Archive for June 21st, 2011

Bikini-Swiping Cat Burglar

I hate to use the word "literally" but I think it's appropriate here. Dusty, a 5-year-old feline from San Mateo, routinely sneaks out at night to nab the neighbors' swimwear, among other interesting treasures. Whatever h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/21/bikini-swiping-cat-burglar/

Bagelheads Invade Japan

Extreme body modification has taken an interesting turn in Japan. These lovely people above have had saline pumped into their foreheads for about two hours, a process that creates a rather, um, well... it makes a lum...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/21/bagelheads-invade-japan/

Almost Cast: Actors and Actresses Who Lost Iconic Film Roles

Photo link I love this gallery at Life.com that shows just-missed film roles. I think it's fun to imagine movies as they might have been if casting had veered off on a slightly different course. Shirley Temple as Dor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/21/almost-cast-actors-and-actresses-who-lost-iconic-film-roles/

The Lonely Emperor Penguin of New Zealand

Imagine you're on a warm New Zealand beach, walking your dog, minding your business, when farther along the sand you spot a--no, it's not a... it is a penguin! Christine Wilton was doing exactly that on Peka Pe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/21/the-lonely-emperor-penguin-of-new-zealand/

Stormtrooper Peep Pops

Arguably, there's no such thing as too much sugar. Or at least that would be an assumption behind this delicious concoction by foodblogger Sugar Swings. Have a look at some of the inventive food crafts that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/21/stormtrooper-peep-pops/

Ice Cream Cone Fan

Ice Cream Cone Fan - $7.95 Are you looking for a fun way to beat the summer heat? You need the Ice Cream Cone Fan from the NeatoShop.  With this little fan you will finally get to claim the title of Coolest Person in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/21/ice-cream-cone-fan/

Student Hacks Graduation Cap to Reveal Secret Message

(Video Link) Victor Youk graduated from high school last Saturday. He was disappointed that his school firmly disallowed decorating mortar boards, so he figured out a way to rebel against the policy without getting...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/21/student-hacks-graduation-cap-to-reveal-secret-message/

Micro Home Concept Uses a Car as an Extra Room

Jon Salerno has a neat idea for a little home. It's built to be fitted with a car which becomes an additional room when it's parked underneath: the fundamental structures of 'habitat' are a 100-square-foot cubic p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/21/micro-home-concept-uses-a-car-an-extra-room/

Dog with Four Prosthetic Legs

(Video Link) Naki'o lost the lower parts of his four legs as a puppy, but Martin Kaufman of OrthoPets designed and attached four prosthetic legs for him that mimic the natural movements of dogs. Now he can get run a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/21/dog-with-four-prosthetic-legs/

J.R.R. Tolkien's Letters from Santa Claus

In 1920, J.R.R. Tolkien wrote and illustrated a letter from Santa Claus for his three-year old son. This became a regular tradition for his children for the next twenty-three years. Below the fold, you can find a cop...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/21/j-r-r-tolkiens-letters-from-santa-claus/

Abe-Borg-Ham Lincoln Tattoo

You will be emancipated. Resistance is futile. Chris Krahn of Boise Tattoo made this tattoo for Michael Vellotti. Krahn's website is worth a look. He has some really interesting pieces of work there, including one of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/21/abe-borg-ham-lincoln-tattoo/

The Prisoner Glass

There's a scene in episode 15 of The Prisoner in which the titular character drinks a glass of beer, only to discover a terrible message inscribed on the bottom: you have just been poisoned. Sean Michael Rag...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/21/the-prisoner-glass/

Farm Families

Photographer Rob MacInnis takes portraits of barnyard animals. He takes easily as much care with livestock photographs as a fashion photographer would with his subjects. The group portraits will especially bring a sm...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/21/farm-families/

Summer Solstice 2011

(vimeo link) The sun has reached its northernmost peak, as of 1:17EDT, so we are officially into summer now. It you live in the southern hemisphere, you've just passed the winter solstice. In honor of the occasion,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/21/summer-solstice-2011/

Gillette Shaves a Giant Roger Federer

To promote their Fusion ProGlide razors, Gillette asked their Facebook fans to help them make this giant, painted version of tennis star Roger Federer. After his likeness was painted on the grass, foam was sprayed on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/21/gillette-shaves-a-giant-roger-federer/

High Tech Beer Dispenser

I always have trouble pouring a beer without getting a large foamy head. So for you beer lovers out there who have this problem there is a new high tech beverage dispenser that will help you pour a clean glass every...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/21/high-tech-beer-dispenser/

Miss USA Contestants Debate Evolution

The Miss USA Beauty Pageant was held this past weekend (celebrating 60 years no less) and the big question everyone wanted to know wasn’t what these young ladies were going to wear in the swimsuit competition.  We...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/21/miss-usa-contestants-debate-evolution/

Petaflop K Computer Fastest on Earth

A list of the world’s fastest super computers has been released and Japan tops it with a computer that is three times faster than any other computer on Earth. I wonder if this kind of computer power would help with my...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/21/petaflop-k-computer-fastest-on-earth/

Gladiator Tombstone Complains About Bad Refs 1800 Years Ago

For most sports fans the worst that could happen when a referee makes a bad call during a game is that your team would lose. However in the days of the ancient Gladiators a bad call by the “summa rudis” (referee)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/21/gladiator-tombstone-complains-about-bad-refs-1800-years-ago/

Brain Inspired Image Recognition Software Allows Computers to See

Researchers have developed software that allows computers to see, helping us get closer to a day in which intelligent machines will see the world the way we do. More importantly this technology has led to an application...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/21/brain-inspired-image-recognition-software-allows-computers-to-see/

Fiber Optic Cables

(YouTube link) Bill Hammock, the Engineer Guy, explains how fiber optic cables work. I, for one, am amazed that glass can be spun thin enough to be flexible, and that light can travel through it around bends and cor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/21/fiber-optic-cables/

78 Photography Rules For Complete Idiots

Yes, the rules are pretty basic, but 78 of them are hard to keep track of if you're a beginner ...or a complete idiot. Latvian photographer Ivars Gravlejs put them all in one place because he's seen every one of thes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/21/78-photography-rules-for-complete-idiots/

Zero

(vimeo link) In this stop-motion animation made with yarn, everyone is born with a number indicating their supposed potential. The kid born with a zero has a long way to go to catch up. Can nothing ever be somethin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/21/zero/

The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website. On February 9, 1964, The Beatles made their American television debut on The Ed S...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/21/the-beatles-on-the-ed-sullivan-show/

Cracker Barrel Server Finds Ancestors on Wall at Restaurant

Photo link Most of the time when you go to Cracker Barrel, you expect to find chicken fried steak and giant games of checkers... not your great-great-great grandmother. Sandra, a server at the Owensboro, Kentucky, sto...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/21/cracker-barrel-server-finds-ancestors-on-wall-at-restaurant/

The Sound-ness of Tree Falls

by Martin Melchior Stream Ecologist Lake Mills, Wisconsin, USA If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound? Many have treated this as a philosophical question, with little to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/21/the-sound-ness-of-tree-falls/

Everything is a Remix - Part 3

(Video link) Part three of the great four-part video series "Everything is a Remix" is here. This time it's about how innovations, like cars and computers, truly happen. (part 1 and part 2). via Nerdcoreremix, in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/21/everything-is-a-remix-part-3/






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