Archive for March 25th, 2011

Homeless Man Builds Car out of Scrap

Orismar de Souza, 35, of São José de Piranha, Brazil, built a functional car out of junk. He actually shaped the body himself out of sheet metal using a hammer and chisel. The engine 125cc engine is from a motorc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/25/homeless-man-builds-car-out-of-scrap/

Muppet Whatnot Workshop

FAO Schwarz has a Muppet Workshop, where you can have your own "Muppet Whatnot" created just for you. You can design yours online with this generator. I made this one; others have designed Whatnots that look like Cha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/25/muppet-whatnot-workshop/

Eyeglasses for Lovers

Staring at each other all day without interruption. What's not to like? I'm not sure how the noses are going to work with this design from the design firm Auge. Link via NotCoteyeglasses...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/25/eyeglasses-for-lovers/

Robotic Bird Flies Like a Bird Does

(Video Link) Festo, maker of so many marvelous machines that move like animals, has created the SmartBird. It's a robot that moves like a bird, specifically, a herring gull: This bionic technology-bearer, which...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/25/robotic-bird-flies-like-a-bird-does/

Maurice Sendak Almost Illustrated The Hobbit

In the 1960s, the prominence of The Lord of the Rings series was rising, so the publisher of The Hobbit decided to release a 30th anniversary edition. Maurice Sendak, the children's author and illu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/25/maurice-sendak-almost-illustrated-the-hobbit/

Deaths - In old games

Our pal Rob Beschizza over at BoingBoing made this great, original MIDI cover of "Mad World," by Tears for Fears. Awesome montage of death scenes from classic 8-bit games. Link I BoingBoing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/25/deaths-in-old-games/

Capoeira Kitty

(Video Link) Capoeria is an Brazilian martial art developed by African slaves out of dancing styles. I studied it for a year in college. It's a simply beautiful form of dance, although relatively impractical for s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/25/capoeira-kitty/

CIA Escape Kit, Made to Be Hidden Inside the Human Body

You can guess where. Wired has a gallery of gadgets from the history of espionage, including this CIA-issue escape kit from the 1960s. Link via Nerdcore | Photo: International Spy MuseumCIA, spies...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/25/cia-escape-kit-made-to-be-hidden-inside-the-human-body/

Short Story Being Published in Tattoo Form, One Word per Person

Shelley Jackson is publishing her short story "Skin" in a unique format -- tattooed on human skin. For several years, she's been recruiting volunteers to get one word each of the 2,095-word short story tattooed on t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/25/short-story-being-published-in-tattoo-form-one-word-per-person/

OMG and LOL Added to the OED

OMG! We can't accuse our BFF Oxford English Dictionary with being behind the times anymore. The OED has finally managed to get with the program (LOL!):For the March 2011 release of OED Online, we have selected for pu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/25/omg-and-lol-added-to-the-oed/

If Your Drink is Warm, Add Some Ice

Yesterday, I posted a neat little tip to get rid of the smell from kitchen sponge by microwaving it, and Neatoramanaut Frau decided to share something equally amazing, and told us to blog about her amazing discovery. So...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/25/if-your-drink-is-warm-add-some-ice/

It's Showtime!

(YouTube link) You know how sometimes you hear a word over and over and it starts to sound really silly? Yeah, this is one of those times. Who knew so many movies features this one idiom? Apparently Eddie Murphy say...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/25/its-showtime/

Brilliant Inventions that Look Like Gag Gifts

Would you believe... a helicopter ejection seat? A solar-powered flashlight? An inflatable anchor? They're not jokes -well, they are the subjects of some jokes, but these gadgets really exist, and t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/25/brilliant-inventions-that-look-like-gag-gifts/

Analog Tele-Phonographer

(YouTube link) A low-tech solution to a modern problem! Christopher Locke made an amplifier for his cell phone using a broken trumpet and scrap metal. No power cords, no batteries, no moving parts. And you can slip...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/25/analog-tele-phonographer/

Danielle, the Girl in the Window

A couple of years ago, we posted a link to a Florida story that gripped the nation. "The Girl in the Window" was the victim of severe neglect. Her name is Danielle, and although she was almost seven years old when she wa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/25/danielle-the-girl-in-the-window/

Cat-Library™

(YouTube link) This bookshelf designed by Corentin Dombrecht is purr-fect for a home with cats -since they are going to climb your bookshelves anyway! The wood is unpainted and unvarnished to prevent a cat from slip...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/25/cat-library%e2%84%a2/

25 Artist Renditions of Movie And TV Posters

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but is seems to me that creating an inspired dedication is much more flattering than just copying it. That’s why artistic takes on classic movie posters are so...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/25/25-artist-renditions-of-movie-and-tv-posters/

Bike Produced On A Printer

Believe it or not the lightweight bicycle pictured above was printed out on a computer. Designed by scientists in Bristol, England, it is created by building up layers of nylon powder through a process known as Addit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/25/bike-produced-on-a-printer/
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