Archive for September 20th, 2013

This Spoon Cancels out the Tremors of Parkinson's Disease Patients So They Can Eat Normally

(Photo: Lift Labs)Many people who suffer from Parkinson's Disease can't stop trembling, making eating difficult. This wonderful spoon invented by Anupam Pathak and his colleagues at Lift Labs offers a partial soluti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/20/This-Spoon-Cancels-out-the-Tremors-of-Parkinsons-Disease-Patients-So-They-Can-Eat-Normally/

Astronomy Photographer of the Year

The Royal Observatory in Greenwich has announced the winners of their Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. The photograph shown here is "Moon Silhouettes" by Australian photographer Mark Gee, which won the awa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/20/Astronomy-Photographer-of-the-Year/

Teacher Finds Little Boys Looking at Nude Art, Turns It into a Wonderful Teaching Moment

Christopher Jobson (left) is the mind behind Colossal, one of Neatorama's favorite art blogs. In an interview by the National Endowment for the Arts, Christopher described an early encounter with art. His teacher, Donna...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/20/Teacher-Finds-Little-Boys-Looking-at-Nude-Art-Turns-It-into-a-Wonderful-Teaching-Moment/

Sockness Monster Socks

Sockness Monster SocksThere is a legend that lurking beneath a sea of well hemmed trousers and jeans is a Sockness Monster. If you are quick and cunning you might be able to capture a pair of these mythical Sockness Mons...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/20/Sockness-Monster-Socks/

BatDad

[http://youtu.be/YlVi0noRr-o] (YouTube link)Batdad is a Vine user with four kids and a Batman mask. That leads to some ridiculous 6-second videos, compiled here for your amusement. More at Vine. Link -via reddit BatDad,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/20/BatDad/

For Sale: 16 Foot Tall AT-ST

The eBay seller calls the AT-ST "life size." But the Geekologie writer, who is a rigorous researcher, points out that a real AT-ST is 28 feet tall. Still, it's potentially useful and worth visiting, since other photos sh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/20/For-Sale-16-Foot-Tall-AT-ST/

What Does the Fox Say?

Now that the song "The Fox" is a bona fide hit (40 million YouTube views) and Ylvis has been on The Ellen Degeneres Show, the question remains: What does the fox say? We don't know!Fortunately, some peo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/20/What-Does-the-Fox-Say-2/

Incredibeard Is the Hirsute Superhero We've Been Waiting For

He's sort of like Plastic Man in that he can mold and shape his beard into anything. This isn't photoshopped. Incredibeard really did make his beard into a ramen bowl. You can see more photos of his heroic work at the li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/20/Incredibeard-Is-the-Hirsute-Superhero-Weve-Been-Waiting-For/

The Biggest Organism on Earth

[http://youtu.be/vWAA-SrrFUQ] (YouTube link)Blue whales are the biggest animal to ever exist -but it's an animal. But what's the biggest living thing of any kind? It depends… is that biggest in width, height, mass...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/20/The-Biggest-Organism-on-Earth/

UV Baby Branding

Branding a Baby? Although it doesn't burn as much as branding cattle, the principle and purpose is the same. In 1938, some hospitals used ultraviolet light to "sunburn" the parent's initials onto a baby to ensure that th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/20/UV-Baby-Branding/

Real Monsters by Toby Allen

Artist Toby Allen created an series called Real Monsters, meaning psychological conditions that haunt real people, illustrated as monsters. It's a work in progress, with more to be added. Link -via Laughing Squidpsycholo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/20/Real-Monsters-by-Toby-Allen/

Breaking Bad Props up for Auction

Sony Pictures Entertainment is taking advantage of the fan frenzy leading up to the Breaking Bad series finale by auctioning off some of the props used in the show. You can buy Hector "Tio" Salamanca's wheelchai...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/20/Breaking-Bad-Props-up-for-Auction/

Time Wars

Time Wars - by Fuacka A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away ... there was a Doctor and his trusty companion. Celeberate the end of the Last Great Time War with this awesome T-shirt by Fuacka. Check...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/20/Time-Wars/

"As Seen on TV" Product Testing

[http://youtu.be/9ThkJRXs_VY] (YouTube link)Mario and Fafa test the ShamWow and the Slap Chop. I've never used either product, but the first time I saw the Slap Chop, I thought about how difficult it would be to use and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/20/As-Seen-on-TV-Product-Testing/

Doctor Who Christmas Ornaments

Doctor Who Christmas Ornaments (sold individually)Oh, we know what you are thinking. What! Christmas stuff already! It isn't even Halloween yet.Okay, you can stop feigning disgust. We know for a fact that several of you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/20/Doctor-Who-Christmas-Ornaments/

If Pokemon Were Real Monsters

Sure Pokemon aren't real, but what if they were? And what if, instead of being modern creatures, they were actually prehistoric monsters? If that were the case, they would probably look pretty darn close to DeviantArt us...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/20/If-Pokemon-Were-Real-Monsters/

Man Turns Green from Eating Too Many Snails

It's not easy being green. An unnamed 24-year-old man from Zhejiang Province, China, was hospitalized because he was turning green.He began to complain of severe abdominal pain about two months ago, but did not seek medi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/20/Man-Turns-Green-from-Eating-Too-Many-Snails/

Capturing A Wedding With A GoPro Bouquet

We've all seen pictures from all variety of camera angles, but this one is still probably new -tracking the goings on from the perspective of the bouquet. San Francisco bride Danielle worked her GoPro into her bouquet an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/20/Capturing-A-Wedding-With-A-GoPro-Bouquet/

A Standing Version of the Seesaw

(Photo: Winfield Parks/National Geographic)This photo from 1964 shows an unusual and awesome seesaw in Tokyo. One child pulls down and the other flies into the air.Okay, I understand why most kids were never allowed to p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/20/A-Standing-Version-of-the-Seesaw/

This Is Hallo-Shoe

These kicks are some of the sweetest Nightmare Before Christmas shoes I've ever seen. That's even more the case because they are totally custom painted by DeviantArt user 13LeeLee.Linkshoes, fashion, geek, nightmare befo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/20/This-Is-Hallo-Shoe/

Cats Knocking Things Over

(video link) Households are constantly falling apart because the cat knocks things off the table. Admittedly, some of these cats were tempted for the camera, but it's still natural behavior. Cats just like to watc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/20/Cats-Knocking-Things-Over/

Embroidered Wisdom from Adventure Time

In the episode "His Hero," Jake dropped a bit of wisdom on Finn. He said, "Dude, sucking at something is the first step to being sort of good at something."Hannah Hughes embroidered these important words--words that we s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/20/Embroidered-Wisdom-from-Adventure-Time/

My Daughter's Homework Is Killing Me

Karl Taro Greenfeld was concerned about the amount of homework his eighth-grade daughter was doing -several hours every night. She wasn't getting enough sleep. Was the homework that hard? So he decided to find out in the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/20/My-Daughters-Homework-Is-Killing-Me/

These Are Some Seriously Lazy Pups

(Video Link)Sleeping, refusing to walk, letting others pick on them, these dogs are simply the laziest around -but that doesn't make them any less cute.Via BoingBoinganimal, dog, video, pet, lazy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/20/These-Are-Some-Seriously-Lazy-Pups/

The Origins of the Periodic Table

Contrary to schoolyard rumors, no one created the periodic table just to torture you—it all started with the elements. It's ElementalAs early as 330 BCE, Aristotle created a four-element table: earth, a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/20/The-Origins-of-the-Periodic-Table/

Cupcake Pen

Cupcake Pen (sold individually)Are you tired of your pen getting stolen because it looks like all the other pens in the office? Give your self a sweet treat with the Cupcake Pen from the NeatoShop. This deliciously fun p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/20/Cupcake-Pen/

8 Foods Presented In Delicious Cone-y Goodness

Ice cream cones are popular for good reason -they are easy to eat and delicious. If you can't get enough cone foods, enjoy these 8 fun cone recipes courtesy of Food Beast. I'm particularly intrigued by this taco cone mad...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/20/8-Foods-Presented-In-Delicious-Cone-y-Goodness/

Dune Sandworm Plush

Look carefully and you will see wormsign on the blanket. Yes, it is a fearsome creature. But you must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Embrace Shai-Hulud as made by DeviantART member Oniko.LinkDune, plushes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/20/Dune-Sandworm-Plush/

Lie in Bed and Get Paid, for SCIENCE!

NASA is looking for volunteers to stay in bed for 70 days straight. It's to test the effects of weightlessness and lack of exercise on space travelers. The job will pay around $18,000 for your time. And you can keep up w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/20/Lie-in-Bed-and-Get-Paid-for-SCIENCE/

Glass Floods a Remodeled Church with Color

(Photo: Chris Burnside)We've previously seen the firm Olson Kundig Architects build a house in the San Juan Islands with a pop-up roof. Nearby, in Seattle, it upgraded the Gethsemane Lutheran Church with huge multicolore...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/20/Glass-Floods-a-Remodeled-Church-with-Color/










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