Archive for September 6th, 2011

Home Cinematography Made Easy With The Pico Dolly

(YouTube Link) This smart, and very affordable, little device might not turn you in to the next George Lucas, but it will definitely help stabilize your home movie making, and might help you become the next net video...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/06/home-cinematography-made-easy-with-the-pico-dolly/

These Redesigns Are Rough Around The Edges...In A Good Way

Through the eyes of Robbi Rodriguez, pop culture icons such as Doctor Who, Darth Vader and the Rocketeer are imbued with frenetic energy, rendered in pen and ink with  jagged outlines and a roughness which is counte...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/06/these-redesigns-are-rough-around-the-edges-in-a-good-way/

The Empire Strikes Back With Another Deleted Scene

(YouTube Link) I'm sure you're thinking "Gee, just what we need, another deleted scene...", but this one's a little different than the rest. In this scene from The Empire Strikes Back, featuring Han and Leia bickering...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/06/the-empire-strikes-back-with-another-deleted-scene/

Transparent Skin Developed By Japanese Researchers

If you want to show the world what you're REALLY made of, guts and all, then your wait is almost over. Thanks to Japanese researchers from RIKEN, biological tissue can be turned transparent via chemical reagent, so y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/06/transparent-skin-developed-by-japanese-researchers/

The Lamest Superhero Audition Tapes Ever

Have you ever wondered why certain superheroes don't get as much attention, or as many fans, as the big name spandex superstars? Well, these audition videos from College Humor should help clear that up for you, and p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/06/the-lamest-superhero-audition-tapes-ever/

Tom Selleck Saved My Baby

Well, of course he did. It's all in the 'stache. And Dmitri Drjuchin did a fine job depicting this classical hagiographical event. Link and Artist's Website -via UniblogTom Selleck...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/06/tom-selleck-saved-my-baby/

Illustrated Newspaper Headlines

So maybe "mercury in the Arctic" doesn't make you think of the ghost of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury hovering around an igloo. But someone over at F*ck Yeah Headlines has a weird sense of humor, and turns normal-seemin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/06/illustrated-newspaper-headlines/

Stuttering Billboard

The Dutch Stutter Foundation encourages you to be patient with people who have a stutter. Don't interrupt; just wait and let them finish. Link -via Copyranter | Photo: Y&R Not Just Filmstutter...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/06/stuttering-billboard/

Found & Recycled Paper Sculptures

[caption id="attachment_52546" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Pattern Paper Stilletos by Jennifer Collier"][/caption] Jennifer Collier of Unit Twelve uses found and recycled papers--patterns, maps, newspape...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/06/found-recycled-paper-sculptures/

Company Logos Made from Tiny Versions of Competitors' Logos

Graphic designer Stefan Asafti is fascinated by the history of brands and decided to play around with prominent ones this way. Among other logo mashups that you can find at the link are Firefox vs. Internet Explorer,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/06/company-logos-made-from-tiny-versions-of-competitors-logos/

Man Taunts Mantis with His Thumb

(Video Link) It's called the idolomantis diabolica or Devil's Flower Mantis. If you're going to be named after a flower, that's a pretty badass name to have. If you ever meet one, don't be afraid. They g...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/06/man-taunts-mantis-with-his-thumb/

Lamborghini with a Mattress on Its Roof

Sure, you could rent a U-Haul truck, but those are expensive. And apparently this guy in Toronto hadn't thought ahead and installed a trailer hitch when he bought his Lamborghini Gallardo. That should be an automatic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/06/lamborghini-with-a-mattress-on-its-roof/

A Cappella Doctor Who Theme

(Video Link) YouTube user Frabjousfilms made an a cappella version of the Doctor Who theme. At least, that's the way it starts out. Then he works in signature lines like "Always bring a banana to a party" (...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/06/a-cappella-doctor-who-theme/

Tom Servo and Crow Look More Attractive Than I Remembered

Tony Ponce of Destructoid offers this photo of a well-done cosplay from Dragon*Con. That's Tom Servo and Crow T. Robot from Mystery Science Theater 3000. Are Joel and Mike going to be female, too?...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/06/tom-servo-and-crow-look-more-attractive-than-i-remembered/

Why the Return Trip Always Seems Faster

Does getting home from a trip seem to take less time than getting there? There's a scientific explanation for that! NPR's Morning Edition explains the psychological phenomenon called th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/06/why-the-return-trip-always-seems-faster/

Mega Man in Pencils

I really like the colored frames that Ghostpatrol, an artist who lives in Melbourne, creates by carving surfaces into pencils and then illustrating them. They give the impression that Ghostpatrol simply excavates the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/06/mega-man-in-pencils/

Archaeologists Discovered Gladiator School Underneath Vienna

Archaeologists in Austria have discovered the remains of an unusual school under the grounds of Vienna: a school for Roman gladiators, where slaves and prisoners were taught to fight...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/06/archaeologists-discovered-gladiator-school-underneath-vienna/

Contraband Images by Taryn Simon

Pictured is cow dung toothpaste from India, one of the many contraband items Taryn Simon photographed over a five day stay inside JFK Airport. While items such as heroin and animal corpses are outright nefarious, oth...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/06/contraband-images-by-taryn-simon/

Domino's Pizza's Newest Branch: on the Moon!

Astronauts get hungry too, and they can't all eat Astronaut Ice Cream Sandwich and drink Tang all the time. Thankfully, there's Domino's Pizza newest planned expansion:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/06/dominos-pizzas-newest-branch-on-the-moon/

Plastic Bottles Can Remove Arsenic from Water

Arsenic in water can be caused by human pollution or by natural leakage, and is normally expensive to clean for developing countries where poisoning is common and deadly. Scientists have potentially found a convenient so...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/06/plastic-bottles-can-remove-arsenic-from-water/

Facebook is Making Undercover Policing Impossible

If you find Facebook's facial recognition and photo tagging kind of creepy, the police may find it downright dangerous. Mike Keelty, a former Australian Federal Police commissioner, sai...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/06/facebook-is-making-undercover-policing-impossible/

Guido Daniele's Hand Art

Guess what? Those are hands you're looking at. Guido Daniele had done a whole series of these for AT&T, which can be found on his website. Link -via Mighty Optical IllusionsArt, hand, guido, daniele, ATampT...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/06/guido-danieles-hand-art/

Perpertuum Mobile: The Quest for Perpetual Motion

There has never been a machine that can keep going indefinitely, or that produces more energy than it consumes. That never stopped people from trying to invent one. Dark Roasted Blend has a collection of dozens of de...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/06/perpertuum-mobile-the-quest-for-perpetual-motion/

New Pics of Apollo Landing Sites

NASA has just released new images of the Apollo landing sites on the Moon (or Burbank sound studio, to all you conspiracy theorists): The twists and turns of the last track...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/06/new-pics-of-apollo-landing-sites/

NFL Starting Quarterbacks

The National Football League begins its new season on Thursday. Today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss will determine how psyched up you are! Football fans: can you name the starting quarterbacks for all 32 NFL teams...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/06/nfl-starting-quarterbacks/

Miehina the Kyoto Geisha

(vimeo link) Glen Milner produced this short film about the ritualized life of a modern-day Geisha in the city of Kyoto, Japan. -via Nag on the Lake japan, geisha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/06/miehina-the-kyoto-geisha/

1920s Subway Train Running in NYC to Promote Boardwalk Empire

To promote their Prohibition Era show Boardwalk Empire, HBO has brought some vintage trains back to select subway routes in NYC. If you're in the Big Apple in the month of September and find yourself in need...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/06/1920s-subway-train-running-in-nyc-to-promote-boardwalk-empire/

Jail Time for Overdue Library Materials

Christopher Anspach of Newton, Iowa, was sentenced to serve ten days in jail after he pleaded guilty to not returning books and other media to the Newton Public Library. He checked out the items earlier this year and fai...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/06/jail-time-for-overdue-library-materials/

The Secrets of Insect Wings

Insects are so numerous and so varied that are an evolutionary success story. Much of this success is attributed to an insect's wings, which can do so many things besides fly. Different bugs use their wings to commun...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/06/the-secrets-of-insect-wings/

20-foot Crocodile Captured in The Philippines

Around 100 villagers in the Philippines worked together Sunday to bind and retrieve a monstrous 6 meter long crocodile that has been terrorizing the community for months. The crocodile is an endangered species, and will...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/06/20-foot-crocodile-captured-in-the-philippines/








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