Archive for February 20th, 2012

Don't 'Skip' This Adorable Animated Short

(YouTube Link) "Skip" is a stylish animated short by Vancouver Film School student Sarah Jolley, and it's both a showcase for Sarah's formidable skills as an animator and a cute little time traveling love story, with...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/20/dont-skip-this-adorable-animated-short/

Scary Cute Cyclops Cosplayer

AAAGGHH! Make it stop looking at me! This cute yet terrifying cosplayer was spotted at the Tokyo Wonder Festival, and no she's not supposed to be a young Turanga Leela from Futurama. However, if you know...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/20/scary-cute-cyclops-cosplayer/

Lesser Known Uses Of Portals

This whimsical illustrated chart by Aaron Thong shows some alternate uses for portals, like the ones created by the handheld portal device carried by the main characters in the Portal video game series. Y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/20/lesser-known-uses-of-portals/

Crazy Anti-Theft Security Case From 1961

(YouTube Link) This amazing anti-theft security case was designed to make a bad guy's life a living hell if he decides to pull a snatch and run. Complete with long telescoping rods that encumber movement, a blaring al...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/20/crazy-anti-theft-security-case-from-1961/

Keyboard Jeans Are Here-Type Amongst Yourselves

Talk about cutting edge fashion, these keyboard jeans replace the need to carry around a cumbersome keyboard with you all day, and they give you a convenient excuse for touching yourself in public. Is that a mouse in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/20/keyboard-jeans-are-here-type-amongst-yourselves/

Android Anatomy Reveals What Lies Beneath Their Robotic Skins

This series by illustrator Yves Joe Malgorn should be subtitled Visible Robot, and it reveals what lies beneath the skin of some of pop culture's most beloved droids like C-3PO, Bender, Mickey Mouse and Marilyn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/20/android-anatomy-reveals-what-lies-beneath-their-robotic-skins/

Real Life Diglett Is Too Cute To Battle

Diglett may be one of the least popular Pokemon to collect, due to his small size and limited power, but in real life he sure is cute! He's too cute to tag on, or back your car into after a long night at the local...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/20/real-life-diglett-is-too-cute-to-battle/

The Drug Avengers Are Here To Save Us From Ourselves

(YouTube Link) This hilariously bad PSA from 1988 is called The Drug Avengers, and centers around a group of time traveling squares who want to help humanity join the Galactic Federation by abolishing drug us...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/20/the-drug-avengers-are-here-to-save-us-from-ourselves/

Victorian Big Game Hunter on a Distant Planet

(Video Link) Dr Grordbort Presents: The Deadliest Game remembers the vigorous life led by men of the British Empire. It was an age when daring Britons launched themselves into the space to face wild and sav...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/20/victorian-big-game-hunter-on-a-distant-planet/

What Does Sloth Meat Taste Like?

I'm glad you asked! And a little surprised, honestly. But I'm not here to judge you, just answer your question: Daniel Everett, a linguist who has spent more than seven years living with the Pirahã people of Brazil,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/20/what-does-sloth-meat-taste-like/

Zombie Princess Leia and Stormtrooper

Luke had better be careful kissing his sweetheart/sister! Flickr user vill4no snapped these two cosplayers (presumably) at MegaCon 2012, a convention in Orlando, Florida that ended yesterday. Link -via redditzombi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/20/zombie-leia-and-stormtrooper/

Coffee Cup Stain Art

Hong Yi's subject matter is fairly conventional: portraiture. But her methods are extraordinary. We've previously watched her compose a portrait of a famous basketball player using just a basketball and paint. More r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/20/coffee-cup-stain-art/

A Braille-Like Texting App

Researchers at Georgia Tech have designed a smart phone app that allows users to type in an alphabet similar to Braille. It can't display messages in Braille, but it does enable users to send text messages without having...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/20/a-braille-like-texting-app/

Unfulfilling Job

This Twaggie was illustrated from a Tweet by @ohNoSheTwitnt. You can see a new Twaggie every day at GoComics! Linkjob, Twitter, tweet, Twaggie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/20/unfulfilling-job/

Can You Name All the Presidents?

Today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss is a classic for Presidents Day. Can you name all the United States presidents? There are 43 different men who have served in the office. And you have eight minutes to name as m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/20/can-you-name-all-the-presidents/

The Mysterious Mr. Zedzed

You've probably never heard the name Basil Zaharoff, so how did he earn a biographical post subtitled "The Wickedest Man in the World"? Few men have acquired so scandalous a reputation as did Basil Zaharoff, alias Count...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/20/the-mysterious-mr-zedzed/

Swedish Man in Snowbound Car for Two Months

Sometime before Christmas, 44-year-old Peter Skyllberg's car became stuck in deep snow near Umea, Sweden, just south of the Arctic Circle. A passer-by found him last Friday -meaning he spent about two months stuck in his...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/20/swedish-man-in-snowbound-car-for-two-months/

Lord of the Rings Family Tree

Emil Johansson is busy working on a degree in chemical engineering in Sweden, but has managed to find the time to plot over 800 characters from The Lord of the Rings onto one massive family tree! The chart i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/20/lord-of-the-rings-family-tree/

Presidents Day

Today is the U.S. federal holiday officially called Washington's Birthday, but most Americans now call it Presidents Day. Schools often take the day to learn more about George Washington, Abraham Lincoln (whose birthday...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/20/presidents-day/

Japanese Fart Scroll

Fart jokes have been with us since we've had the ability to laugh. Fart art appears to go back quite some time as well! The Japanese scroll entitled He-Gassen (Fart Battle) dates from the Edo period, making...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/20/japanese-fart-scroll/

Octopurse

GalaFilc's felted coin purses are adorable! This purple one has a matching brown friend. GalaFilc also felts scarves, stoles and collars. GalaFilc's Photostream and Etsy Shop -via Geek Craftspurses, octopus, needl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/20/octopurse/

Slinky Walking on a Treadmill

(Video Link) It's hypnotic. If were put into a continuous loop, like the Enterprise ambient engine noise video, I could watch this all day. -via Blame It on the Voicesslinky...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/20/slinky-walking-on-a-treadmill/

Dysfunctional Erection: the Washington Monument

This Presidents Day article is from the book Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges Into the Presidency. What weighs 40,000 tons, towers 555 feet 5 1/8 inches high over the nation's capital, has 897 steps to th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/20/dysfunctional-erection-the-washington-monument/

Pixelated Prince Of Persia In The Real World

(YouTube Link) The Prince of Persia may have been all slick and nimble in the classic video game, but when he tries to make the transition into real life he finds that the world isn't a very pixel friendly place. Man,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/20/pixelated-prince-of-persia-in-the-real-world/
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