Archive for September 11th, 2011

French Cows listen to American Jazz

If you liked the video showing a Mariachi band performing to a Beluga whale, you'll be entertained by this one. The cows really seem like they're enjoying themselves here. YouTube Link -via ArbroathMusic, cows, jazz...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/11/french-cows-listen-to-american-jazz/

Glow-in-the-Dark Kitties

Scientists are looking into a new technique for the fight against AIDS...and yes, it involves glow-in-the-dark cats! Two genes are inserted into feline eggs before fertilization, one being the jellyfish gene that causes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/11/glow-in-the-dark-kitties/

Giant Cocoon Made From Packing Tapes

If you like Johan Rijpma's scotch tape animation Tape Generations we featured on the blog, you'll get a kick out of this: a gigantic cocoon made from packing tape by design collective...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/11/giant-cocoon-made-from-packing-tapes/

Upcycled Dog Bed Made From Vintage Suitcases

Whaaaat? Fifi is still sleeping on a dog bed from PETCO? How plebeian! Quick, save your dog from dying from style embarrassment by getting an upcycled dog bed made by Etsy seller Atomi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/11/upcycled-dog-bed-made-from-vintage-suitcases/

Early Knife Pistol

Two years ago, I posted about the Apache, an unusual weapon consisting of a folding knife, handgun, and knuckleduster made in the second half of the Nineteenth Century. This weapon appears to be an earlier -- or at l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/11/early-knife-pistol/

Cthulhu Plush Slippers

Cthulhu Plush Slippers - $39.95 Attention Cthulhu fans! Are you looking for a fun way to keep your tootsies warm and cozy this Fall? You need the Cthulhu Plush Slippers from the NeatoShop.  These frighteningly fabulo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/11/cthulhu-plush-slippers-2/

Moto Undone

It may not be exactly the invisible bike, but designer Joey Ruiter came pretty close with his "Moto Undone:" At jruiter I.D. we want to re-set the definition of a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/11/moto-undone/

9 Iconic Sweaters in Pop Culture

From ItGoesTo11.com and FoundItemClothing.com, here are 9 iconic sweaters and their stories: Link sweater...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/11/9-iconic-sweaters-in-pop-culture/

Darth Vader Screams "No!" in Various Movies

(Video Link) In the new Blu-ray version of Return of the Jedi, Darth Vader cries out "No!" as he kills the Emperor. CineWeekly thinks this is the new Wilhelm scream, and therefore added it to many classic m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/11/darth-vader-screams-no-in-various-movies/

Coin Trees of the UK

That's not bark, but coins driven into the surface of a tree! In several locations in the UK, people have stuck coins into "wishing trees". Colossal has a picture roundup of these oddly lovely trees and ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/11/coin-trees-of-the-uk/

Scientists Create Self-Propelled Micromachine That Can Navigate Bloodstream

It's not quite as fantastic as shrinking people in a submarine into someone's bloodstream like in Fantastic Voyage, but it's very neat nonetheless. Penn State University scientists have...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/11/scientists-create-self-propelled-micromachine-that-can-navigate-bloodstream/

Daily Commute, Grand Theft Auto Style

(Video Link) It's Monday. Get up and go to work. This would normally be a tedious and regrettable exercise, but not if you live inside Freddie Wong's head. So get going and hit the first save point before your boss...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/11/daily-commute-grand-theft-auto-style/

Navigate Roman Italy with Google Maps

René Voorburg, an archivist at the National Library of the Netherlands, digitized a Roman road map from about 300 AD. OmnesViae displays a route between two towns of your choice and provides driving directions. Pict...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/11/navigate-roman-italy-with-google-maps/

The Twin Towers in Film

(vimeo link) The Twin Towers of the World Trade Center may be gone, but they live on in film. Dan Meth put together this supercut of the buildings' many appearances in movies. Here's a list of the movies the towers...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/11/the-twin-towers-in-film/

Mock a Contest, Win Anyway

After years of marketing to only small consumers, American Apparel decided to begin offering a limited selection of fashions in size XL. In announcing this, the company launched a competition called The Next BIG Thing Co...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/11/mock-a-contest-win-anyway/




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