Archive for March 14th, 2012

Out On The Playground When...WTF?!

Remember when you used to be king and/or queen of the playground, conquering the monkey bars like you're part simian or hitting the slide so fast you flew off the end of the chute like a rocket ship? Well, those d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/14/out-on-the-playground-when-wtf/

Surreal Figural Paper Sculptures By Vally Nomidou

These strange sculptures by Vally Nomidou would make great props for the Silent Hill video game franchise, or as freaky figural works made by a deranged serial killer in a horror flick. Or maybe they look...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/14/surreal-figural-paper-sculptures/

Competitive Dance Video Games And The Apocalypse

(YouTube Link) This extended clip from the upcoming movie The FP shows what the post-apocalyptic world will be like if tribes have to prove their warrior skills via competitive dance video games like Danc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/14/competitive-dance-video-games-and-the-apocalypse/

A Starbucks Coffee Shop Unlike Anything You've Ever Seen Before

In Fukuoka, Japan, there exists a Starbucks coffee shop unlike anything you've seen before. The Starbucks in the city's main path to the Shinto shrine Dazaifu Tenmangu,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/14/a-starbucks-coffee-shop-unlike-anything-youve-ever-seen-before/

Bacon Candy Necklace

Bacon Candy Necklace - $2.95 Are you on the hunt for a smokin' hot accessory to help you increase your popularity with bacon loving men or women? You need the Bacon Candy Necklace from the NeatoShop. This sweet and sa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/14/bacon-candy-necklace/

Chess Bans Cleavage!

That's it. Chess has officially gone down the tube. I mean, what's the point to playing the game now that you can't pretend to stare at the board whilst checking out your opponent's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/14/chess-bans-cleavage/

Turn an Old Television Set into a Dog Bed

If you have a large dog, then an old computer monitor probably won't serve as a dog bed. Sara Alleman does, so she used an old television set that she found for free on Craigslist. It looks like a simple refinishing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/14/turn-an-old-television-set-into-a-dog-bed/

Spill-Proof Beer

(Video Link) Problem: spilled beer in bars. Solution: spill-proof beer. Brilliant! Hahn Brewery has advanced the human race with its robotics research. And just think about the potential spin-offs, such as spill-pro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/14/spill-proof-beer/

Email From Beyond the Grave

Jack Froese died in June 2011. Then, a few months later, his best friend Tim Hart got an email from beyond the grave: "One night in November, I was sitting on my couch,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/14/email-from-beyond-the-grave/

If You Eat a Person Who Has an Infectious Disease, Will You Get the Disease Too?

I'm glad you asked! No, it's not creepy and I don't judge you at all. Neither does Matt Soniak of Mental Floss, who answered this burning question. From his response: Malaria parasites can spread among mice through ca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/14/if-you-eat-a-person-who-has-an-infectious-disease-will-you-get-the-disease-too/

Ten Straight Hours of Darth Vader Breathing

(Video Link) Are you doing anything important for the next ten hours? Well, drop it anyway. YouTube user Murdock129 will keep you entertained for that entire time. Just imagine that you're a bridge officer on a Supe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/14/ten-straight-hours-of-darth-vader-breathing/

Lampshades Made from Recycled Coffee Filters

These would be great for a hip coffee shop! Etsy seller Vilma Farrell uses old coffee filters to add colors and shapes to lampshades. Link -via Dude Craftlamps, etsy, lampshade, coffee filters...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/14/lampshades-made-from-recycled-coffee-filters/

The Death of Manners

Are we becoming more rude? Lisa Gache, co-founder of Beverly Hills Manners in Los Angeles, thinks so. She noticed that courteous language is slowly going away, and blames society's m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/14/the-death-of-manners/

Pirate Ship Pie

After you feast your eyes on Jill's Pi Day pies, take a look at this one Neatoramanaut Julienne sent us: Apple "pie-rate" ship by Susan of Diamonds for Dessert blog:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/14/pirate-ship-pie/

Nano 3D Printer

Researchers at the Vienna University of Technology may call this nano 3D printer a "two-photon litography," but I think the better term is "sorcery." Here's how the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/14/nano-3d-printer/

Underwhelmed Task Clips

Underwhelmed Task Clips - $8.95 Spring is in the air and that means it is time to make another futile attempt to put your crappy life in order. Let the Underwhelmed Task Clips from the NeatoShop help. This hilarious 1...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/14/underwhelmed-task-clips/

Race Horse Body Suit

A horse is a horse, of course of course, unless it's a race horse. Then it will be better dressed than you, my friends. Here's champion sprinter Hay List walking around Australia's Fle...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/14/race-horse-body-suit/

Earth Photobombs the Sun

The Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) is a NASA satellite that constantly observes the sun. Twice a year, the satellite's view is obscured by the Earth, which means there's an eclipse, but only observable from the satelli...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/14/earth-photobombs-the-sun/

Shelf Life

(YouTube link) Simon's Cat has a smashing good time in a new animation from Simon Tofield. I can relate to this, as I have three mantlepieces. I also have four cats, but only one of them likes to knock things off a ma...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/14/shelf-life/

How Spider Walks Without Sticking to Its Own Spider Web

Think of it as the reverse teflon question: if spider webs are so sticky, how come spiders don't stick to them? Scientists have now solved that age-old conundrum: D...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/14/how-spider-walks-without-sticking-to-its-own-spider-web/

Sloth Monorail

Oh this? Just a couple of marmosets riding a sloth monorail. Carry on. Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via Arbroath sloth, marmoset...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/14/sloth-monorail/

Good Samaritan Helped a Woman Who Just Flipped Her Off

Kristyn Dominy, 22, was driving home when a woman driving a beat-up jeep blew past her, flipping her off. The jeep continued to weave in and out of traffic ... Then instant karma...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/14/good-samaritan-helped-a-woman-who-just-flipped-her-off/

Goldman Sachs Called Clients "Muppets"

After 12 years working at Goldman Sachs, exec Greg Smith decided to quit. But first, he penned this scathing op-ed in The New York Times, accusing the 143-year-old investment...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/14/goldman-sachs-called-clients-muppets/

"Dueling Banjos" on Tesla Coils

(Video Link) From YouTube user FONentertainment comes a performance of what our own Alex Santoso calls "...the best piece of music ever written in the history of mankind." But on traditional bluegrass instruments? N...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/14/dueling-banjos-on-tesla-coils/

A Civil War Love Story

We in the modern world sometimes think of ourselves as constantly writing, tapping out words on a keyboard to communicate with each other. But compared to earlier generations, how well do we really express what we think...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/14/a-civil-war-love-story/

The Surface Area of Nothing

Redditor splongo asks two questions: If a perfectly spherical ball is sitting on a perfectly flat surface, what is the size of the contact area? Would it not be infinitely small? I'm at a loss for a completely cohe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/14/the-surface-area-of-nothing/

CatCam Trailer

(YouTube link) We first told you about Mr. Lee and his cat camera back in 2007. Mr. Lee was fitted with a camera that automatically took pictures every so often, documenting where he went when he was catting around. S...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/14/catcam-trailer/

Pi Gift Wrap

Pi Gift Wrap - $3.95 Happy Pi Day everyone. In honor of this irrational holiday we bring you the Pi Gift Wrap Paper from the NeatoShop. Be sure to wrap up approximately 3.14 items in this fantastic paper. We strongly...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/14/pi-gift-wrap/

Lithuania’s Haunting Hill of Crosses

Outside the city of Šiauliai, Lithuania, there's an area covered with an estimated 55,000 crosses. They are memorials to Lithuanian patriots who died in campaign after campaign to free the nation from various occupy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/14/lithuanias-haunting-hill-of-crosses/

Third Rock Fire Pit

Rick Wittrig designed this fire pit in the shape of our world, in which the flames arise from each continent (except Antarctica, where the fuel is). An artful metaphor? Here's your Earth, add the fire, watch the wind...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/14/third-rock-fire-pit/




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