Archive for December 1st, 2010

Star Wars Paper Snowflakes

When Ethan cut a paper snowflake that faintly resembled a Storm Trooper, his mother took the idea and ran with it. The result is this Darth Vader snowflake and another with Bobba Fett and a Clone Trooper. Link -T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/01/star-wars-paper-snowflakes/

Hierve el Agua - Mexico's Freeze Frame Falls

Hierve el Agua in Oaxaca, Mexico looks like a beautiful waterfall, but it's not moving. Ice? No, this illusion is actually a rock formation, made of minerals left behind by dripping water. The white that makes it loo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/01/hierve-el-agua-mexicos-freeze-frame-falls/

A Building That Looks Like a Set of Wings

Pictured above is a design submission for the Zayed National Museum in the United Arab Emirates. The project is named after Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan (1918-2004), who was president of the UAE. In memory of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/01/a-building-that-looks-like-a-set-of-wings/

US Air Force Builds Supercomputer with 1,760 PlayStation 3 Consoles

US Department of Defense engineers and Sony built the most powerful computer in the Department's inventory by linking 1,760 PlayStation 3 gaming consoles: The supercomputer, nicknamed the Condor Cluster, will allo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/01/us-air-force-builds-supercomputer-with-1760-playstation-3-consoles/

Neato-Puzzle #8

It's time for another puzzle from our pals at Conceptis Puzzles! Yes, every week, we'll be offering a different logic puzzle, today featuring a 9x9 Pic-A-Pix puzzle. Each puzzle consists of a blank grid with clues on t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/01/neato-puzzle-8/

Lottery of Life

In your real life you get only one chance. Here you get many. This interactive ad campaign by B-Reel and Lowe Brindfors for Save The Children shows you how different your life could be if you were born in a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/01/lottery-of-life/

Christmas Cookies Yummy Pocket

Christmas Cookies Yummy Pocket - $4.95They're delicious looking and practical - and now, they come in Christmas cookie flavors.These handy zippered Yummy Pocket coin purse is small enough to carry around in your...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/01/christmas-cookies-yummy-pocket/

Meat Nativity

This photograph of unknown provenance shows a Nativity scene made out of meat and sauerkraut. All it needs is an angelic host made out of deviled ham. via Say Uncle UPDATE: Say Uncle emails to say that it's pr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/01/meat-nativity/

A Show of Art Banned by Hitler

In January, construction workers digging a new subway tunnel in Berlin found a cache of sculptures that had been banned by Adolf Hitler for being "degenerate". It's uncertain who is responsible for saving them, but...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/01/a-show-of-art-banned-by-hitler/

Gold-Plated and Diamond-Encrusted Security Tag

Artist Justin Gignac has a flair for juxtaposing the ordinary and the refined. Four years ago, he started selling small bundles of garbage from New York City as art. Two years, he tried to buy items for paintings o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/01/gold-plated-and-diamond-encrusted-security-tag/

Man Needed House in Expensive Beijing, So He Built One

Daihai Fei graduated from college six months ago and needed a place to live in Beijing. But the rental properties available were so expensive that he decided to build his own house. It's shaped like an egg and made...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/01/man-needed-house-in-crowded-beijing-so-he-built-one/

"You Killed Kenny!" Doorstop

Instructables user BrittLiv made a doorstop that looks like the ever-dying, ever-resurrecting South Park character Kenny McCormick. The legs, boots, and pool of blood are made out of sugru, a molda...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/01/you-killed-kenny-doorstop/

LEGO Syringe

Sean Ragan made a set of syringes out of LEGO pieces: The most difficult part of this design was actually getting the colors right. The rarest part is not, in fact, the chrome silver antenna, but the 8-long dark g...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/01/lego-syringe/

Flamethrowing Robot Burns Images into Your Lawn

Designer Sebastian Neitsch made a remote-controlled robot that spits out fire. It's called the Kunstrasen, and can be used to carve designs into grass. -- Link via Dude Craft | Artist's Website (auto sound) | Photos...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/01/flamethrowing-robot-burns-images-into-your-lawn/

TARDIS Murphy Bed

A man in New Zealand built a very special bed for his son. By day, it's a life-size TARDIS (the time machine from Doctor Who) disguised as a police box. By night, it's a fold-down bed! It has a working polic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/01/tardis-murphy-bed/

NASA Transcripts Presented Beautifully

The Spacelog website takes original NASA transcripts from early space explorations and presents them in a beautiful searchable and linkable format. You can also help improving the site by by adding more photos etc....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/01/nasa-transcripts-presented-beautifully/

Celeb Web Browsers

If celebrities were web browsers, which one would they be and why? Shane Snow decided to give it a thought and shared his conclusions in this infographic. Linkbrowsers...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/01/celeb-web-browsers/

How Marching Army Ants Help Other Species

You've seen in movies how army ants march through and destroy everything in their path. It's a scary scene, but did you know that hundreds of species of birds, insects, and other wildlife follow the ants and benefit from...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/01/how-marching-army-ants-help-other-species/

55 Years Ago in Alabama

On December 1, 1955, a 42-year-old secretary named Rosa Parks disobeyed an order from bus driver James Blake to give up her seat so that a white man could have it. Parks was arrested for her actions, which led to the Mon...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/01/55-years-ago-in-alabama/

Automated Human Sign Spinner

When businesses learned that a person carrying a sign drew a lot more attention than a static sign, a whole new occupation was born: the sign spinner. Now it seems that at least one business wants to save that expens...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/01/automated-human-sign-spinner/

DIY Puzzle Clock

This clock would be really neat for a puzzle enthusiast or anyone who wants a one-of-a-kind item on their walls. The clockworks come with five puzzle pieces attached and twelve more that you add in your own design. L...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/01/diy-puzzle-clock/

Salty Places

Atlas Obscura presents their "Wonders of Salt", nine interesting places around the world based on salt: lakes, buildings, mines, plains, manmade sculptures, or natural caves like Kitum Cave in Kenya. For a very long tim...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/01/salty-places/

Modern Scarecrow

(YouTube link) On the one hand, this plan involves a lot of time and expense just to scare birds, especially as they will get used to it eventually. On the other hand, if the purpose is to give us a laugh, it works...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/01/modern-scarecrow/

A Fantastic Fantasia Fantasy

I always liked Fantasia, but since I’ve been watching it as a kid, I had no idea just how significant the movie was to both Disney and the history of motion pictures in general. Did you know that it was th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/01/a-fantastic-fantasia-fantasy/
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