Archive for October 3rd, 2011

Opposites Posters

Students from the School of Visual Arts, New York attended a class taught by partners of Chermayeff & Geismar, the renowned firm that designed for Pepsi and National Geographic. One of their assignments was to cr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/03/opposites-posters/

Tsunami Survival Pod

The tsunami that hit Japan in March killed 20,000 people, so that nation is now thinking seriously about how to prepare for this type of disaster. A company called Cosmo Power has responded by developing a floating fiber...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/03/tsunami-survival-pod/

Researchers Design Locks that Can be Opened with Certain Hand Gestures

Researchers from Taiwan have developed a machine that reads people's hand gestures and thereby permits them to open doors by waving a few fingers: "In the future, you won't have to worry about losing or forgetting you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/03/researchers-design-locks-that-can-be-opened-with-certain-hand-gestures/

John Kricfalusi's Couch Gag for The Simpsons

(Video Link) John Kricfalusi, the animator for the legendary Ren & Stimpy Show, got a chance to direct the couch gag for last night's episode of The Simpsons. Kricfalusi is not one to hold back his...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/03/john-kricfalusis-couch-gag-for-the-simpsons/

Wireless Mouse Sandwich with Cheese Flash Drive

It even comes with instructions: "Right click options: Save as snack; Add to meal favorites; Eat source; Export to kitchen table." Link -via That's Nerdalicious!computer mouse, sandwiches...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/03/wireless-mouse-sandwich-with-free-flash-drive/

Shaving with a Shovel

Oh, you think that shaving with a straight razor is hardcore? Don't tell that to Alexander Karpenko, a Russian professor who has been shaving with shovels since he was 16. While he was growing up, his grandfather, a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/03/shaving-with-a-sharpened-shovel/

Footnote Tattoo

N.B. is a common abbreviation for the Latin phrase nota bene -- "note well". It's an old style of annotation that has sadly passed out of common use. David, the man with this tattoo, says of its meaning "tha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/03/footnote-tattoo/

Puppet Puppy

(YouTube link) If you didn't see the strings, you'd just think this was a skinny dog. This talented puppeteer was spotted on the streets of Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Bonus: "Stormy Weather." -via Arbroathd...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/03/puppet-puppy/

Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome

Minnesotastan found this painting from 1617 and was intrigued by the swaddling clothes and by the difference in color of the two children. A little research turned up the theory that these twins suffered from Twin-to-T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/03/twin-totwin-transfusion-syndrome/

A Definitive Timeline for Primer

All I know about the 2004 time travel film Primer is that it's very confusing. That was made clear in an xkcd plot graph that we linked (Primer is at the bottom right). Although the movie covers only five da...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/03/a-definitive-timeline-for-primer/

Singles, Reality Bites, or Empire Records?

You may have seen all the movies of the '90s, but that's been a few years now. Test your memory with today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss. You'll be given 12 different movie quotes, and for each one, decide whether...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/03/singles-reality-bites-or-empire-records/

Spot the Photoshop

Carme Chacón is the spanish minister of defense. This photo of her, probably part of a magazine spread, is a quiz at Photoshop Disasters. Out of almost 8,000 guesses, 46% of the responses say this is a perfectly nor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/03/spot-the-photoshop/

Pinky Toe

This Twaggie is an illustration of a Tweet from @NoogsCorner. It made my little toe hurt. It also marks the 500th Twaggie, any of which can be made into a t-shirt. LinkTwitter, tweet, toe, Twaggie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/03/pinky-toe/

Bringing Dogs to School Helps Curb Bullying

Man's best friend is getting a trial run as little-man's best friend. Educators across the country are using canines to teach compassion and social responsibility, in efforts to curb school-age bullying. Kansas City Sch...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/03/bringing-dogs-to-school-helps-curb-bullying/

Hair Sandwich

Today I learned that John Farrier once made a peanut butter and hair sandwich because his mom said hair was made of protein. That's just one more reason you should be perusing NeatoBambino every day. All he was doing was...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/03/hair-sandwich/

Nuns Learn Karate and Aikido

(YouTube link) This sounds like a documentary from the 1970s, but after looking around, I believe it's a comedy skit taken out of context. And I have yet to find the context. But these sisters have the moves! -via r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/03/nuns-learn-karate-and-aikido/

“Invisible” Cat Activities Made Visible

Cats doing invisible things are funny enough, but if you know someone who just doesn't get it, plenty of folks are willing to explain it by Photoshopping the missing props into the pics. The results are not...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/03/%e2%80%9cinvisible%e2%80%9d-cat-activities-made-visible/

Learning the Truth in The Empire Strikes Back

(YouTube link) At this point, you have to be pretty young to not know what happens in the Star Wars saga. That said, this contains spoilers. Faris is four years old, and here he sees The Empire...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/03/learning-the-truth-in-the-empire-strikes-back/

Mysterious Rappings

The following is an article from Uncle John's Supremely Satisfying Bathroom Reader. Have you ever participated in a séance or tried to contact the "spirits" using a Ouija board? You probably don't...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/03/mysterious-rappings/

5 Animal Friendships That Belong In A Disney Movie

Did you know snakes and hamsters can be friends? Or cats and crows? Or pigs and tigers? Ok, these friendships might not be common, but the do happen. Cracked has a great list of animal friendships that could make wri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/03/5-animal-friendships-that-belong-in-a-disney-movie/
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