Archive for August 26th, 2011

Super Deformed Star Wars Plush

Super Deformed Star Wars Plush - $9.95 Do you long to cuddle up with your favorite Star Wars vehicle? Now you can with the Super Deformed Plush from the NeatoShop.  The Super Deformed Star Wars Plush are available i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/26/super-deformed-star-wars-plush/

Post-It War

Love Post-Its art? Neatoramanaut toenail told us about Post'It War, a website dedicated to chronicling the ongoing war of window art that's been going on in skyscrapers of France. Can...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/26/post-it-war/

The End: Flash Game About Death

Before Alice Taylor of Wonderland blog quit her day job to work on a startup, she worked for Britain's Channel 4 Education to create public service games with social lessons. This one...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/26/the-end-flash-game-about-death/

Rubik's Companion Cube

Prop maker Chris Myles, the man behind those marvelous lemon grenades, devised several functional Rubik's Cubes that look like Weighted Companion Cubes. Lambert Varias of Technabob asks "What’s next Chris?...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/26/rubiks-companion-cube/

Cork Mosaics

Scott Gundersen makes enormous portraits out of used wine corks. If I understand it correctly, Gundersen doesn't paint the corks at all, but arranges them by their pre-existing colors. Pictured above is Grace, a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/26/cork-mosaics/

Lobster Motorcycle

Chefs at an exhibition hosted by the Fuzhou Hotel in Fuzhou, China, made motorcycle sculptures out of pieces of lobster. Warning: not street-legal in the US. Link -via Geekologie | Image: Xinhua/Zheng Shuailobster...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/26/lobster-motorcycle/

200 Rounds When You Need Them

The unnamed gentlemen in this video are concerned about running out of ammunition during a major zombie attack. So they devised this ingenious solution: two 100-round magazines for an AK-47 strapped together. When yo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/26/200-rounds-when-you-need-them/

J.R.R. Tolkien's Silmarillion as an Illuminated Manuscript

Benjamin Harff, a German art student, spent a year creating a copy of The Silmarillion in the tradition of medieval European illuminated manuscripts. Most of the text itself is typed, but the elaborate calli...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/26/j-r-r-tolkiens-silmarillion-as-an-illuminated-manuscript/

Harold Pinter's Duck Hunt

(Video Link) Oh, sure, the Nintendo classic Duck Hunt was a fine game. But what's not widely known is that it was based on a one-act play by Harold Pinter. Thankfully, Piper McKenzie Productions has revived...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/26/harold-pinters-duck-hunt/

Playing with the Moon

French artist Laurent Laveder has shared a couple dozen beautiful images of the moon used as a prop. His other night- and sky-themed works include 3D starscapes, which can be found in his PixHeaven gallery. Link,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/26/playing-with-the-moon/

Dolphin Conch Fishing

Researchers from Murdoch University have been watching bottlenose dolphins in Shark Bay, Australia develop an ingenious way to fish. First witnessed by researchers in 2007, a dolphin will use a conch shell to trap and sc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/26/dolphin-conch-fishing/

22 Fascinating and Bizarre Classes Offered This Semester

These classes were found in college catalog listings of courses that are offered this fall at a campus near you. Well, maybe not near you, but some you'd be willing to travel for! Here's a sample: 16. H...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/26/22-fascinating-and-bizarre-classes-offered-this-semester/

The Underground River Beneath The Amazon River

Add this to the long list of amazing things that is the Amazon River: Brazilian scientists have found a new river that runs underneath it! The Rio Hamza, named after...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/26/the-underground-river-beneath-the-amazon-river/

Indiana Jones Traveling Exhibit

Lovers of Professor of Archaeology Henry Walton Jones, Jr., Ph.D. rejoice! (Who? You probably know him as "Indiana Jones"). To mark the 30th anniversary of "Raiders of the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/26/indiana-jones-traveling-exhibit/

Hurricane Irene as Seen from Space

This whole-earth image was taken Friday morning by the NASA/NOAA GOES-13 satellite. It shows Hurricane Irene to be about 510 miles wide. NASA has more information and images at the website. Link -via Boing Boing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/26/hurricane-irene-as-seen-from-space/

Secret Power of Middle Children

I grew up oldest of two siblings and before my own children were born, my only knowledge of the middle child came from the TV series Malcolm in the Middle. So I was quite surp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/26/secret-power-of-middle-children/

My Little Pop Icons

Photo link We've seen Finnish artist Mari Kasurinen's work on Neatorama before. She's at it again with her My Little Pony mods, now going after pop icons from Lady Gaga to Thriller-era Michael Jackson. My favorites ar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/26/my-little-pop-icons/

Axe-Wielding Bird

(YouTube link) Watch out for this angry bird! He's got an AXE and he knows how to use it! Will nothing stop him? -via BuzzfeedBird, lovebird...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/26/axe-wielding-bird/

Memorial Bandit Caught in the Act

A series of thefts has been solved at the Toledo Police Memorial Garden. Officers had noticed small flags went missing over several days, but found no clue as to the identity of the perpetrator. On Wednesday, two pol...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/26/memorial-bandit-caught-in-the-act/

Zombie's Day Out

(YouTube link) Even zombies need some carefree down time! A short film by Travis Betz. -via The Daily Whatzombie, Fun, feet...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/26/zombies-day-out/

World War II Vets Gather in St. Louis for Final Reunion

Members of the Army's 84th Infantry Division who served together in World War II have been meeting annually for 66 consecutive years. Every year there are fewer survivors among the veterans, who are mostly in their late...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/26/world-war-ii-vets-gather-in-st-louis-for-final-reunion/

BBQ Rockin' Fork

BBQ Rockin' Fork - $19.95 Do you know someone who makes some rockin' food on the grill? Get them the BBQ Rockin' Fork from the NeatoShop and let them know their foods rocks! This fantastic stainless steel grilling for...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/26/bbq-rockin-fork/

Flowery Bits

NOTHING SAYS TECHNOLOGY LIKE FLOWERS The flower business might seem old-fashioned, but 1-800-FLOWERS is anything but behind the times. In the 1980s, it was one of the first businesses to operate a 1-8...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/26/flowery-bits/

The Star Wars Alphabet Guessing Game

Each letter of the alphabet is represented by a character from the Star Wars universe here. Can you name them all? You might notice some of the main characters are missing in action, because a puzzle should ne...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/26/the-star-wars-alphabet-guessing-game/

Astonish Me

(YouTube link) Take a museum tour like none you've ever seen! Astonish Me is a short film about newly-discovered species created by writer Stephen Poliakoff and director Charles Sturridge to celebrate the 5...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/26/astonish-me/

Belgium's Abandoned Crypts

Environmental Graffiti has a gallery of images from an underground crypt in Belgium. It was used for burials for decades, but maintenance was discontinued because of the expense. After years of decay, access to the c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/26/belgiums-abandoned-crypts/

Twitter Tales of Terrible Dates

It's often hard to tell an interesting story in 140 characters or less, but when it comes to bad dates, that's often all you need. BuzzFeed has a great collection of hilariously depressing bad date stories that might...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/26/twitter-tales-of-terrible-dates/

Dog Goes Insane Over Hedgehog

(Video Link) I feel bad for the hedgehog, but at least that's exactly what he has evolved to prevent himself from. Via GeekosystemCute, videos, animals, dogs, pets, hedgehogs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/26/dog-goes-insane-over-hedgehog/

Students Want Don Draper To Speak At Graduation

Plenty of schools hire celebrities to speak at their commencement ceremonies, but it's certainly rare for students to request an imaginary character to honor them with his presence. That's exactly what a group of student...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/26/students-want-don-draper-to-speak-at-graduation/

25 Signs You're A Child Of The '90s

I know a lot of our readers were born a lot earlier than I was, but for those of you raised in the nineties, this BuzzFeed article has a lot of funny ways to prove it that you will find yourself nodding your head to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/26/25-signs-youre-a-child-of-the-90s/




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