Archive for August 24th, 2013

Steampunk Computer Workstation

Alexander Schlesier, AKA The Steampunker, is maker of steampunk housewares, furniture and mad scientist gear. He built this classy and functional computer desk. I like what he did with the classic Singer treadle sewing m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/24/Steampunk-Computer-Workstation/

"If You Want the American Dream, Go To Finland"

Complaining about the country's education system is a favorite pastime of many American parents, but why don't - or can't - we change the way we educate our children? Author Amanda Ripley decided to investigate by...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/24/If-You-Want-the-American-Dream-Go-To-Finland/

This Is a Kite

(Photo: Wired)Tomás Saraceno, an artist whose work we've featured previously, designed this kite called Solar Bell. He based his design on a flying machine concept conceived by Alexander Graham Bell:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/24/This-Is-a-Kite/

You'll Never Be Grumpy With This Grumpy Cat Bow

Tardar Sauce may be grumpy, but she certainly puts a smile on everyone else's face and you will to wearing this great Grumpy Cat bow in your hair. Of course, if she's not quite your style, Etsy seller uniquechicbows sell...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/24/Youll-Never-Be-Grumpy-With-This-Grumpy-Cat-Bow/

I Forgot My Phone

[http://youtu.be/OINa46HeWg8] (YouTube link)One woman notices things she would have never noticed if she had remembered her phone. Those of us who weren't born into the mobile device culture understand all too well. -via...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/24/I-Forgot-My-Phone/

Yo Google! What's Tracy Spiridakos Got To Do With Klingon Forehead?

When I was doing a bit of web research for our "8 Bafflingly Strange Plastic Surgeries" post on Neatorama, I googled "Klingon Forehead" on Google Images. Sure enough, tons of images of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/24/Yo-Google-Whats-Tracy-Spiridakos-Got-To-Do-With-Klingon-Forehead/

Steampunk Legend of Zelda Mecha

Carrying all that gear across Hyrule won't be a problem for Link now that he's driving a mecha. Donald Kennedy, a custom toymaker whose amazing work we've featured previously, built this 6-inch custom figure.Link -via Te...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/24/Steampunk-Legend-of-Zelda-Mecha/

Alice in Wonderland Teapot

Alice in Wonderland Teapot (front and back)Quick, invite the guests because it is time for tea! Throw your own mad tea party with the Alice in Wonderland Teapot from the NeatoShop. Both sides of this gorgeous collectible...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/24/Alice-in-Wonderland-Teapot/

Snow Leopard Cub Born at Brookfield Zoo

The Brookfield Zoo in Chicago has announced that a snow leopard cub was born there on June 13th. The cub, a blue-eyed baby boy, does not yet have a name.  The cub, who currently weighs about 10 pounds, is the first...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/24/Snow-Leopard-Cub-Born-at-Brookfield-Zoo/

Ice Cream Monster Truck

To promote its line of cars, the Czech automaker Škoda built this massive ice cream truck. Carbuzz reports:Built to mark the launch of the Octavia vRS, the 5.5-ton vehicle comes with 5 ft monster truck wheels and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/24/Ice-Cream-Monster-Truck/

Russian Army Choir Sings "Skyfall"

[http://youtu.be/crHBzIYRjdY] Move over, Adele! Here comes the Russian Army choir singing a cover of Skyfall that will make you forget that the Russians have been portrayed as villains in many James Bond movies....

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/24/Russian-Army-Choir-Sings-Skyfall/

Modified Treadmill Desk Browses the Internet Only as Fast as You Run

Treadmill desks may make you healthier, but you have to possess the self-discipline to keep them turned on. Brian Peiris modified his treadmill desk to do exactly that. The slower he moves, the slower his internet connec...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/24/Modified-Treadmill-Desk-Browses-the-Internet-as-Fast-as-You-Run/

How to Stop a Toddler from Crying

[http://youtu.be/0CuhZOYuKDg] (YouTube link)Yes, distraction, and an opportunity to show off, works wonders to make a child forget her problems. That works for adults, too, it's just a little harder to manipulate. -via D...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/24/How-to-Stop-a-Toddler-from-Crying/

Prefer Spaghetti Over Ramen? What About in Your Burger?

Earlier this month, Keizo Shimamoto released a ramen burger that quickly became the cronut of the burger world. If ramen isn't really your thing though, perhaps you'd prefer PYT's spaghetti burger that features a mozerel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/24/Prefer-Spaghetti-Over-Ramen-What-About-in-Your-Burger/

Tracking Snail Movements with LEDs

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xexQbiNoKxg](Video Link)Although it may look like an art project, these researchers from the University of Exeter are actually trying to track the movements of snails that carry lungworm p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/24/Tracking-Snail-Movements-with-LEDs/

Reality and Mental Illness are Starting to Converge

Through most of human history, the mentally ill spoke of seeing demons, spirits, and ghosts. Those delusions are different now. The Truman Show delusion is one in which the subject is convinced that the world they percei...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/24/Reality-and-Mental-Illness-are-Starting-to-Converge/

The Cutest Ring Bearer Ever? Affirmative!

Kelsie Curtis has a seriously cool dad. How cool? Well, he not only made her a custom TARDIS wedding cake topper for her big day, he also built a remote-controlled K-9 ring bearer for his baby girl. Link k9, do...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/24/The-Cutest-Ring-Bearer-Ever-Affirmative/

This Week at Neatorama

Have you noticed that every week, Neatorama has more and more posts that you won't find anywhere else? We're gradually ramping up our exclusive articles, testing out new ideas, and hoping to find more of what you enjoy m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/24/This-Week-at-Neatorama-167/

Vulture Hook Pillow

Vulture Hook PillowDo you find your home decor dead and uninviting, but you don't have the money to completely tear it apart and start over? Freshen up your look with the Vulture Hook Pillow from the NeatoShop. Nothing a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/24/Vulture-Hook-Pillow-2/

Illinois Government Website Offers Klingon Translation

Well, these are tough economic times for many Klingons....(Photo: unknown)So it makes sense that the Illinois Department of Employment Security would offer assistance to residents whose primary language is Klingon. Ellen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/24/Illinois-Government-Website-Offers-Klingon-Translation/

The Science Behind Honey’s Eternal Shelf Life

Raw honey doesn't spoil. As long as its sealed away from moisture, you can eat honey that is years, or even thousands of years old in its raw state. Why is this? It has to do with sugar, water content, and bee bellies. A...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/24/The-Science-Behind-Honeys-Eternal-Shelf-Life/

Toyota Prius with A Wooden Rear End

Redditor HoleyBody spotted this beauty at a Home Depot in Milltown, New Jersey. It's a classic Woodie look with modern fuel efficiency. But as some redditors point out, bumpers are built out of steel and rubber for a rea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/24/Toyota-Prius-with-A-Wooden-Rear-End/

Dreams Are Real

[http://youtu.be/MwOjC_Bk4e0] (YouTube link)A music video by Ryan Barger, with cats dreaming of dinosaurs, fish, flying, driving, space exploration, and being rock stars. Cats dream big! -via Metafilter dreams, Ryan Barg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/24/Dreams-Are-Real/






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