Archive for July 29th, 2011

Erwin Wurm's Marshmallow Art

Well, these items are not actually made out of marshmallows--it just seems like it. Austrian artist Erwin Wurm has created an exhibit called "Wear Me Out" featuring items that people occupy such as sweat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/29/erwin-wurms-marshmallow-art/

David's Secret Weapon

Well it makes sense, doesn't it! Love the shield. Design by Ben Chen. Check out all of his pop art in his incredible Flickr feed, including plumbers in the 1930's featuring Mario and Luigi and cutie-pie designs with...

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John Walker Tribute

Obviously, I'm rapidly becoming a fan of Thomas Pavitte. Here is his tribute to the inventor of the matchstick, John Walker. Over a series of months, Pavitte created this typographical sculpture using 10,000 friction...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/29/john-walker-tribute/

Shining Light On Cancer

[caption id="attachment_50311" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Photo Credit: David Schlaich"][/caption] Cancer, depression, or any sort of ailment can make you feel terribly isolated. As part of a series call...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/29/shining-light-on-cancer/

Doctor Who Flip-Page Embroidery

Craftster member megstar made an embroidery hoop that flips to reveal a second page. The pages can be held in place with snaps. Her work is a reference to the Doctor Who episode "Blink". Whovians have to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/29/doctor-who-flip-page-embroidery/

Who's Been Leaving 35 lb. Bags of Vomit?

Okay now. 'Fess up. Which one of you did this? An employee of Bed, Bath & Beyond in St. Davids Square shopping center reported to Radnor Township Police on June 5 a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/29/whos-been-leaving-35-lb-bags-of-vomit/

Why Are There Hundreds of Ancient Tunnels in Bavaria?

Why are there secret ancient underground chambers and tunnels connecting old farmhouses, churches and even cemeteries and forests in Bavaria, Germany? Nobody knows - even the experts...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/29/why-are-there-hundreds-of-ancient-tunnels-in-bavaria/

Glass Harmonica Duet

CDEFGABC from Lernert & Sander on Vimeo. Lernert and Sander are two Dutch artists that decided "working alone was getting boring." They produce and write commercials, art movies and documentaries. They made this vid...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/29/glass-harmonica-duet/

Sour Gummi Brains

Sour Gummi Brains - $5.95 Yum! Brains! You don't have to be a Zombie to appreciate the Sour Gummi Brains from the NeatoShop.  This delectable candy, shaped like little pink brains, is a tasty treat for both the livi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/29/sour-gummi-brains/

Colonoscopy Video with a Live Worm

(Video Link) Hi little fella! What a happy little worm. Do you think that he wants to come out and play? -via Boing Boing Previously: Guess What This Doctor Found During a Colonoscopy!colonoscopy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/29/colonoscopy-video-with-a-live-worm/

Woman Takes Bar Exam While in Labor, Delivers Baby Right After

The bar exam was inconveniently scheduled, but a Northwestern Law alumna sucked it up to ensure that she was admitted to the Illinois bar. She was in active labor during the exam and gave birth two hours after completing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/29/woman-takes-bar-exam-while-in-labor-delivers-baby-right-after/

The Batman Formula

redditor i_luv_ur_mom says "My math teacher is REALLY cool." Just as the Fibonacci sequence occurs in nature, so does math in the form of the Batman Equation occur in comics. Wait, maybe that's not the best analogy....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/29/the-batman-formula/

Paper Quilled Starry Night

Paper quilling involves "the coiling and shaping of narrow paper strips to create a design." Susan Myers has been developing this skill for a while and decided to recreate Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night. It's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/29/paper-quilled-starry-night/

Cremated Ashes Packed into Ammunition

If you'd like to go out with a bang, Holy Smoke LLC offers to pack your cremated ashes (or those of your loved ones) into ammunition cartridges. You tell them the caliber or gauge, ship the remains to them, and they'll l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/29/cremated-ashes-packed-into-ammunition/

Alien Zenomorph Motorcycle

Normally riding a motorcycle makes people look pretty cool. However this hog is tricked out to resemble what appears to be a Predator Alien hybrid (the PredAlien). See link for more photos.   Artist...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/29/alien-zenomorph-motorcycle/

Name That Game

Can you name the old school video game sound effect with the game it belongs to? This quiz is strangely addictive and kind of hard (depending on your knowledge of 1980’s era video games.) How many did you get right?...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/29/name-that-game/

Forty Fords

The movie Cowboys & Aliens opens nationwide today, marking Harrison Ford's 40th credited movie role. In honor of the occasion, the National Post created 40 icons of Ford in his roles (although strangely...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/29/forty-fords/

That Time in 1979 When the U.S. Government Defaulted

The August deadline for lifting the debt ceiling is looming. Will the US government default on its loans? Has that ever happened before? Yes it has -in 1979. In the spring of 1979, Congress was in the midst of a similar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/29/that-time-in-1979-when-the-u-s-government-defaulted/

Neon Posters for Classic Movies

I adore these animated gif "neon" posters created by Mr Whaite (click on the link to see them animated). I thought The Shining was my favorite , and then I saw Help!, and then I saw Strangers on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/29/neon-posters-for-classic-movies/

Yummy Pockets Bagel

Yummy Pockets Bagel - $9.45 Are you hungry for a new way to carry around your breakfast lunch money? You need the Yummy Pockets Bagel from the NeatoShop. This hilarious and versatile zippered pocket purse with keychai...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/29/yummy-pockets-bagel/

Netflix Relief Fund

(Funny or Die link) The Netflix rate hike is "literally the worst thing that has ever happened to white people." Jason Alexander at Funny or Die hopes to raise money to fight this disaster. -via Laughing Squidsatire...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/29/netflix-relief-fund/

Ten Incredible Perfect Moments in the History of Editing

Novels, movies, cartoons, tattoos... everything is better on the second draft. 1. THE CATCH IN CATCH 22: The Edit that became an idiom In 1961, author Joseph Heller finally submitted his m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/29/ten-incredible-perfect-moments-in-the-history-of-editing/

Pony and "A" Take Over the World

Pony is an ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher, and "A" is her student in Japan. They do lessons via Skype. As an exercise, Pony sends "A" strange found photos, and she writes a few sentences about each one. T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/29/pony-and-a-take-over-the-world/

Cop Pulling D.A.R.E. Trailer Charged with DUI

Scott and Tina Robbins called 911 after hearing a crash in the street outside their home in Salem, Indiana. A truck had hit a tree so hard that the vehicle appeared to be wrapped around it. The truck was driven by John N...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/29/cop-pulling-d-a-r-e-trailer-charged-with-dui/

Apprehension

Jay Koppelman submitted this shot he caught of a blue heeler in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico to NatGeo. Sometimes it seems that there are two completely separate worlds that are in existence: that of the humans and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/29/apprehension/

Libraries Grant Fine Immunity To Promote Reading

The New York Public Library system is declaring fine immunity to over 140,000 kids who owe more than $15 in fines as long as the kids agree to participate in their summer reading program. The amnesty, known as "Read Do...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/29/libraries-grant-fine-immunity-to-promote-reading/

Harry Potter Theme Weddings

Geeky-themed weddings are always fun and I have seen my share of superhero, Renaissance and Star Wars weddings around the blogosphere, I hadn't seen many Harry Potter weddings until now. Fortunately, The Mary Sue has...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/29/harry-potter-theme-weddings/

The Periodic Table of Heavy Metal

I known a lot of you guys might not be big fans of heavy metal music, but even if you don't appreciate the genre, you should at least enjoy the scientific organization of these bands. For those that do like heavy met...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/29/the-periodic-table-of-heavy-metal/

40 Colors of Wales Back In Victorian Times

I don't know about you guys, but I'm a sucker for colorized antique photos and these 40 images of Wales from back in the Victorian Era are simply stunning. They really give you an idea of what life was like at that t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/29/40-colors-of-wales-back-in-victorian-times/

10 Hilarious Local Commercials

(Video Link) A while ago I shared a great video from local commercial kings Rhett & Link, and now Oddee has even more hilarious local commercials, some made by professionals, like this one which was created by the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/29/10-hilarious-local-commercials/








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