Archive for August 6th, 2010

Cat Safety Tip by Allie

Neatorama favorite Allie Brosh tells us (in video form) how she learned a lesson as a child. When it comes to other people's cats, no matter how much you want to pet and coddle them, they are their own beasts, and have s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/06/cat-safety-tip-by-allie/

Mini Cannon Breaks Things

(YouTube Link) We've previously featured T. Shamir's tiny cannon. Since that time, he's added a peep sight for precise aiming. Again, he's smashing household items, including vodka bottles and computer monitors....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/06/mini-cannon-breaks-things/

Justice in Brooklyn

Last night, author Jami Attenberg returned to the place where she locked her bike and found it gone. I didn’t cry but I jutted my lower lip out the entire way home. It was a genuine sad face. I tried to stop the sad f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/06/justice-in-brooklyn/

Beads That Glow with Glucose Levels

Researchers at the University of Tokyo have developed what they call "Life Beans". These are fluorescent beads that are implanted inside the human body. They glow with varying intensity subject to the glucose level...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/06/beads-that-glow-with-glucose-levels/

Pocket Jams: Zipper Pouch That Looks Like a Cassette Tape

Pocket Jams - Cassette Tape Pouch - $4.95It's Back to School time - and what better way to store all those new pencils and pens you got than with this: Pocket Jams, a zipper pouch made to look like cassette tape.Link | M...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/06/pocket-jams-zipper-pouch-that-looks-like-a-cassette-tape/

Amazing Street Fighter Fan-Made Film

Love Street Fighter? Then you've got to watch this AMAZING fan film about the video game. Joey Ansah and Owen Trevor directed this short clip called Street Fighter: Legacy.Hollywood is finally getting some serio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/06/amazing-street-fighter-fan-made-film/

Watching Movie End Credits

When you watch a movie, do you continue watching until the bitter end? I mean, do you watch the movie end credit?Gary Susman of Moviefone does. And he tells us why we should:As long as we were stuck with lengthy end...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/06/watching-movie-end-credits/

World's Farthest Basketball Shot

(YouTube Link) Evan Sellers has a talent: he can sink basketball shots from enormous distances. In this video, Sellers is standing on top of the 134-foot platform in the statue of the Roman god Vulcan in Birmingham...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/06/worlds-farthest-basketball-shot/

Would You Eat Lab-Grown Meat?

Would you eat a lab-grown steak? Esquire Magazine interviewed Dr. Morris Benjaminson who created lab-grown fish for NASA about the ways that "test tube meat" could rescue the planet and the human race - from he...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/06/would-you-eat-lab-grown-meat/

Infographic about eBay

Graphic designer Ellie Koning made a large infographic filled with facts about eBay. Did you know that the first item to sell on eBay was a broken laser pointer? The final price was $14.83. http://www.onlineuniv...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/06/infographic-about-ebay/

Rubik's Cube Head

(YouTube Link) This commercial for a British fruit juice brand shows a man rearranging the pieces of his head like they're parts of a Rubik's Cube puzzle. It was made by the ad agency CHI & Partners and directed by...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/06/rubiks-cube-head/

A Building Made out of Books

Slovak artist Matej Krén once made a tower out of books. He's expanded that concept to a full-sized building, using mirrors to create the illusion of a large interior space. It's currently on display at the Museo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/06/a-building-made-out-of-books/

LEGO Zoo

Steef de Prouw built an entire zoo out of Lego bricks! It's got all the things you expect at a zoo, including a duck pond, an enclosure with a missing sign that makes you wonder what is in there, zookeepers shoveling...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/06/lego-zoo/

Miss Alphabet

Ceejay Epton of Doncaster, South Yorkshire changed her name. This is nothing unusual, especially in England, where the process is simple. But look what she changed it to! Ceejay A Apple B Boat C Cat D Dog E Elephant F F...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/06/miss-alphabet/

Hugh Turvey's Flower X-Rays

A row of hyacinths at various stages of development Hugh Turvey is a contemporary British artist who uses x-rays to capture hauntingly beautiful images. Hugh, 39, has been fascinated since childhood with getting...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/06/hugh-turveys-flower-x-rays/

Oil Spills in the Gulf of Mexico Are Not a New Concern

The April 20, 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico reminded me that thirty-seven years ago I drew cartoons for the Sierra Club that pointed to the dangers of drilling for oil in Gulf waters. Back then I was a monthly c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/06/oil-spills-in-the-gulf-of-mexico-are-not-a-new-concern/

Möbius Strip Building

The Bjarke Injels Group (BIG) won an international competition with their design for Kazakhstan's National Library, a flowing twist of metal and glass. The finished building will be shaped like a Möbius strip! Th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/06/mobius-strip-building/

The Confuzzle

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crnj10thAAA][YouTube - Link]This video showcases the presentation and effect of a simple yet confusing puzzle.  It incorporates basic geometry, but it is surprising and potent...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/06/the-confuzzle/

Totem Cups

Totem Cups - $58.95This new product over at the NeatoShop is very neat (one of my favorites, actually): Totem Cups, a set of stacking ceramic cups shaped like a totem pole.Link | More Fun Kitchen Stuffstacking, cups, tot...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/06/totem-cups/

CATFIGHT! The Battle to Find the Web's Top Cat

The question is not why the Internet loves cats, but rather which cat the Internet loves the most. Is the Ceiling Fan Cat the best cat there is? Or does the title of Internet's Favorite Feline belongs to Keyboar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/06/catfight-the-battle-to-find-the-webs-top-cat/

Improbable TV

If you haven't been reading Annals of Improbable Research, you're missing a good thing. You probably know them as the people behind the incredibly popular IgNobel Prize or the Luxuriant...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/06/improbable-tv/
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