Archive for February 1st, 2012

Amazing Cubicle Whiteboard Artist

Whiteboard artist Bill Taylor proves that a little time "wasted" at work can be a beautiful thing. He spends less than ten minutes a day, over up to six weeks time per piece, recreating classic artworks by Picasso, L...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/01/amazing-cubicle-whiteboard-artist/

G+ Caption Contest No. 4

We're running another fun caption contest over on our G+ page! Go leave a funny or witty caption. The one with the most +1s gets his/her choice of t-shirts from the neatoshop! So what are you waiting for? Get thee....

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Death Star Wedding Cake

My favorite part of this cake from Sweet on Cakes is the wedding dress modeled on stormtrooper armor. Now if you get nervous walking down the aisle at your wedding, just remember Davish Krail's relationship advice: s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/01/death-star-wedding-cake/

Zamboni Operator Arrested for Drunk Driving

Fear not, for the streets are safe again. Or the ice rink, at least. Police arrested the driver of an ice resurfacer at a rink in Apple Valley, Minnesota after people reported that he drove erratically: Dornstreich, w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/01/zamboni-operator-arrested-for-drunk-driving/

Leaves Made from Human Hair

Jenine Shereos's delicate leaf sculptures look like the real thing from a distance, but they're actually made of hair. She made them by stitching the hairs together on a backing, then dissolving that backing in water...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/01/leaves-made-from-human-hair/

Edible Stadium

The Super Bowl is only four days away, so you'd best get ready! Here's a single-serving deli platter shaped like a football stadium. You can view five similar works of food art at the link. Link -via Paul Overton | Pre...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/01/edible-stadium/

The TV Thief

Now this is advertising so clever it's criminal: Y&R agency in Amsterdam, The Netherlands came up with an unusual ad to feature the slim LG's new TV. Hit play or go to Link [YouTub...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/01/the-tv-thief/

Digital Content Curation

You may or may not already know that Neatorama author John Farrier is also a librarian. The two jobs aren't as different as you may think! He wrote about the process of "content curation" in an essay on the skills librar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/01/digital-content-curation/

The Most Beautiful Bookstores in the World

This ain't your neighborhood Barnes & Noble, that's for sure! Flavorwire has the gallery of 20 most beautiful bookstores in the world. (The one above is the El Ateneo Grand Splendi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/01/the-most-beautiful-bookstores-in-the-world/

Male Spider Avoids Getting Eaten by Using Remote Copulation

The one who didn't get away. A male Nephilengys malabarensis snapped off his genitals (red box) in the female, but it was eaten anyway. I suppose it's better to snap off your g...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/01/male-spider-avoids-getting-eaten-by-using-remote-copulation/

Zombie Pencil Holder

Zombie Pencil Holder - $34.95 Did you know that some zombies have a real head for business? Just check out the Zombie Pencil Holder from the NeatoShop. This handsome fellow knows how to multitask. The beautifully...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/01/zombie-pencil-holder/

Scientists Can Now Read Your Thoughts

Psst! Don't sound this post out in your mind as you read it - scientists may be able to read your thoughts. Science fiction? It's becoming science fact with this new "telepathy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/01/scientists-can-now-read-your-thoughts/

Copy of the Mona Lisa Reveals New Details

Images: Museo Nacional del Prado Conservators at the Prado Museum in Madrid, Spain, discovered something fantastic when they cleaned up their replica copy of the Mona Lisa....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/01/copy-of-the-mona-lisa-reveals-new-details/

The 11 Best Rush Songs for 2.1.12

Those who jot the date down in a certain style today may have noticed that it is 2-1-12. Fans of the Canadian rock group Rush are celebrating the date as it is written by listening to the 1976 album 2112. Or any...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/01/the-11-best-rush-songs-for-2-1-12/

What's in a Twinkie? the Operatic Version

(YouTube link) Science fan and mezzo-soprano Hai-Ting Chinn sings the ingredients of a Twinkie. That is all. -via Improbable Research...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/01/whats-in-a-twinkie-the-operatic-version/

Star-Crossed Loves & Ill-Fated Affairs

Atlas Obscura has a roundup of tragic love tales from classic literature. In Ovid's story of Pyramus and Thisbe, two young lovers, forbidden to marry because of family rivalries whisper their forbidden love through crac...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/01/star-crossed-loves-ill-fated-affairs/

They Love Sonic

(YouTube) Giorgio Fareira and Tim Bittar serenaded a Sonic waitress with their order. The gap you hear in the communication was most likely when she ran and made all her co-workers gather around and listen. The guys,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/01/they-love-sonic/

Princess Bride Wine

The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema will present The Princess Bride Quote-Along & Feast on February 14th. In conjunction with the event, they are launching their signature wine collection called The Bottle of Wits, featurin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/01/princess-bride-wine/

Dog Watching Table Tennis

(YouTube link) Tessie is a red fox Labrador with her own Facebook page. She is a well-behaved spectator, but instinct tells her she really, really wants to play! -via Buzzfeed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/01/dog-watching-table-tennis/

RIP Don Cornelius

Police were called to the home of producer and TV host Don Cornelius early this morning after gunshots were heard. Cornelius was found unconscious and was rushed to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Cornelius was...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/01/rip-don-cornelius/

Eggs Baked into Avocados

This clever recipe makes use of the hole left by the pit of an avocado. You'll probably need to bore the hole a bit with a cookie cutter. Then fry the avocado in a skillet, add the egg, cook for two minutes, and serv...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/01/eggs-baked-into-avocados/

Word Balloon Book Shelves

Oscar Nuñez's comic book-inspired bookshelves are a great place to keep your manga. They're made of fiberboard covered with walnut veneer. This is the larger, forty-inch long model for extended dialogue scenes. L...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/01/word-balloon-book-shelves/

Segway-Like Vehicle for the Disabled

The Chariot is Exmovere's vision for the future of the mobility scooter. Like a Segway PT, it's guided by movements in the hips and lower torso to signal direction and speed. As a result, users have both hands availa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/01/segway-like-vehicle-for-the-disabled/

Man Unintentionally Joins Antarctic Expedition

The planned expedition led by Norwegian Jarle Andhoy was already shady, and now there's an unwilling member along for the ride. The yacht took off in a hurry as immigration officials arrived to investigate Andhoy at an A...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/01/man-unintentionally-joins-antarctic-expedition/

Fixing Astronomy Pictures

(YouTube link) An "image enhancement engineer" explains how he cleans up images of outer space so we can make out the details. His most common challenge? Photobombers. -via Buzzfeedcats, astronomy, astrophotography...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/01/fixing-astronomy-pictures/

Anatomical Cross Sections in Paper

Lisa Nilsson used Japanese mulberry tree paper and gilt-edged paper from old books to recreate human anatomical images. It was clever of her to see a similarity between curled paper and human body tissues. View sever...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/01/anatomical-cross-sections-in-paper/

Meet the Snot Eel

Uh-oh! This shark has been slimed! The hagfish is also called the snot eel for a good reason. If attacked, it instantly oozes slime from its pores that teach a predator to never try that again. Watc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/01/meet-the-snot-eel/

Reality TV Venn Diagram

If you ever flip through the cable TV channels, you've probably noticed how many reality series cluster around an existing idea. Yes, there's a lot of shows set in Louisiana. And quite a few set in Alaska, too. I onc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/01/reality-tv-venn-diagram/

Why Did Bill Murray Keep Going Back in Groundhog Day?

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website. This post contains spoilers. Almost everyone loves the movies, and a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/01/why-did-bill-murray-keep-going-back-in-groundhog-day/

Using Morse Code To Tweet It Out

Is it just too easy typing out 140 characters to fill up your Twitter account? Then maybe you should try slowing down the process by morse coding your way across the micro blogging platform. You can find schematics f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/01/using-morse-code-to-tweet-it-out/










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