Archive for October 6th, 2010

Chewbacca Backpack Buddy

Chewbacca - Star Wars Backpack Buddy - $39.95Need a backpack? Chewbacca's got your back! Well, actually in this case, he really does have your back. Behold, the Chewbacca Backpack Buddy from the NeatoShop: LinkI...

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This Painting Is Not Available In Your Country

Image: Paul Mutant [Flickr]Paul Mutant's "This painting is not available in your country" (2010) imagines what it would be like if art galleries were run like Hulu and other Interweb sites that don't allow inte...

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Balancing Barn

What happens when your engineer had a little too much (okay a lot of) fun with cantilevers? Behold, the Balancing Barn by MVDRV of Rotterdam and Mole Architect of Britain:More than 50 percent of the Balancing Barn is...

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Antarctic Architecture

Buildings are buildings are buildings ... except when they're in Antarctica, where the extreme environment make them look like futuristic spaceships that land on a desolate, frozen landscape.Oobject has a neat gallery of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/06/antarctic-architecture/

World's Largest Handheld Yo-Yo

Chris Allen, a professional yo-yoist, made an enormous yo-yo out of two dog pools. It's 35 inches across, 18 inches wide, and weighs 5.4 pounds. Allen tested it while standing on the roof of parking garage of the N...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/06/worlds-largest-handheld-yo-yo/

Papercraft Stop Motion Animated Music Video about Star Wars

(Video Link) Jeremy Messersmith composed and performed a love song entitled "Tatooine". It begins like this: Twin suns of Tatooine Taught me everything I know Twin suns of Tatooine Taught me everything I k...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/06/papercraft-stop-motion-animated-ballad-about-star-wars/

Heavy Metal Corsets

Everything old is new again. Maya Hansen's heavy metal themed corsets are a far cry from the strait-laced undergarments of the Victorian era. Featuring ‘Kiss’, ‘Slayer’, ‘Misfits’, ‘Iron Maiden’ and ‘Me...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/06/heavy-metal-corsets/

Critter Catalog

Darren Bryant scanned a catalog called Stromberg's Chicks & Pets Unlimited 1972, from which you could order chickens, dogs, skunks, raccoons, monkeys, anteaters, chinchillas, minks, owls, and even an oce...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/06/critter-catalog/

Auroras on Saturn

Image: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona/University of LeicesterEarth is not the only planet with the phenomenon of polar lights, Saturn has 'em too! NASA's Cassini orbiter captured infrared images that revealed the stunnin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/06/auroras-on-saturn/

Pink Hippo

Brothers Will and Matt Burrard-Lucas were on a trip to the Masai Mara in Kenya where they spotted an unusually pink baby hippo sunning along the riverbanks!The hippo was clearly a young one since it was much smaller...

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Tron-O-Rama

I'm old enough to remember the original TRON, released in the early 80s. I was so into the movie, I went out and bought every gaming console that had any cartridges TRON-related. One of my favorites was Intellivision's T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/06/tron-o-rama/

Storm Trooper Helmet Made from a Milk Jug

This homemade Halloween mask looks just like a Storm Trooper helmet, but it started out as two milk jugs! You can make one, too, with the step-by-step instructions at Filth Wizardry. Link -via BuzzfeedStar Wars, diy,...

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State Dirt

Clinton N. Godlesky noticed that you can get souvenirs from every state, but those souvenirs are not necessarily made in that state -or even in the US! So he started collecting earth from states that he traveled thro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/06/state-dirt/

Speed Racer Mach 5

Look at this awesome Speed Racer Mach 5! It's authentic down to the last detail, but this is no cartoon, it's a full-size licensed replica from custom car wizard Mark Towle. Our Speed Racer Mach 5 has it all, from t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/06/speed-racer-mach-5/

Femin-Its Sticky Notes

Femin-Its sticky Notes - $6.45Feminazis, er ... ladies, are you sick and tired of being oppressed by your womyn-hatin' boss or sexist colleagues? Well, strike back or at least empower your memos with the Femin-Its Sticky...

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Fogonazos' Best Video Moments 2003 - 2010

To celebrate Fogonazos blog's 7th blogiversary, Antonio Martínez Ron made a clip composed of some of the best viral video moments from the 2003 to 2010. You can find the list of clips in the YouTube description.Ha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/06/fogonazos-best-video-moments-2003-2010/

Rube Goldberg Marriage Proposal Machine

(Video Link) Robert Lamb spent a day and a half building an elaborate Rube Goldberg device in order to propose to his girlfriend. The video includes his initial, failed test runs. The actual proposal comes at 7:05...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/06/rube-goldberg-marriage-proposing-machine/

Mal and Chad's Fill in the Bubble Frenzy 8

It's time for another Fill in the Bubble Frenzy with boy genius Mal and his talking dog Chad! Fill in the empty speech bubble and win any T-shirt available in the NeatoShop -take a look around, pick one out and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/06/mal-and-chads-fill-in-the-bubble-frenzy-8/

Knitted Bridge

Providence, Rhode Island-based artist Dave Cole specializes in large-scale knitting. Recently, he created an enormous knitted piece covering an old bridge in Melbourne, Australia: All around there it’s very dus...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/06/knitted-bridge/

Over 200 New Species Discovered in Papua New Guinea

This pink-eyed katydid lives in the forest canopy in Papua New Guinea. It is one of the over 200 new species discovered by the Conservation International expedition to the Muller Range mountains last year. See more o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/06/over-200-new-species-discovered-in-papua-new-guinea/

Secret Romance Novelists

PIUS II Before becoming the Vatican's top dog in 1458, Pius "the coolest-pope-in-history" II was an adventurer who traveled abroad on spy missions for the papacy, a smooth-talking diplomat, and a prol...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/06/secret-romance-novelists/

Enormous Gingerbread House

Neiman Marcus is selling a candy-covered gingerbread house that stands over six feet tall: This unique edible playhouse is handcrafted of 381 lbs. of gourmet gingerbread and 517 lbs. of royal icing by the expert c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/06/enormous-gingerbread-house/

What to Do on a Space Date

(Video Link) YouTube user OneMinuteGalactica remixed scenes from Star Wars with audio from a 1950s-era teen hygiene film about dating. Luke wants to ask Leia out on a date. How should he do it? What shou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/06/what-to-do-on-a-space-date/

Updated Map of Online Communities

You might remember how Randall Munroe of xkcd created a map of the internet in 2007. A lot of things have changed since then, so he made a completely new map to reflect the state of online communities today. Just a p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/06/updated-map-of-online-communities/




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