Archive for November 25th, 2011

An Accidental Optical Illusion

This woman appears to be floating above the sand, Star Wars skiff style, an optical illusion caused by the shadow of a flag. For her next trick, she will make a day at the beach super boring with the power of  her s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/25/an-accidental-optical-illusion/

Awesome Plants Vs. Zombies Cakes

These fondant delights might not be the best tasting cakes ever, but they sure look cool, like edible works of video game art. The folks at OC's Little Kitchen have created a few different Plants Vs. Zombies inspired...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/25/awesome-plants-vs-zombies-cakes/

This Bear Will Protect Your Deodorant

The advertising team behind Old Spice deodorant are continuing with their hilarious, tongue-in-cheek campaign by releasing a limited edition deodorant holding bear statue for the 2011 holiday season. So, if you're wo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/25/this-bear-will-protect-your-deodorant/

How The Big Cat Rescue Celebrated Thanksgiving

(YouTube Link) The resident felines at the Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, Florida may not know what Thanksgiving is, but they sure know how to celebrate! Watch as these big ole kittehs chomp down on some turkeys and chicken...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/25/how-the-big-cat-rescue-celebrated-thanksgiving/

Haunting Images From Japan's Ghost Island

You would think that Japan's overpopulation problems would force them to hang on to every bit of inhabitable land they own, but these images show otherwise. Hashima Island, nicknamed Ghost Island, was abandoned entir...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/25/haunting-images-from-japans-ghost-island/

Take That Humans! Animals Get Even

(YouTube Link) Let's face it, humans can be just awful to animals, and it's only a matter of time before critters come looking for a little payback. These rebellious heroes of the animal kingdom are out to show humani...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/25/take-that-humans-animals-get-even/

Fashion In The Year 2000, According To The 1930s

(YouTube Link) Further proof that the future isn't as cool, or cheesy according to your taste, as everyone thought it would be. The top fashion designers of the 1930s contributed their idea of 21st century fashion to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/25/fashion-in-the-year-2000-according-to-the-1930s/

Zelda Theme Song Played On iPads

(YouTube Link) In honor of the newest Legend of Zelda game "Skyward Sword", here's a video showing the theme song from the original Legend of Zelda game faithfully reproduced with iPads. What makes this video even coo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/25/zelda-theme-song-played-on-ipads/

Occupy News Bins

Doc Pop spent seven hours creating this LEGO diorama featuring Lt. Pike pepper-spraying a line of protesting UC Davis students. It was installed in one the many abandoned newspaper bins in San Francisco. Someone remo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/25/occupy-news-bins/

Baby Birds at Dinnertime

The early bird catches the worm, and mother birds are up early to catch the worm, or insect, or other foods that baby birds need. Envitonmental Graffiti has a gallery of baby birds of many species clamoring to be fed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/25/baby-birds-at-dinnertime/

The Origins of 11 Big Box Stores

If you went to the Black Friday sales last night (or early this morning, depending on the store) you may be sick of the retail experience right now, but you can sit down, relax, have a nice drink, and read about how your...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/25/the-origins-of-11-big-box-stores/

Thanksgiving Dinner on the Death Star

It was supposed to be a fun family holiday, but things got tense yesterday. Really, Luke and Leia just can't seem to let go of the past when Vader is trying to hard to rebuild relationships. Photographer Stephen Hayf...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/25/thanksgiving-dinner-on-the-death-star/

It's A Good Thing That He Had a Safety School

Harvey Wax failed to get into Princeton's law school, but he did get into Harvard's and went on to have a successful career. His letter, kept for many years in his family, was recently published in an anthology of re...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/25/its-a-good-thing-that-he-had-a-safety-school/

Bicycle Wheel Animation

(Video Link) As part of her dissertation project, art student Katy Beveridge attempted to discern "whether it was possible to film animation in realtime." You can see from the zoetropes that she made with bicycle wh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/25/bicycle-wheel-animation/

The Real Spirit of the Season: 14 Charity Gift Sites

What do you get for the person who has needs nothing? Instead of something that will collect dust, you can show your love and appreciation by helping those who do need something -in the name of your loved on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/25/the-real-spirit-of-the-season-14-charity-gift-sites/

Zombie Christmas Ornaments

Zombie Christmas Ornaments - $9.95 (sold individually) The holiday season is officially here and the NeatoShop Zombies are really getting into the spirit of things.  Just check out the new Zombie Christmas Ornaments fr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/25/zombie-christmas-ornaments/

The Worst War Movies Ever

From Delta Force to The Empire Strikes Back, Danger Room skewers eight war films for their inaccuracy, political bias, poor strategy, or all-out cheesiness. Take Rambo III, for example, which d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/25/the-worst-war-movies-ever/

The Monsters of Villa Palagonia

Villa Palagonia in Bagheria, Italy is famous for a flock of "monsters" on top of its garden walls.The house was built in 1715, and immediately hailed as an architectural achievement, and one of the finest works of Sicili...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/25/the-monsters-of-villa-palagonia/

The 1940's Experiment

Carolyn Eakins has a goal to lose 100 pounds. To accomplish this, she is copying the diet of wartime rations from the 1940s. For a year. The 1940s Experiment is a personal journey and social experiment living for one ye...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/25/the-1940s-experiment/

The Quest to Solve the Hardest Math Problem in History (and the Minds that were Lost Along the Way)

(Image credit: Wikipedia user Salix alba) In 2002, a reclusive Russian genius named Grigori Perelman put an end to more than 100 years of suffering in the mathematical community. He solved the most difficult math pr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/25/the-quest-to-solve-the-hardest-math-problem-in-history-and-the-minds-that-were-lost-along-the-way/
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