Archive for April 10th, 2011

Doctor Who Projection Watch

Doctor Who Projection Watch - $19.95 Attention Doctor Who fans! Behold the Doctor Who Projection Watch from the NeatoShop! This fabulous time piece has the ability to project the image of the 11th Doctor. Be sure to ch...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/10/doctor-who-projection-watch/

Saudi Arabia Plans to Build Mile-High Building

Saudi Arabia's proposed Kingdom Tower will rise to 5,280 feet. That's a full mile. If completed, this building in Jeddah will cost $30 billion to build and will contain apartments, hotel rooms, and offices in its 1...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/10/saudi-arabia-plans-to-build-mile-high-building/

Periodic Table of Storytelling

deviantART user ComputerSherpa created a periodic table as a means of organizing the major tropes that can be found in popular stories. Pictured above is one small selection. When ComputerSherpa offered this to his...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/10/periodic-table-of-storytelling/

Creative Commons Haircut

Flickr user George Kelly spotted this fellow at the recent SXSW conference in Austin promoting Creative Commons. In the spirit of that organization, he was glad to have his photo taken so as long as it was properly...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/10/creative-commons-haircut/

Boy Without Hands Wins Penmanship Award

Nicholas Maxim was born without hands or forearms, but the fifth grader can write -and well, too. Nicholas has won a special award in Zaner-Bloser's 20th annual National Handwriting Contest. "We submitted his entry beca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/10/boy-without-hands-wins-penmanship-award/

Goat Hacks Vending Machine

(YouTube link) "This guy is crazy!" ...crazy like a fox. This is apparently a vending machine at a petting zoo from which people can buy treats to feed the animals. But Billy here has figured out how to "tap" into i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/10/goat-hacks-vending-machine/

Dutch Superbus: Stretch Batmobile as Public Transportation

What looks like a Stretch Batmobile, goes really fast, and runs on electric motor? The Dutch Superbus, the brainchild of Wubbo Ockels, who created the car for public transportation (that or a really, really expensive rid...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/10/dutch-superbus-stretch-batmobile-as-public-transportation/

Jail: India's Next Call Center?

The next time you get an Indian talking from a call center on your customer service call, don't get too upset. Instead, have pity as your counterpart may soon be talking from jail!For a man serving a life sentence fo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/10/jail-indias-next-call-center/

Cat Allergy Vaccine

Love cats but have cat allergy? Well, hang in there - scientists are closing in on a cat allergy vaccine that will let you have your cat fix without the sniffles:A mix of seven synthetic peptides makes up the vaccine...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/10/cat-allergy-vaccine/

Economist to Parents: Raising Kids Shouldn't Cost That Much

Remember our post from way back when about the cost of raising a child totaling about $250K? Well, economist Bryan Caplan decided to take a closer look as to exactly why (and how we can lower that cost). The Week summari...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/10/economist-to-parents-raising-kids-shouldnt-cost-that-much/

Bicycle Chain Chandeliers

Carolina Fontoura Alzaga's edgy chandeliers made from bicycle chains are inspired by victorian chandeliers but add a contemporary bike culture twist. The recycled bicycle parts become a representation of the dismiss...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/10/bicycle-chain-chandeliers/

Gene May Determine How Much Coffee You Drink

Love coffee? No, I mean, do you love coffee? If you're a coffee addict, then take heart - it's not your fault: A new research shows that how much you crave caffeine largely depends on your genes.New research...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/10/gene-may-determine-how-much-you-coffee-you-drink/

Construction Plate and Utensil Set

Construction Plate - $14.95 and Construction Utensil Set - $19.95Got a fussy eater? Make mealtime fun with the Construction Plate and Utensil Set from the NeatoShop. The plate, which comes complete with ramps and breaks...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/10/construction-plate-and-utensil-set/

Secret of Longevity: Conscientiousness

Want to live a long life? A study of 1,500 children born in 1910 revealed the secret of a long life: conscientious habits."Most people who live to an old age do so not because they have beaten cancer, heart dise...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/10/secret-of-longevity-conscientiousness/

Epic Tilt-Shift Ski Video by Tristan Greszko

Wyoming-based photographer Tristan Greszko created this epic tilt-shift video of a Jackson Hole ski resort. As you watch the clip, keep in mind that those Lilliputian specks are actually real skiers ...Hit play or go to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/10/epic-tilt-shift-ski-video-by-tristan-greszko/

True Color 3-D Hologram

Holograms are pretty cool, but they're lacking in the color department. Well, not for long, perhaps. Photonics physicists from Osaka University in Japan have managed to capture the original colors of an object in 3-D hol...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/10/true-color-3-d-hologram/




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