Archive for August 8th, 2012

The Strange New World of Body Hacking

It's one thing to hack a hardware, but it's quite another to hack wetware. But in a way, hacking the human body has become quite commonplace (I mean, how many people with body modifications -...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/08/The-Strange-New-World-of-Biohacking/

Virtual Nanoscopy: The Ridiculously Zoomable Cell

Color us impressed! A team of researchers from Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands created a method to ultrastructurally map regions of cells at nanometer resolution, which the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/08/Virtual-Nanoscopy-The-Ridiculously-Zoomable-Cell/

The Irony is Quite Stark

Who better to sit on the Iron Throne than Eddard Stark's long lost brother Tony? This work is from artist James Zapata. Link -via Unreality MagazineIron Man, Game of Thrones...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/08/The-Irony-is-Quite-Stark/

Beach Volleyball GigaPan

Photographer David Bergman took hundreds of high-resolution photos of the 2012 Olympic women's beach volleyball match between USA (Jennifer Kessy and April Ross) and Switzerland (Simone Kuhn a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/08/Beach-Volleyball-GigaPan/

Batman Maybe

There have been many, many covers and parodies of Call Me Maybe, but this one takes the cake. Maybe. Behold, a Batman and Carly Rae Jepsen mash-up called "Batman Maybe&q...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/08/Batman-Maybe/

Optimus Prime before He Was Famous

Optimus Prime wasn't always the leader of the Autobots. Long before he took the Matrix of Leadership, he worked his way through college armed with a fryer and a griddle. You can see more pictures of this outstanding cust...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/08/Optimus-Prime-before-He-Was-Famous/

A Tea Table on the Roof

This tea table by Lithuanian artist AinÄ— BunikytÄ— has both a private and a public atmosphere. Placed high on a tile roof, it's almost inaccessible. But if you can reach it, you've got a lovely view of the world as...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/08/A-Tea-Table-on-the-Roof/

Ah Choo! Pepper Mill

Ah Choo! Pepper Mill - $19.95Are you looking for a deliciously fun way to spice up your cooking expierence? You need the Ah Choo! Pepper Mill from the NeatoShop. This playful pepper mill is shaped like a nose. Crack...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/08/Ah-Choo-Pepper-Mill/

Chocolate Chip Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Like sardines and peanut butter, chocolate and cheddar cheese are two flavors that just belong together. Stef of The Cupcake Project stumbled upon this truth in her laboratory and shared it with the world. She's also dev...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/08/Chocolate-Chip-Grilled-Cheese-Sandwich/

Disco Doctor Who Theme

It was the 70s. There was no time like it. Fashion, music and oil prices reached their grooviest apex. Take, for example, this variation on the Doctor Who theme. Surely it cannot be topped by anything modern.Vid...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/08/Disco-iDoctor-Whoi-Theme/

ParaNorman Mystery Box

Earlier this month, we got a mystery shipment: a wooden crate labeled Blithe Hollow Cemetery from our friend Laika. Of course, we immediately got excited and had to invite all of you to guess what's inside. It's time...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/08/ParaNorman-Mystery-Box/

Five Olympians Who Won Fame by Losing

People love to root for the underdog, and we all love a good story. Every once in a while an athlete or a team makes it to the Olympics and fails so spectacularly (often with an interesting backstory) that they become a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/08/Five-Olympians-Who-Won-Fame-by-Losing/

Graphic Design History Carved Into Stone

These motto stones are known as the Babson Boulders, named after millionaire philanthropist Roger Babson, who commissioned out of work stonecutters to carve words into the boulders around Dogtown Common, Massachusetts.Th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/08/Graphic-Design-History-Carved-Into-Stone/

The Sarcastic Rover Isn't Happy About His Mission

If you're bored of following @BronxZoosCobra ever since he was rediscovered and put back in the Reptile House than perhaps you'd enjoy the new goofy Twitter of the day @SarcasticRover. The tweets are particularly great f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/08/The-Sarcastic-Rover-Isnt-Happy-About-His-Mission/

Bouquets Made From Spray Can Bits

These sculptures were made from spray can remnants by designer Hillary Coe, a lady with a flair for all things aerosol.This colorfully clever idea appeals to both the graffiti lovers and those who'd like to add a splash...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/08/Bouquets-Made-From-Spray-Can-Bits/

This New Ragu Ad Is Naughty Fun

(YouTube Link)This new ad for Ragu pasta sauce is all sorts of wrong.A kid stumbles upon his parents sharing a bit of afternoon delight, then he tries to forget the horror of what he just witnessed by scarfing down a bow...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/08/This-New-Ragu-Ad-Is-Naughty-Fun/

Show The World You Hunt Really Big Game With This Replica Alien Skull

This awesome replica Xenomorph trophy skull, like the one seen in the Predator's collection in the movie Predator 2, will look all scary and impressive on your wall without the need to place yourself in the line...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/08/Show-The-World-You-Hunt-Really-Big-Game-With-This-Replica-Alien-Skull/

Hotel Pillow Fort

When redditor InGordWeTrust found an opportunity to have some fun with the Fairmont hotel staff, they went above and beyond the call of duty.When I booked the hotel, they had a spot for special instructions. So I wrote d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/08/Hotel-Pillow-Fort/

R2-D2 USB Flash Drive Cufflinks

R2-D2 USB Flash Drive Cufflinks - $199.95Are you looking for a mind blowing gift for your very favorite Star Wars fanatic? Behold the R2-D2 USB Flash Drive Cufflinks from the NeatoShop. This handsome set conceals a 2GB U...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/08/R2-D2-USB-Flash-Drive-Cufflinks/

I Shot Andy Warhol As NES Game

(YouTube Link)Cory Arcangel created this custom mod for the classic NES game Hogan's Alley, and in doing so proved that he has a really sick sense of humor!It's called I Shot And...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/08/I-Shot-Andy-Warhol-As-NES-Game/

Matching Drinks to What You're Listening To

Drinkify is a new online tool that matches cocktails to what you happen to be currently listening to. Some of the selections seem a little random, but given that "The Iggy Pop" happens to be 12 oz of moonshine, it seems...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/08/Matching-Drinks-to-What-Youre-Listening-To/

Scooting Our Bottoms Down The Stairs Together...Yay!

(Video Link)What do you do when your dog is scared to go down the stairs? You carry him, of course...when he's to big to carry though, you might need to come up with a more novel solution -like the one these two have tur...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/08/Scooting-Our-Bottoms-Down-The-Stairs-TogetherYay/

Famous Clothing From Classic Films

Want a fun way to test your film knowledge? Then see if you can identify the movies based on the clothing worn by the leading man.While the link is in French, most of the answers still contain enough information to tip y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/08/Famous-Clothing-From-Classic-Films/

How Big Is Infinity?

[youtube UPA3bwVVzGI](YouTube link)Some infinities are bigger than other infinities. The concept of infinity may scare you, but you won’t be tested on this TED Education explanation. However, it will blow your mind...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/08/How-Big-Is-Infinity/

Animatronic Hillbilly Band

Due to "changed business model," the animatronic hillbilly band seen here is for sale. They move mechanically in synch with a music CD. You can see the band in action at YouTube. All four musicians can be yours for $5,00...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/08/Animatronic-Hillbilly-Band/

The Eddie Deezen Action Figure

Actor and frequent Neatorama contributor Eddie Deezen has an action figure! Can you tell which is which? Sadly, this is not for sale, but is a one-of-a-kind gift made by one of his fans. LinkEddie Deezen, Deezen, action...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/08/The-Eddie-Deezen-Action-Figure/

A Fistful of Rupees

(Video Link)Sure there are plenty of video games that are set in the Old West, but how many westerns incorporate video games? Well here's an awesome film that does and it really warrants a full 90 minute film.Via Geekosy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/08/A-Fistful-of-Rupies/

Looking For A $16 Burger That's Actually Worth $16?

Earlier, Alex posted that Amtrack's burgers cost $16 -and from what I can tell, they aren't even very good. If you want to shell out $16 for a burger that's actually worth the cost (and happen to live in Japan), then you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/08/Looking-For-A-16-Burger-Thats-Actually-Worth-16/

A Song About Bacon

[youtube 4M6qAMMqFhI](YouTube link)The Meat Wizard sings about bacon in an animated tribute to the salty little pig strip from Jonti Picking of Weebl's Stuff. -via The Daily Whatbacon...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/08/A-Song-About-Bacon/

Japanese Company Switches Entirely to the English Language

Hiroshi Mikitani, the founder of Rakuten Inc., has a bold approach to making his company competitive in international markets. He's making employees conduct all of their communications--meetings, emails, verbal conv...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/08/Japanese-Company-Switches-Entirely-to-the-English-Language/




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