Archive for June 24th, 2011

Broccoli Tree House

The great thing about the work of artist Brock Davis is that he accomplishes so much using such simple materials with minimal changes. Like this tree house that he built for his son. It's just a stalk of broccoli, ba...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/24/broccoli-tree-house/

The World's Fastest Guitar Player

(Video Link) John "Doctor Hot Licks" Taylor prides himself on playing the guitar very well, very quickly. Back in April, he tried to break the world record as the fastest guitar player. In this video from the event,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/24/the-worlds-fastest-guitar-player/

Fairy Swatter

Fairy Swatter - $4.95 June 24th is Fairy Day! Are you tired of being pestered by magical wee folk, especially those dainty little fairies?  You need to head down to the NeatoShop and get yourself a Fairy Swatter. Wi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/24/fairy-swatter/

100 Acres of Pizza Served Daily in the US

According to a trade organization for the pizza industry, America gets about 100 acres of this food on a typical day: For those of you yet to take lunch, we think it's the perfect time for a hunger-inducing stat o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/24/100-acres-of-pizza-served-daily-in-the-us/

Personal Hydrofoil

The Aquaskipper is a clever little water toy that allows a user to skim the surface of a body of water. Here's how it works: Every time you jump, the force of your weight compresses the fiberglass spring, causing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/24/personal-hydrofoil/

Celebrity-Shaped Popsicles

Nothing like a cold blueberry Darth Vader pop or a strawberries and cream Marilyn Monroe-sicle to quench your thirst on a hot summer day, is there? Created by a Russian company called Stoyn, these treats also come in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/24/celebrity-shaped-popsicles/

Mickey Mouse Says: Doctors Are Always Right!

In 1932, a comic featuring Mickey Mouse and his buddy, Horace Horsecollar, faced a trio of mad scientists who claimed that X-Rays would fry your brain. Kids took this pretty seriously, as they tend to do, and Penns...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/24/mickey-mouse-says-doctors-are-always-right/

Crazy Berlin Street Art

If these pictures are an accurate sample of the storefronts and public buildings in Berlin, the city is practically covered in graffiti, street art, murals and political messages from guys with paint cans. This build...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/24/crazy-berlin-street-art/

8-Bit Version of Rebecca Black's "Friday"

(Video Link) Adam Atomic and Danny Baranowsky present Rebecca Black's "Friday" as a classic 8-bit video game with chiptune music. It's not yet interactive, which is a pity, because the lyrics provide a conceivable p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/24/8-bit-version-of-rebecca-blacks-friday/

The World in Reflection

Who needs mirrors when the world is reflecting itself all around the globe? This guy ice fishing seems a bit oblivious to the scene behind him, but there's not much you can do to ignore the awesomeness in this collec...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/24/the-world-in-reflection/

Birds with Arms

Did I miss a meme? Apparently so, as there seem to be quite a lot of photo manipulations of birds with human arms floating around on the Internet. Some of them are cute, like the one above, but 'shop some arms on a b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/24/birds-with-arms/

Hyper-Realistic Paintings of Crash Sites

Artist Jonathan Wateridge has a thing for wreckage. This series of paintings, depicting fallen airplanes and sinking ships, are rendered in oil paint with extreme realism. The works are all very large (2m x 3m, or ab...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/24/hyper-realistic-paintings-of-crash-sites/

9 Blatant Product Placements in Movies

Remember the sappy endearing movie You've Got Mail, which seems to have been written for AOL? Well, that ain't the only example of product placements in movies - check out this list of the 9 most blatant examples of said...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/24/9-blatant-product-placements-in-movies/

Chinese Student's Laundry Hack

When you think of doing laundry, you probably are thinking of throwing your dirty clothes into the washing machine, turning it on and walking away while the machine does its thing.Well, that's not how the rest of the wor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/24/chinese-students-laundry-hack/

The Best Guns Are Made of Paper

I'm not a fan of firearms, but apparently some creative paper artists are. According to the post, these are realistic copies of actual guns--one of them looks like the Nintendo light gun, but whatever. There's obviou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/24/the-best-guns-are-made-of-paper/

Ladybug Bag

Ladybug Bag $29.95 Are you looking for the perfect summer accessory.  You need the stylish Ladybug Bag from the NeatoShop.  This useful handbag is made out of rubber and has fantastic detail work.  There really is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/24/ladybug-bag/

Star Wars According To Someone Who Hasn’t Seen It

Everyone has that iconic movie that they have never seen. For example I have never seen the film Titanic, but know enough about it. Amanda Boone has never seen the Star Wars trilogy so her filmmaker friend d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/24/star-wars-according-to-someone-who-hasnt-seen-it/

High Tech Dolphin Translator Development

Have you ever wanted to have a conversation with your dog or cat? The bad news is that communications with house pets may never be possible, but researchers at the Wild Dolphin Project founded by Denise Herzing have...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/24/high-tech-dolphin-translator-development/

European Space Shuttle

With the American Space Shuttle program winding up this year the European Space Agency is unveiling its plans for a reusable spacecraft. The agency is going to start building the unmanned Intermediate eXperimental Ve...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/24/european-space-shuttle/

Nanotechnology Eternal Battery

If the development on this nanotechnology battery pans out soon you may never have to charge your laptop computer again or fish around in the junk draw for batteries. Researchers hope that they will be able to create a b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/24/nanotechnology-eternal-battery/

Your Spit Can Reveal How Old You Are

From people claiming to be 130 years old to lying about their age in order to compete in the Olympics, lying about how old you are is a age old past time. Now however the next time you claim it’s your “29th birthday...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/24/your-spit-can-reveal-how-old-you-are/

Riot in a Jam Jar

James Cauty makes miniature scenes of riots and protests in empty jam jars. As you can see at the video link, some of them even feature flashing lights on the police vehicles. You may remember Cauty from his music...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/24/riot-in-a-jam-jar/

The Hipster of the Rings

Cartoonist Noelle Stevenson offers up a delicious series called The Broship of the Rings. You've never heard of the dwarves? It's probably because they're so underground. Link -via The Mary SueThe Lord of th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/24/the-hipster-of-the-rings/

37 Year Without a Bath

A farmer in India, Guru Kailash Singh, has neither bathed nor cut his hair since just after his wedding day -37 years ago! His wife says the family has tried to force a bath on him several times, but he manages to run aw...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/24/37-year-without-a-bath/

Coffee: The Greatest Addiction Ever

(YouTube link) I consider myself an expert on drinking coffee, but even I didn't know why a coffee tree produces caffeine! Excuse me, I need to go pour another cup. http://blog.cgpgrey.com/coffee-greatest-a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/24/coffee-the-greatest-addiction-ever/

1947: First Flying Saucer Report

On June 24th, 1947, Army Air Corps pilot Kenneth Arnold reported an unusual sighting while returning from a mission to find a reported downed plane. Out of the incident was born a new term: flying saucer. As Arnold reca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/24/1947-first-flying-saucer-report/

Penguins Do the Wave

(YouTube link) Emperor penguins huddle together to keep warm over winter. They've developed their own system for making sure each penguin gets a chance to stand in the middle of the huddle and then rotate to the out...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/24/penguins-do-the-wave/

Collecting Nazi Memorabilia

The folks at Collector's Weekly used to delete references to Nazi items from their forum, but then considered the question of why people collect such things. Not everyone who collects Nazi memorabilia is a Neo-N...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/24/collecting-nazi-memorabilia/

The First World Problems Rap

(YouTube link) This ditty by funnyz underscores the fact that whining is not limited to young children. -via redditrap, complaints, complaining, whine...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/24/the-first-world-problems-rap/

Alarm Clock that Slaps the Sleeper on the Forehead

John D. Humphrey patented this device in 1919. It's an alarm clock. Oh, it doesn't cook bacon or toss you out of bed, but it'll get the point across. Assuming that s/he's correctly positioned, a metal rod slaps the u...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/24/alarm-clock-that-slaps-the-sleeper-on-the-forehead/




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