Archive for December 1st, 2012

Lighting a Menorah Rube Goldberg-Style

[youtube We-KRSy64r4](Video Link)Technion is what blogger David Bernstein calls "Israel's MIT." You might light a menorah with a match. But engineers are...different. Eyal Cohen, Tomer Wassermann, Matan Or...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/01/Lighting-a-Menorah-Rube-Goldberg-Style/

Cat or Rabbit?

The caption at reddit says, "The morning after his first catnip." However, at the Norwegian news site it came from, the translated caption is    cat or rabbit    Squeez enjoying himself with...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/30/Cat-or-Rabbit/

Scooby-Doo Nails

Nail artist Kayleigh O'Connor is a continuous source of amusement to us here at Neatorama. Ruh-roh! It looks like the Mystery Gang has to expose four frauds at work. O'Connor posted these a week ago. She'd probably still...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/01/Scooby-Doo-Nails/

Editor

As funny as this is, it proves what I've always said: every editor needs a proofreader. Link -via Ed Yong (Image credit: Michelle N Meyer)editor, spelling, vanity plates...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/01/Editor/

DeLorean Taxi

Assuming that you can get to 88 MPH in New York City traffic, this cab will get you across town before you even left. To promote the Nooka fashion line, Mike Lubrano converted DeLoreans into working taxis that look like...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/01/DeLorean-Taxi/

Magic Matches

[http://youtu.be/GiOqd5W7jUg] (YouTube link)This is an old trick, but still impressive. Capillary action draws water into the fibers of the wooden match sticks, and the fibers expand. In the place where the matches were...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/01/Magic-Matches/

Rainbow Brite Starlight Pillow

Rainbow Brite Starlight Pillow - $24.95Attention Rainbow Brite fans! Are you looking for the perfect pillow to go with your favorite Rainbow Brite Body Cozy? You need the magical Rainbow Brite Starlight Pillow from...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/01/Rainbow-Brite-Starlight-Pillow/

The Original Batmobile Is for Sale

The original Batmobile from the 1966-68 television series began as a 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car. It sat in the lot of George Barris, a car customizer, until television producers needed a Batmobile on very short noti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/01/The-Original-Batmobile-Is-for-Sale-2/

Found: Lion Cub

Children on the way to school in the village of Seyatel in Russia encountered a lion cub. Lions are not native to that part of Russia, so the children took the cub, believed to be about five months old, to school with th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/01/Found-Lion-Cub/

Guess How Underarm Cheese Is Made

Help yourself. Eat as much as you like. Christina Agapakis can make more cheese for you. She uses bacteria from the human body to produce cheese starter cultures:Swabs from hands, feet, noses, and armpits were inoculated...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/01/Guess-what-Underarm-Cheese-Is-Made-From/

Joy to the World

[http://youtu.be/CHIx6ViBplo] (YouTube link)December is here- let the caroling begin! This song is from the Muppet Christmas Carol 20th Anniversary Collectors Edition album.Muppets, Chrisrtmas, chickens...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/01/Joy-to-the-World/

5 Seriously Weird Holiday Dishes

I love turkey and stuffing, but with multiple family meals for both Thanksgiving and Christmas, plus leftovers, the classics can start to get tiresome quickly. That's why it's nice to dig into something different here an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/01/5-Seriously-Weird-Holiday-Dishes/

Jackets Made of Recycled Luxury Cars

Platinum Dirt is a company that fashions one-of-a-kind leather jackets, purses, and accessories from the upholstery of luxury vehicles. Other parts of the automobile are incorporated where possible, such as zipper pulls...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/01/Jackets-Made-of-Recycled-Luxury-Cars/

You Need a Slingshot Fishing Rod Because...

...well, I don't know why. I had never heard of such a thing until today. But now that I know this exists, I must have one. Instructables member freeza36 connected a fishing reel and a slingshot, presumably to add option...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/01/You-Need-a-Slingshot-Fishing-Rod-Because/

Life and Music

[http://youtu.be/edLMfO_tBIs] (YouTube link)Don't become so focused on the destination that you forget to enjoy the journey. This animation was produced by Trey Parker and Matt Stone with audio from a lecture by Alan Wat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/01/Life-and-Music/

Can't Own Your Own Critter? Then Play With One on the Internet Instead

Whether you have allergies or just can't have cats in your own home, you can finally live out your virtual pet ownership fantasies thanks to iPet Companion, which allows you to play with shelter critters online. Now that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/01/Cant-Own-Your-Own-Critter-Then-Play-With-One-on-the-Internet-Instead/

The Inside Story of Pong

The arcade game Pong was released upon an unsuspecting world of pool and pinball players forty years ago this week. I recall vividly the day one of the games was set up at the local college student center. Dozens of youn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/01/The-Inside-Story-of-Pong/

Doctor Who Fez and Bow Tie Kit

Doctor Who Fez and Bow Tie Kit - $14.95Attention Doctor Who fans! Are you looking to put together the perfect holiday and New Year's outfit? You need the Doctor Who Fez and Bow Tie Kit from the NeatoShop. This great set...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/01/Doctor-Who-Fez-and-Bow-Tie-Kit/

Happy Extermi-Date!

If your little ones can't get enough Doctor Who, then why not help to make the season brighter this year with an awesome advent calendar made from the dots all over the bottom of the Dalek's armor? If you don't have a Me...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/01/Happy-Extermi-Date/

This Week at Neatorama

It's finally December! That early Thanksgiving threw me off a bit, but I got our Christmas lights up. I believe they are visible from the ISS, and more than once friends have driven right past our house because it looks...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/01/This-Week-at-Neatorama-130/

Gadget Plugs into a Desk Lamp, Creates a Touchscreen Surface

Natan Linder, a doctoral student at MIT, and his colleagues developed the LuminAR. It's a gadget that plugs into a light bulb socket and projects a computer interface onto any flat surface:inder’s system uses a cam...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/01/Gadget-Plugs-into-a-Desk-Lamp-Creates-a-Touchscreen-Surface/

Better Keep That Cake Away From Nuclear Radiation

No, that's not an incredibly lifelike zombie Magneto sculpture. It's actually an incredibly lifelike zombie Magneto cake. Better keep it away from radioactive sources though or it could become a real superhero cake.Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/01/Better-Keep-That-Cake-Away-From-Nuclear-Radiation/

Fifty Shades of Grey Is a Great Source for Baby Names

It's the hottest title out there! The bestselling novel that began as Twilight erotic fan fiction is becoming a popular source for offbeat baby names: The list for this year’s most popular baby names...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/01/iFifty-Shades-of-Greyi-Is-a-Great-Source-for-Baby-Names/

The Music Theory Song

[http://youtu.be/dF074CL5vjI] (YouTube link)The video isn't all that exciting, but you'll get a kick out of the song -especially if you've ever studied music theory. The YouTube page has a link to a .pdf of the sheet mus...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/01/The-Music-Theory-Song/

Star Wars LEGO Marriage Proposal

To seal a peace between the Empire and the Rebel Alliance, redditor Cantakerous_Rancor proposed to his girlfriend using this diorama inside a hinged LEGO box. She accepted and said, in the traditional manner, "I love you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/01/iStar-Warsi-LEGO-Marriage-Proposal/

Beer Advent Calendar

If you were intrigued by the Whiskey Advent Calendar but thought it too pricy, here's a project you'll love. Instructables member mikeasaurus designed an advent calendar that dispenses a different beer every day! He made...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/01/Beer-Advent-Calendar/
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