Archive for February 14th, 2012

Why Do Cats Purr?

Fake Science is a great blog filled with all kinds of fun facts like the one above. Who knew that cats actually have built in danger sensors? LinkFunny, science, cats, animals...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/14/why-do-cats-purr/

Newly Discovered Chameleon Species Is The Cutest Thing Ever

One of the newest chameleon species discovered in the wild is so small it's no wonder they've slipped through the cracks for so many years. Found in Madagascar, the Brookesia micra is a miniscule 3cm in leng...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/14/newly-discovered-chameleon-species-is-the-cutest-thing-ever/

Historical Figure Valentine's Day

It might be a little late now, but these great Valentines cards by Ben Kling are simply fantastic, not to mention punny as all heck. Link Via GeekosystemFunny, Valentines Day, holidays, cards...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/14/historical-figure-valentines-day/

5 Great Love Stories That Actually Kind of Suck

Bonnie & Clyde, Napoleon & Josephine and Louis XV & Madame de Pompadour...they're all great love stories -on paper at least. But when you actually learn the whole story for all of these romances, they're...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/14/5-great-love-stories-that-actually-kind-of-suck/

Street Art Flyers Invite The Curious To Solve A Mystery

Artists Jody Barton and Luke Pommersheim teamed up and hit the Danish city streets with a different kind of street art-surreal mystery flyers. Each flyer contains a different version of strange, from the discovery of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/14/street-art-flyers-invite-the-curious-to-solve-a-mystery/

Edible Helium Balloon

(Video Link) Chefs at Chicago's Alinea Restaurant devised a way to shape sugar into balloons, and then inflated the balloons with helium. How do you eat a sugar balloon? It's not that different from eating a regular...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/14/edible-helium-balloon/

Hand Tooled Leather Pickguards

M.K. Holloway is a master leatherworker who lives outside of Dallas, Texas. Her guitar pickguards are wonders of detailed craftsmanship. Holloway's Website -via Dude Craftguitar picks, guitars...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/14/hand-tooled-leather-pickguards/

Valentine's Day Google Doodle

(YouTube link) Today's Google Doodle is a video Valentine story of how a guy learns the way to a girl's heart. Music by Tony Bennett.google, valentine, animation, doodle...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/14/valentines-day-google-doodle/

High Heeled Cupcakes

When I wear high heeled shoes, I want to look good and be comfortable. These cupcakes should be just squishy enough. They were made by Karen Tack and Alan Richardson for their book Cupcakes, Cookies & Pie, Oh, My...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/14/high-heeled-cupcakes/

Beef Bouquet

Antony Bowness, a butcher, knows that true love is (served) rare. That's why he made a rose bouquet out of steak. Gentlemen, take note: this is how to be romantic. Link -via Gizmodo | Photo: Hungereemeat, Valentin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/14/beef-bouquet/

Bonsai Tree Castle

Japanese artist Takanori Aiba makes tiny, enchanting worlds, such as this fanciful castle wrapped around an imitation bonsai tree. His whole site is a browsing delight. The only pity is that his creations aren't real...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/14/bonsai-tree-castle/

Dinner: 300-500 Raw Auk Birds Stuffed inside a Seal Carcass and Then Fermented for a Year

Don't come to the table late or you'll miss your chance! Kivaq is a Greelandic meat dish that you'll never forget. Start by emptying the body cavity of a seal. Stuff inside a few hundred raw auk birds, feathers and a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/14/dinner-300-500-raw-auk-birds-stuffed-inside-a-seal-carcass-which-has-fermented-for-a-year/

Since 2005, One Man Has Been Excavating His Basement Using Only Miniature Remote Controlled Earthmovers

Whatever you're doing for Valentine's Day, it can't possibly top this man's hobby. Joe, a Canadian, is digging out his basement. It's been taking a while because he's using only tiny, scale model earthmoving equipmen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/14/since-2005-one-man-has-been-excavating-his-basement-using-only-miniature-remote-controlled-earthmovers/

Clothespin Critters

Open wide, Sebastian! The crafting studio Molas & Co. is devoted to one thing: finding art and amusement in the hinge of a clothespin. This chameleon is one of many hungry clothespin animals. Link -via Chantal van...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/14/clothespin-critters/

How the Greeks Are Living Now

We don't talk a lot about politics on Neatorama, but surely you've heard that Greece is in a big economic trouble that threatens the very foundation of the European Union. Wha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/14/how-the-greeks-are-living-now/

Cash Mob!

The hipsters have their flash mobs, the criminals their flash robs, and now regular Americans, too, have something: cash mobs. Emery's 5 & 10 is believed to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/14/cash-mob/

Edible Ashtray and Cigarette Butts

Looks like some people had a great time at a party. Tons of cupcakes, sweets, and ... what are those yucky ashtrays and cigarette butts doing on the table? Turns out, th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/14/edible-ashtray-and-cigarette-butts/

Jabba the Hutt LEGO

Our pal Sunny from CoolThings went to the Toy Fair 2012 in New York and snapped this photo of a very cool Star Wars LEGO set featuring Jabba the Hutt. That must be one big brick! Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/14/jabba-the-hutt-lego/

Buried Under Snow

This blogger is trying to find the town of Tecuci, Romania, under the snow! For some reason, the Google translation renders the town's name as Tecumseh. There are more pictures of the huge snowfall at the site Criser...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/14/buried-under-snow/

Match Heart

Happy Valentine's Day, Neatoramanauts! (Or to those who are married, Happy Tuesday!) I thought that this clever "match art" by Russian IT Specialist Stanislav Aristov...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/14/match-heart/

Mr. Happy Man

(vimeo link) Johnny Barnes is one of the most popular citizens of Bermuda. The 88-year-old spends six hours a day greeting everyone. Watch this short film about him if you'd like a dose of happiness for yourself. From...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/14/mr-happy-man/

Forever Alone on Valentines Day

The best way to deal with not having a sweetheart on Valentine's Day is to have a sense of humor about it. If you're at all familiar with the "forever alone" meme, you know that it's all in fun, and nothing is foreve...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/14/forever-alone-on-valentines-day/

Top Ten Demonstrations of Love

History is full of stories of grand gestures or sacrifices people made for love. And sometimes it worked out just fine; other stories are tragic. But they still inspire us, sometimes hundreds of years later. For example,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/14/top-ten-demonstrations-of-love/

How Hollywood Says "I Love You"

(YouTube link) This Valentine's Day supercut is the perfect way to make the object of your affection go all gushy inside, in case you want to send it to someone you love. It worked for me! This was edited as a labor o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/14/how-hollywood-says-i-love-you/

Truth is Overrated

Sometimes it's better to just not open a can of worms, especially if you're not going to believe his answer anyway. This image is from a collection of Relationship Public Service Announcements from College Humor. Lin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/14/truth-is-overrated/

Show Your Love

(vimeo link) All over the world, people show their feelings of love to each other in their own ways. Kien Lam (previously at Neatorama) made a special Valentine's Day video to remind us how universal the expression of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/14/show-your-love/

The Value of Love, Using the Dylan Model

by Joseph Cliburn, Dept. of Institutional Research/Planning, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Perkinston, Mississippi Andrew Russ, Department of Physics, Penn State University, Universi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/14/the-value-of-love-using-the-dylan-model/

Tim & Eric Bring The Funny To Good Day Austin

(YouTube Link) If you invite the comedy duo Tim and Eric, from Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job! and Tom Goes To The Mayor fame, on to a relatively conservative morning talk show, expect hilarious...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/14/tim-eric-bring-the-funny-to-good-day-austin/

A Valentine for My Zelda

If she could just stop getting kidnapped, Link would finally be able to give her his heart, but I doubt that's ever going to happen. Oh well, we can still appreciate the card, created by Adam Bing, even if Zelda hers...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/14/a-valentine-for-my-zelda/

Celebrate Valentine's Day, Twisted Metal Style

(YouTube Link) This Valentine's Day why celebrate in a warm and cuddly manner when you can get twisted? Sweet Tooth from the Twisted Metal video game franchise is back, and he's looking for love in all the wr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/14/celebrate-valentines-day-twisted-metal-style/




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