Archive for April 21st, 2013

Covering the Coverage

Boston native Hilary Sargent, also known as Chartgirl, made a chart about the various media and news outlets and how well they covered the Boston marathon bombing story. You'll have to click twice enlarge it at the link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/21/Covering-the-Coverage/

Flower and Napkin Holders

Flower and Napkin Holders Is your Mom the hostess with the mostess? This year help your Mom set the most elegant table in town with the Flower and Napkin Holder from the NeatoShop. This beautiful set of 4 rectangula...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/21/Flower-and-Napkin-Holders/

The Avengers and Sherlock Cookies

Fanfectionary makes impressively realistic depictions of popular characters using sugar cookies. From top to bottom, you can see Captain America, Black Widow and Loki from The Avengers and Sherlock Holmes and Jo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/21/Avengers-and-Sherlock-Cookies/

Alien Baby Shower Cake

Buzzfeed has a roundup called 38 Baby Shower Cakes Made Of Nightmares. Many depict the moment of childbirth and include plenty of naked female anatomy, along with blood and newborn babies made of cake. Consider the full...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/21/Alien-Baby-Shower-Cake/

Library, Room Divider, Stairs, Home Theater and Slide All-In-One

Library, stairs, room divider, home theater, and slide all in one! Architect Moon Hoon designed all that in the Panorama House in South Korea: Link - via Colossal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/21/Library-Room-Divider-Stairs-Home-Theater-and-Slide-All-In-One/

Pop-Tart Ice Cream Sandwiches

According to a wonderful rumor circulating the internet, a Carl's Jr. restaurant in Newport Beach, California is selling hand-scooped ice cream sandwiches made with strawberry Pop-Tarts. Time for a road trip!Link -via Fo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/21/Pop-Tart-Ice-Cream-Sandwiches/

The World's First E-Commerce Transaction Was a Drug Deal

According to John Markoff in his 2005 book What the Dormouse Said: How the Sixties Counterculture Shaped the Personal Computer Industry, the first online ecommerce transaction was...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/21/The-Worlds-First-E-Commerce-Transaction-Was-a-Drug-Deal/

3D Printed Sonograms for Blind Parents

How's this for a great use for emerging technology? Combine a sonogram that gives a 3D rendering of a fetus with 3D printing, and you produce a plastic model of the baby months before birth. This goes a long way toward a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/21/3D-Printed-Sonograms-for-Blind-Parents/

The Baseball Player Who Tried to Steal Third, Only to End up Stealing First Base

Who's on first? The wackiest night in baseball since the Abbot and Costello skit occurred Friday night during the Brewers-Cubs game, where Jean Segura tried to stole third but ended u...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/21/The-Baseball-Player-Who-Tried-to-Steal-Third-Only-to-End-up-Stealing-First-Base/

The Paragliding Circus

[http://vimeo.com/47997406]Gill Schneider lives to paraglide. His father operates a school that trains circus performers. It occurred to Schneider that some of the performers might enjoy his aerial lifestyle, so he took...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/21/The-Paragliding-Circus/

Russian Victory?

In Russia, Victory Day is May 9, a day to commemorate the surrender of Nazi Germany in World War II. Look closely at this billboard promoting the holiday. It has a Soviet flag, but the soldiers are taken from Joe Rosenth...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/21/Russian-Victory/

Scrubbing Bubbles Cake

Jean Schapowal, a baker on Long Island, made this cake that looks like the mascot of the Scrubbing Bubbles brand of household cleaners. Will it clean your bathroom tile effectively? Let's find out.LinkScrubbing Bubbles,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/21/Scrubbing-Bubbles-Cake/

Postal Letter Basket Sewing Kit

 Postal Letter Basket Sewing KitMother's Day is coming. Do you have your gift all sewn up? Give Mom with the sweet and functional Postal Letter Basket Sewing Kit from the NeatoShop. This delightful kit includes:&nbs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/21/Postal-Letter-Basket-Sewing-Kit/

Elephant Seal Scratches Its Head

Two things we learn from this cute photo by Mike Gin, who submitted his shot to National Geographic: 1. Elephant seals have fingers on their flippers (they even have fingernails)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/21/Elephant-Seal-Scratches-Its-Head/

Brainteaser: Bridge Tournament

(Image: Playing Card Plate available at the NeatoShop)During a high-stakes bridge tournament preceded by a sit-down dinner, Jay, Jennifer, Jeff, and John played together. At the end of the night, all four had more cash t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/21/Brainteaser-Bridge-Tournament/

Tiny King Kong

A post looks like the Empire State Building. With a few paper cutouts by French street artist OakOak, it becomes a scene from the 1933 movie King Kong. I suspect that this time, Kong won't last as long.Link -via...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/21/Tiny-King-Kong/

Horse and Garbage Can

[http://youtu.be/XZJ_sXOUd8I] (YouTube link)At first I thought, "Oh no! That poor horse got a garbage can struck on its head!" Then I realized he did that on purpose. What fun! But think, pal, you can't see where you're...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/21/Horse-and-Garbage-Can/

Steampunk Locomotive Barbecue Grill

Ryazan Deulino's amazing 4-ton locomotive barbecue pit has three bays and a brick-lined furnace. Some of the controls in the cab are functional, too! The wheel turns the rotating spit. All aboard!Link (Translation) -via...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/21/Steampunk-Locomotive-Barbecue-Grill/

The Super Rope Solution

[http://vimeo.com/64090686] (vimeo link)In this cartoon by film student Auke de Vries, a man decides that ropes will help him veg out in from of the TV effortlessly. But who is really pulling the strings? -via the Presur...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/21/The-Super-Rope-Solution/

3.5 Inch Floppy Disk Planter

Here's a clever use for obsolete floppy disks. Get some wire ties, drill holes for them and remove the hub from one side. You've now reformatted the disks into a functional planter.Link (Translation) -via Recylartupcycli...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/21/35-Inch-Floppy-Disk-Planter/

Barcoded Ants

Photo: Alessandro Crespi How do you track the movement of hundreds or thousands of ants in a colony? With barcodes, of course! A team of Swiss scientists glued barcodes to hundreds of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/21/Barcoded-Ants/

Birthday Treasure Hunt

For his son's 11th birthday, redditor crujones43 set up a treasure hunt. The boy had to read maps, collect clues at various locations, use a compass, solve puzzles, and hike through the woods to find a box containing rea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/21/Birthday-Treasure-Hunt/

Play Black Sabbath Music to Make Your Plants Grow

Chris Beardshaw, an award-winning gardener and television show host, says that playing heavy metal music to plants helps them grow. Specifically, he suggests playing a lot of Black Sabbath:Beardshaw, a familiar face on B...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/21/Play-Black-Sabbath-Music-to-Make-Your-Plants-Grow/




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