Archive for July 18th, 2011

Suffragette Surveillance

One hundred years ago, women in Britain who wanted to vote were considered terrorists. Many were jailed, and although Scotland Yard wanted to record them in photographs, the women refused to cooperate. So in 1912, of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/18/suffragette-surveillance/

Charles Schulz of Peanuts Drew Batman

Sadly, it appears that he only drew this single panel as a gift to a friend. A crossover would have been really neat. Who would Batman take up from the Peanuts cast as his Robin? Link -via Comics Alliance | Ph...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/18/charles-schulz-of-peanuts-drew-batman/

Google Plus Circles You Can Actually Use

One of the nice features of Google+ is that you can sort relationships into different categories that you can name anything you want. Happy Place had some fun with this idea and offered suggestions about how...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/18/google-plus-circles-you-can-actually-use/

Pink Ranger Plays the Theme to Power Rangers on a Violin

(Video Link) Lara, a musician in Sydney, has made videos reproducing the theme music from popular video games and TV shows on a violin and a piano. She often dresses the part, as she did with this video, the Xen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/18/pink-ranger-plays-the-theme-to-power-rangers-on-a-violin/

Nose Pencil Sharpener

Nose Pencil Sharpener - $1.95 Back to school is nearly here. Are you still looking for that perfect back to school item? You need the practical, yet highly amusing, Nose Pencil Sharpener from the NeatoShop.  Be sure...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/18/nose-pencil-sharpener/

Pablo Picasso's Star Wars

deviantART user Tommervik paints in a style somewhat similar to Pablo Picasso or Marcel Duchamp. The results are quite striking, particularly in his series of Star Wars-themed works. Skeletor, Batman, and Spoc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/18/pablo-picassos-star-wars/

Orchestral Rendition of Nyan Cat

(Video Link) In general, everything is better with (1) violins and (2) Nyan Cat. So when the two are combined, as Blake Robinson has done, a special level of awesomeness is achieved. As far as I can tell, this music...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/18/orchestral-rendition-of-nyan-cat/

Nuclear Blast Lamp

If you really want to light up the sky, nothing will do it quite like a nuke. London-based designer Luca Veneri has the same approach for illuminating a single room. Link -via Technabob | Designer's Website | Photo:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/18/nuclear-blast-lamp/

Update Your Facebook Status from a Toaster, Jedi Mind Control, Airwolf, and More

Steven Zezulak developed an application that will create the impression that you've updated your Facebook status from a variety of different technologies, food products, or dubious anatomical locations. See if you ca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/18/update-your-facebook-status-from-a-toaster-jedi-mind-control-or-airwolf/

Harry Potter Herbology 101

Plants and herbs play a big part in the magic of Harry Potter. The students of Hogwarts encounter plants that scream, pulsate, spew poison, and most importantly, become ingredients in magic potions. What's more is that m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/18/harry-potter-herbology-101/

Being Top Baboon is a Hard Life

It ain't easy bein' top dog. Or, for that matter, top monkey. Sure your underlings would pay to gaze at your pictures, but being alpha baboons come at a high price: A ne...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/18/being-top-baboon-is-a-hard-life/

Better Facial Recognition Algorithms Through Caricatures

Since 9/11, there's been a renewed interest in facial recognition algorithm to catch terrorists trying to slip into the country but ten years later, the system ain't anywhere close to perfect...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/18/better-facial-recognition-algorithms-through-caricatures/

The Power of the Smiley Face

Don't ever underestimate the power of a smiley face. The council of South Lanarckshire in Scotland added a simple face to road signs that tell drivers their speed: smiley face if they're und...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/18/the-power-of-the-smiley-face/

Thinner Wife is Secret to a Satisfying Marriage

What's the secret to a more satisfying marriage? Thinner wives, actually. Lay down the pitchforks, people - I'm just reporting the result of a new study: Marriages are more satisf...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/18/thinner-wife-is-secret-to-a-satisfying-marriage/

No More Seeing-Eye Ferret! US Government Defined Service Animals as Dogs

What is a service animal? The landmark Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 didn't state that clearly, so for the past twenty years, people have been claiming to have all sorts of service...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/18/no-more-seeing-eye-ferret-us-government-defined-service-animals-as-dogs/

Hand Tool Pen

Hand Tool Pen - $3.95 Back to school is just around the corner. Have you equipped yourself with all the proper tools? No?  Well, you need to head on over to the NeatoShop and get yourself some Hand Tool Pens!  Don't...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/18/hand-tool-pen/

The Art of Being Happy Anytime

Leo Babauta, the author of the book "The Power of Less" and the guy behind the popular blog Zen Habits, recently published a post about how to be happy anytime. I'm always happy with what I'm doing, because I don...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/18/the-art-of-being-happy-anytime/

Tired of Zombies? So Is Cookie Monster

Apparently Cookie Monster is a video game developer and he really is sick of video games that feature zombies. Check out Cookie in the video at the link. If you are as tired of the endless horde of zombie games as I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/18/tired-of-zombies-so-is-cookie-monster/

SuspiciousVan.com

For some reason the creepiest mode of transportation is the van. It evokes images of kidnappings and unlawful activity. That’s why SuspiciousVan.com has cataloged dozens of photos of unseemly vans in various states...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/18/suspiciousvan-com/

Robotic High Speed Train that Looks like a Plane

A new high speed train being tested resembles more a plane. The new train doesn't use tracks and actually flies slightly above the ground.  See the link for videos. A ground-effect vehicle takes advantage of this fa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/18/robotic-high-speed-train-that-looks-like-a-plane/

Gel-Based Memory Could Be Used to Interface With Cells

In the future computers could have Jello based memory drives. Researchers have developed a new memory device with a "gelatinous consistency." Just don't let Bill Cosby near your Jello flash drive or he will "erase" all y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/18/gel-based-memory-could-be-used-to-interface-with-cells/

Vacation Relaxation?

This chart from Jorge Cham of PhD Comics is more relevant than ever. However, I've heard that it only applies to Americans. Link -via Chart Pornstress, timeline, chart, vacation...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/18/vacation-relaxation/

A Wedding in a Hospital

Stories about weddings conducted in hospitals are not rare; typically, however, they involve terminally ill patients.  This one is different because the bride is a pediatric neurosurgeon who wanted to include her patien...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/18/a-wedding-in-a-hospital/

Final Scenes From Famous Movies

Can you guess which movies these 45 images are taken from? Some are easy but others are a little tougher. I'll bet you can't guess all of them. http://www.wherethelovelythingsare.com/home/blog-the-final-image.html - V...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/18/final-scenes-from-famous-movies/

Land Lines

We only keep a landline so I can call my cell when I lose it in the house. - @bulls_horns This Tweet hit the nail on the head, so it had to be turned into a Twaggie, illustrated by artist Jeff Naslund. See more of his...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/18/land-lines/

Tractor Harald Stops Thief

(YouTube link) The Google translation from Norwegian is a bit rough, but it appears that 66-year-old business owner Harald Mikkelsen of Alta, Norway, stopped a thief who was making a getaway by lifting the car with...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/18/tractor-harald-stops-thief/

Doctor Who Nano-Recorder

The Doctor's Nano Recorder - $38.95 Attention Doctor Who fans! Behold the Doctor's Nano-Recorder from the NeatoShop. This fantastic voice-recorder with lights and sound effects is shaped like the Doctor's Nano-Recorder....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/18/doctor-who-nano-recorder/

Star Wars Metal

(Video link) Eric Calderone a.k.a. 331 EROCK, a guitarist from Sarasota, Florida, is performing a heavy metal medley containing some famous themes from the Star Wars saga. via ScarStar Wars, guitar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/18/star-wars-metal/

First Kid to Run Through Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty Castle Now Guards It

Disneyphiles already know that yesterday marked the anniversary of the day Disneyland opened in 1955. What you might not know is that one of the kids who ran through Sleeping Beauty castle for the first time...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/18/first-kid-to-run-through-disneylands-sleeping-beauty-castle-now-guards-it/

Baccarat - House of Crystal

Have you ever wondered what makes the famous and expensive Baccarat crystal so special? This pretty video by James Bort following the glass workers who hand craft it may give you some clues. LinkVideo, manufacturing,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/18/baccarat-house-of-crystal/




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