Archive for September 25th, 2011

When Army Ants Attack!

Photo: Alex Wild That's an Eciton hamatum soldier ant from the Jatun Sacha reserve, Ecuador, taking a big bite (well, relative to its size) out of Alex Wild's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/25/when-army-ants-attack/

Amazing Dancer Looks Like He's Animated Instead of Real

(Video Link) Marquese Scott moves in a way that looks inhuman. How does he do it? If you're too busy to watch the whole video, skip ahead to the 4 minute mark. -via Althouse | Scott's Websitedancing, dubstep...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/25/amazing-dancer-looks-like-hes-animated-instead-of-real/

The Plan to Build a Fake Paris during World War I

Strategic bombing during World War I worried the French enough that they decided to build a fake Paris outside of the real one to distract German pilots. They hoped that this series of sheds, lights and roads would l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/25/53541/

Veterinary X-ray Contest

What you see here is an x-ray of a dog that had eaten nine handballs. Veterinarian Vanessa Hawkins of Bayshore Animal Hospital in Warrenton, Oregon removed the balls and then won the annual x-ray competition from the tra...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/25/veterinary-x-ray-contest/

Invisible Beggar

Serbian Nemanja Petrovic has promoted himself from panhandler to street performer. Tired of being ignored, he's figured out a successful system of begging from just one inspired moment of frustration. As an act of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/25/invisible-beggar/

Frank Sinatra: Crossword Puzzle Fan

Frank Sinatra wrote this letter to New York Times editor Eugene Maleska. The correspondence between them began in the early 80s after he was featured in a crossword puzzle, which he could complete in half an hour....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/25/frank-sinatra-crossword-puzzle-fan/

Robotic Labor Statistics

By 2012, the number of robots worldwide could equal the number of people in the state of Illinois. The linked infograph has a list of statistics on how robots are taking over the workforce (on their way to taking ove...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/25/robotic-labor-statistics/

Approaching Wild Wolves

Wild wolves are typically evasive towards humans and can run away at speeds of up to 30 mph, but BBC Earth has released some tips on how you can befriend them. I wouldn't say I'm suggesting anyone to approach One Eye...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/25/approaching-wild-wolves/

Hollywood Classics as 3D Acrylic Paintings

Visitors at Stefan Da Costa Gomez's gallery show viewed acrylic paintings of Bogey and other classic Hollywood stars through 3D glasses. He achieves the effect with anaglyphic layering, a technique placing contrastin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/25/hollywood-classics-as-3d-acrylic-paintings/

A Big Step

(YouTube link) Everything is big when you're little! This puppy tackles what seems to be an insurmountable threshold with gusto and determination. -via Buzzfeeddog, Cute, puppy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/25/a-big-step/

Vertical Garden

This wooden pallet was recycled to house a wall of water-retaining succulents, although any number of plants could probably be used. The entire do-it-yourself tutorial is available at the link.  http://thelocalspoon...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/25/vertical-garden/

Doctor Who The Master's Fob Watch

Doctor Who The Master's Fob Watch - $64.95 Attention Doctor Who fans. Behold the deluxe replica of The Master's Fob Watch from the NeatoShop. This is a working pocket watch with light effects. The Master's Fob Watch m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/25/doctor-who-the-masters-fob-watch/

Rubber Bookshelves

You won't need bookends with these shelves designed by Luke Hart. Just stretch out the silicone until the books fit snugly. They're on display today in London at the Sculpture House of the London Design Festival....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/25/rubber-bookshelves/

When They Were Young, Star Wars Edition

Babies are so cute, and young Star Wars villains are no exception. Etsy seller Octopus Tree House made prints of Darth Vader, Jabba the Hutt, Boba Fett, and a Tusken raider before they were famous. Link -...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/25/when-they-were-young-star-wars-edition/

World's Largest Sushi Roll on a Restaurant Menu

No, this isn't just a roll that a chef made to get into the record books. You can actually order this five kilogram roll at the Umewaka Restaurant in Anjo City, Japan. You'll have to place your order two days in adva...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/25/worlds-largest-sushi-roll-on-a-restaurant-menu/

Free NASA Audio Files

NASA has released some cool audio files free to the public! Here's a collection of NASA sounds from historic spaceflights and current missions. You can hear the roar of a space shuttle launch or Neil Armstrong's "One sm...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/25/free-nasa-audio-files/

The Smallest Hotel in the World

The Eh`häusl in Amberg, Germany bills itself as the smallest hotel in the world. It is only eight feet wide! The structure was built on a property of only 20 square meters, between two other houses. The history of the h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/25/the-smallest-hotel-in-the-world/

A Bright Orange Croc?

How does a crocodile turn bright orange? If you ask Snappy, the 8-foot crocodile at Roaming Reptiles animal park in Australia, he'll tell you the secret is attacking a water filter in your enclosure. "Our guess is that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/25/a-bright-orange-croc/

The X-Files X-Posed

I know it's been off the air for a while now, but the X-Files still has a huge following, enough that we even carry this great parody shirt in the Neatoshop. If you're a fan of the show, then you'll love the Mental F...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/25/the-x-files-x-posed/

Buy Your Own The Guild Sodas

Good news for those that love Jones soda and the webseries The Guild, you can now combine your two passions by purchasing six packs of limited edition sodas featuring your favorite guildies. While the price may be a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/25/buy-your-own-the-guild-sodas/

Man Prints Out Full Version of All Oblivion Books

If you've ever played The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, then you know how much detail the developers put into creating the in-game books your character can read. That's why it's so darn amazing that Reddit user notadoc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/25/53499/

The Stunning Pillars of China

No, these aren't scenes from Avatar's Pandora, they are the China’s Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, which may have been the inspiration for the film's stunning location. The drastic pillars are a result of thousa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/25/the-stunning-pillars-of-china/

Plant RNAs Impact Gene Expression in Mammals

Short RNA sequences (microRNA) from plants have been found in mammals, with recent news that they can influence gene expression in humans. One microRNA found in rice restricts a protein that helps remove particles linked...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/25/plant-rnas-in-mammals/

Latvian Milk Carton Boat Race

36 teams participated in a boat race during this year's Milk, Bread, and Honey Festival in the town of Jelgava, Latvia. Each boat was homemade and amazingly creative. While that might be impressive enough, they were...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/25/latvian-milk-carton-boat-race/

LEGO Greenhouse

The greenhouse, by U.K.-based designer Sebastian Bergne, is built out of brown and clear LEGO pieces. Commissioned by the company to display at London Design Week, the plants inside flower and bear fruit. Link -vi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/25/lego-greenhouse/
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