Archive for October 4th, 2011

Albert Einstein Turns Ood

(Video Link) This great Doctor Who mini-episode premiered on the recently canned Doctor Who Confidential. It's not a full episode or anything, but it's pretty fun. Via Geekosystemtelevision, Doctor Who, shows, Albe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/04/albert-einstein-turns-ood/

10 Idiotic Things Being Sold On eBay Right Now

To be fair, I'm not entirely sure that a velvet painting of Admiral Ackbar belongs in an article titled "10 Crazy Pieces of Crap On eBay Right Now." Personally, I think it's pretty awesome. Even so, a lot of the othe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/04/10-idiotic-things-being-sold-on-ebay-right-now/

Make Your Own Nyan Cat Scarf

If you've ever wanted to make your own nyan cat scarf, now you can with the help of this pattern available for sale on Etsy. Of course, if you can't knit, you'll just have to deal with admiring this picture instead....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/04/make-your-own-nyan-cat-scard/

Did You Know Crows Can Count?

No, I'm not making a lame joke about the band Counting Crows. As it turns out, crows can recognize symbols used as numbers. A new study suggests that crows can recognize symbols that represent quantities of items. At...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/04/did-you-know-crows-can-count/

Arrested Development Fan Art

By now, I'm sure you've heard that Arrested Development will not only be getting made into a movie, but that they'll also be making a few more new episodes. To celebrate, enjoy this great collection of Arrested Devel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/04/arrested-development-fan-art/

A Collection of Weird Culinary Gadgets

Life has some great slideshows and their collection of weird culinary gadgets is no exception. Take this weird spinning spaghetti fork for example. Can someone tell me why we don't have one of these in the Neatoshop?...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/04/a-collection-of-weird-culinary-gadgets/

The TARDIS Duct Tape Purse

All you fashionable geek girls would be look great cruising the street with this cool duct tape TARDIS purse. While the creator doesn't have instructions, there are plenty of duct tape purse instructions online so fr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/04/the-tardis-duct-tape-purse/

6 Secret Operations Hidden All Around You

Los Angeles is a gorgeous city filled with movie stars and sunny beaches, right? As it turns out, the city is also loaded with oil rigs. You'd never know it though because the city carefully and cleverly conceals the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/04/6-secret-operations-hidden-all-around-you/

24 Seriously Awesome Fish Tanks

Fish tanks are usually judged solely by the variety of fish inside, but these unbelievably cool fish tanks would be amazing even without their underwater tenants. I particularly love the one on the top left that look...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/04/24-seriously-awesome-fish-tanks/

A Christmas Story Halloween Costume

I can't think of a single costume that works nearly as well for a one-legged woman (or that's so sexy) as this Christmas Story lamp costume. Link Via BoingBoingFunny, halloween, costumes, movies, christmas story,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/04/a-christmas-story-halloween-costume/

Pac-Man: The Musical

(Video Link) Everything about this short film by Random Encounters is great: the claymation, the sound effects, and most of all, the lyrics. I used to be sympathetic to the ghosts. But now, not so much. They get wha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/04/pac-man-the-musical/

Shoelace Sea Serpent

I adore the tiny public sculptures of Slinkachu, like this one called "Fantastic Voyage." The sea monster, I suspect, just wants to be friends. Link -via Super Punchslinkachu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/04/shoelace-sea-serpent/

Man Learns the Klingon Language, Finds That It Helps Him Overcome Dyslexia

Jonathan Brown of Milton Keynes, UK, has struggled with dyslexia for many years. But he's found that studying the Klingon language from Star Trek very helpful for coping with it: He explained how he has alway...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/04/man-learns-the-klingon-language-finds-that-it-helps-him-overcome-dyslexia/

Scrap Metal Ravage from Transformers

Alan Yang's scrap metal Ravage reflects the modern movies. The original Ravage from The Transformers was an audio cassette tape, which isn't quite old enough to be hip and retro. Now a Ravage that turned int...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/04/scrap-metal-ravage-from-transformers/

Triangular Letters

This is a triangular letter. During World War II, Russian soldiers folded their letters home in a way that required no envelope -it's actually quite easy. And it was also easy for censors to open and read them before...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/04/triangular-letters/

Stick Bomb

(YouTube link) They made a stick bomb with 1,000 popsicle sticks! As a bonus, we also get to see them "re-assemble" as the video plays in reverse. In case you'd like to try it yourself, Instructables has the directi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/04/stick-bomb/

Ski Trooper

Finnish photographer Vesa Lehtimäk captures amazing images of Star Wars LEGO minifigs in action. His winter scenes from the planet Hoth are particularly striking because the snow looks so realistic. Don't s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/04/ski-trooper/

When a Cemetery Becomes Chic

Atlas Obscura is running a series called the 31 Days of Halloween on their blog. One post tells how made-up ghost stories can lead to frightening real stories of graveyard shenanigans, as happened at London's fa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/04/when-a-cemetery-becomes-chic/

Brianna's Big Night

For the first time ever, Pinckney Community High School in Michigan crowned a homecoming queen they had to summon from the locker room. Brianna Amat received the title while wearing her football uniform, complete with sh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/04/briannas-big-night/

The Visible Tom Waits

It may not be anatomically correct, but you have to admit it's perfectly descriptive! This illustration is from UK artist Jim Lockey. Link -via Nag on the Lakeanatomy, illustration, Tom Waits...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/04/the-visible-tom-waits/

Driverless Car Doing Doughnuts

(YouTube link) Emergency crews responded to a report of a driverless car running amok in Wildwood, New Jersey on Sunday. Wildwood Fire Captain Chris D’Amico eventually stopped the vehicle. "I've never corralled a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/04/driverless-car-doing-doughnuts/

The Moral of Super Mario Bros.

Zac Gorman figured out what Mario is really all about. Link -via Laughing Squid mario, super mario, philosophy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/04/the-moral-of-super-mario-bros/

10 Best-Selling Books That Were Originally Rejected

Aspiring writers know how it is -those rejection slips just keep piling up. It can be discouraging. But that doesn't necessarily mean your book is bad. Some of the biggest selling books ever were published only...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/04/10-best-selling-books-that-were-originally-rejected/

Party Rock Anthem

(YouTube link) If you can dance while wearing a marching band uniform with a drum strapped to your belly, then the world is pretty much your oyster. In this video, the Ohio University Marching 110 perform "Party Roc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/04/party-rock-anthem/

Which Came First — The Chicken Or the Egg?

(Image credit: Flicker user "The Wanderer's Eye") by Alice Shirrell Kaswell, AIR staff Which came first — the chicken or the egg? The question has a reputation for being difficult, perhaps even impossible,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/04/which-came-first-the-chicken-or-the-egg/
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