Archive for October 8th, 2009

A Table Table

Photo: Kamiya Design, Inc. The components of this table and chairs set by the Japanese firm Kamiya Design spell out the word 'table'. It's part of an exhibition at the upcoming Nagoya Design Week, held from October 1...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/08/a-table-table/

Rick Rolls

Image: planetwrite Literally. Flickr user planetwrite of Ocala, FL used his laser engraver to draw Rick Astley's image on dinner rolls. | Link via Urlesquerickroll, rick astley, planetwrite...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/08/rick-rolls/

Stone Cold Ice Tray

Stone Cold Ice Cube Tray - $7.95Here's one for your next party: the Stone Cold Ice Tray that makes ice shaped like the moais of Easter Island! Perfect for your tropical drink. From the Neatorama Shop: http://shop.neatora...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/08/stone-cold-ice-tray/

Pumpkin Cannon Fires Squash One Mile

(YouTube Link) John Gill and Gary Arold of Hurley, New York built a compressed air cannon in 2006 that can fire a pumpkin (but they prefer squash as ammunition) up to a mile away. Adam Bosch writes in the Times...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/08/pumpkin-cannon-fires-squash-one-mile/

The World's First All-Electric Locomotive

Photo: Norfolk Southern Norfolk Southern's NS 999 electric locomotive runs entirely on 1,080 12-volt batteries and produces 1,500 horsepower. From the company's press release: NS 999 is an entirely electric lo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/08/the-worlds-first-all-electric-locomotive/

Paintings of Meat

Image: Victoria Reynolds Artist Victoria Reynolds creates paintings of raw meat, such as the above "Flight of the Reindeer", an oil on panel from 2003. A native of Texas, she got her BFA at the University of Oklahoma...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/08/paintings-of-meat/

Fashionable Clothes Made out of Bread

(YouTube Link) Like many products appearing on high fashion runways, these one-of-a-kind products are not very practical -- other than the fact that they can be eaten. The French-language video above shows many of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/08/fashionable-clothes-made-out-of-bread/

Fire-Fighting Robot

(YouTube Link) The Fire Spy Robot, developed by the South Korean firm Hoya Robot, can be thrown into a burning building, roll through fire, take pictures, and inform firefighters outside of the conditions inside. I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/08/fire-fighting-robot/

Dead Flies as a Comic Medium

I don’t know who created these little comics using dead flies, as the source site is not in English. Some are very funny! http://www.houseandgadgets.com/humor-with-dead-flies/ -via Unique Daily Update:*/...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/08/dead-flies-as-a-comic-medium/

Return to Malibou Lake

Screenwriter John Cox posted a guest blog at Frankensteinia about his search for the site of the only location shot in the 1931 movie Frankenstein. Where did Universal shoot the famous Maria meets the M...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/08/return-to-malibou-lake/

Micro Pigs

A tiny breed of pig is born the size of a teacup and is the hot new pet among British celebrities. The micro pig is about nine ounces and the size of a teacup when born, but can sell for up to £700. Breeder Jane Croft h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/08/micro-pigs/

A Difficult Goodbye

Army Reservist Staff Sgt. Brett Bennethum was ordered to Iraq in July. His four-year-old daughter Paige had a hard time letting go, so much that she held onto his hand in formation. No one, including the commanding o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/08/a-difficult-goodbye/

VideoSift Clips of the Week

(Links open in a new browser window/tab) The Largest Black Holes in the universe This looks great full-screened and in HD. The biggest black holes come in at 18 million solar masses...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/08/videosift-clips-of-the-week-38/

What is it? Game 111

Here's this week's collaboration with the What is it? Blog. Can you tell us what this strange tool is used for? The first correct guess AND the funniest guess win this awesome Ice Invaders Ice Cube Tray...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/08/what-is-it-game-111/

Mini Monsters and Tiny Terrors, an Art Show by Nathan Mazur

Neatoramanaut and artist extraordinaire Nathan Mazur (he's the awesome creator of the Neatorama Squid and the I Love Teuthology T-Shirt) is having a solo show at the Zombo Gallery in Pittsburgh. The show will run till Oc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/08/mini-monsters-and-tiny-terrors-an-art-show-by-nathan-mazur/




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