Archive for July 24th, 2011

Tulsa Man Breaks Antiques Roadshow Record

This weekend, the Antiques Roadshow crew sent a Tulsa man home as a record-breaker and new retiree. Though his identity is being withheld, the most expensive item ever appraised in the show's 16-year history, worth $1 -...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/24/tulsa-man-breaks-antiques-roadshow-record/

How to Test for Nearsightedness: Do You See Einstein or Marilyn Monroe?

Here's a clever test developed by Dr. Aude Oliva, a cognitive scientist at MIT. If you see Marilyn Monroe instead of Albert Einstein, you're a bit nearsighted. I don't see any indication that this what Oliva was tryi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/24/how-to-test-for-nearsightedness-do-you-see-einstein-or-marilyn-monroe/

Death Carts

(YouTube link) 'They're not going to be pushed around any more' You know how horror movies are sometimes designed around a lack of budget? In this short film, the bloodthirsty killers are shopping carts! Once you g...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/24/death-carts/

Space Core Cake

This space core from the game Portal 2 is a cake! Yes, it's a cake, not a sculpture or toy. To prove it, here's a picture of the cake being cut. It was made by Mike's Amazing Cakes. You can see more pictures of the s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/24/space-core-cake/

Preserving Smelly History

We can preserve and experience historical sights and sounds. But how do we know what, for example, Eighteenth Century Manhattan smelled like? Thanks to technologies developed by the perfume industry, there are now ways t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/24/preserving-smelly-history/

Panda Misses the World Being Painted in Color

(Video Link) This adorable short film from Tiji entitled Colour shows a world in black and white. Then a divine paintbrush descends from the heavens to give all of the creatures of the world their colors. All...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/24/panda-misses-the-world-being-painted-in-color/

Sad Cake Is Sad

Heidi Kenney made a pair of plushes in the above design, and the blogger behind Clockwork Lemon decided that it would be a good cake design, too. The cake has a buttercream crumbcoat with marshmallow fondant o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/24/sad-cake-is-sad/

Towser The Distillery Cat

Mice love to feast on barley and can quickly overrun a distillery where the grain is plentiful unless steps are taken to control them.  From 1963 til 1987 a longhaired tortoiseshell cat named Towser was charged with kee...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/24/towser-the-distillery-cat/

I'm Not Listening Earplugs

I'm Not Listening Earplugs - $3.95 Are you need of some quiet time?  You need the I'm Not Listening Earplugs from the Neatoshop! Incessant nagging, boring office meetings, insufferable gasbags and screaming children...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/24/im-not-listening-earplugs/

German Futurist Predictions

Historic LOLs has a collection of German prints from around a hundred years ago illustrating predictions for the year 2000. In this one, we're supposed to be able to walk on water, with the help of balloons and a wat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/24/german-futurist-predictions/

Whose Ideal Was This, Anyway?

Heather McDougal talked to 5th and 6th graders about how the ideal body image of women has changed over time, from the corsets of 100 years ago to the Photoshopped images of today. And the modern altered bodies and a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/24/whose-ideal-was-this-anyway/

Cowboys & Freddie Wong

(YouTube link) Filmmaker and shoot-em-up enthusiast Freddie Wong gets to play with even more firepower in this short, with the help of John Favreau, director of the soon-to-be-released film Cowboys and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/24/cowboys-freddie-wong/
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