Archive for June 15th, 2012

Tabasco Sauce Bottle Lamp

To add some spicy hot mood lighting to your pad, follow Michael Krumpus's instructions. He made an Arduino-controlled mood lamp that lights alternating sequences of LEDs inside old tabasco sauce bottles. Link -vi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/15/tabasco-sauce-bottle-lamp/

Chen Chun-Hao Nails It

Taiwanese artist Chen Chun-Hao doesn't use a brush or a pen, but a nail gun. He drives hundreds of thousands of nails into boards to recreate masterpieces by Chinese masters. By varying the size, depth and placement...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/15/chen-chun-hao-nails-it-in-his-artwork/

A Robber Fly With Some Sweet Dance Moves

(YouTube Link) This video features a robber fly getting down to the song Too Close by Alex Clare, proving that this fly guy has what it takes to put his enemies in check both on and off the dance floor. I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/15/a-robber-fly-with-some-sweet-dance-moves/

Seal Your Wedding Vows with a Pinky Swear

Bethany and her groom decided to affirm their commitment to each other in a way that expressed the seriousness of marriage. She explains: We said "I do" over a pinky swear because you NEVER break a pinky promise....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/15/seal-your-wedding-vows-with-a-pinky-swear/

Joss Whedon Can Finally Move In To The Barbie Dreamhouse

If you feel like there's something missing from your dolly playtime, you're probably just wishing you had a Joss Whedon action figure to throw into the mix! Complete with sensible shoes, ginger beard and hands cap...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/15/joss-whedon-can-finally-move-in-to-the-barbie-dreamhouse/

10 Survival Uses for a Cell Phone

You can keep trying, but that cell phone will never work again. We've obviously been hit by an EMP. The 21st Century is gone -- and much of the 20th with it. But survival expert Creek Stewart has some good ideas abou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/15/10-survival-uses-for-a-cell-phone/

The Mighty F Blog

It's not what you think. It's a blog that deals with all kinds of subjects: food, fun, foreign policy, fungus ...as long as it starts with an F! The official mascot of the site is the Fennec fox. There's also a map i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/15/the-mighty-f-blog/

Popular Characters As Pac-Man Ghosts

This simply adorable bunch of ghostly characters comes to you courtesy of graphic designer Ryan Coleman, who played Pac-Man for so long that he's started seeing things, like Bender's face on Blinky's body....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/15/pop-culture-characters-as-pac-man-ghosts/

Steampunk Winged Goggles

Steampunk Winged Goggles - $14.95 Are you looking for a pair of summer glasses that will really lift your spirits? You need the Steampunk Winged Goggles from the NeatoShop. This wondrous pair of goggles features faux...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/15/steampunk-winged-goggles/

This Birdhouse Looks Like a Vintage Camper

The Shasta camping trailers of the 1950s and 60s let Americans hit with the road with comfort and style. Now even birds can get that retro-cool look (and the envy of others) by moving into this birdhouse made by Etsy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/15/this-birdhouse-looks-like-a-vintage-camper/

Burning Books to Save the Library

(YouTube link) The library in Troy, Michigan, was under a threat to close if a referendum raising taxes .07% did not pass. Things looked pretty grim until a creative campaign using reverse psychology was designed to t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/15/burning-books-to-save-the-library/

This Is How DJs Mixed Records Over 100 Years Ago

Think Disco or early Hip Hop DJs invented mixing and crossfading? I thought the same thing, until I read about this wondrous device. It's called the Chronophone, and it was invented in 1910 by French engineer Leon...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/15/this-is-how-djs-mixed-records-over-100-years-ago/

Living Stem Cells Survive in Corpse 17 Days After Death

How long do stem cells in your body last after death? New research by histologist and neuropathologist Fabrice Chrétien shows that stem cells can last much longer without oxygen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/15/living-stem-cells-survive-in-corpse-17-days-after-death/

"Dat @#$% is a DEMON! HOLY SPIRIT! ... Please continue to move forward."

Rahat of Penguin Magic, a self-professed magician prankster, likes to go to the drive-thru and amaze fast food workers with a little trick or two (flaming dollar, anyone?). T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/15/dat-is-a-demon-holy-spirit-please-continue-to-move-forward/

It's Not Easy Making Lions

Getting pregnant is a real chore for the King of the Beasts (or his mates, actually). ...typical mating bouts last for up to four days, involving between 20 and 40 sex sessions per day. In fact, it's estimated that fo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/15/its-not-easy-making-lions/

Touchdown Gosling

Photo: Lisa Franceski/National Geographic Lisa Franceski took this photo of a gosling for National Geographic's Your Shot and wrote: A gosling raises his little stubbl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/15/touchdown-gosling/

Patients with Locked-in Syndrome: The Hardest Question

In the Dalton Trumbo novel Johnny Got His Gun, a horribly wounded soldier loses his arms, legs, and face. He keeps his wits, but is unable to communicate for a long time. When he can finally let those around him...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/15/patients-with-locked-in-syndrome-the-hardest-question/

Paralyzed Teen's Graduation Promise

17-year-old high school student Patrick Ivison of San Diego was paralyzed most of his life because of a car accident that happened when he was just a year old. But he...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/15/paralyzed-teens-graduation-promise/

How Aunt Jemima Changed U.S. Trademark Law

Imagine that you spent time and money developing a brand and an advertising icon and someone else just decided they'd use your idea, too. You'd probably take them to court! There are gray areas in copyright, though....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/15/how-aunt-jemima-changed-u-s-trademark-law/

Yohio: Japanese Doll Singer is Actually a Dude

Meet Yohio, a singer of the Japanese band Seremedy. The anime-inspired look and fancy costumes aren't the only unusual thing about the pop star: Yohio is actually a 16-year-old Swedi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/15/yohio-japanese-doll-singer-is-actually-a-dude/

Hot Dog Slicer

Hot Dog Slicer  - $5.95 Are you looking to have a doggone good time at the dinner table. You need the Hot Dog Slicer from the NeatoShop. This great kitchen tool creates bite-size pieces quickly and easily with no sha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/15/hot-dog-slicer/

Wasabi as a Weapon

If you've ever had wasabi - that curiously strong green paste* in sushi - then you'd know it's weapon-grade food. But it's not every day that you hear it actually used as a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/15/wasabi-as-a-weapon/

Loki Cupcake

With cupcake like that available on here on Earth, it's no wonder that Loki wanted to conquer us! Ant of Nerdache Cakes created this Loki Cupcake (his helmet alone uses 24 separate...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/15/loki-cupcake/

Robbing the Same Liquor Store Three Times in Two Days

Rob a liquor store once, shame on you. Rob it twice, well ... it probably didn't think it'd get robbed twice. But rob the same liquor store three times in two days? Jail time!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/15/robbing-the-same-liquor-store-three-times-in-two-days/

Neanderthals Cave Art?

Photo: Pedro Saura They may be cavemen, but they're artistic cavemen! Scientists using new dating technique found that many famous cave paintings are actually thousan...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/15/neanderthals-cave-art/

Taco Bell Opening Hoax Devastated Alaskan Town

No chalupa for you, Bethel, Alaska! The town in bush Alaska (pop. 6,000) was reeling at the revelation that a Taco Bell opening was just a cruel, cruel hoax: It...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/15/taco-bell-opening-hoax-devastated-alaskan-town/

Artists' Tribute to the GIF

Twenty-five years ago today, the GIF (Graphic Interchange Format) was born. It was developed by Steve Wilhite of Compuserve. It immediately led to the production of animated GIFs, which brought us the Hamster Dance a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/15/artists-tribute-to-the-gif/

Crazy Charles Guiteau

Charles J. Guiteau showed all the signs of mental illness to the point of delusions. He was convinced that President James Garfield would never have been elected without his help. But the fact that he wasn't welcomed int...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/15/crazy-charles-guiteau/

Denis the Cat Burglar

(YouTube link) Denis the Cat Burglar Newman loves to collect things, like the neighbor's laundry from clotheslines. In this security video, you can see him bringing home his ill-gotten gains, over and over. Neighbors...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/15/denis-the-cat-burglar/

A Life-Size Dollhouse

The prairie home in Saskatchewan looked like just a rundown farmhouse to most folks, but Canadian sculptor Heather Benning saw an opportunity for art. She transformed the structure into a life-size dollhouse! Yeah, y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/15/a-life-size-dollhouse/










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