Archive for February 2nd, 2011

Cthulhu Wacky Wobbler Bobble Head

In his house in R'lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits ... bobbing his head. If Valentine's Day sweetness isn't for your loved ones, then how about this: the Cthulhu Wacky Wobbler Bobble Head ($12.95) from the NeatoShop: LinkMore Ct...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/02/cthulhu-wacky-wobbler-bobble-head/

Biggest. Bear. Ever.

"Hmm? Oh don't mind me. You know us bears, we like to lay back and relax after we've had a nice Coke... a-Cola bottling plant." Actually, the official biggest-ever bear hails from way back in the day, a time befor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/02/biggest-bear-ever/

Tiny Time Lord

I seem to have a theme going on here. First the little Darth Vader from the upcoming Super Bowl Volkswagen ad, and now we have this teensy-weensie timey-wimey guy in a TARDIS his dad made for him. What a lucky littl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/02/tiny-time-lord/

Miniature Versions of TV Shows

The Belgian television channel Prime commissioned miniature sets for major American shows, including Mad Men, Lost, Deadwood, and Six Feet Under. It's simple, but quite visually e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/02/miniature-versions-of-tv-shows/

Flowchart: What Job Should You Have in the Star Wars Universe?

So you suddenly find yourself long, long ago in a galaxy far away. You're going to need to earn some money, so it's time to find a job. This flowchart by Andy Green and Bobby Bernethy will make some suggestions for...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/02/flowchart-what-job-should-you-have-in-the-star-wars-universe/

Simpsons Action Hero: The McBain Movie

(Video link) Guess what, neighborino; you know those all-too-brief moments during The Simpsons in which we see marquee tough guy McBain getting his Ahnuld on? They're Easter eggs. Parts of a whole. It turns out that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/02/simpsons-action-hero-the-mcbain-movie/

Sunrise over Liechtenstein

Photographer David Kaplan took this mesmerizing image. It shows a cloudbank over the Rhine with Liechtenstein in the background. The Moon and Venus can be seen in the upper right corner. Click on the link to view...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/02/sunrise-over-liechtenstein/

Batman as an Oppressive Plutocrat Enforcing an Aristrocratic Social Order

Comics critic and editor Steven Padnick has an interesting read on the Batman narrative. Bruce Wayne, he argues, is hardly a hero of the oppressed, but a tyrant whose primary goal is to maintain a rigid class structure...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/02/batman-as-an-oppressive-plutocrat-enforcing-an-aristrocratic-social-order/

Swarovski's Crystal Museum

Swarovski, a manufacturer of glass crystal, has a museum and garden in Wattens, Austria. This enormous fountain stands in front of it. Think of the setting possibilities it offers to producers of science fiction sh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/02/swarovskis-crystal-museum/

Wirelessly-Connected Dominos Fall without Touching Each Other

Japanese artist Jarashi Suki developed dominoes that trip each other even without physical contact. Each one has a number, 1-5, displayed with dots. You can change the number of a domino by shaking it. When domino...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/02/wirelessly-connected-dominos-fall-without-touching-each-other/

Oscar Nominee Posters in Lego

Ten movies are in contention for the 2011 Oscar for Best Motion Picture. While we suppose they are all good films, there is no movie that can't be improved by being rendered in Lego! An art collective by the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/02/oscar-nominee-posters-in-lego/

Everything is a Remix Part Two: Movies

(vimeo link) Kirby Ferguson's series Everything is a Remix started with a look at how songs are recycled from past tunes. This second installment is about movies, and how everything old is new again. Among other mov...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/02/everything-is-a-remix-part-two-movies/

The Art of Pianola

(Video Link) This video demonstration was done at the Pianola Museum in Amsterdam. The pianola has been around since the turn of the nineteenth century. A paper roll is placed in a dual function piano and the keys and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/02/the-art-of-pianola/

The Continuing Adventures of Black Stormtrooper

(YouTube link) Scrubs alumn Donald Faison loves Star Wars. Don't we all? He also produces awesome stop-motion LEGO animation shorts. Don't we all? Uh, no actually. Like many younger actors in Hollywood, Faison ha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/02/the-continuing-adventures-of-black-stormtrooper/

Scientist Finger Puppets and Magnets

Adorn your refrigerator with these cute scientist finger puppets and magnets ($5.95) from the NeatoShop ... or we'll just have to ask Nikola Tesla (shown above) to experiment on his death ray with you!Linkmagnet, scienti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/02/scientist-finger-pupppets-and-magnets/

Burglar Has No Luck

Do you ever have those days where everything goes wrong? That's what happened to an unnamed 19-year-old burglar in Australia. His plan was to rob a bakery while it was closed for the night. You know wha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/02/would-be-burglar-has-no-luck/

Shotguns vs. Footballs

What do you get when you combine field goal kicking and skeet shooting? A lot of dead footballs. Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] – via Afrojacks Guns, football, shotgun, skeet shooting...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/02/shotguns-vs-footballs/

Nature Make a Computer Pun

(YouTube link) “Firefox has encountered an unexpected problem with windows.” is the obvious comment at YouTube. -via The Daily WhatFirefox, fox, pun, Windows...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/02/nature-make-a-computer-pun/

Groundhog Day or Hedgehog Day?

National Geographic News talks about Groundhog Day, Punxsutawney Phil, and the weather. They include a look at the origins of February 2nd forecasting, which began with the Roman Empire, when folks considered the weather...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/02/groundhog-day-or-hedgehog-day/

Bert Amend and the One-Armed Musicians

(image Robin Amend) When Bert Amend (right), a shake mill worker, lost his right arm in an accident at the turn of the century he didn't let it interfere with his ability to play music. He formed a musical group of on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/02/bert-amend-and-the-one-armed-musicians/

7 Animals Humans Brought to Extinction

When you’re a kid, you know the dinosaurs went extinct, but it seems weird that a creature alive today could suddenly be wiped off the earth tomorrow. I remember the first time I really realized what extinction meant w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/02/7-animals-humans-brought-to-extinction/

The Oak Chapel of Allouville-Bellefosse

In the French village of Allouville-Bellefosse, an oak tree stands. No one knows for sure how old the tree is, but it is considered the oldest tree in France -botanists estimate 800 years. A fire hollowed out the tre...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/02/the-oak-chapel-of-allouville-bellefosse/

REDD

(YouTube link) This may look like the story of Little Red Riding Hood, but this girl is unlike any Red Riding Hood you've seen before. Would this concept make a good full-length film? There's also a video on how the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/02/redd/

Super Friends Valentines Superpack

Transport yourself back to grade school -to 30 years ago when this Super Friends Valentine package hit the stores. Pages from the 11 x 17" book of valentines are scanned big so you can print, cut, and put these simpl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/02/super-friends-valentines-superpack/

Pixar's Zoetrope

(YouTube Link) Zoetropes date back to the nineteenth century. Images revolve on the inside of a cylinder, and viewed through slits in its circumference, replicate motion. This amazing three dimensional version expla...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/02/pixars-zoetrope/

Global Village Construction Set

(vimeo link) Open Source Ecology is a network of farmers, engineers and supporters who have been building The Global Village Construction Set for a post-scarcity world. They have created forty different machines nee...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/02/global-village-construction-set/

Mal and Chad's Fill in the Bubble Frenzy 16

It's time once again for the Fill in the Bubble Frenzy with boy genius Mal and his talking dog Chad! What should he be saying in this empty speech bubble? Tell us and you might win any t-shirt available in the N...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/02/mal-and-chads-fill-in-the-bubble-frenzy-16/

The “All In Your Head” Movies

WARNING: The following article lists endings to several recent and older films. Therefore you probably should read this list in order to avoid watching these films. You’ll just end up spending $14 on a movie ticket...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/02/the-all-in-your-head-movies/

Snow White Teapot

How cute is this? The Snow White Teapot ($41.95) from the NeatoShop is perfect for a cup of tea while waiting for your Prince Charming to come and sweep you off your feet. Link | More fun and unusual Kitchen Stuffteapo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/02/snow-white-teapot/

Man Survived Night on Frozen Bench in Underwear Thanks to Alcohol!

Add this to yet another benefit of intoxication: it can save you from freezing to death!A drunk man found lying on a frozen park bench in his underwear survived because of the amount of alcohol in his blood. *e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/02/man-survived-night-on-frozen-bench-in-underwear-thanks-to-alcohol/








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