Archive for March 3rd, 2011

Finger Tentacle

Finger Tentacle - $1.95 Do you have the urge to get in touch with your inner cephalopod? With the Finger Tentacle from the NeatoShop you can!  Oh, how grand life would be if you could live under the sea. Be sure t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/03/finger-tentacle/

Bach's Toccata and Fugue, Played on a Glass Harp

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKRj-T4l-e8] YouTube link. Neatorama has recently featured Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, played on floppy disk drives.  Several years ago we showed the piece played on an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/03/bachs-toccata-and-fugue-played-on-a-glass-harp/

Enter the Anthropocene—Age of Man

The official name for the geological epoch we are in now is the Holocene. But there is a movement among those who study such things to refer to the current stage of geologic time as the Anthropocene epoch, a term coined...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/03/enter-the-anthropocene%e2%80%94age-of-man/

Annie Leibovitz's New Disney Portraits

In a continuation of a series (see parts one, two, and three), photographer Annie Leibovitz has unveiled three more Disney Dream Portraits starring famous actors. Shown are Jeff Bridges and Penelope Cruz in a scene f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/03/annie-leibovitzs-new-disney-portraits/

Per Capita Distribution of Passenger Cars Worldwide

Charts Bin presents an interactive map showing the distribution of passenger cars throughout the world. Iceland leads the world with 668 per 1,000 people. At the link, you can hover over each country to vi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/03/per-capita-distribution-of-passenger-cars/

Wall-e The Angel Dog

Image: Petfinder.com Wall-e, a three-month old pup, and four of his littermates were left outside a Sulphur, Oklahoma animal shelter. Because they looked sickly the decision was made to euthanize them. The other four...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/03/wall-e-the-angel-dog/

Layered LEGO Map Shows Immigration Patterns

Samuel Granados created two LEGO maps of the Americas, one one each side of a vertical surface, and used stacks of varying levels to indicate immigration patterns: His project is very funny: a 3D cartogram about e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/03/layered-lego-map-shows-immigration-patterns/

Maru Tries on Different Hairstyles

(Video Link) Web celebrity cat Maru is considering changing his hairstyle. Not seen: reverse mohawk. Which do you think suits him best? via Urlesquecats, Maru...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/03/maru-tries-on-different-hairstyles/

The Planet's Most Typical Person

Do you recognize the fellow in the image above? Researchers at National Geographic took multiple images and created a composite that is representative of the world's 7 billion population. He is a 28-year-old, right-hande...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/03/the-planets-most-typical-person/

Night over Australia

Phil Hart captured this amazing long-exposure shot of the movement of stars over and bioluminescent algae in Gippsland Lakes, Australia: The photography was highly addictive and I spent many late nights waiting fo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/03/night-over-australia/

Life-Size Barbie Dream House

Last year, to mark the 50th anniversary of the debut of Barbie, Mattel had a house redecorated to resemble the doll's Malibu Dream House: The 3,500 square foot house in Malibu was designed by “Happy Chic” inte...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/03/life-size-barbie-dream-house/

Bacon Toothpaste

Bacon Toothpaste - $4.95 Attention bacon lovers! Behold the Bacon Toothpaste from the NeatoShop! Yes, that's right it's bacon flavored toothpaste! Now you can brush those pearly whites with yummy bacon flavored toothpa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/03/bacon-toothpaste/

The First Dinosaur Ever Discovered Was Called "Scrotum Humanum"

The photo above shows a drawing of a specimen retrieved from a quarry near Oxford in 1676.  It is the end of the femur, and was named by British naturalist Richard Brookes after what he thought it looked like. It w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/03/the-first-dinosaur-ever-discovered-was-called-scrotum-humanum/

Advertising Icons Become Action Figures

As advertising becomes an ever-bigger part of our television experience, advertising characters are becoming pop culture icons. Hero Builders is offering a limited edition line of action figures based on characters f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/03/advertising-icons-become-action-figures/

Miami Comic-Con

The first ever Miami Comic-Con was last weekend, and Jen from CakeWrecks was there with her camera. See a lot more pictures of Ghostbusters, Bat people, zombies, and assorted super heroes at Epbot. Linkcostumes, phot...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/03/miami-comic-con/

Fire Department Removes Stray Dog from Refrigerator

A family in Yuma, Arizona, called the Humane Society about a stray dog in their refrigerator. But they got a faster response from the local fire department. Yuma Fire Department spokesman Mike Erfert said the terrier-typ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/03/fire-department-removes-stray-dog-from-refrigerator/

Where the Dinosaurs Hid

Not for a long time, anyway! Ben Warheit doodles on Post-it Notes. The results are strange and funny observations on life and how life might be with a bit of a twist. This prehistorical scene is one of many...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/03/where-the-dinosaurs-hid/

What Is It? game 167

It's time for our collaboration with the always amusing What Is It? Blog. Can you guess what this mysterious item is? Place your guess in the comment section below. One guess per comment, please, though you can en...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/03/what-is-it-game-167/

Up In Arms

Pull up an armchair -you might be up in arms over this roundup of arm stories from mental_floss magazine! NO ARM, NO FOWL One afternoon in 1972, friends Jack Northru...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/03/up-in-arms/

Pencil Shoes

Lauren Milroy, a mechanical engineer with a background in the aerospace industry, recently completed a master's program in design. She made these shoes out of colored pencils. Link via Dude Craft | Artist's Websi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/03/pencil-shoes/

Ken Jennings Illustrates his Battle with Watson

Reddit member guantes ordered a signed copy of Ken Jennings' book and requested he draw a picture of his Jeopardy battle with the computer named Watson. The result was so cool that the autographed title page...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/03/ken-jennings-illustrates-his-battle-with-watson/
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