Archive for May 1st, 2012

Go Voltron Frappe!

Form blazing hot coffee! Artist Sara Jahn works at Espresso Royale in Champaign, Illinois. She decorates the cafe's chalkboard sign with heroes that will be familiar to anyone who grew up in the 80s and 90s, includin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/01/go-voltron-frappe/

Brain Wave Pong Looks Hard

(Video Link) Charles Moyes and Mengxiang Jiang, students at Cornell, used an EEG headset as a gaming interface. Concentrate and the paddle goes up. Relax and it goes down. So it's like Wii, but less physically taxin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/01/brain-wave-pong-looks-hard/

Halo Coat of Arms

Clair McMillan made this lovely stained glass coat of arms showing the Master Chief's helmet and rifles. She writes, "Hard core fans should also notice the symbol engraved into the butt of the guns." Would anyone lik...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/01/halo-coat-of-arms/

Game of Thrones in Stop-Motion LEGO

(Video Link) MatthewP and Monica Garcia's LEGO version of the opening to Game of Thrones really works. Stop-motion animation is a good way of duplicating the clockwork movements that you see as cities and t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/01/game-of-thrones-in-stop-motion-lego/

Pineapple Cream Cheese Spread

Sonia of The Healthy Foodie has a great party idea. This eye-catching pineapple is actually a mound of cream cheese mix covered with pecans and topped with the shoots of a pineapple. Link -via Becky Fredricksoncre...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/01/pineapple-cream-cheese-spread/

Go-Getter or Slacker: Brain Chemicals Decide

The next time your parents complain that you're a slacker, and not a go-getter like your sibling, tell them this: it's your brain's fault. Scientists have discovered that different leve...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/01/go-getter-or-slacker-brain-chemicals-decide/

Record Player Mug

Record Player Mug - $23.95 Are you looking for a way to put the music back in your life? You need the fantastic Record Player Mug from the NeatoShop. This adorable ceramic mug is shaped like a turntable.  The record...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/01/record-player-mug/

Thanks Mom!

Canucks everywhere have got to stick up for each other, so when a Canadian soldier and redditor's mom sent him 4 Justin Bieber (yes, a Canadian) T-shirts, he wrangled three of his budd...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/01/thanks-mom/

Motion Sensing Ammunition Dispenser

(Video Link) The Sharper Image's motion sensing candy machine is cute. But practically speaking, how much candy do you go through for it to be useful? Stuffing it with ammunition is better for everyday use. That's w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/01/motion-sensing-ammunition-dispenser/

George Washington, Graffiti Artist

Did you know that our Founding Father, George Washington, was a tagger? In 1750, George Washington, then a young surveyor, painted his initial "G.W." and surveyor's cro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/01/george-washington-graffiti-artist/

I Shot the Serif (But I Didn't Shoot the Sans-Serif)

Typography lovers, here's a Flash game for you: I Shot the Serif (But I Didn't Shoot the Sans-Serif) by London-based creative agency To the Point. Play it here: Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/01/i-shot-the-serif-but-i-didnt-shoot-the-sans-serif/

Chess Advisory

You know those chess players, always trying to start trouble! Good thing they have the League Secretary to set them straight when they get rambunctious. Link (Image credit: Flickr user Cory Doctorow)sign, chess, r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/01/chess-advisory/

While Waiting for Medic, Let's Rob the Bank!

Robert Strank, 39, passed out as he walked up to the counter of the Huntington Bank in Beavercreek, Ohio, so he asked the teller to call 911. While waiting for the medic, the man decide...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/01/while-waiting-for-medic-lets-rob-the-bank/

The Avengers Trailer Sweded

(YouTube link) The Avengers movie probably cost millions of dollars to make. They could have saved a lot of cash by just doing it the way these guys did. This trailer by Dumb Drum probably cost around $14.98...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/01/the-avengers-trailer-sweded/

Florida City Preemptively Banned Nightclubs, Dance Halls and Skating Rinks

Tennessee has banned hugging and other "gateways to sexual activity," and the city of Weston, Florida doesn't want to be left behind: it has permanently banned nightclubs,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/01/florida-city-preemptively-banned-nightclubs-dance-halls-and-skating-rinks/

Yosemite Range of Light

When he was 18, visual artist Shawn Reeder won a trip to Yosemite, and was smitten ever since. Which is a good thing for us, because he's just completed this epic timelapse,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/01/yosemite-range-of-light/

Tetris World Grand Master

To say that Kevin Birrell loves to play Tetris is an understatement. He has spent more than 1,000 hours playing what others tell him is "just a game." ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/01/tetris-world-grand-master/

Leonardo da Vinci's Anatomical Drawings

Images: Royal Collection and Dr. Richard Wellings/UCHW Five hundred years ago, Leonardo da Vinci wanted to know how the human body was composed, and set out to work on a treatise on hum...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/01/leonardo-da-vincis-anatomical-drawings/

The Boat Coffin

Perfect for the Old Salt who fancies a burial at sea, here's the Boat Coffin by Sebastian Errazuriz (previously on Neatorama): Link boat, Sebastian Errazuriz, coffin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/01/the-boat-coffin/

Garbage Chicken

Dumpster diving, or "urban foraging" for you hipsters, has taken somewhat of an aura of eco-activism and frugality here in the United States, but it's often a matter of lif...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/01/garbage-chicken/

Richard Branson Ice Cubes

The only place you'll get the pleasure of drinking a beverage filled with ice cubes shaped in the likeness of Richard Branson is in the new Upper Class Cabin section of Virgin Atlantic Airlines. Which is kind of a step...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/01/richard-branson-ice-cubes/

The Origin of International Workers' Day

May first is often called May Day for various reasons, but it is also International Workers' Day. The date chosen is in commemoration of the Chicago Haymarket Massacre, an incident which began with a labor demonstration...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/01/the-origin-of-international-workers-day/

Wonder Woman Cape Socks

Wonder Woman Cape Socks - $9.95 Mother's Day is right around the corner. Do you know a warrior princess in need of a new pair of socks? Get her the Wonder Woman Cape Socks from the NeatoShop. This great pair of knee h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/01/wonder-woman-cape-socks/

NBA Team Logos

Since the NBA playoffs are going on now, mental_floss is taking a close look at professional basketball team logos. A really close look, zooming into the face of the mascot or figure on the logo. And that's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/01/nba-team-logos/

Please Give Me a Bite

(YouTube link) This is what happens when you eat with a cat sitting on your lap. It's just TOO tempting for him! -via Buzzfeed But then, a cat doesn't have to be on your lap to be obnoxious while you're eating. I f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/01/please-give-me-a-bite/

How to Join the Dark Side

Or, more specifically, how to join the famous 501st Legion, "the world's definitive Imperial costuming organization." If you are intrigued by the idea of Star Wars cosplay but were too shy or confused to ste...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/01/how-to-join-the-dark-side/

Video Puzzle

(YouTube link) It took 238 takes for MysteryGuitarMan and friends to shoot this video using four iPhones. The preparation and choreography had to be just right! You can see a making-of video at Laughing Squid. Linkmus...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/01/video-puzzle/

A Portrait of Donna Mitchell

Photographer Tony Karp took this photograph of a young model in 1962. Then he was drafted, his family moved, and his negatives were lost. But the print survived, and as photography moved into the computer age, Karp w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/01/a-portrait-of-donna-mitchell/

The 11 Best Campaign Slogans Ever

Surely you recall the campaign slogan, "Ma, Ma, Where’s my Pa?" James G. Blaine used it when he ran against Grover Cleveland in 1884. However, Cleveland won that race, with his own negative but catchy rhyming sloga...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/01/the-11-best-campaign-slogans-ever/

Quantum Gravity Treatment of the Angel Density Problem

by Anders Sandberg SANS/NADA, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden [EDITOR'S NOTE: we apologize for the lack of clear formatting,in this web version, of the mathematical formulae.] Abstract We...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/01/quantum-gravity-treatment-of-the-angel-density-problem/










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