Archive for May 24th, 2011

Sleep at Work

Miss Cellania has scheduled tomorrow morning's Neatorama staff meeting for only three hours, but we all know that's an optimistic estimate. I'd better come prepared, and thanks to this design by Kawamura Ganjavian,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/24/sleep-at-work/

How to Build a Urinal out of SNES Games

Got 40 SNES games and a little spare time? Then you, too, could be the proud owner of a urinal made from old video games. And it really works - there's a video of it in action if you follow the link (don't worry -...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/24/how-to-build-a-urinal-out-of-snes-games/

A Chewbacca Good Enough to Eat

The perfect lunch for a Star Wars fan, don't you think? He's almost too cute to eat. The artist appears to be unknown - if it's you, step up and own your awesomeness. Link via Geeks are Sexy Update...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/24/a-chewbacca-good-enough-to-eat/

"Bohemian Rhapsody" Told in Rage Comics

(Video Link) Sheer genius. Andy Graulund and Matt Miles created a music video for Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" using only exploitable image macro memes. If you're not sure what these images are, then (1) consult Know...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/24/bohemian-rhapsody-told-in-rage-comics/

AK-47 Turned into a Guitar

César López, a sculptor from Colombia, takes rifles formerly used by paramilitary units in his country and turns them into guitars: The idea came to Lopez back in 2003 when, while playing in front of a Bogota co...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/24/ak-47-turned-into-a-guitar/

Hampshire Police Mobilize Helicopter to Vanquish Marauding Tiger

A marauding tiger was spied sitting on a lawn near a golf course in Hampshire, UK. A passerby saw the beast and called the police. The police, taking no chances with a wild ferocious animal, rang up the local zoo and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/24/hampshire-police-mobilize-helicopter-to-vanquish-marauding-tiger/

CRT Amusement Device - The First Video Game Ever

I was a child in the 80, by the time I was old enough to know what a video game was, Pong was old, and the Atari quickly became the game console to have. I always think of Pong as the first video game, but the first...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/24/crt-amusement-device-the-first-video-game-ever/

Star Trek DIY Talk Bubble Mighty Wallet

Star Trek DIY Talk Bubble Mighty Wallet - $14.95 Do you find yourself to be extremely witty?  Are you a hardcore Star Trek fan?  Are you looking for an easy way to combine and show off these wonderful qualities? You...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/24/star-trek-diy-talk-bubble-mighty-wallet/

Happy Birthday, Maru!

(YouTube link) Maru was born on May 24, 2007, which makes the Japanese cat four years old today. In honor of the occasion, here is a compilation video from the past year in which Maru hides, jumps, wears funny hats,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/24/happy-birthday-maru-2/

Long Exposure Photographs of Airplane Takeoffs

Terence Chang photographed planes taking off from an airport in San Francisco. By using long exposure times, he made the planes' lights look like tendrils reaching across the sky. Link via Colossallong exposure, T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/24/long-exposure-photographs-of-airplane-takeoffs/

Disney's Star Wars Weekend

(YouTube link) Chewbacca and an Ewok do Guns 'N' Roses to get the crowd fired up for Star Wars Weekend 2011 at Walt Disney World. Continue on to see the full 24-minute dance-off show. -via Geeks Are Sexy ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/24/disneys-star-wars-weekend/

Aelita Andre: Four-Year-Old Abstract Artist

Move over, Jackson Pollock - there's a new art prodigy in town and she's kicking butt and taking names. And dripping paint, too. Meet four-year-old Aelita Andre:[YouTube Clip]Without explaining who Aelita was or abou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/24/aelita-andre-four-year-old-abstract-artist/

Just a Slight Delay, Folks! End of World Moved to October 21, 2011

So, obviously the world didn't end on May 21, 2011 - but don't you worry. Harold Camping, the Family Radio preacher who was behind the (most recent) doomsday movement said that Armageddon is still coming.The new date? Oc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/24/just-a-slight-delay-folks-end-of-world-moved-to-october-21-2011/

Supreme Court Ordered California to Release 46,000 Prison Inmates

Well, maybe the end of the world is coming after all, if you're the law-and-order type in California. The Supreme Court has ordered the release of up to 46,000 inmates because of prison overcrowding: Justice Anthony...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/24/supreme-court-ordered-california-to-release-46000-prison-inmates/

Man Ate His 25,000th Big Mac

Don Gorske loves himself a Big Mac. Actually, he loves Big Mac so much that he eats it all the time - in fact, he's just eaten his 25,000th Big Mac (and stays perfectly healthy):"I plan on eating Big Macs until...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/24/man-ate-his-25000th-big-mac/

Looking For 100 Year Starship Ideas

NASA and DARPA are looking for some good ideas on creating plans and research toward building  a star ship. The goal is to generate a business model that will help foster the infrastructure needed for such a monumental...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/24/looking-for-100-year-starship-ideas/

Make Your Franklin

The one hundred dollar bill as we know it has been around for a while. Even with official redesigns, they always seem to turn out somewhat boring. That’s why this gallery of “Franklins” makes it exciting to see w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/24/make-your-franklin/

Abandoned Remains of Russian Space Shuttle Project

This photo gallery at the link shows the abandoned remains of the Soviet Union’s space shuttle program. The Russians were attempting to create a reusable space shuttle that would function much as it’s American co...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/24/abandoned-remains-of-russian-space-shuttle-project/

NASA Space Squids

Along with the humans another small passenger has hitched a ride aboard the space shuttle Endeavor; a squid. While monkeys and dogs have long been space faring species, it appears this is the first ever squid. The reaso...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/24/nasa-space-squids/

Number 2 Set Acme Pen

Number 2 Set Acme Pen and Pencil - $65.95 Are you looking for a fun and practical graduation gift for your favorite grad?  You need the Number 2 Set Acme Pen and Pencil from the NeatoShop.  This fabulous little comb...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/24/number-2-set-acme-pen/

What if Super Mario Bros. Had Realistic Sound Effects?

In this re-dubbing of the classic Super Mario Bros first level, we see how Mario would sound if they had used today’s more realistic video game sound effects. See link for full video. Linkvideo games, super mari...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/24/what-if-super-mario-bros-had-realistic-sound-effects/

Chicago Train Map Tattoo

As a testament for his love of Chicago, this man had a map of the city's train system tattooed on his arm: I absolutely LOVE Chicago. It makes me so extremely happy and proud to call myself a citizen of this amazi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/24/chicago-train-map-tattoo/

Neatorama Annual Meeting and Staff Party

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPCYP6YTDAg] YouTube link. This past weekend the authors and administrative staff of Neatorama gathered for the organization's annual get-together.  After a brief business meeti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/24/neatorama-annual-meeting-and-staff-party/

Fascinating! A Spock Quilt

This 82 by 52 inch quilt was made by Carol of FunThreads for a quilting fair. She adapted an image of Spock from a pumpkin carving template. You can read instructions for making your own at the link. Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/24/fascinating-a-spock-quilt/

How Mermaids Have Babies

Photo Link C'mon... you know you've wondered. Artist Walmor Corrêa answers that question in his series of anatomical drawings of mythological creatures. Also featured: the Cyclops, the Penguin and Spiderman. If you'...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/24/how-mermaids-have-babies/

Pencil vs Camera Project

Photo Link We've featured Ben Heine's 'Pencil vs Camera' project before, and he's back at it with a whole new series of photographs mixed with pencil sketches that mix reality and fantasy. Sometimes they're whimsical...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/24/pencil-vs-camera-project/

After 112 Years, New York Times Issues a Correction

It took them a while, but the New York Times considered it a point of honor to ensure that the error-ridden 29 June 1899 obituary for Lt. M. K. Schwenk (USN) was publicly corrected. James Barron writes: If jo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/24/after-112-years-new-york-times-issues-a-correction/

“The Fruit Fly (Genotype: nevermore)”

Male and female fruit flies. Drawing by Nan Swift, Improbable Research staff, in homage to T.H. Morgan. This poem is reprinted from the science humor magazine Annals of Improbable Research. Another in an endles...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/24/the-fruit-fly-genotype-nevermore/

Live Writing Projection

(YouTube link) Storytellers drew inspiration from the people passing through Aotea Square in Auckland, New Zealand. The stories were projected on a large screen, where folks could see themselves woven into the stori...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/24/live-writing-projection/






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