Archive for July 6th, 2012

What's Your State Food?

Yum Sugar recently came out with a list of official dishes for each U.S. state. Oregon, for example, is Marion berry pie. My state, California, has Cobb salad listed as the food of choice. Over all, they seem pretty...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/06/whats-your-state-food/

Ron Perlman Dons the Full Hellboy Garb to Spend the Day with a Boy

The Make-a-Wish Foundation contacted actor Ron Perlman on behalf of Zachary, a young boy who wanted two things: to meet and become Hellboy. Perlman reprised his titular role in the Hellboy movies by going through the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/06/ron-perlman-dons-the-full-hellboy-garb-to-spend-the-day-with-a-boy/

Stay Healthy, Young Vampires

Sometimes getting fresh blood just takes too much time for today's busy working vampires. Fortunately, this necessary nutrient now comes in convenient concentrate and canned forms -of course, nothing will ever beat f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/06/stay-healthy-young-vampires/

Pet Pal Dog Pen

Pet Pal Dog Pen - $3.95 Are disappearing pens making you barking mad?  Hide your pen in plain sight with the Pet Pal Dog Pen from the NeatoShop. No one will ever suspect that your favorite pen is disguised as a cute...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/06/pet-pal-dog-pen/

Yardstick Table

Beth Schaleben bought a used wood and steel table. It was functional, but not attractive. That changed with the application of dozens of vintage yardsticks. Now it's an eye-popping piece of household furniture. Li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/06/yardstick-table/

The Ultimate Gaming Mouse

Tired of having a sweaty palm because you never move your hand from your computer mouse? Well then, it sounds like you need the Thermaltake Black Element -the only mouse to come with a built-in fan to help cool down...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/06/the-ultimate-gaming-mouse/

Dog Hot Dogs

Mayumi has a great idea for adding some humor to your backyard cookouts. To make these dog hot dog buns, all you have to do is shape the dough before baking and add black beans for the eyes and noses. Link -via Th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/06/dog-hot-dogs/

The Light-Up TARDIS Cake

This might just be the most impressive TARDIS cake after. Not only does it look like the real thing, but it even has a light on the top! Link Via That's NerdaliciousTV, cakes, Doctor Who, Sci Fi, tardis...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/06/the-light-up-tardis-cake/

The Two-Faced Cuttlefish

Image: Culum Brown We frown at two-faced people, but when it comes to cuttlefish, being two-faced makes smart evolutionary sense. Culum Brown of Macquarie University in Sydney...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/06/the-two-faced-cuttlefish/

Cats With Flowers on Their Heads Hanging From Baskets

(Video Link) Don't ask why. Ask why not? Via BoingBoingcats, weird, Cute, japan, videos, flowers, baskets...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/06/cats-with-flowers-on-their-heads-hanging-from-baskets/

A Cosmic Mystery: Planet Forming Disk Gone!

It's a mystery of cosmic proportion! Astronomers observed a thick disk of dust swirling around a star named TYC 8241 2652 1, some 460 light-years away in the constellation Centaurus,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/06/a-cosmic-mystery-planet-forming-disk-gone/

Ode to Gonyaulax polyedra

Poetry doesn't usually come to mind when talking about science, but Maria Popova of Brain Pickings came across what is considered the first poem ever published in a strictly scientif...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/06/ode-to-gonyaulax-polyedra/

Kiss Your Favorite Beatle

Somehow, I thought that the Fab Four would be a bit more hairy! Via Retronaut and Best Kisses What? You think that kissing the printed lips of the Beatles musicians is c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/06/kiss-your-favorite-beatle/

LEGO Settlers of Catan

Photo: L D M/Flickr Love playing Settlers of Catan? Find it too easy (chortle!)? Then try this on for size: Ryan H. (Flickr user L D M) built himself the ga...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/06/lego-settlers-of-catan/

David, Missoni-Style

Poor David. Naked, cold, and style-less. Well, no more. Spanish artist dEmo and Italian designer Luca Missoni to the rescue! CollabCubed wrote: This past Sa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/06/david-missoni-style/

Steampunk Da Vinci Cupcake

Hold on to your monocle and top hat, Steampunk lovers! Mike's Amazing Cakes baked up this idea of bringing Leonardo da Vinci's drawings into cupcake form, sprinkled with a little steam...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/06/steampunk-da-vinci-cupcake/

The Walmart Library

Photo: McAllen Public Library What to do with 124,500 square foot of an abandoned Walmart? The city of McAllen, Texas, has a refreshing answer: put a library in it! *em...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/06/the-walmart-library/

Higgs Boson, Explained by Cartoons

All right, so you all know that scientists at CERN have discovered the Higgs boson. But what exactly is the Higgs boson? Jorge Cham of PhD Comics to the rescue! Here's a fantastic anim...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/06/higgs-boson-explained-by-cartoons/

Kinetic Rain

(Video Link) If you're ever in Singapore's Changi Airport, check out Art+Com's "Kinetic Rain." This art installation consists of 608 aluminum and copper balls suspended from steel cables. Computer controls move the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/06/kinetic-rain/

High Styler Highlighter

High Styler Highlighter - $7.95 Are you a closet straight A student? Protect your dumb girl social status with the High Styler Highlighters from the NeatoShop. This fabulous set of 4 highlighter pens are shaped like n...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/06/high-styler-highlighter/

Soviet Hydrofoil: Rocket of the Riverways

Soviet hydrofoil Burevestnik (Stormbringer), with two airplane turbine engines. Photo: foto.cheb.ru We've covered the Soviet's Ekranoplan before in our feature Bigger...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/06/soviet-hydrofoil-rocket-of-the-riverways/

Model Warship Built from Human Bones

If you're a prisoner of war and you'd like to freak out the guards, you could start by building a model guillotine out of animal bones. If that isn't enough, it's time to step up your game and use human bones. That's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/06/model-warship-built-from-human-bones/

10 Famous Musical Duos and How They First Met

The end of the week is a great time for some cool tales of how some iconic musical duos met each other and started their careers. For example, Jack White and Meg White. “The White Stripes? They’re brother and sister...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/06/10-famous-musical-duos-and-how-they-first-met/

Coming to TV: No Friends

(Video Link) This pitch from The Irish Clip Board seems okay, but I don't see it catching the popular appeal of the original. Upside: no Joey Tribbiani. That alone makes the loneliness palatable. -via Blame It...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/06/coming-to-tv-no-friends/

Phone Rage

(YouTube link) Rob Manual wrote a silly song about his habit of smashing his phone, although he admits it's a form of killing the messenger. Contains some rude British slang -I think. Link iPhone, animation, phone...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/06/phone-rage/

Millefiori

Photographer Fabian Oefner creates lovely art by mixing water color paint with ferrofluids, and then subjecting it to a magnetic field. See various close-up views of the artwork in Oefner's project called Millefiori...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/06/millefiori/

Domino Soldiers

(YouTube link) A precision military drill team impresses the crowd at a parade in Belarus. Well done! -via BuzzfeedMilitary, parade, Belarus, drill team...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/06/domino-soldiers/

My Little Smith & Wesson

David Novotny can bring the sights on his Smith & Wesson 1911PD on target with the speed of a sonic rainboom, thanks to his new custom grips. They're inscribed with the cutie mark of My Little Pony's Rainb...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/06/my-little-smith-wesson/

Pub in a Shed Wins Title

The winner in Shedblog's annual Shed of the Year competition is Wood Henge, a shed owned by John Plumridge of Shrewsbury, England. It started out as a simple garden pagoda, but after much steady work, is now a pub fo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/06/pub-in-a-shed-wins-title/

The Centipede Song

(YouTube link) Indoor centipedes (Scutigera Coleoptrata) look huge and freaky and they like to hang around your bathroom! But according to this catchy little song, they are just looking for a place to stay. -...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/06/the-centipede-song/








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