Archive for October 7th, 2011

Working Lancer Rifle Made Out Of Legos

(YouTube Link) Office cubicle warfare just got a whole lot cooler. This LEGO replica of a Lancer Rifle, the type carried by the characters in the very popular Gears Of War video game franchise, is so well designed tha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/07/working-lancer-rifle-made-out-of-legos/

Ceramic Pots With Creepy Realistic Mouths

Don't worry, these pots won't bite, and once you plant something in them the chatter will stop, I promise. These creepy ceramic creations are the product of Ronit Baranga's sick imagination, and their realistic look...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/07/ceramic-pots-with-creepy-realistic-mouths/

Human Body Sponge Sculptures

At first glance, these sponge sculptures by Etienne Gros might make you blush, screaming things like "Not Safe For Work!" or "Kids, Look Away!" But they're sponges, people, not naked bodies, so don't start posting an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/07/human-body-sponge-sculptures/

Mummy Dearest Apron

Mummy Dearest Apron - $26.95 Does your dear Mummy need a new apron to preserve her clean clothes? Get her the Mummy Dearest Apron from the NeatoShop. This spooktacular Apron looks like a mummy's wrapping and is embroi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/07/mummy-dearest-apron/

AT-AT Dog Costume

Geek cred is obviously very important to dogs these days. Katie Mello made this AT-AT costume for her dog so that he'll be the coolest dog going trick-or-treating this year. Link -via Super Punch | Previously: A...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/07/at-at-dog-costume/

Paper Haunted House Silhouettes

With Halloween coming up, you can dec-horror-ate your haunted house with easy, do-it-yourself paper silhouettes! Craft magazine has instructions and PDFs available so you can sketch out the shapes or take them to a p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/07/paper-haunted-house-silhouettes/

Male Crickets Risk Lives to Let Females Go First

So as the cautious man (or my mother) says, "Safety first." However, for the male cricket--as gallant as he is--he'll risk his life for a lady friend. In danger, a male cricket will wait until his female partner dives i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/07/male-crickets-risk-lives-to-let-females-go-first/

Dumbbell Cutlery Turns Eating into Exercise

The Irish design firm Cheeky Shop came up this this great way to get into shape. Step 1: acquire a cheesecake. Step 2: get out this cutlery set. Step 3: eat! The knife and fork weigh 1 kilogram each and the spoon...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/07/dumb-bell-cutlery-turns-eating-into-exercise/

Beautiful Wooden Revolver Model

There's little information available at the Japanese-language website about this model. But from the pictures, it's clear that this is a precise model of the Nagant M1895 revolver, a handgun produced in vast number...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/07/articulated-wooden-revolver-model/

Back to the Future Model Train Set

(Video Link) YouTube user troopertrent made a model DeLorean like the one featured in Back to the Future Part III. In that movie Marty McFly and Doc Brown had to push the time machine with a steam engine tr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/07/back-to-the-future-model-train-set/

Laughing Stone

Yes, the stones have been laughing at you. No one else believes you, but I do. Look, that one is doing it right now! Link -via Spoon & Tamago | Sculpture and photo by Hirotoshi Itosculptures...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/07/laughing-stone/

Tokyoflash Treasure Hunt #18 Winners

Last week, we ran a neat treasure hunt with the good folks of Tokyoflash (answer page here). Today, let's announce the lucky winners. Congratulations to: Vekven who wo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/07/tokyoflash-treasure-hunt-18-winners/

Extreme Jacuzzing

Are you serious about using your jacuzzi? Are you ready to take it to the max, or do you just use it to relax? If the latter, then you're definitely not ready to participate in the sport of extreme jacuzzing, which i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/07/extreme-jacuzzing/

The Cast of The Princess Bride Reunites

video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player The movie The Princess Bride is twenty-four year old, but it endures in pop culture, which often makes use of its more famous scenes and lines. In the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/07/the-cast-of-the-princess-bride-reunites/

France Bans Ketchup in School

You say catsup, I say ketchup ... but the French say it's simply banned. That's right, if you love ketchup in France, and you're in school, then you're out of luck. In an effo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/07/france-bans-ketchup-in-school/

17 Vowel-Free Words Acceptable in ‘Words With Friends’

Words with Friends is a popular game for your smart phone or iPad. I don't know how well these words would go over in Scrabble (probably not at all), but they will work when you play with your iPhone/Andriod-toting frien...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/07/17-vowel-free-words-acceptable-in-words-with-friends/

Parents of a Certain Age

I was almost 40 when my youngest child was born. Being an older mom isn't easy, but I personally have nothing to compare it to. New York Magazine has an extensive article on the growing number of women in their 50s and 6...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/07/parents-of-a-certain-age/

Double Trouble

(YouTube link)Simon's Cat teaches a kitten what's what. It's not at all simple, as anyone with more than one cat knows already.Cat, Simon Tofield, animation, Simons cat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/07/double-trouble/

Who Embodied Evil Before Hitler?

My daughter is studying governments and needed some examples of dictators. A Google search led her to say, "Boy, everybody hates Hitler!" I gave her more examples, but they were all from the past 100 years. Before World...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/07/who-embodied-evil-before-hitler/

Deep Fried Poutine

My first reaction to this headline was "Aren't french fries already deep fried?" I guess that's no barrier to deep-frying them again. In this recipe, the poutine (french fries, cheese curds, and gravy) are stuff...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/07/deep-fried-poutine/

Don't Hold Back, Just Push Things Forward

(vimeo link) How many different songs can you include in a mashup and make it sound good? Chris from Ithaca Audio proves that if you know what you're doing, the answer is "all of them." The tune is available as a fr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/07/dont-hold-back-just-push-things-forward/

Starry Night is Everywhere!

Starry Night is a painting by Vincent Van Gogh that has proved to be an enduring iconic image. Painted in 1888, the scene shows a night sky filled with stars swirling over the French countryside, which inclu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/07/starry-night-is-everywhere/

Miniature Tire Swing

Phil Jones got playful when he saw this little tree. It needed a tire swing for outdoor fun, so he took one off of a toy car. Link -via Boing Boing | Photo: Alexis Jonesswings...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/07/miniature-tire-swing/
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