Archive for August 11th, 2012

A New Species Discovered ... On Flickr

Over a year ago, entomologist Shaun Winterton spotted a previously unknown species of a lacewing insect as he was browsing Flickr. He really didn't know what it was at the time, but he knew he'd never seen anything like...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/11/A-New-Species-Discovered-On-Flickr/

A Chair Designed to Make Horror Movies Scarier

If you'd like to be even more terrified at horror movies, researchers at Japan's University of Electro-Communications have just the right chair for you. The Chilly Chair will, on command, send mild electrical charges thr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/11/Chair-Designed-to-Make-Horror-Movies-More-Frightening/

An Unexpected Encounter

Joel Runyon was working on his computer at a coffee shop when he met an elderly man. As they were chatting, the man said people should do things that have never been done before. The next part of the conversation took Ru...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/11/An-Unexpected-Encounter/

Actors Studio Remixed: 10 Questions

[vimeo 46797183] (vimeo link)On the TV show Inside the Actors Studio, host James Lipton asks those same questions of every guest, and many give the same answers. It's almost as if they've seen the show! This rem...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/11/Actors-Studio-Remixed-10-Questions/

Space Invaders Chalkboard

Increase speed, drop down and reverse direction! Only such advanced tactics will save this technological marvel. Etsy seller Joel Cammarata made this chalkboard, as well as others in the shape of California and Thailand....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/11/Space-Invaders-Chalkboard/

Platypus Mini Squishable

 Platypus Mini Squishable - $18.99 They are odd! They are cute! Sometimes they are even secret agents. Now you can get your very own semi-aquatic mammal with the Platypus Mini Squishable from the NeatoShop. Who...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/11/Platypus-Mini-Squishable/

Belgium-Sized Mass of Floating Volcanic Rock Spotted off New Zealand

What you're looking at is a huge mass of pumice--volcanic rock that can float. Aircraft and naval vessels from New Zealand are studying the 10,000-square mile body which is likely the product of a recent underwater volca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/11/Belgium-Sized-Mass-of-Floating-Volcanic-Rock-Spotted-off-New-Zealand/

Helvetica Heroes

Helvetica. Is there anything it can't do? Besides making websites and print pretty to look at, the typeface is also good at fighting crime (or perpetrating one). At least according to graphic arti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/11/Helvetica-Heroes/

For Better or For Worse

Photo via moctodtidderptth/reddit Manila, the capital city of the Philippines, has been drenched with 11 days of rain from Typhoon Saola. More than half of the city is under water, bu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/11/For-Better-or-For-Worse/

Severed Right Hands Excavated in Egypt

Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs revealed the tradition of soldiers presenting severed right hands of the enemy in exchange for gold, and now, archaeologists excavating a palace in the ancient c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/11/Severed-Right-Hands-Excavated-in-Egypt/

Space Exploration Superstitions

Photo: James Rickman/Los Alamos National Laboratory Rationality be damned! When it comes to space exploration, not even the world's most brilliant scientific minds are immune to super...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/11/Space-Exploration-Superstitions/

Dog Saved Puppies From Burning House

Photo: J. Monsalve As firefighters in Chile battled a house fire, photographer J. Monsalve noticed a dog going back and forth rescuing her puppies. The dog, named Amanda, dragged her...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/11/Dog-Saved-Puppies-From-Burning-House/

Six Months, Three Days

In the science fiction love story Six Months, Three Days, the first line sets up the scenario: "The man who can see the future has a date with the woman who can see many possible futures." But can two people who...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/11/Six-Months-Three-Days/

The Battle of Little Desktop

[youtube yKnApt4RCuk] (YouTube link)It's green vs. tan as the little plastic army men defend their position on the desktop! Youtube user Slipshot Films says, "This video is dedicated to the men who died defending little...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/11/The-Battle-of-Little-Desktop/

Space Saving Bunk Couches

There's no reason why the space saving concept of the bunk bed can't be applied elsewhere. Desks, cribs, outhouses--you can save a lot of room with just vertical stacking. People at the i3 Detroit hackerspace built these...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/11/Space-Saving-Bunk-Couches/

Burning Cigarette Dispensers

Modern Mechanix commenter Stan Flouride writes, "That’s why I quit, too much work." There was a time when smoking was not so laborious, thanks to machines that  dispensed pre-lit cigarettes.Link -via Retronaut...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/11/Burning-Cigarette-Dispensers/

Barbie Insulated Lunch Bag

Barbie Insulated Lunch Bag - $11.95Attention Barbie fans! Are you looking for the perfect lunch time accessory? You need the very fashionable Barbie Insulated Lunch Bag from the NeatoShop. This adorable purse-shaped lunc...

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Felted Adventure Time Toys

Ever have the urge to make up your own Adventure Time stories? Well then, you might follow in the footsteps of Flickr user michelleness and make your own adorable felted creations from the series. She not only created th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/11/Felted-Adventure-Time-Toys/

Brandalism Campaign Hits Billboards Across The UK

Brandalism was the name given to a street art campaign that covertly replaced billboards across the UK with works by artists such as Ron English, Leo Murray and Eyesaw.The replacement pieces scathingly satirize the ideas...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/11/Brandalism-Campaign-Hits-Billboards-Across-The-UK/

How to Hide a Cell Phone Tower in Arizona

This makes the landscape look good, but sooner or later they'll be penguins roosting in it. Link -via Boing Boingcell tower, cactus...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/11/How-to-Hide-a-Cell-Phone-Tower-in-Arizona/

Nothing Like A Nice Relaxing Bowl of Curry

It's kind of like mixing a bento box with a nice, relaxing bath. You know what would make this really great? If you actually ate this while taking a bath yourself. Of course, in this weather, you'd probably want to make...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/11/Nothing-Like-A-Nice-Relaxing-Bowl-of-Curry/

Awesome CG Animated Short - A Fox Tale

(Vimeo Link)This beautiful animated short is called A Fox Tale, and it was created by four students from the French animation school Supinfocom Arles.The story is loosely based on Asian mythology, and features v...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/11/Awesome-CG-Animated-Short-A-Fox-Tale/

Olympians Decorate with Performance-Enhancing Tape

You probably noticed and have been wondering why so many Olympians from numerous events have masses of tape adhered across various body parts. It's called Kinesio Tape and was developed by a Japanese chiropractor to hel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/11/Olympians-Decorate-with-Performance-Enhancing-Tape/

If The Avengers Were In The Olympics

Yes, the Olympics are wrapping up this weekend, but we still have enough time to squeeze in DeviantArt user scargeear's take on what would happen if The Avengers competed in the games. Black Widow seems like she'd be gre...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/11/If-The-Avengers-Were-In-The-Olympics/

10 Of History’s Most Beautiful Typewriters

I miss seeing the old timey typewriters around town-the smell of the oil, the clack clack clack of the arms stamping letters onto parchment fed through sheet by sheet.The elegance of typewriter design is the basis for th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/11/10-Of-Historys-Most-Beautiful-Typewriters/

Photorealistic Portraits Created With Crayon Tips

These photorealistic portraits are by Christian Faur, who uses the tips of crayons to create these awesome pixel-esque works of art.Christian carefully arranges thousands of different colored crayons into neat rows, resu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/11/Photorealistic-Portraits-Created-With-Crayon-Tips/

Because Everyone Could Afford To Cool Down In This Heat

(Video Link)Just because you're short and fuzzy doesn't mean you can't appriciate a water park just as much as the rest of us. I don't know about you guys, but I would love to splash around with this cutie.Via I Can Has...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/11/Because-Everyone-Could-Afford-To-Cool-Down-In-This-Heat/

Zamboni Desk Vacuum

Zamboni Desk Vacuum - $19.95Is it time to clean off that mess you call a desk? You need the amazing Zamboni Desk Vacuum from the NeatoShop. This little guy is always at the ready to clear away crumbs and resurface your w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/11/Zamboni-Desk-Vacuum/

Enjoy A Sip of the Galaxy

This cocktail isn't imaginary. In fact, with a blacklight and the right ingredients, you can actually make your own Aurora Jungle Juice at home.If you're wondering how it looks so amazing, that's because tonic water glow...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/11/Enjoy-A-Sip-of-the-Galaxy/

This Week at Neatorama

This will be the last opportunity for the Neatobot to wear his London Olympics t-shirt. The closing ceremonies are tomorrow evening, and we'll see the official handoff of the Summer Games to Rio for 2016. Then maybe thin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/11/This-Week-at-Neatorama-114/




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