Archive for February 16th, 2013

Handy Racks Help Passengers Sleep on Trains

How do you sleep on a crowded train car with hard seats? In China, this problem has inspired an ingenious solution called the "body supporter":One top seller is the "body supporter", a metal stick with small platforms to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/16/Handy-Rack-Helps-Passengers-Sleep-on-Trains/

Ice Parkour

[http://youtu.be/nmtpngSjKqE] (YouTube link)Don't try this at home or anywhere! Professional free runner Ronnie Shalvis knows what he is doing -I think. I can't help but suspect there are painful outtakes and hospital bi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/16/Ice-Parkour/

The Car Wash Shower

Cue the Car Wash disco song by Rose Royce when you take a shower in the "Loop" shower by Italian designer Diego Granese for Idiha Design. Stylish and functional!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/16/The-Car-Wash-Shower/

A Coin Rolling on a Treadmill for an Hour

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7GN_FXgmaE](Video Link)Can you stand the excitement?! YouTube member Parker Reed created this thrilling video. Click on Continue reading for spoilers.Courtesy of YouTube member pirouli ro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/16/Coin-Rolling-on-a-Treadmill-for-an-Hour/

Turkish Man Cured of Vampirism

An unnamed man in Turkey was diagnosed two years ago with vampirism, dissociative identity disorder, major depressive disorder, alcohol abuse, and post-traumatic stress disorder. The PTSD, and possibly the alcohol abuse,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/16/Turkish-Man-Cured-of-Vampirism/

R2-D2 Bottle Stopper

R2-D2 Bottle Stopper Has the announcement of a new Star Wars movie got you in a celebratory mood? Before you pop the top on your favorite bottle of bubbly make sure you have the R2-D2 Bottle Stopper from the NeatoSh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/16/R2-D2-Bottle-Stopper/

Rowing Machine Armchair

Prof. Eckehard Fozzy Moritz demonstrates the armchair rowing machine. Photo: Innovationsmanufaktur GmbH Oar you a couch potato in need of some exercise? No need to get off the comfy c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/16/Rowing-Machine-Armchair/

Thrifty Jabba and Leia Costumes

Got a brown comforter? A bikini? You can dress up as Jabba the Hutt and Princess Leia without spending another penny. These unknown but frugal cosplayers are totally convincing. Especially Jabba's face. That's just perfe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/16/Thrifty-Jabba-and-Leia-Costumes/

How the War on Drugs Took Off

In 1973, the U.S. prison population was 330,000. Today, we have well over two million people locked up. What happened? NPR traces the beginning of the War on Drug to Nelson Rockefeller's decision to get tough on drug pus...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/16/How-the-War-on-Drugs-Took-Off/

The Cathedral of the Northern Light

On the nothern edge of Norway, far above the Arctic Circle, sits the Cathedral of the Northern Light. This new church building in the town of Alta features a 47-meter tall belfry clad in titanium sheeting that reflects t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/16/The-Cathedral-of-the-Northern-Light/

Anti-Piracy Website Pirates The Pirate Bay

(L) The infamous The Pirate Bay (R) Finnish anti-piracy group CIAPC's website Grab some popcorn, it's about to get good: To show the torrent site The Pirate Bay that piracy is wrong,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/16/Anti-Piracy-Website-Pirates-The-Pirate-Bay/

The Happy Baker Making Bread

[http://youtu.be/iUuKstAWof4] (YouTube link)The baker knows what he is doing, and he really enjoys it, baking the bread that makes up so much of what we eat every day. Starter, mix, knead, rise, knead, rise, shape, bake,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/16/The-Happy-Baker-Making-Bread/

Luxurious Bathroom on a Jetliner

Photo: Nick Gleis No cramped rows of uncomfortable airplane seats, please. The ultra-rich have a very different set of requirements in mind, as illustrated in this blog post of luxuri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/16/Luxurious-Bathroom-on-a-Jetliner/

Cocoa Bunny Carrysome Chocolate Scented Purse

Cocoa Bunny Carrysome Hippity. Hoppity. Easter is on the way. Are you looking for a sweet holiday treat? You need the Cocoa Bunny Carrysome from the Neatoshop. This cute chocolate bunny shaped bag smells like chocol...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/16/Cocao-Bunny-Carrysome-Chocolate-Scented-Purse/

How the Kessel Run Turns Han Solo Into a Time-Traveler

The blogs under Wired's umbrella are apparently trying to out-geek each other on Star Wars. First we saw an analysis of the Battle of Hoth at Danger Room, then Dot Physics determined that Darth Vader weighs at l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/16/How-the-Kessel-Run-Turns-Han-Solo-Into-a-Time-Traveler/

Subtle: Cigar That Ashes Gold

Millionaires may light their cigars with hundred dollar bills, but billionaires prefer to separate themselves from such hoi polloi. That's where the London Cut Black Tie cigar comes in. For $500, you can smoke a (that's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/16/Subtle-Cigar-That-Ashes-Gold/

My Strange Grandfather

[http://vimeo.com/57395065] (vimeo link)This delightful animation is from Dina Velikovskaya of the Russian State University of Cinematography (VGIK). A child can't understand why her weird grandfather spends so much time...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/16/My-Strange-Grandfather/

The Hula Hoop Purse

Ugh, finally! I am so done with purses that are easy to carry and store. The Chanel Hula Hoop Purse, which just debuted at New York Fashion Week, gets immediate attention from passersby and gives them a def...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/16/The-Hula-Hoop-Purse/

This Week at Neatorama

So now we are halfway through February and we've got the majority of its holidays behind us. Still, coming up Monday is President's Day, which is a big one, because banks will be closed and the mail won't run. President'...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/16/This-Week-at-Neatorama-141/

The Formula for Love

What is love? It's 5 + (-sqrt(1-x^2-(y-abs(x))^2))*cos(30*((1-x^2-(y-abs(x))^2))), x is from -1 to 1, y is from -1 to 1.5, z is from 1 to 6.No, really. It is.-via It's Okay to Be Smartmathematics, hearts, love...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/16/The-Formula-for-Love/

Namaqua Rain Frog

[http://youtu.be/cBkWhkAZ9ds] (YouTube link)Believe it or not, this is a frog. The Namaqua rain frog of South Africa. It inflates its body as a defense against predators, but I don't know how in the world that would dete...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/16/Namaqua-Rain-Frog/

Kokeshis Folding Paper Toys

Kokeshis Folding Paper ToysDo you long to make your own Kokeshis, but fear you lack the skill and natural talent to attempt such a feat? You need the Kokeshis Folding Paper Toys from the NeatoShop. This french designed p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/16/Kokeshis-Folding-Paper-Toys/

Alligator Blood May Lead to Powerful New Antibiotics

The last thing you want to do is expose a wound, even a small skin abrasion, to an environment crawling with microbes. Then consider the alligator, which leads a rather violent life and lives in swamps. But alligators do...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/16/Alligator-Blood-May-Lead-to-Powerful-New-Antibiotics/

Zombie Stuff You'll Love

Zombie Back Scratcher Love the undead? Head on over to the Zombie Shop over at the NeatoShop, where we stock nearly 200 most awesome and gruesome zombie items in the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/16/Zombie-Stuff-Youll-Love/
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