Archive for June 22nd, 2010

Plates That Tell You How To Eat

Designers Rui Pereira and Hafsteinn Juliusson, have created a collection of dining plates for HAF, that reminds us of the fundamental values of healthy eating. You already have parents and/or kids telling...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/22/plates-that-tell-you-how-to-eat/

Dog vs. Car

Who do you think will win? Watch what happens when the driver of this car dares to honk at a street dog: Link [embedded YouTube]Ah, perhaps the driver is used to it. That kind of car never gets any respect.dog, Car, lice...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/22/dog-vs-car/

The Mexican Wave Experiment: "Waves" Travel Clockwise in Northern Hemisphere

Remember someone telling you that water circle down the drain either clockwise or counterclockwise depending on where you are on Earth? Well, it turns out that directionality also happens in a "wave" during spo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/22/the-mexican-wave-experiment-waves-travel-clockwise-in-northern-hemisphere/

Painting Made From 200,000 Ants

"Self-Portrait With Gun" by Chris TruemanWhat's so interesting about the grainy painting above by San Francisco-based artist Chris Trueman? It's not the image of his younger brother as a little kid in a cowboy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/22/painting-made-from-200000-ants/

Belarusian Officials Afraid That Elton John Would Convert Concertgoers Into Homosexuals

Belarusian officials have requested tapes of Elton John's past performances before his upcoming concert in Minsk. Their fear? That Elton John would convert concertgoers into homosexuals:The Public Council for Moralit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/22/belarusian-officials-afraid-that-elton-john-would-convert-concertgoers-into-homosexuals/

Big Sandwich: the Grilled Cheese BurgerMelt

It's a hamburger that uses two grilled cheese sandwiches for the bun, offered by Friendly's. Only 1500 calories! Consumerist has more nutritional information. Link -via Other Craphamburger, sandwich, cheeseburger, gril...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/22/big-sandwich-the-grilled-cheese-burgermelt/

The Idiocy of Zero-Tolerance Policy: Kid's Hat Banned Because of Toy Soldiers

Eight-year-old David Morales wanted to honor American troops, so he decorated a cap for his second-grade class assignment. Little did he know that he would run afoul of the school's zero-tolerance weapons policy:Chri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/22/the-idiocy-of-zero-tolerance-policy-kids-hat-banned-because-of-toy-soldiers/

No Glaciers? Just Paint the Mountain White!

Blame global warming or not, but there's no mistaking that the Andean glaciers in the mountains of Peru are vanishing. But what to do about it?A Peruvian inventor named Eduardo Gold has got an idea - brilliant to some, d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/22/no-glaciers-just-paint-the-mountain-white/

Paying Forgetful Patients To Take Their Meds

You'd think that if your life depends on you taking your medicines that it would be incentive enough. But not for some patients, whose conditions are often made worse because they forget to take their meds.When they get...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/22/paying-forgetful-patients-to-take-their-meds/

Click Here

Sometimes those in traditional media (meaning newspapers) get upset that some on the internet use their material. Apparently that door swings both ways, and if you don't have a proofreader, you could end up with egg on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/22/click-here/

Orienting Subway Riders

Graffiti can be useful! Someone has been painting compasses on the sidewalks of New York City at subway exits. If you've ever ridden a subway beneath a city, you know how helpful this can be when you re-emerge and have t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/22/orienting-subway-riders/

The Creation of Mario

DeviantArt user *TsaoShin re-created the image Michelangelo's "The Creation of Adam" from the Sistine Chapel with Mario. Playing the role of God is Shigeru Miyamoto, who created the lovable plumber and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/22/the-creation-of-mario/

Why Dawn?

Dawn dishwashing liquid is to go-to soap for cleaning up birds and animals caught in crude oil spills. Wildlife rescue groups swear by it, and have for years. They say it cuts the crude without doing harm to the animal....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/22/why-dawn/

Human LCD

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Jgkm2pdWgY][YouTube - Link]See how some South Korean high school students cheer on a soccer match. Their tools: front of jacket, back of jacket, and shirt. Amazing choreography an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/22/human-lcd/

Zach Anner Pitches His New Travel Show

(YouTube Link) Do you remember Zach Anner, the Internet sensation who is trying to convince Oprah Winfrey to give him a TV show? He's back with a new video showing viewers around Austin, starting with the Texas Sta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/22/zach-anner-pitches-his-new-travel-show/

Geek of the Week

Born Rich has named our fearless leader Alex the Cool Geek of the Week! See him with two out of three adorable children (and sans crown) at the post. Link -Thanks, David!geek, Alex...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/22/geek-of-the-week/

Japan Builds Machine That Can Shape Water

The National Maritime Research Institute of Japan has developed a machine that can create shapes in a pool of water, including a heart and a star. But that's just to entertain reporters. The primary purpose of the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/22/japan-builds-machine-that-can-shape-water/

Minimalist Clock Uses Batteries as Hands

The Front & Back Clock is powered by two AA batteries, which can be seen from the front of the clock. They're used as hands to indicate the time. It was created by the design firm The Wrong Objects and was featured...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/22/minimalist-clock-uses-batteries-as-hands/

Time-Lapse Video of a Crab Molting

(YouTube Link) This time-lapse video was recorded during six hours at the Enoshima Aquarium in Fujisawa, Japan. It shows a Japanese spider crab shedding its shell. The crab measures over twelve feet across. v...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/22/time-lapse-video-of-a-crab-molting/
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