Archive for August 28th, 2011

The Comically Surreal Artwork Of Exit Man

Heavy pop, liquid designs and sheer surreal madness collide in Exit Man's unusual artworks. These busy, colorful pieces use bold, curved lines to guide you around the scene, and looking at them kinda feels like takin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/28/the-comically-surreal-artwork-of-exit-man/

Simplistic Stylish And Strange Animated Short-"The Employment"

(YouTube Link) If you think your life is strange, watch this animated short and thank your lucky stars that you don't have to deal with the strangeness this guy deals with every day. Made by Santiago Grasso, this sh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/28/simplistic-stylish-and-strange-animated-short-the-employment/

Russia Plans to Build Tunnel to Alaska

For a century, Russia and the United States have considered building a tunnel or a bridge across the 64-mile Bering Strait -- the body of water that separates Siberia and Alaska. Now the Russian government is making seri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/28/russia-plans-to-build-tunnel-to-alaska/

Tire That Self-Inflates Whenever It Rolls

(Video Link) Benjamin Krempel founded a company called PumpTire, which is marketing a rather unique bicycle tire. It has a partially open tube on the outer circumference. As the wheel turns, it opens and closes the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/28/tire-that-self-inflates-whenever-it-rolls/

Hurricane Irene Store Signs

Hurricane Irene is causing havoc along the east coast, but some business owners in its path retained their sense of humor, at least long enough to thumb their noses at the storm -just before evacuating. See a collect...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/28/hurricane-irene-store-signs/

Graffiti for Grandmas

Who says that street art has to be for young punks? A graffiti course in Germany is teaching the art of spraying to an unlikely segment of the population ... senior citizens!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/28/graffiti-for-grandmas/

Ekranoplan in Dry Dock

We've featured the Ekranoplan, the insanely huge sea plane (something between a hovercraft and an airplane) developed by the Soviets before, but most photos of the beast we'v...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/28/ekranoplan-in-dry-dock/

Frying Pan "Planets"

No, that's not a new planet discovered by NASA. Rather, it's part of Devour, a series of photographs featuring the bottoms of frying pans by Norwegian photographer Christopher Jonassen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/28/frying-pan-planets/

When Countries Go Extinct Thanks To Low Birth Rates

Given the low birth rates of some countries (I'm looking at you, Hong Kong* and Singapore), it's only a matter of time before they simply depopulate themselves out of existence. But ho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/28/when-countries-go-extinct-thanks-to-low-birth-rates/

A Toast to The Beatles

We've featured a lot of burnt toast art here on Neatorama, and more than a few posts about The Beatles--but now the twain shall meet, in mixed media artist Henry Hargreaves' series, Toasted, large-scale port...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/28/a-toast-to-the-beatles/

Bad Mothering Lawsuit Thrown Out

An Illinois appellate court dismissed a case that two grown children have pursued against their mother for two years. The lawsuit accused Kimberly Garrity of bad mothering for a long list of complaints, including making...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/28/bad-mothering-lawsuit-thrown-out/

The 21km Tribute to Steve Jobs

Joseph Tame has only been an Apple product-owner for five years (since he purchased a 5th gen iPod Classic) but he's happily professed his love of the company's tech since. Tame claims that "[h]aving an iPhone really...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/28/the-21km-tribute-to-steve-jobs/

Superhero Bust Banks

Superhero Bust Banks - $15.95 Saving your pennies is hard work. Don't trust your coins to just any piggy bank. You need a Superhero Bust Bank from the NeatoShop to protect your loose change. These banks mean business....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/28/superhero-bust-banks/

Nairobi's Wonderful Elephant Orphanage

I don't know about you, but I'm a sucker for touching animal stories and this National Geographic article about the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust an elephant orphanage in Nairobi. The stories in the article are a must-r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/28/nairobis-wonderful-elephent-orphanage/

15 Awesome Pop Culture Paper Dolls

If you've been looking for some paper dolls to play with that are actually designed for adults instead of kiddos, then BuzzFeed has a great collection of them for your paper-playing pleasure. Time to get printing!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/28/15-awesome-pop-culture-paper-dolls/

Make Your Own Crystal Egg Geodes

I know school's about to start (if it hasn't already), but just in case you want to provide them with a few last educational activities at home, this geode egg project is a good way to get them interested in the scie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/28/make-your-own-crystal-egg-geodes/

6 Seriously Strange College Courses

We've already linked to Mental Floss' list of weird college courses, but if you can't get enough of these strange course listings, then you probably ought to head over to Cracked and read about six more of these clas...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/28/6-seriously-strange-college-courses/

Help Cold Chickens Cover Up

The Little Hen Rescue is a chicken rescue group in Norfolk, England. Because many of their chicks are missing feathers and get cold in the winter months, the group uses jumpers to help keep the birds nice and warm. Y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/28/help-cold-chickens-cover-up/
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