Archive for August 23rd, 2011

Skeleton Apron

Skeleton Apron - $23.95 The very popular Skeleton Apron is back in stock at the NeatoShop.  This apron is only available for a limited time. Get your Skeleton Apron before it is too late. This fantastic chef apron...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/23/51879/

Humans and Habitats

I've been saying this for years: we're all just characters in a really boring role-playing game played by transcendent, unseen beings. Or that our lives, somehow, are interesting to them. Kris Straub sums up this rea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/23/humans-and-habitats/

8-Bit Zardoz

(Video Link) Zardoz, that bizzare 1974 John Boorman film starring Sean Connery, might make a good video game. Animator Nick Criscuolo created this introduction for this tragically non-existent game. -via Bo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/23/8-bit-zardoz/

DIY Grappling Hook Launcher

You can buy a grappling hook launcher, but they're expensive. Instructables member and MIT mechanical engineering student crreed figured that he could build his own. The force is provided by a paintball gun CO2 canis...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/23/diy-grappling-hook-launcher/

The Cute Cartoony Watercolors Of Mark A. Fionda Jr.

Awww, Chunk and Sloth are best friends! Mark A. Fionda Jr.'s take on characters from pop culture, such as these cuties from The Goonies, make me feel all warm and squishy inside. Use these images to battle depression...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/23/the-cute-cartoony-watercolors-of-mark-a-fionda-jr/

Destruction Caused By The East Coast Earthquake

The East Coast  is still recovering from a less-than-devastating earthquake that shook walls, knocked stuff over on desks and generally didn't do a whole lot of damage. The folks over at BuzzFeed have gathered together...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/23/destruction-caused-by-the-east-coast-earthquake/

Woman Made of Candles

This isn't a sleeping woman, but a huge candle sculpted into the shape of one. It was made by the A.F. Vandevorst fashion design house and displayed at the Arnhem Mode Biennale, an art and fashion show held this pas...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/23/woman-made-of-candles/

Star Trek Cat Tree

I can't find any information about this marvelous creation which shows a Galaxy-class starship and Terek Nor. But as you can see from the other photos in the gallery, it's not the only such cat tree. Somebod...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/23/star-trek-cat-tree/

Can Feeding Pigeons Get You in Trouble with the Law?

It sure can, if the birds turn out to be a major safety hazard for airplanes at a nearby airport. Here's the story of how 59-year-old business owner (and bird lover) Charles Douglas got...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/23/can-feeding-pigeons-get-you-in-trouble-with-the-law/

These Binoculars Do More Than Help You Spy On The Neighbors

Have you ever wanted a record of all you see while peering into your binoculars, whether bird, ballgame or a neighbor's illicit activities? Maybe not, but even if you don't care to record it all, you have to admit these...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/23/these-binoculars-do-more-than-help-you-spy-on-the-neighbors/

The Horror Train of Japan

Got a spoiled brat? When scoldings and time-outs don't work, scare 'em straight with the horror train. Yes, that's right: here's the Yokai Train, a scary summer "attraction"...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/23/the-horror-train-of-japan/

Man Tried to Stop Car the Flintstone's Way and Crashed

Most people would stop driving their car when the brake failed, but not this Fred Flintstone-wanna be: he tried to use his feet instead. Roseville Police arrested a 24-yea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/23/man-tried-to-stop-car-the-flintstones-way-and-crashed/

Papercraft Pistol

Firefly fans will enjoy this paper craft version of Malcolm Reynolds gun. Created by Leo Firebrand of Firebrand Creations this gallery features his work on the replica firearm. Linkpapercraft, serenity, Firefly, p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/23/papercraft-pistol/

Virtual Boarding Agent in Paris Airport

No more surly boarding agents in Orly, wary travelers! The Paris airport is experimenting with "virtual" boarding agents that materialize out of nowhere at a touch of a but...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/23/virtual-boarding-agent-in-paris-airport/

Tron Guy Duck Tape Stop Motion

The "Tron Guy" is back in a new video utilizing multicolored rolls of duck tape to recreate the iconic light cycle scene from the film. Watch the video at the link to see if a stop motion duck tape - creepy "younger"...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/23/tron-guy-duck-tape-stop-motion/

Scientists Discovered the "Missing Link" of Beer Brewing

Mystery solved! Scientists have discovered the "missing link" in beer brewing. Ladies and gents, take a good look at the orange-colored galls on the beech tree to your left...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/23/scientists-discovered-the-missing-link-of-beer-brewing/

Giant Inflatable Heads

Giant Inflatable Heads -  $11.95 Are you having a bad hair day. Cover that unruly mane with a Giant Inflatable Head from the NeatoShop. Pop open the box, blow up your new and improved head, and simply affix it to you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/23/giant-inflatable-heads/

NASA Rover Snaps New Photos of Huge Crater

  The Opportunity rover sent back a few “postcards” from The Red Planet this weekend. The photos which were taken using the rover’s panoramic camera show the edge of the Endeavor crater. Amazing that these photos...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/23/nasa-rover-snaps-new-photos-of-huge-crater/

Lawyer Disbarred for Addiction to Video Games

  Mathew Eshelman, a Pennsylvania  lawyer has been disbarred due to his gaming obsession. He started screwing up the real life game of the criminal justice system so he could continue his non stop gamming...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/23/lawyer-disbarred-for-addiction-to-video-games/

Steampunk Themed Apartment in Manhattan, Only $1.75 Million

A Filmmaker named Jeremy Noritz with a passion for Steampunk began renovating his 1.3 million dollar apartment when he bought it in 2006. Now he is selling the Manhattan dwelling for 1.75 million which is now fully St...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/23/steampunk-themed-apartment-in-manhattan-only-1-75-million/

Who Produces the Oil?

Do you know which countries produce the most crude oil? That's the subject of today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss. You are challenged to name the 12 nations that produce the most oil (not the ones that *e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/23/who-produces-the-oil/

Hyrulean Biology

If you have followed through the Legend of Zelda games, you've interacted with hundreds of different creatures whether it be sword fighting or milk jug hustling. This genealogy tree by artist Jude Buffum compiles 200...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/23/hyrulean-biology/

QWOP: The Movie

(YouTube link) The most ridiculous (and most difficult) online game in the world, QWOP, requires you to control a runner's legs with your keyboard. Now, for some reason, it has been made into a live-action story. -v...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/23/qwop-the-movie/

The Strange History of the Sunflower

Sunflowers were grown as a food crop thousands of years ago in North America, although they looked very different from modern flowers. Sunflower seeds were exported to Europe in the 16th century as ornamental plants. But...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/23/the-strange-history-of-the-sunflower/

George Bernard Shaw "Turns" a Lazy Susan into an Eco-Friendly Hut

When George Bernard Shaw began designing his ideal writing hut, he decided to construct it on top of a rotating Lazy Susan. It was drawn as a simple 8'x8' square with two large windows on one side for lighting and he...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/23/george-bernard-shaw-turns-a-lazy-susan-into-an-eco-friendly-hut/

The Muppet Show Theme Song

(YouTube link) By OK Go (with help from The Muppets). This is from The Green Album, available as of today. And it's not over when the fat lady sings! -via MetafilterSong, muppets, OK Go...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/23/the-muppet-show-theme-song/

Planters out of Old Light Bulbs

A how-to on turning a light bulb into a terrarium has been posted before, but if you haven't gotten started on the project yet 1-800-Recycling has a few amazing examples to use as inspiration. The one pictured above...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/23/planters-out-of-old-light-bulbs/

Hand Sanitizing: An Informal Look

by John Trinkaus, Baruch College, City University of New York John Trinkaus was awarded the 2003 Ig Nobel Prize in literature, for meticulously collecting data and publishing more than 80 detailed academic reports...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/23/hand-sanitizing-an-informal-look/

English v3.31 Released

If you've been using heavily patched, older versions of the English language, you'll be pleased to know that a completely updated and revised edition just entered beta testing. One reviewer at The Register think...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/23/english-v3-31-released/






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