Archive for July 3rd, 2012

Carnivorous Plant That Eats Worms Underground

  You'd never know by looking at their gorgeous flowers, but a rare planet species called Philcoxia in Brazil are quite deadly ... to underground worms: Botanists have found three plants, all rela...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/03/carnivorous-plant-that-eats-worms-underground/

Play Monopoly on the Streets of Chicago

Christopher Jobson writes: I was walking in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood a few weekends ago when I happened upon an enormous stack of Monopoly ‘Chance’ cards made from plywood and bolted to the sidewa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/03/play-monopoly-on-the-streets-of-chicago/

A Hot Air Balloon Shaped Like Darth Vader

This custom Sith Lord shaped hot air balloon is still casting the shadow of the Dark Side across the globe, flying high since 2007. It was custom made for (surprise!) a huge Star Wars fan from the UK, who...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/03/a-hot-air-balloon-shaped-like-darth-vader/

Road Rage in Russia

The guy in the car in front of you stopped suddenly and pulled a baseball bat from his trunk. What would you do? Check out what one guy in Russia did over at The Daily What: Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/03/road-rage-in-russia/

Graffiti With Something to Say

Street artist Mobstr always ensures his work says something...literally. His sarcastic, pithy messages are a refreshing and humorous alternative to all the political graffiti many of us are used to seeing. Plus, they...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/03/graffiti-with-something-to-say/

You Can't Put This Page Turner Down Because It's Written in Disappearing Ink

Like an auto-deleting ebook, The Book That Can't Wait will vanish in 60 days. It's printed with ink that disappears when exposed to sunlight. The Buenos Aires-based publisher Eterna Cadencia created this ant...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/03/you-cant-put-this-page-turner-down-because-its-written-in-disappearing-ink/

That's the Strangest Kitten I've Ever Seen

(Video Link) What's a kitty foster mother to do when her little ones are upset about being temporarily displaced by a fire? Distract them with a Furby, of course! Via I Can Has Cheezburgercats, videos, kittens, pet...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/03/thats-the-strangest-kitten-ive-ever-seen/

Glasses That See Blood

Tired of the nurse stabbing you because s/he can't find a vein? These new glasses by 2AI Labs may help. They have color filters designed to spot blood. The developers anticipate that medical professionals will use th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/03/glasses-that-see-blood/

Walt Disney's Childhood Home Could Be Yours

If you're one of those people who eat, sleep and breathe Disney, then here's your chance to take your obsession up another notch -by living in Walt's childhood home and birthplace. The 3-bedroom Chicago house was...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/03/walt-disneys-childhood-home-could-be-yours/

Inside the Mind of Valeriya Volkova

It's a fun place and you'll want to stay for a while. So pack a lunch because Pizza doesn't share. You can find many more examples of her surreal work at the link. Artist's Website -via Geekosystemsurrealism...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/03/inside-the-mind-of-valeriya-volkova/

Engine Block Table

Big bore engines may guzzle gas, but they also provide plenty of space to chill wine bottles. Sylwester Grumula made this and other tables from salvaged car engines. Link -via Walyoutables, engines...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/03/engine-block-table/

Sonic Screwdriver Wedding Bouquet

A sonic screwdriver won't work on wood, but it can do everything else at a wedding, from cutting the cake to officiating. Snarkbat's turned into a bouquet made from the pages of a Sherlock Holmes story. Link | Pho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/03/sonic-screwdriver-wedding-bouquet/

How Many LEGO Bricks Would It Take to Build Your House?

The fourth little pig built his house out of LEGO. Would you like to do the same? The materials are pricey, but you'll get the attention of your homeowners' association. Try out Movoto Real Estate's calculator at the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/03/how-many-lego-bricks-would-it-take-to-build-your-house/

Elmo Lunch Bag

Elmo Lunch Bag - $16.95 Lala-lala lala-lala the Elmo Bag! You make the sandwich, you put it in the bag, that's Elmo's Lunch Bag! The super adorable Elmo Lunch bag is insulated and comes with two zippered compartmen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/03/elmo-lunch-bag/

Why Microsoft Fell Behind: Bureaucracy

Long before Apple got its mojo back, the king of the technology hill was Microsoft. Microsoft simply dominated the PC industry, but it has recently fallen back. It (almost) missed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/03/why-microsoft-fell-behind-bureaucracy/

The Superstitious Stock Market Fund

Since investing in the stock market is a little bit like reading tea leaves, artist Shing Tat Chung decided to take it all the way: he has created a stock fund that trades on superstit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/03/the-superstitious-stock-market-fund/

The Chemistry of Fireworks

(YouTube link) If you're taking the family out to see a big fireworks display for the Fourth of July, you will want to understand how they work before you go. Dr. John A. Conkling explains the chemistry behind the pyr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/03/the-chemistry-of-fireworks/

The U.S. Men's Gymnastics Team

One of the first competitions in the London Olympics will be men's gymnastics. The 5-man U.S. team is ready, and you can get to know each of them in a post at Buzzfeed. I don't know much about men's gymnastics, but l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/03/the-u-s-mens-gymnastics-team/

Ladybug Mimic Spider

Take a closer look at this cute ladybug and you'd be surprised to find that it's actually a spider. Meet the Ladybird Mimic Spider (Ladybug Mimic Spider for us Yanks), as wonderfully s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/03/ladybug-mimic-spider/

School Tries to Solve Budget Deficit by Selling Itself on eBay

Photo: Matt Rourke/AP A lot of schools are facing budget deficit, but one alternative high school in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, has a unique way to raise funds: it's selling its...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/03/school-tries-to-solve-budget-deficit-by-selling-itself-on-ebay/

How to Look Your Best the Morning After

(YouTube link) Lauren Luke is a British makeup artist whose tutorials have almost a half-million subscribers on YouTube. Those subscribers were horrified to see this one posted over the weekend. The video is actually...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/03/how-to-look-your-best-the-morning-after/

University Sues Overachieving Student for Lost Income

Marcel Pohl was a student at the School of Economics and Management in Essen, Germany. But not for long -he passed 60 examinations and graduated in three semesters, when the normal course is 11 semesters. You'd think the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/03/university-sues-overachieving-student-for-lost-income/

Welcome to the London 2012 Olympic Games

(YouTube link) The BBC has produced this animated title sequence for their London Olympic Games coverage. -via the PresurferTV, Olympics, BBC, London Olympics...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/03/welcome-to-the-london-2012-olympic-games/

R.I.P. Andy Griffith

Andy Griffith, who most Americans know as Sheriff Andy Taylor from the long-running series The Andy Griffith Show, died this morning at his home in Roanoke, North Carolina. Mr. Griffith was already a star, with...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/03/r-i-p-andy-griffith/

Honest Names For Snack Foods

Before Marketing complained, the R&D people at your favorite snack companies came up with these honest snack food names: Link - via Design Taxi snack food...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/03/honest-names-for-snack-foods/

Hot Weather Causes Road to Buckle, Launches Car Into Air

[YouTube Clip] How hot is it across most of the United States the past few days? Hot enough to buckle the road and send a car flying through the air! The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/03/hot-weather-causes-road-to-buckle-launches-car-into-air/

Conservative Wunderkind is now a Liberal

Did you ever say something at 13 that you regretted later in life? At least you had the presence of mind not to get that captured on camera or social media for posterity, right?...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/03/conservative-wunderkind-is-now-a-liberal/

J.K. Rowling's Madeline

In an old castle in Scotland all covered with vines lived twelve little witches in two straight lines. In two straight lines they cast their spells And flew on brooms And got mail by owls. Christina Wald gives...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/03/j-k-rowlings-madeline/

Unicorn Pencil Sharpener

Unicorn Pencil Sharpener - $5.95 Have you been endlessly seeking a pencil sharpener that truly embodies purity and grace? Look no further! You need the Unicorn Pencil Sharpener from the NeatoShop. This enchanting shar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/03/unicorn-pencil-sharpener/

Famous Photographs Recreated with Star Wars Action Figures

David Eger's 52 Weeks of Star Wars remakes iconic photographs, paintings and movie posters. Was the Patterson Bigfoot footage really just showing Chewbacca going for a walk? Is he in on the hoax? Link -vi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/03/famous-photographs-recreated-with-star-wars-action-figures/










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