Archive for October 24th, 2011

Watch the (Slowly Moving) Bucket

Neatoramanauts, think like a criminal. You've stolen important financial documents from a local store, and would like to exchange them for money. But you know that the money drop-off...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/24/watch-the-slowly-moving-bucket/

Pumpkin Carving with Animatronic Eyes by Ray Villafane

We've featured Ray Villafane's amazing pumpkin carvings before on Neatorama, but the sculptor extraordinaire has taken his artwork to a new level by using animatronic eyes....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/24/pumpkin-carving-with-animatronic-eyes-by-ray-villafane/

Viewfinder Bracelet

Etsy seller Beth Tastic took photographs and coated them with resin to produce this gorgeous bracelet. It'd be a fine way to preserve special memories. Link -via Dude Craftetsy, bracelet...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/24/viewfinder-bracelet/

Dandelion Ceiling

Regine Ramseier apparently sprayed 2,000 blooming dandelions with some substance which caused them to retain their seeds. Then she stuck them in straws and attached them to panels, which she hung from the ceiling of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/24/dandelion-ceiling/

Lucky Charms Sifter Gets Rid of All of that Unnecessary Cereal

Since 1964, General Mills has sold Lucky Charms cereal, padding the weight with toasted oat bits. Why? No idea. All they do is get in the way of the marshmallows, which contain all of the good luck (toasted oats are...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/24/lucky-charms-sifter-gets-rid-of-all-of-that-unnecessary-cereal/

Tank Dog Costume

(Video Link) YouTube user darkbluedrew no doubt deserved to win first prize at a dog costume competition. Her pooch can comfortably walk around in a rolling thank. Be sure to watch the other video, which shows the g...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/24/tank-dog-costume/

Waterfall Nebula Spills out the Heavens

This unusual nebula, officially and rather dully named HH-222, stretches across ten light years of space. What caused its shape to form? NASA officials say, "One hypothesis is that the gas filament results from the w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/24/waterfall-nebula-spills-out-the-heavens/

Man Juggles Two Rubik's Cubes While Solving a Third

(Video Link) Sure, David Calvo can solve a Rubik's Cube under these somewhat challenging conditions. But can he do it when, say, the three cubes are on fire? That I would like to see. -via Geekosystem |...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/24/man-juggles-two-rubiks-cubes-while-solving-a-third/

Keep Alaska Weird

Which caliber for a flying eye laser beam-shooting grizzly bear? Bag limit of two per season. I haven't been able to track down the artist responsible, but some people think that this is an illustration for a 90s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/24/keep-alaska-weird/

One Step Closer to Lab-Grown Meat

We've written about lab-grown meat before on Neatorama, but that holy grail for carnivores that love the taste of burnt flesh yet squeamish about killing animals is one ste...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/24/one-step-closer-to-lab-grown-meat/

Epic Video Game Jack-o-Lanterns

Feast your eyes on these creative jack-o-lanterns designed to display your favorite video games! Ranker listed 35 of them -not 35 jack-o-lanterns; there are way more than that, but 35 video games that have b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/24/epic-video-game-jack-o-lanterns/

A Culture, Not a Costume

Halloween is a time for silly costumes, and some use it as an excuse to drag out every racial and cultural stereotype they can think of for a silly costume. That's not cool. Students Teaching Against Racism (STARS) i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/24/a-culture-not-a-costume/

Gameboy Is Back From The Dead

GameBoy has crawled out of it's grave and is hungry for some computer brains! This nifty little figurine was made by Kodykoala, a guy who has created an impressive array of custom figures, most of which place beloved...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/24/gameboy-is-back-from-the-dead/

Finally! Prince Of Persia Is On Commodore 64!

(YouTube Link) It would have been great if the game Prince of Persia had come out for the Commodore 64 in 1989 when I actually owned and used a C64, but sadly we had to endure the greatness of this classic game rubbed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/24/finally-prince-of-persia-is-on-commodore-64/

Hitachi's New 3D Projector

This amazing new device does a lot more than project little duckies onto objects, it projects a truly 3d image onto whichever surface you choose. You can walk around your projection, view it from all sides, and would...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/24/hitachis-new-3d-projector/

Printing New Homes For Hermit Crabs

Hermit crab homelessness is reaching critical levels, leaving many of these fine clawed fellows without a shell of their own. Now, thanks to 3d printers and our tireless search for new things to print out, there's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/24/printing-new-homes-for-hermit-crabs/

AeroShot: Inhalable Caffeine

Put down that venti soy Americano! Don't reach for that cup of Java when you next need a caffeine hit. Inhale it instead. Behold the AeroShot, an inhalable caffeine "shot" in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/24/aeroshot-inhalable-caffeine/

John Lennon's Tooth

Baby, you're a rich man ... and a hardcore Beatles fan, so while money (that's what I want) can't buy you love, it can certainly buy the molar of John Lennon: T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/24/john-lennons-tooth/

Purgatory

This Twaggie, illustrated from a Tweet by @charstarlene, really hits close to home. My daughters are 13, 13, and 14, and their computers are in my office so they can feed off my modem. Purgatory, indeed! Linkteenager...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/24/purgatory/

7 Creepy Urban Legends That Happen to be True

Cracked has posted the fifth in a series of urban legends and the true tales behind them. The stories are all plain weird, like the guy in Japan who started noticing food in his apartment was disappearing. Was he losing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/24/7-creepy-urban-legends-that-happen-to-be-true/

Koi Observation Tower

(YouTube link) German aquaculturist TCHelmut put a glass observation tower in his koi pond. The fish get a good view of their surroundings and people get a good view of the fish! There are more videos at his YouTube...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/24/koi-observation-tower/

Putting Today’s Video Games into Atari Format

An art project at the Something Awful forums had gamers and artists transforming 21st century video games into 8-bit screenshots, as they would look played on an old Atari system. The Legend of Zelda looks a lot diff...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/24/putting-todays-video-games-into-atari-format/

Strange Shop Sign

Twitter user Carrie Bishop took a snapshot of this sign announcing a business vacation. It doesn't have to be true to be eye-catching! Link -via Boing Boingsign, tall tale...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/24/strange-shop-sign/

This is Norway

(YouTube link) This video tour of life in Norway is not particularly new or accurate, but it sure is interesting! It was produced by Norwegian YouTube member petepants. -via Breakfast Linkshumor, lifestyle, Norway...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/24/this-is-norway/

The Nerdiest Wedding Rings Ever

For his wedding, redditor joeythehobo had rings of Damascus steel inscribed as you see here. As you can see, the wedding went off without a hitch. Or with a "hitch," as it were. Link -via @johncfarrier Star...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/24/the-nerdiest-wedding-rings-ever/

The Lost Masterpiece

The following is an article from Uncle John’s All-Purpose Extra Strength Bathroom Reader. A few years ago one of our BRI writers saw the classic 1931 horror film Dracula for the first time ...a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/24/the-lost-masterpiece/






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