Archive for June 26th, 2011

Lord of The Rings/Star Wars Cross Over

DeviantArt user Ferret42's Speedking of Angmar is a seamless blend of two of the greatest movie epics to ever grace the silver screen. Fantasy and sci-fi have never gone so well together. LinkStar Wars, movies, lo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/26/lord-of-the-ringsstar-wars-cross-over/

Maru's Newst Box Adventure

Will he fit? Of course he will. He's Maru isn't he? Video linkcats, videos, animals, pets, Maru...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/26/marus-newst-box-adventure/

Circuit Board Paintings

Artist Joe Dragt's medium of choice is the humble outdated circuit board. It's a great way to reinject value into something that otherwise may have been thrown away. The paintings work surprisingly well as a backdrop...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/26/circuit-board-paintings/

Reversed Pictures of Parents With Their Kids

What happens when you switch a parent and a child's head in a photograph? Pure creepiness and delightful family photos that won't soon be forgotten, that's what. Paul Ripke's Kindsköpfe (“Grown Ups”) series is c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/26/reversed-pictures-of-parents-with-their-kids/

How to Catch a Boat Full of Fish

(YouTube link) Step 1: Get in a boat somewhere near Spoon River. Step 2: Wait. Step 3: FREAK. OUT. According to YouTuber boodhaman: My brother, nephews and a friend go "fishing" down a small drainage ditch...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/26/how-to-catch-a-boat-full-of-fish/

Life-Sized Piglet Made out of Pork

Sophie H. Powell and Bonnie Moriarty made this life-sized piglet out of bacon and sausage in order to: [...] illustrate how pigs are born into this world entirely to be eaten. Even when free range they are trapped...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/26/life-sized-piglet-made-out-of-pork/

An Unexplained Roman Dodecahedron

This should be "What Is It? Game 184" - but we don't have an answer.  Nobody does. It’s dated from somewhere around the second and third century AD, and has been popping up everywhere in Europe. Archeologists hav...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/26/an-unexplained-roman-dodecahedron/

Roman Ships Could Transport Live Fish

In order to keep their catch alive (and fresh) until they return to shore, fishermen have traditionally used "stringers" to suspend the catch over the side of the boat.  What was thought to be a more modern inventio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/26/roman-ships-could-transport-live-fish/

John Cusack in the Rain

Apparently John Cusack is drawn to movies where the script calls for him to be stuck in the rain. Actually, can you think of any movies he's in where he's not getting poured on at some point? Linkmovies,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/26/john-cusack-in-the-rain/

Coming to a Theater Near You - the D-Box

In his blog at the Chicago Sun-Times, Roger Ebert pans a new technology for movie theaters: "Move over 3-D, here comes D-Box!" says the article by Dan Craft. "Instead of delivering movie thrills straight between th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/26/coming-to-a-theater-near-you-the-d-box/

“Ich Bin ein Berliner”

(YouTube link) Forty-eight years ago today, JFK gave one of the most moving speeches in international relations on record. Unfortunately, most people remember this as the "I am a jelly donut" speech due to an unfort...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/26/%e2%80%9cich-bin-ein-berliner%e2%80%9d/

1,000 New Species Discovered in New Guinea

[caption id="attachment_48384" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Damselfish, Chrysiptera cymatilis"][/caption] It's always sort of fascinating to me when researchers travel somewhere and "discover" hundreds of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/26/1000-new-species-discovered-in-new-guinea/

Paper Pickup Nifty Note

Paper Pickup Nifty Note - $3.95 Is your shyness preventing you from getting dates?  You need the Paper Pickup Nifty Note from the NeatoShop.  Now you can pickup people without every having to say a word.  It is so...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/26/paper-pickup-nifty-note/

What an Unbelievable Deal!

If you don't gobble this deal fast, you're a birdbrain! Found at Criggo, where you can find lots more newspaper gems.turkey, Criggo, for sale...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/26/what-an-unbelievable-deal/

Grease's "Summer Lovin'" in Stop-Action Lego Form

Video Link This was YouTube user demondoggz' dissertation on stop-motion animation several years ago. Mashable has assembled a You Tube list of the best summer songs ever, but this was my favorite by far. Link vi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/26/greases-summer-lovin-in-stop-action-lego-form/

Dead Bees Used in Ads

Video link Sounds gross, I know, but it's actually a pretty interesting concept. To try to call attention to the bee plight in London, Capital Bee, a campaign that promotes community beekeeping, has created a series o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/26/dead-bees-used-in-ads/

The 20 Most Amazing Treehouses in the World

This Lantern House designed by Roderick Romero of Santa Monica is just one of the unbelievable treehouses in this collection. It's made of 99 percent salvaged goods, including a stained glass window Romero saved from a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/26/the-20-most-amazing-treehouses-in-the-world/

Creative Bar Codes

Graphic link Bar codes don't have to be boring blocks of black and white. There are several companies out there that design artistic yet fully-functional codes to spice up the back of a package. Check out so...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/26/creative-bar-codes/

Kanagawa Kinetic Coffee Table

(YouTube link) When is a table not a table? When it's a Strandbeest-inspired kinetic sculpture, of course. This table designed by William "Alex" Mecker is part clean-line modern and part Theo Jansen contraption. I lik...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/26/kanagawa-kinetic-coffee-table/

Cha Jong-Rye's Wooden Puzzle Landscapes

Sculptor Cha Jong-Rye carves every piece of her woodworked landscapes by hand, ensuring they fit together perfectly to create finished pieces that look like crumpled fabric, alien mountain ranges, or topographic swir...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/26/cha-jong-ryes-wooden-puzzle-landscapes/

Let's Paint the Town Blue

I can't imagine living in a city where every paintable surface is the same color, even this lovely blue. But that's how they roll in Chefchaoen, Morocco; the city's buildings, walls, stairs, railings, flowerpots, doo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/26/lets-paint-the-town-blue/

Kelly Lamb's Skull Chandelier

Artist/Designer Kelly Lamb's hanging light fixture is creepily elegant. It appears to be made of tiny lightbulbs hung from the ceiling on filaments and arranged in the shape of a human skull although there are no details...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/26/kelly-lambs-skull-chandelier/

Dozer The Goldendoodle Joins Maryland Half Marathon

(YouTube Link) Dozer the goldendoodle somehow escaped from his yard in Fulton, Maryland. What did he decide to do with his newfound freedom? He joined in the Maryland Half Marathon and ran approximately 7 miles of the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/26/dozer-the-goldendoodle-joins-maryland-half-marathon/

Silent Hill Nurse Cake

Cakehead Loves was commissioned to provide a "disturbing edible experience" based on a scene from the Silent Hill video game for an Alice Cooper freak show audition. Among the gruesome treats to be offered at the eve...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/26/silent-hill-nurse-cake/

Cymbal Strike at 1,000 Frames Per Second

(Video Link) I had no idea that a cymbal changed shape so much during a strike! This video was made by the Fluke Corporation, which makes electronic testing instruments. It shows a cymbal getting hit at 1,000 frames...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/26/cymbal-strike-at-1000-frames-per-second/




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