Archive for October 26th, 2010

Unpopular Science

Christoph Neimann illustrated the laws of physics as they apply to our daily lives. I can really relate to this one.But back to Newton: he discovered that any two objects in the universe attract each other, and that thi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/26/unpopular-science/

Sleepbox

(Video Link) The Sleepbox is an architectural concept by A. Goryainov and M. Krymov. It's something like a capsule hotel or apartment, but it's mobile: The main functional element in it is a bed 2x0.6 m., which...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/26/sleepbox/

Got a Baby? Got a Window?

This "baby cage" was marketed for families living in tenements without easy access to outdoor spaces. Suspended from the side of the building, the baby would have access to fresh air and sunlight through the cage's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/26/got-a-baby-got-a-window/

Indiana Jones Golden Fertility Idol Pencil Holder

Indiana Jones Golden Fertility Idol Pencil Holder - $29.95Tired of having your pen stolen by your office mates? Try the Indiana Jones Golden Fertility Idol Pencil Holder from the NeatoShop, because everybody knows that u...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/26/indiana-jones-golden-fertility-idol-pencil-holder/

Zombie Wedding Officiated by Bruce Campbell

Psst! Wanna hear something neat? Bruce Campbell has just been ordained so this means ... zombie wedding!Our pal Geekscape has the details:ZomBCon, the premiere zombie convention being held this Halloween in Seattle,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/26/zombie-wedding-officiated-by-bruce-campbell/

Fractal Chess

Checkmate in 3 (Does anyone know the artist who made this originally so we can attribute?) via Cliff Pickover's Reality Carnival See also: Neatolicious Fun Facts: Chesschess, fractal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/26/fractal-chess/

Fun with TSA

Bringing much needed levity to the stressed out airplane passenger is this website, Fun with TSA. The website suggests a few things that you, the downtrodden traveler, can do to stick it to the man and have a bit of fun....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/26/fun-with-tsa/

Insect Hotel

Beyond the Hive was a design competition where architects and designers vie to create urban housing facilities for insects. This one above, the "Insect Hotel" is the winning entry by architecture firm Arup Asso...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/26/insect-hotel/

Mexican Day of the Star Wars Dead

California-based artist José Pulido created a series of Star Wars drawings in the style of the Mexican Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) art: Link - via Boing BoingStar Wars, Mexican Day of the Dead, Jos...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/26/mexican-day-of-the-star-wars-dead/

A Printer That Creates Distinct Smells

Researchers in Japan are developing an ink-jet printer that can embed paper with particular smells: In the most common type of ink-jet, a pulse of current heats a coil of wire, creating bubbles that force a small volu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/26/a-printer-that-creates-distinct-smells/

A 1916 Plan to Expand New York City by Filling in Waterways

The Dutch have reclaimed land from the sea. Why can't New Yorkers do the same thing? That was the plan of Dr T. Kennard Thomson as described in his 1916 article in Popular Science called "A Really Greater...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/26/a-1916-plan-to-expand-new-york-city-by-filling-in-waterways/

Robot Hand is a Balloon Filled with Coffee

Researchers at Cornell University, the University of Chicago, and the iRobot Corporation have been trying to find a way for a robot hand can grip a variety of objects. The end result of their efforts is a party ball...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/26/robot-hand-is-a-balloon-filled-with-coffee/

Neato-Puzzle #4

It's Tuesday and you know what that means! Another puzzle from our pals at Conceptis Puzzles! Yes, every Tuesday, we'll be offering a different logic puzzle, today featuring a 9x9 sudoku puzzle. Please give us some fee...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/26/neato-puzzle-4/

Impossible Gears

(Video Link) In the above video, Clayton Boyer shows how oddly-shaped gears can function smoothly. Okay, the square gears shouldn't be a surprise. But then he moves on to ovals, then fish, and then things that loo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/26/impossible-gears/

Tea Whisk Chair

Designer Hiroki Takada made a chair that's shaped like a traditional Japanese tea whisk: made from bamboo the chair's design is based around a traditional tea whisk used in japanese tea ceremonies. the base is spl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/26/tea-whisk-chair/

The 50 Most Hated Characters in Literary History

You read the books, but not all characters are likable (just like real life). This list will no doubt spark discussion both for who it includes and for who it omits. I won't tell you who is number one, but you know Scarl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/26/the-50-most-hated-characters-in-literary-history/

Pumpkin Cakes

Cake Wrecks asks the question: How hard can it be to make a pumpkin cake? And then answers it by posting the worst attempts at making a cake look like a pumpkin. This is just one. Eight more await your viewing. Link Also...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/26/pumpkin-cakes/

See-Through Shirt

Ben Heckendorn made a see-through shirt as a Halloween costume. It consists of a LCD screen on the front and a camera on the back. The camera projects images onto the screen, so it looks like you're seeing a hole t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/26/see-through-shirt/

Books as Dominoes in Bookstore Commercial

(Video Link) Bookmans is a used bookstore chain in Arizona. They made this commercial that uses books as falling lines of dominoes. via Urlesque | Official WebsiteDominoes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/26/books-as-dominoes-in-bookstore-commercial/

Pizza Lollipops

Megan Mountford made lollipop-sized pizzas. Each one is about three inches across. At the link, you can find detailed instructions about how to make your own, as well as how to make calzone lollipops. Link via G...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/26/pizza-lollipops/

Serving Size

In this 1950s ad for soft drinks, the new 12-ounce size is labeled as "King Size". Contrast that with the more recent sign below. Sociological Images looks at how food and drink serving sizes have grown over t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/26/serving-size/

Never Bring a Bottle of Salad Dressing to a Gun Fight

The would-be robber used a bottle of salad dressing as an improvised weapon. The storekeeper responded by pulling out a gun: DeLand police said a teenager threatened to shoot a store owner Friday when he robbed a con...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/26/never-bring-a-bottle-of-salad-dressing-to-a-gun-fight/

Christmas Instant Noodles

On one hand, it is kind of sad to think of anyone eating instant noodles for Christmas dinner. On the other hand, the campaign will raise money for overseas troops. The new British product called "The Pot Noeldle" from P...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/26/christmas-instant-noodles/

RIP Paul the Oracle Octopus

Paul, the octopus who predicted the outcome of World Cup soccer matches (featured previously at Neatorama), has died at his home at the Oberhausen Sea Life Centre in Germany. He was two years old. After Germany's semi-f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/26/rip-paul-the-oracle-octopus/

Carved Pumpkin May Hold Royal Blood

This  gourd, dated 1793, was originally used to store gunpowder but may also have contained something much spookier. Carved into its surface are the words,"Maximilien Bourdaloue on January 21st, dipped his handkerch...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/26/carved-pumpkin-may-hold-royal-blood/

Uprisings Bookend - Inspired by The Great Wave off Kanagawa

Uprisings Bookend - $74.95Uprisings bookend is based on the art duo Kozyndan's take on Hokusai's classic Japanese woodblock print The Great Wave off Kanagawa (c. 1829 - 32). The 9-1/2" tall piece (with bunn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/26/uprisings-bookend-inspired-by-the-great-wave-off-kanagawa/

Redline Anime by Takeshi Koike

Remember the game SNES game F-Zero? (Oh, how I love F-Zero). Well, it's back - in spirit anyhow and with weapons - in this new anime called Redline. And boy, it looks AWESOME! Redline is a new Japanese animated movie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/26/redline-anime-by-takeshi-koike/

Write a Bike by Juri Zaech

It's only a concept now, but designer Juri Zaech is working on a real prototype of his "Write a Bike" concept. If it works out, then you'll be able to special order a bike that spells your own name. Can't wait...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/26/write-a-bike-by-juri-zaech/

Darth Vader Theme, Beethoven Style

How can you improve the iconic Imperial March theme from Star Wars? Just add a little Beethoven! Here's Richard Grayson playing (and improvising the way only Richard Grayson can) the Darth Vader theme in classical piano:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/26/darth-vader-theme-beethoven-style/

Beatus Apocalypse: What the Antichrist Would Look Like

The Antichrist"The Apocalypse, or Book of Revelation, is not only the last Book of the New Testament, but its most difficult, puzzling, and terrifying. It provided challenges to medieval illustrators and was the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/26/beatus-apocalypse-what-the-antichrist-would-look-like/










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