Archive for September 10th, 2011

Pet Duck Follows Owner to Supermarket

As a duckling, this adorable fella was shunned by his family and hasn't wanted to go back since. He now follows duck breeder Barrie Hayman wherever he goes, waiting for him outside of supermarkets and even taking the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/10/pet-duck-follows-owner-to-supermarket/

Generic Names for Streams

Is it a creek, a run, a stream, or a brook? Or something else entirely? Across the contiguous United States, people use different names to describe small bodies of running water. Derek Watkins made this map showing t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/10/generic-names-for-streams/

Turning a Dumpster into a Functional Home

(Video Link) 41-year old Gregory Kloehn lives in a dumpster. But it's not that bad! This artist in Berkeley, California, has modified his dumpster with running water, electrical power, a stove, an oven, and a toilet...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/10/turning-a-dumpster-into-a-functional-home/

IKEA Redesigns Iconic Bookcase ... Because No One Buys Books Anymore

The demise of books has been foretold by many pundits, but perhaps the writing is now on the wall ... or in this case, the bookshelf. Specifically, the IKEA bookshelf. John Bi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/10/ikea-redesigns-iconic-bookcase-because-no-one-buys-books-anymore/

Tape Generations by Johan Rijpma

All Johan Rijpma needs to create hypnotically fascinating video clip are a couple of dozens rolls of Scotch tape. Johan wrote: ... I worked on this project for about 6 month...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/10/tape-generations-by-johan-rijpma/

Open Wide!

The little tortoise isn't waiting. He wants to swallow the whole strawberry in one gulp! Link -via The Mary Sue | Photo: Haley L.tortoises, strawberries...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/10/open-wide/

Metropolitan Etiquette Authority: Mind Your Manners Signs Around New York

New York artist Jay Shells got tired of the rude manners of fellow New Yorkers and decided to take matters into his own hands. He created official-looking etiquette signs around...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/10/metropolitan-etiquette-authority-mind-your-manners-signs-around-new-york/

Super Marios Bro. Box using Teagueduino

Open the cardboard box and enter the fabulous world of Super Mario Bros. Our hero is controlled with a plastic straw. Running into the magnetic sticker Goombas will cause a sensor on Mario to reset the game. If you'r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/10/super-marios-bro-box-using-teagueduino/

Virus Turns Caterpillars Into Zombies Using a Single Gene

Think that zombies are just fiction? Not for caterpillars, it isn't: there's actually a virus that can turn healthy caterpillars into zombies. The biology of the disease is quite fascin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/10/virus-turns-caterpillars-into-zombies-using-a-single-gene/

Rolling Calendar

Sebastian Bergne's calendar consists of a metal roller marked with the days of the week. It rests on a serrated wooden beam. Each day, roll it forward one slot to know what day of the month and day of the week it is....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/10/rolling-calendar/

Criminal Defendant: My Evil Twin Did It!

A woman in Indiana stands accused of altering her payroll documents so that she could qualify for welfare payments. When confronted with the charges, she claimed that she was innocent. It was her evil twin who had commit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/10/criminal-defendant-my-evil-twin-did-it/

A Man's Guide to A Woman's Wardrobe

Two years ago, Times reporter Luke Leitch's co-worker was on maternity leave and so he was asked to go on a mission worthy of a Force Recon Marine: cover a round of womenswe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/10/a-mans-guide-to-a-womans-wardrobe/

Yip Yips at DragonCon

(YouTube link) The Yip Yip Martians from Sesame Street were a hit at DragonCon 2011. The description at YouTube says it all: simply put, one of the most entertaining and crowd pleasing cosplay costumes EVER... ther...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/10/yip-yips-at-dragoncon/

This Week at Neatorama

Tomorrow is the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the U.S. We mark the occasion every year, but this milestone is different. Of course, we will never forget the victims of those attacks, but now we are l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/10/this-week-at-neatorama-68/

National Anthem Mashup

(YouTube link)Grant Woolard is so patriotic, he sang the national anthems of six countries -and then mashed them up in this musical collage. It works surprisingly well! You'll hear the anthe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/10/national-anthem-mashup/
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