Archive for March 31st, 2011

Graffiti Cocktail Shaker

Graffiti Cocktail Shaker - $19.95 Are you on the lookout for an unusual cocktail shaker for your next rave? You need the Graffiti Cocktail Shaker from the NeatoShop.  It's bound to be a big hit with your gang of extrem...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/31/graffiti-cocktail-shaker/

Chicken Coop for Hipster Chicken

If the eggs of free range chicken taste better, what about those of hipster chicken? Well, while you ponder that, take a look at this modern chicken coop called nogg by Matthew Hayward and Nadia Turan.Stylish, fox-proof,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/31/chicken-coop-for-hipster-chicken/

Billon by Vincent Kohler

Photo: Geoffrey CottenceauWhen a sawmill did that to timber, you get lumber. But what happens when an artist made the object you see above from polystyrene and resin? Art, my friend, that is art. Behold, "Billon&quo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/31/billon-by-vincent-kohler/

When He's Not Being Merciless ...

From the twisted mind of Tokyosexwhale (who mentioned that his name is actually derived from a real guy named Tokyo Sexwale. Laugh all you want, but Tokyo's the current Minister of Human Settlement in South Africa). Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/31/when-hes-not-being-merciless/

Better Drinking Through Chemistry

What good is all those fancy chemistry lab equipments if you can't benefit humanity, say by improving our cocktails? Analytic chemist Neil Da Costa decided to dissect the chemistry behind making the perfect Bloody Mary:*...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/31/better-drinking-through-chemistry/

Pillow Mace

Are you serious about winning pillow fights? Matthew Borgatti is, so he made this mace-shaped pillow for an upcoming flash mob pillowfight in New York City. He writes: Surprisingly it took a good yard of cushion...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/31/pillow-mace/

Belgium Waffles on the Need of Government

Do we really need government? That's not an idle Tea Party-esque question in Belgium, where they've gone nearly a year without one:Belgium tied Iraq on Tuesday for a very special world record: Number of days...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/31/belgium-waffles-on-the-need-of-government/

The Greatest Sculpture of Muhammad Ali Ever!

Artist Michael Kalish and the architects at Oyler Wu Collaborative teamed up to create ReALIze, "the greatest" sculpture of Muhammad Ali EVAR!The piece consists of an immense, two-story steel framework, mor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/31/the-greatest-sculpture-of-muhammad-ali-ever/

Inside the Drug Smuggling Submarine

Remember the drug smugglers' submarine that was captured by Ecuadoran police last year? The 75-foot boat was capable of shipping about 9 tons of cocaine. Jim Popkin of Wired wrote a detailed look at its de...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/31/inside-the-drug-smuggling-submarine/

Matthew Cusick's Beautiful Map Collages

Matthew Cusick composes collage portraits and landscapes out of maps, such as the above Red & Blue. Each work at his gallery at the link includes a detail image, demonstrating the remarkable work that Cusick...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/31/matthew-cusicks-beautiful-map-collages/

Trees Covered in Spider Webs

The floods in Pakistan devastated not only the human population of that country, but much of its fauna. Many spiders survived only by crowding into trees, producing pictures like those you see above. Duncan Geere of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/31/trees-covered-in-spider-webs/

Wiener Schnitzel with Fries Plush

Wiener Schnitzel with Fries Plush - $16.95 Is your spring time diet preventing you from eating your favorite Austrian dish?  You need the Wiener Schnitzel with Fries Plush from the NeatoShop!  You may not be able to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/31/wiener-schnitzel-with-fries-plush/

Maps That Show the Most Commonly Used Words in Dating Website Profiles for a Given Area

R. Luke Dubois sifted through the profiles of 19 million people in the United States on 21 dating websites. He then plotted the words that they used in their profiles the most frequently with their geographic locati...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/31/maps-that-show-the-most-commonly-used-words-in-dating-website-profiles-for-a-given-area/

The Rainbow Knight and Other My Little Pony Mashups

(Video Link) YouTube user BronyVids has been busy mashing up scenes from the web TV series My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic with thrilling action films, such as The Dark Knight. At the link, yo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/31/the-rainbow-knight-and-other-my-little-pony-mashups/

Fighting Fire with Electricity

Forget the water hose! Firefighters of the future may simply "zap" fire out of existence with an electric wand:Currently, firefighters use water, foam, powder, and other substances to tame flames. But a tea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/31/fighting-fire-with-electricity/

Watering Plants, the Rube Goldbergian Way!

In the 2011 Rube Goldberg Machine Contest at Purdue, 11 teams compete to water a plant in 20 or more steps. Here's the winning entry:[YouTube Clip]The winning entry was based on a time machine that followed the histo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/31/watering-plant-the-rube-goldbergian-way/

Pill Organizer for Hipsters

When regular ol' pill organizer just won't do, here's the Padauk Blood Vials pill organizer by Sara Huston and John Paananen of The Last Attempt At Great: Linkpill organizer, Sara Huston, John Paananen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/31/pill-organizers-for-hipsters/

The Aerodynamics of Whiffle Balls

Photo by Noah KalinaWhat makes wiffle ball so, well, wiffly? Putting an advanced degree in physics to benefit all of humanity, mechanical engineer Jenn Rossmann of Lafayette College decided to do a little fluid mechanics...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/31/the-aerodynamics-of-whiffle-balls/

Felicia, California: The Center of the World

Photo: Kirs10 (Wikipedia)You're looking at the Center of the World Pyramid, which is officially located at the center of the world. No, really. Center of the whole wide world:According to the French government and Ca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/31/felicia-california-the-center-of-the-world/

Does Tipping Result in Better Service?

Americans spend over $40 billion in tips every year, but are we getting better service for it? Not necessarily, according to this article at Smart Money: What's more, our tips don't actually vary that much with the l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/31/does-tipping-result-in-better-service/

Crack This (Real) Murder Mystery

Are you good at cryptography? Then the FBI wants to hear from you - they've just released a code that may just solve a 12-year-old murder case:On June 30, 1999, police in St. Louis found the body of Rick McCormick, 4...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/31/crack-this-real-murder-mystery/

Spoctocus Tattoo

The Spoctocus can neck pinch eight people simultaneously and squeeze itself through the narrowest of Jeffries tubes with ease. This tattoo has been attributed to artist Daniel Limon of Tuscon. Link via blastr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/31/spoctocus-tattoo/

Tonight on Antiques Roadshow

Look at what Boba Fett found in his attic. Is it an imitation or an original? How much money do you think that it will fetch? via Popped CultureStar Wars, Han Solo, Boba Fett, Antiques Roadshow...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/31/tonight-on-antiques-roadshow/

Ice Cream Changes

(YouTube link) The Vlog Brothers demonstrate once again that there are only a four chords in pop music, and they are used over and over. See also: Rob Paravonian's Pachelbel Rant and The Axis of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/31/ice-cream-changes/

Police Squad Credits

(snotr link) Some would argue that the best part of the TV series Police Squad! was the end credits, in which the common freeze-frame method was parodied. This video has the ending credits to all six episodes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/31/police-squad-credits/

Freeloader Fork

Freeloader Fork - $9.45 Are you looking for new and inventive ways to cut your food bills?  You need the Freeloader Fork from the NeatoShop. The telescoping metal fork makes stealing food from unsuspecting family and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/31/freeloader-fork/

Alternative Back to the Future Posters

The Shortlist has a pretty nifty gallery of 12 Back to the Future posters as interpreted by indie artists - my favorite two are shown above, the one to the left is created by Phantom City Creative in collaboration with T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/31/alternative-back-to-the-future-posters/

Stingray X-Ray

This is an x-ray image of a Heliotrygon gomesi, one of two new species of freshwater "pancake" stingrays discovered in the Amazon rain forest. See more pictures at Amazing Planet. Link -via Boing Boing (I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/31/stingray-x-ray/

8-foot Shark Jumps Into Boat

A good day of angling is sometimes described as fish jumping into the boat. The real life experience can be frightening. Texas fisherman Jason Kresse and two companions were about 50 miles out in the Gulf of Mexico looki...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/31/8-foot-shark-jumps-into-boat/

The First Special Flip

(YouTube link) It's now called the "special flip" because "Special Greg" Powell was the one who accomplished it. This performance of Nitro Circus was recorded in Gosford, Australia. -via redditCycling, Stunt, bicycl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/31/the-first-special-flip/










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