Archive for January 28th, 2011

Autobot Info

Cars are a huge part of geek culture, and nowhere is this more evident than the Transformers franchise, a comic/toy/movie line that has spent the last few decades dazzling us with stories of cars that turn into frick...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/28/autobot-info/

Crime Scene Scarf

Is your girlfriend so hot, she's practically criminal? Well, this Fuzz Crime Scene Scarf ($17.95) from the NeatoShop will definitely make her the center of attention while keeping her warm in these cold weather days: Lin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/28/crime-scene-scarf-2/

Quantum Water Inside a Carbon Nanotube

A few years ago, I wrote a post on Neatorama that became one of my favorites: 5 Really Weird Things About Water.Actually, there are a lot more than 5 weird things about good ol' H2O. Like this newly discovered quantum pr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/28/quantum-water-inside-a-carbon-nanotube/

Bacon: The Gateway Meat for Vegetarians

Ah, bacon. Is there anything it can't do? Add this to the incredible power of bacon: it's the gateway meat for vegetarians![Johan Lundstrom] a scientist who runs a lab at the Monell Chemical Senses Center. He studies...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/28/bacon-the-gateway-meat-for-vegetarians/

Bacon Cabin

And just one more bacon stuff to round out the theme ... Behold, the bacon cabin by Caneyscud of Bradley Smoker forum: Link - via Bacon Todaybacon, cabin, Caneyscud...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/28/bacon-cabin/

Looking for Mr. Right, Inc.: Woman Wants to Marry a Corporation

If, according to the recent rulings of the U.S. Supreme Court on the subject of political contributions, a corporation has the same rights as people, then can a corporation get married?That's what Sarah Steiner figured,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/28/looking-for-mr-right-inc-woman-wants-to-marry-a-corporation/

Interstellar Spam

If experience with our own communications is any guide, then the first interstellar message we'll receive from aliens is undoubtedly going to be this:RE: YOUR COSMIC ASSISTANCE MOST URGENTLY NEEDED.Hello. I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/28/interstellar-spam/

The Religiosity Gene

Quick: do you think that the future will be more or less religious?Robert Rowthorn, an emeritus professor of economics, likened religion as a gene (after all, you are most likely to "inherit" your parents' reli...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/28/the-religiosity-gene/

Even Babies Know That Size Matters

Regardless of what those hippie parents try to tell you, size matters and even babies know it. According to this intriguing study, psychologists found that infants less than one year old understand social dominance and h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/28/even-babies-know-that-size-matters/

NanoSail-D Solar Sail

When rocket scientists decide to fly a kite in space, it kind of looks like this. Depicted in the artist's concept above, NASA's NanoSail-D spacecraft has unfurled its sail to become the first ever solar sail to circle o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/28/nanosail-d-solar-sail/

The Best Time to Buy Airplane Ticket: 3 P.M. Tuesday

If you've ever tried to buy a plane ticket online, then you'd know that prices can vary greatly from one day to the next. But is there a secret to finding the best fares online?According to Wall Street Journal travel edi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/28/the-best-time-to-buy-airplane-ticket-3-p-m-tuesday/

Spam Killed Would Be Terrorist Bomber

What good are spam, you say? How about saving the lives of hundreds of would-be victim of a terrorist bomber?The woman, dubbed "The Black Widow," who Russian authorities suspect was part of the same militan...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/28/spam-killed-would-be-terrorist-bomber/

Strange Beastfellows

Let's just come out and admit it, shall we? The Internet is used to bridge geographical divides, to democratize the spread of information, to create and innovate new ways of entertaining ourselves - and to restore ou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/28/strange-beastfellows/

Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel: "What Is Internet?"

(YouTube link) This vintage 1994 Today Show clip features a snarky Bryant Gumbel and a bubbly Katie Couric - sporting a hairdo that looks like it should have been preserved in a time capsule - both completely mystif...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/28/katie-couric-and-bryant-gumbel-what-is-internet/

Haminal

Confused with what to give to your ham-lovin' love of your life on Valentine's Day? How about this cute can-shaped plushy called Haminal?The cute and tasty* Haminal came to be when one day, while socializing over a campf...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/28/haminal/

Russian Ripoff of Mystery Science Theater 3000

(Video Link) Uhhh.... Allegedly, this is called "Project Popcorn" -- a Russian version of Mystery Science Theater 3000. Crow and Tom Servo were replaced with a penguin and a dog. via Topless RobotMys...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/28/russian-ripoff-of-mystery-science-theater-3000/

A Full Day Photographed

It kind of looks like the planets in Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's The Little Prince, doesn't it? Photographer Chris Kotsiopoulos created this picture out of many photographs taken over the course of a day in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/28/a-full-day-photographed/

My First Dalek

Being a fan of comics and sci-fi means often coveting items that once would have been considered kid stuff, and spending your hard-earned pay at the toy store, or "collector's boutique."  Well this right here is a bon...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/28/my-first-dalek/

17x17x17 Rubik's Cube-Type Puzzle

Dutch puzzle maker Oskar van Deventer designed this mindblender. It's like a Rubik's Cube, but has 17 cubes on an edge instead of 3: When Oskar heard of the world records being set for twisty puzzles, like the 7x...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/28/17x17x17-rubiks-cube-type-puzzle/

Celebrity Portraits Made from Their Own Trash

Through uncertain methods, San Francisco-based artist Jason Mecier convinces celebrities to donate personal trash to them. He turns the individual contributions into portraits of each celebrity: He uses junk and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/28/celebrity-portraits-made-from-their-own-trash/

Be Proud Merit Badges

Give the folks you know a little lift for the things they do with merit badges! The badges shown are for being drunk as a skunk, going out on a limb, having a bun in the oven, and bringing home the bacon. There are p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/28/be-proud-merit-badges/

Motoi Yamamoto's Salt Labyrinths

After his sister died of brain cancer, Japanese artist Motoi Yamamoto began constructing enormous, detailed labyrinths. They're temporary installations made out of ground salt and reflect a special significance that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/28/motoi-yamamotos-salt-labyrinths/

Star Wars Cantina Band Performance on 2 Pianos

(Video Link) Elizabeth Joy Roe and Greg Anderson are two master pianists who composed and performed a concert series called "Star Wars Fantasy". It remixes and overlays the scores from classic Star Wars in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/28/star-wars-cantina-band-performance-on-2-pianos/

Set Phasers on Spud

Judge me as you will, but this is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream.  At long, long last, Star Trek Mr. Potato Heads are on the way!  I'm sorry, I'm going to need a minute. I'm getting all choked up. PPW Toys...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/28/set-phasers-on-spud/

Kitten Doesn't Understand "Transparent"

(YouTube link) Caro the kitten is trying to liberate Miho from an invisible force field. Meanwhile, mama is glad to have a minute of peace and quiet inside the box! -via ArbroathCat, kitten...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/28/kitten-doesnt-understand-transparent/

Bomb-detecting Plants

What if you could train plants for national security? A biologist at Colorado State University working with the Department of Defense is doing just that. Genetic engineering is making plants react to threats they never e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/28/bomb-detecting-plants/

World's Weirdest Phobias

HealthGuru has a pretty nifty quiz to test your knowledge of the World's Weirdest Phobias - and by weird, we mean really weird. Like arachibutyrophobia weird (that's the specific fear of peanut butter sticking t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/28/worlds-weirdest-phobias/

The Secret of The Sound of Music

(YouTube link) The right music makes a world of difference. In this remixed movie trailer, the family musical The Sound of Music turns into a zombie Nazi thriller! -via Buzzfeedmashup, horror, remix, movie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/28/the-secret-of-the-sound-of-music/

Baby Tattoos

Need to beef up your baby's street cred? There's no faster way than a few nice tats! Here's the easiest way to get your baby inked: Baby Tattoos temporary tattoos from the NeatoShop.Link | More Baby & Kids Stuff | Ga...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/28/baby-tattoos/

Oscar Best Picture Nominees in LEGO

Got Oscar fever yet? If you can't hardly wait, feast your eyes on these first. Here are some LEGO recreations of this year's Academy Awards Best Picture nominees by Alex Eylar: Link Previously on Neatorama: Oscar Fun...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/28/oscar-best-picture-nominees-in-lego/




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