Archive for December 16th, 2010

Replica M*A*S*H Set in Backyard

HGTV forum user Kraw27 built a replica of the set from the TV show M*A*S*H in his backyard. As you can see from the other pictures, even the interiors are duplicated in stunning detail. Link and More Pic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/16/replica-mash-set-in-backyard/

Werner Herzog Reads "Twas The Night Before Christmas"

(YouTube link) From Ryan Iverson, who brought us a few similar readings, comes the Clement C. Moore classic "A Visit from St. Nicholas" as interpreted by his impression of Werner Herzog. -Thanks, Ryan!Chris...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/16/werner-herzog-reads-twas-the-night-before-christmas/

Star Wars Text Crawl Dress

Chenoa, a hairdresser in Vancouver, made a dress that looks like the opening crawl from Episode IV of Star Wars. Her headband reads "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...." http://theg33k.tumblr.c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/16/star-wars-text-crawl-dress/

The 11 Strangest Questions Posed to Dungeons & Dragons Experts

For more than thirty years, Dragon magazine published a regular Q&A column for Dungeons & Dragons players who need clarification about rules and backgrounds. Chris Sims of Comics Alliance...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/16/the-11-strangest-questions-posed-to-dungeons-dragons-experts/

Luxury, Hi-Tech Toilet for $5,900

This toilet by INAX USA has everything going for it. The lid lifts as you approach it. There's a built-in air deodorizer, seat warmer, light, and stereo. It flushes automatically. Two self-cleaning nozzles spray...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/16/luxury-hi-tech-toilet-for-5900/

When an Industrial Designer Breaks His Foot, We All Get Better Crutches

Jeff Weber, an industrial designer, broke one of his heels in 2005. He found the crutches that he used while recuperating inadequate, so designed new ones: His new crutch would employ an articulated mesh saddle t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/16/when-an-industrial-designer-breaks-his-foot-we-all-get-better-crutches-2/

Art from Microsoft Windows Error

Artist Paul Destieu created an art installation inspired by a common error in Microsoft Windows. "My Favorite Landscape" shows the Windows XP wallpaper called "Green Hill" duplicated multiple times. Link via Geek...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/16/art-from-microsoft-windows-error/

Animated Short Created in Google Docs

(Video Link) This promotional video for Google Docs shows how the utility's presentation options can be used to create a fairly sophisticated animated short. It took 3 animators 3 days to complete the 413 slides....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/16/animated-short-created-in-google-docs/

Need a Drinking Buddy? Hire One

A company called Kind Fairy in the Ukrainian town of Dniprodzerzhynsk will provide you with a drinking buddy for an evening. It costs about $18. Manager Yulia Peyeva explained: "Virtually all of our people are talen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/16/need-a-drinking-buddy-hire-one/

Gifts for Pranksters

Prank Gift Boxes - $7.95 Got a prankster in your Christmas list? Well, don't put them in your naughty list ... get them these gag gifts and pranks from the NeatoShop...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/16/gifts-for-pranksters/

Why Do Siblings Have Such Different Personalities?

Why do siblings - despite having much of the same genes and upbringing - grow up to be have such different personalities? NPR's Alix Spiegel explores:Then in the 1980s, a researcher named Robert Plomin published a su...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/16/why-do-siblings-have-such-different-personalities/

Artist Got Grant Money for "Invisible" Art

What's better than getting taxpayer-funded grant money for an art show? Getting that money for an invisible painting!Polish artist Agnieszka Kurant got the Arts Council England grant for a show that included "a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/16/artist-got-grant-money-for-invisible-art/

Baby Goat Born During Staged Nativity

A church in West Columbia, South Carolina held a drive-through nativity scene last weekend. The hundreds of people who came to see it got more than they expected when a participating goat gave birth to a kid! They knew...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/16/baby-goat-born-during-staged-nativity/

A Christmas Trololo

(YouTube link) The Gifford Children's Choir of Racine, Wisconsin perform Trolololo (previously at Neatorama) as a Christmas gift to the people on the internet! Link -via The Daily WhatMusic, meme, children, choir...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/16/a-christmas-trololo/

World's Cheapest Beer

Food and beverage websites argue about the best beers in the world, and we sometimes see a brew hailed as the most expensive in the world. Have you ever wondered which is the cheapest beer in the world? Bia Hoi, most co...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/16/worlds-cheapest-beer/

Not in Kansas Anymore

(YouTube link) If there were any doubt that Judy Garland had the greatest movie line of all time in The Wizard of Oz, take a look at how many other movies have used it! See a list of films used in this supe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/16/not-in-kansas-anymore-2/

Skittles Art

deviantART member Matt McManis created a mosaic of Link from The Legend of Zelda using Skittles. Click on the link to see similar depictions of Mario and characters from Final Fantasy. Link via...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/16/skittles-art/

Sledding Behind a Fighter Jet

(Video Link) This video allegedly shows three men on sleds being towed by a Swedish Air Force fighter jet. As it prudently warns at the end, don't try this at home with your own jet. via Everyday, No Days Offfig...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/16/sledding-behind-a-fighter-jet/

What Is It? game 156

It is time for our giveaway collaboration with the always amusing What Is It? Blog! Can you guess what this object is? Place your guess in the comment section below. One guess per comment, please, though you can e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/16/what-is-it-game-156/

QR Codes As Art

In my previous posts on QR codes, all intended to help you gear up for our big QR Code Hunt in NYC next week, where you could win a brand new Ford Fiesta, I mentioned that they were invented by the Japanese and that the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/16/qr-codes-as-art/

Does Rubbing a Boo-Boo Really Make It Better? (and Other Questions about Pain in the Brain)

Q: Does rubbing a boo-boo really make it better? A: Yes! Pain signals are sent to the brain by special receptors, called nociceptors, which are sensitive enough to distinguish between a bruise and a s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/16/does-rubbing-a-boo-boo-really-make-it-better-and-other-questions-about-pain-in-the-brain/
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