Archive for May 5th, 2011

Scientists of the Internet in Lego

Maia Weinstock enshrined your favorite internet scientists, science bloggers, and science journalists in Lego! The project is called Scitweeps, as each person is identified by their Twitter feed. Pictured here is @ba...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/05/scientists-of-the-internet-in-lego/

Cat vs. Piñata

(YouTube link) In honor of Cinco de Mayo, Charlie disembowels a piñata. For dramatic effect, this piñata was filled with tasty kitty noms. -via The Daily WhatCat, pinata...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/05/cat-vs-pinata/

Giant Water Balloon in Slow Motion

(Video Link)The Slow Mo Guys, Gav and Dan, acquired and filled a water balloon six feet across. They then jumped on it, trying to break it. It was quite a sturdy balloon, and the ripples that result from the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/05/giant-water-balloon-in-slow-motion/

Make Your Own Pancake Art

Photo Link Looking for a little extra oomph to the traditional Mother's Day breakfast in bed this weekend? Give pancake art a whirl. With a squeeze bottle and a little practice, you can produce some results that are p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/05/make-your-own-pancake-art/

A Time-Traveling Fictional Bar Crawl

When the What first caught my eye because of a Flavorwire link to their TGIF timeline. You know, if you were of a certain age, there was a point when you were totally stoked for Friday nights because it meant Ful...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/05/a-time-traveling-fictional-bar-crawl/

Admiral's Map Hat

deviantART user Samuel Lee made this dandy leather hat and decorated it with a classic maritime motif. It's not a treasure map. At least, Lee doesn't say that it's a treasure map. Maybe there's a code worked into it...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/05/admirals-map-hat/

Pokémon/Dr. Seuss Mashup Contest

The cartoon blog Draw 2D2, I gather, offers a regular stream of mashups between different pairs of pop culture icons. Most recently, the artists there tackled Pokémon and Dr. Seuss. Jason Welborn added a fe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/05/pokemondr-seuss-mashup-contest/

Jello in a Shattering Christmas Ornament

Photographer Alain Sailer breaks stuff and takes pictures. Well, that's probably oversimplifying it a bit. The results of his high speed photography are really gorgeous, so check out his Flickr photostream. Link v...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/05/jello-in-a-shattering-christmas-ornament/

Dungeons & Dragons Song: "Roll a D6"

(Video Link) Connor Anderson and Zac Smith made this outstanding parody of Far East Movement's "Like a G6." Truly, contrary to the airy video of Far East Moment, this is how the good life is lived: in a basement, al...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/05/dungeons-dragons-song-roll-a-d6/

High Speed Photography and Water Balloons

Photographer Ryan Taylor uses water balloons and strobe lights to create some amazing pieces of high speed photography. This lovely image was made with skim milk and food coloring. Link via This Is Colossalhigh sp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/05/high-speed-photography-and-water-balloons/

Tentacle Tie

Etsy seller Rebecca Roka offers this squidscot covered with 29 sucker cups. Her shop includes a "Tentacle section." Now there's a retailing novelty! Not even the largest Wal-Mart has a tentacle section. Link via N...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/05/tentacle-tie/

Finally! Real-Life Anime Cat Ears

(Video Link) Anime cat ear headbands have been around for a long time. But these, developed by Neurowear, can be controlled with your thoughts. At least, that's the bold claim that the company makes about the "Necom...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/05/finally-real-life-anime-cat-ears/

Corona Beer Tumbler

Corona Beer Tumbler - $6.95 It's Cinco De Mayo!  Celebrate in style with the Corona Beer Tumbler from the NeatoShop. This fabulous little glass was created by a California artisan and is made from an upcycled beer bott...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/05/corona-beer-tumbler/

The Cute Side of The Force

These little, cute crocheted Star Wars characters really make you say awww-some. They have no other purpose than to perhaps be the perfect gift for your buddy who loves Star wars and arts and crafts. LinkStar Wars, C...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/05/the-cute-side-of-the-force/

The Rock Band Family Tree

It’s hard to believe but some musicians out there are in more bands than Jack White. BandToBand.com has created a unique web site to “map the Rock and Roll Genome.” It’s like the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/05/the-rock-band-family-tree/

Pakistani Homemade Machine Gun Market

From the folks at Vice Magazine comes this mini documentary on the Pakistani Homemade Machine gun market. It gives an in depth look (with photos and video) of how arms are created, bought and sold in that part of the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/05/pakistani-homemade-machine-gun-market/

Quadcopter Sounds Like a Swarm of Angry Bees

A fun build-it-yourself project is to create this “Crazyflie” a homemade miniature Quadcopter that uses a Printed Circuit Board (PCB). The video  at the link shows the tiny flying machine zipping around effortle...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/05/quadcopter-sounds-like-a-swarm-of-angry-bees/

How Many People Are In Space Right Now?

I like websites that perform one function well. This website answers the question of how many people are in space at any given moment and where (on the International Space Station, aboard the Space Shuttle, etc.)  L...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/05/how-many-people-are-in-space-right-now/

The Underwater Project by Mark Tipple

Photo: Mark TipplePhotographer and surfer Mark Tipple has always been intrigued with what happens below the surface. So, while between projects he "hung out" under the sea to capture some of the best underwater...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/05/the-underwater-project-by-mark-tipple/

Gadgets "Aged to Perfection"

Used and banged up gadgets are usually considered as ugly by most people, but not to Remy Labesque of design mind's Object Oriented blog. He considers them "Aged to Perfection" (though that's not enough to cons...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/05/gadgets-aged-to-perfection/

Scientists Create All-Female Species of Lizard

Who needs males when you have parthenogenesis? With a little help from science, biologist Peter Baumann and collagues have created an all-female lizard species:Researchers have bred a new species of all-female lizard...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/05/scientists-create-all-female-species-of-lizard/

The Family Corleone: Prequel to The Godfather

Someone has made Ed Falco an offer he can't refuse. The novelist was authorized by the family of the late Mario Puzo to create a prequel to The Godfather, a novel titled "The Family Corleone":Mario Puzo's b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/05/the-family-corleone-prequel-to-the-godfather/

Generating Electricity with Whisky

Photo: Murdo MacleodWhisky. Is there anything it can't do? Here's what the Scots are going to do with the byproducts of whisky-making process:It is the spirit that powers the Scottish economy, and now whisky is to be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/05/generating-electricity-with-whisky/

Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor on the Big Piano

If you love Tom Hanks playing Chopsticks on the giant piano in Big, you'll love this: two FAO Schwartz staffers in New York City playing Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor.Hit play or go to Link [YouTube]piano,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/05/bachs-toccata-and-fugue-in-d-minor-on-the-big-piano/

R.I.P. Claude Choules

Claude Stanley Choules died today at a nursing home in Perth, Australia, at the age of 110. Choules was the last known combat veteran of World War I. World War I was raging when Choules began training with the British R...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/05/r-i-p-claude-choules/

Real Life FarmVille

Many of my Facebook friends are virtual farmers on FarmVille but I wonder how many of them would choose to run a real agricultural operation. The MyFarm project offers 10,000 subscribers the opportunity to participate in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/05/real-life-farmville/

What Is It? game 176

It is once again time for our collaboration with the always amusing What Is It? Blog. Do you know what this thing is? Place your guess in the comment section below. One guess per comment, please, though you can...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/05/what-is-it-game-176/

Biting Facts About Braces

BRACES ON THE BLACK MARKET In the early 2000s, an unusual fashion craze hit Thailand after magazines there began featuring pics of teenage girls sporting colorful braces. Suddenly, every girl on the b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/05/biting-facts-about-braces/
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