Archive for March 29th, 2011

A Dog With An Inside Voice

While you may not be able to understand exactly what they are saying, it's pretty easy to see they are commands regarding his voice volume. Video linkFunny, japan, Video, animals, dogs, pets...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/29/a-dog-with-an-inside-voice/

Vinyl Record Sculpture

Angelo Bramanti and Giuseppe Siracusa made this marvelous sculpture from vinyl records. Wouldn't it be cool to see portraits of musicians melted into their own records? Looking around the artists' website, it wou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/29/vinyl-record-sculpture/

The Winners of Serious Eats' Pi Day Contest

Pi Day, March 14, is long gone, but Serious Eats has only now released the winners of their Pie Day Contest. The one above won first place, but I love the Pi Within A Pie. Linkcooking, baking, pi, pi day, pies...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/29/the-winners-of-serious-eats-pi-day-contest/

The Strahov Monastery Library in 40 Gigapixels

Jeff Martin of 360cities has produced the largest indoor photograph ever: a 40-gigapixel, 360-degree image of the main hall of the 868-year-old Strahov monastery library in Prague, Czech Republic. Almost 3,000 images...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/29/the-strahov-monastery-library-in-40-gigapixels/

Shark Bite Oven Mitt

Shark Bite Oven Mitt - $13.95 Spring has sprung!  That means it's time to clean out those kitchen drawers. Your first order of business should be to toss out that old crusty thing you call an oven mitt and get your...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/29/shark-bite-oven-mitt/

Very Cheap Wolverine Costume

Flickr user Vó Maria's got the right idea. You might not even have to leave your kitchen to complete a Wolverine costume. Caleb Goellner of Comics Alliance, however, correctly points out that one needs a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/29/very-cheap-wolverine-costume/

Ryan Novelline's Golden Books Gown

Does anyone else remember The Poky Little Puppy? Designer Ryan Novelline has constructed  a beautiful gown out of Golden Books, including the one featuring my canine friend. The artist's site shows us the proce...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/29/ryan-novellines-golden-books-gown/

The Big Lebowski with Tara Reid Playing Every Role

(Video Link) Should there be a sequel to The Big Lewboski? The production costs might be kept low if Tara Reid plays every single role. There appear to be some continuity problems, though. via Nerd Basta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/29/the-big-lebowski-with-tara-reid-playing-every-role/

Little Geek Growth Chart

Do you want to track the growth of your children in a culturally appropriate manner? Then check out this growth chart by Tumblr blogger geeky dad. You can download it at the link, though he asks for a donation to h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/29/little-geek-growth-chart/

This Parrot Can Sing

It's one thing to teach your parrot a few words, but to teach him to sing -that's impressive. Video linkVideo, birds, animals, pets, singing, parrots...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/29/this-parrot-can-sing/

Rivethead Robots

Ottawa artist Dan Austin makes awesome robots out of old appliances and other recycled bits of this and that. On the left is Kenmore, who is built from a floor polisher and a flower pot, among other things. On the ri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/29/rivethead-robots/

At $820,000 This Is the World's Most Expensive Rifle

The level of detail in the engraving on this VO Vagen rifle by Viggo Olsson and Ulf Olsso is simply amazing. The picture above doesn't really do it justice, so be sure to go to the link to see larger images. Shapin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/29/at-820000-this-is-the-worlds-most-expensive-rifle/

Crossbow Fires Machetes

(Video Link) YouTube user JoergSprave makes fancy slingshots. He was challenged by fans to create one that could fire a machete, and the result is something like a crossbow. "What is it good for? Nothing except a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/29/crossbow-fires-machetes/

Embroidered Book Covers

Penguin, the publishing house, asked crafter Jillian Tamaki to reproduce three covers from their classic novels in embroidery. After two months of work, she completed wrap-around covers for Emma, Black...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/29/embroidered-book-covers/

Pet Tarantula Gummi Candy

Pet Tarantula Gummi Candy - $1.95 Are you bored with traditional Easter candy?  Why not fill your Easter basket up with Pet Tarantula Gummi Candy from the NeatoShop!  It's sweet, kind of creepy, and definitely not bor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/29/pet-tarantula-gummi-candy/

Writer in the Window

In 1984, author Georgelle Hirliman got a bad case of writer's block and decided that she needed to shake things up, so she set up shop with her typewriter in a storefront so passer-bys can come and interact. Georgelle di...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/29/writer-in-the-window/

Does God Make You Fat?

Photo: ShutterstockResearchers from the Northwestern University noticed there's something strange about religion: it's making people fatter. We don't recall any of the commandments saying "thou shall eat chocola...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/29/does-god-make-you-fat/

Slide Shoes

This whimsical design by footwear designer Kobi Levi is a "shoe-in" for fun! Check out his blog for many more wonderfully unusual shoe designs: Link (my favorite is the Olive Oyl) - via Book of Joeslide, shoes,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/29/slide-shoes/

Cavity-Fighting Candy

Hurrah! Oral biologist Israel Kleinberg have finally answered the prayers from all dentist-hatin' kids: cavity-fighting candy, made from chemicals in saliva.The candy is fluoride-free and protects teeth in two ways....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/29/cavity-fighting-candy/

Dogboarding

While reindeer racing is fun, hipsters crave something edgier ... something like skateboarding with dogs. Behold, the new sport of Dogboarding by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert: Hit play or go to Link [Vimeo] - via Lau...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/29/dogboarding/

Dieting in Luxury

Mere dieting is for the poor. The rich, my friends, don't just diet - they book a $5,600 week stay at a luxurious weight loss retreat. Christina Binkley of the Wall Street Journal recounts the horror - oh the horror - of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/29/dieting-in-luxury/

The Tweeting Bronx Zoo Cobra

Last week, a venomous Egyptian cobra escaped from its cage at the Bronx Zoo ... and wasted no time in opening its own Twitter account. He now tweets from @BronxZoosCobra (and in one day, got more followers than @BronxZoo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/29/the-tweeting-bronx-zoo-cobra/

Jason Gets a Prom Date

(YouTube link) Jason Pitts asked Lianna to the prom during third period class last week in an romantic way that made me smile from ear to ear. The lyrics are available at the YouTube link. -via BuzzfeedMusic, Song,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/29/jason-gets-a-prom-date/

Ruby-Eyed Green Pit Viper

This snake takes a pretty picture! The Ruby-Eyed Green Pit Viper (Cryptelytrops rubeus) is a newly-discovered species that lives near Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and in Cambodia. National Geographic has more p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/29/ruby-eyed-green-pit-viper/

Animatronic Human Eye Mechanism

(YouTube link) The uncanny valley is about to get creepier, thanks to this realistic-looking animatronic eye developed by Dan Thomson of Visionary Effects. Will this be used for movie effects, Disneyland presidents,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/29/animatronic-human-eye-mechanism/

Happy Dress Like A Monkey Day

Giggles Coat - $29.95 OK, it's not really Dress Like A Monkey Day. I just made that up.  BUT, doesn't Dress Like A Monkey Day sound like a fun holiday. Can we talk seriously? Do you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/29/happy-dress-like-a-monkey-day/

Centaur Your Text

Now this is strange. When you write on word processing software, online or not, you can justify, align left, align right, or center your text. But why center your text when you can centaur it? That's exactly what thi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/29/centaur-your-text/

The Room Under the Lake

The estate at Witley Park in Britain has been a private home and a public facility at different times. What is visible above ground is nice enough, but the secret underground and underwater construction is a treasure...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/29/the-room-under-the-lake/

Diplomas Are Boring

Stephen put a lot of hard work into studying a "a particular cardiac arrhythmia" for his PhD. He is deservedly proud of achieving his diploma, but wanted something more interesting to display on his wall. This artwor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/29/diplomas-are-boring/

Sparko, the Westinghouse Robot Dog

This circa 1939 plan for a robotic dog on Mostly Forbidden Zone piqued my interest. I did a little digging and found an interesting story behind it. The Scottish Terrier, named Sparko, was designed by Westinghouse engine...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/29/sparko-the-westinghouse-robot-dog/








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