Archive for August 1st, 2012

Kuratas Mech for Sale

(YouTube link) If you've dreamed of operating your own mech, here's your chance! For a mere $1.3 million, the Kuratas mech from Suidobashi Heavy Industry can be yours: Called the Kuratas, the human-controlled rob...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/01/kuratas-mech-for-sale/

Taken with a Real Dad

(YouTube link) He's not Liam Neeson. In fact, he's probably more like the dads you actually know. This video from Captain Hippo reminds us why we watch movies -to see something that doesn't happen in everyday...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/01/taken-with-a-real-dad/

Latex Star Trek Uniforms

Comic Con comes to Montreal September 14-16. Our friends at Geeks Are Sexy will be there, and tell us that the company Poison Candy Latex will be there to unveil their new line of Star Trek latex cosplay clothing. That...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/01/latex-star-trek-uniforms/

Speedo's New Record-Breaking Swimsuit

It was just last night that I noticed that no Olympic swimmers are wearing the hi-tech full-body LZR suits that were all over the Beijing Olympics in 2008. It turns out those were banned by Olympic officials. The new ru...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/01/speedos-new-record-breaking-swimsuit/

The Wise Old ...Monster?

Keith Seifert of Forbidden Zombie spotted this bamboo carving in China. I don't know whether to run away or get in for a closer look. What do you think it is? LinkChina, sculpture, bamboo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/01/the-wise-old-monster/

Yours Alone

Heh! I've just noticed the name of butt condom, ...er, the toilet seat covers that we have here at the NeatoPlex. "Yours Alone." I can think of only one better name: 002 - For Your Butt Only. Top that, Neatoramanaut...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/01/yours-alone/

Olympic Pool Cam Pics

The London Olympics Pools Cams have a Twitter feed! These cameras record the swimmers from below, giving us a very different view of what's going on in the water. Buzzfeed posted a collection of some of the best. Sho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/01/olympic-pool-cam-pics/

What's in the ParaNorman Mystery Box?

Woohoo! It's good to be a blogger sometimes. The good folks at Laika, the animation studio that created ParaNorman, sent us this ParaNorman mystery box. A little googling will tell you that other blogs received si...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/01/whats-in-the-paranorman-mystery-box/

Calculating the Cost of the Clue Mansion

In the board game Clue, you and quite a few murder suspects are in a mansion that contains a kitchen, ballroom, study, conservatory, billiard room, library, hall, lounge, dining room, and a cellar. How much would a real-...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/01/calculating-the-cost-of-the-clue-mansion/

City Shark

Da dum ... da dum ... It's impossible not to hum along to the theme song to Jaws as you watch this art installation "City Shark" by Eric Ku. Hit play or go to Link [YouTube]Art, shark...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/01/city-shark/

Man Charged with Feeding Gator that Ate His Hand

Last month, airboat captain Wallace Weatherholt lost his hand when an alligator bit it off at the wrist. Then, as if that's not bad enough, he's now being charged with unlawful feeding of a wild animal: After the at...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/01/man-charged-with-feeding-gator-that-ate-his-hand/

8-bit Olympics Montage

(vimeo link) If the London Games were an old-school video game, they would be ...cute. Celebrate the Olympics with this 8-bit montage by Flikli. -via the A.V. Clubanimation, Olympics, 8bit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/01/8-bit-olympics-montage/

The Ancient Olympics: a "total pagan entertainment package"

National Geographic talked with Tony Perrotet, author of The Naked Olympics: The True Story of the Ancient Games about how the ancient Olympics compares with the modern version. The Olympic Games were held ever...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/01/the-ancient-olympics-a-total-pagan-entertainment-package/

Ancient Poisoners Discovered

Image: Francesco d'Errico and Lucinda Blackwell Scientists studying the archaeological artifacts at the Border Cave in Africa discovered the earliest use of poison: The researchers also dated a lump of beeswax mi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/01/ancient-poisoners-discovered/

One Small Dish for Man

(vimeo link) I think the aim of this video is to get NASA to hire a French chef as an astronaut! Corentin Charron made this as his third-year project at Supinfocom Arles, a digital animation school in France. -Tha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/01/cooking-in-space/

The State of the Music Industry

Matthew Inman at The Oatmeal explains the history of the music business, how it's changing, and what the future holds. The is only the first panel, but it explains the way things were for around 100 years in the worl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/01/the-state-of-the-music-industry/

Elephant Crashes Pool Party

(YouTube link) Remember the old joke: What does an 800-pound gorilla do? Anything he wants to! Along those lines, what do you do when an elephant crashes your pool party? Well, you really can't do anything about it, s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/01/elephant-crashed-pool-party/

Intruder Thwarted

(Live Leak link) What a great watch cat! Though... I suspect that the cat wouldn't care a bit if the raccoon made off with the jewelry or the fruit bowl or the camera. He was probably just defending his food bowl. -vi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/01/intruder-thwarted/

Paper Puppets Illustrate Olympic Race

You cannot broadcast any part of the Olympic Games in the U.S. unless you are NBC. You can't even say the word "Olympics," so I expect to get a nasty email from the IOC any day. But The Wall Street Journal found a wa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/01/paper-puppets-illustrate-olympic-race/

Rockabye Baby

Music is a wonderful way to sooth your child to sleep, but any parent can tell you that and "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" and other lullabies will make you sick after you hear (or sing) them a thousand times. That's wher...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/01/rockabye-baby/

On the Existence of Mikhailov

by Michael E.D. Koenig Rosary College, Graduate School of Library and Information Science and Graduate School of Business, River Forest, IL 60305 In a seminal piece of anthropological research that has quickly becom...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/01/on-the-existence-of-mikhailov/

How Many Licks Does It Take To Get To The Center of This Bad Boy?

Pshh...more like how many people does it take to get to the center of this 7,000 pound record-breaking lolipop. See's Candy made this chocolate monstrosity to break the record -and boy did they, by almost 500 pounds....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/01/how-many-licks-does-it-take-to-get-to-the-center-of-this-bad-boy/

And You Thought Human Teenagers Were Terrible

It doesn't matter what species you deal with, teenagers are always irresponsible jerks. Link Via Geeks Are SexyFunny, kids, cartoons, aliens, comics, teens...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/01/and-you-thought-human-teenagers-were-terrible/

Pairing Soda With Cool Ranch Doritos

Wine and beer pairings are so passe. These days, it's all about soda pairings and what better to partner your soda with than Cool Ranch Doritos. Some sodas failed just as bad as you would imagine, but the best pairin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/01/pairing-soda-with-cool-ranch-doritos/

Batman Stop Motion Animation Made With Action Figures

(YouTube Link) The one thing this stop motion version of the Batman: Dark Knightfall trailer's missing is moving mouths on the characters. It was made using hyper-realistic action figures from the Hot Toys...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/01/batman-stop-motion-animation-made-with-action-figures/

This Is the Worst Sight Seeing Tour I've Ever Been On

(Video Link) The scenery is so bland, the tour guide has nothing interesting to say and the entire thing just drags -well, at least this tortoise and chihuahua look cute, even if the tour is certain to get a terrible...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/01/this-is-the-worst-sight-seeing-tour-ive-ever-been-on/






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