Archive for June 8th, 2010

LEGO Key Light

LEGO Key Light - $7.95Here's a fun (and quite affordable) keychain for the LEGO lovers in your life: the LEGO Key Light shaped like a minifig: LinkSee also: LEGO Dynamo Torch | LEGO Head LampLego, minifig, keychain, LED...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/08/lego-key-light/

Hard Candy Jewels

Think of them as edible rhinestones, or maybe lollipops without sticks. Chica and Jo not only have the recipe and step-by-step illustrated instructions for making hard candy jewels, but also warnings about what could...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/08/hard-candy-jewels/

Early Computer Animated Short Horror Films

(YouTube Link) Cole Stryker of Urlesque found this bizarre video. It and others like it were made by YouTube user Jim Wilson in the early 1990s using an Amiga computer and then recorded onto VHS. They're...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/08/early-computer-animated-short-horror-films/

Oxygen

(vimeo link) Oxygen tries to make friends with other elements, with varying results. This animation was Christopher Hendryx's senior project a year ago at the Ringling College of Art + Design. -via Metafilter dig...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/08/oxygen/

A Look at How China Manipulates the News

Yang Liwei became China's first astronaut when he orbited the earth in 2003. Cameras were rolling as Yang emerged smiling from the space capsule after his landing. It appeared to be a perfect mission. But was it? In...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/08/a-look-at-how-china-manipulates-the-news/

Busted at the Border!

What could be more innocuous than a hose reel in the back of a pick up truck full of gardening equipments? Obviously it's a gardener going to work, right?Would you have guessed that it's a cleverly disguised bin used to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/08/busted-at-the-border/

This Is Your Brain on Computers

Remember the old Public Service Announcement "This is Your Brain on Drugs?" Well, forget drugs - there's a new and more insidious danger for your brain: computers.This is your brain on computers.Sc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/08/this-is-your-brain-on-computers/

Ever Tried Sea Salt Latte and Squid-Ink Bun?

As an admitted coffee junkie, I'm curious about this NPR story about this new drink from 85C, a coffee chain from Taiwan, sea salt latte: "It's really unique," says Stephanie Peng, manager of the company's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/08/ever-tried-sea-salt-latte-and-squid-ink-bun/

NPR Explains "NPR-Ness"

Talkin' bout National Public Radio, here's a tremendously fun video clip produced by its CEO Vivian Schiller, for the All Things D Conference, explaining the secret sauce of National Public Radio's success: "NPR-nes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/08/npr-explains-npr-ness/

Man Proposed in Sewer, Woman Flushed and As-Septic

If this marriage ends up down the drain, you can't blame the couple. After all, it did start out in the sewer:It's not the most romantic spot for a marriage proposal but it’s one that worked for Steven Sparks -...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/08/man-proposed-in-sewer-woman-flushed-and-as-septic/

"Carpet of Frogs" Plague Greece

Poor Greece. First it was the whole debt crisis, then came this pestilence of frogs:Greek officials say a horde of frogs has forced the closure of a key northern highway for two hours.Thessaloniki traffic po...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/08/carpet-of-frogs-plague-greece/

Mammoth Ate Own Poo

Why did woolly mammoth go extinct? Scientists discovered that the none-too-smart animal enjoyed - and I quote - "poo-snack":... a team led by Bas van Geel of the University of Amsterdam found fungus spores...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/08/mammoth-ate-own-poo/

Man Showed Up For First Day At Work Covered in Blood of Girlfriend He Just Murdered

Was your first day on the job a little bit rough? I'm sure it was probably nothing compared to 39-year-old Terry Billups. He was arrested when he showed up for his first day at work covered in the blood of his girlfriend...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/08/man-showed-up-for-first-day-at-work-covered-in-blood-of-girlfriend-he-just-murdered/

The Amazing Spider-Dog

No fence is going to stop this Spider-Dog! Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via ArbroathNot impressed? How about this Tree-Climbing Dog?[YouTube Clip]dog, tree, climb...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/08/the-amazing-spider-dog/

Sexual Armor

In 1908, Ellen E. Perkins of Beaver Bay, Minnesota, was appalled the side effects of masturbation (which was actually a vast improvement over the accepted medical view a few decades earlier) It is a deplorable but we...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/08/sexual-armor/

Topographical Crime Maps

Doug McCune, who descibes himself as a "data visualization engineer", created 3D crime maps for San Francisco. They look like topographical elevation maps because raised portions represent reported criminal incident...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/08/topographical-crime-maps/

Google's World Cup Salute

On Google search today, if you enter "world cup", the logo at the bottom of the page is quite different. Link -via The Daily Whatgoogle, World Cup, easter egg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/08/googles-world-cup-salute/

15 Retro Video Game Company Logos and their Modern-Day Counterparts

Video game company logos, as logos for any company, evolve and update if they are lucky enough to survive enough years. Geekosystem has a look at how they've changed. Most of these logos look much better now. Appare...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/08/15-retro-video-game-company-logos-and-their-modern-day-counterparts/

7 Jobs That Sound like a Joke

There are a number of real-life occupations out there with titles equally (if not more) crazy. You might tell someone you are a bikini inspector or a mattress tester, but these people can tell about their occupation with...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/08/7-jobs-that-sound-like-a-joke/

A Hotel Made Out Of Garbage

Corona has teamed up with environmental artist HA Schult to draw attention to the sorry state of the European shoreline. On June 3rd the Save the Beach campaign opened a pop-up hotel in Rome, designed by S...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/08/a-hotel-made-out-of-garbage/

Phone Piano

It's one thing to play music on a modern gadget -many people can tap out "Happy Birthday" on a cell phone. It's quite another to perform classical pieces! Believe it or not, this person is playing "Rondo Alla Turka" {aud...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/08/phone-piano/

Milo's Journey

(vimeo link) A young boy, sad, lonely and in hospital after the death of his parents is visited by a strange but benign magical creature.  Quite simply a lovely animation by Adan Garcia who worked on this for ove...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/08/milos-journey/
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