Archive for September 12th, 2011

These Skeletons Sure Are Pretty

All gussied up and nowhere to go, these morbid curiosities are the product of Dutch artist Cedric Laquieze, who uses the skeletons of cats and dogs and covers them with fake flowers to create a startlingly beautiful...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/12/these-skeletons-sure-are-pretty/

World Clock Shows the Passage of Day and Night

(Video Link) Justin Shaw loves the GeoChron, a clock that shows night and day changing across the world. But it's far too expensive for him to purchase, so he made his own. Read his instructions at the link if you'...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/12/world-clock-shows-the-passage-of-day-and-night/

Survey: Do You Think Most People Try to Take Advantage of You?

Social scientists at the World Values Survey asked people around the world "Do you think most people would try to take advantage of you if they got a chance, or would they try to be fair?" Responses varied widely in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/12/survey-do-you-think-most-people-try-to-take-advantage-of-you/

Marie Antoinette's Automaton Dulcimer Player

(Video Link) Marie Antoinette, the Queen of France, was presented with this mechanical marvel in 1785. It's a machine in the form of a lady playing a dulcimer. The lady isn't just decorative, but an essential part o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/12/marie-antoinettes-automaton-dulcimer-player/

Letter Birdhouses

Nishant Jethi learned that the house sparrow population has dropped due to a decline in proper nesting space. His response to this problem was to build little birdhouses sized just for them. They's shaped like letter...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/12/letter-birdhouses/

Guitar Amp Circuit Tattoo

Michael Colombo spotted a man on a New York City train wearing this tattoo. He said that it's a schematic for a guitar amplifier circuit. Colombo notes that such tattoos, no matter how they might look now, could be v...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/12/guitar-amp-circuit-tattoo/

The 10 Creepiest Abandoned Resorts on Earth

From the beaches of Thailand to the deserts of the U.S, for a variety of reasons, some very expensive vacation resorts were deemed a loss, and no longer worth the trouble of upkeep. Years later, the photographs fasci...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/12/the-10-creepiest-abandoned-resorts-on-earth/

The Weirdest World Championships Ever

[Image removed per photographer's request]I don't know about you, but the last thing I want to do with a stranger is rub feet together. Apparently some people want to though or else there wouldn't be any competitors in t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/12/the-weirdest-world-championships-ever/

The Cheers Intelligence Graph

Dan Meth, the same artist who told us what prescriptions our favorite Pooh characters needed, has recently put together this graph of the relative intelligence of all the characters on Cheers. I personally agree with...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/12/the-cheers-intelligence-graph/

6 Things Animals Do Just Like Us

Did you know that parrots name their babies? Or that monkeys that understand money immediately use the idea to solicit prostitution? As it turns out, animals are a lot more like humans than many of us ever imagined....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/12/6-things-animals-do-just-like-us/

Amazing Underground Cities

We've all heard of underground societies, but rarely is the term used in such a literal manner as these amazing underground cities featured on Dornob. Cities, empires and religions have risen and fallen around these...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/12/amazing-underground-cities/

Internet-Inspired Jewelry

Do you ever feel like your love of the internet just isn't obvious enough when you're away from the computer? If so, you may need to invest in some of the jewelry on this great BuzzFeed list, like these delightful LO...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/12/internet-inspired-jewelry/

When China Takes Over the World ...

It's probably just a matter of time before China becomes the largest economy in the world. When it does claim the top spot, what sort of dragon will it be? Will China be a benign hegem...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/12/when-china-takes-over-the-world/

Paper Sculpture Gifts to Scottish Libraries

Beautiful paper sculptures are being left around Scotland's libraries as a token of appreciation. The artist's M.O.? Puns, Twitter shout outs, and complete anonymity. Link -via Boing Boing | Photo Credit chrisdoni...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/12/paper-sculpture-gifts-to-scottish-libraries/

4th Amendment Underwear

Core77's Design for Social Impact contest winner created underwear specifically for going through TSA security. For covering up your private parts during an X-ray, the set includes bras and boxers with the f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/12/4th-amendment-underwear/

Hipster Harry Potter

First, there were Hipster Disney Princesses and Hipster Ipsum Lorem... now, thanks to deviantART's Rotae, there's Hipster Harry Potter. Rotae says, "A friend suggested I draw hipster!Luna next... isn't hipster!Luna also...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/12/hipster-harry-potter/

Marshmallow Experiment Repeated: Ability to Delay Gratification Doesn't Change Much with Age

Back in the 70's, researchers conducted the now-classic "marshmallow" study to see how children deal with delayed gratification. Now, they tracked down the original participan...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/12/marshmallow-experiment-repeated-ability-to-delay-gratification-doesnt-change-much-with-age/

Tired of Enforcing Hemline Rules, School Banned Skirt Altogether

Tired of enforcing appropriate hemline, some schools in England are resorting to what has been called "the nuclear option": banning skirts altogether! ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/12/tired-of-enforcing-hemline-rules-school-banned-skirt-altogether/

Store Sign Apostrophes

Business names don't always follow the rules of grammar, and some are so old you don't know for sure if they are grammatically correct or not. But you might know what the signs look like -right? We'll find out in tod...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/12/store-sign-apostrophes/

40 Noises That Built Pop

A few years ago I was charged with the task of introducing The Turtles at a concert. They had a Hammond organ on stage with a Leslie speaker; just the sight of them brought back memories of the music they made. There are...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/12/40-noises-that-built-pop/

Grow A Therapist

Grow A Therapist -  $2.95 Do you need a quick therapy fix, but can't afford the couch time?  You need the Grow A Therapist from the NeatoShop.  Just add water and watch him grow to 600% of original size. Let him dr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/12/grow-a-therapist/

Game of Thrones Cupcakes

These cupcakes were made by chef JB Cada & Stephanie Santos of The Regali Kitchen in the Philippines. They consist of chocolate cake with caramel icing and edible toppers featuring insignias from the HBO series *...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/12/game-of-thrones-cupcakes/

Crayon to Cotton

Costume designer Heather MacCrimmon made dresses designed by three little girls "too young to be influenced by commercial fashion." What resulted is three outfits that any 7-year-old girl would be proud to wear. Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/12/crayon-to-cotton/

The Death Star: A Pentagon Purchasing Nightmare

Air Force Lt. Col. Dan Ward did a cost/benefit analysis of a fictional project for the Pentagon's in-house publication Defense AT&L Magazine. It's a cautionary tale about the Empire's Death Star. The Empire...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/12/the-death-star-a-pentagon-purchasing-nightmare/

2011 USA Breakdancing Championship

(YouTube link) Honestly, bodies aren't supposed to work like that, much less look graceful doing it. This footage was taken at the Braun Battle of the Year USA qualifier in Los Angeles on August 20th. The winning...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/12/2011-usa-breakdancing-championship/

IKEA Instructions

This Twaggie was illustrated by Cecile Dyer from a Tweet by @derekasaurus. Like all Twaggies, it can be purchased on a t-shirt or print. LinkIKEA, Twaggie, Twitter Tweet...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/12/ikea-instructions/

Invest in Tennis with Wimbledon Bonds

Building and maintaining the tennis venue at Wimbledon is expensive, so starting in the 1920s, the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club sold bonds to investors. But buyers don't get money; they get tickets. They can...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/12/invest-in-tennis-with-wimbledon-bonds/

Walrus Chair

Maximo Riera, the man who created the Octopus Chair, has created more pieces in the shapes of animals, including this walrus. Perfect location in my view: front reception room for a major corporation. Give people the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/12/walrus-chair/

30 Gifts to 30 Strangers

(vimeo link)Brazilian Lucas Jatobá gave us the video Goodbye Barcelona! earlier this year. Since then, he's been in Sydney, Australia. On his 30th birthday, he gave 30 gifts to random stangers and made of video of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/12/30-gifts-to-30-strangers/

The Man with the Kryptonite Gun

Artist Jason Welborn mashed up two of your favorite movie heros in this poster, featuring Clark Kent as agent 007 in The Man with the Kryptonite Gun. It's part of collection of DC Comics/James Bond mashups featured a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/12/the-man-with-the-kryptonite-gun/




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