Archive for May 21st, 2011

The EWE Chart

The EWE chart is a clever poster by Malaysian artist Lim Heng Swee. It's available as a print through Etsy. Link -via JazJazArt, design, eye chart, ewe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/21/the-ewe-chart/

Paralyzed Man Stands Up

A hit-and-run accident five years ago left Rob Summers paralyzed from the waist down. Doctors said he would never walk again, but thanks to a new type of therapy, he can now stand on his own. Summers' injury disrupted t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/21/paralyzed-man-stands-up/

BatBytes Sandwich Crust Cutter

BatBytes Sandwich Crust Cutter - $2.95 Do you hate having crust on your sandwich?  Do you love bats and all things spooky? You need the BatBytes Sandwich Crust Cutter from the NeatoShop.  Who needs fine dining when yo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/21/batbytes-sandwich-crust-cutter/

Phil Kirkland's Surreal Textbook Illustrations

Back in the early 1970s, an illustrator named Phil Kirkland created some amazing textbook illustrations, mostly for psychology and health books. Pictured above is his "Moving from Youth to Adulthood". I think that I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/21/phil-kirklands-surreal-textbook-illustrations/

Shaving with a Helicopter

(Video Link) Back when I drove a forklift for a living, we had driving contests, like picking up and transporting an egg without breaking it. Helicopter pilots, however, are a more daring breed, as you can see from...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/21/shaving-with-a-helicopter/

Markus Reugels's Water Drops

German photographer Markus Reugels specializes in high-speed photography, and captures a lot of images of water drops. By adding chemicals to the water and raising his shutter speed to one sixteen thousandth of a sec...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/21/markus-reugelss-water-drops/

Optimist

(vimeo link) Bran Thompson made this video from footage taken at the annual Holi Festival (previously at Neatorama) at the Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork, Utah. The song is "Optimist" is by Zoe Keating...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/21/optimist/

This Week at Neatorama

If you've got some free time this weekend, you'll want to catch up on everything you might have missed at Neatorama while you were working. We had some interesting articles this week! Tuesday was writer and comedian T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/21/this-week-at-neatorama-52/

Star Wars Bathroom Tilework

Emily Jagoda, an architect, designed this bathroom's tilework. It's for kids, but I'd love to have it in mine. Link via Technabob | Jagoda's WebsiteStar Wars, tiles...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/21/star-wars-tilework-bathroom/

How Snake Oil Got a Bad Rap

We use the term "snake oil" for anything promoted as a cure-all that doesn't work, whether it is medicine or political policy. But back in the 1860s, Chinese immigrants who worked on the Transcontinental Railroad used oi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/21/how-snake-oil-got-a-bad-rap/

How Area 51 Hid Secret Craft

Twenty years after the Cold War ended, more and more classified documents from that era are being released, which means we are gradually learning about what really went on at the infamous Area 51. It was a serio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/21/how-area-51-hid-secret-craft/
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