Archive for December 22nd, 2011

Dogs Dressed Up For The Holidays

Most of the dogs in this gallery have an expression on their face that says "Why me? What did I do to deserve this?", and all this dressing up business is clearly giving them a case of the holiday blues. Owners, don'...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/22/dogs-dressed-up-for-the-holidays/

Cute Zoo Critters Opening Presents

(YouTube Link) (YouTube Link) It's almost Christmas, so the critters from the Queens Zoo and Prospect Park Zoo in New York have started celebrating! The dwarf mongooses were given brightly wrapped mealworm treats...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/22/cute-zoo-critters-opening-presents/

Little Drummer Boy Performed By HP Scanner And Robotic Drummer

(YouTube Link) Hear the future of synth music now, from this emerging powerhouse duo Robotic Drummer and HP Scanner! Little Drummer Boy comes alive with the office friendly sounds of Christmas, and makes you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/22/little-drummer-boy-performed-by-hp-scanner-and-robotic-drummer/

The 36 Worst Action Figures From Iconic Toy Lines

Cracked has put together a great article on these terrible action figures from iconic lines, like the one featured above-April O'Neil's Boss from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles line. These are the kind of toys t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/22/the-36-worst-action-figures-from-iconic-toy-lines/

Hybrid Tadixermist Arrested For Using Endangered Species

Artist and Taxidermist Enrique Gomez de Molina creates hybrid animals by combining parts from different species into one new, and quite spectacular looking, creature that unfortunately may contain endangered species....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/22/hybrid-tadixermist-arrested-for-using-endangered-species/

Proteigon: Amazing Papercraft Stop Motion Animation

This one is gorgeous: Proteigon, a mesmerizing papercraft stop motion animation made in two months by Steven Briand. Absolutely brilliant in its minimalist approach! Hit play or...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/22/proteigon-amazing-papercraft-stop-motion-animation/

Geeky Paper Snowflakes

Geeks Are Sexy Facebook fan Tanya submitted her geeky paper snowflake creations - this one of Wolverine is easily my favorite. Check out the rest: Link XMen, Wolverine, paper sn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/22/geeky-paper-snowflakes/

Human Flamingo

But can she stay balanced on one leg as long as a flamingo? Gesine Marwedel is an amazingly good body painter who creates convincing landscapes and animal pictures on human bodies. Content warning: nudes. http://w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/22/human-flamingo/

Street Sign Armor

Of course, prudent people are already prepared with full suits of armor in our bunkers, ready to wear. But those of you who are still sipping your lattes and going to book club meetings instead of getting ready for t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/22/street-sign-armor/

Santa Doesn't "Do Poor Countries"

[YouTube Clip] Is Santa an elitist grouch who doesn't "do poor countries"? That's the swipe that UNICEF's new Christmas seems to say! A...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/22/santa-doesnt-do-poor-countries/

Grandpa Shufflin'

(YouTube link) There are no new dances, just new music. The original soundtrack for this video is here. Meanwhile, while I was trying to turn off the annotations, I accidentally hit the "snowflake" button on this vi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/22/grandpa-shufflin/

The Twelve Shoppers of Christmas

The Joy of Tech sorts out the folks who shop -or don't- for Christmas gifts. You can see a larger version at the site if the print is too small here. Which one are you? Link -via Nag on the LakeChristmas, shopping...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/22/the-twelve-shoppers-of-christmas/

Mysterious Sphere Falls from Space

For a few days, people living in a remote area of Namibia heard strange explosions. Then they found this sphere, which is about 14 inches in diameter, in an impact crater about 12 feet across. What is it for? Who doe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/22/mysterious-sphere-falls-from-space/

Trailer for The Hobbit

Lord of the Rings fans rejoice! Tolkien's fantasy world is coming back to the silver screen, this time with the story that started it all: The Hobbit: An Unexpect...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/22/trailer-for-the-hobbit/

Add Color to Your Garden Fence with Embedded Marbles

Eric Johnson's urban garden is so small that it lacks a single blade of grass. So he has to get creative to make the most of it. One change that he made was to embed glass marbles into his privacy fence. It's really...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/22/add-color-to-your-garden-fence-with-embedded-marbles/

Gingerbread Men in Yoga Poses

These gingerbread men are far more flexible than I am, and they've been baked! Patti Paige, who once made a completely edible typewriter out of gingerbread, makes gingerbread men in popular yoga poses. At the link, y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/22/gingerbread-men-in-yoga-poses/

Landscapes Carved into Books

Book carving has really taken off as a medium in the past few years. Guy Laramee's impressive contributions show entire landscapes cut into the paper. You know what would be really neat? To see a Z-scale model railro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/22/landscapes-carved-into-books/

You Forgot Already (A 2011 Quiz)

How much do you remember about the big events of 2011? OK, how about the not-so-big events that you should recall? That's the subject of today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss. It's not all that easy; there...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/22/you-forgot-already-a-2011-quiz/

Armed with Only a Cane, 80-Year Old Woman Fights Off Gunman

Like the proverb says, it's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the fight in the dog. And 80-year old Josefa Lopez, standing at 4'9", had a lot of fight in her. When she saw a man with a gun beating her daughter, s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/22/armed-with-only-a-cane-80-year-old-woman-fights-off-gunman/

ATLAS in LEGO

Sascha Mehlhase built a model of the ATLAS experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider out of LEGO bricks! It contains around 9,500 bricks and took 33 hours to assemble, in addition to 48 total hours of work just de...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/22/atlas-in-lego/

The Rainforest Mezzanine

There is an entire ecosystem in a previously-overlooked layer of a rainforest. Between the treetops and the forest floor, falling leaves are caught in a matrix of almost-inivisible filaments of the fungus Marasmius*/...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/22/the-rainforest-mezzanine/

12 Horrible Christmas Gifts To Help Say, “I Hate You”

There's a danger in buying Christmas gifts without thinking of what they really mean. You might be surprised at some of the available gifts that send an awful message! Our own Jill Harness rounded up some of the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/22/12-horrible-christmas-gifts-to-help-say-%e2%80%9ci-hate-you%e2%80%9d/

To Give A Present

(vimeo link) Not only is this claymation clip from Yo Gabba Gabba's Christmas Special as cute as it can be, but the song will stay with you. Produced by Kirsten Lepore with music by Adam Deibert, performed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/22/to-give-a-present/

Art Remakes

Booooooom! -- that's seven Os -- is a great if oddly-named art blog. For several months, it's hosted a project which invites readers to submit photos of themselves recreating famous works of art. Here's Sybille de...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/22/art-remakes/

Animal Ribbons

These would be perfect toppers for children's Christmas presents! For a project dubbed "Ribbonesia", an artist named Baku Maeda arranged ribbons so that they look like different animals. http://www.ribbonesia.com/...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/22/animal-ribbons/

What Is It? game 206

Once again, it's time for our collaboration with the always amusing What Is It? Blog! Do you know what the object in this picture is? Place your guess in the comment section below. One guess per comment, ple...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/22/what-is-it-game-206/

It's A Wonderful Life: The Christmas Flop

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website.  It's a Wonderful Life is on the American Film Institute's li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/22/its-a-wonderful-life-the-christmas-flop/

Volcanoes 2011

The Atlantic's news photography blog "In Focus" has compiled a post with 36 photos of active volcanoes during 2011, from countries such as Chile, Japan and Iceland. Out of an estimated 1,500 active volcanoes aroun...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/22/volcanoes-2011/

Santa's Eight Derpy Raindeer

There is something very wrong with Santa's reindeer, like rabies or some sort of nerve related affliction, because they're twitching out all over the place in these creepy cute animated GIFs by Mel Roach. They're...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/22/santas-eight-derpy-raindeer/

This Room Is Guaranteed To Blow Your Mind

This psychedelic habitat looks like a great place to *ahem* sit around with friends and laugh at stuff. Part of the Nautilus House in Mexico City, a conceptual abode that's shaped like a giant shell, it looks perfect...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/22/this-room-is-guaranteed-to-blow-your-mind/










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