Archive for April 22nd, 2014

Go-Kart Or Go Home

NASKART by Dann MatthewsWhen real auto race car drivers are replaced with virtual avatars that drive go-karts, throw banana peels on the track and launch flying turtle shells at the opposition racing will never be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/22/Go-Kart-Or-Go-Home/

Machias Seal Island--An Ongoing Border Dispute Between the United States and Canada

(Maps: Google Maps)This is Machias Seal Island, a 20-acre island in the Bay of Fundy.You can't see it? Let's zoom in.Hmm. That doesn't help much. Let's zoom in some more.There it is! It's a speck of land that barely appe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/22/Machias-Seal-Island-An-Ongoing-Border-Dispute-Between-the-United-States-and-Canada/

CATable: A Work Desk for Cat Owners

As I type this, I have a demanding cat on my lap who thinks I have nothing better to do than pet her. She’d have plenty to do if I had a CATable! The CATable was designed by Ruan Hao of LYCS Archit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/22/CATable-A-Work-Desk-for-Cat-Owners/

Grand Theft Frozen

In this mod of Grand Theft Auto 4, you play Princess Anna from Frozen. She sings a foul-mouthed version of her sister’s song “Let It Go” while going on a murderous rampage around Liberty City....

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/22/Grand-Theft-Frozen/

The Post-Shooting Life of Sixteen Film Sets

(Image credit: Edwinb)Hollywood spends big bucks for lavish film sets on location. What happens to these sets when the movie wraps? Moving or reusing them costs more than they’re worth, but sometimes dismantli...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/22/The-Post-Shooting-Life-of-Sixteen-Film-Sets/

I Made This My Little Pony Cabinet

It took me several months, off and on, but my latest carpentry project is finally complete! It's a hanging cupboard that looks like Pinkie Pie from My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic.The door i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/22/I-Made-This-My-Little-Pony-Cabinet/

Teens React to Mean Girls 10th Anniversary

[http://youtu.be/rbUsWXMLVfE] (YouTube link)Mean Girls is only ten years old? I thought it was much older than that. But I recall when it came out, that I meant to watch it because I love Tina Fey. But I didn&rs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/22/Teens-React-to-Mean-Girls-10th-Anniversary/

Crocheted Monster Benches At San Francisco's Ferry Building

(Image Via Knithacker)(Image Via Lorna Watt)Yarnbombers add color and crocheted warmth to gray and sooty cityscapes, and their creations are the warmest and fuzziest works in the street art scene.Yarn enthusiasts Jill an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/22/Crocheted-Monster-Benches-At-San-Franciscos-Ferry-Building/

A City Intersection with No Traffic Lights

[http://youtu.be/UEIn8GJIg0E] (YouTube link)American drivers, imagine a busy intersection in a large city with no traffic lights and no traffic cops. This is the condition in many cities around the world. This intersecti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/22/A-City-Intersection-with-No-Traffic-Lights/

An Energy Efficient Glow-In-The-Dark Highway

(Video Link)Energy efficiency is a big part of “going green”, and delivering electricity to a long, lonely stretch of highway is not only a daunting dask- it’s simply inefficient.With the advancement of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/22/An-Energy-Efficient-Glow-In-The-Dark-Highway/

U.S. Warming Fast Since the First Earth Day

This interactive map from Climate Central has the average temperatures of each state and how they've changed since the first Earth day in 1970. Click on a state to see its graph. The states that have warmed the most sinc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/22/US-Warming-Fast-Since-the-First-Earth-Day/

Dead Or Alive You're Coming With Me

Your Move, Creep 2014V by FuackaThere's a new sheriff in town, one who's more machine than man, and he's taking back the streets of Detroit and thanking people for their cooperation.Celebrate the return of everyone's fa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/22/Dead-Or-Alive-Youre-Coming-With-Me/

Barbecued Crawfish-Stuffed Whole Alligator

This beautiful looking (and probably tasting) dish is a skinned 5-foot alligator filled with a crawfish-based stuffing. It's the creation of the BBQ Pit Boys, a barbecuing federation that teaches members how to cook food...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/22/Barbecued-Crawfish-Stuffed-Whole-Alligator/

SpeedRiding

[http://vimeo.com/92502298] (vimeo link)Valentin Delluc is shushing down a mountain without touching the ground, with the help of a parachute! We get to tag along thanks to his helmet cam. Along the way, he grinds his sk...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/22/SpeedRiding/

A Bed And Breakfast Shaped Like A Beagle

Waking up with some hair of the dog that bit you last night means something completely different when you’ve just spent the night in a B&B shaped like a beagle.This charming canine shaped cabin is called the Do...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/22/A-Bed-And-Breakfast-Shaped-Like-A-Beagle/

Out of Hand

[http://vimeo.com/91210057] (vimeo link)When we say we are going off to “find ourselves,” we usually don’t mean it literally. That journey is literal for a disembodied robot hand! He wants to f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/22/Out-of-Hand/

Psychological Study: Coffee Helps You Stay Honest

(Coffee Time t-shirt now on sale at the NeatoShop)Caffeine--it's nature's wonder drug! And it's best consumed with coffee, often by spooning the grounds directly from the can into your mouth at 3 AM as a deadline nears.I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/22/Psychological-Study-Coffee-Helps-You-Stay-Honest/

Study in Bird Motion

Design student Joyce Lin created Study in Bird Motion, a kinetic sculpture made of mylar and popsicle sticks. When you crank the handle, it flaps like a bird! I want one -but my cats would destroy it in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/22/Study-in-Bird-Motion/

These Guys Make Epic Pen Spinning Look Easy

(Video Link)What was once something kids did while sitting around bored in class has now become a thing kids do while bored in class, while hanging out with friends, and also to impress people online.Whether yo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/22/These-Guys-Make-Epic-Pen-Spinning-Look-Easy/

X-Wing Lamp Lights up the Night

(Photos: Ollie Harrop)Benjamin Rice, a designer in Manchester, UK, made this lamp for SPIN London, an urban bicycling show. Appropriately, he made it from old Raleigh Grifter children's bikes. In this da...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/22/X-Wing-Lamp-Lights-Up-the-Night/

Animated Short - Scientifically Accurate Spongebob Squarepants

(Video Link)It’s safe to say that Spongebob Squarepants is not a scientifically accurate cartoon show, despite the fact that the squirrel wears a diving suit and the squid is a bit of a jerk.Toon heads do...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/22/Animated-Short-Scientifically-Accurate-Spongebob-Squarepants/

Here's How Much Money Doctors Actually Make

While many Americans complain about the costs of healthcare: insurance, hospital bills, paperwork, and medicine, relatively few begrudge doctors making a good living. After all, they study for years to achieve their degr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/22/Heres-How-Much-Money-Doctors-Actually-Make/

It's Not Magic, It's Science!

Not Saying It Was Science But ... by TeeKetchScience has gone nova thanks to the legendary mind of Dr. Tyson, not the Mr. Tyson who punches people in the face, the one who makes learning about science fun and prov...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/22/Its-Not-Magic-Its-Science/

Earth Cake with Rock Candy Core

This Tuesday, April 22, is Earth Day. To mark the occasion, Beth Klosterboer made a spherical cake. She used 2 hemispheric pans to form the body of the cake, then hollowed out the core. She frosted blue icing around the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/22/Earth-Cake-with-Rock-Candy-Core/

The Science Behind Jack White's Newest Music Video

(Video Link)Jack White is a musical mastermind who puts a lot of mental energy into the songs he creates, but there’s a whole ‘nother level of deep thought going on in his latest video for his song...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/22/The-Science-Behind-Jack-Whites-Newest-Music-Video/

This Bookshelf Is A Great Way to Draw Attention to Your Personal Library

Albero means "tree" in Italian, so it's only fitting that this tree-like bookcase bears the name of the very thing that inspired it. The central post serves as a trunk and like a real tree, it can expand and grow to fit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/22/This-Bookshelf-Is-A-Great-Way-to-Draw-Attention-to-Your-Personal-Library/

15 Amazing Illustrations From The Art of DreamWorks Animation

In 1994, three media moguls Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen got together and decided to create a new Hollywood studio they named DreamWorks Studios (the initials of the three founders make up the SK...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/22/15-Great-Illustrations-From-The-Art-of-DreamWorks-Animation/

The Black Dinner

(video link)The video above, 5 Game of Thrones Plotlines Ripped Right Out of History, contains spoilers. I watched the video and had to look up the Black Dinner. It was basically a set-up: a ten-year...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/22/The-Black-Dinner/

Incredibly Realistic Sculpture Carved From A Single Block Of Wood

Creating highly detailed sculptures, with realistic fluid shapes and organic contours, out of wood is a feat in itself, but when you create each individual work out of one single piece of wood you’ve got some serio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/22/Incredibly-Realistic-Sculpture-Carved-From-A-Single-Block-Of-Wood/

Convicted Terrorist Sentenced to Read Malcolm Gladwell Book

(Photo: Pop!Tech)Malcolm Gladwell is a public intellectual famous for his broad-scope psychological and sociological books, such as The Tipping Point, Outliers, and Blink. His most recent book...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/22/Convicted-Terrorist-Sentenced-to-Read-Malcolm-Gladwell-Book/




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