Archive for December 30th, 2011

Want To Know More About North Korea? Then Read The FAQ Page

In an effort to pull the old "I'm not up to no good! See, I can prove it!" routine, North Korea has released a FAQ page to answer all your questions about the dark and mysterious country, and alleviate any global con...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/30/want-to-know-more-about-north-korea-then-read-the-faq-page/

Amazing Hand-Crafted Nazgul Armor

The amazing prop creation team over at Kropserkel created this fantastic set of armor and a variety of others as potential Nazgul armor. You could even commission them to custom make your own set of Lord of the Rings...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/30/amazing-hand-crafted-nazgul-armor/

11 Things We Can Expect In The Future According To Buck Rogers

Man, I used to love me some Buck Rogers In The 25th Century when I was a kid, and not just because I had a serious crush on co-star Erin Gray! The sci-fi was just far out enough to hold your attention withou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/30/11-things-we-can-expect-in-the-future-according-to-buck-rogers/

Jabba The Snowman

This great picture of Lucas Arts' holiday card from this year made me wish I was on their Christmas card list. This particular card was sent to Bonnie Burton, the editor of The Official Star Wars Blog. Image Via L...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/30/jabba-the-snowman/

A Fun New Years Eve Tradition From Ecuador

These images aren't of pop culture statues being erected to spruce up city street corners in Ecuador, they're giant effigies known as "años viejos", many of which feature fan fav characters, that are burned to celeb...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/30/a-fun-new-years-eve-tradition-from-ecuador/

A Rose By Any Other State Of Matter

No, it's not really a rose being liquified. It's a composite photograph of 17 different images of a crystal rose with colored water being poured down the surface. My hat goes off to Anthony Chang for having the patie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/30/a-rose-by-any-other-state-of-matter/

3D Guns Make You Look Dangerous...And Crazy

No word yet on whether or not the TSA will let you get on a plane with these 3D gun nails, but then again, it's going to be pretty hard to load them assuming you have these on both hands, so maybe you'd be more of a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/30/3d-guns-make-you-look-dangerous-and-crazy/

So This Is What Baby Rhinos Sound Like

(Video Link) It almost sounds like they have horns in their throat aside from the ones on their faces. Via GeekosystemCute, videos, animals, babies, rhinos, horns, noises...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/30/so-this-is-what-baby-rhinos-sound-like/

Morrissey Hacked Into Google Earth

It was recently discovered that if you use Google Earth to view the Salford Lads Club in the UK you will find an image of the Mozster hanging out in front of the club, just like in this iconic photo of the Smiths fro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/30/morrissey-hacked-into-google-earth/

Digitize-With The Captain Power Rap

(YouTube Link) Here's a moldy old slice of cheese for your entertainment, courtesy of the 1987 sci-fi kids TV show Captain Power. Watch as the Narrator explains humanity's predicament via reggae-styled rap, all while...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/30/digitize-with-the-captain-power-rap/

An 8-Bit Animation From Lecco Italy

(YouTube Link) This adorable 8-bit style animation comes to us fresh from some walls in Lecco, Italy, where pixel penguins stroll the day away, dodging the occasional Space Invader and *ahem* helping the flowers grow....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/30/an-8-bit-animation-from-lecco-italy/

Gritty Photos Of British Gangsters

The blokes in these pics aren't characters from a Guy Ritchie movie, they're real-life British gangsters, captured in intimate moments by Jocelyn Bain Hogg, presumably between heists. These photos show us a rare,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/30/gritty-photos-of-british-gangsters/

Diamond Weevils Have Real Diamonds In Their Shells

Scientists recently discovered that the shiny bits embedded in the shell of the Diamond Weevil is more than just stylish bling- they're actually small diamonds grown for protection. Here's what they discovered, and w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/30/diamond-weevils-have-real-diamonds-in-their-shells/

Robot DJs Are Coming, Hide Your Turntables

(YouTube Link) Watch this programmed robot arm, complete with creepy pink hand, scratch away on some vinyl like a true turntablist. I don't know whether to feel amazed by the programming, or deflated by how easy this...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/30/robot-djs-are-coming-hide-your-turntables/

Sci-Fi Themed Brothel in Nevada

The world's oldest profession meets science fiction. That's the vision of Dennis Hof, the owner of two of Nevada's most notorious brothels and star of the HBO documentary *...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/30/sci-fi-themed-brothel-in-nevada/

New Year's Oreo Pops

Take Oreo cookies, put them on a stick, dip them in candy, and stick the homemade chocolate numbers on top! Well, these cookie pops aren't quite that easy, but you can get directions from Jill at Kitchen Fun...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/30/new-years-oreo-pops/

Microsoft's New "Magic Wall": A Holodeck in Your Living Room?

Microsoft might've missed the boat when it comes to Tablets, but it might just have an ace up its sleeves. Check out Joshua Topolsky of The Verge touring Microsoft's Edison Lab, w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/30/microsofts-new-magic-wall-a-holodeck-in-your-living-room/

2012 & The End Of The World

 (YouTube link) Some people still think the world will end in 2012, because that's where the Maya calendar ends. C.G.P. Grey explains how that strange idea came about. An even simpler explanation came f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/30/2012-the-end-of-the-world/

The Longest Straight Staircase in the World Has 699 Steps

Team, today's stair running drill is going to be a doozy. Pictured above is Jacob's Ladder, a staircase in the UK Overseas Territory of Saint Helena. Settlers built it as an inclined plane in 1829 to help bring agric...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/30/the-longest-straight-staircase-in-the-world-has-699-steps/

Pigeon is Actually Good at Math

Who ya callin' birdbrained? Researchers at the University of Otago in New Zealand found that the lowly pigeon is actually quite brilliant at math: Scarf and her colleagues...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/30/pigeon-is-actually-good-at-math/

Vegan S'More Cocktails in Chocolate Glasses

If a s'more cocktail isn't, by itself, a sufficiently serious chocolate delivery system, then Spabettie has a recipe for you! She used a shot glass mold to make chocolate cups, filled them with chocolate-flavored vod...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/30/vegan-smore-cocktails-in-chocolate-glasses/

Cat Playing Fruit Ninja

First, we got an African Bullfrog playing Ant Crusher. Next up: cat playing Fruit Ninja. The depressing thing is that the feline is much more adept at playing the fun iPad game t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/30/cat-playing-fruit-ninja/

A Short History of the Modern Calendar

(YouTube link) Have you got a calendar for the new year yet? The calendar we use might not be all that rational, but we are quite used to it. This video from Jeremiah Warren will help you understand how our calendar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/30/a-short-history-of-the-modern-calendar/

Apes Gamble by Calculating Odds

Do apes love to gamble just like humans do? You bet! New study by Max Planck scientists reveal that apes can calculate odds before taking risky gambles: Experts observed apes as they gambled using upturned cups concea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/30/apes-gamble-by-calculating-odds/

Robot Tea Infuser

Robot Tea Infuser - $9.95 Do you like your tea with a dash of retro technology? Check out this cute Robot Tea Infuser from the NeatoShop! The stainless steel tea inf...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/30/robot-tea-infuser/

Wild Panda Filmed Eating a Dead Animal

Still think that pandas are cute and cuddly animals that eat only bamboo? Surely it poses no threat to other wildlife, right? Well think again: this wild panda in Chi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/30/wild-panda-filmed-eating-a-dead-animal/

1980s Film Alphabet

I'm not usually good at this sort of thing, but I looked at the 1980s Film Alphabet and could name all the movies! Yes, even Raiders of the Lost Ark, which is under "I", for the character, I guess. This is a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/30/1980s-film-alphabet/

Online Retailers and the Drunk Customer Market

A lot of good, horrifying stories begin with "I was drunk, so I got on the Internet..." and go downhill from there. Some people even shop online while sloshed: “I have my account linked to my phone, so it’s really...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/30/online-retailers-and-the-drunk-customer-market/

Tamara de Lempicka's Spock and Uhura

Tamara de Lempicka is my favorite Art Deco painter, so this image inspired by her work makes me happy. It was composed by deviantART user lymanalpha. Link -via Comics Alliancestar trek, Art Deco, Spock, uhura, Tam...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/30/tamara-de-lempickas-spock-and-uhura/

For Tax Purposes, Marvel Argues that Mutants Aren't Human

It's stunning that Marvel Comics would throw its weight behind the Mutant Registration Act. But in order to keep more money, the company's attorneys argue that mutants, such as the X-Men, aren't human: In the non-fict...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/30/for-tax-purposes-marvel-argues-that-mutants-arent-human/








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