Archive for February 25th, 2011

Man Builds 5-Ton Model of Megatron from Transformers 2

According to a Chinese-language website run through Google Translate, a man in Huizhou, China, built a 5-ton steel model of Megatron in tank mode as he was depicted in the movie Transformers 2. Sadly, it do...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/25/man-builds-5-ton-model-of-megatron-from-transformers-2/

Camouflage to Disrupt Facial Recognition Programs

During the First World War, Allied nations painted their vessels with odd, angular shapes to break up their lines and make them harder to see at a distance. CV Dazzle is a thesis project by Adam Harvey of New York U...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/25/camouflage-to-disrupt-facial-recognition-programs/

Hear Ring

Hear Ring. Get it? It's a ring you can hear through. Hear Ring. Well, anyway, Gina Hsu designed this ear horn that can be worn on your finger. She sells them for €345 ($474). http://www.wannekes.com/categ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/25/hear-ring/

Archie as a Riveting Drama

(Video Link) This isn't the carefree Riverdale from the Archie comics. It's a story of dark secrets, savage passions, and bitter rivalries. And before this fake trailer by Point Blank Productions ends, so...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/25/archie-as-a-riveting-drama/

The World's Smallest Aquarium

Anatoly Konenko, a Russian artist who specializes in miniatures, holds a Guinness World Record for having built the smallest aquarium in the world. It's 30 mm wide and holds 10 ml: The water has to be applied usi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/25/the-worlds-smallest-aquarium/

Chess Games Converted into Musical Notation, Then Played

Jonathan W. Stokes observed: One can’t help but notice that algebraic chess notation maps almost perfectly to scientific pitch notation… So he devised a means of expressing chess moves musically and then conver...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/25/chess-games-converted-into-musical-notation-then-played/

Need a Laugh?

You can play all the laughs at this soundboard with your mouse, but it's much faster to use the keyboard. Link -Thanks, Hanan!laugh, soundboard...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/25/need-a-laugh/

A Fox in a Skyscraper

The Shard building is an 80-story tower in London that is still under construction. Workers on the Shard building project found a fox on the 72nd floor! The animal, named Romeo, survived on food scraps left by constructi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/25/a-fox-in-a-skyscraper/

Massive RC Plane

(Video Link) This plane is, allegedly, a 1:5 scale model of the B-29 Dina Might. It weighs 463 pounds, has a 30 foot wingspan, and is powered by four 160cc engines. via MArooned | Photo of the Historica...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/25/massive-rc-plane/

The $200 Microhouse

Photo by Boston Photographer Erik Jacobs The 24-square-foot house pictured is named the Gypsy Junkard. It's the largest of Derek Diedricksen's tiny house designs. Diedricksen has always been fascinated with tiny archi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/25/the-200-microhouse/

Your Guide to Girl Scout Cookies

This original infographic at Buzzfeed explains why my kids sold Girl Scout cookies for years and never encountered a Tagalong or Samoa, yet people on the internet still claim those are their favorites. You'll also ge...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/25/your-guide-to-girl-scout-cookies/

Cardboard Coyotes Fight Poop Problem

School officials in Raytown, Missouri have battled flocks of geese for years. The problem is the bird droppings in the playgrounds and ballparks. Young children were even forced to stay inside during recess. The school g...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/25/cardboard-coyotes-fight-poop-problem/

The Robot Toy Race

The Gadget Show staged a foot race among various toy robots from all over the world in Manchester, England. The robots were controlled by audience members, which led to utter chaos. Some robots eventually ma...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/25/the-robot-toy-race/

The Social Networking Marathon Runner

Joseph Tame will run the Tokyo Marathon while wearing an extensive set of gear that will enable him to publish constant updates on the web. He calls this getup the iRun. The iRun features four iPhones on rotatable mount...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/25/the-social-networking-marathon-runner/

An Alligator Behind the Sofa

A woman in Parauapebas, Brazil, was shocked to find her three-year-old behind the sofa, petting an alligator! The woman snatched the child away and called the fire brigade, who trapped the 1.5m-long (5ft) alligator....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/25/an-alligator-behind-the-sofa/

How to Make Amigurumis

(YouTube link) This video explains how those cute little amigurumi figures are made -by magic!crochet, animation, stopmotion, amigurumi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/25/how-to-make-amigurumis/

18 Facts You Might Not Know about Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Buffy the Vampire Slayer was a hugely successful television series on WB and UPN from 1997-2003. Writer and producer Joss Whedon, long heavily constrained by the requirements of others, finally had the opportun...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/25/18-facts-you-might-not-know-about-buffy-the-vampire-slayer/






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