Archive for September 15th, 2011

Dark And Stylish X Men Redesigns By David Tran

Somewhere between video game concept art and stylish fashion design plates, these X-Men redesigns give our favorite mutant super team a futuristic edge that demands respect. Check out David's DeviantArt page and see...

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Plants Vs. Zombies Hip Hop Video

(YouTube Link) Crazy Dave's new video has made him the latest YouTube sensation, and proves that he does more than sell stuff out of his trunk and help homeowners battle waves of invading zombies. Plant yourself in a...

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Luke Cage As A White Guy

(YouTube Link) What happens when a scrawny white guy is cast to play the role of Luke Cage, aka Power Man, in the movie adaptation of the comic book? Well, let's just say that the results are less than spectacular. -...

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A Chopstick in Your Mouth Will Teach You How to Smile

Some firms in China train their customer service staff members to smile with a chopstick. Keep it between your teeth. Don't touch it with your lips. And above all, don't drop it. You. Will. Smile. Understood? Link...

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Crónicas de Héroes

Shown above is the voice of an everyday hero from Juárez, a city suffering from violence propelled by the Mexican Drug War. From MIT's Center for Civic Media, Crónicas de Héroes attempts to bring optimism to citie...

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Ordinal Numbers

When we were very young, we learned how to place things in order: first second, third, fourth, fifth, etc. Some of us went on to decorate cakes that wished children a Happy Birthday with their age specified as an ord...

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The Pig With The Froggy Tattoo

(YouTube link) The latest Muppet ad for their new movie is a parody of the trailer for the movie The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. You can see the original at YouTube, but be aware that it is not a "family"...

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The Planet with Two Suns

Astronomers studying exoplanets have found one with a very odd system. It orbits two stars! There have been planets discovered that orbit one of two binary stars, or that orbit a star and a burned-out star, but this one...

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Cat Vanishes from Colorado, Appears Five Years Later in New York City

Willow, a calico cat belonging to the Squires family of Boulder, Colorado, disappeared five years ago. Because she was microchipped, animal control authorities were able to identify her when she was found on a street in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/15/cat-vanishes-from-colorado-appears-five-years-later-in-nyc/

Tea Server is Master of Tea Serving

(Video Link) This video of unknown origin shows a waiter gathering cups of tea. He needs a serving tray. No, strike that. You and I need a serving tray; this man does not. He stacks and pours fifteen cups of steamin...

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Football Pancakes

We've previously featured the works of Jim Belosic of Jim's Pancakes, including his dinosaur pancakes, Tetris pancakes, and pancakes in the shape of a crane. Recently he made these dandy football pa...

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Embroidered School Supplies

These Sharpies aren't functional, but you won't stain your clothes with them, either. Megan Whitmarsh made convincing plush replicas of office supplies, including a composition book, erasers, and notebook paper. L...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/15/embroidered-school-supplies/

Literary Characters that Should be BFF IRL

Who would famous literary characters be best friends with, if they could select other characters from across works of fiction by other authors? Flavorwire imagined 8 such pairing...

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Stormtrooper Helmet Made from Sneakers

The artist Freehand Profit made a stormtrooper helmet out of Star Wars-branded Adidas sneakers. It's his contribution to Star Wars Remix, a totally awesome Star Wars arts and crafts blog....

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Half of College Grads Come From Only 3 Countries

This is something quite interesting. According to new Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, almost half of all college graduates in the world come from only three co...

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Whiskey Vending Machine

Ah, the good ol' days. Actually, they're probably called that because the whiskey (or "whisky" for all you purists) made you forget all the bad parts ... The Whisky...

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To Prevent Theft

According to redditor Wylde_Guitarist, his boss found a way to keep the wire cutters from being stolen. Attach them to something heavy -with a wire. Link -via Boing Boingtheft, wire, wire cutters...

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The Teenage Brain

With four teenagers at home, I witness every day the strange thought processes they have. We've learned from recent research that the human brain undergoes immense changes during adolescence, which are often not finished...

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Remote Controlled Flying Clownfish Air Swimmers

Flying Clownfish Air Swimmers - $39.95 We are excited to announce that Air Swimmers are back in stock at the NeatoShop. Now you can get your very own remote controlled balloon shaped like either a Clownfish (shown) or...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/15/remote-controlled-flying-clownfish-air-swimmers/

Ojai Valley Taxidermy

(YouTube link)It takes something special to make local TV ads stand out, and Ojai Valley Taxidermy has accomplished that. Chuck Testa doesn't mince words -he specializes in making dead animals appear lifelike...

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Slug Stops Traffic

How does a common garden slug bring traffic to a standstill? It happened in Darlington, England last Friday morning. Traffic lights went out and a contractor was brought in to repair the control box. They found that a sl...

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What Is It? game 193

Here it is, our collaboration with the always amusing What Is It? Blog. Tell us what this object is, if you know. If you don't, make a wild guess! Place your guess in the comment section below. One gu...

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How the Beatles Officially Ended -at Disney World

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website.Technically, it is hard to pinpoint the exact moment when the Beatles ended as a group. John Le...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/15/how-the-beatles-officially-ended-at-disney-world/

8 Weird and Wonderful Slides

I don't know about you guys, but just seeing this picture makes me want to visit Singapore's Changi Airport where fliers can take the easy way to the bottom of the terminal with these delightful slides. If you're a s...

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Exterminate the Tortoise!

(Video Link) People have already started speculating about what form The Doctor will take after Matt Smith leaves and after watching this video, I'm wondering if he should even be human next time. LinkFunny, Cut...

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Wonderfully Weird Subway Posters

Japan is well-known for its fascination with pop culture icons, which is why it's not too surprising that even their subway posters feature immediately recognizable characters including Jesus, Superman, Marilyn Monro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/15/wonderfully-weird-subway-posters/

The Most Brainy Rubik's Cube Ever

Jason Freeny makes some great urban vinyl toys, but this Rubik's cube for geniuses is a lot more functional than the toys made by most artists. Personally, I think the color patterns are way too hard, so I can't imag...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/15/the-most-brainy-rubiks-cube-ever/

Day of the Dead Mario Skulls

Artist Jonathan Koshi enjoys remaking a variety of classic icons into Dia de los Muertos skulls, while he has a bunch of them, my favorite is this delightful Mario one complete with pipes and mushrooms in his head. If yo...

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