Archive for May 14th, 2012

Vinyl Record Star Wars AT-AT Clock

Tyler Garcia found a vinyl record of Gustav Holst's "The Planets" and, like Michelangelo and the stone, saw an AT-AT inside. Also, a clock. Each one of his handcrafted vinyl cuttings, most of which do not have *e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/14/vinyl-record-star-wars-at-at-clock/

Networked Clothes Hangers Let You Know How Many Times an Outfit Has Been Liked on Facebook

Because when you're shopping, the opinions of people on Facebook matter to you. The thoughtful Brazilian clothing retailer C&A has clothes hangers with digital numerical displays. Every time that a particular outf...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/14/networked-clothes-hangers-let-you-know-how-many-times-an-outfit-has-been-liked-on-facebook/

Personal Space, Please

This ingeniously designed public restroom in Hong Kong fits 8 urinals into 2.5 square meters, thus making full use of a limited space. I mean, they could have put in just 2 or 3 urinals, but that would have been wast...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/14/personal-space-please/

Cow Shoes Helped Moonshiners Evade Prohibition Agents

Take notes, because this will be on the test. Revenuers are on the lookout for our still. How can we deceive them about our movements? Strap these wooden blocks on our shoes. They'll leave cow prints behind us. Li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/14/cow-shoes-helped-moonshiners-evade-prohibition-agents/

The Dalai Lama's Greatest Fear: Sharks

Last year, he was warned that Chinese agents had trained women to kill him using poison-laced scarves. So it would be understandable if his greatest fear would be being assassinated....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/14/the-dalai-lamas-greatest-fear-sharks/

"Get Up and Fight, Sucker!"

On May 25, 1965, Muhammad Ali sent Sonny Liston to the mat in a ring in Lewiston, Maine. Liston was finished. Boxing is a dangerous sport for humans and rock'em sock'em robots alike. Link -via Popped Culture...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/14/get_up/

Bikaner Camel Festival

Photo: Steve Hoge/Flickr A camel may be a horse designed by committee, but it doesn't mean that the even-toed ungulate can't be an artform, especially when in the hands...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/14/bikaner-camel-festival/

Teenage Burglar Arrested after Leaving His Homework at the Crime Scene

Are you a diligent student working hard to earn good grades and succeed in life? If so, be prepared to pay the price: An 18-year-old Utah man was arrested on suspicion of burglary after police say he left his homework...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/14/teenage-burglar-arrested-after-leaving-his-homework-at-the-crime-scene/

Nine Circles of Hell in LEGO

Photo: mihaimariusmihu/Flickr Abandon all hope (of reaching the same level of awesomeness), ye who see Mihai Mihu LEGO Nine Circles of Hell. The Romanian LEGO sculptor spent 7...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/14/nine-circles-of-hell-in-lego/

Yummy Pockets Sub Sandwich

Yummy Pockets Sub Sandwich - $4.95 Are you hungry for a deliciously fun way to store your junk precious belongings? You need the Yummy Pockets Sub Sandwich from the NeatoShop. This mouth watering zippered pocket purs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/14/yummy-pockets-sub-sandwich/

60,000 Dominoes Falling Over

(Video Link)FlippyCat assembled 60 walls, each consisting of 990 dominoes, and an additional field of 600 dominoes. The project took 65 hours over 8 days and some painful failures along the way. But when he finally pushe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/14/59400-dominoes-falling-over/

A 9-Year-Old Psychopath?

All kids scream and throw tantrums every now and then, but Michael is different. When he was 5 years old, the boy developed a disturbing ability to switch between full-blown rage to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/14/the-9-year-old-psychopath/

How to Make a Chocolate Model of Your Brain

Step 1 is to acquire a brain. I'm not going to ask where you got it. Just get the brain. Then, as Instructables member Inition advises, scan the brain of dubious provenance with an MRI machine. Use a 3D printer t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/14/how-to-make-a-chocolate-model-of-your-brain/

Police Will Ticket People Texting While Walking

Sure, texting while driving is dangerous and you can get ticketed for it. But what about the dangers of texting while walking? Officers in Fort Lee, New Jersey, have sai...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/14/police-will-ticket-people-texting-while-walking/

Brittle Star Walks Like a Man

Whodathunk that brittle star walks like a man. After all, unlike the bilaterally symmetrical humans, the sea creature is round and has five limbs: In a series of first-tim...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/14/brittle-star-walks-like-a-man/

Arcelor Mittal Orbit: The Godzilla of Public Art

Photo: Cmglee/Wikipedia Fans said that it's comparable to the Eiffel Tower, whereas critics billed it as a roller coaster gone bad. Whatever you think, it's safe to say that L...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/14/arcelor-mittal-orbit-the-godzilla-of-public-art/

24-Hour Daycare

A lot of jobs are outsourced to India, so why not parenting? A 24-hour daycare center in New Delhi billed itself as the place to go for "children of parents who are too busy to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/14/24-hour-daycare/

Tesla Gun

Awesomely terrifying or terrifyingly awesome? Mad scientist (or is it Mad Engineer?) Rob Flickenger has created a Tesla gun: [Rob's] Tesla gun, inspired by graphic no...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/14/telsa-gun/

A Better Battleship Strategy

With the movie coming to theaters soon, there is a renewed interest in the board game Battleship. If you are cutthroat about winning, you'll want to check out a tutorial on Battleship by Nick Berry of DataGenetics, the g...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/14/a-better-battleship-strategy/

What Were They Really Snorting?

Hollywood has given us lots of movies about drugs, drug dealers, and drug users. But they can't use the real thing on the set: it's expensive, illegal, and the actors would have died on the set of Blow or Sc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/14/what-were-they-really-snorting/

Egyptian Man Wakes Up at His Funeral

Here's a sure-fire way to ruin a perfectly good funeral: wake the corpse up. It happened last week in Egypt. Hamdi Hafez al-Nubi of the village of Naga al-Simman suffered a heart attack while working as a waiter. Hospita...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/14/egyptian-man-wakes-up-at-his-funeral/

Cool Home Interior

This indoor grotto and koi pond also serves as a staircase connecting two floors at the home of redditor kyky05. It was constructed by the people who owned the home before his family bought it. See more pictures here....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/14/cool-home-interior/

How That Hand Stand was Done

Back in 2007, we posted a photograph that Marcy Light took of her son Daniel doing a one-fingered handstand at Four Corners. There was a spirited discussion on how the picture was taken, and we even posted one blogger'...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/14/how-that-hand-stand-was-done/

Redditors Surprise Terminally Ill Man

Scott Widak is a 47-year-old artist with Down Syndrome. He is also terminally ill with liver disease. His nephew Sean O’Connor posted his story on reddit and said Widak really enjoyed receiving mail. His address was on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/14/redditors-surprise-terminally-ill-man/

I Mean

I mean, I'm sure I'm not the first person who's noticed this, right? I mean, everyone's saying it, right? I mean, everyone! Even Megan Draper in the 1960s is saying it. Did you notice? I mean, it was only once, a c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/14/i-mean/

Cereal Monsters: The Good, The Bad and The Mummy

Over forty years ago, General Mills introduced its first monster cereals, Frankenberry and Count Chocula. You might not know that there were a total of five different monster cereals in the series, some not as...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/14/cereal-monsters-the-good-the-bad-and-the-mummy/

Welcome to Life

(YouTube link) Sometime in the future, your consciousness may be salvaged after your body dies and stored digitally in cyberspace. What could possibly go wrong? Tom Scott speculates on the computer world called "Life....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/14/welcome-to-life/

Bandwiches

If bands were sandwiches, they would have some interesting ingredients. AC/DC: Beer-battered kangaroo sausage, sliced hard-boiled egg, low-calorie port cheese, Dutch crunch. The Pogues: Gin-fed lamb, whiskey-marinate...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/14/bandwiches/

Zookeepers Drank Elephants' Alcohol

The elephant keepers at the Marghazar Zoo in Islamabad, Pakistan, ordered a supply of alcohol each of the past twenty years -for the elephants. They said the  alcohol was necessary to calm the elephants down during mati...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/14/zookeepers-drank-elephants-alcohol/

Animated Short - Apocalypse Pizza Video

(YouTube Link) It's good to know that if we ever find ourselves in the midst of a zombie apocalypse we'll still be able to order out for pizza and a video! The team behind Apocalypse Pizza Video are hoping...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/14/animated-short-apocalypse-pizza-video/










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