Archive for July 6th, 2011

A Year's Worth of Makeup in One Day

Video Link This video might make you think twice about being liberal with your foundation in the morning (if that's part of your routine, I mean). Dutch directors Lernert and Sander coated the face of model Hannelore...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/06/a-years-worth-of-makeup-in-one-day/

Is This Really the First-Ever Animated Tattoo?

Video link Is this real or just clever advertising? Ballantine's, a brand of blended scotch whiskies, has a "leave an impression" tagline, which is just what Marco did by getting a QR code tattoo. On the heels of hoax...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/06/is-this-really-the-first-ever-animated-tattoo/

Gravity Harps

(YouTube link) Andy Cavatorta was commissioned to build a new musical instrument based on a pendulum for Bjork's Biophilia show in Manchester, UK. The first such instrument built was the Gravity Ring, but that was s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/06/gravity-harps/

VW Paints Logo with Head and Tail Lights

Video Link If you're interested in how Volkswagen Canada made this gorgeous ad, you can get a behind-the-scenes look here. LinkAdvertising, light art, VW, JETTA...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/06/vw-paints-logo-with-head-and-tail-lights/

Meet the $100,000 Zafirro Iridium Razor

Still shaving with a Schick? How plebeian of you! Men with real money shave with this lil' puppy: the $100,000 Zafirro Iridium razor with white sapphire blades.“Our goal in founding Zafirro was to take...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/06/meet-the-100000-zafirro-iridium-razor/

Deer Tongs

Deer Tongs - $14.95 Do you have trouble proving to your friends that you are sophisticated, yet  macho and outdoorsy?  You need the Deer Tongs from the NeatoShop.  Can't you just picture the look on your friends' fac...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/06/deer-tongs/

Thirsty Crowns

There are so many companies that put a crown on the labels of beverages that mental_floss decided to make a quiz out of them! In today's Lunchtime Quiz, you'll be given a picture of a crown, and you try to match it w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/06/thirsty-crowns/

A Urinal to Remember

This urinal was photographed at Rheinfels Castle in Germany. I would think that most men would prefer to just take it outside. (Image credit: Flickr member klaas koopmans)germany, urinal, guillotine...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/06/a-urinal-to-remember/

Hoping This Will Meet with Your Approval

Some people really know how to write a letter and get to the point, with the result of pleasing the recipient. Despite never being published in the paper, the following brief letter — sent to the offices of The Times...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/06/i-hope-this-will-meet-with-your-approval/

Tunnel Vision: Cool Corridors Around the World

Who knew? A tunnel dug underneath the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea is open for tours, even though you cannot access the ground above it! This is just one of several odd and interesting corridors y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/06/tunnel-vision-cool-corridors-around-the-world/

Giants on Earth

Do legends and traditions of storybook giants have some basis in fact? Fossils of Gigantopithecus suggest the species reached almost ten feet tall and lived up to 300,000 years ago. Fortean Times looks at the po...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/06/giants-on-earth/

Shed of the Year

We always get a kick out of announcing the winner of the British contest Shed of the Year, but this year, the winning shed is quite interesting in its own right. Jon Earl of Clevedon, Somerset won £1000 and a "shed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/06/shed-of-the-year/

The Sixth Sense and Beyond

© Theresa Reed | The Tarot Lady 2011Though there are always exceptions, most of us were born with the five basic senses of human perception: sight, hearing, taste, touch and smell. These aren’t the only m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/06/the-sixth-sense-and-beyond/

The Terrafugia Flying Car-Now With Road Approval

The Terrafugia Transition has received exemptions from the NHTSA that make it legal to drive on the road. With polycarbonate windows instead of automotive safety glass and tires not normally considered street legal,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/06/the-terrafugia-flying-car-now-with-road-approval/

Enterprise: The First Space Shuttle

With the final launch of NASA's space shuttle program scheduled for Friday, it's the perfect time to do a little shuttle retrospective. Over on mental_floss, Miss Cellania talks about the beginnings of the 35-year sp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/06/enterprise-the-first-space-shuttle/

Stupid Human Trick: Bite the Bag

(YouTube link) Sigh. I don't really know what to say about this, so I'll just leave the rules here. RULES 1) Got to pick up the bag with your mouth standing on 1 foot. 2) You can use whatever foot you would l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/06/stupid-human-trick-bite-the-bag/

Stink Bug Invasion Harshing Vintners' Mellow

Do I detect a note of pestilence? Farmers in Virginia, Oregon, Washington and California are battling an invasion of the Asian brown marmorated stink bug, an invasive pest with no native enemies which has been decimating...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/06/stink-bug-invasion-harshing-vintners-mellow/

The How to Hoop Rap

(Video link) I cannot express how badly I want to hula hoop now. I'm not even joking. This instructional video from Hoopsmiles (John Coyne) with a guest appearance by Spinyang is almost frighteningly catchy while of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/06/the-how-to-hoop-rap/

Rare Baby Donkra Born in China

This little guy is the offspring of a female zebra and a male donkey, born in Haicang Zoo in China. His unusual genetic make-up has graced him with a donkey-shaped body and zebra-like head, with just a smattering of bl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/06/rare-baby-donkra-born-in-china/
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