Archive for March 24th, 2012

The New York Subway Artwork App

Serious art lovers living in, or visiting, New York City are going to love this new app, which shows the  location of all artworks contained in the subway stations across the city. Created by the Metropolitan Tra...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/24/the-new-york-subway-artwork-app/

Over 40 Dwarf Names That Didn't Make The Cut

It's not surprising that the Disney writers and animators came up with a plethora of dwarf names to choose from while working on Snow White. What is surprising is that they were left with a whopp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/24/over-40-dwarf-names-that-didnt-make-the-cut/

The Crazy Jury Duty Scheme That Got a Woman Arrested

Nobody likes jury duty, but Susan Cole, 57-year old beautician from Colorado, really, really, really didn't want to do her civic duty. So she hatched a scheme so crazy it actually worke...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/24/the-crazy-jury-duty-scheme-that-got-a-woman-arrested/

Repair Cafe

Got a broken gadget? It's a shame to throw it away, thought Martine Postma, but people do because it's often difficult (or expensive) to get things repaired. So, back in 2009,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/24/repair-cafe/

This Is a Fingerpainting

The medium has come a long way since preschool. Judith Braun composed an enormous mural by spreading charcoal dust with her fingers. It's called Diamond Dust. I love the swirling forms in the plants and can...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/24/this-is-a-fingerpainting/

LEGO Ninjago Retractable Pen

LEGO Ninjago Retractable Pen - $9.95 LEGO Ninjago ninjas aren't only the Masters of Spinjitzu, they also make for great S-pen-jitzu! Just twist their head off to reveal a ball...

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The Unstoppable Christopher Hills

Technology makes people's lives easier and better. While that saying is undoubtedly true, it's sometimes difficult to appreciate that grand statement ... until you se...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/24/the-unstoppable-christopher-hill/

Pac-Man's Hiding Spot

(Video Link) According to YouTube user Phreakwars, if Pac-Man stays in one spot in the maze, the ghosts won't bother him. It doesn't work in an online version that I used as a test, but there are many different Pac-...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/24/pac-mans-hiding-spot/

Perpetual Ocean

This is easily the most beautiful thing you'll see today: here's "Perpetual Ocean," a visualization of the Earth's ocean surface currents around from June 2005 to Decem...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/24/perpetual-ocean/

A Brief History Of Merlot

(YouTube Link) Gundlach Bundschu Winery would like to share their take on the modern history of Merlot with you, and they've chosen to do so via comedy video. Bold move Gundlach, but the end result is a rather cheesy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/24/a-brief-history-of-merlot/

Words Of Wisdom From Star Wars

This public service announcement was brought to you by Star Wars, where things almost went horribly wrong between siblings Luke and Leia. If you'd like to further explore this incestual possibility check out S...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/24/words-of-wisdom-from-star-wars/

Cacto-Matic Infomercial Is Comedy Gold

(YouTube Link) The mastermind behind this hilarious infomercial for the Cacto-Matic is none other than Thu Tran, creator and star of the IFC show Food Party and one heck of a funny gal. Here she i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/24/cacto-matic-infomercial-is-comedy-gold/

Stand Up And Cheer For The Future Of Wheelchair Tech

People who go through life with limited mobility quickly realize that one thing most modern wheelchairs lack is the ability to help them stand up, thereby leaving many things in life out of reach. Enter the innova...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/24/stand-up-and-cheer-for-the-future-of-wheelchair-tech/

World's Largest Hanging Basket

Hanging baskets are gloriously larger in Oregon, but this is quite unexpected. Behold, the world's largest hanging basket, made by The Garden Corner, a nursery in Tualatin, Oregon: Lin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/24/worlds-largest-hanging-basket/

The Deadliest Musical Instrument

Bang and twang! In Six Shot - Six String, Canadian artist Maskull Lasserre created an acoustic stringed instrument for use with the Smith & Wesson...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/24/the-deadliest-musical-instrument/

Magic Mountain Lodge

The Magic Mountain Lodge is a luxury resort set in a private nature preserve in the mountains of Chile. It's built to resemble a hollowed-out mountain. Fountains at the top can pour water over the surface, making it...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/24/magic-mountain-lodge/

Santa Is Coming

Game of Thrones returns to television in a week. Who will restore order and peace to Westeros? There's only one man strong and cunning enough for the job. But it's not Santa. This is Flickr user Duncan Sh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/24/santa-is-coming/

The Dark Side of Creativity

We all want to be creative, but according to recent studies, there is a dark side of creativity: Francesca Gino of Harvard University and Dan Ariely...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/24/the-dark-side-of-creativity/

Magnetic Planter

Kyung-Eun Oh's planter looks like two halves of a flower pot. The centers have magnetic strips, so you can arrange them on opposite sides of a sheet of glass. If you put the same plant in each side, you can create th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/24/magnetic-planter/

Guess Who Showed Up at the Wedding

When John and Frances Canning scheduled their wedding at Manchester Town Hall, they discovered that the Queen was going to be there for her Diamond Jubilee celebration. So naturally, they sent a lighthearted invite to th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/24/guess-who-showed-up-at-the-wedding/

Owl Backpack

Owl Backpack - $23.95 (sold separately) Are you on the hunt for a perfectly practical Easter gift for your favorite toddler? Hoo says it needs to be a basket?  Why not pack those delicious Easter treats into a very use...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/24/owl-backpack/

Hitchhiking Around The USA: 5,000 Miles and 930 People in 162 Seconds

A lot of people like to travel, but Benjamin Jenks' idea is slightly different: instead of flying or driving, he hitchhiked around the United States for a year. It took Benjamin 3 mont...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/24/hitchhiking-around-the-usa-5000-miles-and-930-people-in-162-seconds/

Here's How You Should Hold the Steering Wheel

Quick: where should your hold the steering wheel? At the 10 and 2 o'clock position? Well, that's what I was taught by my driving instructor, too, ages ago ... but that turned out to be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/24/heres-how-you-should-hold-the-steering-wheel/

The Blind Racehorse

Laghat, a 9-year-old Italian racehorse, has won 19 races and nearly €100,000 in prize money, despite being blind. Jockey Federico De Paola said this about the inspiring racehorse:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/24/the-blind-racehorse/

How to Write Like a Scientist

Here at Neatorama, we try to link to the original work whenever possible. For science stories, this is sometimes impossible because original science research papers are often unreadable. It makes more sense to link to an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/24/how-to-write-like-a-scientist/

Borat National Anthem Played at Medal Ceremony

Big Oops of the Day: After Kazakh athlete Maria Dmitrienko won gold medal in target shooting at the 10th Arab Shooting Championship in Kuwait, she stood in the podium to hear her natio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/24/borat-national-anthem-played-at-medal-ceremony/

This Week at Neatorama

This past week has been an eventful one here at Neatorama! We had more than the usual number of feature articles, a contest with lots of winners, and joined another social networking site. Yes,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/24/this-week-at-neatorama-96/

Screenshots of Despair

Every once in a while, a message pops up on your computer that makes perfect sense for what you're doing at the time, but you might notice how dreadfully depressing it could be out of context. You're not the only...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/24/screenshots-of-despair/

The Vegetable Song

(vimeo link) Fresh garden-grown vegetables are wonderful! So is this silly animation about them, created by Si Bennett to encourage Oliver to eat his vegetables. Works for me. -via the PresurferSong, vegetables, anima...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/24/the-vegetable-song/

Dr. Seuss Alphabet

Mike Boon designed an alphabet that kids who are just learning to read will love. Oh, and their parents and grandparents who learned to read with Dr. Seuss books will love it, too! Can you name all the characters fro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/24/dr-seuss-alphabet/






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