Archive for September 22nd, 2011

New Teaser For Batman: Year One

(YouTube Link) If you're like me and miss the old Batman animated series, then the new feature length film Batman: Year One, based on the comic by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli, is going to get your bat fever bu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/22/new-teaser-for-batman-year-one/

Taking Tricycling To The Extreme

(YouTube Link) Are you tired of the traditional extreme sports vehicles, such as motorcycles and skateboards? Are you looking to take it back to the good old days of first grade? Then check out this video featuring yo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/22/taking-tricycling-to-the-extreme/

So Now You Know-How To Use A Flowbee

(YouTube Link) So it never helped anyone open up a hair salon in their home, and it only cuts your hair into one generic style, but the Flowbee is as fun to use as it's name is to say. Watch this educational video abo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/22/so-now-you-know-how-to-use-a-flowbee/

Denis Medri's Pop Culture Caricatures

His subject matter may be a bit strange, as he draws everything from ALF to Italian soccer players, but Denis Medri's illustrative style is full of energy, and his playful use of color and construction lines add a ha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/22/denis-medris-pop-culture-caricatures/

Bizarre Trailer For Upcoming Game NeverDead

Who knew that breathing new life into the survival horror genre meant bringing utterly bizarre elements, including a morbidly obese chicken faced demon, into the mix and acting like they should still be scary? The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/22/bizarre-trailer-for-upcoming-game-neverdead/

One Female Guppy is Enough to Invade an Ecosystem

How many fish does it take for guppies to invasively breed its way into dominating an ecosystem? Biologists at the University of St. Andrews and the University of the West In...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/22/one-female-guppy-is-enough-to-invade-an-ecosystem/

Broken House Models

Artist Ofra Lapid creates small-scale model homes from photographs of their real-life abandoned, dilapidated counterparts. The original photographs are a series of the buildings in different stages of decay, taken by...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/22/broken-house-models/

Porcelain Skulls

These porcelain skulls are made by Japanese artist Katsuyo Aoki. Although skulls often bring up thoughts of terror, the intricacy makes the little works of art beautiful and majestic. Link -via Beautiful/Decayskul...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/22/porcelain-skulls/

Birth of a Shoe Company

The Twenty-Second Rule of Acquisition says that "A wise man can hear profit in the wind." He senses opportunities and maneuvers around obstacles with ingenuity. That's what fashion mogul Kenneth Cole did in 1982, when he...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/22/birth-of-a-shoe-company/

London's BT Tower Converted into World's Largest Lightsaber

At 627 feet, the British Telecom Tower is one of the tallest buildings in London. As a promotional gimmick for the new Blu-ray version of Star Wars, LucasFilm had it rigged to project a beam of light high in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/22/londons-bt-tower-converted-into-worlds-largest-lightsaber/

Two-Stage, Clustered Water Rocket Reaches 810' into the Air

(Video Link) This water rocket is no mere toy. George Katz has built a machine that looks like kludge, but is all genius. The first stage rises 163 feet into the air before detaching the second stage, which clears 8...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/22/two-stage-clustered-water-rocket-reaches-over-800-into-the-air/

Reconstructing Movie Clips by Brain Imaging

Scientists are taking one step closer to reading your mind using brain imaging techniques: Imagine tapping into the mind of a coma patient, or watching on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/22/reconstructing-movie-clips-by-brain-imaging/

Embroidered Wine Stains

Amelia Harnas carefully and repeatedly stained fabric with wine using a wax resist dyeing technique. Then she embroidered highlights onto the fabric, creating lovely and unique portraits. http://www.trulyamelia.co...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/22/embroidered-wine-stains/

The Darth Knight

Hopefully he is voiced by James Earl Jones instead of Christian Bale. Or Kevin Conroy, who was the best Batman of them all. Link -via Geekologie | Photo: Unknown Previously: Bat VaderStar Wars, batman, darth va...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/22/the-darth-knight/

Samuel L. Ipsum

Save yourself from boring ol' lorem ipsum placeholder text with this: Samuel L. Ipsum by Paul Maloney. Shown (and linked) is the "gentler" version of the generator,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/22/samuel-l-ipsum/

Toes Toothbrush Holder

Toes Toothbrush Holder - $2.95 Is your bathroom counter a mess. Get yourself organized with the Toes Toothbrush Holder from the NeatoShop.  These five little piggies will help you keep your toothbrush within reach....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/22/toes-toothbrush-holder/

Watch A Swimming Feather Starfish

(Video Link) The feather starfish may be pretty just sitting there, but when it starts swimming, that's when it's true beauty shines. In fact, it's downright hypnotic. Via I Am Borednature, videos, animals, fish, s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/22/watch-a-swimming-feather-starfish/

Avatarland Is Coming To Disney World

Remember James Cameron's newest Disney film Avatar? Of course you don't, because the movie had nothing to do with Disney. Nor has it established itself in the public long enough to become a classic like Star Wars and In...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/22/avatarland-is-coming-to-disney-world/

6 Famous Firsts That Weren't Firsts At All

We all know the inspiring story of Charles Lindbergh being the first person to fly across the Atlantic, but as it turns out, he's only the first person to do it by himself. In fact, eight years before he made the fli...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/22/6-famous-firsts-that-werent-firsts-at-all/

20 Cats That Act Like Pirates

I know opinions are torn about putting cats in costumes, just as they are about LOL cats, but for those of you who support both of these ideas, BuzzFeed's collection of cat pirates is sure to entertain. Linkcostum...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/22/20-cats-that-act-like-pirates/

Oops! Obama Blocked Mongolian President's Face During Photo Op

Now, i s that any way to treat the leader of the people that descended from the greatest invader that ever walked the Earth? President Obama did a big diplomatic "oops&qu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/22/oops-obama-blocked-mongolian-presidents-face-during-photo-op/

Jumping Off a Building With Bubble Wrap

The question is, I hope, theoretical: if you were to leap out the sixth-story window of a building, how much bubble wrap would be required to ensure your survival? Rhett Allain tackled the problem with graphs, math,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/22/jumping-off-a-building-with-bubble-wrap/

Cat Eating "Cereal"

(YouTube link) Queso the cat would rather have gooshy food but is given dry food and water, so he makes cold cereal. Or maybe you could say he prefers his kibble au jus. -via BuzzfeedCat, Video, cat food...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/22/cat-eating-cereal/

How to be the Best Skull on Your Block

Crafty Lady Abby went to a zombie wedding in full skull makeup. It turned out so well that she posted the makeup process as a tutorial for you. You might not have a wedding this would be appropriate for, but a Hallow...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/22/how-to-be-the-best-skull-on-your-block/

Gaddafi? Kadafi? Qaddafi?

How do you spell the name of the erstwhile leader of Libya? The Colonel writes it in Arabic lettering, which is not directly translatable to Roman. For most Middle Eastern names, news agencies use whatever spelling the s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/22/gaddafi-kadafi-qaddafi/

Insanely Twisted Shadow Puppets by Michel Gagné

If these short animations don't put you in the mood for Halloween, I don't know what will. Michel Gagné originally made these for Halloween Weekend on Nickelodeon in 2005, but some of them proved to be just a little...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/22/insanely-twisted-shadow-puppets-by-michel-gagne/

Flesh-eating Plant Inspires Slippery Science

Chalk up another example of science finding inspiration in nature. The slipperiest substance in nature appears to be the lip of a deadly (to insects) pitcher plant. And a scientist has copied it. The pitcher plant k...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/22/flesh-eating-plant-inspires-slippery-science/

How Whole Foods Market "Primes" Customers to Shop

Attention sheeple ... er, shoppers! You may not know it, but if you've ever entered a Whole Foods Market, you've actually been "primed" to shop. Martin Lindstrom, author of Br...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/22/how-whole-foods-market-primes-customers-to-shop/

What Is It? game 194

Once again, it's time for our collaboration with the always amusing What Is It? Blog! Do you know what the object in this picture is? Place your guess in the comment section below. One guess per comment, please, t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/22/what-is-it-game-194/

Edward Gorey's Letters and Illustrated Envelopes

Author and editor Peter F. Neumeyer exchanged letters with author and illustrator Edward Gorey over a 13-month period in 1968 and 1969. Now that correspondence has been turned into a book called Floating Worlds:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/22/edward-goreys-letters-and-illustrated-envelopes/










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