Archive for May 6th, 2011

Dog Tries to Play Fetch with a Sculpture

(Video Link) Stupid, obstinate sculpture. Can't you see that the dog wants to play fetch? He's even presented you with a stick. Just pick it up and throw it already! via Geekosystemdogs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/06/dog-tries-to-play-fetch-with-a-sculpture/

The Man Who Saved His Porsche from a Flood on an Inflatable Raft

Bill Musselman lives in Kentucky on the Ohio River. When it recently flooded, he certainly wasn't going to let take away his prized 1992 Porsche American Roadster. So he and a friend lashed together three bladders de...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/06/the-man-who-saved-his-porsche-from-a-flood-on-an-inflatable-raft/

Tiny, Functional Atari 810 Disk Drive

Blogger rossum recently played Zork for the first time in three decades, and it inspired him to make a tiny model of the Atari 810 drive. This one, however, reads SD cards. The picture above shows his drive...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/06/tiny-functional-atari-810-disk-drive/

Wolverine/Boba Fett Cosplay

Adam WarRock (who wrote a great song about not knowing anything about Doctor Who) snapped this shot of a cosplayer at WonderCon in San Francisco. Does the merger make Wolverine or Boba Fett look more impress...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/06/wolverineboba-fett-cosplay/

Strength & Beauty Wonder Woman Mug

Strength & Beauty Wonder Woman Mug - $12.95 Is your Mom an amazing woman?  Show her how much you love her by getting her the Strength & Beauty Wonder Woman Mug from the NeatoShop.  She will probably love your...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/06/strength-beauty-wonder-woman-mug/

The Art of Negative Space by Tang Yau Hoong

Little Red Riding HoodSky InvadersSpock in the SporkLove, love, love these clever illustrations by Tang Yau Hoong. From the artist's series of The Art of Negative Space: http://tangyauhoong.com/negative-space/ - via Yay...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/06/the-art-of-negative-space-by-tang-yau-hoong/

Tintin Shot First!

Cartoonist Dan Hipp's mashups of Tintin book covers with today's pop culture themes are so cool that I think Captain Haddock would be hard pressed to come up with an insult. Blistering barnacles - I think Hergé hi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/06/tintin-shot-first/

Kitten Crash Test

(Video Link) One YouTube commenter wrote "this is not funny in any way! the owner probably died? from an overdose of cuteness". Probably. Don't worry -- no cats were harmed in the creation of this funny video, made...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/06/kitten-crash-test/

What Do Kids Think of Osama's Death?

Fresh Perspectives asks: Was Osama's death really only symbolic or will it change the war on terror? The panelists in this show are children. The result? Giggles-a-plenty. Link via beckbennett...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/06/what-do-kids-think-of-osamas-death/

Men Don't Just Think About Sex. They Think About Sex, Food, and Sleep

I'm sure you've heard of the old urban legend that guys think about sex every seven seconds. What a load of sexist poppycock! Guys don't only think of sex. They only think of sex, food, and sleep:The median...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/06/men-dont-just-think-about-sex-they-think-about-sex-food-and-sleep/

The Cat From Hell

Think you've got a bad pet (oh, sorry ... animal companion). Well, count yourself lucky because it ain't this cat, who seems to have deservedly earned the nickname "Cat From Hell":"One of my clients wa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/06/the-cat-from-hell/

For Sale: Home Alone House

Here's your chance of owning a piece of movie history: the house that Macaulay Culkin bravely defended in the movie Home Alone is up for sale. The price is a bit steep, but it's been proven to withstand intrusions by idi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/06/for-sale-home-alone-house/

The Quarterlife Crisis

Midlife crisis used to be for old guys, but young people today have got their own version: "quarterlife crisis." It is hitting twenty- and thirtysomethings shortly after the enter the real world.Autho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/06/the-quarterlife-crisis/

World's Largest Model Airport

Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg, which has the world's largest model railroad, has yet captured another superlative to its name: it has recently opened Airport Knuffingen, the world's largest model airport.Over an area o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/06/worlds-largest-model-airport/

Ride The Bench

If one bicycle seat is kind of uncomfortable (at least for us fatties), how about 22 of them? Here's Jeremy Petrus' Mishmash bench, made from Selle Royal's bicycle seats: Link - via Core77bench, bicycle seat, Jeremy Petr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/06/ride-the-bench/

When Ants The Size Of A Hummingbird Roamed The Earth ...

Be thankful that you don't live 50 million years ago, or you'd have to use a baseball bat instead of a shoe to kill this ant:A winged ant queen fossilized in 49.5-million-year-old Wyoming rock ranks as the first body...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/06/when-ants-the-size-of-a-hummingbird-roamed-the-earth/

US Military Tosses Kittens Out of Airplane

Photos have surfaced that allegedly show the US military tossing kittens out of an airplane. When Gen. G. Rover Barkly was asked about the photos he said, "We wanted to find out if a cat really does always land on it...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/06/us-military-tosses-kittens-out-of-airplane/

What Do Bosses Do All Day?

Besides pestering you with thankless tasks, what exactly do CEOs do all day? Thanks to a new Harvard Business School study, now we know:Researchers asked the chief executives of 94 Italian firms to have their assista...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/06/what-do-bosses-do-all-day/

The City Limits: Gorgeous Timelapse from Dominic Bodreault

I'm a sucker for beautiful nighttime cityscape time-lapse like this one shot by photographer Dominic Bodreault from late 2010 through early 2011 in Montreal, Quebec City, Toronto, Manhattan, and Chicago. Simply gorgeous...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/06/the-city-limits-gorgeous-timelapse-from-dominic-bodreault/

Cats That Look Like Hitler

Would you love a cat that looks like Hitler? Apparently cats looking like Hitler is such an epidemic that there is an entire website dedicated to cataloguing these Kitlers. If you have one you can post your...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/06/cats-that-look-like-hitler/

Hiding Lockheed Plant During World War II

It’s amazing what a little camouflage can do.  Apparently during World War II to avoid potential bombing the government went to great lengths to disguise an aircraft  plant.  Check out more of these amazing phot...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/06/hiding-lockheed-plant-during-world-war-ii/

Top Ten Evil Lairs

When we think “Evil Lairs” most of us fondly remember Dr. Evil’s hollowed out mountain with his face on it from the Austin Powers movies (at least I do).  In reality there are plenty of actual evil la...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/06/top-ten-evil-lairs/

Nao Humanoid Robot Plays Card Games With Kids

When I was a kid we had to make do with a Light Bright to entertain us. Now it looks like we are one step closer to children having a robotic, artificially intelligent play friend. Which will be perfect for the child...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/06/nao-humanoid-robot-plays-card-games-with-kids/

Solve The Energy Problem by Mining The Moon

How to you kill two birds with one stone? We haven’t been back to the moon since the Apollo missions and we have a looming energy crisis. Former NASA astronaut Harrison Schmitt has a big plan to solve both those issu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/06/solve-the-energy-problem-by-mining-the-moon/

Algorithm Connects 9/11 Victims

The National September 11 Memorial will open this fall in New York City. The names of 3,500 victims of the terrorist attacks that day will be inscribed on the wall surrounding the fountains. Instead of arranging the name...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/06/algorithm-connects-911-victims/

Night of the Little Dead

(YouTube link) We don't yet know a lot about the movie Night of the Little Dead, except that it stars Penn Jillette (of Penn and Teller) and Adam Savage (of Mythbusters), but that is enough to make...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/06/night-of-the-little-dead/

4 Wildly Successful Companies Started by Stay-at-Home Moms

The secret to success is finding what people need and providing it -which takes hard work, of course. Mental_floss brings you the stories of four women who worked at home raising children AND had an idea that made th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/06/4-wildly-successful-companies-started-by-stay-at-home-moms/

Stretch Body Bits

Stretch Body Bits - $1.95 Life can be stressful when you are the type of person who is always lending a ear, hand, nose or foot.  Are you looking for a way to put the play back in your day? With the Stretch Body Bits...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/06/stretch-body-bits/

Five More Inventors Killed By Their Own Creations

Inventing is a great way to leave your mark on the world, but in some unfortunate circumstances, inventions have been known to leave the mark of death on their inventors. A few years ago, we wrote a post about five inven...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/06/five-more-inventors-killed-by-their-own-creations/








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