Archive for September 28th, 2012

Ford's "Wrist Twist" Steering System from 1965

[youtube PWWYkxQCFfQ](Video Link) Robert J. Rumpf knew nothing about cars. He was a missile engineer, not an automotive designer. Ford hired him for that reason. Hopefully he'd bring an outside perspective to t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/28/Fords-Wrist-Twist-Steering-System-from-1965/

Bat Men

Starring Roger Sterling as Two-Face, Harley Quinn as Peggy Olson, the Joker as Don Draper, Pete Campell as the Riddler and Joan Holloway as Poison Ivy. Bill Walko made a great cartoon and a great premise for a TV series....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/28/Bat-Men/

North American Wife Carrying Championship

The European sport of wife carrying has become so popular that the North American Championship is in its 13th year. The event will be held in Newry, Maine, on October 6th.The origin of the sport was apparently inspired b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/28/North-American-Wife-Carrying-Championship/

Courtly Candelabra

Courtly Candelabras - $9.95Halloween is coming. Are you dying to add a little Gothic ambience to your house, but aren't ready to make the investment into real candelabras? You need the Courtly Candelabras from the NeatoS...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/28/Courtly-Candelabra/

Sluggo, The Street Slug of Ann Arbor

Every now and then, you'll see Sluggo pop up in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He's a character created by street artist David Zinn. He's made a mess here, but normally, he's a helpful fellow. You can see more photos of Sluggo's a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/28/Sluggo-The-Street-Slug-of-Ann-Arbor/

Shield Turns a Backpack into Body Armor

LaRue Tactical's kevlar composite armored plate might help you stay safe out in the world. The half-inch thick panel slips into standard backpacks and provides level IIIA ballistic protection. That means it can stop a 9m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/28/Shield-Turns-a-Backpack-into-Body-Armor/

How Time Travel Works

[http://vimeo.com/50214643] (vimeo link)The characters of some of your favorite movies try to explain how time travel works. For them. Your mileage, existing in the real world, may vary. You'll find a list of the films u...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/28/How-Time-Travel-Works/

12 Gross Candies Perfect For Trick or Treaters

Rug rats in disguises come to your house and demand sweets in an old-fashioned extortion scheme. What do you give them? Something really gross, right? That's what they want! Well, as long as it has sugar in it....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/28/12-Gross-Candies-Perfect-For-Trick-or-Treaters-2/

Couples Who Share Housework More Likely to Divorce

A Norwegian study called “Equality in the Home” found that couples who split housework are 50% more likely to divorce than couples in which the woman does most of the work. And the more housework the husband...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/28/Couples-Who-Share-Housework-More-Likely-to-Divorce/

Marvel's Hollywood Renaissance

We saw in an earlier post that DC Comics has made more money in movies than Marvel Comics -but Marvel had a slow start and is catching up fast. A lot of the recent explosion in Marvel's Hollywood success is due to one ma...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/28/Marvels-Hollywood-Renaissance/

Just Married

Just married? Congratulations! You're about to embark on a roller coaster that us married folks call married life. It's kind of like this art installation by Argentinian artist Luciano Podcaminsky, aptly ti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/28/Just-Married/

12 Proposed U.S. States That Didn’t Make the Cut

Quite a few states were proposed in the history of the United States that never became reality -although most of the areas in them were or eventually became part of other states. But what if they had gained stat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/28/12-Proposed-US-States-That-Didnt-Make-the-Cut/

Pop Culture May Hurt Romance

Do you believe in romantic love like in the movies? If so, you may be hurting your real relationship:In the study, 392 married individuals were surveyed about their relationship satisfaction, expectations and commitment,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/28/Pop-Culture-May-Hurt-Romance/

Klingon Style

[http://youtu.be/CayMeza487M] (YouTube link)You knew it had to happen sooner or later. This Star Trek version of PSY's "Gangnam Style" is sung in the Klingon language. At least that's what they want you to think...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/28/Klingon-Style/

Zombie Bird Feeder

 Zombie Bird Feeder - $24.95 (bird seed not included)There is a common misconception that zombies don't like nature. On the contrary zombies love nature. Just take a look at the Zombie Bird Feeder from the NeatoShop...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/28/Zombie-Bird-Feeder/

The End of the "Silent Letter"

Combining the ease of telephonic communication with the awesome speed of mail, the maker of typewriters Smith-Corona (count just how many cutting edge technologies are represented here, Neatoramanauts!) int...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/28/The-End-of-the-Silen-Letter/

Mars Once Had Fast-moving Water

The Mars rover Curiosity seems to have landed near a long-extinct river bed on Mars. NASA mission scientist John Grotzinger described the nearby environment as a once potentially habitable site.“A long-flowing stre...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/28/Mars-Once-Had-Fast-moving-Water/

IRIS

[http://youtu.be/qhdG7OltXnU]We've seen pixel art on Neatorama before, but never like this. Meet IRIS (2012), an "interactive media canvas with expandable matrix of transmissive monochrome LCD" by Hybe.If the last senten...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/28/IRIS/

Wesker & Son Resident Evil Human Butchery

The renowned Smithfield Meat Market in East London is hosting a pop-up art installation sponsored by Capcom called Wesker & Son Resident Evil Human Butchery to promote the release of the game Resident Evil 6.Once at...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/28/Wesker-Son-Resident-Evil-Human-Butchery/

This Is What It Looks Like When You Fire a Gun Underwater

Andrew Tuohy of Vuurwapen Blog captured this high speed shot of a .45 caliber M1911 handgun being fired underwater. Did he have to modify it to fire underwater? "Nope," he writes. John Moses Browning knew what he was doi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/28/This-Is-What-It-Looks-Like-When-You-Fire-a-Gun-Underwater/

Bicycle Chain Chandelier

It's a bicycle "chain"delier, get it? Caro Fontoura Alzaga handsculpted gorgeous chandeliers made from recycled bike chains. Take a look at some others over at her Etsy shop: Link - via Makebicycle, c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/28/Bicycle-Chain-Chandelier/

Beautiful Prosthetic Limbs

The Alternative Limb Project gives people who have prosthetic limbs the chance to stand out uniquely. Paralympian and swimming champion Jo-Jo Cranfield, pictured above, wears an arm with a realistic-looking snake coiled...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/28/Beautiful-Prosthetic-Limbs/

The Illustrated Guide to a Ph.D.

University of Utah computer science professor Matthew Might welcomes his new graduate students each year by explaining a PhD by drawing, literally, "the big picture" in graph form. That series of pictures has become a cl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/28/The-Illustrated-Guide-to-a-PhD/

Now That’s Rocket Science: An Interview with JPL’s Steve Collins

A couple weeks ago, I promised a couple interviews with members of the JPL Curiosity Rover team. Today we start with attitude control engineer Steve Collins, who’s been working for NASA for the last 20 years, start...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/28/Now-Thats-Rocket-Science-An-Interview-with-JPLs-Steve-Colli/

Real-life Chimeras

[http://youtu.be/eSMQcy5ReQQ] (YouTube link)Chimera is a term for some mythological monsters that are made of different parts from different animals. Real-life chimeras contain the genetic material of more than one indiv...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/28/Real-life-Chimeras/

Skull Cupcake Stand

Skull Cupcake Stand - $7.95Are you looking for a way to make your Halloween party a real scream? You need the Skull Cupcake Stand from the NeatoShop. This ghoulishly fun stand is made of disposable card and holds up to 2...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/28/Skull-Cupcake-Stand/

Big Storage in Little Spaces

Remember our post about living in a tiny home? Well, compared to some living spaces in Japan, American tiny homes are like mansions. To prove the point that they can decorate even the smallest living spaces, IKEA pu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/28/Big-Storage-in-Little-Spaces/

The Family That Fights Zombies Together, Stays Together

Why have a normal, everyday family portrait made in the great outdoors when you can battle a zombie horde? Evan, Ken, and their three children battled zombies and got a professional set of family pictures that none of th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/28/The-Family-That-Fights-Zombies-Together-Stays-Together/

The Force is The Force, Of Course

We've posted a few Star Wars meets Dr. Seuss mash ups on Neatorama before, but I love, love, love this version by former Disney animator Jason Peltz. Fantastic! Via My Modern MetDr Seuss, Jason Peltz, Star Wars...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/28/The-Force-is-The-Force-Of-Course/

The Candy Bomber

During the Berlin Airlift, one pilot's sweet tooth helped defeat Communism.In 1948, the Soviet beast was hungry. Three years into the postwar occupation of Germany, the USSR had tired of sharing Berlin,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/28/The-Candy-Bomber-2/




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