Archive for December 26th, 2010

He-Man and Skeletor Plushes

Theresa Rohrer made these He-Man and Skeletor plushes for her four-year old nephew. They look so happy together, don't you think? Link via Super Punch | Artist's Etsy Storeheman, plushes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/26/he-man-and-skeletor-plushes/

American Civil War Secret Message Decoded

In 1896, the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond, Virginia, received a bottle with a piece of paper inside. It was added to the collection. But until recently, the paper was left inside, unread. Curator Catherine Wr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/26/american-civil-war-secret-message-decoded/

Loops of Zen

With six inches of snow on the roads and Christmas activities over, my kids are looking for distractions. One I found for them is Loops of Zen, which somewhat resembles the Light Up the Christmas Tree game, but with...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/26/loops-of-zen/

My Week of Eating Nothing But Candy

Robb Posch undertook an experiment in which he ate nothing but candy for a week. Oh, the things we do in the name of science! ...or blogging, as the case may be. Since I am apparently going to eat peanut butter candy ev...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/26/my-week-of-eating-nothing-but-candy/

Coney Island Papercraft by Yumiko Matsui

Yumiko Matsui, the papercraft artist extraordinaire who created the Neatobot papercraft, has new series of artwork inspired by New York City. My favorite is the Coney Island papercraft, which involves a fantastically int...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/26/coney-island-papercraft-by-yumiko-matsui/

4 Unusual Treadmills

Treadmills are more than just a device to make music video go viral. Sometimes, they're useful for exercisin' and other stuff too. For example: Omni-Directional Treadmill [YouTube...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/26/4-unusual-treadmills/

Beautiful Jellyfish

This creature is called the Flower Hat Jellyfish. The name alone draws a picture! It is found off the coasts of Japan, Argentina, and Brazil. Its tentacles coil up when not in use, which makes them look like bouquets...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/26/beautiful-jellyfish/

Labyrinth Remake

(YouTube link) AFP, Neil Gaiman, and Team Chaos present a low-budget re-interpretation of a scene from the movie Labyrinth, starring Amanda Palmer. For comparison, see the theatrical version of the same sc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/26/labyrinth-remake/

Literal Snow Man

Redditor keef2000 made a snow "man." That is all. Link -via Blame It On The Voicessnow, man, literal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/26/literal-snow-man/

Chemical Weapons Factory Now Rabbit Paradise

(Video Link) Between 1929 and 1945, Okunoshima Island was used by Japan as a site for producing chemical weapons. Now it's a tourist attraction where people visit feral rabbits that began living there in 1971: T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/26/chemical-weapons-factory-now-rabbit-paradise/

Santa's Rocket Ship

Santa's Rocket Ship was one of five custom buses made with a Christmas theme. They were built by Lloyd Laster of Tyler, TX, who used them as advertising venues: The vehicles traveled all over the southern and sou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/26/santas-rocket-ship/
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