Archive for March 5th, 2012

The Story of the Keep Calm and Carry On Poster

(Video Link) A simple phrase, topped with the crown of King George VI. Since its rediscovery twelve years ago, the Keep Calm and Carry On poster has become a popular symbol of courage and resolution. Now learn the s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/05/the-story-of-the-keep-calm-and-carry-on-poster/

MIT Offers Certificates in Piracy

For a generation, the famed Massachusetts Institute of Technology has secretly trained pirates to ravage shipping on the high seas: It’s been an unofficial, underground practice among students at MIT for at least 20...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/05/mit-offers-certificates-in-piracy/

Titanic Belfast

The RMS Titanic was built in Belfast, Nothern Ireland, and as the 100th anniversary of the ship's first and last voyage comes up, so is the new museum dedicated to the Titanic and the people who bui...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/05/titanic-belfast/

Ceci Est Une Pipe

Ron Ulicny plays with René Magritte's iconic painting The Treachery of Images. He has a gift for splicing together objects in unexpected ways. Ulicny's entire gallery is a treat, so be sure to explore it at...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/05/ceci-est-une-pipe/

Barbarian Beard Head

Long Brown Beard Barbarian Beard Head -  $43.95 Attention follicly challenged men. Are you looking for the perfect cold weather hat to impress the ladies. Embrace your inner bad boy with the Barbarian Beard Head hat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/05/barbarian-beard-head/

TARDIS in a Bottle

This is actually easy to make. All you have to do is program the TARDIS to materialize inside a bottle. But Craftster user hpotterwizard went to the trouble of building a model TARDIS inside a bottle. So...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/05/tardis-in-a-bottle/

Dog Is a Terrible Singer and Piano Player

(Video Link) Runty is off-key and alternating his tempo. More practice! Porter and Tucker can play. Why can't you?! No walkies until I hear "Marching to Pretoria" played properly! -via Boing Boingdogs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/05/dog-is-a-terrible-singer-and-piano-player/

Wonderfully Creepy Star Wars Figurines Made from Dolls

From the darkest bowels of the twisted imagination of Stacey Rader comes Artoo Peetoo, a ghastly experiment gone wrong. Rader takes action figures and dolls, then performs cruel surgeries to combine them. In her Etsy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/05/wonderfully-creepy-star-wars-figurines-made-from-dolls/

Dog Carries Girl's Oxygen Tank

Two-year-old Alida Knobloch has a rare lung disorder that requires her to lug around an oxygen tank - a hard thing to do when you're only a tiny toddler. Enter her knight in shining arm...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/05/dog-carries-girls-oxygen-tank/

The Nerdiest Meth King Ever

What do you do with all that drug money? Spend it on loose women and alcohol? Not this guy! Meet the "nerdiest meth king" ever caught: Aaron Castro of Commerce...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/05/the-nerdiest-meth-king-ever/

Eric Standley's Cut Paper Art

Excuse me while I pick up my jaw from the floor after seeing Eric Standley's mind-blowingly intricate cut paper art: Link - via Wanken | Eric's official website paper...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/05/eric-standleys-cut-paper-art/

A Bear's Bare Necessity: Rock for Scratching

Image: Volker Deecke Just like Baloo said to Mowgli in The Jungle Book, look for the bare necessities, the simple bare necessities. Forget about your worries and your strife....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/05/a-bears-bare-necessity-rock-for-scratching/

Steve Jobs' Abandoned Mansion

Here's a photo tour of a once-opulent building that fell into ruin, but this one has a modern story, and the photographs are all that is left. The 17,000 square-foot Jackling Mansion was built in 1925 in Woodside, Ca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/05/steve-jobs-abandoned-mansion/

CatBot: The Automated Cat Laser

If controlling a laser pointer for your cat to play with is just too much work, you can build a machine to do it for you! Instructables user joe built one because his cat was obsessed with a laser pointer an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/05/catbot-the-automated-cat-laser/

Women At Work During World War II

In celebration of Women's History Month in March, Buzzfeed posted a collection of photographs of women who went to work at factories during World War II, while many men were sent overseas to fight. The pictures were...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/05/women-at-work-during-world-war-ii/

Shamrock Socks

Shamrock Socks - $9.95 St. Patrick's Day is nearly here. Are you ready to get your green on? Add a little luck to your wardrobe with the Shamrock Socks from the NeatoShop. This festive pair of over-the-knee socks are...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/05/61934/

Seven Famous People Who Missed the Titanic

When the HMS Titanic sailed on her maiden voyage in April of 1912, anyone who was anyone wanted a ticket. A trip on the huge luxury ship was to die for, especially when you could tell everyone you were on the fi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/05/seven-famous-people-who-missed-the-titanic/

Hank's Opponents Have Claws Out

(YouTube link) Hank, the cat running for U.S. Senate seat from Virginia, is the victim of a mudslinging ad. His name is dragged through the litter box, but he won't respond -because he's a cat. The YouTube video is la...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/05/hanks-opponents-have-claws-out/

The Opportunity Cost of a Free Concert Ticket

According to Wikipedia, Opportunity Cost is "the cost of any activity measured in terms of the value of the next best alternative forgone (that is not chosen)." Metafilter discusses an opportunity cost question that stum...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/05/the-opportunity-cost-of-a-free-concert-ticket/

Astronomers Paradise

(vimeo link) The Paranal Observatory is a Very Large Telescope on Cerro Paranal mountain in the Atacama desert of Chile. There is no light pollution to interfere with stargazing. This video by Christoph Malin and Baba...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/05/astronomers-paradise/

Cat's Revelation

This gif, which probably originated at 4chan, shows a cat realizing who is actually moving that feather. Oh yes, that's anthropomorphizing, but is certainly what it looks like to us. Let's just hope he never...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/05/cats-revelation/

Behind the Magic 8-Ball

The following is an article from the book Uncle John's Heavy Duty Bathroom Reader. Can a plastic orb connect you to the spirit world and life the future's filmy veil? OUTLOOK NOT SO GOOD. Can it at least give good...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/05/behind-the-magic-8-ball/

15 Weird and Cool Beds

I don't know about you guys, but I would love this bed. After all, it not only looks cool, it also looks incredibly comfortable in that it can rock you to sleep. In fact, it might just be the most comfortable of all...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/05/15-weird-and-cool-beds/

Delightfully Fun Matchbook Art

You probably knew that many people collect matchbooks, but you might not know just how impressive the artwork can be on some of the boxes. While the one above might not be the most impressive piece of art, it's certa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/05/delightfully-fun-matchbook-art/

The Wonderfully Weird Muppet Show Pilot

(Video Link) Like most television shows, The Muppet Show's pilot was quite different than the show itself ended up being. In this case, the original didn't feature Kermit as the host and did feature a lot more adult h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/05/the-wonderfully-weird-muppet-show-pilot/

Because Everyone Needs More Baby Sloths In Their Lives

(Video Link) You might think that baby sloths are born knowing how to crawl, but it's actually a skill they must be taught. When it comes to abandoned babies though, it takes a jungle gym and a dedicated staff. Fortun...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/05/because-everyone-needs-more-baby-sloths-in-their-lives/

Nestle Crunch Thin Mints? Yes Please!

I know we post a lot of weird food products here on Neatorama, but usually they're more "ick" than "yum." Here's a notable exception: Thin Mint Nestle Crunch wafer bars. Of course, if Thin Mints aren't your thing, th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/05/nestle-crunch-thin-mints-yes-please/
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