Archive for November 17th, 2010

Soccer FAIL

(Video Link) It's Uzbekistan vs. Qatar in the 2010 Asian Games. First, the Uzbek goalie trips over his own feet. Then the Qatari forward misses an unopposed kick directly in front of the Uzbek goal. Then another...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/17/soccer-fail/

Star Wars Typography

The Milan-based advertising agency H-57 Creative Station made three posters that depict Star Wars characters typographically. The two other posters at the link illustrate Yoda and Darth Vader. Link via N...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/17/star-wars-typography-2/

Measuring Tape Robots

Keiko Takahashi made these adorable little measuring tape robots. They move like snails, slowly inching forward. Her project is called "Meter Crawler": A meter crawler protrudes its steel measure four or eight c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/17/measuring-tape-robots/

Mailbag Art

As an experiment, artist Sarah Musi sent blank postcards to forty-five famous artists. She invited them to create art with the postcards and mail them back: So I had this thought the other day: what if I made lit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/17/mailbag-art/

Wearable LEGO Master Chief Helmet

LEGO artist Ben Caulkins built a helmet that looks like the one worn by Master Chief Petty Officer John-117 of the Halo video game series. He writes: It is made completely out of Lego except for the visor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/17/wearable-lego-master-chief-helmet/

Dogs Don't Understand Basic Concepts Like Moving

Allie at Hyperbole and a Half has been busy moving to a new home in a different state. She's now found time to tell us about the emotional trauma the move caused for her two dogs. As expected, the story is accompanie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/17/dogs-dont-understand-basic-concepts-like-moving/

Mal and Chad's Fill in the Bubble Frenzy 12

It's Fill in the Bubble Frenzy with boy genius Mal and his talking dog Chad! What is he saying in this empty speech bubble? Tell us and you might win any T-shirt available in the NeatoShop -take a look around, p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/17/mal-and-chads-fill-in-the-bubble-frenzy-12/

Russia Wants to Be a Toilet Superpower Again

According to Vladimir Moksunov, the leader of Russia's toilet manufacturing association, his nation had the best public restrooms in the world until the Communist Revolution of 1917. Now it's time for Russia to return t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/17/russia-wants-to-be-a-toilet-superpower-again/

Satellite Will Test Whether Astronaut Poop Can Be Turned into Spaceship Fuel

The planned UNESCOSat mission -- a UN-owned satellite that will conduct low-gravity experiments -- will examine whether or not the Shewanella MR-1 bacterium can convert human feces into a fuel that can be used on long-ra...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/17/satellite-will-test-whether-astronaut-poop-can-be-turned-into-spaceship-fuel/

Fluid-Filled Dress

(Video Link) The design shop Casual Profanity made a dress out of hollow tubes. It fills intermittently with glow-in-the-dark fluids. The dress itself is not really practical, but this video is particularly well-mad...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/17/fluid-filled-dress/

The History of TV in Catchphrases

One video contains 60 years of television catch phrases. You probably know most of them, but if you don't, scroll down for a list of all 71 clips at Gawker. http://tv.gawker.com/5690431/60-years-of-televisions-most-m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/17/the-history-of-tv-in-catchphrases/

Most Expensive Decanter of Whisky in the World

This Lalique decanter holds 1.5 liters of Macallan whisky. This rare combination recently sold at auction for about $460,000: The Macallan, founded in 1824, is produced at a distillery near Easter Elchies House in no...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/17/most-expensive-decanter-of-whisky-in-the-world/

Today Is National Unfriend Day

Comedian and talk show host Jimmy Kimmel has declared today to be National Unfriend Day. It's a time to go through your list of friends on Facebook and delete people who aren't really your friends: Kimmel used his sh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/17/today-is-national-unfriend-day/

A Glimpse of the Closed City Hall Station

The City Hall subway station in New York City was built to be beautiful, as a showcase for the entire train system. But it was closed in 1945. However, passengers on the 6 train can see it if they don't disembark on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/17/a-glimpse-of-the-closed-city-hall-station/

Earth as Art

The Landsat 5 and Landsat 7 satellites are sending back images of Earth in false color. Not only are they useful to scientists and cartographers, but they can also be called works of art. The image here shows phytopl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/17/earth-as-art/

Severed Hand Reattached -Three Months Later

Ming Li was on her way to school when a tractor ran over her and severed her left hand. Doctors in China thought the hand could be saved, but the arm was too damaged for reattachment. So they grafted the hand to Ming's l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/17/severed-hand-reattached-three-months-later/

An Extra Layer of Armor

(YouTube link) Is this turtle wearing additional protection or just a convenient disguise? The kitten doesn't know what to do with a walking step stool! -via Arbroath kitten, turtle...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/17/an-extra-layer-of-armor/

A Koala Walks into a Bar...

A tavern in Australia got a visit from what turned out to be a celebrity last weekend. Patrons took pictures and called friends to come over to see the koala who came in, presumably to get out of the rain. Kevin Martin,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/17/a-koala-walks-into-a-bar/

World Record Panorama of London

Jeffrey Martin shot 8,000 photographs of London and then spent six weeks stitching them together to create this amazing seamless 360-degree panorama of the city. You can zoom in and lose yourself looking at...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/17/world-record-panorama-of-london/

Baseball Bat Bottle Opener

When a bat used at a Major League Baseball game gets cracked or otherwise rendered unusable, it's not just chucked in the garbage. Oh no! They are made into souvenirs, like this bottle opener. Each one has a unique h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/17/baseball-bat-bottle-opener/

A Restaurant for Dogs

Now open in London, England, Lily's Kitchen serves a very specific clientele: dogs. Cats are welcome, too, but they don't serve people. And it's free! Lily’s Kitchen recently opened on Pimlico Road, in London’s upsc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/17/a-restaurant-for-dogs/

Origami Glass Building

This building which houses the health department in BilBao, Spain is described as "origami-like". I can see that, but my first impression was that some special-effects giant monster is trying to burst out of it! The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/17/origami-glass-building/

TARDIS Ice Bucket

TARDIS Ice Bucket - $24.95Transport your party into the coolness of Doctor Who with this spiffy TARDIS Ice Bucket from the NeatoShop. Though not of dimensionally transcendental, it is large enough to hold plenty of ice f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/17/tardis-ice-bucket/
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