Archive for August 30th, 2010

Rolling Shutter Effect

(YouTube link)Have you ever seen an airplane propeller that looked like this? It's called the rolling shutter effect {wiki}. A cell phone camera records what it sees by scanning from one side of the frame to the other (o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/30/rolling-shutter-effect/

Combination Dinner Table/Dishwasher

Carroll J. Boylan patented this gadget in 1995. Supposedly, you can load your dishes into a dishwasher without leaving the table: A space-saving dishwasher has a washing basin having side and bottom walls and an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/30/combination-dinner-tabledishwasher/

Dog Yoga

(Video Link) Yoga instructor Leeta Koontz suggests that yoga may be helpful for your dog. Urlesque has a roundup of her trippy videos, the first of which talks about the spiritual connection between you an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/30/dog-yoga-2/

Artificial Hand and Arm from the 19th Century

From the files of the Science Museum's History of Medicine website comes this impressive prosthetic limb, dated to the 1850-1910 period. Made from steel and brass, this unusual prosthetic arm articulates in a number...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/30/artificial-hand-and-arm-from-the-19th-century/

Modern Artists Reimagine Classic Comic Book Covers

Covered is Robert Goodin's ongoing project to invite artists to remake classic comic book covers. Pictured above is one example: a 1966 Jimmy Olsen cover by Curt Swan and George Klein next to Laure...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/30/modern-artists-reimagine-classic-comic-book-covers/

Robot Tape Measure

Robot Tape Measure - $6.95Robots sure are helpful (before the rise and enslave all humanity anyhow). Take, for instance, the Robot Tape Measure over at the NeatoShop. The double-sided retractable tape, capped with a retr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/30/robot-tape-measure/

Beer Bottle/Musical Instrument

Tuned Pale Ale is a product by designer Matt Braun. There's a musical scale down the side of each bottle. You can drink down to a particular level, blow on rim, and the bottle will play a note. If you get a few pe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/30/beer-bottlemusical-instrument/

Hipster Dinosaurs

Artist/musician Molly Lewis modified coloring books to turn dinosaurs into trendy hipsters. Poor Tyrannosaurus Rex. At least he'll have a project and a mission to join. Link via Geekosystem | Molly Lewis' Websit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/30/hipster-dinosaurs/

They Stopped Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is made up of three waterfalls from the Niagara River. In 1969, the US Army Corps of Engineers stopped the flow of water over one of them, American Falls, to study the stability of the rock underneath....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/30/they-stopped-niagara-falls/

Falling Off the End of the Earth

We have all encountered the common misconception that Columbus' crew was afraid of sailing off the edge of the earth, as if the explorer's view of a round world were something new. Columbus' crew may have been fearful a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/30/falling-off-the-end-of-the-earth/

Beer Popsicle

New York restaurant Diablo Royale Este serves a dessert called The Hopsicle Experience. It's a frozen can of beer on a stick! Now, the thing about the hopsicle is that it looks like your standard can of Tecate: Red. Cyl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/30/beer-popsicle/

Accompanist Needed

Want ads are sometimes hard to figure out because they don't give enough information. This one, however, is confounding because it gives a lot of information! It is supposedly looking for a piano accompanist for...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/30/accompanist-needed/

Cat Saves Owner from Pit Bulls

A 97-year-old woman owes her life to her cat Tiger. Sophie Thomas of Clare County, Michigan was caring for her lawn when a pack of dogs approached. Thomas says, “All of a sudden these four pitbulls came marching in an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/30/cat-saves-owner-from-pit-bulls/

New Cupcake Flavors

Stacy Conradt makes cupcakes, and is planning to experiment with new styles and flavors. Key Lime: vanilla cake with key lime frosting rolled in graham cracker crumbs.Captain Crunch: crush the cereal into the flour and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/30/new-cupcake-flavors/

Paper Rings from Books

Artist Jeremy May carves holes into books and laminates the results in order to create rings. Pictured above is a ring made from Margaret Atwood's The Edible Woman. If you were able to wear a boo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/30/paper-rings-from-books/

Low Bridge

(Video Link) There's a railroad trestle over Gregson Street in Durham, North Carolina that has a clearance of only 11 feet, 8 inches. Truck drivers have been crashing into it since as early as 1956. The above vide...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/30/low-bridge/

Animal Name Origins

GORILLA "First used in a Greek translation of 5th century BC Carthaginian explorer Hanno's account of a voyage to West Africa. He reported encountering a tribe of wild hairy people, whose females were, according to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/30/animal-name-origins/




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