Archive for June 22nd, 2011

The Last Incan Handwoven Rope Bridge

There's not a force in this universe that could get me to cross a bridge made of dead grass, suspended hundreds of feet over a river, swaying gently in the breeze between a couple of rock faces.  That said, it's still k...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/22/the-last-incan-handwoven-rope-bridge/

The Beatles Yellow Submarine Ice Cube Tray

The Beatles Yellow Submarine Ice Cube Tray - $10.95 After much crying, waiting, and hoping summer is finally here.  Are you planning your next backyard come together?  Why not make it Beatles themed!  All you need...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/22/the-beatles-yellow-submarine-ice-cube-tray/

Want $10k to Live in a Museum for a Month?

Photo link If you loved From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler as a kid, you're probably going to be applying for this position before you even finish reading the post. For the second time, Chic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/22/want-10k-to-live-in-a-museum-for-a-month/

Seven-Year Old Driver Just Wanted To See His Dad

Photograph: Huron County sheriff office/AP When Michigan police responded to a report of an underage driver they were led on a twenty mile chase by a little boy in pajamas . His mother was sleeping after working a night...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/22/seven-year-old-driver-just-wanted-to-see-his-dad/

Trash Can Games

Assuming that Google Translate is handling the German properly, this is a picture of a trash can in Lucerne, Switzerland. The city government wants to discourage littering by drawing attention to public trash cans. S...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/22/trash-can-games/

Johan's Ark

Twenty years ago Dutch native, Johan Huibers had a dream about devastating floods so he did what any sensible person would do and determined to build a seaworthy ark. It's  450 feet long, 75 feet wide and 45 feet high,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/22/johans-ark/

Latch Hook Eye Pillows

Karl Hugo Erickson made a set of delightfully spooky pillows using the latch hook technique. The texture of the material seems to make them slightly unsettling (but in a good way). http://www.karlhugoerickson.com/201...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/22/latch-hook-eye-pillows/

Store Capitalizes On Patriotism

A new store Elma, New York opened under the name Made in America. Everything in the store is made in the U.S. and many tour bus companies have added it as a stop. Shop owner Mark Andol climbs aboard a bus and tells the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/22/store-capitalizes-on-patriotism/

Shooting Bears

(YouTube link) Relax, no bears were harmed in the making of this video. This is a video about National Geographic photographer Michael Melford on an expedition to take pictures of bears. But that doesn't mean there'...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/22/shooting-bears/

Bike Hack: Attach a Seat Belt to the Inside of a Tire to Prevent Flats

Matt of Bike Hikes has an interesting idea. He's put old seat belts inside the tires of his bicycle to make them more resistant to punctures: The idea is very simple - put something between the tire and t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/22/bike-hack-attach-a-seat-belt-to-the-inside-of-a-tire-to-prevent-flats/

7 Famous Movie Cars As Pixar Characters

By the hand of Old Red Jalopy, we get to see what some classic movie characters -who happen to be cars- would look like if they were in the new Pixar film Cars 2. This one is, of course, the General Lee from...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/22/7-famous-movie-cars-as-pixar-characters/

Bike Ballet

(YouTube link) During the championship at Magny-Cours, two motorcycles become entangled, apparently by their accelerators. Or maybe they just like each other. -via The Daily WhatRace, motorcycles, wreck...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/22/bike-ballet/

A Public Library That Straddles the US-Canadian Border

The Haskell Free Library and Opera House is the public library of Derby Line, Vermont and Stanstead, Quebec. It sits right on the US-Canadian border. In fact, a black line across the floor marks the division...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/22/a-public-library-that-straddles-the-us-canadian-border/

Tank Firing Its Gun at 18,000 Frames Per Second

(Video Link) Allegedly, this video shows a Russian T-90 tank firing its 125mm gun. A specialized camera called a Photron, usually used in scientific research, captured the action at 18,000 fps. -via Gizmodo | Photro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/22/tank-firing-its-gun-at-18000-frames-per-second/

Swimming Endoscope

Endoscopic surgery has used tubes for years, but now Japanese researchers have built a probe that can swim through the digestive tract: The device, nicknamed the "Mermaid", is about one centimetre (0.4 inches) in diam...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/22/swimming-endoscope/

Anime Cosplayer Fight

(Video Link) Yung Lee went to the Anime North convention in Toronto and asked cosplayers to act out action scenes with him. He edited the resulting footage into some epic battle action. -via Topless Robotanime, cosp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/22/anime-cosplayer-fight/

Bookcase Accessible with Bosun's Chair

Sallie Trout designed this bookcase for a house in Austin dubbed the Jackalope Ranch. If I understand the arrangement correctly, she took out a set of stairs and used the hole to create a very tall bookcase. It's acc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/22/bookcase-accessible-with-bosuns-chair/

The Magnetic Dead 3D Zombie Magnets

The Magnetic Dead 3D Zombie Magnets - $14.95 We were warned, but nothing could truly prepare us for the massive zombie outbreak currently taking place at the NeatoShop.  It is the end of the world as we know it!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/22/the-magnetic-dead-3d-zombie-magnets/

TARDIS Telescope Cover

Duncan Kitchin is a stargazer and a Doctor Who fan. He also has a rather large telescope that's too big to easily take inside and back out often. So he built a TARDIS box as a telescope shed! One side comes off, and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/22/tardis-telescope-cover/

The Agreeableness of Robotic Vacuum Cleaners

What kind of personality does your Roomba have? None, I suppose. But what kind should it have? Researchers in the Netherlands from Delft University of Technology, Delft, and Philips Research, Eindhoven, gathered a focus...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/22/the-agreeableness-of-robotic-vacuum-cleaners/

What Is It? game 183

It's once again time for our collaboration with the always amusing What Is It? Blog. Can you guess what the pictured item is? Can you make up something interesting? Place your guess in the comment section below....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/22/what-is-it-game-183/

2000 Pound Transformers Bumblebee Camaro Pastry Created by "Cake Boss"

This is some great viral marketing for the new Transformers movie, but it’s still really cool. The team from “Cake Boss” created a replica of the Bumblebee – Camaro Transformer out of cake. After all...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/22/2000-pound-transformers-bumblebee-camaro-pastry-created-by-cake-boss/

Hypersonic Jet, ZEHST, Revealed At Paris Air Show

How would you like to fly from New York to London and an hour? Or how about London to Tokyo in two hours? Some day you might be able to if the ZEHST plane gets off the ground. A new hypersonic jet, dubbed ZEHST for...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/22/hypersonic-jet-zehst-revealed-at-paris-air-show/

Swittle The Japanese Liquid Pick Up Machine

I have seen everything now. This device is able to pick up a glob of ketchup and keep the glob completely intact. The video at the link demonstrates several practical industry applications for the “Swittle.” Unle...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/22/swittle-the-japanese-liquid-pick-up-machine/

The Rise of Wearable Electronics

The vision of the future in which we all wear our own personal headset based computers may be a thing of the past to some as hand-held smart phones and tablet computers seem to be the norm. However some are championi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/22/the-rise-of-wearable-electronics/

NYC Man “Mines” Streets for Gold

They say that one man’s junk is another man’s treasure. For one NYC resident this is very true as he is able to make a living finding lost gold and bits of jewelry in the street and cashing them in. A Queens man...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/22/nyc-man-%e2%80%9cmines%e2%80%9d-streets-for-gold/

Flying Saucers from Earth

While it's fun to imagine that UFOs are sweeping in to draw shapes in our crops and abduct random humans for testing, it's also interesting to note that all of the saucer-shaped vehicles we have evidence for were bui...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/22/flying-saucers-from-earth/

Guy Fowlkes Arrested in "Gunpowder Plot"

The headline makes it sound as if history is repeating itself, but this happened in Ocoee, Florida. A man was arrested for lighting fireworks at the fireworks tent in which he was working. Guy Swindell Fowlkes, 33, of O...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/22/guy-fowlkes-arrested-in-gunpowder-plot/

Shuffling in Beijing

This girl is nine years old, and she has some great moves! Watch her show off her shuffling skills at NeatoBambino. Linkdance, China, Video, NeatoBambino, shuffle...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/22/shuffling-in-beijing/

Six Seriously Strange Animal Adaptations

I write a lot about animals for Neatorama and that’s because I’m always reading about them. The coolest thing about the vast variety of critters is that there are so many and each has evolved their own strang...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/22/six-seriously-strange-animal-adaptations/
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