Archive for July 1st, 2012

Oh Man Am I Thirsty. Let's All Share A Drink!

(Video Link) On a hot day, sometimes you just have to take a sip of water wherever you can -even if it's out of a hose, and even if there are a few others trying to get a drink at the same time. Via I Has A Hot Dog...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/01/oh-man-am-i-thirsty-lets-all-share-a-drink/

Visualizing Space Based on Place Names

It's hard to imagine the crab nebula and lagoon nebula in your head, but with the cool artworks that make up the Zoological Universe make the names seem more sensible and make the beauty of these photos of space even...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/01/visualizing-space-based-on-place-names/

A Toyota Lamborghini?

Want a Lamborghini but only have about $66,000? Well, you can always settle for all the style and none of the substance with this sweet Toyota MR2 disguised as the famous speedster. Personally, I'd rather buy a decen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/01/a-toyota-lamborghini/

Optical Illusion Art by Oleg Shuplyak

What do you see? A shepherd sleeping by the tree, with two nearby houses? Or do you see something else? Check out more of Ukrainian artist Oleg Shuplyak's optical illusion paintings...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/01/optical-illusion-art-by-oleg-shuplyak/

Darth Vader's Helmet Lunch Kit With Sound

  Darth Vader's Helmet Lunch Kit ¬†- $14.95 Does your delicious dark side treat need an extra level of protection? Encase your precious lunch in this sinister Darth Vader's Helmet Lunch Kit from the NeatoShop....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/01/darth-vaders-helmet-lunch-kit-with-sound/

Taco Bell to the Rescue of Alaska Town

When residents of the remote town of Bethel, Alaska, learned that the news of a Taco Bell opening was a hoax, their hearts were crushed. But when Taco Bell learned of the stor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/01/taco-bell-to-the-rescue-of-alaska-town/

The Actual Girl From Ipanema

Everyone knows that, tall and tan and young and lovely, the girl from Ipanema goes walking. But did you know the actual Girl from Ipanema that inspired the Bossa Nova hit?...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/01/the-actual-girl-from-ipanema/

Happy Canada Day!

(YouTube link) Domino artist FlippyCat (who brought us Vincent van Dominogh) uses his dominoes for an animated Canada Day greeting. -via The Daily WhatDominoes, Canada Day, FlippyCat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/01/happy-canada-day-4/

Bend It Like Newton

Scientists have worked out the physics formula for the perfect soccer kick. Forget Beckham, Bend it like Newton: University of Leicester physics students have published a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/01/bend-it-like-newton/

Candies of America

Photo: Melisa Goh/NPR Nuts for Nut Goodie? Rockin' for an Almond Roca? Your heart melting for some Melty Bar? From sea to shining sea, Americans love their h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/01/candies-of-america/

The Puppy Lemon Law

If you bought a car that turned out to be a lemon, you can return it to the dealership for a refund. But what about a dog? Turns out, you can if you buy a sick dog from a California se...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/01/the-puppy-lemon-law/

French Horn Urinals

The men's room in the new Jazzissimo Lounge in Timisoara, Romania will remind you of the Jazz Age in every detail, right down to the brass plumbing fixtures. The French horns are non-functional as musical instruments...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/01/french-horn-urinals/

Spheres of Nostoc

Photo: Gerd Guenther/Duesseldorf, NRW, Germany They look like they came straight out of a science fiction movie, but those are real. Gerd Guenther took that micrograph of spherical colo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/01/spheres-of-nostoc/

The Busy Trap

Hello, Neatoramanauts! Howyadoin'? If you answer "busy" or better yet, "craaazy busy" then welcome to modern life. You're not alone. Most of Americans in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/01/the-busy-trap/

Guitar Built out of an Ammunition Box

After Tate Chmielewski first encountered cigar box guitars at a folk music festival, he started building musical instruments from unconventional source materials. This is an electric guitar with one EMG active pickup...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/01/guitar-built-out-of-an-ammunition-box/

Fat And Happy The Simpsons Mug

Fat And Happy The Simpsons Mug - $11.95 You don't win friends with salad. You win them with wonderful gifts from the NeatoShop and donuts.  This inspirational Fat And Happy The Simpsons Mug features both. Now go fort...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/01/fat-and-happy-the-simpsons-mug/

Toilet Paper Wedding Dress is Quite Charmin'

Photo: Business Wire Susan Brennan won the 8th Annual Cheap Chic Weddings Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest with this beaut. Ain't that Charmin'? Via Fark wedding dres...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/01/toilet-paper-wedding-dress-is-quite-charmin/

Hot Wheels Double Loop Dare

Photo: My Life at Speed/Facebook It's life imitating toys: Rally car driver Tanner Foust and Hollywood stuntman Greg Tracy successfully completed the Hot Wheels Double Loop...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/01/hot-wheels-double-loop-dare/

Millennium Falcon Wedding Cake

Check out this excellent wedding cake made in the shape of Han Solo's spaceship, the Millennium Falcon, complete with little fondant figures. It was made by the Blue Note Bakery in Austin, Texas. See other p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/01/millennium-falcon-wedding-cake/

Laptop Mirror

Brian J. Noggle writes, "I am the only person in the entire planet who owns a mirror that says PROPERTY OF ENVISION [a tech company in Missouri--ed.] on the back." He gutted an old laptop computer and added a mirror to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/01/laptop-mirror/

Polar Play

(YouTube link) Here's something that might make you feel cooler! Nature photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen observed and recorded polar bears in their natural habitat in northern Manitoba. Watch these adorable cubs wrest...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/01/polar-play/

Deep-Fried Pineapple Upside Down Cake on a Stick

Just from the sound of it, this fair food has to be better than deep-fried watermelon (although prepared by the same vendor). After all, butter is one of the main ingredients in a normal pineapple upside-down...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/01/deep-fried-pineapple-upside-down-cake-on-a-stick/

Dalek in the Rain

(Live Leak link) The streets of Newcastle, England were not only inundated by rain, but invaded by a Dalek, ingeniously disguised as a garbage bin. -via ArbroathDoctor Who, trash bin, dalek, rain, garbage can...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/01/dalek-in-the-rain/

Leap Second Disrupts Internet Sites

We told you about the one-second adjustment to the world's clocks that brought our measurements in line with the actual rotation of the earth. That was last night, about 8PM EDT. And although it has happened before, and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/01/leap-second-disrupts-internet-sites/

The YouTube Complaint Department

(YouTube link) I can't think of anywhere I'd rather NOT work than at the YouTube complaint department! If you thought about it, and there's really no reason you should have, you could have seen these coming. -via Meta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/01/the-youtube-complaint-department/

$4.2 Million Home Is a Tear-Down

Photo: ABC News People buy houses and tear them down all the time, but most people don't spend millions of dollars on them. Not Clark and Sharon Winslow of Belvedere, Marin Co...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/01/4-2-million-home-is-a-tear-down/
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