Archive for August 27th, 2010

Pallas Cat Cubs at 12 Weeks

(YouTube link)These adorable cubs are Pallas's cats {wiki}. The "jumpy" behavior is typical for the species. You can see the litter recorded at various ages at the Wildlife Heritage Fund's YouTube channel....

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Einstein Magnetic Dress-Up Set

Einstein Magnetic Dress-Up - $13.95Forget Barbie! Play dress-up with your favorite academics. New at the NeatoShop, here are Einstein and Freud Magnetic Dress-Up sets.If politics be your thing, we've got Barack and Miche...

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Batman Robs a Taco Bell

Poor Batman. The horrible economy must've depleted Bruce Wayne's fortunes, and the Caped Crusader is forced to make ends meet by ... robbing Taco Bell!Where once Batman ruled Taco Bell with promotional movie cups an...

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Steampunk Proton Pack for Ye Olde Ghostbusters

Perfect for Ye Olde Ghostbusters, here's the steampunk proton pack, as photographed by Mighty Selbor [Flickr] at Comic Con a few years ago.Walyou has the larger pic (check out the neutrona wand!) LinkSee also: The League...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/27/steampunk-proton-pack-for-ye-olde-ghostbusters/

Soul Toons: Cartoon Theme Song A Cappella

Love 80s cartoons? Here are Soul Toons by DeStorm Power, the a cappella versions of the theme songs from Tailspin, Ducktails, Gummy Bears, and other Saturday morning cartoons from your childhood.Geeks Are Sexy has the vi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/27/soul-toons-cartoon-theme-song-a-cappella/

Facial Jewelry

Jewelry on your fingers are so passé. Here's the cutting edge: facial jewelry by Turkish designer Burcu Büyükünal. Whether you think facial jewelry improves your looks or cause what looks like uncom...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/27/facial-jewelry/

Zombie Meat

Zombies are after our brains, so perhaps its fair that we eat their meat ... at least if you're in Japan, that is. Behold, the Zombie Meat snack:"Zombie Meat," an exquisite new Japanese snack for the horror...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/27/zombie-meat/

Back to the Future Coffee Shop

(Video Link) A new coffee shop in Chicago called The Wormhole is dedicated to 1980s pop culture. The centerpiece of the shop is a DeLorean that the owner modified to look like the time traveling car in the Back...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/27/back-to-the-future-coffee-shop/

New Evidence Suggests Dinosaurs Were Wiped Out by Two Meteor Strikes, Not One

Since 1980, paleontologists have suggested that a terrible meteorite impact millions of years ago radically altered the Earth's climate and killed off the dinosaur population. Now a study led by David Jolley of Aberdeen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/27/new-evidence-suggests-dinosaurs-were-wiped-out-by-two-meteor-strikes-not-one/

Holy Customized Sneakers, Batman!

These cool Batman and Robin shoes are just prototypes at the moment but I hope Brass Monki gets them into production. All you'd need to complete that 60s superhero look are tights and a cape. Link - Via Dangerous...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/27/holy-customized-sneakers-batman/

Press Your Ashes Into Your Favourite Vinyl Record

British Company, And Vinyly, will press your charred remains into your very own hyper-personalized spinning analog musical platter. The starter kit comes with your own generic gravestone-style cover art, 24 min...

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Cut along the Dotted Line Decals

Ferm Living offers decals that look like papercraft instructions to cut along the dotted lines. You can put them on your walls, cars, or family members as needed. Link via DudeCraftdecals...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/27/cut-along-the-dotted-line-decals/

Mine & Yours Shotglasses

Mine & Yours Shotglasses - $9.95When size matters and you want to celebrate with a mate, here are the shotglasses for you: Mine & Yours Shotglasses from the NeatoShop. Yes, "Mine" is larger - it's an ov...

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Like Mom, Like Dad

The first is a picture of my mom when she was 16. I remember seeing it for the first time as a teenager and being wowed by how geek-chic my mom looked.Ze Frank new web project is truly neat: in Like Mom, Like Da...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/27/like-mom-like-dad/

The No Arm Pitcher

If you think that all you need to pitch a baseball are an arm and a ball, you'd be half-right. As Tom Willis proved, you actually don't need any arm:He's Tom Willis, and he's a San Diego-based motivational speaker w...

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Steampunk Cell Phone Actually Works

Ivan Mavrovic of Mental Design makes awesome steampunk designs of pens, jewelries, watches and more - but I'm very impressed with his steampunk cell phones: the one above is a working Nokia 2330!Techi has more pics: Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/27/steampunk-cell-phone-actually-works/

Terrible Superhero Sidekicks

Behind every good super-hero is a good sidekick, but behind every good sidekick is a long line of chumps who just couldn't cut it.Weird Worm has a list of the Top 5 Terrible Superhero Sidekicks, starting with this one: *...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/27/terrible-superhero-sidekicks/

DIY Perry The Platypus Costume

Don't let my kids see this awesome Perry the Platypus (from Phineas and Ferb) costume by Nancy Dorsner of Dabbled blog! The DIY maven has the instruction on how to make costumefor your own lil' Agent-P wannabe out of old...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/27/diy-perry-the-platypus-costume/

Shoplifting Suspects Nabbed During Police Event

If you are going to help yourself to a five-finger discount, the worst of all possible times to do it would be during the “Shop with a Cop” event. But that's exactly what happened Wednesday in Clackamas, Oregon. Port...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/27/shoplifting-suspects-nabbed-during-police-event/

The Stories Behind 8 Back-to-School Essentials

Every year you get "the list" of supplies your kids need for school. Crayons, glue, stapler, 3-ring binders... where did all this stuff come from? Rob Lammle gives us the origins of these back-to-school gadgets and suppl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/27/the-stories-behind-8-back-to-school-essentials/

Buying a Decorated Cake

After enjoying the blog Cake Wrecks, you may be concerned about buying a decorated cake. Loyal Henchpersons, it has come to my attention that some of you are now concerned about ordering a cake. You feel there's no...

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Wii For The Afterlife: Chinese Burial Custom's Paper Effigies of Today's Gadgets

To properly equip their loved ones in the after life, the Chinese people burn paper effigies of pretty much all modern day conveniences: cars, houses, and of course money.To keep up with the times, they're also making pa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/27/wii-for-the-afterlife-chinese-burial-customs-paper-effigies-of-todays-gadgets/

Dumb & Dumber, Inception-Style

Add Hans Zimmer's music for Inception and you can turn any movie into a cool trailer. Take, for instance, Jim Carrey's Dumb & Dumber.Andrew Fischer of Nurv turning the silly comedy into an adrenaline-packed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/27/dumb-dumberer-inception-style/

Wall Tentacle

Etsy seller ArtAkimbo created a sculpture that looks like a tentacle entering the room through a porthole. It's made from wood, styrofoam, newsprint, and sawdust. At the link, you can see pictures of what it would...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/27/wall-tentacle/

Astronomer: Star Wars Explosion More Realistic Than Star Trek Explosion

On the left, you can see the destruction of Praxis, the moon of the Klingon homeworld. It blows up in the beginning of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. On the right, you can see the end Death Star f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/27/astronomer-star-wars-explosion-more-realistic-than-star-trek-explosion/

Time-Lapse Video of Asteroid Discoveries for the Past 30 Years

(Video Link) This time-lapse video by YouTube user szyzyg shows asteroids in our solar system as they have been discovered since 1980: Notice now the pattern of discovery follows the Earth around its orbit, most...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/27/time-lapse-video-of-asteroid-discoveries-for-the-past-30-years/

Calvin & Hobbes/Lex Luthor & Joker

Comic book artists Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo honored the great cartoon Calvin & Hobbes with a comic showing Lex Luthor as Calvin and the Joker as Hobbes plotting to kill Superman. Click on the link to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/27/calvin-hobbeslex-luthor-joker/

The Mummy

David Heredia digitally colored one of his drawings using Photoshop. Using the time lapse special effect, he is able to condense the 68 minute project into 4 minutes. The music track "Egyptian" is by Hossam Ramzy & R...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/27/the-mummy/

Victory Through Air Power

(You Tube Link) See the last few minutes of Walt Disney's “Victory Through Air Power”,  a WWII propaganda film that shows a Japanese octopus battling an American eagle. Spoiler: the eagle wins. LinkWWII, d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/27/victory-through-air-power/

Cocooning and Hiding at Home

In 1991, star trend tracker Faith Popcorn wrote The Popcorn Report. The book was a best seller that offered a catchy list of future trends she foresaw. Included in her list was a trend she named “cocooning...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/27/cocooning-and-hiding-at-home/




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