Archive for May 18th, 2011

Kid's Slipper Genie

Kid's Slipper Genie - $9.95 Have you ever dreamed of slapping some microfiber dust mops to the bottom of your kid's feet and putting all their energy to good cleaning use? Well, now you can with the Kid's Slipper Geni...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/18/kids-slipper-genie/

Noodling Illegal in Texas -- For Now

We've mentioned noodling before. It's a fishing technique that consists of grabbing a fish with your bare hands and tossing it up on the shore. But here in Texas we do it a bit differently. Noodling consists of shovi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/18/noodling-illegal-in-texas-for-now/

Needs Grits and Bacon: Origami Fried Egg

Craft introduced me to a great Flickr pool called Geekigami, which is filled with well-made pieces of original origami. This piece by Flickr user -sbel- isn't geeky, but it is neat. Link via Craft | Flick...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/18/needs-grits-and-bacon-origami-fried-egg/

Camera Lens Assembly Cross Section

I had no idea that a set of lenses was such an incredibly complex piece of machinery! Michael Zang acquired on eBay a Leica Tri-Elmar-M 28-35-50mm that had been sliced in half. It was made by students as a graduation...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/18/camera-lens-assembly-cross-section/

Latte Pikachu

Half-caff latte, I choose you! Christiaan Morris made this latte surface art for the Fremont Coffee Company in Seattle. Other images at the link include Darth Vader, Batman, and Boba Fett. Link via Walyou | Photo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/18/latte-pikachu/

Virgin's Enterprise Makes First Feathering Flight

Virgin Galactic's experimental SpaceShipTwo, dubbed the VSS Enterprise, recently performed its first flight using "feathering". That means that the rear of the craft bent far backwards to slow it down during...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/18/virgins-enterprise-makes-first-feathering-flight/

Hello Kitty Personality Sphere

As if Hello Kitty wasn't creepy enough! Chris Myles made this personality sphere (that's from Portal) as a baby shower gift. Link via Super PunchHello Kitty, Portal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/18/hello-kitty-personality-sphere/

World's Largest Functional NES Controller

Students at a Dutch university have constructed the largest functional Nintendo Entertainment System controller in the world. It measures twelve by five feet. As you can see from the Dutch-language video at the link,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/18/worlds-largest-functional-nes-controller/

Embossed Aluminum Pans

Israeli designer Idan Friedman has been experimenting with a new medium lately -- embossed disposable aluminum pans. He refers to the project as depicting "ordinary people and disposable objects." I think that it's a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/18/embossed-aluminum-pans/

Three-Sided Chess

Three-person chess, a game mentioned on by Sheldon on The Big Bang Theory, is now a reality. It requires a specialized board, but other than that, you can just follow the rules at the link. Here's an overvie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/18/three-sided-chess/

Official US Government Website Provides Advice on Surviving a Zombie Apocalypse

The Centers for Disease Control, an agency of the United States government, finally got with the times and decided to warn the public about the dangers of zombie attacks. Here's what the CDC plans to do during an outbrea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/18/official-us-government-website-provides-advice-on-survival-during-a-zombie-apocalypse/

Party Skel-A-Mingo Flamingo Lawn Ornament

Party Skel-A-Mingo Flamingo Lawn Ornament - $14.95 It's nearly summer. Are you looking for a quick way to spruce up your yard?  You need the Party Skel-A-Mingo Flamingo Lawn Ornament from the NeatoShop.  This Flamingo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/18/party-skel-a-mingo-flamingo-lawn-ornament/

The Inception Chair Better be Easier on the Butt than the Eyes

A design student names Vivian Chiu came up with the idea for the Inception Chair because she liked the dream within a dream concept of the film. The chair is made from ten increasingly smaller chairs that nest togeth...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/18/the-inception-chair-better-be-easier-on-the-butt-than-the-eyes/

Printer Contraption will Print Texts on Walls

I get lots of text messages, more than I would like really. I have received a few that had directions or other important details that I would like to print out. I wouldn't want to print them on the wall though like t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/18/printer-contraption-will-print-texts-on-walls/

C is for City

Get this: According to the 2010 Census report, ten of America's 100 largest cities have names that starts with a "C". How many can you name in five minutes? That's the challenge of today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_fl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/18/c-is-for-city/

Austrian Lake Is Also a Popular Hiking Spot

Lots of great skiing mountains also double as hiking trails in the warmer months. However this area in Austria has got to be the only place this doubles as a hiking spot and a great place to scuba dive. *...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/18/austrian-lake-is-also-a-popular-hiking-spot/

Dog Defends Bone from Plush Rival

(YouTube link) Tommy doesn't want to share his bone with Lulu, despite the fact that Lulu wouldn't have taken it anyway. She's already stuffed! -via Arbroathdog, Cute, chihuahua...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/18/dog-defends-bone-from-plush-rival/

A Celebration of The Ray Gun

Ray guns have been featured in everything from War of The Worlds t Star Wars, yet it seems a hand held ray gun is still a thing of science fiction. Here however is a history of the imaginary device as it appears in d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/18/a-celebration-of-the-ray-gun/

Embryo Frozen for 20 Years Gets Born

What if you could put your baby on hold for twenty years? Would you do it? Scientists have now been able to achieve just that. Imagine being born at the age of 20. Doctors at the Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/18/embryo-frozen-for-20-years-gets-born/

Paralyzed Student Uses Exoskeleton To Walk At Graduation

Some day devices will be readily available to help wheel chair bound people walk again. Watch the video at the link to see a paralyzed man walk with the help of an exoskeleton. A 22-year-old paraplegic college gradu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/18/paralyzed-student-uses-exoskeleton-to-walk-at-graduation/

The Hero in the Picture

James Zwerg was a Freedom Rider who went to Montgomery, Alabama in 1961. As soon as he stepped off the bus, a mob grabbed him and beat him to a pulp. A photograph taken of Zwerg in the hospital was published nationwide a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/18/the-hero-in-the-picture/

Eagle Delivers Poodle to a Better Life

A female poodle fell out of the sky onto the grounds of Shorncliffe Nursing Home in Sechelt, British Columbia. How she came to be flying over the nursing home is explained by the deep talon marks in her back and sides,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/18/eagle-delivers-poodle-to-a-better-life/

The Five Stages of Star Wars Grief

Will Carlough grew up with Star Wars (as did many of the internet generation) and was an avid fan. He discusses the process of recovery in an essay at Slate. In high school, I read more Star Wars novels than I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/18/the-five-stages-of-star-wars-grief/

Is It Time to Destroy the Last Smallpox Stores?

Scientists and health officials are pretty certain that the smallpox virus exists in only two places in the world: at the CDC in Atlanta and in a government laboratory in Russia. The World Health Organization declared th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/18/is-it-time-to-destroy-the-last-smallpox-stores/

Breakfast Interrupted

(vimeo link) This video from Bruton Stroube Studios is "designed to showcase food in a beautiful and unusual way." But really, it's just fun to see flying food! A second video showing how it was done is posted at St...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/18/breakfast-interrupted/

Limited Lifetime of the Solar System

The following is an article from the science humor magazine Annals of Improbable Research. by Steve Trimberger With the loss of Pluto, the number of major planets in our solar system has dropped to eight....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/18/limited-lifetime-of-the-solar-system/
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