Archive for December 7th, 2009

Conductive Gloves For Touch Screens

Touch screen iPhones and other gadgets are cool, but if you can't use them with gloves, you might just get way too cold depending on where you live. Fortunately, Instructables has a detailed set of instructions for m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/07/conductive-gloves-for-touch-screens/

Giant Otters Up Close

Otters are fascinating species and the giant otter is no exception. These endangered critters are in serious danger of extinction, but veterinarian Lucy Spelman and other scientists are working to protect them. The p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/07/giant-otters-up-close/

The Worlds Best, Worst, and Strangest Police Cars

Police cars that are sports cars, smart cars, and off road vehicles from all over the world.While our cars say something about our personality, they are also tools we use to get a job done. One of those jobs is polic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/07/the-worlds-best-worst-and-strangest-police-cars/

Monkeys with a Rich Vocabulary

Campbell's monkeys have six basic sounds they make in the wild, but they can string these six sounds together in ways that mean many different things. Researcher Karim Ouattara spent 20 months observing six families of m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/07/monkeys-with-a-rich-vocabulary/

Movie Stunts Done Without Stunt Doubles

Although we are used to professional fakery, not all movie stunts are done with computers, green screen, or even stuntmen. Here are thirteen movie stars, past and present, and the stories of the dangerous stunts they've...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/07/movie-stunts-done-without-stunt-doubles/

The Hello Kitty Jet

EVA Airways launched the Hello Kitty Jet in 2005, with the blessing of Sanrio. Take a look at the biggest Hello Kitty tribute yet, and see the amenities inside the Airbus A330 in this set of photographs. Link Fro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/07/the-hello-kitty-jet/

Ripley's Has Largest Vampire Kit Collection

Vampire kits used to be all the rage for travelers in Europe, but thanks to Twilight's spawning vampire trend, they are now popular tourist bait for Ripley's Believe It Or Not. The museums now boast that they have th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/07/ripleys-has-largest-vampire-kit-collection/

Artist Shopdropped Her Work on Black Friday

Photo: Michelle Pred (planting her work into IKEA's inventory.) As crowds rushed to find deals at the Emeryville, CA IKEA store, one of them had a plan other than shopping.  Michelle Pred was actually placing her artwo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/07/artist-shopdropped-her-work-on-black-friday/

Steampunk House

Bruce and Melanie Rosenbaum of Massachusetts are pretty enthusiastic about steampunk. So much so that they have converted the entire interior of their home into a steampunk haven called Modvic (modern Victorian). The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/07/steampunk-house/

The Smallest Apartment in New York City

Zaarath and Christopher Prokop and their two cats live in the smallest apartment in New York City -- just 175 square feet. For its size, it's reasonably well-equipped with a shower, sink, toilet, refrigerator, and hotpl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/07/the-smallest-apartment-in-new-york-city/

Man Hiking the Length of the Amazon River

Former British Army officer Ed Stafford is well on his way to becoming the first person to hike the entire length of the Amazon river, from its source to its mouth. He's been hiking for 612 days and hopes to complete th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/07/man-hiking-the-length-of-the-amazon-river/

National Geographic International Photography Contest 2009

The National Geographic has just announced the winners of its fourth annual global photography contest. After receiving more than 200,000 submissions, here are the winners of the International...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/07/national-geographic-international-photography-contest-2009/

The Top Ten Flash Mobs of 2009

The year end lists are coming fast and furious! Here's one you don't see year after year, since flash mobs have only recently been numerous enough to invite ranking. Each one has a video, so you can see whether the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/07/the-top-ten-flash-mobs-of-2009/

When Is It Inappropriate to Use Your iPhone?

Any geek who is not quite sure if this is an appropriate time to pull out the iPhone can use this handy flowchart from Gizmodo. You can enlarge the chart at the link if you need to. Link -via Boing Boing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/07/when-is-it-inappropriate-to-use-your-iphone/

The World's Most Aggressive Dog Breeds

The most aggressive breeds of dogs may surprise you, because they are all so cute! A lot of people have misconceptions when it comes to which dog breeds are most aggressive and which ones aren’t. Aggressive dog...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/07/the-worlds-most-aggressive-dog-breeds/

More The Trouble With Young People Trading Cards

Remember Donald Mill's collection of Young People: The Trading Cards we featured before on Neatorama? Well, the crabby old fart (hey, that's what he called himself) has new ones.I'm particularly fond of #13 The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/07/more-the-trouble-with-young-people-trading-cards/

Affectionate Animals

It's great to see so much love in the animal kingdom especially when the world is so full of violence and hate. Enjoy these cute pictures of animals showing affection.http://www.timeidol.com/actions-push-boundaries-frien...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/07/affectionate-animals/

That's Not a Giant Figurine, That's a Cosplay

The photo-realistic plastic soldier figurine is actually a contestant from a cosplay competition at a comic con in Lucca, Italy. That's all that I have right now, but I'll update this post as more information filter...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/07/thats-not-a-giant-figurine-thats-a-cosplay/

Portraits of Power

A staff photographer for New Yorker magazine referred to only as Platon set up a studio in the United Nations building this past September to get portraits of as many world leaders as possible. For five days he took...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/07/portraits-of-power/

Back to School, Summer School, or Fast Times?

Think back about the school-related movies of the 1980s to get ready for today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss. You know the quotes, but can you remember which quote is from Back to School, Summer School, o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/07/back-to-school-summer-school-or-fast-times/

A Clock Redrawn by Hand Every Minute

(YouTube Link) When you watch this video, you might think that this is a man standing behind a sheet of plastic, re-drawing the hands on a clock face every minute. Actually, this clock by designer Maarten Baas is a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/07/a-clock-re-drawn-from-hand-every-minute/

Edible Chocolate Couch

Photo: Mocoloco Here at Neatorama, we've previously featured Leandro Erlich's amazing illusions. One of his more recent works is a couch made out of chocolate. Even at very close range, it looks just like a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/07/edible-chocolate-couch/

Billy Hall's Glowing Wood Sculptures

Photo: Glowing Wood Sculptures Artist Billy Hall uses a lathe to sculpt whole wood blocks thin enough to be used as lampshades. The shades are usually between 1/32 and 3/32 of an inch thick and coated with epoxy. Pi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/07/billy-halls-glowing-red-sculptures/

Pearl Harbor Relic Found in Home

Today marks the 68th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, in which  Japanese forces sent over a dozen U.S. ships to the bottom of the harbor.  In the middle of that attack was Coast Guardsman Willis Partridge,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/07/pearl-harbor-relic-found-in-home/

Space Chair, Best Commercial Ever

The mad scientists at Toshiba are at it again.  With the help of Simon Faithful, they created not only the world's highest HD TV ad, but one of the highest ads period.  By attaching their HD cameras to a weather balloo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/07/space-chair-best-commercial-ever/

Meet the Nudibranchs

[caption id="attachment_28049" align="aligncenter" width="468" caption="nudibranch photos from Raymond's Flickr"][/caption] WebEcoist rocks with an informative piece on a species commonly confused with a sea slug,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/07/meet-the-nudibranchs/






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