Archive for June 15th, 2011

Pig Nose Mug

Pig Nose Mug - $7.95 Are you looking for a funny yet discreet coffee mug?  You need the Pig Nose Mug from the NeatoShop.  The mug looks like a plain, white coffee mug until you take a drink. Printed on the bottom is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/15/pig-nose-mug/

A Shoebox-Sized Apple Store Diorama

Video link That's right - it's a wee little Apple Store that fits neatly inside a shoebox. "Why?" you're probably asking, but I think the real question is, "Why not?" The tiny store (complete with Genius Bar, of cours...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/15/a-shoebox-sized-apple-store-diorama/

A Website Made of Chocolate

Sagres Preta Chocolate from diografic on Vimeo. We've featured a lot of things made of chocolate here on Neatorama - boats, infographics, iPads. An entire website, though - that's a first. To promote a chocolate stout...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/15/a-website-made-of-chocolate/

13 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Saved By the Bell

I'm always up for a good Saved By the Bell post. I was just at the right age to be madly in love with Zack Morris when the show was originally on and still have a certain nostalgia for it (and Mark-Paul Gosselaa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/15/13-things-you-probably-didnt-know-about-saved-by-the-bell/

Bug Navigates Internet on a Touchscreen

(Video Link) Calquon's computer has a very sensitive touchscreen interface. Even a fly can navigate reddit with it. But I didn't see him upvote anything. Come on, bug, contribute! Link via Geekosystemtouchscreen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/15/bug-navigates-reddit-on-a-touchscreen/

The M-Team

As usual, I can't top Jeremy Barker's introduction:In 1972, a crack vaudeville unit was sent to off Broadway by a theatre court for a joke they didn't tell. These Muppets promptly escaped from a maximum security stockad...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/15/the-m-team/

That's a Car Shoved Inside a Van

According to Google Translate's rendering of a German-language news story, police stopped a van in northern Germany when they noticed that the rear doors weren't fully closed. There was a good reason why they weren't...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/15/thats-a-car-shoved-inside-a-van/

Ben Wilson's Chewing Gum Art

Ben Wilson finds wads of chewing gum discarded into the streets and sidewalks of London and paints them: Mr. Wilson, 47, one of Britain’s best-known outsider artists, has for the last six years or so immersed hi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/15/ben-wilsons-chewing-gum-art/

My Daguerreotype Boyfriend

You know these two fine-looking young men, even if you've never seen a photograph of either one before. They are both featured at My Daguerreotype Boyfriend, a photo blog dedicated to the hotties of history, dating b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/15/my-daguerreotype-boyfriend/

Would You Like to Lick a Popsicle Shaped Like David Hasselhoff?

I guess that's a dumb question. Of course you would! So, anticipating this widespread desire, Del Monte created a Hasselhoff-shaped popsicle for National Ice Cream Month. It's called the Hoffsicle. Truly, we live...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/15/would-you-like-to-lick-a-popsicle-shaped-like-david-hasselhoff/

Printable Metamaterials Means Invisibility Cloak

Metamaterials make it possible to bend light in a way that could make an object nearly invisible. There are many obvious applications for such a material but until now most metamaterials were not able to be created b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/15/printable-metamaterials-means-invisibility-cloak/

10 Global Businesses That Worked With The Nazis

This list details how current global brands and companies worked with history’s most hated regime. Some of these businesses were German to begin with, but what I thought was an urban legend about Fanta being made b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/15/10-global-businesses-that-worked-with-the-nazis/

Does Language Shape What We Think?

Here is something that none of us probably think about. If the language you speak does not accommodate words for certain areas of human culture it may change the way you see the world. In one interesting example a la...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/15/does-language-shape-what-we-think/

6 Discoveries That Science Can’t Explain

A man once infamously said “you can’t explain that” and it turns out there are some things we really can’t explain. These are enigmas and artifacts that have no known orgin or purpose including  The Giant St...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/15/6-discoveries-that-science-cant-explain/

Darth Vader LEGO Star Wars Key Light

Darth Vader LEGO Star Wars Key Light - $11.95 Have you been searching the galaxy and galaxies far, far away for the perfect keychain? You need the Darth Vader LEGO Star Wars Key Light from the NeatoShop. Darth Vader's m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/15/darth-vader-lego-star-wars-key-light/

Hey, There's a Sheep on Your House!

Firefighters in Bridgend, Wales, were called to a home in Pontycymer because a sheep had been spotted walking around on the roof. A fireman at the scene said, “We have never had anything like that before, though we ha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/15/hey-theres-a-sheep-on-your-house/

Extreme Editing

Writers are constantly told of the importance of editing: say it in fewer words. At the Webby Awards ceremony last weekend, the representatives of the winning websites were limited to an acceptance speech of only fiv...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/15/extreme-editing/

Dripped

(vimeo link) An animated short film about a man with an appetite for fine art, by ChezEddy. (via Metafiler)Art, animation...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/15/dripped/

A Smart Bandage Reveals Healing

Remember mood rings? They were fun for a while, but kind of useless. Now the same kind of technology has an important purpose. In research sponsored by the government of Australia, a team of scientists have developed fab...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/15/a-smart-bandage-reveals-healing/

Clever Girl

(YouTube link) After surgery, Lucy had to wear a protective collar (the cone of shame). In her first attempt, she found her normal method of walking up the stairs was difficult, so she quickly came up with her own w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/15/clever-girl/

Ball of Light

Photographer Denis Smith combines pretty landscape photography with light painting, centered around a sphere. The sphere is made by swinging a light around in circles while the camera's shutter stays open in a low-li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/15/ball-of-light-2/

Archaeology and Human Remains

Quebec artist Marc Seguin paints pictures of destroyed European churches from World War Two. This in itself is not so unusual. What is different about Seguin's paintings is the material he uses in his work - human remain...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/15/archaeology-and-human-remains/

8 Delightfully Geeky Wedding Proposals

While there’s nothing wrong with giving your gal a glass of champagne before getting down on one knee to propose, some people prefer to go a less traditional and more personalized route. Of course, if the potential...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/15/8-delightfully-geeky-wedding-proposals/

Conan O'Brien Delivered a Commencement Address

And it was quite good! Commencement addresses tend to range from tedious to unbearable, but O'Brien's speech before the graduates of Dartmouth College was both funny and practical: Eleven years ago I gave an addre...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/15/conan-obrien-delivered-a-commencement-address/

A Study of Traumatic Brain Injuries in Astérix Comics

The long-running French comic series Astérix features a lot of violence. Five medical researchers in Germany figured that there might be something valuable to learn from this data set, and so decided to conduct...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/15/a-study-of-traumatic-brain-injuries-in-asterix-comics/

Hip Hop Violin Medley

(Video link) A video clip with Josh Vietti, a pop violinist based in Orange County, California, performing various famous hip hop songs on violin. via Pushaviolin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/15/hip-hop-violin-medley/

Pull My Finger Pen

Pull My Finger Pen - $2.95 Father's Day is Sunday.  This is a time when we pay tribute to Dad and his giving spirit.  In honor of this joyous event we present to you the Pull My Finger Pen from the NeatoShop. We think...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/15/pull-my-finger-pen/






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