Archive for April 25th, 2013

5 Animals That Take Public Transportation

In 2008, a wild coyote boarded a train at the airport of Portland, Oregon and took a seat:[...] but wildlife specialists removed and released it before the train took off.Even so, the sneaky interloper is forever immorta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/25/5-Animals-That-Take-Public-Transportation/

Pop Culture Amigurumi Dolls

Kristen Kinsey made these amigurumi dolls in the likeness of Dexter Morgan (left) from the TV series Dexter,  and Connor from the video game Assassin's Creed 3. See other delightful crocheted amigurumi doll...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/25/Pop-Culture-Amigurumi-Dolls/

Google Glass-Like Augmented Reality Device Will Project a Manga World around You

Have you ever wanted to live inside an anime or manga series? You may get to in the future. A Japanese company led by entrepreneur Takahito Iguchi is developing an augmented reality viewer similar to Google Glass. I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/25/Google-Glass-Like-Augmented-Reality-Device-Will-Project-a-Manga-World-around-You/

Giant God Warrior Appears in Tokyo

[Update 4/26/13: Video no longer available - sorry about that!] Move over, Godzilla! Studio Ghibli, the maker of cute anime such as My Neighbor Totoro and Howl's Moving Castle, has released a short film...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/25/Giant-God-Warrior-Appears-in-Tokyo/

17 Things You Probably Didn't Know About The Wizard Of Oz

Back in 1939, when The Wizard of Oz hit theaters, people were amazed at the color and the special effects. Little did the producers know that many years later, we would have home video, so we could watch the mov...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/25/17-Things-You-Probably-Didnt-Know-About-The-Wizard-Of-Oz/

Waves in the Desert

The Wave is the popular name of a series of rock formations in the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, a nature preserve on the Arizona-Utah border. If there is any hope of surfing on dry land, this is the place to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/25/Waves-in-the-Desert/

Body Language of Elephants

Body language isn't limited to humans - according to biologists Joyce Poole and her husband Petter Granli of ElephantVoices, elephants communicate with each other through elaborate gestures as...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/25/Body-Language-of-Elephants/

Movie Posters with Their Original Book Titles

When novels are made into movies, should producers keep the original titles? Redditor Shystone altered the posters of famous movies with the original titles that inspired them. Among them are Doctor Strangelove,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/25/Movie-Posters-with-Their-Original-Book-Titles/

Understand Your Mother Instantly Breath Spray

Understand Your Mother Instantly Breath SprayDon't spend another Mother's Day confused and confounded by your Mom. Get the Understand Your Mother Instantly Breath Spray from the NeatoShop. This peppermint-flavored breath...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/25/Understand-Your-Mother-Instantly-Breath-Spray-2/

How to Make DNA with Jelly Babies and Licorice

Photos: Mark Lorch Here's a nifty weekend science project that you can do with your kids: make a DNA from jelly babies and licorice. Mark Lorch of The Guardian's Notes & Theories...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/25/How-to-Make-DNA-with-Jelly-Babies-and-Licorice/

Game of Friends

[http://youtu.be/9RnDmt7GCPE] (YouTube link)Mashup a cutting-edge drama with a more innocent pop culture world and turn it into something incongruously innocuous. That's the point behind this show intro for Game of T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/25/Game-of-Friends/

Lunar Eclipse Flower

Igor Vin'yaminov stitched together images of lunar eclipses from 1997 to 2011 into this amazing collage: The dark, inner shadow of planet Earth is called the umbra. Shaped l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/25/Lunar-Eclipse-Flower/

Pirate Ship for Sale

If you've ever wanted your very own pirate ship, the Gypsy Rose can be yours for the discounted price of $79,000! Captain Tim operates pirate cruises on the Mississippi River, and is selling an older model.Built...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/25/Pirate-Ship-for-Sale/

Magnetic Hose

Now those are two words I'd never thought I'd hear in the same sentence, but thanks to physics, the magnetic hose is now a reality: One of the more important properties of electromagnet...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/25/Magnetic-Hose/

Break So Bad

A Chinese bootleg version of the AMC series Breaking Bad may have been intentionally designed to be confusing so as not to draw attention to its illegality. Ya think so? How else could you explain it turned into...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/25/Break-So-Bad/

Paw Warz

[http://youtu.be/cdFI95Sbnnc] (YouTube link)You know, it never occurred to me that Maneki Neko makes a perfect C2PO. But it has occurred to me that cats in Star Wars would have a perfect method for distracting t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/25/Paw-Warz/

The Wheelharp

The wheelharp is a fairly new musical instrument that produces the rich sounds of stringed instruments. A keyboard controls 61 bowed strings, so one musician can sound like an orchestra- or at least the string section. T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/25/The-Wheelharp/

Brie and Blueberry Waffle Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Brie is a versatile cheese. It pairs well with both sweet and salty foods. That's why I like Chung-Ah's unique approach to the grilled cheese sandwich. With waffles, blueberries, lemon juice and butter, her sandwich...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/25/Brie-and-Blueberry-Waffle-Grilled-Cheese-Sandwich/

What Is It? game 274

It's time for the latest edition of our collaboration with the always amusing What Is It? Blog. Can you guess what this thing is? Or can you make up something silly?Place your guess in the comment section below....

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/25/What-Is-It-game-274/

Cute Squirrel Purse

Cute Squirrel PurseSpring is here. All winter long you have squirreled away your dollars in hopes of hunting down the perfect bag. Behold the Cute Squirrel Purse from the NeatoShop. This adorable cross-body bag features...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/25/Cute-Squirrel-Purse/

Professor Encourages His Students to Cheat in Order to Teach Them Game Theory

Peter Nonacs, professor of biology at UCLA, teaches Game Theory in his Behavioral Ecology course. He told his students that for an upcoming exam, they could do anything that would normally be considered cheating:A week b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/25/Professor-Encourages-His-Students-to-Cheat-to-Teach-Them-Game-Theory/

Footee

[http://youtu.be/cPDOExChuVM] (YouTube link)Footee is a sport that combines football and golf. The resulting game saves the expense of golf clubs, and eliminates the collision injuries of team football. Will footee catch...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/25/Footee/

Jalapeño Popper Grilled Cheese Sandwich

April is Grilled Cheese Sandwich Month, so many clever chefs are generating innovative takes on the classic comfort food. J. Kenji Lopez-Alt combined it with one of my favorite foods: cheese-stuffed jalapeño peppe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/25/Jalapeo-Popper-Grilled-Cheese-Sandwich/

The Voice of Alexander Graham Bell

Alexander Graham Bell worked with sound, tinkering with gadgets to help his wife, who was deaf, communicate. He is known as the inventor of the telephone. He gave the Smithsonian more than 400 discs and cylinders of his...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/25/The-Voice-of-Alexander-Graham-Bell/

20-Foot Long Balloon Dinosaur

Larry Moss's Airigami team assembled this enormous and reasonably lifelike acrocanthosaurus, a carnivorous dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous period. At 20 feet long, it's almost a 1:1 scale model. You can see photo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/25/20-Foot-Long-Balloon-Dinosaur/

Chopping a Watermelon

[http://youtu.be/FN4PF4ulNpk] (YouTube link)Skill. And a very sharp knife. And someone mentioned the advantage of a great cutting board. A whole watermelon is chopped and ready for salad in 20 seconds flat. (via Viral Vi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/25/Chopping-a-Watermelon/

Steampunk AT-ST Desk Lamp

Gozdom's desk lamp looks sturdy, but remember that Ewoks destroyed them with just logs and rope. He writes:The configuration follows that of the AT-ST scout walker, and the head resembles the boiler of a steam locomotive...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/25/Steampunk-AT-ST-Desk-Lamp/






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