Archive for May 31st, 2011

Blood Bath Shower Gel

Blood Bath Shower Gel - $7.45 Have you diagnosed someone in need of some good clean fun?  Get them the Blood Bath Shower Gel from the NeatoShop. This fabulous Blood Bath Shower Gel is cherry-scented.  It is designe...

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Gimme Shelter

(YouTube link) Playing for Change, the folks who brought us "Stand By Me" a couple of years ago, traveled the world to bring many artists together for a performance of the Rolling Stones classic "Gimme Shelter." htt...

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Ambigrams and Upside-down Heads

Sam "No Nickname" Saxton makes vertical ambigrams with illustrations that read the same whether you hold them right side up or upside down. He's given the treatment to presidents, pop culture figures, and even Star W...

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Revolutionary New Birth Control Method for Men

Well, I thought that the DIY vasectomy kit that we sell in the NeatoShop would have been sufficient, but apparently some men are looking for alternate solutions in the field of contraception. Namely, one that isn't so pe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/31/revolutionary-new-birth-control-method/

What Is the Fittest City in the US?

According to a study by the American College of Sports Medicine, it's the Minneapolis-St.Paul metropolitan area, followed by Washington, D.C.: Their winning rank reflects the cities' relatively low (and rapidly-dimini...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/31/what-is-the-fittest-city-in-the-us/

Captain Jean-Luc Picard Proposal

I have no information about this young lady, but it is obvious that she is very fortunate to have found a man of such discerning taste and character. "Aye aye, sir" would be an appropriate response. via Geekologie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/31/captain-jean-luc-picard-proposal/

Huge Slingshot That Fires Circular Sawblades

(Video Link) If there was a Nobel Prize for Awesomeness, Jörg Sprave would win it easily. And why isn't there such a Nobel Prize? The mere existence of this weapon alone justifies its creation. Sprave, noted for...

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James Charles' Altered Currency

Also featuring Abraham Lincoln as Frida Kahlo and Andrew Jackson as Ronald McDonald. James Charles has made some slight adjustments to US currency. These are on display at The Shooting Gallery in San Francisco, as we...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/31/james-charles-altered-currency/

Jedi Delinquents

(Video Link) One of Freddie Wong's best short films was Jedi A-Holes -- a brief glimpse into the world of criminally miscreant Jedi. He's back with the same theme, and the same two Jedi knights causing misc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/31/jedi-delinquents/

Cheesy Couture

Inspired by Lady Gaga's meat dress, fashion and textile students at Bath Spa University created fashions using 1000 pounds of  Pilgrims Choice Vintage, Extra Mature and Red Leicester cheeses.  These heat-molded, scu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/31/cheesy-couture/

Engineering Students Design Robot Rubik's Cube Solver

If you were around in the 80's, you had a Rubik's Cube puzzle. I hated those things and always resorted to pulling the stickers off to win in frustration. Some students from Swinburne University of Technology created...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/31/engineering-students-design-robot-rubiks-cube-solver/

Photographers Commission Custom Leica 50mm Summilux Lens Style Wedding Bands

Over the years, I have seen a number of wild wedding bands that people wear. I am partial to the carbon fiber and tungsten type myself. If you are into photography, you will appreciate the wedding bands a couple phot...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/31/photographers-commission-custom-leica-50mm-summilux-wedding-bands/

Tiny Table Tennis

Tiny Table Tennis - $9.95 Do you have the back to work blues?  Keep the holiday weekend party going with the Tiny Table Tennis set from the NeatoShop.  Grab a coworker or play by yourself. This miniature ping pong set...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/31/tiny-table-tennis/

Tennis Playing Robotic Swiss Quadrocopters

They say that one day robots and computers will be able to do things better than humans can. This pair of flying machines can already play tennis better than I can. Granted that’s not saying much on my part, but st...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/31/tennis-playing-robotic-swiss-quadrocopters/

Mysterious Markings Discovered at Great Pyramid of Giza

Archeologists have used robots to uncover some new and strange symbols inside an unexplored portion of the Great Pyramid of Giza. The robots where able to fit inside a space that is too small people to reach. *str...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/31/mysterious-markings-discovered-at-great-pyramid-of-giza/

Cloud Computing The Largest Telescope Ever Built

Building the world’s largest radio telescope will come with lots of infrastructure issues to start with. One of the biggest problems researchers will face is how to analyze the massive amount of data that will be c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/31/cloud-computing-the-largest-telescope-ever-built/

“Deadpool” is Patrolling Small City in Washington State

Let’s say you really love comic books and you want to dress up as your favorite character to go out and help people. Normally people like choose a superhero to emulate. One man in Washington didn’t let the fact t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/31/%e2%80%9cdeadpool%e2%80%9d-is-patrolling-small-city-in-washington-state/

40 Things That Will Make You Feel Old

Surge hasn’t been sold in ten years.  These 40 things will make you feel old (assuming you’re not young in which case you won’t get these references which in turn will make the rest of us feel old.) Linkret...

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"Smooth Criminal" Cello Duet

(Video Link) This video is called "Two Cellos Solo" but a) two cellos make a duet and 2) it's more like a battle. That said, it's interesting and now we have a Michael Jackson mini-theme going today. Enjoy! http://...

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Freestyle Canoeing

(YouTube link) Because WHY NOT. From battenkiller's YouTube page, a brief explanation of the sport: American Freestyle canoeing is the art of paddling a canoe on flat water with perfect control of its movements. Th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/31/freestyle-canoeing/

The Democratic Party’s ‘Seven Dwarfs’ of 1988

This particular Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss will be hard for many, but a piece of cake for political animals of a certain age. In July of 1987, way before the presidential primary of 1988, seven democratic contend...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/31/the-democratic-partys-%e2%80%98seven-dwarfs-of-1988/

The Swedish Beaver Invasion

Swedish police were called to handle a wayward beaver for the second time in recent months yesterday morning after one of the industrious rodents made its way into a homeowner's garage. Whether the beaver took a wro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/31/the-swedish-beaver-invasion/

Which Dog Did It?

(YouTube link) Someone got into the trash! The homeowners have two dogs, so how can they determine which one is the guilty party? -via Arbroathtrash, dog, evidence, mischief...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/31/which-dog-did-it/

Dalek with Zipper Compartment

Orata at Feather and Fan made this knit dalek with a zippered compartment in the front, where the dalek can stash a knitted Kaled mutant (or some other other freakish being). The knitting pattern is included in the p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/31/dalek-with-zipper-compartment/

The Inebriate in Captivity

John F. Ptak came across an 1908 newspaper photo essay entitled "The Pleasant Lot of the Inebriate in Captivity: The comfortable quarters of the inmates of a state reformatory for inebriates." The life in the state...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/31/the-inebriate-in-captivity/

Who's Bad?

(vimeo link)It's a ridiculous game of one-upmanship between Michael Jackson and Mr. Bean! Patrick Boivin directed this stop-motion animation from Pascal Blais Studios. -via Laughing Squidstopmotion, action figures, Patri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/31/whos-bad/

A Camera Worth Nearly $2 Million

Photo link Does this camera look like a million bucks to you? How about $2 million? This Leica O-series is just one of 25 ever made to "test the market" in 1923, two years before the camera's A-Series debuted, accor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/31/a-camera-worth-nearly-2-million/

Fireworks and Lightning and Comets, Oh My!

[caption id="attachment_46990" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="(C) Antti Kemppainen"][/caption] Sometimes nature is more amazing than whatever we can dream up. Though the photo above looks like some sort of s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/31/fireworks-and-lightning-and-comets-oh-my/

The Crime-Fighting Armored Sleeve

On paper, it looks a lot like something from a video game. In actuality, it looks even more so. David Brown, a cameraman, editor and producer, has won a PopSci 2011 Invention Award for his BodyGuard design--an armore...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/31/the-crime-fighting-armored-sleeve/

Star Wars Lightsaber Flashlight (Darth Vader)

Star Wars Lightsaber Flashlight (Darth Vader) - $25.95 Are you a Star Wars fanatic in need of a new flashlight?  Behold the Star Wars Lightsaber Flashlight (Darth Vader) from the NeatoShop.  This fabulous red LED flas...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/31/star-wars-lightsaber-flashlight-darth-vader/








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