Archive for October 7th, 2010

Cat Chat

(YouTube link) Simon's Cat meets a porcupine (or is it a hedgehog?). Of course, he has his own self-serving agenda. -via The Daily WhatSimon Tofield, Simons cat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/07/cat-chat/

Luxury Bomb Shelter

Arnie Cooper of Popular Science visited a resort under construction outside of Barstow, California. It's called Terra Vivos, and promoter Robert Vicino is selling shares of this 1960s-era underground comple...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/07/resortbomb-shelter-is-completely-underground/

Nanoscale Pac-Man

Elisabetta Comini of the University of Brescia in Italy created this Pac-Man image. It's a copper oxide cluster measuring 3.5 microns across. This piece was unveiled at an art competition at the 2010 convention of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/07/nanoscale-pac-man/

Lucky Dog

(YouTube link) Wilson is a loyal dog -up to a point. This poignant yet funny ad is for the New Zealand Lottery. The song is "To Be By Your Side" by Nick Cave.  -via Bits and Piecesdog, lottery...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/07/lucky-dog/

Talking Yoda Plush Keychain

Yoda - Talking Star Wars Plush Keychain - $9.95Always lose your keys, do you? Well, let Master Yoda keep them safe and sound. You can even press Yoda's belly to hear his words of wisdoms. Better yet, the Yoda Talking Sta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/07/talking-yoda-plush-keychain/

World's Smallest Apartment Is up for Sale

An apartment in Rome that measures 55 square feet may be the smallest in the world. And it could be yours for about $68,000. The flat consists of a ground floor bathroom with a shower, sink and lavatory and a ladder...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/07/worlds-smallest-apartment-is-up-for-sale/

New Software Adjusts Actors' Body Shapes Automatically

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics in Saarbrücken, Germany have created computer modeling software that can adjust the shape of a person in a video recording from one frame and adapt the physica...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/07/new-software-adjusts-actors-body-shapes-automatically/

Special Door Serves as Earthquake Shelter

Younghwa Lee, a graduate student in design at Kingston University, designed this door. In the event of an earthquake, it folds in half to create a crude shelter from falling objects. The doorframe contains a wind-u...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/07/special-door-serves-as-earthquake-shelter/

Vintage Ads from Fictional Futures

Two years ago, writer Mark Rayner held a contest in which he invited people to create vintage ads from the 1940s-1960s. Except that these ads would be from future environments depicted in science fiction. Rayner ha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/07/vintage-ads-from-fictional-futures/

Real Or Photoshop: Amazing CGI Artwork of Girls

Art: (L) Viki Yeo (M) Olivier Ponsonnet (R) Lindsey HeyesAdvances in computer graphics have allowed movies to be shot mostly or even entirely on digital backlot (I'm looking at you, Sky Captain and Sin City*...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/07/real-or-photoshop-amazing-cgi-artwork-of-girls/

Ukiyo-e Shoes

There's a store in Japan that is now selling shoes with sole imprints inspired by Ukiyo-e woodblock printing. Three other patterns are available. The creators built their design around Merrell-style American shoes....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/07/ukiyo-e-shoes/

Cows Enjoy Accordion Music

(YouTube link) They obviously appreciate a little culture out in the pasture. -via ArbroathMusic, accordion, cows, cattle...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/07/cows-enjoy-accordion-music/

Being Justin Bieber

Imagine that you have the same name as a celebrity. Then imagine having the name of the hottest teen hearthrob of the year: Justin Bieber. The 35-year-old Justin Bieber of Jacksonville, Florida, suffers the consequences....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/07/being-justin-beiber/

Michael Jackson Scarecrows

A salesman in Taiwan made scarecrows that resemble Michael Jackson. I wonder how these affect crows compared to other scarecrows. See a video report (in Spanish) at Buzzfeed. Linktaiwan, Michael Jackson, scarecrow...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/07/michael-jackson-scarecrows/

Man in Milwaukee Says That He's a Superhero

"The Watchman" is the moniker of a masked man who patrols the streets of Milwaukee's Riverwest neighborhood at night: "I'm what people refer to as a real-life superhero," he says. By night, on weekends, he patrols...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/07/man-in-milwaukee-says-that-hes-a-superhero/

Pasta Whistle

Industrial designers Elan Leor and Eran Lederman made this noodle that can be used as a whistle: This innovative pasta functions as a whistle, capable of generating two different tones from one piece – a tone fr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/07/pasta-whistle/

Submarine in a Canal

Cyril Howarth spent £50,000 converting a canal boat into something that looks like a U-boat. He's placed it out on the narrow canal between Leeds and Liverpool (UK), much to the displeasure of local boaters: But the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/07/submarine-in-a-canal/

New Espresso Bar Looks Like It's Flipped on Its Side

The architects at Nemo Workshop designed this new espresso bar in New York City called D'espresso. The interior looks like the room has been tilted on its side: The "books" are actually tiles printed with sepia-t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/07/new-espresso-bar-looks-like-its-flipped-on-its-side/

Neatolicious Fun Facts: Bluetooth

1. Bluetooth technology was invented by Sven Matisson and Jaap Haartsen at the Swedish telecom company Ericsson in 1994. The idea was to replace the widely varying cables and wireless technology that con...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/07/neatolicious-fun-facts-bluetooth/




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