Archive for November 16th, 2010

To Go Cup: The Alcoholic Open Carry Equivalent

Would you be willing to put all your possessions in storage, except your laptop, a few clothes and your dog, and say adiós to the idea of having a home? That's just what Michael Powell and Juergen Horn have done....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/16/to-go-cup-the-alcoholic-open-carry-equivalent/

Photographer Plans to Surgically Implant Camera in the Back of His Head

Wafaa Bilal, a professor of photography at New York University, plans to have a camera surgically implanted in the back of his head. When his project his completed, it will stream images to museum visitors: For one y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/16/photographer-plans-to-surgically-implant-camera-in-the-back-of-his-head/

Computer Touchpad Made out of Paper

(Video Link) Afrotech Forums user Dr. West made a functional touchpad out of a piece of paper with graphite rubbed on it: There isn't much to explain here. It just uses pencil graphite on paper as a kind...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/16/computer-touchpad-made-out-of-paper/

Transparent Luxury Bubble Tents for Campers

French designer Pierre Stephane Dumas has created a set of inflatable tents that he hopes will change the way that people go camping: But they are far from the traditional camping trip - decked out with wardrobes, she...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/16/transparent-luxury-bubble-tents-for-campers/

Maps from 1942 Imagine an Axis Invasion of the United States

For several months after the US entry into World War II, Americans feared air raids or even invasions of the continental United States by Germany and Japan. An article in the March 2, 1942 issue of Life mag...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/16/maps-from-1942-imagine-an-axis-invasion-of-the-united-states/

The Mystery of the Michelin Windows

A replica of the "Semelle" window The Michelin Man aka Bibendum was featured in three stained glass windows when the Michelin tire company set up business in its Fulham Road location in London in 1911. However the beaut...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/16/the-mystery-of-the-michelin-windows/

Custom Pencil Sharpening Business

You could sharpen your own pencils, but who would want to go to all the effort? Send them to David Rees of Artisanal Pencil Sharpening, and he'll whittle them to perfection and return them to you with the shavings and a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/16/custom-pencil-sharpening-business/

Tokyoflash Treasure Hunt #14

Hooray! It's time for the Tokyoflash Treasure Hunt on Neatorama. And what makes this month's game even more exciting? Our pal Geeks are Sexy is hosting a clue! For those of you who ha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/16/tokyoflash-treasure-hunt-14/

Billionaire Richard Branson Loses Bet, Must Serve as Flight Attendant

Richard Branson, the eccentric billionaire owner of Virgin Atlantic Air, lost a bet to Tony Fernandes, the owner of Air Asia. Consequently, he must serve as a flight attendant on an Air Asia international flight: Bra...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/16/billionaire-richard-branson-loses-bet-must-serve-as-flight-attendant/

Firefly Hat Cosplay

This unknown cosplayer is dressed as a hat worn by Jayne Cobb, a character on the TV show Firefly. Oh, He robbed from the rich and he gave to the poor. Stood up to the man and he gave him what for. O...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/16/firefly-hat-cosplay/

View from the International Space Station

This excellent image captured by NASA shows astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson gazing out of a window on the International Space Station. It was taken last September. Dyson, a chemist, went into orbit on April 2, 2010...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/16/view-from-the-international-space-station/

Steampunk Bandwidth Meter

Software engineer Skytee made a steampunk-style bandwidth meter. He (she?) calls it the TorrentMeter: I got a 1908 voltmeter in a brass housing, about 20cm (8in) in diameter. It had a resistor made from a wire wi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/16/steampunk-bandwidth-meter/

Human Machines

(YouTube link) Do you ever feel like you are just a cog in a machine? This Indian ad for a pain reliever illustrates that feeling, as humans are turned into industrial machines and vehicles. -via the Presurfermachin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/16/human-machines/

Can You Draw the Internet?

The website Can You Draw the Internet? wants your imagination. They recruited a bunch of children to illustrate the idea of the internet. And they invited a bunch of graphic designers and advertising people to do the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/16/can-you-draw-the-internet/

Suspicious Package

This really happened, in Hudson, Ohio. http://www.hudsonhubtimes.com/news/article/4930914 -via The Daily WhatAmazon, local news, suspicious package...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/16/suspicious-package/

Evidence of Continental Drift, in Highway Road Signs

by Tim Palucka Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania During a recent automobile trip to Washington, D.C., the author noted with alarm that two cities, Washington and Baltimore, appeared to be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/16/evidence-of-continental-drift-in-highway-road-signs/
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