Archive for February 8th, 2011

Little Boy Zero

A lot of kids dream of having a bronze statue of themselves in the town square one day, but Edgar Hernandez probably didn't expect to achieve his in such a dubious method: *em...

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Ninja vs. Plastic Bottles

(YouTube link) You talkin' to me, bottles? You must be talkin' to me, I don't see any other badass hardcore ninjas in my back yard! You want some of this?!? I remember the first Samurai sword I got. I went aroun...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/08/ninja-vs-plastic-bottles/

Robot Baby

(YouTube link) I'm sure it doesn't really want to hurt you. If it's programmed at all, it's to love and be nurtured. But, from Frankenstein to Battlestar Galactica, you'd really think we'd have learned by now that thi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/08/robot-baby/

The Many Bridges of Star Trek

Since Star Trek first debuted in 1966, there have been endless variations on a theme.  A half-dozen TV series. Ten feature films, not counting the reboot. And lots and lots of ships. There've been a heck of a lot o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/08/the-many-bridges-of-star-trek/

Heart - Anatomy Keychain

Heart (Anatomy) Keychain - $4.95 Are you afraid of giving someone your whole heart this Valentine's Day?  Give them the Heart - Anatomy Keychain from the NeatoShop instead.  It's like giving your whole heart, but in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/08/heart-anatomy-keychain/

Mario's Colorful Resume

Many of us find ourselves working multiple jobs, even balancing simultaneous careers - but nobody has a LinkedIn profile like Mario! From plumber to doctor to race car driver, and even competing in the Olympics! Agai...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/08/marios-colorful-resume/

Weezer Rocks for Freedom

(YouTube link) Make no mistake, I am well and truly over Antoine "Bed Intruder" Dodson. But that doesn't mean that the Auto-Tune the News kingmakers behind his phenomenon aren't awesome. They're back, they're better t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/08/weezer-rocks-for-freedom/

Angry Birds Bento Box

The food artists at My Meal Box made a bento box inspired by the mobile game Angry Birds. It does not appear to be available for download, but here's a description of how they made it: For the r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/08/angry-birds-bento-box/

Water Turbine Designed after the Basking Shark

Industrial designer Anthony Reale was inspired by the natural flow of water through a basking shark to design a water turbine that could be used to harness the energy of the Detroit River. The basking shark swims fo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/08/water-turbine-designed-after-the-basking-shark/

4 Men with Sledgehammers vs. 1 Old Woman with Purse

(Video Link) It wasn't her fight; it wasn't her store. But when four men in Northampton, UK, tried to smash their way into a jewelry store with sledgehammers, an old woman with a purse decided to put an end to thei...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/08/4-men-with-sledgehammers-vs-1-old-woman-with-purse/

Pokémon Balls Subdermal Implants

This image has been going around the Internet for a few days, but thanks to Anime News Network, we now know who acquired these Pokémon balls subdermal implants. His name is Alex Finch, and he is a hardcore...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/08/pokemon-balls-subdermal-implants/

Rockin' Out Koala Bear

(Video Link) When this koala plays air guitar, he can really get an audience excited. Next up: a kangaroo on drums. via The Presurferkoala bear...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/08/rockin-out-koala-bear/

Cockpit Panoramas

Cockpit Bombardier Canadair Regional Jet CRJ700 in Cologne Put yourself in an airplane cockpit! What kind of airplane? That's your choice, as there are 14 cockpits to select from, from a helicopter to a bom...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/08/cockpit-panoramas/

Rare Book: Official Nazi Graphic Design Standards

Steve Heller, a professor of design at the School of the Visual Arts in New York City, found an extremely rare book from Nazi Germany. It's an official rule and regulations book for the Nazi Party and contains exten...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/08/rare-book-official-nazi-graphic-design-standards/

The 20 Most Popular People On The Internet

Who are the most popular people on the internet? Well, they are not popular just for being on the internet -it takes a presence in the real world. However, the internet can measure a celebrity's popular...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/08/the-20-most-popular-people-on-the-internet/

The Day That Hero the Dog Became A Hero

This is the story of a dog named Hero.  Hero the dog was a good dog who never barked and loved his family very much. One day the family's house caught on fire.  Hero barked as loud as he could and woke everyone up.  T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/08/the-day-that-hero-the-dog-became-a-hero/

Google Celebrates Jules Verne

Author Jules Verne {wiki} was born on this date, February 8th, in 1828. To celebrate what would have been his 183rd birthday, Google is paying homage to his 1870 novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/08/google-celebrates-jules-verne/

Yoda Mug

Yoda Mug - $9.95 Behold the Yoda Mug from the NeatoShop. May the force be with you this Valentine's Day.  May you have such a great night that you will need to fill this cup with really strong coffee in the morning....

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Kitten in Slow Motion

(YouTube link) We've seen a lot of high-speed video slowed down in order to see movements in greater detail. If you could pick any subject to watch in slow motion, many of us would select a cute kitten playing in th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/08/kitten-in-slow-motion/

NYC Subway Quilt

The design of this handcrafted item from Whole Cloth Quilts is taken from a vintage New York City subway map. Karyn, the quilter, made it as a wall hanging. It's compact enough in size that, in an emergency, it co...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/08/nyc-subway-quilt/

What Movie Won Instead?

Many of us have trouble remembering what movies won Academy Awards only a few days after they are bestowed. How can we be expected to remember those that didn't win? Or maybe you do! In today's Lunchtime Qui...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/08/what-movie-won-instead/

Have A Productive Snow Day

There are plenty of wonderful things to do on a snow day! And if you do these things, be sure to take pictures. This illustration by Grant Snider is available as a print. Link -via Laughing Squidsnow, illustration, a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/08/have-a-productive-snow-day/

Slaughterhouse Five

The former butchering facility in Dresden, Germany featured in Kurt Vonnegut's 1969 book Slaughterhouse Five is a real place that you can visit. The book is a work of fiction, but Vonnegut was really held pr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/08/slaughterhouse-five/

Tongue Wrestle Mania: The Art and Science of French Kissing

If you want to give a kiss to impress for Valentines Day, you should brush up on what you think you know and what you don't know about French kissing. Above all, you don't want to be one of the types of kissers guarantee...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/08/tongue-wrestle-mania-the-art-and-science-of-french-kissing/

Looks Like Sushi, Tastes Like Candy

Video Link These candies are for people who like to play with their food. They look like sushi but are actually made of grape flavored jello, gummy candy and soft candy. I'm almost certain that the ingredients in thes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/08/looks-like-sushi-tastes-like-candy/

Cloning of the Zucchini Opiate Receptor

The following article is from the science humor magazine Annals of Improbable Research. by Lloyd Fricker, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York This paper describes the cloning of the zucch...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/08/cloning-of-the-zucchini-opiate-receptor/






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