Archive for March 30th, 2012

Pixelated Papercraft Masters Of The Universe Baddies

These pixel art versions of the Masters Of The Universe rogue's gallery comes to you courtesy of artist Ty Lettau, who was kind enough to convert them all into papercraft figures you can print out and put to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/30/pixelated-papercraft-masters-of-the-universe-baddies/

Awkward Superman Comic

There is no way the citizens of Metropolis would allow Superman to continue patrolling the streets if he was actually this awkward. Heck, I'm surprised The Man Of Steel isn't involved in more lawsuits, considering ho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/30/awkward-superman-comic/

Baby Firefighter Big Dreamzzz Layette Set

Baby Firefighter Big Dreamzzz Layette Set - $28.45 We know you have big dreams for your new little bundle of joy. Your little hero needs the Baby Firefighter Big Dreamzzz Layette Set from the NeatoShop. This great 2-p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/30/baby-firefighter-big-dreamzzz-layette-set/

Oldest Man-Made Animal Structures Found by Google Earth

It looks like simple mounds of earth from ground level, but when archaeologist Robert Benfer looked at Google Earth images of Peru, he discovered that they look like orcas, condors, an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/30/oldest-man-made-animal-structures-found-by-google-earth/

Cops Break Into Insecure Homes in the Middle of the Night to Prevent Burglary

Police officers in a town in Essex, England, has a unique way of making sure the town's residents stay safe: the cops will break into their homes in the middle of the night....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/30/cops-break-into-insecure-homes-in-the-middle-of-the-night-to-prevent-burglary/

Amazing Cut Paper Works

Bovey Lee makes intricate compositions -- by hand -- on rice paper. Her works tell mysterious, surreal stories. This one, entitled Wash, Cut, Dry, appears to show construction workers tenderly styling the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/30/amazing-cut-paper-works/

My Little Game of Thrones: Treachery Is Magic

(Video Link) You don't want to know what happens to Applejack. Trust me. In this video, YouTube user adecoy95 shows us George R.R. Martin's inner Brony. -via Pleated JeansMy Little Ponies, mashups, Game of Throne...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/30/my-little-game-of-thrones-treachery-is-magic/

The Starry Nightmare Before Christmas

Oh, somewhere deep inside of these bones An emptiness began to grow There's something out there, far from my home A longing that I've never known That's Jack Skellington, but it could just as easily be Vincent...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/30/the-starry-nightmare-before-christmas/

Burger Eyeshadow

This certainly put a new spin on Eric Carmen's popular song Hungry Eyes. That's a real advertisement for Burger King Netherlands, which prodded customers to "get a tasty new look....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/30/burger-eye/

Police: Suspect Tried to Hide from Thermal Sensors in a Pile of Manure

But...it works in the movies! Why not in real life? On the run from a police helicopter, a man in Wiltshire, UK hid inside a manure pile: The 34-year-old Lithuanian man, from Ilford, Essex, was found "face-down in the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/30/police-suspect-tried-to-hide-from-thermal-sensors-in-a-pile-of-manure/

How to Cook Kudzu

(Video Link) From 1935 through the 1950s, U.S. farmers planted kudzu to prevent soil erosion. This proved to be a bad idea. The vine spread rapidly, killing off other plants, including crops, across the southeastern...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/30/how-to-cook-kudzu/

Another Baby Aardvark at the Busch Gardens

Photo: Matt Marriott/Busch Gardens Wrinkle alert! The young Aardvark we featured on Neatorama a year ago is now a big brother. Earlier this week, Busch Gardens welco...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/30/another-baby-aardvark-at-the-busch-gardens/

Old Rake, New Wine Glass Holder

Here's a clever use for an old rake head. Dana of Tattered Style affixed one to her the wall of her house to make a wine glass holder. It'd probably be a good idea to smooth out the surface of the rake to make sure t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/30/old-rake-new-wine-glass-holder/

Scientists Can Now Control Lightning Strikes with Laser

French scientists have just made a breakthrough in directing a lightning bolt by use of laser beams: In 2008, a group led by André Mysyrowicz of the applied...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/30/scientists-can-now-control-lightning-strikes-with-laser/

Floppy Ear White Rabbit Hat And Scarf With Mittens

Floppy Ear White Rabbit Hat And Scarf With Mittens - $33.95 Easter is almost here! Get in touch with your inner bunny with the Floppy Ear White Rabbit Hat And Scarf from the NeatoShop. This silly and fun faux fur hat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/30/floppy-ear-white-rabbit-hat-and-scarf-with-mittens/

The Bus Went kaBOOM!

Photo: Rosemary Tierney/ABC News Sometimes, the headlines just write themselves. Here's what happened when the kaBOOM bus actually did go kaboom: The 45-seat kaBOOM party bus...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/30/the-bus-went-kaboom/

Can You Break Your Neck by Sneezing?

Apparently, you can. Twenty-eight-year-old Monique Jeffrey of Melbourne, Australia, sneezed so hard that she actually dislocated two vertebrae in her neck: Monique...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/30/can-you-break-your-neck-by-sneezing/

Hipster Glasses: A New Trend in Court

Defendants have been wearing suits and ties to appear like upright citizens to juries for a long time, but that may not be enough for some. These people need ... hipster glasses!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/30/hipster-glasses-a-new-trend-in-court/

Drunk Serenades Officers with Bohemian Rhapsody

(YouTube link) Robert Wilkinson had a little too much and decided the back of a squad car was the perfect place for karaoke. How did he remember the whole song in that condition?! This happened in Edson, Alberta last...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/30/drunk-serenades-officers-with-bohemian-rhapsody/

Common Logical Fallacies, Illustrated

David McCandless of Information is Beautiful (he wrote the wonderful book The Visual Miscellaneum - I highly recommend it), came up with this clever visualization and example...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/30/common-logical-fallacies-illustrated/

Big Mac Steam-Baked Buns

No, no Big Mac is hurt in the making of the Big Mac Steam-Baked Buns (think of it as an homage of the McDonald's burger), but that doesn't diminish the nom nom quality of this vegan cr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/30/big-mac-steam-baked-buns/

Dying Eggs with Silk Ties

This is not a new trick, but since silk ties in loud colors are abundant at thrift shops, it's a good time to try out a new-to-you egg-dying method. Wrap a patterned silk tie around an egg, boil it good, and see the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/30/dying-eggs-with-silk-ties/

Brain Is Not Like a Bowl of Spaghetti

A couple of years ago, John Farrier told us about a project to map the brain's neural connections (scientists call this connectomes). In this week's issue of Science*/...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/30/brain-is-not-like-a-bowl-of-spaghetti/

Cummulus & Nimbus

(vimeo link) Every gag about clouds you can fit into a 45-second video is here in this cute animation from German producers we think things. -via Laughing Squidanimation, clouds...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/30/cummulus-nimbus/

Dead Snake Bites Man

A 41-year-old homeless man in Mobile, Alabama was treated with antivenom after he was bitten by a decapitated cottonmouth. A friend of the man described the incident. “I saw it swimming down along the creek and eve...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/30/dead-snake-bites-man/

Palette Cutting Board

Palette Cutting Board - $13.95 They say cooking is an art. We think it is time you embraced your inner artist with the Palette Cutting Board from the NeatoShop. This great cutting board, shaped like a painter's palette,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/30/palette-cutting-board/

The History of April Fools Day

(YouTube link) The problem with someone telling you the history of April Fool's Day is that ...it might be an April Fool prank. Then again, how can you not believe a video illustrated with cute little rage fa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/30/the-history-of-april-fools-day/

The 2012 TIME 100 Poll

TIME Magazine's list of the 100 most influential people will be released on April 17th. You can read about the people being considered and leave your input for each at the poll site, which is open for voting until April...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/30/the-2012-time-100-poll/

GuZheng

(snotr link) "Rolling in the Deep," played on a Chinese zither, an instrument known as the GuZheng, which has between 18 and 23 strings. -via Everlasting BlortAdele, zither, GhuZeng...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/30/guzheng/

4 Winning Moments in Gym Class History

There's more to gym class than towel snapping and poorly played games of volleyball. Not much more, but certainly enough for 4 really great stories! (Image credit: Flickr user The Library of Congress) *stron...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/30/4-winning-moments-in-gym-class-history/










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