Archive for July 26th, 2010

Mini Samurai Umbrella

Mini Samurai Umbrella - $19.95Perhaps it's not yet rainy season where you are, but a good samurai is always prepared. We've just gotten a shipment of the Mini Samurai Umbrella, a travel version of the our bestselling ful...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/26/mini-samurai-umbrella/

Laver's Law of Fashionable Clothing

James Laver (1899-1975) was a British historian of art and fashion design. He composed the above model to depict the changing social perceptions of women's fashion. In his 1937 work Tastes and Fashion: From the...

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Clock Tells Time in Every Time Zone

We've previously featured a minimalist clock design by Giha Woo and Shingoeun. Another clock that they've built uses a staggered hour hand to indicate the time in multiple time zones. It's called "Bent Hands"....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/26/clock-tells-time-in-every-time-zone/

Hotdogging With Man's Best Friend

The dog days of summer are upon us. Do you wish you could take your canine companion along when you go surfing? If you follow a few simple instructions you can. Strap a life vest on Fido, put him on a board, add wave...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/26/hotdogging-with-mans-best-friend/

TV Megachef Reveals Secrets of Egg Boiling

(YouTube Link) I have a boiled egg for breakfast every morning. They are alternately too runny or rock hard. I don't wear crap jewelery and too much lipstick nor are Evian and a chainsaw included in my recipe. Now I k...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/26/tv-megachef-reveals-secrets-of-egg-boiling/

Skateboard with Many Wheels

Industrial designers Mike Simonian and Pieter Schouten made this skateboard in order to add the flexibility of snowboarding movements to skateboarding: The Flowlab Skateboard allows you to surf without waves and r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/26/skateboard-with-many-wheels/

Giant Ants Attack Building

In order to promote Black Flag anti-insect spray, the Cleveland-based ad agency Marcus Thomas projected ants crawling over a building. At the link, you can view a video of the ants in motion. Link via Super Punch...

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Skeleton of Giant Rat Discovered

Scientists in East Timor have discovered the skeleton of a rat three times larger than any rat living today: The new species was three times heavier -- about six kilograms (13 pounds) -- than the biggest rats known to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/26/skeleton-of-giant-rat-discovered/

Model B-50 Bomber

Tony Nijhuis built this functional model of the Boeing B-50 bomber, a postwar variant of the B-29: The real bomber had four engines, so he hunted down four of the biggest electric motors he could find. He created...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/26/model-b-50-bomber/

Parenting in Ancient Civilizations

I'm sure you've all heard your parents tell you how they walked to school in the snow, uphill, both ways, but how has parenting changed through the ages? John Farrier wrote a very interesting post over at NeatoBambino ab...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/26/parenting-in-ancient-civilizations/

Vintage Camera Keychains

Vintage Camera, Camera, Retro Movie Camera keychains - $3.95 ea.These are my favorite keychains in the NeatoShop: a set of camera keychains that are perfect for shutterbugs! If your loved ones love photography, these wil...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/26/vintage-camera-keychains/

That's Nerdalicious Blog

I suspect that our pal Sean Fallon of Nerd Approved, Fashionably Geek, and CubicleBot is secretly a master of time and space. He's probably got it rigged so he's got more than 24 hours in a day - that's my only explanati...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/26/thats-nerdalicious-blog/

Princess Leia Hairdo Hat for Baby

Cheryl of Sew Can Do regularly makes "Hairdo Hat" for her cute little girl. Her newest one, Prince Leia hairdo is definitely out of this world! Link - via Distracted by Star WarsCheck out NeatoGeek for more Sta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/26/princess-leia-hairdo-hat-for-baby/

Meanwhile At Walmart ...

The King of Pop didn't die. He just got tired of the celebrity life and decided to go shop at Wal-Mart. Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via Beer or Kidwalmart, Moonwalk...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/26/meanwhile-at-walmart/

Caddyshack Turns 30

The movie Caddyshack was released on July 25th, 1980. My, has that really been 30 years? What better to celebrate than a Lunchtime Quiz from mental_floss! Test your recall of this now-class...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/26/caddyshack-turns-30/

Nara Dreamland

Kyle Merriman recently visited Nara Dreamland, the abandoned Disneyland knockoff theme park in Nara, Japan that was built in 1961 and closed in 2006. He found it to be fairly intact, except for the fact that ther...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/26/nara-dreamland/

The Formation of a Lightning Bolt

(YouTube link) This video of a lightning bolt was filmed at 9,000 frames per second. The entire minute-and-a-half video covers less than two seconds of real time. Is this cool or what? -via Dr. Isislightning, slowmoti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/26/the-formation-of-a-lightning-bolt/

Cosplay at Comic-Con 2010

Geeks Are Sexy proves that some are indeed in this collection of costumed participants at Comic-Con 2010, last week in San Diego. In addition to these, they are asking for your cosplay photographs to be publ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/26/cosplay-at-comic-con-2010/

The Sand Dollar - An Animal that can Clone Itself

The Sand dollar is well named - it looks like a coin after all.  However, this denizen of the Pacific coast has a trick up its sleeve.  It can clone itself.Bizarre, but true. A few years ago scientists dis...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/26/the-sand-dollar-an-animal-that-can-clone-itself/

How the Heck Do They Make M&M's?

You've probably snacked on m&ms your whole life. But have you ever wondered how they're made? This article takes a look at the interesting, unique, and delicate manufacture process behind the m&m candy.LinkFrom t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/26/how-the-heck-do-they-make-mms/

Who is That Wigged Man?

It is Hugh Laurie, better known as "House" in this 1992 video for Annie Lennox's "Walking on Broken Glass" (John Malkovich is also in the video) The article in Spinner also listed 9 other other cel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/26/who-is-that-wigged-man/

Roller Coaster Bed

Two years ago, we featured the creative furniture of Cuban art group Los Carpinteros. Here's one of their recent works called "La Montaña Rusa", which Google Translator says means "Roller Coaster". http://www.lo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/26/roller-coaster-bed/

Ancient Ninja: Separating the Men from the Myth

The following is an article from Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Plunges Into History Again. You've seen these men in black everywhere, usually in a group, threatening a movie hero. But how much do you really...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/26/ancient-ninja-separating-the-men-from-the-myth/

The Plastiki, A Ship Made from Plastic Bottles, Crosses the Pacific

The Plastiki is a ship made from plastic bottles. It was built from this frequently wasted product in order to promote recycling. Last March it left California, heading for Australia. Today, it docked in Sydn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/26/the-plastiki-a-ship-made-from-plastic-bottles-crosses-the-pacific/

Flugtag World Record

(YouTube link) The term Flugtag is German for "flight day". The Red Bull Flugtag in St. Paul, Minnesota, was Saturday and the homemade flying machine competition took place on the Mississippi River. As many as 90,000...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/26/flugtag-world-record/

Comic Sans Gets Dissed

Once again: if you want to be taken seriously, don't use the Comic Sans font in your passive-aggressive notes. Link -via I Met a Possumtypography, font, typeface, memos...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/26/comic-sans-gets-dissed/

Which Came First, Under the Dome or The Simpsons?

Johnny Cat pointed out that Stephen King's latest movie novel Under the Dome may cause you to recall the 2007 film The Simpsons, as both involve a city suddenly isolated under a glass dome. Fans seem l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/26/which-came-first-under-the-dome-or-the-simpsons/

BYOB Party for Breastfeeding Moms

When should a man steer clear of a BYOB party with lots of babes? When BYOB stands for "Bring Your Own Boobz" - yes, a home party for breastfeeding moms:The parties are strictly BYOB. But the place will be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/26/byob-party-for-breastfeeding-moms/

Insecure People More Likely to Get Heart Attacks

As if insecure people haven't had enough things to worry about, medical researchers have just added one more to the pile: they're more likely to get heart attacks.A new study shows such relationship uncertainties, kn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/26/insecure-people-more-likely-to-get-heart-attacks/

Raising the Flag in Halo

If that looks suspiciously like the iconic photograph Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima, except in Halo, that's because it is:Sometimes words simply can’t do an image justice, and that is the case with Band O Brothe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/26/raising-the-flag-in-halo/










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