Archive for April 4th, 2012

Was Darth Vader Actually Created By Brian DePalma?

(YouTube Link) The similarities between Brian DePalma's misanthropic main character in rock opera Phantom of the Paradise and Darth Vader of Star Wars (and heavy breathing) fame are undeniable, and o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/04/was-darth-vader-actually-created-by-brian-depalma/

Peanut Butter and Jelly Vodka

They've made vodka with some pretty strange flavors already, but this sounds like someone threw a dart at a chart to come up with the idea. Van Gogh Vodka, already known for a variety of flavored vodka, announced their n...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/04/peanut-butter-and-jelly-vodka/

ECCEROBOT

(YouTube link) ECCEROBOT is an anthropomimetic robot, built with bones, muscles, and tendons to move the way humans do. And it does, which is creepy enough, but that face will haunt your dreams. Link -via The Daily Wh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/04/eccerobot/

Super Dingo Vs. The Pirates

(YouTube Link) This super strange short is called Super Dingo Vs. The Pirates, starring (surprise!) Super Dingo, a genetically modified dingo with a cyber eye and a bad attitude. It's a comedic masterpiece...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/04/super-dingo-vs-the-pirates/

Hen Hatches Ducklings

Hilda is a hen who lives at Farmer Palmer's children's activity farm near Poole, Dorset, England. She apparently sat on the wrong nest of eggs and stayed there, keeping them warm, until they hatched. Surprise! The eggs w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/04/hen-hatches-ducklings/

Indonesia's Deadly Acid Volcano

Kawah Ijen is a volcanic crater lake in East Java, Indonesia. This is no ordinary lake, but a pool of sulfuric acid. Miners harvest sulfur from the caldera, carrying it miles by hand, with little to protect them from...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/04/indonesias-deadly-acid-volcano/

Project Glass

(YouTube Link) Google is starting to work on augmented-reality glasses you can wear so you'll have all your apps and internet and everything right there in front of your face any time you want. This is what they hope...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/04/project-glass/

Lips of Babel

(vimeo link) When they get to your language, you will figure out what these lips are doing in this film by Elle Muliarchyk. Link -via Everlasting Blortlanguage, lips, tongue twisters, lipstick...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/04/lips-of-babel/

Zombies Never Die Bowler Purse

Zombie's Never Die Bowler Purse - $33.95 Help! Mother's Day is coming. Are you on the hunt for the perfect gift for your zombie loving Mom? Get her the Zombies Never Die Bowler Purse from the NeatoShop. This chic purs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/04/zombies-never-die-bowler-purse/

The Sublime Swallowtail Butterfly

Depending on where you live, you might see Common Yellow swallowtail butterflies a lot. But there are many other species of swallowtail butterflies. Take a look at some of the beautiful but lesser-known spec...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/04/the-sublime-swallowtail-butterfly/

What's in a School Hamburger?

(NPR link) There are a lot of things in there besides beef. But once they are explained, it makes sense to me. The water and soy flour are fillers that stretch the meat and makes it affordable. But they stretch it so...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/04/whats-in-a-school-hamburger/

Yutyrannus: the Feathered Tyrannosaur

Chinese paleontologist Xing Xu and colleagues have published their description of a new dinosaur species today, which might be the largest feathered animal ever. It's an early version of a T. rex they named...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/04/yutyrannus-the-feathered-tyrannosaur/

Hypnodog!

(YouTube link) Imagine these eyes staring at you during all your waking hours at home. Then again, all your hours at home would be waking hours if this was your dog! -via Daily Picks and Flicksdog, eyes, star...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/04/hypnodog/

Bad Opinion Generator

The Week magazine has an online toy that will give you an opinion. A bad one, in hindsight. Unlike a real "generator," these opinions are not constructed on the fly -they are things that were really said by someone a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/04/bad-opinion-generator/

Live Long and Prosper

This picture was taken in the Oval Office on February 29th. Look at those smiles and tell me which one is more excited about the photo opportunity. Link -via Laughing Squid (Image credit: Nichelle Nichols)obama, u...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/04/live-long-and-prosper/

The Wrong Sky

(YouTube link) Astrophysicist and geek idol Neil deGrasse Tyson watched the 1997 film Titanic and noticed the stars in the sky during the scenes when (spoiler alert) the boat sank. They were not the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/04/the-wrong-sky/

Borg Cube vs Death Star

Resistance is futile! Or is it? If the universes of Star Wars and Star Trek were to somehow overlap (it could happen), and the Borg encountered the Imperial space station known as the Death Star, wh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/04/borg-cube-vs-death-star/

Offroading

(YouTube link) Passenger: Don't drive through the water! You don't know how deep it is! Driver: This is a Land Cruiser -we'll drive right through along the bottom, mate. Passenger: But what if it floats instead? Dr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/04/offroading/

The Tale of Peter Rabbit

The first appearance of the character Peter Rabbit was not in a book, but in a letter! A wonderfully illustrated hand-written letter that survives to this day. In September of 1893, at 26 years of age, Beatrix Potte...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/04/the-tale-of-peter-rabbit/

I Love Not Camping Cosmetic Bag

I Love Not Camping Cosmetic Bag - $16.95 Do you hate camping ? We encourage you to embrace your high maintenance ways with the I Love Not Camping Cosmetic Bag from the NeatoShop. This eye-catching zipper cosmetic bag is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/04/i-love-not-camping-cosmetic-bag/

Doctor Who RPG

(College Humor link) It's about time we got an 8-bit Doctor Who-theme role-playing game. It's from College Humor, so it probably makes about as much sense to fans as it does to those of us who've never seen t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/04/doctor-who-rpg/

14 Wonderfully Geeky Easter Eggs

I don’t know about you guys, but the extent of my Easter egg decorating ends with being able to use two different dyes on an egg and then slapping on a few stickers. I once tried to paint one with real paint at a p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/04/14-wonderfully-geeky-easter-eggs/

The Hubos Come Together

(YouTube link) The Drexel University Music & Entertainment Technology Laboratory (MET-lab) took a quartet of HUBO robots and made them into The Beatles. From the YouTube page: The HUBOs are operating autonomously...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/04/the-hubos-come-together/

Antique Photo GIFs Reveal The Dark Side Of History

Things are not as they seem in these antique photo GIFs, and they confirm that the dark side is a silly place indeed. Clearly influenced by Monty Python's Terry Gilliam and old ghost stories, artist Kevin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/04/antique-photo-gifs-reveal-the-dark-side-of-history/

A Metal Sculpture That Plays The Breeze

This totally tubular work of public sculpture is called Aeolus, named after the god of the four winds in Greek mythology. Aeolus is designed to play a sweet sound every time the wind blows, becau...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/04/a-metal-sculpture-that-plays-the-breeze/
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