Archive for January 14th, 2011

Heart Shaped Flask For Your Valentine

Heart Flask - $17.95 The NeatoShop is here to help you embrace the true spirit of Valentine's Day. Nothing says I love you, alcohol like a heart-shaped flask. Roses are red. Violets are blue.*...

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Woman Recreates DaVinci's Last Supper with Laundry Lint

Laura Bell of Roscommon, Michigan, collected laundry dryer lint and used it to make an enormous version of Leonardo DaVinci's The Last Supper: Bell says she needed about 800 hours to do enough laundry to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/14/woman-recreates-davincis-last-supper-with-laundry-lint/

Tomorrow’s Taxis

New York City held a design contest for new taxi cabs and have winnowed the finalists down to three designs, none of which are very exciting, but could make the manufacturer of the eventual winner rather wealthy. How...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/14/tomorrows-taxis/

Drop of Liquid Nitrogen Skittering across a Frying Pan in Super Slow Motion

(Video Link) This video shot by Modernist Cuisine shows a drop of liquid nitrogen hitting a hot frying pan. It doesn't instantly vaporize because a thin layer of vapor briefly insulates the drop. Scientis...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/14/drop-of-water-skittering-across-a-frying-pan-in-super-slow-motion/

World of Warcraft Bathroom

World of Warcraft player Ragnaorc modified the bathroom in his home to reflect a Horde ambiance. It's quite detailed, including lighting fixtures with bones and a toilet plunger holder shaped a skull. L...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/14/world-of-warcraft-bathroom/

Neat Snowboarding Trick

(Video Link) This video shows a snowboarder doing a flip over a jump and landing on a different snowboard. Do you think that it's real? via Super Punchsnowboarding...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/14/neat-snowboarding-trick/

It's True: Bloggers Tend to Be Very Physically Attractive People

Photographer Gabriela Herman took an extensive series of portrait photos of bloggers in their native habitats, such as Ruben Natal-San Miguel (above). Her selections prompted Gizmodo's Kyle Van Hemert to as...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/14/its-true-bloggers-tend-to-be-very-physically-attractive-people/

Sun Rises Two Days Early in Greenland

In the western Greenland coast town of Ilulissat, the sun is scheduled to rise on January 13th after six weeks of darkness. But this year, sunlight was seen coming over the horizon on Monday afternoon- two full days earl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/14/sun-rises-two-days-early-in-greenland/

Does the "Forever Lazy" Mark the End of Civilization?

(Video Link) It's really just a baggy jumpsuit made of soft material, but what's striking is that the Forever Lazy outfit is being marketed as the best accessory for doing nothing productive. Fashion blogger Manolo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/14/does-the-forever-lazy-mark-the-end-of-civilization/

Tetris Sugar Cubes

Russian artist Danil Zdorov has a great idea -- Tetris Sugar! These little sugar cubes could bring an 80s flavor to the tea making experience. http://www.behance.net/gallery/Tetris-Sugar/888331 via Technabobtetri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/14/tetris-sugar-cubes/

Tweeting with a Telegraph

(Video Link) Joe McKay made the Tweetagraph -- a machine that uses a telegraph key to sent tweets. An arduino converts the taps of the key into letters and then updates the Twitter feed. In a bow to history, McKay...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/14/tweeting-with-a-telegraph/

Peruvian Women Have the Best Hair for Orthodox Jewish Wigmaking

A sheitel is a specific type of wig worn by Orthodox Jewish women. Helen Rosen of Baltimore took up an apprenticeship with a master craftsman of sheitels. She eventually moved to Peru to set up her own shop....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/14/peruvian-women-have-the-best-hair-for-orthodox-jewish-wigmaking/

Popping Popcorn with a Laser

(Video Link) You can pop popcorn by firing a laser at a single kernel. That's what YouTube user WorldScott did using two laser emitters that look like lightsabers. A spinning turntable ensured even cooking through...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/14/popping-popcorn-with-a-laser/

Twilight Hands Mittens

If you're willing to publicly identify yourself as a Twilight fan, then you've no reason to eschew these mittens made by Etsy seller ChickenBetty. When held together, they look like the hands and apple feat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/14/twilight-hands-mittens/

Mustache Bandages

Mustache Bandages - $4.95 Have you been endlessly searching for a way to cleverly disguise your open wound? Well look no further! Mustache Bandages from the NeatoShop were made for you. No one will recognize the boo-b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/14/mustache-bandages/

The Real Details of the Hot Coffee Lawsuit

When the subject of frivolous lawsuits comes up, someone always mentions the McDonalds hot coffee lawsuit as an example, because the short version sounds so outrageous: a woman sued McDonalds because her coffee was serve...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/14/the-real-details-of-the-hot-coffee-lawsuit/

Fox in Socks

(YouTube link) This girl read the Dr. Seuss book Fox in Socks in 2 minutes, twenty seconds flat! I hope you can keep up. -via redditDr Seuss, tongue twister...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/14/fox-in-socks/

Toxic Waste Nuclear Sludge Recalled

Would you be surprised to find that Nuclear Sludge has been found to contain contaminants that "potentially could cause health problems" if consumed? Maybe you should know that Nuclear Sludge is a variety in the Toxic Wa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/14/toxic-waste-nuclear-sludge-recalled/

Turkeys Chase a Laser Dot

(YouTube link) You've seen cats chase a laser light, in real life or in videos. Turkeys will chase one, too, as long as they have appropriate music to accompany them! (via Cynical-C)Laser, turkeys...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/14/turkeys-chase-a-laser-dot/

One Space or Two?

I have always placed one space between sentences in the same paragraph. Until I began editing submissions for Neatorama (mainly to correct line breaks for html formatting), I didn't realize so many people placed two (or...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/14/one-space-or-two/

Missed Opportunities in Bicycle Design?

Over a period of 27 years, I have invented odd-looking bicycles. I began designing them in 1983, but added to the collection as recently as this past year. The theme has always been more or less the same: Ignore aerodyna...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/14/missed-opportunities-in-bicycle-design/

Cash Machines are as Dirty as Public Toilets

If you get your filthy lucre from an ATM, you may want to bring along some hand sanitizer. A study conducted in England found the average cash machine to be as dirty—and carry the same germs—as public toilets: Exper...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/14/cash-machines-are-as-dirty-as-public-toilets/
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