Archive for August 17th, 2011

Fairy Tales Retold With Balloons

I love these fairy tale recreations by artists Larry Moss and Kelly Cheatle of Airigami.com. Kelly would use Photoshop to alter the images to look more 2D and Larry did the actual bending and twisting of the balloons...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/17/fairy-tales-retold-with-balloons/

Superhero Aprons For The Super Home Chef

We sell some pretty cool aprons over in the Neatoshop, including some superhero ones, but just in case we don't have exactly what you're looking for, check out Bethany Sew-and-Sew's shop. Bethany makes customized apr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/17/superhero-aprons-for-the-super-home-chef/

6 Weird But Cool Cameras

Mental Floss has a great post featuring a variety of weird cameras, but my favorite has to be this weird gun camera. The trigger works just like one on a regular gun, which gives a whole new meaning to shooting wildl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/17/6-weird-but-cool-cameras/

10 Amazing Movies That Were Never Made

It's recently come out that they won't be making a Lone Ranger movie staring Johnny Depp, but we all know that's not the only potentially awesome movie that Hollywood canned prematurely. Cracked has a great list of 10 ot...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/17/10-amazing-movies-that-were-never-made/

Tokyoflash Treasure Hunt #17 Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the Tokyoflash Treasure Hunt #17, which we conducted in partnership with Geeks Are Sexy. The answer page is here. The NeatoShop winners are:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/17/tokyoflash-treasure-hunt-17-winners/

Catch Birds And Feed Your Cat-At The Same Time

What's the hottest new home accessory that will make your life easier and way more fun? Well, it's probably not this sadistic little number, and if you think this thing looks like fun then you're sick! Leo Voelker applie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/17/catch-birds-and-feed-your-cat-at-the-same-time/

Underwater Cave Stretches Five Kilometers

Near Orda, a Russian village in the Ural Mountains, you can find an enormous underwater gypsum cave. It's one of the largest in the world, with galleries stretching as far as five kilometers. Victor Lyagushkin led a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/17/underwater-cave-stretches-five-kilometers/

Fanged Frogs Are Highly Evolved

These frogs aren't going to give up their legs lightly. Species of frog are rapidly evolving adaptations, such as the small fangs they've grown,  on the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia, and scientists are amazed by how fa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/17/frogs-which-are-rapidly-evolving-fangs/

Amazing Illustrations By Carlos Villagra

There is no doubt that the work of Carlos Villagra is in demand. From concept art to comic book illustrations, Carlos brings originality of design and style to each piece, then renders them beautifully until you get...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/17/amazing-illustrations-by-carlos-villagra/

Air Guitar Never Looked So Sweet

Even the most die-hard air band enthusiast knows just how silly they look when they're jamming out on a drum set or guitar that simply isn't there. And audiences don't appreciate the hard work and talent that went in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/17/air-guitar-never-looked-so-sweet/

A Really Cool Cosplay Gallery

Not all cosplay takes place on the floor of some comic convention somewhere, and adding a setting or proper lighting really makes these characters pop. Take a look at this gallery from ComicsAlliance and see just wha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/17/a-really-cool-cosplay-gallery/

Rideable Scooter Casemod

(Video Link) If you want a truly portable computer, you've got to stick a gasoline engine and two wheels on it. This casemod by René Grau is a fully-loaded gaming computer that can reach 40 MPH. Racing simulators m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/17/rideable-scooter-casemod/

NYC Mayor Honors NASA's Last Space Shuttle Crew

Hard to believe that the final Space Shuttle mission is over and the USA doesn’t have a clear follow up to the shuttle program. However the final shuttle astronauts are being honored in New York City this week, mos...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/17/nyc-mayor-honors-nasas-last-space-shuttle-crew/

Get Engaged the Bruce Campbell Way

(Video Link) You could get Patrick Stewart to help out with your marriage proposal, but this geek decided to pop the question to his girlfriend according to the Evil Dead tradition. Bruce Campbell was a gue...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/17/get-engaged-the-bruce-campbell-way/

The Tron Legacy Light Cycle For Real

For the small sum of 55 thousand dollars you can own a replica, drivable Light Cycle from the movie Tron: Legacy. Would you buy this? This is the illuminated, street-legal motorcycle inspired by the computer animat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/17/the-tron-legacy-light-cycle-for-real/

Origami Napkins

Origami Napkins - $8.95 Are you looking for a fun way to entertain your dinner guests? You need the Origami Napkins from the NeatoShop.  This fantastic pack of 40 white paper napkins is printed with 4 amazing origami...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/17/origami-napkins/

Crocheted Cat Mouse Cover

This cat by Craftster member Kitiza appears to be quite satisfied after devouring a (computer) mouse. She provides instructions at the link if you would like to make your own. Link -via Craftcrocheting, computer mous...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/17/crocheted-cat-mouse-cover/

Giant Gumball Machine (Or a Normal Gumball Machine and a Tiny Child)

This 7-foot tall gumball machine holds 14,450 one-inch gumballs. It's designed like a classic gumball machine, except that you don't have to put coins in to make it work. So don't leave it out in public. Link -via Te...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/17/giant-gumball-machine-or-a-normal-gumball-machine-and-a-tiny-child/

Photographic Proof of Leia's Affair With Chewie

Sure Leia was always flirting with Han, but it was easy to see her eyes shooting longing looks of love over to Chewbacca, so it's not all that surprising to see photographic evidence of their affair being made public...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/17/photographic-proof-of-leias-affair-with-chewie/

6 Terrifying Animal Weapons

Humans might be one of the only animals to use tools as weapons, but Crack has a great list of animals born with weapons built right into their bodies -like the Giant Amazonian Centipede's ninja skills, which allow h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/17/6-terrifying-animal-weapons/

Jersey Shore Cast Member Offered Anti-Endorsement Contract

A year ago, I mentioned the rumor that the elegant Coach handbag carried by Snooki from Jersey Shore was given to her by one of Coach's rivals. The plan was to damage Coach's reputation by associating that brand...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/17/jersey-shore-cast-member-offered-anti-endorsement-contract/

Conan O'Brien The Barbarian

You know how the upcoming movie Conan the Barbarian can be improved, fellow Team Coco fans? Replace the hunk Jason Momoa (he's just too good lookin') with another Conan, the o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/17/conan-obrien-the-barbarian/

Newly Discovered Skull Teaches About Dogs

Researchers recently uncovered a canine skull that is over 33,000 years old, making it the oldest evidence of the evolution between wolves and dogs that we've ever found. The skull shows a mixture of traits seen in dogs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/17/newly-discovered-skull-teaches-about-dogs/

5 Reasons Your Idea of Happiness Is Wrong

Sure your life might not be that bad, but if you keep feeling like you just need this or that to be happy, you're never going to actually be happy. Why? Because science says your entire idea of happiness is wrong. Le...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/17/5-reasons-your-idea-of-happiness-is-wrong/

Dramatic Chihuahua

(Video Link) If you're a fan of the dramatic chipmunk meme, then you'll likely enjoy this chihuahua version. If you don't like the video, then I'm afraid I can't be friends with you -duh duh duhnnn! Via BuzzFeedFun...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/17/dramatic-chihuahua/

Silicon Valley Billionaire Funding Creation of Artificial Libertarian Islands

 As we have reported before The Seasteading Institute has plans to build floating cities out in the ocean. Now Paypal founder Peter Theil has recently  given  1.25 million dollars to the group in an effort to create L...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/17/silicon-valley-billionaire-funding-creation-of-artificial-libertarian-islands/

Granny Crocheted TIE Fighters

These crochet TIE Fighters were created for the Stitch Wars Strikes Back show in Florida. What other space ships should be used for chrochet? LinkStar Wars, crochet, arts and crafts...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/17/granny-crocheted-tie-fighters/

A Brief History of The Ancient Science of Sword Making

Swords are some of the most interesting and continually chivalrous weapons ever made. That’s why even today in movies the bad guy will often wield a sword rather than a gun to make the action that more intimate and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/17/a-brief-history-of-the-ancient-science-of-sword-making/

Billboard Shadow Art

Most companies wouldn't care for an ad that only makes sense during a certain time of day, but this one is so cool that people are clamoring to see it. Using about 3,000 Newcastle bottle caps, artists Pablo Power and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/17/billboard-shadow-art/

Domo with Braces

Domo With Braces - $10.95 Even adorable farting monsters want straight teeth.  Don't believe me? Check out the Domo With Braces plush toy from the NeatoShop.  Hmmm ... I wonder if he has to sleep in orthodontic headge...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/17/domo-with-braces/




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