Archive for June 11th, 2010

Minimalist Movie Posters

There's a set of 54 beautifully designed minimalist movie posters over at NewsRadio 1290 WJNO, including Jaws, The Dark Knight, and Star Wars, though my favorites have to be The Fly and Psycho. It's wonderful how the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/11/minimalist-movie-posters/

Papervore Coffee Table

The Papervore is a truly epic paper shredder that devours the junk mail piles that accumulate on any coffee table. It's visually appealing, and damn, it looks fun. This coffee, called The Papervore, table has a han...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/11/papervore-eats-paper/

Cookie Monster's Debut

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJVU-7WinQc] [YouTube - Link] Cookie Monster apparently began his life as a creepily toothed puppet in an IBM training video. Whether the technical information being conveyed is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/11/cookie-monsters-debut/

Roomba Robot Tour Guide

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PF2qZ-O3yAM] [YouTube - Link] There's a German robot named Robotinho that cruises around on 4 linked Roombas, operating as a tour guide at the Deutsches Museum Bonn. I would be t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/11/roomba-robot-tour-guide/

Goooooooaaaaaaaal for Team Geek!

No doubt due in small part to you Neatoramanauts, our friend Ken Denmead's Geek Dad book is about to hit the New York Times best-sellers list and is presently ranked #25 on Amazon! Big big neato-congrats to our pal Ken....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/11/goooooooaaaaaaaal-for-team-geek/

Phrenological Protection

Wear your mental and moral faculties on the outside for a change! Protect your brain by wearing a bike helmet decorated with a phrenology chart custom matched to your personality. http://www.bellehelmets.com -...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/11/phrenological-protection/

The Man Who Sold Everything He Owned to Buy a Lamborghini and Drive Across the Country

Richard Jordan had the American Dream unfolding before him: cars, a nice house, and a fiance. Then she left him suddenly, and Jordan didn't know what to make of his life. So he used all of his life savings to buy a Lam...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/11/the-man-who-sold-everything-he-owned-to-buy-a-lamborghini-and-drive-across-the-country/

Time-Lapse Pen Drawing

(YouTube Link) This time-lapse video shows artist Paul Alexander Thornton drawing a detailed human skull with bic pens. The four and a half minute video represents two days of work. via Nerdcore | Artist's Websit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/11/time-lapse-pen-drawing/

A Simple Venn Diagram

This picture explains how Venn diagrams work better than most explanations, without any words at all. Link -via The Daily Whatduck, beaver, platypus, Venn diagram, musical instrument, keytar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/11/a-simple-venn-diagram/

The Hidden Posters of Notting Hill Gate

Workers on the renovation of London Underground's Notting Hill Gate Station were recently surprised (flabbergasted in fact) to discover a long abandoned passageway with all the original advertising posters from the 1950s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/11/the-hidden-posters-of-notting-hill-gate/

Hot US Politicians

This site Sexual Congress has nothing to do with political scandals; it is rather like a "hot or not" site where you will be shown two members of the US Congress, and you decide who is the sexier of the two. Politicians...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/11/hot-us-politicians/

The Crate Fan Cometh

South African artist Porky Hefer (yes, that's his real name) has created, with the help of a certain beverage giant, this massive 42 foot high Crate Fan.  It is made from, you guessed it, coke crates and ha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/11/the-crate-fan-cometh/

12 Animals Mistaken for Mythical Creatures

I consider myself a big animal lover but okapis, diprotodon, and the good old oar-fish really stumped me. (bonus points to any of you who've heard of these animals before viewing the slide show! :)Some animals are so...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/11/12-animals-mistaken-for-mythical-creatures/

Threads of the Story - Mad Men & Fashion

[caption id="attachment_32253" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Mad Men–inspired Barbie dolls"][/caption] It's almost here! Season 4 premieres on July 25th! Meantime, here's a cool behind-the-scenes chat with...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/11/threads-of-the-story-mad-men-fashion/

22 Fictional Characters Whose Names You Don’t Know

You know them, you love them (at least some of them), but you might not know that Captain Crunch, The Comic Book Guy, Mr. Clean, the Michelin Man, and the patient in the game Operation all have given names. It's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/11/22-fictional-characters-whose-names-you-dont-know/

Chicken Lays Record-Breaking Egg

A hen in Eastwood, UK, lay an egg that was 9.1 inches in diameter, exceeding the standing record of 8.6 inches: Hens' eggs typically have a circumference of 5.5 inches and are 2.3 inches long. Mr Barbouti, a 64...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/11/chicken-lays-record-breaking-egg/

The MacGyver Fact-Check

With nothing more than his trusty Swiss Army knife, some duct tape, and a wad of gum, MacGyver can make his way out of any predicament ...or can he? It's time to fact-check the 1980s icon and his most outrageous esca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/11/the-macgyver-fact-check/

Crocheted Gold Furniture

This is "Bon Bon Gold" by Dutch designer Marcel Wanders. It's a hollow chair made of crocheted rope that holds its form due to heavy coatings of resin and gold. At his website, you can view similar pieces of furnit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/11/crocheted-gold-furniture/

Lightsaber Is Actually a Fairly Powerful Laser

The people at Wicked Lasers removed the laser from a Casio projector and put it into something that looks like a lightsaber prop. The Spyder III is not a toy, but is actually quite dangerous: It will blind pe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/11/lightsaber-is-actually-a-fairly-powerful-laser/

Each Dot is a Galaxy Containing Billions of Stars

Photo: ESA & SPIRE Consortium & HerMES consortiaIn 1986, astronomer Felix J. Lockman discovered a curious region in space where there is little neutral hydrogen gas. This region, called the Lockman Hole, provides...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/11/each-dot-is-a-galaxy-containing-billions-of-stars/






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