Archive for August 21st, 2011

The "Thuggie" Is So Gangster

What happens when you combine a Snuggie with a hoodie? You get the Thuggie. It might sound like a joke, but the site is very real and you can absolutely buy your own embarrassingly long sweatshirt if you so please....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/21/the-thuggie-is-so-gangster/

Galactic Sparkly Playdough

If your kiddos are getting tired of boring old regular playdough colors, then try adding some sparkles to the black dough and they can suddenly play with space playdough. If you want to make your own, Fairy Dust Teac...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/21/galactic-sparkly-playdough/

Match The Mugshot With The Crime

The Smoking Gun has a great game in the "Time Waster" section of their site where you can match mug shots  of  alleged criminals with the crime they were arrested for. If you like it, there are plenty more mugshot quiz...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/21/match-the-mugshot-with-the-crime/

15 Animals That Look Photoshopped

I don't know about you guys, but I didn't know this cute little rhino mouse even existed. The poor little guy and the other rhino mice of the world are all suffering from glandular problems, and skin and nail disorde...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/21/15-animals-that-look-photoshopped/

16 Things You Shouldn't Microwave

(Video Link) I always knew you shouldn't put light bulbs in the microwave, but I had no idea that it would look so cool if you did. If you want to see more weird things you shouldn't put in a microwave (and the strang...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/21/16-things-you-shouldnt-microwave/

Handling Relationship Problems-Fallout Edition

(YouTube Link) If life decisions came with multiple choices, displayed via HUD and featuring options running the gamut of morality, we would probably still make terrible decisions. But hey, at least we'd know what our...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/21/handling-relationship-problems-fallout-edition/

Aaron Jasinski's Colorful Imagination

Obi Wan battling the Empire via breakdancing. The classic Nintendo crowd get together for a snapshot. Mulder and Scully expose alien life forms both humanoid and puppet. Sound like strange subject matter for painting...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/21/aaron-jasinskis-colorful-imagination/

Super Cute Cubic Mario Plush

Itsa Mario, as a cute and cuddly cube! No arms, no legs, no problem cause the only adventure this little guy is going on happens in the dreamworld. Sugarcubes handmade sells all kinds of cuddly cubic characters on Etsy,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/21/super-cute-cubic-mario-plush/

R2D2 Helmet

Jenn Hall, a pastry artist in Philadelphia, figured that if she could make a R2D2 cake, she could make a R2D2 helmet. She was so pleased with the results of her efforts that she wore it to bed after finishing. Visit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/21/r2d2-helmet/

Perseus with the Head of Ronald McDonald

Italian artist Giuseppe Veneziano updated the Greek myth of Perseus and Medusa with this sculpture. It's a bit harsh. I mean, Ronald McDonald never turned anyone into stone. Artist's Website (some NSFW images) -v...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/21/perseus-with-the-head-of-ronald-mcdonald/

Certain Trained Dogs Can Smell Lung Cancer

Earlier this year, Japanese researchers announced that they had trained a dog to detect colon cancer by smelling the poop of cancer victims. Now, reseachers at Schillerhoehe Hospital in Germany have discovered that train...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/21/certain-trained-dogs-can-smell-lung-cancer/

A Rolling Beetle Gathers No Moss

Paul McGee spotted this Volkswagen Beetle at the Belladrum Festival, an annual music fair held in Scotland. On the atmosphere of the event, McGee wrote "Brilliant small festival for families though, I'd heartily reco...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/21/a-rolling-beetle-gathers-no-moss/

Pronunciation Manual

(YouTube link) You may have heard of Pronunciation Book, a YouTube channel in which English words and names are pronounced for the purpose of helping non-English speakers. Videos have been added steadily for over a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/21/pronunciation-manual/

Monocopter Flies Like a Maple Seed

The Samarai Monocopter, developed by Lockheed Martin, is only ten inches long. But the designers don't plan to scale it up, but down. Their goal is to make one the size of a fingernail with a camera attached. Soldier...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/21/monocopter-flies-like-a-maple-seed/

Andrew Lancaster's Freakish Works of Taxidermy

Taxidermist Andrew Lancaster says "Some people call me sick and some think it’s pretty good." The New Zealand resident collects small dead animals, preserves them, and uses their body parts to form imaginary creatu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/21/andrew-lancasters-freakish-works-of-taxidermy/

Yellow Submarine Cake

All photos: Carla Ikeda [Flickr] I've got a feeling that it probably took Carla Ikeda of Dentro Do Forno (previously on Neatorama) more than a hard's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/21/yellow-submarine-cake/

How Fake Money Saved Brazil

Twenty years ago, Brazil found itself in the grips of hyperinflation. Its inflation rate hit 80% a month, and the country was in financial free fall. Economists at the Catholic Universi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/21/how-fake-money-saved-brazil/

Rent-A-Backyard

Living in a big city sure is convenient and exciting, but it often lacks that one thing: a back yard. So what to do when you live in an apartment (in Manhattan) without a backyard? Ren...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/21/rent-a-backyard/

Torigun

Japanese artist Sato created Torigun, a series of magnificent illustrations of birds in military dress uniforms. They're all fantastic (and I had a lot of trouble looking for the one t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/21/torigun/

How the Beatles Revolutionized Animation

A person would be hard-pressed to argue that the Beatles didn't revolutionize music; even the youngest of today's kids has heard a song by or inspired by the band. (My six-year-old, for her part, is a fan of the movie *e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/21/how-the-beatles-revolutionized-animation/

The Pint-sized Videobomber

(YouTube link) CNN is trying to cover an upcoming celebrity wedding, but the star of the segment is the kid in the background. If it weren't for him, I would have no idea that Kim Kardashian was getting married! -vi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/21/the-pint-sized-videobomber/

The Silliest Military Uniforms Ever

Danger Room has photographs of what many of us would call costumes, but are actually regulation military or semi-military uniforms of various units from around the world. Pictured are Korean Honor Guards. These South Ko...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/21/the-silliest-military-uniforms-ever/

EvriMeasure (Large)

EvriMeasure (Large) - $5.95 Are you short on space, but love to cook? You need the EvriMeasure from the NeatoShop. This adjustable measuring spoon measures liquid or granules using the units of: tablespoons cups...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/21/evrimeasure-large/

Having a Ball

(YouTube link) The YouTube title of the video making the rounds is "Someone Should Tell This Girl That This Can't Be Done." But you know how some people insist on doing the impossible. The rhythmic gymnast...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/21/having-a-ball/

Have They Remade Back To The Future Yet?

With all of the remakes that keep coming out lately, it's pretty reasonable to ask if any of your favorite films are going to be remade soon. If your favorite movie happens to be Back To The Future though, you'll never h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/21/have-they-remade-back-to-the-future-yet/

Sexy Tron Cosplay Costumes

I just posted about a sexy TARDIS corset, but for those geek girls who aren't into Doctor Who and instead prefer Tron, Etsy seller Artifice Clothing has you covered with these vinyl, glowing cosplay outfits.Link Via Geek...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/21/sexy-tron-cosplay-costumes/

Scandy Bars Look Scanlicious

You may have already seen Scanwiches, a site documenting scans of sandwiches, but now's your chance to enjoy dessert with your sandwiches -through the new site Scandybars that shows a variety of candies after they've...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/21/scandy-bars-look-scanlicious/

19 Awesome Fan Art Mash Ups

While I love geeky art, I think my favorite form of these works has always been mashups between two great sources. BuzzFeed has a great collection of such pieces, including this picture of Darth Valice in Wonderland...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/21/19-awesome-fan-art-mash-ups/

Geek Chic TARDIS Corset

Those of you who saw my Comic Con costumes post from this year already saw how many cute TARDIS costumes there were at the convention, but this TARDIS corset just might be one of the sexiest ways you can dress as a b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/21/geek-chic-tardis-corset/






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