Archive for January 18th, 2012

A Compilation Of Animals Playing With Tablet Devices

(YouTube Link) This adorable compilation video features all kinds of little critters getting their game on with tablet devices. Is this the future of gaming, or just a neat way to occupy your otherwise rambunctious pe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/18/a-compilation-of-animals-playing-with-tablet-devices/

Wacky Flyer Featuring Guard From Skyrim

Apparently you've been caught sneaking about Skyrim, pilfering gold and soul gems and such, and now you must choose your fate- go to jail, resist arrest or pay your fine. Sheesh, if only getting arrested in real life...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/18/wacky-flyer-featuring-guard-from-skyrim/

Impressive Papercraft Gears Of War Pistol

You may not want to use this bad boy in the rain, because as wicked as it looks it's made entirely of paper! Crafted by Leo Firebrand, this paper replica of the Snub Pistol carried by the super soldiers in the *em...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/18/impressive-papercraft-gears-of-war-pistol/

10 Awesome Things You Might Not Know About Mel Brooks

This of you familiar with the EGOT (Tracy Jordan's object of desire in 30 Rock) will know just how hard it is for one person to get the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony combination. In fact, only a dozen or so p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/18/10-awesome-things-you-might-not-know-about-mel-brooks/

Play As Your Favorite Nintendo Characters In Super Mario Crossover

The team at Exploding Rabbit have a gift for any fan of classic Nintendo games, and/or those looking to kill some time online with a really fun retro side scroller- Super Mario Crossover, a custom *...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/18/play-as-your-favorite-nintendo-characters-in-super-mario-crossover/

This Baby Panda Just Won't Give Up

(Video Link) Life is hard as a cute little panda who just doesn't want to be stuck in its crib.Cute, videos, animals, pandas...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/18/this-baby-panda-just-wont-give-up/

The Pedal-Powered Porsche

(Video Link) Can't afford to tow your baby Corvette with a full-sized one? Then maybe you could use a pedal-powered Porsche instead. Via BoingBoingcars, vehicles, bikes, Porsche...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/18/the-pedal-powered-porsche/

The Net's Only Sopa White-Out

Working on the web is hard, which is why Fark has decided to take a brave stand, going against the grain to support SOPA and PIPA. This way, if the site gets shut down under the ridiculous censorship bills, the compa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/18/the-nets-only-sopa-white-out/

The Whole World in a Drop of Water

Did anyone else think of The Little Prince when first seeing this picture? Marcus Reugels, whose work we've featured previously, doesn't describe the meaning of his water drop visions, but they are mesmerizi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/18/the-whole-world-in-a-drop-of-water/

Great Moments in Government Regulations: The Self-Referential Notice of Florida

Blogging regulations require that we post this notice about how the great state of Florida now requires vending machines to have this self-referential notice. Kudos to the burea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/18/great-moments-in-government-regulations-the-self-referential-notice-of-florida/

A True Land Yacht

"Why doesn't every car have a flybridge?" That was a question posed to custom carmaker Randy Grubb. You'll ask it, too, after taking a spin in the Decoliner -- Grubb's monument to the majesty of both the Art Deco era...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/18/a-true-land-yacht/

Pooled Oil Paintings

Matthew Davis creates gorgeous paintings by carefully dripping paint over his canvas, adding layers to form images. His technique is particularly effective for water scenes, like the one above. They remind me of the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/18/pooled-oil-paintings/

Jello Origami

With the right mixture, you can actually create durable sheets of gelatin and then fold them. My Jello Americans, a blog hosted by gelatin artists with impressive abilities, has a video that shows you how. Even if yo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/18/jello-origami/

Prius Camper Conversion Kit

According to the inventor, Camp-Inn, this camper can sleep four people. Judging from the interior photos at the link, I'd say that's a plausible claim. Owners can probably modify it to have a toilet and a galley, but...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/18/prius-camper-conversion-kit/

Why Mona Lisa Smiled

It's a cat, of course! Artfully done by Svetlana of Fat Cat Art: Link - Thanks Svetlana! Previously on Neatorama (also by the same artist): Art with Cats Cat, mo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/18/why-mona-lisa-smiled/

New Zealand Farmers Want Sheep Shearing to Be an Olympic Sport

This is a sport that has no place for the sheepish among you. You've got to be tough, fast, and precise with the clippers. That's why shearing is a competitive event in New Zealand, and some people there want the Olympic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/18/new-zealand-farmers-want-sheep-shearing-to-be-an-olympic-sport/

Would You Like to Wear These Crocs?

I've never worn crocs, but I've heard that they're comfortable. Now I'm not sure why. This pair was made by an Amsterdam-based artist who goes by the name "Sit." Link -via My Modern Met | Photo: Jonathan LeVine Ga...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/18/would-you-like-to-wear-these-crocs/

The Bark Side

(YouTube link) Volkswagen unveils their Super Bowl ad campaign. If you sold cars and were going to advertise during a football game, it only makes sense that you would feature dogs barking the Imperial March. Makes pe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/18/the-bark-side/

The Only Dogsled Special Forces Unit in the World

Denmark is responsible for the defense of Greenland. To serve this role over such a vast and harsh land, the Royal Danish Navy maintains Sirius, the only special forces unit in the world that travels primarily by dog...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/18/the-only-dogsled-special-forces-unit-in-the-world/

Scientists Create Cyborg Cockroach with Own Power Source

Apparently, surviving a nuclear holocaust isn't enough. Science has created a cyborg cockroach, complete with its own power source. What could possibly go wrong? *em...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/18/scientists-create-cyborg-cockroach-with-own-power-source/

Bullet Portraits

Is it inappropriate or genius? Or maybe it's both. David S. Palmer used a torch to create portraits of people killed by a bullet, on a canvas of bullet shells casings. David wro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/18/bullet-portraits/

People Freaking Out Over The Wikipedia Blackout

By now, I'm sure you have all heard about SOPA and PIPA being as how every blog in the world has been talking about them as of late. Even those that are usually apolitical (like Neatorama) have taken a stand against...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/18/people-freaking-out-over-the-wikipedia-blackout/

Rolling in the Deep

(YouTube link) Luc Bergeron, known as Zapatou, mixed 71 different cover versions of the song "Rolling in the Deep" to make this video. There are a lot of talented young people on YouTube. -via The Daily WhatAdele, sup...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/18/rolling-in-the-deep/

Heavy Metal Logos of Pop Bands

Hanson as a heavy metal ban? MMMBop to that! In his series DeathPop Club, designer Mark Hall-Patch created a set of logos for pop bands and singers in the style of heavy metal: Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/18/heavy-metal-logos-of-pop-bands/

Virgin Fathered 14 Children

36-year-old Silicon Valley computer specialist Trent Arsenault is father to 14 children, yet he's a virgin. How did he do it? Sperm donation, of course .. and now, the government is trying to stop him: Trent Arsen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/18/virgin-fathered-14-children/

Like They Were Taken Yesterday

If you browse reddit, you may have noticed that when someone posts a very old picture of a relative, someone always restores and colorizes it as a gift to the submitter. A lot of these amazing photo restorations are...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/18/like-they-were-taken-yesterday/

Opposites Don't Actually Attract

Despite of what you may have heard, opposites actually don't attract. A new study shows that despite what most people say about seeking a wider circle of friendship (say, in a large...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/18/opposites-dont-actually-attract/

Valentine's Domo

Valentine's Domo - $12.95 This Valentine's Day give your fresh smelling, apple hating sweetheart the Valentine's Domo from the NeatoShop. No, we aren't suggesting that the one you love has a small flatulence problem....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/18/valentines-domo/

11 Things You Might Not Know About Winnie the Pooh

Did you know today is Winnie the Pooh Day in honor of his creator, A.A. Milne’s birthday? If Mr. Milne were still alive today, he’d be turning 130 and he would no doubt be honored to see that his creation is still...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/18/11-things-you-might-not-know-about-winnie-the-pooh/

Rise Above My Fears

It took me a while to get this juggling image by urban artist ABOVE, who wrote: it might sound weird to most people but similar to a burglar waiting and observing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/18/rise-above-my-fears/










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