Archive for January 10th, 2012

The World's Best Trained Chinchilla

(Video Link) As a proud chinchilla owner, I can tell you, it's hard enough to socialize them, let alone train them. That's why this video is just so darn impressive -aside from how adorable the little guy is on hi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/10/the-worlds-best-trained-chinchilla/

You Can Help Develop Dungeons And Dragons 5th Edition

What do old school tabletop gamers, people who have recently discovered pen and paper roleplaying games, and those who are sick of paying a monthly fee for their MMO and/or want to actually see their fellow players s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/10/you-can-help-develop-dungeons-and-dragons-5th-edition/

Vampire Magnetic Poetry

Vampire Poetry | $11.95 A modern poetry kit that gives you all the words and none of the work! The Vampire Magnetic Poetry Kit from the NeatoShop has 200 blood-sucking word magnets you can combine over and over again...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/10/vampire-magnetic-poetry/

Revolutionary New Beauty Treatment: Fotoshop by Adobé

(Video Link) "This commercial isn't real, neither are society's standards of beauty." Wait, that's not a real picture? Apparently not. Filmmaker Jesse Rosten critiques the beauty publishing industry in this video. H...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/10/revolutionary-new-beauty-treatment-fotoshop-by-adobe/

Beneath Your Feet

For this striking work, Korean artist Do-Ho Suh placed thousands of tiny human figures below a sheet of glass. They support the weight of visitors who walk through the Singapore Tyler Print Institute. This exhibit wi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/10/beneath-your-feet/

LEGO Superman Actually Scrolls across the TV Sreen

How did Rod Gillies accomplish this feat? He used LEGO bulldozer treads to operate the scrolling skyline. They alternate between one and two-brick widths to give the assembly flexibility. Link -via MakeLego, s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/10/lego-superman-actually-scrolls-across-the-tv-sreen/

TARDIS Purse

We've previously seen a TARDIS purse made of duct tape, but this one is a professionally-made, durable polyester fake leather purse. Officially, its dimensions are 28 x 16 x 16 cm, but.... It's made by Etsy seller...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/10/tardis-purse/

The X-Men Go Clubbing

Cyclops won't have to wait at the door. He and his friends are the hippest mutants at this club. View more images of their adventures by Kevin Wada and Max Wittert at the links. Link and Link -via The Mary SueXMen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/10/the-x-men-go-clubbing/

Papercraft Industrial Burger

The latest issue of Icon magazine looks at the future of food production, including the application of modern design principles to food and the use of home 3D printing for culinary purposes. The cover image...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/10/papercraft-industrial-burger/

Imagine a World Where Comic Sans Is the Only Typeface

They are comic sans supporters. They are legion. They do not forgive. They do not use Helvetica. Word by word, icon by icon, they're changing typography. Goudy preserve us. Link -via Brian J. Noggle Previously:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/10/imagine-a-world-where-comic-sans-is-the-only-typeface/

Myanmar Snub-nosed Monkeys Photographed Alive

In 2010, scientists announced the discovery of a new primate species, the Myanmar Snub-nosed Monkey, which we posted here. At the time, the only known specimen was a carcass. Now, photographs of a group of these monk...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/10/myanmar-snub-nosed-monkeys-photographed-alive/

See-Saw Table

If your blind date ends suddenly, then you might as well leave anyway. Marleen Jansen's table just expedites the process. Link -via That's Nerdalicious! | Designer's Websiteseesaw...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/10/see-saw-table/

Massive Model Of Starship Serenity Discovered In Warehouse

This amazingly large, and incredibly detailed, production model of the starship Serenity from the scifi tv show Firefly was recently unearthed in a Universal Archives warehouse. Like many models used in p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/10/massive-model-of-starship-serenity-discovered-in-warehouse/

Optillusions

This staircase makes four 90-degree turns, yet forms a continuous loop that would not be possible in the real world. Optillusions is a blog with more illusions like this. Pretty dumb, yes, but good for a laugh. And ea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/10/optillusions/

Cat Caught in Car

A driver in Sacramento, California, had trouble getting his car started. He heard a funny noise coming from the engine and found a cat tangled in the motor belts. Firefighters cut through the belts and were able to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/10/cat-caught-in-car/

Bathtime for Baby Sloths

(YouTube link) Animal Planet shows how baby sloths get a bath. Then they hang them out to dry! The babies would rather just stay dirty, but they are rewarded with a treat. -via Arbroathsloth, bath...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/10/bathtime-for-baby-sloths/

Plant Eats Worms Underground

You've read about plants that eat animals, like the Venus Flytrap and the Pitcher Plant. Philcoxia does it, too, but you can't see it, because this Brazilian plant works underground, using sticky leaves that gro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/10/plant-eats-worms-underground/

Flash Finger Painting

(YouTube link) Fabian Gaete Maureira is an artist in Santiago, Chile. Here he demonstrates his fast finger painting technique for people on the street. See more of Maureira's work at his site. Link -via redditArt, pai...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/10/flash-finger-painting/

6 Small Math Errors That Caused Huge Disasters

If you ever wondered why it is so important to be exact in math, particularly in engineering math, then take a look at cases in which a math error resulted in deaths. Remember the Hyatt Regency disaster in Kansas City so...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/10/6-small-math-errors-that-caused-huge-disasters/

The 30 Best Taco-Related Crimes Ever

People who write for the internet will  make a list out of anything. That said, I wish I had thought of this one first! It appears that tacos make people go crazy and commit crimes. They throw tacos, get in fights over...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/10/the-30-best-taco-related-crimes-ever/

Carrot Crazy

(vimeo link) No cartoon bunnies were harmed in the making of this violent cartoon by Dylan Vanwormer and Logan Scelina. Carrot Crazy was their senior thesis film at Ringling College of Art and Design. -via the Presurf...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/10/carrot-crazy/

Angry Chef Towel Stand

Angry Chef Towel Stand - $29.95 Are you looking for the perfect gift for your favorite temperamental chef? You need the Angry Chef Towel Stand from the NeatoShop. This hilarious paper towel stand looks like a knife st...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/10/angry-chef-towel-stand/

Popcorn-Bag-Induced Disorientation in a Gull

by Stephen L. Richey Kolibri Aviation Safety Research, Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A. The author was witness to a case of probable spatial disorientation with flight into terrain in a gull that was...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/10/popcorn-bag-induced-disorientation-in-a-gull/

Engraved Tools

Hand woodworking tools are classy by themselves, but engraving artist Catharine Kennedy takes them a step further. The delicately carved surfaces of her planes are simply gorgeous. Obviously, they will cut better aft...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/10/engraved-tools/

Ackbar's Trap Bar

(YouTube link) If you remember the Cadbury ad campaign of 2007, then consider this a parody. If you don't, well then it's Chewbacca playing a Phil Collins song on drums, which is awesome enough, right? -Thanks, Ni...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/10/ackbars-trap-bar/

Totally Trippy Retro Animatic For The Hobbit

(YouTube Link) Way before Peter Jackson turned the works of Tolkien into an epic series of movies, before Rankin Bass presented us with an awesome animated version of the books, there was another animated version in t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/10/totally-trippy-retro-animatic-for-the-hobbit/
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