Archive for October 15th, 2011

A Nerd's Guide To New York City

Ahh NYC, the sprawling metropolis that inspired Metropolis, a gritty gothic landscape that inspired Gotham City, the home of X-Men, Ninja Turtles and Futurama's Planet Express. In honor of the New York Comic Con t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/15/a-nerds-guide-to-new-york-city/

Your Akira Cosplay Dreams Just Came True

If you are the ultimate Akira fan, and you have a thousand dollars burning a hole in your wallet, then this real life version of the red leather motorcycle jacket worn by Kaneda in the anime feature will soon become...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/15/your-akira-cosplay-dreams-just-came-true/

Emergency Beacon with Scrunchable Antenna Can be Sewn into Clothes

Getting lost may be getting harder to do with this new scrunchable, stretchable and water-resistant antenna that can be sewn into your clothes: It’s meant for life v...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/15/emergency-beacon-with-scrunchable-antenna-can-be-sewn-into-clothes/

Women Defy Biology to Not Give Birth on Halloween

Is it bad to be born on Halloween? After all, the holiday - which has been traced to have Pagan roots - is all about death and horror. So what's a pregnant woman who's due to give birth o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/15/women-defy-biology-to-not-give-birth-on-halloween/

Inflatable Alien

Inflatable Alien - $14.95 Are you lonely? Do you wish you had a intelligent life form to talk to? You need the Inflatable Alien from the NeatoShop. Everyone knows that little green men are excellent at dissecting proble...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/15/inflatable-alien/

Moving Eyeball on a Water Tower

(Video Link) Marcos Zotes projected an eyeball on the bottom of a water tower in Brooklyn. It's watching you ominously, like a long-legged alien striding over a conquered Earth. Flickr Set -via Nerdcorewater towe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/15/moving-eyeball-on-a-water-tower/

Hello Kitty Ghostbusters Proton Pack

Here's a great find at the New York City Comic Con by Caleb Goellner of Comics Alliance. It's a cyclotron of cuteness. LinkHello Kitty, proton packs, Ghostbusters, cosplay...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/15/hello-kitty-ghostbusters-proton-pack/

Egon Spengler Sculpture

I ain't afraid of no hyper-realistic sculptures of Egon Spengler. Are you? This incredible work of fan art was created by artist Carol Lyon, who has documented the process in one of his FaceBook photo galleries. L...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/15/egon-spengler-sculpture/

The Pump Action Slingshot Crossbow

(Video Link) We've featured slingshots by German CEO Jorg Sprave before, but this amazing pump-action slingshot was just too awesome to ignore. True, it might not fire machetes, circular blades or any of the other hor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/15/the-pump-action-slingshot-crossbow/

The Most Amazing Cat House Ever

(Video Link) It takes a true Harry Potter fan to commission a carpenter to build a nine foot tall cat house that looks just like the Weasley family Burrow. That and a crazy cat lady. Via BuzzFeedcats, videos, Har...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/15/the-most-amazing-cat-house-ever/

10 Things Your Body Can Do After Death

Last week, I told you about 10 Things You Can Do With Your Ashes, but if you want to read about some really creepy postmortem activities, be sure to check out Mental Floss' great article about 10 Things Your Body Can...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/15/10-things-your-body-can-do-after-death/

Animals Eating Pumpkins

(Video Link) Serious Eats may be a food blog, but like the rest of us, they have a serious soft spot for animals. That means every now and again the site has been known to create delightful YouTube lists of animals ea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/15/animals-eating-pumpkins/

T. Rex: Fatso?

Ah, T. Rex: Fierce ... ferocious ... fat? Paleontologist John R. Hutchinson and colleagues led the study that suggested that the king of dinosaur was way plumper than previousl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/15/t-rex-fatso/

That Was Awkward: First Date Ended in Jail

Did you ever have an awkward first date? Not like this, you didn't! Here's how a couple's first date ended up in the local jail: Florida police arrested two teenagers last w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/15/that-was-awkward-first-date-ended-in-jail/

Giant Fork Driven into a Car

Go ahead and call your insurance company. You now have a story that its employees will never forget. Actually, this is an ad in Nantes, France. It was made by the street theater company Royal de Luxe for IDM, a housewa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/15/giant-fork-driven-into-a-car/

Drilling a Square Hole

Ask any woodworker if he can drill a square hole, and he'd say that of course ... with a hollow square mortise chisel & bit. But that's kind of cheating: it's basically drilling...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/15/drilling-a-square-hole/

Mr. Potato Head Elvis Presley 68 Special

Mr. Potato Head Elvis Presley 68 Special - $19.95 Mr. Potato Head has returned and is ready for his big comeback performance, tour, and hopefully extended concert stay in Las Vegas.   For a limited time, however, he...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/15/mr-potato-head-elvis-presley-68-special/

Norway's Bridge to Nowhere

If Norway ever decides to remake The Dukes of Hazzard for their own country, this would be a good place to shoot scenes. And why not? There is a Swedish version. No, the bridge isn't actually out. The Sto...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/15/norways-bridge-to-nowhere/

This Week at Neatorama

Neatorama is experimenting with a new kind of post where your participation leads to constructive (and often fun) debates. Adrienne Crezo rounds up current controversial topics, with links to news stories and opinions fr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/15/this-week-at-neatorama-73/




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