Archive for October 17th, 2012

Stand Your Ground

We all have heard the terrible story of what happened between the young teen Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman. How, initially, Zimmerman was set free because what he did was within the constraints of the law under the...

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Stick 'Em Up Phone Stand

Stick 'Em Up Phone Stand - $7.95Are you looking for the perfect gift for your favorite Westerns lover? Get them the Stick 'Em Up Phone Stand from the NeatoShop. This great mobile phone stand looks like a revolver. The...

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10 Weird, Funny and Just Plain Weird Halloween Costumes

Some of these scary dog costumes aren't really that bad, but others really are the things nightmares are made of -take this human mask for example. Yikes!Linkdogs, costumes, halloween, scary, creepy, funny, pets...

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Masking Tape Art

Kayt Hester was a commercial photographer until she began experimenting with darkroom tape. Now from her studio in Jersey City, New Jersey, she creates images of people and scenes from movies using masking tape that she...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/17/Masking-Tape-Art-2/

Bronx Obama

Louis Ortiz was unemployed for a year when a bartender told him that if he shaved, he'd look like the president. Ortiz ran with the idea, and now appears at events, in movies, and on the streets of New York. A short docu...

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Squirrel Cookies

This is a cute and simple idea for entertaining guests. Use a squirrel cookie cutter--or any other shape that has a hook built into the design--to make cookies that hang from tea cups. Serena's cookies are made with mapl...

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LUDO

LUDO is a famous French street artist, and while vandalism is illegal that doesn’t stop it from being cool.LUDO was in London for the Moniker Art Fair (something I may or may not be a fanboy of) when he decided to...

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The Granddaddy of Daddy Longlegs

Image: Senckenberg Research Institute Now that's a daddy longlegs! Arachnologist Peter Jäger of the Senckenberg Research Institute in Frankfurt, Germany, discovered a ne...

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Decisions, Decisions

Too many decisions to make! This Twaggie was illustrated by David Barneda from a Tweet by SlayerSays. Check out all the illustrated Tweets (and you may find one you want on a t-shirt) at Twaggies! LinkTwitter, Tweet, Twa...

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Beer Keyboard

[http://vimeo.com/51526148] 44 cans of beer on the keyboard, 44 cans of beer ... We bloggers know that we shouldn't drink and blog, but this new keyboard from Robofun Create sure makes it hard!...

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Doctor Who Meets Disney

Isn’t it every girls dream to be swept away on a magic carpet ride, under the sea, with a glass slipper- into a TARDIS? I mean that is how I pick up girls... ...because I just happen to have a spare time and dimens...

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Kittens Learning Physics

[http://youtu.be/vWjvP8PZSP4] (YouTube link)They pay close attention and learn well until they decide it's time to eat the experiment! Next up: the lesson on Schroedinger's Cat. -via Buzzfeedkittens, cats...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/17/Kittens-Learning-Physics/

Adventure Time Finn Plush Backpack

 Adventure Time Finn Plush Backpack - $24.95 (front and back shown)Attention Adventure Time fanatics! Behold the super adorable Adventure Time Finn Backpack from the NeatoShop. This bombtastic plush bag features a z...

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It May Not Look Like It, But This Is a Gun

Today's firearms oddity is the Baylè palm pistol. Patented by Frenchman Charles Baylè in 1879, this double action handgun fired 6 centerfire 5mm rounds. The rod screwed into the handle was used fo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/17/It-May-Not-Look-Like-It-But-This-Is-a-Gun/

Epic R/C Race

[http://youtu.be/WEROVWDp3n0]Growing up, I loved pretty much anything that was remote controlled. I would race cars, play this video game where you pretended to have a remote control airplane, even tried to turn my model...

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Shrimp Vomits to Escape Predators

Photo: Bioluminescence 2009 Expedition, NOAA/OER Some animals spew black ink to escape predators, whereas others squirt blood from their eyes or hack off their own body part...

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IgĀ® Nobel Limericks: Execution, Hang Length, and Beakers

Ig Nobel Achievements distilled into limerick form by Martin Eiger, Improbable Research Limerick LaureateThe Ig Nobel Prizes honor achievements that first make people laugh, then make them think. For de...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/17/Ig-Nobel-Limericks-Execution-Hang-Length-and-Beakers/

Carved Olive Seed

This amazingly detailed sculpture is just over an inch long. It was carved from an olive seed by Ch'en Tsu-chang, a Chinese artist, in 1737:On the boat are eight figures, each of which is animated and expressive in...

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The Maker

[http://youtu.be/YDXOioU_OKM] (YouTube link)In this short film by Christopher Kezelos, a rabbit-like creature channels Dr. Frankenstein. But there's a twist here that Mary Shelley's work did not have. -via the Presurfers...

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Alpha Centauri Has a Planet

Image: ESO/L. Calcada/N.Risinger (skysurvey.org) Good news, everyone! Astronomers have discovered that Alpha Centauri, the closest known star system to our own Sun and subject to many science...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/17/Alpha-Centauri-Has-a-Planet/

Hello Kitty Pork Buns

In some Japanese convenience stores, you can find this wonder that combines the ubiquitous cat and the magical pork animal. Gigazine taste tested them. Where they, strictly speaking, edible? Yes!Link (Translation) -...

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A Highbrow Halloween Reading List

If you're already tired of the never-ending marathons of Halloween horror films on TV, maybe you'd like to celebrate the season by some reading. Flavorwire has some suggestions in a reading list that ranges from Haml...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/17/A-Highbrow-Halloween-Reading-List/

Dog Hops Like a Bunny

[youtube MBeNVD327mU](Video Link) When Sampson the corgi has to go up stairs, he transforms into bunny mode and hops.One thing that I learned from owning dogs and rabbits at the same time: dogs love th...

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You'll Eat It and Like It Large Recycled Shopper Tote

 You'll Eat It and Like It Large Recycled Shopper Tote - $11.95Having trouble finding a reusable grocery shopping bag that adequately reflects your personality. You need the You'll Eat It and Like It Large Recycled...

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The Rugged Robin

[youtube XSQCwaSO6cQ](Video Link)Jeremy Clarkson of Top Gear holds the Reliant Robin, a British subcompact car, in contempt. Faithful Robin fans cried out for vengeance. Their call was answered by Bernard R...

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Now That's a Scarecrow!

Scarecrows should, by definition, be scary, at least to birds. Encountering this one would give anyone the heebie-jeebies for a good week or so! It's described as what an Tolkien Orc would look like if it were struck by...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/17/Now-Thats-a-Scarecrow/

The Truth About Periods and Advertising

The British company Bodyform, which manufactures "towels," or what Americans now call maxi pads or mini pads, or sanitary napkins to those of an age to no longer need them. Richard Neill left a message on the firm's Face...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/17/The-Truth-About-Periods-and-Advertising/

Ada Lovelace through the Centuries

Yesterday was Ada Lovelace Day, a day to honor Nineteenth Century mathematician Ada Lovelace and celebrate the contributions of women to the natural sciences. To mark the occasion, Tor asked artist Scott Brundage to show...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/17/Ada-Lovelace-through-the-Centuries/

Human-Powered Helicopters

The concept is simple -you pedal, the rotors turn, and air is displaced. But you need a lot of power to displace a lot of air and maintain control over the craft at the same time. Engineering student Graham Bowen-Davies...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/17/Human-Powered-Helicopters/

The 12 Best Geeky Costumes for Halloween 2012

As I’m sure you already know, Halloween is rapidly approaching, which means it’s time to get your costume together. Me, I’ve already decided to go as Marceline from Adventure Time and Zeon&rsqu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/17/The-12-Best-Geeky-Costumes-for-Halloween-2012/




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