Archive for July 19th, 2011

Macaroni & Cheese Bandages

Macaroni & Cheese Bandages - $4.95 How do you make comfort food even more comforting? You turn it into a bandage! Check out the Macaroni & Cheese Bandage from the NeatoShop.  These Mac & Cheese printed b...

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Kevin Keller's New Comic Book Spin-Off

Last September, Archie Comics introduced a new student in Riverdale High: Kevin Keller, the series' first openly gay character. Kevin's inclusion in the comics after Issue 202 proved popular with readers--so popular, in...

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The World's Largest Lite Brite Image

Rob Surette send us this image of his latest art project: the world's largest Lite Brite creation! The work is titled "World Peace" and features American faces on the left and faces the rest of the world on the right...

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Awesome Car Hood Ornaments

Through the ages, the classiest cars always had fancy hood ornaments. They began as radiator caps and continued even after the caps retreated under the hood. They began to disappear in the 1960s, so now you only see...

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Macro Food

Photographer Caren Alpert takes pictures of food. Really, really close-up pictures of food. What you see here are cake sprinkles, shot at a 65x magnification. See more at her website. Link -via Boing BoingArt, Food,...

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Quit Work, Be a Robot

(YouTube link) Before I left my day job, I had plenty of "I quit" fantasies. Mostly, they involved walking away from an explosion a la every major action star ever, but I can't say at any point I imagined being a ro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/19/quit-work-be-a-robot/

Crazy Penalty Kick

(Video Link) Last Sunday, the UAE defeated Lebanon 6-2. Awana Diab scored a goal with a creative penalty kick that was struck with his heel: Diab's setup seemed like any other for a penalty, but as he ran up to t...

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Woman Buys Non-Existent Art for $10,000

The Museum of Non-Visible Art is an organization that hosts and sells art that exists only in the imagination of the artist. Or, as the people behind the museum prefer to call it, "non-visible". One piece recently sold f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/19/woman-buys-non-existent-art-for-10000-2/

Bald Eagle Lands on Grave at US Military Cemetery

Frank Glick, an amateur photographer, captured this amazing image at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minnesota. He thought that the family of the veteran buried at that gravestone might like to have a copy, and di...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/19/bald-eagle-lands-on-grave-at-us-military-cemetery/

Historically Accurate Bodice-Rippers

The lovemaking scenes in romance novels set in the Victorian era often describe the rending of corsets and petticoats as the lovers rush to consummate their passion. Er, at least, that's what I've been told by people who...

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How to Cross a Street in Vietnam

(Video Link) This somewhat frightening video allegedly shows a man trying to cross a busy street in Vietnam. Timing is everything, and there are no save points partway, nor extra lives. -via Blame It on the Voicesst...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/19/how-to-cross-a-street-in-vietnam/

Parmesan Cheese Pencils

The German ad agency Kolle Rebbe designed chunks of Parmesan cheese shaped like pencils. Flakes are shaved off with a manual pencil sharpener: The cheeses are shaped like oversized pencils, where the “leads” c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/19/parmesan-cheese-pencils/

Emergency Affirmation Button

Emergency Affirmation Button -  $11.95 Are you feeling a little down?  You need the Emergency Affirmation Button from the NeatoShop!  Push the button and you will be instantly told that, "You are awesome!"  Finall...

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Tour the Tenenbaum House

New York: The Royal Tenenbaums house The Royal Tenenbaums is one of my all-time favorite movies, so I was thrilled to see it featured on AV Club's Pop Pilgrims, which checks out the memorable real-life...

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Pie Face Game: "You'll Never Know When You'll Be Hit!"

Quick, someone tell Rupert Murdoch that getting hit in the face with a pie is fun. This 1960s game from Hasbro actually encouraged kids to give themselves whipped cream facials. A spinner determines how ma...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/19/pie-face-game-youll-never-know-when-youll-be-hit/

Should You Rip a Bandage Off Slow or Fast?

All right, Neatoramanauts! Let's settle this question once and for all: should you rip a bandage off slow or fast? Did you say slow? Well, according to science, you're wrong:...

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Get Your Own McMansion For $16

Why buy a house when you can simply take it? And it's legal, too! Kenneth Robinson found a loophole in the law that enables him to claim abandoned property for a few mere bucks in fi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/19/get-your-own-mcmansion-for-16/

Harry Potter Babies

With the biggest opening weekend in history under its belt, the Harry Potter franchise has just about everything it needs; except baby doll versions of its main characters.. until now. One enterprising artist has mad...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/19/harry-potter-babies/

Kids React to Captain America Trailer

Kids say the darnedest things, especially when you show them  a movie trailer for one of the biggest films of the summer. Captain America may have the heart of the nation, but what about the kids? See the cute reactio...

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21 Tons of Mustard and Ketchup

Thieves in Vienna, Austria made off with 21 tons of mustard and ketchup. The loot was in a semitrailer parked in a lot over the weekend northwest of Vienna. Police say the truck driver showed up Monday to deliver his ca...

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Pippa Middleton Made of Crumpets

Photo by Solent News and Photo Agency First we brought you Mona Lisa made of coffee, and now we bring you the sister of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, in crumpets. Artist Laura Hadland used 15,000 crumpets...

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Kermode Bear

The Kermode bear, also called a spirit bear, is a walking contradiction. One in ten black bears on Prince Royal Island, British Columbia are born white. National Geographic tell us more about spirit bears. Neither albin...

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If Disney Princesses Wore Historically Accurate Clothing

Illustrator Claire Hummel has taken a look at the Disney princesses with a historical eye, from Snow White's 16th-century Germany setting to Belle's late 18th century French environment. She found that the clothes th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/19/if-disney-princesses-wore-historically-accurate-clothing/

Hello Kitty Nerds Face Clutch

Hello Kitty Nerds Face Clutch - $27.95 Are you looking for a wallet that expresses your adorable inner nerd?  You need the super cute Hello Kitty Nerds Face Clutch from the NeatoShop.  This great little clutch, with...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/19/hello-kitty-nerds-face-clutch/

Animation 100 Years Ago

(YouTube link) Cartoonist Winsor McCay {wiki} creates an early movie animation in this 1911 film, originally entitled Winsor McCay, the Famous Cartoonist of the N.Y. Herald and His Moving Comics but often j...

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Men Compete to be World's Best Bee Wearer

Two Chinese beekeepers competed against each other yesterday in an attempt to break the world record of bee wearing (who knew?). Wearing only shorts, goggles and nose plugs, each of the men wore Queen Bees on their b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/19/men-compete-to-be-worlds-best-bee-wearer/

The Ancient and Modern Ecology of Execution

Ancient Arab swords. Note that some designs were more commonly used for decapitation, and other designs less so. Drawing: The Book of the Sword, Sir Richard Francis Burton, Chatto and Windus, London, 1884. The following...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/19/the-ancient-and-modern-ecology-of-execution/

Pipe Smoking Competition

(Video Link) Apparently, this is a sport, although it's probably fallen out of favor in recent decades. This 1969 video from Cumberland, UK, shows four men trying to finish a full pipe the fastest. Place your bets....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/19/pipe-smoking-competition/

A Professional Cyclist's Leg

George Hincapie, a professional bicyclist, has competed in fifteen Tour de France races. That kind of consistent athletic effort will produce an impact on the human body, as this photograph shows. Link -via Doobybrai...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/19/a-professional-cyclists-leg/

No Lemonade Stands Allowed

Kids selling lemonade on a street corner is a classic American icon, but according to Georgia State Police, it's actually against the law. Cops recently busted two tweens for selling without a business permit and a food...

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