Archive for July 4th, 2011

15 Cool Outdoor Barbeques

I know the Fourth of July is pretty much over by now, but summer sure leaves us with plenty of time for grilling and while many of us are ok with the classic dome-grills, these 15 awesome grills on WebUrbanist are ce...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/04/15-cool-outdoor-barbeques/

Manhattan in Miniature

Randy Hage is a Los Angeles-based artist on a mission to preserve the crumbling storefronts of Manhattan--one 1/12-scale miniature at a time. The project started when Hage noticed the generic and mass-produced logos...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/04/manhattan-in-miniature/

Chestnut Wins Fifth Hot Dog Title

The annual July 4th hot dog eating contest was held today in front of Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs in Coney Island. And once again, American Joey Chestnut defeated all the others by scarfing down 62 hot dogs. It wasn't a pe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/04/chestnut-wins-fifth-hot-dog-title/

Paparazzi Shades

Paparazzi Shades | $9.95 Protect yourself against embarrassing photos by setting a black rectangle over your eyes -before your picture is taken- with Paparazzi Shades from the NeatoShop! Censor bars hide your i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/04/paparazzi-shades/

4th of July for Math Nerds

(YouTube link) Josh Sundquist shares some charts and graphs about fireworks, pie, and other Independence Day traditions. -via Buzzfeedcharts, math, statistics, Fourth of July, Independence Day, Josh Sundqu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/04/4th-of-july-for-math-nerds/

Melvin the Magical Mixed Media Machine

(Vimeo link) HEYHEYHEY, the studio behind Melvin the Magical Mixed Media Machine (or just Melvin the Machine, or just Melvin)  designed this Rube Goldberg machine with a bit of a twist--instead of just performing s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/04/melvin-the-magical-mixed-media-machine/

Spider Weaves a Web in Space

(Video link) A national education program being carried out right now on the International Space Station involves watching the behavior or animals and insects in microgravity. This video is of Esmerelda, a golden si...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/04/spider-weaves-a-web-in-space/

Other People’s Papers

An article at The New Inquiry is a conversation between a college-level philosophy teacher and a person who writes college papers for money. Much of it concerns the prevalence, ease, and mechanics of cheating on papers,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/04/other-peoples-papers/

Unicorn Sneeze

A Tweet from @ProdigalSam gives us this adorable Twaggie drawn by David Barneda. Like all Twaggies, you can buy it on a t-shirt if you like. LinkTwitter, tweet, Twaggies...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/04/unicorn-sneeze/

Star-Spangled Cosplay

Who looks more patriotically American: Superman, Captain America, or Wonder Woman? Take a close look at a gallery of cosplay photographs of these and other heroes posted to celebrate the Fourth of July at Geeks Are S...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/04/star-spangled-cosplay/

Camera Attached to Fireworks

(YouTube link) Jeremiah Warren attached a small (and tough) camera to fireworks and captured quite a few POV sequences. Some launches had the camera facing up and some were facing down. -via Cynical-C camera, firewo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/04/camera-attached-to-fireworks/

The Shocking True Tale Of The Mad Genius Who Invented Sea-Monkeys

Did you ever order Sea Monkeys from an ad in the back of a comic book? The man behind the "Bowlfull of Happiness" was Harold von Braunhut, who's life was so much more than sea monkeys. The accounts Von Braunhut gave...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/04/the-shocking-true-tale-of-the-mad-genius-who-invented-sea-monkeys/

Putting Liberty on a Pedestal

The following is an article from Uncle John’s All-Purpose Extra Strength Bathroom Reader. Anyone who says one person can't make a difference has never heard the story of the Statue of Liberty. *...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/04/putting-liberty-on-a-pedestal/

Inflatable Van Gogh

Inflatable Van Gogh | $11.95 For those times when you feel the need for emergency art, there's the Inflatable Van Gogh in a can, now available at the NeatoShop. It's Van Gogh's most famous work, Starry Night, t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/04/inflatable-van-gogh/






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