Archive for April 30th, 2011

Nose Stylus for Hands-Free Smartphone Usage

Dominic Wilcox finds it difficult to use his smartphone while taking a bath, so he invented this simple but brilliant solution: the Finger-nose. He can strap this plaster attachment onto his head and navigate his ph...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/30/nose-stylus-for-hands-free-smartphone-usage/

Another Royal Wedding

Video Link This one took place in 1923. You might recognize the happy couple - they were recently the subject of an Oscar-winning movie. Yup, that's Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, AKA the Queen Mother, and Prince Albert, Duke...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/30/another-royal-wedding/

The Harley-Davidson Scooter

In the 1960s, Harley-Davidson was struggling. Honda, with its line of popular scooters, was not. So Harley-Davidson tried to break into this market starting in 1960. The "Topper", powered by a 165cc two-stroke...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/30/the-harley-davidson-scooter/

Roast Beef Bubble Gum

Roast Beef Bubble Gum - $3.45 Has the price of gas got you down?  Roast Beef Bubble Gum from the NeatoShop is there for you when you can't afford an expensive meal to cheer yourself up.  Remember, slow roasted goo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/30/roast-beef-bubble-gum/

Grandma Selling Suicide Kit on the Web

After watching her husband die a slow, painful death from colon cancer, a 91-year-old grandma named "Charlotte" is selling suicide kit on the Internet: Charlotte makes t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/30/grandma-selling-suicide-kit-on-the-web/

Junktimus Prime

Rachel Blackman made this Optimus Prime model out of scrap metal for the Fremont Solstice Festival. Kind of dieselpunk, don't you think? Link via Walyoutransformers, Optimus Prime, dieselpunk...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/30/junktimus-prime/

Bureaucratics by Jan Banning

Dutch photographer Jan Banning traveled the world for his 2008 book Bureaucratics, a comparative study in bureaucrats from around the world. Jan traveled to Bolivia, China, France, India, Liberia, Russia, Yemen and the U...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/30/bureaucratics-by-jan-banning/

For the Ultimate Solution to Bicycle Theft, Use an Old Bank Vault

The Spalding Building in Portland, Oregon, has perhaps the most formidable-looking bicycle storage facility in the world. It consists of repurposed bank vaults: Tenants of the 12-story structure can lock their ri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/30/for-the-ultimate-solution-to-bicycle-security-use-an-old-bank-vault/

X-Ray Origami

Japanese artist Takayuki Hori created a lovely series of origami animal figures with printed skeletons. When displayed under the right light, they look like folded x-ray images. Here's how he does it: each trans...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/30/x-ray-origami/

Helping Mom with WiFi

That should make it a whole lot easier! LinkTechnology, WiFi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/30/helping-mom-with-wifi/

Meekakitty's Bacon Song is Prrrrfect!

We don't know which we love more, Meekakitty or her song about bacon. Oh, and if this song gets you in the mood for more, there's always the neatobaconshop :-)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/30/meekakittys-bacon-song-is-prrrrfect/

This Week at Neatorama

April is almost over and May is coming at us at the speed of time. Soon, we'll be busy with Mother's Day, graduation, Memorial Day, and school vacation. Just remember, when you get really busy that it's always a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/30/this-week-at-neatorama-49/

Princess Beatrice's Hat

Miss Cellania noted the odd hats that Princess Beatrice of York and other ladies wore to the British royal wedding. What isn't widely known is that Beatrice actually modified her hat to make it a bit less ostentatiou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/30/princess-beatrices-hat/
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