Archive for February 2nd, 2012

Hula Hoop Cam Is A Really Bad Idea

(YouTube Link) This seems like a good idea when you're at the drawing board, but watching the final result is akin to being inside a slowly spinning centrifuge, and made me feel a bit woozy. And since this is the seco...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/02/hula-hoop-cam-is-a-really-bad-idea/

Pop Culture Locations With A Comic Book Look

Illustrator Tim Doyle had a rather clever premise in mind while creating the pieces for his debut art show "Unreal Estate"- give various locations from pop culture an artistic makeover.  Here's what Tim has to say a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/02/pop-culture-locations-with-a-comic-book-look/

Space Stallions Would Have Made A Sweet Saturday Morning Cartoon

(YouTube Link) This trailer for imaginary animated series Space Stallions would have fit right in with the rest of the Saturday morning cartoon lineup in the 1980s, and considering that the creators were clea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/02/space-stallions-would-have-made-a-sweet-saturday-morning-cartoon/

Is This What Humans Will Look Like In 50 Million Years?

While I find it impossible highly unlikely that humans will still exist in 50 million years, it's horrifying fun to see what some scientists artists think we will look like at the end of eternity. According to the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/02/is-this-what-humans-will-look-like-in-50-million-years/

Cat Learns Boxing By Watching TV

(YouTube Link) The boxing world might have a furry new lightweight champ on its hands, in the form of this adorable boxing cat! It appears that he's learned how to stick and move by watching fights on TV, and if this...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/02/cat-learns-boxing-by-watching-tv/

The World's First Heartless Man

Doctors from the Texas Heart Institute have successfully replaced a patient's heart with a device that keeps the blood flowing, thereby allowing him to live without a detectable heartbeat or even a pulse. Here's how...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/02/the-worlds-first-heartless-man/

A Very Unusual Wasp

Now THOSE are some horns! Alex Wild of Myrmecos blog found this wasp with some serious antennae in Australia, and got it identified within 24 hours by tweeting it: Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/02/a-very-unusual-wasp/

Is the Earth Getting Lighter?

Taking into account human spacecraft going up and cloaked alien ships coming down, is the Earth gaining or losing mass? The BBC asked Cambridge University scientists to account for all of the material leaving and arrivin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/02/is-the-earth-getting-lighter/

Zannetti Box of Time Dragon Watch Winder

What? You're going to put your selfwinding Audemars Piguet chronograph (just don't call it a "watch") in a regular old watch winder? That just won't do! But don't worr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/02/zannetti-box-of-time-dragon-watch-winder/

Magical Unicorn Mask

Magical Unicorn Mask - $29.95 How do you turn a regular day into a magical day? You don the Magical Unicorn Mask from the NeatoShop. There is just something about wearing a latex mask shaped like a unicorn head that m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/02/magical-unicorn-mask/

Whatever Happened to the Ex-Slave Who Wrote a Letter to His Former Master?

Do you remember the awesome letter attributed to Jourdon Anderson, the freedman who was asked by his ex-master to return to work? Jason Kottke and David Galbraith dug through census and newspaper records to learn mor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/02/whatever-happened-to-the-ex-slave-who-wrote-a-letter-to-his-former-master/

Presidents and Their Cars

Jason Torchinsky of Jalopink wrote ten statements about American Presidents and automobiles. Only five of them are true. Can you figure out which ones? Check out the answers at the link: 1. The first President to serv...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/02/presidents-and-their-cars/

Bone Guillotine Made by a Prisoner of War

I figure that the guy who made this creepy model just wanted to persuade people around him to give him some space. At least, that's what I'd do if my bunkmate made it. Pictured above is a twenty inch tall model of a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/02/bone-guillotine-made-by-a-prisoner-of-war/

Dragon-Shaped Dumpling

I haven't been able to track down any information about it, but allegedly this dragon figure is actually a dumpling. It's filled with a green substance and apparently steamed. You can see additional photos of the cre...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/02/dragon-shaped-dumpling/

Budweiser Canada Official Big Game Commercial

(YouTube link) This Super Bowl commercial from Budweiser Canada features two recreational league hockey teams in Port Credit, Ontario. No, it's not an original idea, but it is done well in this instance. The ad will n...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/02/budweiser-canada-official-big-game-commercial/

Blackout Poetry

Newspaper Blackout is Austin Kleon's latest poetry project. He's taken pages of text, often from newspapers, and blacked out words so that those left behind form free verse lines. Link -via My Modern Met Previo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/02/blackout-poetry/

Moss Triggered an Ice Age 480 Million Years Ago

What triggered a massive ice age on Earth 480 million years ago? Scientists have a surprising answer: the humble moss. The simple plants' interactions with rocks are belie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/02/moss-triggered-an-ice-age-480-million-years-ago/

Milk Man, The World's Worst Superhero

(Video Link) Work with the talents that you have; embrace the person that you are. Just like Milk Man has done. Milk powers aren't too bad, as Freddie Wong's latest film demonstrates. Actually, I encountered the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/02/milk-man-the-worlds-worst-superhero/

Remember to Pee During the Super Bowl

Methodist Hospital in Houston has some advice for football fans who are looking forward to the Super Bowl this Sunday: don't forget to pee. "During most sporting events people will get up and use the restroom during the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/02/remember-to-pee-during-the-super-bowl/

"Supergiant" Amphipod of the Deep

You're looking at a "supergiant," a type of amphipod found at the Kermadec Trench off New Zealand, at an ocean depth of over 4 miles. Deep sea amphipods are not unusual, but...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/02/supergiant-amphipod-of-the-deep/

Life Imitates the Movies

President Ronald Reagan survived an assassination attempt on March 30, 1981. This picture was taken shortly before the incident. The man in the white raincoat is Secret Service agent Jerry Parr; after the shooting,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/02/life-imitates-the-movies/

Cat and Flute Duet

(YouTube link) What is this cat singing? Most likely the lyrics are, "Stop with the flute already!" -via Buzzfeed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/02/cat-and-flute-duet/

The Worst Valentine Card Ever

If you're so broke that you must stoop to buying a card that screams "economy!" on the front, then you're better off making one from bubblegum wrappers, or not sending one at all. Cheekily, the message inside reads...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/02/the-worst-valentine-card-ever/

Happy Groundhog Day!

The word is in: Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his den today up at Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania and saw his shadow, which means the groundhog crawled back into his den and that forecasts six more week...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/02/happy-groundhog-day/

Stopcicle

This picture was taken yesterday in Mirabel, Quebec. There was some discussion of its location at reddit, where we are assured that in France, stop signs say "Stop" instead of "Arret." Link -via reddit (Image cred...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/02/stopcicle/

What Is It? game 212

It's once again time for our collaboration with the always amusing What Is It? Blog. Can you guess what the pictured item is? Or can you make up something interesting? Place your guess in the comment section below...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/02/what-is-it-game-212/

Jeweled Heart Mouse

Jeweled Heart Mouse - $19.95 Valentine's Day is nearly here! What do you get the geekheart who has everything? The Jeweled Heart Mouse from the NeatoShop. This adorable wired computer mouse, shaped like a heart, is en...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/02/jeweled-heart-mouse/

Unnatural Beauty

This Photoshop disaster looks as if someone noticed it was 5PM and went home, fully intending to finish the job the next day, but hit publish out of habit. See the entire screenshot from the J. Crew online catalog (w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/02/unnatural-beauty/

Groundhogs

On February 2 every year, we watch the skies to see if they are clear enough to throw a scary shadow over our local groundhogs. But how much do you really know about these rodents? They’re not endangered, they don...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/02/groundhogs/










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