Archive for February 11th, 2010

Computer Bug

(YouTube link) A praying mantis is trying to catch the cursor on a computer screen! After the video was recorded, the insect was taken outside and set loose. -via Arbroathinsect, cursor, praying mantis, prey...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/11/computer-bug/

Skateboarding Dog Snowboards in Winter

If you've never seen Tillman the bulldog ride a skateboard, check it out.  We also featured his ability to transfer his love of the board to video games; here he is trying to play along to Tony Hawk.  He also surfs....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/11/skateboarding-dog-snowboards-in-winter/

David Lynch's A Goofy Movie

(YouTube Link) This mashup by YouTube user Cody Richeson takes Disney's 1995 flick A Goofy Movie and re-imagines it as a spooky and surreal David Lynch film. Goofy's relationship with his son Max is even mor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/11/david-lynchs-a-goofy-movie/

Post Apocalyptic Goggles

If the next Road Warrior Weekend event is anywhere near me, I just might have to suit up.  These would be first on the shopping list for my costume, although they are also apparently popular at raves and for those...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/11/post-apocalyptic-goggles/

Norwegian Sunrise

Cineflex - Norwegian sunrise from Leif Holand on Vimeo. Leif Holland captured these magnificent shots from a helicopter zooming around the peaks of the Sunnmøre region of western Norway.  A majestic reminder of th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/11/norwegian-sunrise/

Ex Men

Our pal Dan Piraro is auctioning the original Bizarro Sunday Comic strip above on eBay. It's for a good cause (National Cartoonists Society Foundation - who knew there's such a thing?) and it's currently going for way be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/11/ex-men/

Satellite Photo of the 2010 Snowpocalypse

Photo: Jeff Schmaltz / MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA GSFCCall it snowmageddon, snowpocalypse or just plain ol' record snowstorm, this satellite photo of the mid-Atlantic states by NASA's Terra orbiter is breathtaking:*...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/11/satellite-photo-of-the-2010-snowpocalypse/

H.R. Giger Cake

The H.R. Giger Cake is a creation of Jet City Cakes. The cake is named for the designer who gave us the Alien from Alien. Perfect for the wedding of two avid sci-fi fans, this confection features two Chestburs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/11/h-r-giger-cake/

Tokyoflash Wants Your Concept Watch Designs

Our friends over at Tokyoflash have a new blog where they feature concept designs of upcoming Tokyoflash watches.The best thing is that all you budding product engineers can submit your design and give feedback to concep...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/11/tokyoflash-wants-your-concept-watch-designs/

America's Longest-Married Couple Responds to Your Advice Queries via Twitter

Herbert and Zelmyra Fisher, aged 104 and 102 respectively, have been married for 86 years -- longer than any other living couple in the US. They are now using Twitter to dispense relationship advice to other couples:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/11/worlds-longest-married-couple-responds-to-your-advice-queries-via-twitter/

Post-Apocalyptic Wizard of Oz Figurines

The modeler Static Painting made these figurines that imagine The Wizard of Oz as a story of the post-apocalyptic genre. If you missed it, be sure to check out Stacy's roundup of trivia related to the movie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/11/post-apocalyptic-wizard-of-oz-figurines/

The 5 Scariest Experiments That Scientists Are Working on Right Now

Scientists -- with their flesh-eating robots and whatnot -- are always out to get us. Popular Science turns up the fear factor by telling us about five experiments and projects currently underway that (if exagg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/11/the-5-scariest-experiments-that-scientists-are-working-on-right-now/

Jumping Off a Five-Story Building into a Snow Drift

(YouTube Link) This Russian-language video shows people jumping off a five-story building into a snow drift in the town of Magadan in Far Eastern Russia. Would any Russian-speaking Neatoramanaut care to translate f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/11/jumping-off-a-five-story-building-into-a-snow-drift/

iPhone Sausage Stylus

iPhone styluses (stylusi?) can be difficult to operate while wearing gloves, which can make winter use challenging. In South Korea, some inventive users have begun inserting the stylus into sausages and then holding the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/11/iphone-sausage-stylus/

The Amazing Tromp L'Oeil Art of Eric Grohe

Mural artist Eric Grohe is a master of Tromp l'oeil, the art of illusion. Believe it or not, the right side of the building shown is completely flat! He believes that his art should involve, challenge a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/11/the-amazing-tromp-loeil-art-of-eric-grohe/

What Is It? Game 127

Hooray! It's time for our collaboration with the always awesome What is it? Blog. Can you guess what the strange object above is for?Place your guess in the comment section. One entry per comment, please - though you can...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/11/what-is-it-game-127/

VideoSift Clips of the Week

(Links open in a new browser window/tab) How to Clear the snow off a Roof Actually, we're not sure how they did- but you can't deny it's a good method. Link A...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/11/videosift-clips-of-the-week-48/

Neatorama Shop Update - Feb 2010

Back in stock at the Neatorama Shop: Road Mice - Dodge Challenger | More Road Mice  ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/11/neatorama-shop-update-feb-2010-2/

Sea Urchins "See" with Spikes

Sea urchins don't technically have eyes, but they can "see," according to Sonke Johnsen of Duke University:The spiky body of a sea urchin acts as one big, spine-covered eye, confirms a new study that tested...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/11/sea-urchins-see-with-spikes/

Iron Snail: Mother Nature's Steampunk

The scaly-foot gastropod (Crysomallon squamiferum) is one badass deep sea snail. Not only does it live in the foot of black smokers at the Kairei hydrothermal vent field, with temperatures reaching 725 °F, i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/11/iron-snail-mother-natures-steampunk/

Are Coupons Worth the Hassle?

When the going gets tough, the tough ... cuts coupons? Sure you can save a buck here and there with coupons but do the savings really matter? You may laugh at the average saving per coupon (about a buck fifty) but that's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/11/are-coupons-worth-the-hassle/

Heart of Glass

We don't know whether Eva Milinkovic of Tsunami Glassworks was inspired by Blondie's Heart Of Glass when she created her version of a glass heart, but whatever her inspiration, the art piece - titled ventricle vessel - t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/11/heart-of-glass/

Oarfish May Be the Source of Sea Serpent Legend

In this Discovery video, which has hit the tubes recently, you'll see what is called an oarfish.  Normally fish that look like this don't rise anywhere near the surface of the sea.  They say in the video that this crit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/11/oarfish-may-be-the-source-of-sea-serpent-legend/

Ethiopian Cross-country Skier

(YouTube link) At the opening ceremonies for the Vancouver Olympics Friday, Robel Teklemariam will carry the flag for Ethiopia. Teklemariam is a cross-country skier from a country that has no snow. He came to the Un...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/11/ethiopian-cross-country-skier/






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