Archive for October 2nd, 2009

Balloon Predators

These terribly awesome monsters are products of the mind of New York artist Jason Hackenwerth. He makes both wearable balloon suits and balloon sculptures. Each creature takes about 8 hours to make, totally worth it...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/02/balloon-predators/

Nintendo Tattoos

Depending on how you feel about Nintendo and tattoos, you may love or hate this huge collection of Nintendo Tattoos. Some of them have some really great artwork, others...not so much. LinkArt, mario, tattoos, nint...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/02/nintendo-tattoos/

Shopping Cart Chair

It might not be comfortable or all that functional, but this shopping cart chair is just undeniably cool. It can even work as a wheelchair if necessary. Instructables can tell you how to make one of your very own....

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/02/shopping-cart-chair/

S'mores Cake

Someone alert This Is Why You're Fat, because this sexy dessert certainly will help you pack on the calories...but oh man does it look delightful. I must admit, if I were to choose the next food trend after bacon, I'...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/02/smores-cake/

Wheelchair-Bound Man Tackles Suspected Child Molester

Cameron Aulner is not a man inclined to let his disability limit him. While working his first day at the Comcast table at a Westminster, Colorado Wal-Mart, he intercepted a suspected child molester, tackled him, and hel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/02/wheelchair-bound-man-tackles-suspected-child-molester/

A Face For Chrissy

Ten years ago, Chrissy Steltz lost her eyes, nose, and part of her face when another teenager fired a shotgun from five feet away.  She has been denied prosthetic surgery because the Oregon Health Plan considered the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/02/a-face-for-chrissy/

The Step-Climbing Garden

[caption id="attachment_26638" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Photo by Iwan Baan"][/caption] Gorgeous design and blending of utilitarian and aesthetic elements.  More photos at link (The Contemporist). The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/02/the-step-climbing-garden/

Group Rope Jumping

[caption id="attachment_26641" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="Photo by Russos"][/caption] No, not Double-Dutch, and not quite Bungee jumping.  The kids these days and their fads- EnglishRussia has an intere...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/02/group-rope-jumping/

Upcycling Firehoses as Purses

'Upcycling' is the act of directly reusing waste materials as marketable goods. At the link, you can view a Reuters News video (embed disabled) about how various upcycled products are now available to consumers, as feat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/02/upcycling-firehoses-as-purses/

Summer Olympic Cities

The 2016 Olympic summer games will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The 2012 games will be in London, England. Since the first modern Olympics in 1896, 22 cities have hosted the summer games, some more than once. C...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/02/summer-olympic-cities/

Rapid Pancake Sorting Robot

(YouTube Link) This video by ABB Robotics demonstrates a sorting robot used in a pancake factory. The action starts at about 1:15, when the robot begins sorting 400 pancakes per minute, switching off so that specif...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/02/rapid-pancake-sorting-robot/

Man Builds Batmobile Replica for $1 Million

Photo: Simon Måssebäck Leif Garvin of Sweden spent about $1 million building his own Batmobile. It's built onto the chassis of a 1973 Lincoln Continental and has a 700 hp engine. Like the, uh, real Batmob...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/02/man-builds-batmobile-replica-for-1-million/

How To Build Your Own Vomit Gun for $250

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security developed a 'dazzler' -- a non-lethal weapon which uses flashing lights to distrupt a target's equilibrium. A person effected by lights for long enough, will temporarily lose vis...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/02/how-to-build-your-own-vomit-gun-for-250/

World's Deepest Trash Can

This trash can was created as an attempt to make it more fun for people to throw their waste. 72 kilos of garbage was put in the bin during one day. That is 41 kilos more than the closest standard trash bin. Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/02/worlds-deepest-trash-can/

Morphing Ink Video

(Video Link) This spellbinding 1-minute animated video is a commercial for Central China Television. It shows drops of ink in water morphing into fish, dancers, airplanes, and other shapes. The video was created b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/02/morphing-ink-video/

The Twilight Zone Turns 50

Today is the fiftieth anniversary of the debut of The Twilight Zone. The first episode of Rod Serling's classic horror/suspense television show aired on October 2, 1959. William Kates wrote for the AP about th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/02/the-twilight-zone-turns-50/

M-Cups: Measuring Cups Shaped Like Matryoshkas or Russian Nesting Dolls

M-Cups Matryoshka (Russian Nesting Doll) Measuring CupsThis is a clever one by Carl Mitsch of Fred Studio: a set of measuring cups shaped like matryoshka (babushka or Russian nesting dolls). They're cute and functional!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/02/m-cups-measuring-cups-shaped-like-matryoshkas-or-russian-nesting-dolls/

Ig Nobel Prizes 2009

The 19th annual Ig Nobel Prizes were awarded Thursday night at Sander’s Theater on the Harvard campus. The awards are given to “honor achievements that make people laugh, and then make them think.” A few of the win...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/02/ig-nobel-prizes-2009/

15 Strangest Breast Cancer Awareness Products

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so you’ll see a lot of items produced in pink. Some product tie-ins will make you scratch your head and smile trying to figure out how they might have anything to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/02/15-strangest-breast-cancer-awareness-products/




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