Archive for June 30th, 2011

Lion Wants His Rubber Ducky

(Video Link) Have you ever seen a grown lion look so cute and innocent as this one trying to break through the glass to get his rubber ducky? Linkcats, videos, animals, zoos, lions...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/30/lion-wants-his-rubber-ducky/

Fairy Tales Converted To Math Equations

Brain Candy Toys came up with a great advertising strategy by simplifying nursery rhymes and fairy tales into adorable little math equations. Check out the rest on the ad company's site. http://revolve.ca/brain_ca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/30/fairy-tales-converted-to-math-equations/

Animal Footprint Sandals

If you ever wanted to fool animal trackers that you are actually a cat, dog, monkey, even a gecko, then you'd better strap on some of these bizarre new sandals from Japan that make your footprints look like the anima...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/30/animal-footprint-sandals/

Don't Anger A Crow -He'll Remember You

A new study shows that crows remember people's faces and will recruit other crows to attack those that have wronged them. Even weirder -the crows that joined in the mobbing will also remember that person and may lead...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/30/dont-anger-a-crow-hell-remember-you/

11 Hilariously Overdramatic Signs

I don't know where this sign is actually from, but it's admittedly hilarious. It seems to be saying "don't put your baby on the crocodile rail where it will become dinner." Have you guys ever seen this or any of the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/30/11-hilariously-overdramatic-signs/

Frank Herbert's Dune in Candy

When you take your stand along the gummy worm's path, you must remain utterly still. You must think like a patch of yellow sprinkles. Crafted from a 2-foot-long gummy worm, Haribo gummy bears, black licorice strin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/30/dune-in-candy/

The Art of Fire

The Combustion Institute, an organization of scientists and engineers who study fire, hosts an annual art competition for photographers of fire. You can view the five winning selections, including this one by Nelson...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/30/the-art-of-fire/

Tokyoflash Treasure Hunt #16 Winners

A couple of weeks ago, we ran a Tokyoflash Treasure Hunt contest (answer page), with the grand prize of a Tokyoflash watch of your choice. Here are the winners: Congratulations to Gika who won the Mmm ......

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/30/tokyoflash-treasure-hunt-16-winners/

The Dark Starry Knight

Brilliant! I don't want to see Bruce Wayne cut off his ear, but if that is the necessary price of this tattoo coming into existence, it is worth it. This inking is the work of the Dominika Gardocka i Skorpion Sosnowi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/30/the-dark-starry-night/

The Tragic End of Nyan Cat

After the YouTube incident, it should have been obvious that someone had put a hit out on Nyan Cat. And really, I mean, his body was a pop tart. You can't be that delicious and expect to live very long. redditor Voss...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/30/the-tragic-end-of-nyan-cat/

The Matrix with A Cappella Sound Effects

(Video Link) Matt Mulholland, a vocal artist, recreated the soundtrack and sound effects from the lobby shootout scene in The Matrix. The only instrument that he used was his own mouth. Pew pew! Artist's We...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/30/the-matrix-with-a-cappella-sound-effects/

Kim Hyun's Dice Figures

Kim Hyun's creative process begins with plaster casts of her subjects. From these, she makes sculptures composed of dice held together with wires. Google Translate renders the title of the exhibit as "Dice Cast Dice...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/30/kim-hyuns-dice-figures/

Foursquare Application Turns New York City into a Giant Game of RISK

World of Fourcraft is a new computer game that lets Foursquare users in New York City participate in a version of the classic world conquest board game Risk: Users decide which team they are on b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/30/foursquare-application-turns-new-york-city-into-a-giant-game-of-risk/

Garf-Eel

This is why Garfield has to be a cat. Jon doesn't have to work so hard to be neurotic. But what type of animal would Odie be? Link -via Super Punch | Image: Patrick AlexanderGarfield...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/30/garf-eel/

Doctor Who Future Sonic Screwdriver

Doctor Who Future Sonic Screwdriver - $25.95 Attention Doctor Who fans! Behold the Doctor Who Future Sonic Screwdriver from the NeatoShop!  This is a replica of the screwdriver of the Tenth Doctor ( as used by River...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/30/doctor-who-future-sonic-screwdriver/

The Ray Harryhausen Creature List

(YouTube link) Special effects wizard Ray Harryhausen created cinema monsters and other creatures for decades. In this video, you'll find every one of them, presented in chronological order. See a list of them at th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/30/the-ray-harryhausen-creature-list/

Online Pseudonyms

Good magazine has a post entitled The Eternal Shame of Your First Online Handle, in which people share how they selected their first internet pseudonym. In the last few years, more and more people are using their real na...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/30/online-pseudonyms/

15 Badass Recipients Of The Dickin Medal

The Dickin Medal is a British award given to animals who served faithfully in wartime. Buzzfeed listed the stories of one cat, several dogs and a surprising number of pigeons who were so honored. One of those pigeons was...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/30/15-badass-recipients-of-the-dickin-medal/

Big Bubble Over Hawaii

(vimeo link) The footage is from a webcam mounted outside the CFHT astronomical observatory in Hawaii (another view of it from a different webcam can be found here; sadly, both webcams are on Mauna Kea, not Haleakala)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/30/big-bubble-over-hawaii/

5 Acts of Nature That Rearranged the Face of the Planet

Our earth is a dynamic place that moves and changes with no regard to humans or anyone else. Every once in a while, those changes occur rapidly and powerfully. Cracked looks at five events that left behind some serious s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/30/5-acts-of-nature-that-rearranged-the-face-of-the-planet/

Cyclops Baby Shark

The image of this baby shark fetus with one eye definitely makes me not want to get back in the water. Aren’t sharks scary enough? According to the Pisces Fleet Sportsfishing blog, this one-eyed bull shark fetus w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/30/cyclops-baby-shark/

New Thirty Years War Over Energy In the Near Future?

Here is a happy thought; the fight for global energy resources may result in a thirty year war.  According to Michael T. Klare at CBS News the fighting could take thirty years and result in a new structuring of our soci...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/30/new-thirty-years-war-over-energy-in-the-near-future/

Driverless Car Law Passed in Nevada

Are you sick of your long commute to work and wish you could take a nap or read the web while on the road? Soon you may be able to obtain a license for a car that can drive itself. While such a vehicle may be a few y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/30/driverless-car-law-passed-in-nevada/

14 Biggest Mafia Conspiracies

With the recent capture of legendary mobster Whitey Bulger many people are reminiscing about some of the biggest mafia conspiracies. Everything from the mob code to a mob language. Let’s just hope that any of the c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/30/14-biggest-mafia-conspiracies/

Steve Jobs Action Figure

I’m not sure who would want to buy this, but the idea of a Steve Jobs figurine for sale if not neat, you will have to agree is pretty odd. I could see this becoming a whole collectible set of tech industry leaders...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/30/steve-jobs-action-figure/

Norville Rogers and the Real Names of 24 Other Cartoon Characters

Although we know quite a few famous cartoon characters by first names or nicknames only - Casper, Shaggy, Scooby-Doo and Peppermint Patty, for example - many of them have "real" names. I mean, do you think Shaggy's mom...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/30/norville-rogers-and-the-real-names-of-24-other-cartoon-characters/

B-Movie Title Generator

If you're a B-Movie aficionado like I am, this is a fun way to amuse yourself for a few minutes. Maybe it will even inspire you to write a screenplay. Who wouldn't find inspiration in great titles like "Cult of the S...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/30/b-movie-title-generator/

Mating Turtles Shut Down JFK Runway

Video link Not just a pair of mating turtles, mind you. About 150 of them were trying to make it to a spot to lay their eggs; Runway 4 just happens to be in the turtles' path to sandy beaches. It happens eve...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/30/mating-turtles-shut-down-jfk-runway/

What Is It? game 184

Once again, it's time for our collaboration with the always amusing What Is It? Blog. Do you know what the pictured item is? Can you make a wild guess? Place your guess in the comment section below. One guess p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/30/what-is-it-game-184/

Pirate Hooded Towel

Pirate Hooded Towel Aye, be you lookin' for the perfect towel for your little pirate in trainin?  Arrr, you need the Pirate Hooded Towel from the NeatoShop. Ahoy, this fabulous cotton towel has an eye patch, hook, earr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/30/pirate-hooded-towel/








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