Archive for June 28th, 2011

Lemur Riding A Tortoise

(Video Link) There isn't much to this video, other than it being absolutely friggin' adorable! Beep! Beep! The cute train is coming through. LinkCute, videos, animals, zoos, tortoises, lemurs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/28/lemur-riding-a-tortoise/

Creatures Angrily Shooting Fruit

(Video link) I am a sucker for stop-motion animation and this great video featuring claymation creatures destroying fruit is just plain fun. It's made by Jack Conte, one of the members of the musical duo Pomplamoose....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/28/creatures-angrily-shooting-fruit/

Awesome Art Made From Books

A few months ago I wrote an article on non-literary uses for books. If you liked that post, you'd certainly appreciate this great post on WebUrbanist detailing 12 cool artists that use books as their mediums. Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/28/awesome-art-made-from-books/

A Movie Buffet?

We've all heard of all-you-can-eat, but all-you-can-watch is a whole new concept. A new company is going to let people watch all the movies they can stand for only $50 a month. They're starting out in San Francisco,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/28/a-movie-buffet/

12 Absolutely Insane Prom Dresses

The duct tape prom dress scholarship contest was going on when I was in high school, but even so, none of our dresses were nearly this outrageous. This particular couple's costume was inspired by the late, great Andy Wa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/28/12-absolutely-insane-prom-dresses/

8-Bit High Fashion

Designer Kunihiko Morinaga is taking the resolution down a notch or two, all the way down to the pixel level. In his collection called Low (low resolution, that is), you'll find dresses, jackets, sportswear, hosiery,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/28/8-bit-high-fashion/

Geek Girl Bill of Rights and Commandments

While some internet groups ignore their very existence, Forces of Geek addresses the growing visibility (if not growing numbers) of geek girls. We have always been here, and it's nice to be included, or even noticed. FOG...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/28/geek-girl-bill-of-rights-and-commandments/

Blowing up the Bridge

[http://youtu.be/8Olo49ATSMg](YouTube link)Just when I thought I was getting tired of supercuts, Harry Hanrahan strung together the greatest exploding bridge scenes in cinema history, with a satisfyingly appropriate soun...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/28/blowing-up-the-bridge/

Write a Letter, Earn €450,000

A German tax lawyer took advantage of a very unusual case to earn €450,000. His client earned little money, but the government mistakenly attributed an enormous income to him and sent him a proportionate tax bill: I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/28/write-a-letter-earn-e450000/

Robotic Armpit

Why did Kevin Grennan make a robot that simulates the functions and odors of a human armpit? Certain scents, his research revealed, manipulate human emotional reactions: It was important to me that the odours and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/28/robotic-armpit/

At First Glance, I Thought That This Was Lightning Hitting a Porta-Potty

But no, this is some sort of instrument used by the people at the Lightning Research Laboratory at the University of Florida. They've got some amazing photos and videos linked in their sidebar. Check 'em out. Link -v...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/28/at-first-glance-i-thought-that-this-was-lightning-hitting-a-porta-potty/

Cirque du Soleil Pitcher

(Video Link) Yesterday, the first pitch in a game between the San Diego Padres and the Kansas City Royals was thrown by a performer from the Cirque du Soleil: Decked out in a vibrant costume, Gabryel Nogueira da...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/28/cirque-du-soleil-pitcher/

Why Do People Get Pruney Fingers after Being in the Water a Long Time?

We've previously featured some of the creative ideas of evolutionary neurobiologist Mark Changizi, including his explanations for optical illusions, human blushing, and his notion that hospitals could use skin-colored go...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/28/why-do-people-get-pruney-fingers-after-being-in-the-water-a-long-time/

Electronic Vest Lets You Feel Your Own Hugs

(Video Link) Hugs are not yet available through the NeatoShop (vendor issues; oh, I could tell you stories), but that doesn't mean that you cannot find relief, thanks to the Sense-roid. This set up lets you hug a du...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/28/electronic-vest-lets-you-feel-your-own-hugs/

Girlie Glasses Provided an Eyeful

These novelty glasses are hardly risque these days but were considered to be  racy when they were produced in the 1940s and 50s. Some were created by the best pinup artists of the day and were a very popular gift for so...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/28/girlie-glasses-provided-an-eyeful/

Matchbox Gardens

I can't keep a full-size garden alive, but maybe I'd do better with something on a smaller scale. That's why I love Another Studio for Design's Matchbox Gardens. Kind of a modern take on the Chia Pet, Matchbox Garden...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/28/matchbox-gardens/

Patrick Bateman Would Be Disturbed by These Business Cards

I find them clever and industry-appropriate, but if subtle off-white coloring with a watermark is your thing, these innovative business cards might make you, um... psycho. Check out the whole gallery of amazing cards...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/28/patrick-bateman-would-be-disturbed-by-these-business-cards/

Princess Diana and Catherine Middleton Go For a Stroll

Photo Link OK, so Di and Kate don't really get to hang out, but the cover of Newsweek imagines what it would be like if they did as part of their cover story on what Princess Diana would be like at the age of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/28/princess-diana-and-catherine-middleton-go-for-a-stroll/

Hilarious Stephen Colbert LEGO Sculpture

LEGO artist/designer Nathan Sawaya, known for his life-sized LEGO sculpture of Conan O'Brien and amazingly detailed gray brick version of Mount Rushmore,  has unveiled his newest brick-terpiece: a bust of Stephen Co...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/28/hilarious-stephen-colbert-lego-sculpture/

Ed Sullivan’s Nuclear Apocalypse Cartoon

In 1956 The Ed Sullivan Show once ran a cartoon depicting the effects of a nuclear bomb. His unsuspecting audience was treated to a trippy, surreal animation that features a man’s face being melted off and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/28/ed-sullivans-nuclear-apocalypse-cartoon/

Has Mars Ever Had Life?

NASA’s  Mars Science Laboratory hopes to answer the question  has Mars ever been able to sustain life. The new rover will have on-board equipment to experiment on soil samples testing for possible microbial life...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/28/has-mars-ever-had-life/

What Will Life Be Like in The Year 2050?

In the past 39 years life has changed significantly with the advent of cell phones and the World Wide Web, but what will life be like 39 years from now? This neat info graphic asks people their opinion of where we ar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/28/what-will-life-be-like-in-the-year-2050/

Genderless Preschool in Sweden

From an early age most boys learn that they are “should” play with trucks, love blue and play baseball. Girls are taught to play with dolls, love pink and play house. However more and more parents are educators a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/28/genderless-preschool-in-sweden/

Possessed Hand Electrical Hand Stimulation

A new device uses electrical impulses to trigger the muscles in your fingers thus controlling them instead of your own brain. The device is to be used to learn new skills and as a form of physical th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/28/possessed-hand-electrical-hand-stimulation/

Beautiful Disney Masterpieces by So-Cal Airbrush Artist

(YouTube link) Disney has commissioned Southern California native artist NOAH to work his airbrush magic on a painting for their upcoming D23 Expo, which will feature movies celebrating an anniversary this year, lik...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/28/beautiful-disney-masterpieces-by-so-cal-airbrush-artist/

Happy Tau Day!

The date today is 6/28, which is Tau Day. The number Tau is 2pi, or 6.28 (followed by many more decimals). Geek Are Sexy has an explanation of tau, which is kind of like pi, only more so. And since tau is 2pi, you sh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/28/happy-tau-day/

$1 Billion That Nobody Wants

The U.S. Mint is manufacturing, and will continue to manufacture, one dollar coins that just pile up in the Federal Reserve because no one wants to use them. They've already stockpiled over a billion dollars in coins, an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/28/1-billion-that-nobody-wants/

Nyan Cat Video in Legal Limbo

YouTube took the original Nyan Cat video down, and in its place there is a notice that "This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by PRguitarman." However, PRguitarman says he did not file a cop...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/28/nyan-cat-video-in-legal-limbo/

Rubik Kubrick

Mr Whaite made this animated image of Stanley Kubrick and his films patterned after a Rubik's cube.Kubrick’s films are meticulously pieced together like intricate puzzles, so this seems like an appropriate way to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/28/rubik-kubrick/

A Tribute to the Edible Dormouse

A British method for cooking dormouse, as pictured in an 1865 book. Drawing by John Tenniel. by Alice Shirrell Kaswell The edible dormouse (Myoxus glis) is the star of Giuseppe Carpaneto and Mauro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/28/a-tribute-to-the-edible-dormouse/
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