Archive for January 2nd, 2012

The Land Art of Richard Shilling

Land artists take naturally occurring materials in the wild and rearrange them into works of art. That's what Richard Shilling does, using no glue, string, or any other materials. You can see some prime examples of h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/02/the-land-art-of-richard-shilling/

R.I.P., The Swordmaster of Star Wars

Bob Anderson of West Sussex, UK, died on Sunday at the age of 89. He was a master fencer who taught lessons while serving in the Royal Marines, then represented his country at the 1952 Olympics. Anderson went on to devel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/02/r-i-p-the-swordmaster-of-star-wars/

Rotta Huttlet Star Wars Backpack Buddy

Rotta Huttlet Star Wars Backpack Buddy - $59.95   Are you feeling lonely and unloved? Maybe cuddling up with your very own Rotta Huttlet Star Wars Backpack Buddy from the NeatoShop will make you feel bett...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/02/rotta-huttlet-star-wars-backpack-buddy/

Ferrari Stretch Limo

Meet the world's fastest stretch limo: a Ferrari Modena 360 limousine by Dan Cawley of Style Limousines and Prestige Limousine in Birmingham, England. They did cut a regular 360 Modena...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/02/ferrari-stretch-limo/

Mariachi Band Peforming "Sweet Child O' Mine" by Guns N' Roses

(Video Link) Metalachi performs rock and metal songs using instruments and styles from the mariachi tradition. Their covers include selections from Metallica, Led Zeppelin, and Faith No More. Here's their rendition...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/02/mariachi-band-peforming-sweet-child-o-mine-by-guns-n-roses/

Shaun of the Dead in LEGO

This one is fantastic: Flickr user Yatkuu re-created the Winchester Pub from the 2004 zombie flick Shaun of the Dead in LEGO: Link - via Nerdsraging If you li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/02/shaun-of-the-dead-in-lego/

3-in-1 Anti-Zombie Weapon Includes Skull Ejector

(Video Link) The greatest problem with using a puncture-based weapon against zombies is that it may become lodged in the skull of your undead foe. That's a problem that Jörge Sprave, maker of the sawblade-firing sl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/02/3-in-1-anti-zombie-weapon-includes-skull-ejector/

Fairy Tales Seen Through the Lens of Architecture

How would an architect design houses from fairy tales? Let's find out: Fairy tale author and editor Kate Bernheimer and architect Andrew Bernheimer collaborated to t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/02/fairy-tales-seen-through-the-lens-of-architecture/

Michigan's Tridge

The Tridge (triple bridge) is a cute three-way foot bridge that provides access to all sides of the confluence of the Tittabawassee and Chippewa Rivers in Midland, Michigan. According to Kuriositas, it's one of only...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/02/michigans-tridge/

The Memes of 2011: Where Are They Now?

The life of an Internet meme is hard and fast. Sometimes memes find lasting success, but others get drunk on their own fame and crash. View more at the link. Hey, has anyone heard from Baby Godfather? Link -via Na...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/02/the-memes-of-2011-where-are-they-now/

Barbie Trashes Her Dreamhouse

Artist and photographer Carrie M. Becker re-imagined Barbie (the doll) as a pathological hoarder, and arranged Barbie's dream house as such. She explains some of the thought behind the project in her artist's stateme...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/02/barbie-trashes-her-dreamhouse/

Potenuse

Adam Koford (Ape Lad) made me smile with this edition of his Laugh Out Loud Cats. I'm a sucker for simple math humor. LinkApe Lad, Triangle, Loud Out Loud Cats, hypotenuse...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/02/potenuse/

The Psychology of Nakedness

Conventional wisdom holds that seeing someone naked makes you think of them as more of a sex object than seeing them clothed. According to a recent study, that is an oversimplification of what really happens. The human m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/02/the-psychology-of-nakedness/

Gravitas

Here's a simple physics game in which you release a little red block by rotating the fence holding it. Or multiple fences. And please avoid the force field! Oh yes, it starts out easy, but gets more challenging. The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/02/gravitas/

Friends in the House, Hostility at Home

In 1954, Coya Knutson won a seat the the US House of representatives by championing the rights of farmers in Minnesota (and by raising her own campaign funds). Over two terms she became quite popular among voters and her...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/02/friends-in-the-house-hostility-at-home/

Sleeping Around

This lonely Twaggie was illustrated from a Tweet by @Paxochka. In case you didn't know, you can get any Twaggie you like made into a t-shirt through the NeatoShop! A t-shirt with this one on it will at least let othe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/02/sleeping-around/

Blue Jeans: Three Months, No Washing

How long can you wear the same pair of jeans without washing them? The most common answer you hear is "one semester." An Australian researcher (and college student) put the question to the test by asking volunteers to we...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/02/blue-jeans-three-months-no-washing/

Prison Dancer

(YouTube link) Following in the Broadway tradition using the most unlikely subjects for musicals, Ana Serrano, Romeo Candido, and Carmen De Jesus are turning the story of the dancing inmates of the Cebu Provincial Det...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/02/prison-dancer/

The Movies Are Wrong About Lava

It happens all the time in the movies: someone sinks into a pool of lava and burns to death. Would a real-life incident turn out like that? Only sort of ...because it would certainly burn. Erik Klemetti explains...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/02/the-movies-are-wrong-about-lava/

Chalkboard Matryoshka

Chalkboard Matryoshka - $13.95 Do you love Matryoshka dolls, but you just can't find the one that's right for you? Make your own Matryoshka with the Chalkboard Matryoshka nesting doll set from the NeatoShop. This 6 pi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/02/chalkboard-matryoshka/

Classic Atari Games Retitled for Accuracy

Oh, Atari 2600, how I remember you fondly! You were my introduction to the world of video games. And they were thrilling games, too, although in retrospect, it's hard to see how. Christopher Bird took several classic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/02/classic-atari-games-retitled-for-accuracy/

Long Exposure Photographs of Fireflies

It looks like a scene from a fantasy movie, but these are actually fireflies! The Japanese-language blog at the link contains a set of amazing long exposure firefly shots by an unknown artist. Link -via Colossalfi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/02/long-exposure-photographs-of-fireflies/

Texts From Cephalopods

To get into this story, you first have to understand that octopuses tend to text their cephalopod friends while drunk. In a series of messages and photos, we follow the adventures of an octopus that steals a diver's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/02/texts-from-cephalopods/

Tipper vs. Music

The following is an article from the book Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges into Music. People around the world have been trying to regulate music for centuries, but in the 1980s, Tipper Gore launched...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/02/tipper-vs-music/

Atlas Obscura's Ten Most Popular Places for 2011

Atlas Obscura took many readers on trips around the world without leaving their computers in 2011. They've compiled a list of their most popular places -to read about, if not to travel to- over the past year. Some yo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/02/atlas-obscuras-ten-most-popular-places-for-2011/

Top 10 Photoshop Disasters of 2011

Photoshop Disasters is always good for a laugh -or a nightmare. I may be seeing this model and her "elbow that won't quit" in my dreams for some time to come. She is one of the Top 10 Photoshop Disasters of 2011, but...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/02/top-10-photoshop-disasters-of-2011/






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