Archive for March 19th, 2012

Doodles By Ronald Reagan

Here's a page of doodles which were drawn by Ronald Reagan as he sat beside Margaret Thatcher in 1981 at the G7 Summit in Ottawa. From the look of these crude renderings it's a good thing that Ronnie had a day job...

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Batman ... in Bats!

1 set of the Bats Wall Decals - $19.95 We had a bit of fun earlier today making the Batman logo on Neatorama's front office wall, using 4 sets of the B...

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A Yacht That Can Make Short Trips Across Land

This innovative new vehicle is called The Iguana-a sea and land vehicle that will not only make boating  a blast but also much more convenient. Here's more about this amphibious yacht: The Iguana is a seaworthy boa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/19/a-yacht-that-can-make-short-trips-across-land/

Custom Predator Helmet With Built-In Targeting Laser

It's safe to say that this is one of the most epic pieces of cosplay gear I've ever seen: a custom made Bone Hunter Primal Elder Predator helmet, complete with built-in tri-dot laser sight and a bad attitude. This...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/19/custom-predator-helmet-with-built-in-targeting-laser/

E=mc2, in Einstein's Own Handwriting

We all know that E=MC2 - after all, it is arguably one of the most famous equations - but have you seen it in Albert Einstein's actual handwriting? In 1946, popular science maga...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/19/emc2-in-einsteins-own-handwriting/

Threat Response

For its show entitled "Threat", the American Design Club asked artists "You’ve just heard something in the other room. What would you want to grab to defend yourself?" There were many funny responses, including t...

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Blinking Eyeball Rings

In retrospect, I think that I made an inferior choice when selecting my wife's engagement ring. But then these rings developed at Keio University in Japan were not available at the time. [Yes, it's clearly an enga...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/19/blinking-eyeball-rings/

Zombie Bottle Opener

Zombie Bottle Opener - $12.95 Are you dead tired of opening your favorite beverage with an ordinary bottle opener? You need the Zombie Bottle Opener from the NeatoShop. This handcrafted bottle opener makes the perfect...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/19/zombie-bottle-opener/

Deep, Perfect Round Hole with Something Metallic at the Bottom: Can You Guess What It Is?

Austrian farmer named Franz Koglinger went looking for his lost cat when he stumbled upon this 25-foot-deep, perfectly round hole in his field that - as he claimed - appeared overnight...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/19/deep-perfect-round-hole-with-something-metallic-at-the-bottom-can-you-guess-what-it-is/

The Coffee Bug

This cute little coffee shop is Brad Frank's Coffee Bug. It's built around a 1969 Volkswagen Beetle. Frank tows it around fairs and festivals. Photographer Keely Marie Scott spotted it in 2010 at an antique fair in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/19/the-coffee-bug/

Dinnertime

Cow eyes are a great convenience food. Like pizza rolls or jalapeno poppers, you can just microwave a few when you want a snack. They were among the exotic dishes served at the 108th Explorers Club Annual Dinner in N...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/19/dinnertime/

Tattoo Design Has Now Peaked

Pip Foweraker is a thoughtful, careful man, so he spent considerable time contemplating what he would like to have as his first and possibly only tattoo. His friends advised against the whole idea. After all, what wi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/19/tattoo-design-has-now-peaked/

"The Duel"-A Stop Motion LEGO Action Short

(YouTube Link) If you've ever wondered what a LEGO person looks like when it's cut in half, then check out this stop motion short "The Duel", which reveals what toys are up to when we're not around to stop all the pla...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/19/the-duel-a-stop-motion-lego-action-short/

Newest Henson Project Deals With Puppet Homicide

This is the first concept art released for Brian Henson's latest movie project "The Happytime Murders", a noir thriller with a partially puppet cast and an adult edge. Here's the blurb: In a world where...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/19/newest-henson-project-deals-with-puppet-homicide/

Charting Comebacks

Microsoft knows that you hate its browser Internet Explorer, but it's planning for it to make a comeback. While that remains to be seen, at least they've got a pretty nifty ad to tout...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/19/charting-comebacks/

A Bow Tie For Every Occasion

Who says wearing a bow tie means looking all stuffy and boring? With one of these whimsical creations strapped to your neck you'll be the life of any party, gala or soiree without compromising your individual sense o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/19/a-bow-tie-for-every-occasion/

Wave of Matter

There's something mesmerizing about thousands of tiny ball bearings, as you can see in this art installation "Wave of Matter" by Helsinki-based designers Tommi Grönlund...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/19/wave-of-matter/

Beautiful Innards of Mechanical Adding Machines

Who would've thought that something mundane could be so beautifully complex inside? Here's Kevin Twomey dissecting and photographing the insides of mechanical adding machines, revealin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/19/beautiful-innards-of-mechanical-adding-machines/

Crazy Pizza Bread

If you love pizza and you love bread (and who doesn't?) then this Crazy Pizza Bread is for you. Best of all, you can make it yourself with recipe courtesy of The Ivory Hut:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/19/crazy-pizza-bread/

Bunny Picnic Pal Beanie

Bunny Picnic Pal Beanie - $27.95 Easter is almost here. Don't miss this prime opportunity to dress up your adorable baby. Head on over to the NeatoShop now and get a Bunny Picnic Pal Beanie for your little bundle of j...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/19/bunny-picnic-pal-beanie/

Amazing Spud City Carved Out of Potatoes

You like po-tay-to, I like po-tah-to, let's call the whole thing ... awesome: Behold a cityscape carved out of 80 pounds of potatoes by artist Peter Roo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/19/amazing-spud-city-carved-out-of-potatoes/

Equinox Silliness

The vernal equinox is a day earlier than usual this year because we just had a leap day. Spring officially begins at 1:14 AM Tuesday in the US Eastern time zone, and that means Monday night in the western part of the cou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/19/equinox-silliness/

The Oxford Dictionaries Spelling Challenge

The Oxford Dictionaries offers a spelling test you can take online. Words are pronounced for you, so turn your speakers on. I aced the Tricky level. On both the Difficult and the Fiendish levels, I scored 14 of 15. I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/19/the-oxford-dictionaries-spelling-challenge/

Spider-Hyphen-Man!

If you've ever written about "Spiderman" on the internet, you've been schooled in the proper spelling. It's Spider-Man! Other super heroes don't use the hyphen. Cartoonist Cathy Leamy of Metrokitty explains the diffe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/19/spider-hyphen-man/

The Corpse Cameo Quiz

Hollywood celebrities love to take guest star turns on crime shows. Most would like to portray the guilty party, but many end up as a murder victim. Do you remember who died on your favorite crime shows? Test your TV...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/19/the-corpse-cameo-quiz/

LONCats: The Top 10 Cats Of London

Just like people, cats can be heroes, eccentrics, objects of affection, or anonymous. Some are works of art; others are memorialized in art, like Hodge. Samuel Johnson’s beloved pet can be found immortalised in bronze...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/19/loncats-the-top-10-cats-of-london/

Terminator Arm Tattoo

He'll be back ... from the tattoo parlor with this awesome Terminator Endoskeleton arm tattoo! Created by Venezuelan artist Yomico Moreno - via Fashionably Geek...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/19/terminator-arm-tattoo/

Skipping Dates

I should think that second reason is the best reason not to go on a date. This Twaggie was illustrated from a Tweet by @MrsRupertPupkin. See a new Twaggie every day at GoComics. LinkTwitter, date, tweet, Twa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/19/skipping-dates/

Free Downloads of Vintage Footage

The Internet Archive has made a huge collection of old stock footage available for download. The films go back over a hundred years! Internet Archive's 35mm stock footage collection consists of material especially shot...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/19/free-downloads-of-vintage-footage/

Promotion Leads to Massive Bomb Scare

What were they thinking? They obviously did not recall the colossal Mooninite caper of 2007. Then again, that was five years ago. Convar Deutschland, a German computer company, sent out advertising "gifts" for their data...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/19/promotion-leads-to-massive-bomb-scare/








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