Archive for September 29th, 2010

DIY $100 Origami iPhone Stand

You've got an iPhone, so surely you deserve an iPhone stand that speaks of your high social status. No cheapie stand for you - so, how about one that costs $100? Enrique Pardo explains how to make your very own origami i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/29/diy-100-origami-iphone-stand/

Real Life Pac-Man Discovered

Deviant Art member Kalapusa, who gave us the Super Mario Bros. Piranha Plant Sculpture, has created a "realistic" yet very alien version of Pac-Man. See more pictures at Geekologie. Link -via Holy Kaw!sculpture, pacm...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/29/real-life-pac-man-discovered/

Building That Grows a Salt Skin

Faulders Studio has designed a building called GEOtube that, if built in Dubai, would develop its own outer surface from salt! The building plans include a lattice of pipes on the outside, which would grow solid from...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/29/building-that-grows-a-salt-skin/

San Francisco Fire Department's Ladder Shop

There's something that the San Francisco Fire Department has that no other fire departments in the United States has: wooden ladders. Why use wood? Well, San Francisco has a lot of overhead powerlines, and wood doesn't c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/29/san-francisco-fire-departments-ladder-shop/

The Fighter Pilot Who Shot Himself Down

On 21 September 1956, test pilot Tom Attridge was flying Grumman's new F-11F-1 Tiger. He fired a burst from his 20mm cannon while diving and accelerating. The cockpit was then struck by an outside object. Attridge imm...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/29/the-fighter-pilot-who-shot-himself-down/

Twitter's New Design Is Based on the Golden Ratio

The Golden Ratio is a mathematical constant that, since the Renaissance, artists have incorporated into their works as an expression of aesthetic perfection. Doug Bowman of Twitter says that the site's redesign is d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/29/twitters-new-design-is-based-on-the-golden-ratio/

US Army to End Bayonet Training

The use of the bayonet has been part of basic training since the beginning of US military history. Although its use in combat has becoming increasingly less common, US Army trainers had kept it in place for psychologica...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/29/us-army-to-end-bayonet-training/

David's Removable Fig Leaf

A plaster cast from the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum - This fig-leaf was hung on the David on the occasion of visits by royal ladies. It was last used in the time of Queen Mary (1867-1953). Accordin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/29/davids-removable-fig-leaf/

The Modern Bicycle in 1876

Pictured above is the "Duplex," which uses a connecting-iron "by means of which the two front wheels of ordinary bicycles of the same make may be coupled together." The link goes to a fulltext and extensively illustra...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/29/the-modern-bicycle-in-1876/

"The Scream" Ice Tray

Ice Scream - "The Scream" Ice Tray - $8.45For your next art gallery opening or fancy party, don't use regular boring ol' ice cubes - use these instead: The Ice Scream / "The Scream" Ice Tray from the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/29/the-scream-ice-tray/

Search for WondLa Brings Harry Potter's Daily Prophet to Life

In Harry Potter, the Daily Prophet is a newspaper that updates itself, complete with moving pictures. Now, thanks to a new children's book, it has become reality:[W]riter and illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi is the author...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/29/search-for-wondla-brings-harry-potters-daily-prophet-to-life/

10 Archetypes of Movie Swords

Geekosystem categorized types of swords seen in Hollywood movies into 10 archetypes. Starting the list is the Ancestral Sword:The ancestral sword is usually a gift (or yours by birthright), something that you take be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/29/10-archetypes-of-movie-swords/

Clever Bandits

These aren't your garden variety crooks. Oddee has a neat list of 8 bandits that elevate crime to an art form. For example, read about Anthony J. Curcio, the guy who hired decoys on Craigslist for a bank heist:In an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/29/clever-bandits/

Minimalistically Beautiful "Naked Radio" by Simon Hasan

It doesn't have fancy display system and a bazillion buttons to push, but the Naked Radio by Simon Hasan managed to capture the essence of cool with minimal parts.From Technabob:It’s made from unusual materials...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/29/minimalistically-beautiful-naked-radio-by-simon-hasan/

Pinball Coffee Table

Love pinball? Then check out this LED pinball coffee table by Ryan McFarland of zieak and go full tilt in making one yourself: Link | Step by Step info at Instructablescoffee table, pinball, Ryan McFarland, Zieak...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/29/pinball-coffee-table/

IKEA Cookbook Lists Ingredients the IKEA Way!

Styling Evelina Bratell / Vaniljhorn, Photo: Carl KleinerEveryone who's ever had to put together some furniture from IKEA would chuckle at Carl Kleiner's series of photographs, which are to be used for the upcoming IKEA...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/29/ikea-cookbook-lists-ingredients-the-ikea-way/

Mom Got Tattooed with Son's Ashes

After Kim Mordue lost her son, she decided to carry him with her forever in her heart ... and in her tattoos:Three years ago, Kim Mordue lost her son Lloyd to a fatal run in with the party drug GHB. Kim’s husba...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/29/mom-got-tattooed-with-sons-ashes/

Robolamp

This one is awesome: Etsy seller robolamp creates working lamps from stuff you can buy at any hardware store. From Coolmaterial:Sure, it’s a bunch of carefully cut and painted components that you yourself could...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/29/robolamp/

Surprised Vader

(Video Link) Remember the "surprised kitty" video (below) that made it around the Internet a few months ago? It shows a kitten playing with a human in fairly superior kitten cuteness. YouTube user CapnPeteStraw of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/29/surprised-vader/

If Celebrities Went by Their Real Names

Ross Luippold of The Huffington Post photoshopped nine movie posters, album covers, and title cards that imagined a world in which celebrities went by their real names instead of their stage names. Tom Crui...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/29/if-celebrities-went-by-their-real-names/

Augumented Reality T-Shirt Suggests What It's Like to Be Shot

(Video Link) The World Wildlife Fund created augmented reality t-shirts in an effort to raise awareness of the threat that poachers pose to Siberian tigers. When people in trendy clothing stores in Moscow tried on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/29/augumented-reality-t-shirt-suggests-what-its-like-to-be-shot/

23-Foot LEGO Aircraft Carrier

Ed Diment built a LEGO Minifig scale (that's 1:40) aircraft carrier modeled after the Essex-class carrier USS Intrepid (CV-11). It will be on display at BrickCon this weekend in Seattle. Link |...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/29/23-foot-lego-aircraft-carrier/

Chinese Bullet Train Sets New Speed Record

A commuter train between Shanghai and Hangzhou set a new speed record yesterday. It reached 258.86 MPH during its journey: "The new record of 416.6 km per hour shows that China has achieved a new milestone in high-sp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/29/chinese-bullet-train-sets-new-speed-record/

Bond Bike Has Flamethrower, Ejector Seat

(Video Link) The B.O.N.D. (Build of Notorious Deterrents) Bike is a bicycle that comes equipped for many commuting situations. Should you encounter heavy snow, the rear tracks and forward skis will propel you forwa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/29/bond-bike-has-flamethrower-ejection-seat/

Alien Heels

The late fashion designer Alexander McQueen once designed high heeled shoes modeled after the movie Alien. They were a one-off production so, sadly, you won't be able to buy a pair and wear them to work....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/29/alien-heels/

Blogging Scholarship

For the fifth year, College Scholarship.org is offering the $10,000 Blogging Scholarship. If you are a college student with a weblog, get your entry in by October 21st! *  Your blog must contain unique and interesting...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/29/blogging-scholarship/

Bacon Kevin Bacon

Artist Mike Lahue worked with a medium we relate to when he created a bust of actor Kevin Bacon made out of ...bacon! A Seattle company that makes bacon products, J & D Foods, commissioned the sculpture. Since owner...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/29/bacon-kevin-bacon/

The Tree and the Cat

(YouTube link) The cat wants to learn from the tree. You know how cats are, so let's see how that turns out. A Russian animated fable from 1983, with English subtitles. -via Nag on the LakeCat, tree, Russian animati...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/29/the-tree-and-the-cat/

Zap the Internet with Asteroids

With this web toy (also known as a Javascript bookmarklet), you can turn any website into your own game of Asteroids. Drag the script to your toolbar, then activate it to begin shooting stuff on the page. You can see...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/29/zap-the-internet-with-asteroids/

Lego Wedding Ring

Used in a real wedding, with an apparently functional set of studs. Is this cool or what? Link -via BuzzfeedLego, wedding ring...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/29/lego-wedding-ring/




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