Archive for June 7th, 2011

Christina Biliouri's Glassware For The Blind

Imagine the plight of the blind guest at a party of sighted friends. Chatting becomes a challenge when it’s tricky to know where others in the group are standing. One solution: hand out chunky glass swizzle stick...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/07/christina-biliouris-glassware-for-the-blind/

Banana Handset

Banana Handset - $14.95 Are you on the market for a new handset for your mobile phone?  You need the Banana Handset from the NeatoShop.   We think It is the most appealing ape-peeling handset on the market. Be sure...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/07/banana-handset/

Batman vs. Wolverine

(Video Link) Batman Délivrance is fan film by Atomic Productions that looks at a chaotic Gotham City, many years after Bruce Wayne hung up his cowl and began drinking. Who will take up Batman's crusade to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/07/batman-vs-wolverine/

Samantha The Raccoon Is At The Centre Of Controversy

A Toronto Ontario man took a shovel to a family of raccoons that were damaging his gardens. Neighbours, woken by screams, called Animal Services. Meanwhile the mother raccoon  came down to the injured baby that had be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/07/samantha-the-raccoon-is-at-the-centre-of-controversy/

Not Now, Skeletor!

Skeletor...well, he never really developed very keen social skills. Sometimes he just shows up to parties and such and tries to mingle like he's friends with people who don't know him or don't really like him. And he...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/07/not-now-skeletor/

Facebook Friend Sleeve Tattoo

(YouTube link) Sigh. Why are people so weird? This woman got a massive tattoo of 152 of her nearest and dearest Facebook BFFs' faces tattooed on her arm. As in, permanently etched onto her body. I hope none of these...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/07/facebook-friend-sleeve-tattoo/

Greatest Transformer Ever: Beer Robot

(Video Link) For a while I've thought that one of the most useful of all possible Transformers would be one that turns into a double stroller (once you have two or more kids, you'll understand), but Ron Tajima has t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/07/greatest-transformer-ever-beer-robot/

Toothpick Tour of San Francisco

This model of San Francisco was built using nothing more than toothpicks and Elmer's glue. Scott Weaver used over 100,000 toothpicks and spent around 3000 hours over 34 years building the piece, which includes lots o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/07/toothpick-tour-of-san-francisco/

Classic Creatures & Ives Prints

The printmaking firm Currier & Ives helped define Nineteenth Century America with its iconic and prolific lithographs of American life. Chip Trout is having fun by adding playful monsters to them, one each day for 91...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/07/classic-creatures-ives-prints/

Dr. Seuss' Letter to the Children of Troy, Michigan

In 1971, Marguerite Hart, a children's librarian in Troy, Michigan, wrote to many celebrities and political leaders and asked them to send back inspirational messages to the children of her town. 97 wrote back, among...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/07/dr-seuss-letter-to-the-children-of-troy-michigan/

Wake Up Work Out Alarm Clock

The Wake Up Work Out alarm clock sounds the get-in-shape alarm, which you can shut off only once you've done 30 bicep reps. Motion sensors inside can tell exactly how many reps you've done and if you do them right ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/07/wake-up-work-out-alarm-clock/

Today's Solar Flare

(YouTube link) This morning, a massive solar flare was caught live by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. Though the flare is quite large (a M2.5, or medium-sized flare, in terms of energy), it isn't expected to al...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/07/todays-solar-flare/

Mark Twain Listens to a Woman on the Phone

I recently read an NPR piece about the book Annoying: The Science of What Bugs Us, in which researchers determined that the most universally annoying thing ever is listening to someone talk on a phone. When I c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/07/mark-twain-listens-to-a-woman-on-the-phone/

Inflatable Bear Head

Inflatable Bear Head - $24.95 Are you looking for the perfect home accessory to go with your favorite Bear Hat? Well, look no further! You need the Inflatable Bear Head from the NeatoShop. Nothing proves you are not o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/07/inflatable-bear-head/

The Best and Worst of States

What does your state do best? What are you collectively worst at? Apparently we Oklahomans have the best license plate but the most female criminals; if this were still a time in which inmates stamped plates during t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/07/the-best-and-worst-of-states/

Shoes For The Urban Goose

What do you do when your pet goose gets sore feet after walking around the city streets all day? Buy him some protective shoes of course! See more of the adorable pictures on Cute Overload.Cute, animals, shoes, pets,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/07/shoes-for-the-urban-goose/

A Knitted Stop Motion Movie

No matter what, The Little Red Plane Would be an impressive stop motion animation due to the level of attention put into its creation. But the fact that it's made out of knit and stitched creations only makes it even...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/07/a-knitted-stop-motion-movie/

The Internet in 1969

This future predicting video from 1969 describes in detail with some startling accuracy. Although very retro in appearance the video clearly shows online shopping, banking  and email years before any of these applic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/07/the-internet-in-1969/

Flash Mob Rejoices Over A Recycler

A bottle lies in the middle of a walkway as hundreds of people walk by and no one bothers to pick it up and put it in a recycling bin merely inches away. That is until one startled mall patron throws it in the bin and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/07/flash-mob-rejoices-over-a-recycler/

France Bans Mention of Facebook and Twitter

France has finally gotten around to banning the something truly offensive to its populace. No longer will French television and radio broadcasters be allowed to mention the words “Facebook” and “Twitter” on air....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/07/france-bans-mention-of-facebook-and-twitter/

Light Created in Vacuum

They say that something can’t be created out of nothing, but that’s what researchers may have done- sort of. Quantum theory states that even in a vacuum some particles do exist. Testing this, scientists in Sweden cla...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/07/light-created-in-vacuum/

Deities from Inuit Mythology

Ed Wozniak, who brought us lists of Norse and Hawaiian dieties, has a list of gods in the pantheon of the Inuits, whose homelands stretch all around the northernmost regions of the world. Some have downright scary storie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/07/deities-from-inuit-mythology/

Anatomy of a Hard Drive

(YouTube link) Bill Hammock, the Engineer Guy, tears a hard drive apart to show us what's inside and what the parts do. -Thanks, Bill!computer, engineering, hard drive...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/07/anatomy-of-a-hard-drive/

Shape-Shifting Cuttlefish Can Mimic Pictures

Some cuttlefish can mimic the shape of objects around them for camouflage purposes. But recent research shows they can also mimic the shapes of two-dimensional photographs of objects! National Geographic has a photo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/07/shape-shifting-cuttlefish-can-mimic-pictures/

A Train Trip Through Bolivia

Michael Powell and Juergen Horn are continuing their living experiment in moving to a new city every three months, and writing about them on their blog 91 Days. Now in Sucre, Bolivia, they took a train excursion to Potos...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/07/a-train-trip-through-bolivia/

Walk Inside a Rainbow

"Your rainbow panorama" is the name of this installation by Olafur Eliasson, an artist based in Berlin, Germany. The huge 360º rainbow is currently shown at the ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum in Denmark. Link - via k...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/07/walk-inside-a-rainbow/

Mustache Baking Mold

Mustache Baking Mold - $11.95 How do you make a cake look more sophisticated?  You make it in the shape of  well-groomed facial hair! Behold the Mustache Baking Mold from the NeatoShop.   This mold is perfect for...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/07/mustache-baking-mold/

Cocker’s Arithmetick

A schoolbook that both postdated and outlived its time. by Stephen Drew, Improbable Research staff Mathematics teaching has been cocked up — well and properly and officially  — for a good long while,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/07/cockers-arithmetick/

Campfire Made of Bratwurst

El Spottos made this sculpture of fried sausage, mustard, and ketchup for an international bratwurst festival in Nuremberg. Although Google Translate is garbling the text a bit, it appears to be his entry into a comp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/07/campire-made-of-bratwurst/

The View From Inside A Hula Hoop

(YouTube link) Where is the strangest place you can affix a tiny GoPro camera to get a radical "point of view" video? I would have never come up with the inside of a hula hoop, but someone did, and that's awesome. -...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/07/the-view-from-inside-a-hula-hoop/










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