Archive for April 6th, 2011

Science Quiz Clock

Science Quiz Clock - $31.95 What time is it? It's time to embrace your pop quiz anxiety with the Science Quiz Clock from the NeatoShop.  All that studying and scientific knowledge can finally be put to good use! You...

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Desk Top Doubles As a Bullet-Resistant Shield

James R. Taylor patented a desk whose top doubles as a bullet-resistant shield as a response to school shootings in the 1990s. Another object is to provide a shield that is configured to function normally in an inno...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/06/desk-top-doubles-as-a-bullet-resistant-shield/

Beautifully Eerie Abandoned Hospitals

Photo by Matt Lambros There's a plethora of T.V. shows out there that explore the creepiness of abandoned buildings, visiting them at the witching hour with night cams, trying to record ghostly spirit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/06/beautifully-eerie-abandoned-hospitals/

Fashion Trend: Extremely Pointy Boots

(Video Link) And by "extremely", I mean points about 2-7 feet long extending beyond the toes. This video, which is voiced in Spanish but subtitled in English, is from the web series Behind the Seams....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/06/fashion-trend-extremely-pointy-boots/

Incredible Photos of Sulfur Harvesting in Indonesia

Russian photographer Dmitry Ivanov visited the Ijen volcano complex in Indonesia took pictures of people mining fresh sulfur deposits there. He writes (as rendered by Google Translate) of the hazards experienced by...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/06/incredible-photos-of-sulfur-harvesting-in-indonesia/

Corporate Sponsorship of Homes

If corporate sponsorship can save beleaguered sports teams, arenas, and schools, why not houses? Adzookie is offering to sponsor your mortgage in return for turning your house into a colorful billboard! You get an ex...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/06/corporate-sponsorship-of-homes/

Cheeseburger & Fries LEGO Podracers

Who do you think would be a better podracer: Ronald McDonald or Anakin Skywalker? This piece by Tommy Williamson was submitted to a contest for unique LEGO podracers. Image Link and Contest Link via Super PunchSt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/06/cheeseburger-fries-lego-podracers/

Soldier Gets Beret Shot Off; Doesn't Break Formation

(Video Link) These soldiers are drilling in formation. One shoots the beret off of another, who seems unfazed. Either he has nerves of steel or doesn't realize what happened. via Say Uncledrill...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/06/soldier-gets-beret-shot-off-doesnt-break-formation/

Dungeons & Dragons Polearm Quiz

Ugh. It's been about seven years since I've played Dungeons & Dragons, and it shows. I scored only 8 out of 22 (although I did recognize that one was not, as suggested, a "coast guard spork"). My usual weap...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/06/dungeons-dragons-polearm-quiz/

Couple Encounters 6 Natural Disasters on Honeymoon

Stefan and Erika Svanstrom of Stockholm have had an eventful honeymoon. So far, they've endured a snowstorm in Munich, Germany, a cyclone that struck Cairns, Australia, the floods of Brisbane, Australia, the wildfir...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/06/couple-encounters-6-natural-disasters-on-honeymoon/

Osada: an Interactive Music Video by Amanita Design

If you love Samorost and Machinarium, you'll love this. Here's the latest from Amanita Designs: Osada, an interactive music video by animator Václav Blín and music Composer Šimon Ornest. Amanita Design...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/06/osada-an-interactive-music-video-by-amanita-design/

Jim Henson's Fire-Breathing Dragon Commercial

Remember the incredibly violent coffee commercial by Jim Henson before The Muppets became big? Here's another one he made for La Choy Chow Mein, featuring a fire-breathing dragon. Miss Cellania has the clip: Linkdragon,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/06/jim-hensons-fire-breathing-dragon-commercial/

Better Thinking Through Neurogenesis

Ignoring countless science-fiction movies warning them of the perils of tampering with nature, scientists are forging ahead with research to build a better brain. Need a smarter noggin? Perhaps neurogenesis is for you:*e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/06/better-thinking-through-neurogenesis/

How Sex and Beer Beget A Science Paper

Patients 1 and 2. Kobylinski (left), Foy (right), collecting mosquitoes in Senegal with medical entomologist Massamba Sylla. Photo: Brian FoyThe old and busted way of scientific research: Long hours hunc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/06/how-sex-and-beer-beget-a-science-paper/

A Normal Day

[YouTube Link]Don't you just love it when things just work? Take a look at "A Normal Day" by Thomas Becker and Sebastian Stahlhofen of Patience Productions. Want more? Two more clips, and a "Best of&quo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/06/a-normal-day/

Bees "Entomb" Contaminated Pollen

Scientists have uncovered another clue in the perplexing mystery of worldwide disappearance of honeybees, also known as the Colony Collapse Disorder:Scientists have found numerous examples of a new phenomenon –...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/06/bees-entomb-contaminated-pollen/

Bunny Reusable Tote Bag

Bunny Reusable Tote Bag - $4.95 Bunny Rabbits are not just a symbol of Easter. They are a symbol of Spring and all that is warm, fuzzy, and right with the world.  It is your duty to embrace your inner rabbit with the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/06/bunny-reusable-tote-bag/

Drink Making Unit 2.0

Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories has a contraption that will automatically pour six, count 'em, six liquid ingredients into a cocktail glass for the geekiest mixed drink ever! Drink Making Unit 2.0 is a few s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/06/drink-making-unit-2-0/

The Ultimate Internet Love Song

(College Humor link) How many internet memes are incorporated in this music video? All of them! But they happen so fast you won't catch them all the first time around. -via Laughing SquidMusic, internet, memes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/06/the-ultimate-internet-love-song/

This Idea Sucks

Police in Lincoln, Nebraska arrested William Logan Jr. on a misdemeanor theft charge. Logan was caught on a surveillance camera using a vacuum to suck change out of coin laundry appliances. Photos show a man entering th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/06/this-idea-sucks/

When Harry Met Sally: The Sequel

(Funny or Die link) Billy Crystal and Helen Mirren team up for a sequel to the megahit romantic comedy When Harry Met Sally. Contains some NSFW language. -via The Daily Whatmovie, parody...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/06/when-harry-met-sally-the-sequel/

Rain of Worms

Teacher David Crichton was holding a physical education class outdoors in Galashiels, Scotland, last week when worms began raining from the sky. The boys heard a "soft thudding" on the artificial pitch - then looked up...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/06/rain-of-worms/

Cultural Differences

(Video link) Cultural differences can manifest themselves in ways people never consider until they cross from one culture to another. In this clip, refugees from Sudan encounter America for the first time, and find...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/06/cultural-differences/

Mal and Chad's Fill in the Bubble Frenzy 20

It's time for the Fill in the Bubble Frenzy with boy genius Mal and his talking dog Chad! What is he saying in this empty speech bubble? Tell us and you might win any T-shirt available in the NeatoShop -take a l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/06/mal-and-chads-fill-in-the-bubble-frenzy-20/

17 Great Pieces of Geek Clothing

If you like to wear your heart on your sleeve, but your heart just happens to rock a set of taped up glasses and a bow tie, then these fashion pieces are guaranteed to compliment your geekiest sensitivities. I’m su...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/06/17-great-pieces-of-geek-clothes/

Hyperphotos

Jean-François Rauzier makes huge high-resolution pictures with amazing attention to detail. Hyperphotos are his way of combining "infinitely big and infinitely small things in one same image." He found his way by j...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/06/hyperphotos/

Man Crushed His Lamborghini Lemon

Got a lemon? Then you'd understand this Chinese businessman's frustration when his Lamborghini Gallardo turned out to be a lemon.But when he couldn't resolve his problems with the dealership (or even the company), the ma...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/06/man-crushed-his-lamborghini-lemon/

Play More Notepad

Play More Notepad - $7.45 March Madness is sadly over, but the fun for you has just begun! With the Play More Notepad from the NeatoShop you can relive the dream (or your nightmare if you aren't a huge UConn fan)!  T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/06/play-more-notepad/

Binary Hand Dance

Who says that geeks can't dance? Well, maybe we don't have rhythm ... but our hands sure can dance! Here's Binary Hand Dance by Vi Hart (who brought us such gems as Doodling in Math Class and The Pi is a Lie).It's sort o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/06/binary-hand-dance/

19th Century Woodblock Print Shows Modern Tower: Coincidence or Time Travel?

That's "Toto Mitsumata no Zu," a drawing by artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi, showing a couple of men working to waterproof their boat. It's a fine piece of ukiyo-e style woodblock print and a rather mysterious example...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/06/19th-century-woodblock-print-shows-modern-tower-coincidence-or-time-travel/
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