Archive for February 8th, 2012

A Street Artist Who Wants To Cover The World In Crochet

Meet Agata Oleksiak (aka OLEK), a "New York-based Polish artist" who's the world's first crochet street artist. Her works have been seen all over New York and London, and she's bringing a bit of crocheted color to th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/08/a-street-artist-who-wants-to-cover-the-world-in-crochet/

Hello Kitty X Hooters Restaurants = Innocence Lost

Hooters, the chain restaurant that is built around showing off women's *ahem* assets, is getting an extremely unlikely crossover in their Japanese restaurants as they introduce Hello Kitty elements...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/08/hello-kitty-and-hooters-restaurants-team-up/

This Is What A Scientist Looks Like

Movies and television shows always show scientists as being stuffy older folks shrouded in white lab coats, but real scientists look much more like the rest of us than they would have you think. That's why This Is Wh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/08/this-is-what-a-scientist-looks-like/

Amigurumi Freddy Krueger Doll

He's so cuddly you might just be tempted to let your kids play with him, until they actually see the movie and suddenly start refusing to go to bed and having nightmares every day. Link Via CraftZineArt, movies, c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/08/amigurumi-freddy-krueger-doll/

Show Him He's A Good Boy With A Boyfriend Badge

If your boyfriend has been looking for a little validation lately, a sign that shows you appreciate him and think he's a good guy, then you might need to get him a Boyfriend Badge this Valentine's Day. Here's what cr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/08/show-him-hes-a-good-boy-with-a-boyfriend-badge/

The Geekiest First Dance Ever

(Video Link) Here comes the dragonborn bride. Let's face it, its funny and unique, but this certainly isn't the most romantic first dance ever. Via GeekologieFunny, videos, romance, weddings, skyrim...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/08/the-geekiest-first-dance-ever/

The Cutest Dragonborn On Earth

Of course, I'd hate to see this Dovahkiin actually slay the equally adorable elder dragon. Link Via Geekosystemcostumes, animals, dogs, pets, skyrim...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/08/the-cutest-dragonborn-on-earth/

Futuristic Food Prep As Seen In Futurama

(Video Link) The Superbowl might be over, but it's never too late to enjoy a party with some sweet Slurm and Bachelor Chow. To be fair, it's not quite Slurm being as how it is not made from the butt of a giant slug, b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/08/futuristic-food-prep-as-seen-in-futurama/

The 1910 Version of The Wizard of Oz

(Video Link) For many of us, the 1939 film is the first thing that comes to mind when we think of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. But it wasn't the first movie version of Baum's book. This version, based on a 1...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/08/the-1910-version-of-the-wizard-of-oz/

The Horizontal Shower

The main disadvantage to getting up in the morning is compelling your body to move from a horizontal position to a vertical position. This experience has been vastly overrated and is avoided by all right-thinking peo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/08/the-horizontal-shower/

Man in Bender Helmet Proposes to Girlfriend in Binary

(Video Link) You don't speak binary? That's okay. The bride-to-be explains what happened: My boyfriend told me I had to close my laptop for a couple minutes, then when I logged back on this was posted to my faceb...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/08/man-in-bender-helmet-proposes-to-girlfriend-in-binary/

This Is Smoke in a Bottle

I'm amazed that this is possible. Jim Dingilian adds a layer of soot inside bottles and then etches at the surface until he makes sharp looking landscapes. If you're in New York City, you can visit an exhibit of his...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/08/this-is-smoke-in-a-bottle/

My Little Dalek: Extermination is Magic

Why don't Daleks on Doctor Who get cutie marks? There have to be different ways of exterminating life, and therefore different ways to earn them. This should be explored in a crossover episode. Link -via...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/08/my-little-dalek-extermination-is-magic/

Famous Photos of Explosions Recreated in Cauliflower

Here at Neatorama, we often feature the work of artist Brock Davis. His genius lies in seeing hidden forms in ordinary objects, like a treehouse in a sprig of broccoli or a bearskin rug in a gummi bear. One of Davi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/08/famous-photos-of-explosions-recreated-in-cauliflower/

What Would Happen if All of the Cats in the World Suddenly Died?

The short answer, according to speculation by veterinary medicine professor Alan Beck, is that it would be a disaster. Cats play a critical role in keeping the rodent population down. If there were no cats, we'd be overr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/08/what-would-happen-if-all-of-the-cats-in-the-world-suddenly-died/

Donate to a College, Get a Bathroom Named in Your Honor

It's common for colleges to name buildings after wealthy donors. But what does that leave for smaller donors who would like to be recognized? Some colleges are tapping into that market by naming bathrooms, or even indivi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/08/donate-to-a-college-get-a-bathroom-named-in-your-honor/

Weird and Wonderful Movies That You’ll Never Get to See

As many films as there are available on TV and for home viewing, they are only a small percentage of the movies that have been made. Most of the others will never be available on DVD, for one reason or another. Some soun...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/08/weird-and-wonderful-movies-that-youll-never-get-to-see/

Future Hipsters

(YouTube link) Elderly bloggers and internet junkies in the year 2062 reminisce about the good old days of social media and social networking. I'm not sure how they get the idea of "hipsters" out of these folks. This...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/08/future-hipsters/

The Criminal Lawyer's Guide to Criminal Law

This blog has the tagline "an illustrated introduction to criminal law and procedure." It's part webcomic and part law class, and all interesting. Author Nathaniel Burney breaks down criminal culpability into small p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/08/the-criminal-lawyers-guide-to-criminal-law/

Change Your Name to Get a Promotion

Psst! Want a promotion? The secret to getting promoted at work is quite simple. Change your name into something simple: Parents wanting to give their children a leg up in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/08/change-your-name-to-get-a-promotion/

The Divorce Hotel

You can get a quickie wedding, so why not a quickie divorce? That's the logic behind the Divorce Hotel, where you can check in as a couple, and check out in two days as singles:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/08/the-divorce-hotel/

Ted Lott's House on an Armchair

Ted Lott builds houses, but not like any house that you've ever seen. In this piece titled "Sit Stay," he took an old armchair frame and turned it into a foundation for a min...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/08/ted-lotts-house-on-an-armchair/

When Helicopter Parenting Enters the Workfoce

So. Junior is out of college and going into the workforce. What's a helicopter parent to do? a) Let the young adult gain independence and navigate his own way through life...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/08/when-helicopter-parenting-enters-the-workfoce/

How To Talk About The Economy

It's election season and the economy is in everyone's mind, so Zach Weiner of SMBC comics came up with this handy dandy chart of How To Talk About The Economy: Link - via Bla...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/08/how-to-talk-about-the-economy/

About Slacklining

Andy Lewis performed a slacklining routine during the Super Bowl halftime show, and amazed the audience. If slacklining is new to you, you can find out all about this extreme sport (or is it an art?) in an interview...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/08/about-slacklining/

The Mizzone Brothers

(YouTube link) Nine-year-old Jonny Mizzone can play the banjo! On fiddle, you hear his 12-year-old brother Robbie, and 14-year-old Tommy accompanies them on guitar. The song is Ralph Stanley's "How Mountain Girls Can...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/08/the-mizzone-brothers/

Feline Sidekicks

A cat makes a great listener, and therefore makes a great sidekick for pop culture characters. How well do you know feline sidekicks from movies, and TV? The challenge at today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss is to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/08/feline-sidekicks/

Hypergraphia

This really should have been posted last night, while the running theme was coffee, but better late than never. Artist Gwyneth Leech paints paper coffee cups. Over 700 of the finished cups are on display in an exhibi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/08/hypergraphia/

The Raven on Display

Not just "a" raven, but "the" raven that inspired Edgar Allan Poe to write the poem The Raven, is on display now at the Free Library of Philadelphia as part of their Dickens collection. The bird, named Grip, was...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/08/the-raven-on-display/

Zombie Cupid

Zombie Cupid - $14.95 Valentine's Day is coming! Are you still frantically picking your delicious brain for the very best way to express your undying love and devotion? You need the Zombie Cupid from the NeatoSh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/08/zombie-cupid/




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