Archive for May 26th, 2011

Garden Gnome Tissue Holder

Garden Gnome Tissue Holder - $24.95 Seasonal allergies got you down?  You need the Garden Gnome Tissue Holder from the NeatoShop.  Nothing perks you up like a cute, little, bearded, guy in a pointy hat bearing tissu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/26/garden-gnome-tissue-holder/

Famous for Being Photographed

[caption id="attachment_46740" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Image: Bernie Boston"][/caption] You probably don't know who Paul Cole and Antoinette Sithole (or George Harris, above) are by name, but you've def...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/26/famous-for-being-photographed/

Celebrities Write Letters to Their 16-Year-Old Selves

These letters were part of Dear Me: a Letter to My Sixteen-Year-Old Self, a 2009 project to raise money for the Elton John AIDS Foundation. Some of them are funny (love the one from Jonathan Ross), some of them are p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/26/celebrities-write-letters-to-their-16-year-old-selves/

Contest for the Worst PowerPoint Slide Ever

A DPU manufacturer called InFocus recently held a contest for the worst ever PowerPoint slides. Although they don't say it explicitly, I gather that these were not slides that were intentionally designed to be terrib...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/26/contest-for-the-worst-powerpoint-slide-ever/

If Boring Cereals Had Mascots

College Humor imagined what the cereal aisle at the grocery store might look like if the heart-healthy, full-of-fiber cereals had fun mascots like the sugary ones do. The Grape Nuts one is my favorite - I think it ta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/26/if-boring-cereals-had-mascots/

In Mommy's Arms

(YouTube link) No matter what kind of dreams you have, it's all right when mommy holds you in her arms. -via Daily Picks and FlicksCat, Cute, kitten...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/26/in-mommys-arms/

Playable LEGO Ukulele

Ross Crawford faced four challenges with this project. He had to be able to shape the LEGO pieces into generally curved shapes. The assembly had to be strong enough to withstand the pressure of four tight strings. Th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/26/playable-lego-ukulele/

Across Bolivia's Salt Desert

Guy Nesher, a photographer based out of Tel Aviv, shot this picture of the Salar de Uyuni. At over four thousand square miles, this region of Bolivia is the largest salt flat in the world. It functions like a natural...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/26/across-bolivias-salt-desert/

Steve McQueen TV Rifle Now for Sale

Wanted: Dead or Alive was a half-hour Western television show which ran from 1958-1961. It starred Steve McQueen as the bounty hunter Josh Randall. The character was noted for wielding a modified Winchester...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/26/steve-mcqueen-tv-rifle-now-for-sale/

Movie Scenes in Eye Shadow

This is pretty amazing. Katie Alves recreates movie scenes on the eyelids of models, such as the above presentation of The Nightmare before Christmas. Other featured films include The Lion King, *em...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/26/movie-scenes-in-eye-shades/

Gummy Bearskin Rug

Get it? It's a gummy bear shaped into a bearskin rug by Brock Davis. Well, I thought it was funny. Link via ColossalBrock Davis...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/26/gummy-bearskin-rug/

Comic Strips in the Future

A few years ago, to mark the 75th anniversary of the comic strip Blondie, Chip Zdarsky imagined the futures of six classic comic strips. Ones that, for no comprehensible reason, refuse to die. Link via Po...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/26/comic-strips-in-the-future/

Spinal Column Candles

Etsy seller Daniel Tyrkiel made three candles shaped like a human spinal column. Why? This time around both wizards and muggles must join forces to defeat the dark horde. I created this light as a symbol...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/26/spinal-column-candle/

Artist Makes Beer Pyramid and Lets Museum Visitors Drink It Up

Artist Cyprien Gaillard made a pyramid for an art installation at the KW Institute for Contemporary Art. The pyramid had a total of 72,000 bottles of beer, each inside their blue case boxes. According to the artist,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/26/artists-makes-beer-pyramid-and-lets-museum-visitors-drink-it-up/

Kid Brings Home 6-Foot Gator

Kids bring home the craziest things.  They bring home bugs, rocks, leaves, and sometimes animals.  Michael Dasher, however, brought home something a little more interesting than your average little snake.  This fearle...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/26/kid-brings-home-6-foot-gator/

Opera will Miss Oprah

The Norwegian browser company Opera has received emails for years that were intended for Oprah Winfrey. Now that Oprah has concluded her daily talk show, Opera executives posted some of the best letters as a tribute...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/26/opera-will-miss-oprah/

Pocket Volcano

Pocket Volcano - $3.95 Is that a volcano in your pocket or are you just happy to see me. Oh, it is just a volcano in your pocket.  How embarrassing. Wow, that Pocket Volcano from the NeatoShop gives off some erupt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/26/pocket-volcano/

2011 Valor Dog of the Year

The Humane Society of the United States named Yogi, a golden retriever, the 2011 Valor Dog of the Year for saving his owner's life after a bicycle accident. Paul Horton of Austin, Texas, went over the handlebars on his m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/26/2011-valor-dog-of-the-year/

What Lives in a Cubic Foot of the Mo'orea Tropical Forest?

Photo: David Littschwager/National GeographicJust what live in a cubic foot in the tropical forest of Mo'orea, French Polynesia? You'd be surprised at the biodiversity:National Geographic photographer David Liittschw...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/26/what-lives-in-a-cubic-foot-of-the-moorea-tropical-forest/

Plastic Surgery Makes Asians Look More "Western"

See the difference in the before and after photos above? That's 12-year-old Lee Min Kyong after plastic surgery of her eyelids to make her look more "western."Scoff all you will, but plastic surgery to make Asi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/26/plastic-surgery-makes-asians-look-more-western/

Dog Kisses: Love, Slobber, and ... Retroviruses?

If you love to kiss your dog, then you may be getting slightly more than just dog drool ... you may be getting some retroviruses, too!Intriguingly, the scientists discovered a novel group of retroviral material in do...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/26/dog-kisses-love-slobber-and-retroviruses/

Curious Cat

(YouTube link) If you leave a camera sitting in the open and drive off, you shouldn't be surprised when someone makes off with it. Photographer Roger de la Harpe laid a running camera down when he retreated from a p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/26/curious-cat/

The Flat Earth Society

At first glance this website may appear to be a hoax or a joke, but then again there are people like Harold Camping out there predicting doomsday. The Flat Earth Society which claims to support the theory that the Eart...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/26/the-flat-earth-society/

Possible Proof of White Holes

While still not proven, the possibility of the existence of “white holes” in deep space have some in the scientific community excited. White holes are the opposite of black holes, objects into which nothing can en...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/26/possible-proof-of-white-holes/

1800’s Vampire Hunting Kit

Supposedly these vampire hunting kits were sold to travelers to protect them from our fanged, blood sucking friends. See the full gallery at the link.  Travelers in the 19th century would purchase...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/26/1800s-vampire-hunting-kit/

Facebook Map of The World

This map of the world illustrates how and where we are connected to our friends on Facebook. What is interesting is that the map is constructed entirely by Facebook connections and is still able to show accurate border...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/26/facebook-map-of-the-world/

Time is Money

If you are like me you hate the sound of your alarm clock in the morning. The makers of this clock have found a unique way to get you out of bed in the morning. See gallery of clock at the link. You know what they say...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/26/time-is-money/

Dogs Of War Are Looking For Forever Homes

Like their human counterparts dogs serve valiantly in the United States armed forces in war zones around the world. These military dogs are used to find explosives, insurgents and drugs, and to help search for miss...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/26/dogs-of-war-are-looking-for-forever-homes/

Carrot vs Ninja

(vimeo link) This short film is subtitled "A quick tale of violence," but it's more odd than violent. A driver picks up carrots off the highway and eats them. Then it gets weird. Produced by Cedric Nicolas-Troyan. *...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/26/carrot-vs-ninja/

Martini Flask

Martini Flask - $19.95 Are you looking for a fantastic vessel to carry small amounts of your favorite beverage?  You need the Martini Flask from the NeatoShop.   With this handy little flask you always be ready to e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/26/martini-flask/




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