Archive for February 6th, 2012

Even The Trash Cans Are Getting A Makeover For The 2012 Olympics

The future of waste receptacle technology is here, and it has an LCD screen that can tell you how your stocks are doing today, how long it will take you to get home on public transit, and what the weather looks like...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/06/even-the-trash-cans-are-getting-a-makeover-for-the-2012-olympics/

This Giant Sculpture Of Confucius Is Scary

Confucius has never looked so creepy! Sculpted by Zhang Huan in waaaay more than life sized scale (32 feet tall!), this is one version of the Chinese philosopher that you'll want to steer clear of when it's feeding t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/06/this-giant-sculpture-of-confucius-is-scary/

Superhero Alignment Spectrum Chart

Have you ever wondered what hero (or villain) you have the most in common with, based on the moral choices you make in your life? Then this alignment chart should clear some things up, or show you that your fate lies...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/06/superhero-alignment-spectrum-chart/

This Is What Ramen Looks Like in Your Stomach

M2A: Fantastic Voyage is a project that tries to demonstrate the differences between processed foods and whole foods inside the human body. Stefani Bardin, a professor of design, and Braden Kuo, a gastroenterologist,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/06/this-is-what-ramen-looks-like-in-your-stomach/

Old Guitar Recycled into a Spice Rack

A good guitarist can set you on fire. So can a good spice. But when a guitar becomes unserviceable for music, it's time to find another use. That's what Asaf Tz’rtkof did, turning his into a spice rack. Link (Go...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/06/old-guitar-recycled-into-a-spice-rack/

Sweetheart Cheesecakes

Beth Jackson Klosterboer made little cheesecakes shaped and decorated like the classic Sweetheart candies. Each one is about two inches across. Klosterboer has demanding standards for cheesecake filling and used what...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/06/sweetheart-cheesecakes/

Man Gets Trapped in Elevator, Rescued, Then Trapped in a Different Elevator

Most people get stuck in only one elevator a day. The ambitious aim higher than that: A firefighter went up in another elevator in an adjoining shaft, exited through the ceiling hatch to get to the other elevator's ha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/06/man-gets-trapped-in-elevator-rescued-then-trapped-in-a-different-elevator/

Hardcover Reading Lamp

Find illumination in a good book. The craft studio Typewriter Boneyard turns old books into desk lamps, often using old fashioned light bulb designs. Link -via My Modern Met | Previously: The Book Lamplamps...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/06/hardcover-reading-lamp/

When Siri Attacks ...

You've been warned. Indie filmmakers Andrew McMurry and Nathan McMurry put together this short clip, "Psycho Siri," as an example of what could happen if you piss off an iPhone. Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] -...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/06/when-siri-attacks/

Scientific Formula for Hit Pop Songs

Obviously, there's a lot of money to be made from hit pop songs. But can you predict or even make which songs will make it ot the top of the charts? Bring in the scientists! Artificial...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/06/scientific-formula-for-hit-pop-songs/

Ali Vs. Ryu

Photo: Combo-pictures/Flickr Hadouken not withstanding, I agree with urban artist COMBO that Muhammad Ali would totally best Street Fighter's Ryu. But I'm not so sure about E....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/06/ali-vs-ryu/

Future Jobs for High School Grads

Want fries with your job? The good news: according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics's latest job growth prediction, the US economy will add millions of jobs for Americans with only...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/06/future-jobs-for-high-school-grads/

Are Unmarried People Discriminated Against?

Certain subsidies and tax breaks for married couples and families were enacted to encourage marriage and keep children from falling into poverty. But is this fair to people who aren't married? Fewer U.S. households are h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/06/are-unmarried-people-discriminated-against/

Russian Scientists Drilling into Antarctic Lake "Lost"?

A team of Russian scientists drilling 2 miles into the ice in the middle of the Antarctic to tap the underground Vostok lake that has been untouched for 15 million years has...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/06/russian-scientists-drilling-into-antarctic-lake-lost/

The Lying App

And the more she lies about the fake boyfriend, the more it beeps. This Twaggie was illustrated from a Tweet by @SEAempire. See more Twaggies at GoComics. LinkTwitter, tweet, Twaggies...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/06/the-lying-app/

The Platonic Fairy

Just got friend-zoned? Here's the culprit: the Platonic Fairy, as visualized by cartoonist Mark Anderson.  View lots more really neat cartoons over at Mark's webs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/06/the-platonic-fairy/

PostSecret Live 2012 Tour Schedule

Our pal Frank Warren of PostSecret has just posted his 2012 PostSecret Live speaking tour and book signing schedule (The one near me is sold out, boo hoo!). If you're nearby, it's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/06/postsecret-live-2012-tour-schedule/

What A Hoot Owl Apron

What A Hoot Owl Apron - $35.95 Valentine's Day is coming! Have you found the perfect gift for your wise, owl loving, sweetheart? You need the What A Hoot Owl Apron from the NeatoShop. This flattering apron features an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/06/what-a-hoot-owl-apron/

M.I.A.'s Middle Finger Malfunction

So. Eight years ago, there was the infamous Janet Jackson's Wardrobe Malfunction. Now, we have rapper M.I.A.'s "Middle Finger Malfunction": The NFL and a major t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/06/m-i-a-s-middle-finger-malfunction/

Dog and Kitten

(YouTube link) Aw, how cute, a dog with a kitten in its arms. Uh-oh, better watch what you dangle in front of a kitten! And now we know where the phrase, "Cat got your tongue?" came from! But Murkin the dog still love...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/06/dog-and-kitten/

Password Check

Captchas are there so you can prove you are a person instead of a 'bot. But what if you fail the test? They can be pretty hard! Frank Lesser, who writes for The Colbert Report, expresses his frustration with...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/06/password-check/

The Science of Purring

Science has progressed to the point that we know how cats purr. In house cats, purrs are produced by vibrations of folds in the larynx. This was difficult to determine, as cats tend to stop purring when examined by a sci...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/06/the-science-of-purring/

Next Level Cosplay: FFXIII’s Shiva Sisters

You might think video game designers are constantly trying to design characters that are hard to duplicate in real life. And every time, creative cosplayers find a way to do it. Take a look at the Shiva Sisters, Styr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/06/next-level-cosplay-ffxiiis-shiva-sisters/

The Stupid Things You Do Online (and How to Fix Them)

The internet is a giant playground full of potholes you can fall in without realizing it. Lifehacker has advice that you've probably heard, but can never be reinforced enough. Read these tips on protecting your privacy,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/06/the-stupid-things-you-do-online-and-how-to-fix-them/

The 25 Most Awkward Cat Sleeping Positions

These sleeping positions may be awkward to us, but cats are liquid, so they settle in just fine anywhere. The real reason you should check out this collection of cat pictures is because they are both funny a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/06/the-25-most-awkward-cat-sleeping-positions/

The First Person to See Machu Picchu in 2012

Aric S. Queen was on a quest to be the first person at the ancient Inca city of  Machu Picchu, Peru, on January first. However, that involves some high-altitude walking uphill first thing in the morning, and he desp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/06/the-first-person-to-see-machu-picchu-in-2012/

Brain Tumor Survivor Has Painted Almost Every Sunrise for the Past Seven Years

One morning, after she had two pear-sized tumors removed from her brain, Debbie Wagner decided to paint the sunrise. This became a daily ritual for her -- a celebration of the life that she still had. For seven years...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/06/brain-tumor-survivor-has-painted-almost-every-sunrise-for-the-past-seven-years/

It’s Never Too Late to Thank Your Mail Carrier

Image Via allspice1 [Flickr]If you didn’t already hear, Saturday was Thank A Mailman Day. While we missed the holiday itself, the fact is that mail carriers rarely get the respect and appreciation they deserve, whi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/06/its-never-too-late-to-thank-your-mail-carrier/

Orangutan Surgery

Sally is a 44-year-old Sumatran orangutan at the Denver Zoo. She developed a benign fibroid tumor of the uterus that was interfering with her other organs. Veterinarian Diana Boon arranged to collect orangutan blood from...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/06/orangutan-surgery/

The Cutest Dental Clinic In The World

There's Hello Kitty restaurants, hotels, hospitals, and more, so why not a dentist office? For those that just can't stand the sterile environment of the standard dentist clinic, the Hello Kitty dentist office is a w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/06/the-cutest-dental-clinic-in-the-world/








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