Archive for March 12th, 2012

A Supermarket Scanner That Can Identify Food Without Barcode

Japanese electronics manufacturing giant Toshiba has developed a supermarket scanner that can identify food and price it without a barcode. Here's how it works: Instead of barcodes, the scanner uses a camera to iden...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/12/a-supermarket-scanner-that-can-identify-food-without-barcode/

Björn Hurri's Steampunk Star Wars

Björn Hurri used a series of illustrations to imagine Star Wars as a product of the 1870s instead of the 1970s. Here's Yoda in a hookah bar on Dagobah. At the link, you can find others showing Chewbacca, Ha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/12/bjorn-hurris-steampunk-star-wars/

Ordinary Batman Adventures

Artist Sarah Johnson illustrates Batman doing what the super hero does when he's not out fighting evil and protecting Gotham City. And they're animated, too! Watch Batman fishing, eating ice cream, visiting...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/12/ordinary-batman-adventures/

Batman Nails

To the Batpolish, Robin! deviantArt user Kayleigh0C is ready to patrol the Gotham night with her minimalist but impressive nails. Link -via Geekologiebatman, deviantART, fingernails, Kayleigh O'Connor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/12/batman-nails/

Specially Designed Chair Jams the Door, Just Like in the Movies

Miss Cellania is coming! Quickly, block the door! Unlike in the movies, that's actually possible with Daniel Ballou's Who's There Chair. A notch in the backrest fits around a doornob. The back is made of steel and ha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/12/specially-designed-chair-jams-the-door-just-like-in-the-movies/

Countries With No Natural Resources Are The Luckiest Countries

Should a country be considered lucky if it sits on top of vast oil reserves? Or have caves studded with gems or mountains of gold? Perhaps not. Columnist Thomas L. Friedman of T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/12/countries-with-no-natural-resources-are-the-luckiest-countries/

How Do Blind People Dream?

Tommy Edison, the Blind Film Critic (yes, for real) has been blind since birth, so he's qualified to answer that question: "So I've bee blind since...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/12/how-do-blind-people-dream/

Newspaper: America's Fastest Shrinking Industry

Are you working for the fastest shrinking industry in the United States? You are, if you're working for a newspaper according to this study by LinkedIn and the Council of Economic Advi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/12/newspaper-americas-fastest-shrinking-industry/

Bejeweled Eyebrows

Anyone can wear bling, but only the truly avant garde can wear bling ... on their eyebrows! Here's the the hip new bejeweled eyebrows from Chanel: "The inspiration fo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/12/bejeweled-eyebrows/

Ondrej Pakan's Dew Covered Insects

Ondrej Pakan's portfolio of dampened insects look like scenes from an alien world. Perhaps a seaside resort version of Klendathu. Link -via Colossalinsects, dew...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/12/ondrej-pakans-dew-covered-insects/

"What's Opera, Doc?" to a Modern Beat

(Video Link) Eighteen years ago, professional animators voted the classic Bugs Bunny cartoon "What's Opera, Doc?" the greatest animated film of all time. I would certainly agree that it and "The Rabbit of Seville" a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/12/whats-opera-doc-to-a-modern-beat/

Alfred E. Neuman Bobble Head

Alfred E. Neuman - Mad Magazine Wacky Wobbler Bobble Head - $13.45 What, you worry that you don't have a cool desk toy for your cubicle? Let Alfred E. Neuman Bobble...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/12/alfred-e-neuman-bobble-head/

Dunkin' Donuts Will Sell Pork Donuts

I feel like the freed prisoner in Plato's allegory of the cave. I know of donuts; I know of pork. But these were only shadows on the wall. They just reflect the higher, true form: pork donuts. They exist. Now that I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/12/dunkin-donuts-will-sell-pork-donuts/

Bucket List

The term "bucket list," popularized by the 2007 movie of that name, usually refers to a list of things you want to accomplish before you die. This guy appears to be wildly successful due to low aspirations. But he's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/12/bucket-list/

Butt-Head Astronomer

A funny story from Letters of Note: Late-1993, renowned astronomer Carl Sagan learnt that Apple's forthcoming computer, the Power Macintosh 7100, had been given a codename of "Carl Sagan" — the joke being that they wo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/12/butt-head-astronomer/

You vs. Cat Video Game

Friskies released some iPad games for your cat to play last year. Now they have a game that you can play against your cat! “You vs. Cat” was unveiled at the SXSW interactive Festival in Austin last night...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/12/you-vs-cat-video-game/

How to Draw a Leprechaun

Cartoonist Mark Anderson offers instructions for drawing a simple leprechaun that you can use to show your Irish spirit ahead of St. Patrick's Day this weekend. But even better, if you draw one and send it in, he'll...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/12/how-to-draw-a-leprechaun/

Where Is That Tournament-Bound School?

The NCAA basketball tournament brackets are out, and 68 schools will battle to see who is the best college basketball team in the nation (cough*Kentucky*cough). Some of the schools are state univers...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/12/where-is-that-tournament-bound-school-2/

Bigamy Exposed via Facebook

You know that feature of Facebook in which it suggests new friends for you among your friend's other friends? In the case of a Seattle man, the social network suggested that his first wife "friend" his second wife. See,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/12/bigamy-exposed-via-facebook/

Pop Culture Math

If only 9th grade math were this easy! Matt Cowen illustrates what you add or subtract to create the heros of our comic books, TV, and movies. The equations here add up to the Justice League of America. See more of t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/12/pop-culture-math/

Cat Does Dog Impression

(YouTube link) Tifa may have been a dog in a previous life. She plays fetch, pants, and wags her tail like a dog! This video was taken when she was about six months old. -via The Daily WhatCat, kitten, fetch...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/12/cat-does-dog-impression/

Gorilla Gets Pet Bunny Rabbit

Samantha is a 47-year-old western lowland gorilla who lives at the Erie Zoo. Her gorilla partner died in 2005, and zoo officials believe she is too old to confront another new gorilla. But to keep her from loneliness, th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/12/gorilla-gets-pet-bunny-rabbit/

The Top Ten Scams of 2011

The Better Business Bureau warns you about the biggest scams that reared their ugly heads in 2011. No doubt there are folks still using these to try to separate you from your money, or even worse, your personal infor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/12/the-top-ten-scams-of-2011/

The Fearless Wonders

The following is an article from Uncle John's Heavy Duty Bathroom Reader. How Mohawk "skywalkers" came to build New York's skyscrapers. THE FEARLESS WONDERS St. Lawrence Brid...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/12/the-fearless-wonders/

Literal Iron Man Is Quite Im-Press-ive

This version of Iron Man has a bright future--working as an advertising mascot for a local chain of drycleaners. Taking a literal look at comic book legend Iron Man, this cosplayer is bringing the funny to one of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/12/literal-iron-man-is-quite-im-press-ive/

The Avengers Take A Trip To Pooh Corner

Illustrator Charles Paul Wilson III decided to make the Avengers look a bit softer and fluffier, so he took them down to the 100 Aker Wood and showed the group how to channel their inner Pooh Bear. Charles' illust...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/12/the-avengers-take-a-trip-to-pooh-corner/

No, That's Not A Birdbath!

Unfortunately, there's no video of this, but this series of pictures showing a bird dousing itself in a chocolate fountain is almost as good. If you know where this picture comes from, let me know so I can add proper...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/12/no-thats-not-a-birdbath/

That Lipgloss Has Some Hop to It

It might not get you drunk, but if you love the taste of Sierra Nevada beer, then perhaps you'll love it mixed with mint and smeared all over your lips. Although, you might not want to wear it while driving lest you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/12/that-lipgloss-has-some-hop-to-it/

Zombie Boot Camp Lets You Live Out Your Fantasies

Ever wanted to test out your skills in a real life zombie apocalypse? Then sign up for the Zombie Boot Camp Experience at Wish.co.uk. For only $100 or so you can be trained by ex-military instructors and then set out...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/12/zombie-boot-camp-lets-you-live-out-your-fantasies/

A Staple of Modern Art

Notice anything strange about the artwork above? How about the fact that it's made out of staples? The creation is made by Paris-based artist Baptiste Debombourg. His most recent mural is made up of 450,000 staples....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/12/a-staple-of-modern-art/




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