Archive for April 23rd, 2011

Leaving Creepy Art for Hotel Housekeeping Staff

You and I leave a messy bed and towels on the bathroom floor when we check out of a hotel room, but Bert Kreischer, host of Travel Channel's "Bert the Conqueror" show, has the habit of leaving something quite d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/23/leaving-creepy-art-for-hotel-housekeeping-staff/

Pygmy Rabbits Reintroduced to the Wild

Ah, here's a bit of wonderful news apt for Easter: rare pygmy rabbits have pulled back from the brink of extinction and are now being reintroduced back to to the wild: First, captive-bred rabbits will be moved to a s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/23/pygmy-rabbits-reintroduced-to-the-wild/

Jar Jar Head, Stuffed and Mounted

We can assume that Jar Jar is so despised that trophy such hunting is legal even on Naboo. This tattoo has been attributed to Wes at Darkside Tattoo in White House, Tennessee. via Look at This Frakking GeeksterSt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/23/jar-jar-head-stuffed-and-mounted/

Prom Dress Made out of Starburst Wrappers

For six years, Tara Frey of River Falls, Wisconsin, has been preparing for prom. She's carefully made a dress, vest, bracelets, earrings, headbands, and shoes out of Starburst wrappers: Tara's mother would buy 20 bag...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/23/prom-dress-made-out-of-starburst-wrappers/

A Boy and His Dog

This image made me laugh the moment that I saw it. deviantART user Hillary White's gallery is filled with all sorts of hilarious juxtapositions, like Voltron dancing in a Monet painting and Brainy Smurf getting assa...

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Rubber Chicken Launcher

I can't find much information about the contraption pictured above, but I gather that an artist in Asheville, North Carolina made a machine that launches rubber chickens a considerable distance using a motorcycle eng...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/23/rubber-chicken-launcher/

Dogs Playing with a Tiger

(Video Link) The end of this video shows the homeowners' rather emphatic 'no trespassing' signs. I would imagine that if the tiger is allowed to play outside on a regular basis, they don't have a problem with solic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/23/dogs-playing-with-a-tiger/

Android Mini Squishable

Have you hugged your Android today? Here's a very cute, soft and huggable 7" Android Mini Squishable ($19) from the NeatoShop. Sure beats hugging your plastic cell phone!Link | More Squishables | More fun Plush Toys...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/23/android-mini-squishable/

Parrot Talkin' on the Phone (Ahahahaha!)

Ken Kulosa owns a green parrot named José, whose previous owner spent a lot of time on the phone. Turns out that when he's alone (or thinks that he's alone), José likes to ... well, parrot, her phone conver...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/23/parrot-talkin-on-the-phone-ahahahaha/

Spray Can by Julien Vallée

Julien Vallée of Motion & Design created this paper sculpture of a spray can for the main exhibition of Illustrative Zürich festival 2008. Love the burst of color juxtaposed against the black! Linkspray c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/23/spray-can-by-julien-valle/

Asian Robin Hood

[YouTube Clip]Robin Hood is alive and well. Okay, so he got a little pudgy, and looks very Asian, but his archery skill is completely intact. (I think he just busted the Mythbusters!)Robin Hood, archery...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/23/asian-robin-hood/

COMPOSERS by Mark Summers

Mark Summers creates fantastic illustrations in the style of wood engraving. This one above is from his COMPOSERS collection over at Behance. Giacomo Puccini looks absolutely pimpin'!http://www.behance.net/gallery/COMPOS...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/23/composers-by-mark-summers/

Magician's Fingers

Photo from Miss Cakehead [Flickr]You've heard of lady finger biscuit, but what about Magician's Finger chocolate candy? The creepy and anatomically correct fingers and thumbs, made from yummy chocolate, are the creation...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/23/magicians-fingers/

Snoutlet

Betcha can't see wall plugs the same way anymore after you see this little gem from Brock Davis! Link - via Visual NewsPreviously Boba Fetts Invoice for Jabba the Hutt, also by Brockpig, Brock Davis, snout, wall plug...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/23/snoutlet/

International Easter Traditions

There are as many Easter traditions as there are cultures that celebrate it, whether as a religious observance or a welcome to spring. Buzzfeed gathered several international customs together in a post, like Easter S...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/23/international-easter-traditions/

This Week at Neatorama

The servers at Amazon had some technical problems this week that affected a lot of sites, most notably reddit. Neatorama always welcomes poor lost internet surfers in when their favorite networking site is down. It's the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/23/this-week-at-neatorama-48/

A $23 Million Book About Flies

The Making of a Fly by Peter Lawrence is a well-regarded reference book on fruit flies used by those who study genetics. You can get a used copy for about $35. But recently a new copy was spotted on Amazon for t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/23/a-23-million-book-about-flies/
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