Archive for May 28th, 2011

What Is This Tool Used For?

If you take a look at a catalog of tools for a specialized craft, you might be amazed at the vast number of specialized pieces of equipment available that you've never heard of. This tool, for example, is a perforati...

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The $100,000 Room

When German artist Hans-Peter Feldmann won $100,000 from the Biennial Hugo Boss Prize, which awards achievement in contemporary art, he decided to give back in this peculiarly fascinating art:Feldmann decided to give...

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Sharp Act Knife Sharpener

Sharp Act Knife Sharpener - $11.95 Do you know a magician in the kitchen?  Get them the Sharp Act Knife Sharpener from the NeatoShop.  Everyone will be in awe of this fabulous knife sharpener shaped like the sawing...

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TRON: Legacy Aerosol Mural and Light Graffiti

To promote TRON: Legacy, Walt Disney Studio commissioned Jim Vision of End of the Line (in association with Distillery Productions and Toby Summerskill) to paint a truly epic mural. Here's the epic making of video clip (...

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Would You Adopt The Most Evil Dog Ever?

Pig farmer Tem Sosa of Norfolk, UK, is giving away her pet border collie, "Evil Bob." Problem is, Bob has little redeeming quality, as this hilariously frank advertisement in the website Preloved clearly states...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/28/would-you-adopt-the-most-evil-dog-ever/

Budgie Balancing on a Ball

Yes, the budgerigar is probably trying to mount the tennis ball, but I still find the cuteness factor to be very high and the floor extremely clean. Click play or go to Link [YouTube] - via MetafilterCute, parro...

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Brochure for a University Criminology Course

Junior, an agency in Australia, made a brochure for a criminology course at Griffith University that goes way beyond a trifold flyer. It's like an ad for CSI! Link via Super Punchuniversities...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/28/brochure-for-a-university-criminology-course/

Can the DIY Community Save RadioShack?

Image: Calsidyrose [Flickr] RadioShack was founded by two brothers who wanted to provide equipment for the then-new field of ham radio. Over the next few decades, the company...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/28/can-the-diy-community-save-radioshack/

Slow Motion Video of Hummingbird Feeding

This one is pretty cool: a slow-motion video clip of a female Allen's hummingbird feeding, captured at 300 FPS by JCMDI.Take a look over at Anything and Everything blog: Link [embedded YouTube clip] Hummingbird, slowmoti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/28/slow-motion-video-of-hummingbird-feeding/

The Skull Tower

In 1809, the Ottoman Empire wanted to warn the Serbian people not to attempt any more foolish rebellion*, so it created this macabre monument:Serbian forces dug new trenches under the local command of the Duke, Steva...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/28/the-skull-tower/

Bath Tub Buggy

The American philosopher Homer Simpson once praised the concept of the motorhome as "a car I can go to the bathroom in." The custom-built (no, sadly, this was not a production vehicle) Bath Tub Buggy made by George B...

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High-Tech Beauty Don't: LED Eyeshadow

Designer Lulin Ding has interesting ideas about makeup. She dreamt up this LED Eyeshadow contraption because she was "interested in the way women wear eyeshadow and how most of the time you can only see the details w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/28/high-tech-beauty-dont-led-eyeshadow/

Tea with Stephen Fry and Lady Gaga

In what seems a bit like a modernist reenactment of the Mad Hatter's tea party, the venerable Stephen Fry sat down with Lady Gaga for tea and an interview for FT Magazine. It's a weird pairing, no doubt, but how can anyo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/28/tea-with-stephen-fry-and-lady-gaga/

Moose Head Mobile Phone Stand

Moose Head Mobile Phone Stand - $7.95 Have you been searching endlessly for the perfect phone stand?  Well, look no further! You need the Moose Head Mobile Phone Stand from the NeatoShop.  This fabulous little stand s...

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The Milkable Male Goat of Brazil

Nature is always throwing weirdness at us, and today's helping comes in the form of a hermaphroditic goat--a breedable male that can be milked. A visitor to a goat show in Brazil did not hesitate to buy a hermaphrodite...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/28/the-milkable-male-goat-of-brazil/

The Chemistry of Building Burgers

It's Memorial Day weekend and just about everyone will be out grilling some burgers. But have you ever thought about the science behind the food you're eating (too much of)? Scientific American and NBC Learn have teamed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/28/the-chemistry-of-building-burgers/

Seriously Freaky Caterpillars

Sure, it looks like a wayward ball of fluff. Maybe a even baby tribble. But that little guy in the pic above is the White Flannel Moth caterpillar, and the photographer who picked it up? Not happy. Those tiny little...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/28/seriously-freaky-caterpillars/

This Week at Neatorama

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial beginning of summer, since many schools are out, pools are opening, employers are juggling everyone's vacations, and the weather is nice enough for a cookout. I hear there's a big c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/28/this-week-at-neatorama-53/

The Grand Rapids LipDub

(YouTube link) Back in January, Newsweek listed Grand Rapids, Michigan as one of "America's Dying Cities." Mayor George Hartwell did not agree, and said as much. The city responded by producing an epic LipDub video...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/28/the-grand-rapids-lipdub/






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