Archive for November 25th, 2009

R2-D2's Secret Cameo in Star Trek

Gizmodo broke the news, and despite the throng of doubters crying, "Photoshopped!", ILM has confirmed that Artoo can definitely be seen floating through space as the Romulan ship attacks Vulcan (Star Trek 2009).  From S...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/25/r2-d2s-secret-cameo-in-star-trek/

Origami Soma Cube Blocks

Photo: Qiao Chang Qiao Chang of SmugMug is a commercial photographer who creates origami figures as a hobby. One of her works takes the form of a mathematical puzzle called a Soma cube: A solid dissecti...

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Murder Ink Sticky Notes

Murder Ink Sticky Notepad and Pen - $7.95 | More Fun Office SuppliesHere's a new and gruesomely nifty sticky notepad and pen combo over at the Neatorama Shop: Murder Ink. For just $7.95, it's a neat stocking stuffer for...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/25/murder-ink-sticky-notes/

Matrix Bullet-Dodging Scene Recreated with LEGO Stop-Motion Animation

(YouTube Link) Trevor Boyd and Steve Ilett remade the slow-moving bullet-dodging scene from The Matrix. Their official website goes into detail about how they executed the project: By "frame accurat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/25/matrix-bullet-dodging-scene-recreated-with-lego-stop-motion-animation/

15 Unique Bohemian Rhapsody Covers

(YouTube Link) Yesterday, Neatorama featured a Muppet version of Queen's iconic song "Bohemian Rhapsody." Lindsey Weber of Urlesque has compiled fifteen unusual and creative cover version of that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/25/15-unique-bohemian-rhapsody-covers/

Acorn Puzzle Boxes

(YouTube Link) Jonathan Wolfe makes delicate puzzle boxes out of acorns. Each one opens only when a particular area is tapped or a wire is pulled. One in the video takes the form of a Matryoshka doll with a smalle...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/25/acorn-puzzle-boxes/

Volcano Blast Zone as Apocalyptic Movie Set

Thinking about seeing The Road, the new movie based on the novel by Cormac McCarthy?  Take note of some of the locations they filmed in, as they utilized existing devastated areas to serve as the cataclysmic se...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/25/volcano-blast-zone-as-apocalyptic-movie-set/

Alligator Dressing

Hebert's Specialty Meats can supply your Thanksgiving entree complete with alligator dressing. Order it with your turkey, duck, chicken, quail, or rabbit. From the description, it sounds delicious! Sauté onion, bel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/25/alligator-dressing/

The Origin of Big

How did whales manage to grow so big? And is there a limit to how big they can get? Scientists looked at the mechanics of how whales feed, especially those species that consume tiny krill. They call what they discovered...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/25/the-origin-of-big/

Four Photos of a Frozen Niagara Falls

I can't imagine how cold it would have to be to freeze such a large, fast flowing river and falls. These pictures were taken in 1911 before there was a dam in place, so the water would have been much higher and much fa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/25/four-photos-of-a-frozen-niagara-falls/

Police Handcuff Goat

A nanny goat led a herd on a break for freedom during rush hour, and German police had to stop them in order to allow traffic to move. What to do? Identify the perpetrator, and handcuff her to a fence! Hapless polic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/25/police-handcuff-goat/

Top Ten Legendary Native Americans

Americans know about Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse, but you probably aren't familiar with all the Native Americans from the history of the early United States profiled in this slide show. Red Cloud is ranked at #8. W...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/25/top-ten-legendary-native-americans/

Bart Simpson's Blackboard Writings

Image:Fox Bart's Blackboard is an archive of every sentence that Bart Simpson has been forced to write on the blackboard in the opening sequence to The Simpsons. So far, there are six seasons loaded in this...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/25/bart-simpsons-blackboard-writings/

What Is It? Game 117

W00t! It's time for our collaboration with the always intriguing What Is It? Blog. Can you guess what today's mysterious object is for?Place your guess in the comment section. The first correct guess and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/25/what-is-it-game-117/

Robotic Arm Opens Doors for Wheelchair Users

Photo: Erin Papacki Creating a robot capable of grasping a variety of door nobs but is light enough to fit onto a wheelchair is quite an engineering challenge. But Erin Rapacki of the University of Massachusetts at L...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/25/robotic-arm-opens-doors-for-wheelchair-users/

Man Dropped Engagement Ring From Hot Air Balloon

James Ng wanted to surprise his girlfriend by proposing on a hot-air balloon ride when he got a surprise of his own: he dropped the ring 500 feet into the woods!James Ng was set to propose to his fiancée on a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/25/man-dropped-engagement-ring-from-hot-air-balloon/

What's The Worst Airline You've Ever Flown And Why?

Photo: Kossy@FINEDAYS [Flickr] Today, the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, is traditionally the busiest travel day of the year in the United States. And if you've ever flown commercial airlines, then you've probably got a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/25/whats-the-worst-airline-youve-ever-flown-and-why/

Reflective Lace For Cyclists

If you're the dainty type of cyclist who just can't go anywhere without a touch of lace, you may consider this awesome reflective lace by Elena Corchero. Link Via Craftzine Image Via Elena CorcheroFashion, Cycling...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/25/reflective-lace-for-cyclists/

Sculptures Made of Cans

These cool sculptures are made during an annual event called Canstruction. Teams of engineers, architects and students get together to make their inspired creations using canned food. After the public exposition of t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/25/sculptures-made-of-cans/

Brown Diamonds Optical Illusion

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xl1lLze5ZpM] YouTube link. Similar in principle to the colored spirals, the shades of blue, and the famous checkershadow illusion, this video demonstrates that our brains judge...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/25/brown-diamonds-optical-illusion/




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