Archive for May 2nd, 2012

Exercise Machine Computer Modified to Play Jonathan Coulton's "Still Alive"

(Video Link) YouTube user evi1wombat acquired what appears to be the computer to a Cybex stairclimbing machine. He altered it to play the music and lyrics of the theme song for Portal. You can find a link t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/02/exercise-machine-computer-modified-to-play-jonathan-coultons-still-alive/

When Real Life Looks Like Skyrim

No, that's not a scene from the best role playing game of 2011, it's actually a photo of an auroral storm over Arctic Henge in northern Iceland. Sure video game programers are talented artists, but pictures like this...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/02/when-real-life-looks-like-skyrim/

I Have One Simple Request and That Is to Have Sharks with Freakin' Laser Beams

It's taken fifteen years, but Dr. Evil's dream has finally come true. In April, marine biologist and TV personality Luke Tipple attached a 50-milliwatt laser emitter to the dorsal fin of a lemon shark. Can the sha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/02/i-have-one-simple-request-and-that-is-to-have-sharks-with-freakin-laser-beams/

Even More Amazing Star Wars Pumps

I know I posted some great Star Wars heels last week, but GailPink posted a link to these in the comments and they were so great that I couldn't resist sharing them as well. Unfortunately, I can't find out the origin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/02/even-more-amazing-star-wars-pumps/

Adorable Baby Scorpions on Their Mama's Back

You know what Neatoramanauts love? Baby animals. Ya'll coo and giggle at the sight of little baby animals making their way in the world. And we aim to please. Here are 25 baby emperor scorpions hanging out on thei...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/02/adorable-baby-scorpions-on-their-mamas-back/

And You Thought Turkey Soda Was Weird

Jones Soda has made quite a name for itself by selling flavors like turkey and bacon, and a new company now seems to be following in their footsteps.The best thing about Lester's Fixins is that they seem to offer the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/02/and-you-thought-turkey-soda-was-weird/

Moo Cheese Singles Pod

Moo Cheese Singles Pod - $4.95 Is your fridge over run by a herd of loose cheese singles?  Rope them in with the Moo Cheese Singles Pod from the NeatoShop. This playful little container is udderly perfect for keeping...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/02/moo-cheese-singles-pod/

Animal-Friendly Alternative to Fox Hunting

Fox hunting -- at least as it was traditionally conducted with dogs -- has been illegal in the United Kingdom since 2005. You can be hunted with the old ways, if you like. But if you want to take down a fox, you'll h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/02/animal-friendly-alternative-to-fox-hunting/

Bag Up That Kitten!

(Video Link) Taking your feline home from the grocery store can be such a chore. Fortunately, this little one has the process all figured out so it will be nice and easy to bag him next time. Via I Can Has Cheezbur...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/02/bag-up-that-kitten/

Chocolate Candle Pours Hot Syrup Over Chocolate Cake

Stéphane Bureaux's candle is not wax, but chocolate. Place it in the center of the cake and light it. In a few minutes, you'll have a pool of hot chocolate syrup contained by only a wall of chocolate cake. You can f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/02/chocolate-candle-pours-hot-syrup-over-chocolate-cake/

Obey Hank Hill

What do you get when you mix King of the Hill with a little bit of Shepard Fairey? You get this strangely awesome tattoo of Obey Hank Hill. It's the perfect tattoo to demonst...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/02/obey-hank-hill/

5,300 Year Old Red Blood Cell Found Inside Iceman Mummy

Image: Albert Zink You're looking at the world's oldest red blood cell: it was found in the body of the 5,300-year old Ötzi the Iceman mummy. Albert Zink, a bi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/02/5300-year-old-red-blood-cell-found-inside-iceman-mummy/

Cityscape Made with Stacked Books by Liu Wei

Chinese artist Liu Wei created large scenes of crumbling cityscapes made from stacks of schoolbooks, held together by steel rods and wood clamps. CollabCubed has the pics: Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/02/cityscape-made-with-stacked-books-by-liu-wei/

Avengers Assemble!

(YouTube link) I've seen a lot of fan-made Avengers videos lately, but this one is not only funny, but it skewers two pop culture phenomenons at the same time! It's a parody of the song "What Makes Y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/02/avengers-assemble/

Urban Plant Tags

Carmichel Lynch cleverly adapted plant tags - those markers that tell you how to keep the plant you just bought from your local Home Depot alive for a few days/weeks/months (...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/02/urban-plant-tags/

Mom Arrested for Taking 6-Year-Old Daughter Tanning

Tanning enthusiast Patricia Krentcil was recently in hot water when she's accused of child endangerment by letting her 6-year-old daughter tan in a tanning bed: ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/02/mom-arrested-for-taking-6-year-old-daughter-tanning/

The Earliest Known Sketches of Mickey Mouse

Image: Walt Disney Family Foundation You're looking at the earliest known drawings of Mickey Mouse, cir. 1928 (Edit 5/2/12 - by Ub Iwerks, Thanks Byron!). It's interesting to n...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/02/the-earliest-known-sketches-of-mickey-mouse/

Dr. Hedgehog Sure Is Prickly!

Oooh! The insolence! Via reddit and Cubicle Bot sign, hedgehog...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/02/dr-hedgehog-sure-is-prickly/

Drunken Grandparents Use SUV to Tow Kid's Toy Car

A lot of things seem like a good idea at the time, especially when drunk. Like using your SUV to tow your grandchild in a toy car: According to the arrest report, a Saraso...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/02/drunken-grandparents-use-suv-to-tow-kids-toy-car/

Make Everything OK

Would it be wonderful if there was a button you could push to make everything OK? Well, there is! Give it a push. If it doesn't make everything OK, then it's apparently your fault. Link -via Breakfa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/02/make-everything-ok/

Pursuit of Light

(YouTube link) NASA goes cosmic in this demonstration video that's more poetry than information. It was produced by the media team at NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center to show on a very high-resolution screen technolog...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/02/pursuit-of-light/

The Salt Mines Below Sicily

Deep below the Mediterranean island of Sicily, thousands of tons of salt are excavated every year. The mining leaves behind miles of tunnels that are "vaulted alabaster corridors" under any available light. Take a to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/02/the-salt-mines-below-sicily/

Doodle Music

(YouTube link) Math artist Vi Hart illustrates the relationship between music and mathematical symmetry. From the YouTube page: A visual and musical expression of mathematical symmetry groups. The transformations don...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/02/doodle-music/

The Beer Moth

The Beer Moth is not an insect, but an overnight accommodation at Inshriach House in Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, built into a 1956 fire truck. Yes, really. Walter, the creator of the Inshriach Yurt, has trul...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/02/the-beer-moth/

Val Kilmer Losing His Glasses

(YouTube link) How many times can one guy take off his sunglasses in the movies? James Chapman made a supercut of actor Val Kilmer's signature move. -via Buzzfeed sunglasses, supercut, Val Kilmer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/02/val-kilmer-losing-his-glasses/

Harley Found in Canada; Owner in Japan

Peter Mark of Haida Gwaii, British Columbia, found a cargo unit from a truck washed up on a remote beach last week. Inside was a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, which is rusty but did not look particularly old. Its license p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/02/harley-found-in-canada-owner-in-japan/

Oh, The Places You'll Go Dr. Seuss Mug

Oh, The Places You'll Go Dr. Seuss Mug - $7.95 Graduation is near. You know what to do. It's time to find the perfect graduation gift for a brainy student or two. No need to look high. No need to look low. The NeatoS...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/02/oh-the-places-youll-go-dr-seuss-mug/

The Japanese Yodelmeister

(YouTube link) After seeing this intriguing video, I looked for more information on Japanese yodeler Takeo Ischi. Here's a little bit from his German Wikipedia entry, translated by Google: Takeo Ishi grew up in Tokyo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/02/the-japanese-yodelmeister/

Adorable Rube Goldberg Machine Fits inside Two Suitcases

When it's time to stamp a postcard, you'll need to use the best equipment for the job. That's when Melvin the Magical Mixed Media Machine goes to work. This cute Rube Goldberg machine by the art collective Hey Hey He...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/02/adorable-rube-goldberg-machine-fits-inside-two-suitcases/

The Story of I Dream of Jeannie

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website. Although a comedy series, it wasn't the funniest TV show ever to hit the airwaves. The epis...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/02/the-story-of-i-dream-of-jeannie/








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