Archive for August 2nd, 2012

A K'Nex Skeeball Machine

Having a skeeball in your house is equal parts geeky and awesome, but when you make your own skeeball machine out of K'Nex, you've just doubled both your coolness and awesomeness. Link Via Geekosystemmachines, kne...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/02/a-knex-skeeball-machine/

Print Postcards That Smell Like Your Favorite Foods

This odd yet clever little device prints out postcards imbued with the scent of your favorite foods. Created by Zhu Jingxuan, a student at Donghua University's Fashion & Art Design Institute, this device is te...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/02/a-machine-that-prints-postcards-that-smell-like-food/

Hang Two, I Guess...

You've seen dog surfing before, but goat surfing takes this animal trend to a whole new level. Do goats swim? Because if not, this seems like a pretty dangerous situation. Link Via Cute Overloadanimals, surfing, p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/02/hang-two-i-guess/

The Cat Tunnel Couch

Well, we know who rules the roost in this house! The Cat Tunnel Couch by Korean designer Seungji Mun is perfect for people who want to design their living rooms around their pets. It looks like a toddler or...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/02/the-cat-tunnel-couch/

Batman Meets Two-Face

(College Humor link) Batman has a little trouble figuring out exactly what's going on. Harvey Dent keeps disappearing and reappearing! So does the villain Two-Face!batman, College Humor, Twoface, Harvey Dent...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/02/batman-meets-two-face/

Paint the Town with Cats!

The tiny town of Miami, Arizona, has street art on all is downtown buildings featuring cats. See lots of pictures of them at Buzzfeed. Link (Image credit: @genericsoda)cats, street art, murals, Arizona...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/02/paint-the-town-with-cats/

Natural Curiosities Jar

Natural Curiosities Jar - $29.95 (sold individually) Are you looking for the perfect place to store your most prized possessions? Don't place your favorite Gummy Brains in any old container. Hide them away in a Natura...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/02/natural-curiosities-jar/

Deep Sea Squid Detaches Tentacles to Attack

You've probably heard that lizards can lose their tail to escape from predators. Turns out, losing one's appendage is also a tactic employed by the deep sea squid Octopoteuthis del...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/02/deep-sea-squid-detaches-tentacles-to-attack/

Immigrants: What Surprised You About America?

The (fantastic, btw) radio show This American Life recently featured a story about America looks to immigrants who recently moved to the United States. In that story, Mary Wi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/02/immigrants-what-surprised-you-about-america/

Mother's Curse: Why Females Live Longer Than Males

Why do females usually live longer than males? Science may have the answer, dubbed the "Mother's Curse" hypothesis: The loophole lies in the mitochondria, the en...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/02/mothers-curse-why-females-live-longer-than-males/

Cliodynamics: The Science of History?

If history repeats itself, you can blame cliodynamics. The so-called "science of history" is created by Peter Turchin, who specializes in population dynamics at the Universit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/02/cliodynamics-the-science-of-history/

New Olympic Game of ... Synchronized Tweeting

USA! USA! USA! Here's a new Olympic sports that Americans will surely dominate for years to come. From the fertile mind of Dan Piraro of Bizarro Comics, here's Synchronized Tweeting: L...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/02/new-olympic-game-of-synchronized-tweeting/

Olympics Wi-Fi Police

@SadaoTurner posted this image of Olympics wi-fi police, who seek unauthorized wi-fi signals and shut them down. Why go through all that trouble? Because Olympic partner BT...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/02/olympics-wi-fi-police/

The Curiosity Rover Landing

Remember Miss C's post about the Curiosity Rover's 7 Minutes of Terror? Well, it's less than a week away now. Hank Green, over on The SciShow, just published this amazing, amazing, AMAZING narrated, animated look at the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/02/the-curiosity-rover-landing/

How Hot Is It?

It's so hot, the streetlights are melting in Stillwater, Oklahoma. The forecast for the city today calls for a high of 114 degrees. Link (Image credit: KFOR-TV)Weather, oklahoma, heat, heatwave...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/02/how-hot-is-it/

Wait For Me!

(YouTube link) Just some elephant footage taken at Tarangire National Park in Tanzania. -via Arbroathelephant, baby elephant, elephant family...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/02/wait-for-me/

Naughty Korea and Nice Korea

Australian newspaper The Mx printed a chart of Olympic medal standings by country. The countries of North Korea and South Korea were called "Naughty Korea" and "Nice Korea." If you don't know which is which,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/02/naughty-korea-and-nice-korea/

Cupcake Thrones

Cupcake Thrones - $9.95 Are you looking for a deliciously fun way to display your favorite baked goods? Give your cupcakes the royal treatment with the Cupcake Thrones from the NeatoShop.  This fantastic set includes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/02/cupcake-thrones/

Breakfast Mascot Alphabet by Mike Boon

Every sugary sweet cold cereal comes with a character that kids will recognize when the TV ads show them. Artist Mike Boon created an alphabet out of cereal mascots that you'll no doubt recognize. Which is your favor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/02/breakfast-mascot-alphabet-by-mike-boon/

The Awkward Faces of Olympic Divers and Figure Skaters

Who makes the weirdest faces during their performance of a lifetime: Olympic divers or Olympic figure skaters? See the strangest of such photos together at Unreality and you decide! Link faces, photographs, Olympics...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/02/the-awkward-faces-of-olympic-divers-and-figure-skaters/

Atomic Overlook

Clay Lipsky's comic yet unsettling photo series Atomic Overlook places nuclear bomb testing in the present, in a world where tourists flock to witness the mushroom clouds. Imagine if the advent of the atomic era occ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/02/atomic-overlook/

Your Olympic Athlete Body Match

Olympic athletes come in all shapes and sizes, from tall basketball players and hefty weightlifters to tiny gymnasts. The BBC has a widget that can match your height and weight to the nearest London 2012 athlete. Jus...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/02/your-olympic-athlete-body-match/

20 Incredible Coconut Crab Photos

The coconut crab is the world's largest land arthropod. If you don't believe me, see this pictorial evidence that may haunt your dreams or delight your eyes at Environmental Graffiti. Link (Image credit: Angelo O...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/02/20-incredible-coconut-crab-photos/

London Mayor Left Hanging From Zipline

(YouTube link) London mayor Boris Johnson is enjoying his time in the spotlight and the opportunity to promote his city. However, there's always the risk of something going wrong. One of those promotional opportunitie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/02/london-mayor-left-hanging-from-zipline/

What Is It? game 236

Once again, it's time for our collaboration with the always amusing What Is It? Blog. Can you tell us what this thing is? Or make a wild guess? Give us your guess in the comment section below. One guess per commen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/02/what-is-it-game-236/

U.S. Olympic Team Tribute To Muhammad Ali

(YouTube link) This video tribute to 1960 gold medalist Muhammad Ali was played at Team USA's 2012 Benefit Gala held the night before the Olympics opened. Although there is some audio manipulation, it highlights how d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/02/u-s-olympic-team-tribute-to-muhammad-ali/

Mel Brook's Comic Masterpiece: Young Frankenstein

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website. The clock chimes 13 times at the beginning of the film. To all of us who love Mel Brooks' b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/02/mel-brooks-comic-masterpiece-young-frankenstein/

Police Officer Couldn't Find Himself for Eviction Notice

Lithonia Police Chief Washington Varnum, Jr. is fighting to keep his job, although the city of Lithonia, Georgia, found out his credentials had been revoked for an incident in his past position in the DeKalb County Sheri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/02/police-officer-couldnt-find-himself-for-eviction-notice/

Droidfriend

(YouTube link) May this is droid you're looking for! C-3PO sings you a love song, a parody of Justin Bieber's "Boyfriend." -via The Daily What Geek Star Wars, C3PO, Justin Beiber parody...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/02/droidfriend/

Whatever Happened to the Magnificent Seven?

Whatever happened to the gold medal-winning 1996 US Gymnastics Team? If you were around then, you surely remember the dramatic moment when little Kerry Strug injured her ankle, yet managed a second vault to make sure...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/02/whatever-happened-to-the-magnificent-seven/
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