Archive for August 27th, 2011

Oliver Akuin's Art Is A Cartoon Delight

If you have ever seen Adventure Time on Cartoon Network, then you are already familiar with Oliver's surreal and quirky cartoon style. If you love cartoons but have never seen Adventure Time then you're missing out o...

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Cubies Go to Oktoberfest

(YouTube link) Cubies are German 8-bit characters: a cow, a chicken, a sheep, and a robot "toy." In this silly but catchy video, they sing about going to Oktoberfest. -via Daily Picks and FlicksMusic, Beer, animatio...

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Neapolitan Cephalopods

If you like octopuses and squids, you'll love this collection of marine lithographs from the collection "I Cefalopodi!" at the the Biodiversity Heritage Library on behalf of the Smithsonian Institution. See nine piec...

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Batman Coffee Table

A Webshots user who goes by the name gothamtradingcompany makes high-quality tables with popular themes. He's made a few Batman tables, one featuring the Scottish lion, and several with the logos of American sports t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/27/batman-coffee-table/

Star Wars Embroidery Says "Sad Wampa Is Sad"

Etsy seller Love & A Sandwich is currently sold out of these cute works of embroidery and appliqué, but she still has available a hoop featuring Beast from the X-Men. Still, I have my heart set on the Fuzzball hoop....

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Science Says Smoke Later If You Smoke At All

It goes without saying that smoking is bad for you, but as it turns out, when you smoke can affect just how much of a health impact a cigarette could have on your body. Two new studies have shown that smokers who light u...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/27/science-says-smoke-later-if-you-smoke-at-all/

Recreating Recipes From The Simpsons

If you're a regular Simpsons viewer, then you already know that the show occasionally features some utterly disgusting foodstuffs. If you've ever wondered how to make a Tom Collins pot pie or some corn nog, then Warming...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/27/recreating-recipes-from-the-simpsons/

The Stupidest School Safety Measures

I'm sure we can all agree that it's important to keep kids safe from the big dangers of this world, but there is certainly a line between safety and stupidity and many schools these days have jumped right over that b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/27/the-stupidest-school-safety-measures/

The 14 Best Pet Halloween Costumes

I know Halloween is still two months away, but it's never too early to enjoy some ridiculously cute pictures of critters in goofy costumes. InventorSpot has a great list of the best costumes released this year, but I...

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7 Geniuses Who Were Completely Insane

If you're a regular Neatorama reader, then you probably already know that Nikola Tesla was certainly a bit strange, but when you really look at his eccentricities, you'll quickly realize that he really was utterly in...

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Rediscovered Bioluminescent Fungus

A bioluminescent mushroom was discovered in Brazil in 1840 and named Agaricus gardneri (in honor of botanist George Gardner, who discovered it). The species was not observed again until 2009! I read that and tho...

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As Seen on TV: Infomercial Fails

No one's worse at living a normal life than the people in infomercials, as evidenced by this supercut of "you're doing it wrong" moments from product ads. Seriously, how hard is cling wrap, really? And unles...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/27/as-seen-on-tv-infomercial-fails/

Jurassic Mother from China

Fossils of a 160-million-year-old mammal found in China show us a placental mammal that is 35 million years older than any found before. This tiny animal is named Juramaia sinensis, or "Jurassic mother from Chin...

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Technicolor Roses

It looks like a 'shopped-up version of your average garden rose, but it's not: that's the Rainbow Rose, and you can make them yourself using cut flowers and some heavily tinted water. And if you aren't a rose fan, yo...

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Parrot Confused by Laser Pointer

(Video Link) YouTube user simplydreaming had some fun with his mom's parrot, Kiwi. I wonder if there is any human equivalent to what animals experience when they encounter a laser pointer's red dot. -via Urlesquelas...

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The World's Oldest Person Turns 115

To be 115 when the best life expectancy rates in history hover around 78 (for a person born in 2009!) is no small feat. Besse Cooper, currently the world's oldest person, just celebrated her 115th birthday in Georgia sta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/27/the-worlds-oldest-person-turns-115/

Salar de Uyuni - The Salt Flats of Bolivia

Space travel doesn't yet allow for planet-hopping, so to see a place that is truly alien-looking should be on any traveler's bucket list. Personally, I suggest heading to Bolivia, where you'll find Salar de Uyuni, th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/27/salar-de-uyuni-the-salt-flats-of-bolivia/

10 Classic Hollywood Screen Tests

Behind-the-scenes footage of anything is usually interesting (if you're interested in that sort of thing), but these screen tests from classic movies are more fun than most. Above, a probably-intoxicated Judy Garland...

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Life Rafts Serve as Hotel Rooms

These pods are moored in a canal in The Hague. They used to be oil rig life rafts, but now they serve as hotel rooms. Except for an exterior lock and a chemical toilet, they remain in their original state. This way,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/27/life-rafts-serve-as-hotel-rooms/

Monkey Carved from a Peach Pit

The father of redditor BronyaCovooper carves monkey sculptures out of dried peach pits. All it takes him is a pocket knife and thirty minutes of work. Link -via Nerdcorepeaches...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/27/monkey-carved-from-a-peach-pit/

BeetleCam

(YouTube link) Wildlife photographers (and brothers) Will & Matt Burrard-Lucas created the BeetlCam. It's a remote-control 4-wheel-drive miniature vehicle (toy) with a remote-control camera mounted on top, desig...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/27/beetlecam/

This Week at Neatorama

Sometimes it takes me a long time to get around to introducing new authors here at Neatorama, but you know what they say, better late than never! You may have noticed some posts from Joanna Ong, who is interning here at...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/27/this-week-at-neatorama-66/






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