Archive for March 20th, 2011

This Gambit Cross Stitch Has a Rather Appropriate Frame

Etsy seller yumeleona23 made this dandy cross stitch featuring Gambit from the X-Men. Since Gambit uses playing cards as weapons, it seemed best to surround him with a frame of them. Link via Geek Craftsetsy, XMe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/20/this-gambit-cross-stitch-has-a-rather-appropriate-frame/

Interactive World Maps of Scientific Citations

Lutz Bornmann and Loet Leydesdorff created interactive world maps which denote the locations from which scientific papers were authored. Green dots represent higher quality research and red dots signify lower qualit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/20/interactive-world-map-of-scientific-citations/

Lamby Baby Coat

Lamby Baby Coat - $29.95 Hippity-Hoppity! Easter is on the way! Celebrate spring in style with the Lamby Baby Coat from the NeatoShop. Dare I say it?!?! The Lamby Baby Coat from the NeatoShop will make your already ado...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/20/lamby-baby-coat/

Custom Letters, the Best of Typographic Art by LetterCult

Lettercult, a blog by Brian Jaramillo, showcases the best of typographic art in its Custom Letters Best of 2010 posts (Part 1, Part 2, Top 10 - via The Ministry of Type). They're pure eye candies: one of my favorite is t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/20/custom-letters-the-best-of-typographic-art-by-lettercult/

How NASA Recovers Shuttle Solid Rocket Boosters

(Video Link) After they're done getting a space shuttle into the upper atmosphere, the solid rocket boosters drop off and fall into the ocean. They're recovered by the NASA vessels Liberty Star and Fre...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/20/how-nasa-recovers-shuttle-solid-rocket-boosters/

Jersey Shore Trap

Photo: Ben YakasRemember the Hipster Trap? Well, Jeff Greenspan and Hunter Fine are back at it, this time with the "Bridge and Tunnel Trap" AKA the "Jersey Shore Trap." The baits? Gold chain, PATH tic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/20/jersey-shore-trap/

Make Your Wild Self

The New York Zoo and Aquarium has a generator in which you can design yourself as a fantastic wild animal! On the left is my basic although deceptively youthful self, and on the right I have Fennec fox ears, giant tr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/20/make-your-wild-self/

Neglected Eighty-Eight Butterfly

Photo: Joel SartoreNational Geographic has a neat gallery of wonderful patterns in butterflies. This one is my favorite, the neglected eighty eight (or 89, depending on the butterfly) butterfly (Diaethria neglecta*/e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/20/neglected-eighty-eight-butterfly/

The Yakuza is Quietly Helping Earthquake Victims in Japan

The Japanese are just a different breed altogether. Not only was there very little looting after the big earthquake and tsunami, their mafia groups are now also helping out with the relief effort!Hours after the firs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/20/the-yakuza-is-quietly-helping-earthquake-victims-in-japan/

Downtown Elk

(Video Link) Elk cows like to graze on the lawns of Estes Park, Colorado. Bulls follow them into town for some lovin'. The scenes in this video from Human Planet are surreal, particularly the golf courses...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/20/downtown-elk/

One-Legged Wrestler is a National Champion

Anthony Robles of Arizona State University was born with only one leg, but that didn't stop him from becoming the national champion in his weight class last night: Born with one leg, Robles took the 125-pound title Sa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/20/one-legged-wrestler-is-a-national-champion/

Penny Arcade Case Mod

Div is a surly, drunken DivX player from the webcomic Penny Arcade. You can view an archive of strips featuring him here. [H]olyGeekboy built a marvelous casemod out of a PVC pipe and Wild Turkey (and appare...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/20/penny-arcade-case-mod/

Speed Stamper

(Video Link) This Japanese-language video appears to show a woman who can stamp individual sheets in a book very, very quickly. In fact, she can stamp a hundred sheets in 17 seconds. via WTF Japan, Seriously!?ru...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/20/speed-stamper/

The Panyee Football Club

(YouTube link) This video is like a Hollywood sports film (The Mighty Ducks, Hoosiers, A League of Their Own) condensed into five minutes. It's a true story that took place in the village of Koh Panyee, Tha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/20/the-panyee-football-club/

Supermodel Meal in a Box Gum

Supermodel Meal in a Box Gum - $1.25 Spring is here and up next is bathing suit season.  Don't worry the Supermodel Meal in a Box Gum from the NeatoShop is here to help!  It won't make you thin, but it will give you a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/20/supermodel-meal-in-a-box-gum/

Two Dogs Dining

Two dogs went into a restaurant may sound like the beginning of a bad joke, but this video clip of Two Dogs Dining is actually quite wonderful (they seem to be having a lot of fun! Nom nom nom ...).Hit play or go to Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/20/two-dogs-dining/

XKCD Radiation Dose Chart

With all the bad news of the nuclear reactor incident in Fukushima, Japan, it's hard to get a handle of exactly how much radiation is bad.Randall Munroe of XKCD created what is probably the most informative chart about t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/20/xkcd-radiation-dose-chart/

Stars in "Downtown" Milky Way

Where do stars go to have fun? Why, they go downtown in the Milky Way, of course. Take a look at this beautiful image taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope:In this Spitzer image, the myriad of stars crowding the ce...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/20/stars-in-downtown-milky-way/

"Slow" Evolution is Better

Slow and steady wins the race, right? Well, at least in Aesop's fable and now, it seems, also in evolution - at least if you're a bacterium:Research carried out in Richard Lenski's lab at Michigan State University in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/20/slow-evolution-is-better/

Pop-Up Books Aren't Just For Kids

I admit it. I love pop-up books - the intricate things that - well, pop up - are often mind-boggling. So, I was tickled pink to see that Bowdoin College has a large collection of more than 1,800 pop-up books ever publish...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/20/pop-up-books-arent-just-for-kids/

Giant Shoe Car

You can walk many miles in good shoes, but this is taking the concept a little bit too far: A footwear manufacturer in China has made an electric car out of a giant shoe.It can carry two people up to 250 mil...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/20/giant-shoe-car/

Creepiest Kinect-Hack Eye Follows You

What do you get when you add Kinect to a Pufferfish spherical display (yes, that giant orb you see above)? Behold the creepy eye that follows you everywhere:The orb-shaped display has a big iris and retina on it and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/20/creepiest-kinect-hack-eye-follows-you/

3D Fog Holograph

Remember the holographic projection of Princess Leia in Star Wars? Well, that may be coming to reality soon, thanks to ... fog:Researchers at Osaka University in Japan have made a 3D and 360-degree display that proje...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/20/3d-fog-holograph/

The Immigrant Paradox

NY Times columnist David Brooks asks: Are new immigrants wrecking the social fabric of the United States? Or is it the other way around? Is America corrupting them instead? Back in 2010, researchers from Brown Universit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/20/the-immigrant-paradox/






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