Archive for April 26th, 2012

Jetliners Landing under Extreme Winds

(Video Link) Winds at an airport in Bilbao, Spain reached 40 MPH. Pilots continued to land their planes even though, as you can see, they were getting shoved sideways across the runway. Officials didn't cancel a sin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/26/jetliners-landing-under-extreme-winds/

Artificial Toilet Testing, uh, Material

The people of MaP (Maximum Performance) are devoted to one goal: improving the design of flush toilets. In order to effectively test toilets, they need a material that accurately simulates human-delivered content. Th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/26/artificial-toilet-testing-uh-material/

This 14 Year Old Has A Great Voice For Movie Trailers

(YouTube Link) 14 year old Jake Foushee wants to become a professional voice actor, and from the look of things this kid is going straight to the top. Watch as he nails that classic movie trailer voice without having...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/26/this-14-year-old-has-a-great-voice-for-movie-trailers/

Go Right

(YouTube link) This tribute to old-school video games will take you back to the arcades of your youth, if that's where you spent it. The music, "A Wild And Distant Shore" by Michael Nyman, makes each game seem like an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/26/go-right/

Space Sheep Invaders Sweater

The French fashion design house Monsieur Lacenaire offers a classy sweater for old school gamers. Space Invaders? Certainly not. That's a copyrighted game and completely different. This is Sheep Invaders...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/26/space-sheep-invaders-sweater/

Working 1:6 Scale Model of a Classic Star Wars Arcade Cabinet

(Video Link) Le Chuck explained, "Aunt Beru said there was no room on the moisture farm for another full size cabinet so I made one 1:6 scale." It is a marvel. Le Chuck's model is a faithful, detailed reproduction o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/26/working-16-scale-model-of-a-classic-star-wars-arcade-cabinet/

Swanky Cat House Shaped Like An AT-AT Walker

If your cat is a Star Wars fanatic and enjoys the finer things in life then they're going to love this AT-AT shaped feline condo. With all the amenities a cat-about-town needs- fully stocked light up mini...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/26/swanky-cat-house-shaped-like-an-at-at-walker/

Secret of Making McDonald's French Fries Revealed

Love McDonald's Frency fries and wish you could make some at home? Chef David Myers of Comme Ca restaurant in Los Angeles has cracked the secret: [David Myers] s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/26/secret-of-making-mcdonalds-french-fries-revealed/

Glass Floored Bathroom Built Directly over an Empty Elevator Shaft

Is the glass floor sturdy enough to hold you? Certainly. At no point in the indefinite future, while you are seeking relief, will it suddenly break and let you plummet to your death fifteen stories down. Just relax a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/26/glass-floored-bathroom-built-directly-over-an-empty-elevator-shaft/

The Movie Mimic

Photo: Bret Kinkele Allen Fuqua loves the film and traveling, so he combined the two into "movie mimicking," where he recreates scenes from movies. This one above is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/26/the-movie-mimic/

Men Planted Deadly Booby Traps Along a Hiking Trail "For Fun"

Someone's been watching a bit too much Hunger Games: Two Utah men were arrested for planting deadly booby traps along a popular hiking trail in Provo Canyon. Luckily, the medieval-look...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/26/men-planted-deadly-booby-traps-along-a-hiking-trail-for-fun/

Vatican City's Latin Language ATMs

"Why Latin? That's not a practical language to study. Choose a different one." Oh, those were foolish words. Sure, the Latin option at the Vatican's ATMs disappeared a year ago. But up until that time, you'd have a g...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/26/vatican-citys-latin-language-atms/

High Pressure Kindergarten

Ah, kindergarten. You may remember it as a "happy land of building blocks and singalongs," but not anymore. In this interesting article over at The Boston Globe, Patti Hartiga...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/26/high-pressure-kindergarten/

Mosaic Made from 10,000 Cupcakes

It's going to be a tough job, but someone has to tear down this exhibit by the London cupcake shop Crumbs & Doilies. Who's up for the challenge? This is a mosaic of a cherry blossom tree made out of 10,000 cupcake...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/26/mosaic-made-from-10000-cupcakes/

Salmonella in Space

What are the 10 weirdest things ever sent into space, you ask? Ranker has the list ... and coming in at number 7 is something quite scary: 7. Salmonella ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/26/salmonella-in-space/

Sauced Measuring Wine Glass

Sauced Measuring Wine Glass - $14.95 (sold individually) A little nip for the chef and a little bit for the sauce. Do you know a Chef who enjoys taste testing the ingredients? Get them the Sauced Measuring Wine Glas...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/26/sauced-measuring-wine-glass/

DogTV: TV Channel for Dogs

In the perfect world, your dog runs free in rolling hills chasing after squirrels. But in the real world, man's best friend spends a lot of time indoors, sitting around doing nothing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/26/dogtv-tv-channel-for-dogs/

Los Angeles Riots: Then and Now

7th Street and Union Ave, Westlake. Photos: Ted Soqui Twenty years ago, after a jury acquitted police officers on charges of excessive use of force against Rodney King, Los Angeles erup...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/26/los-angeles-riots-then-and-now/

Street Light Graffiti Art

Love urban art or hate it, but you gotta admit, this graffito by Pavel Puhov is kind of clever! From Street Art Utopia: Link graffiti, Pavel Puhov...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/26/street-light-graffiti-art/

Cat Gets Neck Massage

(YouTube link) Did you ever get one of those neck massagers for Christmas, but never find time to use it? Hey, they can double as a cat petting device! After all, your cat is never too busy for a massage. -via Tastefu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/26/cat-gets-neck-massage/

What's Cookin?

(vimeo link) The food is rapping about food! This short was produced by BankShot with music by DJ Nick Castle, featuring food-related rap samples from Biggie Smalls, Guru, Raekwon, Q-Tip, Action Bronson, Method Man an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/26/whats-cookin/

Cinco de Mayo Piñata Cookies

These colorful piñata cookies are as tasty as the candy inside them! Color the dough, roll it out in layers, bake, cut, build the hollow burro, fill with candy, and be sure to take pictures before they are...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/26/cinco-de-mayo-pinata-cookies/

Panda Cupcakes

How cute is this: Bakerella has the recipe on how to make your very own panda cupcakes using chocolate chips and sprinkles. It seems like an easy and very fun afternoon with the kids (b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/26/panda-cupcakes/

Deadly Desserts

Death by Chocolate? Puh-leeze! Gemma Correll has got all the hip new deadly desserts laid out for us. I mean, who can resist the Flesh Eating Virus by Fudge? Two slices, please!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/26/deadly-desserts/

Bake Sale

(YouTube link) I think I'll stick with the sugar cookies. This bake sale is brought to you by the comedy troupe Awkward Spaceship. -via The Daily WhatCreepy, bake sale...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/26/bake-sale/

Cher's Key to the City Sold on eBay

Officials in Adelaide, Australia, were not happy to see the honor they bestowed upon singer Cher for sale at eBay. The Key to the City was sold early today on the auction site. Mayor Stephen Yarwood said he was "exceptio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/26/chers-key-to-the-city-sold-on-ebay/

Norwegians of the Rainbow

(video link) Anders Behring Breivik is currently on trial in Oslo, Norway, for killing 77 people during a rampage last summer. In a square near the courthouse, around 40,000 people gathered today to refute Breivik's s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/26/norwegians-of-the-rainbow/

Lazy Bows 3D Wrapping Paper

  Lazy Bows 3D Wrapping Paper - $8.95 Does the idea of having to tie a pretty bow onto your package make you break out into sweats. You need the Lazy Bows Wrapping Paper from the NeatoShop. This great gift wra...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/26/lazy-bows-3d-wrapping-paper/

18 Geeky Protest Posters

If you read enough of the signs at any sizable demonstration, you'll eventually run across one with an obscure cultural reference or an internet meme. Whether you agree with the politics behind them or not, those sig...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/26/18-geeky-protest-posters/

What Is It? game 224

It's once again time for our collaboration with the always amusing What Is It? Blog. Can you guess what the pictured item is? Can you make up something interesting? Place your guess in the comment section below. O...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/26/what-is-it-game-224/




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