Archive for February 7th, 2012

Wild And Wonderful Photorealistic Paintings By Audrey Flack

There's a lot to look at in these beautiful paintings by Audrey Flack, and I can't help but wonder if she used the house of a hoarder as the inspiration/reference for her paintings. It's like a little adventure fo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/07/wild-and-wonderful-photorealistic-paintings-by-audrey-flack/

Victorian Star Wars Portraits

These Victorian style portraits of Star Wars characters by Terry Fan lead one to believe that C3PO is powered by steam, and that droids actually enjoy wearing three piece suits. Everyone knows that these thi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/07/victorian-star-wars-portraits/

The Death And Return Of Superman-A NSFW Fan Film With Epic Cameos

(YouTube Link) I'm pretty sure the only way a fan film can have this many celebrity cameos packed into one short film is if the fan in question is John Landis' son Max, with co-collaborator Bryan Basham on hand to kee...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/07/the-death-and-return-of-superman-a-nsfw-fan-film-with-epic-cameos/

The Beardski Will Keep You Warmski

If your face is freezing out on the slopes this winter, or you're simply looking for a way to remain anonymous and look like a Viking warrior at the same time, then you need a Beardski. It's a neoprene ski mask and a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/07/the-beardski-will-keep-you-warmski/

Water Drops Orbiting a Needle in Space

(Video Link) Don Pettit, an astronaut and science educator whose work we've featured extensively on Neatorama, is now on the International Space Station. For his most recent demonstration, Pettit charged knitting ne...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/07/water-drops-orbiting-a-needle-in-space/

Blinged Out Custom Rifle for the Little Girl Zombie Hunter

This beautiful AR-15 by Guns & Gardens looks like the stars of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic just barfed all over it. So it's just right for the little girl or Brony in your life. The rifle comes with a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/07/blinged-out-custom-rifle-for-the-little-girl-zombie-hunter/

Ear Spike

With the proper hair arrangement, this cool design by Marco Rigovacca looks like someone has driven a spike through her ear. There's actually a thin gold loop that connects the two segments of the "Javelin" earring....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/07/ear-spike/

Police Officer Leads Himself on Hot Pursuit, Evades Capture

A junior police officer in Sussex, UK observed through a CCTV camera a man behaving strangely. He called a plain clothes officer working in the area and asked that he investigate. The cop did so for twenty minutes before...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/07/police-officer-leads-himself-on-hot-pursuit-evades-capture/

Battling Invasive Carp with Improvised Weapons

(Video Link) The Peoria Carp Hunters began as ordinary aerial bowfishermen -- people who shoot arrows at fish jumping out of the water. But when they saw that their efforts were not reducing the numbers of Asian fly...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/07/battling-invasive-carp-with-improvised-weapons/

This Fully Functional Coffee Maker Is Less Than an Inch Tall

If you limit yourself to one pot of coffee today, then you won't like Pietro Marmo's coffee pot. It works, but it'll make only ten drops of coffee at a time. The Italian goldsmith also made a cup that is conveniently...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/07/this-fully-functional-coffee-pot-is-less-than-an-inch-tall/

Karen Eland's Coffee Art

And on the Seventh Day, God rest after a nice cup of coffee. We've featured Karen Eland's coffee art on Neatorama a while ago, but it's always neat to revisit and see her newest creati...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/07/karen-elands-coffee-art/

The World's Largest Coffee Bean Mosaic Is Supposed to Promote World Peace

(Video Link) Saimir Strati composes mosaics out of unusual substances, including toothpicks and nails. His message in this 270-square foot mosaic made of coffee beans is simple: "One world, one family, one coffee."...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/07/the-worlds-largest-coffee-bean-mosaic-is-supposed-to-promote-world-peace/

Extreme Mobility Scooter

(YouTube link) Colin Furze takes his souped-up mobility scooter for a spin in the snow, reaching speeds up to 50 miles per hour! If this kind of thing catches on, a stroll through the local mall could become a dangero...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/07/extreme-mobility-scooter/

Nike Shoes for People with No Feet

Amputee athletes are running faster than ever, thanks to hi-tech carbon fiber sports prosthetics. Now Nike has designed a shoe called the Nike Sole for those prosthetic running blades. Designed to work with the Ă–ssur F...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/07/nike-shoes-for-people-with-no-feet/

North Koreans Play a-ha's "Take On Me"

When Norwegian artist Morten Traavik traveled to North Korea, he met students from the Pyongyang Kum Song School of Music and gave them a CD of Euro-pop group a-ha. T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/07/north-koreans-play-a-has-take-on-me/

PETA Sues to End Killer Whale Slavery

Image: Irina Silvestrova/Shutterstock Intelligent beings captured and forced to live in tiny space, then made to perform daily to entertain the masses. Sounds like slavery? PETA thinks...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/07/peta-sues-to-end-killer-whale-slavery/

Doomsday Preppers

The world may be ending, but that's no reason to fret! Be prepared, instead! (That's so catchy we ought to trademark it). Meet the Doomsday "Preppers," survivalists who prepa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/07/doomsday-preppers/

Plush Shark Hat

Plush Shark Hat - $19.95 Valentine's Day is right around the corner. Are you still looking for the perfect gift for your favorite man-eater. Get them the Plush Shark Hat from the NeatoShop. This adorable plush hat is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/07/plush-shark-hat/

School Bus Bicycle

Did your father say that he walked to school when he was your age? In the snow? Uphill? Both ways? Well, that ain't so hardcore. In the Netherlands, kids have to pedal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/07/school-bus-bicycle/

RIP Florence Green, the Very Last World War I Veteran

In the past year, we brought you the obituaries of Frank Buckles, the last U.S. veteran of World War I and Claude Choules, the last surviving combat veteran of that war. Yesterday, the very last member of the military fr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/07/rip-florence-green-the-very-last-world-war-i-veteran/

6 Awesome Treasure Hunt Finds by Amateurs

Is there any wonder why metal detectors are so popular in the UK? This list of six found treasures are all from the British Isles. Shown here is the treasure called the Hoxne Hoard, uncovered in Suffolk and valued at...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/07/6-awesome-treasure-hunt-finds-by-amateurs/

All About Big League Chew

If you ever opened a pouch of Big League Chew and pretended you were a baseball player chewing tobacco, then you'll enjoy the story behind it. Yesterday was the anniversary of the date in 1979 that the first batch of the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/07/all-about-big-league-chew/

Cthulhu Valentine

Artist Marcelo Gallegos has several lovely Valentine cards that stray from the normal hearts and flowers but still convey romance. This card depicting the elder god in love is my favorite. See the others at his Etsy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/07/cthulhu-valentine/

The Lair of the Clockwork Book

The Lair of the Clockwork Book, the latest serial from Thrilling Tales of the Downright Unusual by Bradley W. Schenck is subtitled "A Tale of Privacy and Adventure from the Future that Never Was." The Clockwork...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/07/the-lair-of-the-clockwork-book/

Toddler in Machine Hands Out Toys

Three-year-old Noah Jeffrey wanted a toy so badly that he climbed into a claw machine in a restaurant in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. We've posted stories of children in vending machines before, but Noah took the adven...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/07/toddler-in-machine-hands-out-toys/

Witness Protection: 5 Not-so Wiseguys

The following is an article from Uncle John's Unstoppable Bathroom Reader. When people enter the federal government's Witness Protection Program, they're supposed to hide, right? *stron...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/07/witness-protection-5-not-so-wiseguys/

Bunny Herds Sheep With The Best of Them

(Video Link) Silly rabbit, herding sheep is for dogs, not herbivores. Via io9videos, animals, pets, sheep, bunnies, herding...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/07/bunny-herds-sheep-with-the-best-of-them/

Visualizing The Extent of The Mega Man Catalog

Sure, all you gamers out there probably already knew there were a lot of Mega Man titles out there, but when you actually put them all together for one picture, that's when you realize just how massive the catalog tr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/07/visualizing-the-extent-of-the-mega-man-catalog/

Dear Yellow Pages, No One Likes You

It's so true and just so sad that they still haven't gotten the point. Link Via BoingBoingFunny, notes, letters, yellow pages...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/07/dear-yellow-pages-no-one-likes-you/

A Muppet Version Of The Wicker Man

(YouTube Link) As you can tell by the soundtrack music in this parody trailer for A Muppet Wicker Man, it isn't referencing the excruciatingly bad version with Nic Cage from about five years back, but rather...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/07/a-muppet-version-of-the-wicker-man/








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