Archive for October 26th, 2009

Minimalist Nativity Set

Less is more with this Christmas nativity set by artist Oliver Fabel, available in German and in English. Link -via Swiss MissChristmas, Christian, nativity set, creche...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/26/minimalist-nativity-set/

10-foot Shark Nearly Bitten in Half by 20-foot Shark

A 10-foot Great White Shark had been hooked already by a baited drum line off the coast of Queensland, Australia when it was attacked and bitten by a much bigger fish. Based on the bite marks, the attacker is presumed to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/26/10-foot-shark-nearly-bitten-in-half-by-20-foot-shark/

Queen Victoria Squirrel

This is called anthropomorphic taxidermy art. It is a real squirrel dressed as Queen Victoria mounted in a shadow box perfect for hanging on your wall. Crafted by Etsy seller lovedtodeath, this could be yours for onl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/26/queen-victoria-squirrel/

Grape Dog Costume

Looking to torture your four-legged friend with the sound of squeaking balloons and the feeling of extra bumpers that prevent him from getting comfortable? Look no further than this adorable, yet highly unfunctional...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/26/grape-dog-costume/

"Bloody Brain Shooters"

Apparently the key to creating "brain tissue" is to mix acidic lime juice with the vodka.  Then when you add the Bailey's Irish Cream via a straw, it curdles into cortical gyri.  A splash of grenadine provides...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/26/bloody-brain-shooters/

Bundled Bat Buddies

Just in time for Halloween, adorable bats bundled up with their baby bottles. These little guys have a bad reputation, but how could you imagine anything evil from these beautiful babes? Link Image Via Ugly Overlo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/26/bundled-bat-buddies/

Brain Cake Is Scary, But Tasty

This brain cake looks terrifying, but the process to create it is pretty cool. The brain folds are simply made of frosting and the blood is only food coloring. I think a simple way to make things even more delicious woul...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/26/brain-cake-is-scary-but-tasty/

Marie Antoinette Costume

Still haven't got your Halloween costume yet? If you're willing to put a lot of work into the effort, consider this gory, historical and somehow, still beautiful headless Marie Antoinette costume.Link Via CraftzineImage...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/26/marie-antoinette-costume/

Repairing a Railroad Track

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foiY7X9zhF4] This is described as a "complete thermite weld."  It's much more complicated than you might have anticipated.  You will know within the first minute or so whether...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/26/repairing-a-railroad-track/

Sad Rat Photo

Gothamist reader "Wayne" took this photo of a rat apparently stuck trying to emerge from a crack in the pavement.  Other readers went to work with Photoshopped explanations and fun interpretations almost immediately...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/26/sad-rat-photo/

Twelve Creative Bathtubs

Photo: Elite Choice Oddee has pictures of twelve unique bathtubs, such as the one pictured above, which was made out of 18-karat gold. Its estimated value was $1 million, which is probably why it was stolen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/26/twelve-creative-bathtubs/

Foam Block Turns Into A Chair When You Sit On It

Yu-Ying Wu, a graduate student in industrial design at a Taiwanese university, created a foam block that turns into a chair when compressed. The holes in the block aren't random -- they're carefully shaped and selected...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/26/foam-block-turns-into-a-chair-when-you-sit-on-it/

Father Kidnapped Daughter's Killer to Bring Him to Justice

What would you do if someone killed your child, and authorities refused to extradite the suspect? Here's what one father allegedly did:A retired accountant whose daughter was killed 27 years ago was facing charges la...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/26/father-kidnapped-daughters-killer-to-bring-him-to-justice/

The Rabbit Tarot

Artist Nakisha Elsje VanderHoeven paints animals, most often rabbits. Her latest project is The Rabbit Tarot, consisting of 78 images of the classic cards featuring bunnies. She sells decks of them in her Etsy shop,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/26/the-rabbit-tarot/

Stephen King's New Comic: American Vampire

Having done novels, short stories, and web-serials, Stephen King is branching out to ... comics. He's agreed to co-write the first five issues of American Vampire by Scott Snyder, a new series for DC Comics' Vertigo impr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/26/stephen-kings-new-comic-american-vampire/

An Anniversary Worth Celebrating

On October 26th, 1977, a hospital cook in Somalia named Ali Maow Maalin was diagnosed with smallpox. What makes this so remarkable is that no naturally-occurring cases of smallpox have been diagnosed in the 32 y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/26/an-anniversary-worth-celebrating/

The Top Ten Ghost Ships

The term ghost ship can refer to a mysterious apparition of a ship when a ship is not really there, or it can refer to an abandoned ship found with no crew or passengers, usually under mysterious circumstances. Both...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/26/the-top-ten-ghost-ships/

Earhart's Final Resting Place Found?

Theories (some as kooky as being abducted by aliens or assuming another identity) have been swirling for years about the fates of Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan, who disappeared during an attempt to fly around the world...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/26/earharts-final-resting-place-found/

The Secret of a Successful Marriage: Trophy Wife!

Researchers have finally unlocked the secret of a happy marriage: trophy wife! No, seriously. The study found that marrying smarter and younger women results in less fewer divorces and greater marriage bliss:The rese...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/26/the-secret-of-a-successful-marriage-trophy-wife/

The M*A*S*H Quiz

It's hard to believe 26 years have passed since the TV series M*A*S*H aired its final episode. Today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss will test how much you remember about the series. I was embarrassed to score only...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/26/the-mash-quiz/

Magic Wand For Levitation

Wingardium Leviosa! The spell from Harry Potter may be fun to say while using the Fly Stick Van De Graff Levitation Wand, but it's not exactly required.  See this and nine other cool levitating objects for the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/26/magic-wand-for-levitation/

Tetris Chair

Image: Gabriel Cañas Mexican industrial designer Gabriel Cañas created this fiberglass Tetris-inspired chair. So far, it's one-of-a-kind, so it's not yet available for retail. Follow the link to Cañas' port...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/26/tetris-chair/

Klingon Military Recruiting Video

(YouTube Link) Meredith Woerner of the sci-fi blog io9 suspects that this video might be viral marketing for the next Star Trek movie. Ostensibly, it's a Klingon military recruiting commercial. I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/26/klingon-military-recruiting-video/

World's Smallest Working Model Train

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKXYdzH0DKA] Model train enthusiast David K. Smith has built a miniscule train layout which works - the train travels in an ellipse, including through a "mountain." "Thus, what...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/26/worlds-smallest-working-model-train/

The Last Supper Made Out Of Rubik's Cubes

(YouTube Link) Five artists from the art collective Cube Works in Toronto recreated Leonardo Da Vinci's The Last Supper out of 4,050 cubes, in all measuring 8.5 by 17 feet. The work was entered into the Gu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/26/the-last-supper-made-out-of-rubiks-cubes/

Das Kapital Money Bank

Das Kapital Money Bank - $19.95 + s/hThis one will make Karl Marx spin in his grave (you may be surprised to find where the father of communism was buried. No, not the Soviet Union. Karl Marx was buried in London.)Behold...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/26/das-kapital-money-bank/

10 Neat Facts About SpongeBob SquarePants

Are ya ready kids? Aye, aye captain! I can't heeeeaaaar yoooouuu! AYE, AYE CAPTAIN! Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? Sponge Bob Square Pants! Absorbent and yellow and porous is he. Sponge Bob Square Pant...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/26/10-neat-facts-about-spongebob-squarepants/






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