Archive for November 30th, 2010

A Pizza Tour

Jen made little pizzas that resemble the flags of some of the countries she's visited. Not only do they look like flags, they are topped with foods representative of that nation's cuisine. She shows us how she create...

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Five Ways To Geek Up Your Holiday Decorating

Geeks may be shy and incomprehensible at times, but they have a few things going for them that make holiday decorating much more interesting -and fun! Geeks Are Sexy has some suggestions for adding some pizzazz to your C...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/30/five-ways-to-geek-up-your-holiday-decorating/

Why Gold Is the Ideal Metal for Currency

Of all of the elements on the periodic table, why did gold become the standard of economic value for so much of human history? NPR asked Sanat Kumar, a professor of chemical engineering at Columbia University. He expla...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/30/why-gold-is-the-ideal-metal-for-currency/

Amazon Customers Also Bought....

You call it sad and pathetic; I call it creative problem-solving. And they're reusable, so it's an eco-friendly choice. Link via Geekologie | Amazon LinkAmazoncom, Call of Duty...

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In Tajikistan, The Unibrow Is Considered Fashionable for Women

In Tajikistan, the unibrow is commonly thought of as a mark of beauty. Women who don't have it naturally may resort to herbal remedies in order to grow one: Usma, a leafy green herb, is sold in all Tajik markets. You...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/30/in-tajikistan-the-unibrow-is-considered-fashionable-for-women/

Bicycle Drawing Machine

Melbourne artist, Joseph L. Griffiths, creates pedal powered drawing machines. His interactive installations explore man's relationship with machines and involve the audience in the creative cycle. What a great way t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/30/bicycle-drawing-machine/

Natural Disaster Hot Zones

Hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions - it seems there's no end to the hazards that threaten to befall us. What areas are most at risk of experiencing a natural disaster? By looking...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/30/natural-disaster-hot-zones/

Gas Turbine-Powered Model Train is Powerful Enough to Haul around Its Builder

This 1:8.4 scale model train is powered by a gas turbine engine. It travels down five inch gauge tracks quite quickly, as you can see by watching the video in the links. The train was built by Hidepon Works and dis...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/30/gas-turbine-powered-model-train-is-powerful-enough-to-haul-around-its-builder/

TRONified Films

(Video Link) Ain't It Cool News held a contest which invited readers to modify clips from movies with TRON-like special effects. Above is one for Aliens by Vimeo user Benni Diez. Others at the li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/30/tronified-films/

Cache of Previously Unknown 271 Works of Picasso Discovered

Pierre Le Guennec, a retired electrician, revealed that he has 271 works of the late artist Pablo Picasso that were previously unknown to art historians. Le Guennec claims that Picasso's widow, Jacqueline Picasso, gave...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/30/cache-of-previously-unknown-271-works-of-picasso-discovered/

Casey Weldon's Four-Eyed Kittens

Artist Casey Weldon, among other subjects, paints adorable four-eyed kittens. They'll be on display at the Minumental exhibition at the Trifecta Gallery in Las Vegas starting Dec. 2. Link via Nerdcore | Exhibit W...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/30/casey-weldons-four-eyed-kittens/

80 Over 80

Slate has compiled their annual list of the 80 most influential people in America over 80 years old. For the second year in a row, Mormon President Thomas S. Monson stands atop the list. As the divine prophet, seer, and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/30/80-over-80/

Lawnmower + Boat = Shortcutter

John Hinton of Horsham in West Sussex, England, combined a boat and a lawnmower to make a vehicle he can drive around traffic jams by slipping into a canal. John’s ‘Shortcutter’, made from a sit-on lawnmower and a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/30/lawnmower-boat-shortcutter/

Steam Engine-Powered Record Player

(Video Link) Simon Lanson's record player is an odd juxtaposition of technologies. It's powered by a tiny steam engine and controlled by an Arduino processor. In the above video, it plays "God Save the Queen" by T...

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Duct Tape Duck

Instructables user seamster made a duck model out of tape, cardboard, newspaper, marbles, and dowels. He writes: I used colored packing tape to cover the head. Black tape was used first and then covered...

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NASA and Etsy's Space Craft Contest

NASA and Etsy recently held a contest to send selected items of artwork into space. Although voting was supposed to close on Nov. 19, the polls appear to remain open. The grand prize winner gets $500 to spend in Et...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/30/nasa-and-etsys-space-craft-contest/

Rio's Drug War

An estimated 500 to 600 drug traffickers were hiding in the Complexo do Alemão area of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Over several days last week, shootouts between police and gang members left at least 42 people dead and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/30/rios-drug-war/

The Lifespan of a Gun Barrel Is about Six Seconds

Sure, that Mosin-Nagant rifle in the back of your closet may date back to 1938, but the total time in which bullets have traveled down its bore is actually very brief. Assuming the usage of 3,000 rounds, a gun barrel la...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/30/the-lifespan-of-a-gun-barrel-is-about-six-seconds/

The Sun is Not Yours

When Angeles Duran filed a claim of ownership for our sun, Dr. Phil Plait, the Bad Astronomer, went into full research mode. After all, celestial bodies are his territory. Plait contacted Joanne Gabrynowicz, the director...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/30/the-sun-is-not-yours/

Gingerbread Trailer Park

The Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons will hold their 4th annual Gingerbread Trailer Park competition this Saturday night in Atlanta. The entries are judged on their creativity and "Christmas-iness". Gingerbread is not...

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TSAnta Claus

Even Santa Claus gets the TSA treatment before flying! Today's shirt at shirt.woot! is a creation of Neatoramabot designer Adam Koford. When Adam “Ape Lad” Koford heard about the authorization of new, more invas...

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Amazing Furniture for Kids

Stacy Conradt found a houseful of jaw-dropping furniture designs for children, from cute and fun to outlandishly opulent. This whimsical wardrobe is from Japanese designer Hiromatsu. See the entire collection at Neat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/30/amazing-furniture-for-kids-2/

The World's Largest Aquarium

(vimeo link) The world's largest aquarium is the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, which holds eight million gallons of water, with 6.3 million gallons in one exhibit alone! If this video is any indication, it may also b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/30/the-worlds-largest-aquarium/

Cat Tunneling

by Frederick B. Reitz, Ph.C. University of Washington Seattle, Washington Illustrations by Marian Parry I report here the first evidence that domestic cats exhibit quantum tunneling. Subato...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/30/cat-tunneling/

Giant Transformers Ice Sculpture

Twitter user @Gamemoredude from Zürich, Switzerland posted this photo of an 8 meter (about 26 feet) tall ice sculpture of the Autobot leader Optimus Prime. Update: The name of the artist is A...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/30/giant-transformers-ice-sculpture/

42 Gorgeous Office Desk Designs

Are you tired of your old workspace? The Freshome interior design blog will help you find inspiration for something new by listing "42 Gorgeous Desk Designs for any Office". Some of the desks are suited only...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/30/42-gorgeous-office-desk-designs/

15 Sandwiches From Around the World

Putting your meal between slices of bread is a trick people do all over the world -with slight differences from country to country. In Australia you may have a chance to try the yeast paste Vegemite. In Japan you can hav...

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