Archive for August 10th, 2012

Smart Fingertips Let Us Feel Virtual Sensations

Move over smartphones, nanotechnology researchers are developing "smart fingertips" which could let us feel virtual sensations: Imagine feeling like you’re lifting...

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Millennium Falcon Made From Car Parts

Photos: Scott Hart/Ripley's Before you say "What a piece of junk!" you should know that she may not know like much, but she's got it where it counts! This 10-feet long 900 lb. Mille...

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Wake Up! Mug

Wake Up! Mug - $11.95Hey sleepyhead! Are you looking for a mug that reflects your caffeine dependent personality? You need the Wake Up! Mug from the NeatoShop. This heat-sensitive mug starts off with drowsy eyes. Add hot...

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Raymond Chandler's The Man Who Repaired Laptops

"You've got malware, sweetheart" (Image via Dieselpunks) What if, instead of a private eye, Philip Marlowe is a computer repairman? Jason Harrington channels Raymond Chandler in this...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/10/Raymond-Chandlers-The-Man-Who-Repaired-Laptops/

Arizona Penguins to be Left Homeless

The historic Eastman Gin in Phoenix, Arizona, is going to be dismantled. The town council has allocated $70,000 for the demolition of the 84-year-old gin.Town officials say the cotton gin, which operated until 2005, is s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/10/Arizona-Penguins-to-be-Left-Homeless/

A Cute Cartoon That Explains How Cryptocat Works

(Vimeo LINK)Cryptocat Adventure! was made by Nadim Kobeissi, the creator of the Cryptocat encryption service, to explain how his service works, and why it's better way to safely video chat and transfer files onl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/10/A-Cute-Cartoon-That-Explains-How-Cryptocat-Works/

Gorgeous Textured Oil Painting of Yoda

Matt Elder's Yoda on Dagobah captures the sage perfectly. Elder rendered it with oil on gessobard, mostly with the use of a palette knife.Link -via Comics Alliance | Artist's WebsiteYoda, Star Wars, pa...

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Cat Surfs away from Dog

[youtube DTfZnRkqB6w](Video Link) The dog thought that he had his prey trapped. But Action Cat is not so easily defeated. Watch our hero ride a surfboard to safety.-via Blame It on the Voicessurfing, cats...

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Extra Terrestrial Hobo Nickels

No, your time machine hasn't taken you to an alternate universe. This is just an old nickel that, in the hobo nickel tradition, has been carved with an alien design. Visual News has a roundup of other alien designs, whic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/10/Extra-Terrestrial-Hobo-Nickels/

A Gun Designed to Fit inside a Coffin and Shoot Grave Robbers

In the America of a century ago, grave robbing was a lucrative business. The deceased didn't seem to mind, but their living relatives did. So they often went to great lengths to secure the bodies, including the use of&nb...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/10/A-Gun-Designed-to-Fit-inside-a-Coffin-and-Shoot-Grave-Robbers/

Images Of American Tourists Taking In The Sights

Americans are converging on the 2012 London Olympic games in droves, so it's a great time to celebrate this summer of tourism with a photo series dedicated to the unique look of the Tourist.The images in this gallery are...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/10/Images-Of-American-Tourists-On-Vacation/

The First Feature Length Film Shot Entirely On A Smartphone

(YouTube Link)Olive looks like a cute little film, with an indie flair and a colorful cast, nothing too groundbreaking until you discover how the film was shot- entirely on a Nokia N8 smartphone!Also noteworthy...

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A Vending Machine That Lets You Make Your Own Toy

This big old, shiny vending machine that lets you make your own toy, according to the designer toy molds contained within each machine.So far they’ve only made the Helper Dragon by Tim Biskup, but you've g...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/10/A-Vending-Machine-That-Lets-You-Make-Your-Own-Toy/

Big Head Squirrel Feeder

Big Head Squirrel Feeder - $14.95 (string, food, and squirrel not included)Are you nuts about squirrels? Now you can feed and make fun of your favorite bushy tailed friends with the Big Head Squirrel Feeder from the Neat...

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"Where The Wild Things Are" Cat

ABC News' Nightline photographer Meredith Frost snapped this photo of a cat all made up to look like Carol from Where The Wild Things Are, over at the Pet Stylist Super Show...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/10/Where-The-Wild-Things-Are-Cat/

Lebowski Is Coming

We've written a lot about the art exhibits at LA's Gallery 1988 -particularly their Crazy 4 Cult shows, and with the sixth annual show, now all you New Yorkers will have a chance to check out the great geek artwork by ov...

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10 Terrifying Cryptids

The title of this gallery is 10 Cryptids More Terrifying than the Mongolian Death Worm. However, it does have an entry on the Mongolian death worm, and I find the illustration of the Jersey Devil to be something other th...

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A Brief History of Olympic Defectors

So far at the London Olympics, seven athletes from Cameroon went missing, and three from Sudan have requested asylum. The Olympics have been the scene of political defectors, asylum-seekers, and others who don't want to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/10/A-Brief-History-of-Olympic-Defectors/

Shark Bait: RoboDog

[youtube pIhsx1PbiSw] (YouTube link)For Shark Week, Mythbusters designed an experiment to find out if the dog paddle attracts sharks, but they really didn't want to sacrifice a dog to do it. The solution ....Rob...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/10/Shark-Bait-RoboDog/

Wearing Your Jabba On Your Sleeve

Jabba may not be very chic while alive, but if you skin him and turn him into a purse, he actually makes quite the stylish fashion accessory. Who knew?Linkstar wars, fashion, purse, accessories, style...

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Mars Photo Sets Record on Neatorama Facebook

This morning we set a new record over on our Facebook page: 51 people liked, 12 people shared and 4 people commented on a photo of Earth, Jupiter and Venus, as seen from Mars. This, in and of itself, is no big deal. We'v...

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Natural Thing

[youtube JMphPn1fOrI](YouTube link)Cats and dogs chasing a laser pointer light would make a great music video, wouldn't it? The group Nobody Beats the Drum thought so. The last minute or so of this is the best. -via Buzz...

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The Perseid Meteor Shower

The annual Perseid Meteor Shower will occur Saturday night and Sunday morning. If you're in the right spot, away from light pollution, you can see up to 100 meteors an hour!The Perseids have been observed for at least 2,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/10/The-Perseid-Meteor-Shower/

It Just Won't Fit In My Mouth

(Video Link)Everyone loves apples, but when your little beak just can't get a hold of them, you're gonna have a little bit of trouble -as this fellow will gladly attest to.Via I Can Has Cheezburgeranimals, videos, funny,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/10/It-Just-Wont-Fit-In-My-Mouth/

Blown Glass Hermit Crab Shells

Back in my day, hermit crabs had one kind of shell -natural. These days, kids have the choice of painted shells, bejeweled shells, MakerBot shells, LEGO shells and now they can even show off their bodies with these gorge...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/10/Blown-Glass-Hermit-Crab-Shells/

Tintype Portraits By Michael Shindler

Michael Shindler is taking photography back to the old school with his series of tintype portraits, which cast modern people in an antiquated light.I like the haunted look of the people in these portraits, the ways their...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/10/Tintype-Portraits-By-Michael-Shindler/

Snowmobile Chopper

Weather is no obstacle or excuse for the committed motorcyclist--even the extremes of Antarctic weather. That's why Bob Sawicki and Toby Weisser, two mechanics at McMurdo Station in Antarctica, built this chopper-st...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/10/Snowmobile-Chopper/

I Didn't Remember Reading Rainbow's Song Rocking So Hard

(Video Link)Somehow the song is actually perfectly suited to The Doors' music style. Who knew it would take Jimmy Fallon to let the world realize that?Via BoingBoingmusic, jimmy fallon, the doors, reading rainbow...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/10/I-Didnt-Remember-Reading-Rainbows-Song-Rocking-So-Hard/

Iron Man Purse

Yes, Mr. Stark carries a murse. You got a problem with that? They're practical and stylish. You can charge a phone with the built-in arc reactor. I just hope that DeviantART member TheGoddess908 doesn't let them fall int...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/10/Iron-Man-Purse/

10 Scales Worth Posting an Article About

Tiny cannons, Mr. Tornado, and a fail-proof test for figuring out whether she likes you or like-likes you? Hold the page -scales just got interesting.1. THE SCALE THAT MAKES OUR MOUTHS W...

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