Archive for November 19th, 2011

Tay Zonday Shows How The Economy Is Like Chocolate Rain

(YouTube Link) The internet sensation behind the song "Chocolate Rain" returns to teach us a little something about the U.S. economy. Tay Zonday makes a little more sense than he did in his previous videos, but i'm st...

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A Gallery Of Tattoos Inspired By Science

Tattoos have gone from subculture badge to trendy enough to be considered a societal norm. Geeks who were once afraid of their bodies, and getting tattoos on them, are now some of the most enthusiastic sporters of embedd...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/19/a-gallery-of-tattoos-inspired-by-science/

Steampunk Inspired LEGO Creations

Steampunk as a fashion trend might be fading away, but steampunk inspired inventions and designs will never die. Matt Armstrong brings his version of steampunk inspired design to these LEGO brick sculptures, and the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/19/steampunk-inspired-lego-creations/

Celebrity Sculptures Made Out Of Chicken Wire

These cool metal sculptures, of celebrities like John Lennon and Andy Warhol, have such soft edges and fine detail that I was surprised to find out they're made out of chicken wire. Kenyan artist Ivan Lovatt uses ski...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/19/celebrity-sculptures-made-out-of-chicken-wire/

Internal Anatomy Of A LEGO Person

I'm sure you've seen variations on this theme before, the internal anatomy of various cartoon characters and toys, many of which were done by the artist behind this cool LEGO man anatomy sculpt, Jason Freeny. But...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/19/internal-anatomy-of-a-lego-person/

Behind The Scenes Of The Hobbit

(YouTube Link) Peter Jackson is such a visionary film director that he's even changing the way movies are advertised to the public by releasing a video blog series which shows the making of his new J.R.R. Tolkien movi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/19/behind-the-scenes-of-the-hobbit/

Enjoy Sour Candy? Your Teeth Don't

I don't know about you guys, but I love sour candy. As it turns out though, some of it, especially the WarHeads Sour Spray, is almost as bad for your teeth as pure battery acid. All things in moderation, but if you want...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/19/enjoy-sour-candy-your-teeth-dont/

Have You Seen This Show?

Ever since NBC announced that Community would be put on a temporary (read:possibly permanent) hiatus, fans have been rallying behind the show. Here's my personal favorite effort to bring support to the show....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/19/have-you-seen-this-show/

Fantastically Elaborate Paper Dresses

It's one thing to turn some delicate piece of paper into a small papercraft, but to make something as detailed and elaborate as a Victorian dress is a completely different matter entirely. Artist Susan Stockwell has...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/19/fantastically-elaborate-paper-dresses/

The 7 Most Extreme Paths Ever

I don't know about you guys, but this bike path in Ireland does not look like a place I'd want to take a trek. Oddee has even more outrageous paths for your viewing enjoyment and fear-inducing travel inspiration....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/19/the-7-most-extreme-paths-ever/

Danger Martini Shaker

Danger Martini Shaker - $24.95 Do you know someone who makes a dangerously good martini? This Christmas get them the Danger Martini Shaker from the NeatoShop. This menacingly beautiful 32 fl oz glass martini shaker come...

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World's Largest Rice Cracker

Jimmy crack corn, that's a big rice cracker! A Japanese team (really) called The World's Largest Rice Cracker Committee in Kioroshi, Tokyo, has broken the world's record for baking t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/19/worlds-largest-rice-cracker/

A Photo Realist Bea Arthur Cross Stitch

No, that's not a picture, it's a cross stitch created by Adam Jon Moore. That's right, she's made with nothing more than x's. Link Via CraftzineArt, crafts, cross stitch, bea arthur, golden girls...

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Alternate Universe Movie Posters

It was almost a year ago that we introduced you to the remixed movie concepts of Sean Hartter. Since then, he's expanded the collection to 120 movie posters! It was hard to decide which poster I like best, but I woul...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/19/alternate-universe-movie-posters/

The Song About the Colors

(YouTube link) Juan-Diego was inspired by colors to write a song. The result is both cute and funny. Who knew a guy getting hit with a pie had so many colors? -Thanks, Juan! Music, colors, color...

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DIY Vintage Camera Nightlight

We showed you the night lights that Jason Hull (jayfish) makes out of vintage cameras. He has since opened an Etsy store, although the inventory is a little thin so far. But you can make your own! Hull has also poste...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/19/diy-vintage-camera-nightlight/

The Six Million Dollar Man's Letter to the VA

A lot of veterans are down on their luck today, and Steve Austin is no exception. Eric Metcalf of McSweeney's "uncovered" a letter that The Six Million Dollar Man had written...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/19/the-six-million-dollar-mans-letter-to-the-va/

"Baby Ghetto" on Airplanes

Traveling with babies this Thanksgiving? You may end up in the "baby ghetto" section of the airplane. Scott McCartney of The Wall Street Journal's The Middle Seat travel colum...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/19/baby-ghetto-on-airplanes/

Ned Stark Recommends....

There's not much to be said in favor of the North in winter, but the coffee houses are superb. Take the advice offered in Justin Lawrence DeVine's Game of Thrones chalk advertisement. http://sticksstonesa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/19/ned-stark-recommends/

Quantum Physicists Create Light Out of Nothing

Someone told you that you can't create something out of nothing? Why, sure you can! At least in the quirky world of quantum physics. Physicists have created light out of nothing by simu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/19/quantum-physicists-create-light-out-of-nothing/

Entertainer Shoves Venomous Snakes into His Nose

(Video Link) If you can do this, make sure that you put it on your resume because the ability to shove snakes into your nose and then pull them out of your mouth is not a common one. It is, however, a highly sought-...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/19/entertainer-shoves-poisonous-snakes-into-his-nose/

Gorgeous 19th Century Patent Models

A model of an electromagnetic engine. Rothschild Patent Model Collection, Scherzi Photography Inventors today have got it easy. If they want to patent something, all they hav...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/19/gorgeous-19th-century-patent-models/

Cat Answers Phone

(Video Link) Yeah, Fred the cat answers the phone. But like that roommate you once had, he doesn't take a message or a callback number. The cat's human writes: We first suspected that he answers the phone when my...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/19/cat-answers-phone/

Doctors Note Increase in "Sleep Texting"

The obvious problem with people texting in their sleep is that it adds yet one more distraction behind the wheel. And doctors are seeing a lot more of it: Sleep expert Dr. Marcus Schmidt says he's starting to see more...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/19/doctors-note-increase-in-sleep-texting/

Pizza Sleeping Bag

This is why I like thick, soft crusts over thin, crunchy ones. They're so much more comfortable. Extra cheese is nice for that gooey feeling around my limbs, too. Etsy seller brookish7 made this sleeping bag with all...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/19/pizza-sleeping-bag/

Geek Ball

Geek Ball - $7.95 Are you a geek in need of some cosmic advice? You need the Geek ball from the NeatoShop. This great little magic ball is fluent in geekish. Just ask it a yes or no question and be prepared to get a t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/19/geek-ball/

This Week at Neatorama

I used to wait until after Thanksgiving to put up my Christmas decorations. What changed my habits was my children. I always told them we couldn't decorate until the house was clean, so they helped out -a lot. And since...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/19/this-week-at-neatorama-78/

Jedi Squirrel

(YouTube link) Bryan Harley should be careful about arming backyard wildlife. Too bad he didn't have two little light sabers! -Thanks, Bryan!Star Wars, squirrel, light saber...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/19/jedi-squirrel/

Giant Junkbots Made From Car Parts

These amazing metal sculptures, constructed out of old car and truck parts, are impressive in scale and design. Created by Tom Samui, these creations belong in a steampunk animal menagerie, or used as the coolest jun...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/19/giant-junkbots-made-from-car-parts/

16 Bit Re-Designs Of Pop Culture Icons

These 16 bit character re-designs have so much personality, and were clearly inspired by the character designs in Super Mario Bros. 3, which only adds to their charm. They were created by Jesus Castaneda, and you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/19/16-bit-re-designs-of-pop-culture-icons/
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