Archive for May 17th, 2011

Hot Dog Hat

Hot Dog Hat - $7.45 Are you at a loss of what to get your Dad this Father's Day?  He needs the Hot Dog Hat from the NeatoShop.  No Father's Day cookout is complete without a grown man wearing a plush Hot Dog on his...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/17/hot-dog-hat/

Ana Somnia

All you need to do is turn off the lights to unleash this little girl's dreams -or you might call them nightmares. Link -Thanks, Richard Schumann!animation, dreams...

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Mentos Fail

[https://youtu.be/igSE5_Nce28] (YouTube link)When you drop Mentos into a plastic Coke container, you might have a rocket. Or it might not work at all. Or it might surprise you! -via I Am Boredrocket, coke, Mentos...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/17/mentos-fail/

Portal Crosswalk

The physics of crossing the street just got more complex. I think that I'll just jaywalk. Link via Geekosystem | Photo: Jeff Wysaski Previously: Class Cancelled due to Portalcrosswalk, Portal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/17/portal-crosswalk/

The Pencil Sharpener Museum

The late Paul Johnson of Carbon Hill, Ohio, collected pencil sharpers starting in the 1980s. His collection grew to over 3,400 distinct sharpeners, which he eventually housed in a shed that served as a museum. Johnso...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/17/the-pencil-sharpener-museum/

The End is Nigh, and It Is Beautiful

Stephanie Vetter captured this photograph of an aurora over Jökulsárlón, a glacial lake in Iceland. It won an international competition for landscape astrophotography. Link via GizmodoIceland, aurora...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/17/the-end-is-nigh-and-it-is-beautiful/

Worm Regenerates Entire Body from a Single Cell

Planarians, a type of flatworm, reproduce by asexual fission. Cut one in half, and the missing parts will regrow until you have two planarians. Scientists have known for a while that the regeneration took place among...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/17/worm-regenerates-entire-body-from-a-single-cell/

The X-Muppets

This would, in all actuality, be a great movie. Or at least a short film. The pairing of Wolverine and Animal is good, but Beaker is automatically funny in all things. deviantART user Rahzzah made this image to ma...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/17/the-x-muppets/

Camel Thorn Trees

This looks like a painting, but it is a photograph. Photographer Frans Lanting took this picture of camel thorn trees in Namib-Naukluft Park in Namibia. The orange is a sand dune rising in the background. It was chos...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/17/camel-thorn-trees/

Sonic the Hedgehog Tattoo

Yes, really! The post isn't mislabeled. This is tattoo of a protein named after the Sega video game character. The man with this image writes: I got the tattoo because I am a cell biology student and love the ridi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/17/sonic-the-hedgehog-tattoo/

The Call of Pikathulhu

What do we know about this madness? Nothing, but the stark computer programming manuals beside Pikathulhu tell us enough. via Kotaku | Photo: unknowncthulhu, Pokemon, Pikachu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/17/the-call-of-pikathulhu/

Graduation Brain Cell

Graduation Brain Cell - $9.95 Are you still looking for the perfect gift for your favorite graduate?  Get them the Graduation Brain Cell from the NeatoShop.  Yes, I know they wanted cash.  Yes, this is an adorable ne...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/17/graduation-brain-cell/

Lego Bicycle (non-functional, but awesome)

This lime-green Lego bike was just one of the highlights of the Brickmagic Lego convention in North Carolina earlier in May. Check out their Flickr photostream for tons of other amazing creations. http://www.obv...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/17/lego-bicycle-non-functional-but-awesome/

The Billion Year Technology Gap

While some contend that there could exist extraterrestrial civilizations that have been around for a billion years and therefore a billion years more advanced than us, others stand by the Fermi Paradox which asserts...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/17/the-billion-year-technology-gap/

The Strangest Trees on Earth

When I was a kid I planted a tree that grew over the rooftop of my house. At the time I thought that was pretty cool, but now I have seen this great gallery of The Strangest Trees on Earth, which you will agree are p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/17/the-strangest-trees-on-earth/

Japanese Wind Tower

Japan has been developing an alternative source of energy using wind power, however instead of traditional windmills this giant wind tower can utilize wind from different directions. Japan-based ZENA Systems is work...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/17/japanese-wind-tower/

Ancient Sports

If you think American football and rugby are rough, then you should check out some of these Ancient sports. While some may be comparable to modern mixed martial arts, boxing and wrestling, others are pretty extreme i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/17/ancient-sports/

21 Reasons English Sucks

Learning any language can be tough but it seems that the English language has plenty of detractors. This list illustrates different instances of homonyms that can come into conflict. My favorite is number seven:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/17/21-reasons-english-sucks/

The Stained Glass Windows of Grossmünster Cathedral

At first glance, these appear to be conventional stained-glass windows with a modern design, but the components of the windows are a bit unusual: The site of the Grossmünster has been a place of Christian worship s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/17/the-stained-glass-windows-of-grossmunster-cathedral/

Statistical Distribution Plushies

The shapes of some of these plushies will be familiar to many Neatorama readers (standard normal distribution, chi-square, log normal...), but other, more uncommon distributions (Gumbel, Erlang, Cauchy) are also avai...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/17/statistical-distribution-plushies/

The Noble Art of Sabrage

Have you ever seen someone open a champagne bottle with a saber? The act is called sabrage, used for ceremonial occasions. The cork and the glass collar of the bottle are removed in one smooth move, leaving the neck of t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/17/the-noble-art-of-sabrage/

Dolly Bookshelf

This furniture dolly has a bookshelf built right in! Or maybe it's a bookcase that happens to be on wheels. Either way, it's a neat idea from StudioDz, available for sale at Etsy. Link -via Boing Boingbooks, bookshel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/17/dolly-bookshelf/

Spock Cookie Jar

Spock Cookie Jar - $49.95 Are you still looking for the perfect Father's Day gift for your Star Trek loving Dad? Well, look no further. You need the Spock Cookie Jar from the NeatoShop.  This gift is the perfect way to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/17/spock-cookie-jar/

The Town on the Wrong Side of the Fence

The United States built a fence along the Mexican border, but the mud along the Rio Grande is too soft to support a fence. In Brownsville, Texas, that means it was built a couple of miles north the river, which cuts off...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/17/the-town-on-the-wrong-side-of-the-fence/

A Theater Experience

(YouTube link) Charlie took his sister Ginny to the movies. What Charlie knew, but Ginny didn't, was that Ginny's boyfriend Matt had bought a slot during the previews. And we have her reaction on video during the wh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/17/a-theater-experience/

10 Things You Don’t Know About Tina Fey

I don’t know about you guys, but I have a serious girl-crush on Tina Fey. It’s hard not to when the woman in question is unbelievably talented, smart, funny and beautiful. That’s why I’m so happy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/17/10-things-you-dont-know-about-tina-fey/

Tiny Homemade Skee Ball Machine

(Video Link) Sam Seide likes making tiny versions of arcade games. His latest creation is a tabletop skee ball machine. It even dispenses tickets when you score! You can't trade them in for anything, though. Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/17/tiny-homemade-skee-ball-machine/






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