Archive for February 3rd, 2013

Mini AT-ST Popsicle Stick Model

You've always wanted an AT-ST (All Terrain Scout Transport) from The Empire Strikes Back, and now you can make your own with just a few popsicle sticks! Instructables member popsicle_mini-models takes you throug...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/03/Mini-AT-ST-Popsicle-Stick-Model/

Why Cats Love to be Stroked

[http://youtu.be/OFCRvjle2o8] To the point of manipulating us by purring, no less. Science took a little break from finding a cure for cancer and found the answer: stroking neurons (heh!)....

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/03/Why-Cats-Love-to-be-Stroked/

Not That Abbey Road

Hey! The Abbey Road train station in London isn't the Abbey Road you're looking for. Luckily, Docklands Light Railway is not only aware of your mistake, but they go all out with the Beatles puns to make it seem more like...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/03/Not-That-Abbey-Road/

Polar Bear Etiquette

The town of Churchill, Manitoba, Canada bills itself as "The Polar Bear Capital of the World." It's not a joke. These dangerous predators routinely wander into town. The bears have impacted local customs, as writer Zac U...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/03/Polar-Bear-Etiquette/

Mustache Photo Frame

Mustache Photo Frame (sold individually)Are you looking for a quick way to add a little character to your home decor? You need a Mustache Photo Frame from the Neatoshop. This hip frame is available in 3 different styles:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/03/Mustache-Photo-Frame/

Family Restroom

Families come in all shapes, sizes, and configurations. A graphic artist named Stephanie designed this family restroom sign to make it clear that it's an inclusive comfort station. I bet there's even a diaper changing st...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/03/Family-Restroom/

Scientists Create Living Crystals

Sometimes, science follows science fiction. Take, for example, the case of "living crystals," which sounds like a race of alien beings. But thanks to science, they're now real....

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/03/Scientists-Create-Living-Crystals/

Double Majors

That combination dairy science/dance degree didn't actually help you when interviewing in either field. Grant Snider of Incidental Comics notes some other poor choices.Linkcolleges, universities, Grant Snider, Incidental...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/03/Double-Majors/

Stockholm's Incredible Futuristic Metro

The subway in Stockholm has been referred to as “the world’s longest art exhibition.” More than 150 artists have contributed to the design of 90 stations along the 68 miles of subterranean tracks. The p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/03/Stockholms-Incredible-Futuristic-Metro/

Predicting the Future by Reading The New York Times

Forget crystal balls and precogs! Eric Horvitz of Microsoft Research and Kira Radinsky of Technion-Israel Institute were able to create computer algorithms that can predict the future by read...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/03/Predicting-the-Future-by-Reading-The-New-York-Times/

Smile for the Camera Heads

Kiyoshimachine is ready to to snap a picture--anytime, anywhere. These performers wear masks that resemble giant versions of the iconic Pentax 6x7 camera. You can view many more images in their gallery.Link and Gallery -...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/03/Smile-for-the-Camera-Heads/

Vending Machine Karma

[http://youtu.be/4SE6l8gMpAk] (YouTube link)It sounded like such a good plan, they had to record it for the internet. They spotted a vending machine in which a previous customer did not get a bag of popcorn beca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/03/Vending-Machine-Karma/

Rainbow Brite Lanyard

Rainbow Brite Lanyard Could you use a little rainbow power to get you through your dark and gloomy day at the office? You need the Rainbow Brite Lanyard from the NeatoShop. This cheery lanyard features a laser cute...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/03/Rainbow-Brite-Lanyard/

Spider's Brain is So Large It Overflows to Its Legs

Image: Wcislo Lab The brains of tiny spiders are SO large that they fill their body cavities and overflow into their legs: “The smaller the animal, the more it has to inv...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/03/Spiders-Brain-is-So-Large-It-Overflows-to-Its-Legs/

We All Live in a Yellow Submarine

A submarine heads out to sea in this work in Tel Aviv by Dede. Full spead ahead, Mister Boatswain. Full speed ahead.Artist's Website -via Street Art Utopia | Photo: Daniel Wechslerstreet art, Dede...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/03/Street-Art-Submarine/

Slowly Swimming Sloths

[http://youtu.be/vXjSYRp-kkM] (YouTube link)Sloths can swim! In fact, they can move through the water three times faster than they move on land. That really isn't saying much, so people still rescue "drowning" sloths. Th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/03/Slowly-Swimming-Sloths/

Higher Math

There's nothing better than a good math pun, especially when you don't have to thoroughly understand the math to get it. The Fourier Transform is named that in honor of French mathematician and physicist Joseph Fourier....

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/03/Higher-Math/

The Chrysler Building

I love Alexandre Arrechea's playful take on the erection of the Chrysler Building. Do you need it to go higher? Just turn the spindle. This sculpture is one of his interpretations of famous skyscrapers in New York City,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/03/The-Chrysler-Building/

Mathematically Perfect Nachos

A flat nachos chip doesn't hold enough toppings or dip. Sure, you can buy chips that are scoop-shaped, but homemade nachos not only taste great, but impress party guests. Here's how to make the perfect scoop-shaped nacho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/03/Mathematically-Perfect-Nachos/

28-Foot Long Fourth Doctor Scarf

Because the Fourth Doctor's cumbersome scarf wasn't quite long enough, Alex knitted by hand this version that is 28 feet, 1 inch long. He writes:I’m really burned out on the Doctor Who Scarf thing now, but I’...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/03/28-Foot-Long-Fourth-Doctor-Scarf/

Your Attention Please

Your Attention PleaseDo you feel like your notes are constantly being ignored? Make sure your jottings, musings, and requests stand out with the Your Attention Please Jumbo Sticky notepad from the NeatoShop. This fantast...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/03/Your-Attention-Please/

Ze Frank Explains the Super Bowl

[http://youtu.be/gyX0sxa_Yxs] (YouTube link)Explaining the Super Bowl to a youngster who is unfamilar with it can be an opportunity for a world-class explanation -or world-class trolling, depending on your point of view....

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/03/Ze-Frank-Explains-the-Super-Bowl/

Will Marathon Viewing Become the TV Norm?

I used to watch new episodes of my favorite shows every week on television. Now I watch one show, episode by episode, in sequence and on a computer screen. Then the next show. According to New York Times reporte...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/03/Will-Marathon-Viewing-Become-the-TV-Norm/

A Brief History Of Nerds In Pop Culture

Videogum hits the highlights of a timeline of nerds in pop culture, from the Dr. Seuss creature to the new game show King of the Nerds. Yes, Eddie Deezen is there, making an early appearance in nerd history. Not...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/03/A-Brief-History-Of-Nerds-In-Pop-Culture/






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