Archive for January 23rd, 2012

DC Launches Charity Campaign Fronted By Justice League

DC Comics has been making some ambitious moves lately, from a logo re-design to a 52 title relaunch, but their newest move should prove to be most heroic-a charity called We Can Be Heroes which will raise mo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/23/dc-launches-charity-campaign-fronted-by-justice-league/

Laurent Craste Puts A Hurting On Some Porcelain

Laurent Craste has a serious problem with porcelain, and his knowledge of ceramics allows him to put a hurting on delicate pieces without letting them fall to pieces. Warped and imaginative, he has come up with so...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/23/laurent-craste-puts-a-hurting-on-some-porcelain/

When Good Lawn Ornaments Go Bad

What happens when lawn gnomes get bitten in the zombie apocalypse? Apparently the gnomes get a hunger for flamingo flesh the way regular zombies start craving human brains. LinkArt, Funny, zombies, flamingos...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/23/when-good-lawn-ornaments-go-bad/

Life-Sized Scrap Metal Mammoth Skeleton

I love scrap metal sculptures, especially when they retain the character of the parts they're made from, like car parts, tools and, in this case, farm equipment. Constructed by sculptor Jud Turner for the Moses La...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/23/life-sized-scrap-metal-mammoth-skeleton/

Pizza Steamed Buns Sound Delicious

Chinese steamed buns stuffed with meats or other delicious fillings are always a treat, but Japan might have just upped the ante with their new pizza buns found at the local 7-Elevens.While the reviewer at Serious Ea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/23/pizza-steamed-buns-sound-delicious/

The Day I Met Dave Is Creepy...With Beards

(YouTube Link) The Day I Met Dave is a short film with a creepy surprise, and manages to make a minute and a quarter feel like just enough time to get under your skin. Man, I need to shave! --via Geekosystem...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/23/the-day-i-met-dave-is-creepy-with-beards/

Alice In Wonderland Wedding Is Truly Wonderful

Erin and Matt are big fans of Tim Burton's Alice of Wonderland. How big? Big enough to theme their wedding after the film. Even if you weren't a big fan of the movie yourself (or if you find it strange that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/23/alice-in-wonderland-wedding-is-truly-wonderful/

When Film Colorization Goes Wrong

(YouTube Link) First motion pictures went talkie, then everybody got on board the color train, leaving those black and white gems to gather dust because later generations found the lack of color "uncool". This video...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/23/when-film-colorization-goes-wrong/

Make Your Own Cyclops Glasses For Under $30

Ever want to make your own sweet Cyclops visor? Well then head over to Lounge Geeks where you can learn how to make your own for less than $30. Now that's a value for some sweet style. Link Via io9Art, Fashion, de...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/23/make-your-own-cyclops-glasses-for-under-30/

This Puppy Loves Leaf Piles

(Video Link) What happens when a little dog finds a giant pile of leaves to play in? Hilarity, of course. via Geekosystemvideos, animals, dogs, pets, leaves...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/23/this-puppy-loves-leaf-piles/

How to Turn a Toolbox into a Boombox

If you need me, I'll be downstairs with the shop vac. You can call but I probably won't hear you because it's loud with the shop vac on. And this speaker built by Art Pentry into a toolbox probably won't help you any...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/23/how-to-turn-a-toolbox-into-a-boombox/

Barbie throughout Art History

In the Western tradition, it has always been about Barbie. Venus? Actually Barbie. Mona Lisa? It was Barbie. The model for the Statue of Liberty? Barbie. So French artist Jocelyne Grivaud created many Barbie images a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/23/barbie-throughout-art-history/

Electronic Suspenders Remind You to Sit up Straight

Tobias Sonne, a student at Carnegie Mellon University, developed a pair of suspenders that encourage the user to sit up straight. He attached a strip of conductive fabric to one side. When it's compacted, a buzzer ac...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/23/electronic-suspenders-remind-you-to-sit-up-straight/

How It Should Have Ended (and Began): Return of the Jedi

The crew at How It Should Have Ended spends four and a half hilarious minutes exposing the gaping plot holes in Episode VI, especially taking into account the changes made to this movie after the release of the prequ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/23/how-it-should-have-ended-and-began-return-of-the-jedi/

Buffalo Wing Cupcakes

The Super Bowl is less than two weeks away. Now I know that most of you probably eat, in accordance with tradition, nothing but cupcakes that day. But hear me out: buffalo chicken wings. I know that it sounds crazy,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/23/buffalo-wing-cupcakes/

Worst Superpower Ever: Turn Yourself into a Pile of Ladybugs

What is the meaning of Fulop Gabor's statue? I have no idea, but I'm going with a superhero one, especially since it presents a more frightening version of the current ladybug superhero. Link | Artist's WebsiteL...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/23/worst-superpower-ever-turn-yourself-into-a-pile-of-ladybugs/

The World's Ugliest Cars

This is the 1957 Aurora. We will never know what the public would have thought about it, as only one prototype was built, and it didn't work well enough to make it to its own press conference. Now wait, before you ar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/23/the-worlds-ugliest-cars/

The Chemistry of Meringue

Not the dance, that's merengue, which has plenty of chemistry, too. This concerns that delicious sweet fluff that tops your lemon meringue pie or the lightweight candy sold at bake sales. It's made by beatin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/23/the-chemistry-of-meringue/

Did They Ever Win a Primary?

So far, three Republican presidential hopefuls have won one state primary or caucus each. Eventually, only one will be selected for the presidential race. Mental_floss looks back into previous election races for toda...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/23/did-they-ever-win-a-primary/

Archetype

(YouTube link) This little short film appears to be a teaser for a longer story by effects designer Aaron Sims. If he is trying to raise interest in getting a studio to fund a feature film, this is the way to do it. W...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/23/archetype/

I Hate It When....

When I saw this at reddit, of course I entered the search term to see if it would autocomplete the same way for me, which it did, and the first search result is a Facebook page. Apparently, the phrase has been around...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/23/i-hate-it-when/

More Snowy Owl Sightings in the U.S.

Bird watchers and Harry Potter fans are delighted at the larger than usual number of snowy owl sightings in the lower 48 this year. Snowy Owls are native to the Arctic, but fly south every few years to let us admire them...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/23/more-snowy-owl-sightings-in-the-u-s/

Bohemian Rhapsody A Capella

(YouTube link) Matt Mulholland (featured previously) sings all the vocal and instrumental parts as well on his very personal version of "Bohemian Rhapsody." This is from Mulholland's album of cover songs. Link -Th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/23/bohemian-rhapsody-a-capella/

Wait Just a (Leap) Second

At the end of June this year, those who do this sort of thing will add an extra second to the world's official clocks to keep us on the right track. This gets a bit detailed — which is where the fun is! — but in sho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/23/wait-just-a-leap-second/

Flip a Coin

(YouTube link) Belly dancer Helena Vlahos has a unique talent for turning coins over with her abdominal muscles. And dollar bills, too! Kind of makes you want to start doing your crunches, doesn't it? Well, no, me nei...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/23/flip-a-coin/

Kodak No.1

You've probably heard that the Kodak company has filed for bankruptcy. Kodak introduced its first camera 120 years ago, and revolutionized the way we see the world. The Kodak No.1 expanded photography from professionals...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/23/kodak-no-1/

The Year of the Dragon

(YouTube link) Happy New Year! Today, communities celebrating Chinese New Year are welcoming the Year of the Dragon. Next Media Animation explains how the Chinese New Year celebration came to be celebrated with firecr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/23/the-year-of-the-dragon/

Rapid Fire Archery

(Video Link) Legolas is alive, and he's a Russian woman named Iza Privezenceva. Watch her send arrows downrange about once a second and, as you can see at the end of the video, hitting her target most of the time....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/23/rapid-fire-archery/

Goodbye, Farewell, and A*M*E*N

The following article is from the book Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Tunes Into TV. The final episode of M*A*S*H aired on February 28, 1983. It wasn't just a "TV event" ...it was the most-watched episode i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/23/goodbye-farewell-and-amen/

Skullball Machine

Are you decorating a nursery? If so, I've got a great idea for it! Kids love gumball machines. And skulls. Artist Marco Perego combined the two for an exhibit at the Galerie Gmurzynska in Zurich, Switzerland. Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/23/skullball-machine/




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