Archive for October 9th, 2011

The Ultimate Geek Tattoo

We've featured tons of geeky tattoos before, but never has one incorporated so many references in one delightful character design. Can you name them all? LinkArt, tattoos, anime, video games, characters, geeky...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/09/the-ultimate-geek-tattoo/

Kitty Leads Someone To Save Her Kittens

A kitty in the UK was hit by a car and brought to an animal shelter, but released to the area she was found shortly after, since vets realized she had just had a litter of kittens. Right after she was released, she s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/09/kitty-leads-someone-to-save-her-kittens/

16 Things You Probably Shouldn't Smell Like

Gentlemen, sometimes it takes a woman's perspective to make these things clear, so here goes: we do not find the smell of fat electricians sexy. Maybe some wives of fat electricians do, but probably not even all of t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/09/16-things-you-probably-shouldnt-smell-like/

Self-Cleaning Fabric

Are you a messy eater? Is ketchup for whatever reason incredibly attracted to the front of your t-shirts? University of California, Davis is working on a solution that could be designed just for you; a fabric that kills...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/09/self-cleaning-fabric/

Monsters As Flappers

Some of the most popular Halloween costumes are monsters and flappers, so if you are a female that already is a monster, a flapper is a natural costume choice. Artist Jeffery Thomas has a great collection of a variet...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/09/monsters-as-flappers/

Art Created From Bacteria

Over at Neatorama, we have a lot of scientific-minded readers, many of whom aren't particularly impressed with some of the art projects we post here. Hopefully this microbial art will be an exception though as it tak...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/09/art-created-from-bacteria/

World's Largest Shopping Mall is Empty

When the New South China Mall opened in 2006, it was marked as another wonder of the world for China and the world's largest mall. Today, it has an occupancy rate of only 2%. “Sometimes tour groups come here f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/09/worlds-largest-shopping-mall-is-empty/

Newest Japanese Beauty Fad: Crooked Teeth

Can't get a girlfriend or a find a spouse? Maybe you're too perfect. That's the logic behind this strange Japanese fad of getting yourself some crooked teeth:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/09/newest-japanese-beauty-fad-crooked-teeth/

Glow In The Dark Flying Piggy

Glow I Glow In The Dark Flying Piggy - $2.45 Are you a over-ambitious dreamer? Do you scoff at the impossible? Forget falling asleep under ordinary glow in the dark stars. You need the Glow In The Dark Flying Piggy fro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/09/glow-in-the-dark-flying-piggy/

Hawaiian Dollars

Immediately after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, US officials were worried about a Japanese invasion and occupation of those islands. One particular concern was the disposition of US currenc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/09/hawaiian-dollars/

Everything Is A Remix: The Matrix

Love The Matrix but wonder where you've seen those action moves before? Everything Is A Remix (previously on Neatorama) is back, and this time it has Neo, Morpheus, Trinity a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/09/everything-is-a-remix-the-matrix/

USPS Rescue Plan: More Junk Mail!

The US Postal Service is like a damsel in distress. Severe distress. The rise of email and the Great Recession, coupled with bad management and its high labor (and labor's retirement)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/09/usps-rescue-plan-more-junk-mail/

Bubble Tank

This fishbowl was designed by glassblower Richard Bell. It makes me nervous. Does it make you nervous? I wonder if the fish is nervous. The ‘Bubble Tank Project’ is a series hand-blown glass bowls which have bee...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/09/bubble-tank/

20 Things You Didn't Know About... Fire

In the October issue of Discover magazine, LeeAundra Keany tells us that a bonfire is "basically a tree running in reverse," and other interesting facts. 1  Fire is an event, not a thing. Heating wood or other fuel rel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/09/20-things-you-didnt-know-about-fire/

Google Bus Brings Internet to Rural India

We've got Books on Wheels, so why not the Internet on Wheels? Here comes the Google Internet Bus, a free, mobile cybercafe that roams the backroads of India, bringing the joy of the In...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/09/google-bus-brings-internet-to-rural-india/

Shark-Infested Golf Course

Hey caddy, my ball went into the water. Be a good sport and go in and get it, would you? Well, maybe not at the Carbrook Golf Club in Brisbane, Australia, where half a dozen bullsharks live in the lake. They took...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/09/shark-infested-golf-course/

Johnny Depp Will Star As Dr. Seuss

Do you love Johnny Depp movies? Do you love Dr. Seuss? Well then, I assume you'll be lining up to go see the new Seuss biopic being produced by Mr. Depp that will also star -Johnny Depp. Personally, while I love the a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/09/johnny-depp-will-star-as-dr-seuss/

10 Expensive Celebrity Body Parts

You probably already know that a lot of celebrities are vain, but it's hard to tell just how self-obsessed some people are until you learn how much they are willing to insure their own bod parts for. Mariah Carey, for ex...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/09/10-expensive-celebrity-body-parts/

How U.S. Cities Stack Up To Other Countries

Have you ever wondered how your city's economy would compare to a small country? Well, if you happen to live in one of America's larger cities, you can now find out thanks to this fascinating article on The Atlantic*...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/09/how-u-s-cities-stack-up-to-other-countries/

Dessert Disguised As Breakfast

Fans of traditional English breakfasts can certainly appreciate just how delicious this one looks. There's just one problem -this is actually an elaborately disguised dessert platter. The beans are white chocolate c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/09/dessert-disguised-as-breakfast/

Messed Up Ticket Leads To Big Winnings

Usually, clerk errors are not good things. Even if it is an error in our favor, the best we can hope for is a free grocery item turning up in our bag. But for one woman in Georgia, a clerk's error ended up resulting in a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/09/messed-up-ticket-leads-to-big-winnings/

The Bank of Fat

Got liposuction? Don't just throw away the fat ... you may need it later! Giving new meaning to the phrase recycle, repurpose, reuse, a Seminole County plastic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/09/the-bank-of-fat/

Rider on the Storm

In 1959, Marine Corps pilot William Rankin was cruising at nine miles above the earth in an F-8 Crusader combat jet when something went wrong and he had to eject. Between him and the ground was a big, black storm. After...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/09/rider-on-the-storm/

Horton Hears The Call of Cthulhu

Before your little tyke rolls his first insanity check, he needs to know what he's getting into. Thankfully, Dr. Seuss (or deviantART user DrFaustusAU) made a shortened version of H.P. Lovecraft's "The Call of Cthulh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/09/horton-hears-the-call-of-cthulhu/

Space Farm 7

Seven farms across the country are sporting NASA-themed corn mazes this year, as part of NASA's Space Farm 7 project. It's an educational project, as these farms host fall festivals open to the public, and a celebrat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/09/space-farm-7/

What a Bargain!

I'll take two! This was on Neatorama's Facebook page. Linksign, silly, math, price...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/09/what-a-bargain/

Doomed Skull Shot Glass

Doomed Skull Shot Glass - $9.95 Don't be doomed to a life of drinking out of pedestrian glassware. Get the Doomed Skull Shot Glass from the NeatoShop. This gruesome glass was inspired by the Mayan Crystal Skull of Doom....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/09/doomed-skull-shot-glass/

A Colorful Rainbow Of Food

Photographer and designer Henry Hargreaves really likes to play with his food! From his font made out of bacon to mosaic pictures made out of burned toast to this, his most recent fun with food project-piles of food...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/09/a-colorful-rainbow-of-food/

Before LOLCats There Were Action Cats!

(Video Link via Hulu) This commercial parody from Saturday Night Live in the early 1990s paved the way for future kittie videos to take the interwebs by storm, and it's an ad for a  fake product I'd actually like to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/09/before-lolcats-there-were-action-cats/

Street Sweeper Simulation Is The Epic Fail Of Video Games

Who knew that driving a street sweeper all over town, cleaning streets and stuff, wouldn't make for a good video game? Probably everyone who has ever played a video game and doesn't work as a street sweeper. Heck, I'...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/09/street-sweeper-simulation-is-the-epic-fail-of-video-games/




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