Archive for November 1st, 2011

Surreal Mascot Masks

These kooky mascot masks are the brainchild of Ian Langohr, who used skills learned while working for a mascot production company to channel his inner strange. Maybe these masks will inspire the wildest bunch of coll...

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Star Wars and Scary Movie Mash-up

The Dark Side of the force meets the darker side of cinema in these Star Wars-horror movie mash-up artworks created for the Death Star Art Show in Baltimore. Of particular note is the painting of Yoda as Hannibal fro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/01/star-wars-and-scary-movie-mash-up/

Painting With Light Photographs

Brian Hart creates these really cool light painting photographs by using exposure times up to 20 minutes long. Now that's what I call bending light! These images are so detailed that I can't help but wonder what sort...

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Tintin Fights Back

[Image deleted per DMCA request from Moulinsart SA] I guess size doesn't matter when it comes to messing with Tintin. Illustrator Mike Holmes created this piece for an exhibit called Toronto Draws Tintin, running from...

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If Charles Schulz Worked With H.P. Lovecraft

Artist artist Julien Bazinet found himself wondering what would happen if the Peanuts gang were mixed in with the stories of H.P. Lovecraft. The resulting comics are funny and cute, particularly little Snoopy posing as C...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/01/if-charles-schulz-worked-with-h-p-lovecraft/

32 Insanely Witty Comebacks

If you're like me, you tend to suck at comebacks (at least coming up with them fast enough for them to be useful), which makes BuzzFeed's list of 32 wittiest comebacks even better. LinkFunny, celebrities, BuzzFeed...

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Here's A Dedicated Group Of Costumers

Speaking of fashionable Halloween rides that only add to a costume, just check out this incredible Flintstones mobile that was actually driven through a drive through. Link Via BuzzFeedhalloween, cars, costumes, c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/01/heres-a-dedicated-group-of-costumers/

Top Gun Kids Costumes With Matching "Plane"

(Video Link) Halloween may be over, but that doesn't make these eight month old twins playing the role of Goose and Maverick any less cute. Of course, the jet stroller is an unbelievably cute accessory. Via Laughin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/01/top-gun-kids-costumes-with-matching-plane/

Awesome Pictures of Exploding Objects

Artist Alan Sailer likes to fire air rifles into different objects in his garage, but unlike most shooting enthusiasts, he is able to make brilliant photos by using a laser that triggers the flash to go off at the pe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/01/awesome-pictures-of-exploding-objects/

Plots From Unaired 8th Season Episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation

Did you miss Picard, Riker, Wesley and the rest of the ST:TNG gang? Feast on this: plots from the unaired eight season of the Star Trek: The Next Generation, courtesy of @TNG_S8:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/01/plots-from-unaired-8th-season-episodes-of-star-trek-the-next-generation/

The Mystery Art Patron of the Scottish Poetry Library

Image: chrisdonia/Flickr Last spring, a librarian saw a little paper sculpture of a tree sitting on a table in the Scottish Poetry Library in Edinburgh. It seems like the libr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/01/the-mystery-art-patron-of-the-scottish-poetry-library/

Thanksgiving Gumballs

Thanksgiving Gumballs - $2.95 Thanksgiving Gumballs are back in stock at the NeatoShop. This fantastic seasonal item includes 22 delicious gumballs in the classic flavors of Thanksgiving: Turkey Cranberry an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/01/thanksgiving-gumballs/

Field of Dreams Sold

If they build it, will they come? Mike and Denise Stillman are betting on it: the couple, longtime fans of the movie "Field of Dreams," have just bought the Iowa farm where...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/01/field-of-dreams-sold/

A Gallery Of Re-Imagined Movie Posters

Adam Rabalais decided to try his hand at re-designing classic movie posters, with nation of origin appropriate spelling and style, and without all of the clutter present in the average lobby fare. Check the link out...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/01/a-gallery-of-re-imagined-movie-posters/

Master Splinter, What Happened To The Ninja Turtles?

Was a spell cast upon the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles which turned them into trees, or is this tree just a really big fan of the series? This tree with a face would have fit in quite well on the set of the Dark Crys...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/01/master-splinter-what-happened-to-the-ninja-turtles/

Halloween Costume Gallery

Geeks Are Sexy asked readers to send in photos of their Halloween costumes to share, and they posted the responses in a gallery today. Here, Suzanne models her 2011 Nyan Cat Halloween costume. It's not the only Nyan...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/01/halloween-costume-gallery/

Swords Into Plowshares, Helmets Into Ladles

John Foster of Accidental Mysteries blog came across this piece that crystallizes the words "swords into plowshares" into a real life object: I purchase...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/01/swords-into-plowshares-helmets-into-ladles/

3D Sculpture by Yuki Matsueda

Stop that exit sign man! Japanese artist Yuki Matsueda created some nifty 3D art sculptures, including this one above - easily my favorite in the series. Link - via The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/01/3d-sculpture-by-yuki-matsueda/

PETMAN

(YouTube link)PETMAN is a robot from Boston Dynamics (the company that brought us BigDog). PETMAN was designed to test protective clothing for the U.S. military. Despite not having a real head, he can pretty...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/01/petman/

Dia De Los Muertos

Today is Dia De Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. It has nothing to do with Halloween, and very little to do with All Saints Day. Although the day is usually associated with Mexico, it is also celebrated in Guate...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/01/dia-de-los-muertos/

You're Never Bored with a Gourd!

Every year, the Upton family of Slindon, West Sussex, England displays their crop of gourds by arranging them to make an artwork. It's a tradition that started by accident in the late 1960s. This picture is from 2009...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/01/youre-never-bored-with-a-gourd/

The Museum of Quackery and Medical Frauds

The Science Museum of Minnesota obtained the collection of the Museum of Quackery and Medical Frauds and set it up as the "Questionable Medical Device" collection. This collection of dubious medical devices reminds us t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/01/the-museum-of-quackery-and-medical-frauds/

How A Population Grows To 7 Billion

The world now has seven billion people. A video from NPR helps us to visualize how that happened so quickly. Yeah, you already know how it happens, but this video uses visual metaphors. Link -via I Am BoredNPR, popul...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/01/how-a-population-grows-to-7-billion/

Bacon Candy Cane

Bacon Candy Cane - $4.45 Halloween was so yesterday. Are you ready for Christmas? What! You act like I skipped Thanksgiving or something. Okay I did skip Thanksgiving, but I did it for a good reason. I couldn't wait a m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/01/bacon-candy-cane/

NeatoShop Contest: Create a Neatorama Bingo Card!

The author of The Fluffpo loves to make fun of the variously loved or loathed Huffington Post, and so made this funny bingo card for readers to play as they read that blog. Presumably the winner gets one of those hig...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/01/neatoshop-contest-create-a-neatorama-bingo-card/

Breaking the Speed of Light

(YouTube link) One-Minute Physics explains how to break the speed of light by pointing a laser at the moon. I think this boils down to appearance vs. reality, but I may be mistaken. Anyway, it sounds fun to try! -vi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/01/breaking-the-speed-of-light/

Mathematicians on Ham Sandwiches

(Image credit: Flicker user stephanie vacher) by Marc Abrahams, Improbable Research staff The Ham Sandwich Theorem has been a treat and a spur to mathematicians for more than half a century. It first cropped...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/01/mathematicians-on-ham-sandwiches/

The Farthest Point from Earth's Center

The highest mountain on earth is Mt. Everest in Nepal at 29,029 feet above sea level. However, it not the point on earth that is farthest from the center of the planet. That honor belongs to the volcano called C...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/01/the-farthest-point-from-earths-center/

Anonymous Plans To Take On A Mexican Drug Cartel

Anonymous is getting ready for the biggest fight of their group's history, ramping up to take on a Mexican drug cartel after one of their own was kidnapped by the drug lords. The Zetas are one of the biggest players in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/01/anonymous-plans-to-take-on-a-mexican-drug-cartel/

Hilarious Disney Face Swaps

Have you ever wondered what would happen if Disney characters switched faces with one another? The result can be even stranger than you could imagine. BuzzFeed has a variety of bizarre Disney face swaps for your enjo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/01/hilarious-disney-face-swaps/










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