Archive for March 30th, 2011

Cigarette Butt Portrait

Swiss street artist Jinks Kunst came up with a rather clever (and a bit disgusting) way to immortalize one of his favorite musician in his artwork:Kunst is known as a graffiti and stencil artist, but he adopted a new...

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Egyptian "Dog Catacomb" Has 8 Million Mummified Dogs

In a labyrinth of tunnels beneath the Egyptian desert lies a truly remarkable catacomb containing the mummified remains of dogs and jackals. Now, since this is Egypt, mummies aren't exactly unusual - what made the Dog Ca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/30/egyptian-dog-catacomb-has-8-million-mummified-dogs/

Jean-Luc Picard Wedding Cake

Photo: qubitsu [Flickr]Resistance is futile, so when Zeph and Sara LaFassett wanted a Jean-Luc Picard as wedding cake, baker Aaron Jue simply made it so. If you think the cake's a bit creepy, consider this: the couple sa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/30/jean-luc-picard-wedding-cake/

Gold Bar Coin Bank

Gold Bar Coin Bank -  $9.95 If you can't afford a real gold bar, don't be sad? Simply get yourself the Gold Bar Coin Bank from the NeatoShop instead.  If you fill it with enough silver you will eventually be able to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/30/gold-bar-coin-bank/

How Car Crash Saved A Trucker's Life

Usually, car crashes are bad for one's health - but as you can see in this peculiar case, the crash itself was a lifesaver for a Pennsylvania trucker:Richard M. Paylor, 55, Fairless Hills, Bucks County, told city pol...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/30/how-car-crash-saved-a-truckers-life/

Samsung Denies Their Laptops Harbor Keyloggers

A computer security expert has recently reported finding keyloggers on two new Samsung laptop computers. Mohamed Hassan wrote in Mich Kabay’s Security Strategies newsletter that as soon as he received his Samsung R525...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/30/some-samsung-laptops-may-harbor-keyloggers/

Cat Confused by Fish under Ice

(Video Link) What has gone wrong? The fish are right there, but protected by some invisible forcefield! via Ace of Spades HQ | Previously: How to Drive a Cat Crazycats...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/30/cat-confused-by-fish-under-ice/

Thorn Dice

Shapeways user Ceramicwombat made this awesome 3D printed dice available in different metallic finishes. This makes me think: you know what would be cool? A d10 made out of barbed wire. Link via Boing Boingdic...

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Grill Made from a 1939 Dodge Pickup

As a hobby, Willie Elder restores classic cars and trucks. So it wasn't too difficult to come up with all of the parts from a 1939 Dodge pickup truck (and other vehicles) necessary to make a functional grill: The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/30/grill-made-from-a-1939-dodge-pickup/

Cute Then Creepy Skittles Ad

(Video Link) Put your finger on the screen. No, really, do it. Just touch the Skittle on the screen. What's the worst that could happen? This is a good ad, but Skittles would be hard pressed to surpass the com...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/30/cute-then-creepy-skittles-ad/

Enigma Machine Tattoo

The Enigma machine was a series of encoding devices used by Nazi Germany and broken by Polish and British military intelligence before and during World War II. Ross submitted this photo to Geeky Tattoos of...

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Classical String Quartet/Comedy Troupe

(Video Link) The MozART Group is a classically-trained string quartet, but its members certainly don't limit themselves to traditional performances. This video presents a sampling of their eccentric acts. The blue...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/30/classical-string-quartetcomedy-troupe/

Graffiti Stairs Optical Illusion

This work of work of art, according to Neatoramanaut chriskayTO, can be found in a subway station in Toronto. Examined from the correct angle, it looks like a staircase. Link via Geekosystemgraffiti, optical illu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/30/graffiti-stairs-optical-illusion/

Rocket Propelled Machete

(Video Link) Yes, the machete-flinging crossbow was cool (though it does need a flaming chainsaw bayonet, IMHO). This is possibly even better: a machete shot toward its target with what appears to be a model rocke...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/30/rocket-propelled-machete/

Lunch Bugs Sandwich Bags

Lunch Bugs Sandwich Bags - $5.95 Are you tired of your coworkers stealing your lunch? You need the Lunch Bugs Sandwich Bags from the NeatoShop.  If the fly bag doesn't stop them in their tracks the cockroach bag sure w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/30/lunch-bugs-sandwich-bags/

First Photo of Mercury From Orbit

Photo: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab/Carnegie Institution of WashingtonNASA's MESSENGER Spacecraft snapped the very first picture of Mercury from orbit, showing a desolate landscape peppered with impa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/30/first-photo-of-mercury-from-orbit/

Phone Book Sculpture

Instead of throwing out those ubiquitous phone books (who uses 'em anymore?), try turning them into art. That's what Taiwanese-born artist Chen Long-bin did with unused phone books, newspapers, magazines and discarded bo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/30/phone-book-sculpture/

Sponge Atlas Illustrates World's Urban Water Use

To help us visualize the world's need for water, Matthew Laws and Hal Watts (with photography by Luke Bennett) illustrated the projected use of urban water in various countries by 2030 with kitchen sponges:Combining...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/30/sponge-atlas-illustrates-worlds-urban-water-use/

Warmth and Competence: Do You Perceive Warm Person as Less Competent?

What's more important to you, warmth or competence? Social psychologist Amy Cuddy of Harvard Business School and colleagues did the study and found some interesting things:This research concludes that by far the stro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/30/warmth-and-competence-do-we-naturally-perceive-warm-person-as-less-competent/

Paper Extravaganza: The Wonderful Paper Art of Charles Clary

I was quite blown away by the intricate details of Charles Clary's hand cut paper art. Design Milk recently caught up with him in this exclusive interview:What do you enjoy most about working on these install...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/30/paper-extravaganza-the-wonderful-paper-art-of-charles-clary/

Three Big Pigs

(YouTube link) The revolutionary movements of the Middle East, explained by the cast of the game Angry Birds in a retro-animation cartoon set to the tune of the Three Little Pigs. Does that make it all clear now? Of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/30/three-big-pigs/

A Pedestrian's Guide to the USA

Shaun Sanders leads us through the different way US cities treat pedestrians, illustrated with pedestrian crossing signs. See the rest at Hipmunk Link -via Laughing Squidsigns, pedestrian, cities, urban planning...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/30/a-pedestrians-guide-to-the-usa/

25 Years of Pixar

(YouTube link) In honor of Pixar's 25th anniversary, YouTube member NkMcDonalds put together a video montage of twelve feature films and 20 short subjects you know and love. -via Slashfilm Previously: The Beauty...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/30/25-years-of-pixar/

Breeding the Many-Eared Cat

A scientist in Russia, Vladimir Obryvkov of the Voronezh State University of Agriculture, found a stray five-eared cat and brought it home to his family. The scientist, who has been studying animal anomalies for years,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/30/breeding-the-many-eared-cat/

Hilarious Paper Street Signs

We see “missing” and “found” posters all the time, but they usually are a source of sadness as a reminder that someone has lost a loved one or a pet. These nineteen posters featured on sidewalks a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/30/hilarious-paper-street-signs/

Egyptian Hieroglyphic Blocks

Egyptian Hieroglyphic Blocks - $49.95Are ABC blocks too easy for your lil' genius? Worried that your tot is falling behind in Egyptology? Well, the NeatoShop to the rescue!The Egyptian Hieroglyphic Blocks are a set of 28...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/30/egyptian-hieroglyphic-blocks/

Wasps Get Rid of Ants by Airdropping Them

Killing ants is hard and dangerous work for wasps, so they've developed a rather clever method of getting rid of the pesky insect: they airdrop 'em. Julien Grangier of the Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/30/wasps-get-rid-of-ants-by-airdropping-them/

Royal Wedding Fridge

Looking for a new fridge? Your search is over as we've found the most perfect fridge ever manufactured by man. Behold, the Royal Wedding Fridge (they even got the right Prince):The royal fridge and freezer, which is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/30/royal-wedding-fridge/

One Man Disney Chorus

Remember Nick Pitera, the guy who sang the A Whole New World duet from Disney's Aladdin all by himself? Well, he's back with this: a one-man chorus singing a medley paying homage to a few of his Disney favorite...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/30/one-man-disney-chorus/

Move Over, Tiger Mother! Meet Panda Dad ...

Move over, Tiger Mothers, there's a new parental authority figure who offers a different idea of child-rearing than chaining your kids to the piano. Meet Alan Paul, who called himself Panda Dad:During our first weeks...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/30/move-over-tiger-mother-meet-panda-dad/










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