Archive for June 20th, 2011

Cows & Cows & Dance

(YouTube link) Shena took Cyriak's animation Cows & Cows & Cows and turned it into an interpretive dance. Now if Cyriak were to take the dancers out of this video and manipulate them into his vision of dance...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/20/cows-cows-dance/

16 Major Casting Mistakes

Have you ever tried to watch a movie and just couldn't get into it because you found the casting so ridiculous? Pam Anderson playing the president of the U.S., for instance, or Denise Richards playing a nucl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/20/16-major-casting-mistakes/

Wakeskating

(Video Link) Wakestaking involves maneuvering a wakeboard over a skateboarding course. It appears that competitors are yanked along a tow line and must safely but acrobatically pass the obstacles. Here are highlight...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/20/wakeskating/

The Gary Gygax Memorial

Gary Gygax was, perhaps more than any other single individual, responsible for inventing the role-playing game and Dungeons & Dragons specifically. He failed his last saving throw three years ago, to the lament...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/20/the-gary-gygax-memorial/

Belly-Dancing Robot

Robots are taking all of our jobs, what with car assembly lines and ATMs and such. Now engineers are working on building robots that will put human belly dancers out of work! There's an actual paper entitled "A control s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/20/belly-dancing-robot/

Fist Bump

Verdan Vidak captured this excellent image. Put your bro fist right here, man. -via reddit | Photographer's Websitehorses...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/20/fist-bump/

Lemon Grenades

Prop designer Chris Myles took a break from making Portal props to put these lemon grenades together: Tops from some old airsoft bb loaders, random springs to make the spoons fly off when you pull the pin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/20/lemon-grenades/

A Happy Ending For Yurt

Kevin McClain loved his dog, Yurt, a sheltie-collie cross. When paramedics found him unconscious in his car in a Walmart parking where he'd been living  he was very ill with lung cancer but Yurt was healthy, well-fed a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/20/a-happy-ending-for-yurt/

BeautifulPeople Dumps 30,000 Ugly Members

I'm having a hard time deciding which is worse, here: the fact that BeautifulPeople.com, a dating site built on a set of arbitrary aesthetic standards, even exists, or that people join it. At any rate, there are fewe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/20/beautifulpeople-dumps-30000-ugly-members/

Meanwhile, in Belgium

(Video Link) The geese are on parade in Diest, Belgium. Why? I don't know. I'm not sure that I want to know. The answer could be very frightening. -via Blame It on the Voicesgeese...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/20/meanwhile-in-belgium/

Fuzzy Slipper Cookies

Beth Jackson Klosterboer of Hungry Happenings made these adorable cookies that look like fuzzy slippers. The soles are made out of Nutter Butter cookies with fudge on top molded into the uppers. The fuzz con...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/20/fuzzy-slipper-cookies/

Netflix Envelope Art

Finally, a brilliant way to satifsy your creative urges and entertain the people at Netflix who have to process all of the returns. And what better way to express your displeasure over the movie? The fo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/20/netflix-envelope-art/

What Does Admiral Ackbar Say?

A kitty says meow, a lion says roar and a dog says woof. But what does Admiral Ackbar say? I know that if our daughter could pull this off, my husband would be as delighted as this dad is. Link via [Geeks are S...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/20/what-does-admiral-ackbar-say/

The Top 20 Girl Names of 2010

Today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss challenges you to name the top 20 baby girl names for the year 2010. Now, we reported this at NeatoBambino a few weeks back when the list was announced, but referring to that wo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/20/the-top-20-girl-names-of-2010/

Mario Meets With His Agent (plus: Luigi's real voice)

It's not easy being Mario. He's in trouble with PETA, he has to change his name, he has to give up the love of his life... I guess it's all worth it to be a hit video game star, though... right? Link via [Geeks...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/20/mario-meets-with-his-agent-plus-luigis-real-voice/

Piratize Yourself

These days, it seems there's a tool to alter photos into just about every character type you can imagine, but if you can't get enough of these...or if you just love Captain Jack Sparrow, don't miss out on Disney's Pi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/20/piratize-yourself/

Cracked Wants To Make Your Kids Smarter?

It sounds strange, but it's true. One of the vulgar humor site's recent article dives in to five simple ways to make our kids smarter, which involve surprising simple things like starting school later, adding more wi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/20/cracked-wants-to-make-your-kids-smarter/

Doctor Who, Meet Threadless

If you're a huge Doctor Who fan, who likes to wear your fandom on your sleeve but in a semi-discreet fashion, then Threadless has got just the shirt for you. Just check out this awesome print for their TARDamask shir...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/20/doctro-who-meet-threadless/

Chinese Plan Copy of Scenic Austrian Town

A Chinese company has begun construction of a duplicate Austrian village that is known for its scenic Alpine beauty. The town of Hallstatt attracts thousands of visitors a year, but apparently some of them were there...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/20/chinese-plan-copy-of-scenic-austrian-town/

The Future of Computing 1983 Style

In 1983 many people were discovering home computing for the first time. This book was unearthed recently and found to have some pretty accurate predictions for the future of computing. Best of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/20/the-future-of-computing-1983-style/

Saturn Meets Nine Inch Nails

What do you get when you pair incredible footage of Saturn and its moons with Nine Inch Nails? An awe inspiring black and white video showing clips NASA’s Cassini spacecraft took during its ongoing mission to the r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/20/saturn-meets-nine-inch-nails/

Japanese Scientists Make Artificial Meat From Unlikely Source

You may have eaten at a fast food restaurant and thought to yourself “wow that tastes like a turd sandwich.” Now if this video is to be believed (which I don’t think it is) Japanese scientists have found a way...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/20/japanese-scientists-make-artificial-meat-from-unlikely-source/

Tokyoflash Treasure Hunt #16

Hello Neatoramanauts! I'm excited to announce another neat Tokyoflash Treasure Hunt #16 going on right now. For those of you who haven't played before, the Tokyoflash Treasure Hunt is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/20/tokyoflash-treasure-hunt-16/

Hiding the Body

This Twaggie was a Tweet illustrated by artist Zach Rodis. If I ever commit a murder and need to somewhere to hide the body, I have the perfect place in mind… MySpace. – @JordyHamrick I get it, no one would...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/20/hiding-the-body/

Lil' Freudian Slippers (Baby)

Lil' Freudian Slippers (Baby) - $13.95 Are you a Freudian with a baby on the way?  You need to the Lil' Freudian Slippers (Baby) from the NeatoShop. These adorable slippers will provide you with endless laughs.  Th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/20/lil-freudian-slippers-baby/

Doctor Who Peanuts

What if Charles Schulz had created Doctor Who? The stories would be different, but we have a good idea of what the characters might look like, thanks to artist Larry Wentzel. See a roundup of his Peanuts/Doctor Who p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/20/doctor-who-peanuts/

The Ring Bearer

Adam Koford (Apelad) mixed Lord of the Rings with The Green Lantern in a way that just makes sense: Gollum finds the Power Ring that's supposed to go to Hal Jordan (who became the Green Lantern). An...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/20/the-ring-bearer/

Deep-Fried Kool-Aid

Once you've tried every kind of food imaginable deep-fried or on a stick, what's new for the county and state fairs this year? Deep-Fried Kool-Aid, of course! Creator "Chicken" Charlie Boghosian isn't sharing the exact r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/20/deep-fried-kool-aid/

Plenty of Fish in the Sea?

It doesn't look that way. This image shows the biomass of popularly-eaten fish in the North Atlantic Ocean in 1900 and in 2000. Popularly eaten fish include: bluefin tuna, cod, haddock, hake, halibut, herring, macke...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/20/plenty-of-fish-in-the-sea/

The 8 Worst X-Men Ever

The X-Men series gave us a whole slew of mutant "super heroes," many of whom had "powers" that were honestly useless in the fight for truth and justice. That usually meant these characters had a limited run, because how...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/20/the-8-worst-x-men-ever/




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