Archive for July 22nd, 2010

Disney Making New Haunted Mansion Movie

Literally one day after I wrote a post about the Haunted Mansion, Disney  announced at Comic Con that they are going to make a second movie based on the famed ride. I know I'm not the only one who remembers that the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/22/disney-making-new-haunted-mansion-movie/

Epic Dance Video

(vimeo link) The Kleptones mashed up the Beatles song "Come Together" with a lot of other songs, and Crumbs Chief pieced together a video for it as part of the Videotones project. How many of these dance scenes do you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/22/epic-dance-video/

The iDish

This guy dropped some food on his iPad and came up with the idea of the iDish. Nothing revolutionary; he's just using his iPad as a dish, often with some appetizing food or fancy dishes displayed on the screen to mak...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/22/the-idish/

Inside the Etsy Offices

Lifehacker often shares a look inside interesting workplaces, and today featured the headquarters of Etsy, the website at which crafters can sell their homemade treasures. In a series of pictures, you can see that th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/22/inside-the-etsy-offices/

Gentle Giant: The Tragedy of Lonesome George

The giant tortoises of the Galapagos Islands have benefited from the captive breeding program initiated at the Charles Darwin Researched Station. The tortoises are released when large enough to defend themselves against...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/22/gentle-giant-the-tragedy-of-lonesome-george/

Tank Ballet

Watch Russian military tanks maneuvering as if they were dancing, as they perform in a precision drill called The Invincible and the Legendary. Andrei Melanyin, seated with his legs crossed, watches the tanks p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/22/tank-ballet/

Ten Strange Toothpastes

I can't think of too many things more unappetizing than brushing your teeth with black or brown toothpaste. Several such pastes are in this list of Ten Strange Toothpastes, as they contain charcoal or chocolate. The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/22/ten-strange-toothpastes/

Pilot Handwriting

(YouTube link) Turn your handwriting into a font! Pilot Pens asks you to use your ink pen at least once more to write out your letters, then feed them into their font generator. Download your personal font, and then y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/22/pilot-handwriting/

Beer Served in Dead Squirrels

British brewery BrewDog, noted for its quest to make the world's strongest beer, is now selling bottles of beer in the prepared bodies of dead squirrels and stoats. Because, you know, that's what people want. The p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/22/beer-served-in-dead-squirrels/

Chasing the Moon's Shadow

On July 11, thirty people set a world record when they observed a total eclipse for over 9 minutes. What's so special about that? Well, the longest anyone can observe an eclipse is just over 7 minutes, and this one w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/22/chasing-the-moons-shadow/

Household Turbine Powered By Your Toilet's Wastewater

Tom Broadbent, a student at De Montfort University in Leicester, UK, built a machine that harvests the kinetic energy of water that is flushed down a toilet. It's called HighDro Power and can save about £926 in a s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/22/household-turbine-powered-by-your-toilets-wastewater/

Matt Blum's ‘Great Bacon Odyssey’

Alex mentioned it briefly the other day, but I thought Matt Blum's odyssey was worthy of another post a) in case you missed Alex's and b) because you just can't ever get enough bacon, right? Right! So our friend over...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/22/matt-blums-great-bacon-odyssey/

5 Confusing Biblical Rules (and What They May Mean)

By A.J. Jacobs For my book, The Year of Living Biblically, I spent 12 months trying to follow every rule in the Old Testament. Even the obscure one-like stoning adulterers (I used pebbles) and never shavi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/22/5-confusing-biblical-rules-and-what-they-may-mean/

Giant Cardboard Robot Arms

Would you like to have giant robot arms with which to crush your enemies? Okay, that's a dumb question. Of course you would! Etsy seller giantcardboardrobots makes them: Each arm is approximately 5' 6" in lengt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/22/giant-cardboard-robot-arms/

What Is It? Game 146

Hello Neatoramanauts! It's time for this week's What Is It? game. Can you tell us what the function of the strange contraption above?Place your guess in the comment section. One guess per comment, please. You can, howeve...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/22/what-is-it-game-146/

Twitter Mood Map of the United States

(YouTube Link) This time-lapse video shows the changing moods of people in America over the course of a day, as ascertained by emotional keywords that they use on Twitter. It was created by computer scientist Alan...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/22/twitter-mood-map-of-the-united-states/

The 28 Best Fictional Characters on Twitter

You can spice up your Twitter feed by following characters from movies, TV, and literature! Twitter is full of people who don't exist, but have plenty to say anyway. Buzzfeed searched for the most entertaining of tho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/22/the-28-best-fictional-characters-on-twitter/

Unlimited Urban Woods Pavilion

One tree + four mirrors = an entire forest! Step into a small booth and experience an infinite number of trees. This installation by DUS Architects was shown to folks in Oosterdokskade, Amsterdam last month. http...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/22/unlimited-urban-woods-pavilion/

The Miniature Guns of Michel Lefaivre

Michel Lefaivre is a gunsmith who makes miniature, functional firearms. Pictured above is one example of his work, a 1/4 scale Gras rifle model 1874. Lefaivre writes about how he does it: Each part starts from a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/22/the-miniature-guns-of-michel-lefaivre/

University Offers Flirting Class to Computer Science Students

Potsdam University in Germany is offering formal instruction in flirting to IT graduate students: The 440 students enrolled in the master's degree course will learn how to write flirtatious text messages and emails, i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/22/university-offers-flirting-class-to-computer-science-students/

Neatorama Facts: Haunted Mansion

Unless otherwise noted, all photos by Zeon Santos. Since I was a kid, I loved ghosts and haunted houses and Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion has always been one of my favorites and I’m sure many of you agree. But what...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/22/neatorama-facts-haunted-mansion/

Use Your Glass And Eat It Too

These drinking glasses made from agar agar are edible and eco-friendly, just toss them aside when you're done. The cups are made entirely out of agar agar and cast in different flavors, such as lemon-basil, ginger-...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/22/use-your-glass-and-eat-it-too/

BBQ Sword Cooking Fork and Spatula

BBQ Sword Cooking Fork and BBQ Sword Spatula ($27.95 ea.)For your next BBQ, make like D'Artagnan and fearlessly grill hotdogs and hamburgers with your trusty BBQ Sword Cooking Fork and Spatula. Take a look at Neatorama's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/22/bbq-sword-cooking-fork-and-spatula/

Why Do Aussies Like To Shorten Words?

Why do Aussies like to shorten words? That's the research question that Nenagh Kemp of University of Tasmania (or Uni of Tassie) is asking:"What we'd like to find out is how people feel when they're listening to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/22/why-do-aussies-like-to-shorten-words/

Double Rainbow Cocktail

Camper English over at Alcademics was so inspired by the Double Rainbow Guy that he decided to create a cocktail to honor him.Before you go crazy trying to figure out different densities of colored liquid required to get...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/22/double-rainbow-cocktail/

Real-Life Money Tree

Photo: RaboDirect Australia [Flickr] Money doesn't grow on trees. Or does it? As a publicity stunt, RaboDirect of Australia sponsored a stunt where a tree in a park in Sydney is festooned...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/22/real-life-money-tree/

Wedding at Camp

Remember going to summer camp when you're young? Now imagine that place as your wedding destination. Yes, that's right: camp wedding is the hot new trend!Instead of bridesmaids and groomsmen, there will be "head...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/22/wedding-at-camp/

Found: Stonehenge's Second Henge

Archaeologists have found something at Stonehenge that is so exceptional that they're calling it the most exciting find there in fifty years: a second, Neolithic henge.The new "henge" - which means a circul...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/22/found-stonehenges-second-henge/

How Computer Tells Fictions Apart From Non-Fictions

All you and I have to do to tell a fiction from a non-fiction is to read a piece of text - but how can a computer tell the difference? It's tricky, but doable:Joseph Stevanak and Lincoln Carr at the Colorado School o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/22/how-computer-tells-fictions-apart-from-non-fictions/








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