Archive for August 1st, 2011

Trashed! Sticky Notepad

Trashed! Sticky Notepad - $9.95 There are days when a bright, perfectly smooth, yellow sticky note just doesn't feel right.  For those days when nothing comes easy there is the Trashed! Sticky Notepad from the NeatoS...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/01/trashed-sticky-notepad/

Ancient Greek Winged Thunderbolt Sling Bullet Says "Take That"

Who says that Ancient Greeks don't have a sense of (lethal) humor? The lead sling bullets above have a winged thunderbolt engraved on one side and the inscription "take that"...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/01/ancient-greek-winged-thunderbolt-sling-bullet-says-take-that/

Fire-Breathing LEGO Dragon

Photo: akama1_lego [Flickr] Well, it's no fire-breathing pony, but it's still very impressive indeed. Aaron Amatnieks built this LEGO dragon that breathes fire: Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/01/fire-breathing-lego-dragon/

iPad Head

(Video Link) This viral marketing video by Thinkmodo shows a young woman walking around Bryant Park in New York City. Her head is encased in iPads, each of which shows one part of her head. It's a promotional item f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/01/ipad-head/

Old Caboose Turned into a House

In 1975, Marcia Weber bought a caboose made in 1909. Over the past thirty-six years, she's gradually turned it into a functional home with indoor heating and plumbing. There are beds, a full kitchen, and even a washe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/01/old-caboose-turned-into-a-house/

Hypnotic Tattoo

It's a simple design, but there's something mesmerizing about this tattoo by Xed Lehead. The shading is really nice work. Link -via F-Yeah Tattoos | Photo: Needles and Sinstattoos...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/01/hypnotic-tattoo/

Bird Shall Not Be Moved

(Video Link) An active windshield wiper may not seem like a good place to perch, but this bird isn't choosy. That, or he's not going to let the humans push him off. -via Blame It on the Voicesbirds...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/01/bird-shall-not-be-moved/

Millennium Falcon School

You went to school at that place? You're braver than I thought. redditor MrDrProfFrPatrick noticed that his school, Parkland High School in Allentown, Pennsylvania, is shaped like the Millennium Falcon. Link |...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/01/millennium-falcon-school/

The Cartoon Character Color Wheel

After considering the new Smurfs movie, the folks at Slate compiled an interactive color wheel to show the spectrum of colors by which we know our favorite cartoon characters. At the site, you can mouseover...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/01/the-cartoon-character-color-wheel/

Study Compares the Intelligence of Users of Different Web Browsers

A psychometric consulting firm named AptiQuant asked 100,000 people to take an online IQ test, and then correlated scores with the web browsers used to take them. The blue bars represent test results from 2006 and th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/01/study-suggests-that-internet-explorer-users-are-a-bit-slow/

Castle Models Made from Human Hair

Agustina Woodgate, an artist from Argentina, works extensively with human hair. For her "I Wanted to Be a Princess" project, she crafted 3,000 bricks out of hair and then assembled them into two medieval-looking cast...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/01/castle-model-made-from-human-hair/

Lard Lad

Lard Lad - $24.95 Are you looking for the perfect gift for a die-hard Simpsons fan?  You need the Lard Lad collectible deluxe box set from the NeatoShop.  This great find features Lard Lad, Homer Simpson, and the in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/01/lard-lad/

Doppelgänger Dinner for Vegetarians and Omnivores

Which is which? IMAGE: The twin tartares: for vegetarians, a spherified yellow pepper puree on a tomato, with a smudge of basil puree; for omnivores, smoked egg with beef and parsl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/01/doppelganger-dinner-for-vegetarians-and-omnivores/

Caspian Tern Seashell Nest

Photo: sbeals [Flickr] For her new book Nests: Fifty Nests and the Birds that Built Them, San Francisco photographer Sharon Beals took this fantastic photo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/01/caspian-tern-seashell-nest/

Miraculous Healing Power of Dolphins

In the comic book series X-Men, Wolverine has a supernatural ability to heal. But Stan Lee and Jack Kirby might've picked the wrong name for the guy: it should've been Dolph...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/01/miraculous-healing-power-of-dolphins/

How to Beat the Lottery with Statistical Certainty

Someone very smart once told me that the lottery is like a tax for the mathematically stupid, but apparently you can make playing lottery a profitable venture ... if you're...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/01/how-to-beat-the-lottery-with-statistical-certainty/

Alastair Mackie's Alternative Taxidermy Art

Photo: Tessa Angus What do you do if you've got your hands on thousands of mouse skulls (rescued from owl excrements vomit, no less)? Well, taxidermy artist Alastair Mackie ha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/01/alastair-mackies-alternative-taxidermy-art/

Alternative Opening Credits to Iconic TV Shows

Come Home To The Simpsons from devilfish on Vimeo. Lost as a Friends-esque sitcom? The Simpsons as real people? It could have all happened if only producers had edited their opening credits...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/01/alternative-opening-credits-to-iconic-tv-shows/

The Likability of Angry Birds

This poster from The Oatmeal ranks the Angry Birds from awesomely destructive to completely worthless. Where does your favorite rank? And do you think the boomerang bird is really that pathetic? I've had some...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/01/the-likability-of-angry-birds/

Exploring Space with Chip-sized Satellites

You have heard of space chimps, now it’s time for space CHIPS. Could the future of space exploration be to create tiny micro-machine sized space craft? Some researchers feel this will be the more economical form of spa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/01/exploring-space-with-chip-sized-satellites/

Rorschmap Uses Google Maps to Make Crazy Kaleidoscopic Images

I have spent hours just typing in a random location and using Google Maps to “visit” it with the street view application. If that wasn’t entertaining enough (don’t knock it till you’ve tried it) Rorschmap is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/01/rorschmap-uses-google-maps-to-make-crazy-kaleidoscopic-images/

Plants Evolve Leaves Making Sounds Bats Enjoy

While plants normally have pretty colors in order to attract bugs and other pollinators, one type of plant has evolved to attract bats using sound. I wonder what’s on its playlist? The Marcgravia evenia p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/01/plants-evolve-leaves-making-sounds-bats-enjoy/

Stormtrooper Necklace

Stormtrooper Necklace - $11.95 Attention Star Wars fans! Are you on the hunt for the perfect everyday accessory?  Show your allegiance to the imperial army with this fabulous Stormtrooper Necklace from the NeatoShop....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/01/stormtrooper-necklace/

Fashion It So

Now, here's a blog on an extremely narrow subject that many will find fascinating. Fashion It So is all about the clothing and costumes seen on the TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation. Charlie and Anna are...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/01/fashion-it-so/

Multitasking

This Tweet from @shawngold was turned into a Twaggie by political cartoonist Mike Luckovich. Multitasking skills are often self-overestimated. Linktexting, Twitter, tweet, Twaggie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/01/multitasking/

200+ Killer Comic Con Costumes

Last week, Jill posted 65 Seriously Great Comic Con Costumes here at Neatorama. But she took hundreds of photographs at Comic-Con! If you are jonesing for more fans dressed as comic book, video game, TV, or movie cha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/01/200-killer-comic-con-costumes/

Teaching a Baby to Laugh

You can always find videos of adorably cute and sometimes funny kids at NeatoBambino. This one features a father who means well, but his attempt to teach the baby to laugh backfires in a big way. http://www.neatorama.com...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/01/teaching-a-baby-to-laugh/

The Poop on Dog Breeding

The following is an article from the book Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges Into the Universe. Why are bulldogs so gosh-darned ugly? And Dobermans so scary? It's not by chance. (Image credit: Fli...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/01/the-poop-on-dog-breeding/

8 Endangered Plant Species

We often post about endangered animals, but plants can go extinct as well. Plant species' fortunes are affected by the actions of humans and other animals. Consider the strange case of the plant pictured here known as Ca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/01/8-endangered-plant-species/

The Science of Slogans

What makes a good advertising slogan? The Atlantic looks at how some slogans stay with us for decades while others flounder. It's not always a matter of crowing about the quality of the product. In the 1980s, British Ra...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/01/the-science-of-slogans/








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