Archive for August 28th, 2010

The Exposing Grandfathers of China

There's an emerging fashion debate in China. It's between older men who roll up their shirts over their bellies to cool off and younger men who find this action crude and embarrassing. They've started calling their eld...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/28/the-exposing-grandfathers-of-china/

LEGO Ghostbusters Scene

LEGO artist Bill Ward built an enormous diorama of a scene from the movie Ghostbusters for the 2010 Bricks by the Bay LEGO exhibit. It won "Best Minifig Scene". via Great White Snark | Bill Ward's Flickr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/28/lego-ghostbusters-scene/

Meticulously Crafted Lightsaber

Bradley W. Lewis builds excellent replicas of lightsabers. He also provides exhaustively detailed instructions on how you can, too, along with large, high-resolution photographs showing the process step by step. If...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/28/meticulously-crafted-lightsaber/

Gundam Model Built out of Plastic Model Frames of Smaller Gundam Models

You know those plastic frames that model pieces come attached to in a kit? Apparently they're called "runners". These guys took a bunch of them left over from Gundam model kits and turned them into a 10-foot tall s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/28/gundam-model-built-out-of-plastic-model-frames-of-smaller-gundam-models/

Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" Played on the ISU Carillon

(YouTube link) Ah, the power of Facebook. After some Iowa State University students started a Facebook campaign to get resident carillonneur Tin-Shi Tam to play Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" on the carillon, well, sh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/28/lady-gagas-bad-romance-played-on-the-isu-carillion/

101 Places Not to See Before You Die

Catherine Price's new book 101 Places Not to See Before You Die is something like a reverse bucket list. It's about the world's most pointless or disgusting tourist traps that you should desperately avoid. One...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/28/101-places-not-to-see-before-you-die/

Plaid Skirt Apron

Plaid Skirt Apron - $23.95Mad about plaid? The Plaid Skirt Apron from the NeatoShop lets you cook in style. The skirt aprons come in 4 colors: Link See also Skeleton Apronskirt, apron, plaid...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/28/plaid-skirt-apron/

Turning an Empty Backyard Pool into an Urban Greenhouse

Got an old backyard swimming pool that's sitting empty? Turn it into a self-sustaining garden! That's what this Arizonan family did:When we purchased our first home in Mesa, AZ on October of 2009, it came with a larg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/28/turning-an-empty-backyard-pool-into-an-urban-greenhouse/

Li Wei's Flying People

Beyond Gravity 7 by Li WeiRemember Li Wei, the artist who burst into the blogosphere's consciousness a couple of years ago with his awesome photographs of people falling out of tall buildings? Well, he's back. And this t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/28/li-weis-flying-people/

Close Up, Insect Eggs Look Like They Came From Alien Worlds

Micrograph by Martin OeggerliZebra longwing butterfly egg (Heliconius charithonia)The orange hue of this zebra longwing butterfly egg may warn predators: "Eat me if you dare." The threat would...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/28/close-up-insect-eggs-look-like-they-came-from-alien-worlds/

This Week at Neatorama

Even though I remind you of all our exclusive articles every weekend, there are times when you might say, "I wonder what Neatorama did before I started reading it." Or you might say, "Hey, Neatorama did an a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/28/this-week-at-neatorama-19/

Amputee ‘may get better’

Twenty-seven-year-old Johno Lee, a British veteran of the war in Afghanistan, applied for and was denied a disabled parking permit three times. Meanwhile, he racked up £800 in fines for parking in reserved spots so he c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/28/amputee-may-get-better/

Deep Fried Beer

Mark Zable figured out a way to deep fry beer in batter pockets and will debut the results at the next Texas State Fair: "Someone needs to figure out a way to fry beer," he thought. Zable started experimenting. But...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/28/deep-fried-beer/

Tiger Smuggled in Bag of Toy Tigers

A woman traveling from Thailand to Iran checked a bag before boarding her flight in Bangkok. When the bag was scanned, the x-ray images showed something suspicious. Inside the bag of stuffed toy tigers was one eight-week...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/28/tiger-smuggled-in-bag-of-toy-tigers/

Laser Microscope

(YouTube link) Shine a laser through a drop of water and you can project the image of its flora and fauna on your wall or ceiling. Really. The cat sure enjoyed it! After witnessing the image of a mosquito in a lase...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/28/laser-microscope/

The Long, Unglamorous History of the Toilet

The toilet is one of those things we take for granted, until it breaks down or we go somewhere without them. How did our modern comfort system come about? Toilet plumbing is older than you think! Ancient cultures were s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/28/the-long-unglamorous-history-of-the-toilet/




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