Archive for August 31st, 2011

Cylindrical Mouse

The Japanese design firm nendo and the electronics company Elecom came up with this innovative mouse design. The Kandenchi has three buttons and a scroll wheel. It connects to a computer through a wireless hookup....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/31/cylindrical-mouse/

World's First Airport for Exclusively Unmanned Aircraft

The British government has opened a new airport in Wales that will provide services only to unmanned aircraft. Among them is the Royal Air Force's Watchkeeper drone, which is pictured above. Before this airport opene...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/31/worlds-first-airport-for-exclusively-unmanned-aircraft/

Human Heart Beating in a Box

(Video Link) Researchers at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center have built a machine that keeps a heart designated for transplantation active. Using this machine increases the amount of time that the organ can rem...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/31/human-heart-beating-in-a-box/

Woman Buys Wooden iPad for $180

I wish that she had talked to me first. I would have gotten her one for half that price. Plus a small handling fee, of course. But like the wooden iPad that a woman in South Carolina purchased, it wouldn't have worke...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/31/woman-buys-wooden-ipad-for-180/

Ultimate Game Playing on a Roller Coaster Photo

It all started four years ago with a xkcd panel. Then it turned into a meme, nay, a movement of people around the world playing games, usually chess, on roller coasters and water rides. Can this photo be topped? H...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/31/ultimate-game-playing-roller-coaster-photo/

G-Male is Google's New Boyfriend Feature

(Video Link) Google is now offering its boyfriend feature to selected users. G-Male is the perfect boyfriend. He knows everything about you! Everything. Don't worry about the screenshot displayed. This v...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/31/g-male-is-googles-new-boyfriend-feature/

The Most Terrifying Pirates In History

Most of us know about Black Beard, but the pirates with the really ruthless reputations tend to be the ones ignored in pop culture -because who want to idolize creepy, blood-thirsty monsters. For those of you interes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/31/the-most-terrifying-pirates-in-history/

Amazing Animal Sculptures

Etsy seller Creaturesfromel creates one of a kind animals from wire, clay and paint. The results are stunning and certainly worth a look.Link Via BuzzFeedArt, design, sculptures, crafts, animals...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/31/amazing-animal-sculptures/

Brazil's Girl Power

The birth rate in Brazil has dropped to historically low levels. The average number of births per woman is now just 1.9, and the drop has been quite steep for the past 50 years. What happened? In this predominantly Catho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/31/brazils-girl-power/

Ridiculous Propaganda Campaigns

Have you ever been told that eating carrots will improve your eye sight? Then congratulations, you've just been fed propaganda from a very successful, but very silly British propaganda campaign. During the Battle of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/31/ridiculous-propaganda-campaigns/

The Creepiest Methods Of Animal Mind Control

While governments across the globe have been trying to figure out how to control the minds of their enemies for centuries, this practice is already possible in the animal kingdom. In fact, Cracked has a list of 5 inc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/31/the-creepiest-methods-of-animal-mind-control/

Ocean Parts: Art by Koby Sibony Made from Beach Trash

Israeli designer Koby Sibony took plastic trash collected from beach and created awesome works of art. See, who says that trashing your beach is a bad thing? Design Milk has mor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/31/ocean-parts-art-by-koby-sibony-made-from-beach-trash/

The Nacirema Tribe of North America

While we've all heard of the Cherokee and Navajo tribes, much less attention has been given to the Nacirema band of Native Americans, despite their fascinating culture that included ritually: "scraping and lacerating th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/31/the-nacirema-tribe-of-north-america/

Hotel Makes You Surrender Your Gadgets When Checking In

Going on a little vacay but can't seem to untether yourself from your gadgetry? Well, Marriott's Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel may just have the kick in the pants you need to unplug a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/31/hotel-makes-you-surrender-your-gadgets-when-checking-in/

How I Feel When Shopping at Target

I chuckle at this card by Fomato about shopping at Target because it's so true! https://www.fomato.com/item.php?item_id=197&category_id=7&n=0 - via bb-blog target, shopping, Fom...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/31/how-i-feel-when-shopping-at-target/

Divorce Ring

With this ring, I thee wed .... and with this one, I thee ... divorce? That's right - jewelers Spritzer and Furman created this symbolic ring to commemorate the ending of a marriage. A...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/31/divorce-ring/

Ha Ha Ha Ha! Trollin' ... Japanese Style!

Christopher Poole went to Japan in 2006 and shot this video clip of trollin' Japanese style. It's the best 3 second clip you'll ever see (after the Dramatic Chipmun...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/31/ha-ha-ha-ha-trollin-japanese-style/

Back in the USSR

You might not know as much as you think you do when it comes to the USSR. In today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss, you are challenged to name all the leaders of our old Cold War rival. There were 8 leaders of the f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/31/back-in-the-ussr/

Intruder Smackdown

(YouTube link) Carly received a cat balloon, complete with feet, for her birthday. Her cat Bert didn't like it. Bert make his feelings pretty clear. -via BuzzfeedCat, Balloon...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/31/intruder-smackdown/

‘This Is What I Do. This Is All That I Know.’

New York Times photojournalist Joao Silva was embedded with the U.S. military in Afghanistan when a land mine blew his legs off last year. Earlier this month, he made his first trip back to New York and gave a speech at...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/31/this-is-what-i-do-this-is-all-that-i-know/

The Six Ways You'll See Your Dad

(College Humor link) It's uncanny how much your parents change as you grow up. Can I get an "amen"? -via Breakfast Linkskids, parents, Dad...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/31/the-six-ways-youll-see-your-dad/

Papa Smurf Coin Purse

Papa Smurf Coin Purse - $8.95 Do you wish you had someone knowledgeable to look after your money? You need the Papa Smurf Coin Purse from the NeatoShop.  With this fantastic little pouch Papa Smurf will always be with...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/31/papa-smurf-coin-purse/

Traveling Seismic Waves

(YouTube link) Seismic measurements recorded on August 23rd during the earthquake centered in Virginia show how the shock wave traveled across the USA. If you didn't feel it, it was because the movements measured ar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/31/traveling-seismic-waves/

Navy Beer Bot

Redditor reyvehn told the story of the day he worked a beer stand at an air show, and someone from the military contingent sent a TALON Naval EOD bot up to the stand with a $5 bill in its claw. So he replaced the mon...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/31/navy-beer-bot/

100 Years of East London Style

(YouTube link) This video is a fast-moving historical fashion show with dancing! The Viral Factory produced it for the grand opening of Westfield Stratford City on September 13th, which I believe is a shopping cente...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/31/100-years-of-east-london-style/

Smurfingly Smurftastic Facts About The Smurfs

While those of you with kids might have gone to see the Smurfs movie, I'm assuming the rest of you haven't. From what I've heard, you aren't missing much if you haven't seen it, but I can't talk from first-hand experien...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/31/smurfingly-smurftastic-facts-about-the-smurfs/

Relic of the Old West

How much do you know about barbed wire? The very idea of barbed wire fences has a fascinating history. Railroads and farmers put up fences, and ranchers, who were used to open spaces to drive their cattle, tore them down...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/31/relic-of-the-old-west/

Dancing with a Coffee Cup

(YouTube link) Caffeine does strange things to people, and apparently to birds! This cockatiel is so excited about a cup of coffee that he dances to the tune of a stirring spoon. -via Arbroath dance, coffee, cockati...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/31/dancing-with-a-coffee-cup/

The 20 Most Colorful Lizards on Earth

Who knew lizards came in so many different colors? While most animals are happy to take on the colors of their environment for camouflage purposes, different species of lizards dress in colors designed to stand out f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/31/the-20-most-colorful-lizards-on-earth/






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