Archive for March 15th, 2012

Mortal Kombat Meets Street Fighter-In A Dance Off

(YouTube Link) It looks like the Mortal Kombat Flash Mob Dancers have some stiff competition, in the form of Super Street Fighter Dance Squad! (I just made up that Street Fighter name, but it sounds like an appropriat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/15/mortal-kombat-meets-street-fighter-in-a-dance-off/

The Ten Best Video Game Bars

Destructoid has put together a collection of the top ten video game bars just in time for St. Patrick's Day, all of which sound like a great place for a pixelated character to catch a buzz . If you want to chat with a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/15/the-ten-best-video-game-bars/

Japanese TRON Dance

There's a good reason why this YouTube clip of Japan's Wrecking Crew Orchestra's TRON dance routine is making the rounds on the web: it's EPIC! The video clip takes a bit of ti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/15/japanese-tron-dance/

Christopher Walken Reads Where The Wild Things Are

(YouTube Link) This reading of Maurice Sendak's classic children's book Where The Wild Things Are by Christopher Walken isn't meant to amuse kids, but rather to make us grown folks chuckle while we imbibe our...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/15/christopher-walken-reads-where-the-wild-things-are/

Travel Posters For Lazy People

Illustrator Caldwell Tanner has created some colorful travel posters for locations familiar to lazy people. So, now you can feel like you do all kinds of traveling every day, even though you rarely leave your house!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/15/travel-posters-for-lazy-people/

Animated GIFs-The Birth Of A Medium

(YouTube Link) GIFs are a fun little party for your desktop, and as a digital medium they are officially 25 years old! This seven minute documentary, from Off Book by PBS Arts, takes us on a tour of this multi-framed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/15/animated-gifs-the-birth-of-a-medium/

Cake Advertisers Give The Public A Free Taste

I recently posted an article about the baked potato advertising campaign that uses scented bus stop posters to sell their spuds to hungry riders (link). Well, fellow UK company Mr Kipling didn't want to merely use sce...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/15/cake-advertisers-give-the-public-a-free-taste/

Sex-Deprived Fly Drowns Its Sorrow in Booze

Rejection hurt, even for the lowly fly. Researchers discovered that sex-deprived fruit flies will drown their sorrows in booze: To see how sex impacts fly drinking, the re...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/15/sex-deprived-fly-drowns-its-sorrow-in-booze/

How to Make Portrait Gourds

Instructables user Tim Anderson calls his approach to crafts a "Reverse Peace Corps". He takes crafting traditions from developing nations and brings them to the United States. For a recent project, he learned the Ch...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/15/how-to-make-portrait-gourds/

Homemade Hunting Rig Is a Minivan Mounted on an SUV

Remember the luxury, high-tech hunting rig called the Critter Gitter? This isn't it. This beautiful work of folk art, currently on sale at eBay, is a Ford Aerostar minivan welded to the top of a Chevrolet Suburban. Y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/15/homemade-hunting-rig-is-a-minivan-mounted-on-a-suv/

Mona Lisa Dress Up Wall Decals

Mona Lisa Dress Up Wall Decals - $19.95 Are you enchanted by the Mona Lisa's mysterious smile, but you think she could use a little updating? After all, she is over 500 years old.  You need the Mona Lisa Dress Up...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/15/mona-lisa-dress-up-wall-decals/

How to Make Glowing Sushi

What hath science wrought?! If geneticists can create fish that are bioluminescent under black light, then it's not much of a leap to make sushi that glows. Zach Denfeld and Cat Kramer of the Center for Genomic Gastr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/15/how-to-make-glowing-sushi/

Super Mario: The World's Greatest Piece of Surrealist Art?

Imagine having to explain Super Mario Bros. to someone who has never seen it before. Does it sound like a cute video game or is it more like a piece of surrealist ar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/15/super-mario-the-worlds-greatest-piece-of-surrealist-art/

Miniature Food Sculpture Rings

Etsy seller SouZou Creations makes fancy, elaborate meals very portable. Her tiny polymer clay food sculptures slip right onto your fingers. Several of her works, including this steak platter, include elements that a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/15/miniature-food-sculpture-rings/

The Origins of the Freak Show

J Tithonus Pednaud of The Human Marvels wrote about the origin of the human freak show as a business and an event and traced it to one by Lazarus and Johannes Baptista Col...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/15/the-origins-of-the-freak-show/

St. Patrick's Day Prank

Leprechauns were here! At least, that's the implication of a prank by kindergarten teacher Marsha M. Moffit McGuire. At the link, she provides instructions on how to make leprechaun footprints without an actual lepre...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/15/st-patricks-day-prank/

Girl Scout Samoa Cookie Cake

Imagine a Girl Scout cookie the size of your head. Now smash your face into it and eat the entire thing. Come on. I know that I'm not the only person fantasizing about it. Betsy Haley, the creator of this cake, ca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/15/girl-scout-samoa-cookie-cake/

Rare Bunny is Victim of The Media

17-day-old bunny named Til was born in a small zoo in Saxony, Germany, with no ears. It gained popularity after newspapers in Germany wrote about it, and the zoo was about to present...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/15/rare-bunny-is-victim-of-the-media/

Slow Children Texting

Our pal Dan Piraro has updated the ubiquitous Slow Children Playing street sign into the modern age. I mean come on, playing? We all know that kids are into texting nowadays!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/15/slow-children-texting/

I Hid The Body ... Now What? Teen Texted Prank to a Random Guy, Who Turned Out to be a Cop!

It's the modern equivalent of dialing a random phone number and confessing a deep, dark secret then hanging up - but this story has a bit of a twist ending: A no...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/15/i-hid-the-body-now-what-teen-texted-prank-to-a-random-guy-who-turned-out-to-be-a-cop/

Benchpressing Weights While Popping a Wheelie

Still trying to do something awesome? Might as well quit after you see this lil' video clip. You just don't stand a chance of being half as awesome as this guy who can benchpress while...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/15/benchpressing-weights-while-popping-a-wheelie/

Inflatable Unicorn Horn

Inflatable Unicorn Horn - $7.95 Are you looking for a way to get in touch with your inner magical woodland beast? You need the Inflatable Unicorn Horn from the NeatoShop. Who knew an inflatable hat could make you feel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/15/inflatable-unicorn-horn/

Ideas for New and Wonderful Beverages

Tired of the same ol' soda in the fridge? From the twisted mind of Lunchbreath, here is a pitch (or desperate plea, your pick) for new and wonderful beverages. Shown below are ideas for crosso...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/15/ideas-for-new-and-wonderful-beverages/

Gundam Bouquet

Awesome! But it's not life-size. So the artist, whose name I think is Songsong Jakganim, has a bit more work to do. Link (Google Translate) -via Nerd Approvedanime, flowers, Gundam...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/15/gundam-bouquet/

Things I Have Said to My Children

Artist Nathan Ripperger illustrated things that he has said to his kids in this set of charming "Sh*t parents say" posters over at Flickr: Link - via Hey...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/15/things-i-have-said-to-my-children/

Why It's A Small World (After All) is So Annoying

I apologize for this post, as you'd probably be spending the rest of your day humming this little ditty. Actually, it's not just any piece of music - it's the mother of all earworm....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/15/why-its-a-small-world-after-all-is-so-annoying/

Face-Off with a Lion

(YouTube link) National Geographic photographer Mattias Klum tells the story of a special moment he shared with a endangered Asiatic lioness that could have eaten him. -via Metafilter Previously: R...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/15/face-off-with-a-lion/

Linus the Long Haired Wonder Horse

Have you ever seen a horse with such a luxurious mane? Linus the Wonder Horse was born in 1884, the result of careful breeding for long hair. Linus was exhibited with a circus act, with promotional materials declarin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/15/linus-the-long-haired-wonder-horse/

Ibuprofen-induced Meningitis

A man came to the emergency room with strange symptoms. He had previously been diagnosed with viral meningitis because of a high white cell count in a spinal tap -but no infectious agent was found. And his symptoms weren...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/15/ibuprofen-induced-meningitis/

River of Ice

(Source: Yapyakal) Brr! You're looking at what happens in Russia when winter snow starts to melt and then flash froze in a cold snap into a river of ice. That would make one v...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/15/river-of-ice/




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