Archive for August 10th, 2011

Roommate Citation Nifty Note

Roommate Citation Nifty Note - $3.95 Are you headed back to school?  You need the Roommate Citation Nifty Note from the NeatoShop.  These 50 sheets of roommate citations will make sure you are well prepared to deal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/10/roommate-citation-nifty-note/

Laika's Revenge

Laika was the first living creature from Earth in space. She rode into orbit in Sputnik 2 and died there -- as the Soviets knew she would. Nick Abadzis has created a graphic novel which depicts alternate scenarios fo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/10/laikas-revenge/

Copper Underpants

A Chilean company called Monarch has developed a new type of underwear that, it claims, makes you cleaner: It's like this: copper is merged with polyamide and the result is a type of oil that's then turned into a wire...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/10/copper-underpants/

Data Sandals

Are your shoes plain, but comfortable? Etsy seller pcbcreations has a solution to both of those problems. These sandals, like the other inventive works in his gallery, are made from printed circuit boards. Link -via...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/10/data-sandals/

Guinness World Record: Tightest Parallel Parking Job

(Video Link) This German-language video shows Ronny Wechselberger breaking the world record for parallel parking -- that's sliding into position quickly with as little clearance as possible. He set a new record at 2...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/10/guinness-world-record-tightest-parallel-parking-job/

Ukiyo-e Nintendo

deviantART member Mari Rosa Archambault, inspired by ukiyo-e prints, depicted Nintendo video game stars in feudal Japan. It took me a minute out to figure out that the figure on the right is Mega Man. Link -via Unibl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/10/ukiyo-e-nintendo/

Drifting a Cobra in a Small Room

(Video Link) If it's Wednesday, then it's time to drift your AC Cobra in your living room. No, sorry, your '74 Chevy Vega, though technically a classic car, will not look as cool. -via Jalopnikdrifting...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/10/drifting-a-cobra-in-a-small-room/

River Rock Balancing

Michael Grab is an artist who works in an unusual medium: balanced rocks. He stacks rocks from rivers on top of each other with no additional connections. It is a meditative act for him, as well as an exploration of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/10/river-rock-balancing/

Rainbow Art by Stark

Photo Credit: Jen Stark By now, most devout artistic-leaning internet surfers and of course, Neatoramans have seen Jen Stark's amazing 3D paper sculptures which consists of hundreds of sheets of paper meticulously...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/10/rainbow-art-by-stark/

BEHOLD! Dwarves!

Photo Credit: WETA Workshops Chances are if you are a regular reader of Neatorama, you've already got your geek on and have seen this promotional still from the set of The Hobbit. Still--just in case. (And at...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/10/httpwww-theonering-nettorwp2011071846307-thorin-and-company-full-body-rendering/

David vs. McDonald's

Photo Credit: Tomin Taipei Here is a very graphic depiction of the Italians giving McDonald's a slight hint. That's fine. No McSpaghetti for us, and I don't think that's such a bad thing.  Think the mob fina...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/10/david-vs-mcdonalds/

Fried Butter on a Stick

There's always a new fried item at the Iowa State Fair, and every year it gets crazier. Fried Twinkies and Oreos are passé by now, so vendors at the fair have skipped a step in the process and are just frying straight u...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/10/fried-butter-on-a-stick/

Self Defense Fashion From The US Patent Office

The US Patent Office sees the a lot of strange inventions coming through their submission process, hoping to get a patent. However who knew that there was a whole category of “Self Defense Fashion?” This collecti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/10/self-defense-fashion-from-the-us-patent-office/

Should Bert and Ernie Get Married?

It has long been a topic fascinating to some fans of the long running classic children’s television program Sesame Street; Are roommates Bert and Ernie actually a couple? Now a group , Change.org is petitionin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/10/should-bert-and-ernie-get-married/

Mars Rover Looks For Life

The Mars Opportunity Rover has made its way into the Endeavor crater where it will carry out examinations of the soil to test for evidence of life on the Red Planet. Opportunity is headed to Spirit Point which is named a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/10/mars-rover-looks-for-life/

Courts Fine Troll Lawyers for Filing Phony Lawsuits

Real life “trolling” has taken the form of corporations who file many patents on products that they don’t actually produce in an effort to file patent lawsuits against others in hopes of getting large out of court...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/10/courts-fine-troll-lawyers-for-filing-phony-lawsuits/

The Feast of St. Lawrence

Today is the feast day of St. Lawrence, who tradition says was martyred by being roasted alive. He supposedly even made a joke about it: “Turn me over, this side is done.” St. Lawrence is now the patron saint of cook...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/10/the-feast-of-st-lawrence/

Skeleton Shaving

An electric razor that shaves close to the bone! This x-ray, featured at Modern Mechanix, was taken in 1941, back when x-ray scientists and technicians didn't bother wearing lead aprons and spent their spare time com...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/10/skeleton-shaving/

Also Starring

If you are a fan of classic TV, you'll enjoy today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss! How well do you know the secondary characters on your favorite TV series? Almost every sitcom had characters that didn't appear in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/10/also-starring/

Dracula Postertext

Dracula Postertext - $31.95 Attention book lovers! Are you looking for a great conversation piece to hang on your wall? You need the Dracula Postertext from the NeatoShop. This fantastic poster is created using the fi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/10/dracula-postertext/

Cat Donuts

Aren't these donuts adorable? The text at the source is in Japanese, and the Babelfish translation didn't help, so I don't know who made them. They're like a sweet real-life version of Nekopan! Now I want a donut. ht...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/10/cat-donuts/

Why Giant Bugs Once Roamed the Earth

Imagine a dragonfly the size of a seagull! You would have seen them 300 million years ago, as well as other B-movie sized insects. Why did they grow so large back then? A new theory says it's because of oxygen, which ins...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/10/why-giant-bugs-once-roamed-the-earth/

Keyboard Skulls

Photo Credit:  Maurice Mbikayi South African artist Maurice Mbikayi calls his keyboard skulls "anti-social networks" and says that the work "symbolizes the internet addiction and consequences that occur nowadays. It al...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/10/keyboard-skulls/

Early Airline Customs

Minnesotastan's mother was a member of American Airlines 1941 graduating class for the fairly new profession called "stewardess." She passed along some interesting tidbits about the business in those days, such as ho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/10/early-airline-customs/

How to Step Over a Rope Blindfolded

(Live Leak link) Some things are the same the world over. This one is from Pakistan. -via Arbroathpakistan, joke, practical joke...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/10/how-to-step-over-a-rope-blindfolded/

Green Eggs and Hamlet

If today's latest meme craze is indeed the pop culture mashup, then what too someone so long to come up with Shakespere and Dr. Seuss? One wonders. English majors, avert thine eyes, or preparest thyself for Green Egg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/10/green-eggs-and-hamlet/

CN Tower Edge Walk

(YouTube link) Have you been wondering what the most extreme thing to do in Toronto is?  Me too! Let's wonder no longer: it's the Edge Walk at the CN Tower! For $175, some really enterprising Canadians will place...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/10/cn-tower-edge-walk/

Geek Wisdom: The Sacred Teachings of Nerd Culture

If the Industrial Age was ruled by industrialists and the Atomic Age was epitomized by nuclear scientists working in secret government installations, then the Information Age we live in today is surely the era of t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/10/geek-wisdom-the-sacred-teachings-of-nerd-culture/

People Pwned By The Internet

Remember Mary Bale, a.k.a. the woman who was tracked down and harassed after someone uploaded a video of her throwing a cat into a trashcan? She's one of the many people who were taught a lesson by the throngs of ang...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/10/people-pwned-by-the-internet/

World War II In Color

I don't know about all of you, but I'm a sucker for vintage photos shot in color and these gorgeous WWII images from the Library of Congress are both fascinating and stunning. You can find more of them over at The At...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/10/world-war-ii-in-color/








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