Archive for April 22nd, 2011

Mother's Little Helper Pill Box

Mother's Little Helper Pill Box - $11.95 Mother's Day is May 8th! Are you still looking for the perfect gift for your favorite Mommy?  You need the Mother's Little Helper Pill Box from the NeatoShop.  It's simply abou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/22/mothers-little-helper-pill-box/

Jogging Geese

[YouTube Clip]Just some goslings jogging behind Mama Goose. Nothing to see here. Move it along ... Via Butternut Jellyjogging, goose, gosling...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/22/jogging-geese/

Comical Bank Robbery

There's usually nothing funny about a bank robbery, but there's an exception to every rule. Here's what one Harold Luken allegedly did one Thursday afternoon: "I am gonna rob the bank," he allegedly yelled....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/22/comical-bank-robbery/

The Real Story Behind the Famous Einstein Photo

Remember the iconic photograph by Arthur Sasse of Albert Einstein sticking his tongue out? Well, Del Campo Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi ad agency of Argentina explains the real story behind the photo in this Sony Cybersho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/22/the-real-story-behind-the-famous-einstein-photo/

Brutal Knitting

No cutesy knitting here. Tracy Widdess' custom knitted "Brutal Knitting" masks are inspired by "creepy sci-fi and horror." Take a look (and I'll see the one on the right in my nightmare tonight!): Lin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/22/brutal-knitting/

Queens Amongst Kings: Female Elvis Impersonators

There's young and svelte Elvis impersonators, old and fat Elvis ... so why not lady Elvis? Breaking the Blue Suede Glass Ceiling are these three Female "Elvis Tribute Artists" (ETA):Although the ETA world i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/22/queens-amongst-kings-female-elvis-impersonators/

Blood Lollipop for Tigers

What do you give a 200-lb lean, mean killing machine to keep 'em cool and happy during a hot day? A lollipop ... made of blood!That's what the keepers at the London Zoo gave their tigers to help keep them cool: http://ww...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/22/blood-lollipop-for-tigers/

A Fitting Tribute to The Late Elisabeth Sladen

If you don't watch Doctor Who, then the name Sarah Jane Smith (and, consequently, the actor's real name, Elisabeth Sladen) will mean nothing to you. But for those who are fans of the show, this K-9 tribute to the lat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/22/a-fitting-tribute-to-the-late-elisabeth-sladen/

Giant Spirograph (that isn't really a Spirograph)

Photo link Remember playing with a Spirograph when you were younger? Imagine playing with one that takes up your entire living room. Swedish designer Eske Rex made this cool contraption that creates art decidedly lar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/22/giant-spirograph-that-isnt-really-a-spirograph/

Amazing Jell-O Architecture

Bompas and Parr: Return of the Jelly Knights from Gestalten on Vimeo. Anyone can slap some Jell-0 in a decorative mold and serve it up for dessert. But Sam Bompas and Harry Parr (AKA Jellymongers) have taken gelatin d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/22/amazing-jell-o-architecture/

Tapestries of Embarrassing Photos from the Internet

Artist Erin M. Riley found images of people caught in embarrassing situations, kept in perpetuity by the Internet, and turned them into tapestries. In an interview about her work, she wrote "I like the images to be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/22/tapestries-of-embarrassing-photos-from-the-internet/

Bacon Lollipop

Bacon Lollipop - $3.95 We know what kind of candy your hoping to get in your Easter basket this Sunday.  Who can resist the sweet meaty goodness of the Bacon Lollipop from the NeatoShop!  It's dripping with deliciousn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/22/bacon-lollipop/

LEGO Star Wars Landspeeder Cake

Star Wars, LEGO and cake? It's like the trifecta of nerdery! We're impressed with this creation by Danielle's Delight on Cake Central: Link - via Between the Pages See also: Star Wars Landspeeder by Daniel De...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/22/lego-star-wars-landspeeder-cake/

UN Treaty for Mother Earth's Rights

We've got human rights, animal rights, ... but what about the rights of Mother Earth? That's right - Bolivia has just drafted a United Nations treaty giving "Mother Earth" the same rights as humans:The bid...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/22/un-treaty-for-mother-earths-rights/

Another Beggar Bot: DONA

The beggar bot arms race has finally begun. In addition to DON-8r we saw earlier on Neatorama, there's another beggin' bot afoot: here's DONA, an "urban donation motivating robot" which looks cute while asking...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/22/another-beggar-bot-dona/

In the Playroom by Jonathan Hobin: Art or Kidsploitation?

Photo: Jonathan HobinIs it art or just kidsploitation? Photographer Jonathan Hobin describes his photograph series In the Playroom as such: In the Playroom is a metaphor for the impossibility of a protective...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/22/in-the-playroom-by-jonathan-hobin-art-or-kidsploitation/

Guide Goose Helps Blind Dog Chase the Postman

Not everything is bad in the world today. Here's the story of a pet goose taking a blind dog under its wings:Buttons the four-year-old goose leads her pal around everywhere either by hanging onto him with her neck, o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/22/guide-goose-helps-blind-dog-chase-the-postman/

The Wizard T-Shirt Pays Homage to NES Power Glove and Harry Potter

Remember the 1989 The Wizard about the greatest NES game player in the world, starring Fred Savage? (There's a memorable scene where the coolest kid on the block, Lucas Barton, says how he loves the Power Glove...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/22/the-wizard-t-shirt-pays-homage-to-nes-power-glove-and-harry-potter/

Sofa in a Car

Is your car's front passenger seat uncomfortable? Whatever you do, don't do what this guy did:A roadside seatbelt check on Wednesday took a back seat to a bizarre and potentially dangerous car modification spotted by...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/22/sofa-in-a-car/

Chinese Typewriters

The most agonizingly complex language that I've ever tried to learn is OT Hebrew, which (among other challenges) expresses vowel intonations through a vast variety of tick marks, jots, and tittles surrounding the con...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/22/chinese-typewriters/

Indian Students Build Motorcycle That Runs on Oxygen

Engineering students in Palwal City, India, built a motorcycle that runs on a tank of compressed oxygen: "This bike is different from others because the engine doesn’t burn fuel, nor does the temperature rise. T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/22/indian-students-built-motorcycle-that-runs-on-oxygen/

A Toy Builder in Afghanistan

Private First Class Rupert Valero took his toy-making hobby with him -all the way to Afghanistan! Valero is near the end of his year-long deployment, and took time for an interview with blogger Newton Gimmick, in which h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/22/a-toy-builder-in-afghanistan/

Funny T-Shirts

Schroedinger's Cat: Wanted Dead And/Or Alive Bunny Love I Go Comman...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/22/funny-t-shirts/

Painted Eggs

Painted Eggs is a memory game appropriate for the Easter season. You'll be shown a colored egg. All you have to do is remember what color(s) it was painted and then reproduce them. But it gets harder as you go along!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/22/painted-eggs/

Draining the Mediterranean to Build a Nation

In the 1920s, architect Hermann Soergel had a wild idea to build a dam across the Strait of Gibraltar, drain water into the Sahara Desert, and form lots of new land in the Mediterranean basin to colonize. The master pla...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/22/draining-the-mediterranean-to-build-a-nation/

Tetris Heaven

Inspired by the xkcd comic "Heaven," GUD magazine made a playable version of Tetris that occasionally sends a piece "from heaven" that's exactly what you need to fit in with the rest of your blocks. Link -via Blame I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/22/tetris-heaven/

Super Mario-Style Marriage Proposal

(Video Link) Silvas' girlfriend April loves Super Mario Bros., so he decided to propose marriage to her in an appropriate way. He decorated his living room with game backgrounds and placed the wedding ring...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/22/super-mario-style-marriage-proposal/

Famous Movie Scenes Recreated With Easter Eggs

Kelly Lee Barrett, Kaycee Krieg, Jeff Wysaski, and Car Nazzal collaborated to recreate famous movie scenes using Easter eggs! This one is, of course, from the movie Say Anything. Check out Jaws, Kill Bil...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/22/famous-movie-scenes-recreated-with-easter-eggs/

World's Most Expensive Ice Cream Planned for Royal Wedding

Colin Bleasdale, an ice cream maker in Lancashire, UK, hopes to be entered in the Guinness Book of World Records for an ice cream concoction that he is making for the upcoming British royal wedding: Mr Bleasdale,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/22/worlds-most-expensive-ice-cream-planned-for-royal-wedding/

Lil' Thor

(Video Link) A few months ago, Volkswagen released a simply adorable commercial featuring a young, would-be Darth Vader. Marvel has released a parody of it, almost shot for shot, to promote the upcoming Thor movie....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/22/lil-thor/




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