Archive for September 20th, 2012

Man Turns Old Bus into Corner Office

According to internet rumor, a man in Hungary cut up a scrapped Ikarus bus and turned it into a home office. It's probably no longer street legal, but the lights still work. You can see more photos at the link.Link -via...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/20/Man-Turns-Old-Bus-into-Corner-Office/

Sand Sculpture of and Made by an Elephant

Sundara, an elephant who lives at the Chester Zoo in the UK, lay down to go to sleep one night. The patch of sand that she used as a bed preserved the impression of her body beautifully.Link -via TYWKIWDBIelephants...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/20/Sand-Sculpture-of-and-Made-by-an-Elephant/

Call Me Maybe - for Choir and Orchestra

[http://youtu.be/oFVhSDQmIxs] (YouTube link)Colin Britt and Arianne Abela put together an arrangement, a choir, and an orchestra to bring you Carly Rae Jepson's "Call Me Maybe" the way it was always meant to be. -via The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/20/Call-Me-Maybe-for-Choir-and-Orchestra/

Cook a Burger with Your Car's Tail Pipe

This seems like a bad idea.Thankfully, right now it's just concept by seven Iranian designers submitted to Design Boom's Dining in 2015 contest. Let's just say that it needs some work.Link -via Foodiggityhamburgers...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/20/Cook-a-Burger-with-Your-Cars-Tail-Pipe/

Grenade Thrown onto Soccer Field, Player Casually Throws It Back Right before It Explodes

[youtube rPVLJzeZ9i8](Video Link) Wow. Soccer fans are hardcore. We'd expect this kind of thing in cricket. But soccer? In a match between a Saudi team and an Iranian team, one Iranian player found a g...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/20/Grenade-Thrown-onto-Soccer-Field-Player-Casually-Throws-It-Back/

The Best Word Ever

I've had all my money on Kerfuffle, but it wasn't meant to be. Ted McCagg of Questionable Skills blog has pitted words against words to find out the Best Word Ever, and the winner has emerged (s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/20/The-Best-Word-Ever/

The Military's New Cybernetic Hivemind

The military has finally succeeded in melding the brains of its soldiers into a cybernetic hivemind. After four years of research, DARPA has created a system that combines camera, computer, an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/20/The-Militarys-New-Cybernetic-Hivemind/

Oreo and Peanut Butter Brownie Cakes

Three things that so many people love, all in one recipe! And it's pretty simple, too. Make a little sandwich with Oreo cookies and peanut butter, plop it into a cupcake liner, and fill it up with brownie batter. Food Sn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/20/Oreo-and-Peanut-Butter-Brownie-Cakes/

Nestle's New Ad: We Will Find You

[http://youtu.be/sk2Lfgh1c4Q] Just think of it as a modern day's version of Willy Wonka. Except with SWAT teams. Food company Nestlé is putting GPS chips in 6 chocolate bars across...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/20/Nestles-New-Ad-We-Will-Find-You/

Natural Curiosities Apron

Natural Curiosities Apron - $24.95 (sold individually)The Halloween season is upon us. Are you on the hunt for a stylish apron to help celebrate the season. You need a Natural Curiosities Apron from the NeatoShop. These...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/20/Natural-Curiosities-Apron/

5-Year-Old to Direct New Star Wars Sequels

My son Jack, who just turned 5, has long been a geek of sorts, what with his own series of tech reviews over on the GeekDad blog and all. But the other day he outdid himself when I asked him what he wanted to be when he...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/20/5-Year-Old-to-Direct-New-Star-Wars-Sequels/

Meet Baxter, the Friendly Industrial Robot

Roboticist Rodney A. Brooks with Baxter. Photo: Evan McGlinn/The New York Times When you think of industrial robots, you probably think of big hulking machines that move with such spe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/20/Meet-Baxter-the-Friendly-Industrial-Robot/

Robot Tuna Will Protect America

Relax, America! Your watery borders will be safe soon as the military has funded the constructions of our newest guardians: robot tunas. Homeland Security has funded the construction of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/20/Robot-Tuna-Will-Protect-America/

Chameleon Washing His Hands

[http://youtu.be/_yx_K4UWxOA] (YouTube link)A proper chameleon likes to keep himself clean. And when he gets a chance, he'll take a shower! -via Buzzfeed chameleon...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/20/Chameleon-Washing-His-Hands/

The Virality of Gangnam Style vs. Call Me Maybe

So. Unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably seen Carly Rae Jepsen's Call Me Maybe or Psy's megahit Gangnam Style and their parodies (and perhaps even the ultimate mashup yet,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/20/The-Virality-of-Gangnam-Style-vs-Call-Me-Maybe/

Mudd, the Bouncing Bulldog

[http://youtu.be/tU9RSNXaElw] (YouTube link)Mudd is so happy to bounce around that he has to bark about it! Mudd's trampoline has covered springs, a safety net, and an open escape hatch. It's a dog's life. -via Bits and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/20/Mudd-the-Bouncing-Bulldog/

The Copper King

At a fairly young age, Frederick Augustus Heinze developed a process to smelt copper from low-grade ore before it was even brought to the surface. This enabled him to make lots of money from mines that were thought to be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/20/The-Copper-King/

Gorgeous Public Restrooms Around the World

Some public restrooms are works of art. And as "art," they can sometimes be hard to identify as restrooms at all! Take a look at ten of the most stunning public facilities in the world, because if you ever go to these pl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/20/Gorgeous-Public-Restrooms-Around-the-World/

The Science of Procrastination

[http://youtu.be/1nBwfZZvjKo] (YouTube link)Whew, I almost never got this video posted! The explanation and advice from ASsapSCIENCE makes all kinds of sense. If it weren't for the last minute, I'd never get any...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/20/The-Science-of-Procrastination/

Woman Camouflaged into Vegetable Stand

You can't buy everything at this vegetable stand. To promote Covert Affairs, a new TV show about the CIA, the UK TV network Really hired body paint artist Carolyn Roper to hide models in plain sight in London. Y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/20/Woman-Camouflaged-into-Vegetable-Stand/

Spider Cupcake Decorating Kit

 Spider Cupcake Decorating Kit - $6.95Are you looking for a deliciously fun way to celebrate Halloween? You need the Spider Cupcake Decorating Kit from the NeatoShop. This delightfully festive set includes: baking c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/20/Spider-Cupcake-Decorating-Kit/

Tuesday Morning Bus Ride

Denise Campbell of Winnipeg, Manitoba, saw some odd behavior in a public bus driver, and thought it was worth passing on to the community online forum. The driver pulled over at a corner that had no bus stop and got out....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/20/Tuesday-Morning-Bus-Ride/

Breaking Gothic

Brian DeYoung painted this fantastic mash up between American Gothic and Breaking Bad. I don't know about you guys, but I would love to see this hidded on the set somewhere in one of the last episodes.Linkbreaking bad, a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/20/Breaking-Gothic/

10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About E.T.

Has it really been 30 years since E.T. was stranded on Earth? That's hard to believe. The groundbreaking film by Steven Spielberg holds up pretty well over time. And if you enjoyed the movie, you'll enjoy learning some t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/20/10-Things-You-Probably-Didnt-Know-About-ET/

Divorce Newspaper

Hiroki Terai, Japan's premier divorce planner (yes, he came up with the brilliant idea of the divorce ceremony) noticed that it's such a chore for recently divorced people to have to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/20/Divorce-Newspaper/

Real Life Emoticons

[http://youtu.be/Ku5IQXfyYyA] (YouTube link)Jemma Kuma helpfully interprets kaomoji (Japanese emoticons) for you by acting out the facial expression each one intends to communicate. I'm sure they are totally meant to be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/20/Real-Life-Emoticons/

What Is It? game 243

It's time for our collaboration with the always amusing What Is It? Blog. Put on your thinking cap and figure out what the pictured item is -or just make up something ridiculous!Place your guess in the comment section be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/20/What-Is-It-game-243/

The Top Baby Names across a Century

I said to my wife, "I like Svetlana. That's a pretty name for a girl." "No," my wife said, "We're not Slavic and it's too unusual."So we named our second daughter Sophia, which, unbeknownst to my wife, was to become the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/12/The-Top-Baby-Names-across-a-Century/

The Medical Book by Clifford A. Pickover

Last year, I was treated to The Physics Book by Clifford A Pickover, which took a huge and sometimes-difficult subject and broke it down into delightful bite-sized pieces anyone can understand. This year, Dr. Pi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/20/The-Medical-Book-by-Clifford-A-Pickover/

How to Explain Game of Thrones to Different People

From the fertile mind of Caldwell Tanner, here comes: How to Explain a TV Show to Different People. First up, Games of Thrones: Read the rest over at College Humor: Link - via Geektyran...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/20/How-to-Explain-Game-of-Thrones-to-Different-People/










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