Archive for June 9th, 2010

The Disney Mobile

Not much to say, other than, Are you SERIOUS? Clearly this guy is, at least about all things Disney. I spotted this car cruising around Los Angeles and had to take some photos. Think it's safe to say...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/09/the-disney-mobile/

What's In A Twinkie?

With 37 ingredients it might be easier to list what isn't in a Twinkie.A popular rule of thumb among proponents of healthy food is that the fewer ingredients there are in something, better it is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/09/whats-in-a-twinkie/

Painting On The Human Form To Save Tigers

Body painting is an art form that began in tribalist cultures. Contemporary artist Craig Tracy uses various paint techniques on a canvas of human skin to create incredible nature and animal works.Tigers have always...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/09/painting-on-the-human-form-to-save-tigers/

How Dinosaurs Learned to Fly

(National Film Board link) You know how your Mom always said, "If your friends all jumped off a cliff, would you jump, too?" Apparently, the dinosaurs did just that. The Film Board of Canada presents this charming 199...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/09/how-dinosaurs-learned-to-fly/

The Physics of Walking on Water

Featuring a group of friends running on top of the water, "Liquid Mountaineering" was an international sensation on YouTube, getting more than 4.5 millions hits in just over a month. But this week it was confir...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/09/the-physics-of-walking-on-water/

The NBC Pipes

To fill time while they waited for an appearance on The Jack Paar Program in 1964, Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Don Sahlin and Jerry Juhl decorated some pipes in their dressing room. They left a note that said, "With l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/09/the-nbc-pipes/

Animal Attraction

Wildlife experts have found that perfumes made for humans can attract wild animals. Zoos use this knowledge to encourage big cats to explore their habitats. Researchers use perfume to "bait" camera traps, so they can pho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/09/animal-attraction/

15 Great Movies That Were Never Finished

Pop Crunch has a list of fifteen ambitious or original movies that never completed production. Among them is an adaptation of John Kennedy Toole landmark novel A Confederacy of Dunces: The b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/09/15-great-movies-that-were-never-finished/

Edible Wood in the Future!

Won't the future be grand? This snippet from 1934 talks about how science will break us free from our diet restraints, allowing us to feast on piles of wood. It's refreshing how optimistic and full of wonder visions...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/09/edible-wood-in-the-future/

How Memory Lies

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kf9W7cxi48g] [YouTube - Link] This American Life, the well known show on NPR, had its television debut a couple years ago. This animation is from their second season and reveal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/09/how-memory-lies/

A Paper Apartment

Artist Don Lucho has created "Casa de Karton": an entire apartment (including a toilet, a bed, and even utensils) out of paper and cardboard. While his motivation is unclear, it's still pretty impressive. The apartm...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/09/a-paper-apartment/

The Crib Prefab Shelter

Broadhurst Architects, Inc. have designed a prefab shelter called "The Crib," that seems great for an outdoor weekend retreat, or as a home addition. With a great utilization of space, and a creative use of a garage door...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/09/the-crib-prefab-shelter/

USB Streets

Australia has streets that look oddly like USB cords strewn across the floor of a rain-damaged basement. It turns out the ends of the "cords" are actually buildings, and you can view the Google...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/09/usb-streets/

Ebola Cured in Monkeys -- Are Humans Next?

Ebola has a 90% fatality rate among infected humans. But scientists are hopeful that a successful treatment recently tested on monkeys can be used to develop a human counterpart: Seven of the nine monkeys in the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/09/ebola-cured-in-monkeys-are-humans-next/

Woman Calls 911 Asking for a Husband

(Video Link) A woman was arrested for calling 911 five times over a three day period, asking for a husband: The dispatcher was flabbergasted by the requests and asked Audrey Scott, of Alliance, Ohio "You need...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/09/woman-calls-911-asking-for-a-husband/

The Top 10 Canines of Science

Dogs have contributed to our scientific knowledge in many ways, from the dog who sniffs out cancer to the Soviet space dog to prehistoric canine fossils. Pictured is Snuppy, the first ever cloned dog, beside his older, g...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/09/the-top-10-canines-of-science/

Sausage Vending Machine

Izarzugaza, a traditional butcher shop chain in northern Spain, has come up with a solution for the perennial problem of a 2 AM craving for chorizo: Not long ago the store began selling online, however, and de...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/09/sausage-vending-machine/

Optimus Prime Out of Truck Parts

The Chinese have proven their love for Optimus Prime again... this time, a group of graduating students constructed a 9 meter tall, 4 ton hybrid Optimus Prime and Guan Gong (legendary Chinese hero) out of used car parts....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/09/optimus-prime-out-of-truck-parts/

Redesigned Traffic Light for the Color Blind

The Uni-Signal is a very simple redesign of the traditional color-coded traffic light that would help people with color blindness drive more safely. A person who can't read the colors will be able to read the shape...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/09/redesigned-traffic-light-for-the-color-blind/

Poof! 5 Magic Word Origins

Hocus-cadabra! I mean, abraca-pocus! Oh, alacazam!So, sure. We’ve all had those days where we wish we could say a couple words, wave a wand, and all our problems would be—hey presto! Gone.Link - via uniqueda...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/09/poof-5-magic-word-origins/

Ironing Virtuoso Is Like Baryshnikov on Fabric

(YouTube Link) This video of an unknown provenance shows a man ironing pants like he's performing an elaborate dance. via Gizmodo | Previously: Ironing Man Takes Villains to the Cleanersironing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/09/ironing-virtuoso-is-like-baryshnikov-on-fabric/

Mathematical Star Placement on the US Flag

Quick! How many stars are on this flag? No, it's not the American flag we use now, but a pattern with 51 stars, which will be needed if Puerto Rico becomes a state. Mathematician Skip Garibaldi worked out the most geomet...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/09/mathematical-star-placement-on-the-us-flag/

Terrestrial Shrub Rover

(YouTube link) What's this for? I don't know! Ain't it cool, though? Still, it might be better with some music. -via Gorilla Mask Bush, shrub, vehicle...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/09/terrestrial-shrub-rover/

Lunokhod 1

In 1970, during the Luna 17 mission, the Soviet space program landed the first ever remote-controlled vehicle on the moon. Lunokhod 1 spent eleven months taking pictures of the moon's surface, and sent back about 20,000...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/09/lunokhod-1/




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