Archive for March 9th, 2011

Pink Freud

Pink Freud T-Shirt - $9.95Lie down on the couch and tell me what you'd get if you mash up a psychoanalyst with psychedelic rock music. No idea? How about a super comfy T-shirt from the NeatoShop. Bonus: take a close look...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/09/pink-freud/

Why Stabbing Someone in the Middle of Getting a Haircut is a Bad Idea

With a name like David Davis (yes, that's right) and a hairstyle like that, you'd know better than to bug the man in the middle of a haircut.But apparently someone didn't listen, and bothered Mr. Davis, which led to an i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/09/why-stabbing-someone-in-the-middle-of-getting-a-haircut-is-a-bad-idea/

QR Codes as Tombstones

Japanese tombstone maker Ishinokoe has begun offering memorials that feature QR codes. Want to know more about the person entombed there? Just whip out your smartphone and scan the code. http://www.japantrends.c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/09/qr-codes-as-tombstones/

UNICEF Landmine Stickers

Here's a clever ad that UNICEF put out a few years ago to raise funds for people who have been maimed by landmines. Stickers, camouflaged to look like pavement, were left on sidewalks. When someone steps on one, it...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/09/unicef-landmine-stickers/

Iceland Considers Building Undersea Electrical Cable to Sell Geothermal Energy to Europe

Geothermal energy is plentiful in Iceland, so that nation is considering running an electrical cable under the ocean to Europe to sell its excess electricity. If successful, it'll be the longest undersea electrical...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/09/iceland-considers-building-undersea-electrical-cable-to-sell-geothermal-energy-to-europe/

The Amazingly Detailed Work of Sagaki Keita

Japanese artist Sagaki Keita creates pen and ink illustrations that are themselves composed of tiny figures inside, from people to anthropomorphic ice cream cones. The level of detail that he provides is really as...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/09/the-amazingly-detailed-work-of-sagaki-keita/

Link Visits His Mother, Gets an Earful

Link probably goes on so many adventures because he's trying to avoid long, awkward conversations with his mother. This is one of nine hilarious images by Andrew Bridgman. Link via Boing BoingLegend of Zelda...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/09/link-visits-his-mother-gets-an-earful/

Machine Can Pick any Masterlock Padlock

(Video Link) Jessica Bethune, Aiswarya Kolisetty, Jessica Noglows, and Rob Sobecki are students at the Olin College of Engineering. For a class assignment, they built a machine that can figure out the combination t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/09/machine-can-pick-any-masterlock-padlock/

Horse and Puppy

(YouTube link) Herbie and Jabby have formed a mutual admiration society. Hang on, this just gets cuter as it goes! -via Buzzfeeddog, Cute, love, puppy, horse...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/09/horse-and-puppy/

Decorated Gas Tanks of Japan

Pink Tentacle has many pictures of some colorfully decorated gas tanks that can be found in Japan. Watermelon paint schemes are apparently common. You know, the shape would lend itself very well to a Poké...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/09/decorated-gas-tanks-of-japan/

2-Storey Snow Sculpture of Batman

An enormous snow sculpture of Batman was spotted in Ludlow, Vermont. As you can see from another photo at the link, it rises up to the second storey of an adjoining building. http://www.comicsbeat.com/2011/03/09/...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/09/2-storey-snow-sculpture-of-batman/

Carnival 2011

Now that Lent is here, we can look back at the pageantry of the Carnival season with a collection of 52 photographs at The Atlantic. See celebrations in Australia, Brazil, Hungary, Italy, Haiti, Colombia, Greece, Fra...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/09/carnival-2011/

How the Human Penis Lost Its Spines

You may have noticed that the human penis lacks spines protruding from the surface. This is in contrast to many animals, including other primates such as chimpanzees, which use the spines for sexual competition: It h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/09/how-the-human-penis-lost-its-spines/

Spock Overshares on Facebook

(Video Link) In fact, the entire crew of the Enterprise does. YouTube user BlackMoonCGI did an excellent editing job and showed what's on Spock's Facebook feed. It appears that he and Christine Chapel hav...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/09/spock-overshares-on-facebook/

U.S. Championship Cheese Contest

Attention all cheese lovers! The U.S. Championship Cheese Contest at Lambeau is now underway. For the next three days, 26 experts will examine, sniff and taste more than 30,000 pounds of cheese and butter. The best che...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/09/u-s-championship-cheese-contest/

Born This Way Blog

A Los Angeles based blogger by the name of Paul V. has created an interesting, sort of, online photo essay.  The Born This Way Blog is a space where gay men and women are encouraged to post childhood photos and stories...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/09/born-this-way-blog/

Train Whistle

Train Whistle -  $2.95 Are you looking for a way to annoy your frenemies who have small children? Does buying a drum set seem like too much of an investment? Get the Train Whistle from the NeatoShop. The Train Whist...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/09/train-whistle/

What's Inside Miss Cellania's Mystery Box?

Being a blogger certainly does have its advantages: things tend to pop up in your inbox and even doorstep. Some things are very neat, whereas others are ... well, here's how Miss Cellania put it: Every once in a whil...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/09/whats-inside-miss-cellanias-mystery-box/

Mother Hen Feels Chicks Distress

Ever hear someone being called a mother hen for being worried and overprotective? That expression may turn out to be quite fitting as scientists have now discovered that a hen shows empathy if she saw her chicks in distr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/09/mother-hen-feels-chicks-distress/

The Nicolas Cage Movie Matrix

Nicolas Cage sure has starred in a lot of movies, playing wildly different characters (with wildly different hairstyles). To help you figure out how to characterize Cage's roles, The Shiznit has created this nifty graph....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/09/the-nicolas-cage-movie-matrix/

The Joy of Parenting: Are Parents Just Fooling Themselves?

Ask most parents and they'll gush about the joy of having kids or that having children is the best thing they've ever done. But if you look deeper, parents with minors who live at home are angrier and more depressed than...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/09/the-joy-of-parenting-are-parents-just-fooling-themselves/

Vodka on the Rocks

Ah, the stupid things you do when you're drunk. Here's what happened to Michal Kawolski, 23, after a few hours of drinking:A Polish man had to be rescued by coastguards after he drifted out to sea on a sheet of ice c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/09/vodka-on-the-rocks/

20 Fortune Cookie Fortunes That Don't Make Any Sense

On one hand, you have to feel for someone who is working in a language they don't know. On the other hand, these are too funny to not pass along! In some cases, you kind of know what they are trying to say,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/09/20-fortune-cookie-fortunes-that-dont-make-any-sense/

Obscura Day 2011

Atlas Obscura is hosting the second annual International Obscura Day on April 9, 2011, in partnership with Hendrick's Gin. This is a day set aside for "expeditions, back-room tours and hidden treasures" in places nea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/09/obscura-day-2011/

Grapes Into Raisins

(YouTube link) Watch grapes turn into raisins in only 30 seconds, through the magic of time-lapse photography. This video follows a bunch of grapes over three months. You can make raisins yourself, in a week or so,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/09/grapes-into-raisins/

Arthrobots

UK artist Tom Hardwidge makes intricate steampunk insect sculptures he calls Arthrobots from recycled materials, including deactivated ammunition and watch parts. Some of these delicate artworks are for sale! Lin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/09/arthrobots/

Reduction

(YouTube link) Amy from Very Culinary made a trailer for her site that mirrors the Inception trailer exactly, except that it's about cooking. She also posted a shot-by-shot comparison in case you want to se...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/09/reduction/

Mal and Chad's Fill in the Bubble Frenzy 18

It's time now for the Fill in the Bubble Frenzy with boy genius Mal and his talking dog Chad! What's he saying in the empty speech bubble? Tell us and you might win any T-shirt available in the NeatoShop -take a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/09/mal-and-chads-fill-in-the-bubble-frenzy-18/

30 Great Geeky Cross Stitches

I recently posted a ton of awesome videogame cross stitches, but these are by no means the full extent of geeky cross stitches. This set may not appeal to gamers as much, but the projects are equally nerdy and just as in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/09/30-great-geeky-cross-stitches/

This Fantasy World

(YouTube link) She loves playing Dungeons & Dragons, but she wants more. Can true love drag a nerd out of the basement long enough for a dinner date? The animation by Brad Jonas accompanies a song by the Doublec...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/09/this-fantasy-world/










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