Archive for August 13th, 2011

Duffy Swing Table

Tired of trying to vacuum around your dining room table chairs? Have roughly 5,000 pounds sterling to spare? Then the Duffy Swing Table might be for you! Although the design is rather cool, Miss Cellania points out t...

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Liu Bolin's Camouflage Art

Photo Credit: Associated Press Chinese artist Lui Bolin has a unique approach to his art--instead of standing out, he tries his best not to be seen and to blend in. We've featured his amazing work before and couldn't...

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Trauma Dogs in Court

Photo Credit: Kelly Shimoda for the New York Times Psychiatric dogs have been in use for several years.  They routinely help vets cope with PTSD and trauma victims establish their lives again and now psychiatric do...

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Traffic Light Hourglass

Tired of waiting at traffic lights?  Well, its inevitable, isn't it? Perhaps it would help if you knew how long you had to wait at the light. Designer designed this traffic light that would let you know exactly...

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Eyeball Salt & Pepper Shakers

Eyeball Salt & Pepper Shakers - $11.95 Are you looking for a new salt and pepper shaker set that is visually appealing? You need the Eyeball Salt & Pepper Shakers from the NeatoShop.  This ghoulish set is mag...

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Thief Identified by False Teeth That He Dropped at the Crime Scene

A purse snatcher in Severini, Brazil dropped his false teeth while trying to get away from the scene of his crime. Police used the dentures to confirm his identity: The UOL Internet news portal quotes Oliveira as say...

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Cow Successfully Escapes from Slaughterhouse in NYC

(Video Link) A cow escaped from a slaughterhouse in Queens and made a mad dash through the streets for freedom. Police eventually wrangled the 500-pound animal into a horse trailer and took her to an animal control...

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Paused Paintings

Andy Denzler, an artist based in Zurich, has composed a series of paintings that look like screen shots from paused VHS recordings. It's an expression of his rejection of the "hegemony and the aesthetic of the jpeg.....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/13/paused-paintings/

Baguette Vending Machine

Craving a warm baguette in the middle of the night? Your nocturnal carb craving is not a problem with this 24-hour automated baguette vending machine by French baker...

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Text Art by Huy Lam

Van Gogh / Genius by Huy Lam At a glance, the artwork of Toronto-based artist Huy Lam look like their original pictures and photos, but when you take a closer look, you'd be...

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Hipster Lorem Ipsum

Lorem ipsum, the placeholder text derived from Cicero's text in Latin, is so unhip. So what's a hipster to do? Well, here's an artisanal filler text for your website, courtesy o...

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The Berlin Wall Remembered

It was 50 years ago today, August 13th, 1961, that East German soldiers began cordoning off the western part of the city. This was the beginning of the Berlin Wall. Germany marked the occasion with a ceremony earlier tod...

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In The Fall

(vimeo link) In The Fall is not about autumn. This animation is a slightly frightening look at how we spend our lives. And it may induce vertigo. -via The SparrowLife, animation...

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Spider Bug, Spider Bug, Does Whatever a Spider Bug Does

Sadly, this is not a functional mecha. That's a pity, because it would be awesome to drive around town in a Spider Bug. Web Urbanist has a roundup of fifteen Spider Bugs around the world erected by various a...

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Tapping Fingers Automaton

(Video Link) Sometimes, tapping your fingers in bored frustration doesn't really seem to make time more forward at a faster clip. This hand-cranked automaton by Etsy seller automatonman will probably help. Link -via...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/13/tapping-fingers-automaton/

Sandwich Crust Cutters

Sandwich Crust Cutters - $2.95 Are you trying to find ways to make mealtime more fun? You need a Sandwich Crust Cutter from the NeatoShop.  This nifty little kitchen gadget quickly cuts the crust off your sandwich le...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/13/sandwich-crust-cutters/

Comic-Con Proposal

(YouTube link)Yes, this is another public marriage proposal video, taken at Comic-Con. Yes, the audio is difficult to hear, and for some reason the person recording it held the phone upright. But it's short a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/13/comic-con-proposal/

This Week at Neatorama

Here we are in the Dog Days of Summer. It's a good time to stay inside in the air conditioning and surf the 'net. And the best place to do that is right here! Just in case you were busy working or something duri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/13/this-week-at-neatorama-64/

Rare Sand Kitten Born

Nearly extinct in the Middle East, the rare Sand Cat has finally been bred in captivity--and the results are cute as can be!  I mean, really. Cute cute cute! After 63 days of gestation, a rare Sand Cat Kitt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/13/rare-sand-kitten-born/






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