Archive for July 22nd, 2011

Glowsticks + Blenders = Yogurt Commercial

(YouTube) In making what Bon Yurt calls "the best afterparty imaginable," this ad for the company's yogurt shows a team of artists going BlendTec on several thousand glowsticks before pumping them into 700 glasses t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/22/glowsticks-blenders-yogurt-commercial/

Bobcat Has Highly Uncomfortable Hideout

Where does a bobcat hide out from a menacing mountain lion? Atop a 40-foot tall Saguaro cactus, of course. As uncomfortable as his thorny perch may be, it's gotta hurt less than being eaten by a bigger cat. The photos w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/22/bobcat-has-highly-uncomfortable-hideout/

C3PO and R2D2 Set a Good Example

(YouTube link) This 1980s PSA from the lovable Star Wars droids is so hilariously nonsensical that it almost works. Artoo could conceivably smoke all he likes, though I don't know why he'd bother, but he won't--for...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/22/c3po-and-r2d2-set-a-good-example/

Comic-Cat: Comic-Con for Cats

Get ready for gallery after gallery of great, not-so-great, and over-the-top cosplay pictures from Comic-Con, coming soon to a website near you! Cats are celebrating Comic-Con as well, over at I Can Has Cheezburger,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/22/comic-cat-comic-con-for-cats/

Gold-Plated Atari 2600

Ah, the iconic Atari 2600! It was the first mass-produced home video game console. Back in 2009, Urchin Associates, an Australian art collective, covered an Atari 2600 console with gold. Link -via Technabob | Photo:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/22/gold-plated-atari-2600/

Stop-Motion Animation with 350,000 Post It

(Video Link) For five months, 25 animators moved and filmed 350,000 Post It notes to mark the opening of a new flagship store in São Paulo for the Brazilian shoemaker Melissa. 30,000 fans took advantage of the oppo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/22/stop-motion-animation-with-350000-post-it/

Wearable Plants

Photo credit: Colleen Jordan "Why should your plants stay at home?" asks Etsy artist Colleen Jordan. Thanks to her acrylic planter jewelry, they don't have to. She also makes a brooch that I find a bit more...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/22/wearable-plants/

Awesomely Untranslatable Words From Around The World

There are certain words that only exist in one language, evolved from one culture and do not translate into any other. Here is a list of some of the most interesting including my favorite, this Russian word: *strong...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/22/awesomely-untranslatable-words-from-around-the-world/

No-Budget Indie Film Has Grossed $200K in iTunes Sales

For every filmmaker who has maxed out their credit cards and never seen a dime in profit, this story will be sure to drive them crazy. A pair of brothers have shot and produced a feature film for "no-budget" (or at leas...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/22/no-budget-indie-film-has-grossed-200k-in-itunes-sales/

Dolphins Have Super-Healing and Regenerative Powers

Are dolphins secretly super heroes? It appears that our aquatic friends have some incredible healing powers not found in other animals. Dolphins who suffer shark bites seem to feel very little pain, and they're resista...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/22/dolphins-have-super-healing-and-regenerative-powers/

10 Most Influential Media Moguls in History

With the scandal unfolding in Britain we see just how powerful someone like Rupert Murdoch really is. However there have been many like him before as we see in this list of some of the most powerful media moguls in his...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/22/10-most-influential-media-moguls-in-history/

The Voices of Pixar

How well do you know your Pixar films? Do you know who did the voices? Of course, you know Tom Hanks did Woody and Tim Allen did Buzz Lightyear in the Toy Story movies, but other celebrities provided voices...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/22/the-voices-of-pixar/

Evolution Erasers

Japanese designer Hiroyuki Shiratori developed erasers that are shaped like the gradually evolving form between modern humans and their ancient ancestors. You can evolve as you correct mistakes. Link (Google Translat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/22/evolution-erasers/

Smelly, Sweaty Knights in Shining Armor

Medieval knighthood sounds like a romantic career in fiction. What a life of chivalry was really like doesn't seem all that great. A team of scientists tried to replicate the work of a knight clad in up to 110 p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/22/smelly-sweaty-knights-in-shining-armor/

Meme Tattoos

Who says internet memes don't last? Some people have the most fleeting memes tattoos on their bodies. Imagine trying to explain to your grandchildren why those things were so important to you that you had them perman...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/22/meme-tattoos/

Lawn Chair Wheelchairs

Don Schoendorfer makes wheelchairs out of lawn chairs and bicycle wheels. His hobby was inspired by a woman in India who crawled across the dirt because she had no wheelchair. After building 100 of the inexpensive chairs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/22/lawn-chair-wheelchairs/

60 Miniature Heads Used in Phrenology

The Science Museum in London has a collection of sixty tiny models of the human head made for a student of Johann Kaspar Spurzheim, a prominent German phrenologist, in 1831. Phrenology is the belief that the shape of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/22/60-miniature-heads-used-in-phrenology/

LEGO Star Wars Pen

LEGO Star Wars Pen - $7.95 Back to school is nearly here.  Have you found that perfect pen?  You need the LEGO Star Wars Pen from the NeatoShop.  This fabulous little writing tool comes with interchangeable parts f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/22/lego-star-wars-pen/

Great Moments in Presidential Debt

Properly managing one's finances seems like it should be a prerequisite for running a country. But these U.S. leaders could have used more dead presidents in their wallets. HARRY TRUMAN -THE BUCK STOP...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/22/great-moments-in-presidential-debt/

15 Stunning Modern Ceilings

While the Sistine Chapel is gorgeous, it's not the only notable ceiling in the world. WebUrbanist has a great collection of stunning modern ceilings for your viewing pleasure. LinkArt, Architecture, design, pretty...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/22/15-stunning-modern-ceilings/

21 Things You Won't Believe You Can Learn On eHow

Geekosystem has a hilarious list of subjects you won't believe eHow claims it can teach you. I particularly like the one above and "how to use superglue to fix a tooth," which is conveniently followed by "how to remo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/22/21-things-you-wont-believe-you-can-learn-on-ehow/

10 Artworks Recreated On Faces

Andy Alcala, a student at the University of Iowa, took the term "face value" quite literally when he decided to reinterpret some of the most famous paintings in the world as face paintings. They're quite entertaining...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/22/10-artworks-recreated-on-faces/
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