Archive for December 13th, 2011

Beetles Dressed up as Jurassic Park Characters

Erin Pearce's Etsy store is called "What the Hell Is This?" That's the best possible name for an Etsy store. Or a blog. Or a restaurant. It'd be a terrible baby name, but a great restaurant name. Anyway, she sells be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/13/beetles-dressed-up-as-jurassic-park-characters/

Star Wars Paper Snowflakes

Because he's a good dad, Anthony Herrera wants to raise his kids with proper Jedi values. If necessary, he'll arm Disney Princesses with lightsabers and photoshop Ewoks into family vacation photos. More recently, he'...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/13/star-wars-paper-snowflakes-2/

Birth of a Superhero

A friend of redditor ninjao won a mustache competition boldly known as The International Man of Movember. Here's a rear view. What do you think are his superpowers? Linkmustache, beards, chest hair...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/13/birth-of-a-superhero/

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy on a Glass Harp

(Video Link) I've long found the Sugar Plum Fairy to be among the most enchanting parts of The Nutcracker. Here's a performance by Anna and Arkadiusz Szafraniec, a duo that plays a glass harp so large that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/13/dance-of-the-sugar-plum-fairy-on-a-glass-harp/

25-Cheese Pizza

Why make one? As President Kennedy said of a somewhat similar ambition, we Americans do great things like this "not because they are easy, but because they are hard." Nick of Dude Foods -- the man behind the chocolat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/13/25-cheese-pizza/

Brush with Death

(Video Link) Two men want to paint, but have different objectives. One is a graffiti artist; the other paints over graffiti. Who will prevail when both have paint powers beyond human understanding? Check out the exc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/13/brush-with-death/

Origami Nazgûl

In The Lord of the Rings, the Nazgûl were among the most dangerous foes our heroes encountered. Jason Ku, a mechanical engineering student at MIT, rendered a frighteningly realistic one in paper. He's been...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/13/origami-nazgul/

Rash of Tuba Thefts in Los Angeles

Twelve tubas have been stolen from Los Angeles area schools in the past few weeks. In some of the robberies, thieves took only tubas. Why? The thefts, band leaders say, are probably attributable to Southern C...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/13/rash-of-tuba-thefts-in-los-angeles/

If I Were The Doctor's Companion by Aristy Putritami

Love, love, love Aristy Putritami's artwork where she imagined herself as Doctor Who's companion. More please! Link - via Buzzfeed | See also Doctor Who stuff over at the NeatoShop...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/13/if-i-were-the-doctors-companion-by-aristy-putritami/

Award-Winning Counterfeits

Which is real and which is fake? Can't tell the difference? Well, that's because the fake watch is not just any old fakery, it's an award-winning falsification! Every y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/13/award-winning-counterfeits/

Cute 5-Year-Old Hipsters Can Make Espresso

Well, they can't* drink espresso but 5-year-old Ellanie and Ethan sure can make a mean espresso! Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via The Daily What *Technica...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/13/cute-5-year-old-hipsters-can-make-espresso/

2011: The Year Beyond Words

(YouTube link) Barry Pilling compiled news footage of the big events of 2011 into one video. The music is "The Height Of Summer" by The Knife. Warning: graphic images. -Thanks, Barry! Odd News, yearend list...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/13/2011-the-year-beyond-words/

Synchronized Cows

A European Union Council rule mandates "that cattle housed in groups should be given sufficient space so that they can all lie down simultaneously". Researchers at Oxford University and Clarkson University in New York st...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/13/synchronized-cows/

The Obscura Society

Atlas Obscura had a great success earlier this year with Obscura Day, a project to get people all over involved in their local geography and interesting places. It was so successful that they are now forming The Obsc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/13/the-obscura-society/

Corn Stolen from Moving Train

Thieves made off with 50 tonnes of corn taken from a moving train as it was traveling through an area 300 miles from Sao Paulo, Brazil. Police reports state that the thieves greased the train track beforehand, causing t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/13/corn-stolen-from-moving-train/

Extreme Pogo Stick

(YouTube link) These guys take extreme risks with pogo sticks, doing things I would never endorse -but I will watch! They were filmed over several month's time by GoPro cameras from various angles. The result is ent...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/13/extreme-pogo-stick/

Gedi: Kenya’s Hidden History Revealed

Gedi is an abandoned city in Kenya that had a stone palace, several stone homes, and a mosque, with features such as a water system that put medieval Europe to shame. Relics from Europe and Asia have been found there...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/13/gedi-kenyas-hidden-history-revealed/

Krampuslauf Graz

(YouTube link) The Krampus Parade in Graz, Austria stands your idea of Christmas celebration on its ear, right? This video was recorded last December. Read more about Krampus in previous posts at Neatorama. -via Buz...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/13/krampuslauf-graz/

The Inventive Inventions of Dotts

A look back at an ovoidal innovation and other work compiled by Stephen Drew, Improbable Research staff The name of inventor Hiram S. Dotts is now less well known that it once was. So, too, are his inventions...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/13/the-inventive-inventions-of-dotts/






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