Archive for August 13th, 2010

Cute-Hacking the Twitter Following List

Twitter user Guy Dayan (@guygo) asked 30 people to trust him by uploading images he sends them as their profile pictures. The result? A cute little hack for the "Following" section of his Twitter page.See the f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/13/cute-hacking-the-twitter-following-list/

Drew Struzan: The Man Behind The Poster

You may not know Drew Struzan, but you've surely seen his artwork. Indeed, Drew has drawn some of the most iconic movie posters ever - including Star Wars, Blade Runner, The Goonies, Back to the Future, and Indiana Jones...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/13/drew-struzan-the-man-behind-the-poster/

Crochet Kratos Sackboy

Neatoramanaut Nikki of Pig Corner is both an avid gamer and a talented crafster. She combined the two by making fantastic video game-inspired sackboys. Her website is full of nifty crocheted characters, but I particularl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/13/crochet-kratos-sackboy/

Strangest Movie and TV Adaptations Ever

Hollywood loves adaptations - indeed, sometimes adapting books, plays, and musicals work extremely well (like Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter and countless others). Sometim...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/13/strangest-movie-and-tv-adaptations-ever/

Stephen Fry's New Show to be Driven by his Twitter Fans

Stephen Fry, the amiable and quick witted British actor, comedian and raconteur has come up with a cunning plan.  His next shows in September will be unscripted.  Instead he will rely on his Twitter followers t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/13/stephen-frys-new-show-to-be-driven-by-his-twitter-fans/

100 Cheesiest Movie Quotes of All Time

Henry Hanrahan of Pajiba, the guy behind the 100 Greatest Movie Insults of All Time, is back. This time, he's compiled the 100 Cheesiest Movie Quotes of All Time:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/13/100-cheesiest-movie-quotes-of-all-time/

Kitty Without Legs Needs A New Home

Callie Mae is a survivor kitty. She has no more than nubs after her legs were amputated in an accident, but she still plays and even can catch mice. While the shelter has received dozens of adoption requests, they're...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/13/kitty-without-legs-needs-a-new-home/

4 Men Go on Pub Crawl for 24 Years

Four men from West Bromwich, UK got bored with their local pub and decided to check out the competition. 24 years later, they're still going: The four men have just visited their 14,000th pub across the United Kingdo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/13/4-men-go-on-pub-crawl-for-24-years/

Swimming With Sharks

(YouTube Link) Just a little late for Shark Week, but this amazing footage of a great white was taken by Chuck Patterson in Southern California. He was alone with his stand-up surfboard when one slapped him with its...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/13/swimming-with-sharks/

Dead Girl on Google Street View Alive, Just Joking

Google Street View snapped several pictures of a young girl apparently lying dead in the road in Worcester, UK. When discovered, they induced a local panic. But it turns out that 10-year old Azura Beebeejaun is alive a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/13/dead-girl-on-google-street-view-just-playing-a-prank/

Skateboard Animation Made From Magazine Photos

(Vimeo Link) Talk about cut and paste. Tilles Singer assembled various stills of skateboarders into makeshift milieus, added sound effects, music by Periscope, and created an imaginative video out of it all. Un...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/13/skateboard-animation-made-from-magazine-photos/

Eddie Van Halen's Patented Guitar Support

Yes, this is an image from an actual patent filed by Edward L. Van Halen on 30 July, 1985. Here's what it's for: A supporting device for stringed musical instruments, for example, guitars, banjos, mandolins and t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/13/eddie-van-halens-patented-guitar-support/

China Sets Human Dominoes Record with 10,000 Participants

(YouTube Link) Guinness World Records has declared that more than 10,000 people who gathered in northern China have set a new record for human dominoes: Arranged in lines, they slowly collapsed backward onto each...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/13/china-sets-human-dominoes-record-with-10000-participants/

Chinchilla Poop Reveals How Much It Rained

Wild chinchillas tend to excrete their body wastes in personal piles called "middens". In the dry climate of the Atacama Desert in South America, these piles can be preserved for thousands of years. Scientists have dis...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/13/chinchilla-poop-reveals-how-much-it-rained/

Why Terminator Looks Like Arnold

Why does the Terminator look like Arnold Schwarzenegger? The cut scene of Terminator 3: Rise of the Machine explains the (unexpectedly hilarious) origin of the physical model of the Terminators.Link [embedded YouTube]Arn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/13/why-terminator-looks-like-arnold/

Who Invented the Pascal Programming Language?

If you answered "Mr. Pascal," you'd be off by about 300 years! The mathematician Blaise Pascal, whose Pascal programming language is named after, died in 1662. The Pascal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/13/who-invented-the-pascal-programming-language/

R2-D2 USB Hub

R2-D2 USB Hub - $39.95After helping pilot starfighters, serving as your computer's USB Hub is child's play for R2-D2. This neat little Star Wars-inspired gizmo from the NeatoShop chirps and whistles just like the real as...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/13/r2-d2-usb-hub/

Flight Attendant Steven Slater Song

(YouTube Link) It was only a matter of time. "The Ballad of Steven Slater" is the name of this song dedicated to the man that recently has been featured in these two posts here at Neatorama. Follow the above link to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/13/flight-attendant-steven-slater-song/

Robert Therrien's Giant Furniture

Los Angeles-based sculptor Robert Therrien, among other projects, makes giant versions of ordinary household furniture. In a 2004 interview, in response to a question about his use of scale, Therrien wrote: The a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/13/robert-therriens-giant-furniture/

Might Toilets Be Placed Anywhere in The Home?

Cartoonists have a crazy streak. They can’t help themselves; it’s how they are made. As a cartoonist-inventor, I sometimes cannot resist the temptation to illustrate a concept even while knowing it is crazy, stupid...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/13/might-toilets-be-placed-anywhere-in-the-home/
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