Archive for October 8th, 2010

Automatic Cake Decorator

This machine decorates cakes! No, it won't write "Happy Birthday", but it will rotate the cake while the icing falls in Spirograph-type patterns. Link -via Evil Mad LinkblogCake, machine, icing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/08/automatic-cake-decorator/

Balloon Fiesta

(vimeo link) Michael Salisbury made this time-lapse video of the 2010 Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The song is "Phoneme" by STS9. -via Laughing Squid Previously: Panorama of the 2009 Al...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/08/balloon-fiesta/

Mysterious Crack Forms Across Upper Michigan

A crack is forming across the peninsula that is Upper Michigan, close to the Wisconsin border. It's about 200 yards long, 5 feet deep, and growing: Heider and neighbors heard an explosion-like sound Monday morning. H...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/08/mysterious-crack-forms-across-upper-michigan/

The Soviet Moon Lander

The blogger behind English Russia compiled high-resolution photos of displays inside the Moscow Aviation Institute. These include images of a proposed manned lunar lander. Link via Fanboy | Photo: JRussus Prev...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/08/the-soviet-moon-lander/

Mapping the Oceans with Seals

Oceanographers glued sensors to 57 seals and used their natural movements as a means of gathering information about Antarctic ocean conditions: As the animals swim, the tags record information every few seconds, then...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/08/mapping-the-oceans-with-seals/

Building Made from Recycled Phone Books

Architect Richard Kroeker designed a shed made out of phone books. It was built by architecture students at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia. Kroeker writes: The books form a ready made, insulated building mo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/08/building-made-from-recycled-phone-books/

H2EAU Carafe and Glass

H2EAU Carafe and Glass - $29.95This clever trompe l'oeil H2EAU carafe and glass from the NeatoShop looks like an ordinary stack of disposable plastic cups, but a closer look reveals it to be a set of carafe and glass mad...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/08/h2eau-carafe-and-glass/

10 Major Phone Number Typos

People dial wrong numbers all the time. What can really get you in trouble is printing the wrong phone number, especially on a product or advertisement or in a catalog. That mistake is compounded by the fact tha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/08/10-major-phone-number-typos/

Flabby Physics

The game Flabby Physics is so simple it will drive you crazy! Just use your space bar to hit the star. That's it. Good luck! Link -via b3taGame, physics...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/08/flabby-physics/

Mombo Recommendations

Are you considering a night at the movies? Mombo can suggest what you should see, based on your Twitter feed and those of your Twitter connections (if you or those you follow ever talk about movies on Twitter). For e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/08/mombo-recommendations/

Tetris: le Film

Tetris, the game, is the star of a new action film coming to a theater not necessarily near you. Starring la barre! et la croix! It's in French, but from the looks of the trailer, you won't have to understan...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/08/tetris-le-film/

Couples With Daughters More Likely to Divorce

Does the sex of your children have an effect on your marriage? Data drawn from US Census records of 3 million adults seems to say that having daughters is not great for marital bliss. But the raw numbers don't say why....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/08/couples-with-daughters-more-likely-to-divorce/

Processions of the Holy Roman Empire

Bibliodyssey has some gorgeous printings derived around the year 1700 from woodcuts of the 16th century, called "Festival Books" that depict the pomp and pageantry of the Holy Roman Empire's royal celebrations. Some...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/08/processions-of-the-holy-roman-empire/

Facebook Friend Poster

Show your house guests, family, or roommate how popular you are on Facebook with a poster showing all your Facebook friends! Have up to 2000 friends printed on a 20"x40" poster for just $20. Think that will impress M...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/08/facebook-friend-poster/

Rain Dance

(YouTube Link) This group of kids performing urban dance on a street corner in the rain gives ballet a modern twist. Linkdance...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/08/rain-dance/

Pre-wrecked Autos

For this Friday’s Museum of Possibilities, I’ve decided to spare readers from having to read a lengthy text – occasionally longwinded and self-referential – by offering my concept in comics format...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/08/pre-wrecked-autos/






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