Archive for June 8th, 2011

Superman Be The Hero Apron

Superman Be The Hero Apron - $20.95 Are you on the hunt for the perfect gift for a super man in your life? You need the Superman Be The Hero Apron from the NeatoShop. A real man of steel knows his way around a kitchen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/08/superman-be-the-hero-apron/

More like FAKEbook Tattoo, Am I Right?

So it seems Susyj87's briefly infamous Facebook friends tattoo was a hoax. Not only was the tattoo a fake (a transfer that only lasted a few days), but the video itself was a promo piece for a company called Pretty S...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/08/more-like-fakebook-tattoo-am-i-right/

FujiFilm X100 Cake

It looks a tad slumpy, but I don't doubt that a lot of work went into making this cake-based replica of the FujiFilm X100 camera. It was made by the bakery-owning wife of photographer Gary Cruz for his birthday. He h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/08/fujifilm-x100-cake/

The Protein Synthesis Dance

(YouTube link) Apparently, high school in the 70s was more far-out than I thought. According to the YouTube poster, this was from a 70s-era science class video; the lecture at the beginning was removed to highlight...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/08/the-protein-synthesis-dance/

Pomander Walk: The Old English Street in the Heart of New York City

Pomander Walk is a little neighborhood on Manhattan that was designed to look like an London street composed of Tudor-era houses. Inspired by a popular 1910 play called Pomander Walk, it was built by a somew...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/08/pomander-walk-the-old-english-street-in-the-heart-of-new-york-city/

This Is Made of Paper

Really! It's paper. Paul Overton of Dude Craft summarizes my own thoughts on the work of paper sculptor Calvin Nicholls: Every time I think I've witnessed the limits of paper sculpting, along comes somebo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/08/this-is-made-of-paper/

Jabba the Hutt in the Clouds

It is a vision! But what does it mean? Offer your theological explanations in the comments. Link (Google Translate) via Geekologie | Photo: InfamyStar Wars, Jabba The Hutt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/08/jabba-the-hutt-in-the-clouds/

In One Ear and Out the Other

Etsy seller SVJewelry made these Portal-themed earrings out of acrylic. If you wear these, you'll have an excuse for not remembering what people tell you. Link via Technabobetsy, earrings, Portal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/08/in-one-ear-and-out-the-other/

Artists Buy Entire Contents of Convenience Store, Sell Items as Pieces of Art

(Video Link) Five artists walked into the Fancy Grocery convenience store in New York City's West Village and bought each and every item. By the end, Hercules, the owner, was completely depleted of his inventory and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/08/artists-buy-entire-contents-of-convenience-store-sell-items-as-pieces-of-art/

It's Now Possible to Get a Ph.D. in Manga Studies

Quick! You must take out more student loans in order finance this opportunity! You can consider the career applications later. Japan’s Kyoto Seika University said Tuesday it will launch the country’s first doctora...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/08/its-now-possible-to-get-a-ph-d-in-manga/

No, Seriously, It's Not Safe to Ride in the Bike Lane

(Video Link)Casey Neistat got a ticket for riding his bicycle outside of a bike lane in New York City. He argued with the police officer that sometimes he does so because there are obstructions that make it u...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/08/no-seriously-its-not-safe-to-ride-in-the-bike-lane/

Schwarzenegger Father's Day Ad

Photo link Golfer Luke Donald spotted this ad during his travels. Given Arnold's recent announcement, it seems like he wouldn't allow his image to be used for such an ad, but as AdFreak points out, Schwarzenegger is r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/08/schwarzenegger-fathers-day-ad/

Putty Creatures Thinking Putty

Putty Creatures Thinking Putty - $9.95 Are you lonely? Do you wish had someone or something to talk to?  With Putty Creatures Thinking Putty from the NeatoShop you can stretch, twist, snap, and build your own army of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/08/putty-creatures-thinking-putty/

The Most Memorable '80s Theme Songs

Video Link Flavorwire has assembled a list of the most memorable '80s TV theme songs ever, including the one to Pee-Wee's Playhouse, written by Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh and crooned (screeched?) by Cyndi Laupe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/08/the-most-memorable-80s-theme-songs/

Sparky's First And Only Batch Of Cicada Ice Cream Sold Out

Sorry folks, Sparky's Homemade Ice Cream in Missouri will not be making any more cicada ice cream for the time being after receiving advice from the public health department. This will disappoint the many customers who...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/08/sparkys-first-and-only-batch-of-cicada-ice-cream-sold-out/

Neatorama on Flipboard

Hello Neatoramanauts! I'm excited to announce that Neatorama is now on Flipboard. If you've got an iPad, then chances are you already know about Flipboard. It's a really neat app for browsing selected newspapers, magazin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/08/neatorama-on-flipboard/

7-Year-Old Is an Accidental Art Sensation

Leilah Poulain's mom isn't super-handy with Facebook. In an attempt to showcase her daughter's painting of a penguin (above), she mistakenly uploaded the file to a public folder meant for entrants to a contest. The w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/08/7-year-old-is-an-accidental-art-sensation/

Robot With Tablet For a Head

For those of you that treat your smart phone and tablet like it’s your best friend, you may now be able to get one step closer to having an actual companion. Google and the company iRobot have teamed up to create the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/08/robot-with-tablet-for-a-head/

Top 10 Most Extreme Substances

What are the most extreme substances in the world? No, not Mountain Dew;  this list compiles and gives the details on the hottest, most flammable and most acidic substances known to man. One of which can melt through...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/08/top-10-most-extreme-substances/

History of Video Games On The Simpsons

The Simpsons have been around for over twenty years. And in that time Bart, Homer and the rest of the gang have played a lot of video games. Here is a collection of every fictional video game that has appeared on The Sim...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/08/history-of-video-games-on-the-simpsons/

Of All of The People In All The World in Rice

The exhibit “Of All The People in All The World” is traveling the world to show all the people exactly how many of them there are by using rice. Sometimes it’s hard to get your mind around millions and billions...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/08/of-all-of-the-people-in-all-the-world-in-rice/

Apple Keynote Musical

(Video link) If you didn't have time to watch the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) the other day, here's a chance to get a summary of the most important new features in OS X Lion and iOS 5 wrapped togeth...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/08/apple-keynote-musical/

Beet Cake Recipe

(vimeo link) The cake is just a recipe, but the video that explains it is art! -via Nag on the LakeCake, recipe, beets...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/08/beet-cake-recipe/

The Enchanted Tiki Room: Under Old Management

The Sunshine Pavilion at Walt Disney World in Florida, home of the magical Tiki Birds, opened in 1971 with a show modeled on the older Disneyworld version. Many longtime Disney theme park fans objected when the Tiki Room...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/08/the-enchanted-tiki-room-under-old-management/

The X-Men Do Lady Gaga

(YouTube link) This parody of the song "Born This Way" was inspired by the movie X-Men: First Class. -via The Daily What Geek geek, parody, XMen, comic books, superheroes, Lady Gaga...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/08/the-x-men-do-lady-gaga/

15 Cool Modernized Propaganda Posters

They say the revolution won’t be televised, but it most certainly will be "posterized." With so many stylized propaganda posters circulating throughout the twentieth century, it’s no wonder that so many artis...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/08/15-cool-modernized-propaganda-posters/

Making It Awesome

(YouTube link) The idea behind this beer ad is that when you expose something to awesome during the manufacturing process, it will become awesome. Even if it is just the ad that is awesome...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/08/making-it-awesome/

Inside the ER at Mt. Everest

Every spring, many thousands of Westerners travel high in the Himalayas to climb Everest and other mountains. Because of them, many thousands of Nepalese work  to guide them, carry their belongings, and build facilities...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/08/inside-the-er-at-mt-everest/

Kinect Graffiti

(Video link) Kinect Graffiti is a digital graffiti tool that uses the range camera technology from Microsoft Kinect to create various patterns and formations. Idea behind this project is to use the kinect to trac...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/08/kinect-graffiti/
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