Archive for June 5th, 2015

Industrial Robot vs. Sword Master

Motoman MH-24 is an industrial robot made by Yaskawa. They programmed it with the moves of Iaijyutsu master Isao Machii. Then they compared the two in performance. It appears that Machii is faster, but the robot is just...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/06/05/Industrial-Robot-vs-Sword-Master/

After 50 Years in High Heels, Barbie Will Finally Get to Wear Flats

(Photo: Barbie Fantasies)After over five decades of wearing wedges and stilleto heels, the always fashionable Barbie will get articulated ankles. These will permit the doll to wear different types of sho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/06/05/After-50-Years-in-High-Heels-Barbie-Will-Finally-Get-to-Wear-Flats/

Would You Put a $300,000 Glass Sculpture on the Hood of Your Car?

In the 1920s and ‘30s, French glassmaker René Claude Lalique produced 30 different designs of pressed-glass hood ornaments, also known as mascots. Since they were made of glass, they are quite rare.Once upon...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/06/05/Would-You-Put-a-300000-Glass-Sculpture-on-the-Hood-of-Your-Car/

The Second Most Spoken Languages around the World

The most common spoken language in Brazil is Portuguese. Then it's German, which is spoken by about 3 million people. Olivet Nazarene University in Olivet, Illinois created an interactive map of the world that sh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/06/05/The-Second-Most-Spoken-Languages-around-the-World/

Robo-Falls from the DARPA Robotics Challenge

Maybe our new robot overlords could use a hand up. The DARPA Robotics Challenge is going on today and tomorrow. There is a $2 million prize up for grabs, and the most advanced robots in the world are competing. Each robo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/06/05/robo-fails/

Scientist Proposes to His Girlfriend in the Notes of a Journal Article

(Image: Julius T. Csotonyi/Royal Tyrrell Museum)This may be a risky proposal approach, as it assumes that someone other than the editor and peer reviewers will actually read the article--especially the notes. But for pal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/06/05/Scientist-Proposes-to-His-Girlfriend-in-the-Notes-of-a-Journal-Article/

A Donut Celebration

Did you get enough doughnuts to eat on National Donut Day? Here’s some more! Although the TV series Twin Peaks only lasted two years, FBI Agent Dale Cooper managed to get more than his share of donuts in t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/06/05/A-Donut-Celebration/

Frozen Love - A Romantic Fatality

Frozen Love by JayHaiTheirs was a love that would never burn, because their hearts were encased in ice and they always kept their cool even when things began to heat up between them. They both had the power to fling ici...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/06/05/Frozen-Love-A-Romantic-Fatality/

24 Awesome Donuts to Help You Celebrate National Donut Day

(Photo: Kathryn)There are times of the year on which tradition demands that we cease from our work to enjoy the fruits of our labors. Yes, Christmas and New Year's Day are important. But let us not forget National Donut...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/06/05/24-Awesome-Donuts-to-Help-You-Celebrate-National-Donut-Day/

I Wish He Was Four Again

I hear they make teenagers that way so that you don’t mind so much when they leave home. Yet age four isn’t so easy, either. Four is barely out of toddlerhood. Maybe if kids could stay seven years old, with g...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/06/05/I-Wish-He-Was-Four-Again/

Beyond the Pail

St. Louis photographer Brandon Voges and Jordan Gaunce, an imaging artist at downtown St. Louis-based Bruton Stroube Studios have joined together to give the nasty ne'er-do-wells from '80s Topps tradi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/06/05/Beyond-the-Pail/

7 Google Search Tricks That Make Life Easier

I have an intimate relationship with Google Search because it’s a tool of the trade. But I often forget that other people only use it when they need to find something. If you only do that occasionally, it can be fr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/06/05/7-Google-Search-Tricks-That-Make-Life-Easier/

Cat Gives Birth to Kittens In Bird Nest

Henry McGauley of County Louth, Ireland, found a stray cat in a tree. That’s not unusual, but the cat was curled up in a bird’s nest where she had birthed four kittens! The white cat is familiar to the neighb...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/06/05/Cat-Gives-Birth-to-Kittens-In-Birds-Nest/

Future Cockroach Archaeologists

They say that cockroaches will outlive all other life forms on earth. If that’s the case, they may have a hard time figuring out the life forms they left behind during the apocalypse. Like the 21st-century teenager...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/06/05/Future-Cockroach-Archaeologists/

A Circular Rainbow at Niagara Falls

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xk61S5qSas] (Video Link)Visitors to the Skylon Tower, an observation tower in Ontario that overlooks Niagara Falls, spotted this incredible meteorological find: a rainbow that ar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/06/05/A-Circular-Rainbow-at-Niagara-Falls/

TARDIS Cake: What Could Go Wrong?

Doctor Who fans might know this artwork that places the TARDIS into Van Gogh’s The Starry Night. A lovely image! That would look good on a cake, wouldn’t it?Maybe it would, but behold the de...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/06/05/TARDIS-Cake-What-Could-Go-Wrong/

Give Your Father What He Really Wants- A NeatoShop T-Shirt! (And You Can Win One Too!)

Father's Day is right around the corner, and if your dad loves the geeky side of life he'd probably appreciate getting something better than a fancy tie or new pair of pants for Father's Day. That's why you should grab a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/06/05/Give-Your-Father-What-He-Really-Wants-A-NeatoShop-T-Shirt-And-You-Can-Win-One-Too/

Sausage Party Presents: Jurassic World

Sausage Party did a shot-by-shot remake of the Jurassic World trailer using food. The people are made of hot dogs (and other edibles), the velociraptors are chicken patties, and in a genius move, the genetically...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/06/05/Sausage-Party-Presents-Jurassic-World/

A World On Fire - Something's Cooking In Hell's Kitchen

A World On Fire by Barrett Biggers & JP PerezHell's Kitchen was burning, and only one man was blind enough to see what needed to be done. This daredevil took it upon himself to stomp out crime one thug at a time, an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/06/05/A-World-On-Fire-Somethings-Cooking-In-Hells-Kitchen/

Japanese Elevators May Soon Get Toilets

(Photo: Keng Susumpow)Why would you need a toilet on an elevator? Because of earthquakes. Japan has them frequently. People can get stuck in elevators and can be forced to wait for long periods of time t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/06/05/Japanese-Elevators-May-Soon-Get-Toilets/

The Luckiest Find in History: Richard III

Philippa Langley stood in a parking lot near the site of the old Greyfriars Church in Leicester, England. She’d been working on a screenplay about Richard III and was curious to see where the maligned king had b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/06/05/The-Luckiest-Find-in-History/

Rare Rabbit Found on First Night of 3-Month Expedition

The Annamite striped rabbit, native to Vietnam and Laos, was first described in 1998 and has rarely been seen since. Sarah Woodfin, a graduate student at the University of East Anglia, set out on a three-month expedition...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/06/05/Rare-Rabbit-Found-on-First-Night-of-3-Month-Expedition/

Bird Builds Nest, Lays Egg in Man’s Frying Pan

(Photo: Stian Fjelldal)Ah, fresh eggs! There’s nothing like that taste. And in this case, the service was perfect. A pigeon laid her egg directly in this man’s frying pan!Stian Fjelldal of Norway found that a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/06/05/Bird-Builds-Nest-Lays-Egg-in-Mans-Frying-Pan/

Bedrock for Sale, Brontosaurus Included

The Flintstones Bedrock City is a theme park and campground built in 1972 in Williams, Arizona. Now the entire compound is for sale, and you can snap it up for a mere $2 million. That includes a gift shop, restaurant, RV...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/06/05/Bedrock-for-Sale-Brontosaurus-Included/

A Dog Plays Super Mario Bros.

We’re living in a Nintendo world and this dog is totally cool with it. In this video from the marketing channel Petcentric, a German Shepherd journeys from the Mushroom Neighborhood in search of his bone. Hopefully...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/06/05/A-Dog-Plays-Super-Mario-Bros/

Heroic Goose Adopts Goslings After Tragedy

A burned goose was brought to the wildlife rehab organization Back to the Wild in Castalia, Ohio. She had been spotted sitting on her nest full of eggs while it burned during a suspicious fire.“It’s just her...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/06/05/Heroic-Goose-Adopts-Goslings-After-Tragedy/






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