Archive for May 23rd, 2012

Magical Bed Hovers in Midair with Magnets

Frakking beds -- how do they work? Redditor mememetatata's design is simple but brilliant. It's just two wooden frames with opposing magnets inside. When assembled, the bed hovers a few inches off the ground. It l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/23/magical-bed-hovers-in-midair-with-magnets/

Scents That Go With Your Gaming

Etsy seller Bubble & Geek is one of the site's many candle makers. What sets them apart though is that their scents are all inspired by games, movies and other geek influences and bare adorable labels to remind you o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/23/scents-that-go-with-your-gaming/

For Sale: Pyramid House in Arizona

I don't care for modern architecture. I prefer something classical -- say, third millennium B.C. Those were the days of style and this home in Maricopa, Arizona is built with them in mind. The 3,200-square foot 3-bed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/23/for-sale-pyramid-house-in-arizona/

The Dinosaur Versus The Bumble Bee

(Video Link) The best part is the way the dino's adorably stubby arms keep smacking the poor little bumble bee. Via I Has A Hot DogCute, videos, animals, dogs, pets...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/23/the-dinosaur-versus-the-bumble-bee/

No Parachute? No Problem!

(Video Link) Stuntman Gary Connery dropped from a helicopter 2,400 feet in the air. His wingsuit slowed him down, but not by much. Connery would survive only if he hit a pile of boxes arranged to cushion his fall:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/23/no-parachute-no-problem/

Bavarian Finger Wrestling

(Video Link) Put on your lederhosen and jump into the arena. It's time for finger wrestling! This traditional Alpine sport puts two men on opposite sides of a table. Each holds on to a strap with a single finger --...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/23/bavarian-finger-wrestling/

Average Portion Sizes Today vs. in the 1950s

This is why we're fat, says the CDC: "Portion sizes have been growing. So have we. The average restaurant meal today is more than four times larger than in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/23/average-portion-sizes-today-vs-in-the-1950s/

Calvin and Hobbes Bento Box

Bento maestro Anna the Red has created another masterpiece. This time, she transmorgified Calvin and his tiger into food. Calvin's face is made from ham and Hobbes's stripes from seaweed. Link -via That's Nerdalic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/23/calvin-and-hobbes-bento-box/

Invisible Art

Ah, art. The Hayward Gallery in London is putting an exhibit featuring 50 "invisible" works by famous artists, and charge real money for you to "see" them....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/23/invisible-art/

How To Make Vietnamese Coffee

(YouTube link) Personally, I couldn't drink coffee with sweetened condensed milk -certainly not this much! But the video is interesting, and the music is mesmerizing. The song is "Ding Dong" by Waipod Phetsuphan. -via...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/23/how-to-make-vietnamese-coffee/

Why Americans Hate Taxes

Image: Shutterstock Everybody hates paying taxes (I mean, it's taxes for goodness sakes), but some American are vehemently opposed to them. To find out exactly why, researchers...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/23/why-americans-hate-taxes/

PooPrints Uses Canine DNA to Discover Which Dog is Pooping in Your Yard

Criminals can run, but they can't hide forever. Like Johnny Cash sang, "what's done in the dark will be brought to the light." Eventually, the poop of rogue poopers catches up with them. For some dog owners, scooping...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/23/pooprints-uses-canine-dna-to-discover-which-dog-is-pooping-in-your-yard/

$1 Million Parking Spot

Getting parking in New York is pretty hard, so get ready to pay up if you want your own personal parking spot. How much, you ask? How bout a cool million bucks: ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/23/1-million-parking-spot/

Mustache Bottle Opener

Mustache Bottle Opener - $9.95 Does your current bottle opener lack a certain amount sophistication? Accentuate your bottle opening experience with the Mustache Bottle opener from the NeatoShop.  This brilliant opene...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/23/mustache-bottle-opener/

China's "Two Flies Only" Rule

Public restrooms are notoriously bad in China, so the authorities there are cracking down with a new "two flies only" rule: Authorities in the Chinese capital ha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/23/chinas-two-flies-only-rule/

The 9-Year-Old Food Critic

Remember way back to your school cafeteria lunches. Not terribly excited? Wish you could've had an outlet to express your opinion about the sad state of school lunches? One enterprising...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/23/the-9-year-old-food-critic/

Stormtrooper Drawn with Virtual Smoke

The Photoshop is strong in this one. Kyle Schruder created this image of a stormtrooper as if it were made out of smoke: Link - See more fun and creative Star Wars fan arts o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/23/stormtrooper-drawn-from-smoke/

Frat Boys Burning Textbooks Burned Down Their Frat House

A group of frat boys celebrating the end of classes got a bit more than they expected, when the textbooks they were burning caused a fire that burned down their frat house!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/23/frat-boys-burning-textbooks-burned-down-their-frat-house/

Man Beat Noisy 10-Year Old Moviegoer

Fed up with a bunch of noisy moviegoers sitting behind him during a showing of Titanic 3D, a Washington man decided to take matters into his own hands: he stepped over the seat and p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/23/man-beat-noisy-10-year-old-moviegoer/

5 Animals Who Were The Last Of Their Species

We've posted before about species that have gone extinct in recent history. For some of these species, there was one last specimen that had a name and friends, although sadly, not friends of the same species...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/23/5-animals-who-were-the-last-of-their-species/

The Power of Positive Lightning

Airplanes are built to withstand bolts of lightning, because strikes on planes happen now and again. But in 1999, a glider soaring above Dunstable, England, was struck by a bolt out of the blue -literally, because the pl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/23/the-power-of-positive-lightning/

Do You Speak English?

(YouTube link) Busted! These two guys from Russia were driving through Ukraine and thought they'd be clever and get out of a speeding violation by not understanding the language. They thought. Score one for the Ukrain...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/23/do-you-speak-english/

Glowing Text Art by Lee Jung

Korean artist Lee Jung installs glowing letters into landscapes to create art. See a collection of these at Laughing Squid. LinkArt, text, Lee Jung...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/23/glowing-text-art-by-lee-jung/

That's a Small Fire Truck!

(YouTube link) This fire truck was spotted in Nobleton, Ontario, Canada. Videographer thespadeinator says at the YouTube page: My friend says that it is a legit firetruck, but what could that thing honestly do to a f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/23/thats-a-small-fire-truck/

Man Took Zebra and Bird Out on the Town

Jerald Reiter of Cascade, Iowa, was arrested Sunday night for drunk driving with a blood-alcohol level of .148. Police had stopped him to check on the welfare of the passengers in his truck: a zebra and a macaw. Reiter,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/23/man-took-zebra-and-bird-out-on-the-town/

Day Of The Dead Corkscrew

Day Of The Dead Corkscrew - $22.95 Are you looking for an unusual wine bottle opener for your favorite wine enthusiast? You need the Day Of The Dead Corkscrew from the NeatoShop. This fantastic corkscrew was designed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/23/day-of-the-dead-corkscrew/

Avengers-themed Cocktail Recipes

Lily Mitchell and Paul Harasiwka at The More I Arty came up with cocktail recipes inspired by the various characters in the movie The Avengers. Link to part one. Link to part two. -via The Daily What Geek Dr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/23/avengers-themed-cocktail-recipes/

Celebrity Faces Illusion

(YouTube link) Weird things happen to your peripheral vision when there are different images on each side. Keep your eyes on the center cross and be prepared to freak out at what these celebrities look like. Vision pr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/23/celebrity-faces-illusion/

10 Facts You Might Not Know about Star Trek: Voyager

The fourth Star Trek series, Voyager, told the story of a ship and its crew hurled to the opposite side of the galaxy. At the best possible speed, it would take 75 years for them to return home -- ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/23/10-facts-you-might-not-know-about-star-trek-voyager/

Google's Moog Synthesizer

Today's Google Doodle is an interactive Moog synthesizer. You can click to play it, but if you want to make real music, use the QWERTY row of your keyboard for the white keys, and numbers for the black keys. The butt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/23/googles-moog-synthesizer/








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