Archive for August 3rd, 2011

Picnic Table Condiment Set

Picnic Table Condiment Set - $17.45 Is it too hot to eat outside? Bring the picnic indoors with the Picnic Table Condiment Set from the NeatoShop.  This fantastic 5 piece condiment set includes: ketchup and mustard s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/03/picnic-table-condiment-set/

Shake

Carli Davidson, a photographer in Portland, Oregon, has a set of deliciously amusing photos of wet dogs shaking themselves dry. The heavy-jowled dogs work especially well under centrifugal force. Link -via Fubiz (Goo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/03/shake/

M.C. Escher in a Drop of Water

M.C. Escher's illustrations are even more surreal when they're reflected in falling drops of water. redditor smsilton captured this amazing image using a 60mm macro lens. Check out the thread to find out how he did i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/03/m-c-escher-in-a-drop-of-water/

View-Master Wedding Invitations

Provided that you've got a big budget planned for your wedding, Etsy seller melangerienyc has an original idea for invitations. She'll make custom View-Master slides and package them with View-Masters in pretty boxes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/03/view-master-wedding-invitations/

USB reddit Upvote/Downvote Device

Does your mousing hand ever grow weary of the task of upvoting or downvoting content on reddit? Chris of The New Hobbyist found a solution with this USB-powered, 3D-printed upvoting and downvoting device. It...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/03/usb-reddit-upvotedownvote-device/

Gulp: The World's Largest Stop-Motion Animated Video

(Video Link) And by "largest", I mean that the crafting surface was 11,000 square feet of beach. Sand artists carefully shaped each change around an actual human figure. The cameras were just Nokia N8 cellphones hel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/03/gulp-the-worlds-largest-stop-motion-animated-video/

These Three Minifigs Are on Their Way to Jupiter

The Juno spacecraft, after a planned launch in August, will travel to and then orbit the planet Jupiter. On board will be three LEGO minifigs representing the Roman god Jupiter, his wife Juno, and the astronomer Gali...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/03/these-three-minifigs-are-on-their-way-to-jupiter/

Cassette Art

Artist David Poppie likes to make artistic statements out of everyday objects including pencils and cassette tapes. Finally, a dignified resting place for all those Ray Stevens and Barry Manilow tapes you can't admit to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/03/cassette-art/

Battlepug

Somehow, I have gone through life without knowing -- until today -- of the existence of Battlepug. This hilarious webcomic by Mike Norton tells of a nameless barbarian warrior. He was orphaned as a boy when...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/03/battlepug/

10 Surreal Botanical Spaces

This stunning sculpture known as the Mud Maiden can be found at the Lost Gardens of Heligan in Mevagissey, UK. Flavorpill shows us this and nine other wondrous botanical gardens around the world. Link via Flavor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/03/10-surreal-botanical-spaces/

The Electric Car That Can Power Your House

Who needs a generator when you've got the Nissan Leaf, an 100% electric car that can power your house for 2 days via the "Leaf-to-home" system, a converter that attaches to your home's electric panel and allows for t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/03/the-electric-car-that-can-power-your-house/

Burger Nickels

The Oinkster Restaurant in Eagle Rock, California recently implemented an interesting marketing ploy. Instead of traditional paper coupons, they commissioned 2nd Wind to cut wooden burger nickles out of red oak using...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/03/burger-nickels/

Discarded CD Art

These beautiful "wastlandscapes" are made of 65,000 discarded CD's. This 500 square meter installation is currently at Paris's Centquatre museum and were hand sewn together. Ultimately, they will be broken down a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/03/discarded-cd-art/

Teletype Printer Adapted to Send and Receive Text Messages

Kids these days, what with their "Internets" and doing the Twitters and whatnot. Why, you can send perfectly good long-distance messages with a teletype machine! That's what a fellow named Mdziewie did. He rigged a 1...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/03/teletype-printer-adapted-to-send-and-receive-text-messages/

Snake on a Car

(Video Link) YouTube user rachelgfisher was driving down the highway when her husband noticed that a snake slithered out from under the hood. He identified it as a water moccasin, a poisonous snake common to the sou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/03/snake-on-a-car/

Alien Restroom

Our friends over at Geeks Are Sexy has a neat new T-shirt featuring what signage for an alien restroom may just look like: After light-years of hyper sleep you may...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/03/alien-restroom/

The Robot That Can Think For Itself

(YouTube Link) A robot that can learn, think and act for itself might make some people lose sleep over the possibility of a Terminator-esque robotic revolution, but scientists in Japan feel that this advancement in th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/03/the-robot-that-can-think-for-itself/

Nightmare Before Christmas Jack and Sally Key Caps

Jack and Sally Key Caps - $8.95 Are you looking for a fun way to distinguish your keys?  You need the Jack and Sally Key Caps from the NeatoShop. This set of two key caps includes Jack Skellington and Sally from The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/03/nightmare-before-christmas-jack-and-sally-key-caps/

Beluga Whale Enjoys Mariachi Band Performance

(YouTube Link) Whether or not this whale is enjoying the show is up for debate, but one thing is certain-his eyes are locked on the mariachis as they play. Maybe it's their shiny suits or instruments that have caught...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/03/beluga-whale-enjoys-mariachi-band-performance/

Run for Your Lives: the Zombie 5K

If you love zombies and running (I'm looking at you, Stacy Conradt), you'll love this: marathon through the woods while being actively chased by volunteer zombies. If that's your thing (and I think for a lot of you it mi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/03/run-for-your-lives-the-zombie-5k/

Life-Sized LEGO Animals

At the Bronx Zoo, now through September 30, you can visit life-sized LEGO recreations of some of your favorite animals. The animals-in-brick are part of the Great Summer Zoofari, a Lego Wildlife Expedition which aims...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/03/life-sized-lego-animals/

Giant Teddy Bear Robot Can Pick People Up

With the elderly population of Japan increasing rapidly there is a great need for adequate nursing care. That’s why companies there have been developing robots to help care for older patients. The new Riba II robot res...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/03/giant-teddy-bear-robot-can-pickup-people/

Wireless Electric Car Charging

Apparently one of the biggest “pains” about owning a fully electric car is plugging it in. I guess if you’re one of those people who is always forgetting to charge your cell phone maybe this is a big deal. However...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/03/wireless-electric-car-charging/

Scientists Produce Computer Images of Big Bang

These computer generated images were created during experiments to replicate the big bang. Scientists at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland are doing so in an effort to determine how the universe came into existence by recrea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/03/scientists-produce-computer-images-of-big-bang/

Could Black Holes Help Treat Cancer Patients?

How are black holes in deep space connected to cancer treatment? By studying black holes researchers have discovered what could one day lead to a new form of radiation therapy. The researchers' computer simulations sugg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/03/could-black-holes-help-treat-cancer-patients/

Drought Reveals Debris From Space Shuttle Columbia In Texas Lake

In 2003 in the wake of the tragic Shuttle Columbia disaster many pieces of the shuttle were recovered in Texas. Now eight years later due to the intense drought in that state, one more piece of debris has been found in i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/03/drought-reveals-debris-from-space-shuttle-columbia-in-texas-lake/

Transformers Treasure Hunt with TDW Geek

W00t! Look at what arrived at NeatoHQ: a super cool Comic-Con 2011 Special Ultimate Optimus Prime figure from our pals at Hasbro. And here's the best part: it's yours to win! I'...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/03/transformers-treasure-hunt-with-tdw-geek/

Stiff Fine for Illegal Parking in Vilnius

Arturas Zuokas, mayor of Vilnius, Lithuania, had enough. The mayor was so fed up with illegal parking that he took a spin in a Russian armored personnel carrier, crushing an illegally parked Mercedes along the way....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/03/stiff-fine-for-illegal-parking-in-vilnius/

A Special (Effects) Wedding Video

(YouTube link) This Russian wedding video is very special to the couple in it, but it reminds me of a Geocities website. Oh, except for the part where they played Pong. That reminded me of Pong.  -via the Presurfer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/03/a-special-effects-wedding-video/

The Swedish Man Who Tried To Build A Nuclear Reactor In His Kitchen

An unnamed man in Angelholm, Sweden was arrested for attempting to build a nuclear reactor in his kitchen. He was later released. Authorities doubt he would have seen success, but you never know. The 31-year-old tells t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/03/the-swedish-man-who-tried-to-build-a-nuclear-reactor-in-his-kitchen/










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