Archive for February 27th, 2012

Kids Swede Monty Python And The Holy Grail

(YouTube Link) Want to make Monty Python and the Holy Grail even more ridiculous? Cast a bunch of kids who don't really know their lines and let them do their own sweded version of the Black Knight scene from...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/27/kids-swede-monty-python-and-the-holy-grail/

New York Times Launches Historic Photography Tumblr

Well, it's about time someone did something with all those old photos the New York Times has been sitting on for, oh, the past hundred and fifty years or so. The Times recently launched a Tumblr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/27/new-york-times-launches-historic-photography-tumblr/

This Guy Plays A Mean Melodica

(YouTube Link) The guy in this video calls himself BennyTheJukebox, and he looks like he'd be a lot of fun at parties. You get a few drinks in the guy, he's warmed up then BAM! He busts out the melodica and blows some...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/27/this-guy-plays-a-mean-melodica/

Christian Themed Amusement Park Is Now In Ruins

You may remember Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker from the scandals that surrounded them in the 1980s. They loved to spend donated money on excessive shows of wealth, like their Christian themed amusement park Heritage...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/27/christian-themed-amusement-park-is-now-in-ruins/

Stephen King Reads An Excerpt From The Shining Sequel

(YouTube Link) It may seem like Stephen King never stops producing, as he is constantly releasing books (and movies based on) at a frantic pace , but this video proves that he does occasionally take time out to speak...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/27/stephen-king-reads-an-excerpt-from-the-shining-sequel/

Politicians And Their Hand Signals

This illustration makes for rather appropriate material in an election year full of bold gesturing by the candidates, wouldn't you say? Political cartoonist Hermenegildo Sabat has been poking fun at celebrities an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/27/politicians-and-their-hand-signals/

Stained Glass TARDIS

For an art class project, Alexandria made this stained glass TARDIS. The top comes off, so she plans to use it to store candy. Keep an eye out for her future projects, which Alexandria says will have Doctor Who*/...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/27/stained-glass-tardis/

Karate Chopsticks Ad

This clever ad by the Grey Group in Tokyo lets you split wood before you even enter the dojo for the first time. Also: chopping of your own leg at the same time. But no pain, no gain. Link -via That's Nerdalicious...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/27/karate-chopsticks-ad/

Screaming Heroes

Roberto Salvador created a series of illustrations featuring super heroes screaming. Lots of them, in individual prints or in this patchwork print. And each are for sale! Get a good look at all of them at Buzzfeed. L...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/27/screaming-heroes/

Banana and Peanut Butter Sushi Roll

That would be disgusting, except that there's no fish in this concoction. It just looks like a sushi roll. Katelyn of Domestic Charm devised a simple recipe that uses only bananas, tortillas, honey, raisins,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/27/banana-and-peanut-butter-sushi-roll/

Rejected Star Wars Promotional Merchandise

Yes, your soda is just fine. In fact, it's in perfect hibernation. This refrigerator is one of many rejected Star Wars/Pepsi merchandising concepts by Jason Geyer including Bantha slippers, an AT-AT chair ca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/27/rejected-star-wars-promotional-merchandise/

The Funeral for the Last American Veteran of the War of 1812

(Video Link) Though he was only fourteen years old, Hiram Cronk enlisted in the United States Army when British forces threatened Upstate New York. He participated in the defense of Sackets Harbor on Lake Ontario, s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/27/the-funeral-for-the-last-american-veteran-of-the-war-of-1812/

Ice-Bat Uglydoll Umbrella

Ice-Bat Uglydoll Umbrella - $14.95 Are you tired of your broken, ugly, and old umbrella? You need a new ugly umbrella Ice-Bat Uglydoll Umbrella from the NeatoShop. This adorable child-sized umbrella has ears and wings...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/27/ice-bat-uglydoll-umbrella/

Apologize on Facebook or Go to Jail

Vent on Facebook today, go to jail tomorrow ... unless you apologize, that is. Cincinnati-based photographer Mark Byron discovered how what he wrote on Facebook came back to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/27/apologize-on-facebook-or-go-to-jail/

Forget Crop Circles, Here Come Snow Circles!

Here's a wonderful winter art by Simon Beck, who walked the frozen lakes of Savoie, France, on snowshoes to create crop-circle inspired snow art. Check out Simon's Facebook page...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/27/forget-crop-circles-here-come-snow-circles/

Man Cut Off Friend's Hand in Insurance Scam

We've covered a lot of weird crimes here on Neatorama, but this is the stupidest hands down: A Midlands man is in jail accused of working with two other people...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/27/man-cut-off-friends-hand-in-insurance-scam/

LEGO Space Station Built on the Actual Space Station

Building the Space Station in LEGO? Well, lots of people can do that ... but building the Space Station in LEGO while on the Space Station? That's Neatorama-worthy! *e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/27/lego-space-station-built-on-the-actual-space-station/

Movie: The Movie

(YouTube link) That's it. We won't need to ever see another movie again after this. It's got everything! And everyone! -via Jimmy Kimmel Livemovies, Trailer, mashup, Jimmy Kimmel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/27/movie-the-movie/

World's Shortest Man

This is not a tall tale: a 72-year-old Nepalese man has just been confirmed as the world's shortest man. Chandra Bahadur Dangi stands at just 54.6cm (21.5 inches) tall...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/27/worlds-shortest-man-2/

Prosthetics Fused with Human Nerves

Imagine an artificial leg that can feel hot and cold, wet and dry, and even a caress! Scientists have tried all kinds of ways to make prosthetic limbs that can work with human nerves to make the limb not only more agile,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/27/prosthetics-fused-with-human-nerves/

Angelina Jolie's Right Leg

Hollywood's extensive hype over the Academy Awards presentation is all about publicity. Going into the weekend, many tried to guess what the big story would be. Sasha Baron Cohen's costume? The best and worst gowns? No,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/27/angelina-jolies-right-leg/

Cat Goes for a Swim in the Sea

(YouTube link) I knew cats could swim, but I've never seen one do it so... voluntarily. -via ArbroathCat, swim, swimming...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/27/cat-goes-for-a-swim-in-the-sea/

9 Ways Geeks Have Inherited the Earth

A wise man once said, "Living well is the best revenge." The paraphrased quote that is the title of this article at Geeks Are Sexy is also true. Those kids who were made fun of in school because they used slide rules or...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/27/9-ways-geeks-have-inherited-the-earth/

The First Appearance of Cookie Monster

(YouTube link) The Muppet that became Cookie Monster was created in 1966, when he was introduced as the Wheel Stealer in this un-aired demo ad. Not long afterward, he lost all his teeth -except for his sweet tooth! If...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/27/the-first-appearance-of-cookie-monster/

How to Make a Death Star Cake

The cake is chocolate, covered with "sugarpaste" and royal icing. CakeCentral has complete instructions for making it, with illustrated steps. This technique can be adapted to any kind of spherical cake you may need....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/27/how-to-make-a-death-star-cake/

Helicopter Self-destructs

(YouTube link) You may have seen a viral video of a helicopter falling part after it landed in Brazil. In this video, an explanation is offered from AVweb. Link -via the PresurferHelicopter, ground resonance...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/27/helicopter-self-destructs/

Star Wars Saga Viewing Order

When the first Star Wars film came out in 1977, George Lucas said there were nine chapters in all -and hinted there would be nine films. As the other movies arrived, it became apparent that he was making the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/27/star-wars-saga-viewing-order/

Honey Bees Drinking Water

(YouTube link) YouTube member Beekalmer added sticks and stones to her backyard birdbath to make it easier for honeybees to get water. Parts of this video are in slow motion so you can get a good look at how honeybees...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/27/honey-bees-drinking-water/

The 2012 Razzies

You've seen a lot of hype about the Oscars this past week, but it's much more fun to follow the Golden Raspberry Awards. The Razzies are given to the worst films of the year, and there are plenty of stinkers in conte...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/27/the-2012-razzies/

Face-controlled Cat Mask

(YouTube link) In a breakthrough that will affect cosplay and furry cultures, researchers in Tokyo have developed a cat mask that can be controlled by the wearer’s facial movements. So far, only the eyes and mouth a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/27/face-controlled-cat-mask/




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