Archive for October 13th, 2011

Music Typewriter

Behold the neatest typewriter you'll see today: the Keaton Music Typewriter that types musical notes on blank sheet music. The typewriter is so rare that less than a dozen are believed to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/13/music-typewriter/

The Cycle of Life is a Beautiful Thing

Behold nature and its wonders! Tobias Lunchbreath understands that true happiness lies in the Oreo-fueled cycle of life. Link -via Ace of Spades HQtobias lunchbreath...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/13/the-cycle-of-life-is-a-beautiful-thing/

The Most Amazing Opera Stages in the World

Every two years, the Bregenzer Performing Arts Festival in Austria constructs an enormous floating stage that looks like anything other than an opera stage. Past designs include human heads, steam engines, and ice-co...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/13/the-most-amazing-opera-stages-in-the-world/

Black Death's Genetic Code Reconstructed

Remember Black Death? You know, the medieval plague that swept across Europe and killed off about half of that continent's population? Well, it's back ... at least in genetic form th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/13/black-deaths-genetic-code-reconstructed/

The 10 Worst Comic to Screen Adaptations

(Video Link) Eventually, I'm going to get around to seeing the new Green Lantern movie. Yes, I've heard that it's terrible, and I never had any expectations that it would be good. But I was born a DC man and I'll di...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/13/the-10-worst-comic-to-screen-adaptations/

This Drawing Consists of a Single Line

Just one. That's it. Chan Hwee Chong made this and other single line drawings, all in spirals, for a Faber Castell ad campaign. At the link, you can watch a video showing how he does it. It's amazing. http://ww...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/13/this-drawing-consists-of-a-single-line/

Chewbacca Burger

Normally I find Wookiees to be too gamey for my taste. Like harsh venison. But this Chewburger by Charlton Yu looks mild enough. Link -via That's Nerdalicious!Star Wars, chewbacca, hamburgers...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/13/chewbacca-burger/

Mexico: Home to the World's Most Dangerous Drivers?

Think that the guy driving next to you on the I-95 is bad? Well, he's Mr. Good Driver compared to the lawless drivers of Mexico. Here's a scary statistics from The Economist:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/13/mexico-home-to-the-worlds-most-dangerous-drivers/

Every Time the Doctor Regenerated

(Video Link) The Doctor of Doctor Who is effectively immortal. On those rare occasions when he dies, he regenerates into a new form, often with a new personality. It's a fine time to switch actors, which is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/13/every-time-the-doctor-regenerated/

Family Trapped in Corn Maze Called 911

I *always* get lost in those Halloween corn mazes, but never that lost that I had to call for help. That's what a family did after getting lost inside a 7-acre Salem, Massachusetts,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/13/family-trapped-in-corn-maze-called-911/

Bhutan Royal Wedding

Move over, Will and Kate! In a dazzling ceremony, which made the Western tradition of white wedding dress look quite boring (I mean, come on, just take a look at those shoes!), the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/13/bhutan-royal-wedding/

The Fantasy World Map

Many of these places have been mapped, but now we get the big picture, from Dan Meth. I had no idea Oz was so close to Middle Earth! Frodo would have made sure Dorothy got home safely. Link -via Geeks Are Sexyfiction...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/13/the-fantasy-world-map/

Macaroni & Cheese Air Freshener

Macaroni & Cheese Air Freshener - $2.95 Does your daily commute have you on edge? You need the Macaroni & Cheese Air Freshener from the NeatoShop. Nothing calms road rage like the smell of comfort food. Macaro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/13/macaroni-cheese-air-freshener/

Hamster Racer

If you feel bad about your hamster's efforts to run in the hamster wheel without getting anywhere, you might want to get him a car. It can run in place, on the floor, or on a track, and the wheel is detachable, in ca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/13/hamster-racer/

Cat and Hair Dryer

(YouTube link) Most cats run for their lives when a hair dryer is on, but, like cats and vacuum cleaners, there are exceptions. This kitty wants to catch the air stream! -via Cynical-CCat, hair dryer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/13/cat-and-hair-dryer/

Relatively Portal

Relativity Portal is a mashup of M.C. Escher's work Relativity and the video game Portal, by DeviantArt member linkitch. Link -via Boing Boing It's is part of a collection of masterpieces mashed up with video game...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/13/relatively-portal/

Monkeys Grooming Other Animals

We've all seen pictures of monkeys grooming each other. At first glance, it appears that it's a tradeoff -you groom me, I'll groom you. But monkeys will groom cats, pigs, deer, all kinds of fur! It may be a habit, or...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/13/monkeys-grooming-other-animals/

The Five Most Annoying Sections of Video Games

If you play a lot of different video games (and I know a lot of you do), you may have noticed a trend of frustrating sequences in many of them. Who here loves escort missions? Raise your hand. And naturally I’m sta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/13/the-five-most-annoying-sections-of-video-games/

Fake English

(YouTube link) The dialogue in this short film may sound like English, but it is mostly fake. Commenters who've taken English as a second language say this is what our language sounds like to those who don'...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/13/fake-english/

What Is It? game 197

It's time for our collaboration with the always fascinating What Is It? Blog. Can you guess what the pictured item is? Place your guess in the comment section below. One guess per comment, please, though you c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/13/what-is-it-game-197/

The 10 Weirdest Things You Can Do With Your Ashes

The only certain things in life are death and taxes, and since taxes will never be fun, you might as well try to make your death into something a little entertaining. While most people are laid to rest in a coffin, burie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/13/the-10-weirdest-things-you-can-do-with-your-ashes/

18 Cool Exampes Of Long-Exposure Photography

I don't know about you guys, but I love photos that incorporate long exposure techniques, although I don't have nearly enough patience to ever try them on my own. That being said, WebUrbanist has an awesome collectio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/13/18-cool-exampes-of-long-exposure-photography/

Star Wars Alphabet

Have you ever wished you could write a letter using your favorite Star Wars characters? Well, thanks to the artwork of Fabian Gonzalez you can. Now if only someone could make this a font that could be used on your co...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/13/star-wars-alphabet-2/

5 Safety Measures That Don' Make You Safer

Helmets, anti-lock brakes, sunscreen -they all seem like they should make us so much safer and healthier, but as it turns out, they can actually put us in more danger, largely because we take our safety for granted o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/13/5-safety-measures-that-don-make-you-safer/

Eyeliner Skull Costume

Don't have a lot of money but still want to have a fearsome Halloween costume? If you have the art skills you can always try making your own skull face painting like this one by Redditor Fakeproject. Link Via BoingB...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/13/eyeliner-skull-costume/

Angry Birds In Real Life

Admit it, we've all wondered what kind of birds the angry birds actually are. Finally, someone has caught pictures of the animals in their wild habitats where it is a lot easier to tell their actual species. Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/13/angry-birds-in-real-life/






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