Archive for October 12th, 2011

Beautiful Photos of Animals’ Eyes

Suren Manvelyan, Nylus Crocodile, 2011 A couple of years ago, Armenian photographer Suren Manvelyan was a bit of an Internet sensation... even if only behind-the-scenes. His macro photo collection, "Your Beau...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/12/beautiful-photos-of-animals-eyes/

Cross-Legged Chair

The Cross-Legged Chair by Vladimir Tsesler sure has nice legs! Via Design Milk chair, Vladimir Tsesler...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/12/cross-legged-chair/

Double Waterfall Flaming Cocktail

(Video Link) I don't care what it tastes like. I just want to see this bartender in action! This video shows a man setting a Mexican coffee (a type of cocktail) on fire and then pouring the flaming liquid in and ou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/12/double-waterfall-flaming-cocktail/

Stitched Head Necklace

You'd lose your head if it wasn't stitched on. Thankfully, Kerri McAlprin has solved that problem with this clever necklace. Link -via The Mary Sueetsy, necklaces...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/12/stitched-head-necklace/

Can a Venus Flytrap Digest Human Flesh?

At some point in our lives, each of us has wondered if a sufficiently large venus flytrap could eat us. Also, is there one lurking nearby? Can they fly or teleport at will? Barry White, a scientist (specifically, an astr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/12/can-a-venus-flytrap-digest-human-flesh/

Voltron Fan Film Justifies Immediate Reboot of the Series Using All of Hollywood's Resources

(Video Link) Yes. Let it be done. It is time for Voltron, the Defender of the Far Universe, to return to the screen. Hollywood: our supply of romantic comedies is quite adequate, thank you very much. Now devo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/12/voltron-fan-film-justifies-immediate-reboot-of-the-series-using-all-of-hollywoods-resources/

When You Need to Get Out Right Now, Use the Ejection Seat Office Chair

Your TPS reports are overdue, and you've got eight different bosses giving you contradictory instructions and telling you how much you've screwed up. It's time to get out, fast! This office chair, made from a real ej...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/12/when-you-need-to-get-out-right-now-use-the-ejection-seat-office-chair/

Pikachu Sunrise

Photo: Luis Argerich - via Buzzfeed First it was Sunsquatch, now Pikachu sunrise! Argentinian photographer Luis Argerich took this photo of an unusual sunrise over R...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/12/pikachu-sunrise/

There's an Appified Fridge For That!

If NeatoShop's zany selection of refrigerator magnets is too low-tech of a way to leave notes for your loved ones, there's an app for that! Behold the Samsung's Appified Refri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/12/theres-an-appified-fridge-for-that/

Amazing Paintings On Feathers

Face it, most of us would sooner throw away bird feathers before we ever considered using them for an art project. Fortunately, artist Ian Davey is not like the rest of us and he has taken to using swan feathers as c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/12/amazing-paintings-on-feathers/

Street Fighter: The Shoe

Projects like this make me wish I was a better artist, but alas, I think the best hand-painted design I'd be able to come up with would be a smiley face. Oh well, at least us non-artist types can still appreciate loo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/12/street-fighter-the-shoe/

Songs That Have Been Ruined By Movie Montages

There was a time when you couldn't make a Hollywood film without some sort of montage that moved the action along, covered the passage of time in a couple of minutes, and featured a song the producers hoped will become a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/12/songs-that-have-been-ruined-by-movie-montages/

A Lannister Always Spays His Pets

Jeff Wysaski printed up a public service announcement based on the HBO series Game of Thrones. It was posted at a veterinary office. Look how healthy his dire wolf is! See it full size at Pleated Jeans. Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/12/a-lannister-always-spays-his-pets/

Posters For The Arrested Development Movie

Now that the Arrested Development movie is official, it's time to start thinking of a poster design. While they could go with some serious designs, I think these funny ones on BuzzFeed would be a lot more appropriate...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/12/posters-for-the-arrested-development-movie/

Chihuahua Vs. English Mastiff

(Video Link) You'd think the mastiff would fare better, but sometimes being big is both a blessing and a curse. Via BuzzFeedFunny, videos, animals, dogs, pets...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/12/chihuahua-vs-english-mastiff/

Adorable, Inspiring Images of Disabled Pets

A lot of people shy away from adopting special needs animals, but these pets can often provide a whole new level of companionship that most people will never experience. Photographer Carli Davidson knows just how spe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/12/adorable-inspiring-images-of-disabled-pets/

Pedestrian Signals From Around The World

This week Der Spiegel has an article commemorating the 50th anniversary of the introduction of pedestrian Don't Walk/Walk signals to East Germany. The hat became the trademark of East German pedestrian crossi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/12/pedestrian-signals-from-around-the-world/

Human Hair Embroidery

Well, why let cats have all the fun? Colombian artist Zaira Pulido creates her embroidery art using long strands of human hair: Bogota-based Zaira Pulido has been...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/12/human-hair-embroidery/

Kraken or Krakpot?

Of all invertebrates, the octopus is considered the most intelligent, and sadly, rather underrated. They've been caught on video wrestling sharks to death like sea-dwelling honey badgers, using tools and opening twist-c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/12/kraken-or-krakpot/

Messy Handwriting Foils Bank Robbery

Here's one person who wishes now that he'd practiced his handwriting like his elementary teachers wanted him to. Thomas J. Love went to a bank in New Castle, Delaware, with a plan to rob it. He handed the clerk a note wr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/12/messy-handwriting-foils-bank-robbery/

50/50 Savings Bank

50/50 Savings Bank - $19.95 Are you having trouble deciding how much to save for something responsible versus something fun? You need the 50/50 Savings Bank from the NeatoShop. Life is so much more fun when you let fa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/12/5050-savings-bank/

Marge Simpson in Banana

Doesn't Marge look lovely? Japanese artist y_yamaden carved her likeness in a banana. Link -via Laughing Squidbanana, sculpture, The Simpsons, carving...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/12/marge-simpson-in-banana/

The Bug Circus Generator

(YouTube link) This ad shows how efficient Snapdragon processors are by inferring that they can be powered by insects. And if you care about cruelty to bugs, you should know that the actual circus acts are special e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/12/the-bug-circus-generator/

7 Churches Devoured by Lava

Seven churches devoured by lava? Maybe someone is trying to tell them something! No, actually many more homes and businesses are devoured by lava, but churches are built to last forever, so often we still ha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/12/7-churches-devoured-by-lava/

Head on Brain in Brain

by Marc Abrahams, Improbable Research staffLeft: Henry Head, in a photograph taken in 1914 or in some other year, the documentation being unclear.Nowadays not many people read Brain on Head in Brain. That could...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/12/head-on-brain-in-brain/

Gumbasia

(YouTube link) Gumbasia was Art Clokey's first film, made in 1955 at the University of Southern California. It was a parody of Disney's Fantasia, using stop-motion clay figures. This short film led...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/12/gumbasia/

Bank Robber Stops for Lunch Nearby

The Wells Fargo Bank in Yuma, Arizona was robbed on Saturday. The alleged robber, 56-year-old Henry Elmer, "fled the scene" and went all the way across the parking lot before he stopped for a pizza and a beer....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/12/bank-robber-stops-for-lunch-nearby/

The True Origins of Pizza

(YouTube link) This video is an ad for the Korean chain Mr. Pizza. Viewers said this must be a product of a US agency, as Korean advertising is rarely humorous or self-deprecating. It seems they are right. http://ww...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/12/the-true-origins-of-pizza/

The Seven Deadly Keys

The seven deadly sins, as illustrated by the keys on your keyboard. And why not? Many of us live our lives through a keyboard! By Christiann MacAuley at Sticky Comics. Link -via The Dailykeyboard, sins, seven deadly...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/12/the-seven-deadly-keys/

Google Celebrates Art Clokey’s Birthday

Animation pioneer Art Clokey was born 90 years ago today. Clokey gave us Gumby and Pokey and later Davey and Golliath. In honor of the occasion, Google has an animated Gumby-themed doodle. The Gumb...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/12/google-celebrates-art-clokeys-birthday/




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