Archive for April 20th, 2011

Alphabet Ice Cube Tray

Alphabet Ice Cube Tray - $29.95 Think of all the wonderful words you could spell with your very own Alphabet Ice Cube Tray from the NeatoShop!  The possibilities are endless.  The best part is that the evidence just...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/20/alphabet-ice-cube-tray/

World's Tallest Tree

Photo: James BalogThe tree in the photo above is pretty tall - so tall, in fact, that it used to be the tallest known tree in the world. Until people found other trees that are even taller. NPR's Robert Krulwich has a ve...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/20/worlds-tallest-tree/

Classic Book Covers Re-Imagined

Photo link Gallery 1988 in L.A. is currently exhibiting covers to classic books... but not the covers you've seen lining shelves at Barnes & Noble. Forty-five artists have re-imagined the art with amazing results. I l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/20/classic-book-covers-re-imagined/

Carved Eggshell

Instructables user bbstudio doesn't reveal how he does it, but the results of his egg carving are amazing! He's participating in a competition using the Egg-bot, so presumably that factors into the process....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/20/carved-eggshell/

Runner Gets to Home by Jumping over the Catcher

(Video Link) High school baseball player Caleb Walker of Tupelo, Mississippi, really didn't have a chance of making it to home. But as you can see, he outwitted the catcher in a very clever move. http://www.wtva...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/20/runner-gets-to-home-by-jumping-over-the-catcher/

Astoundingly Detailed LEGO Serenity

This darkened photo doesn't really do the project justice -- it just shows the neat lighting that illustrates why the class of this transport vessel was called Firefly. That was an important detail that Doyle didn't...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/20/astoundingly-detailed-lego-serenity/

Monopoly the Movie

(Video Link) The comedy troupe Half Day Today, which made the very funny trailer for an Oregon Trail movie, now envisions the board game Monopoly as a fast-paced thriller similar to The Devil's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/20/monopoly-the-movie/

Forward on the March of Progress! 7-11 Unveils the Dual Chambered Slurpee

The steam engine, lightbulb, the polio vaccine -- and now this modern marvel. Since the beginning of time, humanity has been unable to drink two different slurpee flavors from the same cup, let alone alternate between t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/20/forward-on-the-march-of-progress-7-11-unveils-the-dual-chambered-slurpee/

Olivia Catches A Giant Goldfish

You Tube Link Olivia Riley enjoys fishing for catfish in Kansas City's Troost Lake. On Saturday, however, she caught something a little more unusual than a catfish. Instead of coming up with a catfish, Riley captur...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/20/olivia-catches-a-giant-goldfish/

Women Find Men with Long Ring Fingers Attractive

The length of a man's ring finger has been tied to success at financial trading, and its length in relation to the index finger is an indicator of exposure to testosterone in utero. Now a recent study suggests that men...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/20/women-find-men-with-long-ring-fingers-attractive/

This is a Courier Bike Used by a Fertility Clinic in Copenhagen

A fertility clinic in Copenhagen wanted an easy way to transport biological materials in insulated storage through the city, and so commissioned the construction of the Sperm Bullitt: The Sperm Bike is, like the c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/20/this-is-a-courier-bike-used-by-a-fertility-clinic-in-copenhagen/

Jason Vorhees Friday the 13th Pop! Bobblehead

Jason Vorhees Friday the 13th Pop! Bobblehead - $9.95 How do you make a scary film character cute?  You turn him into a bobblehead of course!  Just check out the Jason Vorhees Friday the 13th Pop! Bobblehead from the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/20/jason-vorhees-friday-the-13th-pop-bobblehead/

Dungeons & Dragons-Themed Perfumes

Would you like to smell like an orc? You're most of the way already, but let's finish you off with this new scent from Black Phoenix Alchemy Labs. The company describes it as "Field grey courgette musk, roughly cured le...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/20/dungeons-dragons-themed-perfumes/

Man Tries and Fails to Rob Convenience Store Using a PlayStation Controller

This doesn't seem like a good plan for a robbery. According to a local news report, the suspect: [...] hid the game controller in his pocket and pretended it was a gun as he tried to rob the Sun Food Store on 62nd Av...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/20/man-tries-and-fails-to-rob-convenience-store-using-a-playstation-controller/

Two Bullets That Hit Each Other Head-On

There's not much evidence to support the claim, but allegedly, this is a picture of two bullets that collided with each other, head-on, from opposite directions. One is French and the other is Russian, and the two m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/20/two-bullets-that-hit-each-other-head-on/

Active Twitter Users Have Shorter Relationships

OkTrends has an intriguing post about sex compiled from the data from the bazillion interaction data of members of the OkCupid dating site (you can read all 10 interesting statistics), but this one is particularly intrig...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/20/active-twitter-users-have-shorter-relationships/

Pot Shop Raided on 4/20

Photo: Venice311.orgWhat better day to raid a medical marijuana dispensary than 4/20 AKA National Weed Day? The LAist explains:No better day for a tour of beachfront dispensaries than April 20th, or 4/20, the date/ti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/20/pot-shop-raided-on-420/

Danger Zone

(YouTube link) The US has Isaiah Mustafa; the rest of the world has this. It's an ad for Old Spice Danger Zone that airs various other nations. Funny, yes, but I think America got the better end of the deal. -via Th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/20/danger-zone/

iPhone Secretly Records Your Movements

Guess who's silently recording your movements? Charles Arthur of The Guardian broke the story that Apple's iPhone is keeping track of where you've been in a secret file:"Apple has made it possible for almost any...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/20/iphone-secretly-records-your-movements/

Weird Al vs. Lady Gaga: "Perform This Way" Parody

You'd think that after wearing a meat dress, Lady Gaga wouldn't mind anyone making a parody of her - much less "Weird Al" Yankovic. I mean, wouldn't you be proud that Al made a music parody of your song? That's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/20/weird-al-vs-lady-gaga-perform-this-way-parody/

Life-Size Barbie

What does Barbie look like if she were a real person? For National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, high school student Galia Slayen decided to make a life-size Barbie, using the same proportion as the iconic doll:Sla...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/20/life-size-barbie/

Back of a Web Page

If you've ever wonder what the back of the web's most famous websites look like, Jeff Lam and Josephine Yatar have got you covered. I've got only this to say: !emosewALink - via MetafilterJeff Lam, Josephine Yatar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/20/back-of-a-web-page/

Hanksy

Move over, Banksy - there's a new avant garde graffiti artist prowling the streets. Behold, Hanksy! via Wooster CollectivePreviously on Neatorama: T.HANKS: The Tom Hanks Trash Bingraffiti, Tom Hanks, banksy, hanksy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/20/hanksy/

Artist Submitted Photo-Realistic Self-Portrait for USA Visa Photo

When Polish artist Rafal Bujnowski wanted to visit the United States in 2004, he decided to turn the visa application into performance art of sorts:... Bujnowski painted a photo-realistic self-portrait in black and w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/20/artist-submitted-photo-realistic-self-portrait-for-usa-visa-photo/

Poké Beer, I Choose You!

Photo:David Schwen [Flickr]David Schwen created this nifty can of Poké Beer. Gotta drink 'em all! See the rest of his Poké stuff here: Link (Don't miss the Poké Banana!)Beer, Pokemon, poke beer, Davi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/20/pok-beer-i-choose-you/

Star Ball

Star Ball - $29.95Kick your creativity into overdrive and have a ton of fun to boot with Roger von Oech's patented magnetic Star Ball from the NeatoShop. The Star Ball is composed of 32 magnetic pieces: 12 five-legged s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/20/star-ball/

Chemists Cauterize, Chill Cadbury Cremes

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6GyJBgBk2o] YouTube link. Scientists at the University of Nottingham take a light-hearted look at traditional Easter treats.  In a parallel piece, physicists pound and pulveriz...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/20/chemists-cauterize-chill-cadbury-cremes/

The Cave Church in Budapest

There is a cave on the side of the side Gellert Hill near Budapest, Hungary, in which it is said that a monk, possibly St. Istvan, lived his life. It later became a place of worship run by the Pauline monks. In 1951,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/20/the-cave-church-in-budapest/

The World's Most Complex Rube Goldberg Machine

(YouTube link) Purdue University holds an annual Rube Goldberg Machine Contest for students from colleges all over. A world record was set this year, as the Purdue Society of Professional Engineers and Society of Hi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/20/the-worlds-most-complex-rube-goldberg-machine/




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