Archive for November 15th, 2011

Cool Creations From Tokyo Design Week 2011

Here's a nifty little gallery of items from Tokyo Design Week 2011, including the glasses shown above, which were made out of sugar crystals which were formed naturally then reproduced in plastic via 3d printer. A...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/15/cool-creations-from-tokyo-design-week-2011/

Black Swan Director Makes Disturbing Anti-Meth Ads

(YouTube Link) Anti-drug PSA's just got a whole lot scarier, thanks to this slick new campaign that warns against using Meth. Directed by Darren Aronofsky, of Black Swan and Requiem For A Dream fame, they all start o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/15/black-swan-director-makes-disturbing-anti-meth-ads/

Marvel Comics Character Redesigns By Ben Balistreri

Ben Balistreri is a storyboard artist and character designer for Dreamworks Animation, so the energy he brings to his Marvel re-designs is fresh and full of cartoon charm. I would love to see an animated series fe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/15/marvel-comics-character-redesigns-by-ben-balistreri/

The Crovel Is The Ultimate Survival Tool

The Crovel, short for Crowbar Shovel, is the must have tool for survival in most any situation. It's a spade, machete, saw, crowbar, hammer, and can also be used as a grappling hook, basically an amazing wonder-tool...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/15/the-crovel-is-the-must-have-survival-tool/

Watch These Oscar Submitted Animated Shorts

(YouTube Link) This year there are 45 animated shorts being considered in the Best Animated Short category at the Oscars, and while the verdict isn't out yet on which ones have qualified, the three shorts at the link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/15/watch-these-oscar-submitted-animated-shorts/

A Cosplay Gallery Featuring Some Unique Characters

I try to refrain from posting every cosplay gallery link I come across for obvious reasons, but I thought i'd share this one because it features obscure characters and some seriously well-made costumes. Among the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/15/a-cosplay-gallery-featuring-some-unique-characters/

PETA: Mario Kills Tanooki

In the new Super Mario 3D Land game, Mario has special abilities when he wears the Tanooki Suit - but think about it. Where did he get such a suit? From a dead Tanooki, a Japanese racc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/15/peta-mario-kills-tanooki/

Did You Break That Table?

It's okay. Those tables came that way. French designer Suzy Lelièvre has a gift for adding fluidity to solid objects. This piece is entitled "Contortions, Shocked Tables." Link | Designer's Website (Google Transl...

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New Slippery Material Inspired by Carnivorous Plant

Scientists have invented a super-slippery material inspired by the carnivorous pitcher plants: ... a new material takes a cue from one of the plant world's few...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/15/new-slippery-material-inspired-by-carnivorous-plant/

Turning Human Ashes into Beads

South Korea is a densely-populated nation, and so has diminishing room for appropriate places to bury the dead. A law passed a decade ago even requires people to exhume loved ones within sixty years of burial. Cremation...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/15/turning-human-ashes-into-beads/

Another Day at the Ringwraith Office

(Video Link) Sauron has high expectations of us, and this new guy isn't helping our billable hours. Yeah, he's got some innovative ideas, but he isn't a team player. It may be time to call in an outside trainer for...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/15/another-day-at-the-ringwraith-office/

Pumpkin Pie Donut

I've long dreamed of eating a donut stuffed with sweetened peanut butter. But this concoction by the California donut shop chain Psycho Donuts may top that. It's filled with pumpkin pie and capped with maple flavorin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/15/pumpkin-pie-donut/

Doctor Who Mini Talking Plush Tardis

Doctor Who Mini Talking Plush Tardis - $10.95 Attention Doctor Who fans! Behold the adorable Doctor Who Mini Talking Plush Tardis from the Neatoshop. This 4" soft clip on toy makes materialization sounds and has a lig...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/15/doctor-who-mini-talking-plush-tardis/

A Truly Memorable Wedding

Mike and Nancy Rogers were to be married in the main lodge at White Point Beach Resort in Nova Scotia. However, that building was on fire, so they held the ceremony in another resort building. But the happy couple to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/15/a-truly-memorable-wedding/

TARDIS Refrigerator Is Remarkably Roomy

But you should anticipate that strange people will try to crawl inside at times. Time Lords and their companions are annoying that way. Link -via Nerd BastardsDoctor Who, refrigerators, tardis...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/15/tardis-refrigerator-is-remarkably-roomy/

The Dark Tower: Found!

Could The Dark Tower by Stephen King have been inspired by Pico Cão Grande? This "volcanic plug" is in Obo National Park in the tiny island country of São Tomé and Principe off the coast of Africa. Photog...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/15/the-dark-tower-found/

The Crew of the Enterprise Watch Star Wars

(Video Link) The bridge officers on the Enterprise-D encounter strange sensor readings. What is that huge sphere? How should they respond? Who shot first, Han or Greedo? -via FanboyStar Wars, star trek...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/15/the-crew-of-the-enterprise-watch-star-wars/

"Despite what the fashion industry says, manufacturing a suit of feral raccoons is not overly complicated."

I've long suspected this to be true, but Kara Crabb's successful experiment has only confirmed it. "As the old saying goes, the best way to get raccoons to swarm over your body is to think like a raccoon." We know th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/15/despite-what-the-fashion-industry-says-manufacturing-a-suit-of-feral-raccoons-is-not-overly-complicated/

Pokérose, I Choose You!

So this is how a Pokémon nerd professes his love! Link - via Buzzfeed Pokemon, rose...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/15/pokerose-i-choose-you/

Killing Pets for Insurance Money

Committing insurance fraud is bad, but killing pets for insurance money? Now that's surely a crime deserving the deepest circle of Hell. The bad news is that fraudulent claims on pet i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/15/killing-pets-for-insurance-money/

Thai Flood Hacks

Image from Burapha University Necessity is truly the mother of invention, so when the going gets tough because of the 2011 Thailand Floods, the Thais get floatin' on a DIY boa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/15/thai-flood-hacks/

G+ Caption Contest No. 01

We're running a fun caption contest over on our Google+ page! All you have to do is come up with a witty/funny caption. The one with the most +1s gets his/her choice of t-shirts from the neatoshop! So what are you waitin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/15/g-caption-contest-no-01/

The Skinny on the Fatty Arbuckle Trial

Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle was a million-dollar movie star in 1921, when there weren't all that many million dollar movie stars. After a Labor Day weekend party, a young actress named Virginia Rappe was hospitalized and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/15/the-skinny-on-the-fatty-arbuckle-trial/

Pleasant Holidays With The Entire Family Tea

Pleasant Holidays With The Entire Family Tea - $9.95 Are you dreading the holidays? You need the Pleasant Holidays With The Family Tea from the NeatoShop. This Darjeeling with spice tea provides just the right dose...

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Bundled, Buried & Behind Closed Doors

(vimeo link) Ben Mendelsohn gives us a look at "The Physical Underbelly of the Internet." The video is meant to remind viewers that the Internet is a physical, geographically anchored thing. It features a tour insi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/15/bundled-buried-behind-closed-doors/

Candy Nostalgia

I once referred to the candy bar as Peter Paul's Almond Joy and my kids thought I was crazy. But that's what the candy was called when I learned to love it! You'll see all kinds of sweets that were sold a half-centur...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/15/candy-nostalgia/

Human Brain

(YouTube link) The Dutch National Ballet rehearses for a performance at TEDxAmsterdam 2011, an independently organized TED event, November 25th in the Netherlands. Narrated by Rutger Hauer. -via Everlasting Blortdan...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/15/human-brain/

House Blend

They hardly needed to put the name on the pot -just about everyone knows what they'll be drinking from it. Link Who knows? It might be the same restaurant where the cold drink dispensers are labeled with pictures...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/15/house-blend/

Bert and Ernie's Recording Session

(YouTube link) Bert and Ernie are recording their voices for the TomTom GPS company. They can tell you how to get, how to get to Sesame Street! -Thanks, Bearfoot!gps, muppets, Sesame Street...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/15/bert-and-ernies-recording-session/

The Danse Macabre Collection

The dance of death (usually represented by a skeleton) has been a recurring theme in art and literature for centuries -at least! BibliOddysey has a sampling of such illustrations from the Heinrich Hein University of...

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