Archive for April 27th, 2011

Pickle Toothpaste

Pickle Toothpaste - $4.45 Do you love pickles, and hate your minty toothpaste? The Pickle Toothpaste from the NeatoShop is for you! With the Pickle Toothpaste from the NeatoShop you can finally have that briny fresh br...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/27/pickle-toothpaste/

Man Sues His Parents for His Allowance, Court Orders Him to Move out and Find a Job

The parents of a 25-year old man in Spain told him to either look for a job or they would stop paying him $588 in monthly allowance. Then they followed through on their threat. So the young man sued them in court. The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/27/man-sues-his-parents-for-his-allowance-court-orders-him-to-move-out-and-find-a-job/

Amazing Stick Balancing Act

(Video Link) I'm having trouble finding any information about this video. It appears to show a performer balancing sticks, one on top of another, without dropping a single one. At the very end, he must balance the e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/27/amazing-stick-balancing-act/

Renaissance Paintings of Hockey

No, the NHL isn't that old, but Alexandr Reut is fond of suggesting that it is. He's composed several works showing hockey in a style reminiscent of the Italian Renaissance. This one depicts the Washington Capitals...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/27/renaissance-paintings-of-hockey/

Road Signs Turned into Furniture

Tim Delger has made some nifty tables and chairs from old road signs, such as the coffee table above. I'd love to see what he could do with a Bucket of Blood Street sign. Link via Dude Craftupcycling, Tim Delger...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/27/road-signs-turned-into-furniture/

Zombie-Proof House

The architectural firm KWK Promes takes security very seriously. Its "Safe House" design, at the push of a button, drops steel shutters, swings concrete slabs over windows, and lifts a drawbridge. For those of yo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/27/zombieproofhouse/

Gallery of Royal Wedding Memorabilia

Presidential Inaugurations, the release of teenage vampire movies and the unfortunate existence of Justin Beiber; each of these events produce a plethora of ridiculous memorabilia. However none has seen such a wide v...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/27/gallery-of-royal-wedding-memorabilia/

123 Years Of Tablet PCs

While Apple would be happy having many of us believe that the iPad is the genius invention of Steve Jobs and company alone, it turns out that tablets have been in development for over 100 years.  As far back as 1888 the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/27/123-years-of-tablet-pcs/

The Matrix Dance

I’m not normally one for choreographed dance routines, however if you check out Razy Gogonea’s performance on Britain’s Got Talent, I think you will agree this one is pretty sweet. Skip to about 1:30 i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/27/the-matrix-dance/

The Google Doodle Quiz

How well do you remember -or decipher- the alterations that Google makes to their logo for special occasions? Test your knowledge with the Google Doodle quiz, from our own social networking expert David Israel. Hey,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/27/the-google-doodle-quiz/

Cartridge Chess Set

Etsy seller OldWorldCC made a complete chess set which uses .223 caliber cartridges as playing pieces: The pieces are made using .223 caliber bullet shell casings, decorated with cuts, slashes, curls and bends. Th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/27/cartridge-chess-set/

A Day at the San Diego Zoo

Neatorama author Jill Harness went to the zoo and brought back lots of pictures of all kinds of different animals. She fed a Galapagos tortoise, collided with an owl, and petted a giraffe! She also looked up fun fact...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/27/a-day-at-the-san-diego-zoo/

Ninjabread Men

Ninjabread Men - $8.95 Is your Mom a warrior in the kitchen? This Mother's Day get her the Ninjabread Men from the NeatoShop!  She will be able to make some killer cookies with these fabulous little cutters. Be sure t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/27/ninjabread-men-2/

Aakash Nihalani's Self-Portrait with Tape

Tape artist Aakash Nihalani (featured previously on Neatorama here) is back with this clever self-portrait series, tentatively titled Once Upon a Wall. My Modern Met has more: Link tape, Aakash Nihalani...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/27/aakash-nihalanis-self-portrait-with-tape/

Steve Jobs in Carbonite

Society6's Greg Koenig created the Steve Jobs in Carbonite iPhone case, but got a Cease and Desist letter from Apple's lawyers. So from now on, this piece of awesomeness will live only as images on countless blogs and we...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/27/steve-jobs-in-carbonite/

Growing Up in Arcades: 1979 - 1989

Photo: StevenM_61 [Flickr]Galaga. Centipede. Pac-Man. If these words mean anything to you, then take a trip down memory lane (and straight into your local Chuck E. Cheese's) with the Flickr pool Growing Up in Arcades...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/27/growing-up-in-arcades-1979-1989/

Every Secret Ingredient from Iron Chef America

I don't understand cooking shows. You get to watch gourmet food being made and judges being fed, but you don't even get a whiff of the food, much less a taste. Yet, they're obviously very successful.One such show is Iron...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/27/every-secret-ingredient-from-iron-chef-america/

A Sex Ed Class by H.P. Lovecraft

(Video Link) It's time for Ms. Lovecraft's seventh grade sex ed class. The mysteries of sex unfold upon the narrator, driving him mad -- and he embraces the madness. Craig Macneill and Clay McLeod made this magnif...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/27/a-sex-ed-class-by-h-p-lovecraft/

The Grand Unified Theory of Humor

Psst! Ever heard about the professor who tries to explain every joke ever told?No, that's actually not a joke. Joel Warner of Wired explains how Peter McGraw attemps to explain what makes things funny. A lanky 41-yea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/27/the-grand-unified-theory-of-humor/

Sad Hairy-Nosed Wombat is Sad

Image: stygiangloom [Wikipedia]What do you think will cheer up the hairy-nosed wombat, which Environmental Graffiti has named the saddest looking marsupial in the world? Linksad, hairynosed wombat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/27/sad-hairy-nosed-wombat-is-sad/

How Hourglasses Are Made

Machinery, glass and fire - this video by Philip Andelman of how watchmaker Ikepod makes wonderful hourglasses has got it all. Take a look over at Random-Good-Stuff, you won't regret it: Link [embedded YouTube clip]hourg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/27/how-hourglasses-are-made/

The Whaletone

One night, Robert Majkut had a dream. That dream was to recreate the piano in a grander form. So Robert took this whale of an idea and created this: an electric keyboard called the Whaletone:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/27/the-whaletone/

10 Amazing Underground Walks

Photo: Stephen Alvarez [National Geographic] If you're looking for something to do on your next vacation that's a little different than the usual sightseeing fare, National Geographic has 10 jaw-dropping suggestions t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/27/10-amazing-underground-walks/

Hello Kitty Angry Face Clutch

Hello Kitty Angry Face Clutch - $27.95 Do you know someone who is cute, quirky, and has a slight anger management problem? Get them the Hello Kitty Angry Face Clutch from the NeatoShop. Remember, nothing softens a per...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/27/hello-kitty-angry-face-clutch/

How an Artist Fixes Potholes

Photo: juliana santacruz herrera [Flickr]Forget asphalt! The artistic way to fix potholes is with some colorful fabric. That's what artist Juliana Santacruz Herrera did for the sidewalks of Paris:artist juliana santa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/27/how-an-artist-fixes-potholes/

The Royal Wedding Dalek

What lies at the intersection of sci-fi geekdom and royal wedding fever? The royal wedding dalek! Chris Balcombe is an avid Doctor Who fan with his own dalek, which got a makeover for the wedding of Prince William an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/27/the-royal-wedding-dalek/

The Batman Complex

(YouTube link) It's a fan-made trailer is composed of edits from Christian Bale movies that altogether makes Bruce Wayne look like even more of a paranoid schizophrenic than he is normally portrayed as. -via I Heart...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/27/the-batman-complex/

The Eighteen Layers of Chinese Hell

Some Chinese legends say that hell, or diyu, is an unground maze with 18 levels and various chambers in which one must pay for the sins of their life. Wouldn't that make a great video game? They are quite frightening...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/27/the-eighteen-layers-of-chinese-hell/

When Can A Lawyer Quit A Case?

In criminal matters, a lawyer is duty-bound to defend his client to the best of his ability. There are only a few specific scenarios in which it is considered OK to quit representing a defendant. For example, what if the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/27/when-can-a-lawyer-quit-a-case/








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