Archive for March 6th, 2011

Real Life Floating House, Inspired by Up

For their new TV series How Hard Can It Be?, the people of National Geographic have created a 16 feet by 16 feet house inspired by the Pixar movie Up that can fly for real, thanks to 300 helium-filled weather ba...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/06/real-life-floating-house-inspired-by-up/

Mmm ... Pi T-Shirt, Perfect for Pi Day

Mmm ... Pi T-Shirt - $14.95 Next week is Pi Day (3/14 here in the United States), so be sure to boost your geek street cred and get the proper Pi attire, the Mmm ... Pi T-Sh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/06/mmm-pi-t-shirt-perfect-for-pi-day/

The Happiest Man in America

Statistically speaking, anyways. Every year, Gallup polled randomly selected American adults about their lives, including how happy they are: The New York Times asked Gallup to co...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/06/the-happiest-man-in-america/

Clamshell Scrip from the Great Depression

This specimen comes from the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian. When the Depression and resulting banking crisis hit their community, the residents of the coastal town of Pismo Beach, Californi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/06/clamshell-scrip-from-the-great-depression/

Dozens of Bald Eagles in Backyard

(Video Link) The salmon are returning to spawn in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, so it's time for eagles to descend upon the town. Lots of them, many of them bald eagles. They're quite fearless, so YouTube user Ho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/06/dozens-of-bald-eagles-in-backyard/

Woman Slips on Banana Peel, Sues

Slipping on a banana peel is a classic cartoon gag. And now it's the basis for a real lawsuit: Ida Valentine, 58, is suing the 99 Cents Only store where she slipped on one last April. She said that she suffered a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/06/woman-slips-on-banana-peel-sues/

Making a Book

(YouTube link) Printing a book was different in 1947. The process required quite a few skilled workers performing tasks you won't see anymore, outside of historical videos like this. Contrast this process with a mor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/06/making-a-book/

Apples to Oranges: The Final Comparison

Whether you prefer apples or oranges, this tongue-in-cheek infographic is one worth reading. I especially like this "pie chart" which is, of course, a bar chart. And you might see a little bias in the author...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/06/apples-to-oranges-the-final-comparison/

Best Ever Name for a Horse: ARRRRRRRRRRRRR!

(Video Link) One of the competitors in this horse race has an unusual name. But that doesn't faze the announcer one bit. In fact, he seems to have fun with it the better that ARRRRRRRRRR! does. via reddithorser...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/06/best-ever-name-for-a-horse-arrrrrrrrrrrrr/

Turning an Entire High School Into Musical Instruments

What's better than going to music school? How about turning a school into music?Music student Ben Meyers turned an entire high school into his musical instruments in this clip, titled "Empty School." Watch the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/06/turning-an-entire-high-school-into-musical-instruments/

How to Make Peepshi

Peepshi is a snack that looks like sushi but tastes like Peeps, because it is made from Peeps and Rice Krispies. Peepshi is actually an art project, but that doesn't mean you can't do it. Learn how at Serious Eats. L...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/06/how-to-make-peepshi/

Bathtub Hot Rod

It's a dilemma that we've all faced: you need to take a bath, but you need to get somewhere at the same time. eBay seller toymaker46 offers this solution. He notes that it's not yet fully operational, so you'll hav...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/06/bathtub-hot-rod/

Pixelated Trash Can

We've previously featured Instructables user BrittLiv's "You Killed Kenny!" doorstop. She's back with a new project. This time, it's a pixelated trash can. No, that's not a computer generated image. It's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/06/pixelated-trash-can/

Chicken Head Mask

Chicken Head Mask - $24.95 The NeatoShop knows that there are days that you just feel like wearing a Chicken Head Mask.  Believe us, we have been there. With the Chicken Head Mask from the NeatoShop you can finally...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/06/chicken-head-mask/

Huge Set Of Shark Choppers For Sale

What big teeth you have! This jaw, containing  182 teeth, is 11 feet wide and over 8 feet high and was made from resin scaled up from a Great White jaw set.   The teeth, measuring up to 7 5/8 inches along the diagonal,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/06/huge-set-of-shark-choppers-for-sale/

Popcorn Cake

Yes, it's made of popcorn, plus M&Ms, pretzel sticks, and marshmallows. Would you try it? Get the recipe at Cookies and Cups. Link -via Everlasting BlortCake, recipe, popcorn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/06/popcorn-cake/

Thieves Break Into Prison

A prison break usually involves someone wanting to get out, but someone actually broke into New Plymouth Prison in New Zealand Friday night. Firefighters responded to a blaze in the prison administration buildin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/06/thieves-break-into-prison/

Street Art that Rocks

Aaron Zenz took his family to see Banksy's film Exit Through the Gift Shop, and his daughter Gracie was inspired to be a street artist -when she grows up. The family came up with a street art project that in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/06/street-art-that-rocks/
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