Archive for August 4th, 2010

Leave A Message For The Dead

The problem with being dead and buried - besides all that rotting flesh stuff - is that it's darned lonely to spend all of eternity by oneself.Thankfully, inventor Jeff Dannenberg took care of the problem with this nifty...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/04/leave-a-message-for-the-dead/

Kanye the Caption Writer

Kanye West's self inflated tweets make perfect captions for New Yorker cartoons. If he decides to stop being a millionaire rap star a new career awaits. Link tweets, Kanye West, New Yorker...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/04/kanye-the-caption-writer/

Step Into The Marvel Universe

Your piggies will look Marvel-ous if you can find a geek pedicurist to reproduce this comic book look.  On second thought most of these look easy enough to DIY. Link - Via  Geekologiecomics, Marvel, pedicure...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/04/step-into-the-marvel-universe/

Business Card is a Snap-Together Toy

The Japanese toymaker Tamiya makes model kits. So the Bangkok advertising agency CreativeJuice made a business card that can be used to build a toy car, plane, or boat: Apparently Tamiya realized that people didn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/04/business-card-is-a-snap-together-toy/

Star Trek Baby Snapsuits

Star Trek Baby Snapsuits - $17.95 ea.Got a new future Trekker in your family? We've got the proper attire over at the NeatoShop. The Star Trek Baby Snapsuits include the Future Captain, Live Long and Prosper (for lil' ba...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/04/star-trek-baby-snapsuits/

New Helicopter Promises to Be the World's Fastest

Sikorsky Aircraft's prototype X2 helicopter became the world's fastest helicopter when it reached a speed of 225 knots -- 9 more than the previous record set in the 1980s by a Westland Lynx. From the company's press...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/04/new-helicopter-promises-to-the-worlds-fastest/

Newly-Discovered Octopuses Use Venom to Kill at Sub-Zero Temperatures

Is your home octopus-proof? Maybe you should check. And trying to freeze them out won't help because some octopuses discovered in Antarctica are the first known to have venom that works in freezing temperatures:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/04/newly-discovered-octopuses-use-venom-to-kill-at-sub-zero-temperatures/

Zombiewood Weekly by Rob Sacchetto

Zombie portrait artist Rob Sacchetto (featured previously on Neatorama) has just released a paparazzi-inspired collection of celebrities. Undead celebrities, that is.Rob's book Zombiewood Weekly: The Celebrity Dead Expos...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/04/zombiewood-weekly-by-rob-sacchetto/

Storm Trooper Hood Ornament

Hayes Johnson made a Storm Trooper hood ornament for his Buick Park Avenue. Geeks Are Sexy asked and found out how he did it. These might become really popular! Link (Image credit: Flickr user Agent RayBans)Star W...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/04/storm-trooper-hood-ornament/

A Different Graduation Speech

Erica Goldson gave a very different speech at Coxsackie-Athens High School Coxsackie, New York. The class valedictorian gave the commencement address many students over the years claimed they would make if they...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/04/a-different-graduation-speech/

Scientists Begin Human Testing of Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Arm

The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory and DARPA have begun testing the effectiveness of a thought-controlled artificial arm: Researchers plan to install the first system into a quadriplegic patient; while amput...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/04/scientists-begin-human-testing-of-mind-controlled-prosthetic-amr/

One Pedal for Both the Brake and the Accelerator

After allegations that some of Toyota's cars get stuck accelerators, designers are taking a look at a 1990s Swedish design that never became popular. Sven Gustafsson's invention was a single pedal that did both jobs. M...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/04/one-pedal-for-both-the-brake-and-the-accelerator/

Triple Sun Over China

Just your average smoggy day in Chin ... wait a minute! What's that? A triple sun?On July 26th, the Chinese city of Leshan witnessed a phenomenon that’s puzzling experts and led one Chinese paper to ask this mo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/04/triple-sun-over-china/

Big Cats on Nip

(YouTube link) Lions, tigers, and leopards are kitty cats, too! Big Cat Rescue shows us how they react to catnip. -via The Daily What tiger, lion, serval, catnip, leopoard, panther, ocelot, Big Cat Rescue...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/04/big-cats-on-nip/

The Ten Weirdest Sharks Ever

We are in the midst of the Discovery Channel's annual celebration known as Shark Week. In honor of the occasion, here's a look at the strangest species of sharks, both living and extinct. 1. Sawshark (Image credit: Fli...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/04/the-ten-weirdest-sharks-ever/

Union Hired Non-Union Workers to Protest Hiring Non-Union Workers!

Need picketers to goose up your protest? You can hire picketers - yes, demonstrators-for-hire that march wherever you want them to march and chant whatever you want them to chant.That in itself may be a smart solution, b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/04/union-hired-non-union-workers-to-protest-hiring-non-union-workers/

Dog Bite Saved Owner's Life

Usually dog owners frown upon dog biting people, but in this case, the dog bite may very well have saved his owner's life:Kiko apparently sensed an infection festering in his master's right big toe -- and chewed most...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/04/dog-bite-saved-owners-life/

Human Brain Can't Cope with Modern Classical Music

Why don't people like modern classical music? Blame the human brain: it can't comprehend it as music!For decades critics of modern classical music have been derided as philistines for failing to grasp the subtleties...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/04/human-brain-cant-cope-with-modern-classical-music/

Dinner Table With A Built In Slide

This Slide Eat concept table for kids by Alessio Roscini and Marco Maturo of Studio Klass is simply awesome: after eating their dinner, children can go down the slides! More at Studio Klass' website (warning: Flash, Work...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/04/dinner-table-with-a-built-in-slide/

Samurai Wars: Star Wars in Edo Japan

What would Star Wars look like if instead of in a galaxy far, Far away, it took place in Edo-period Japan? High school history and film teacher by day and custom figure maker extraordinaire Sillof (previously on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/04/samurai-wars-star-wars-in-edo-japan/




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