Archive for June 23rd, 2010

The Missing Cat Poster

If you want something done right, you should do it yourself. The last thing you want to do is give it to David Thorne, especially if it has anything to do with a cat. Shannon asked him to make a poster about...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/23/the-missing-cat-poster/

Camp Bacon

Love bacon? Who doesn't? But do you love bacon enough to go to Camp Bacon, where the who's who of the bacon world (let's call 'em bacon barons) meet:Camp Bacon was to be a one-day Davos of cured and/or smoked pork. M...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/23/camp-bacon/

Town Bans Whistling and Singing Out Loud

If you like'd like to belt out a tune, you'd better not be outside in Sullivan's Island in South Carolina. There, singing or even whistling in public can get you a $500 fine:The town of Sullivan's Island has proposed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/23/town-bans-whistling-and-singing-out-loud/

Money Yummy Pocket

Yummy Pockets - Money $4.95 What beter way to store all of your Benjamins in this Money Yummy Pocket, shaped just like one? Well, if you're not filthy rich, the zippered pocket...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/23/money-yummy-pocket/

Bathtub Carved from a Single Slab of Quartz

Baldi, an Italian company known for manufacturing luxurious home furnishings, made this bathtub. It was carved out of an enormous block of quartz found in Brazil. The tub will set you back over million dollars if y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/23/bathtub-carved-from-a-single-slab-of-quartz/

Multimeter Clock by Alan Parekh

If you've ever fiddled with electronics, then you'll recognize the photo above as resembling the classic Simpsons 260 multimeter. But rather than measuring currents, the oversized device is actually a clock!Alan Parekh o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/23/multimeter-clock-by-alan-parekh/

Giant Cell Phone Sculpture Made From Trashed Cell Phones

Phoot: Csont ZsomborGot old cell phones? Rather than chucking them in a landfill, artists in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, used them to decorate this giant cell phone sculpture as part of the city's film festival.More photos of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/23/giant-cell-phone-sculpture-made-from-trashed-cell-phones/

Trapped Drunk Driver Had Another Beer

File this under "might as well." New Zealander named Paul Nigel Sneddon was driving drunk and got himself into an accident. While waiting for rescuers in an overturned car, he decided that he might as well have...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/23/trapped-drunk-driver-had-another-beer/

CD Sea by Bruce Munro

Artist impression by Stephen WeeksEver wonder where unwanted CDs go to die? Rather than throwing away unused CDs, UK artist Bruce Munro decided to turn them into an art installation titled CD Sea. His goal is to get 1 mi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/23/cd-sea-by-bruce-munro/

Uninsured Woman Shot Self to Get Medical Care

Unemployed and uninsured, 41-year-old Kathy Myers couldn't afford to get her injured shoulder treated, so she came up with a radical plan: she shot herself to get free medical care!Kathy Myers' troubles started when...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/23/uninsured-woman-shot-self-to-get-medical-care/

Prosthetic Flipper for Amputee Swimmers

Swedish product designer Richard Stark made this flipper for amputees who would like to use their legs more effectively while swimming. It's made so that it distributes forces to the sides, rather than the tip of th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/23/prosthetic-flipper-for-amputee-swimmers/

Water-Based Touchscreen Interface

(YouTube Link) Taichi Inoue made this unique touchscreen system. As the pictures at the link illustrate, the screen lies at the bottom of a water tank about eighteen inches deep. But the user needs to insert just...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/23/water-based-touchscreen-interface/

reddit Turns Five Years Old

Five years ago today, reddit received its first submission. This information networking site, founded by college students Steve Huffman and Alexis Ohanian, has grown to be an influential engine of web culture. At G...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/23/reddit-turns-five-years-old/

Celebrity Look-A-Like Sperm Bank

Psst, would-be parents! Would you like your kid to be handsome like Beckham? Don't just leave it to (genetic) chance - now you can stack the odds of having beautiful children in your favor by selecting sperm donors that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/23/celebrity-look-a-like-sperm-bank/

Scofflaw Insurance For Subway Freeloaders

If you're caught jumping the turnstiles or sneaking through the exit barriers on the Paris Metro, you'll face fines up to $60. Sacrebleu!Subway freeloaders have banded together to come up with the perfectly logical solut...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/23/scofflaw-insurance-for-subway-freeloaders/

DIY Nuclear Fusion Reactor

Boing Boing's Mark Frauenfelder told us that the secret antidote to a stressful modern life is making things with your own two hands, but some people really take DIY to an extreme.Meet Mark Suppes, a web developer by day...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/23/diy-nuclear-fusion-reactor/

A Tribute to a Kiss

Edith Shain was the nurse who became an icon when photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt snapped her picture as she received a kiss from a sailor on VJ Day in New York City. She died at her home in Los Angeles yesterday, at t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/23/a-tribute-to-a-kiss/

Be Cautious When Using Free Airport Wi-Fi

Last year Google began offering free WiFi in 47 American airports.  Other airports have added this feature to accommodate the needs of business travelers.  Here's a reminder that connecting to WiFi may open you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/23/be-cautious-when-using-free-airport-wi-fi/

Double-Fuselage Amphibious Tiltrotor Helicopter Design Wins NASA Contest

NASA recently held a design competition for engineering students. The objective was to design a tiltrotor helicopter that could take off from the water. Such an aircraft, NASA hoped, could be used in future maritim...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/23/double-fuselage-amphibious-tiltrotor-helicopter-design-wins-nasa-contest/

Sculpture Made by Bees

Dutch designer Tomáš Gabzdil Libertiny made a sculpture of Jesus that was completed by bees. He erected a sealed glass container with his mold inside. Libertiny then released 40,000 bees who worked on the honeyco...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/23/sculpture-made-by-bees/

The Pushpin Artwork of Eric Daigh

Artist Eric Daigh makes mosaics with pushpins. His primary subject matter is portraiture. Daigh begins the creation process by taking photographs of a person and then processing those images through a computer progr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/23/the-pushpin-artwork-of-eric-daigh/

Pixar Star Wars

The artist known as Sillof (previously at Neatorama) combined the characters from Star Wars with the characters from various Pixar movies. Take a look through the gallery and see how logical the choices are....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/23/pixar-star-wars/

Moms Shooting Guns in Slow-Mo

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oi13LczGlsE][YouTube - Link]A new public service announcement for Amber Watch Alert shows mother-ish types going all John Rambo with automatic weapons -in slow motion, no less.From...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/23/moms-shooting-guns-in-slow-mo/

Neatorama Mini Hunt: Made By Hand

Hello Neatoramanauts! I'm happy to announce our second Neatorama Mini Hunt, featuring Made by Hand: Searching for Meaning in a Throwaway World, a new book by Boing Boing co-founder...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/23/neatorama-mini-hunt-made-by-hand/






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