Archive for July 31st, 2011

Wii-mote Controlled Fire Breathing Pony

(Video Link) This innocent looking robotic pony has a dark secret-he breathes fire like a dragon! Apparently, he wants to show the world that he's worthy of serving as a mount for one of the Four Horsemen, once he's f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/31/wii-mote-controlled-fire-breathing-pony/

Make Your Own Ron Swanson Paper Doll

If you love Ron Swanson from Parks & Recreation, then rejoice, you can finally have your own version at home thanks to these delightful paper dolls. He even comes with his own Mulligan's restaurant bib. http:/...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/31/make-your-own-ron-swanson-paper-doll/

Deleted Scene From Lost Explains More Than The Show Finale

(Video Link) If you were disappointed by the lack of explanation in the last episode of Lost, then this deleted scene from the end of season one will probably leave a bad taste in your mouth. Is this clip for real, or...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/31/deleted-scene-from-lost-explains-more-than-the-show-finale/

14 Cool Eco-Friendly Home Crafts

If you're looking for a little home-decor inspiration but don't want to spend a fortune on materials, this great WebEcoist article has a great collection of easy-to-make and eco-friendly crafts to help you spruce up yo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/31/14-cool-eco-friendly-home-crafts/

The Best of The Chemistry Cat Meme

While I love LOL Cats, I don't post them on Neatorama all too often because I know some people aren't big fans. That being said, when the meme was combined with terrible chemistry puns, I couldn't resist sharing with a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/31/the-best-of-the-chemistry-cat-meme/

The Hunchcat of Notre Dam

(Video Link) I know this video is super short, but I assure you, the one second or so of actual action makes it entirely worth viewing. Via BuzzFeedFunny, cats, videos, animals, pets...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/31/the-hunchcat-of-notre-dam/

Awesome Russian Yearbook Photos

When I was in school, the only things you could do to show off your originality was to switch up your clothes, hair and make up. One Russian school decided to let the kids have a little more fun by allowing each one to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/31/awesome-russian-yearbook-photos/

An Adorable Little Assassin

(Video Link) This little Assassins Creed wannabe goes through the moves and shows you that she's a force to be reckoned with, if only for the fact that her power of cuteness is irresistible. LinkCute, Video, comedy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/31/an-adorable-little-assassin/

Roseart v. Crayola: the Sun Test

Photo credit: Katiedidit Reddit user Katiedidit was making some art by melting crayons on a canvas in the hot Texas sun. She had a couple of brands on hand and decided to try each on a canvas. Surprisingly, t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/31/roseart-v-crayola-the-sun-test/

USB Locket

Gone are the times when we actually bothered with... with... what were they called? Photographs? You know -- the paper things with people's face on them and stuff... You used to could put them into jewelry called "lo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/31/usb-locket/

First 24/7 Solar Plant

One of the difficulties with using solar energy is its inability to produce electricity around the clock. Torresol Energy in southern Spain has solved this problem by storing thermal energy in two tanks of molten sal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/31/first-247-solar-plant/

Optimus Prime Watermelon

What better way to quench your summer thirst than with Optimus Prime? I'd feel bad digging in, though. There doesn't seem to be much info about the creator of this food art, so if it's you, step up and own your aweso...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/31/optimus-prime-watermelon/

Animals Face to Face

Meet the Sulawesi black-crested macaca (Macaca nigra). If his expression is any kind of clue, photographer Stefano Unterthiner's surprise shot is probably not appreciated. (Incidentally, I make that exact face any ti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/31/animals-face-to-face/

Chill Pills Ice Tray

Chill Pills Ice Tray - $7.95 Is the summer heat starting to get to you? Chill out with the Chill Pills Ice Tray from the NeatoShop.  Forcing yourself to calm down and relax has never been so refreshing. Be sure to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/31/chill-pills-ice-tray/

Personified: A Photo Series on People and Possessions

Photo: Jason Travis I was fascinated by this photography project by Jason Travis . His project intended to "capture a portion of [his subjects'] lives in terms of what each individual considered essentia...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/31/personified-a-photo-series-on-people-and-possessions/

Wrap Magazine Converts to Wrapping Paper When You're Done With It

If you're the type of person who routinely wraps presents in the funny pages, then you'll be as thrilled about this as I am. Wrap magazine is so graphically beautiful that you can literally use it to wrap gi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/31/wrap-magazine-converts-to-wrapping-paper-when-youre-done-with-it/

Lawsuits in the Mobile Business

It's getting harder and harder to keep track of who's suing whom in the mobile phone business, so thankfully George Kokkinidis of Design Language News crafted this handy dandy chart su...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/31/lawsuits-in-the-mobile-business/

Artwork of The (Photoshop) Masters

Michael Guppy recreated the artwork of masters as if they've had access to Photoshop CS5's Content-Aware Fill. A couple more after the jump: via It's Nice That...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/31/artwork-of-the-photoshop-masters/

The Truth Behind Engineer-Speak

Aha! Just as I have long suspected: engineers are just making it up when they speak like are wont to do. The story behind the clip: Several years a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/31/the-truth-behind-engineer-speak/

Hotel Starts "Snore Patrol"

Tired of lying awake in the middle of the night because the man in the hotel room next to yours is snoring like a freight train? That won't happen at Leeds Crowne Plaza hotel in norther...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/31/hotel-starts-snore-patrol/

Largest Plant Protein Interaction Map

Image: Joseph R. Ecker, Salk Institute of Biological Studies. Plant Photo: Joe Belcovson, Salk Institute for Biological studies. Network Map: Mary Galli, Salk Institute for Biologica...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/31/largest-plant-protein-interaction-map/

Vitruvian Man Airigami

You can think of them as artwork with a twist. Balloon twistings, that is. Larry Moss recreated eight iconic artworks completely with balloons. The result is quite impressive:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/31/vitruvian-man-airigami/

The Tree of Life

Three members of the art studio Degree came up with this clever poster design. It looks like just a tree ring print until you look closely. The artists made it to promote the cause of biodiversty. Link -via Colossa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/31/the-tree-of-life-4/

Easy Halloweens

That's about right, but low-grade costuming and special effects are acceptable so as long as there's a good story. If the story is poor, no special effects budget can compensate for it. Cats That Talk is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/31/easy-halloweens/

A Dire Warning about the Dangers of Creative Thinking

(Video Link) The art collective This Is It made this video entitled "Don't Hug Me I'm Scared." It starts out like a pleasant children's puppet video about how all of us can think creatively and use our imaginations....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/31/a-dire-warning-about-the-dangers-of-creative-thinking/

Superhero Building Blocks Baby Snapsuit

Superhero Building Blocks Baby Snapsuit - $17.95 Congratulations on your new baby! Are you ready to provide your bundle of joy with the proper superhero education?  Get your little darling off to the right start...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/31/superhero-building-blocks-baby-snapsuit/

Meet the "Hotlips" Fungus

Octospora humosa was an obscure spore-shooting fungus, living quietly in patches of moss.  Then the Guardian included it in a species-renaming competition, and a 12-year old girl beat 5,000 other entrants b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/31/meet-the-hotlips-fungus/

A Rose for Norway

People in Norway are leaving many flowers as memorials to the 77 people killed in the July 22 attacks. The Norwegian news outlet Dagbladet is compiling photographs of memorial flowers to add to this mosaic. It alread...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/31/a-rose-for-norway/

Guess Who These Guys Are

Do you recognize them? You can highlight the following invisible text for a spoiler, or go to the link for the full story. Or both. (RSS text is not invisible) In this 1960 photograph, the seven original Mercury ast...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/31/guess-who-these-guys-are/

Cannonball Constipation Cure

Vintage ads have a way of making me glad to live in the 21st century. Link -via Boing Boing cannonball, constipation, vintage ad...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/31/cannonball-constipation-cure/




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