Archive for January 21st, 2013

Death Valley Dreamscape

[http://vimeo.com/57757618] Gavin Heffernan of Sunchaser Pictures and his team braved sub-freezing temperatures in Death Valley National Park to bring us this gorgeous gem: Death Vall...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/21/Death-Valley-Dreamscape/

Welsh Tourist Wrestles Australian Shark

Paul Marshallsea of Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, was barbecuing at Bulcock Beach in Australia when he heard bathers yell "Shark!" The 62-year-old tourist saw a shark approaching children and ran into the water, grabbed the sha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/21/Welsh-Tourist-Wrestles-Australian-Shark/

Keep Austin Weird

Geographically, Austin is located in Texas. But that's about it. Locals boast of their oddness with ubiquitous "Keep Austin Weird" bumper stickers. In contrast, I was never able to sell more than three "Keep Longview Wei...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/21/Keep-Austin-Weird/

Sweet Little Prank: Library Announced that Lance Armstrong Books will be Reclassified as Fiction

Photo: Dane Murray After Lance Armstrong's televised confession for doping, a librarian named Jack Dee in Manly, Australia, created this sweet little notice as a prank:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/21/Sweet-Little-Prank-Library-Announced-that-Lance-Armstrong-Books-will-be-Reclassified-as-Fiction/

Middle Class in Manhattan

"What is middle class?" is a simple question with a very complex answer. Obviously, it depends on where one lives - but in Manhattan, New York, with cost of living that are akin to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/21/Middle-Class-in-Manhattan/

Eames House Blocks

Eames House BlocksIn 1949 Charles and Ray Eames constructed Case Study House No. 8. This beautiful landmark of modern architecture still stands on the 1.4-acre property in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Los Angele...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/21/Eames-House-Blocks/

Let's Go and Meet the Bronies

[http://youtu.be/OV-OF9wZWDs] (YouTube link)John DeLancie (Star Trek's Q) explains the rise of the Bronies, and other aspects of My Little Pony fandom in a catchy little song. This is fan-made, not produced by H...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/21/Lets-Go-and-Meet-the-Bronies/

Can a Library be Bookless?

Nelson Wolff thinks so! The judge and book lover from Bexar County, Texas, was inspired while reading Steve Job's biography to create the first library system that has no books whatsoever:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/21/Can-a-Library-be-Bookless/

The Reader's Thumbprint of Literature

What literature moves you? You can have an enormous thumbprint image of the works that speak to you. Cheryl Sorg, an artist in Boston, cuts up the covers and lines of great works of literature that appeal to individual r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/21/The-Readers-Thumbprint-of-Literature/

Quadruple DNA Helix

Sometimes the double helix likes to mix it up! Scientists at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, have found that DNA at the end of chromosomes actually have a very different structure...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/21/Quadruple-DNA-Helix/

The Best Car in Preschool

Redditor lingziluo is an automotive engineer in China. He built this car as a gift for his young son -a pint size working roadster! The car has an electric motor, carbon fiber body, working lights, disc brakes, a shock a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/21/The-Best-Car-in-Preschool/

How To Sort Cases of Beer

[http://youtu.be/oR1RinKYQ5s] Well, those crates of beer aren't going to sort themselves, will they? That's why this group of Romanian warehouse workers sort cases of empty beer bottles for rec...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/21/How-To-Sort-Cases-of-Beer/

The First Known Solar-Powered Vertebrate

Some animals, such as particular sponge and coral species, use photosynthesis to produce energy. But only recently have scientists confirmed that a vertebrate--an animal with a backbone--does so as well. When spotted sal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/21/The-First-Known-Solar-Powered-Vertebrate/

Dachshund and Cupcake Salt & Pepper Shaker

Dachshund and Cupcake Salt & Pepper Shaker Is your kitchen table begging for a sweet treat? Go ahead and let your house go to the dogs with the adorable Dachshund and Cupcake Salt & Pepper Shakers from the N...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/21/Dachshund-and-Cupcake-Salt-Pepper-Shaker/

Dog with a Camera

[http://youtu.be/J4JUbtW-HLU] (YouTube link)Chase has a GoPro camera strapped to his neck as he swims in the pool, fetches his ball, shakes the water off, runs around, and does those important dog things. He's certainly...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/21/Dog-with-a-Camera/

The Velopresso

Photo: Ivan Coleman What do you get when you combine your love for biking and coffee? Product designers Amos Reid and Lasse Oiva did just that to create a mobile espresso bar named th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/21/The-Velopresso/

Jonty Hurwitz's Amazing Engineered Optical Illusions

Jonty Hurwitz's three-dimensional objects look like amorphous blobs or a random assortment of objects. But when viewed from certain angles and often in mirrors, their intended impressions suddenly become clear. Hurwitz b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/21/Jonty-Hurwitzs-Amazing-Engineered-Optical-Illusions/

Men Try Out Labor Pains

Self-inflicted torture? Dennis Storm and Valerio Zeno are the hosts of the Dutch TV show Guinea Pigs. Last week they explored what women experience (sort of) by submitting to simulated labor pains via electrodes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/21/Men-Try-Out-Labor-Pains/

Chelsea Swank's Beautiful Star Wars Rings

Chelsea Swank makes jewelry with many popular themes, including Halo, Donnie Darko and steampunk. But what grabbed my attention is her collection of Star Wars gold and silver rings, many of the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/21/Chelsea-Swanks-Beautiful-Star-Wars-Rings/

17 Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes You Never Hear

The United States is observing Martin Luther King, Jr. Day today. Dr. King is best known for his work to in the Civil Rights Movement and his assassination in 1968. When asked for a King quote, most Americans will respon...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/21/17-Martin-Luther-King-Jr-Quotes-You-Never-Hear/

Cups and Balls with Yann Frisch

[http://youtu.be/2gzYVkgCLMc] Blink and you'll miss it! French magician Yann Frisch shows us how much fun (or rather, frustration) that one can have with cups and balls. Hit play or go t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/21/Cups-and-Balls-with-Yann-Frisch/

Hello Kitty Deluxe Valentine's Day Mix

Hello Kitty Deluxe Valentine's Day MixAttention Hello Kitty fans. Are you looking for the Purr-fect Valentine's Day treat for your sweet. You need the Hello Kitty Deluxe Valentine's Day Mix from the NeatoShop. This delic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/21/Hello-Kitty-Deluxe-Valentines-Day-Mix/

The Big Top's Top Ten

The following is an article from the book History's Lists from Uncle John's Bathroom Reader.They came in all shapes and sizes, and we gawked and gasped, just like we were supposed to do. Ladies and gentlemen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/21/The-Big-Tops-Top-Ten/

Steamer Trunk Furniture

Restoration Hardware makes a beautiful line of home furniture that resembles old steamer trunks. Those classic lines, shapes and textures now grace desks, bookcases, enterainment centers and chests.Link -via Dornobtrunks...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/21/Steamer-Trunk-Furniture/

Beatboxing MRI

What goes on inside a rapper's mouth during a beatboxing session? Science wants to know! Enter Shrinkanth Narayanan, a speech and audio engineer at the University of Southern California...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/21/Beatboxing-MRI/

Fish Geyser

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFIzu02NXLo](Video Link)The fish trapped under the ice have found a great way to escape--at least from the fishermen's point of view. Heat up the deep fryer because we're eating a lot*...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/21/Fish-Geyser/

Diabetes Pump Tattoo

Photo: Stephane Gilbert/The Gazette Five-year-old Jacob was born with Type 1 Diabetes and needed a diabetes pump to survive. But as none of his classmates had one, he felt different a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/21/Diabetes-Pump-Tattoo/

Malaria

[http://youtu.be/MeNerIa9j18] (YouTube link)A hit man meets Death, with the aim to kill him. But what would that mean in the long run? This short film by Edson Oda is neither live action nor animation, but it tells the s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/21/Malaria/
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