Archive for June 2nd, 2011

Giant Carnivorous Hermaphrodite Snails

The population of giant carnivorous hermaphrodite snails (formally, Powelliphanta) is on the rise in New Zealand, and that's a good thing. Six years ago, New Zealand's Department of Conservation (DOC) found 51 live spe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/02/giant-carnivorous-hermaphrodite-snails/

Russian Nesting Doll (Matryoshka) Trinket Box

Russian Nesting Doll (Matryoshka) Trinket Box - $6.95 Are you crazy about Matryoshkas?  Behold the fantastic Russian Nesting Doll (Matryoshka) Trinket Box from the NeatoShop.  It's so cute in an angry, scary, and bitt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/02/russian-nesting-doll-matryoshka-trinket-box/

The Perfect Birthday

(YouTube link) What can you possibly give a two-year-old dog to make him the happiest puppy in the world? Bunk will never forget this one! -via Buzzfeeddog, birthday, balloons...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/02/the-perfect-birthday/

What's Really Happening in the Kitten Hugging Video?

The one minute video from last week we called In Mommy's Arms has been watched 18 million times on YouTube! Most folks thought it was adorable, while a few warned us not to anthropomorphize animals. National Geographic a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/02/whats-really-happening-in-the-kitten-hugging-video/

Cassette Tape Doilies

Jennifer Cantwell found that cassette tape can be successfully crocheted, and so turned Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band into a doily. What album do you think would make good doily fodder? Link via C...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/02/cassette-tape-doilies/

I Find This Gathering of Penguins Somewhat Ominous

Officially, the 200,000 penguins are on the Salisbury Plain of South Georgia Island to mate. But still, that's a lot of penguins. If they were ever to make a power grab, this would be the time. Link via K...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/02/i-find-this-gathering-of-penguins-somewhat-ominous/

Motorized LEGO Sandcrawler

(Video Link) Marshal Banana's 10,000-piece LEGO Jawa sandcrawler is an extraordinary work in the medium. It's executed in great detail, inside and out. And it even works at collecting droids! He adds this interestin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/02/motorized-lego-sandcrawler/

Bronia Sawyer's Book Sculptures

Bronia Sawyer crafts lovely sculptures from old books, some abstract and some surprisingly realistic. She writes: I love to take something like a book and turning it in to something visually pleasing. With book sc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/02/bronia-sawyers-book-sculptures/

Police Shoot Concrete, Ornamental Alligator

After hearing reports that an alligator was loose in a suburban neighborhood, Kansas City police rushed to a home and found a concrete, ornamental alligator. Except they didn't realize that's what it was right away: A...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/02/police-shoot-concrete-ornamental-alligator/

Dolphin Tattoo on Amputation Site

This clever tattoo by Valio Ska makes good use of amputation scarring, don't you think? Kudos to the owner for his sense of humor. Link via Nerdcoretattoos, amputation...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/02/dolphin-tattoo-on-amputation-site/

Miniature But Functional Firearms

For forty years, Alexander Perfiliev has been making miniature model firearms. They're duplicates of the actual designs (such as the Makarov pistol pictured above) scaled way, way down. English Russia report...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/02/miniature-but-functional-firearms/

Dog Wants to Play with Dolphins

(Video Link) Maverick the dog was fascinated by the dolphins, and so decided to jump in and play with them. His hoomins were none too thrilled with him. via The Mary Suedogs, dolphins...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/02/dog-wants-to-play-with-dolphins/

Leslie Nielsen's Final Joke

Actor Leslie Neilsen was known for his fart jokes. His gravestone, installed at Evergreen Cemetery in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has one. The quote says, "Let 'er rip." Which could mean Rest in Peace, but we all know...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/02/leslie-nielsens-final-joke/

Germany's Cadaver-Scouting Vultures

Move out of the way, police dogs! German police have a new best friend--the vulture. A team of three carrion-seeking birds have been trained to help officers find bodies. The only hitch is that the birds tend to peck at...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/02/germanys-cadaver-scouting-vultures/

Virtual Reality Ball

It's called the "Immersive Cocoon" but it's really more like a residential-scale Holodeck, where you can work, exercise, watch movies, play games, or visit the aquarium. Designer Tino Schaedler and design-and-ad firm...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/02/virtual-reality-ball/

Making the Best of Invasive Species

Sometimes species are introduced to a new environment by mistake, and sometimes on purpose with the best of intentions. Often the unintended consequences are that the new species takes over and drives out native plants a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/02/making-the-best-of-invasive-species/

Reluctant Bride Cake Topper

Reluctant Bride Cake Topper - $17.95 June is full of wedding bells!  Love is in the air! Do you know a would-be-bride who is a little hesitant about giving up her single status?  Get them the Reluctant Bride Cake...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/02/reluctant-bride-cake-topper/

Nightmare at Café Terrace

Image:Nightmare at Café Terrace by wytrab8 [Flickr]Hillary White (previously on Neatorama) is an artist specializes in mashing up pop culture with classic artwork. This one above, inspired by Vincent van Gogh's Ca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/02/nightmare-at-caf-terrace/

Scientists Make Interesting Parents

Adam Ruben, PhD. wrote about what kind of parents scientists turn out to be -mainly geeky. The above is his imagery of what his child's birth "project" would look like in a peer-reviewed journal. The rest of the arti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/02/scientists-make-interesting-parents/

Italy to Jersey Shore: No, Grazie!

What? You don't follow the high culture series Jersey Shore on television? Well, let me fill in the latest development of the "guido/guidette" lifestyle for you: the sophisticated cast of Jersey Shore tried to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/02/italy-to-jersey-shore-no-grazie/

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince as a Comic

I've mentioned Lucy Knisley's awesome comic book-style interpretation of the Harry Potter books before, but now she's back with the latest installment of the series: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. M...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/02/harry-potter-and-the-half-blood-prince-as-a-comic/

Man Ordered to Tweet Apology 100 Times

Did you ever have to write your apology on the blackboard 100 times in school for something you did wrong? Well, think of this as the social media equivalent:Social activist Fahmi Fadzil has been ordered by a court i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/02/man-ordered-to-tweet-apology-100-times/

Is the Yellow Brick Road in Peekskill?

When L. Frank Baum wrote The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, could the yellow brick road have been inspired by a road in Peekskill, New York? City historian John Curran thinks so, and has done the research. Baum attended Peekski...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/02/is-the-yellow-brick-road-in-peekskill/

North Korea One of The Happiest Places on Earth

North Korea may be one of the happiest places on Earth… according to a study by North Korea. Guess who is last? That’s right, the "American Empire." However you know the study was fair and balanced since they did...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/02/north-korea-one-of-the-happiest-places-on-earth/

How To Live Forever

A new documentary is coming out that explores living longer and the age old pursuit of living forever. The most interesting feature of the documentary is this 101 year old British man who drinks several pints of beer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/02/how-to-live-forever/

Robot Skin That Can Feel

Here is yet another development that will have you asking scientists “seriously, have you never seen The Terminator?” The good folks at Cyberdine - I mean Stanford researchers have developed a skin that could one...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/02/robot-skin-that-can-feel/

Sustainable Community Cut Off From the World Almost 40 Years Ago

While a group cut off from the world for forty years might sound like a cargo cult in these environmentally minded folks live this way on purpose and with purpose. They cut themselves off from technology  and the mo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/02/sustainable-community-cut-off-from-the-world-almost-40-years-ago/

Light Switch Time Capsule

When I moved into my new apartment all I got were a bunch of child proof locks on all the cabinets that I had to disassemble. Why not leave a little time capsule for future tenants of your dwelling to discover? Here...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/02/light-switch-time-capsule/

Will the Sonim Cellphone Blend?

(YouTube link) Usually, when Tom Dickinson puts a piece of tech in his Blendtec, it's rendered unusable (and sometimes aflame). But the world's toughest cellphone, the Sonim XP3300 Force, came out ugly but still fun...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/02/will-the-sonim-cellphone-blend/

Gumball Wars

(Watch on Vimeo) What happens when you try a gumball machine's patience? WAR. That's what happens. This animation, made by Scoot Theirauf "while between projects" is cute and funny, a Pixaresque look at the secret l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/02/gumball-wars/








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