Archive for May 9th, 2011

Busts Made of Roads and Rivers

Photo link Artist Nikki Rosato creates amazing sculptures of human figures by using old street maps people have tossed. She started out by cutting flat silhouettes out of maps, then progressed to this stunning 3D work...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/09/busts-made-of-roads-and-rivers/

Sitting Down All Day = Really Bad For You

No doubt you knew that already, but since so many of us do sit for eight+ hours a day (I do, and I have no excuse... I have a stand-up desk at work), I thought these cool infographics were a good reminder. A...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/09/sitting-down-all-day-really-bad-for-you/

Hummingbirds

Doctor and naturalist René Primevère Lesson collected zoological specimens while he served in the French Navy in the 1820s. He is particularly remembered for his books on hummingbirds, featuring beautiful engraved...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/09/hummingbirds/

Puppy Robotic Vacuum is So Cute it Sucks

This robotic vacuum concept is so much cuter than the Roomba. This concept is a mother dog that lies around while the pups scurry around the house sucking up dirt and other stuff from your floors. When the puppies ar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/09/puppy-robotic-vacuum-is-so-cute-it-sucks/

Dead Space 2 Plasma Cutter with Real Lasers

One of the best shooter-style video games I have played in a long time is Dead Space 2. The game was lots of fun, and it has one of the more interesting weapons to be in a video game called the plasma cutter. If you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/09/dead-space-2-plasma-cutter-with-real-lasers/

POLYRO Robot is Open Source Geekery at its Finest

Robots are cool and all around the country and world lots of students, engineers and researchers are hard at work perfecting the human machine interface, and robots are the focus of much of that study. A new bot has...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/09/polyro-robot-is-open-source-geekery-at-its-finest/

Mexican Stormtrooper

A spaghetti Western version of Star Wars would be awesome. All that would be necessary is a few modifications to the script of A Fistful of Dollars. via Look at This Frakking Geekster | Photo: Bo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/09/mexican-stormtrooper/

Cat Hairball Jewelry

Jewelry designer Heidi Abrahamson has turned her kitties’ hair into earrings, a necklace, and a cocktail ring to celebrate National Hairball Awareness Day. Who knew there was such a thing? If you like she'll spin your...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/09/cat-hairball-jewelry/

This Plane Needs Only 10 Feet of Runway to Takeoff

(Video Link) Bush pilots in Alaska need to be able to land and take off in short distances. Many of them recently attended a competition focusing on this skill in the town of Knik River. Bobby Breeden, a student pil...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/09/this-plane-needs-only-10-feet-of-runway-to-takeoff/

Stormtrooper Talking Dashboard Driver

Stormtrooper Talking Dashboard Driver - $9.95 Don't let bad drivers get you down. Get the Stormtrooper Talking Dashboard Driver from the NeatoShop.  He will tell all those people to, "Move along." The Stormtrooper T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/09/stormtrooper-talking-dashboard-driver/

Chainsaw Katana

redditor chr15to is a man (woman?) of true vision. His mind has given birth to this idea: the chainsaw katana. If we can put a man on the moon -- or built a chainsaw bayonet -- then surely this ambitious goal lies wi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/09/chainsaw-katana/

Pop Culture Silhouettes

Artist Olly Moss, whose awesome work we've previously featured on Neatorama, showed an exhibition of silhouette images from pop culture. If you live in Los Angeles, you can view them at Gallery 1988 through May 20. H...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/09/pop-culture-silhouette/

App for Detecting Land Mines

Engineering students at Harvard University have developed a cell phone app that, when paired with an ordinary metal detector, can be used effectively to detect land mines. Instead of just beeping when it passes over...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/09/app-for-detecting-land-mines/

Bees Solve Complex Problems Faster Than Supercomputers

Those damn dirty bees! A new study shows that bees have move advanced learning capabilities than other animals. In a new study, researchers report that bumblebees were able to figure out the most efficient routes am...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/09/bees-solve-complex-problems-faster-than-supercomputers/

Workstations That Will Make You Jealous

A couple of these home computer setups look like the set up for the evil mastermind in every high tech action movie. However, for all of us who slave away all day at a discount laptop PC, you will understand the jeal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/09/workstations-that-will-make-you-jealous/

The Reverse Dictionary

If you’re like me you constantly have trouble coming up with words for things like… I’d give you an example but I can’t think of the word. Luckily there is now a Reverse Dictionary. You type in the definition of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/09/the-reverse-dictionary/

Physical Storage Vs Digital Storage

It’s amazing how the storage of music and movies and increased exponentially over the years. This diagram illustrates how far we have come from vinyl records which could hold 44 minutes of music to today’s iPods...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/09/physical-storage-vs-digital-storage/

Dance of the Dumbo Octopus

We've posted about the Dumbo Octopus a few times before on Neatorama, but we've never seen it swim (or in this case, "dance") before:This white octopus was filmed with a high-definition underwater video cam...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/09/dance-of-the-dumbo-octopus/

The Smoking Orangutan

You'd think that being in a cage would make it hard to feed a smoking habit, but that's not the case in Malaysia. Here's the shocking story of how visitors to the Johor Baru zoo fed Shirley, a 25-year-old orangutan cigar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/09/the-smoking-orangutan/

Judgment Day: May 21, 2011?

Photo: Mito Habe-Evans/NPRThe End of the World has been foretold time and time again, but this time it's for real. Well, according to Brian Haubert and a small group of true believers, anyway. They claimed that hidden in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/09/judgment-day-may-21-2011/

E-Ink on Cloth Could Make Video Screen T-Shirts

Just when you thought advertisements couldn’t be any more invasive of our daily lives, E-Ink (the same company that makes the display screens for the Kindle) has created cloth video screens. There are many applicat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/09/e-ink-on-cloth-could-make-video-screen-t-shirts/

BBQ Tools

BBQ Tools - $35.95 Mother's Day is so yesterday.  Are you ready for Father's Day? This year show Dad how much you care by getting him the BBQ Tools from the NeatoShop.  This is the perfect gift for your favorite gr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/09/bbq-tools/

Pirate's Eggs and Bacon Breakfast

What did you have for breakfast, Neatoramanauts? Eggs and bacon? Were they as awesome as these Pirate Eggs and Bacon? I didn't think so.Found at The Whatever - via Laughing Squid LinksSee more: Pirate and bacon stuff fro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/09/pirates-eggs-and-bacon-breakfast/

Are You Smarter Than a 1930s 8th Grader?

Think you're smarter than an 8th grader? Well, see if you can pass this test, given in 1931 by the West Virginia Department of Education, as sent in by a reader of Valerie Strauss' education blog The AnswerSheet over at...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/09/are-you-smarter-than-a-1930s-8th-grader/

The Six Stages of Movie Geek Evolution

Are you a movie geek? More importantly, are you an evolved movie geek? It's a long journey from watching cartoons as a kid to honestly enjoying films for what they are -and some stages in between can be diff...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/09/the-six-stages-of-movie-geek-evolution/

New York Times Sports Page Apologizes for LOTR Error

One would think that a basic understanding of The Lord of the Rings would be taught in journalism school -- especially for future sports writers -- but such is apparently not the case. The New York Times...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/09/new-york-times-sports-page-apologizes-for-lotr-error/

The Mascot Quiz

You don't have to be a sports fan to know the crazy mascots of the various teams -but it helps! Today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss will uncover how well you know the animals that represent your favorite and not-s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/09/the-mascot-quiz/

Beatles Cake Pops

Stacy Conradt made cake pops and decorated them to resemble the Beatles! She worked from just a photograph and made up the steps as she went along. The process is archived in pictures at her blog, i met a possum. Lin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/09/beatles-cake-pops/

Matchbox Masterpieces

Way back in the 1890s match-manufacturers, Messrs. S. I. Moreland and Sons, of Gloucester and Birmingham, issued a challenge to their customers to construct a model made with no fewer than 1000 of their matchboxes. Man...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/09/matchbox-masterpieces/

Asparagus Cake

This lovely springtime cake contains no asparagus, but is a clever decoration project by Rosie at Sweetapolita. It was especially designed for her sister-in-law Mary, who is sick of asparagus. No worries; these spear...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/09/asparagus-cake/




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