Archive for March 17th, 2012

The (Totally) Phantom Menace

(YouTube link) How to use a light saber in a completely ineffective manner in order to draw out a fight scene which should have ended in seconds. -via redditStar Wars, Weapons, fight, light sabers, fight scenes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/17/the-totally-phantom-menace/

Back Problems in Veterans

Veterans are returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injuries. That's bad enough, but the number of veterans suffering from back injuries is much bigger. VA social work...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/17/back-problems-in-veterans/

St. Patrick's Day Parade

(YouTube link) Okay, so only one entry showed up, but he's well worth watching by himself! -via The Daily Whatkitten, St Patricks Day, Leprechaun...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/17/st-patricks-day-parade/

Rabbit Ears Salad Servers

Rabbit Ears Salad Servers - $11.95 (bowl not included) Easter is April 8th. Are you looking for the perfect salad servers for your Easter brunch? You need the Rabbit Ears Salad Servers from the NeatoShop. This adora...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/17/rabbit-ears-salad-servers-2/

Forget Sand! These Hourglasses are Filled With Nanoballs

Time is money, but if you covet these hourglasses by Australian designer Marc Newson, time will set you back exactly €9,500. But that's the price you'd expect to pay fo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/17/forget-sand-these-hourglasses-are-filled-with-nanoballs/

Emo Cat

Perhaps it just heard the tragic story of the earless bunny, but sad Emo Cat still managed to be very cute at the same time. Via Cute Overload Cat, sad...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/17/emo-cat/

Thom Browne's Fall 2012 Haute Couture Fashion

Zeon posted about Thom Browne's latest Fall 2012 haute couture designs, but he missed these two. I think I saw John Farrier sporting these looks just a couple of da...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/17/thom-brownes-fall-2012-haute-couture-fashion/

Museum Anatomy: Body Painting by Chadwick Gray and Laura Spector

Chadwick Gray and Laura Spector took body painting and elevated it into a whole other level. In the series "Museum Anatomy," the duo collaborates to recreate museum pieces on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/17/museum-anatomy-body-painting-by-chadwick-gray-and-laura-spector/

Blah, Blah, Blah Book

Photo: Foko A book filled with text that says "Blah, Blah, Blah"? Lithuanian designer Gogelmogel must've gotten a hold of my college textbooks! Link - via...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/17/blah-blah-blah-book/

Tea Pots of Infamy

Mike Leavitt of Intuition Kitchen Productions collaborated with Charles Krafft to create the most murderously awesome tea pots you'll see today. Behold, the Ahmadinejad, Mans...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/17/tea-pots-of-infamy/

How to Best Survive a Free-Falling Elevator

Say that you find yourself in a free-falling elevator. What position will increase your chance of survival? That is the question being answered by The New York Times' Q&A column...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/17/how-to-best-survive-a-free-falling-elevator/

Galactic Storm

This is fantastic - and since it's impossible to capture the grandeur of the image on Neatorama's teeny 500 pixel-wide image format, we won't even try. Instead, you should hea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/17/galactic-storm/

License Plates Invitation

What are those Pennsylvanians doing, holding up strange license plates like that? Inviting typographic artist Jessica Hische to visit, actually! Today the Society of D...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/17/license-plates-invitation/

Jerk Penguin

Think penguins are all sunshine and rainbows? You haven't met ... the Jerk Penguin from Tokyo Sea Life Park. Perhaps this sort of bullying is why that penguin escaped from th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/17/jerk-penguin/

Where's the W Cuh?!?!?

Where indeed. Can you solve the mystery of the disappearing W, Neatoramanauts? Via Accordion Guy shadow, racket...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/17/wheres-the-w-cuh/

Domo Bunny Rabbit

Domo Bunny Rabbit - $19.95 A tisket, a tasket you need a Domo Bunny Rabbit in your Easter Basket. That's right folks, for a limited time, you can get your very own Domo Bunny Rabbit from the NeatoShop. This adorable p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/17/domo-bunny-rabbit/

How Real People Will Use Windows 8

Technies are abuzz about Microsoft's Windows 8, its newest operating system that features a completely new "tile" design. Mat Honan of Gizmodo called...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/17/how-real-people-will-use-windows-8/

Green Sheep for St. Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day, Neatoramanauts! To help you celebrate, here are some Scottish sheep from Bathgate, Scotland, dyed in the appropriate color o' the day: Link sheep, St Pa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/17/green-sheep-for-st-patricks-day/

Power Outlet that Charges for Charging

We posted a comic about people charging their mobile devices at an airport, and it made me wonder how long it would be before the airport started charging money for this service. Technology is working toward that gloriou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/17/power-outlet-that-charges-for-charging/

How Vernon, Florida Became Known as "Nub City"

Though once a prosperous town, Vernon, Florida's economy and population dwindled in the Twentieth Century. During the 1950s and 60s, people got so desperate that they took out insurance policies, then cut off or shot off...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/17/how-vernon-florida-became-known-as-nub-city/

Paul Villinski's Beer Can Butterflies

Paul Villinski takes discarded beer cans from the streets of New York City and turns them into beautiful butterflies and birds. I find this one particularly striking because it suggests that the guitar, like a cocoon...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/17/paul-villinskis-beer-can-butterflies/

First Ski Jump

(YouTube link) Zia is in the 4th grade, so she's probably nine or ten years old. Here, she wears a camera while taking her first run on the ski jump. She's certainly got more guts than I do! This is my vision...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/17/first-ski-jump/

Cookbook Ghostwriters

In this age of the celebrity chef, recipes and cookbooks are cranked out constantly, at a pace no single chef can keep up with. So they have a retinue of cooks, writers, and other support staff who work behind the scenes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/17/cookbook-ghostwriters/

The Adventures of Kim Jong Un

(College Humor link) There is no propaganda so persuasive as Saturday morning cartoons. Especially cheaply animated cartoons featuring superheroes and anime. -via mental_flossCartoon, North Korea, Kim JongUn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/17/the-adventures-of-kim-jong-un/

This Week at Neatorama

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Sorry, kids, you won't get any points for wearing green to school because it's a Saturday. But that just makes the adult parties a little easier to do! Americans like to celebrate everyone's holi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/17/this-week-at-neatorama-95/

Mimefield

(YouTube link) A report on a silent but deadly threat. You know what they say: a mime is a terrible thing to waste. -via the Presurferpuns, mimes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/17/mimefield/

Anime Eyes Glasses

Anime Eyes Glasses - $3.95 Do you long to be an Anime character, but just can't seem to perfect the look? You need the Anime Eyes Glasses from the NeatoShop. This fantastic pair of glasses will give you the super larg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/17/anime-eyes-glasses/

The Case of the Missing Giant Slice of Pizza

All right, all you armchair Sherlock Holmeses. See if you can solve the case of the Missing Giant Slice of Pizza, which walked out of a Papa John's Pizza restaurant in Lakeland, Flor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/17/the-case-of-the-missing-giant-slice-of-pizza/

Traffic on California Highways in the 1950s

Psst, Californians - did today's traffic jams on the 5 and the 405 make you wish for the good ol' days? You know, when the freeways flowed freely like a wild river? Well, maybe not...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/17/traffic-on-california-highways-in-the-1950s/




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