Archive for December 3rd, 2010

Christmas Tree Powered by Electric Eel

(YouTube link) Kazuhiko Minawa of the Enoshima Aquarium in Japan developed a method of powering Christmas tree lights using an electric eel. Since at least 2007, his idea has been put to use in a local shopping cent...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/03/christmas-tree-powered-by-electric-eel/

Ten Great Years

Just this evening, I found myself explaining to my kids how relatively short the Beatles career as group was, compared to, say, The Rolling Stones. Seeing this only reinforces how fleeting those years were.  Artist...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/03/ten-great-years/

Fully Sick Rapper Sets Record for World's Longest Rap

(Video Link) Christiaan Van Vuuren became an Internet sensation in February by composing a rap video while in hospital quarantine for tuberculosis. This was followed by a second video before Van Vuuren was released...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/03/fully-sick-rapper-sets-record-for-worlds-longest-rap/

Geeky Tools for Your Favorite Geek

Need a cool 'n cheap stocking stuffers for your favorite geek? Look no further than the geeky tools from the NeatoShop:Micro-Max 19-in-1 (with snazzy metal gift box) $16.95Utili-Key XT 8-in-1 ($9.95) and Screwpop 4-in-1...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/03/geeky-tools-for-your-favorite-geek/

Saw Handle Puffs Air with Each Stroke to Blow Away Sawdust

(Video Link) The Z-Saw is a tool that has a little piston built into the handle. As the user pulls back and forth, the piston compresses and then blows a small puff of air at the material that the user is cutting....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/03/saw-handle-puffs-air-with-each-stroke-to-blow-away-sawdust/

Magnificent Motorcycles

Dark Roasted Blend has an awesome post featuring motorcycles, from early antiques to the modern designs available today to the concept bikes of the future. You'll see bikes equipped for war, all-terrain cycles, stran...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/03/magnificent-motorcycles/

Mega Shark Vs. Crocosaurus

(YouTube link) Remember Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus? The sequel is going to be even sillier! Bonus: starring Jaleel White, whom you may remember as Steve Urkel. -via Geeks Are Sexymovie, shark, monster, cr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/03/mega-shark-vs-crocosaurus/

Minimalist Doctor Who Posters

Graphic designer Alex Freeman made posters that display, with only basic colors and shapes, the first six incarnations of the Doctor on Doctor Who. At his Flickr photostream, you can also view minimalist bo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/03/minimalist-doctor-who-posters/

Kitten and Teddy

(YouTube link) Youngsters needs something to hug on, you know. -via ArbroathCat, Cute, teddy bear, kitten...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/03/kitten-and-teddy/

Nazi Scientists Proposed Creating a Giant Space Mirror to Burn Enemy Nations

An issue of Life magazine published on July 23, 1945 includes an article about a secret weapon proposed by some Nazi scientists toward the end of World War II. It was a huge mirror that, if placed in orbit,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/03/nazi-scientists-proposed-creating-a-giant-space-mirror-to-burn-enemy-nations/

My Favorite Tweets

(YouTube link) It's a social networking Christmas! This parody of "My Favorite Things" contains a bit of rude language, just in case you are watching at work. -Thanks, Paul! Christmas, Facebook, Twitter, tw...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/03/my-favorite-tweets/

Dr. Seuss Does Star Wars

Cartoonist Adam Watson took two of our favorite fantasy worlds and melded them in drawings of Star Wars characters as imagined by Dr. Seuss! In addition to Jabba here, see Yoda, Chewbacca, Darth Vader, and more at his si...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/03/dr-seuss-does-star-wars/

Fiction Word Clouds

Mandy J. Watson took text from ten classic novels and generated word clouds in fonts and colors that portray the feeling of the novel. The results are pictures that are quite familiar to those who have read these wor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/03/fiction-word-clouds/

Fire Truck Decorated with Christmas Lights Plays Music

(Video Link) The fire department of Cottage Grove, Wisconsin decorated one of their trucks with Christmas lights. It plays "Wizards in Winter" by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. The lights are synchronized with the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/03/fire-truck-decorated-with-christmas-lights-plays-music/

Man Carried to His Funeral in the Bucket of a Digger

Before Melvin Baker died at the age of 79, he asked that during his funeral, he be carried in the front bucket of a digger. He had driven one most of his life, and wanted to leave this world in one. So his former boss...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/03/man-carried-to-his-funeral-in-the-bucket-of-a-digger/

The Colorforms Years

Colorforms is not only the toy, it was also the company that made the toy. Harry Kislevitz invented the plastic forms that stuck to just about everything, but his company manufactured many other playthings. Toymaker Mel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/03/the-colorforms-years/

A Klingon Christmas Carol

A Klingon Christmas play? Yes! After a run in St. Paul, A Klingon Christmas Carol is on the marquee at the Greenhouse Theater in Chicago until December 19th. Scrooge, the ghosts, and even Tiny Tim are there,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/03/a-klingon-christmas-carol/

Multi-Task Vehicles (MTV)

This Friday’s Museum of Possibilities offers ideas for specialized vehicles that fulfill a range of purposes not usually desired nor requested by the auto-buying public, at least not within a single...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/03/odd-purpose-vehicles-opd/

Girl Goes from 0-10 Years in 1.5 Minutes (Time-Lapse)

(Video Link) Natalie's family took a picture of her every day, from birth up until she turned ten years old, and cut all the photographs together to this impressive time-lapse video clip. via kottke.org and mattt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/03/girl-goes-from-0-10-years-in-15-minutes-time-lapse/






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