspective. I scored 50%, mainly by...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/18/who-was-president-part-two/

Terrible #1 Movies

Coed Magazine has a pretty accurate list of movies that opened at number one that, in retrospect, fell critically flat.  While I see their point about The Phantom Menace, I would have substituted it for *...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/18/terrible-1-movies/

How the Brain Learns to See

Normally, babies learn how to look at the world before they can communicate their experiences. The rare cases of people who have been blind all their lives and then had their sight restored offer scientists a unique oppo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/18/how-the-brain-learns-to-see/

Cthulhu Perfume

Because this is what you want to smell like: A creeping, wet, slithering scent, dripping with seaweed, oceanic plants and dark, unfathomable waters. Available from Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, the scent of Chtu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/18/cthulhu-perfume/

Adidas and Puma to End 60-year Feud

The two sportswear companies Puma and Adidas, based in Herzogenaurach, Germany were founded by Adi and Rudolf Dassler. The two brothers made shoes together beginning in the 1920s but split apart during World War II, prob...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/18/adidas-and-puma-to-end-60-year-feud/

Coffee Lamp Post

This lamp post is an ad for McDonalds in Vancouver. You have to wonder 1. how much light does it really emit, and b. is the coffee still free? -via Gizmodocoffee, mcdonalds, street lamp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/18/coffee-lamp-post/

Eco-Friendly Steam Dishwasher

Washing dishes in a full-loaded dishwasher without pre-rinsing saves water (particularly expensive hot water) over washing by hand. This steam dishwasher designed by Vincent Liew saves even more water and energy! */...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/18/eco-friendly-steam-dishwasher/

The Pug Head Tilt x 4

(Funny or Die link) A seriously cute video of four pugs trying to decipher English at once! -via Diggdog, Cute, pug...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/18/the-pug-head-tilt-x-4/

First Clown in Space

Canadian billionaire Guy Laliberte is paying $35 million to catch a ride to the International Space Station on a Russian spacecraft later this month. Laliberte calls himself “the first clown in space.” Cirque du...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/18/first-clown-in-space/

8 Weird Weather Phenomena

We live in a very bizarre world with all kinds of forces playing against each other. Between electricity, wind, atmospheric pressure and plasmas, there are some very specific combinations that, when paired together just...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/18/8-weird-weather-phenomena/

Monkeys Cured of Color Blindness

Two male squirrel monkeys were given gene therapy and now the normally color blind animals are able to distinguish between shades of red and green in color vision tests. In normal situations, female squirrel monkeys can...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/18/mokeys-cured-of-color-blindness/






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