Archive for May 23rd, 2011

Giant Bug!

(Video Link) It's a Heteropteryx dilatata, more commonly known as a Malaysian Jungle Nymph. At six inches long, these critters are among the biggest insects in the world. They eat bramble, leaves, and unattended chi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/23/giant-bug/

Into the Abyss

I ran across these haunting, frightening images at Colossal last week. They're the work of Isaac Cordal, who creates and poses tiny cement sculptures to reveal a dystopian vision of a sinking world. When...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/23/into-the-abyss/

Spitball Dart Decision Maker

Spitball Dart Decision Maker - $9.95 Life is full of choices.  Do you need to make another spit decision?  You need the Spitball Dart Decision Maker from the NeatoShop.  This handy kit comes with 40 decision making s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/23/spitball-dart-decision-maker/

Playing with an Otter

(YouTube link) An otter at Sea World in San Diego has fun with an energetic toddler. Which is what otters really are underneath that fur! -via Buzzfeedzoo, aquarium, otter...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/23/playing-with-an-otter/

Star Wars Crayon Sculptures

These marvelous sculptures of Star Wars characters have been attributed to an artist named Steve Thompson. The detailed work on the stormtrooper helmet is particularly nice. via blastr | Previously: Crayo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/23/star-wars-crayon-sculptures/

New Elevators Sort Users by Rank

Elevator technology is taking a great leap forward from what you're probably used to. Newer models can be accessed by swiping ID cards and programmed and controlled by managers, either to give priority to certain users o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/23/new-elevators-sort-users-by-rank/

Food Chain

Snyder, a street artist in Carlsbad, California, added a bit of stencil work to a weathered wall to create this image. It's called "Eddie the Great Gray." Link via Copyranter | Artist's Websitestreet art...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/23/food-chain/

Japanese Sword Pistol

What is this thing? I'm having trouble tracking down an authoritative source (or even the origin of this photograph), but here's what's written on the sign: This unusual item was captured by US forces during the P...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/23/japanese-sword-pistol/

Sonic the Hedgehog Flipbook

(Video Link) What are you doing for the next hour? Good, because you've got a lot of entertainment ahead of you. YouTube user BloodyRenegadeX's channel is packed with great flipbook animations, such as this one abou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/23/sonic-the-hedgehog-flipbook/

Clothing Donation Box: "Donating" Isn't Necessarily Charitable

You wanted to get rid of some old clothes, but Goodwill is not yet open. There's a clothes donation box in the next parking lot, so why not put it there? After all, donating is donating, right...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/23/clothing-donation-box-donating-isnt-necessarily-charitable/

What a Good Idea: Drunks Decided to Let the Police Settle Their Drunken Argument

Two women got into a drunken argument after a night's drinking at the bar, and decided that the only logical way to find out who's right is to let the police decide: Tro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/23/what-a-good-idea-drunks-decided-to-let-the-police-settle-their-drunken-argument/

Star Wars-Themed Food Truck

You ate food from that thing? You're braver than I thought. Appropriately, the truck is called the Grillenium Falcon, and there's a fried sandwich on the side is shaped like the Millennium Falcon. I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/23/star-wars-themed-food-truck/

Edible Zoetropes

(Vimeo Link) Parisian photographer Alexandre Dubosc created "Alimation" for the 2011 Annecy International Animated Film Festival. Dubosc used crepes, candies and matches to create a yummy looking whirling animation t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/23/edible-zoetrope/

Mmmm, Zombie Truffles

Is your sweetheart a zombie? These delicious truffle brains are the perfect gift for Zombie Awareness Month which, in case you'd forgotten, just happens to be May! Once you've found a tiny brain mold you're ready to crea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/23/mmmm-zombie-truffles/

Talking Dalek Alarm Clock

Talking Dalek Alarm Clock - $29.95 Attention Doctor Who fans! Behold the fabulous Talking Dalek Alarm Clock from the NeatoShop!  The clock features 3 soothing Dalek phrases: "You would make a good Dalek," "You are an e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/23/talking-dalek-alarm-clock/

Action Figures For The Politically Inclined

Marx, Thoreau, Mao and Lenin take a hike. This sounds like the set up for a joke, doesn't it?. These Mountain Men action figures from Mountain Research come equipped with rucksacks, walking sticks and cute little hiking...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/23/action-figures-for-the-politically-inclined/

It's A New Baby Boy/Girl!

Well, in their defense, they do look alike at that age! Via Arbroathbaby, greeting cards...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/23/its-a-new-baby-boygirl/

Training Dresser

Love, love, love this "Training Dresser" kid's cabinet by Seattle furniture maker Peter Briscol. But if you can afford the $1,500 price tag, I'm sure you can afford to hire a nanny to outsource that pesky task...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/23/training-dresser/

Is Strategic Default Morally Wrong?

As the real estate market continues to limp along, more and more homeowners are opting for strategic default - basically walking away from a mortgage you can afford to pay.Many describe it as a savvy business decision (e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/23/is-strategic-default-morally-wrong/

Dear Slackers: Teacher's Last Letter to Students on Why They Should Study

Jaime O'Neill is an English teacher who penned this Dear Students letter for his last class after teaching for 40 years. Every student should read it, but probably won't and therefore will learn the hard way (ju...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/23/dear-slackers-teachers-last-letter-to-students-on-why-they-should-study/

Volcanic Plumes over Io

The Galileo spacecraft captured this fantastic color composite image of a volcanic eruption on Jupiter's moon Io. APOD explains:At the image top, over Io's limb, a bluish plume rises about 140 kilometers above the su...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/23/volcanic-plumes-over-io/

First Pope Phone Call In Space

This past Saturday Pope Benedict became the first pope to call astronauts in space. He talked to the crew of the Space Shuttle Endeavour along with those at the International Space Station. From space, "I think it mus...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/23/first-pope-phone-call-in-space/

Remote Controlled Superhero

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no it’s a flying cutout of a superhero remotely controlled. See video at the link. Due to the low weight to surface area and that it has a high wing like a Piper cub with a low center...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/23/remote-controlled-superhero/

Japanese Water Car

While we are busy trying to create and market the perfect electric car, the Japanese have gone the extra mile and plan to mass produce a car which runs primarily on water. What do you think, will this car be a viable a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/23/japanese-water-car/

Austrian Death Machine

Austrian Death Machine is an Arnold Schwarzenegger themed side project band of heavy metal musician Tim Lambesis (of the group As I Lay Dying). Lambesis has released two concept albums with Austrian Death Machine; Tota...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/23/austrian-death-machine/

How To Build a Tesla Coil

I used to love playing with the Tesla Coils at the mall but never wanted to fork over the cash for one. Now this helpful guide will show me how to build my own Tesla Coil right at home. However please be careful: Brin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/23/how-to-build-a-tesla-coil/

Shelby GT500 Wireless Road Mice

Shelby GT500 Wireless Road Mice - $54.95 | All Ford Road Mice Psst, is your Dad a Shelby lover? Here's the pefect Father's Day gift: the Shelby GT500 Wireless Road Mice comp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/23/shelby-gt500-wireless-road-mice/

Big Cities, Little Names

Mental_floss continues to have fun with the latest US Census data in today's Lunchtime Quiz. Of the 150 most populous cities in the United States, 11 have names that are only four or five letters long. How many can...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/23/big-cities-little-names/

Scientific Illustration

Scientific Illustration is a Tumbler blog with 66 pages of scientific drawings and paintings from many linked sources. Find what you're particularly interested in seeing by scrolling through the archives -keep scroll...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/23/scientific-illustration/

Letters to E.T.

The Retroist reprinted some letters from the 1983 book Letters to E.T. Most of the letters are from children to the alien character, but this one is to Steven Spielberg himself. Link -via @LettersOfNoteFunny...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/23/letters-to-e-t/








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