Archive for September 20th, 2010

Stargate Auction

Props, costumes, and other artifacts from the TV series Stargate are up for auction September 25 and 26 in Seattle, Washington. If you can't be there, you can bid on items via internet. Yes, it's possible*em...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/20/stargate-auction/

RIP Leonard Skinner

Yes, there really was a Lynyrd Skynyrd, but his name was Leonard Skinner. Skinner, a gym teacher in Jacksonville, Florida, was the inspiration for the band's name. Skinner died yesterday at a nursing home in Florida. He...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/20/rip-leonard-skinner/

DIY Firefox Necklace

(You Tube Link) I want this foxy necklace and Firefox isn't even my web browser! This video by Craft Magazine shows how to make your very own foxbling from a template designed by Tobias Leingruber. All you need are so...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/20/diy-firefox-necklace/

Doctor Who Spinning TARDIS

Doctor Who Spinning TARDIS - $44.95The Doctor Who Spinning TARDIS from the NeatoShop is a fun dekstop item that works using magnets to keep the TARDIS in mid-air. Levitate the TARDIS so it actually seems to fly and then...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/20/doctor-who-spinning-tardis/

Solar Flowers

(YouTube link) Dan Roe made these solar-powered kinetic flower sculptures that move on their own, as long as they are in the sun! I can imagine how much my cats would love these. See more kinetic and robotic artwork...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/20/solar-flowers/

The Disneyland Quiz

You may have been to Disneyland, but how much do you really know about it? Find out in today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss. I scored a dismal 25%. I'd like to say that is is because I've never been to Dis...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/20/the-disneyland-quiz/

World's Smallest Stop Motion Film

(Video Link) Dot is the world's smallest stop motion animated film. It was created by the makers of the Wallace & Gromit series, who used a 50x cell phone microscope. Animators at the UK studio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/20/worlds-smallest-stop-motion-film/

White Knuckles

(YouTube link) OK Go always makes great videos, but the real stars of this one are the dogs! And one goat. The song is "White Knuckles". -via Buzzfeeddogs, music video, OK Go...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/20/white-knuckles/

Guard Rail Safety Feature

Have you ever noticed a highway guard rail with a cap on the end like this? It's not just for looks! Read an explanation of what happens when a car hits a guard rail with and without an end cap. Beware that there are...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/20/guard-rail-safety-feature/

Wife Taming Device

In 1862, Harry Tap invented a device that he hoped would calm his nagging wife. He built six of them, one of which survives to this day and was recently featured on Antiques Roadshow. It's not for sale, but is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/20/wife-taming-device/

The World's Ten Weirdest Pets

(YouTube link) See what can happen when you have a bobcat for a pet? I've been lacerated by domestic cats enough to know that I don't want to fight a wildcat over dinner. And this one is just a cub! People...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/20/the-worlds-ten-weirdest-pets/

Looxcie

You knew this was coming, and now its available to everyone. It's a camera that records everything you see. Loop the Looxcie over your ear and go about your day. If you see anything you think may be worth saving, hit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/20/looxcie/

Sir Terry Pratchett Made a Sword from Scratch out of a Meteorite

Discworld author Terry Pratchett was knighted by Queen Elizabeth two years ago. At the time, he lamented that the title didn't come with a sword. So he decided to make his own, mining and smelting the ore himself, addi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/20/sir-terry-pratchett-made-a-sword-from-scratch-out-of-a-meteorite/

Pot Farm in Zoo Enclosure

It was the perfect place to grow marijuana: a section of the rhinoceros pen that only one zookeeper had access to. A zookeeper in Austria thought he would never be caught. Salzburg Hellbrunn Zoo director Sabine Grebner...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/20/pot-farm-in-zoo-enclosure/

23 Amazing Sci Fi LEGO Creations

blastr has a roundup of detailed LEGO sculptures inspired by science fiction, including Battlestar Galactica, Stargate, and Firefly. Pictured above is a chestburster from Alie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/20/23-amazing-sci-fi-lego-creations/

Building the Wall

The following is an article from Uncle John's Curiously Compelling Bathroom Reader. Today, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is one of the most popular memorials in the United States, but at the time it was conc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/20/building-the-wall/






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