Archive for January 19th, 2012

Make Your Own Assassin's Creed Arm Blade

(Video Link) Ever wish you could be a real assassin like Altaïr or Ezio? Then try your hand at making this handy assassin blade, but just don't lose your hand in the process. Via The Daily WhatWeapons, diy, video...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/19/make-your-own-assassins-creed-arm-blade/

One Nail Set To Rule Them All

If you put all ten together they spill out the entire inscription put on the inside of the classic One Ring. I don't know about you other geek gals, but I'd love to wear these to a fancy dress occasion...they're prac...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/19/one-nail-set-to-rule-them-all/

Put Skyrim on Your Calculator

(Video Link) Wanna play Skyrim at school without getting in trouble? Well now you can play on your TI-84 graphing calculator. Sure it might not be as fun as the original, but hey, how often can you play your favorite...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/19/put-skyrim-on-your-calculator/

When Community Goes Mutant

After all the fan movements to save the show, some artists are celebrating with Community-inspired fan art. While there are a bunch out there, this X-Men one might just be the best I've seen so far. Link Via The M...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/19/when-community-goes-mutant/

An Update On Lil' Drac

(Video Link) Regular readers might recognize this adorable little guy from Miss C's post on him from last month, but just in case you don't recognize him, here's the original post. Now that you're familiar with Lil' D...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/19/an-update-on-lil-drac/

The Forbidden Colors Your Eyes Can't See

Don't even bother making reddish green or yellowish blue colors. Your eyes simply can't see them: Red-green and yellow-blue are the so-called "forbidden colors."...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/19/the-forbidden-colors-your-eyes-cant-see/

EZ Bag Red Rose

EZ Bag Red Rose - $3.95   Valentine's Day is on its way. Are you looking for the perfect small token of your affection? Get the EZ Bag Red Rose from the NeatoShop. This beautiful red rose unfolds into a conven...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/19/ez-bag-red-rose/

World's Largest Koran

Photo: Mohammad Ismail/Reuters Afghan calligrapher Mohammad Sabir Khedri worked for five years to create the world's largest Koran, and man, is it large: The lavish...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/19/worlds-largest-koran/

Where Did Gulliver Leave His Glasses?

He'd better find his spectacles before he heads into battle. There! Russian street artist Pavel Puhov found them. You can view more creative works by him at the link. Link -via Colossal | Artist's Website (Google...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/19/where-did-gulliver-leave-his-glasses/

The First Science Fiction Movie Filmed in Space

Video game entrepreneur Richard Garriott took a camera with him during his recent stay on the International Space Station. He and the astronauts put it to good use by filming a short movie called Apogee of Fear*/...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/19/the-first-science-fiction-movie-filmed-in-space/

Neither of These Tablets Come With Apps?

From our pal Dan Piraro of Bizarro, here's a reminder to update the Ten Commandments to include "Thou Shalt Not Covet Thy Neighbor's iPad?" Link Bizarro Comic,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/19/neither-of-these-tablets-come-with-apps/

Feline Agility Training

(YouTube link) We've shown you Canine Musical Freestyle competitions and Bunny Show Jumping competitions, and now we have Feline Agility Competitions, too! In this video, a 5-week old Tonkinese kitten named Jumpin Jac...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/19/feline-agility-training/

35-Foot Long Camera Exposes 6-Foot Negatives

Dennis Manarchy's ambitious project is to travel across the United States and take pictures of people vanishing from the American experience, such as Native Americans, cowboys and Medal of Honor winners from World Wa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/19/35-foot-long-camera-exposes-6-foot-negatives/

Pothole Gardens

Steve Wheen, a guerrilla gardener, uses plants and miniatures to create sanctuaries of tranquility in broken urban places. Specifically, he alters potholes in east London. His website has many photos of his work. The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/19/pothole-gardens/

The Helix is Looking at You

This is not the first picture you've seen of the Helix Nebula, but it's the best image so far. The Helix Nebula is a cloud of gas that was left when a star expired 700 light years away from us. This image is in the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/19/the-helix-is-looking-at-you/

Ragtime Version of the Star Trek: The Next Generation Theme

(Video Link) Hello, my baby! Hello, my darling! Hello, my ragtime gal! Send me a kiss subspace, baby, to my starbase! Ragtime pianist and composer Tom Brier sent the 24th Century Back into the 1910s with this re...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/19/ragtime-version-of-the-star-trek-the-next-generation-theme/

Paris Hospital Workers Accrued 2 Million Vacation Days

Got vacation days saved up? Not as many as the French workers, that's for sure: at one hospital in Paris, workers have accumulated over 2 million days off! Here's the story of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/19/paris-hospital-workers-accrued-2-million-vacation-days/

The Day that the Sky Crashed

Allegedly, this is a photo of an electronic billboard in Odessa, Ukraine crashing. But those of us who understand that the entire universe is actually a holographic projection around the Earth know the truth. Worse:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/19/the-day-that-the-sky-crashed/

Totoro Shoulder Bag

Totoro Shoulder Bag - $23.95 Are you a total Totoro fanatic in need of a new handbag? Your dreams have finally come true! Behold the Totoro Shoulder Bag from the NeatoShop. This adorable and functional little purse is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/19/totoro-shoulder-bag/

The Curious Case of the Aye-Aye's Middle Finger

The aye-aye, an odd-looking lemur indigenous to Madagascar, has a very unusual extra-long middle finger that it uses to forage for food. Scientists have discovered that the unusual fing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/19/the-curious-case-of-the-aye-ayes-middle-finger/

Indoor Skydiving as PE

What? Did you have to run track for PE? You poor thing! 15-year-old Sian Spence nominated indoor skydiving as her GCSE PE exam, and got it approved: Her father, wh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/19/indoor-skydiving-as-pe/

The Venice of Africa

Photo: Hugo!/Flickr No, that's not a photo of a flooded village. Rather, it's of the city of Ganvié in the Republic of Benin, which calls itself "The Venice of Afr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/19/the-venice-of-africa-2/

Brazil Must Sell Beer at World Cup, FIFA Insists

The 2014 World Cup in Brazil is in serious trouble, folks. You see, Brazil has banned alcoholic drinks at all Brazilian stadiums, and that's just not cool with soccer's world governi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/19/brazil-must-sell-beer-at-world-cup-fifa-insists/

Office Colds And The Heroes Who Perpetuate Them

The Awl has some great charts detailing how the common cold is transferred, profiling the one guy who infects your entire workplace, and a flow chart to determine whether you will catch a cold. That's in addition to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/19/office-colds-and-the-heroes-who-perpetuate-them/

Victim Concerned About Thief's Fitness

Peter Stevens of Cambridge, England, was in his car Friday when a thief opened up the back door and grabbed his laptop. The 34-year-old runner and IT expert chased him and was surprised when he caught up with the thief...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/19/victim-concerned-about-thiefs-fitness/

Puppet's Court

(YouTube link) Former county commissioner Jimmy Dimora is on trial in Akron, Ohio, for corruption. Channel 19 is covering the trial, but are not allowed to take cameras into the federal courtroom. So they did the next...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/19/puppets-court/

SOPA and the Rise of the "Nerd Lobby"

Yesterday, thousands of websites (including Neatorama) protested against SOPA and PIPA, the two Internet censorhip bills making their way through the US Congress. The effect w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/19/sopa-and-the-rise-of-the-nerd-lobby/

Bandit Signs

Huggie is bothered not only by the decline of his South Philadelphia neighborhood, but also by the numerous signs posted by shady businesses that prey on desperate residents who are strapped for cash. As a street ar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/19/bandit-signs/

Juliet's Music Video

If you wrote a song about your life, you'd include your favorite things. Australian 8-year-old Juliet made a song about how she loves her dog, Robert. The music video is charming. See it at NeatoBambino. LinkSong, music...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/19/juliets-music-video/

Boston to Select Poe Statue

Edgar Allan Poe Foundation of Boston and the Boston Art Commission plan to erect a statue honoring Edgar Allan Poe, and they've narrowed down the design submissions to three finalists. The finalists were selected fr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/19/boston-to-select-poe-statue/








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