Archive for April 5th, 2011

Hitchhiking Ghosts Get a High-Tech Update

(Video link) After recently updating the exterior queue at the Haunted Mansion, the good folks at Disney World have unveiled some new tricks on the inside as well. Linkdisney, haunted mansion...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/05/hitchhiking-ghosts-get-a-high-tech-update/

Oregon State House of Representatives Rick Rolls Itself

(Video Link) I offer four hypotheses to explain the awesomeness of this video: 1. A video editor carefully sifted through hours of floor speeches and spliced together the lyrics to Rick Astley's song. 2. The cle...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/05/oregon-state-house-of-representatives-rick-rolls-itself/

Cafeteria Tray Guitar

I'd like to say that Jesse Yuan's guitar reminds me of school lunch food, but it looks too tasty and realistic. Still, an A for effort. Yuan's guitar is one of many submitted by graduate students in design at the S...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/05/cafeteria-tray-guitar/

Genetically Modified Cows Produce Human Breast Milk

Cows that have been modified with human genes are producing milk very similar to human milk. The researchers responsible hope to produce and market a this product as a substitute for human milk. Lead researcher Ning Li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/05/genetically-modified-cows-produce-human-breast-milk/

Scaffoldage

The picture blog Scaffoldage uses the tagline "Skeletal Archiporn." It's another project from Shaun Usher of Letterheady and Letters of Note. Some of the scaffolds shown are almost works of art; others can frighten o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/05/scaffoldage/

Clothes Hanger Chair

Joey Zeledón's Coat Check Chair is beautiful in its simplicity. It's made from coat hangers and the steel bar from a closet rack shaped into a chair frame. Link via Not Cotchairs, Joey Zeledn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/05/clothes-hanger-chair/

A Möbius Gear

Wait -- a toothed gear that has only one side? Is that even possible? Aaron Hoover, a robotics student at Berkeley, says that it is: [...] I convinced myself that this mechanism is indeed possible and that with...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/05/a-mobius-gear/

Terminator 2 Using Only Lines from Shakespeare

Husky Jackal Theater of Nashville proposes to put on a stage production of Terminator 2, using a script composed entirely of lines borrowed from the collected works of William Shakespeare: We adhered to s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/05/terminator-2-using-only-lines-from-shakespeare/

Hot Dog Leash

Hot Dog Leash - $9.95 Is your dog a trendsetting hipster pup?  He needs the Hot Dog Leash from the NeatoShop! It's the hot dog item of the year! All the pooches at the park will be salivating over this leash. Spring h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/05/hot-dog-leash/

Nailed It!

Marcus Levine creates stunning portraits and nudes out of nails driven into boards. Each work takes about 3,500 nails, as well as a lot of time. Levine is a driven man and rarely takes a day off from creating art....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/05/nailed-it/

Abandoned Plymouth, Montserrat

The Caribbean island of Montserrat once had its government and most of the island's services centered in the small town of Plymouth. The community was evacuated in 1995 due to volcanic activity. In 1997, an eruption...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/05/abandoned-plymouth-montserrat/

The Poison in the Aquarium

An aquarium enthusiast who goes by the name Steveoutlaw on forums was poisoned while trying to rid his aquarium of an invasive colony of anemones. To kill it, he boiled the rocks from his fish tank, and accidently inhale...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/05/the-poison-in-the-aquarium/

Music that's Out of this World

(YouTube link) Have you ever wondered what astronauts do in their free time? Cady Coleman {wiki} is a scientist, flautist, and an astronaut, currently aboard the International Space Station. In this video, she gives...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/05/music-thats-out-of-this-world/

Watch Eaglets Hatch Live

Thanks to a webcam set up in Decorah, Iowa, you can watch Bald Eagle babies hatch live. Two of the three eggs have hatched, so while you wait for the last one to make its debut, you can entertain yourself by watching...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/05/watch-eaglets-hatch-live/

Famous Authors and Their Typewriters

Flavorwire has compiled a really cool slideshow of classic authors (such as Ernest Hemingway, above) and their typewriters. There's something so nostalgic about seeing them peering at their Underwoods, their Royals,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/05/famous-authors-and-their-typewriters/

Middle School Principal Bringing Back the Urkel

(video link) Saggy pants? Not in Principal Bobby White's school. The Memphis educator has enacted "The Urkel Initiative," a program that secures those droopy drawers up around the offending student's waist with zip...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/05/middle-school-principal-bringing-back-the-urkel/

Simple Trick for Chopping Onions Without Tears

Earlier today on my Swedish blog, I published a post about a simple way to avoid crying when chopping onions. It turned out that a lot of people didn't know about this trick, so I thought I'd share it here at Neat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/05/simple-trick-for-chopping-onions-without-tears/

A Horrifying "Armed" Robbery

It seems everyone is familiar with the dangers of drug-resistant staph infections and well aware of just how scary they are. As it turns out, they are so terrifying that a woman recently robbed a convienance store us...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/05/a-horrifying-armed-robbery/

What Conservatives Dream About

Photo: ShutterstockWhat do conservatives dream about when they sleep? Crushing their liberal opponents in the 2012 Presidential Election? Repealing Obamacare and banishing the evil unions?Well, aren't you glad that someb...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/05/what-conservatives-dream-about/

The Sartorial Elegance of Zombie Boy

When we first posted about Rick Genest AKA Zombie Boy back in 2006 (before he completed his tattoos) , some of you wondered who'd hire him for a job. Well, how about walking the catwalk? That's right - h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/05/the-sartorial-elegance-of-zombie-boy/

The Humble History of the Hot Dog

(YouTube link) This odd but appealing animated documentary was produced by Diego Maccione and Adam Gill for Al Jazeera. A rat narrates the history of New York hot dogs. Link -via Buzzfeednew york, animation, hot dog...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/05/the-humble-history-of-the-hot-dog/

Understand Your Mother Instantly Breath Spray

Understand Your Mother Instantly Breath Spray - $4.95 Mother's Day is right around the corner! Do you wish you could know exactly what your Mother wanted without having to call or talk to her?  Of course you do! That...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/05/understand-your-mother-instantly-breath-spray/

Wedding Tattoos

A wedding ring is symbol of commitment and permanence. A tattoo is commitment and permanence in itself. Some couples are skipping the jewelry in favor of matching or complementary tattoos on the couple's ring fingers...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/05/wedding-tattoos/

Cow Acts Like A Horse

You Tube Link What happens when your parents won't buy you a pony?  If you are really resourceful you take one of the family farm animals and train it to act like a horse. Meet Luna the cow who acts like a horse. co...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/05/cow-acts-like-a-horse/

Sandworm Size Chart

Dan Meth created this handy chart comparing the sizes of various sandworms. The next time you encounter one, it may help you to identify what type it is. Link -via Laughing Squidmovies, Sci Fi, chart, sandworms...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/05/sandworm-size-chart/

The Dead Grandmother/Exam Syndrome

by Mike Adams Department of Biology Eastern Connecticut State University Willimantic, Connecticut It has long been theorized that the week prior to an exam is an extremely dangerous time for the relatives of colle...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/05/the-dead-grandmotherexam-syndrome/
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