Archive for June 27th, 2011

The Most Amazing Pinatas Ever

If you're familiar with Regretsy, then you know most of their featured products are absolute trash. That being said, like Cake Wrecks, they occasionally find something that is truly worthy of praise. This amazing pin...

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Superhero Flags

If superheros were to start their own nations, then these flags would be ideal ways for each of the respective heroes to display their pride in their respective countries. How many can you recognize? This image is...

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An Adorable Dalek Dress

If anyone was interested in creating a list of the geekiest dresses on earth, this one would definitely be near the top of the list. My favorite part of the dress though is that it looks fairly simply to make, but wo...

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Behind The Scenes of The USPS

I love the idea of this project by web designer Matthew McVickar. He sent this camera in the mail with a message asking the postal workers to take pictures on the camera's trip to its destination. The result is fun a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/27/behind-the-scenes-of-the-usps/

Dogs Beat Humans In Push Car Race

They might have the advantage of reduced weight, but it does seem like the humans should have had more muscle behind them. Even so, this is an incredibly riveting race between man versus beast. Link Via Geekosyste...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/27/dogs-beat-humans-in-push-car-race/

Coca-Cola Billboard Made of Plants

Photo link There's a lot of green activity happening in this Coca-Cola billboard in the Philippines. The cola giant partnered with the World Wide Fund for Nature to create a 60x60 ft. billboard made of 3,600 Fukien te...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/27/coca-cola-billboard-made-of-plants/

GE's Walking Truck

Does this remind you of a certain Imperial Walker from the movie The Empire Strikes Back? In 1962, General Electric conceived the Cybernetic Anthropmorophous Machine (CAM), which became known as the Walking...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/27/ges-walking-truck/

Toilet Shot Glasses

Toilet Shot Glasses - $9.95 Toilet Shot Glasses from the NeatoShop are the perfect gift for a drinker who spends a lot of time : Doing the technicolor yawn Praying at the porcelain altar Talking to Ralph on...

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Box of 30 Eggs Has 29 Double Yolks

(Video Link) This video shows Charlotte Matthews, a cake decorator, cracking open a long series of eggs, all but one of which contains a double yolk. She says that after thirteen double yolks, she asked her husband...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/27/box-of-30-eggs-has-29-double-yolks/

Science Ficton Rayguns in Blown Glass

Vancouver-based glass artist Jeff Burnette has made several pieces that look like rayguns from classic science fiction. Here's how he does this delicate work: These are blown and manipulated hot glass objects. A t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/27/science-ficton-rayguns-in-blown-glass/

xkcd Wedding Cake

We've seen an xkcd wedding cake before, but this one is marvelously designed with the Golden Ratio in mind. redditor IronRectangle writes: Each of the layers (which is scaled according to the golden ratio, just to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/27/xkcd-wedding-cake-2/

Eyeglasses Made out of Human Hair

Finally! Surely we've all dreamed of wearing glasses made out of hair! This piece by Azusa Murakami and Alexander Groves, has a rather nice woodgrain appearance, don't you think? More importantly, it's eco-friendl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/27/eyeglasses-made-out-of-human-hair/

Word Portraits of Famous Authors

Artist John Sokol makes portraits of famous authors using words from their writings to form images. Pictured above is William Faulkner with text from his novel The Sound and the Fury. Other portraits that yo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/27/word-portraits-of-famous-authors/

MST3K Bed

The blogger at Doorman Ideas thought of this clever bed design, inspired by Mystery Science Theater 3000. Oh, and that's Mike, not Joel. Details like that are important. http://doormanideas.tumblr.c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/27/mst3k-bed/

Comb Bike Rack

Knowhow Shop LA, an art cooperative and fabrication shop, made this enormous comb for the city of Roanoke, Virginia: The 400 pound comb is handcrafted out of Mangaris using full mortise and tenon construction, whi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/27/comb-bike-rack/

What Does Tau Sound Like?

(YouTube link) Remember that "What Pi Sounds Like" video that went around in March? Well, Michael John Blake is at it again, just in time for Tau Day (6/28, get it? 6.28...? Yeesh, tough crowd.) Tau (?) equals 2? or...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/27/what-does-tau-sound-like/

Sexy Ads Targeting Capuchin Monkeys in the Name of Science

Keith Olwell and Elizabeth Kiehner are both New York-based ad execs who attended a TED Talk in 2008 revealing the economic sense of capuchin monkeys. The pair teamed up with Laurie Santos, the Yale University primatologi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/27/sexy-ads-targeting-capuchin-monkeys-in-the-name-of-science/

Taking The Temperature of Dinosaurs

What was the average body temperature of the Dinosaurs? Researchers are now able to answer that question by studying their teeth and the results may be surprising. The new technique measures the concentration of clump...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/27/taking-the-temperature-of-dinosaurs/

LEGO Lord of the Rings’ The Dark Tower

There have been some pretty neat LEGO replicas but this iconic tower from the Lord of the Rings Trilogy really impressive. Let’s just hope it’s not functioning. Kevin Walter made this absolutely amazing LEGO Barad...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/27/lego-lord-of-the-rings-the-dark-tower/

Japanese Pop Star Revealed To Be Fake

A Japanese pop group has fooled their fans by creating a fake member. No I don’t mean this was just another airhead pop star with no personality or talent. This was an actual non-existent computer generated person ma...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/27/japanese-pop-star-revealed-to-be-fake/

Oreo Cameo

Judith G. Klausner has an ongoing project called From Scratch in which she carves classic cameos out of Oreo cookies! She also uses cereal, toast, and other foods as a launching point for art projects, which you can...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/27/oreo-cameo/

Alfred Hitchcock Cameos

Director Alfred Hitchcock appeared in at least 45 of his 52 films, usually in tiny parts that you'd never notice if you weren't looking. However, identifying those moments has become a game among Hitchcock fans. In t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/27/alfred-hitchcock-cameos/

PETZ: People for the Ethical Treatment of Zombies

Zombies supporters have their own organization now! Join PETZ (People for the Ethical Treatment of Zombies) and you can adopt a zombie, lobby for zombie rights, and network with other zombie supporters. Among their offer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/27/petz-people-for-the-ethical-treatment-of-zombies/

Carousel Horse Race

(YouTube link)Improv Everywhere staged a horse race at Bryant Park, complete with jockeys, announcers, and even a bugler -on the carousel! The audience seemed to enjoy it, and the winner was quite pleased....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/27/carousel-horse-race/

Holy Rats of Karni Mata

It seems to be a universal truth that a thing reviled is also a thing revered, depending on location. While rats are an annoyance and a pest (as well as known harbingers of disease) in most of the world, they are sac...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/27/holy-rats-of-karni-mata/

Fabulous Fungi Patterns

This picture of "various isolates of ascomycete fungi grown on agar nutrient plates" is from a Tumblr blog called Electric Orchids, which features great photographs of anything to do with biology, from exotic animals...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/27/fabulous-fungi-patterns/

The Death of King Ludwig II

Ludwig II of Bavaria died under mysterious circumstances 125 years ago. The death was ruled a suicide, but many don't buy that explanation. Today, Ludwig remains famous for the castles he built and attempted to build, m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/27/the-death-of-king-ludwig-ii/

Corn on the Cob

This Twaggie was illustrated by artist Kaz Foxsen from a Tweet by @beingtheo. It might make you feel old, especially if you understand what it means to eat corn on the cob "typewriter style". LinkTwitter, tweet, Twag...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/27/corn-on-the-cob/

A Day at the Fair

What's in store for you at your local or state fair this year? You'll get a preview as Jill Harness takes us on a virtual trip to the San Diego Fair. She found out what deep-fried delicacies will be offered this year...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/27/a-day-at-the-fair/








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