Archive for September 23rd, 2011

Creepy Face Changing 3D Software

(Vimeo Link) Have you ever wanted to look like Michael Jackson but can't afford all that expensive plastic surgery? No? Well, me neither, but Arturo Castro's "real time face-swapping technology" looks pretty cool, e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/23/creepy-face-changing-3d-software/

Risk Gets A Metal Gear Solid Makeover

The board game Risk has been around since 1957, so it's not surprising that it's had some face lifts over the years to bring in new players and appeal to younger audiences. But are Metal Gear Solid fans going to put...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/23/risk-gets-a-metal-gear-solid-makeover/

Mark Twain's Second Life

Mark Twain was a ramblin' man, and was so intent on living life to the fullest that he was brought back from the dead and lived another hundred years, according to Michael Kupperman, who selflessly agreed to illustra...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/23/mark-twains-second-life/

The End of TV

Part truth, part REM tribute... very well done and worth watching....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/23/the-end-of-tv/

Lightsaber Hand Rails Rock Trains In Tokyo

The daily commute got a lot more interesting recently when life sized lightsaber hand rails that actually light up were installed in Tokyo trains to promote the Star Wars: The Complete Saga DVD release. If they'd...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/23/lightsaber-hand-rails-rock-trains-in-tokyo/

Adorably Weird Russian Dolls

DeviantArt user Santani creates unbelievably cool fantasy creatures with fabric, clay and fur. The designs are simply amazing and incredibly realistic even though the creatures are obviously imaginary. Link Via Bu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/23/adorably-weird-russian-dolls/

Shrimp Scapmi Scarf Is Not So Yummy

Shrimp scampi is yummy, but woven scampi -not so much.Even so, it's certainly cute, unique and it would be a smash when worn to a dinner party. Link Via CraftZineCute, knitting, shrimp, scarves, scampi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/23/shrimp-scapmi-scarf-is-not-so-yummy/

Moms Hate Schweddy Balls

I don't know about you guys, but I cracked up when I learned that Ben & Jerry's was going to be releasing a Schweddy Balls flavor. But apparently some people aren't amused. The folks at One Million Moms, which is af...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/23/moms-hate-schweddy-balls/

Solar-Powered Water Dispenser

With waterborne illnesses affecting 40 million Indians each year, Sarvarjal has targeted a way to meet the need for clean water. The water "ATMs" are solar powered and franchised throughout villages. A liter of water...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/23/solar-powered-water-dispenser/

For Those That Like What They See

The Facebook bra is a great way to boost your self confidence or a great way to show your lady that you like what she's packing. Link Via BuzzFeedFunny, Paint, Facebook, bras, like, boobs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/23/for-those-that-like-what-they-see/

Root Sculptures by Kim Sun Hyuk

Though they're not real plant roots but these metal "root sculptures" by Kim Sun Hyuk are still pretty awesome: Link - via Collosal sculpture, Kim Sun Hyuk, root...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/23/root-sculptures-by-kim-sun-hyuk/

Bald Baby Penguin

The parents of a newborn penguin at an aquarium in China rejected him, probably for being unusually devoid of feathers. But caretakers nursed him to good health and brought him back into the colony: The aquarium set u...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/23/bald-baby-penguin/

Making Vacation Photos Fun with Ewoks

Photo: Anthony Herrera How can you make your vacation photos more interesting? Just add Ewok. That's what geeky dad Anthony Herrera did when he took his kids to the Sequoia Natio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/23/making-vacation-photos-fun-with-ewoks/

Chocolate Covered Deep Fried Triple Double Oreos

Nick of Dude Foods has made Oreos even more Oreawesome! He took triple stacked double Oreos and dipped them in chocolate. Then, like any sensible chef, he deep fried them. Because anything can be de...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/23/chocolate-covered-deep-fried-triple-double-oreos/

Zardoz Dog Costume

What? You think that your dog is entitled to some dignity? Bah! He should be dressed up like Sean Connery from the weird 1974 science fiction movie Zardoz. That's what Dave Shumka's wife did with their dog G...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/23/zardoz-dog-costume/

Winter is Coming, So Take a Jacket

And make sure that there's an ice scraper in your car, because Ned Stark's forecasts are usually spot-on. If you know the artist responsible for this marvelous Game of Thrones image, let me know in the co...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/23/winter-is-coming-so-take-a-jacket/

The Breast Milk Diet

Making the rounds on the Net today is the adventure of a man who's trying to survive on a diet consisting solely of his wife's breast milk. Here's what happened:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/23/the-breast-milk-diet/

Celebrities As Russian Generals

I was surprised when I learned just how well Bill Murray could pull off the look of an 1800's Russian general. But he's not the only celebrity that looks right in the role. Replaceface features an array of modern cel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/23/celebrities-as-russian-generals/

The Sad Story of Ota Benga

Fifty years after slavery was abolished, the Bronx Zoo had an exhibit in which they displayed a man in a cage. His name was Ota Benga, a member of a pygmy Mbuti tribe from the Belgian Congo. Ota Benga's life was tragic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/23/the-sad-story-of-ota-benga/

UARS Satellite Tumbling Back to Earth

No, that's not a meteor or an alien spaceship - that's an image of the falling NASA satellite UARS, captured by amateur astronomer Thierry Legault: The six-tonne, 20-year-...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/23/uars-satellite-tumbling-back-to-earth/

Why Communications Major is So Popular in College

Soooo ... that is what "communication studies" is all about. No wonder it's such a popular major in college! Via CollegeHumor communication studies, beer keg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/23/why-communications-major-is-so-popular-in-college/

The Dr. Fox Lecture

(YouTube link) You know what they say... if you can't dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with BS. From the YouTube page: In 1970 three American researchers, John E. Ware, Donald H. Naftulin and Frank A. Donne...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/23/the-dr-fox-lecture/

Spooky Corks: Wine Bottle Stoppers for Your Halloween Party

Spooky Corks (Set of 3) - $24.95 Here are the perfect Halloween item for your favorite wine lover: the Spooky Corks wine bottle stoppers exclusively from the NeatoShop....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/23/spooky-corks-wine-bottle-stoppers-for-your-halloween-party/

The IKEA Effect

Marketing lore and common sense tells us we value the things we make more than the things we buy already made. That even holds true when we assemble things from a kit, according to research published in the Journal o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/23/the-ikea-effect/

Scopitone: the Visual Jukebox of the '60s

In the 1960s, music videos were shown in coin-operated machines from a French company called Scopitone. Strange and somewhat exotic visuals were added to pop songs to draw viewers to the machines, which were introduc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/23/scopitone-the-visual-jukebox-of-the-60s/

Zombie Yoga

(vimeo link) Now you know why zombies always walk so stiff -they're just out of shape! -via the Presurferyoga, zombies, Ad...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/23/zombie-yoga/

Obama Campaign Email Subject or Message From My Aunt?

If you are on Barack Obama's email list, you may have noticed the weirdly personal subject lines. Jason English has, and made a quiz about it. Some of the lines are actual presidential email subjects, and some are fr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/23/obama-campaign-email-subject-or-message-from-my-aunt/

Hothouse Earth

The earth saw a mysterious episode of global warming 56 million years ago due to a surge of carbon into the atmosphere. Animals could walk from continent to continent and never see ice. That period is called PETM, or the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/23/hothouse-earth/

Twilight Zone San Francisco

(YouTube link) A 9 to 5 office worker calls in sick and thinks he will have the city to himself during business hours. He is surprised to find that he's in the minority. Reaction to this video is that this happens i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/23/twilight-zone-san-francisco/

Nuts & Bolts: The Skinny on Your Favorite Cocktail Treats

PECANS The All-American Nut (Image credit: Markus Brunner, Germany)With more than 80% of the world's output produced in the United States, pecans have been an American favorite since the days of Geo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/23/nuts-bolts-the-skinny-on-your-favorite-cocktail-treats/




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