Archive for September 27th, 2010

TARDIS Talking Money Bank

TARDIS Talking Money Bank - $22.95What better place to store all your coins is there than the TARDIS Talking Money Bank from the NeatoShop? After all, Doctor Who will surely take good care of the money inside (though sad...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/27/tardis-talking-money-bank/

Borg Car

Craig Smith modified his car to look like it had Borg (that's a Star Trek species) implants: My wife went to visit family this weekend. So left by myself, something geek-like is bound to happen. I started...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/27/borg-car/

Drug-filled Mice Airdropped Over Guam to Kill Snakes

OK, the snakes are not supposed to be there, and the mice are not suffering from or enjoying the drugs because it's Tylenol and they're dead anyway. The brown tree snake is native to Australia, but hitched a ride to Guam...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/27/drug-filled-mice-airdropped-over-guam-to-kill-snakes/

Raytheon Sarcos XOS 2 Exoskeleton

Raytheon, a US defense contractor, has made great strides in developing effective exoskeletons. Its new model, the XOS 2, recently went on public display in Salt Lake City. Dave Freeman of CrunchGear was t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/27/sarcos-xos-2-exoskeleton/

Robot Tries on Clothes for You

The Estonian start-up company Fits.me has designed a mannequin that can alter its shape so that it can try on clothes for you. The design is being marketed to online clothing retailers because they can't offer customers...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/27/robot-tries-on-clothes-for-you/

A Gallery of Gadget Prototypes

Steven Leckart of Wired gathered photos of and information about six gadget prototypes that have been preserved long after the products developed from them became ubiquitous. These include the first push-button...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/27/a-gallery-of-gadget-prototypes/

Does the UN Have an Ambassador Assigned to Talk to Aliens?

Initial news reports indicated that the United Nations Office of Outer Space Affairs had designated Mazlan Othman, a Malaysian astrophysicist, to make first contact with any aliens that arrive at Earth. Dr. Othman asser...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/27/does-the-un-have-an-amabassador-tasked-to-talk-to-aliens/

Larger Than Life R2D2 is Driveable

(Video Link) YouTube user dmalford1 built a R2D2 simulator that is large enough for an adult human to fit inside and drive it around. It makes appropriate light flashes, sound effects, and has a rotating dome....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/27/larger-than-life-r2d2-is-driveable/

Angel Wings Mobile Phone Stand

Angel Wings Mobile Phone Stand - $9.95Watching movies on your mobile phone is infinitely better if you've got angels helping you. Specifically, this Angel Wings Mobile Phone Stand from the NeatoShop. Simply attach the wi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/27/angel-wings-mobile-phone-stand/

Full Moon Beer

It won't turn you into a werewolf (we don't think), but you might find a real difference in beer brewed by the light of a full moon. A Belgian brewery is producing a beer called Paix-Dieu in just that way. "We made seve...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/27/full-moon-beer/

Sibling Dental Odyssey

(YouTube link) A brother and sister had their wisdom teeth removed on the same day. Lucky for us, mom was armed with a camera for the ride home! -via Bits and Piecesdrugs, dentist, anesthesia, oral surgery...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/27/sibling-dental-odyssey/

Restaurants of Celebrity Chefs

Celebrity chefs wear more than one hat, figuratively, because they cook for real restaurants in addition to cooking on TV (that's how they got those TV jobs in the first place). You might recognize the chef, but woul...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/27/restaurants-of-celebrity-chefs/

Bluegrass Cover of "Walk Like an Egyptian"

(Video Link) The Cleverlys are a quintet of Bluegrass performers from Arkansas. Here they are with their cover of the 80s hit "Walk Like an Egyptian" by The Bangles. via View from the Porch | Band Websitebluegra...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/27/bluegrass-cover-of-walk-like-an-egyptian/

The Real Life Inspirations For 14 Simpsons Characters

I don’t know about you guys, but I love The Simpsons and I must say that getting to watch The Simpsons while writing about the show was a dream come true for me. Getting to learn about the stories beh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/27/the-real-life-inspirations-for-14-simpsons-characters/

The Origin of the Batcave

The Batcave is a central location in the Batman franchise. Its existence is purely accidental. Back in the days of the 1940s Batman film short serial, the producers wanted to have a hangar. They couldn't afford one, b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/27/the-origin-of-the-batcave/

How to You Explain Anti-Submarine Warfare to Children?

(Video Link) The Lockheed P-3C Orion is an anti-submarine warfare aircraft in the inventory of the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (among other navies). This video shows a demonstration of its capabilities by...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/27/how-to-you-explain-anti-submarine-warfare-to-children/

This is How I Link Science Articles

This is the opening paragraph, where I tell you about a scientific study in as few words as possible to get you interested. I also need to gather up and condense any information that isn't contained in an easily-copied q...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/27/this-is-how-i-link-science-articles/

Name That Weird Invention!

Let's try something new and fun. You've seen Steven M. Johnson's whimsical and ridiculously weird inventions (whimventions? weirdventions?) in his weekly Museum of Possibilities posts, but something's missing fro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/27/name-that-weird-invention/

Blood Slide Candy

You rarely see candy cigarettes for sale anymore because someone got the idea that it's not a good idea to give children candy that resembles something they should never, ever ingest. Therefore, I think it would be b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/27/blood-slide-candy/

The Science of Prohibition

Popular Science has a gallery of articles the magazine published during Prohibition addressing alcohol, the laws against it, and the ways people got around those laws. Some read like "how to" guides, and some detail...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/27/the-science-of-prohibition/

Happy Breakfast

Shirley Sirivong was put on bed rest during her pregnancy and has to follow a strict diet for gestational diabetes. Her husband Gat took special care to liven up her dull breakfasts first by creating funny faces, and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/27/happy-breakfast/

The Limburger Cheese War

The following is an article from Uncle John's Slightly Irregular Bathroom Reader. From the "Dustbin of History" files, here's the pungent tale of two midwest states whose pride and honor were once challenged....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/27/the-limburger-cheese-war/




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