Archive for December 5th, 2011

World's First Cell Race

Ladies and gentlemen, place your bets! This is what happens when you put a bunch of scientists together on the track. The petri dish track, that is: In a tongue-i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/05/worlds-first-cell-race/

A Beer Holder That Blocks Incriminating Facebook Photos

We've all -- and by 'we' I mean my more inebriated co-bloggers at last year's Christmas party -- would like to avoid being photographed while relaxing in public. So this beer holder developed by the Argentine ad agency D...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/05/a-beer-holder-that-blocks-incriminating-facebook-photos/

Stipple Portrait Composed of 3.2 Million Dots

A long time ago when I actually created artwork, stipple compositions with fine point pens were among my favorite media. But I never created anything remotely resembling the scale that Miguel Endara does. He duplic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/05/stipple-portrait-composed-of-3-2-million-dots/

Brain Food

Sara Asnaghi made nine life-size human brains from different foods. This one is made from ground chili peppers, which is good, because having chili on your mind constantly is a respectable state of affairs. http:/...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/05/brain-food/

Doctor Who iPhone 4 Cases

Doctor Who iPhone 4 Cases - $35.95 (sold separately) Attention Doctor Who fans! Are you looking for a unique way to protect your phone and declare your love of everything Doctor Who? You need a Doctor Who iPhone 4 Cas...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/05/doctor-who-iphone-4-cases/

McDonald's Billboard Projects French Fry-Like Beams of Light into the Sky

The ad agency Leo Burnett, maker of clever campaigns like landmine stickers and human billboards, designed this glorious billboard. It is shaped like a fry box. Yellow lights projecting upwards like a pillar of fire...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/05/mcdonalds-billboard-projects-fry-like-beams-of-light-into-the-sky/

After the Earthquake

Russian industrial designer Tembolat Gugkeav has some quirky furniture designs, such as this piece entitled Tectonic Bookcase. It's perfect for people who keep messy desks. Link -via Dornobbookcases...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/05/after-the-earthquake/

Whistling on My Mind

(YouTube link) Ralph ‘Whistler’ Giese performed "Georgia on My Mind" on the Detroit talk show Kelly & Company in the early '80s. The audience reaction is priceless. See more of Giese's video at Dail...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/05/whistling-on-my-mind/

Are Urban Bicyclists Snobs?

You've seen them (or maybe you are one): holier-than-thou urban bicyclist who think they're better than their environmentally destructive, car-driving brethren. Will Doig of S...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/05/are-urban-bicyclists-snobs/

CIA's Password ("PIZZA") Hacked

It's certainly inconvenient if your password is hacked and your identity stolen. But if the CIA's password is hacked, it may mean a death sentence for its covert operatives. R...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/05/cias-password-pizza-hacked/

"Mary Ann" Still Acting at 73

Dawn Wells, who played Mary Ann on the long-running '60s TV series Gilligan's Island, begins a run in a new play in Chicago tomorrow. And she still gets recognized wherever she goes. “I can’t go anywhere,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/05/mary-ann-still-acting-at-73/

Steampunk Professor X Wheelchair

Daniel Valdez of Smeeon modded this motorized wheelchair to look like a steampunk version of X-Men's Professor Xavier's wheelchair. Fantastic! Check out the video clip over at R...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/05/steampunk-professor-x-wheelchair/

Red Plastic Chopstick

When things are tough, excuses plenty, and you're ready to give up, read this inspiring story about Peter Winkler and his red plastic chopstick. In the virtual world, Wink...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/05/red-plastic-chopstick/

Playground Slide

(YouTube link) Man, that looks like a lot of fun! I would ride this playground slide, which is somewhere in Japan, but only once unless I could drive back up the hill. -via College Humorjapan, slid...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/05/playground-slide/

Recipe Buttons

I had to laugh when I first saw this Twaggie posted at the Neatorama Facebook page. See, my old microwave doesn't have recipes on the buttons (yeah, I finally got rid of my dial microwave), but my mother's does*/...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/05/recipe-buttons/

Cheerleader POV

(YouTube link) An LSU cheerleader wore a GoPro camera during the November 25th LSU-Arkansas football game. Be warned that she is a "flyer," one of the smaller cheerleaders who stand on top of the pyramids, so this m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/05/cheerleader-pov/

Who Owns the Rights to Our Germs?

Each of us have more microbes on and in our bodies than we have cells of our own. Some are beneficial; others we'd like to do without. Then there are millions that are neither, but may be profitable someday. Sou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/05/who-owns-the-rights-to-our-germs/

Flying Robot Construction

(YouTube Link) Just a concept now (although one that can be demonstrated), buildings of the future might be put together by flying robots. Which sounds like a great idea, but I'd still want a real human building ins...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/05/flying-robot-construction/

Closest Spacecraft to Approach Pluto

On July 14, 2015, the spacecraft New Horizons will come within 7,767 miles of (former planet) Pluto. The probe has been traveling for six years already, covering a million kilometers every day, and broke a record on Frid...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/05/closest-spacecraft-to-approach-pluto/

Darth Conifer

This Star Wars-themed Christmas tree has gone to the Dark Side. I believe the only light is the light saber! This picture is just begging for puns, which you can find in the reddit thread. Link -via @johncfa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/05/darth-conifer/

Competitive Snowball Fighting

In Japan, snowball fighting isn't just a pleasant winter pastime. It's a serious competitive sport known as Yukigassen or "snow battle." Two teams square off on a field about the size of a hockey rink. Victory comes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/05/competitive-snowball-fighting/

Stranded Man Survives on Beer

Clifton Vial of Nome, Alaska, set out in his Toyota Tacoma to see where a road went, but ended up stuck in a snowdrift on a deserted road that doubles as a snowmobile track. He was 40 miles from town, out of cell phone r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/05/stranded-man-survives-on-beer/

Singing Tweets

(YouTube link) The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra asked its fans to Tweet their tips for keeping warm in the winter. Then the chorus sang those Tweets to the tune of O Fortuna! -via the Presurfer Previo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/05/singing-tweets/

Santa Hat Brownies

These adorable brownie bites wear little Santa hats made of strawberries! You'll find instructions for making your own at daisy's world. Link -via BuzzfeedSanta, hat, strawberry, brownies...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/05/santa-hat-brownies/

Dragon Sculpture Transforms into Ring of Flowers

This lovely sculpture by artist Tomoo Yamaji changes from a dragon to a ring of flowers without removing any parts. He presents it as a spiritual companion: When we are threatened by evil, "it" will appear before...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/05/dragon-sculpture-transforms-into-ring-of-flowers/

The Teddynator

(YouTube link) Misery Bear buys a "happiness machine" in hopes of relieving his misery. But you know that's not going to happen. He gets a new friend, whose true nature you will recognize before Misery Bear does. A...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/05/the-teddynator/

Some Buses in China Have Emergency Bricks

Stop playing with that brick! It's not a toy, but a tool. Buses in Xian and Harbin, China come equipped with brightly painted bricks that can be used by passengers to smash open windows in the event of an emergency....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/05/some-buses-have-emergency-bricks/

The Strangest Coincidence Ever Recorded?

(YouTube link) The moral of the story is: if you are going to sail off the coast of Wales on December 5th, you may want to change your name to Hugh Williams. But is this a true story? Any records from these incidenc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/05/the-strangest-coincidence-ever-recorded/

Forbidden Island, U.S.A.

The following is an article from the newest volume of the Bathroom Reader series, Uncle John's 24-Karat Bathroom Reader. If you’ve ever visited the Hawaiian islands, you may already kno...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/05/forbidden-island-u-s-a/




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