Archive for 2011

The Most Delightful Tumblrs Of 2011

Interwebs enthusiasts are no doubt familiar with the phenomenon that is Tumblr. This once miniscule network now has their sites plundered and pored over daily by thousands of sites netwide, and for a good reason- man...

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Beautiful Skyrim Cover Performed On Violin

(YouTube Link) The soundtrack music for the video game Skyrim is quite beautiful already, but when Jason Yang and his violin play the songs they become a thing of ethereal beauty. We've been seeing a lot of this type...

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Raiders Of The Lost Archives-A Comparison

(YouTube Link) This eye opening, and beautifully edited, video shows a shot-by-shot comparison of Raiders of the Lost Ark and 31 other films made between 1919 and 1973. To say that there are a few similarities woul...

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Mineways Lets You Print Out Your Minecraft Projects

Ever wished you could make the structures and items you build in Minecraft into something real? Well, a new program called Mineways is going to revolutionize gaming/building by allowing you to render, or print via 3d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/31/mineways-lets-you-print-out-your-minecraft-projects/

Cat Attacks Meowing Birthday Card

(Video Link) Lulu hates cats that hide inside singing birthday cards. Be sure to watch until the end to see how passionate is her animosity. -via Johnny Catcats, greeting cards...

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Happy New Year 2012!

(YouTube link) A little something to play while you kiss your sweetie, celebrate with friends, and drink a toast to the year ahead. Those of you who aren't in the U.S. Eastern time zone, you can play this video at w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/31/happy-new-year-2012/

Over 300 Pounds Of Caviar Found In Russian Morgue

Russian authorities made a fishy discovery this week, when a whopping 385 pounds of caviar was found stashed in a hospital morgue refrigerator. The employees who were arrested for stashing the stuff claim that it was...

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A Gravity Defying Series Of Photographs

It's hard to make heads or tails of these photos, because photographer Philippe Ramette has manipulated them to create an uneasy sense of gravity defiance. They provoke a feeling of vertigo in some viewers, and yo...

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SwapNote Is Turned Into An Old School RPG

(YouTube Link) One of the great things about this hi-tech world we live in is the fact that most software applications have a multitude of other uses that have yet to be discovered, and even the programmers that creat...

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12 Weird Tanks and Armored Vehicles

What is this odd helmet-like object? It's an armored car built by Venezuela. Machinists at Puerto Cabello Naval Arsenal constructed the Tortuga (turtle) over a Ford 6x4 commercial truck chassis and usually armed it w...

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Teddy Bear the Porcupine Celebrates the New Year

(YouTube link)Teddy gets all festive for New Year's Eve. He's happy and talkative, as long as he's got his corn! This porcupine now has his own Facebook page. Link -via BuzzfeedNew Year, porcupine, corn,...

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Military Experiments with Bat Wings

Batman would have been proud. In 1942, California's state defense force experimented with bat-like wingsuits for soldiers. The ultimate goal, as explained by the magazine Mechanix Illustrated, was to create...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/31/military-experiments-with-bat-wings/

Danny Macaskill: Industrial Revolutions

(vimeo link) National Geographic selected ten amazing people for their Adventurers of the Year. You can read about each one and then vote for your favorite to win the People's Choice Award (through January 18th). O...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/31/danny-macaskill-industrial-revolutions/

Satyr Taxis

You know how young boys spend class time doodling fantastic cars and spaceships? Cornelis Bos did the same thing in the 1550s, except at the time the fanciest mode of transportation was the chariot. He really souped...

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China Turns Old Soviet Aircraft Carrier into a Luxury Hotel

Launched in 1972, the Kiev was once the pride of the Soviet Navy. But in need of cash, Russia and Ukraine sold it and another carrier called the Varyag to China. Although the Varyag is at sea,...

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Want A New Tattoo? Let These 8 Year Old Twins Ink You Up!

(YouTube Link) When the proud father of 8 year old twins Eloy and Oraibi wanted a new tattoo, he didn't get all liquored up and head to a parlor down by the docks. Instead, he let his kids take a crack at inking up th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/31/want-a-new-tattoo-let-these-8-year-old-twins-ink-you-up/

World Of Warcraft Parody Of Katy Perry Song

(YouTube Link) Do not attempt to adjust your computer screens, Katy Perry did not recently become a huge World Of Warcraft nerd and convert her song E.T. into an homage to the rocky race known as the...

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Celebrate New Years Like A Superhero

The folks over at ComicsAlliance have come up with a fun way to celebrate the coming of 2012-superhero inspired cocktails! So, if you're looking for ways to spice up your New Years party, check out these delicious so...

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Architecture Recreated with Everyday Objects

Can you guess which iconic buildings are recreated using books and other everyday objects in this clever video by Luis Urculo? Hit play or go to Link [vimeo] - via Fas...

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The Philosoraptor Song is Deeply Profound

(Video Link) I had never thought of it before, but yes: if tomatoes are vegetables, then ketchup is a smoothie. Thank you, Philosoraptor, for expanding my mind. Here's a video from Bucky Studios that collects his wi...

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Extreme Grooming for Animals

Absolutely no photoshoppery involved here, no siree. I refuse to believe that punk bird is anything less than real, so I can't tell you how Mladen Penev got ani...

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So, You Summoned Me?

This drawing by Aaron McConnell amused me, even though I didn't understand the meaning. Then I learned that it is a reference to a 1988 album cover by Leonard Cohen. How do the two connect? McConnell explains at the...

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New Year's Eve Ambitions

If you adjust the years accordingly, this comic will work for almost anyone! However, no matter what time I go to bed on New Year's Eve, I wake up at midnight because of the fireworks going off all over town. This ye...

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Cosmo New Year

(YouTube link) A lonely cosmonaut has a very strange New Year celebration in this holiday animation by Anton Korolyuk and Artem Bizyaev. -via the Presurfer New Year, alcohol, animation, cosmonaut...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/31/cosmo-new-year/

Lost Wedding Ring Found on Carrot in Woman's Garden

In 1995, while baking in her kitchen, Lena Påhlsson of Mora, Sweden took off her custom-made wedding ring. She didn't see it again until it turned up sixteen years later around a carrot that grew in her garden: But a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/31/lost-wedding-ring-turns-up-on-carrot-in-womans-garden/

Lunch Disguise Sandwich Bag

Lunch Disguise Sandwich Bag - $4.45 Have you resolved to start taking sack lunches to work? Protect your precious cargo with the Lunch Disguise Sandwich Bag from the NeatoShop. This hilarious box of 20 sandwich bags,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/31/lunch-disguise-sandwich-bag/

Star Wars Party Food

I went to the blog Kitchen Fun with My Three Sons to check out the Star Wars gingerbread cookies. Then I was completely distracted by the post of Star Wars Party Food. There's no end to the tie-ins, from Yoda Soda to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/31/star-wars-party-food/

What Are You Doing New Years Eve?

(YouTube link) Zooey Deschanel posted this holiday duet she did with Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The two starred together in the 2009 movie 500 Days of Summer, and have been friends even longer than that. -Th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/31/what-are-you-doing-new-years-eve/

General Lee #1 For Sale

Barrett-Jackson Auctions has a car for sale with some history behind it. There were many '69 Dodge Chargers used in the TV series The Dukes of Hazzard, but this particular General Lee was the one you saw jum...

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This Week at Neatorama

We've come to the very last day of the year 2011, a time to look back and think about what a year it's been. Neatorama had a great year, and that is the result of the participation of a lot of people! Ma...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/31/this-week-at-neatorama-84/




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