Archive for July 20th, 2011

Science Kits for Kids: Past vs. Present

Remember the good old science kits of yesteryear that contained things like cyanide, uranium, and ammonium nitrate, as well as Bunsen burners and glass vials that are now considered too dangerous for children? Why, y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/20/science-kits-for-kids-past-vs-present/

Pro Thumb Wrestling Arena

Pro Thumb Wrestling Arena - $6.95 Are you looking to throw your own Pro Thumb Wrestling event? Give the sport the respect it deserves with the Pro Thumb Wrestling Arena from the NeatoShop. This fantastic arena comes w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/20/pro-thumb-wrestling-arena/

8-Bit Sand Sculpture

Guy-Olivier Deveua does amazing work in a wide variety of media, as his website illustrates, but it's this sand sculpture that's recently captured a lot of attention. His ice sculptures are also quite striking and wo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/20/8-bit-sand-sculpture/

Möbius Cake

Windell Oskay made this 8-pound cake with a 3D printer called a CandyFab 4000: The shape is a 3/4 twist mobius strip with a square cross section and windows cut at regular intervals in all of the sides the side. E...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/20/mobius-cake/

Knitted Tardis Socks

I have to admit, I'm a bit obsessed with socks, which is why I desperately want a pair of these knitted Tardis socks. While the pattern is available online, I still don't know how to knit, so it might be a while befo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/20/knitted-tardis-socks/

Wooden Table Covered with Marble Tracks

(Video Link) Dutch designers Nathan Wierink and Tineke Beunders made a lovely wooden table covered with marble runs. The video is mesmerizing. Young children could have a lot of fun with this table. http://www.ontwe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/20/wooden-table-covered-with-marble-tracks/

Super Mario Bros. Dollar

Doryan of Eyes of a Brownie decorated this dollar bill in a Super Mario Bros. theme. What, did you think that we were still using gold coins? Shoot, it's not even backed up by gold coins anymore. Li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/20/super-mario-bros-dollar/

Zip Tie Sculpture

A firm called Design Office Takebayashi Scroggin made this sculpture named "Zip Tie Massimal" out of 20,000 zip ties. It's a 1:1 scale bear when fully expanded. You can see detailed photos, as well as some taken duri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/20/zip-tie-sculpture/

House in Japan is Only 67 Inches Wide

(Video Link) This Japanese language video shows a house that is only 67 inches wide, yet is quite comfortable and equipped. The kitchen is tiny, but it has a full-size bath and one of those super high-tech toilets....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/20/house-in-japan-is-only-67-inches-wide/

Classic Comic Book Covers in Stained Glass

Brandon Michael, an art student at Purdue University, reproduced six classic superhero comic book covers in stained glass. Pictured above is a 1939 issue of Batman. I would love to see Ninja High School #1 i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/20/classic-comic-book-covers-in-stained-glass/

Teen Kills Possible Chupacabra

A teenage boy in Texas has claimed to have shot and killed a Chupacabra, the infamous “goat sucker” of Cryptozoology. I like how although they claim to have the Chupacabra dead in their backyard, there is still o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/20/teen-kills-possible-chupacabra/

Can Playgrounds Be Too Safe?

When I was a kiddo, my favorite playground activities were climbing to the top of the monkey bars and spinning way too fast on the merry-go-round. Since then, playgrounds have become increasingly more safe, and according...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/20/can-playgrounds-be-too-safe/

The Lady with 700 Cats

Lynea Lattanzio wanted her own cat when she was little, and her mother said "no." Now, she has more than 700: "I bet she's sorry now!" says Lynea Lattanz...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/20/the-lady-with-700-cats/

Why a WWI Warplane Sits On Top a Manhattan Office Building

Photo by Rob Bennett for The Wall Street Journal Though a WWI British warplane appears to have just landed on top of 77 Water Street in Lower Manhattan, the antique plane has resided on top of the office buil...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/20/why-a-wwi-warplane-sits-on-top-a-manhattan-office-building/

A Temple Made From Beer Bottles

Now here's a place Homer Simpson could really worship, the Wat Pa Maha Chedi Kaew Temple in Thailand. It's made from over 1.5 million green Heineken and brown Chang beer bottles. LinkReligion, Beer, eco, travel, r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/20/a-temple-made-from-beer-bottles/

Squirrel With Mixed Nuts 3D Magnets

Squirrel With Mixed Nuts 3D Magnets - $14.95 Are you nuts about squirrels?  Behold the Squirrel With Mixed Nuts 3D Magnets from the NeatoShop.  With this well endowed 7-piece magnet set you can finally honor your...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/20/squirrel-with-mixed-nuts-3d-magnets/

The Uncanny Valley

Researchers have studied the curious effect humanoid robots have on the human brain which is isn't sure how to process a mechanical "person." The closer the robot is to looking human the more uncanny it is, however r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/20/the-uncanny-valley/

Meanwhile, in Guatemala...

A 40-foot deep sinkhole opened under a Guatemalan woman's bed on Monday. At 3-feet across, the suddenly-appearing death trap could have been a major safety hazard, but its location saved the family from harm. "When we h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/20/meanwhile-in-guatemala/

KittenFaces.com

Have you ever wondered what your photos would look like if you and your friend’s faces were replaced with kitten faces? Probably not, but now you will know if you go to this link and upload your photo. You could sp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/20/kittenfaces-com/

Stone Age Rest Stop

In Britain a super market chain was building a new store when they uncovered the remains of a seven thousand year old rest stop. Wouldn’t it have been weirder if they were going to build a highway rest stop? *st...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/20/stone-age-rest-stop/

Zoobotics

While robots have thus far have been inspired by human forms, but a new trend in robotics is pushing robot design toward the shape of animals. And this isn’t just that robotic dog that was popular a few years ago;...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/20/zoobotics/

50 Disliked Americanisms

The BBC News Magazine recently posted an article about "Americanisms" creeping into the English language (meaning British English in this case). That article brought many responses, as British readers shared their pet pe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/20/50-disliked-americanisms/

Magnetic Googly Eyes

Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories made a whole herd of googly eyes that can be stuck on most metal surfaces temporarily. The possibilities are endless! So, they posted the instructions plus a gallery of examples. They...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/20/magnetic-googly-eyes/

How to Win at Rock-Paper-Scissors

Want an edge over the average person playing rock-paper-scissors? Try playing blindfolded! An experiment by Richard Cook at University College in London shows that when players can see their opponent, there is a slight t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/20/how-to-win-at-rock-paper-scissors/

6 Famous People Whose Identities We Still Don't Know

In this day and age of instant stardom, it's hard to believe that someone can make a public splash and then fade into the background and remain anonymous forever. But a few managed to do that in the past, and were never...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/20/6-famous-people-whose-identities-we-still-dont-know/

Horse Rescued from Basement

A family in Elbert County, Colorado awoke to find their horse Summer trapped in the home's basement. Summer had fallen down a four-foot window well and landed in the basement, which was not constructed with a walk-out d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/20/horse-rescued-from-basement/

The New York Times Homepage

(YouTube link) Phillip Mendonça-Vieira accidentally found himself in the possession of 12,000 screenshots of the New York Times homepage from September 2010 to July 2011, which he arranged into a video for your per...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/20/the-new-york-times-homepage/

Science Sides with Captain Obvious: Unsurprising Study Results

I love scientific studies. I read study reports before reading study reports was my job, and I continued afterward just for kicks. In the piles of new innovation and breakthroughs, though, there always seem to be a few t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/20/science-sides-with-captain-obvious-unsurprising-study-results/

Two Years of Tiny Knitting

Anna Hrachovec knits a lot, but always in little quantities as you can tell from the pictures of her projects above. At one point, she challenged herself to make one tiny knitted project per week and since that point...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/20/two-years-of-tiny-knitting/

Adorable Statistical Distribution Plushes

Etsy seller Nausicaa Distribution sells these precious statistical distribution graph plushies that are just perfect for any Neatorama reader. Of course, if you're looking for cute nerdy plushes, the Neatoshop is also a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/20/adorable-statistical-distribution-plushes/




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