Archive for December 12th, 2011

Scary Left 4 Dead Fan Film Trailer

(YouTube Link) It looks like Bill wasn't lucky enough to survive a recent encounter with the undead in this Left 4 Dead fan film trailer from Airsoft GI and Northern Five Entertainment, based on the popular zombie apo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/12/scary-left-4-dead-fan-film-trailer/

Photo-Realistic Paintings of Vintage Household Objects

These charming paintings by Christopher Stott are full of nostalgia and the love of vintage design. With muted hues and a soft light, they're easily mistaken for photographs at a glance, and Christopher shows rema...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/12/photo-realistic-paintings-of-vintage-household-objects/

Pac-Man Gets Hooked On Skyrim

(YouTube Link) Watch as Pac-Man lets down Ms. Pac-Man, and his little Pac children, by succumbing to Skyrim addiction. This NSFW  pixel animation is very relatable these days, as Skyrim has created an epidemic of vid...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/12/pac-man-gets-hooked-on-skyrim/

An Adorable Tortoise Family Portrait

I don't care how great your family photos came out this year, they are almost certainly not as cute as this tortoise's portrait with her new brood of 45 hatchlings. Granted, not all of them could make it to the photo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/12/an-adorable-tortoise-family-portrait/

Pretty Ghastly Little Classical Lady Sculptures

Fiona (2010) by Jessica Harrison These classically-styled statues of classy ladies with a grisly twist are the products of Jessica Harrison's twisted imagination. She performs minor surgery on ceramic statues, removin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/12/pretty-ghastly-little-classical-lady-sculptures/

The World's Largest iPod Dock

At first glance, the speaker above may look like an ordinary iPod dock...that is, until you actually see the iPod inside of it. The $30,000 device is more than 8 feet wide and 700 pounds. Obviously it's more than a l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/12/the-worlds-largest-ipod-dock/

Lieutenant Uhura Was Almost Spock

In a recent interview with Nichelle Nichols, who played Lieutenant Uhura, it was revealed that Spock was originally intended to be a female and Nichols was slated to play the famous Vulcan. As it turns out though: There...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/12/lieutenant-uhura-was-almost-spock/

The World's Largest Collection Of Toy Soldiers

There are thousands of tiny soldiers locked in eternal combat in Valencia, Spain, housed in the Museo de los Soldaditos de Plomo (museum of the little lead soldiers). What started as a small collection belonging t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/12/the-worlds-largest-collection-of-toy-soldiers/

Two Lost Doctor Who Episodes Recovered

Whovians, your Christmas special has come early this year! An episode from 1965 and another from 1967, both thought lost to the wibbly-wobbly ravages of time, have been found. 106 remain unaccounted for, mostly becau...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/12/two-lost-doctor-who-episodes-recovered/

Scooter Camper

Jay Nelson makes wonderfully whimsical campers using tiny foundations. My favorite is this Honda Spree that's ready for a beach vacation. Others featured at Dornob include an impossibly tiny houseboat and a motorhome...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/12/scooter-camper/

Escalator Imitates Star Wars Text Crawl

An escalator in Tel Aviv bears the opening text crawl of Episode IV of Star Wars. Many people are wondering why, but I regard it as self-evidently good. Watch a video of it in motion at Geekologie. Link -...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/12/escalator-imitates-star-wars-text-crawl/

Learnin' Matrix-Style!

Remember the Matrix where all you need to do to learn kung fu is to get it uploaded to your brain? Well, that may soon be coming to real life: New research published today...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/12/learnin-matrix-style/

Knitted Napier's Bones

Because they are awesome, Pat Ashforth, Steve Plummer and Ben Ashforth illustrate math through their crafting projects. Pictured above is their knitted version of Napier's Bones, a calculation device invented by Sco...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/12/knitted-napiers-bones/

Skinhead Decides to Attack Black Man Wearing a "Spokane Boxing Club Champion" T-Shirt

It would prove to be an unwise decision. The encounter began when the suspect informed the boxer that gentlemen of his race were not welcome in a particular bar: Kootenai County Sheriff's Department officials said at...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/12/skinhead-decides-to-attack-black-man-wearing-a-spokane-boxing-club-champion-t-shirt/

George Takei Calls upon Star Wars and Star Trek Fans to Unite in a Grand Alliance against Twilight

(Video Link) Which would prevail in a battle between a Constitution-class heavy cruiser and a Star Destroyer? There is a time and a place for such conflicts, and Star Trek and Star Wars fa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/12/george-takei-calls-upon-star-wars-and-star-trek-fans-to-unite-in-a-grand-alliance-against-twilight/

Giant Twisted iPhone

The Soviet architect Vladimir Tatlin wanted to build a massive spiral tower reaching four hundred meters into the sky. Tatlin's Tower, as the idea was known, was designed to honor the Third International, a communist...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/12/giant-twisted-iphone/

The Waving Bears

(Video Link) Crendro, Lord Shardik! Some of the Kodiak bears that live at the Olympic Game Farm in Sequim, Washington are known for waving at visitors. You can view two more videos of them at the link. Link | Far...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/12/the-waving-bear/

International Space Station to get a Washing Machine

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station will soon get a respite from having to wear stinky clothes: NASA is commissioning a washer-dryer combo: Imagi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/12/international-space-station-to-get-a-washing-machine/

Ten Paces and Draw

(L) Mickey Mouse and Jack Skellington, as drawn by Derrick Dent, based on (R) the sketch by Sarah Straub What a marvelous idea! The blog Ten Paces and Draw by Philad...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/12/ten-paces-and-draw/

Epic Desk Doodle From The 90s

As the young'ns become slightly older'ns, and a new decade fad replaces the old, our popular interest sights are set upon the 1990s, a time of Bush/Clinton, Nicktoons and Cross Colours (which some kids felt the need...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/12/epic-desk-doodle-from-the-90s/

A Collection Of Rock Star Appearances In Animation

(YouTube Link) This collection of rock star appearances in animation is fun to watch, and may turn you on to some sweet cartoons you've never heard of, like this clip from Rock & Rule featuring Lou Reed performing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/12/a-collection-of-rock-star-appearances-in-animation/

Van Gogh Paintings Recreated With Spices

I've seen Van Gogh paintings recreated with a variety of things, from food to plants to LEGOs, but this series by photographer Kelly McCollam seems to best capture the Impressionist feel. That's because she used spice...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/12/van-gogh-paintings-recreated-with-spices/

Luxury Retirement Abroad for Greek Donkeys

As the Greek economy continues to tumble, there's a glimmer of hope for "retirees" who are offered a luxurious retirement abroad by a British royalty: great food, great roo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/12/luxury-retirement-abroad-for-greek-donkeys/

The History of Mug Shots

The police mug shot was invented by French criminologist Alphonse Bertillon in the early 1880s. Those mug shots were accompanied by body measurements for criminal identification in what was called the Bertillon Syste...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/12/the-history-of-mug-shots/

5 Lessons A Business Degree From Bruce Wayne Could Teach You

Bruce Wayne is incredibly successful, as a millionaire businessman and an anonymous crime fighter in his spare time even without the benefit of super powers. Unreality magazine has some lessons in how to be a success, as...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/12/5-lessons-a-business-degree-from-bruce-wayne-could-teach-you/

The Most Popular Dog Breeds

No, I'm not telling you what they are. If you already know, you'll do well on today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss. Can you name the 20 most popular breeds in 2010 according to the American Kennel Club in three min...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/12/the-most-popular-dog-breeds/

Everyone Needs a Hobby

This Twaggie is an illustration of a Tweet by @toddlevin by Matt Lassen. When I had more free time and gas was cheaper, we'd stop at cemeteries and look for the oldest birth date and the oldest death date on a stone,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/12/everyone-needs-a-hobby/

Lalaloopsy Toys

Lalaloopsy Silly Hair Doll - $59.95 Tis the season to go insane trying to find those toys that your kids really want. Don't worry the NeatoShop has your back. Just in time for the holidays the NeatoShop now has a very...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/12/lalaloopsy-toys/

Study Break Holiday Style

(YouTube link) Some students will do anything to put off studying for finals. These guys are from UT Austin. The top comment at YouTube: That was dumbest thing ive seen all day. I'd watch it again. -via The Daily...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/12/study-break-holiday-style/

Cat World Problems

You've heard of First World Problems, but now here's a site for cat problems. The problems of pampered, indoor cats with permanent homes, that is.  After all, misery is relative. Link -via I Can Has CheezburgerCat,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/12/cat-world-problems/










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