Archive for April 19th, 2013

Memorable Engagement Photos

Casey Grim and Adam McLaughlin made their engagement photo shoot into a hilarious parody of engagement photo shoots. She's doing all the sexy, arty poses you've seen so many times, and so does he. See the rest of the ser...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/19/Memorable-Engagement-Photos/

You and Me

(Photo: Reuters)Zhang Zhaohui's "You and Me" is an interactive art installation in Beijing's 798 arts district. Couples frequently squeeze into it for romantic snapshots.Linkart installations, Beijing, Zhang Zhaohui...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/19/You-and-Me/

Smart-E-Pants

No, Sean Dukelow and colleagues from the University of Calgary weren't calling you names. The Smart-E-Pants is a battery-powered undergarment that has built-in electronic system to f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/19/Smart-E-Pants/

The Confederate Helicopter

During the American Civil War, the United States Navy blockaded Southern ports. Southern engineers set their minds to finding technological ways to break that blockade. For example, they built the first submarine that sa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/19/The-Confederate-Helicopter/

Deserted Boston Streets

This is Harvard Square as you've never seen it before -and you'll probably never see it again without people. Boston was on lockdown earlier today, as police looked for the fugitive bomber (and they got him). Citizens we...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/19/Deserted-Boston-Streets/

Einstein vs. Darth Vader

"The Force? I see your F=ma and raise you E=mc2" Watch Albert Einstein take on Darth Vader in this short clip by Patrick Boivin (previously on Neatorama) over at Gee...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/19/Einstein-vs-Darth-Vader/

How Rabies Spawned Vampires and Zombies

Ancient tales of vampires later split into two modern mythic characters: vampires and zombies. Movies characterize vampires and zombies as quite different, yet tales from history tell of vampires with characteristics of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/19/How-Rabies-Spawned-Vampires-and-Zombies/

The Market for Gourmet Cupcakes is Crashing

It is, according to The Wall Street Journal. After flying high for several years, the market for gourmet cupcakes is experiencing something like a sugar crash: Crumbs rivals...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/19/The-Market-for-Gourmet-Cupcakes-is-Crashing/

Brainteaser: Pocket Change

(Image credit: Flickr user Peter Gerdes)"Brian," said Old Jay, "if you can tell me how much change is in my pocket, you can have it. All but three of the coins are quarters. All but three are dimes. All but three are nic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/19/Brainteaser-Pocket-Change/

Bites & Pieces Crust Cutter

 Bites & Pieces Crust CutterGot a picky eater? Make a game of mealtime with the Bites & Pieces Crust Cutter from the NeatoShop. This great crust cutter removes the ends of the bread and styles the sandwich i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/19/Bites-Pieces-Crust-Cutter/

100 Years Later by Maico Akiba

What would today's gadgets and household items look like to future archaeologists? Maico Akiba (previously on Neatorama) shows us in a project called "100 Years Later," whe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/19/100-Years-Later-by-Maico-Akiba/

iMac G4 Lamps

Last month, we saw ceiling lamps made from iMac G3s. You can do a lot with an old Macintosh because of the attractive physical designs of that computer line. Here's another example: Randall Littleton turns old iMac G4s i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/19/iMac-G4-Lamps/

Coveting The Craziest Cat-People Collectibles

People's obsession with cats did not begin with the internet. Collector's Weekly has a roundup of vintage cat items on eBay that include plates, jewelry, ephemera, knick-knacks, and toys that were manufactured to cater t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/19/Coveting-The-Craziest-Cat-People-Collectibles/

Think You Can Play Dance Dance Revolution?

[http://youtu.be/DNCVSiDbRBY] You can play Dance Dance Revolution, you say? Not like this dude, you can't! Watch as a Japanese man (or is he a cyborg?) named Takaske plays DDR on two pads: Hit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/19/Think-You-Can-Play-Dance-Dance-Revolution/

The 15 Most Beautiful Fungi in the World

This is the clavaria zollingeri, a species of fungi commonly known as the violet coral. It looks like coral, doesn't it? But this fungus lives in woodland environments, not under the sea. It's one of 15 stunning...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/19/The-15-Most-Beautiful-Fungi-in-the-World/

Tomcat and the Vacuum Cleaner

[http://youtu.be/Im4TO03CuF8] (YouTube link)Instead of running and hiding like a typical house cat when the vacuum cleaner goes on, this cat is mainly curious. When little children first discover the business end of a va...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/19/Tomcat-and-the-Vacuum-Cleaner/

Boy Scout Merit Badges from 1911 to 2012

The Boy Scouts of America have existed for just over a century. When it first published a manual in 1911, the organization offered 57 merit badges. Now, if offers 131. In general, the requirements have gotten more specif...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/19/Boy-Scout-Merit-Badges-from-1911-to-2012/

What is American Flavor?

Rusty Blazenhoff saw "cool American" flavor Doritos for sale in Iceland. So what flavor is cool American? The picture would lead one to believe that would be nacho cheese, but it's really ranch. So now we know the flavor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/19/What-is-American-Flavor/

Mighty Morphin Pony Rangers

It's pony time! The six Elements of Harmony combine to form the Megaponyzord in this drawing by Sean Mirrsen. This isn't a quick sketching project. Mr. Mirrsen has carefully thought through this crossover:Twilight Sparkl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/19/Mighty-Morpin-Pony-Rangers/

Understanding Existentialism in Four Easy Steps

Step # 1 Be the Master of Your DomainOne of the earliest existential ideas to come about was the concept of subjective morality. Formulated in the 19th century by Danish philosopher Søren Kierkega...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/19/Understanding-Existentialism-in-Four-Easy-Steps/

Manatee Socks

Manatee Socks Oh, the beautiful Manatee. It's no wonder that these fantastic cows of the sea have managed to deftly glide into your heart. Proclaim your love for these graceful herbivores with the Manatee Socks from...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/19/Manatee-Socks/

TV Show Intros as a Birthday Greeting

[http://youtu.be/KrS7czHGCSE] (YouTube link)Leigh Lahav made her husband Oren Mendezitsky a birthday video by inserting them and their circle into TV show intros. How many do you recognize? There's a list at the YouTube...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/19/TV-Show-Intros-as-a-Birthday-Greeting/

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Cocktail

In the Goblet of Fire drinking game, once you are chosen as a Champion, you must drink. Ashley Brice and Liana Cole designed a cocktail inspired by the fourth novel and movie in the Harry Potter series. They also designe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/19/Harry-Potter-and-the-Goblet-of-Fire-Cocktail/

Big Cats and Boxes

[http://youtu.be/J11uu8L8FTY] (YouTube link) Big Cat Rescue shows us once again how big cats are like house cats. They like playing with balls, they get high on catnip, they chase laser lights, and in this video, we see...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/19/Big-Cats-and-Boxes/

Ridiculous Startup Company Ideas That Were Completely Successful

What are some of the most ridiculous startup ideas that eventually became successful?That question was posted on Quora. Michael Wolfe, an entrepreneur, responded by pointing out that some of the most successful startup c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/19/Ridiculous-Startup-Company-Ideas-That-Were-Completely-Successful/

The Plumbers

The Plumbers by Wirdou They may not know that the princess is in another castle, but these plumbers know your secrets! The Plumbers is a nifty new tee from Wirdou, now availab...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/19/The-Plumbers/






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