Archive for June 9th, 2012

Swirling Spiral of Light Over the Middle East

[YouTube Clip] Last week, a swirling spiral of light was seen in the skies over Israel, Syria and other Middle East countries. Was it UFO? Naw, turned out it...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/09/swirling-spiral-of-light-over-the-middle-east/

Monkey Orchid

Image: dendrofan/Flickr - visit Eerika's website for more gorgeous orchid photos These orchids, found in the Peruvian cloud forest, is named the Monkey Orchid for th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/09/monkey-orchid/

Watercross: Racing Snowmobiles on Water

Photo: Joe Barrett/Wall Street Journal What, you think that snowmobiles only go on snow? Joe Barrett of The Wall Street Journal explores the sport of watercross, where participants...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/09/watercross-racing-snowmobiles-on-water/

Hide and Seek From the Point of View of a Two Year Old

Peekaboo! Redditor Wetwipey (Daniel Brace of Braceiller Productions) of put a head cam on his two year old daughter Olivia and then played a game of hide and seek with her....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/09/hide-and-seek-from-the-point-of-view-of-a-two-year-old/

How to Grill an Egg

We've posted a lot of clever egg recipes at Neatorama, including eggs cooked into onion rings, baked into avocados and fried in a waffle iron. Mark Sisson has an additional approach to suggest: cut a bell pepper in h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/09/how-to-grill-an-egg/

Did Technology Help Kill The Union?

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Graph: BoogaLouie/Wikimedia Commons If you're a political animal, then you'd already know that the victory of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walk...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/09/did-technology-help-kill-the-union/

How to Kill a Reanimated Skeleton

By this point, we all know how to deal with zombies: aim for the head. Destroy the brain and you've put a zombie down for good. A hit anywhere else just wastes ammunition. But what about reanimated skeletons? You...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/09/how-to-kill-a-reanimated-skeleton/

The First Objects Created in the Universe?

Image: NASA/JPL These faint objects above, imaged in infrared by NASA's Spitzer space telescope, may just be the very first objects created in the universe. SPACE.com explains:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/09/the-first-objects-created-in-the-universe/

E.T. Hand

E.T. Hand - $24.95 Father's Day is June 17th. Don't just phone home. Get your geeky Dad a gift he will really love. Get him the E.T. Hand from the NeatoShop. This great prop replica of E.T.'s hand has a light-up finge...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/09/e-t-hand/

Museum of Endangered Sounds

"Imagine a world where we never again hear the symphonic startup of a Windows 95 machine. Imagine generations of children unacquainted with the chattering of ang...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/09/museum-of-endangered-sounds/

World's Largest Coffin Is Actually a Restaurant Run by Undertakers

The food at this restaurant won't kill you, but the ambiance will remind you of your own mortality. Allegedly, this is a picture of a huge coffin in Truskavets, Ukraine. Local undertakers built it to serve as a death...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/09/worlds-largest-coffin-is-actually-a-restaurant-run-by-undertakers/

The Industrial Life of Button Mushroom

That delicious mushroom you just had with your salad wasn't harvested from a beautiful forest or an idyllic farm. No, neatoramanauts, every single step in the growing, harvesting, and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/09/the-industrial-life-of-button-mushroom/

Shoulder-Mounted Laser Stands Guard over Your Personal Space

One way to defend your personal space is to carry a halberd while wearing a Strawberry Shortcake t-shirt but no pants. Not everyone, oddly enough, is comfortable with this approach. For them, Zac Ong may hav...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/09/shoulder-mounted-laser-stands-guard-over-your-personal-space/

Ford Model A Half-Track

This 1931 Ford Model A has been heavily modified to get it through the snowy winters of the Great Lakes region. You can swap the front wheels for skis, a process the owner describes as "like changing a tire." It's fo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/09/ford-model-a-half-track/

Restaurant Serves Meal on Table Suspended 50 Meters into the Air

Stefan Kerkhofs's Dinner in the Sky experience lets you eat a gourmet meal served on a platform held aloft by a crane: Kerkhofs, who used to set up bungee-jumping and amusement part installations, partnered with m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/09/restaurant-serves-meal-at-table-suspended-50-meters-into-the-air/

Breaking Bad Cross Stitch

Too many cooks spoil the meth. So stay out of the kitchen until Walter is done. This cross stitch by Steotch adds a homey atmosphere to the lab. Link -via Popped Culturecross stitch, Breaking Bad...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/09/breaking-bad-cross-stitch/

A Bee Hotel

Would you like to encourage wild, solitary bees to live near your home? You can build a bee hotel that provides the amenities that bees on the go are looking for. Bundle together shoots of bamboo or just drill deep,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/09/a-bee-hotel/

Brain Cupcakes

Here's some food for thought. DeviantART member CandyCasters made these cupcakes with brain cupcake toppers, cherry vanilla buttercream and maraschino cherries. Link -via That's Nerdalicious!cupcakes, brains...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/09/brain-cupcakes-2/

Trololo in Heavy Metal

(Video Link) To mark the passing of Russian singer and viral video star Eduard Khil, heavy metal cover specialist Erock made this snappy version of "I'm So Happy That I'm Finally Home." One redditor refers to him as...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/09/trololo-in-heavy-metal/

Map of Texas Made out of Shotgun Shells

General Lee said, "Texans always move them." And nothing encourages movement quite like 00 buckshot. Dolan Geiman made this display out of used shotgun shells nailed to wood. It's a custom job and Geiman will make on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/09/map-of-texas-made-out-of-shotgun-shells/

Making Art With LED-Adorned Snails

(Video Link) It might look like these snails are wandering around all willy-nilly, but if you watch all the way to the end of the video you'll realize there's a method to this silly madness.Art, Light, videos, animals...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/09/making-art-with-led-adorned-snails/

The Weird & Wonderful Wartime Cartoons of Dr. Seuss

How would you illustrate the threat of Nazism in the 1940's? No matter how crazy your ideas, they probably wouldn't be as wacky as these Dr. Seuss cartoons as they almost certainly wouldn't be as cool-looking. Lin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/09/the-weird-wonderful-wartime-cartoons-of-dr-seuss/

Gir Has Something To Ask You

If you like Invader Zim, then you'll immediately recognize the adorable Gir above. Even if you have no idea what that is though, you should still be able appreciate how sweet it was for Dorothy's boyfriend to build a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/09/gir-has-something-to-ask-you/

11 Seriously Amazing Customer Service Stories

Imagine joking around by Tweeting that you want Mortons to meet you with a steak when land at an airport -and actually having them do it. That's exactly what happened to Peter Shankman: It just happened to occur ove...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/09/11-seriously-amazing-customer-service-stories/






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