Archive for June 7th, 2010

Neatorella: A Super Hot NeatoFriend!

A couple of days ago, I asked for your help for NeatoFriend ideas. I was tickled pink that Neatoramanaut oezicomix created this super-hot NeatoFriend: Neatorella (with a ray gun suggested by Gauldar). Thanks Özi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/07/neatorella-a-super-hot-neatofriend/

Please Don't Jump: PostSecret Fans Try to Save a Life

When an anonymous postcard was delivered to PostSecret from an illegal immigrant in San Francisco contemplating jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge, the PostSecret community sprang to action: a Facebook group called "...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/07/please-dont-jump-postsecret-fans-try-to-save-a-life/

Rice University Students Invented Salad Spinner Centrifuge to Detect Anemia

In the Beyond Traditional Borders program at Rice University, students collaborate to create ingenious alternatives to medical devices for use in Third World countries (that otherwise wouldn't be able to afford conventio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/07/rice-university-students-invented-salad-spinner-centrifuge-to-detect-anemia/

Light Graffiti Action Movie

(YouTube Link) Over at NeatoGeek, we've previously featured the miscreant Jedi of filmmaker Freddie Wong. His latest project is a short action film created with stop-motion light graffiti. It was shot over thirtee...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/07/light-graffiti-action-movie/

Crocodiles Surf Between Islands

Crocodiles are great swimmers over short distances in shallow water, but their habitats stretch across the oceans. How did they travel such great distances? Zoologists at the University of Queensland think that they ha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/07/crocodiles-surf-between-islands/

The Top Ten Strongmen

Over the last couple hundred years, many men made a living demonstrating feats of strength, by wrestling, weightlifting, or other stunts such as pulling trains. Ask Men has a list of the ten most memorable, including The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/07/the-top-ten-strongmen/

A Wedding Inside a Shark Tank

(YouTube link) April Pignataro and Michael Curry of New York City got married yesterday. The bride wore a white wetsuit and the groom wore a traditional black wetsuit as they climbed inside a 120,000 gallon shark tank...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/07/a-wedding-inside-a-shark-tank/

Tokyo Microrentals

[caption id="attachment_32100" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Microrentals and dead space"][/caption] Rental space in Tokyo is hard to find and it's pricey. Many low income people are forced to live in tiny pl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/07/tokyo-microrentals/

Locals vs. Tourists

Blue pictures were taken by locals. Red pictures were taken by tourists. Yellow pictures might be by either. If you live in a tourist town like I do you know that there is a whole lot happening that tourists never se...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/07/locals-vs-tourists/

Mars!

(vimeo link) When humans explore other planets, there's a possibility we may overlook something important. This animation was produced by Joe Bichard and Jack Cunningham. -via Laughing Squidmars, animation, space expl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/07/mars/

Bernie Madoff's New Life Behind Bars

You'd think that prison would be kind of hard for Bernie Madoff, the perpetrator of what has been described as the largest Ponzi scheme in history. After all, he's used to the lifestyle of the rich and famous.In the outs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/07/bernie-madoffs-new-life-behind-bars/

The Blind Photographer

Just because they can't see, it doesn't mean that blind people can't be artists. Indeed, there's NEBA - the National Exhibits of Blind Artists - an organization dedicated to showcasing the work of artists who are blind o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/07/the-blind-photographer/

Dog Lost Puppy, Adopted Kittens

Here's a tale of two-year-old chihuahua named Buttercup, who lost her puppy hours after giving birth to it and ended up finding love by adopting two litters of kittens:The bittersweet tale began two weeks ago when Bu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/07/dog-lost-puppy-adopted-kittens/

Long Lines for the Metal Detector? Carry a Weapon and Skip the Security Checkpoint!

Lobbyists in Texas are signing up for concealed handgun permits by droves. Why? It's not that they all want to pack heat when coming to lobby in the Lone Star state Capitol, rather, they found a loophole to skip the long...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/07/long-lines-for-the-metal-detector-carry-a-weapon-and-skip-the-security-checkpoint/

Testicle Plush by I Heart Guts

This Father's Day, give dad something he won't ever forget: tell 'im to play with his balls - no you silly, this Testicle Plush from I Heart Guts (or if you're more into sappy display of love and emotions, how about the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/07/testicle-plush-by-i-heart-guts/

Space Your Face

Great news! I'm going to be on STS-134, NASA's final Space Shuttle mission! Well, at least my face is, and you can send yours too. Choose between STS-133 (Discovery) or Endeavour's historic flight, and the cost is free....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/07/space-your-face/

Tiny Art Director Book and Contest

W00t! We're happy to announce a nifty guest blog by Bill Zeman of Tiny Art Director (featured previously on Neatorama a while back) over at our baby and kids blog NeatoBambino, as well as a really neat contest (more on t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/07/tiny-art-director-book-and-contest/

Calvin Minus Hobbes

It's like Garfield Minus Garfield, but with replaces the living, imaginary Hobbes of Calvin & Hobbes with the inanimate stuffed animal. I'm not sure who is the photoshop artist responsible, so I'll wit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/07/calvin-minus-hobbes/

Flyfire: Flying Pixels Put You Inside a 3D Monitor

What do you get when you mix tiny remote-controlled helicopters, LEDs, and MIT Researchers? Introducing Flyfire, an awesome project that aims to produce fully immersive and interactive environment. It's sort of like bein...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/07/flyfire-flying-pixels-put-you-inside-a-3d-monitor/

A 3 Foot Deep Cabin

The designer Nils Holger Moormann, the creator of the bookinist chair, now brings us Walden, a 3 foot deep garden shed with a convenient nook for everything you need. It includes a skylight, a place to sit, and a small s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/07/a-3-foot-deep-cabin/

Artist Created Exact Copy of Hubble Telescope

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Eku38oZAMc] [YouTube - Link] Why would you want to spend 3 months of your life making an exact model of the Hubble Telescope? According to the artist, Peter Hennessey, it's beca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/07/artist-created-exact-copy-of-hubble-telescope/

6 Wild Japanese Subcultures

Japan often seems like a cartoon, or a mythical place that couldn't actually exist. Cracked has come up with 6 more reasons why it's hard to imagine that people really do live there... including Dekotoro, the art of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/07/6-wild-japanese-subcultures/

Titan May Have Life

The disappearance of hydrogen near the surface of Saturn's moon, Titan, could be evidence of hydrogen breathing lifeforms. There's some exciting—and potentially confusing—news coming out of the NASA's Cassini S...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/07/titan-may-have-life/

Is There a ‘Chicken Soup’ for that Soul?

The original book Chicken Soup for the Soul is 17 years old. There have been sequels published about every topic imaginable -or maybe not. In today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss, you'll be given a Chicken Sou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/07/is-there-a-%e2%80%98chicken-soup-for-that-soul/

You Call That Art?

The following is an article from Uncle John's Triumphant 20th Anniversary Bathroom Reader. If you were to see some of the tacky stuff that adorns the walls here at the BRI, you may not think we are qualifie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/07/you-call-that-art/

Chef Bans Customers For Wasting Food

Like mama said, you better eat your food when you dine at this restaurant. Sydney chef Yukako Ichikawa will throw you out of her restaurant for not finishing all of your food:''They are picky eaters. I do not want to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/07/chef-bans-customers-for-wasting-food/

Reverse Engineering McDonald's French Fries

J. Kenji Lopez-Alt of The Food Lab (over at Serious Eats) likes a challenge, so he decided to reverse engineer what is considered to be world's most perfect fries: McDonald's french fries....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/07/reverse-engineering-mcdonalds-french-fries/






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