Archive for January 13th, 2011

Beer Fridge Cannon Controlled by iPhone

Tired of having to leave the couch to get beer, Ryan Rusnak came up with a way to have the fridge send it to him with the push of a button. Working with a pal he turned a fridge in a basic vending machine which dropp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/13/beer-fridge-cannon-controlled-by-iphone/

Developers Demolish Stairways To Evict Family on the Seventh Floor

When Mum Zhao Yanhong refused to leave her seventh story apartment, developers in Mianyang, China demolished every staircase in the apartment complex. Mum Zhao Yanhong, 42, claims developers - who want to demolish the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/13/developers-demolish-stairways-to-evict-family-on-the-seventh-floor/

A Short Film about Watching Technologically Illiterate People Use the Internet

(Video Link) "The Scrollwheel" is a short film about the frustration that one experiences while watching someone who doesn't understand computers try to surf the Internet. You know, like people who type a URL into...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/13/a-short-film-about-watching-technologically-illiterate-people-use-the-internet/

Photo Subject Found Twenty Years Later

Photographer Catherine Karnow went to Vietnam in 1990 to photograph scenes from that country as it was just opening up to visitors from the west. She spent days on a train traveling toward the mountains of central Vi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/13/photo-subject-found-twenty-years-later/

Leonardo Da Vinci Guitar

(YouTube link) The Martin Guitar Company marked the milestone of its 1.5 millionth guitar produced by making it a one-of-a-kind Leonardo Da Vinci special edition -with a mosaic inlays of The Last Supper and the Mona...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/13/leonardo-da-vinci-guitar/

Down the Hatch and Straight Into Medical History

Dr. Chevalier Jackson was a laryngologist who spent a good deal of his career retrieving objects that his patients swallowed or inhaled. And he kept them all. He retired with a collection of over 2,000 bizarre items...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/13/down-the-hatch-and-straight-into-medical-history/

Movie Posters from an Alternate Universe

Artist Sean Harttner has created dozens of movie posters from a different, awesomer universe than the one in which we dwell. Max von Sydow as Ozymandias? Yes, absolutely. Link via Nerd BastardsSean Hartter...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/13/movie-posters-from-an-alternate-universe/

Cruisin' Caskets

Cruisin' Caskets, a company based in Winchester, California, makes customized caskets that look like stylish hot rods. When the lid is closed, it looks just like car...with a dead body inside. Should you choose t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/13/cruisin-caskets/

Pikachu Lips

deviantART user ~viridis-somnio created a lipstick arrangement that makes a mouth look like the Pokémon Pikachu. She writes: This is a bonus Animal-ipstick I did for a photo assignment. It's Pikachu! Everyone in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/13/pikachu-lips/

Fingerprint Art

Kevin van Aelst, among other themes, makes representations of human fingerprints. This one made of cheetos is appropriately accented by a Nintendo controller. Link via Dude Craft Previously by Kevn van Aelst:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/13/fingerprint-art/

Octopus Chair

So you're looking for just the right chair to accent your demon skin rug. Perhaps something tasteful and subtle that conveys your cosmopolitan demeanor. Well, Spanish artist Maximo Riera has just the chair for you....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/13/octopus-chair/

Foxes Use Earth's Magnetic Field to Hunt

Foxes often jump high into the air in order to pounce on prey from above. They have an unusual ability to not only judge the correct direction of attack, but the proper distance to leap in a parabolic arc. How do t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/13/foxes-use-earths-magnetic-field-to-hunt/

Geological Stratigraphic Column Cake

Inspired by a t-shirt design, Flickr user Kohl? made a cake that looks like a column of rock layers. There appears to be a deposit of chocolate within easy drilling range. Link via Makecakes, geology...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/13/geological-stratigraphic-column-cake/

Demon Skin Rug

Buy this and brag to your hunting buddies about it. deviantART user Melita Curphy made this rug that looks like a skinned supernatural creature. Link via Geekologie Previously by Melita Curphy: Demonic Stormtr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/13/demon-skin-rug/

Bubble Gum Hairballs

Bubble Gum Hairballs - $6.45 Attention all cat lovers!  Do you want to get in touch with your inner feline ? Now you can show everyone  how much you love your furry friend by chewing Bubble Gum Hairballs from the Ne...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/13/bubble-gum-hairballs/

What's Your Sign? Nope. Try Again.

Those who believe in astrology need to update their charts. The ancient Babylonians based zodiac signs on the constellation the sun was "in" on the day a person was born. During the ensuing millenniums, the moon's gra...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/13/whats-your-sign-nope-try-again/

Orange Tiger Catbutt Earrings

Etsy seller Out of the Pink Sky makes jewelry, most notable these catbutt earrings. There are catbutt earrings available in other colors, too. Link -via Buzzfeed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/13/orange-tiger-catbutt-earrings/

What To Do When the Mic Goes Out

(YouTube link) At a Norfolk Admirals hockey game, 8-year-old Elizabeth Hughes was doing a bang-up job on "The Star-Spangled Banner" when her microphone quit working. Listen to what happened next. -via redditSports,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/13/what-to-do-when-the-mic-goes-out/

What Is It? game 160

It's time for our giveaway collaboration with the always amusing What Is It? Blog! Can you tell us what this object is? Place your guess in the comment section below. One guess per comment, please, though you can...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/13/what-is-it-game-160/

Hooked on Tonics

Snake Oils, Hangover Cures, and Other Questionable Medicine THE DOCTOR IS IN (THE BARN) Folk medicine in Ireland used to rely heavily on the belief that you could magically transfer an illness from...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/13/hooked-on-tonics/
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