Archive for June 16th, 2011

U.S. City Names According to Twitter

Graphic link I must be the only person on Twitter who calls their location by its real name. A recent study by InboxQ revealed that 66% of Tweeters have either made up a location entirely ("John Malkovich's brain") or...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/16/u-s-city-names-according-to-twitter/

Hidden Treasure

(YouTube link)Simon's Cat retrieves a toy from under the refrigerator. I have a cat that does exactly this. -via The Daily What Cat, Simon Tofield, animation, Simons cat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/16/hidden-treasure/

Converse + Nintendo = Super Mario Chucks

These are just what you need for ducking down pipes, jumping on Goombas and saving pixelated Princesses. Converse has announced that their series of Super Mario shoes will be available to gamers and non-gamers alike...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/16/converse-nintendo-super-mario-chucks/

The Powerpuff Girls Cosplay

Here's a clever cosplay by a man named Alex showing Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup with their father/creator Professor Utonium. It's perfect! Link -via Look at this Frakking Geekstercosplay, The Powerpuff Girls...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/16/the-powerpuff-girls-cosplay/

Timelapse: Outer Banks

(vimeo link) A beautiful time-lapse video of the night sky over Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, from Daniel Dragon Films. The Outer Banks is a wonderful place that I've visited for vacation dozens of times. Learn mor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/16/timelapse-outer-banks/

Millennium Falcon Wedding Cake Includes Working Lights

It's amazing how far we've come in cake design. How much longer will we have to wait before we have a wedding cake that can actually fly under its own power? Link via blastr | Cake by The Butter End CakeryMillenni...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/16/millennium-falcon-wedding-cake-includes-working-lights/

50 UV Filters Mounted on a Camera

Kenny at Lensrentals.com was cleaning a bunch of UV filters and, for idle amusement, decided to mount them on a camera. Pictured above is a stack of 50. Then he and his co-worker Roger went out and took pictures. Bel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/16/50-uv-filters-mounted-on-a-camera/

Richard Dreyfuss Performs a Dramatic Reading of the iTunes User Agreement

It is very important to read those long, tedious license agreements -- especially from Apple. But that doesn't have to be a boring activity. For a podcast, Academy Award-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss read the iTunes use...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/16/richard-dreyfuss-performs-a-dramatic-reading-of-the-itunes-user-agreement/

Snacktime

Don't worry! It's a whale shark. They're filter feeders and are known for non-aggressive behavior toward human divers. Mauricio Handler captured this image off the coast of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, where these sha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/16/snacktime/

SpongeBob SquarePants Mushroom

Photo: Tom Burns, UC BerkeleyScientists found a new species of fungus that "lives in the rain forest, under a tree" and looks just like a sea sponge, so naturally they named it after SpongeBob SquarePants:S...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/16/spongebob-squarepants-mushroom/

Get Rid of Splinters with ... Banana Peel?

Got splinters? Don't reach for the tweezers - according to Wikimommy there's an easier way to get rid of those pesky ouchies. Just get some bananas: Banana peels are said to be very effective in removing splinters. Simpl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/16/get-rid-of-splinters-with-banana-peel/

OCD Chef Cutting Board

OCD Chef Cutting Board - $24.95 Are you a little OCD in the kitchen?  You need the OCD Chef Cutting Board from the NeatoShop. Don't worry, being a little OCD in the kitchen isn't really a bad thing.  Cutting everyt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/16/ocd-chef-cutting-board/

The 10 Most Secure Locations on the Planet

If you are looking for a secure place to live, good luck. You probably won't be able to gain access to the most secure places on earth, which are designed to protect riches, property, documents, military secrets, and VIP...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/16/the-10-most-secure-locations-on-the-planet/

Removing a Wart with a Shotgun

Sean Murphy of South Yorkshire, England, tried to remove a wart from his finger the old-fashioned way... with a gun. Murphy was at work when he aimed a stolen 12-bore Beretta shotgun at the offending wart. He ended up sh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/16/removing-a-wart-with-a-shotgun/

David Lynch Plans Mulholland Drive Themed Club

Those of you who are fans of filmmaker David Lynch may want to stop by his new “Mulholland Drive” themed club opening in Paris this Fall. If the club is anything as weird as his movies you will end your evening a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/16/david-lynch-plans-mulholland-drive-themed-club/

Laser Guided Bike Lane

While there are many reasons riding a bike is beneficial (great exercise, good for the environment) bike lanes on the side of city streets can prove hazardous for motorists and bicyclists alike. A new laser guided bi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/16/laser-guided-bike-lane/

12 Events That Will Change Everything – Interactive

We often think about how future events will change the world. From intelligent machines to the discovery of a extraterrestrial civilization and extra dimensions, these things will blow our collective minds. Scientifi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/16/12-events-that-will-change-everything-%e2%80%93-interactive/

High Speed Robot Hand

Robots are getting closer and closer to the day they can beat us at a thumb war. The folks at Ishikawa Oku laboratory in Japan have developed a high speed robot hand that has more dexterity then the average human. So...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/16/high-speed-robot-hand/

Jaws vs. Little Mermaid Swimsuit

Whether you are the Jaws type or The Little Mermaid type, you'll love this clever swimsuit that features both! http://shop.blackmilkclothing.com/product/shark-v-s-mermaids -via Geeks Are Sexyshark,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/16/47833/

Flying Sharks

You remember the Sy-Fy movie Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus, in which an oversized shark leaped from the ocean and snagged an airliner? That was fantasy, but there are real sharks that can leap up to ten feet...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/16/flying-sharks/

Happy Captain Picard Day!

(YouTube link) June 16th is Captain Picard Day! Captain John-Luc Picard is the commander of the USS Enterprise in the TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation. Read about the origins and the reasoning behin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/16/happy-captain-picard-day/

The 10 Most Venomous Spiders on Earth

Not all spiders are dangerous, but those that are can be pretty scary! The good news is that the most venomous spiders are not found in one place, but are spread all over the globe. The bad news is that there's proba...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/16/the-10-most-venomous-spiders-on-earth/

What Is It? game 182

It is once again time for our collaboration with the always amusing What Is It? Blog. Do you know what this object (not the quarter) is? Can you take a wild guess? Place your guess in the comment section below....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/16/what-is-it-game-182/

The Surprisingly Cool History of Ice

Until two centuries ago, ice was just an unfortunate side effect of winter. But in the early 1800s, one man saw dollar signs in frozen ponds. Frederic Tudor not only introduced the world to cold glasses of water on h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/16/the-surprisingly-cool-history-of-ice/

Pinstriping Done by Hand

(Video Link) Royal Enfield is an Indian manufacturer of classic British-style motorcycles. Much of the work is done by hand, including painting the iconic pinstripes and logo on the gas tank. This amazing video show...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/16/pinstriping-done-by-hand/

Dear Photograph

Dear Photograph is a blog that invites readers to submit photos of photos positioned over reality. Or, as the site's description puts it, "take a picture of a picture from the past in the present." Link -via...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/16/dear-photograph/
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