Archive for February 5th, 2012

Playing With Lightsabers In Skyrim

(Video Link) There's something so wrong about combining the the mythos of Skyrim with that of Star Wars that it just has to be right. While there's a lot of talking before you get to the good part, the bottom line is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/05/playing-with-lightsabers-in-skyrim/

Teddy Enjoys His Valentine's Day Treats

(Video Link) What more could an amorous porcupine ask for than a heart-shaped box of corn and a bouquet of red roses? It's all just so romantic. Via BoingBoingCute, videos, animals, romance, pets, porcupines, red r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/05/teddy-enjoys-his-valentines-day-treats/

Obvious Study of the Day Report: Men Show Off To Women

Here's one of those studies you probably didn't need science to tell you: guys show off to impress women. In the experiment, a group of men and women (on the younger side, with an average age of 21) were given the oppor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/05/obvious-study-of-the-day-report-men-show-off-to-women/

Tortoise Eating a Salad

(YouTube link) A Sulcata tortoise enjoys a salad, which probably took hours in real time. With time-lapse fast forward photography and a dramatic soundtrack, he's an unstoppable eating machine. -via Geekosystemtimelap...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/05/tortoise-eating-a-salad/

Scientists Had Humans and Monkeys Watch a Clint Eastwood Movie to Study Their Brains

In order to examine the way that the human brain evolved differently from that of other primates, scientists arranged for selected humans and monkeys to watch the Clint Eastwood movie The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly*...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/05/scientists-had-humans-and-monkeys-watch-a-clint-eastwood-movie-to-study-their-brains/

Animals Hidden in Coffee Cups

While it lacks the menacing message of The Prisoner poison glass (which is, after all, the effect we generally want when entertaining guests) Ange-line Tetrault's coffee cups have a certain charm. As you dri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/05/animals-hidden-in-coffee-cups/

Earth Travel Reviews

Aliens may have been rating our planet as a travel destination all along! This set of reviews is from Matthieu Barrère's webcomic Awful Drawings. Link -Thanks, Kim!travel, aliens, reviews...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/05/earth-travel-reviews/

Needing/Getting

(YouTube link) The vehicle plays the music in the new video from OK Go in conjunction with Chevrolet. This took four months of preparation and four days of shooting. From their website: So let’s not forget the true...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/05/needinggetting/

Jacobsen Lawn Mower vs. Sheep

How do you tout the benefits of your fancy-schmancy lawn mower? Lawn mower maker Jacoben turned to advertising icon Stan Freberg to create (now classic) ad campaign. Stan's an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/05/jacobsen-lawn-mower-vs-sheep/

Man as Industrial Palace

Maria Popova of the always neat Brain Pickings has a great review of The Art of Medicine: Over 2,000 Years of Images and Imagination by medical historian Julie Anderson and science w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/05/man-as-industrial-palace-2/

Rebecca Ward's Tape Art

Lots of people love playing with tape, but Rebecca Ward has elevated sticking-tape-on things into an artform. Take a look at her geometric installation, featured over at My Mode...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/05/rebecca-wards-tape-art/

The Restaurant at a Waterfall

Your bread might get soggy, but the view is worth it. At the Villa Escudero resort in the Philippines, you can dine right next to a waterfall. Don't bother wearing shoes because the water runs right through the dinin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/05/the-restaurant-at-a-waterfall/

Timeline of The Best Super Bowl Ads

Do you watch the Super Bowl for the sports or the commercials? Back in the 1960s, a 30-second ad spot cost about $42,000. Now, it's $3.5 million, a whopping 8,300% increase. And someth...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/05/timeline-of-the-best-super-bowl-ads/

Super Bowl Talking Points For Football Newbies

So, it's Super Bowl Sunday and you've gotten yourself invited to a football party but you know next to nothing about the sport or the two teams playing. What to do? Don't worry, BuzzFe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/05/super-bowl-talking-points-for-football-newbies/

Grapefruit Jello Shots

For Super Bowl Sunday, Jaymee Sire made these jello shots by mixing vodka and fresh squeezed grapefruit juice. She then poured the mixture into emptied grapefruit rinds and quartered them after they congealed. Lin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/05/grapefruit-jello-shots/

Mad Men Posters Improved

AMC is promoting the return of the TV show Mad Men with a minimalist poster showing a falling man, with a blank expanse around him. The only other thing the poster contains is the date at the bottom righ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/05/mad-men-posters-improved/






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