Archive for December 2nd, 2010

Etch A Sketch iPhone and iPad Cases

Etch A Sketch iPhone 3G/3GS, iPhone 4 ($24.95) and iPad Cases ($39.95)What do you get when you combine the world's favorite drawing toy with the world's hottest gadgets? The Etch A Sketch iPhone and iPad cases from the N...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/02/etch-a-sketch-iphone-and-ipad-cases/

Kevin Bacon as Kevin Bacon's Greatest Fan

(Video Link) In this commercial for the Logitech Revue, Kevin Bacon plays his own most obsessed fan. The best part is when he does an impression of himself doing an impression of himself. via UrlesqueKevin Bacon...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/02/kevin-bacon-as-kevin-bacons-greatest-fan/

Death by Oreo Cupcake

Debbie Wright invented this culinary delight. The batter and frosting are both made of oreos, and there's an oreo resting at the bottom of the cake. Finally, it's topped with a mini oreo. Article Link and Recipe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/02/death-by-oreo-cupcake/

Vintage Magazines

A Livejournal post has an extensive collection of beautiful vintage magazine covers, including many from 19th-century issues of the Italian magazine La Scena Illustrata and the French magazines La Vie Pa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/02/vintage-magazines/

Movable Type Rubik's Cube

Yu-Hsiang "Shaun" Chung is an artist specializing in typography. He made a movable wooden Rubik's Cube that can be used as a stamp: Chinese has a long history with the printing. In 105 AD, Cai Lun invented the pa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/02/movable-type-rubiks-cube/

"We Are The World. We Are The Linguists."

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIol1_ktcP4] YouTube link. Professors and students at Budapest's ELTE-MTA Theoretical Linguistics Programme celebrate the 20th anniversary of their department with a cover of "We...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/02/we-are-the-world-we-are-the-linguists/

Superman vs. Muhammad Ali

DC Comics published one of the strangest comic books ever, Superman vs. Muhammad Ali in 1978 and reissued it last month. NPR's Glen Weldon interviewed journalist Chris Klimek about the matchup of the century...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/02/superman-vs-muhammad-ali/

The Paths of Flight

(video link) Planes are never this close together, but through the magic of video (no animation, just editing), we see how well choreographed takeoffs and landings are. You can watch a behind-the-scenes look at the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/02/the-paths-of-flight/

Top Ten Worst Nativity Sets

Sacrilegious or just silly? Mark Oestreicher collected twenty of the strangest Christmas creches, many comprised of animal figurines depicting the birth of Jesus. This family of penguins struck me as particularly wei...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/02/top-ten-worst-nativity-sets/

Oswald's Coffin for Sale

The coffin that Lee Harvey Oswald was buried in back in 1963 is up for sale at an auction house in California. The pine coffin is partially water-damaged by the 18 years it spent in the ground before Oswald's body w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/02/oswalds-coffin-for-sale/

Eyeball Movement as a Means of Identifying People

An Israeli company called ID-U Biometrics thinks that the patterns of eyeball movement are unique to each individual, and are therefore a definitive means of identifying people: In ID-U Biometrics' system, the user ha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/02/eyeball-movement-as-a-means-of-identifying-people/

Real Life Wiley E. Coyote and Road Runner Cartoon

(Video Link) Apache Pictures made a short film that imagines Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner as human beings. It's called Wiley vs. Rhodes. The special effects are impressive for an independent short f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/02/real-life-wiley-e-coyote-and-road-runner-cartoon/

A House That Looks Like a Staircase

The architectural firm y+M designed this house in Japan. It's two stories tall and one exterior side is a functional staircase: To allow sunlight into the house, there are a number of glass slits in-between the s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/02/a-house-that-looks-like-a-staircase/

Strawberry Plush Earmuffs

Strawberry Plush Earmuffs - $5.95 Want to make a fashion statement this winter and keep your perfect earlobes comfy and warm? Check out the NeatoShop's adorable strawberry plush earmuffs.  They are deliciously sweet....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/02/strawberry-plush-earmuffs/

Building on a San Francisco Hill

Photographer Håkan Dahlström snapped this picture in the Russian Hill neighborhood of San Francisco. He tilted his camera so that the building would be appear to be tipping over instead of lying on a steep incline...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/02/building-on-a-san-francisco-hill/

Corvette Station Wagon

On the coolness scale, the Corvette station wagon lies between the Ferrari station wagon and the Ford Mustang station wagon. According to a Craigslist ad, which has several more pictures, this 1974 custom 'vette is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/02/corvette-station-wagon/

Incredible Hulk: The Musical

(Video Link) Hulk: Inside and Out is, unfortunately, not a real musical. It's just a sketch by the comedy troupe Captain Hippo. via Nerd Bastards | Official Website Previously: Hulk Smash Oppressive...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/02/incredible-hulk-the-musical/

13 Essential Talking Points for the Earthquake Enthusiast

1. The first recorded earthquake was in China in 1177 B.C.E. 2. China is also the birthplace of the seismograph. Built in 132 C.E. by a man named Cheng Heng, it consisted of eight metal dragons holding eight carved ba...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/02/13-essential-talking-points-for-the-earthquake-enthusiast/






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