Archive for July 11th, 2011

Live Long And Prosper Star Trek 4x6 Photo Frame

Live Long And Prosper Star Trek 4x6 Photo Frame - $26.95 Are you looking for a logical housewarming gift for your favorite Trekkie?  Get them the Live Long And Prosper Star Trek 4x6 Photo Frame from the NeatoShop. ...

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Erik Estrada Prepares Angelenos For Carmageddon

YouTube Link If you haven't heard, Los Angeles is bracing for a 2 day closure of a 10-mile stretch of the 405 freeway.  This cataclysmic event is being called "Carmageddon."   Los Angeles considers this a freeway cl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/11/erik-estrada-prepares-angelinos-for-carmageddon/

The Valley of the Moon

Valle de la Luna means Valley of the Moon, an area you'll find near the village of Mallasa in Bolivia. The towering cliffs and the dark valleys in between them honestly resemble something you might find in a sc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/11/the-valley-of-the-moon-2/

Lifelike Gelatin Creations

Jelly Shots: The Jell-O Mold Competition is organised by an artists’ collective in Brooklyn. A group of chefs, artists and designers produced some amazingly realistic looking creations using gelatin as their mediu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/11/lifelike-gelatin-creations/

Who is On the Sgt. Pepper Cover?

We all recognize the artwork on the cover of The Beatles' 1967 album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Recognizing it and remembering who was in that image are two different things! Today's L...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/11/who-is-on-the-sgt-pepper-cover/

Lego Robot Makes Mickey Mouse Pancakes

When I was a kid I made spaceships and little robots that fell apart when I played with them out of my Lego sets. Now in an ever continuing trend of cool yet useful things people are making with Legos, designer “Me...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/11/lego-robot-makes-mickey-mouse-pancakes/

People Staring at Computers

An artist wondered “How do computers see us?” To figure it out he set up computers in stores around NYC to capture people staring at computers. See the fun video and gallery at the link. http://peoplestaringat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/11/people-staring-at-computers/

Scale Model of the Mississippi River Basin

What do you do when you are the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and you want to learn how to control flooding? You recreate the Mississippi River to simulate floods. See the gallery of photos at the link of this amazing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/11/scale-model-of-the-mississippi-river-basin/

25 Things You Didn’t Know Had Names

Here is a list of 25 everyday things you may or may not know had names. I didn’t know half of these such as my favorite, the Philtrum, “The groove located just below the nose and above the middle of the lips.”...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/11/25-things-you-didnt-know-had-names/

Dark Side of the Death Star

Sure, it's a groaner of a pun, but I kinda want one now! LinkStar Wars, R2D2, pink floyd, droid, pin...

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Pig Jax

Pig Jax - $3.95 Bringing home the bacon is hard work.  Add some fun to your weary workday with the Pig Jax from the NeatoShop.  Gather around some coworkers to chew the fat, bounce around some ideas, and watch the p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/11/pig-jax/

The Physics of a Washboard Road

Do you ever drive on roads that feel like you're driving on a washboard? When I visit northern Minnesota, I always encounter a road that in midsummer becomes classically "washboard."  The county sends out a road grader...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/11/the-physics-of-a-washboard-road/

The 20 Cutest ZooBorns On Earth

ZooBorns brings us news and pictures of baby animals born in zoos all over the world. Get the condensed version as Jill Harness culled the cutest pictures from Zooborns in a list at Oddee. The baby red panda shown is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/11/the-20-cutest-zooborns-on-earth/

The Real Spartacus

The following is an article from The Best of the Best of Uncle John's Bathroom Reader. The true story of the slave who became the most feared man in the Roman Empire! A noble hero meets a black-h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/11/the-real-spartacus/

Gray Whales Survived Ice Ages By Changing Their Diet

Researchers at UC Berkeley and Smithsonian Institution paleontologists have collaborated on a study of gray whales and how they survived so many global climate changes. The result-gray whales varied their diets and a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/11/gray-whales-survived-ice-ages-by-changing-their-diet/

Minecraft Meets 3D Printing

Members of the MIT Media Lab have created a python script called Minecraft.print() which will allow players of Minecraft with access to a 3D printer the opportunity to print out their creations. And while the odds of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/11/minecraft-meets-3d-printing/

Catwoman As Playable Character In Arkham City

In the follow up to the smash hit console game Arkham Asylum called (gasp!) Arkham City players will be able to play as Catwoman. Batman fans were happy to finally have a game worthy of the Dark Knight, and Arkham Ci...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/11/catwoman-as-playable-character-in-arkham-city/

Jim Henson's More Surreal Side

Jim Henson wasn't all puppets and special effects, sometimes his mind wandered into strange places, and this clip from the TV special The Cube illustrates that his genius knew no bounds. This surreal show aired 2 epi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/11/jim-hensons-more-surreal-side/

Kenny Powers As The New K Swiss CEO

(Video Link) If you're eager to see the upcoming season of East Bound & Down, then let this video satiate your excitement in the meanwhile. If you aren't familiar with the show, let me introduce you to Mr. Kenny P...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/11/kenny-powers-as-the-new-k-swiss-ceo/

Adorable Yoda Hats For Babies

It's never to early to start training your kids in geekdom. That's why I highly endorse these adorably geeky baby beanies made by Etsy seller Fancy Purls.Link via Laughing SquidCute, crochet, etsy, knitting, babies, bean...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/11/adorable-yoda-hats-for-babies/

Jellyfish Cause 4 Nuclear Reactor Shutdowns

Four reactors in Japan, Scotland and Israel were recently shutdown after jellyfish blocked the screens used to filter out the seawater needed to cool down the reactors. Apparently there have been dozens of similar shut d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/11/jellyfish-cause-4-nuclear-reactor-shutdowns/

16 Lb Baby Might Be The World's Largest

I don't know about you, but I wouldn't want to give birth to a 16 pound baby, even if it was through a caesarian. On top of every thing else, you'd have to worry about trying to find clothes for him. Janet Johnson, who j...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/11/16-lb-baby-might-be-the-worlds-largest/

Crocheted Angry Birds

If you've always wanted to play angry birds in real life, just get a sling shot and then crochet some birds and pigs like Flickr user deadcraft did. Linkcrafts, crochet, video games, Angry Birds...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/11/crocheted-angry-birds/






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