Archive for September 19th, 2010

Fossiliced Dinosaur Ice Trays

Fossiliced Ice Trays (Set of 2) - $15.95Still using regular ice cubes? Don't let your sense of party style go extinct! Add fun to your drinks and make 'em the toast of the party with dinosaur fossil ice cubes.The Fossili...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/19/fossiliced-dinosaur-ice-trays/

Seeing with an iPhone

Austin Seraphin got an iPhone. Since he is blind, the first thing he did was activate VoiceOver, which reads text out loud. Then later, he tried the Color ID app, which identifies colors picked up by the camera. I have...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/19/seeing-with-an-iphone/

Giant Spider Web

Three years ago, Alex linked to a story about a spider web that was 200 yards wide. It was made by many spiders sharing the same web. Scientists recently discovered a spider in Madagascar that can individually create a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/19/giant-spider-web-2/

HTML5 Canvas Photo Kaleidoscope

Groovy! This page takes recent Creative Commons photos from Flickr and turns them into kaleidoscopic images. Use the lowest button to change the image, and your mouse to change the kaleidoscopic effects. Link -via J-...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/19/html5-canvas-photo-kaleidoscope/

Old Man Beats Armed Robber with Swiffer

Phillip Graham, 71, of Spartanburg County, South Carolina, drove off an armed home invader. His weapon of opportunity was a Swiffer dust mop: The man, who was wearing a ski mask, appeared to have a pistol in his hand...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/19/old-man-beats-armed-robber-with-swiffer/

The Fastest Time for Two Men to Switch Pants

The Universal Record Database is a website that allows users to submit videos of themselves accomplishing great feats. In this case, John Florance and Kevin Gerhart switched pants -- including unbuckling and rebuckl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/19/the-fastest-time-for-two-men-to-switch-pants/

Motorcyclist with Rollerblades

This image is going around the Internet. It shows a motorcyclist wearing rollerblades while cruising down a busy highway. Safe or not? via Geekologiemotorcycles, roller skating...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/19/motorcyclists-with-rollerblades/

Plan for New US Embassy Includes Design Features from Medieval Castles

The US is building a new embassy in London with a heavy emphasis on physical security. Pictured above is an artist's conception of the winning design, which will be built in 2017. Mike Olson of Wired talke...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/19/plan-for-new-us-embassy-includes-design-features-from-medieval-castles/

Hipster Superheroes

Cartoonist Caldwell Tanner created a set of panels depicting superheroes as hipsters. It features Aquaman, Iron Man, Professor Xavier, the Incredible Hulk, and Batman. http://www.collegehumor.com/article:1809153...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/19/hipster-superheroes/

Hippos Licking Crocodiles

(Video Link) This video shows crocodiles feeding on a dead antelope. Hippopotamuses wander up to lick the crocodiles, which the crocs tolerate because the hippos are so much larger and stronger. At the end of the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/19/hippos-licking-crocodiles/

Perfume That Makes You Smell Like a Library

Perfumer Christopher Brosius has produced a perfume that's supposed to make you smell like a library. It's called "In the Library." Link via Marginal Revolutionperfume, libraries, Christopher Brosius...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/19/perfume-that-makes-you-smell-like-a-library/

Swing Table

This chairs in dining room table set by Duffy London are suspended by cables from an upper frame: This design creates an exceptionally divergent dining experience and aesthetic, creating a room within a room, with...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/19/swing-table/

Royal Navy Field Gun Competition

(Video Link) This video shows a sport native to the British Royal Navy. It's in memory of a particular incident during the Second Boer War in which sailors quickly brought a gun from their ship to an inland battlef...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/19/royal-navy-field-gun-competition/

Spray-On Clothing

Researches at the Imperial College in London have developed a reusable fabric that can be taken off and re-worn: The spray consists of short fibres that are mixed into a solvent, allowing it to be sprayed from a c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/19/spray-on-clothing/

Library Reference Desk Made of Recycled Books

This library reference desk at the University of Delft (Netherlands) is made of recycled books. There are three more pictures at the link. Link via The Presurfer | Photo: Recyclartlibraries...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/19/library-reference-desk-made-of-recycled-books/

My 120 Pound Journey

(YouTube link) Talk about inspirational -Ben Davis lost 120 pounds! But that's not all he accomplished, as you'll see in this video. Davis also chronicled his progress on his blog. Link -via redditRace, running, lif...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/19/my-120-pound-journey/

The Strange-face-in-the-mirror Illusion

The old parlor trick of staring at yourself in a mirror until your face starts to change has now been studied scientifically. Giovanni Caputo led a study in which 50 people tried the trick and reported their reactions.At...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/19/the-strange-face-in-the-mirror-illusion/

Literary Pets

Etsy artist Chet Phillips has created a set of dogs and cats as famous authors. Or are they famous authors portrayed as cats and dogs? Anyway, these Literary Pets are sold as prints or sets of trading cards. Shown are H....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/19/literary-pets/

Save Our Swarm "Bee"-llboard

Plan BEE used 100,000 bees to create this SOS (Save Our Swarm) "bee"-llboard drawing attention to the worldwide problem of honey bee population decline. For some unknown reason, honey bees have been disappearin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/19/save-our-swarm-bee-llboard/

iPad Light Painting

Beeker Northam and colleagues at Dentsu London and BERG developed a method of light painting using iPads:We use photographic and animation techniques that were developed to draw moving 3-dimensional typography and object...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/19/ipad-light-painting/

Everything's Better With Muppets

(YouTube link) You may remember Ricardo Autobahn as the creator of the awesome Golden Age of Video, or you might know him as part of the musical duo Spray, along with Jenny McLaren. Here is the video for their lates...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/19/everythings-better-with-muppets/
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