Archive for May 12th, 2011

Nyan Cat Scarf

I love this! DeviantART member MasterPlanner made a rainbow scarf, complete with a detachable Pop Tart Cat! You can buy one for $75 plus shipping- if there are any left. Link -via The Daily Whatcrochet, scarf, rainbo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/12/nyan-cat-scarf/

How Tie

How Tie - $16.95 Are you looking for a practical and fun gift for your favorite graduate?  Get them the How Tie from the NeatoShop.  Don't worry that he doesn't know how to tie a tie. The instructions are printed righ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/12/how-tie/

Miniature Golf Course Based on Phobias

Graduate students at the School of Visual Arts in New York City created an eighteen-hole golf course with each hole representing a particular phobia. Pictured above is Camille McMorrow's piece on the fear of taking t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/12/miniature-golf-course-based-on-phobias/

Calvin from Calvin & Hobbes as an Adult and a Father

The webcomic Pants Are Overrated (a sentiment that I heartily endorse) imagines Calvin 26 years after the end of Bill Watterson's comic. He's all grown and the father of a daughter (named, to continue the th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/12/calvin-from-calvin-hobbes-as-an-adult-and-a-father/

Angry Birds Sandwiches

With just a few ingredients, Ole and Shania Olmanson created a composed a convincing portrait. All they used were cheddar, mozzarella, salami, bagels, olives, and lettuce. Link via Craftsandwiches, Angry Birds...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/12/angry-birds-sandwiches/

Geeky Art Nouveau

Megan Lara has created several images of geek icons reminiscent of the style of Art Nouveau illustrator Alphonse Mucha. This piece is part of a triptych also featuring Princess Peach and Samus Aran. In addition, Lara...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/12/geeky-art-nouveau/

A Movie about Playing Dungeons & Dragons

(Video Link) Zero Charisma is a film project led by Katie Graham, Andrew Matthews, and Thomas Fernandes. They hope to raise $15,000 to turn the above trailer into a feature-length movie. Here's a synopsis o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/12/a-movie-about-playing-dungeons-dragons/

Koopa in Real Life

Would life make more sense if you suddenly realized that you're actually inside Super Mario Bros.? Also: turtles can climb fences? If snapping turtles can do this and develop opposable thumbs, we're in tr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/12/koopa-in-real-life/

Mesmerizing Pendulum Waves

(Video Link) This simple but beautiful video from Harvard University shows fifteen pendulums of increasing length swinging to and fro. Sometimes they appear to be in sync, but at other times, not. Here's why: The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/12/mesmerizing-pendulum-waves/

Ranger Robot Walks 40.5-miles on a Single Charge

The students and faculty at Cornell's Biorobotics and Locomotion lab constructed the weird looking robot you see here dubbed Ranger. The bot set a new distance record for walking 40.5-miles on a single battery with a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/12/ranger-robot-walks-40-5-miles-on-a-single-charge/

MMOV is Part 6x6 and Part DJ Booth

If I am honest, I don't get the reason you would need a six-wheeled off-road vehicle with a DJ booth hidden inside. I guess if you have to start literally playing the backwoods, this thing might come in handy. It can...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/12/mmov-is-part-6x6-and-part-dj-booth/

Industrial Robots Have Lightsaber Battle

Robots and lightsabers are cool when apart but combine them, and you have something that is too much for most geeks to pass up. These Yaskawa Motoman robots are generally found on assembly lines, not dueling it out J...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/12/industrial-robots-have-lightsaber-battle/

IQ Collection Wire Puzzle

IQ Collection Wire Puzzle: Easy, Medium, Hard, Impossible ($9.95 - $10.95)Think you're a topological genius? Test yourself with the IQ Collection Wire Puzzles from the NeatoShop. These disentanglement puzzles are so much...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/12/45989/

Museum-Goer Accidentally Waded Into Carpet of Peanut Butter Art Exhibit

A hapless Dutch museum-goer got himself into a sticky situation when he unwittingly waded into a modern art installation: a carpet of creamy peanut butter by artist Wim T. Schippers!The hapless visitor somehow failed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/12/museum-goer-accidentally-waded-into-carpet-of-peanut-butter-art-exhibit/

Oldest, Oddest Fungi Finally Photographed

The fungal cells in this picture are so small and hard to detect that they had to be colored with fluorescent dye before they could be recorded. They are attached to algae cells. The first views suggest that unlike any...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/12/oldest-oddest-fungi-finally-photographed/

Hansel and Greedo

What do you get when you mash up modern pop culture with old timey fairy tale? This clever art by Wayne Dorrington, called Hansel and Greedo:via geekleetistStar Wars, Han Solo, Greedo, Wayne Dorrington, Hansel and Gretel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/12/hansel-and-greedo/

91 Year Old Real Life Batman

When I’m 91 years old I hope I have the stamina and good humor of New Zealand World War II veteran John Bray. Bray has been told  by local officials to stop going out at night to patrol the streets. Just like Bat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/12/91-year-old-real-life-batman/

Apollo 11 Launch at 500 Frames Per Second

This film of the Apollo 11 rocket launch that put a man on the moon, was recorded at 500 frames per second. This slowed down video shows the first 30 seconds of the lift off where we get to see in great detail the fi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/12/apollo-11-launch-at-500-frames-per-second/

Environmentally Friendly Ammunition

If you are going to kill people and blow things up, at least you can do it so the rest of the living can have a pollution free Earth. It seems the US military has been developing “green” ammunition for some time...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/12/environmentally-friendly-ammunition/

Dr. Michio Kaku's "Sci-Fi Science" Attempts RoboCop

The folks at The Devastator just released this parody video of The Science Channel series "Sci-Fi Science." The bit features Dr. Michio Kaku attempting to recreate Robo Cop using “real science” although the scien...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/12/dr-michio-kakus-sci-fi-science-attempts-robocop/

Creative USB Drives

Why are USB Drives one of the few computer items that people seem to be overly creative with? Why not make cool designs for our laptops and desktops we use all day? Regardless this gallery features some new and uniqu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/12/creative-usb-drives/

ATB: All Terrain Bunny

One day, the O'Rourke family of Tucson, Arizona, found a couple of abandoned bunnies in their backyard. Joe, one of the bunnies turns out to be a paraplegic, so young Liam O'Rourke designed this clever little device: the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/12/atb-all-terrain-bunny/

100 Years of War Casualties

Clara Kayser-Bril, Nicolas Kayser-Bril and Marion Kotlarski collaborated to create this innocuously named yet truly gruesome infographic called 100 years of world cuisine. The project aims to provide an image to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/12/100-years-of-war-casualties/

US Navy's New Online Game to Battle Pirates

Osama may be gone, but that doesn't mean the Navy SEALs are resting easy. There's Somali pirate huntin' to do and this time you're invited ... to play an online wargame that is:“This isn’t World of Warcra...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/12/us-navys-new-online-game-to-battle-pirates/

Instant Inflatable Window

Instant Inflatable Window - $11.95 Has cubicle living got you down?  Do you long for an office with a window?  You need the Instant Inflatable Window from the NeatoShop.  Now you can finally  have a view worth worki...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/12/instant-inflatable-window/

Super Sausage to the Rescue!

From the fertile mind of Thomas Hunter AKA Mr. Buffalo, here is Sausage Man (Super Sausage? Or my favorite, The Silver Sausage?) to the rescue! via Endless Geyser of Awesomesausage, animated gif, Thomas Hunter, Mr Buffal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/12/super-sausage-to-the-rescue/

Atomic Energy for the Farmer

This 1948 advertisement for a "radioactive soil conditioner" promises a 20% increase in your tomato, beet, lettuce, and carrot crops. What could possibly go wrong? Link -via Boing Boingagriculture, vegetables, radioa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/12/atomic-energy-for-the-farmer/

Man Found Living on Top of Waffle House

An air conditioner technician in Augusta, Georgia, spotted something odd on the roof of the Gordon Highway Waffle House. A man was making his home atop the restaurant! Police and firefighters responded to the report. An...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/12/man-found-living-on-top-of-waffle-house/

Man Walks Through Peanut Butter Art Exhibit

A museum in Rotterdam, Netherlands, has an art installation that consists of peanut butter covering 14 square meters of the floor. The smooth peanut butter "carpet" has no fence around it because museum directors believe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/12/man-walks-through-peanut-butter-art-exhibit/

National Jukebox

The Library of Congress has an extensive online collection of historic sound recordings going back over 100 years! Select from classical, ragtime, opera, gospel, and ethnic music, as well as spoken word recordings. The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/12/national-jukebox/




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