Archive for January 17th, 2012

Silent Hill Apparently Takes Place In School From Kindergarten Cop

This side-by-side comparison of scenes from Kindergarten Cop and the video game Silent Hill shows an eerie similarity between the two seemingly disparate stories, but are they really that different?...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/17/silent-hill-apparently-takes-place-in-school-from-kindergarten-cop/

Digital Tabletop Takes Board Games To A Whole New Level

(YouTube Link) This impressive tablet-style unit is called the ePawn Arena, a digital tabletop gaming unit which debuted at CES 2012. It's billed as "the next level of Dungeons and Dragons style gami...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/17/digital-tabletop-takes-board-games-to-a-whole-new-level/

Video Game Themed Restaurant Will Serve Delicious Brain Cakes

This is not the sort of place you'll want to take your grandma for lunch, this is the Capcom Bar, a themed restaurant which will feature food and desserts styled after video games. Video games and food-two g...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/17/video-game-themed-restaurant-will-serve-delicious-brain-cakes/

TSA-Compliant Cupcakes Help Your Desserts Arrive At Their Destination

Worried about some pastry scarfing TSA agent "confiscating" your cupcakes for further analysis in their belly? Then get your hands on these TSA-compliant cupcakes from Silver Spoon Bakery, featuring posts with Richar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/17/tsa-compliant-cupcakes-help-your-desserts-arrive-at-their-destination/

Don't Poke Your Eye Out With These Bloodrayne Arm Blades

Usually video game themed weapons look like shiny plastic, perfect for cosplay but not likely to put fear in the hearts of all who oppose you. But these arm blades, inspired by the video game Bloodrayne, loo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/17/dont-poke-your-eye-out-with-these-real-live-bloodrayne-blades/

Meteorites from Mars Rain Down on Earth

Didn't Starship Troopers feature aliens hitting the Earth with rocks? Well, I'm sure that it's nothing. Anyway, we're getting hit by meteorites of Martian origin: Scientists are confirming that 15 pounds of r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/17/meteorites-from-mars-rain-down-on-earth/

Adult Corvette Towing a Baby Corvette

The cute little fella even has his own trailer! Oh, they grow up so fast. Enjoy these years while you can. Link -via Jalopink | Photo: Twitter user LedsKatCorvette...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/17/adult-corvette-towing-a-baby-corvette/

How To Move a Barn

(YouTube link) It's quite easy, really.  You don't even need any heavy equipment.  In 1981 the Ostry family in Nebraska wanted to move their barn to higher ground. Ostry’s son Mike showed his father some calculat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/17/how-to-move-a-barn/

Digital Rug Changes as You Walk over It

(Video Link) I can't find much information about this video, other than that the people are speaking Dutch. They're obviously having a good time. But if you have to rake those leaves, it's like a Sisyphean hell....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/17/digital-rug-changes-as-you-walk-over-it/

Paper Vader

This beautiful papercraft Darth Vader imitates the Christian icons of Byzantine art. It was made by the Spanish designer Lubolo. The best part of the project is the video at the link which shows how Lubolo made it. I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/17/paper-vader/

Drunk History: The Exploration of Antarctica

(Video Link) The famed Norwegian polar explorer Roald Amundsen had a nose ring. It's true! This video shot and produced in Antarctica by people living there (Antarcticans?) proves it! Take an intoxicated journey int...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/17/drunk-history-the-exploration-of-antarctica/

Twinkies Maker Files for Bankruptcy

Rumor has it that Twinkies have an infinite shelf life*, but unfortunately the maker of the famous snack may not enjoy such longevity. Hostess Brands Inc, the company that makes Twinkie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/17/twinkies-maker-files-for-bankruptcy/

Concrete Balls to Deter Indonesian Train Surfers

To deter people from "train surfing," where they sit on the roofs of carriages, Indonesian authorities resorted to knocking 'em off with concrete balls! *e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/17/concrete-balls-to-deter-indonesian-train-surfers/

Worker Fired for Working During Lunch

Employers often complain of lazy workers, but in this bizarro world of corporate human resources management, a woman was fired for working during her lunch break: Sm...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/17/worker-fired-for-working-during-lunch/

Cosmic Pictures from the AAS

The semi-annual meeting of the American Astronomical Society was held in Austin recently, and many space images were shared. Dr. Phil Plait was not at the meeting, so the other astronomers sent him pictures, which he...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/17/cosmic-pictures-from-the-aas/

Waltzing Cat

(YouTube link) This cat has a unique method of climbing up the stairs. Soon you see that it probably has something to do with the "prey" it has caught. -via BuzzfeedFunny, Cat, stairs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/17/waltzing-cat/

Clear-headed

How did this happen? Maybe when they decided to list the house for sale in a hurry, the only exterior picture they had was a dud from the wedding album. Or maybe it was a Photoshop Disaster. Either way, potential buy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/17/clear-headed/

Secessionist Maps

(vimeo link) What would America look like if various secession movements of the past had been successful? The company Urban Mapping created maps that follow 30 such movements, and what the results may have been. Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/17/secessionist-maps/

Man Tried to Rob a Store with a Bullet

"Guns don't kill people, bullets do" or so the saying goes, but 59-year-old Verlin Q. Alsept was a bit unclear of the concept that you still need that gun:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/17/man-tried-to-rob-a-store-with-a-bullet/

Dog Has Rebel Alliance Logo Cut into His Fur

But what's not obvious is that the dog isn't working for the Alliance. He's a spy for the Empire. The hairy emblem is part of a false flag operation. Do not trust this dog owned by a friend of Geekologie reader Joe....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/17/dog-has-rebel-alliance-logo-cut-into-his-fur/

Teddy Bear Skin Rugs

No, Fuzzy, noooooo! Yes, unfortunately. Fuzzy took the trapper's bait and is now decorating a floor. Agustina Woodgate reminisced on her own childhood by making rugs from many stuffed animals. You can find more pictu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/17/teddy-bear-skin-rugs/

Hello Kitty Love Bandit

Hello Kitty Love Bandit Has a lover of Hello Kitty stolen your heart? Capture your sweethearts attention by giving them something fabulous from the Hello Kitty Love Bandit collection from the NeatoShop. This dangerous...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/17/hello-kitty-love-bandit/

Physics of Water Balloons

[YouTube Link] Learning about the physics of water balloons is almost as fun as playing with one! From the neat Tumblr blog F*ck Yeah Fluid Dynamics, here's a video of explodi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/17/physics-of-water-balloons/

Illustrated Etymology

1844, from berserk (n.) "Norse warrior," by 1835, an alternative form of berserker (1822), a word which was introduced by Sir Walter Scott, from O.N. berserkr (n.) &quo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/17/illustrated-etymology/

Why Working Alone is Better

Ever heard the saying that "a camel is a horse designed by committee"? Despite the many downside of working in a group, your boss may be insisting that you "be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/17/why-working-alone-is-better/

Real Life Corpse Bride

"Till death do us part" does not apply to this tragic love story from Thailand, where a man decided to marry his bride, who died in a car accident just days before their pl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/17/real-life-corpse-bride/

Meet Ryan Langston, the Kid Fashion Model with Down Syndrome

Rick Smith of the blog Noah's Dad, noticed something unusual in a Target circular. Like his son Noah, the model wearing the orange shirt has Down Syndrome. That's very inclusive...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/17/meet-ryan-langston-the-kid-fashion-model-with-down-syndrome/

Lady Gaga or Jem?

Who was it: Stefani Germanotta or Jerrica Benton? These singers are better known as pop star Lady Gaga and ’80s cartoon rock star Jem. In today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss, you'll be given twelve statements, a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/17/lady-gaga-or-jem/

Happy Birthday, Betty White!

(video link) Actress Betty White is 90 years old today. NBC aired a birthday tribute last night, and President Obama took part by sending a video greeting. Link -via Buzzfeedobama, birthday, betty white, birth certfic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/17/happy-birthday-betty-white/

"Self-esteem" Not What It Used To Be

A couple of decades of boosting children's self-esteem turns out to not have much effect on a student's grades. Oh, praise is still seen as effective, but educators are beginning to reward students for more than just sho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/17/self-esteem-not-what-it-used-to-be/




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