Archive for June 23rd, 2011

And You Thought Saran-Wrapping a Cubicle Was a Good Prank

At my office, we think it's hilarious to fill people's cubes with balloons (and then our facilities people get upset). At Legoland, they think it's hilarious to replace your car with one made of little plastic bric...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/23/and-you-thought-saran-wrapping-a-cubicle-was-a-good-prank/

Tiny Meals Cooked and Served

(Video Link) Konapun is a Japanese toy that was produced by Bandai between 2007 and 2009. It allowed children to cook what convincingly appears to be food, but is not actually edible: The toy goes to amazing leng...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/23/tiny-meals-cooked-and-served/

Coffee Table Decorated with 5,800 Nails

Sandback is a furniture studio in New Hampshire that makes handmade furniture. Among its neater designs is this gorgeous coffee table with an inlaid floral pattern rendered by 5,800 nails driven into the surface. L...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/23/coffee-table-decorated-with-5800-nails/

Pop Culture Ice Cream

The art collective Stoyn made molded ice cream treats of pop culture figures, including Marilyn Monroe and Donald Duck. It's unclear whether Mario, who is available in tequila sunrise flavor, is actually alcoholic. L...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/23/pop-culture-ice-cream/

Artist Statement Translated

(Video Link) If you find some artists' statements of philosophy a bit confusing, this video may help you understand them. Comedian Charlotte Young offers her own, which is helpfully subtitled in English. -via Blame...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/23/artist-statement-translated/

The Origin of the Word "Smurf"

Or, should I say, the origin of the word "Schtroumpf". This was the name that Belgian cartoonist Pierré Culliford gave to his little blue creations in the original French-language comics. Culliford invented the word whi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/23/the-origin-of-the-word-smurf/

Summation of a Typical Facebook Argument

Chase Mitchell has pretty much nailed it in this piece, right down to the appropriate profile pictures. Read the rest at the link. Link -via QA Hates YouFacebook...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/23/summation-of-a-typical-facebook-argument/

What's In The Box? Transformers

Hey, Neatoramanauts - it's time to play that game again where you try to guess what's in the box and get a chance to win, win, win! This time, the mysterious box showed up from DreamWorks, with the Transformers logo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/23/whats-in-the-box-transformers/

Cocktail Making DareDroid Dress

(YouTube Link) I have a few cute cocktail dresses but I don't own a cocktail making dress. This one mixes White Russians but you have to work for that cocktail. Designed by Anouk Wipprecht, Marius Kintel, and Jane Tin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/23/cocktail-making-daredroid-dress/

Funeral for Woman Leads to Her Death

It sounds like the plot of a tragedy or horror movie: Fagilyu Mukhametzyanov (shown left with husband Fagili), dead 48 hours from heart failure, wakes up during her own funeral to find herself surrounded by mourning...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/23/funeral-for-woman-leads-to-her-death/

Dead Stop Zombie Doorstop (Crawling)

Dead Stop Zombie Doorstop (Crawling) - $19.95 The Zombie invasion is in full swing here at the NeatoShop.  We are excited to announce that the Dead Stop Zombie Doorstop (Crawling) has just broken into the wareh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/23/dead-stop-zombie-doorstop-crawling/

Beards From Below

Beards From Below is a website dedicated to taking pictures of beards…. from below. Why would someone create a website of such unique facial hair perspectives? The about page only says “about awesomeness!” I th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/23/beards-from-below/

Chinese Craze: Dyeing Pets to Look Like Other Wild Animals

A new fad is taking over China and it may be either cute or creepy depending on your take. People are dyeing their dogs and domesticated animals to look like pandas, tigers and other wild animals. What do you think,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/23/chinese-craze-dyeing-pets-to-look-like-other-wild-animals/

Man Ships Self Across Country Playing MMO

Have you ever wished you could shut yourself off from the world so you could catch up on playing video games? Jordan Wayne Long has taken this thought to the next level shipping himself from Arkansas to Oregon in a c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/23/man-ships-self-across-country-playing-mmo/

Celebrity Commercials from Before They Were Famous

I remember many of these ads, but of course, at the time nobody knew the actors in them were going to be famous someday! Unknown actors take work where they can, and that's often commercial ads, which lead to experience,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/23/celebrity-commercials-from-before-they-were-famous/

A Guide to Soviet Russia's Torture Centers

The Soviet Union had a terrifying system for handling both criminals and political dissidents we know by one word: Gulag. From 1930 until 1960, Russian authorities ran a tightly-controlled network of forced labor ca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/23/a-guide-to-soviet-russias-torture-centers/

A Candle That Smells Like the New York Times

If you're one of those people who love the smell of newsprint, rejoice: there's a candle out there with your name on it. Well, actually it has the New York Times' name on it. Designed by Tobias Wong, the new...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/23/a-candle-that-smells-like-the-new-york-times/

Building a Crowd

Someone watched an episode of Master Chef on Hulu and saw twins in this crowd scene. It must have been a thin crowd for the producers to decide it needed a copy-and-paste makeover. What's the world coming to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/23/building-a-crowd/

New Alloy Can Convert Heat Directly Into Electricity

Researchers at the University of Minnesota have created a metal alloy composed of nickel, cobalt, manganese and tin. This "multiferroic composite" can convert heat into electricity! In this case, the new alloy — Ni45C...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/23/new-alloy-can-convert-heat-directly-into-electricity/

Cats Discover Bubble Wrap

(YouTube link) It's a whole new world for a herd of kitties. Watch those claws, guys! According to the uploader, Furballfables, the cats got used to the bubble wrap quickly and were soon sleeping on it. -via Arbroat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/23/cats-discover-bubble-wrap/

7 Deadliest Arrow Poisons on Earth

Nature has a frightening variety of toxins that humans have adapted for their own purposes: first to hunt prey for food, and also to kill their human enemies. For example, take the strychnos tree, from which we get stryc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/23/7-deadliest-arrow-poisons-on-earth/

How Columbia House Made Money Giving Away Music

No doubt you remember getting Columbia House packets in the mail. Eight CDs for a penny? What minimum wage-earning kid wasn't stoked about that? Ethan Trex over at mental_floss has uncovered the details behind how the ma...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/23/how-columbia-house-made-money-giving-away-music/

17 Facts You Might Not Know about Bonanza

In 431 episodes spanning from 1959 to 1973, the Cartwrights of the Nevada Territory's Ponderosa became a fixture of American life. Let's take a look at some facts that you might not know about Bonanza.1. The his...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/23/17-facts-you-might-not-know-about-bonanza/




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