Archive for October 22nd, 2009

42 Essential 3rd Act Twists

Image: Aaron Diaz In this issue of the webcomic Dresden Codak, Aaron Diaz pokes fun at the contrived plot devices of movie makers, such as the Reverse MacGuffin and the Double Shyamalan. My favorite is the U...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/22/42-essential-3rd-act-twists/

I Love xkcd

(YouTube Link) Animator Noam Raby expressed his love for the webcomic xkcd and the many interests of its artist, Randall Munroe, in this one minute music video. Raby and Munroe have previously collaborated...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/22/i-love-xkcd/

Anthropologist Argues that Modern Humans Are Wimps

In his new book Manthropology, Peter McAllister argues that human physical strength and endurance have deteriorated over time. John Mehaffey writes for Reuters: Many prehistoric Australian aboriginals co...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/22/anthropologist-argues-that-modern-humans-are-wimps/

LED Eyelashes

(YouTube Link) Artist Soomi Park created a LED rig that gives the user the appearance of having glowing eyelashes. Here's her motivation: An LED Eyelash project is brought into the world to find an answer to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/22/led-eyelashes/

The Scubacraft Submersible Powerboat

Photos Property of Scubacraft You're cruising along in your speedboat, when suddenly the urge strikes to just flip a switch and dive deep into the waters with your boat.  No problem.  That dream is now possible with...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/22/the-scubacraft-submersible-powerboat/

10 Bizarre Wine Brands

These are the kinds of wine that people buy just for the name. Are they good? Who knows? No one wants to open a bottle, they just want everyone to see the name on their wine shelf! The wine pictured...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/22/10-bizarre-wine-brands/

Hitler Flummoxed by "Balloon Boy" Hoax

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zdxwoho9v7w] Adolph Hitler's "outburst" scene from the 2004 film "Der Untergang" ("Downfall") is an excellent example of how a cultural event can go "viral" as an internet meme. ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/22/hitler-flummoxed-by-balloon-boy-hoax/

Humans Skulls Recreated in Chocolate

To me these solid chocolate skulls are an example of both confectionary making and art. They are cast from REAL human skulls and come in a choice of chocolate including Fair Trade 80 per cent cocoa. There is also their b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/22/humans-skulls-recreated-in-chocolate/

Top Ten Weirdest Halloween Handouts

Candy is dandy, but some folks aren't prepared for trick-or-treaters (or else they're just mean). We all know the neighborhood dentist who gives out toothbrushes instead of candy. Here's a selection of alternative "treat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/22/top-ten-weirdest-halloween-handouts/

11 Incredible Homes From Around the World for Under $50K

The worldwide recession has hit a lot of people hard, but it's not all doom and gloom. Far from it actually, as is the case with property. As the price of real estate has fallen, there are plenty of bargains to be ha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/22/11-incredible-homes-from-around-the-world-for-under-50k/

Real-life Harry Potter Not Happy with Fame

Harry Potter of Portsmouth, England was born in 1989 and had eight years of peace before J.K. Rowling wrote the books that would make him miserable. He said: 'No one ever believes that I'm telling the truth about my...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/22/real-life-harry-potter-not-happy-with-fame/

Fantaisie in Bubblewrap

(YouTube link) The bubbles are doomed when people get hold of bubble wrap! An award-winning horror story by Arthur Metcalf. NSFW language. -via Everlasting Blortshort film, animation, bubble wrap...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/22/fantaisie-in-bubblewrap/

Regrettable Halloween Costumes

Did you ever have one of those Halloweens where your costume fell way short of awesome?  I sure did.  I was going to be a killer robot. I had two boxes, a large one for my body, and a smaller one for my head....

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/22/regrettable-halloween-costumes/

Portrait of Iberian Wolf Wins Wildlife Photography Prize

Spanish photographer Jose Luis Rodriguez has won the 2009 Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the Year award with his photo of an Iberian wolf leaping over a gate.  He used an infrared camera trap to capture the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/22/portrait-of-iberian-wolf-wins-wildlife-photography-prize/

What Is It? Game 112

Woohoo! It's time for our collaboration with the What is it? Blog - can you guess what this strange tool above is for?Place your guess in the comment section. One guess per comment please. You can, howev...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/22/what-is-it-game-112/




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