Archive for August 19th, 2010

Black Hole Creates Galactic "Super-Volcano"

Galaxy M87 is an enormous collection of heavenly bodies, but astronomers who have studied the effects of its black hole see similarities to the recent volcanic eruption of Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland, and have dubbe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/19/black-hole-creates-galactic-super-volcano/

There Are Two ATMs in Antarctica

Widgett of Need Coffee interviewed a manager with Wells Fargo and confirmed that there are two ATMs at McMurdo Station in Antarctica. David Parker said that they were installed around the year 2000 and are larg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/19/there-are-two-atms-in-antarctica/

Karen LaMonte's Glass Dresses

Czech Republic artist Karen Lamonte's life sized glass dresses are draped as gracefully as silk or satin. The Smithsonian Americn Art Museum has acquired the beautiful reclining form above. Karen LaMonte started u...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/19/karen-lamontes-glass-dresses/

Inebriation: A Drunken Parody of Inception

(Video Link) "Drinks go down easy when we party. It's only when we sober up that we realize that we were actually plastered." Inebriation is a parody trailer for Inception by Atomic Productions....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/19/inebriation-a-drunken-parody-of-inception/

What's For Lunch? Decision Spinner

What's For Lunch? Decision Spinner - $4.45"Where should we go for lunch?" If you've ever had to ask this simple question to a group of indecisive co-workers, then you know how frustrating it can be.Well, no mor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/19/whats-for-lunch-decision-spinner/

Lev Yilmaz Interview/Giveaway

We have a nice treat today! An interview with Lev Yilmaz, the man behind Tales of Mere Existence. If you don't know his brilliant cartoons, check out the vids below. Then read the interview for a chance to win an autogra...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/19/lev-yilmaz-interviewgiveaway/

Those Ugly Weird Holes on the Floor? They're Chairs!

Old and busted: sitting on the floorThe new hotness: sitting on a hole in the floor!The OOoo chair is the brainchild of the design firm Decker Yeadon. It's basically a set of holes in th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/19/holes-on-the-floor-theyre-chairs/

iPhone Anatomy by Mads Peitersen

This isn't a typical teardown geekery of popular electronic gadgets: artist Mads Peitersen from Denmark imagined the innards of the iPhone 4 as if it were made from organic matters, not cold-hearted chips and boards.Waly...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/19/iphone-anatomy-by-mads-peitersen/

NASA's Mars Robot Busts a Move

That's all they really wantSome funWhen the working day is doneRobots - they want to have funOh robots just want to have funHere's a video clip of NASA's All-Terrain, Hex-Limbed, Extra-Terrestrial Explorer (yes,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/19/nasas-mars-robot-busts-a-move/

Four Hardest Major Languages in the World to Learn

Want to learn a new language? Don't settle for just any language - why not challenge yourself and pick the hardest ones out of 6,909 living languages to learn! Weird Worm has the list...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/19/four-hardest-major-languages-in-the-world-to-learn/

Michelangelo's Creation of Adam Sidewalk Chalk Art

Jason Baalman of Eclectic Asylum created this fantastic sidewalk chalk drawing of Michelangelo's "The Creation of Adam" over 3 days and 1 night.Unique Daily has the time lapse video clip: Linkchalk, si...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/19/michelangelos-creation-of-adam-sidewalk-chalk-art/

Microneedles to Replace Syringes

Hate getting shots at the doctor? Take heart: scientists are working on microscopic needles that don't hurt. First up, vaccines:Microneedle patches are about the size of a postage stamp and hold hundreds of miniscule...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/19/microneedles-to-replace-syringes/

The World's Largest Portable Barbeque

Jack Henriques, a British engineer, built what might be the largest portable barbeque pit in the world. It's 16 feet long, 11 feet tall, and can cook three whole pigs or two cows and seven whole sheep at the same time:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/19/the-worlds-largest-portable-barbeque/

Bad Universe

(YouTube link) Dr. Phil Plait of the Bad Astronomy Blog has a TV series! Bad Universe premieres August 29th on The Discovery Channel. Congratulations, Phil! LinkTV, Bad Astronomy, preview...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/19/bad-universe/

Animated Lullabies of the World

"Lullabies of the world" is a project by Russian animator Elizaveta Skvortsova. Sixty (for now, work in progress) short animation pieces, 60 lullabies from different countries and ethnic groups. “Our...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/19/animated-lullabies-of-the-world/

How to make Clone Trooper (and Stormtrooper) Candy Pops

The new season of Clone Wars is coming soon, so it's about time to make your own Clone Army of these tasty candy pops, either in Clone Wars style clone trooper form, or old school storm trooper versions. Link Fro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/19/how-to-make-clone-trooper-and-stormtrooper-candy-pops/

How Workplace Design Can Make a Happier Workforce

Many different ways to create a happier workforce, but I find this one works quite well.When I was in university, I used to absolutely love studying and writing papers. Wait! Before you throw me into the nerd dumpste...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/19/how-workplace-design-can-make-a-happier-workforce/

13 Useless Machines

(Video Link) Jordan Breindel of Urlesque has a roundup of thirteen funny but pointless machines, such as the above Waiting Machine. This kinetic sculpture by Chris Eckhert impatiently taps its index finger...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/19/13-useless-machines/

Sculpture Made out of Soccer Balls

Ratcliffe Fowler Design made this enormous sculpture for Nike in a mall in Johannesburg, South Africa. "Ball Man", which is over 20 meters high, is modeled after player Carlos Tevez. It consists of 5,500 soccer bal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/19/sculpture-made-out-of-soccer-balls/

Jacqueline Rush Lee's Book Art

Hawaii-based artist Jacqueline Rush Lee creates sculptures from books that she finds at library discard sales. She bakes them in kilns, dyes, and sometimes creates plaster casts. Lee writes: For almost a decade...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/19/jacqueline-rush-lees-book-art/

The Best Duck Songs in the History of the Universe

"Rubber Duckie" by Jeff Moss Best Lyric: "Rubber duckie, joy of joys, when I squeeze you, you make noise." (YouTube link)Not long after Sesame Street premiered in November...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/19/the-best-duck-songs-in-the-history-of-the-universe/

Cthulhu Mints

Cthulhu Mints - $2.45If your breath is so horrific as to wake Cthulhu, you better grab one of these breath mints from the NeatoShop! Cthulhu may be a thing that cannot be described, but the Cthulhu mints is refreshingly...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/19/cthulhu-mints/

Awesome Fan-Made Film: Time Crisis

I admit it: Time Crisis is one of my all-time favorite (read: quarter-munchin') arcade games. So I'm glad to see that YouTube star Freddiew preserved the shoot'em up game's over-the-top violence in this fan-made YouTube...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/19/awesome-fan-made-film-time-crisis/

15 Iconic Chosen Ones

Books, movies, TV series and video games are full of them: the men and women who are destined to complete Herculean tasks against all odds, usually something like saving the world from utter destruction and such. They us...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/19/15-iconic-chosen-ones/
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