Archive for April 23rd, 2010

Seuss Army Knife

After you stop groaning, you can vote for this proposed Threadless T-shirt design by Ste7en. Link -via Nag on the Lakethreadless, Dr Seuss, visual pun, Swiss army knife...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/23/seuss-army-knife/

100 Year-Old Woman's First Computer is an iPad

(YouTube Link) Watch this elderly (but very sharp) woman interact with a computer for the first time in her life: We, Virginia's family, wish to say this video was made within minutes of her receiving her iPa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/23/100-year-old-womans-first-computer-is-an-ipad/

EyeDriver Technology Lets You Steer a Car with Your Eyes

(YouTube Link) SensoMotoric and the Free University of Berlin have developed a technology that allows a person to steer a car by moving his eyes. A camera tracks the eyes' movements and a computer uses this data to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/23/eyedriver-technology-lets-you-steer-a-car-with-your-eyes/

1Cup1Coffee

If you like geeky physics flash games, you're going to love 1cup1coffee.com. Here are some of my favorites: Destroy The Village Demolition Dude Multiball If you try one, come on back and let me know what l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/23/1cup1coffee/

Homemade Snowmobiles

English Russia has a gallery of snowmobiles made from scrap and repurposed materials.  The one above is arguably the most awesome: This bulky machine constructed by one enthusiast retiree from the Russian city of K...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/23/homemade-snowmobiles/

Super Mario Bros. Piranha Plant Sculpture

Jaime Margary (DeviantArt user kalapusa) created this realistic Super Mario Bros. Piranha Plant sculpture a couple of years ago, but I just found out about it today ... and was blown away by its sheer awesomeness!Hit pla...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/23/super-mario-bros-piranha-plant-sculpture/

Dog Leads Rescuers to Burning Building

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L53sAVRZUE4] YouTube link. A 23-year-old Alaskan was in his workshop when a heater unexpectedly ignited some chemicals, and the building suddenly burst into flames.  For help, h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/23/dog-leads-rescuers-to-burning-building/

The World's First Full-Face Transplant

Doctors in Spain have carried out the world's first full-face transplant. Although there have already been partial transplants, this was the most complex so far: It appears to include more bone and much more of t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/23/the-worlds-first-full-face-transplant/

Five Geeky Ways to Celebrate Shakespeare’s Birthday

If William Shakespeare hadn't died in 1616, he would be 446 years old today. In honor of the occasion, Geekosystem presents some things you can do to celebrate. Though Shakespeare’s influence tends to be thought o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/23/five-geeky-ways-to-celebrate-shakespeares-birthday/

Instants!

Instants! is a page of buttons you can use to insert appropriate phrases and sound effects whenever you need them. I can't wait for the opportunity to tell a joke (drumroll) punchline (yeah!). Before showing this to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/23/instants/

Why Does Mint Make Your Mouth Feel Cold?

When you chew a piece of mint gum and then take a drink, the drink seems colder than it would otherwise. It's not colder, that's an illusion from your brain and a protein called TRPM8. TRPM8 doesn’t just respond t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/23/why-does-mint-make-your-mouth-feel-cold/

The Raven

(vimeo link) Peruvian filmmaker Ricardo de Montreuil made the short film The Raven on a budget of only $5,000. It is based on a treatment for a potential film trilogy. I won't give any details, just enjoy the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/23/the-raven-2/

Are Videos Games an Art Form?

The question of whether video games can be considered an art form is raging across the internet. Game designer Kellee Santiago asserted in a TED talk that they can be. Film critic Roger Ebert responded that video games a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/23/are-videos-games-an-art-form/

The Architectural Triumph of the Parthenon

The Parthenon in Athens, Greece is one of those places we all hope to see close up before we die. It's an awe-inspiring monument of ancient Greece. The Parthenon is a ruin to this day. Some of its sculptures were...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/23/the-architectural-triumph-of-the-parthenon/

Circular Bookcase

Designer David Garcia made this circular bookcase that the reader can use for both storage and transportation: ARCHIVE II, a round wheel book archive, functions as a nomadic library, where the user can travel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/23/circular-bookcase/

The Tangled Roots of American Dance Crazes

Some dances that we learned as kids were not at all new, or not nearly as new as we thought they were! Here are the origins of five dances you might have tried at one time or another. Fight for Your Right to E...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/23/the-tangled-roots-of-american-dance-crazes/

Early Graduation Honors for Ailing Student

Eighteen-year-old Connor Olson of Tonganoxie, Kansas spent the past year fighting bone cancer. Earlier this month, he suffered a stroke that left him paralyzed on one side. But he also achieved the rank of Eagle Scout an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/23/early-graduation-honors-for-ailing-student/






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