Archive for May 19th, 2011

Micro-Origami in Water

(Video link) A beautiful video clip that shows tiny origami creations being unfolded on water. Flotilla is a video of micro-origamis (2 ou 3 centimeters long) which are opening slowly onto the surface of the...

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Better Homes and Bunkers

Are any of you old enough to recall the Cuban Missile  Crisis in 1962?  The world came close to a nuclear war and kids like me participated in nuclear attack drills in which we were instructed to hide under our desks a...

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Woodsman Coffee Table

It's a simple but elegant design. The Woodsman table, by designer Chris Duffy, takes its inspiration from the folktale "Little Red Riding Hood." Link via Born Richcoffee table, Little Red Riding Hood, tables, Grim...

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Salsa-Dancing, Trombone-Playing Darth Vader Entertains Seniors

(Video Link) Actually, it's not the real Darth Vader. It's just an actor dressed up as Darth Vader. Specifically, this is Jonathan Arons, who puts on a truly original performance for people at a senior center in New...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/19/salsa-dancing-trombone-playing-darth-vader-entertains-seniors/

QR Code Tattoo

Jully Nascimento from Brazil got this QR code inked on her arm. When scanned, it reads "hold on". That's the name of a song by Good Charlotte that was meaningful to her in her youth. via Geeky Tattoostattoos, QR c...

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Beer Nunchaku

There's just something majestically beautiful about cement-filled Budweiser cans linked by a chain. This work by Brooklyn-based designers Chen Chen and Kai Tsien Williams is called "American Ninja". via Colossal |...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/19/beer-nunchaku/

Sesame Street's Bert Interviews Andy Samberg

(Video Link) Interviewing is a skill and not everyone has it -- but some surprising people do. Like William Shatner. Have you seen his Raw Nerve? Whatever faults he has, Shatner knows how to do a probing in...

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Homemade Geo Metro Limousine

It takes a special sort of genius to even envision a limo consisting of 2 or more Geo Metros, let alone build one. And is that duct tape? Even better. Jalopnik reader Louis spotted this vehicle outside of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/19/homemade-geo-metro-limousine/

Underwater Explosion

(Video Link) There's not much information about this video, but, allegedly, it shows an explosion at the bottom of a water-filled quarry. There's enough 12-year old boy left in me to say that this is awesome. via...

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How To Build a Taser

Do you want to learn how to send a fun 330 volts of electricity into the back of your friend’s neck? Do you not want to have to deal with the awkwardness of ordering a professional taser for home use? Then this gui...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/19/how-to-build-a-taser/

Robotic Luggage Handler

If you’re like me you hate having to give a tip to the Bellboy for carrying your bags. Well now you won’t have to if you stay at New York City’s new futuristic Yotel Hotel. Yobot, a direct descendant of the ro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/19/robotic-luggage-handler/

The Cosby Sweater Project

The Cosby Sweater Project takes sweaters worn by Bill Cosby during episodes of The Cosby Show and creates unique art out of them. I’m not sure why this exists, but anything utilizing the love we have for Bill Cosb...

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Titanic II

The greatest, fastest most sophisticated ship created of al time… The Titanic II. What could go wrong? This faux sequel to the James Cameron smash hit was created by The Asylum, a movie production company infamous...

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It’s Almost My Turn To Order

This is one of those things that everyone does, but no one ever talks about. You’re at a restaurant, you are about to order your food but must wait for the other people to finish their order. Everyone gets that rea...

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Rain-delay Entertainment

(YouTube link) Vaudeville makes a modern comeback! Tuesday's game between Clemson and Davidson was delayed by rain, so the players jumped into the gap to keep the fans amused. -via Metafilterbaseball, humor, rain de...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/19/rain-delay-entertainment/

The Pink Panther

A litter of kittens was dumped at a concrete factory in Redruth, Cornwall, England. They were taken to an animal shelter named Cats Protection. The staff fed the kittens and washed them, but one is still stained pink -an...

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Woodburning Cars

When gasoline was rationed or nonexistent during World War II, many cars were converted to run on firewood. The trend is making a comeback of sorts as gas prices rise higher and higher. See some of these cars and fin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/19/woodburning-cars/

What Is It? game 178

It is once again time for our collaboration with the always amusing What Is It? Blog. Do you know what this thing is? Can you take a wild guess? Place your guess in the comment section below. One guess per commen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/19/what-is-it-game-178/

Toilet Paper: How America Convinced the World to Wipe

Since the dawn of time, people have found nifty ways to clean up after the bathroom act. The most common solution was simply to grab what was at hand: coconuts, shells, snow, moss, hay, leaves, grass, corncobs, shee...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/19/toilet-paper-how-america-convinced-the-world-to-wipe/

Spectacular Cog Railways

Cog railways can travel up steep hills and mountains because of an extra rail underneath with teeth. Cogwheels on the train itself fit into those teeth and keep it pushing upward. Some of these railways have been in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/19/spectacular-cog-railways/

I Like Vegetables

(YouTube link) The latest from Parry Gripp (previously). Even vegetables haters will like this song! -via BuzzfeedSong, vegetables, Parry Gripp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/19/i-like-vegetables/

Beatles Baby Quilt

Redditor suziecreamcheese made this quilt for a baby shower. Each quilt block is a representation of a Beatles album cover. I think she nailed the White Album, don't you? Link -via Blame It On The VoicesBeatles, quil...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/19/beatles-baby-quilt/






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