Archive for January 25th, 2011

The Blind Car Mechanic

Ever since he was a little boy, Bart Hickey has always loved cars - so it's only natural that he became a mechanic. In fact, he has his own car shop, called Bart's Auto and Towing or B.A.T. The name is very apt, because...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/25/the-blind-car-mechanic/

"Find Your Car" System Scans and Locates Your Car in the Parking Lot

Did you forget where you parked your car? Well, a new camera-based surveillance system in parking lots can help:Santa Monica Place recently unveiled the nation's first camera-based "Find Your Car" system. S...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/25/find-your-car-system-scans-and-locates-your-car-in-the-parking-lot/

Twitter: A Modern Form of Madness?

There's no doubt that there's a mad rush of people and investors' money going into social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook. But are they actually a form of madness?Yes, according to MIT professor Sherr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/25/twitter-a-modern-form-of-madness/

Sex In Progress Light

Sex In Progress Light -  $19.95 The Sex In Progress Light from the NeatoShop is the perfect Valentine's day gift for someone who is : A. feeling Frisky B. perpetually optimistic C. feels the need to announce t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/25/sex-in-progress-light/

Masking Tape Graffiti

Australian graffiti artist BUFFdiss works in masking tape. He's especially fond of making giants in public places so that people look like dolls in comparison. In the links, you can find an interview with him. BUF...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/25/masking-tape-graffiti/

The Typical Vegan is 30 Feet Tall and Radiates Anti-Gravitons

If you think that vegans are just people who avoid animal products, you have a rather incomplete understanding of a complex people with a unique history, culture, and physiology. Did you know that they have horns on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/25/the-typical-vegan-is-30-feet-tall-and-radiates-anti-gravitons/

Embroidered Wall Tentacle

Sure, you could have an ordinary wall tentacle, but what fun is that? If you're going to really shock your mother-in-law, it needs to be in a traditional craft, such as embroidery. Craftster user jemimah m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/25/embroidered-wall-tentacle/

Engineer Designs His Own Heart Valve

Tal Golesworthy has the typical engineer's mindset: he saw one solution to a problem and figured that he could do a better job. Specifically, his aortic root was growing so large that it would soon split. Golesworth...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/25/engineer-designs-his-own-heart-valve/

Happy First Blogiversary to Geekosystem!

Today, our friends at Geekosystem are celebrating a full year in business. To Robert, Susana, and the other contributors there -- happy blogiversary! Link | Photo by Flickr user Betsssssy used under Creative...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/25/happy-first-blogiversary-to-geekosystem/

Crocheted 3D Guns

Artist Inger Carina made a crocheted gunbelt with matching three-dimensional revolvers. The only thing that she needs to add is some speedloaders. Link via Dude Craftcrocheting, Inger Carina...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/25/crocheted-3d-guns/

Goldfish Bowl Helmet

(Video Link) The Edwardian Ball is an annual art fair and dance focused around steampunk and goth styles in reflection the work of artist Edward Gorey. The most recent one took place just a few days ago in San Fran...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/25/goldfish-bowl-helmet/

Bodybuilders Through the Ages

Every age has its own bodybuilders and strongmen (and women, too). The late Jack LaLanne who passed away Sunday is one of a long line of fitness enthusiasts who drew fans, from Eugen Sandow to Arnold Schwarzeneggar....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/25/bodybuilders-through-the-ages/

Bookshelf Wallpaper

Did you know you can get wallpaper that makes a room look like it's full of books? I thought, "Neat." Then I saw that there are many patterns of these wallpapers, some more convincing than others. The room p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/25/bookshelf-wallpaper/

Fennec Fox and Carrots

(YouTube link) How cute is this? Scout the fennec fox plays with his carrots before he eats them. -via I Am Boredcarrots, fox, fennec fox...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/25/fennec-fox-and-carrots/

The Seven Sleepiest Animals

Do you know which animals spend the most time sleeping? We all know house cats sleep all day long, but they only come in at number seven on this list from Environmental Graffiti. Cats along with mice, pigs and cheetahs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/25/the-seven-sleepiest-animals/

I Love Nerds - The Smurfs Tote Bag

I love Nerds - The Smurfs Tote Bag -  $49.95 The bad news is you can't seem to find your first love on that social networking site you frequent. The good news is he is waiting for you at the NeatoShop.  What woman doe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/25/i-love-nerds-the-smurfs-tote-bag/

When I Was Young

My, how things change! This Twaggie by David Barneda was inspired by a Tweet by Rosa Golijan. Ten years from now, how many more of our perceptions about the cosmos will have changed? Linkplanets, zodiac, Twa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/25/when-i-was-young/

Anagram

This large and involved anagram was posted in the front windows of the art gallery MKG127 in Toronto in 2007. Poet Christian Bok and artist Micah Lexier made this project work. -via reddit (Image source: Flickr us...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/25/anagram/

A Day Without Chemistry

(YouTube link) The American Chemical Society produced the video A Day Without Chemistry to raise awareness of the many ways we depend on chemistry in our daily lives. The International Year of Chemistry (IYC) offici...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/25/a-day-without-chemistry/

Four Cheers Five Victor Borge

by Richard Lederer The Comedian of the Keyboard, also known as The Unmelancholy Dane, exited the earthly stage December 23rd, 2000. Victor Borge, the irrepressible musical humorist, didn’t quite...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/25/four-cheers-five-victor-borge/

Star Wars in LEGOLAND

Image: Lucasfilm Star Wars and LEGO - what could be better than the combination of two geeky favorites? Well, Lucasfilm and LEGOLAND are collaborating to bring your favorite Star Wars goodies - including classics like...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/25/star-wars-in-legoland/

Japanese Kids Go Crazy for SpongeBob Straws

This YouTube clip of a McDonald's commercial in Japan featuring SpongeBob straws immediately brought two things to my mind: 1. What the heck is in that juice? 2. What sane parents would buy someth...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/25/japanese-kids-go-crazy-for-spongebob-straws/

The United States of Shame

Jeff Wysaski of Pleated Jeans wrote "Whether it’s a fat population, high rate of STDs or excessive tax rate, it turns out that every state ranks dead last in at least one unsavory c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/25/the-united-states-of-shame/

Shoelace Paintings by Federico Uribe

Some starvin' artists make do with a shoestring budget, but Miami-based artist Federico Uribe makes his art on a literal shoestring budget: he uses colorful shoelaces to "paint."Federico Uribe's process is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/25/shoelace-paintings-by-federico-uribe/






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