Archive for May 13th, 2011

What Would You Take with You from Your Burning House?

Robert Holden is asking people a simple question: what would you take with you if your house was burning down? The limitations create "a conflict between what's practical, valuable and sentimental." Pictured above is...

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Cat and Owl Are Friends

(Video Link) Fum the cat and Gebra the barn owl have a remarkable relationship. They actively play together. Gebra is quite tolerant of Fum's constant attempts to capture her in midair. via The Mary Sue Previo...

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Macrame Food

Ed Bing Lee, inspired by the food paintings of pop artist Wayne Thiebaud, created eighteen probably inedible works of macrame. The above burger is made of waxed linen, raffia, and cotton. Click on the link to see the...

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Custom 3-Wheeled Chevrolet Citation

This 1980 Chevrolet Citation was put through serious modifications. The 2.5L engine was moved to the back so that the front could lose a wheel, and the remainder moved to the center. So it's basically a trike that st...

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How to Make a Wine Glass out of a Doll's Head

Because you've always wanted to know, right? It's a fairly straightforward process. Cut off the doll's head and then saw off the top of her skull. Next, cut the stem of the plastic wine glass (or a glass one, if you'...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/13/how-to-make-a-wine-glass-out-of-a-dolls-head/

Grenade Screwdriver Set

Grenade Screwdriver Set - $8.95 Are you at war with your home improvement project? You need the Grenade Screwdriver Set from the NeatoShop. The Grenade Screwdriver Set makes a great Father's Day gift.  Dad is sure t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/13/grenade-screwdriver-set-2/

How to Make an X-Wing Fighter with Office Supplies

Instructables user spookylean, who previously taught us how to turn an Altoids tin into a martini kit, now shows us how to make a model of an X-Wing fighter using common office supplies. You'll need a chisel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/13/how-to-make-an-x-wing-fighter-with-office-supplies/

Goya's "The Third of May, 1808" Rendered in Staples

Tofi Stoler works extensively with staples as her medium. One of her recent works is a recreation of Francisco de Goya's "The Third of May 1808", which depicts a massacre of Spaniards by French troops during the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/13/goyas-the-third-of-may-1808-rendered-in-staples/

How to Steal Like an Artist

How to Steal Like an Artist (and 9 other things nobody told me) is a condensation of a talk given at Broome Community College in Binghamton, New York, by artist and author Austin Kleon. It was hard for me to select just...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/13/how-to-steal-like-an-artist/

Moving Sidewalk Mischief

(YouTube link) Wait for it.... -via redditprank, airport, sidewalk, people mover...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/13/moving-sidewalk-mischief/

The Buttered Cat Paradox

We know that a piece of toast, if dropped, will fall butter-side down. We also know that a cat, if dropped, will land on its feet. What happens when you strap a piece of buttered toast to a cat's back and drop them b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/13/the-buttered-cat-paradox/

QTvan: World's Smallest Caravan

A place to sleep and a mobility scooter - what more do you need? Meet the QTvan, the world's smallest caravan: The £5,500 QTvan is the world’s smallest caravan and is so named because it caters to three p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/13/qtvan-worlds-smallest-caravan/

Russian Sect Worships Putin

An all-female religious sect has sprung up in Russia with a rather unusual belief that Vladimir Putin is actually Paul the Apostle. I can see why. I mean, just look at him all macho and shirtless. Surely you agree (heck...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/13/russian-sect-worships-putin/

Planking: Parkour for Couch Potatoes!

You want to try parkour but it's just too darned difficult! What to do? Well, don't worry - you can try planking, the so-called parkour for couch potatoes: Link (A friendly word of warning: do not plank on a police car....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/13/planking-parkour-for-couch-potatoes/

Best Street Foods From Around the World

Ah, lunch time! Forget fancy restaurants and fast food joints - the good stuff's on the street. If you're adventurous (and have cast-iron stomach), Lonely Planet has got the list of the best street food in the world.Take...

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Crude Ranking of Girls' Hotness Got Teen Arrested by Cops

Sure its in poor taste, but is ranking girls on their appearance criminal? Apparently so, according to Oak Park, Illinois, police:The teenager is believed to be responsible for a list that ranked 50 female students &...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/13/crude-ranking-of-girls-hotness-got-teen-arrested-by-cops/

BBQ Sword Cooking Fork

BBQ Sword Cooking Fork -  $27.95 It's your Dad against the grill! This Father's Day arm Dad with a proper weapon. Get him the BBQ Sword Cooking Fork from the NeatoShop!  Now Dad can burn steaks in swashbuckling styl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/13/bbq-sword-cooking-fork/

Antihydrogen Could lead to Anti-gravity

If Anti-atoms exhibit anti-gravity effects, does that mean that mean we finally get hover boards? Scientist also want to find out if the anti-atoms exhibit anti-gravity effects. This would mean the atoms would fall...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/13/antihydrogen-could-lead-to-anti-gravity/

Personal Robot On Sale

We are one step closer to having that maid from The Jetsons as this robot, named Luna will be available for around 3K. It sounds more like a personal computer as users will be able to upgrade software and cr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/13/personal-robot-on-sale/

Sony Wrist Computer

This concept imagines a future smart phone like device that would be worn around the wrist. While the designs look pretty cool, would wrist computers be practical? LinkSony, future computer, concepts...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/13/sony-wrist-computer/

Laser Designed to Tear Apart Vacuum of Space-Time

Why does this sound like the beginning of a sci-fi horror movie? Let’s hope the scientists learn something really cool like the existence of parallel universes by tearing apart the vacuum of space-time. */e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/13/laser-designed-to-tear-apart-vacuum-of-space-time/

Snowflake Up Close

I know it’s a little warm out for snowflakes, but you will have to agree these detailed images of snowflakes are pretty amazing no matter what time of year it is. Some look like roman columns, others circuit board...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/13/snowflake-up-close/

How to Haggle Like Your Old Man

The Art of Manliness offers an extensive tutorial in the art of negotiation, also known as haggling. Depending on where you are in the world, negotiation is either a part of everyday life or an uncomfortable practice th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/13/how-to-haggle-like-your-old-man/

Gandalf in Shades

Peter Jackson snapped this picture of Sir Ian McKellan as Gandalf on the set of The Hobbit, which is being filmed in 3D. Even wizards have to wear the glasses. The Hobbit is scheduled for 2012. ht...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/13/gandalf-in-shades/

When Obama Met Osama

Two Brazilians who are known for their resemblances to other people met for an unusual photo opportunity -and a drink. Francisco Helder Braga Fernandes, who somewhat resembles Osama bin Laden, owns a bar in São Paul...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/13/when-obama-met-osama/

"Hey Look! A Coffee Pot!" Flowchart

Anyone who has worked in an office with a shared coffee pot will immediately relate to this clever flowchart a reader submitted over at Passive Aggressive Notes. Linkcoffee, flowchart, office life, passive agg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/13/hey-look-a-coffee-pot-flowchart/

Mike Rowe Addresses US Senate Committee

Dirty Jobs host Mike Rowe testified before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation about the need for more skilled blue-collar workers. In high schools, the vocational arts have all but van...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/13/mike-rowe-addresses-us-senate-committee/

Ben Greenman’s Museum of Silly Charts

Ben Greenman started making charts as an exercise to help him write a novel about a guy who makes charts. But it became a hobby. You'll find quite a few more to make you laugh at I Love Charts. Link -via Metafilterch...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/13/ben-greenmans-museum-of-silly-charts/

Lowrider Coloring Book

(YouTube Link) The Lowrider Coloring Book by Dokument Press celebrates the lowriding culture that originated in the 1930s, peaked in Southwestern Latino neighborhoods in the 1950s and experienced an urban cul...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/13/lowrider-coloring-book/
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