Archive for December 6th, 2011

Camera Used To Film Star Wars Breaks Auction House Records

The Panavision PSR 35mm camera used to film the original Star Wars movie sold for over $600,000 at auction this week, a sale price which broke the record for highest selling price for a camera ever. The camera was ref...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/06/camera-used-to-film-star-wars-breaks-auction-house-records/

Retro Cover Art From Yugoslavia's Galaksija Magazine

If you like your art metaphysical, trippy and full of science fiction style then you'll love this gallery of retro cover art from Yugoslavian science mag Galaksija. Flickr user Yugodrom has a huge gallery for you to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/06/retro-cover-art-from-yugoslavias-galaksija-magazine/

This Bird Is Wearing One Angry Dress

This Angry Birds dress caused quite a stir when Rovio CMO Peter Vesterbacka's wife wore it to the Finnish Presidential Palace, but why hate on someone representing the game that has taken the world by storm? I mean,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/06/this-bird-is-wearing-one-angry-dress/

Sitting on Hercules

The thirteenth - and most difficult - labor of Hercules may just be supportin' your bottom ... Behold Soft Hercules, a stool featuring the bust of Hercules cast from foam rubber by Fas...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/06/sitting-on-hercules/

Banksy's Graffiti Cow

Oh, that guy Banksy. Maybe he's tired of spraying graffiti on walls, so he moved on to cows. Well, at least it's better than Wim Delvoye tattooing pigs! Link - via Waslijn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/06/banksys-graffiti-cow/

Sculptures of Extinct Birds Made with Discarded Chicken Bones

It reads like the plot for a great horror movie, but so far this is just an art exhibit. Christy Rupp takes chicken bones from fast food restaurants and assembles them into now-extinct birds. These are Carolina Parak...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/06/sculptures-of-extinct-birds-made-with-discarded-chicken-bones/

Transformers Ukulele

Paul Celantano can make a stringed instrument in any shape, even a cupcake. This ukulele with the Autobot logo transformers into...well, nothing. Still, I hope that he posts a video of himself playing the Transfo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/06/transformers-ukulele/

A Machine to Cook Potatoes with Human Body Heat

And while you're at it, whip me up some eggs to go with the hash browns. Surely this imagined future of cooking from a 1930 issue of Modern Mechanix is finally achievable in our time. Link -via Boing Boin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/06/a-machine-to-cook-potatoes-with-human-body-heat/

The Future of Staffing: Virtual Employees

VibrantNation.com is an information website for older women. Its editorial director, Susan Lee Ward, works hard and produces a lot of the content herself. But she doesn't exist. She's a profile under which the othe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/06/the-future-of-staffing-virtual-employees/

Doctor Who Chess Set

The rules get a bit wibby-wobbly timey-wimey, but the basic principles of Doctor Who chess are comprehensible by humans. deviantART user Eldalin Skywalker made this set with polymer clay pieces ranging betwe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/06/doctor-who-chess-set/

Squirrel Ballerina

(Video Link) A ground squirrel named Richardson loves to slip into his tutu and dance to Bach's Third Brandenburg Concerto. And he's proud enough of his abilities to show them off on YouTube. -via WTF Japan Serio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/06/squirrel-ballerina/

Ventilated Bullets

The Comp Bullet is a intriguing invention by an Italian firm of the same name. The bullet feature vents that, the company claims, increase velocity and reduce noise. Steve at The Firearms Blog writes: Accordi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/06/ventilated-bullets/

This House Will Help You Survive The Zombie Apocalypse

This beautiful luxury home in New York's Adirondack State Park has an awesome secret-it's built on top of a former launch control center, and has an additional 2300 square feet of space which lies safely underground....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/06/this-house-will-help-you-survive-the-zombie-apocalypse/

Retro Japanese Spider-Man TV Series

He's known as Supaidaman in Japan, and his live action Japanese tv show from 1978 is way cooler than the cheesy American incarnation. Watch as Spider-Man performs stunts on his motorcycle, battles baddies with duck b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/06/retro-japanese-spider-man-series/

A Solemn Hanukkah

(YouTube link) From the remark about the hostages in Iran, I suspect this is from 1979 or 1980. The younger son grew up to host a website dedicated to photobombs. -Thanks, Comedy Wizard!kids, ha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/06/a-solemn-hanukkah/

A Real Toe Thumb

When James Byrne accidentally cut off his left thumb in an accident, little did he know that it was the first step in the path to becoming the world's thumbwrestling champion....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/06/a-real-toe-thumb/

Bad Astronomy's Top Space Pictures 2011

Dr. Phil Plait selects his favorite space pictures every year, but this year he had a lot to sift through. The top 16 pictures taken from the viewpoint of space include volcanoes, hurricanes, earth formation...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/06/bad-astronomys-top-space-pictures-2011/

Telling A Strangers Story Via Photo Triptych

These strange portrait photographs leave out much of the subject, and yet seem to tell more about each person than a regular photo would. Taken by photographer Adde Adesokan, they're part of his series called "Tripty...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/06/telling-a-strangers-story-via-photo-triptych/

Adventure Time's Finn All Grown Up

Who would have guessed that Finn, from the Cartoon Network series Adventure Time, would grow up to be such a badass? Since his arms and legs are like noodles on the show, I'm thinking he went through a gym rat phase as h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/06/adventure-times-finn-all-grown-up/

Immersive Movie Experience

Is this the future of watching movies? Check out these video clips, which claim to be taken in one shot with no post production processing, about immersive movies using the PlayStation 3:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/06/immersive-movie-experience/

Delirious Delhi

We read about the adventures of Dave Prager and his wife Jenny on their blog Our Delhi Struggle, which we've linked to several times here at Neatorama. Now Prager's book, Delirious Delhi, is available for pu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/06/delirious-delhi/

Giant Antarctic Salmon

It is summer now in Antarctica, and the giant salmon are running -as you can see. Sandwichgirl recently took a few photographs of the fish, which are curated in a Flickr set. Link -via Laughing Squid (Image credit: Fl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/06/giant-antarctic-salmon/

How to Ripen Bananas

Grocery stores always manage to have a table full of bananas just the perfect shade of yellow to attract customers, that will last a couple more days while the family eats them. They are shipped in by the boatload fr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/06/how-to-ripen-bananas/

Taekwondo Finger Puppet

(YouTube link) This Korean report follows a hand that has all the moves. I don't understand Korean, but the comments at YouTube indicate the puppeteer is a high school girl. Watch this little fighter try to split a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/06/taekwondo-finger-puppet/

Calvin & Hobbes Christmas

Redditor JiveMonkey snapped a picture of this house in Rocklin, California, that is famous for its homemade Christmas lawn decorations. See the full size image to decipher what Calvin's snowmen are protesting. LinkCh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/06/calvin-hobbes-christmas/

He Picked the Wrong Victim

Anthony Miranda was arrested in Chicago for an attempted mugging. The 24-year-old approached a man in a car and demanded money at gunpoint on Friday night. After some money was turned over, Miranda made the driver get ou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/06/he-picked-the-wrong-victim/

LIBRETTO: The Bacterial Opera

Words: Marc Abrahams Music: Jacques Offenbach, Giuseppe Verdi, and Arthur Sullivan (And thanks to Mary Ellen Davey, Harriet Provine, Dany Adams, and Carl Zimmer for bacteriological insights, and Robert Csillag, DDS, an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/06/libretto-the-bacterial-opera/

The More A Chimp Throws Poop, The Smarter He Is

You already know that chimps have been known to throw their own poop, but as it turns out, the more often they throw it and the better they aim, the smarter they happen to be. As it turns out, the poop throwing might be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/06/the-more-a-chimp-throws-poop-the-smarter-he-is/

Make A Golden Snitch Ornament

If you love Harry Potter, then you'd better celebrate your geek-interests with your own great golden snitch ornaments. They seem pretty easy to make as long as you just have a golden glass ornament, some tissue paper...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/06/make-a-golden-snitch-ornament/

If A Corgi & Pony Made A Baby

Just look at this tiny little low rider pony. According to Flickr user suvodeb, who took the picture, this cutie even has the personality to match. Link Via Cute OverloadCute, animals, horses, pets, ponies...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/06/if-a-corgi-pony-made-a-baby/








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