Archive for May 16th, 2011

The Alphabet of Video Game Characters

Remember the Alphabet of Superheroes by artist Fabian Gonzalez I posted a few weeks ago? Well, he's at it again, this time with the Alphabet of Video Game Characters. He says it's the last in the Alphabet series, so...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/16/the-alphabet-of-video-game-characters/

Babbage Engine Tech Support

Zach Weiner's Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal is consistently one of the funniest and most intelligent webcomics available. Today's, though, was especially good. A Nineteenth Century British owner of an an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/16/babbage/

Tiffany Lamp Doubles As Boba Fett Helmet

Dueling home decorating themes find a way to work together: "Beware the wrath of the Tiffany Fetts." Link - Via Geeks Are Sexylamp, Boba Fett, Tiffany...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/16/tiffany-lamp-doubles-as-boba-fett-helmet/

Inflatable Earbuds

When using earbuds, the quality of sound transmission is impaired by the loose fit of the bud inside the ear canal. This new invention by Stephen Ambrose offers a solution: The ADEL currently comes in two flavors...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/16/inflatable-earbuds/

Enormous Real Life Version of Angry Birds

(Video Link) The city of Terrassa, Spain, was graced with a huge analog version of Angry Birds, thanks to a promotion by Deutsche Telekom. People stood in line to get a chance to throw soccer ball-sized bir...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/16/enormous-real-life-version-of-angry-birds/

Winner of Beard Competition Has the Norwegian Flag and a Moose on His Face

Elmar Weiss, a longtime beard champion, has once again captured the world title for best beard. Since the competition was held in Norway, he sculpted his long beard into a Norwegian flag and a moose. In 2005 he won wi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/16/winner-of-beard-competition-has-the-norwegian-flag-and-a-moose-on-his-face/

Sumo Lake

(Vimeo Link) Swan Lake retold by Greg Holfeld using only the traditional tools of paper, pencils and coffee. No swans or princesses, just graceful sumo wrestlers and dragons and very skillful animation. Link - Via Fu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/16/sumo-lake/

Marvin The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy Knit Doll

Marvin The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy Knit Doll - $14.95 Attention Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy fans! Behold the adorable Marvin The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy Knit Doll from the NeatoShop.  Who knew...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/16/marvin-the-hitchhikers-guide-to-the-galaxy-knit-doll/

Cats in Tanks - Felines Take Over the World

Cats in Tanks from Whitehouse Post on Vimeo. Cat's in Tanks is the feline epic that shows cats in tanks with lasers. Win. NSFW language when the lady screams the f-bomb. link Cat, Video, tank...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/16/cats-in-tanks-felines-take-over-the-world/

EOLE Wristwatch Concept is Powered by Blowing on the Face

This EOLE concept watch is pretty cool. That red ring that looks like something from an electric razor commercial is actually a generator that creates the power needed to run the watch face when the wearer blows on i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/16/eole-wristwatch-concept-is-powered-by-blowing-on-the-face/

VW Van Shell Riveted to WWII Tank Chassis for Serious Off-Roading

I'm not a huge fan of the VW vans like this one, but when you put the van on a set of tank treads, you have my interest. Apparently the shell to the VW was riveted onto a WWII era tracked ATV called the Weasel. This...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/16/vw-van-shell-riveted-to-wwii-tank-chassis-for-serious-off-roading/

Eyewitness To History

EyeWitnessToHistory.com has thousands of accounts throughout history from the people who where there. These include testimony on events from the ancient world to the present. What is your favorite account? LinkHis...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/16/eyewitness-to-history/

Vintage Posters of Online Brands

Perhaps if our favorite social media websites utilized these propaganda posters as part of their marketing strategy, things would be a little more honest? See link for full gallery of vintage posters of online brands...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/16/vintage-posters-of-online-brands/

Charlie Bit My Finger: The Horror Movie

The hit viral video “Charlie Bit My Finger” is now being turned into a feature length major motion picture. OK, maybe not but this short film imagines what a horror version of the video would be like. See full vi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/16/charlie-bit-my-finger-the-horror-movie/

Busuu: A Language That Only 8 People Speak

Busuu is a language that is only spoken by eight people in the world (according to Wikipedia this may be as low as three people as of 2005) in Cameroon. To help save this dying language the folks at Busuu.com have cr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/16/busuu-a-language-that-only-8-people-speak/

Cell Phones are Killing Bees

The next time you have a pesky swarm of bees in your back yard, don’t call the exterminator. According to a recent study, apparently all you have to do is pull out your iPhone. The calls act as an instinctive warn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/16/cell-phones-are-killing-bees/

Sloth Crosses Road

(YouTube link) There are lot of road-crossing sloths on YouTube, but this little guy in Costa Rica gets a hand from a fellow who has done this before. I never noticed before how much longer a sloth's front legs are...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/16/sloth-crosses-road/

Serpent Still Lifes

Photographer Guido Mocafico takes pictures of snakes, but it wasn't always so. He was once deathly afraid of them! The first time I photographed a snake up close, I nearly fainted. I’d always found them terrifying...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/16/serpent-still-lifes/

Good For Me

DDT {wiki} is a pesticide that was used extensively in the US from 1939 until it was banned in 1972. It was very effective in controlling insects that spread typhus in Europe and malaria in tropical regions, but it a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/16/good-for-me/

Animated Retro Movie Poster

This poster for the movie O Brother, Where Art Thou was created by artist Chris DeLorenzo for the Silver Screen Society collection, where you can see it moving. Link -via Laughing Squidposter, movie, animati...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/16/animated-retro-movie-poster/

Cow Crash Coincidences Culminate in Cowshed Conflagration

Joe Diffie had a song called "Third Rock from the Sun" about an unbelievable chain of events. A traffic accident in New Zealand is almost as strange. A motorist was traveling near the town of Kaponga Friday night when he...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/16/cow-crash-coincidences-culminate-in-cowshed-conflagration/

Ultraviolet Spy Pen

Ultraviolet Spy Pen - $9.95 Do you long to be a secret agent? Sorry we can't make that happen, but we can help you pretend! You just need to get yourself the Ultraviolet Spy Pen from the NeatoShop. With the fabulous...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/16/ultraviolet-spy-pen/

3 Bears

A Tweet by @MikeLeffingwell reveals a sad family secret we were all just vaguely aware of. After all, if it were only a matter of softness or firmness, they could get one of those dual adjustable beds! The illustrati...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/16/3-bears/

Little Macs

This cute little double hamburger is not a Big Mac -or even a burger! It's a cheeseburger macaron, made with cookies and fondant. Ladybird x, who made it, calls them "Little Macs." See the process of making them at D...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/16/little-macs/

20 Funniest Captcha Art Pics

CAPTCHArt is a popular website that published user-submitted art inspired by "captchas," those little tests in which you prove you're a real person before you leave a comment at a website. Oddee sifted through and fo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/16/20-funniest-captcha-art-pics/

How Mobile Phone are Made

(vimeo link) This animation was produced by Qais Sarhan for his graduation project on child labor at the University of Leeds. -via Nag on the Lakeanimation, humor, cell phones, child labor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/16/how-mobile-phone-are-made/

Beulah Land

The following is an article from Uncle John's Curiously Compelling Bathroom Reader. Here's a little-known slice of Americana: the story of how freed slaves changed the face of the American West....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/16/beulah-land/

Civil War Photobomb

Sticking your face into someone else's picture isn't exactly a new phenomenon. Photobombing is apparently as old as photography itself -or at least the Civil War. LinkPhotography, portrait, Civil War, photobomb...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/16/civil-war-photobomb/

The Backwards Life of Sam Klemke

(YouTube link) Sam Klemke videotaped himself every year for 35 years, clips of which are presented backwards, so you can watch him watch him grow (or shrink, rather) into a 20-year-old wearing bell bottoms and platf...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/16/the-backwards-life-of-sam-klemke/






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