Archive for October 6th, 2011

Bite Me Vampire Fangs Bottle Opener

Bite Me Vampire Fangs Bottle Opener - $9.95 Halloween is just around the corner. Are you looking for a spooktacular way to open your favorite beverage? You need the Bite Me Vampire Fangs Bottle Opener from the NeatoShop...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/06/bite-me-vampire-fangs-bottle-opener/

Feynman Series

(YouTube link) As a companion to the Sagan Series, this video starts off a tribute to quantum physicist Richard Feynman. Beautiful footage from BBC and NASA give added poetry to some of Feynman's most memorable disco...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/06/feynman-series/

5:46 am: CGI Recreates Paris Flood

(Vimeo link) This video by Olivier Campagne and Vivien Balzi emulates the 1910 Great Flood of Paris with CGI. It's incredible to imagine the entire city submerged in water, and even more impressive to see how realistic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/06/546-am-cgi-recreates-paris-flood/

Watermelon Brain

redditor TheHerferd made this excellent watermelon carving. Using a potato peeler and a bird's beaked paring knife, he completed the project in under an hour. Link -via Blame It on the Voiceswatermelon...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/06/watermelon-brain/

India Builds $35 Tablet Computers

India lags behind many other countries in computer technology. Only half of the colleges in that nation have access to the Internet. To broaden computer and especially Internet access, the Indian government is now sellin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/06/india-builds-35-tablet-computers/

Dutch Mandates Alcolocks

Starting December 1st, the Netherlands will be giving their drunk drivers a holiday gift. Drivers who have been pulled over with high blood alcohol content will be given "alcolocks" to install into their cars. The device...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/06/dutch-mandates-alcolocks/

Prairie Dogs Riding a Roomba

(Video Link) Wheeee! These domesticated prairie dogs have got it all figured out. The buzzing machine is a vehicle of some sort. -via I Heart ChaosRoomba, prairie dogs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/06/prairie-dogs-riding-a-roomba/

Photos from Inside the Mouth

One of Justin Quinell's recent projects was to photograph the world with a camera in his mouth. His new book, Mouthpiece, shows the results. You can see a slideshow of examples from that book at the link....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/06/photos-from-inside-the-mouth/

Star Wars Disco Dancing

(Video Link) This video, which shows multiple C-3POs dancing with multiple Darth Vaders to disco versions of Star Wars theme music, is allegedly from an 80s French TV show. I'm not sure if it's fortunate or...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/06/star-wars-disco-dancing/

Animals Hidden in Bowls

Geraldine De Beco, a French designer, made three bowls that look fairly ordinary when empty. But when filled with liquid, they reveal animal shapes! She's made them to show either a bird, a wolf, or a cat. Link |...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/06/animals-hidden-in-bowls/

Vespa in a Skate Park

(Video Link) I once considering buying a classic 150cc Vespa and trying to ride it from Barrow, Alaska to Tierra del Fuego. It seemed like a fine challenge for that Italian icon. Thankfully, common sense (and a lack...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/06/vespa-in-a-skate-park/

Sugru

(YouTube link) Watch the video to see Sugru display its potential to hack everyday items (and make fine art sculptures using toasters too.) The company website has some interesting suggestions for using the claylike...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/06/sugru/

Transformers Pistol

Competitive shooting champion Rico Gonzalez Papa owns this magnificent modified handgun. He calls it the "Modified Megatron." I doubt that it transforms into something more awesome than its current form, for such a t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/06/transformers-pistol/

That's One Small Hop For Fish

One giant leap for evolution. Alice Gibb from Northern Arizona University and colleagues discovered 6 unrelated species of fish that have evolved the strange ability to jump: *e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/06/thats-one-small-hop-for-fish/

Labyrinth Champion

(YouTube link) The game Labyrinth looks really difficult, but Alon Moss of New York completed it -with two balls- in world record time, just 2 minutes, 37.8 seconds. Link -Thanks, David!world record, Game,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/06/labyrinth-champion/

Guess Who'll Be Fired Next?

Relax, Neatorama authors and NeatoShop workers, you're safe ... for now. The "contest" to guess who will be fired next was the brainchild of William Ernst, the owner of Iowa-bas...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/06/guess-wholl-be-fired-next/

Ridiculed Work Led to Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Mahatma Gandhi said "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win." My old professor said that something similar happens all the time in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/06/ridiculed-work-led-to-nobel-prize-in-chemistry/

Norway's Famous Albino Moose Shot Dead

Remember the albino moose that wandered the forest of Østfold, Norway? You know, the one whom the Norwegian hunters debate whether to shoot?Well, that debate is moot thanks to a Danish hunter, w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/06/norways-famous-albino-moose-shot-dead/

Puppet with a Face Belly

Our pal Juergen of Random Good Stuff and For 91 Days is in Palermo, Italy when he visited a fantastic little museum of puppets called the Museo delle Marionette. He...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/06/puppet-with-a-face-belly/

Steampunk Robot 3D Magnets Set of 4

Steampunk Robot 3D Magnets Set of 4 - $49.95 First it was Zombies and now it is Steampunk Robots! Will the invasion of fantastic Neatorama exclusive products ever end? We certainly hope not! Behold the awesome Steampun...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/06/steampunk-robot-3d-magnets-set-of-4/

Eternal Flame

Ranker listed the most immediate internet reactions to Steve Jobs' death, including the good, the bad, and the tasteless. Laughing Squid also posted a roundup of tributes. Randall Munroe, who normally posts a new com...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/06/eternal-flame/

The Most Surreal Insect on Earth

This photo shows a replica of Bocydium globulare, the Brazilian Treehopper. It's a real insect -scout's honor! See more pictures of this treehopper and other bizarre bugs at Dark Roasted Blend. Link (Imag...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/06/the-most-surreal-insect-on-earth/

Doctors Today

(YouTube link) Being a medical doctor is prestigious, but it's not easy. Dr. Diego, Dr. Harry, and ZDoggMD sing about their work in this parody of "Tonight Tonight" by Hot Chelle Rae. Read the stories th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/06/doctors-today/

What Is It? game 196

Once again, it's time for our collaboration with the always amusing What Is It? Blog. Can you tell us what this thing is? Or make a wild guess? Place your guess in the comment section below. One guess per comment,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/06/what-is-it-game-196/

The World’s 10 Messiest Food Festivals

If your mother told you never to play with your food, she probably didn’t grow up in any of these towns. Whether the food is being worshipped, chased, sculpted, or thrown, we’ve found 10 spots around the world...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/06/the-worlds-10-messiest-food-festivals/
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