Archive for September 15th, 2010

Best Sci-Fi Ad Ever!

I'm not going to say anything that'll give away the ending of this 21-second long ad for the German Sci-Fi Channel, but I'll say this one word: fascinating. Link [embedded YouTube clip]German, Sci Fi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/15/best-sci-fi-ad-ever/

Being Grumpy is Hazardous to Your Health

We've all heard about the Type A personality, but did you know that there are Type B,C, and D? T Goodman of InventorSpot explains the difference between the personality types, and why it's bad to be the grumpy Type D:*em...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/15/being-grumpy-is-hazardous-to-your-health/

The Pig Equation: The Craziest Bacon Tattoo Ever!

Photo: Rich Marafioti (2009)These bacon tattoos are so smokin' hot that you can almost smell the sweet aroma of sizzling bacon. Almost.Oddee has got the gallery of 12 Craziest Bacon Tattoos: Link | After that, b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/15/the-pig-equation-the-craziest-bacon-tattoo-ever/

Badass Movie Weapons

Cool Material blog has a neat round-up of the most badass weapons ever used in the movies. This one above, of course, is from Evil Dead:Chainsaws have quite a few different users: artists, loggers, Tree Surgeons (Yes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/15/badass-movie-weapons/

Dolly Death Star

See if you can beat Chad Vader at identifying the fan costumes at this year's Dragon*Con 2010. My favorite is this Dolly Deathstar above: Link [embedded YouTube clip]Star Wars, costumes, Death Star, Dolly Parton, Chad Va...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/15/dolly-death-star/

Tetris Couch

The second I laid eyes on these configurable Tetris Couch, that infernal 8-bit earworm of a music popped in my head!The Tetris Couch designed by Stefano Grasselli is basically a set of several small couches of differ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/15/tetris-couch/

The Canadian

Forget The American, the hottest movie coming out is ... The Canadian!David Rynn wrote, directed, and starred in this spoof of George Clooney's The American trailer.Watch it, eh? Link [embedded...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/15/the-canadian/

Ingenious Vulcan Salute Hoodie

This hoodie allows you to expose your secret geek - or not. Zipped, it's an open palm. Partially unzipped it's a Vulcan salute. Live long and prosper! Link - via Nerd Approvedhoodie, Vulcan salute...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/15/ingenious-vulcan-salute-hoodie/

iRetrofone Steampunk Dock

This steampunk iphone dock, designed by artist Scott Freeland, is fully functional and has the retro look I love. It is hand-sculpted and hand-cast in urethane resin and is for sale on Etsy. Link - via Book of Jo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/15/iretrofone-steampunk-dock/

World's Largest Chocolate Bar

To celebrate the company's 10th anniversary Armenia's Grand Candy has produced a 10 inch thick chocolate bar weighing in at 9,720 pounds and measuring a colossal 18.4 feet by 9 feet, setting a new world record. Guinn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/15/worlds-largest-chocolate-bar/

Linothorax - Alexander the Great's Kevlar-like Shirt

Stab- and slash-resistant clothing might seem to be a modern innovation, but there is evidence that Alexander the Great and his army utilized similar technology. Presented at the annual meeting of the Archaeological...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/15/linothorax-alexander-the-greats-kevlar-like-shirt/

A Traffic Light That Decides When It Wants to Turn Green

Detailed studies of traffic flow allow cities to adjust the timing of changes on traffic signal lights. But according to a trio of researchers in Germany, Switzerland, and the United States, it may be better to simply a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/15/a-traffic-light-that-decides-when-it-wants-to-turn-green/

Sushi Staplers

Sushi Stapler - $4.95Are those staplers a little fishy? Why, yes! Now your favorite nigiri can also staple your paperwork. Behold the Sushi Stapler from the NeatoShop. They're the perfect gifts for the sushi lovers in yo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/15/sushi-staplers/

World's Largest Graffiti

If you can't beat 'em, let 'em be world record-breaking art: Brazil unveiled the world's largest graffiti at 37,000 square feet (3,500 m2). Oddee has the exclusive photos: Linkgraffiti, Brazil...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/15/worlds-largest-graffiti/

Dog Poop-Powered Park Lights

Artist Matthew Mazzotta conceived of Project Park Spark: a program that gathers dog feces, generates methane from them, and powers lights using that methane. The system is set up in a park in Cambridge, Massachusetts....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/15/dog-poop-powered-park-lights/

Fat Cat Climbs into Pot

(YouTube link) There's not a lot to this video, except that I found myself laughing uncontrollably. -via Arbroath See also: the classic Neatorama post Top 15 Amazingly Fat Cats.Cat, fat cat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/15/fat-cat-climbs-into-pot/

Wine Filling Station

Buying wine in bottles and boxes is so old-fashioned. In select supermarkets in France, customers can now fill up containers with gas station-style pumps: Bring your own resealable bottles, Poland Spring containe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/15/wine-filling-station/

The Party

You know this is going to be funny. Allie Brosch tells about the time she had oral surgery the same day as a friend's birthday party. Part of the account reminds me of the viral video David After Dentist, except of c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/15/the-party/

Cthulhu for Old Spice

(YouTube link) Cthulhu as a pitchman? Maybe he just wants to show off his abs. Still, be warned of the "unspeakable horror" to come. From the folks at Gods Playing Poker. Link -Thanks, Michael!animation, Ol...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/15/cthulhu-for-old-spice/

Dim Sum Buttons

Love dim sum? Mark Wu of One Inch Punch blog crafted these cute buttons for you to profess love for your favorite dim sum dish (mine's luóbo gao or turnip cake - yum!). Check it out here: Linkbuttons, dim sum...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/15/dim-sum-buttons/

Artificial Ovary Grown in Lab

Scientists at Brown University have grown an ovary in a Petri dish, using donated cells. The organ is more than a tissue culture; it is a working organ composed of three specific types of tissue which each have their own...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/15/artificial-ovary-grown-in-lab/

Earphones for the Pigheaded Music Lover

That's right - now you can look pigheadedly cool while listening to Lady Gaga with these Japanese Buta Earphone. In case you were deeply concerned, that “natural feel” does in fact refer to the pig. Rest...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/15/earphones-for-the-pigheaded-music-lover/

Night of the Living Trekkies

(Video Link) Quirk Books is the publisher of offbeat titles like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters. Their new book by Kevin David Anderson and Sam Stall im...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/15/night-of-the-living-trekkies/

News Anchor Caught Without Pants

A Slovenian television newsreader accidentally revealed that he wasn't wearing pants during the broadcast. This is evident in the video clip when, at the end of the show, he rolls his chair away from the desk. L...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/15/news-anchor-caught-without-pants/

Stormtrooper Varsity Jacket

Adidas, which recently produced a Wookie jacket, plans to sell limited edition Stormtrooper varsity jackets with matching high top shoes. As the Geekologie Writer points out, it's a pity that it doesn't come with a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/15/stormtrooper-varsity-jacket/

Nintendo Bed

Instructables user rpaxon made a bedding set that makes a bed look like a Nintendo console. He's made it for his brother, who's wanted one since the sixth grade. You can view more photos at the link. Link via Ge...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/15/nintendo-bed/

10 Fun Facts about Bewitched

Bewitched was an American television series that ran from 1964 to 1972. The premise was that a witch (Samantha Stephens) married an advertising executive (Darrin Stephens), but in order to blend in with "mortals...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/15/10-fun-facts-about-bewitched/

Mal and Chad's Fill in the Bubble Frenzy 6

It's the Fill in the Bubble Frenzy with boy genius Mal and his talking dog Chad! What is he saying in this empty speech bubble? Tell us and you might win any T-shirt available in the NeatoShop -take a look around, p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/15/mal-and-chads-fill-in-the-bubble-frenzy-6/

Chocolate Bar Yummy Pockets

Chocolate Bar Yummy Pockets - $4.95Psst, chocolate lovers! Here's the perfect way to organize your stationery and other knick knacks: the Chocolate Bar Yummy Pockets from the NeatoShop. Guaranteed not to melt: Link | Mor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/15/chocolate-bar-yummy-pockets/
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