Archive for February 21st, 2013

6 Non-Existent People Who Were Nominated for Oscars

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences nominates people for their specific contributions to specific films in a number of disciplines and crafts. Those people are in the credits of the films -except when they ar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/21/6-Non-Existent-People-Who-Were-Nominated-for-Oscars/

Flying an F-18 Fighter Jet

[http://youtu.be/nw0gjw1XIIk] What does flying an F18 fighter jet feel like? This may be the closest you'll ever get to flying the $67 million machine. Page Maverick and Goose, then hit play or...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/21/Flying-an-F-18-Fighter-Jet/

Douglas Mawson's Trip Into the Unknown

In 1912, Douglas Mawson and 31 other men set out to explore the uncharted territory of Antarctica in the Australasian Antarctic Expedition (AAE). They traveled in teams of three men each, with sleds, sled dogs, and suppl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/21/Douglas-Mawsons-Trip-Into-the-Unknown/

Will the Universe End in a Bubble of Doom?

We may have survived the Large Hadron Collider, but the Higgs boson still has a trick up its sleeves. According to new findings on the "Higgs-like" particle discovered la...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/21/Will-the-Universe-End-in-a-Bubble-of-Doom/

Bar Mitzvah Save The Date Rap

 [http://youtu.be/G_sWoZJGCTQ]Today you are a man. Tomorrow you go back to junior high school an internet rap sensation.Meet Daniel Blumen. This May he is set to have his Bar Mitzvah. That is the day that this 13-ye...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/21/Bar-Mitzvah-Save-The-Date-Rap/

Zombie Wine Bottle Holder

Zombie Wine Bottle HolderIt is a little known fact that zombies love to lend a hand kitchen. Don't believe me? Just check out the Zombie Wine Bottle Holder from the NeatoShop. This zombie is just dying to hang on to your...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/21/Zombie-Wine-Bottle-Holder/

Paranoia or Just a Hobby?

I wonder what he'd do if he ever really found a robot that way. This Twaggie was illustrated by Kevin Coffee from a Tweet by Matt Roller. See more new illustrated Tweets at Twaggies! Link Twitter, Tweet, Twaggies, robot...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/21/Paranoia-or-Just-a-Hobby/

Evolution of Cargo Ships

The computer, tablet, or smart phone you're reading this post on comes from a factory in Asia on a cargo ship. In fact, most things you buy come on such ships - and because of rising demand in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/21/Evolution-of-Cargo-Ships/

How to Make a Sandwich in Space

[http://youtu.be/AZx0RIV0wss] (YouTube link)Astronaut Chris Hadfield, the International Space Station's ambassador to the internet, shows us how to make a sandwich without the aid of gravity. The Canadian Space Agency ha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/21/How-to-Make-a-Sandwich-in-Space/

Tropical Island Inside a Hangar

Sandy beach, palm trees and clear, blue water. But if you think that these vacationeers are lounging on a warm tropical island, you'd be wrong. They're inside a giant hangar in snowy Germany:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/21/Tropical-Island-Inside-a-Hangar/

A First-grader Judges Oscar-nominated Movies by Their Posters

Sunny Chanel's 7-year-old daughter is too young to see any of the nine films up for a Best Picture Oscar. But she took a look at the posters for each film and gave her assessment of what the movie is about from that. Thi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/21/A-First-grader-Judges-Oscar-nominated-Movies-by-Their-Posters/

How Keyboard Cat Was Born

[http://youtu.be/APDDTFg7Tn0] How do you make a viral YouTube video turned Internet meme that's been viewed over 29 million times and spawned hundreds of parodies? First, obtain a cat video (th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/21/How-Keyboard-Cat-Was-Born/

Bring in the Cats

This web toy has autoplay music and may be a trigger for certain epileptics. That said, if you choose, bring in the cats! Link  -via Metafilter web toy, cats...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/21/Bring-in-the-Cats/

Dinner Party Guest Book

Dinner Party Guest BookMake your dinner party an affair to remember with the Dinner Party Guest Book from the NeatoShop. This beautiful padded book includes 112 pages for guests to share their true feelings about your en...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/21/Dinner-Party-Guest-Book/

Do Children Owe Anything to Their Abusive Parents?

Many children who suffer from neglect or abuse from their parents nonetheless manage to grow up into decent adults. Question is, do they owe anything to these bad parents? W...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/21/Do-Children-Owe-Anything-to-Their-Abusive-Parents/

Her First Duet

[http://youtu.be/apEZsglPp8I] (YouTube link)Jesse Teeters and his two-year-old daughter unveil their first duet for the public. He calls it "The culmination of 2.5 years of parenting." Adorable! On the off chance you're...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/21/Mahna-Mahna/

Bicycles Made from Scrapped Cars

Now here is an eminently sensible art project. The craftsmen at Lola Madrid are developing a highly marketable post-apocalyptic skill: turning useless old car parts into bikes. Transmission belts become drive chains, car...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/21/Bicycles-Made-from-Scrapped-Cars/

Hamantaschen For Purim

Purim, coming up this weekend, is a Jewish holiday celebrating how Esther averted the slaughter of her people at the hands of Haman. His name survives in the triangular treat called Hamantasch (Hamantaschen is the plural...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/21/Hamantaschen-For-Purim/

This Barber Can Cut Your Hair Blindfolded

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SubO_G55itI](Video Link)Actually, I suspect that most barbers could, but Ukranian hairdresser Olek Maksakov will cut your hair blindfolded and do a good job of it. Even better: Maksakov us...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/21/This-Barber-Can-Cut-Your-Hair-Blindfolded/

What Is It? game 265

W00t! It's time for another collaboration with the always-excellent What Is It? blog. Can you guess what this strange object is?Put your guess in the comment section below (click the +). One guess per comment, tho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/21/What-Is-It-game-265/

Fruit Gushers Wrapped in Fruit Roll-Ups and Fruit by the Foot

Dominique Zamora of Foodbeast describes this ball of sugar as "a dentist's worst nightmare." I doubt it. A prudent dentist sees opportunity in this work of mass dental destruction. As the One Hundred and Second Rule of A...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/21/Fruit-Gushers-Wrapped-in-Fruit-Roll-Ups-and-Fruit-by-the-Foot/

The Keeper of Traken Doctor Who Collector Set

The Keeper of Traken Doctor Who Collector SetAttention Doctor Who fans! Behold The Keeper of Traken Doctor Who Collector Set from the NeatoShop. This amazing set features 4 action figures from the Doctor Who series. Incl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/21/The-Keeper-of-Traken-Doctor-Who-Collector-Set/

Technoviking Sues Filmmaker

The still-unnamed star of the hit video known as Technoviking is suing Matthias Fritsch, the filmmaker who recorded him dancing in 2000. The lawyers involved and the court in Germany are not very forthcoming with the fac...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/21/Technoviking-Sues-Filmmaker/

The House with a Pop-up Roof

It's like a giant's lunchbox! This house, which is named Shadowboxx, is in the San Juan Islands in the state of Washington. Olson Kundig Architects designed the 16 by 20 foot roof over the bathhouse to open and close wit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/21/The-House-with-a-Pop-up-Roof/

The Worst Oscar Production Number Ever

At the 1989 Academy Awards ceremony, the show opened with a 15-minute production featuring Snow White, Rob Lowe, and Merv Griffin singing and dancing along with disembodied stars and tables. It was such a disaster that i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/21/The-Worst-Oscar-Production-Number-Ever/

Lowra's Perfectly Staged Papercraft Scenes

French artist Lowra cuts out her cartoon characters so they can interact with the real world. She's nice enough, but I'd be careful around the cat. You're bite-sized to him.Link -via Pleated Jeanspapercrafts...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/21/Lowras-Perfectly-Staged-Papercraft-Scenes/

40-square-foot Apartments in Hong Kong

Can you imagine an entire family living a space that's smaller than a king-size bed? A large number of Hong Kong residents live in super-subdivided spaces. The only way to really see how crowded these apartments are is t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/21/40-square-foot-Apartments-in-Hong-Kong/

C-3PO Dress

Khalil Marenco turned a tedious droid into a striking outfit. The wiring around the waist is a nice touch. This dress can't translate anything, but it communicates well enough.Link -via When Geeks WedStar Wars, C-3PO, dr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/21/C-3PO-Dress/
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