Archive for November 26th, 2010

Emergency Inflatable Brain

Emergency Inflatable Brain - $6.95 Mental meltdown be gone! Emergency inflatable brain to the rescue! If only it were that simple. For more inflatable fun visit the NeatoShop.Brain, inflatabl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/26/emergency-inflatable-brain/

Kinect Hacked to Play Super Mario Bros.

(Video Link) YouTube user yankeyan altered his Kinect gaming interface so that he could play Super Mario Bros. by mimicking Mario's movements: I programmed it to recognize my motions and passed the virtu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/26/kinect-hacked-to-play-super-mario-bros/

Greedo in Heels

Greedo may not have shot first, but at least you thought the Star Wars character was male. Well, the character might be male, but he was played by two actors because of scheduling problems: Maria de...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/26/greedo-in-heels/

Why Is Cthulhu on This 300-Year-Old Gravestone?

Jess Nevins of io9 has pictures of the tombstone marking the grave of Rev. Ichabod Wiswall (1637-1700) in Duxbury, Massachusetts. Though largely forgotten today, Wiswall was a prominent political figure in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/26/why-is-cthulhu-on-this-300-year-old-gravestone/

Microsoft Developing a Shape-Shifting Touchscreen

This week, Microsoft filed a patent for a new type of touchscreen that can display variable textures: Whereas previous screens produced only an illusion of texture, Microsoft proposes producing a real texture, using p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/26/microsoft-developing-a-shape-shifting-touchscreen/

How AT&T Shut Down the Development of Magnetic Tape

In 1934, Clarence Hickman, a Bell Labs engineer, invented an early telephone answering machine. The innovation that led to this machine was a revolutionary form of data storage: magnetic tape. Bell Labs ordered that th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/26/how-att-shut-down-the-development-of-magnetic-tape/

April 11, 1954: The Most Boring Day in the 20th Century

Computer scientist William Tunstall-Pedoe, developer of the search engine True Knowledge, has determined that April 11, 1954 was the most boring day of the 20th Century. His conclusion is based on an estimate of notable...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/26/april-11-1954-the-most-boring-day-in-the-20th-century/

Marbled Paper Designs

You may have seen hand-printed marbled paper on the inside covers of books, or inside old luggage or cabinets. This pattern was achieved by floating inks and other chemicals on a liquid surface and then pressing pape...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/26/marbled-paper-designs/

Psychologists: Upper-Class People Have Trouble Recognizing the Emotions of Other People

Psychological researchers Michael W. Kraus, Stéphane Côté, and Dacher Keltner noticed that poorer people tended to be more dependent upon relationships that wealthier people: For example, if you can't afford to buy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/26/psychologists-upper-class-people-have-trouble-recognizing-the-emotions-of-other-people/

Who Is the Fastest Classic Video Game Character?

(Video Link) Animator Steve Williams imagined a race between classic video game characters. The winner was surprising, but it makes sense. via GeekosystemSteve Williams...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/26/who-is-the-fastest-classic-video-game-character/

Pipe Wrench Table

Designer Jonathan Niemuth made this coffee table. His portfolio contains other mechanical innovations, including a hand truck that can climb stairs. Link via Dude Craftpipe wrenches, Jonathan Niemuth...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/26/pipe-wrench-table/

Man Plays Ukulele with His Teeth

Siuta Vealia from Aukland, New Zealand, can play a ukulele with his teeth: It's pretty easy, he reckons. You play two strings with your top teeth and the other two with your bottom row. But he admits his talent is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/26/man-plays-ukulele-with-his-teeth/

Hoxton Street Monster Supplies

Wouldn't you love to browse a shop like this? Hoxton Street Monster Supplies in London is a Ministry of Stories project that gives children a place to go for inspiration and where they can write and get help with the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/26/hoxton-street-monster-supplies/

The Incredible Flying Nonagenarian

Olga Kotelko is an athlete. She holds 23 world records, mostly track records for the category of age 90 and up! Kotelko is 91 years old and runs, jumps, and throws a javelin in "masters" meets for those age 35 and over....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/26/the-incredible-flying-nonagenarian/

Recent Footage of a Thylacine?

(YouTube link) The thylacine, or "Tasmanian tiger" is considered to have gone extinct in 1936, when the last known specimen died at a zoo. But occasional sightings are reported, if not confirmed. Last year, Murray M...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/26/recent-footage-of-a-thylacine/

Men Rob Pizzeria, Make Off with Bag Full of Dough

And not "dough" as in the slang term for money, but actual pizza dough: According to court papers, LaRosa and an accomplice followed the owners of Brothers Pizzeria on Staten Island. After donning masks, the papers sa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/26/men-rob-pizzeria-make-off-with-bag-full-of-dough/

The Motorcycle Repurposed

This Friday’s Museum of Possibilities offers several ideas for new types of motorcycles. In this exercise, the concept of the basic motorcycle has been mined for its potential to provide a platform...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/26/the-motorcycle-repurposed/






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