Archive for August 24th, 2011

Portal Fan Film Is Quite Good Actually

(YouTube Link) When the term Fan Film is used to describe what you're about to watch, you normally don't expect much from the film or the maker.  This film, entitled Portal: No Escape is unlike any fan film i've ever...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/24/portal-fan-film-is-quite-good-actually/

Animated Sheet Music

(Video Link) This is a simple but remarkably soothing video. Dan Cohen took the sheet music for Miles Davis's "So What" and animated it, one note at a time. -via Joe Carter | Dan Cohen's Websitejazz, sheet music...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/24/animated-sheet-music/

Trojan Deer

Kristie Carlisle Duncan, a MFA student at the Savannah College of Art and Design, came up with this whimsical sculpture. It's a mechanical deer piloted by tiny chickens. Not real ones, of course. But if this contrapt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/24/trojan-deer/

Pileus Iridescent Cloud

Esther Havens snapped this marvelous shot in Ethiopia. NASA says that it's a pileus iridescent cloud, which is "a group of water droplets that have a uniformly similar size and so together diffract different colors o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/24/pileus-iridescent-cloud/

Nyan Cat Theme on an Ocarina

(Video Link) YouTube user docjazz4 plays the ocarina well enough to keep up with the rapid tempo of Nyan Cat -- but only for a minute and a half. Keep at it! We need to hear at least three hours of this music withou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/24/nyan-cat-theme-on-an-ocarina/

The Original Scarecrow Costume from The Wizard of Oz

Image: National Museum of American History Tomorrow is the 72nd anniversary of the U.S. debut of "The Wizard of Oz," and The Smithsonian Snapshot sent us details:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/24/the-original-scarecrow-costume-from-the-wizard-of-oz/

Alien Invasion Glow-In-The-Dark Goo

Alien Invasion Glow-In-The-Dark Goo - $3.95 How do you make glow in the dark goo even more fantastic to play with? You package it in a jar shaped like a 55-gallon drum and add a little alien figurine.  Get your Alien...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/24/alien-invasion-glow-in-the-dark-goo/

Swapping Children to End Tribal War in Vanuatu

Tribal chiefs in the remote Pacific island of Vanuatu has taken a drastic step based on a tradition that has not been invoked in 200 years: a children swap to end a long-running trib...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/24/swapping-children-to-end-tribal-war-in-vanuatu/

Winking Grizzly Bear

Jill Greenberg, the photographer who became famous (or more famous) by taking photos of crying kids, has turned her attention to something a bit more meaty. Like bears, for instance....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/24/winking-grizzly-bear/

33 Awesome Hotel Rooms

BuzzFeed has a great list of cool hotel rooms, and while most of them have stunning interiors, I have to say that this cow-shaped room is the one that really caught my attention. It's apparently in Belgium, but I cou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/24/33-awesome-hotel-rooms/

6 Helpful Things Schools Made You Stop Doing

I'm sure just about everyone reading this was yelled at at least once in school for chewing gum, doodling, day dreaming or fidgeting, but as it turns out, science says those behavoirs are actually beneficial to your...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/24/6-helpful-things-schools-made-you-stop-doing/

South Korean Exam Village

If you were like me and avoided studying at the library in college because it was too intense, then you wouldn't want to visit Exam Ville in South Korea. There about twenty thousand people live and study for law school e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/24/south-korean-exam-village/

Amazing Sand Sculpture Pictures

I don't know about you guys, but I am fascinated by sand sculptures. It's just amazing that people put so much time and effort into creating something beautiful but extremely temporary. That's why these photos from t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/24/amazing-sand-sculpture-pictures/

7 Unethical, But Brilliant Experiments

There is so much we have yet to learn about our own world and society, but while we are able to design experiments to answer some of these questions, ethics prevents us from performing them all. Wired has a great list of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/24/7-unethical-but-brilliant-experiements/

The Boring, Mundane Things We Do In Video Games

I've noticed a bizarre trend recently that in video games often seemingly mundane tasks are required of the player. In fact  in some online games the entire point is to work in a store or restaurant. (Seriously.)  That...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/24/the-boring-mundane-things-we-do-in-video-games/

Googly Eye Shoes

Remember the Googly eye dress we featured on Neatorama a while ago? Well, the question to what shoes go with that has finally been answered. Behold the Déjà Vu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/24/googly-eye-shoes/

Brokeback Seinfeld

(Video Link) It's a love story about nothing...and it might be one of the funniest parody videos I've seen in a very long time. Via BuzzFeedFunny, Seinfeld, videos, parodies, brokeback mountain...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/24/brokeback-seinfeld/

George Lucas Makes More Changes To The Star Wars Films

Fans are excited that the complete Star Wars saga is coming out on Blu-ray. However there are some concerns as Lucas has indicated he will include "surprises." Some of these may be technical upgrades of audi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/24/george-lucas-makes-more-changes-to-the-star-wars-films/

Movie Titles in Movies: Part Deux

In a lot of films there is that moment where a character actually says the name of the movie. This can either be cool or lame depending on the context. Now here are 110 titles being said in the film in 159 seconds. W...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/24/movie-titles-in-movies-part-deux/

Generation Vexed

We've got the baby boomers, Gen X, then Gen Y and The Millenials ... what do you call young people of today? Tiffany Hsu and Shan Li of The Los Angeles Times coined the term "Gener...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/24/generation-vexed/

Facebook “Like” Buttons Now Illegal in German State

Is Facebook's "like" button violating German privacy laws by providing the social network with information on state websites? According to government officials they are and have removed them from all state websites....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/24/facebook-%e2%80%9clike%e2%80%9d-buttons-now-illegal-in-german-state/

Knit Your Own Mini Ninja

Knit Your Own Mini Ninja - $11.95 Have you always dreamed of knitting your own army of mini ninjas, but just didn't know where to start? You need the Knit Your Own Mini Ninja from the NeatoShop. This fantastic kit inc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/24/knit-your-own-mini-ninja/

The Inside Scoop on the Fake Barf Industry

In case you've ever wondered who decided the world needed fake vomit, the story can now be told, courtesy of novelty historians Stan and Mardi Timm. Professional prankster Irving Fishlove began manufacturing plastic puke...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/24/the-inside-scoop-on-the-fake-barf-industry/

Miss Devine

(YouTube link) Storycorps listened to cousins James Ransom and Cherie Johnson as they remembered their childhood Sunday school teacher Miss Lizzie Devine, "the only woman who scared them more than their grandmother....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/24/miss-devine/

Batman's Origin Story

This unintentionally goofy mistranslation appears on a toy package in a Chinese dollar store. Unfortunately, the original photographer is unknown. -via Dangerous Mindsbatman, origin, translation, spiderman...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/24/batmans-origin-story/

Sand Art Created Right before Your Eyes

(Video Link) Ako Tsubaki, a Japanese artist, works with sand. In this amazing video, he arranges sand in layers so that the cross section reveals a landscape. -via reddit | Artist's Websitesand, Ako Tsubaki...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/24/sand-art-created-right-before-your-eyes/

Microwave Patterns

You know how microwave ovens heat or defrost your food unevenly? You must either rotate or stir your food between zaps to get it "done." Lenore at Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories accidentally uncovered the pattern her mi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/24/microwave-patterns/

Chase Scene

(YouTube link) Jesef, in a motorized wheelchair, is chased by a desert tortoise named Cruiser. As exciting as this is, I can't help but think it needs more Yakety Sax. -via Buzzfeedchase, wheelchair, tortoise...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/24/chase-scene/

Elegant Paper Peacock

Believe it or not, this peacock sculpture is actually made out of paper! The Great Omar, named after the cover image on a book of Persian poems, was created by Joyanne Horscroft and Julie Wilkinson. http:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/24/elegant-paper-peacock/

Czech Kangaroo Steals Underwear

Police in Prague, Czech Republic, began receiving calls about thefts of women's underwear from clotheslines, at about the same time a man called to report his pet kangaroo, Benji, had escaped. It all made sense when one...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/24/czech-kangaroo-steals-underwear/




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