Archive for May 1st, 2010

The Geek Dad Interview

Most Neatoramanauts know all about Ken Denmead's Geek Dad blog over on Wired.com. But did you know Ken has a book coming out? Yep, in just a couple days you'll be able to curl up with a pantload of geeky projects per...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/01/the-geek-dad-interview-and-contest/

Damien Walters' Latest Display of Awesome

We've seen Damien Walters before here at Neatorama, but he's back with a new video chock full of absolutely sick moves. For instance, previously he did a long rolling vault while undressing; this time he does it while dr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/01/damien-walters-latest-display-of-awesome/

Dateline: Silver Age

Here's a blog that consists of newspaper headlines that appeared in comic books. The lack of context makes them funnier than they were ever intended to be! Link -via Metafilter comic books, super heroes, newspapers, he...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/01/dateline-silver-age/

Nuclear Reactor Cutaways

Have you ever wondered what the inside of a nuclear reactor looks like? BibliOdyssey has a collection of posters showing cutaways of existing reactors around the world from the magazine Nuclear Engineering. The reactor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/01/nuclear-reactor-cutaways/

Electron Boy Saves Seattle

Erik Martin always wanted to be a superhero. The 13-year-old even designed his own secret identity as Electron Boy. On Thursday, his wish came true with the help of the regional chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Eri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/01/electron-boy-saves-seattle/

Facade Printer Sprays Images with Paintball Gun

(Video Link) The Facade Printer is a computer-controlled paintball gun. It was developed by the German design group Sonice Development GmbH and can paint images onto a wall: It consists of a two-axis turntabl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/01/facade-printer-sprays-images-with-paintball-gun/

Fart-Absorbing Blanket

(YouTube Link) It's called the "Better Marriage Blanket" and is supposed to absorb noxious bodily odors. The advertisement claims that the carbon fabric lining of this blanket keeps flatulence beneath the covers....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/01/fart-absorbing-blanket/

Swimming Pool Optical Illusion

We've previously featured the optical illusions of artist Leando Erlich. One that we've missed is this installation at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Japan. It looks like a swimming pool,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/01/swimming-pool-optical-illusion/

Banksy Steals Band Name Then Gives Them $300,000 Painting

What do you do if you are a member of a band and someone keeps sending you emails claiming to the the artist known as Banksy, and asking you to change the name of your band? That actually happened to the band Exit Thro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/01/banksy-steals-band-name-then-gives-them-300000-painting/

The Fanciful Designs of Steven Johnson

No, it's not a picture of Neatorama's corporate offices (we don't get a mobile shower unit). It's an office design proposal by artist, designer, and inventor Steven M. Johnson. He has all sorts of creative if quest...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/01/the-fanciful-designs-of-steven-johnson/

Robot Balances on Ball, Serves Drinks

(YouTube Link) Researchers at Tohoku Gakuin University in Japan have developed a robot that stays balanced on a ball, even when it's pushed or heavy loads are placed on top. Three independent rotors spin to k...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/01/robot-balances-on-ball-serves-drinks/

Man Claims to Have Had No Food or Drink for 70 Years

I've sat on this story for a week because it seemed like an obvious hoax. But Prahlad Jani, who claims to have consumed no food or drink for seventy years, has spent six days in a hospital in India under strict observat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/01/man-claims-to-have-had-no-food-or-drink-for-70-years/

Denmark Wipes Toilet Paper Competition

Congratulations to Denmark, which uses less toilet paper than any other Western nation: The problem of toilet paper waste has been brought to the forefront of the media through a comprehensive, worldwide usage stu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/01/denmark-wipes-toilet-paper-competition/

Orville Wright's Home-Made Bread Slicer

When he wasn't too busy making airplanes, Orville Wright made another interesting household gadget seen above. From our pal What Is It? blog:Orville Wright liked his bread sliced at a particular thickness and built t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/01/orville-wrights-home-made-bread-slicer/

This Week at Neatorama

Because of the huge number of stories, links, and videos on Neatorama this past week, it's possible you might have missed some of our original articles. We don't want that to happen! Jill Harness was very busy writing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/01/this-week-at-neatorama/

Notice Anything Different?

Hello Neatoramanauts! Notice anything different? In addition to the new look, we've also launched a couple of new sub-blogs on Neatorama. The first, NeatoBambino, is a blog about ba...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/01/notice-anything-different/
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