Archive for April 10th, 2012

The Backstreet Fellowship Boys

(YouTube Link) The first time I watched this video it made me scream "Aaaaagh! Make It Stop!", but I soon found myself oddly mesmerized by the awkward gyrations of the Fellowship crew. Once the horror subsided, I c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/10/the-backstreet-fellowship-boys/

Creepy Furby Inspired Robotic Rings

From the bright and twisted minds at Keio University in Japan comes a set of robotic rings that appear to be made out of Furby's eyes and mouth. If the nonsensical gibberish spewing out of the little alien bird cr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/10/creepy-furby-inspired-robotic-rings/

Airplane Lavatory Self-Portraits, in the Flemish Style

What do you do on long flights? Read a book or watch the inflight movie? Not Nina Katchadourian! The artist (previously featured on Neatorama) made self-portraits of herself in the lav...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/10/airplane-lavatory-self-portraits-in-the-flemish-style/

Turns Out The Ninja Turtles Aren't Aliens, They're Robots!

(YouTube Link) The recent TMNT controversy started by Michael Bay pales in comparison to the facts about the real nature of the Heroes in a Halfshell revealed by this video from All Effects Company-they're ac...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/10/turns-out-the-ninja-turtles-arent-aliens-theyre-robots/

Slingshot Magnifier

Slingshot Magnifier - $14.95 Are your eyes not what they used to be? Embrace your lost youth with the Slingshot Magnifier from the NeatoShop. This fantastic magnifying glass, shaped like a rustic slingshot, is just wh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/10/slingshot-magnifier/

How to Peel a Potato in Ten Seconds

(Video Link) Let a boiled potato cool to 112°F. Drench it in 45° ice water. Wait five seconds, then yank the skin off. Do you think that this trick will work? -via Bit Rebelspotatoes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/10/how-to-peel-a-potato-in-ten-seconds/

The Creator of The Simpsons Reveals the Location of Springfield

Where is Springfield? In our hearts. Also, a specific state in the union. There are many Springfields in the United States. In which one resides the Simpson family? Matt Groening finally revealed the truth: Springfiel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/10/the-creator-of-the-simpsons-reveals-the-location-of-springfield/

Home Sweet Missile Silo: Luxury Condo for Doomsday Preppers

Doomsday's no excuse for roughing it for some folks - not when there are luxurious condos where Doomsday Preppers can spend the Apocalypse in style: Tucked deep...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/10/home-sweet-missile-silo-luxury-condo-for-doomsday-preppers/

What The Duggars Eat in a Day

Got kids? Then you know how expensive it can be to feed a few of these little bloodsuckers children. But can you imagine having to feed 19 kids? Here's what The Duggars of 19...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/10/what-the-duggars-eat-in-a-day/

The All Seeing Pizza Eye

The Illuminati have really let themselves go. They watch over all, but mostly just through grainy security cameras while munching on pizza. Joel Leblanc of Hell or High Water Tattoos in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/10/the-all-seeing-pizza-eye/

Coke Machine Dispenses Sodas for Hugs

The Coke machine just wants to be loved. Is that so wrong? The ad agency Ogilvy & Mather rigged this soda vending machine in Singapore to respond to hugs by dispensing free cans of soda. The idea is to encourage p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/10/coke-machine-dispenses-sodas-for-hugs/

Mario Kart Car Console

A customer at a car dealership traded in his Volkswagen. He had modified it just a bit for racing. Good idea? No, a bad one. As one commenter prudently warns "Aftermarket upgrades can nullify your warranty." Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/10/mario-kart-car-console/

Water Floats on Oil

Oil floats on water, that much we know, right? Well, physicists are about to turn your world upside down (again): under certain conditions, water can actually float on oil....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/10/water-floats-on-oil/

Willie Nelson as You've Never Seen Him Before

You've never seen him like this before! Behold, the legendary country music singer Willie Nelson - introduced as "Mickey Mantle of country music"...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/10/willie-nelson-as-youve-never-seen-him-before/

Patriotic Sunglasses

USA! USA! USA! Still, Jeremy Scott's USA Sunglasses need Alaska and Hawaii. I suggest that they be added on thin metal rods, scaled to the map. Link -via Boing Boingsunglasses...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/10/patriotic-sunglasses/

Going to Prison? Hire a Consultant Right Away

Are you thinking of committing a few felonies? Plan ahead and hire a prison consultant so that you'll be ready on the first day that you step inside. There's a thriving industry of people who prepare recently-convicted f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/10/going-to-prison-hire-a-consultant-right-away/

Volpe, The Mini Car You Can Drive Straight To Your Office

Beep beep! Volpe, a mini-car from Italy, brings new meaning to the phrase "driving to the office." It's small enough that you can actually drive it into the e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/10/volpe-the-mini-car-you-can-drive-straight-to-your-office/

Hat Manicure Kit

Hat Manicure Kit - $9.95 Mother's Day is right around the corner. Are you looking for a small token of affection for your favorite Mom, Step-Mom, Grandma, or Mother of The Heart? You need the Hat Manicure Kit from the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/10/hat-manicure-kit/

Paper iPhones as Burnt Offerings for the Dead

Apple's iPhone is so popular in China that even the dead want one! It's the latest trend in burnt paper offering, a distinctly Chinese tradition where Hell Bank Notes, and pa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/10/paper-iphone-as-burnt-offerings-for-the-dead/

Cats Imitating Art

Here's a cute collection of famous artworks and cats striking the same poses. I found "Romeo And Juliet" by Ford Madox Brown particularly appealing, but you can see 21 such comparisons at Buzzfeed. LinkFunny, cats, p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/10/cats-imitating-art/

Take the Stairs!

Found at Wooster Collective. obesity, graffiti, stairs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/10/take-the-stairs/

General Tom Thumb

You've heard of General Tom Thumb, one of P.T. Barmnum's most famous human exhibits. But how much do you really know about the man born Charles Sherwood Stratton in 1838? When he was discovered at the age of fo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/10/general-tom-thumb/

The Schoolgirl Falconer

When the Saga Prefecture in Japan was plagued with an infestation of crows, it knew exactly who to call: Misato Ishibashi, the "schoolgirl falconer." No, it's not a ta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/10/the-schoolgirl-falconer/

Rage

(YouTube link) Too much rage could be the death of us all! Things that make you mad get totally out of hand in this animation from Guy Collins. -via Everlasting Blortanimation, anger, rage...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/10/rage/

Boys Choirs Dealing with Earlier Puberty

Over the past few years, you've probably read about how the age of puberty for girls is getting gradually younger. Surprise! Boys are affected, too. And the phenomenon is causing trouble for the world's most famous boys...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/10/boys-choirs-dealing-with-earlier-puberty/

Duck Plays Fetch

(YouTube link) How do you train a duck to play fetch? He must enjoy it. The real question is, can he play Duck, Duck, Goose? -via Blame It On The Voicesduck, fetch...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/10/duck-plays-fetch/

Geeky Facebook Banners You Can Use

Now that you can dress up your Facebook page and make it more personal, what do you want to show the world? Kiltak over at Geeks Are Sexy made up a batch of Facebook banners that showcase your favorite science fictio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/10/geeky-facebook-banners-you-can-use/

One More Kilometre

(vimeo link) In the performance artwork "One More Kilometre" by John Wood and Paul Harrison, a belt sander is applied to a stack of paper which would be a kilometer long if laid end-to-end. Does it make any sense? No....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/10/one-more-kilometre/

Yoda Large Carry-All

Yoda Large Carry-All - $9.45 Attention Star Wars fans! Make sure the force is with your lunch with the Yoda Large Carry-All from the NeatoShop. This great tin lunch box, with clasp enclosure, has printed graphics on b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/10/yoda-large-carry-all/

Furrrocious-forms

Students at UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design created a Tumblr blog of cats that explains how the world's most quirky buildings became so quirky. Here you see one putting the finishing touches on Frank...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/10/furrrocious-forms/










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