Archive for January 27th, 2012

The Oatmeal's Delightful Valentine's Day Cards

The Oatmeal is certainly the first site I think of for cards when I want to slide a note over to my secret crush at the Neatorama office. That's why the site's Valentine's Day cards are just so darn wonderful... of c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/27/the-oatmeals-delightful-valentines-day-cards/

When Star Wars Meets Tank Girl

Falcon Girl is artist James Hance's wonderful mash up of Princess Leia and Tank Girl. I don't know about you guys, but I kind of want to see this become a whole comic book instead of just a cool poster. Link Via B...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/27/when-star-wars-meets-tank-girl/

5 Doctor Who Episodes Based On Real Events

(Video Link) Did you know that the Daleks originated from Doctor Who's take on the Cuban Missile Crisis? The second serial presented on Doctor Who, a six-part story called “The Daleks,” was set...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/27/5-doctor-who-episodes-based-on-real-events/

10 Science Holidays To Brighten Up Your Year

Let's face it, most holidays already marked on your calendar are pretty boring -Valentine's Day, Easter, Father's Day...yawn. If you really want to geek up your wall calendar and ensure you celebrate holidays more ap...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/27/10-science-holidays-to-brighten-up-your-year/

10 Absolutely Adorable Bugs

We tend to think of insects as creepy and crawly, but not so much cute. But there are some bugs that are simply precious...maybe not as much as a puppy or kitty, but definitely cute nonetheless. If you dig on six-leg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/27/10-absolutely-adorable-bugs/

Pillow That Lets You Feel Your Sweetheart's Heartbeat through a Pillow

(Video Link) Joanna Montgomery invented Pillow Talk, a system for lovers who are far apart. Each person wears a chest belt that measures his/her heartbeat. A transmitter sends that rhythm to a pillow. Just hold it c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/27/pillow-that-lets-you-feel-your-sweethearts-heartbeat-through-a-pillow/

Latin Just Got Deader: Botanists Turn Away from Latin

Latin is a dead language, as dead as it can be. It killed the ancient Romans,and now it's killing me! But it's payback time. In July, The International Botanical Congress voted to relax the rules that required that al...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/27/latin-just-got-deader-botanists-turn-away-from-latin-plant-names/

Battlefield 3 Case Mod

Master case modder Brian Carter made this amazing case. It includes rollbars, a USB-powered beverage cooler disguised as a first aid kit, and a spinning imitation minigun. Yes, that is a fake minigun. But we...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/27/battlefield-3-case-mod/

Scratch-n-Sniff Jeans

Remember the experiment in which people didn't wash their jeans for three months? Just think about how long you could prolong washing if you wore jeans that released a perfume when scratched. Shoot, why even bother t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/27/scratch-n-sniff-jeans/

Home TARDIS Construction for Fun and Profit

(Video Link) The awesomest viral video of the day is this gem hosted by YouTube user sillysparrowness. She built a (nonfunctional model of a) TARDIS. Why? "A woman isn't complete without her own TARDIS." The con...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/27/home-tardis-construction-for-fun-and-profit/

Chinese Soldiers Play a Game of Hot Potato ... with a Real Bomb

Think you're tough? Probably not as tough as these Chinese soldiers, who played a lethal game of Hot Potato ... with live bombs! During an exhibition drill in Hong Kong, las...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/27/chinese-soldiers-play-a-game-of-hot-potato-with-a-real-bomb/

5 Crazy Ways People Amused Themselves Before Television

Before television entered our homes, entertainment wasn't an everyday thing -in fact, it was hard to come by. And people would go to see anything that was out of the ordinary for a little respite from the daily grind...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/27/5-crazy-ways-people-amused-themselves-before-television/

The Salad Towers of China

Attention cheapskates! How should you maximize the amount of food you can get from a single trip to the salad bar? By building the ultimate salad tower, of course: Link - via...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/27/the-salad-towers-of-china/

Swap-o-matic

(vimeo link) Swap-o-matic is a vending machine that doesn't use money. Instead, you swap something you have for something you want! It's also an art project that makes a statement about consumption and recycling, desi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/27/swap-o-matic/

2012 Best Picture Nominees Recast with Dogs

  How do you make the 2012 Best Picture Nominees even better? Recast them with dogs! That's exactly what Next Movie did, and we're not the least bit disappointed: Link - Thanks Andie!  dog,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/27/2012-best-picture-nominees-recast-with-dogs/

The Best Place to Scratch on the Human Body

After curing cancer and other serious maladies of man, science turned its attention to solving the mystery of the best scratching spot in the human body. Behold, the magic of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/27/the-best-place-to-scratch-on-the-human-body/

Zombie Head Decanter

Zombie Head Decanter - $19.95 Are you looking for the perfect bottle to store your favorite post apocalyptic elixir? You need the Zombie Head Decanter from the NeatoShop. This fantastic glass bottle with a cork top wi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/27/zombie-head-decanter/

Why We Chicken Out At The Last Minute

Why do we say we're going to do brave and risky things only to chicken out at the last minute? Researchers have found the answer: Scientists led by University of Colorado...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/27/why-we-chicken-out-at-the-last-minute/

Life Size Buster Sword

Zeon posted a full-size Berserk sword earlier today, and then mentioned he wanted to see a full-size Final Fantasy VII Buster Sword. Mike Schropp at Total Geekdom made exactly that, Zeon! He also posted the illustrat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/27/life-size-buster-sword/

7 Great Movies That Take Place in Freezing Weather

One way to make yourself feel warmer this winter is to watch a movie in which people are even colder than you are. Unreality magazine has some suggestion you may not have considered, like the 1965 film Dr. Z...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/27/7-great-movies-that-take-place-in-freezing-weather/

The Oldest Rainforest on Earth

Taman Negara in Malaysia is the world's oldest rainforest. It has flourished since the land rose from the sea during the Jurassic era, around 130 million years ago. Even ice ages haven't affected the forest. Far out...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/27/the-oldest-rainforest-on-earth/

Woman Stayed in Car for a Week

Lynn S. Keesler of Houston, Texas, became stuck in mud January 15th in her rental car and survived on candy for a week, despite the fact that she was not injured. Keesler told deputies she saw water by a dairy at 800 W....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/27/woman-stayed-in-car-for-a-week/

Save the Date Photobomb

It looks like redditor adepssimius is getting married! Ben made a little change to their "save the date" announcements, and didn't reveal it until after they were mailed. When Amy found out, she thought it was hilari...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/27/save-the-date-photobomb/

A Cat's Eye View of Alien

In the 1979 film Alien, there are two survivors. The hero Ripley, of course, and her cat Jonesey. Anne Billson knows that Jonesy is much more important to the film than most viewers realize. So she wrote the sto...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/27/a-cats-eye-view-of-alien/

One Minute Fly

(YouTube link) His species only lives for a minute, but he has a long bucket list. (via the Presurfer)fly, death, time, lifespan...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/27/one-minute-fly/

10 Secrets of the Vatican Exposed

Vatican City may have fewer than 1,000 citizens and span only 110 acres, but it also has a multimillion-dollar budget and an unbelievably complex history. Understanding how it all works requires parsing through centu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/27/10-secrets-of-the-vatican-exposed/

Starship Enterprise Coffee Table

This majestic coffee table is one that only a true Trekkie could appreciate because it's modeled on the obscure Enterprise-C. Barry Shields (up!) built it to appear in forward motion and suspended in space....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/27/starship-enterprise-coffee-table/

Valentine's Day Cards For The Skyrim Addict In Your Life

Show your favorite Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim addict that you still love them, even though they can hardly tear themselves away from the gaming console long enough to have dinner with you, by giving them these...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/27/valentines-day-cards-for-the-skyrim-addict-in-your-life/

That's A Pretty Sweet Samus Costume You've Got There!

The level of detail, from the overall shape and balance to the fine detail work and superb paint job, makes this one of the sweetest Samus costumes I've ever come across on the interwebs. I like that she decided t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/27/thats-a-pretty-sweet-samus-costume-youve-got-there/
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