Archive for November 9th, 2012

The iPod’s 4,000-Pound Grandfather

What's the gadget that automatically plays all kinds of music from different instruments in one package? Today that would be an iPod, or 50 years ago, it would be a jukebox. But before electronics, you'd be talking about...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/09/The-iPods-4000-Pound-Grandfather/

R2-D2 Engagement Ring

That's an extremely well put-together little marriage. Joe had this ring custom made for his bride, Emily. Then, in the presence of their friends and while dressed as Peanuts characters, he popped the question.L...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/09/R2-D2-Engagement-Ring/

How To Trick Yourself Into An Australian Accent

Rise Up Lights, Rise Up Lights, Rise up Lights. Oh man, I have always been terrible at fake foreign accents - no longer. People are probably looking at me funny in the office today because I keep walking around s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/09/How-To-Trick-Yourself-Into-An-Australian-Accent/

Tinker Bell Treasure Chest

Tinker Bell Treasure Chest - $47.45 (front and inside shown)Are you looking for a very special place to store your favorite lost things? You need the Tinker Bell Treasure Chest from the NeatoShop. This beautiful collecto...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/09/Tinker-Bell-Treasure-Chest/

Weeping Angel Barbie

Ken, don't stop looking at her. Don't blink! Just slowly back away while maintaining eye contact. Sarah Franz-Wichlacz turned a Barbie doll into a horrifying predator from Doctor Who.Link -via Dude CraftWee...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/09/Weeping-Angel-Barbie/

Attenborough's Ark

If you can save ten animals from extinction, which animals would you pick? Sir David Attenborough shows us his pick in his new TV series Attenborough's Ark [warning: auto-starting video]. The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/09/Attenboroughs-Ark/

Feedback Given to Advertising Agencies by Their Clients

Even if you don't work at an ad agency, you've probably asked this question before. The answer is yes, of course we can.Graphic designers and other visual content creators in Ireland made posters illustrating the strange...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/09/Feedback-Given-to-Advertising-Agencies-by-Their-Clients/

Shoulder Napping

They call it a cat nap for a reason. If I were the guy sitting in that chair, I wouldn't be moving for a very long time. How could I? Let that kitty nap as long as he needs to. -Via Unique Dailykitty, cat,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/09/Shoulder-Napping/

Are Geeky Couples More Likely to Have Kids with Autism?

What is a geek? For many people the term is perjorative, but for those who embrace geekdom, being a geek simply means having a thorough knowledge of and passion for a specific topic or activity. These aren't limited to c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/09/Are-Geeky-Couples-More-Likely-to-Have-Kids-with-Autism/

Urine-Powered Generator

At the Maker Faire Africa in Lagos, Nigeria, four teenage girls came up with a rather remarkable invention: urine-powered generator (well, supposedly - but don't let skept-pee-cism* ruin our f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/09/Urine-Powered-Generator/

Cats and Bear Dogs

Meet the Bear Dog. Bear dogs, extinct by about 9 million years, have the body of a bear but the mouth of a dog. These fascinating animals did something that even modern domesticated dogs don't do (usually) - they...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/09/Dogs-And-Cats-Can-Coexist/

A Build-able Giant Tentacle Monster

Wholly Giant Tentacle Monster, this thing is awesome! Better yet you can build it yourself, thanks to Instructable user flaming_pele! I will have to keep this in mind for next Halloween. Great touch with the nig...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/09/A-Build-able-Giant-Tentacle-Monster/

The Möbius Bagel

THIS is how a mathematician slices his bagel! Jill told us about George Hart's Möbius Strip bagel three years ago, but surely some of you haven't seen it yet. As you can see above, Geo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/09/The-Mbius-Bagel/

Scorpion Made of Watch Parts

With parts from old watches, JM Gershenson-Gates can make scorpions, spiders, birds, skeletons and more. They're little clockwork marvels that pop alive when you're not expecting them.Link -via Wunderkammer | A...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/09/Scorpion-Made-of-Watch-Parts/

11 Things You Might Not Know About the U.S. Air Force

In a series leading up to Veterans Day, D.B. Grady tells us about the five branches of the U.S. military. The first post contains interesting facts about the U.S. Air Force. For example, the Air Force has an elite comman...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/09/11-Things-You-Might-Not-Know-About-the-US-Air-Force/

Cat & Mouse Door Knocker

Derek Bernstein's cast bronze door knockers will bring giggles to any cat lovers that come to your door and perhaps remind them of gifts presented by their own felines. Just slap the mouse against the door for admission....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/09/Cat-Mouse-Door-Knocker/

Jack Skellington Aviator

Jack Skellington Aviator - $19.95Attention The Nightmare Before Christmas fans! Are you excited that Sandy Claws in on his way? Show off your holiday spirit with the Jack Skellington Aviator hat from the NeatoShop. This...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/09/Jack-Skellington-Aviator/

Wedding Portrait Taken 88 Years Later

Wu Conghan and Wu Songshi got married in 1924 in Nanchong, Sichuan province, China. There were no local photographers then, so there were no wedding photos taken. The couple are still married 88 years later, and they rec...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/09/Wedding-Portrait-Taken-88-Years-Later/

The Nine Circles of Scientific Hell

From blog post to publication in a peer-reviewed academic journal! Blogger Neuroskeptic became the first blogger to publish a paper under a blogging pseudonym ... and best of all, it's a paper...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/09/The-Nine-Circles-of-Scientific-Hell/

The Vote That Would Have Really Counted

Bobby McDonald ran for a seat on the city council in Walton, Kentucky. The vote Tuesday ended up in a tie between McDonald and Olivia Ballou for the final slot on the six-person council.Each candidate captured 669 votes,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/09/The-Vote-That-Would-Have-Really-Counted/

More of Carl Warner's Foodscapes

We've posted about Carl Warner's Foodscapes before on Neatorama, but the photographer has some new ones on his website that you should see (my favorite is the first one featured above, inspired...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/09/More-of-Carl-Warners-Foodscapes/

Slit-Scan Dance

[http://vimeo.com/7878518] (vimeo link)This dance sequence was filmed by the slit-scan method by French artists Adrien M / Claire B. The camera is doing more work than the dancers! The effect is weird, but oddly mesmeriz...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/09/Slit-Scan-Dance/

Panties Under Great Strain

Bruce Farrin, writing for the Maine newspaper Rumford Falls Times, probably meant "food pantries." Just in case he didn't make a mistake, stand back and get your food somewhere else.Link -via American Digesttypo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/09/Panties-Under-Great-Strain/

The Rolling Jubilee

The Occupy Wall Street movement is trying a new tactic to help folks struggling with debt burdens. Banks and other financial traders buy debts from each other for pennies on the dollar, but still try to collect every bit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/09/The-Rolling-Jubilee/

Meme Christmas Tree Ornaments

Yeah, I feel the same way, Socially Awkward Penguin. The ingenious crafters at Steotch made Christmas tree ornaments inspired by popular memes including Forever Alone, Me Gusta and more.LinkP.S. Be sure to check out our...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/09/Meme-Awkward-Christmas-Ornaments/

Presidents in Movies

Which American president has been portrayed on film the most? Slate combed through IMDb to provide this list, which only counts actors playing the role of a president -no cameos or archival footage. However, several pres...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/09/Presidents-in-Movies/

Misa and Her Cat

Photographer Miyoko Ihara documented the 12-year relationship between her grandmother Misa and her cat in the book Misao the Big Mama and Fukumaru the Cat. The two are inseparable and do everything together. See...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/09/Misa-and-Her-Cat/

Gun Mug

Gun Mug - $11.95Need a little help pulling the trigger on your day? Why not start of with a hot cup of joe in your favorite Gun Mug from the NeatoShop. This great mug looks like a revolver and comes in a gun metal color...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/09/Gun-Mug/

My Little House Sigils

Etsy seller AssassinKittyCustoms is quite skilled at My Little Pony makeovers, including these amazing Game of Thrones ponies each featuring one of the sigils from the many houses in the series. Of course, this sort of a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/09/My-Little-House-Sigils/

Positive Pregnancy Test Diagnoses Man's Cancer

You may have followed, or seen a report of, the guy who used a pregnancy test on himself and it turned out positive. A friend posted it to reddit as a funny rage comic, and a commenter warned that it might be a sign of c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/09/Positive-Pregnancy-Test-Diagnoses-Mans-Cancer/








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