Archive for August 18th, 2011

Big Money

You know how people sometimes put a quarter into a picture with another object to show its size? What if you had a really, really big coin for that purpose? The Norwegian design studio Skrekkøgle makes (and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/18/big-money/

Free Artificial Intelligence Class

If you've ever been drawn to the idea of artificial intelligence, Stanford University School of Engineering is giving out the opportunity to learn how to build software that "reasons about the world around it." The free...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/18/free-artificial-intelligence-class/

Checkers Optical Illusion Video

Checkers Optical Illusion on YouTube Using shadows to create an optical illusion, the video demonstrates how our brain compares and contrasts shadows. As explained by MIT: Just measuring the light coming from...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/18/checkers-optical-illusion-video/

Pistols Firing Underwater in Slow Motion

(Video Link) Destin of Smarter Every Day wanted to find out what would happen if he fired handguns underwater. He rigged a revolver and a semi-automatic pistol to fire inside water-filled tanks and recorded...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/18/pistols-firing-underwater-in-slow-motion/

A Modern Romance

I suppose that there's nothing really extraordinary about this series of photos celebrating the engagement of Juliana Sunmi Park and Benjamin Jinsuk Lee. But they're so touchingly romantic that you should definitely...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/18/a-modern-romance/

Photographer Takes a Picture of a Picture of Himself Taking a Picture of a Woman

This cool picture by redditor ZeLittleMan was taken with mirrored shades and a mirrored sculpture. Specifically, he used Cloud Gate, a huge outdoor stainless steel sculpture in Chicago's Millennium Park. -via redditr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/18/photographer-takes-a-picture-of-a-picture-of-himself-taking-a-picture-of-a-woman/

Plush Sleipnir

In Norse mythology, Sleipnir is Odin's eight-legged horse and the son of the god Loki. Susan and Allen Crawford made this adorable plush of him for the infant son of a friend. Link -via Super PunchNorse god, plushes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/18/plush-sleipnir/

Winter is Coming for Calvin and Hobbes

Joel Watson imagined Calvin and Hobbes in the dangerous world of Game of Thrones. I think that Calvin is Jon Snow and Hobbes is his pet direwolf Ghost. Link -via The Mary Suecalvin and hobbes, Game of Throne...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/18/winter-is-coming-for-calvin-and-hobbes/

Things You Must Do To Make Me Happy Pad

Things You Must Do To Make Me Happy - $6.45 Do wish there was a simple way to tell someone you know how they can make you happy? You need the Things You Must Do To Make Me Happy Pad from the NeatoShop. This fantastic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/18/things-you-must-do-to-make-me-happy-pad/

Local Pride

The small town of Riverside, Iowa (pop. 1,008) is tremendously proud of its most famous son, James Tiberius Kirk. So the citizens erected a monument to mark the site of his birth. The local history museum, as you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/18/local-pride/

Futuristic Movie Timeline

Dan Meth has put together a series of pop culture charts. Number 6 explores which year in the future science fiction films take place. I had no idea A Clockwork Orange took place in 1995. I remember that year being a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/18/futuristic-movie-timeline/

A.I. DJ Gets An On-Air Job in Texas

If you thought the morning zoo crew on your local radio station were about as entertaining as robots, there may be more truth in that then you thought. One station in San Antonio has "hired" an artificially intellige...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/18/a-i-dj-gets-an-on-air-job-in-texas/

The Moon May Be Millions Of Years Younger Than Previously Thought

Could the moon be 60 million years younger then scientists currently think? New research on moon rocks could lead to rethinking on how the moon was formed. A new analysis conducted on lunar rocks brought back to E...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/18/the-moon-may-be-millions-of-years-younger-than-previously-thought/

Mathematicians Want to Say Goodbye to Pi

I was always bad at math in school, but there was always one thing even the worst math students could remember: pi equals about 3.14. Now the importance of pi in mathematics is being challenged. So take that seventh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/18/mathematicians-want-to-say-goodbye-to-pi/

Gamarjobat!

If you love the comedy act of the Umbilical Brothers, you'd love this clip by Ketch! and HIRO-PON of Gamarjobat. Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via Information...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/18/gamarjobat/

All You Need to Know About Art History

Grant Snider of Incidental Comics (love his stuff!) tells us all we need to know about Art History (it even rhymes!): Link Art, Grant Snider, Incidental Comics...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/18/all-you-need-to-know-about-art-history/

Wonderputt: Flash Putt-Putt Golf with Alien Abductions and Such

Like a lot of mini golf-type Flash game on the web, the idea behind Wonderputt by Reece Millidge of Damp Gnat is to play putt putt golf. Wonderputt, a mini golf-type Flash game by Reece...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/18/wonderputt-flash-putt-putt-golf-with-alien-abductions-and-such/

Hedgehog Bath Time

(YouTube link) A very patient and adorable hedgehog named Max gets clean. That is all. Oh, wait, that's not all! Max's owner also posted a video to answer questions he received about hedgehogs as pets. Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/18/hedgehog-bath-time/

Best Study Ever: Wasting Time Online Boosts Worker Productivity

If you are reading this at work, then you may actually be boosting your productivity. At least that is what one study claims. I think a group of researchers was just looking for a way  to surf the web  and have a good...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/18/best-study-ever-wasting-time-online-boosts-worker-productivity/

Public Toilet Survival Kit

Public Toilet Survival Kit - $4.95 Do scary public restrooms keep you from seeking adventure and fun? You need the Public Toilet Survival Kit from the NeatoShop. This fantastic little tin includes: 2 antiseptic wi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/18/public-toilet-survival-kit/

Twinkle Toes

Dress up a plain pair of shoes for a special occasion by making your own Twinkle Toes, colorful ruffles that contain LEDs to show off your fancy footwork. Becky Stern takes you through the process step-by-step, plus...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/18/twinkle-toes/

Cloned Fathers Carried Inside Insect Daughters

An insect called the cottony cushion scale has developed a way to produce offspring without a mate. Some females develop with their father's sperm growing into an bundle of male tissue inside the female's body. This tiss...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/18/cloned-fathers-carried-inside-insect-daughters/

The Bizarre Plan to Turn Hitler into a Woman

There were a lot of plans in place for taking Hitler down (Captain America's punch to the face notwithstanding) that never quite panned out. Among them, an inventive and elaborate scheme to turn the Fuhrer into a woman:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/18/the-bizarre-plan-to-turn-hitler-into-a-woman/

Muphry’s Law

Here's a law that strikes home here at Neatorama. There have been times when I've proofread, edited, and corrected the same thing ten times, but somehow a typo appears in the published version. I blame extraterrestrials....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/18/muphrys-law/

Village Person Tests Copyright Law

The rights to the 1978 song "Y.M.C.A." generate a million dollars a year, even after all this time. But that money doesn't go to the Village People, who performed the original recording, or the songwriters. Victor Willi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/18/village-person-tests-copyright-law/

What Is It? game 189

It's once again time for our collaboration with the always amusing What Is It? Blog. Can you guess what the pictured item is? Can you make up something interesting? Place your guess in the comment section belo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/18/what-is-it-game-189/

11 Facts You Might Not Know about Kung Fu

Kung Fu, which aired from 1972-1975, was an unusual blend of the social questioning of 70s America, an emerging fascination with the martial arts, and the introduction of Eastern thought into American pop cu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/18/11-facts-you-might-not-know-about-kung-fu/

Bob Ross Amigurumi Doll

If you miss watching him paint little happy trees, then you can always make your own Bob Ross doll to paint tiny masterpieces on your desktop. At least, that's what Allison Hoffman of Crafty is Cool did. Link Via...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/18/bob-ross-amigurumi-doll/




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