Archive for January 29th, 2011

When Hobbies Collide: Video Game Cross Stitch

Well, they both require a steady hand. Actually, its not much of  a stretch at all - aside from games being one of the most innovative art forms in the world despite huffy protestations from fogies like Roger Eber...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/29/when-hobbies-collide-video-game-cross-stitch/

Whole Foods' Loss is Paul Maybury's Gain

Award-winning artist Paul Maybury's work has graced comics from nearly every publisher,  as well as the covers and interiors of numerous video games and DVDs. Yet his humble beginnings at Whole Foods grew even humbl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/29/whole-foods-loss-is-paul-mayburys-gain/

Robot Tunes For Two

This Valentine's Day, listen to your favorite music alongside the one you love.Share your music with this cute Robot Tunes for Two from the NeatoShop. It's a robot-shaped headphones splitter that lets two people listen t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/29/robot-tunes-for-two/

Dog Has a Map of the World on Nose

If believers see faces of Jesus on toasts, what do pareidolia-prone cartographers see? Maps and maps everywhere, even on a dog's nose! Here's a neat post by Frank Jacobs of Strange Map about "accidental" cartog...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/29/dog-has-a-map-of-the-world-on-nose/

Klingon iPhone Stand

Attention, puny humans! Do you need a mobile phone stand that can stand the heat of battle? Qapla' - look no further than this iPhone stand by David Roy of Voodoo Vintage Fabrication. It looks good sitting next to your c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/29/klingon-iphone-stand/

Butterfly Curves

Tom Beddard of subblue created this nifty little Flash application where you can draw your own mathematical butterfly:Taken from Clifford Pickover's book, Computers and the Imagination, is this experiment that create...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/29/butterfly-curves/

Bermuda Triangle of Productivity

Where did the time go? If you've been sitting in front of your computer and hours went by like minutes but you've gotten nothing done, perhaps you've been sucked into the Bermuda Triangle of Productivity.Drawn by Fuchsia...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/29/bermuda-triangle-of-productivity/

Ghostbusters Ghost Trap in LEGO

Image: Profound WhateverAlex Eylar, who re-created Oscar Best Picture Nominees in LEGO, featured on Neatorama yesterday, also made this awesome Ghostbusters's ghost trap in LEGO. Walyou has the details: Since 1984, t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/29/ghostbusters-ghost-trap-in-lego/

NBA Stuntman Dunks Ball, Self

(YouTube link) There is no amount of training that could enable even the greatest of athletes to slam dunk a basketball, followed by himself, through a hoop.  It can, however, be done by total random accident. This...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/29/nba-stuntman-dunks-ball-self/

Brush Your Teeth with This Stick

A miswak is a tooth cleaning stick made from the Salvadora persica tree. It's traditionally used in Pakistan, India, and the Middle East in place of a modern plastic toothbrush. The bristles inside the pla...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/29/brush-your-teeth-with-this-stick/

Climber Survives 1,000-Foot Fall

A mountain climber in Scotland fell a thousand feet down a nearly vertical slope on a mountain called Sgurr Choinnich Mor. When a Royal Navy rescue helicopter arrived on the scene, its crew found him alive and well:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/29/climber-survives-1000-foot-fall/

Woman Sues Diddy for Child Support, Causing 9/11

Next time you wonder why the court system moves so slowly, look no further than crazypants lawsuits like this one clogging up the system. Sean "Diddy" Combs is being sued by an ex-lover for child support, loss of incom...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/29/woman-sues-diddy-for-child-support-causing-911/

Blind Man to Drive at Daytona Speedway

Mark Riccobono, who has been blind since the age of five, was scheduled to drive a specially-equipped car before today's NASCAR race at Daytona International Speedway: Riccobono's Ford Escape Hybrid is outfitted w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/29/blind-man-to-drive-at-daytona-500/

Beowulf Socks Are Written in Anglo-Saxon

These socks by The Sanguin Gryphon contain untranslated passages of the 8th Century poem Beowulf: Thus begins the immortal tale of the hero Beowulf, the bard summoning the attention of his audience. And s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/29/beowulf-socks-are-written-in-anglo-saxon/

Talking TP

Talking TP - $11.95 Are you looking for a way to remind your husband to change the toilet paper roll in the bathroom when it is all used up? Well, have we got the product for you! The Talking TP toilet paper holder fr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/29/talking-tp/

Balloon Muppets

Well Statler and Waldorf might not be impressed, but I certainly am.  As a veteran of birthday parties, street fairs and countless other events where I watch hapless clowns and balloon artists twist and turn until they...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/29/balloon-muppets/

CSUN Math Professor Charged With Peeing on Colleague's Door

Math Professor Tihomir Petrov has been charged with urinating on the office door of another math professor.  University officials claim to have caught the act on a hidden camera.  Sadly, they have not released the vide...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/29/csun-math-professor-charged-with-peeing-on-colleagues-door/

Fire Chief Ticketed While Aiding Injured Woman

Fire Chief James Allen is used to saving lives.  What he isn't used to is being ticketed by state police while trying to be of aid in an emergency. James  received a  ticket on Wednesday for blocking the right lane of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/29/fire-chief-ticketed-while-aiding-injured-woman/

40 Train Robbers vs. 1 Gurkha

Gurkhas, the Nepalese elite soldiers in the service of Britain and some of its former colonies, sometimes fight with their traditional kukri knives (pictured). One retired Gurkha was carrying his knife when a train in I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/29/40-train-robbers-vs-1-gurkha/

Revolver Fires 28 Gauge Shotgun Shells

Brazilian armsmaker Taurus caused a stir when it released "The Judge" -- a revolver that fires shotguns shells in addition to handgun cartridges. The Judge shoots .410 gauge shells as well as .45 Long Colt cartridge...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/29/revolver-fires-28-gauge-shotgun-shells/

Live Action Axe Cop

(Video Link) Axe Cop is a webcomic written by a 5-year old and drawn by a 29-year old professional cartoonist. This deliciously loopy premise has been turned into a short, high-quality live action movie by...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/29/live-action-axe-cop/

This Week at Neatorama

This week, we welcome three, count 'em, three new authors to Neatorama! Phil Haney is currently a writer for Maker Studios' The Station and previously served as Senior Producer for the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/29/this-week-at-neatorama-36/

A City of 42 Million People

China plans to merge nine cities along the Pearl River into one huge mega-city that will cover an area twice the size of Wales and initially have a population of 42 million people. The new mega-city will cover a lar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/29/a-city-of-42-million-people/

Kitty Midnight Madness!

(YouTube link) Find a cat just right for covering up that hole in your couch! Scratch and dent models available! They've got girl cats, boy cats, and "used-to-be-boy" cats! The Winnipeg Humane Society adapted hard-s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/29/kitty-midnight-madness/
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