Archive for September 25th, 2010

Pistol Bayonets

James R. Rummel of Hell in a Handbasket has a post about early handgun bayonets. The Elgin Pistol Cutlass (above) was a single-shot pistol available in the U.S. in various calibers starting in the 1830s. I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/25/pistol-bayonets/

Bejeweled Falconry Hoods

For this year Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition ( Adihex ), the Italian Jewelry house Tiroler Goldschmied is launching a collection of 5 unique diamond studded falcon hoods. Falconry...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/25/bejeweled-falconry-hoods/

Pitch of Cat Calls Varies with a Cat Species' Territory

Why do lions have a loud, deep growl and house cats a high meow? It's not because of the relative size of the animals, but the relative size of their territories: Dr Gustav Peters and Dr Marcell Peters at the Alexand...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/25/pitch-of-cat-calls-varies-with-a-cat-species-territory/

Shattered Clock Says that It's 3:55

Igor Barbashin and Daria Volokhova designed the "Shattered Clock." Numbers break apart and form together. The hour number that is the least broken represents the closest hour to the current time. The minute hand t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/25/shattered-clock-says-that-its-355/

Panhandling Robot

Gimme is a robot/sculpture designed by Chris Eckert that follows people around, asking for money: My newest art machine, Gimme is an automated panhandler that follows a viewer (or multiple viewers) around the room...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/25/panhandling-robot/

Where's Waldo -- The Spy Thriller

(Video Link) The Imponderables, a comedy troupe, made this parody of The Bourne Ultimatum casting Waldo of the Where's Waldo? books as the central character. His identity was erased. His past was...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/25/wheres-waldo-the-spy-thriller/

Orange Candle

A candle made out of an orange? I think I'd like to try this. The ingredients are things you probably have around the house now, and the instructions are so simple they are related almost completely in photographs at...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/25/orange-candle/

Order of Operations

This is a perfect tool for teaching my kids their algebraic order of operations! Oh, they can do them, but I think this will help them understand the concept better. Find this "s'more formula" on a t-shirt a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/25/order-of-operations/

App Magnets

App Magnets - $12.95You've got the best laptop, best smart phone, the best tablet computer ... but what about your fridge magnets? Well, don't be left out of style, hipsters! Check out these App Magnets by Alyssa Zeller...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/25/app-magnets-2/

Clockwork Carl

Artist and illustrator John Larriva created what could be the strangest wind-up toy ever. Behold, the Clockwork Carl, a wind-up toy featuring a cast head of Carl Sagan:Clockwork Carl is cast in rock hard, Durham's Wa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/25/clockwork-carl/

Forget Science! Major in Adventure Recreation in College!

Forget sitting in a stuffy classroom - here's the college major for outdoor enthusiasts and fun-lovers everywhere: Adventure Recreation.Yes, that's right:Adventure sports like scuba diving, snowboarding, white water...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/25/forget-science-major-in-adventure-recreation-in-college/

MRI of Snake Digesting a Rat

Thanks to modern medical science, we now can see the process of a Burmese Python ingesting a rat in all its gory details:Using a combination of computer tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), scientist...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/25/mri-of-snake-digesting-a-rat/

Animal Paper Shredder

Random-Good-Stuff blog went to La Laboral University in Gijón, Spain, and found this intriguing installation at a temporary art exhibit in the kitchen: an animal paper shredder.Simply feed the paper to be shredded...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/25/animal-paper-shredder/

The Nightmares of Edgar Allan Potato Head

With apologies to Edgar Allan Poe and English teachers everywhere, Eric Krasner of CineGraphic Studios present this wonderful short film of The Nightmares of Edgar Allan Potato Head.Hit play or go to Link [YouTube]Edgar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/25/the-nightmares-of-edgar-allan-potato-head/

Q*Bert Cake

Q*Bert cake by Karen Portaleo of Highland Bakery - via Great White SnarkIf you like geeky cakes, there's one place on the Interweb you've got to check out: That's Nerdalicious blog's "Nerd Cakes" posts. You'll...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/25/qbert-cake/

100 Best First Lines from Novels

American Book Review posted what it considers to be the 100 best first lines from novels - see if you agree:1. Call me Ishmael. —Herman Melville, Moby-Dick (1851)2. It is a truth universally acknowledg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/25/100-best-first-lines-from-novels/

Metalworking as Kinetic Art

I've always associated oxyacetylene torch with the brutish but necessary industrial activity of welding but never art. Well, the resulting metal thingy may be an artistic sculpture, but the acts of cutting and welding th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/25/metalworking-as-kinetic-art/

Where to See Cute Animals

Here's a roundup of sixteen animals and how you can see them in their natural habitats. Some of these expeditions involve a lot of travel, depending on where you are already. Want to see a booby? Head to the Galapagos I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/25/where-to-see-cute-animals/

A Beard Film

(vimeo link) If growing a beard were only this simple in the real world! This stop-motion film by Ian Robertson looks as if a lot of time went into it, both in recording and editing. -via the Presurfer stopmotion, b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/25/a-beard-film/

Firemen Rescue Cat in Tree -and Its Owner, Too!

A cat in Leatherhead, Surrey, England had to be rescued from a tree by the fire department. That in itself is not newsworthy, but the firefighters also rescued a rescuer! A 6-year-old Maine Coon cat named Jadis was 30 fe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/25/firemen-rescue-cat-in-tree-and-its-owner-too/

This Week at Neatorama

We've officially said goodbye to summer and are heading into fall 2010. Let's see what happened at Neatorama this week, just in case you may have missed something. We retraced the history of the Vietnam Veteran's Memo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/25/this-week-at-neatorama-22/






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