Archive for May 10th, 2013

If You Give A Kid A Camera

If you give a kid your iPhone, she will ask you to use your camera. When you say okay, she will take dozens and dozens of pictures of other people's feet. Some will be her brother's feet.Those feet will remind her of her...

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Petswitch

Well, this is silly, but you might want to give it a try for laughs. Petswitch allows you to easily put your features on your pet's face. Or if you don't have a pet, there's a gallery of pet pictures you can select from....

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/10/Petswitch/

Diagnosed with Autism at the Age of 2, This 14-Year Old Boy Was Told That He Would Never Learn to Read. Now He's a Graduate Student in Quantum Physics.

Therapists didn't think much of Jacob Barnett's future. But his mother saw him demonstrate a prodigious memory, pattern recognition skills and an intuitive grasp of astrophysics:One day, his mom took him stargazing. A fe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/10/Diagnosed-with-Autism-at-the-Age-of-2-This-Boy-Was-Told-That-He-Would-Never-Learn-to-Read-Now-Hes-a-Graduate-Student-in-Quantum-Physics/

One Phrase Leads to Another

[http://youtu.be/WYcWA_RNl1s] (YouTube link)As much as Disco talks, it's a good thing he knows a lot of different phrases. He jumps from one pop culture reference to another, sometimes garbling them a little, just enough...

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The Right Way To Calculate Dog's Age

Image: Annette Shaff/Shutterstock The old way of multiplying a dog's age in human years by 7 is just not cutting it anymore. To get at your dog's true age, follow this formula:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/10/The-Right-Way-To-Calculate-Dogs-Age/

See-Through Toilet Stalls

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2JQw0cWL9Q](Video Link)The door to this toilet stall in Vienna's Cafe Diglas is transparent. Step inside, flip a switch, and the door becomes opaque. How does it work? Can you figure it o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/10/See-Through-Toilet-Stalls/

Scratch-and-Sniff Cards Still Worked

The natural gas supplier Energy West distributes scratch-and-sniff cards to its customers so they can learn to recognize the smell of a gas leak. That backfired in Great Falls, Montana. When a batch of expired cards was...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/10/Scratch-and-Sniff-Cards-Still-Worked/

Baby Cowboy Layette Set

 Baby Cowboy Layette SetAre you looking for the perfect outfit for your favorite little buckaroo? You need the Baby Cowboy Layette Set from the NeatoShop. This adorable 2-piece set features a soft cap shaped li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/10/Baby-Cowboy-Layette-Set/

How Hackers Stole $45 Million from ATMs in Just 10 Hours

ATM fraud schemes are not uncommon, but this one perpetrated by a global network of hackers stood out for its sheer size: thieves drained $45 million from banks in just 10 hours, by drawing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/10/How-Hackers-Stole-45-Million-from-ATMs-in-Just-10-Hours/

Congratulations on the New Baby!

Until the words emerged from my mouth, I never imagined that I would ever utter the phrase, "Is there baby poop on my face?"Lunarbaboon smiles because he knows what's coming.Linkwebcomic, Lunarbaboon, parenting...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/10/Congratulations-on-the-New-Baby/

Satellite Time-Lapse Imagery

Google Earth put images from LandSat satellites together to create time-lapse images of our changing Earth. You can see how some places have changed dramatically over the past 30 years, such as the Amazon, where agricult...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/10/Satellite-Time-Lapse-Imagery/

Sad Cat Diary

[http://youtu.be/PKffm2uI4dk] (YouTube link)Ze Frank narrates the entries of a cat's diary. This is a bit like Henri, the Existential Cat, with an added dollop of Ze's craziness. Watch for the sand cat at 2:27. -via Vira...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/10/Sad-Cat-Diary/

DIY Transformers Costume

Marc Derepentigny has created what is possibly the coolest fan-made Transformers costume ever! The 7-foot suit comes complete with servo-actuated claws, moving LED eyes and smoke thr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/10/DIY-Transformers-Costume/

Trash Bag Tents

The improvised campgrounds around music festivals are often covered with garbage when festival goers leave. To encourage tidiness and promote its new line of trash bags, the Glad company asked people to camp in tents mad...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/10/Trash-Bag-Tents/

Created Equal

Photographer Mark Laita's series "Created Equal" puts seemingly opposite people side-by-side in portraits. When you look closely, the staging shows them to have common elements that make them appear eerily similar. See t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/10/Created-Equal/

Dancing Pile Drivers

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFb0nLCKypg](Video Link)These construction workers in Thailand must drive a beam into the ground. They don't have a machine to do the job, so they dance on a crossbeam--with musical accomp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/10/Dancing-Pile-Drivers/

Your State's Highest-Paid Employee

State governments have a lot of people on the payroll. There are legislators, judges, social workers, inspectors, police, and the educational system, from elementary school to state universities. Deadspin looked at the r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/10/Your-States-Highest-Paid-Employee/

Sloth Socks

 Sloth Socks Some days are more exhausting than others. For those days where you wish you could remain practically motionless there are the Sloth Socks from the NeatoShop. These fantastic knee-high socks featur...

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Incredible Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote Cake

The level of detail in this cake by Pirikos Cake Design is amazing. Even Wile E. Coyote's iconic blueprint plans are legible. Alas, I think that he will be any more successful this time.Link | Bakery WebsiteRoad Runner,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/10/Incredible-Road-Runner-and-Wile-E-Coyote-Cake/

50 Shades of Prey: Poison Dart Frogs

Why don't all poison dart frogs look the same? (Image credit: Flickr user William Wan)Nothing says "STAY AWAY!" to a predator like a tasty-looking creature that's a little t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/10/50-Shades-of-Prey-Poison-Dart-frogs/

6-Foot Tall Super Mario Bros. Piranha Plant Spits Fire

Why did Caleb Kraft build a massive version of the predatory plant from the Super Mario Bros. franchise? Because he could. A better question: why aren't we all building our own?Kraft's plant has both indoor and outdoor v...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/10/6-Foot-Tall-Super-Mario-Bros-Piranha-Plant-Spits-Fire/

Maru and the Drain Plug

[http://youtu.be/IoYXAa8htJI] (YouTube link)What's fat cat Maru doing these days? Here he is in the bathtub, but there's no water. He's discovered that the tub plug goes round and round, but it doesn't come out. -via Huf...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/10/Maru-and-the-Drain-Plug/

Little Golden Video Game Books

Inspired by the classic Little Golden Book we've all read as little kids, Los Angeles-based illustrator Joebot decided to create his own version of videogame-based Little Golden Books:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/10/Little-Golden-Video-Game-Books/

Whimsical Wooden Spoons

DeviantART member sp00ntaneous carves these amusing forms by hand. I'm especially impressed by the snake, which must have required a lot of careful planning.Linkwoodworking, spoons...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/10/Whimsical-Wooden-Spoons/

Alligator Helps Nab Fleeing Suspect

Florida criminals beware. Alligators appear to be on the side of local law enforcement.Twenty-year-old Bryan Zuniga fled during a routine traffic stop. While attempting to elude police he was attacked by an alligator.&nb...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/10/Alligator-Helps-Nab-Feeling-Suspect/






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