Archive for May 3rd, 2011

Battery Swapping Station Heading to China for EVs

I think that the electric vehicle (EV) will remain a novelty and sort of a green status symbol, for the most part, thanks to the limited driving range. I do think that eventually battery tech will improve to the poin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/03/battery-swapping-station-heading-to-china-for-evs/

Hello Kitty Flipper Toothbrush Holder

Hello Kitty Flipper Toothbrush Holder - $5.95 Attention Hello Kitty lovers! Are you looking for a cute way to hygienically store and protect your toothbrush? Well, look no further! You need the Hello Kitty Flipper Tooth...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/03/hello-kitty-flipper-toothbrush-holder/

The Amazing Origin of Silly Putty

Silly Putty was invented by accident when GE engineer James Wright was working to develop new types of rubber for the US military during World War II. Wright spent over a year experimenting with different combinations o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/03/the-amazing-origin-of-silly-putty/

Nuclear Everything!

In the 1950s, nuclear power was seen as the answer to everything. Engineers were working on nuclear powered planes, automobiles, and trains, and searching for other ways to use the power of the atom. Read about some...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/03/nuclear-everything/

Solar System Cake Pops

Jeromina Juan of Paper, Plate, and Plane made cake pops that look like the planets of our solar system (minus Pluto, which shows which side she's on). The ring for Saturn was made with a candied dis...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/03/solar-system-cake-pops/

Kid-Themed Hotel Rooms

Photo Link Yes, there really is a Forks, Washington. That's where much of the Twilight series takes place, for those of you who studiously avoid the Stephenie Meyer book. And you'd better believe they're capi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/03/kid-themed-hotel-rooms/

T-Rex with Chainsaw Arms Tattoo

Someday, we will tell our grandchildren of the chainsaw-augmented dinosaur menace of our youth. We will speak of the danger that was a part of our everyday lives -- a danger that they will are free of because of our...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/03/t-rex-with-chainsaw-arms-tattoo/

Fox Mulder's Wristwatch

If you can think of it, there's probably a website about it. In this case, there's a blog devoted entirely to chronicling the wristwatches worn by Fox Mulder, a character on The X-Files. And for those of you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/03/fox-mulders-wristwatch/

Thermochromatic Urinal

The basic idea is that the heat of a user's urine creates pretty colors on the urinal. Although this image is being posted on many different sites, I'm struggling to find any firm information about it. Perhaps it...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/03/thermochromatic-urinal/

Unmasking Your Favorite Video Games

Remember how you were surprised when Samus turned out to be a girl at the end of the original Metroid? The Game Station reveals the secret identities behind your favorite masked videogame characters!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/03/unmasking-your-favorite-video-games/

Clothespin Lamp

(Video Link) Steffi Min, an industrial design student in Brooklyn, reasoned that a light bulb could just as easily be clamped into a lamp as screwed in. So, for her senior thesis, she made a lamp that looks like a l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/03/clothespin-lamp/

The Meowmorphosis

Quirk Books, the publisher of such gems as Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters, and Night of the Living Trekkies is back with another classic. Behold, Meowmorphosis:One morning, as...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/03/the-meowmorphosis/

The Donald Duck Family Tree

Disney dorks like me will find this peek at Donald Duck's lineage fascinating. Drawn by comic artist Don Rosa, it first appeared in "Walt Disney's Comics (and Stories)" in 1995. It gives us a peek at little-known cha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/03/the-donald-duck-family-tree/

A Sign that the Cupcake Trend has Gone too Far

I love cupcakes and I like vodka as much as the next person. But I have no desire to mix the two. Apparently Cupcake Vodka feels differently, because they've recently come out with a sweet spirit in four flavors: Or...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/03/a-sign-that-the-cupcake-trend-has-gone-too-far/

Look Out Schroedinger's Cat, It's a Trap!

Look Out Schroedinger's Cat, It's a Trap! - $14.95The warm T-shirt weather is coming, so get your Science and Funny T-Shirts from the NeatoShop. We've got lots of really neat T-shirts (cheap, too!) like this cute one abo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/03/look-out-schroedingers-cat-its-a-trap/

The 48 Laws of Power

Every day people try to outdo each other in the military, at the workplace, and at school by showing their “power.” But did you know that there is an actual list of 48 Laws of Power as outlined by Robert Greene and J...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/03/the-48-laws-of-power/

A Flip Book Made by Popping Balloons

Video Link Created by Brazilian ad agency Loducca, more than 600 balloons were used to create this clever little "book" that tells a story involving Slash and Ozzy Osbourne, among others. About 10 balloons were popp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/03/a-flip-book-made-by-popping-balloons/

No More Questions!

(vimeo link) Just in time for Mothers Day, StoryCorps has a new animation. No More Questions! features feisty 87-year-old Kay Wang. This should inspire you to enjoy your mother as much as you can if you still have...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/03/no-more-questions/

The 12 Strangest Lasagna Recipes On Earth

We don't often post recipes here at Neatorama, but this post is worth your time even if you never intend to cook any of these! Have you ever heard of Chinese lasagna? Lasagna cupcakes (pictured)? Bacon and egg lasagn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/03/the-12-strangest-lasagna-recipes-on-earth/

Mousetrap Fission

(YouTube link) In order to explain a nuclear fission reaction, the folks at Harvard University set up a grid of mousetraps and ping pong balls. In a nuclear reactor or atom bomb, a fissile material such as 235U can...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/03/mousetrap-fission/

Portrait of Father

As many times as I've seen the 1932 Disney cartoon The Three Little Pigs, I have never noticed the portrait of the wall of "Father." Have you? Linkdisney, sausage, Three Little Pigs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/03/portrait-of-father/

Real Life Super Mario Bros

(YouTube link) Andrew McMurry made this short film in which Seth plays the game in the great (real) outdoors. -Thanks, Andrew! Video, animation, mario bros...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/03/real-life-super-mario-bros/

Text To Morse Code

Morse Code used to be used (and to some extent still is) during war time to communicate in the field, in the air and to report that the Titanic was sinking. It used to be a highly specialized technical skill that too...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/03/text-to-morse-code/

Facebook Used in More and More Divorce Cases

Here is a tip to any adulterous men and women out there. If you are going to cheat on your spouse, make sure you post the evidence of such on any social networking websites. One attorney in St. Petersburg, Florida says 9...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/03/facebook-used-in-more-and-more-divorce-cases/

91 Year Old Body Builder

At 91 years of age most people are relegated to the retirement home, shuffling around in a walker or a motorized scooter. However Charles Eugster started body building at 85 and now feels fit and energized. Great, th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/03/91-year-old-body-builder/

University of Alaska Students Keep Flushing Socks Down Toilet

I don’t know about you, but when I was in college we had way more fun things to do than flushing out socks down the toilet. Apparently though, the students at the University of Alaska apparently are so bored this i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/03/university-of-alaska-students-keep-flushing-socks-down-toilet/

A Bookstore with One Book

You'll find Ed's Martian Book on Hudson Street in the West Village neighborhood in New York City. It has piles of books to sell, but they are all the same title: Martian Summer: Robot Arms, Cowboy Spacemen, and My 90...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/03/a-bookstore-with-one-book/

Super Mario on Ice

(YouTube link) Russian skaters Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov did a Super Mario routine at the World Figure Skating Championships that ended Saturday in Moscow. They came in second. Link -via The Daily What Ge...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/03/super-mario-on-ice/

Striped Skunk Color Pattern Explained

By Sean J. Barry, University of California, Davis (Image credit: Flickr users Clinton & Charles Robertson) I have solved a longstanding mystery: why skunks have their characteristic stripes. Striped sku...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/03/striped-skunk-color-pattern-explained/






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