Archive for January 6th, 2012

Aerodyne Art Deco Inspired Computer Case Mod

If you thought only Steampunk enthusiasts used wood in their creations guess again, and if you're a woodworker/DIYer like myself, here's the inspiration for your next project! This gorgeous wooden modded computer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/06/aerodyne-art-deco-inspired-computer-case-mod/

The Retro Video Game That Starred Mikhail Gorbachev

(YouTube Link) I think the Cold War may have kept this game from arriving in America, either that or the manufacturer didn't feel like the reference to Mikhail Gorbachev would help sell copies in the U.S. Whatever th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/06/the-retro-video-game-that-starred-mikhail-gorbachev/

Hypnotizing Comic Book Cover GIFs

In this latest batch of animated comic book cover GIFs by Kerry Callen- Nick Fury uses some hypnotic effects to daze evil-doers, and Lois Lane shares some sugar with the boys from the Justice League, while Superman's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/06/hypnotizing-comic-book-cover-gifs/

Goofy Facebook Shower Curtain

This Facebook themed shower curtain isn't creepy because of the graphics or text printed on it, but rather because it assumes you'll have people spying on you while you take a shower! And, while it may be meant fo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/06/goofy-facebook-shower-curtain/

A Handy App That Identifies Fonts Used On Websites

Have you ever wanted a particular font used on a website for yourself? A new app, called Fount, is here to help you identify these fonts, and it works like a charm! After dragging the Fount button to your bookmark...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/06/a-handy-app-that-identifies-fonts-used-on-websites/

Cover Version Of Daft Punk's Derezzed Performed On Floppy Drives

(YouTube Link) Never has an instrument used to play a cover song been more appropriate than this-using five floppy drives, and a bit of software, to cover the Daft Punk hit Derezzed. It's a crunchy, minimali...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/06/cover-version-of-daft-punks-derezzed-performed-on-floppy-drives/

Shakespearean Love Mug

Shakespearan Love Mug | $10.95 “Doubt that the stars are fire, doubt that the sun doth move, doubt truth to be a liar, but never doubt I love.” William Shakespeare had a l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/06/shakespearean-love-mug/

1000 Comics

Congratulations to Randall Munroe on the 1000th comic published at xkcd! Only 24 to go, and he'll have a big, round number to brag about. Linkxkcd, Randall Munroe, milestone...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/06/1000-comics/

Boil Water Inside a Paper Pot

(Video Link) The Hexa Pot is a collapsible cooking pot made from biodegradable paper.The idea is that you don't need to lug around an metal pot when you go camping. Just take one of these. If you need to boil water...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/06/boil-water-inside-a-paper-pot/

Alien vs. Predator Chess Set

Ah, Alien vs. Predator! Perhaps the greatest of all date movies. deviantART member Joker-laugh has captured the essence of that film with this custom chess set. Link -via I Heart Choaschess, deviantART,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/06/alien-vs-predator-chess-set/

This May Look Like an Ink Drawing, But It's Actually a Photograph

The late Don Hong-Oa was born in China and lived in Vietnam and the United States. He practiced a particular form of photography that realistically mimicked traditional Chinese ink drawings. It's like the inverse of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/06/this-may-look-like-an-ink-drawing-but-its-actually-a-photograph/

The Story Behind ‘The Best NYT Correction Ever’

You laughed at the correction we posted yesterday,  but now we have the full story. The author of the New York Times article, Amy Harmon, explained how it all came about. The Times’ rule is, we correct anything that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/06/the-story-behind-the-best-nyt-correction-ever/

Why Didn't Tolkien Win the Nobel Prize?

I'm not a fan of The Lord of the Rings, but I have wondered how such a monumentally influential author was overlooked for a Nobel Prize in literature. C.S. Lewis nominated J.R.R. Tolkien in 1961. The governing c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/06/why-didnt-tolkien-win-the-nobel-prize/

Taiwan's Musical Garbage Trucks

(Video Link) Oddity Central reports that Taiwan's garbage trucks commonly play music in order to alert people of their arrival in a neighborhood. Among the more popular tunes is Beethoven's "Für Elise." They often...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/06/taiwans-musical-garbage-trucks/

Edible Cuckoo Clock Has Gingerbread Gears

You may remember Instructables user mezcraft from her amazing Harry Potter-themed gingerbread house. Believe it or not, she's actually topped that achievement. Mezcraft's cuckoo clock isn't just gingerbread on the ou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/06/edible-cuckoo-clock-has-gingerbread-gears/

6 Infamous Arsonists and How They Got Caught

An investigation of the dozens of arson fires in Los Angeles last weekend led to the arrest of 24-year-old German national Harry Burkhart. The case inspired Meghan Holohan to look up famous arson cases and the men who se...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/06/6-infamous-arsonists-and-how-they-got-caught/

Gallery of Bomber Jacket Art

For a year and a half, the 401st Air Expeditionary Group of the United States Army Air Force wreaked havoc on Nazi Germany. You may know that these brave men often decorated the noses of their bombers with cartoonish...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/06/gallery-of-bomber-jacket-art/

Clever Ad

(YouTube link) I'm not going to explain this one, because the denouement is more fun than seeing it coming. Don't adjust your sound -there isn't any. -via redditcommercial, Ad, advertisement, wait for it...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/06/clever-ad/

Odd Google Street View Scene

Something weird is in the air at Foxoak St, Cradley Heath, West Midlands B64, United Kingdom. Check it out on Google Street View, but only look up if you are brave enough! Link -via Dangerous MindsUFO, Google Maps, S...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/06/odd-google-street-view-scene/

Gene Kranz’s Vests

If you followed the mission of Apollo 13 in 1970 or saw the 1995 movie Apollo 13, you may have noticed that NASA Flight Director Gene Kranz (portrayed by Ed Harris in the movie) always wore a vest while working....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/06/gene-kranzs-vests/

The Beautiful Cold-Blooded Eyes of Reptiles

You have to get very close to the eyes of reptile to see how beautiful they really are. What, you don't want to do that? Then you can see them the easy way, in a series of close-up photographs at Environment...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/06/the-beautiful-cold-blooded-eyes-of-reptiles/

Earthrise

(YouTube link) What's more awesome than move special effects? The real thing! This footage of Earthrise over the moon was taken from the Apollo X mission in 1969. All it needed was the proper soundtrack. -via Boing Bo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/06/earthrise/

Star Trek Tin Tote

Star Trek Tin Tote | $14.95 If you always wanted a Star Trek lunch box, but never got one because your parents made you eat cafeteria food, your chance is here! Get your Star Trek Tin Tote from the NeatoShop!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/06/star-trek-tin-tote/

The Welcome Home Blog

(YouTube link) The Welcome Home Blog posts videos of military personnel coming home after a deployment. You are welcome to browse or even submit yours! This video is called Soldiers Surprising Their Loved Ones: PART O...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/06/the-welcome-home-blog/

The Nuclear Resort

The Bataan Nuclear Power Plant in the Philippines was built decades ago, but was never put into use. The facility's maintenance is quite an expense, but its owner, the National Power Corporation, has turned the site...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/06/the-nuclear-resort/

The 1960s Film Alphabet

Following the 1980s Film Alphabet, artist Stephen Wildish has created a new alphabet poster for the movies of the 1960s. I've only studied this a few minutes, so there are a couple I haven't deciphered yet. It's not...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/06/the-1960s-film-alphabet/

5 Habits of Highly Effective Outlaws

Black Bart Boles Guns? Check. Masks? Check. Poetry book? If you're going to rob a stagecoach, here's how to do it with flair. If You're A Poet, Show It Even if you're a no-good, law-flo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/06/5-habits-of-highly-effective-outlaws/




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