Archive for August 4th, 2011

6 Great Stunts Of The Silent Era

Stunt men always have had dangerous jobs, but back in the silent era of films, their jobs were incredibly risky. Mental Floss has an incredible list of some of the most famous stunts from the period and how they were...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/04/6-great-stunts-of-the-silent-era/

A Huge Collection of Niche Blogs

I don't know about you guys, but I'm a big fan of weird new niche blogs, which is why I love it when Miss C posts her niche blog posts over at Mental Floss. My favorite blog from this roundup is most certainly Black...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/04/a-huge-collection-of-niche-blogs/

Kinetic Sculpture Metropolis II To Premiere At LACMA

(YouTube Link) Anybody who built tracks for their Hot Wheels as a kid will drool when they see this incredible setup! Metropolis II is an amazing, kinetic work of art by Chris Burden that measures 20x30 feet, and feat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/04/kinetic-sculpture-metropolis-ii-to-premiere-at-lacma/

NASA Spacecraft Data Suggest Water Flowing on Mars

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is sending back data that may indicate that the red planet has some flowing water during part of the Martian year. The streams are small, short-lived, and must be salty -if it is what t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/04/nasa-spacecraft-data-suggest-water-flowing-on-mars/

DIY Alien Abduction Lamp

This cool lamp gives an eerie glow as the tractor beam from a UFO finds an Earthling to beam up and study. You may have seen this type of alien abduction lamp for sale, in stores or on the internet, but you can make...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/04/diy-alien-abduction-lamp/

Zip Tie Cactus Sculpture

From a distance, this sculpture makes for a convincing cactus. Brian Jewett made it out of zip ties, a garden hose, and water faucets. He provides instructions at the link on how you can make your own. Link -via Make...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/04/zip-tie-cactus-sculpture/

New Test for HIV Takes 15 Minutes, Costs $1

Samuel K. Sia, a biomedical engineer at Columbia University, has developed a cheap test for HIV infection that can return accurate results almost instantly: "We have engineered a disposable credit card-sized device th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/04/new-test-for-hiv-takes-15-minutes-costs-1/

Driveable Video Game

(Video Link) Garnet Hertz, the man behind the cockroach-controlled robot, has developed a small car that lets you navigate the open road through the imagery of a 1980s-era car racing video game. The project, titled...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/04/driveable-video-game/

Shaka's 3D Paintings

A French street artist named Shaka creates three-dimensional paintings. Scenes of riots and agitated crowds in gloriously trippy colors predominate his work. Google Translate isn't working with his site, but the gall...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/04/shakas-3d-paintings/

Batman and Captain Kirk Together

(Video Link) William Shatner and Adam West, two giants of their time, came together to star in an unsold 1968 television pilot based on the life of Alexander the Great. Alas, it was simply too awesome to proceed. To...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/04/batman-and-captain-kirk-together/

Lapdog Bed

I have a papillon dog, and in keeping with the original purpose of his breed, he just loves to crawl up in someone's lap. When one isn't available, this might be an acceptable substitute. Etsy seller XanARu, a profes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/04/lapdog-bed/

Shotgun with a Chainsaw Handle

(Video Link) Mossberg, an American armsmaker, has produced a pistol-grip shotgun that is supported with the type of grip that you'd commonly find on a chainsaw or weed eater. Here's a video of YouTube user bigdaddyh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/04/shotgun-with-a-chainsaw-handle/

Stock Market, The Ride T-Shirt

Stock Market, The Ride T-shirt - $9.95 It's been an interesting day on Wall Street.  In honor of today's events we present to you the Stock Market, The Ride t-shirt from the NeatoShop.  Here's hoping that tomorrow i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/04/stock-market-the-ride-t-shirt-2/

Minimalist British TV Posters

Stefanos Birbotsukis posted a series of eight minimalist posters for several British TV series. It took a while for Alex to figure out this Mr. Bean poster -and I still haven't, but I haven't seen much British TV, ei...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/04/minimalist-british-tv-posters/

Eight People Kicked Off Planes for Ridiculous Reasons

It happens every once in a while, and over time we end up with a list like this. Air stewards have more power than ever to keep people from getting where they need to go. And some people just seemed to be in the wrong pl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/04/eight-people-kicked-off-planes-for-ridiculous-reasons/

Mac Box Furniture

Nick McBride of Juniata College sent in pictures of some fun his department had with leftover Macintosh computer boxes. They made furniture out of them! The couch that we put together can hold 2 or 3 people, has...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/04/mac-box-furniture/

Best Wi-Fi Names Ever

Mashable's roundup of the best Wifi names ever is pretty funny. Being a child of the '90s, I was quite amused by "Pretty Fly for a Wi-Fi." I feel like I need to step up my naming game... mine's pretty generic (when...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/04/best-wi-fi-names-ever/

World's Highest Tennis Court

Video Link Diving for a ball could be deadly at the world's highest tennis court atop the Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai. The hotel's helipad, 650 feet in the air, was converted to a special court for Andre Agassi and Ro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/04/worlds-highest-tennis-court/

Hey, Grate Goat!

Hang this illusion plaque in your home and just go about your business. Sooner or later, a guest will freak out, and you'll have a laugh that's well worth the $30 this artwork cost. Designed by Brooklyn artist Dan Wi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/04/hey-grate-goat/

Andy Samberg: Chief Shark Officer

Video link Pretty much the best resume booster ever, don't you think? I'd love to add "Chief Shark Officer" to my list of titles. The always-popular Shark Week on the Discovery Channel tapped into a new audience thi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/04/andy-samberg-chief-shark-officer/

Around the World in a Minute

(vimeo link) This video is named Move. It's part of a trilogy of videos from director Rick Mereki, director/producer Tim White, and actor Andrew Lees. They traveled 38,000 miles to 11 countries in 44 days a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/04/around-the-world-in-a-minute/

World’s Population in One City

What if the entire world’s population lived in one giant mega city? That’s probably a really bad idea, but it’s an interesting thought to give us an idea of just how many people are out there. These illustrations...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/04/worlds-population-in-one-city/

B Movie Posters for Classic Films

Exploitation films, Grindhouse cinema and good old fashioned “B” movies if for anything were always good for their outlandish posters that were usually better then the films themselves. The scantily glad women and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/04/b-movie-posters-for-classic-films/

New Real Life Superheroes Documentary

With lots of new super hero films coming out every summer it’s no wonder that some people think it’s a good idea to put on a cape and go out and try to fight crime themselves. This new documentary “Superheroes”...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/04/new-real-life-superheroes-documentary/

Accidental Chinese Hipsters

The line between being a “hipster” and having no fashion sense is often a blurry one. This gallery of images demonstrates this by pointing out a collection of “accidental hipsters” from New York City’s Chinat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/04/accidental-chinese-hipsters/

Indian Man Has Hysterectomy After Doctors Find Uterus

This stomach churning tale is of an otherwise healthy man who went to the hospital suffering from abdominal pains. Only the doctors informed the father of two and farmer that he had a full set of female reproduct...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/04/indian-man-has-hysterectomy-after-doctors-find-uterus/

Games of Thrones Visual Effects

(YouTube link) If you've been following the HBO series Game of Thrones, you may be a bit unsettled to see how BlueBolt created that fantasy world through visual effects. I am impressed with the things they...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/04/games-of-thrones-visual-effects/

Vote for the Best Science Fiction

NPR is trying to create a list of the best 100 science fiction books. Their audience suggested thousands of titles, which they narrowed to only several hundred, on which you are invited to vote. Scrolling throu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/04/vote-for-the-best-science-fiction/

What Is It? game 187

Once again, it's time for our collaboration with the always amusing What Is It? Blog. Do you know what the pictured item is? Can you make a wild guess? Place your guess in the comment section below. One guess p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/04/what-is-it-game-187/

Dino Pops Popsicle Mold

Dino Pops Popsicle Mold - $16.95 Are you looking for a fun way to beat the heat? You need the Dino Pops Popsicle Mold from the NeatoShop.  This great set includes 4 sculpted dinosaur shapes 3 sculpted dinosaur shapes a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/04/dino-pops-popsicle-mold/




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