Archive for November 7th, 2011

The Whisper Campaign Against Batman

Apparently men wearing spandex on television wasn't looked upon very kindly during the 1960's, and whisper campaigns plotted to take shows like Batman off the air due to an overwhelming fear of homosexuality, implied...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/07/the-whisper-campaign-against-batman/

Ads For Products From Video Games

This is what advertising would look like if we lived in the fantasy worlds we enjoy vicariously through video games. Products would be marketed towards adventurers and heroes, and the magical would be mundane as ad a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/07/ads-for-products-from-video-games/

This Is One Sweet Frankenstein Sculpture

This funky Frankenstein sculpture looks good enough to eat! Created as part of the It's Alive Project, this is one of 80 busts created by different artists striving to show the monster in a different light. Look out...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/07/this-is-one-sweet-frankenstein-sculpture/

"Reckless" Larry Crowne Poster Fined £25,000 in Spain

You can argue that the box office gross for the rom-com movie Larry Crowne by Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts was so low that it's criminal. But it's the movie's promotional poste...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/07/reckless-larry-crowne-poster-fined-25000-in-spain/

Ph.Diddy Is One Super Fly Doctoral Candidate

(Video Link) I suspect that Alex's grad school life (remember, the owner of this site is a fully credentialed mad scientist) was like this. Except for the female groupies. This video was produced as a pr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/07/ph-diddy-is-one-super-fly-doctoral-candidate/

Woman Charged with Stealing $800 Cash Register. There Was Only a Quarter Inside.

A woman in Gainesville, Florida was arrested for participating in the burglary of a bagel shop. She and another person are accused of breaking in and stealing a cash register. Only twenty-five cents was inside: In Phi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/07/woman-charged-with-stealing-800-cash-register-there-was-only-a-quarter-inside/

Say "Merry Christmas!" This Year with Blood

Kiseung Lee, a designer who lives in Helsinki, made these stockings to encourage people to give blood. If you do choose to donate blood, make sure that it's yours. Some blood banks are really nit-picky about their pe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/07/say-merry-christmas-this-year-with-blood/

Keep Klear

The road sign above, found at a fire station in West Sussex, England, is obviously wrong. It should've said: Keep Klear for Klown Kar. Link typo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/07/keep-klear/

Tetris Furniture by Pedro Machado

Now where did I put that sock? This clever table and chairs and drawers combo furniture called T@tris by Pedro Machado is inspired by a certain madly addictive videog...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/07/tetris-furniture-by-pedro-machado/

The Dark Knight in the Style of the Old 1960s Batman

(Video Link) Harvey Dent revealed as the Batman? Ferry passengers forced to choose between murder and self-preservation? Commissioner Gordon's family in peril? To see the resolution of this story, tune in next week....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/07/the-dark-knight-in-the-style-of-the-old-1960s-batman/

Death from Above

Wildlife photographer Markus Varesvuo snapped this amazing picture of a herring gull attacking an eagle. Gulls often join together to drive predators away from breeding grounds, but sometimes solitary gulls do the di...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/07/death-from-above/

Cartoonist Illustrates Marathon While Running It

As if a marathon isn't brutal enough, New York Times illustrator Christoph Niemann decided to occasionally draw cartoons on the way and then tweet them. Here's one from 16.3 miles. People of all professions...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/07/cartoonist-illustrates-marathon-while-running-it/

Face of the Devil Hidden in Giotto Fresco

Is this the face of the devil? Art historian Chiara Frugoni spotted a face that Italian renaissance master Giotto snuck into a fresco in the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/07/face-of-the-devil-hidden-in-giotto-fresco/

Rubber Duckie Helps Japan

Move over, Godzilla! Another giant has emerged in Japan. The giant 31-foot-tall rubber duckie by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman (previously on Neatorama) arrived in Osaka, Japan last m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/07/rubber-duckie-helps-japan/

Wake Up and Smell the ... Internet?

Meet Olly, a "web connected smell robot" that converts tweets, Facebook notifications, RSS feeds - whatever you want - into smells: Olly has a removable...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/07/wake-up-and-smell-the-internet/

Art Deco Inspired Superhero Posters

If you saw this poster outside the theater advertising an upcoming release, wouldn't you expect the film to be some sort of avant garde silent film with a science fiction twist? Created by French designer Greg Gui...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/07/art-deco-inspired-superhero-posters/

Store-M's Matryoshka Nesting Storage Boxes

Store-M's Matryoshka Nesting Storage Boxes - $24.95 Are you looking for a fun way to pack your favorite after Thanksgiving snack? You need the Store-M's Matryoshka Nesting Storage Boxes from the NeatoShop. This great...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/07/store-ms-matryoshka-nesting-storage-boxes/

A Flock Of Steampunk Birds

These bird sculptures look as if you could wind them up and watch them take off! Created by Jim and Tori Mullan, these marvelous pieces were crafted using found objects attached to wooden bird statues. These would ha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/07/a-flock-of-steampunk-birds/

The Colorful History Of Video Games

Color has always played a key part in the style of video games, and the evolution from 2 to millions of on-screen colors parallels the advancement in game console technology. This bright, cheery infographic shows how...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/07/the-colorful-history-of-video-games/

Does Google Really Do That?

Neatorama readers might have a bit of a leg up on today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss. In the wake of the "do a barrel roll" frenzy, they've looked up more neat tricks from Google and made some up from imagination...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/07/does-google-really-do-that/

Super Fetch

(YouTube link) This dog is determined to get the ball and bring it back, no matter what! -via Arbroathdog, fetch...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/07/super-fetch/

Nothing I Can Do

This Twaggie was illustrated by Kevin Coffee from a Tweet by @yaelbt. You can get this printed on a t-shirt, as well and any other Twaggie you like! LinkTwitter, tweet, Twaggie, Angry Birds...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/07/nothing-i-can-do/

Return of the Jedi Deleted Scene

(YouTube link) Who thinks up these things? YouTube user VanBullock, that's who! -via The Litter BoxStar Wars, The Hulk...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/07/return-of-the-jedi-deleted-scene/

Ktarian Chocolate Puff Recipe

Ktarian Chocolate Puffs were described in the TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation as having 17 different kinds of chocolate in them. The blogger bananamondaes took that as a challenge (or possibly an ex...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/07/ktarian-chocolate-puff-recipe/

Duck, Duck, ...

The picture is funny enough, but in the discussion at reddit, I learned that in Minnesota, they don't play the game by saying "duck, duck, goose," but instead it's "duck, duck, grey duck!" OuchoGroucho told us: I re...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/07/duck-duck/

Bill Gates Changes The World Again

Bill Gates is only 56 years old, but he stepped down as the CEO of Microsoft a decade ago. He'd still be the richest man in America if he and his wife Melinda hadn't been so busy giving money away. And instead of just do...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/07/bill-gates-changes-the-world-again/

Bouncing Baby Goat

(YouTube link) This is Quaver, a baby Pygmy goat, learning to jump and climb. Her mother is on the left. -via Nag on the LakeCute, kid, goat, baby...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/07/bouncing-baby-goat/

New Delhi's Last Magicians Colony

The Kathputli Colony is a community of performers: formerly itinerant magicians, puppeteers, acrobats, and others that settled into an area in West Delhi about 50 years ago. Most are poor. But amidst the squalor is a re...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/07/new-delhis-last-magicians-colony/

Doolittle's Raid

Colonel Doolittle (second from left) and his flight crew. The following is an article from the book Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Salutes the Armed Forces. After Japanese air power struck a stunning t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/07/doolittles-raid/






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