Archive for June 10th, 2011

Car Nail Clipper

Car Nail Clipper - $4.95 Do you know a car lover who could use a little help keeping up with his personal hygiene habits?  Get him the Car Nail Clipper from the NeatoShop.  This retro looking beauty even comes with a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/10/car-nail-clipper/

Turn Your Garage Into A Barbershop

Australian Aaron Round wanted to be a barber but couldn't afford the $14,000 AUD cost to complete a hairdressing course so he created a barbershop in his garage. He gives complete instructions on how to plan the space,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/10/turn-your-garage-into-a-barbershop/

Please Be Specific about Where the Sidewalk Ends

Dallas Clayton noticed a sign (top) and decided to add an appropriate companion piece (bottom) in honor of author Shel Silverstein. If Clayton's name is familiar to you, it's because he's an accomplished children's a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/10/please-be-specific-about-where-the-sidewalk-ends/

Pi Odometer

I've watched a couple car odometers flip over to 100,000 miles, but redditor ImportedPotato had a nerdier number in mind. Now he just needs to keep driving until he can add an additional decimal place. Linkpi, odo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/10/pi-odometer/

Apple Ads by Matt Groening

Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons, teamed up with Apple in 1989 to try and sell computers to college kids. The artwork for the "Who Needs a Computer Anyway?" booklet came from Groening's book, Scho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/10/apple-ads-by-matt-groening/

29 Ways to Keep Your Creativity Flowing

29 WAYS TO STAY CREATIVE from TO-FU on Vimeo. Even if you're a creative type, sometimes you just get stuck. This quick little two-minute video by To-Fu Motion Graphics gives you 29 ways to get unstuck. I love the very...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/10/29-ways-to-keep-your-creativity-flowing/

Lynyrd Syknyrd to Open BBQ Restaurant at the Excalibur

Quick word association game for you: What's the first thing that comes to mind when I say "Free Bird." Jousting? Yeah, me too. "Sweet Home Alabama." You thought of Merlin, didn't you? These associations aren't so fa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/10/lynyrd-syknyrd-to-open-bbq-restaurant-at-the-excalibur/

The Waterphone

(Video Link) The waterphone is a musical instrument invented by Richard Waters in the 1970s. It has a steel resonator partially filled with water. Rods of various lengths project away from the resonator and can be p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/10/the-waterphone/

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's The Little Sith

Actually this is an image by Fabian Gonzalez, but one could be excused for thinking otherwise. A Star Wars-themed rewriting of The Little Prince is long overdue. Link -via Walyou Previously by...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/10/antoine-de-saint-exuperys-the-little-sith/

World's Smallest Ad

This ad for Gillette by the French agency CLM BBDO is less than a hundred microns across. It was inscribed on a hair that was shaved off with a Gillette razor. The agency has contacted Guinness World Records to estab...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/10/worlds-smallest-ad/

The Internet Makes Us Creepy

(YouTube link) "Two Boys", a new opera at the ENO London Coliseum, highlights the profoundly weird behavior we engage in online. Watch as this guy takes his Facebook and Twitter activity to the streets. "Do you want...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/10/the-internet-makes-us-creepy/

Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Money Bank

Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Money Bank - $39.95 Attention Ghostbusters fans! Behold the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Money Bank from the NeatoShop.  Who needs a piggy bank when the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Money Bank can...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/10/stay-puft-marshmallow-man-money-bank/

Hello Kitty Septic Tank

I can't find out any information about this picture, but I am a bit skeptical that this is an officially licensed product by Sanrio. Although I could certainly see how the Hello Kitty image could lead to a $200 marku...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/10/hello-kitty-septic-tank/

Freedom of Information Act Request: What Is the City's Plan to Deal with a Zombie Attack?

The city council of Leicester, UK, has twenty days to respond to this Freedom of Information Act request by resident Robert Ainsley: Leicester City Council has 20 working days to answer but its head of information gov...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/10/freedom-of-information-act-request-what-is-the-citys-plan-to-deal-with-a-zombie-attack/

Art Made from the Artists' Bodily Fluids

Gross. This gallery of images and video feature artwork made from sweat, urine, spit, frozen blood and... well, just about anything that comes out of or off of your body. From paintings to sculptures to uber-macabre...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/10/art-made-from-the-artists-bodily-fluids/

Are You Ready for Marriage?

In 1950, this quiz (for women) appeared in the comic book “Boy Meets Girl” issue #3. See the rest of the quiz, and the answers (although they are upside down and you really don't need them, do you?) at Gamma Squa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/10/are-you-ready-for-marriage/

350,000 Books Saved from Burning Now to be Burned

What happens when you rescue over a quarter-million books from the incinerator? You have to buy another house to live in, first. Then you have to figure out what to do with all the books when they start to tear your...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/10/350000-books-saved-from-burning-now-to-be-burned/

The Schindler's List Typist

The man who typed up Schindler's list and helped to save the lives of 1,200 Jews during the holocaust has died in Germany. Mietek Pemper was 91. Born Mieczyslaw Pemper in 1920 in the Polish city of Krakow to a Jewish fa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/10/the-schindlers-list-typist/

Everything Great About YouTube

(YouTube link) A very internet video, indeed! This collection of clips features just about every video meme that ever hit the 'net, edited into appropriate places to "Bohemian Rhapsody." Some language NSFW.  -via B...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/10/everything-great-about-youtube/

How To Dial Your Phone

I keep getting phone books and the Yellow Pages dropped in front of my door and I keep throwing them out. Who needs a phone book anymore? Most people I know primarily use a cell phone and wouldn’t be listed in the lo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/10/how-to-dial-your-phone/

Pedestrian Detour Translated

A sign on the Georgia Tech campus gets a translation from someone who draws arrows. I guess you could call that person an "arrowsmith." Note the people in the picture are obeying the signs. Linksign, walk, pun, Aeros...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/10/pedestrian-detour-translated/

Mind Your Step

(YouTube link) Mind Your Step is an art installation in Stockholm, Sweden by artist Erik Johansson (previously at Neatorama). You know it's an illusion, but you still cringe just a little as people walk rig...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/10/mind-your-step/

A Courthouse with a Glass Staircase

People in glass houses shouldn't ...wear dresses? The new $105 million Franklin County, Ohio courthouse opened this week and the women who will work there were surprised to see it has a staircase made of glass. Franklin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/10/a-courthouse-with-a-glass-staircase/

Que Cologne For Grill Masters

Father's Day is fast approaching and most of us are wracking our brains for gift ideas for the dad who has everything. There is no need to stress. Pork Barrel BBQ has come up with the perfect  present for the grilling g...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/10/que-cologne-for-grill-masters/

Harry Potter Geometry

Best answer to a geometry quiz question ever. It would almost be worth missing the question just to use this clever answer. Link via GeekologieHarry Potter, geometry...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/10/harry-potter-geometry/

Milk Crate Sea Dragon

(YouTube link) Milk crates do their own ballet to "The Dance of the Reed Flutes" (Danse des Mirlitons) from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite. -via Things I Think Are Kinda Coolanimation, stopmotion, pool, mil...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/10/milk-crate-sea-dragon/

5 Musicians Who Had to Relearn Their Craft

Mastering a musical instrument is a challenge to begin with, but when an injury ruins someone’s ability to play, that generally is the end of their career. Fortunately, some great musicians have been able to work b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/10/5-musicians-who-had-to-relearn-their-craft/
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