Archive for May 2nd, 2011

Domo Playing Cards

Domo Playing Cards - $5.95 Attention Domo fans. Be hold the adorable Domo Playing Cards from the NeatoShop.  These cards probably won't make you a better poker player, but they will help you get in touch with your inne...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/02/domo-playing-card/

Chess Set Improvised by Marine in Afghanistan

A reader at Everyday, No Days Off sent in this picture of a chess set made by a US Marine deployed in Afghanistan. The kings and queens are .50 caliber cartridges and the rooks are 40 mm grenade cases. Li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/02/chess-set-improvised-by-marine-in-afghanistan/

Coin

(vimeo link) Oh no! This place is infested with coins! This short stop-motion animation was produced by Olly Newport. -via Laughing SquidCoins, animation, stopmotion...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/02/coin/

Kissing Transmitter Is Romantic in a Somewhat Awkward Way

No, not a simulator, but a transmitter. There's a real person on the other end of the wire (presumably a girl) sending the kiss, which is in turn replicated by the mouth piece built by researchers at Kajimoto Laborat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/02/kissing-transmitter-is-presumably-romantic-in-some-way/

The Many Different Faces of Lolita

"Covering Lolita" is Dieter Zimmer's rather fascinating look at how Nabokov's classic novel has been depicted on more than 150 different covers from 33 countries over a period of 50 years. It's interesting to see what ea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/02/the-many-different-faces-of-lolita/

Mad Max Electric Bicycle

Just awesome. Nathaniel Akin found this train of wheels parked by the side of a road. The drive is powered by an electric drill, which is fed electricity by two car batteries held in place with duct tape. The human d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/02/mad-max-electric-bicycle/

Fashion Statement: Wrapped up in King Kong's Hand

Korean fashion designer Kathleen Kye made a jacket that looks like the wearer is wrapped up in King Kong's hand. This piece, inspired by a dream that she had of being squeezed by a giant hand, was one of several that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/02/fashion-statement-wrapped-up-in-king-kongs-hand/

A Day in the Life of a Goomba

You're just walking along with one of your friends, enjoying the lovely day and the grass between your non-existent toes - then a plumber comes out of nowhere and... the terror! The terror! You can probably guess...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/02/a-day-in-the-life-of-a-goomba/

Jam Jar Mystery

Boing Boing reader Tyler Bartlett has been trying to understand the odd air pocket in this jar of raspberry jam: I know this looks like we turned this jam jar upside-down and popped in in the fridge. But...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/02/jam-jar-mystery/

Augmented Reality Tattoo

cranberryzero of I Heart Chaos just got inked, and his tattoo has a special feature. It can be scanned by augmented reality readers to produce an image from a Nintendo 3DS game. You can see a video of it re...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/02/augmented-reality-tattoo/

Josh Hadar's Curvy Bikes

Four years ago, we featured Josh Hardar's curvaceous bike designs. He's greatly developed and refined that theme since that time. This particular one, named "Teardrop", comes with a 80cc engine and hand-spun alumin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/02/josh-hadars-curvy-bikes/

17 Most Extreme Scar Tattoos

If you thought face tattoos were intense and are frightened of the guy who turned himself into The Lizard Man, then you are really going to be squeamish when it comes to the Scar Tattoos featured in this gallery. My...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/02/17-most-extreme-scar-tattoos/

Your Age on Other Planets

If I lived on Neptune I would be less than a Neptune year old, how old would you be?  This nifty calculator allows you to figure out your “age” on different planets (including dwarf planet Pluto). Every grade sc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/02/your-age-on-other-planets/

Stop Insulting Your Companion Animals by Calling Them "Pets"!

And you call yourself an "animal lover". How could you demean your "companion animals" by continuing to call them "pets". I mean really.Domestic dogs, cats, hamsters or budgerigars shoul...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/02/stop-insulting-your-companion-animals-by-calling-them-pets/

Sausage Magnets

Nothing makes your memos and to-do list more delicious than the string of Sausage Magnets ($9.95) from the NeatoShop. You can cut out the individual sausages to share or use separately, too: Link | More fun Office and De...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/02/sausage-magnets/

Leaky House Called 911

Kids do it, dogs do it. And now, a house has called 911. Here's the strange case of how an empty house that has sprung a leak called emergency services:A house that endured a leaking pipe for many months dialed 911 o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/02/leaky-house-called-911/

Julian Assange: Facebook is a Spy Machine

Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, has leved an accusation that Facebook is "the most appalling spy machine that has ever been invented."Assange said he believes Facebook is a giant database of names...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/02/julian-assange-facebook-is-a-spy-machine/

The Tale of Two Summers

Summer is coming, and for some students this means the long days of vacation, filled with fun and creative activities, whereas for others, it means long days of studying at summer school. Which ones make for better stude...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/02/the-tale-of-two-summers/

What to Do if You’re The First Person to Make Alien Contact

At one point or another we’ve all thought about how exciting or terrifying it might be to actually encounter intelligent alien beings from another world. What would you do if you were the FIRST human to make contac...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/02/what-to-do-if-youre-the-first-person-to-make-alien-contact/

Star Wars Graffiti

Driving around Los Angeles, New York or any city you may be dismayed by all the graffiti that covers buildings and over passes with unintelligible scribbling. If you’re going to make graffiti make it a work of art,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/02/star-wars-graffiti/

50 Worst Fails in Technology History

From to Google Wave to the Microsoft KIN, we have seen lots of failed technology  in recent years. However nothing seems as doomed to fail as “The Wearable Computer.” Check out this list of the 50 Worst Fails i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/02/50-worst-fails-in-technology-history/

Crocheted Gun Store

Neatoramanaut Senor Mysterioso (featured previously) did something neat that you would never have thought of in a million years. He crocheted an entire gun store! The pistols in the display case, the ammo boxes, the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/02/crocheted-gun-store/

Who Had the Best Civil War Facial Hair?

Ah, the 19th century, when men wore their manliness right on their faces -or maybe they were just afraid of the barber. Luckily, cameras were around during the US Civil War so that we may still admire the mustaches,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/02/who-had-the-best-civil-war-facial-hair/

Poor Doggy

(YouTube link) It's just cruel to tease a dog like this. I'm glad Clark doesn't really understand English that well. -via reddit dog, meat, dubbed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/02/poor-doggy/

Inflatable Tongue

Inflatable Tongue -  $3.95 Are you looking for a fun way to ease office tension and gross out coworkers?  You need the Inflatable Tongue from the NeatoShop.  This realistic, soft, and stretchy tongue inflates t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/02/inflatable-tongue/

Dog Hides in Bathtub to Survive Fire

A home in Greenville County, South Carolina burned for hours as firefighters battled the blaze. The family was away from home, but Mia the one-year-old Belgian Malinois was inside. The dog saved herself by hiding in a ba...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/02/dog-hides-in-bathtub-to-survive-fire/

Homemade Angler Fish

Craftster member blupony808 made this awesome plush angler fish out of fabric, garden hose, a night light, paint, and imagination. Yes, it lights up, too! This project won the monthly challenge at Craftster. See more...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/02/homemade-angler-fish/

The Fall of the Wall

The following is an article from the book Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Plunges Into History Again. The East German government called the Berlin Wall "the Anti-Fascist Protection Barrier." But...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/02/the-fall-of-the-wall/




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