Archive for March 9th, 2012

A Kilt Wearing, Bagpipe Playing, Unicycle Riding Darth Vader

(YouTube Link) Darth Vader is a captivating individual, and when he takes to the streets playing a bagpipe version of the Star Wars theme while riding a unicycle people stop to listen, and thankfully someone...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/09/a-kilt-wearing-bagpipe-playing-unicycle-riding-darth-vader/

Batman Hired To Clean Up The Streets Of Taubate Brazil

The Brazilian city of Taubate has hired 50 year old military veteran Andre Luiz Pinheiro to dress up as Batman and fight street crime vigilante style throughout the city. Residents, local business owners and polic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/09/batman-hired-to-clean-up-the-streets-of-taubate-brazil/

Underwater Zombie Frog Ballet

Chinese artist Lu Yang's latest project involved three things that you don't normally find in a sentence: frog, ballet, and zombie. She took dead frog bodies that have been used...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/09/underwater-zombie-frog-ballet/

Steampunk Portal Gun Is Brasstastic

A while back I posted about the Portal Gun replica being released by NECA, and it was glorious (the gun, not the article). Well, this bad mofo, built by crafty individual Batman-N-Bananas, puts that pretty l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/09/steampunk-portal-gun-is-brasstastic/

Toy Shining: The Shining and Toy Story Mash Up

Heeere's Woody! Illustrator Kyle Lambert mashed up The Shining with Toy Story to come up with this gem (drawn on the iPad, no less): Toy Shining - via The Mary Sue...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/09/toy-shining-the-shining-and-toy-story-mash-up/

Norman Rockwell's Star Wars

James Hance is a machine that manufactures awesomeness. He does so in both high quality and massive quantity. He does so by making many mashups of Star Wars, often pairing the science fiction franchise with...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/09/norman-rockwells-star-wars/

Bakery Layout Makes Me Both Dizzy and Hungry

The lovely wood and shifting forms of this bakery effectively imitate the color and shape of bread. March Studio, an architecture firm in Melbourne, Australia designed this interior for a bakery in the nearby suburb...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/09/bakery-layout-makes-me-both-dizzy-and-hungry/

Tyrannosaurus Pen

Tyrannosaurus Pen - $11.95 Are you tired of coworkers walking off with your favorite pen? It is time to invest in a pen that will frighten people away from your space.  You need the fierce, and camouflaged, Tyrannosaur...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/09/tyrannosaurus-pen/

Angry Birds ... in Space!

Angry Birds is everywhere - you can't get away from it, even in space. Here's astronaut Don Pettit aboard the International Space Station announcing the new Angry Bird game....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/09/angry-birds-in-space/

Women Who Have Just Finished Ovulating are the Best at Spotting Snakes

Now you know. Now you can be prepared -- all thanks to a study by researchers at Kyoto University. They examined the speed at which women at different stages in the menstrual cycle spotted snakes in pictures: The fast...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/09/women-who-have-just-finished-ovulating-at-the-best-at-spotting-snakes/

Chinese Villagers Bring Home Natural Gas in Giant Plastic Bags

Too poor to afford heating oil, villagers in Shandong, China, go to nearby oil extraction facility and bring home some natural gas inside a giant balloon: On the m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/09/chinese-villagers-bring-home-natural-gas-in-giant-plastic-bags/

Rainbow Cake in a Jar

You'll need three one-pint canning jars, vanilla frosting, sprinkles and one fresh medium-sized Nyan Cat. Follow Brooke McLay's recipe at the link and you'll have gorgeous rainbow jar cakes like this one. Link -vi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/09/rainbow-cake-in-a-jar/

1:1 Scale LEGO Anesthesia Machine

GE Healthcare wanted LEGO artist Eric Harshbarger to create this model. He resisted the idea and insisted on having a real one in his studio to use as a model. GE didn't hesitate and delivered one to his door. Adm...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/09/11-scale-lego-anesthesia-machine/

Homeless on Purpose

Being homeless is one thing most of us avoid at all costs, but not this college student. Shane Dussault, a philosophy major at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, chooses to be ho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/09/homeless-on-purpose/

Watch a Hermit Crab Try on a Bottle

(Video Link) Here's a video that shows two hermit crabs looking for new homes. One tries a new pad and finds that it isn't to his liking. The other is interested in a hip and trendy glass bottle, but learns that alt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/09/watch-a-hermit-crab-try-on-a-bottle/

Jawa Bento Box

The sands of Tatooine are made of despair, pita bread and white beans. But mostly despair. Food artist Rena contributed this snack to a Star Wars bento box challenge three years ago. Link -via That's Nerd...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/09/jawa-bento-box/

Tracked Hunting Wheelchair

When Tim Swenson's sixteen-year old son was paralyzed in a car accident, he lost the ability to move through the woods and fully enjoy his outdoor lifestyle. So Swenson developed a heavy duty tracked wheelchair that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/09/tracked-hunting-wheelchair/

10 Incredibly Nice Robbers

Personal morality varies from person to person, and even within a person over time. Some justify stealing other people's things in their minds one way or another, but still have a an ethical line they don't want to cross...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/09/10-incredibly-nice-robbers/

Bad Day Cakes

A nice gift of a cake can make someone feel better when they've had a bad day, but there's no good to come of reminding them of what made it so bad! Unless you count the entertainment value of posting the cake to Cak...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/09/bad-day-cakes/

Singing Grannies go to Eurovision

(YouTube link) A group of six elderly women known as Buranovskiye Babushki (the Buranovo Grannies) won the competition to represent Russia in the Eurovision 2012 competition. The group sings a song they composed calle...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/09/singing-grannies-go-to-eurovision/

5 People From History Who Were Absurdly Hard to Kill

You know that Rasputin's killers took all day and several different methods to do in the Mad Monk. A list from Cracked has five men who put Rasputin to shame in their ability to survive attempts on their lives. Consider...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/09/5-people-from-history-who-were-absurdly-hard-to-kill/

Smiling Teeth Purse

Smiling Teeth Purse - $14.95 Do you know someone who needs to turn their frown upside down? Make someone smile today with the Smiling Teeth Purse from the NeatoShop. This adorable clutch purse is shaped like a toothy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/09/smiling-teeth-purse/

20 Incredible Praying Mantis Pictures

When you get a good look at them up close, praying mantises seem like the closest thing we have to little green bug-eyed aliens from outer space. See amazing photographs of different mantises doing mantis things, and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/09/20-incredible-praying-mantis-pictures/

SOLIPSIST

(vimeo link) SOLIPSIST is an experimental film by Andrew Thomas Huang that won the the Special Jury Prize for Experimental Short at the Slamdance 2012 film festival. It's a colorful special effects mix of live action,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/09/solipsist/

The Ultimate Sesame Street Quiz

This Sesame Street quiz at PBS has 48 questions, which should be easy for those who grew up watching Sesame Street. I, however, was lucky to score 40%. When the results come up, you'll be able to wa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/09/the-ultimate-sesame-street-quiz/

15 Truly Bizarre Mental Delusions

When people suffer from delusions, they can take off in remarkable directions. For example, imagine not being able to trust that the people you know are really the people you know, as in Fregoli Delusion. Fregoli delusi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/09/15-truly-bizarre-mental-delusions/

Ready for Some Real Chuck Norris Facts?

To be fair, not everyone likes Chuck Norris, whether it’s because they loathe his political beliefs, his violent action flicks, his purported plagiarism on WorldNetDaily, or because they are just sick and tired of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/09/ready-for-some-real-chuck-norris-facts/

Batman And Robin Running From Stuff

Stupid funny GIFs really make me smile, like these clips created by Roberto Salvador which feature Batman and Robin running for their lives from various evil forces. I don't know whether I'm smiling because the GI...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/09/batman-and-robin-running-from-stuff/

Surreal Carpet Masks By Bertjan Pot

Who says normalcy is the only way to fly? Throw one of these crazy masks created by Bertjan Pot on your face and let your freak flag flap freely in the breeze. Created via happy accident when Bertjan tried to make...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/09/surreal-carpet-masks-by-bertjan-pot/

Who Said It- Mitt Romney Or Mr. Burns?

Despite the fact that they look nothing alike (yet), Mitt Romney and Mr. Burns sure have a lot in common, especially when it comes to hilariously bad quotes. Have fun testing yourself with this quiz created by MAD...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/09/who-said-it-mitt-romney-or-mr-burns/










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