Archive for December 6th, 2010

Meet Team PROBLEM SOLVERZ

Please allow me to introduce you to team PROBLEM SOLVERZ, created by artist Ben Jones and Eric Kaplan, one of The Big Bang Theory writers. If this doesn't blow your mind, nothing will. (Hat tip to Dave Goets...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/06/meet-team-problem-solverz/

Fart Extinguisher

Fart Extinguisher - $8.95 The holidays are filled with family, food, friends, and that person you know who passes large amounts of gas. To help this joyous season stink a little less invest in the the Fart Extinguishe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/06/fart-extinguisher/

The Hottest Pepper in the World

Jalapeño peppers rate about 2,500 to 5,000 on the Scoville scale of pepper hotness. The new Naga Viper, however, measures 1,359,000 Scovilles. It was developed by researchers at Warwick University in Britain who cross...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/06/the-hottest-pepper-in-the-world/

Desaturated Santa

Brody Qat attended a gathering of Santas as her character "Desaturated Santa", which she introduced last year, and posted photographs at Flickr. To counter many accusations of Photoshoppage, she also posted a picture...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/06/desaturated-santa/

Holiday Wreath For Geeks

Craft a wreath out of obsolete computer junk - the nerd in your life will love it!  Have a very geeky holiday season. Link - Via Geeks Are Sexycomputer parts christmas wreath...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/06/holiday-wreath-for-geeks/

RMS Titanic Only Existing Footage

(You Tube Link) Here is a rare video of  the Titanic under construction at the Harland and Wolff shipyards in Belfast. Construction, funded by J.P. Morgan's International Mercantile Marine Co., began in March, 1909....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/06/rms-titanic-only-existing-footage/

Inception in Real Time

(Video Link) Did the movie Inception make sense to you? Me neither. But this video by YouTube user weikang helps. It shows the four different dream levels in the story simultaneously, rather than flippin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/06/inception-in-real-time/

Turning a Rotary Tool into a Table Saw

Instructables user sdudley created a frame for his Dremel rotary tool that makes it an effective, if tiny, table saw. He's provided a stencil that you can print out and use as a guide when cutting the wood....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/06/turning-a-router-into-a-table-saw/

Knife-Wielding Robot Taught to Repeatedly Stab Meat

(Video Link) Until recently, robots have been unable to replace human workers at the task of deboning meat due to the differences between individual pieces of meat. But the HAMDAS-R built by Mayekawa Electric can n...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/06/knife-wielding-robot-taught-to-repeatedly-stab-meat/

Spider-Man Snowman

Matthew Connor of Cheshire, UK made two snowmen that look like Iron Man and Spider-Man: Inspired by my 5 year old son's love for the Marvel Alliance characters, I made them for him. We have Spider-Man and Iron Man...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/06/spider-man-snowman/

How Crayons Are Made

(Video Link) The Canadian documentary show How It's Made shows viewers how ordinary objects in their lives are created. This segment explains how crayons are made. The factory in the video can produce 30,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/06/how-crayons-are-made/

Melbourne's Webb Bridge

The Webb Bridge is a pedestrian and cyclist bridge across the Yarra River in Melbourne, Australia. It's designed to resemble eel traps used by the Koori, a people native to New South Wales and Victoria. The bridge...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/06/melbournes-webb-bridge/

SUV Crashes Through Barbershop, Barber Keeps Cutting Hair

(Video Link) The above video shows a SUV crashing through the front wall of a barbershop in Anchorage, Alaska. Shop owner Heng Song paused to make sure that no one was hurt, and then resumed cutting the hair of his...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/06/suv-crashes-through-barbershop-barber-keeps-cutting-hair/

Researchers Dressed as Panda Bears Return Baby Pandas to the Wild

When zoologists previously attempted to return a panda bear cub to the wild, the cub did not survive. They suspect that other wild pandas killed him. So this time, the researchers at China's Wolong panda preserve limit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/06/researchers-dressed-as-pandas-return-baby-pandas-to-the-wild/

Star Wars ABC

When Brandon Peat and his wife Emma found out they were going to have a baby, they started thinking about ways to decorate the baby boy room and they finally came up with something fun and beautifully geeky. *...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/06/star-wars-abc/

Pop Culture Caganers

In the Catalan region of Spain, it is customary to include a "caganer", or defecating figure somewhere in your Christmas nativity scene -far away from the manger. Caganers come in all styles, including pop culture fi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/06/pop-culture-caganers/

Informing the Bees

Traditional folklore says that when a beekeeper dies, the bees must be told of the death promptly, or else they will either weaken and quit working, or they will flee the hive. This custom is found in far-flung locations...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/06/informing-the-bees/

Franco Recchia's Cityscapes from Old Computers

Italian sculptor Franco Recchia builds models of cities from components of old computers. Pictured above is a representation of Central Park in New York City made from circuit boards. At the link, you can view othe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/06/franco-recchias-cityscapes-from-old-computers/

Jonathan Coulton's Typographic Video for "Shop Vac"

(Video Link) "Shop Vac" is Jonathan Coulton's song about life in a suburban paradise. This music video for it features the clever typographic animation of Jarrett Heather. Words and corporate logos flow across the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/06/jonathan-coultons-typographic-video-for-shop-vac/

The Last Full Measure

The Liljenquist family collected thousands of photographs of Civil War soldiers over the years. Brandon Liljenquist saw a collection of war photographs from Iraq and Afghanistan and was inspired to make the Civil War...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/06/the-last-full-measure/

The Shopping Dog

Combine a well-trained dog with a helpful grocer, and you may never have to leave the house again! Zhang Tiegang of Changsha, China trained his dog Deng Deng to go shopping. Deng Deng is outfitted with a special harness...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/06/the-shopping-dog/

Name That Weird Invention!

It's time for another round of the Name That Weird Invention! contest. Steven M. Johnson comes up with all sorts of wacky inventions in his weekly Museum of Possibilities posts. Can you come up with a name for this...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/06/name-that-weird-invention-11/

Paper Airplane in Space

On October 28, a team led by Steve Daniels, John Oates and Lester Haines launched a camera-equipped helium balloon that soared to an altitude of 90,000 feet before it collapsed. At that point, it released a paper air...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/06/paper-airplane-in-space/

Cartoonographs: The First Infographics

Science Service was a nonprofit news organization that decided to "jazz up" their information releases by adding humorous pictures in the 1920s. Some of these "cartoonographs" are preserved in the Smithsonian Institu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/06/cartoonographs-the-first-infographics/

Doodling in Math Class

(YouTube link) Vi Hart calls herself a "recreational mathemusician", which sounds like fun! In this video, she teaches more about math than she missed by doodling during class. See more of this sort of thi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/06/doodling-in-math-class/

Stranded in a Bar for Eight Days

Oh, the horror! Five employees and two patrons were stranded at Lion Inn in North Yorkshire, England due to heavy snow. The inn is also a bed-and-breakfast, equipped with plenty of food, telephone and internet service, a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/06/stranded-in-a-bar-for-eight-days/

The Pearl Harbor Spy, Part II

The following is an article from Uncle John's Heavy Duty Bathroom Reader. From Uncle John's Dustbin of History, here's the final installment of our story about the person most responsible for making Japan's attack...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/06/the-pearl-harbor-spy-part-ii/






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