Archive for October 22nd, 2011

Cheese: The Most Stolen Food in the World

I would've guessed candy or liquor, but no. The most frequently stolen food on Earth is actually cheese: Almost four percent of the world's cheese supply ends up stolen,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/22/cheese-the-most-stolen-food-in-the-world/

Sweaters for Penguins

Two weeks ago, there was a terrible oil spill off the coast of New Zealand. Skeinz, a yarn store in that country, responding by asking people to knit little sweaters for penguins who have been harmed by the oil. So m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/22/sweaters-for-penguins-2/

HoloDesk

Helloooo HoloDesk! Take a look at this nifty new Kinect-powered gadget from Microsoft that lets you manipulate 3-D virtual images with your hands. From Steve Clayton of Next at Microsoft...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/22/holodesk/

What's a Better Predictor of Achievement than Intelligence, Grades, or Personality?

The answer is hope. That's right: a study led by Psychologist Alex Wood of University of Manchester has revealed that hope trumps general intelligence, personality and even previous aca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/22/whats-a-better-predictor-of-achievement-than-intelligence-grades-or-personality/

Does Facebook Make Your Brain Bigger?

Maybe. Parts of your brain, anyhow. According to new research, those who are most active in social media have larger brain parts than others (even when compared to those who are social...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/22/does-facebook-make-your-brain-bigger/

Stitchwork Optimus Prime Actually Transforms

Optimus Prime is the Chosen One, and into him shall be stitched the Matrix of Leadership. Lord Libidan made this Optimus Prime model using plastic canvas. Thanks to his clever use of magnets, it actually transforms. L...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/22/stitchwork-optimus-prime-actually-transforms/

Scientists Develop the Most Relaxing Tune

Sound therapists and stress specialists worked with the band Marconi Union to develop "Weightless", the most relaxing song ever: Weightless works by using specific rhythms, tones, frequencies and intervals to relax th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/22/scientists-develop-the-most-relaxing-tune/

Freudian Slip

For Halloween last year, redditor cakes1todough1 wore a Freudian slip. Get it? The symbolic decapitation represents.... Link -via Copyranter | Previously: Freudian Slipperscostumes, freud...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/22/freudian-slip/

Why You Should Never Wake Up Sleeping Zombie

deviantART user Shira-chan showed us why we should NEVER wake up Sleeping Zombie. Check out the conclusion at her Twisted Fairy Tale page: Link - via ZombieSlam See also: Zombie Sho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/22/why-you-should-never-wake-up-sleeping-zombie/

Bebop Taxidermied Boar Head

If you already have the parts and you've always wanted a real life Bebop doll, then why not go ahead and convert your taxidermied boar head like Darick Maasen did? http://www.darickmaasen.com/portfolio/artwork/ Vi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/22/bebop-taxidermied-boar-head/

Super Realistic Disney Princesses

Finnish graphic design student Jirka Väätäinen has recently been turning Disney princesses into realistic looking drawings of women. The results are stunning, even if Jasmine looks a little too much like...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/22/super-realistic-disney-princesses/

When Slipper Sizing Goes Wrong

We all know just how important decimal points are, but just in case you need a reminder, just check out this guy's custom made slipper. Because his feet are slightly uneven, Tom Boddingham ordered them from a custom s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/22/when-slipper-sizing-goes-wrong/

When Occupy Wall Street Goes Geek

Regardless of your personal political affiliations, I think this is a movement we can all get behind. Geeks Are Sexy has other funny, geeky Occupy Wall Street parodies at the link. LinkPolitics, Funny, posters, lo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/22/when-occupy-wall-street-goes-geek/

Real Pumpkin String Lights

I've never bothered carving mini pumpkins because the process seems so unrewarding compared to carving a regular pumpkin. That being said, I might just change my mind after seeing these adorable string lights created...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/22/real-pumpkin-string-lights/

Vampires!

Designer Ben Douglas illustrated a dozen pop culture vampires into one art print. Can you name them all? Of course you can! It's for sale as a poster print or on canvas. Link to print. Link to artist's site. -via Buzzf...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/22/vampires/

INTERNATIONAL CAPS LOCK DAY

TODAY IS INTERNATIONAL CAPS LOCK DAY. THE OFFICIAL CAPS LOCK DAY SITE LISTS OCTOBER 22 AND JUNE 28 BOTH AS CAPS LOCK DAYS. OTHERS CELEBRATE ON AUGUST 22. I DON'T KNOW WHO IS RIGHT. Agh, that is exhausting, especially...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/22/international-caps-lock-day/

This Week at Neatorama

This past week, we've had some scary spooky-type posts, to get you ready for Halloween. You can only look forward to more of those coming up next week! Meanwhile, here's what's been going on, in case you need to catch up...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/22/this-week-at-neatorama-74/

Pot Heads

Artist Miquette Breitenbach makes miniature "pot heads" set in tiny clay pots! They are a combination of clay, metal, and glass, and no two are alike. See a selection of existing pot heads at her Etsy store, Strawber...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/22/pot-heads/

Venn Diagram Cake

Vivi Rrr was asked to bring a "sciency" dessert to a lab party, and so made a cake in the shape of a Venn diagram. This cake illustrates Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory by using angel food cake, devil's food cake, and a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/22/venn-diagram-cake/
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