Archive for May 10th, 2012

The Ovengers

Let's turn up the heat on crime. Geoffrey Sagers changed a single letter in the team name to create a very different movie. Shouldn't Tony Stark be made of cast iron? Link -via That's Nerdalicious!The Avengers,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/10/the-ovengers/

Cat Catches Fish/Fish Catches Cat

(Video Link) Oscars are big aquarium fish. They've got a lot of meat on them. But as this cat discovers, they've also got a lot of gumption. -via VA Vipercats, fish...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/10/cat-catches-fishfish-catches-cat/

Researchers Develop Wi-Fi Blocking Wallpaper

Are your neighbors tired of you stealing their unsecured wi-fi? Here's an expensive alternative to providing password protection. The Grenoble Institut Polytechnique and its research partners have developed wallpaper tha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/10/researchers-develop-wi-fi-blocking-wallpaper/

The Hunt for Pikachu

[http://youtu.be/u82ptblJvog](YouTube link) These guys went on a hunt for a real-world Pikachu, the most adorable animal in the world! See a making-of video that explains how they did it. -via The Daily What Geek *st...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/10/the-hunt-for-pikachu/

Janitor Graduates from Columbia University After 12 Years of Classes and Full-time Job

It took him 12 years of balancing classes with his fulltime job as a janitor but Gac Filipaj, an immigrant from the former Yugoslavia, is graduating from Columbia University with hon...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/10/janitor-graduates-from-columbia-university-after-12-years-of-classes-and-full-time-job/

Inflatable Obstacle Course

Hammacher Schlemmer's inflatable obstacle course is 85 feet long and includes a 16-foot high rope swing over a pit that can be filled with water. It costs just $12,500, unless you want someone to scream at you while...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/10/inflatable-obstacle-course/

Fat Moms Have Stupider Kids

Don't blame me for the title, but perhaps it's best that Ohio State University researchers politely stated their study result as thus: Women who are obese before they beco...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/10/fat-moms-have-stupider-kids/

Good News, Neatoramanauts: The Mayan Doomsday is Delayed

Photo: Tyrone Turner/National Geographic Did you just put a down payment on that luxury missile silo condo to spend the Apocalypse in comfort? See if you can get your money back as arch...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/10/good-news-neatoramanauts-the-mayan-doomsday-is-delayed/

Live Tweeting a Brain Surgery

Live tweeting a tech conference is so mundane compared to what neurosurgeon doctor Dong Kim of Memorial Hermann hospital in Houston, Texas. He live tweeted a brain surgery yesterday....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/10/live-tweeting-a-brain-surgery/

Man vs. Goose, Now with Lightsabers

(Video Link) The classic battle between humanity and geese has escalated. Now, thanks to a touch of editing, the two sides are armed and ready to fight to the death. Prediction: within two days, the good people o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/10/man-vs-goose-now-with-lightsabers/

NASA Spotted Light Coming Out of an Alien Planet

NASA's infrared Spitzer Space Telescope has just spotted light coming out of the alien "super-Earth" exoplanet 55 Cancri e, 41 light-years from our own world. It's a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/10/nasa-spotted-light-coming-out-of-an-alien-planet/

Waffle Jello Shots Are Part of a Nutritious Breakfast

Michelle of Jelly Shot Test Kitchen made these adorable and intoxicating waffle shots. They're a mixture of orange juice, lemon juice, maple syrup, gelatin and vodka. Pour the mixture into ice cream sandwich pans and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/10/waffle-jello-shots-are-part-of-a-nutritious-breakfast/

Hungry, Angry Bird

Feed 'im before he launches himself with a catapult! Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via I Have Seen The Whole of The Internet   Bird, hungry, Angry Birds...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/10/hungry-angry-bird/

Ghostbusters Proton Pack Backpack

  Ghostbusters Proton Pack Backpack - $49.95 (sold individually) Have you been searching for the perfect backpack for investigating paranormal activity? You need the Ghostbusters Proton Pack Backpack from the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/10/ghostbusters-proton-pack-backpack/

Prince Charles, Weatherman

And he ain't bad, either (at least he's not invisible!): Against a backdrop of the BBC's weather map, Prince Charles delivered a specially written script which i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/10/prince-charles-weatherman/

Carnivorous Plant Has Bodyguard Ants

The carnivorous pitcher plant Nepenthes bicalcarata isn't that terrifying of a deathtrap: its pitcher leaf isn't slippery and it doesn't have the corrosive slime that kill...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/10/carnivorous-plants-has-bodyguard-ants/

Rise of the Living Type

You've seen artistic alphabets here with letters designed to evoke various pop culture worlds, but this is not a modern idea. Polish goldsmith Jan Christian Bierpfaff designed this fancy Baroque "organic alphabet" in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/10/rise-of-the-living-type/

Dr. Mario A Cappella Theme Song

YouTubers Vitek Soural (Acousticinstruman) and Julien Neel (Trudbol) collaborated to create the strangest / most awesome (your pick) a cappella beatbox song you'll hear today: the &quo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/10/dr-mario-a-cappella-theme-song/

Exoplanets: Home Planet of Aliens?

If there is alien life, then they'd live in an exoplanet like these four that scientists have found. Visual.ly has the scoop of the four candidates in this nifty little infographic: Li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/10/exoplanets-home-planet-of-aliens/

Buckyballs to Provide $25,000 Startup Cash for The Next Big Thing

Having bootstrapped Neatorama and the NeatoShop, I know firsthand how hard it is to get something started. For Buckyballs, the little rare earth magnetic balls playset that could, that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/10/buckyballs-to-provide-25000-startup-cash-for-the-next-big-thing/

Actually Transforming Robots

This is impressive: Kenji Ishida and JS Robotics have created a robot (his eight in the Brave Robot series, actually) with 22 servo motors that can transform itself from car to robot a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/10/actually-transforming-robots/

Chimp Devises Increasingly Complex Attacks Against Zoo Visitors

And so the ape uprising has begun. Researchers discovered that a male chimp at Furuvik Zoo in Sweden named Santino has been devising increasingly complex attacks against zoo visitors:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/10/chimp-devises-increasingly-complex-attacks-against-zoo-visitors/

This Bears Repeating

(YouTube link) One good head-licking deserves another, until before you know it, you've got a conga line of bears! There's no word on where this video was taken, or how many bears are there altogether. -via Buzzfeedtr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/10/this-bears-repeating/

Bomb Disposal Robot is Ring Bearer

The bride is a mechanical engineer who helped design the Dragon Runner unmanned ground vehicle (UGV). So when Laura got married, it was only appropriate for the little robot to take part. As the ring bearer! The Drag...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/10/bomb-disposal-robot-is-ring-bearer/

Inside Cyriak's Brain

(YouTube link) In Cyriak Harris' new video, Because, we get to see what he looks like -sort of. His explanation: So I found a stupid photo of my face and decided to make a video out of it. Why? Just because. Its a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/10/inside-cyriaks-brain/

Musical Graduation Brain Cell

Musical Graduation Brain Cell - $19.95 Are you looking for the perfect graduation gift for your favorite brainiac? Get them the Musical Graduation Brain Cell from the NeatoShop. This adorable neuron, dressed in a cap...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/10/musical-graduation-brain-cell/

Ignore Hitler

Michael is a Scottish artist and blogger who plays Draw Something, the popular game where people guess words from other's drawings. Only Michael always draws Hitler. Hitler usually has nothing to do with the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/10/ignore-hitler/

Deepstaria Enigmatica

(YouTube link) It looks like a sheet of plastic or fabric that was tossed into the ocean, but this is an animal. A jellyfish, actually, called Deepstaria enigmatica. Link -via the Presurferjellyfish, marine l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/10/deepstaria-enigmatica/

The 13 Loneliest Outhouses on Earth

When you're looking for an outhouse, they shouldn't be this hard to find. I understand you want them located away from the main house, but these are far away from anything! However, the locations were probably select...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/10/the-13-loneliest-outhouses-on-earth/

A Different Homecoming Surprise

(YouTube link) Most of the "homecoming surprise" videos you see are families being surprised by a service member coming home from deployment. This story, however, has a twist. Melissa Cooney submitted the video of her...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/10/a-different-homecoming-surprise/










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