Archive for March 18th, 2011

Film Clock

The 35 mm film may be gone forever on its way out, but it can still live in our hearts and our night table as this digital (oh the irony) Film Clock ($99.95) from the NeatoShop. Shaped like a giant 35 mm cartridge film i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/18/film-clock/

Cops Arrest Moron

Cops arrest morons all the time, but this time it's special. They've arrested the Mr. Moron. The Smoking Gun was there: Joseph Moron was arrested Sunday on a variety of domestic abuse charges, according to C...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/18/cops-arrest-moron/

Retractable Kitchen Island

(Video Link) Apparently there's an iPhone app that will make a kitchen island rise from the middle of your floor. Or something like that. Tim Thaler built this remarkable accessory: A hydraulic scissor lift is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/18/retractable-kitchen-island/

Duck Hunt Addition

One of the three ducks in this picture was added by Etsy seller dpad. Can you tell which one? He made it with quarter inch tiles from old book covers. Link via DVICEetsy, Duck Hunt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/18/duck-hunt-addition/

Sumo Wrestler Plans to Become World's Heaviest Marathon Runner

Kelly Gneiting, a champion sumo wrestler from Arizona, hopes to complete an upcoming marathon in under nine hours. If successful, he'll be the heaviest marathon competitor ever according to Guinness World Records: "I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/18/sumo-wrestler-plans-to-become-worlds-heaviest-marathon-runner/

The Hathaway Effect: When Anne Hathaway is in the News, Berkshire Hathaway's Stock Price Goes Up

Dan Mirvish of The Huffington Post noticed a positive correlation between an increase in the stock price of Warren Buffett's company and actress Anne Hathaway doing something newsworthy. Here's a sampling of hi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/18/when-anne-hathaway-is-in-the-news-berkshire-hathaways-stock-price-goes-up/

Agricultural Landscapes from Space

Betsy Mason of Wired Science has a really neat post about how farming in various countries create strange agricultural landscapes as seen from above. This one above is from Libya:The lonely green circles in this imag...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/18/agricultural-landscapes-from-space/

First Person Mario

What do you get when you turn Mario Bros. into a First Person Shooter (FPS)-style game? Well, you don't have to wonder. Behold, First Person Mario, as modelled and animated by Brandon Laatsch and uploaded by Freddie Wong...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/18/first-person-mario/

WordCount

WordCount isn't a new website (it won the 2003 American Institute of Graphic Arts' award for Information Design and the 2005 People's Choice Webby Awards), but it sure is a fun website for those of you who haven't seen i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/18/wordcount/

The Ethics of Flying Coach: Who Gets The Armrests?

Illustration: Jonathan CarlsonAh, flying. It's certainly not as glamorous as it used to be. Indeed, as @xenijardin tweeted out, Southwest is just like the chicken bus of the sky.But enough grousing: if we gotta fly, then...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/18/the-ethics-of-flying-coach-who-gets-the-armrests/

Peel

(YouTube link) Duane Keisler painted a tangerine, but couldn't resist peeling it and helping himself to it ...which he also painted. Link -via Metafilterpainting, animation, tangerine...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/18/peel/

Ninja Matryoshka

Ninja Matryoshka - $13.95 Do you love Ninjas? Do you love Nesting Dolls? You are going to love the Ninja Matryoshka from the NeatoShop! The Ninja Matryoshka can kick that regular, old and boring Matryoshka's butt!  It...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/18/ninja-matryoshka/

Nuclear Boy

(YouTube link) A Japanese cartoon explains the situation at the Fukushima nuclear plant, in bathroom terms that children can understand. -via Everlasting Blortjapan, animation, nuclear, nuclear power plant...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/18/nuclear-boy/

How "Tsunami" Joined the English Language

The first use of the word "tsunami" in an English language publication was in the September 1896 issue of National Geographic Magazine. Eliza Ruhama Scidmore used the Japanese term to describe what we used to call a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/18/how-tsunami-joined-the-english-language/

Jorinapeka

You may have to play Jorinapeka through at least once to get the hang of it. The goal is to clear the colored balls, but clearing other balls along the way brings you more points. My best score was about 400, but som...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/18/jorinapeka/

Brilliant Board Game Idea: The Waxing Game

(Video Link) The Glaze Brothers have a great idea for a board game. The Waxing Game is quite straighforward. A Candy Land-like board is filled with body parts. Roll the die and move your piece forward. From whic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/18/brilliant-board-game-idea-the-waxing-game/

7 Foot Wide House for Sale

The Check House in Framlingham, UK -- that's the narrow building in the background -- is only seven feet wide! It's kind of upside-down because the first floor has a bedroom and the second floor has a kitchen and si...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/18/7-foot-wide-house-for-sale/

12 Strange Performances of Star Trek Theme Music

(Video Link) A couple of days ago, Neatoramanaut Michael Tapp sent us a video of a woman playing Star Trek theme music on a musical saw. Carol Pinchefsky of blastr rounded up a bunch of videos of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/18/12-strange-performances-of-star-trek-theme-music/

Space Auction to Fund Scholarships

How much would you pay for a dinner date with Apollo 13 commander Jim Lovell? Or lunch with original Mercury astronaut Scott Carpenter? How about skydiving with a shuttle astronaut? Or maybe you'd be more inclined to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/18/space-auction-to-fund-scholarships/

Movie Titles in Movies

(YouTube link) Redditor honsco edited 81 one movies to show the scenes where the title of the movie was mentioned. He got the idea to do all this work from a scene in the TV show Family Guy. -via redditfilm...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/18/movie-titles-in-movies/

10 More Geeky Love Songs

Last year, John Farrier wrote a great Neatogeek post about geeky love songs. While the twelve listed were great, there were still plenty more great geek ballads out there. Here are ten more love songs sure to get your ne...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/18/10-more-geeky-love-songs/

NASA-Designed Space Colonies

In the 1970s I thought it would be awesome to be a space pioneer and live in a colony in an orbiting spaceship. During that decade space colonies that could house 10,000 people were designed at NASA summer camps. You can...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/18/nasa-designed-space-colonies/

Astronom O's

Steve D took an offhand comment from Twitter and ran with it, creating an actual box of Astronom O's, “The Breakfast of People Who Stay Up All Night”. The oat cereal contains marshmallow moons and stars, and the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/18/astrom-os/

(Notes On) Biology

(vimeo link) Doodling a robot elephant is so much more fun than etoecology! -via Buzzfeedanimation, school, stopmotion, science class...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/18/notes-on-biology/

Stay Puft Caffeinated Marshmallows

Stay Puft Caffeinated Marshmallows - $22.95 Ghostbusters + Caffeine + Marshmallows = Awesome!!! What's not to love about the Stay Puft Caffeinated Marshmallows from the NeatoShop!  This is pure, sweet, pillow soft go...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/18/stay-puft-caffeinated-marshmallows/

Lake of Molten Lava

Photo: Olivier GrunewaldIt looks like French photographer Olivier Grunewald has gone to Orodruin, the fabled volcano of Mordor - but the otherworldly lake of molten lava is actually very much on Earth. Boston's The Big P...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/18/lake-of-molten-lava/

Cassini Spacecraft Approaching Saturn

5.6k Saturn Cassini Photographic Animation from stephen v2 on Vimeo. [Vimeo Link] | Far more impressive if you embiggen (click on the rightmost icon) We've all seen space travel in movies, but the real thing is far,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/18/cassini-spacecraft-approaching-saturn/

To-Do List Tattoo

Photo: overdue underdone [Flickr]Flickr user overdue underdone has his own "Palm Pilot" (shouldn't that be wrist pilot?) - a practical tattoo of a notebook/to-do list on his left wrist that lets him jot down no...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/18/to-do-list-tattoo/

Wildlife by Iain Macarthur

Iain Macarthur used "geometrical patterns and natural elements" to create animal faces and bodies in his series "Wildlife." I find the owl absolutely mesmerizing, though the bear comes at a very close...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/18/wildlife-by-iain-macarthur/






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