Archive for November 9th, 2011

Small Worlds by Frank Kunert

If there's something strange about the buildings and objects in Frank Kunert's photographs, that's because they're not real. You see, Frank's a genius with building models:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/09/small-worlds-by-frank-kunert/

Scientist to Make Programmable Cells that Act as "Operating System"

Scientists at the University of Nottingham are trying to create a "reprogrammable cell" that can act as a cellular equivalent to a computer's operating system....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/09/scientist-to-make-programmable-cells-that-act-as-operating-system/

Jetliner Appears to Hover in Midair during Takeoff

(Video Link) Freaking airplanes! How do they work? This video shows an Airbus A330 taking off from the Farnborough Airshow in 1994. About 24 seconds into the video, the jetliner appears to hover, nearly motionless,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/09/jetliner-appears-to-hover-in-midair-during-takeoff/

Star Trek Episode Featuring Nazis Airs for the First Time in Germany

The 1968 episode of Star Trek entitled "Patterns of Force" is set in a society modeled after Nazi Germany. Because so many uniforms from the Third Reich are featured in it, the episode was not aired in a Ger...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/09/star-trek-episode-featuring-nazis-airs-for-the-first-time-in-germany/

Portrait Created From The Average Of 500 Photos

This is what Flickr user clickflashwhirr looks like when 500 portraits of her, which she takes every day like the world's most dedicated narcissist, are averaged into one angelic looking photo. The guy who put the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/09/portrait-created-from-the-average-of-500-photos/

Christie's New Sculpture Introduced By Spider Man

This spider sculpture by Louise Bourgeois looks big enough to swallow Spider Man whole, and probably should gobble up the webslinger for being such an attention monger! Christie's auction house decided to unveil t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/09/christies-new-sculpture-introduced-by-spider-man/

A Comma Walks Into a Bar, ...

From McWSweeney's, presented without further ado, here are some bar jokes involving grammar and punctuation by Eric K. Auld: 1. A comma splice walks into a bar, it has a d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/09/a-comma-walks-into-a-bar/

Hitler's Fake Passport

As a joke, forgers at the United Kingdom's Special Operations Executive made this fake German passport in 1941. It lists Hitler as a Jewish painter who has permission to visit Palestine, then ruled by the British. Yo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/09/hitlers-fake-passport/

Space Alien Alarm Clock

Space Alien Alarm Clock - $13.95 Are you endlessly searching for a way to defeat oversleeping? You need the Space Alien Alarm Clock from the NeatoShop. This fantastic alarm clock is shaped like the iconic arcade gam...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/09/space-alien-alarm-clock/

Cracking an Egg Under the Sea

(Video Link) What happens when you crack open a raw egg 31 meters down? These divers from an Australian firm show how water pressure maintains the egg's form. So...uh, you gonna eat that? -via That's Nerdalici...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/09/cracking-an-egg-under-the-sea/

ET in Red Vines

We've posted Jason Mecier's food art on Neatorama a while ago, but the man's back. This time with everyone's favorite licorice candy, Red Vines (I mean, what they hell can't they do?)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/09/et-in-red-vines/

Sylvester Stallone's New Pen

After a rocky path filled with many cliffhangers in his storied career, Sylvester Stallone finally drew first blood as a designer with this over the top writing instrument by Montegrap...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/09/sylvester-stallones-new-pen/

Le Internet Medley

(YouTube link) How many internet memes are in this song by the GAG Quartet? All of them! Well, according to the YouTube page, there are forty -in case you want to try to find them all. -via The Daily WhatMusic, meme...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/09/le-internet-medley/

Call Me Hope

(YouTube link) This catchy video was created by Joe Sabia and Bryce Yukio Adolphson and set to the music of Paul Simon. It is the second video of a campaign called "Stop the Pity. Unlock the Potential Campaign" from...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/09/call-me-hope/

The Birth of Kermit

Before The Muppet Show, before Sesame Street, there was Sam and Friends, a 1955 series of local TV sketches created by a college student named Jim Henson. Despite getting top billing, the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/09/the-birth-of-kermit/

Chuck Testa Songified

(YouTube link) One way to breathe new life into a meme is to autotune it. This was made from the original Rhett & Link ad for Ojai Valley Taxidermy plus the Kids React to Chuck Testa video by the Fine Brothers w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/09/chuck-testa-songified/

Chicken Pox via Mail

Before the varicella vaccine became widely available in 1995, some parents would encourage a case of chicken pox in their children, as enduring the disease would cause immunity and it is less dangerous in children than f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/09/chicken-pox-via-mail/

Visions of Earth

(YouTube link) Here you get a sneak peek at National Geographic's new book Visions of Earth. The focus is on photography, but there are plenty of facts and information about our world. Link -Thanks, Car...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/09/visions-of-earth/

7-foot Papercraft Gundam

A year ago, Taras Lesko made a four-foot-tall Freedom Gundam out of paper. Where do you go from there? A bigger model, of course. This papercraft Gundam is seven feet tall! It was constructed of 1250 parts printed fr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/09/7-foot-papercraft-gundam/

Pop Culture's Buried Treasure

Did you know that there was a serious film produced about Karen Carpenter that used Barbie dolls instead of actors? That the first pressing of the Thriller LP was much longer than the finished product? That...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/09/pop-cultures-buried-treasure/

Family Shmamily ... I'm Here For The Turkey

Family Shmamily ... I'm Here For The Turkey T-shirt - $9.95 Can we talk turkey? Is there a little holiday secret you need to get off your chest? You need the Family Shmamily ... I'm Here For The Turkey T-shirt from th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/09/family-shmamily-im-here-for-the-turkey-2/

A Few Facts You May Not Know About Some Like It Hot

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website. Some Like It Hot, besides being the most famous film made by legend...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/09/a-few-facts-you-may-not-know-about-some-like-it-hot/

New and Improved ASIMO Robot

(Video link) A brand new version of ASIMO - Honda's humanoid robot, which has been in development for over 10 years now - was recently demonstrated. The new model can jump on one leg, pour drinks and much more. V...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/09/new-and-improved-asimo-robot/
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