Archive for April 19th, 2012

Waffle Iron Makes Edible Dollhouse Furniture

If you're searching for a way to furnish your gingerbread house, look no further. Ryosuke Fukusada and Rui Pereira designed an mold for making castella -- a Japanese-Portuguese cake -- that produces edible pieces of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/19/waffle-iron-makes-edible-dollhouse-furniture/

The Hobbit May Change How We Watch Movies

Peter Jackson plans on using his upcoming release The Hobbit to change the way we watch movies, by raising the overall frame rate to 48 frames per second, which is double the current industry standard and wi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/19/the-hobbit-may-change-how-we-watch-movies/

Stunningly Cute Egg-Shaped Treehouse

(Video Link) Joel Allen, a software engineer, hoped to retire at 26. That plan fell through. But he did build a little place to retreat to, which is a good compromise. The HemLoft is a cabin that he made in British...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/19/stunningly-cute-egg-shaped-treehouse/

Stop Motion Animation Short-PCKTKNFE

(YouTube Link) PCKTKNFE is a fun stop motion short by friends James Donhour and Robert Kinsella, who spent six months putting together this animated ode to classic video games. With music clearly influence...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/19/stop-motion-animation-short-pcktknfe/

The Fresh Prince of Eternia

Adam got in just one little fight and was sent off to live at Castle Grayskull. Since the last time that we featured his wonderful mashups, Marco D'Alfonso has been busy combining Sesame Street w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/19/the-fresh-prince-of-eternia/

Batman For a Day: 7-Year-Old Cancer Patient's Wish Came True

If you've lost all faith in humanity, read this fantastic story about the Police and Fire Departments of Arlington, Texas, coming together to make a 7-year-old boy's dream come true: H...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/19/batman-for-a-day-7-year-old-cancer-patients-wish-came-true/

Stealing Gas from a Police Car

Bad: Stealing gas Worse: Stealing gas from a police car Neatorama-worthy: Stealing gas from a police car, and posting a pho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/19/stealing-gas-from-a-police-car/

Real Life Frogger

(Video Link) If you're a hardcore Frogger fan, you'll run into busy streets and try to dodge cars. Hence the proverb, "There are old Frogger fans and bold Frogger fans, but no old, bold *e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/19/real-life-frogger/

Eau de Apple: The MacBook Pro Fragrance

To Apple fanboys, the smell of a new MacBook Pro has got to be the equivalent of that new car smell. And now, it's in fragrance form, thanks to Melbourne-based performance artists Ga...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/19/eau-de-apple-the-macbook-pro-fragrance/

Beer Bites Snack Bowl

Beer Bites Snack Bowl - $14.95 Have you been agonizing over what container you should use to serve your favorite beer time snack? Fret no longer! You need the Beer Bites Snack Bowl from the NeatoShop. This great porce...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/19/beer-bites-snack-bowl/

10 Things You Might Not Know About Mad Max

Mad Max is one of the most iconic sci-fi movies of all time, and for good reason-it launched the career of Mel Gibson, brought a human edge to post-apocalyptic movies, and it put Australian cinema on the map...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/19/10-things-you-might-not-know-about-mad-max/

Scientist Invented Real Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver

Doctor Who? Doctor Mike, that is! Move over, Matt Smith. Mike MacDonald of Dundee University, Scotland - who could very well be the Time Lord himself visiting us in the present...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/19/scientist-invented-real-doctor-who-sonic-screwdriver/

Salvador Dali Star Wars Tattoo

What would Star Wars have been like if it had been directed by Salvador Dali? This tattoo designed by deviantART member graynd brings us the persistence of empire by blending Star Wars and The T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/19/salvador-dali-star-wars-tattoo/

Ancient Bacteria Emerge From Melting Ice Sheets

Because of global warming, ice sheets in Antarctica are melting and ancient creatures, which have been trapped there for hundreds of thousands of years, are being released into the w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/19/ancient-bacteria-emerge-from-melting-ice-sheets/

A PSA To Promote Literacy Produced By The Roots

(YouTube Link) Book People Unite is a new PSA to promote literacy that stars a colorful cast of characters from childhood classics such as Madeline and Goldilocks and the Three Bears, and Le...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/19/a-psa-to-promote-literacy-produced-by-the-roots/

The Industrialization of Childbirth

Comedian Carol Burnett once said that "giving birth is like taking your lower lip and forcing it over your head." I'm sure that the moms reading this would agree. Perhaps read...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/19/the-industrialization-of-childbirth/

Hamburger with 1,050 Strips of Bacon

RocketNews24 writes, "This is all your fault, America." I wish. If only we could claim credit for this culinary marvel! Alas, that honor goes to a Burger King in Japan. It recently began offering customers fifteen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/19/hamburger-with-1050-strips-of-bacon/

Guess What's Inside The Avengers Box - Winners

Earlier this week, we had the Guess What's Inside The Avengers Box contest, and a lot of Neatoramanauts participated - thank you for the entries, guys! Congratulations to the wi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/19/guess-whats-inside-the-avengers-box-winners/

Epic Scale Samus Aran Papercraft Sculpture

Now this is an epic example of artistic nerdery! At almost seven feet tall, this papercraft statue of Samus Aran from the video game franchise Metroid makes all other sculptures of Samus look like space j...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/19/epic-scale-samus-aran-papercraft-sculpture/

Stem Cell Regrows Hair (in Mice)

Baldies, take heart! Science is coming to the rescue: Japanese scientists have bioengineered stem cells to enable nude mice to grow hair. Takashi Tsuji, a regenerative-medicine spec...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/19/stem-cell-regrows-hair-in-mice/

Electric Pizza Delivery Scooters Come with Sound Effects

(Video Link) The electric scooters that deliver from Domino's Pizza in the Netherlands are almost silent. That makes them potentially dangerous because, like ninjas, you can't hear them coming. So speakers on the sc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/19/electric-pizza-delivery-scooters-come-with-sound-effects/

The Evolutionary Mystery of Narwhal Teeth

That, Neatoramanauts, is narwhal's mouth. Notice anything missing? That's right, narwhals have no teeth inside their mouth, and this presents an evolutionary conundrum:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/19/the-evolutionary-mystery-of-narwhal-teeth/

Steampunk Sleep Mask

Steampunk Sleep Mask - $4.45 Attention steampunk aficionados. Do you eat and breathe steampunk? Take your love for steampunk to a whole new level with the Steampunk Sleep Mask from the NeatoShop. This great sleep mask...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/19/steampunk-sleep-mask/

What Not To Say To Sick People

Deborah Orr of The Guardian was diagnosed with cancer, and thus experienced first hand what people say to you when you're seriously ill. She wrote: What no one ev...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/19/what-not-to-say-to-sick-people/

10 Quick Practical Jokes

(YouTube link) It's very tempting to try some of these on my kids, but I don't want them to watch the entire video, or I'd have to watch my back for months! -via Boing Boingjokes, pranks, practical jokes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/19/10-quick-practical-jokes/

R.I.P. Facts

Disheartened at by the latest distortion of facts in politics (what else is new?), Rex W. Huppke of Chicago Tribune came to the conclusion that Facts ain't what it used to be. In fac...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/19/r-i-p-facts/

The Disco-Blasting Robot Waiters of 1980s Pasadena

The robots of Star Wars, particularly R2D2, seemed like the wave of the future. Here's the story of a restaurant that jumped on the bandwagon early. In 1983, a Chinese fast-food restaurant in Pasadena, Californ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/19/the-disco-blasting-robot-waiters-of-1980s-pasadena/

Holocaust Remembrance Day

(YouTube link) Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah) is today. The official commemoration runs from sundown Wednesday to sundown Thursday. In this video recorded last year, you see the moment of remembrance announce...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/19/holocaust-remembrance-day/

Human Societies Are Moving From a Patriarchy Back to a Matriarchy

Evolutionary psychologist Robin Dunbar (of the Dunbar's Number fame) and colleagues analyzed 2 billion anonymized telephone calls and 500,000 text messages to arrive at this scientif...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/19/human-societies-are-moving-from-a-patriarchy-back-to-a-matriarchy/

Robot Prison Guards

Three robots are being tested at a prison in Pohang, South Korea, on the feasibility of using the machines as guards. The robot, called Robo-Guard by many in the press, is equipped with several cameras, one of which is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/19/robot-prison-guards/




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