Archive for April 27th, 2012

Oz Passport - Pocket Notebook

Oz Passport - Pocket Notebook Getting to Oz used to be quite an ordeal (traveling by tornadoes ain't what it used to be!), but if your travel brings you to places that made you realize you aren't in Kansas anymore, yo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/27/oz-passport-pocket-notebook/

Cardboard Internet by Bartek Elsner

This cardboard creation by Bartek Elsner sure brings new meaning to metered Internet! Behold the Internet EX30, which you can use to regulate how much cats versus (ahem) other things that flow into your home's portio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/27/cardboard-internet-by-bartek-elsner/

Librarian-Flavored Coffee

You already smell like a library. Now, thanks to the coffee company Intelligensia Coffee, you can taste a librarian without getting slapped: The Librarian's Blend is named for that person who always told you to keep q...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/27/librarian-flavored-coffee/

Soundwave/Cobra Commander Action Figure

I've kept a special place in my heart for Soundwave. He seems...well, competent. Unlike so many other Decepticons. It's jarring that a highly advanced robot transforms into an audio cassette player. But sometimes wat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/27/soundwavecobra-commander-action-figure/

Steve Jobs's Dream to Become Willy Wonka

According to Ken Segall, the author of Insanely Simple: The Obsession that Drives Apple's Success, Steve Jobs devised an outlandish scheme to promote the iMac. Jobs would dress as Willy Wonka from Charlie &...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/27/steve-jobss-dream-to-become-willy-wonka/

Untranslatable Words, Explained with Science Fiction and Fantasy Novels

Anyone who speaks a second language can tell you that there are foreign words that do not have exact translation in English (and vice versa). Sometimes it's hard work to explain the wo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/27/untranslatable-words-explained-with-science-fiction-and-fantasy-novels/

Filthy Luker's Adorably Frightening Street Art

When street artist Filthy Luker goes to work, invisible giants deface walls, tentacled monsters burst out of buildings and trees sprout googly eyes. Luker lives in a mad world, but a fun one. Link -via Colossal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/27/filthy-lukers-adorably-frightening-street-art/

Intricate Japanese Movable Type Sets

It boggles the mind to think about typesetting in Asian languages with the huge number of different characters! But still, the world's first moveable type was invented in China, centuries before Gutenberg's printing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/27/intricate-japanese-movable-type-sets/

How to Make a Naked Egg

This is a whole, uncooked egg, minus the shell. To make one of your own, soak an egg in vinegar for two days. The acetic acid in the vinegar will break down the shell while hardening the contents. Link -via TYWKIW...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/27/how-to-make-a-naked-egg/

How To Draw a Chihuahua

Illustrator Ben Juwono of Hardly Working Blog tells us how to draw a chihuahua. You got that, Neatoramanauts? Link - via Super Punch chihuahua, Ben Juwono, h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/27/how-to-draw-a-chihuahua/

How Much Money You Need To Realistically Recreate The Scrooge McDuck ‘Gold Coin Swim’?

Scrooge McDuck, that great genius of anatine finance, is fond of diving into his vast piles of money. No doubt all of us would like to do likewise. So how much would it cost? Matt Powers, whose qualifications include...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/27/how-much-money-you-need-to-realistically-recreate-the-scrooge-mcduck-gold-coin-swim/

Bohemian Rhapsody on the Way to School

Ah, Bohemian Rhapsody, is there anything it can't do? It works as a theme music for the ride to jail after a drinking binge, magical song by a Starship captain, and n...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/27/bohemian-rhapsody-on-the-way-to-school/

Pigeons Have GPS Built Into Their Brain

That GPS unit on your car sure is fancy, but pigeons have got you beat: they have GPS built right into their brain! Researchers have spotted a group of 53 cells within pig...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/27/pigeons-have-gps-built-into-their-brain/

Polar Bear Doing a Handstand

(Video Link) This polar bear does a handstand underwater. Why? Because he can, and the humans watching him probably can't. -via Marginal Revoloutionpolar bears...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/27/polar-bear-doing-a-handstand/

Chemistry, Explained with Memes!

Suddenly, I understand how enzymes work! Via CubicleBot chemistry, enzyme...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/27/chemistry-explained-with-memes/

The Science of Hypercorrection

If you're (factually) wrong, it turns out that you'd remember the correct information much longer if at the beginning, you're convinced that you're right. Actually, the more convince...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/27/the-science-of-hypercorrection/

Ice Cream Sandwich iPhone 4/4S Case

Ice Cream Sandwich iPhone 4/4S Case - $10.79 Are you looking for a deliciously fun phone cover for your iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S? You need the Ice Cream Sandwich iPhone 4/4S Case from the NeatoShop. This sweet case is is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/27/ice-cream-sandwich-iphone-44s-case/

A Peek Into Neverland

Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch went into foreclosure a few years ago, and was sold off in pieces. But before that happened, urban explorers Scott Haefner and Jonathan Haeber sneaked in to document the amusement pa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/27/a-peek-into-neverland/

Mom Shocked that Nutella Ain't Health Food, Sued, and Won!

What?! Nutella isn't healthy? Mom Athena Hohenberg claimed that she was duped into thinking that the popular chocolate hazelnut spread was healthy for her daughter. So, she su...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/27/mom-shocked-that-nutella-aint-health-food-sued-and-won/

Cusp

(YouTube link) B3ta member Mr. Eraserhead made quick edits of the Discovery show Blue Planet to create a music video for "Cusp" by Eraserhead. Sweet! -via b3ta Music, Song, sea creatures, ocean...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/27/cusp/

Civil War Reenvisioned

This Civil War photograph was ...wait, are those porta-potties in the background? And a station wagon? Yes, this photograph is less than a year old, but you can imagine someone cropping it and using it as a Civil War...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/27/civil-war-reenvisioned/

A Brief History of International Symbols

We've all learned to recognize the international symbols for restrooms, if nothing else, but you probably know a lot of them. But where did they come from in the first place? Rob Lammle at mental_floss takes you back...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/27/a-brief-history-of-international-symbols/

Encore

(vimeo link) Three weeks ago, we showed you a video compilation of movie and TV stars' first film appearances called And Introducing...  from Flavorwire. As always happens with these things, they got a lot of feedbac...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/27/encore/

Crocheted Creatures

Biochemist Jessica Polka is also a craftster. She crochets adorable specimens of sea creatures and other life forms. Her creations are one-of-a-kind, but you can buy the patterns at her Etsy shop. The creature shown...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/27/crocheted-creatures/

Prison is for People Who Have Never Roller Skated

(YouTube link) Maybe we should give up this life of crime and go roller skating! The ad for Roller Kingdom in Reno, Nevada was produced by Rhett & Link, the team who brought us Chuck Testa. Oh yeah, the kidnapper...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/27/prison-is-for-people-who-have-never-roller-skated/

MacGyver's Home for Sale

The floating house that was used as MacGyver's home in seasons 3-6 of the TV series MacGyver is for sale. The 1200 square foot house is not a houseboat, but is meant to be at least semi-permanently docked. I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/27/macgyvers-home-for-sale/

Chop Chop

(YouTube link) The animation of a dramatic rescue, from Birdbox Studio. Not to give away the ending, but it kind of reminds me of the old Emily Litella skits from SNL in the 1970s. -via Everlasting BlortCartoon, anima...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/27/chop-chop/

The Fine China Chemistry Set

For those refined geeks who just can't stand how cheap and tawdry modern chemistry sets tend to be, Art. Lebedev Studio has created this gorgeous and classy set modeled after fine China. I don't know about you guys,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/27/the-fine-china-chemistry-set/

Diapers Large Recycled Shopper Tote

Diapers Large Recycled Shopper Tote - $14.29 Are you still looking for that perfect Mother's Day gift for your favorite Mom or Mom-To-Be? Get her the Diapers Large Recycled Tote from the NeatoShop. This hilarious shop...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/27/diapers-large-recycled-shopper-tote/

Cthulhu Pays A Visit To Countdown

(YouTube Link) Popular British game show Countdown gets a whole lot more intense when the letters spell out the name of that most famous of Great Old Ones-Cthulhu! This bloody animated short was made by Pe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/27/cthulhu-pays-a-visit-to-countdown/










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