Archive for May 30th, 2011

Waterspouts at Close Range

(Video Link) The sky gods are angry at Australia! Several waterspouts were seen off the coast of New South Wales, and a news camera crew got very close to them: The video, taken from a helicopter by Australia's C...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/30/waterspouts-at-close-range/

Cat Plays Shell Game

[http://youtu.be/EppdVuV0z8I]  (YouTube link) Frida, a cat that lives in Berlin, has a good eye! -via redditCat, shell game...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/30/cat-plays-shell-game/

Credit Card Found 25 Years Later -Underwater!

John Krayeski of West Palm Beach, Florida, was spear fishing in the waters off Singer Island, specifically at an artificial reef called the Triangle on Mothers Day. A responsible diver, he often picks up trash he sees un...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/30/credit-card-found-25-years-later-underwater/

Psychological Dimensions of Rage Comics

The crudely-drawn faces that constitute rage face comic memes may seem vague and random, but they actually represent very specific emotions. This chart from the scholars at Know Your Meme explains the compar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/30/psychological-dimensions-of-rage-comics/

Doctor Who Is Gonna Bust a Cap in Yo Ass

(Video Link) This is a compilation of scenes of the Doctor getting violent. The Fourth Doctor especially seemed to appreciate long-range riflery. And the last scene...well, I did not see that coming at all. Content...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/30/doctor-who-is-gonna-bust-a-cap-in-yo-ass/

Robot Explores Pyramid

The Great Pyramid of Giza contains narrow passageways and chambers that have never been explored. A small robot was sent into an 8-inch wide chute in 1993 and 2002, but both expeditions ran into something impassable. Now...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/30/robot-explores-pyramid/

Ketchup Kritter Ketchup Bottle Cap

Ketchup Kritter Ketchup Bottle Cap - $3.95 It's the unofficial start of summer! Are you ready for your next backyard BBQ? Dress up your picnic table with the Ketchup Kritter Ketchup Bottle Cap from the NeatoShop.  T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/30/ketchup-kritter-ketchup-bottle-cap/

The Optimism Bias

Is the glass half empty or half full? Well, if you're anything like the average American, then chances are you're biased toward optimism.Here's an interesting article by Tali Sharot of TIME Magazine about science of opti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/30/the-optimism-bias/

Maze Cafe

Start your a-maze-ing day right with the Maze Cafe ($14.95). This clever cup and saucer set from the NeatoShop is designed by Turkish designer Erdem Selek. It features a molded maze pattern on the saucer that you can pla...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/30/maze-cafe/

The Football Feeling

(YouTube link) A Danish football league for 14-year-olds got a boost reminiscent of Improv Everwhere's Best Game Ever when a group that was "tasked with making the Under 21 European Football Championship more visibl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/30/the-football-feeling/

Living in a Billboard

This has got to be recycling at its best. Why throwout perfectly good billboards when you can reuse them as a living space? I don’t know about you, but how many billboards have you seen that would make a good one b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/30/living-in-a-billboard/

What an Astronaut's Camera Sees

This mini documentary shows the breathtaking views from space astronauts have captured with their video cameras. And you thought your vacation video was neat. An intimate tour... in 1080p... of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/30/what-an-astronauts-camera-sees/

Land Speed Record Bid Could Make Space Flight Safer

By developing new rocket technology on the land scientists hope to help aid in safer space travel. It sounds counter intuitive, however the group making the bid for the land speed record thinks it could lead to a bre...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/30/land-speed-record-bid-could-make-space-flight-safer/

Most Distant Object Ever Seen

A gamma ray burst may be most distant object from Earth ever observed. The object is so far that it is giving scientists a glimmer into the early universe. GRB 090429B (the numbered name denote...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/30/most-distant-object-ever-seen/

Literally Unbelievable

Now and then while surfing the web we all come across something almost believable yet just outrageous enough that we are not sure if it is real or not. However most of us don’t experience this doubt while reading a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/30/literally-unbelievable/

Play Zork on a Rotary Phone

Zork, a classic computer game from the 1970s, is now accessible through a rotary phone. The project is appropriately called "Dial-A-Grue": [...] a chap named Ulysses got the vintage game to run on a TDD (...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/30/play-zork-on-a-rotary-phone/

100 Years of Vincent Price

May 27th would have been Vincent Price's 100th birthday. In honor of the occasion, artist Zach Bellissimo drew 100 characters played by Vincent Price on sticky notes! See the whole thing at DeviantART or you can enla...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/30/100-years-of-vincent-price/

The Top 10 Best Modern Literary Love Stories

When people talk about literary loves, they mention Rhett and Scarlet, Heathcliff and Catherine, or Romeo and Juliet. It's about time some more modern love stories joined them. The Best Damn Creative Writing Blo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/30/the-top-10-best-modern-literary-love-stories/

(Yet Another) Bigfoot Sighting

(Watch on YouTube) Bigfoot was (probably not) caught again on video. A group of young people were recording absolutely nothing with an iPhone camera as they traversed the undergrowth near the Spokane River. Accordi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/30/yet-another-bigfoot-sighting/

Weird Home-Made Modded Cars

[caption id="attachment_46949" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Because clowns aren't scary enough already."][/caption] What the Internet has taught me: People do strange things, and sometimes these strange...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/30/weird-home-made-modded-cars/

Follow the Rs and the Ls

In another example of strangers collaborating to share information online, Minnesotastan asked for an explanation for a confusing passage in the novel Free Air: She rarely lost her way.  She was guided by the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/30/follow-the-rs-and-the-ls/

Tupac Lives According to (Hacker-Controlled) PBS

Hacker group The Lulz Boat pirated PBS.org and posted an article claiming Tupac Shakur--who was shot four times and died in September, 1996--is alive and well and living in New Zealand.  They also claim rapper Biggie Sm...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/30/tupac-lives-according-to-hacker-controlled-pbs/

Human-Sized Pin Toy

Lulu Guinness, a fashion designer in the UK, created this public art installation which invited people to create impressions of themselves with a giant pin toy: The giant frame of pins is situated in front of the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/30/human-sized-pin-toy/

Beef Jerky Purse

Nancy Wu, a student at the Art Center College of Design in California, made a Chanel purse out of pure beef jerky. Presumably it's not actually endorsed by Chanel, though one would imagine that Chanel would want to m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/30/beef-jerky-purse/

Manhattan 4:33PM

(YouTube Link) Manhattan as the sun goes down is re-imagined as a pinball machine.  It was created in After Effects and was directed by Lizzie Oxby.  It 'stars' John Taylor who also worked out the compositing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/30/manhattan-433pm/

Music Box Automata Pistols

(Video Link) This is a truly amazing work of art and machinery. Built in Geneva by Rochat around the year 1820, these two pistol-like objects are actually tiny music boxes. When the user pulls the trigger, a tiny, r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/30/music-box-automata-pistols/

Laurel & Hardy's Last Film Footage

(YouTube Link) This short video is thought to be the last footage of comedians Laurel and Hardy; it was shot in 1956 at the home of Stan Laurel’s daughter, Lois. Also featured in the clip: Stan Laurel's wife Ida K...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/30/laurel-hardys-last-film-footage/

Three Leias in the TARDIS

Well, sure. But are those the correct model blasters? This image was taken by deviantART user glittersweet, a textile artist in New Zealand. Link via NerdcoreStar Wars, Doctor Who, Princess Leia, deviantART, t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/30/three-leias-in-the-tardis/

#1 Chef Oven Mitt

#1 Chef Oven Mitt - $9.95 Is your Dad your #1 man?  This Father's Day get him the #1 Chef Oven Mitt from the NeatoShop.  It's the perfect gift for your #1 Dad from his #1 fan.  Now let the Father's Day feast begin!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/30/1-chef-oven-mitt/

Five for Fighting

The following is an article from the book Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Salutes the Armed Forces. In 1942 five brothers made a sacrifice that showed just how much a family could give to the war effort.PAT...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/30/five-for-fighting/
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