Archive for September 6th, 2010

Lil' Vampire Pacifier for Your Favorite Bloodsucking Baby

Lil' Vampire Pacifier - $4.95 When milk is not enough, here's the Lil' Vampire Pacifier from the NeatoShop for your favorite bloodsucking baby: Link Or if that's not for you,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/06/lil-vampire-pacifier-for-your-favorite-bloodsucking-baby/

Kiel Johnson's Wonderful (and Working) Cardboard Cameras

A lot of people use cardboard in their arts and crafts, but Kiel Johnson took that into a whole 'nuther level with his cardboard cameras. This one above, the iconic twin lens, even works as a pinhole camera.See more of K...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/06/kiel-johnsons-wonderful-and-working-cardboard-cameras/

Scientists Coaxed Red Rain Cells To Replicate

Remember the red rain that fell in India back in 2001? Back then, it was reported that the red color was from cells unlike any found on Earth, prompting speculations that these cells have extraterrestrial origin.Scientis...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/06/scientists-coaxed-red-rain-cells-to-replicate/

Kirsten Hassenfeld's Intricate Sculptures Made From Found Objects

A lot of artists turned found objects into art, but none does so quite as beautifully as Kirsten Hassenfeld. She explains her art in Meighan O'Toole's My Love For You Is a Stampede of Horses art blog:"I have beg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/06/kirsten-hassenfelds-intricate-sculptures-made-from-found-objects/

Signs You're Married to a Geek Dad

How do you know that you're married to a geek dad? Kathy Ceceri of the new (and very enjoyable) Geek Mom blog (yes, the "better half" of Ken Denmead's popular Geek Dad blog) writes:Not all GeekMoms are married...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/06/signs-youre-married-to-a-geek-dad/

White Powder Wasn't Drugs, It Was Grandma!

During a traffic stop, Wyoming police came across a bag of whitish powder they initially suspected to be "poor quality cocaine or methamphetamine." It actually turned out to be something else completely:&qu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/06/white-powder-wasnt-drugs-it-was-grandma/

Pepe Deluxe - Salami Fever

Not sure whether to file this under NEAT or AMA, but it's so strange, I just had to post it. Oh, and if it makes you hungry for bacon, please visit our Neato Bacon Store! Hat-tip to the always inspiring MissDestruct...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/06/pepe-deluxe-salami-fever/

World's First Implantable Artificial Kidney

Researchers at the University of California at San Francisco have developed a prototype for an artificial kidney: The device, which would include thousands of microscopic filters as well as a bioreactor to mimic the m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/06/worlds-first-implantable-artificial-kidney/

Interview with Sillof

We scored an exclusive interview with Sillof, the creator of these awesome handmade toys. He's also making stop-action films now, which you can check out below. DI: How did you first hit on the idea of creating...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/06/interview-with-sillof/

How to Start a Fire Using Only IKEA Products

(Video Link) We've all contemplated that nightmare scenario: you're trapped in an IKEA store after closing, the cold of winter is seeping into your bones, and worst of all, a pack timber wolves is starting to circle...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/06/how-to-start-a-fire-using-only-ikea-products/

Ancient Nubians Brewed Antibiotic Beer

A chemical analysis of Nubian mummies dating back 1,600 years indicates that the ancient Nubians brewed beer with tetracycline, an antibiotic. Chemist Mark Nelson recently published an article arguing that this activity...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/06/ancient-nubians-brewed-antibiotic-beer/

Rulers of Science

Rulers of Science and Great Women Rulers of Science rulers - $2.95After their scientific achievements, it should be a cinch for the likes of Isaac Newton, Benjamin Franklin, and Charles Darwin to help you measure things....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/06/rulers-of-science/

Wonderfully Strange Japanese Toy Designs from the 19th Century

If you think that all those strange Japanese toys were recent inventions, you'd be wrong: as this BibliOdyssey post about Japanese toy design from the turn of the century, Japan has always been wonderfully stran...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/06/wonderfully-strange-japanese-toy-designs-from-the-19th-century/

10 Most Valuable American Coins

The next time you get spare change, take a closer look at the coins. Who knows, you may get very lucky and land yourself an 1873-CC Liberty Seated Dime (valued at $2.5 million) or the 1913 Liberty Nickel (valued at $6 mi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/06/10-most-valuable-american-coins/

Facebucks: Facebook Money Becomes Reality

Yesterday, the online social media giant Facebook entered the gift card business by selling Facebook Credits cards at Target store near you. The credits allow you to buy applications and virtual goods (think World of War...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/06/facebucks-facebook-money-becomes-reality/

Double Dragon and Other Disappointing Teen Movies of the 1990s

Ever since there have been movies, there have been disappointing movies. But nothing disappoints more than the movie-adaptation of your favorite childhood idols and characters.Take, for example, Double Dragon: Double...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/06/double-dragon-and-other-disappointing-teen-movies-of-the-1990s/

"I Love Boobies" Bracelets Create Controversy

In an effort to make young people more aware of breast cancer, the Keep-A-Breast organization is marketing wrist bands which proclaim "I [heart] Boobies."  Middle school and high school students around the country are w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/06/i-love-boobies-bracelets-create-controversy/

Midichlorian Rhapsody

(YouTube link) How do you make Star Wars prequels better... or at least more tolerable? Shorten them to six minutes altogether and put it behind a parody of "Bohemian Rhapsody". -via The Daily WhatStar Wars...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/06/midichlorian-rhapsody/

Chimpanzees Outwit Human Hunters

Primatologists in Guinea have observed wild chimpanzees intentionally disabling snares: On two occasions witnessed, the chimps successfully deactivated the traps set for them.[...] A typical snare, for example one...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/06/chimpanzees-outwit-human-hunters/

xkcd Wedding Cake

The artists at Pink Cake Box made a wedding cake inspired by the webcomic xkcd: The top of the cake includes cutouts of the comic characters with a red heart on a wire between them. The entire cake is covered in w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/06/xkcd-wedding-cake/

Abstinence Makes the Heart Grow Stronger?

Isabella Blyth of Gorgie, Scotland turned 106 years old on Saturday. She looks much younger, and attributes her long and healthy life to the fact that she's never been romantically involved. The plucky pensioner, who ce...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/06/abstinence-makes-the-heart-grow-stronger/

Comic Book Wedding Invitations

Etsy seller swelser creates custom wedding invitations and save the date cards made to resemble vintage comic book covers! You can picture yourself as not only soon-to-be-married, but as a crime fighting adventurer a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/06/comic-book-wedding-invitations/

The History of Ms.

The use of Ms. as a title for a woman who is either married or not goes back a lot further than you may think. The Oxford University Press found an example printed in a newspaper in 1885. Ever since “Ms.” emerged as...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/06/the-history-of-ms/

Shredding the Sink

These parakeets belong to Inner Huckleberry, who submitted this rad photo to Cute Overload, where you can get a closer look. Linkbirds, sink, skateboard, parakeets...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/06/shredding-the-sink/

The Lost Cities

The following is an article from Uncle John's Supremely Satisfying Bathroom Reader. Everyone fantasizes about accidentally uncovering a treasure. Pompeii and Herculaneum were such treasures. They existed for...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/06/the-lost-cities/




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