Archive for June 18th, 2011

Japanese Law Forbids Computer Viruses

If you spend your days writing Trojan code or sending malware to thousands of hapless email address owners, you'd better steer clear of the Land of the Rising Sun. Otherwise it could cost you $6,200 in bail or three yea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/18/japanese-law-forbids-computer-viruses/

Floating Island City Designs

The Seasteading Institute is positive that someday in the future, we'll have to migrate away from land and into renewable-energy powered floating cities. So sure, in fact, that they ran a competition for seastead des...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/18/floating-island-city-designs/

DIY Book Light for Bibliophiles

(Watch on Vimeo) Sure, just about everyone who reads has a book light. But do you have a light made of a book? Don't be sad; neither do I... yet. This video shows the process (rather quickly) on how to build your ow...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/18/diy-book-light-for-bibliophiles/

Grey Hair May Be A Thing Of The Past

Photo: Ito Lab/NYU Langone Medical Center - via ABC News Scientists believe they have cracked the code to restore hair to its original color. They have found a protein called wnt that is responsible for producing colo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/18/grey-hair-may-be-a-thing-of-the-past/

Old Photo WTFery

Historians of the future have their work cut out for them when it comes to decoding some of our current artwork and photographs, I'm sure. What will they think of the LOLcats? Probably something like what we think of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/18/old-photo-wtfery/

Polaroid Masterpieces

In the 70s and 80s, Polaroid's founder, Edwin Herbert Land, provided prominent artists with custom-made cameras and film not available to the public. Big names like Andy Warhol, Robert Mapplethorpe and Ansel Adams we...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/18/polaroid-masterpieces/

How Your Dad's Jams Indicate What Tunes Are On Your iPod

There's no doubt that what your parents listened to when you were growing up has had some sort of an impact on what you listen to now, though I'm not totally sure it's always as clear-cut as this graphic makes it. In...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/18/how-your-dads-jams-indicate-what-tunes-are-on-your-ipod/

Doctor Who TARDIS Floating Pen

Doctor Who TARDIS Floating Pen - $12.95 Attention Doctor Who fans!  Behold the Doctor Who TARDIS Floating Pen from the NeatoShop.   The pen features an awesome 3D floating TARDIS.  This is one pen you won't be lettin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/18/doctor-who-tardis-floating-pen/

Bionic Funny Bone Transplant

Gentlemen, we can rebuild her. We have the technology. We have the capability to build the world's first bionic ... funny bone?Here's the story of 8-year-old Josalyn Kaldenberg, who became the first child in the USA to r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/18/bionic-funny-bone-transplant/

Jigsaw Puzzle Piece Tattoos

Ten high school friends, upon graduation, decided to get tattoos of puzzle pieces that fit into each other: After graduating high school, myself and 9 of my best friends got puzzle pieces on the side of our ribcag...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/18/puzzle-piece-tattoos/

Trapped People

Artist/prankster Dan Witz puts pictures of people behind fake ventilation grates and then places the grates in public places. This one, for example, was stuck on the outside of a condo in Brooklyn. Link -via Super Pu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/18/trapped-people/

Embroidered Portraits

Daniel Kornrumpf embroiders portraits in amazingly lifelike detail. He stitches in a way that imitates brushstrokes. Above is "diamonds on my neck. diamonds on my grill" on linen. Link -via Swiss Miss | Artist's Webs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/18/embroidered-portraits/

Freddie Wong's Cereal Killer

(Video Link) Freddie Wong has done it again! This action-packed short film depicts him as an undecided cereal shopper at a grocery store. Gun-wielding thieves should never interfere with a man trying to select a cho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/18/freddie-wongs-cereal-killer/

Big Man on the Bridge

I know you are familiar with this picture of workers on the Brooklyn Bridge, taken in 1914 by Eugene de Salignac for the city of New York. But wait... why is the guy on the right so much bigger than the othe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/18/big-man-on-the-bridge/

Peanuts is Incredibly Depressing Without the Last Panel

You guys might remember Garfield Minus Garfield, a tweak on Jim Davis' classic comic strip that swept the Internet a couple of years ago, but Snoopy and the gang have received the meme treatment as well. 3eanuts has...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/18/peanuts-is-incredibly-depressing-without-the-last-panel/

House Full of Bookshelves

Are you running out of room for your books? Here's a house design by Kazuya Morita Architecture Studio that hopefully doesn't have that problem. Google Translate renders the Japanese text as follows: Shelf-Pod is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/18/house-full-of-bookshelves/

RC Truck Pulling a Car

(Video Link) It was the dark of the moon on the sixth of June And a Kenworth pullin' logs Cab-over Pete with a reefer on And a Jimmy haulin' hogs We's headin' for bear on Eye-one-O 'bout a mile outta Shakeytown...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/18/rc-truck-pulling-a-car/

This Week at Neatorama

Tomorrow is Fathers Day! It's a day to show your appreciation by giving dad gifts, a great meal, or time sharing his favorite activities. I have an additional suggestion from the perspective of a parent with several teen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/18/this-week-at-neatorama-56/
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