Archive for September 3rd, 2012

The Apple Store Home Office

There are people who like Apple, then there are hardcore Apple fanboys, and then there is David Wu: Call me mad. Call me crazy. But I woke up one day around three months or more ag...

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Odd Jobs: Deer Urine Farmer

Hunters often use deer urine to attract their prey. Specifically, they use the come-hither-smelling urine of does in heat. And where do hunters get this urine? From professional urine farmers like Judi Collora:The k...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/03/Odd-Jobs-Deer-Urine-Farmer/

Glowing Jellyfish

Photo: David Burdick/NOAA Photo Library/Flickr - via LiveScience Oh, that? Just a glowing jellyfish near the wreckage of the Shinkoku Maru, a World War II-era Japanese tanker sunk by...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/03/Glowing-Jellyfish/

#socialmedia

[http://vimeo.com/48736559] (vimeo link)Could anything be more ironically hip than taking 9,000 photographs over five days to construct an animation of a painting that explains how people waste too much time on social me...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/03/socialmedia/

Venom Face Paint

Sara Poskonka (deviantARTist captainsarasparrow) created the most awesome symbiote out of regular face paint you'll see today. Behold, Spider-Man's archenemy Venom: Link - via Walyou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/03/Venom-Face-Paint/

Legend of Zelda Breadsword

Spacecat267 recommends that you eat the breadstick he made with Lon Lon Ranch sauce. Nothing can stop Link now!Link -via That's Nerdalicious!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/03/iLegend-of-Zeldai-Breadsword/

The Odd Couple

One day a couple of years ago, retiree Dominic Ehrler met Maria while walking around a manmade lake at Echo Park in Los Angeles, California, and the two became inseparable. Now, people fall in love al...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/03/The-Odd-Couple/

18-Round Pepperbox Pistol

Gilles Mariette, a Nineteenth Century Belgian gunmaker, designed pepperbox pistols. Working from the principle that you can never have too much ammunition, he designed handguns with increasingly large numbers of barrels....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/03/18-Round-Pepperbox-Pistol/

She Has Waited Too Long

Fashion photographer Pauline Darley, along with make up artist Mademoiselle Mu and hairstylist Sophie Haise turned model Clémentine Levy into a skeletal beauty. The hauntingly gorgeous...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/03/She-Has-Waited-Too-Long/

The Accidental History of the @ Symbol

The symbol, @, that most younger people know only from email addresses and Twitter, has a long history. Its medieval origin is a little fuzzy, but there are several possible explanations of its birth. When I was young, i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/03/The-Accidental-History-of-the-Symbol/

9,500-Year-Old Lucky Charm

Image: Yael Yolovitch / Israel Antiquities Authority Archaeologists in Israel discovered this 9,500-year-old cultic figurine of a ram with spiral horns, carved out of limestone:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/03/9500-Year-Old-Lucky-Charm/

Cuckoo Bees Invade Other Hives

A newly-discovered bee doesn't build hives. It sneaks into existing hives and lays eggs in order to take over! Dr. Jakub Straka of Charles University in Prague and Dr. Michael S. Engel of the University of Kansas observe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/03/Cuckoo-Bees-Invade-Other-Hives/

Sriracha Cheddar Pepper Jack Swirl Bread

How much Sriracha do you need? The correct answer is "more." Try this recipe by Lisa of Parsley, Sage & Sweet which mixes it with cheddar and pepper jack cheeses.Link -via Tasteologiesriracha, bread, cheese...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/03/Sriracha-Cheddar-Pepper-Jack-Bread/

Life on Earth

The tweet started out all sciencey and ended up personal, but boy, can I relate! This Twaggie was illustrated by Auke de Vries from a tweet by @carbosly. See a new tweet illustrated every day at Twaggies! LinkTwitter, tw...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/03/Life-on-Earth/

Caterpillar Almost Forces Itself Down Frog's Throat

[youtube 4xD2AhMBNog](Video Link) This caterpillar is determined to be eaten by a frog--one that seems decidedly unmotivated to do so. Which will prevail?-via Blame It on the Voices...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/03/Caterpillar-Almost-Forces-Itself-Down-Frogs-Throat/

Positive Vibration

Wouldn't you stop and stay at the Trojan Guest House? After all, they offer positive vibration! And you might need that, because the hotel is on one of the most dangerous roads in the world.India's most dangerous road is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/03/Positive-Vibration/

How to Make Acorn Pumpkins

Wanna do a fun Halloween craft with your kids that they can take to school with them? Try finding a few acorns, pop off the tops, paint them orange and then draw on the faces with magic markers. Disney's FamilyFun site h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/01/How-to-Make-Acorn-Pumpkins/

Early Movie Character Concept Art

Look what Shrek was originally conceived to look like -before he was altered to more resemble Mike Myers. How different would the movies have been! Screen Crush looked up the early concept art for many of the film charac...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/03/Early-Movie-Character-Concept-Art/

Exhaustive RGB Colorspace Atlas

How many colors are there? A lot, as this atlas by Tauba Aurebach illustrates:american artist tauba auerbach presents the 8 x 8 x 8-inch hard-back cubes illustrating the RGB color scheme in a page-by-page ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/03/RGB-Colorspace-Atlas/

Monstrous Cupcake Cones

It must be a delight to hang out in the kitchen belonging to Jill of Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons. Every week, there's a new wonder to consume. Most recently, she made cupcake cones shaped like four monsters. From left to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/03/Monstrous-Ice-Cream-Cones/

Jantar Mantar

This looks like an ultra-modern playground, but it's actually an astronomical observatory in Jaipur, India. It was built on orders from Maharajah Jai Singh II in the early 1700s. Jantar Mantar, which means calculation in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/03/Jantar-Mantar/

1:1 Scale Crocheted Pokémon

Ruthanne Wilson's life-sized Pokémon are, at a distance, almost indistinguishable from the real creatures. This Turtwig is about 54 cm tall. You can find seven other life-sized models in her shop at the link....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/03/11-Scale-Crocheted-Pokmon/

Dragon*Con Cosplay Pictures

Look out for that big patch of Poison Ivy! Photographer Bill Watters is at Dragon*Con in Atlanta, bringing back images of the best cosplayers showing their stuff. Geeks Are Sexy has two galleries up already, with photogr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/03/DragonCon-Cosplay-Pictures/

My Little Pony Wedding Cake Toppers

Rainbow Dash and Big Macintosh? Never in a million years would I have thought those two would get together. Now Big Mac and Fluttershy--that I can see.Well, I hope the couple is happy together. This cake topper by Diana...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/03/iMy-Little-Ponyi-Wedding-Cake-Toppers/

The Story of Judo

The following is an article from Uncle John's Endlessly Engrossing Bathroom Reader.In the late 1870s, a short, skinny kid started taking jujitsu classes in Tokyo. Martial arts would never be the sam...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/03/The-Story-of-Judo/

Movies for Labor Day: Working Class Heroes

What better way to celebrate the holiday of the working person than to watch a movie about "the basic labor relations between the proletariat and the bourgeoisie"? There are 23 of them in this list: dramas, biopics, docu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/03/Movies-for-Labor-Day-Working-Class-Heroes/

12-Shot Repeating Flintlock Rifle

This unusual weapon was designed by Isaiah Jennings of New York in 1821. Unlike most rifles of the time, the user didn't have to reload after each shot:The multi-shot rifle illustrated takes twelve individual, superposed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/03/12-Shot-Repeating-Flintlock-Rifle/

NeatoShop Labor Day Special: Mystery Bonus!

Zombie Survival Kit Messenger Bag Happy Labor Day, Neatoramanauts! We're happy to announce our Labor Day Special: Mystery Bonus on NeatoShop Exclusive items (some of which are...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/03/NeatoShop-Labor-Day-Special-Mystery-Bonus/

Rene Redzepi's Food Face

This is the yummiest trompe l'oeil you'll see today: the face of chef Rene Redzepi made out of food, made for the cover of Clase Premier magazine by Mexican design firm Golpe Avisa....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/03/Rene-Redzepis-Food-Face/

Circuit Chess Set

Here's how Mark Wilson arranged the pieces on perfboard:Pawn: ResistorsRook: Ferrite ChokesKnight: Metallised Polyester CapacitorsBishop: LEDsKing & Queen: Electrolytic CapacitorsLink -via Make | Wilson's Photos...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/03/Circuit-Chess-Board/
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