Archive for October 21st, 2010

Turn Into A Zombie T-Shirt

The best Halloween costume is clever and easy! This t-shirt transforms with a flick of the wrist into a zombie mask -all you have to do is ask. Linkcostume, halloween, zombie, Tshirt...

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The 15 Greatest Pairs of Henchmen

There are only so many hours in the day, and if you're an evil villain, there's too much dirty work to do. So you get a henchman. But you can't just let him out there all alone. It's a big dark scary world, and he barel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/21/the-15-greatest-pairs-of-henchmen/

How Fast Should a Wet Dog Shake to Get Dry?

Andrew Dickerson of the Georgia Institute of Technology tested how a Labrador Retriever moves when it is trying to dry itself. They discovered that the dog oscillated its skin at 4.3 Hz and then extrapolated a mathemati...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/21/how-fast-should-a-wet-dog-shake-to-get-dry/

Actor Gordon Pinsent Reads from the Memoirs of Justin Bieber

(Video Link) Gordon Pinsent, an accomplished Canadian thespian, offers his voice to the words of Justin Bieber. Verily, he makes Bieber seem like a man of great stature. via UrlesqueJustin Bieber, Gordon Pinsent...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/21/actor-gordon-pinsent-reads-from-the-memoirs-of-justin-bieber/

Odd Requests Made by Hotel Customers

The hotel chain Best Western released a list of the oddest requests made by customers over the past year. Here's are a few examples: Another customer, who had been tasked with arranging a lawnmower convention, enquir...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/21/odd-requests-made-by-hotel-customers/

Crocheted Yoda Hat

Craftster user mamaedgar made a crocheted Yoda hat for her son. The ear hair is a nice detail. At the link, you can view more pictures as well as read detailed instructions on how to make your own. Link via Grea...

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The Birth of Wonder Woman

Image: Heritage Auctions This 1941 letter from cartoonist, Harry G. Peter, to comic book writer, William Moulton Marston contains the first sketches of the Amazon superheroine. That correspondence and Marston's reply...

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Newspaper House

This is what I call taking recycling up a notch. Elis Stenman began covering his house with rolled up newspapers in 1922. He also covered the interior furnishings. By the time he was through he had used 100,000 newsp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/21/newspaper-house/

How to Pet a Kitty

In case you're not a pro at this, Matthew Inman of The Oatmeal has explicit instructions for how to pet a kitty. And don't even think you'll be able to get out of it, or delegate the job to someone else, if...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/21/how-to-pet-a-kitty/

Cirrate Octopus

(YouTube link) Combine a graceful sea creature in its natural environment with some ethereal music and you've got this video. From the YouTube link: Making a rare appearance just in time for Halloween, this ghostly...

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Edible Billboard is Made out of Cheese

Here at Neatorama, we love the work of food artist Prudence Staite. We've featured her Snow White made out of apples, her Robert Pattinson made out of chocolate, and her Pope made out of pizza dough. One of her lat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/21/edible-billboard-is-made-out-of-cheese/

Law Firm Opens Drive-Through Window

The Kocian Law Group in Manchester, Connecticut bought an old Kenny Rogers restaurant to use as an office. The building has been renovated to look like any other law office, except for the drive-through window: "...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/21/law-firm-opens-drive-through-window/

Is the Universe a Holographic Illusion?

Some physicists have proposed that the entire universe is not real, but a holographic illusion. Now astrophysicist Craig Hogan is building a machine to test that hypothesis: Possible evidence for this model appeared...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/21/is-the-universe-a-holographic-illusion/

Two Monkeys Become Train Station Masters

Two baby monkeys named Nehime and Rakan were appointed station masters at a train station in Hyoto prefecture, Japan: The monkeys, aged seven months and three months, were dressed in blue uniforms made from traditiona...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/21/two-monkeys-become-train-station-masters/

Man Tries to Build Telegraph from Scratch

Jamie O'Shea is a conceptual artist. We've previously featured his bed, which is designed to be used standing up. More recently, he became interested in the role of knowledge in developing our technological civiliz...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/21/man-tries-to-build-telegraph-from-scratch/

Monte Carlo Writing Desk

Viscount David Linley, a luxury furniture craftsman, made this custom writing desk topped with a model of the Monte Carlo casino: The main body of the desk is constructed in American walnut with inlays of Santos r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/21/monte-carlo-writing-desk/

1:9 Scale Saturn 1B Rocket

Steve Eves is building a functional 1:9 scale Saturn 1B rocket. That was a type of rocket used in America's Apollo program. At the link, you can see an extensive gallery of process photos as Eves constructs the mod...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/21/19-scale-saturn-1b-rocket/

Unicycle Training Wheels

Mathery is a website that encourages people to think creatively, such as building a unicycle with training wheels. Here's the philosophical statement for the site: An idea is a parasite. Once born, it settles. I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/21/unicycle-training-wheels/

The Evolution of the Sneaker

1. Plimsolls: Kicking it Old School Plimsolls put the town shoemaker out of business. As the first mass-produced shoes, plimsolls were crafted on an assembly line using canvas and vulcanized rubber. B...

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