Archive for November 21st, 2011

Move Over, Fido! Here Comes the Feline Agility Competition

Everything you know about cats is wrong: You actually can herd them, and in fact, you can even train them to run an obstacle course. There's even an international tournament...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/21/move-over-fido-here-comes-the-feline-agility-competition/

Switch Pop Bottle Opener

Switch Pop Bottle Opener - $19.95 Are you a rebel who refuses to drink anything that has a screw-off or pop cap? Don't rumble with an ordinary bottle opener. You need the Switch Pop Bottle Opener from the NeatoShop. T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/21/switch-pop-bottle-opener/

Ron Swanson and Ernest Hemingway: Separated at Birth?

How does your favorite TV character stack up against their literary counterpart? Flavorwire did 10 fantasy pairings of such characters, and came up with some insights into their "...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/21/ron-swanson-and-ernest-hemingway-separated-at-birth/

Class That Helps You Build Your Own Coffin

Burial in the United States is increasingly expensive, so some people have made their final plans with thrift in mind. That's where Minnesota woodworker Randy Schnobrich steps in. He teaches traditional coffin buildi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/21/class-that-lets-you-build-your-own-coffin/

Dog Takes Motorhome for a Spin

Woodley the dog was sitting in the driver's seat of his human's bus-sized motorhome when he dislodged the parking break. He then went for a ride: His owner, Richard McCormack, 62, said: "He sits next to me when I'm dr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/21/dog-takes-motorhome-for-a-spin/

Crushed Ferrari Coffee Table

For a discreet and understated way of expressing class, put Charly Molinelli's coffee table in your parlor. It looks better than a crushed '86 Buick Regal in a cardboard box, but only slightly. http://molinellides...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/21/crushed-ferrari-coffee-table/

Cheeto, Anyone?

You'd swear that American artist Sandy Skoglund uses Photoshop, but this is a real image of a scene that she carefully staged. How did she do it, and who's going to clean up afterwards? Visit the link to view more ex...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/21/cheeto-anyone/

Roy Lichtenstein Costume

Sarah Hoke Thomson's brilliant Halloween costume brought a Roy Lichtenstein painting to life. The more ambitious among you should try this with Jackson Pollock paintings. Link -via Fashionably GeekRoy Lichtenste...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/21/roy-lichtenstein-costume/

Pet an Owl

Stressful day so far? Take a quick break with this video clip, featuring the CUTEST owl on the planet! Meet Mr. Nura-T Molla, who loves a little pat on the head. Hit play...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/21/pet-an-owl/

The Walking Dead Role Reversal

What if the main characters on the Walking Dead tv show hadn't survived the worldwide zombification? Well, this nifty little gallery shows us how cool they'd all look as zombies without ruining the show. Biggest LOL-...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/21/the-walking-dead-role-reversal/

Do Twilight Haters Hate the Female Fantasy?

Come on, 'fess up. Are you a Twilight hater? The latest installment of the series, Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part I, was released over the weekend, and raked in more than $...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/21/do-twilight-haters-hate-the-female-fantasy/

Kitten Wrestling

(YouTube link) These two siblings found a toy on the floor and made appropriate use of it! The WWE would find themselves some stiff competition if this were to catch on. -via BuzzfeedWrestling, kitten, ring...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/21/kitten-wrestling/

Egg-Bot

Still painting your Easter eggs by hand? Get with the technology, people! This nifty Egg-Bot by Bruce Shapiro (who was previously featured on Neatorama back in 2006) can draw intricate des...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/21/egg-bot/

Mario Kart Made Real

Now that's 3D! For the upcoming Mario Kart 7 video game, Nintendo teamed up with West Coast Customs to create a real-life, drivable karts: Two lif...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/21/mario-kart-made-real/

School Bans Soccer Balls and Hard Balls Because They're Too Dangerous

The schoolyard in Toronto, Canada, is safe again, thanks to the quick action of a school principal who has banned the dangerous weapon of ... soccer balls! Before you deride t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/21/school-bans-soccer-balls-and-hard-balls-because-theyre-too-dangerous/

Admiral Snackbar

This project combines three of my favorite things: Star Wars, LEGO, and puns. What else could you ask for? See more pictures in builder Lino M's photo stream. Link -via @johncfarrier (Image credit: Flickr user Lin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/21/admiral-snackbar/

White Castle of Cans is a Winner

The Cleveland AAF (American Advertising Federation) challenged ad agencies to a competition to make a castle of canned goods. The object was to draw attention to the needs of local food banks. The canned goods used w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/21/white-castle-of-cans-is-a-winner/

The Money Chart

Randall Munroe at xkcd put together a chart about money, so massive that you'll have to enlarge a few times just to read it. The statistics cover what things cost, what people earn, business profits, taxes, governmen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/21/the-money-chart/

Title Graphic GIFs of 16 and 8-Bit Games

Take a stroll down memory lane to the time you were young and video games were the reason you dashed home from school. How many of these 20 games did you play on your NES, SNES, or Genesis? See them all in their orig...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/21/title-graphic-gifs-of-16-and-8-bit-games/

The Diving Grandmas of Jeju Island

The elderly women who dive for seafood off the island of Jeju, Korea, are called haenyo, which means "sea women." They are carrying on a century-old tradition that began when women realized they could bring...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/21/the-diving-grandmas-of-jeju-island/

The Human Bug Zapper

This Twaggie was illustrated from a Tweet from @jwalkonthemoon. Surely I'm not the only one to notice this looks strangely like a TARDIS, which would of course attract many people! LinkTwitter, tardis, tweet...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/21/the-human-bug-zapper/

Flamboyant Cuttlefish

(YouTube link) The species Metasepia Pfefferi is commonly called the flamboyant cuttlefish. Not only is it colorful, it "walks" along the bottom of the sea between Malaysia and Australia. According to a rat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/21/flamboyant-cuttlefish/

The Nightmare Before Christmas Tombstone Nightlight

The Nightmare Before Christmas Tombstone Nightlight - $7.95 Christmas is coming! Sandy Claws is busy making his list and checking it twice. It looks like Jack Skellington is both naughty and nice. Attention The Night...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/21/the-nightmare-before-christmas-tombstone-nightlight/

Sushi Roll Scarf

redditor NoKarmaForKindness crocheted a sushi roll that looks good enough to eat. It doesn't actually smell like fish, but presumably it can be altered to do so. Link -via Craftsushi, scarves...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/21/sushi-roll-scarf/

The Meanest Towns in the West

The following is an article from the book History's Lists from Uncle John's Bathroom Reader. From the archives of the Old West, we've culled a list of the most notorious places on the frontier. Her...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/21/the-meanest-towns-in-the-west/

This Cake Looks Too Good To Eat

These days, cake artists can look to painters and illustrators for inspiration, creating otherworldly cake creations that make you second guess cutting them up and eating them. This artwork cake by Dante Nuno of Fire...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/21/this-cake-looks-too-good-to-eat/






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