Archive for January 28th, 2012

Water Powered Alarm Clock

If you can't stop hitting the snooze button in the morning, then you might want to look in to getting one of these water powered alarm clocks, which was created by Austrian design studio Vera Wiedermann to help wake...

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What Space Invaders Would Look Like In Real Life

This is a CGI model of what a Space Invader from the classic video game might look like in real life. It was created by digital artist Tom Carruthers, and looks super icky. If they're just flying alien head things...

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Super Alfred E. Neuman Action Figures

What, me worry about DC Direct's upcoming crossover action figure line, which features MAD Magazine's gap toothed spokesman Alfred E. Neuman dressed up like DC's most beloved superheroes? No way, because these figures...

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Freddie Wong And The Fire Flower

(YouTube Link) Freddie Wong's special effects videos have turned him in to an internet sensation, and rightfully so, because the guy has some serious compositing and visual fx skills. In this video the king of movie m...

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Godzilla Was A Real Gentleman

If you've seen the films, then you might not know it, but when the cameras weren't rolling, Godzilla was actually quite a well-mannered gentleman adored by the women on the set. Just look at this lucky lady being acc...

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Mamma Mia! That's A Weird Beer

Love pizza and beer? Well then, why not combine them with Mamma Mia! Pizza Beer? It's brewed with basil, oregano, tomato and garlic flavors...yummy? Link Via Laughing SquidBeer, Food, weird, pizza...

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Image Of Chairman Mao As Pop Culture Icon

I'm quite certain that Mao never wanted his image to become an icon of pop culture, especially because of the rampant commercialism associated with popular art, and the fact that his image is often used in a tongue-i...

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RIFT Plans To Break The World Record For Virtual Marriages

Wanna get your MMO romance on and help set a new world record? Well, if you happen to play RIFT, then get married in the game on Valentine's Day and you can help them set a Guinness record for most virtual marriages...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/28/rift-plans-to-break-the-world-record-for-virtual-marriages/

Settlers of Catan: The Star Trek Version

I haven't yet checked out Settlers of Catan, but it seems like a blast and those that play it certainly enjoy it. That being said, I can't help but feel like maybe I'll continue to wait to play the game until March,...

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Resident Evil 6 Is Full of "Revelaitons"

If you're releasing advanced copies of your new video game, you probably want to make sure everything is perfect, lest the reviewers critique you for something that won't even be in the final version of the game. Of...

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Wacky Nintendo News Video Has Many WTF Moments

(YouTube Link) You may not know the name News Media Animation, but I'm sure the video they've created to discuss Nintendo's 2011 economic fiasco will look familiar to you, as their wacky animated shorts have been show...

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Madonna's AIDS Awareness Comic

Here's a little nugget of retro goodness for ya, courtesy of BoingBoing-it's a comic handed out at a Madonna concert at Madison Square Garden in 1987, warning youngsters about AIDS and urging them not to disrespect t...

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Bat Infestation Under a Tile Roof

(Video Link) A crew working for Istueta Roofing in Miami, Florida tore up an old tile roof. Below it, they found thousands of bats. It's a good thing that the roofers didn't try this in Gotham City. -via Blame It...

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Desert Rivers That Look Like Trees

From a distance, it looks like an illustration of trees, but it's actually an aerial photo of seasonal rivers in Baja California. Adrianafranco Franco submitted the photo to My Shot, the National Geographic'...

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Cocktail: Alien Brain Hemorrhage

If you've ever spent time in an extraterrestrial prison hospital, you know that this is a pretty accurate description for some species. It's made with peach schnapps, Bailey's Irish Cream, blue curacao and grenadine...

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Cat Burglar

The Buena Vista Museum in Bakersfield, California, was the scene of a burglary Wednesday morning. A window was broken and two stuffed animals -a leopard and a dingo- were missing. Two blocks away, police found 55-year-ol...

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Ghostly Images with Light Stencils

Light stenciling is like light graffiti, except that it uses stencils for greater control. Wittner Fabrice is a master of the craft and used his skills to create portraits in Vietnam. The people look like phantoms mo...

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Fibonacci Numbers, Lucas Numbers, and the Way Plants Grow

(Video Link)The highly entertaining Vi Hart is back with another episode of Doodling in Math Class. Her videos are fun to watch, clear and easy to understand, and express the joy of scientific discovery:This pat...

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How To Remove Ads From Videos

(YouTube link) This made all kinds of sense until the second time I watched and and found out that it is a "monetized" video, which means there is sometimes an unskippable ad before it starts. Go figure. -via the Pres...

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Key To My Heart Paperweight

Key To My Heart Paperweight - $15.95 Does finding the perfect Valentine's Day gift weigh heavy on your heart? Get your sweetie the Key to My Heart Paperweight from the NeatoShop. This adorable heart-shaped ceramic pap...

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This Week at Neatorama

This coming Thursday is Groundhog Day! Get your Groundhog Day decorations out, put up the Groundhog lights, and let's all sing Groundhog carols! Will the Groundhog see his shadow? Ya know, it doesn't really matter, becau...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/28/this-week-at-neatorama-88/

What Are Fighting Games Missing? Pac-Man And Middle Aged Mega Man, Of Course!

(YouTube Link) It's a crazy concept, but Pac-Man and  Middle Aged Mega Man are now part of fighting game history thanks to the upcoming release Street Fighter X Tekken! And, while Mega Man is fat and old in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/28/what-are-fighting-games-missing-pac-man-and-mega-man-of-course/

Misty Mountains Cold Never Sounded So Good

(YouTube Link) It's impressive enough that ShadowCa7 decided to perform a musical version of J.R.R. Tolkiens "Over The Misty Mountains Cold/The Dwarven Song Of Old Wealth" and committed to doing all 27 verses, but the...

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Remixing Alien Theme Song On A Commodore 64

(YouTube Link) This is a crazy cool remix of the Alien video game theme song, a game which was released on the Commodore 64, appropriately being played on a Commodore 64, laptop and some other musical doohickeys. Add...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/28/remixing-alien-theme-song-on-a-commodore-64/

Could This Be The New Keyboard Cat?

(YouTube Link) No, this is definitely not the next keyboard cat, but Pancake could be part of KC's band, like in the kitteh keyboard band of my dreams! In Pancake's Meowsic Video, we see this tie clad little...

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