Archive for January 27th, 2011

Giant Heart Plush

Giant Heart Plush - $17.95This Valentine's Day, reveal your love in a grand romantic gesture by giving someone your heart. Your Giant Heart Plush, that is. This 11" x 9" anatomical heart by Wendy Bryan of I Hea...

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Mobile Evolution: Nesting Cell Phones by Kyle Bean

In "Mobile Evolution", Brighton designer Kyle Bean created this awesome papercraft of nesting mobile phones, in the manner of the nesting Russian dolls.Take a look at the video clip of the artwork in action: Li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/27/mobile-evolution-nesting-cell-phones-by-kyle-bean/

Sharing the Bed with Fido Can Make You Sick

Do you love your pets so much that they sleep in your bed? Well, being close with your animals may feel good, but being too close may kill you: Although they are not common, documented cases show people cont...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/27/sharing-the-bed-with-fido-can-make-you-sick/

Horsehair Necklace

Maybe it's just me, but do I associate horsehair with fashion accessory? Neigh! But that's exactly what San Francisco artist Elizabeth Prost did, and did very well. She turned horsehair (humanely) into a fabulous necklac...

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The Many Faces of Woody Allen

In this clever poster, Brandon Schaefer (previously on Neatorama) illustrated Woody Allen in his various film roles by the styles of his eyeglasses: http://www.flickr.com/photos/brandonschaefer/5332897705eyeglasses, Wood...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/27/the-many-faces-of-woody-allen/

Jerry The Great

In "Jerry The Great," TRMUS1C re-cut Seinfeld into a thriller about Jerry plotting to take over the world with his sidekick George. But at the end ... things fall apart horribly. Conspiracy. Betrayal. Revenge....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/27/jerry-the-great/

Two Roads to Courage

Tyler Riewer got a birthday gift of a suitcase perfectly fitted for a bottle of bourbon and a set of brass knuckles. The inscription inside read "Two Roads to Courage," and outside "Life is either a daring...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/27/two-roads-to-courage/

Highest Student Stress Level in College in 25 Years

Psst, freshmen! Are you feeling stressed? You're not alone: a survey revealed that this year's incoming students are the most stressed in 25 years. The economy, it seems, is to blame:“Students know their genera...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/27/highest-student-stress-level-in-college-in-25-years/

Pixel Pour 2.0

Photo: Benjamin NormanIn Pixel Pour 2.0, Kelly Goeller of //kneeon (right? someone confirm, please) turned an ordinary street drainage in New York City into an retro videogame-inspired work of art. Unurth Street Art has...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/27/pixel-pour-2-0/

The Colonel's Secret Recipe Revealed!

Julian Assange can rest easy - another closely-guarded secret has been unearthed, and this time it doesn't look like it has his fingerprints on it.  And believe me, this one has fingerprints.  Greasy, finger-lickin'-go...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/27/the-colonels-secret-recipe-revealed/

Why Apologies Don't Make You Feel Better

When someone did us wrong, we expect them to apologize - but how much is an apology really worth? Not much, according to a new study:"The expectations for an apology to make us feel better and even forget about...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/27/why-apologies-dont-make-you-feel-better/

Genghis Khan vs. Global Warming

There are hybrids, cap-and-trade, and wind energy ... and then there's Genghis Khan. Guess which one has the biggest environmental impact?Genghis Khan's Mongol invasion in the 13th and 14th centuries was so vast that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/27/genghis-khan-vs-global-warming/

The Darkside of the Doritos

Image: Laser Bread [Flickr]Brock Davis used 8 bags of a variety of Doritos flavors to create this awesome piece aptly called "The Dark Side of the Doritos." Best of all, he includes the instruction on how to ma...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/27/the-darkside-of-the-doritos/

Four Icon Challenge

In his Four Icon Challenge, Kyle Tezak attempts to summarize his favorite books and movies with just four icons:Trying to capture the essence of an object or idea with only a few lines and at the same time maintainin...

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Android Mini Collectible

iPhone Schmiphone! If you love Android above all other mobile operating system, then this is the vinyl toy for you. The Android Mini Collectible ($7.45) by Andrew Bell and Dead Zebra is a 3" tall vinyl figure that w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/27/android-mini-collectible/

Psychedelic Science

Oh my God, it's full of stars. Discover has compiled a gallery of some truly trippy science images. Scientists know you don't need psychedelic drugs to make mind-blowing psychedelic images: Fractals,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/27/psychedelic-science/

Cabs Blowing Up in NYC

Not a euphemism, like "blowing up the spot."  I'm saying that taxis are exploding - like spontaneously combusting - in the snow-covered streets of New York City.  So while we're all cursing the cold and wishing for so...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/27/cabs-blowing-up-in-nyc/

Tom Falconer's Frozen Bubbles

Photographer Tom Falconer creates and captures images of frozen bubbles. Goli Mohammed of Make interviewed Falconer and asked him how he does it: For frozen bubbles I usually wait until it is (at the war...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/27/tom-falconers-frozen-bubbles/

Cat Earns Multiple Advanced Degrees

Zoe D. Katze, Ph.D., C.Ht., DAPA, is a fully credentialed psychotherapist. Her owner, Dr. Steve K. D. Eichel -- who has a real Ph.D. -- was tired of finding fakes passing themselves as psychotherapists thanks t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/27/cat-earns-multiple-advanced-degrees/

Firefighters Now Have Jet-Powered Water Cannon

The firefighters in Luoyang, Henan Province, China, have an awesome new tool to use against fires. It's a water cannon that can shoot 3 tons of water 120 meters away. One source says that it's powered by a fighter...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/27/firefighters-now-have-jet-powered-water-cannon/

NASA Considers Lander with Skateboard Feet

Well, no. Although it does look like NASA is improvising in the light of a thriftier budget. What's actually happening is that engineers put a model lander on modified skateboards to move it around during testing:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/27/nasa-considers-lander-with-skateboard-feet/

Tie-Tying Machine

(Video Link) The rabbit goes over log, then under the log, then through the log, and then back over the log. Or something like that. You could also just use Seth Goldstein's "Why Knot?", a kinetic sculpture that t...

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What Happens When a Train Engine Throws a Piston?

Well, this is what happens. A diesel locomotive with a 4400 hp V16 engine passed through Independence, Louisiana. It lost a piston and threw it straight through a house. You can see more photos of the damage at th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/27/what-happens-when-a-train-engine-throws-a-piston/

Where No Superhero Has Gone Before

Well, to be fair, comics characters and Star Trek have collided in the past, often with bizarre results.  I'm not quite sure why they haven't quite clicked in the past, other than that great catchall that explains a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/27/where-no-superhero-has-gone-before/

Madonna (Ciccone) with Child

I've having trouble verifying any information about this painting, but I'm posting it anyway. It's a hilarious take on the Madonna and Child motif in Western art. Madonna Ciccone is the pop singer who goes by just...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/27/madonna-ciccone-with-child/

Grow A Boyfriend and Girlfriend

Grow A Boyfriend | Grow A Girlfriend - $1.95Psst! Want a boyfriend/girlfriend? With these nifty gifts from the NeatoShop, the perfect man/woman is just a dunk in the water away. No dating, no pesky arguments, and best of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/27/grow-a-boyfriend-and-girlfriend/

Mother Jailed for Sending Kids to Wrong School

Just ask any mother: what would you do to provide a better education for your children?Kelley Williams-Bolar, a single mother who's going to college and working as a teaching assistant (and who has no prior criminal reco...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/27/mother-jailed-for-sending-kids-to-wrong-school/

Taco Bell Sued over Beef Taco

Someone has got a beef with Taco Bell. A woman recently filed a lawsuit claiming that the fast food chain's beef taco contain so little meat that it can't be legally called "beef."Attorney Dee Miles said at...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/27/taco-bell-sued-over-beef-taco/

Fight The Foot: Fan-Made TMNT Short Film

[Vimeo clip]Richard Krause, a big Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fan, decided that the TMNT franchise needs something a bit different, so he went out and made his own short film, a darker version of the cheery toon called...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/27/fight-the-foot-fan-made-tmnt-short-film/

Those Who Sacrifice for the Stars

Phil Plait at Bad Astronomy Blog points out that today is the 44th anniversary of the Apollo I fire that killed three astronauts: Ed White, Roger Chaffee, and Gus Grissom. I was very young, but recall being shocked a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/27/those-who-sacrifice-for-the-stars/




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