Archive for April 11th, 2012

The Dogs Aboard the Titanic

Of all the coverage of the 100th anniversary of the Titanic disaster, has anyone thought about the dogs? There were a dozen canines aboard the ship when it sank. J. Joseph Edgette, professor emeritus of educatio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/11/the-dogs-aboard-the-titanic/

Alien Egg Ice Tray

Alien Egg Ice Tray - $10.95 Easter may be over, but that doesn't mean the egg-stravaganza has to end. Party on with the Alien Egg Ice Tray from the NeatoShop. This fantastic ice tray is made of food-safe silicone. It...

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An Igloo for Book Lovers

Miler Lagos's installation at the MagnanMetz Gallery in New York City is entitled simply "Home". After he finished it, the dome was completely enclosed and self-supporting. Just imagine if you had one of these, con...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/11/an-igloo-for-book-lovers/

Rowing a Boat with an Excavator

(Video Link) Paddle down the Saigon River in Vietnam. You don't need a boat engine. You don't need a propeller. You don't even need oars. All you need is an excavator. -via Gizmodovietnam, excavator...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/11/rowing-a-boat-with-an-excavator/

Halloween Costume for a Tall Guy: A Short Man on Stilts

The idea was a long shot, but it worked. Redditor firstclass_scamp, who is seven feet tall, altered a pair of pants so that he looks like a short man standing on top of a pair of stilts. Linkcostumes, stilts...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/11/costume-for-a-tall-guy-a-short-man-on-stilts/

Cheesecake-Stuffed Strawberries

To maintain a healthy diet, you need to eat five servings of fruit or vegetables a day. Strawberries are a fruit. Ergo, these wonderful bite-sized delights are a healthy choice. You can find the recipe by Natalie of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/11/cheesecake-stuffed-strawberries/

Non-Latin Versions of Famous Logos

Can you guess what which companies two logos above belong to? Designer Daily has a neat post showcasing non-latin versions of some of the world's most famous logos (I really like h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/11/non-latin-versions-of-famous-logos/

Kids Birthday Parties ... at the Airport

In the post-9/11 era of tight security, Americans usually avoid going to the airport unless they absolutely have to, but in Europe, the halcyon days of aviation are still here:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/11/kids-birthday-parties-at-the-airport/

Draco Malfoy, The Hottest Bachelor in Wizarding

Forget Harry Potter! The Hottest Bachelor in Wizarding is none other than Draco Lucius (Luscious? Oh my!) Malfoy. It must be true! I read it on The Witch Weekly ... I mean, Rita...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/11/draco-malfoy-the-hottest-bachelor-in-wizarding/

It Doesn't Get Any More Hipster Than This

All that's missing is some PBR and keffiyeh ... Found at Accordion Guy. See also: I Blame Hipsters Apple, hipster, penny farthing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/11/it-doesnt-get-any-more-hipster-than-this/

Sleeping Seal

Photographer Alex Mustard noted that even though seals are "grumpy and sluggish" on land, they're quite graceful in the water. Even when they're sleeping: *e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/11/sleeping-seal/

How to Wash a Chicken

(YouTube link) Watch Zach as he shows you all the necessary steps to chicken bathing. Link -via Swiss Misschicken, bath, wash...

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The Big Bang Theory Soft Kitty Hoodie

The Big Bang Theory Soft Kitty Hoodie - $47.95 Attention The Big Bang Theory fans! Are you looking for the purr-fect springtime hoodie? You need the Big Bang Theory Soft Kitty Hoodie from the NeatoShop. This great zip...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/11/the-big-bang-theory-soft-kitty-hoodie/

Retro Mosaic Pac-Man Table

Kiran Hungin designed and crafted this Pac-Man mosaic in glass tile on top of a 1960s-era Formica table. It's one-of-a-kind, for sale at Folksy, which is a British craft market. Link -via Boing Boingmosaic, pacman, t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/11/retro-mosaic-pac-man-table/

The Army of Luck

If one waving Maneki Neko or Japanese Lucky Cat brings you luck, then hundreds of them should be enough to win the Mega Millions, right? [Vimeo Link] For his art...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/11/the-army-of-luck/

Distant Star May Have Nine Planets

Maybe we should have kept Pluto! A star 127 light-years away shows evidence of having a record (as far as we know) nine planets revolving around it. The star is designated as HD 10180, in the southern constellation Hydru...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/11/distant-star-may-have-nine-planets/

Stop-Motion LEGO Proposal

(vimeo link) Flimmaker Walt Thompson asked Nealey to marry him, by showing her this stop-motion video! Star Wars characters showed up as witnesses.  -via Geeks Are SexyLego, stopmotion, marriage, proposal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/11/stop-motion-lego-proposal/

The Titanic was a Real Ship!

  Sunday will be the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic. Some people are just finding out that this was a real historical event, and not just a figment of James Cameron's fe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/11/the-titanic-was-a-real-ship/

Henri 2, Paw de Deux

(YouTube link) Do you recall The Ennui of Henri? Years later, the existential French cat is back with a sequel. And the angst-ridden Henri is still bemoaning the banality of his existence. -via Daily Picks and Flicks...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/11/henri-2-paw-de-deux/

Architectural Criticism Translated

When you come across an architectural criticism, relax, the critic may well be thinking the same thing you are. Grant Snider of Incidental Comics consulted his twin brother the architect about this comic. Al...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/11/architectural-criticism-translated/

Blood Diamond

(vimeo link) The artist known as simply ABOVE has been making headlines with his social and political street art for years. His latest installation is painted on a wall in Jewel City, the diamond trade area of Johanne...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/11/blood-diamond/

Thanks a Lot, Robot Friend

(Flickr video link) Aren't robots supposed to help us? This Japanese beer-pouring robot seems to have had a few too many himself. And just keeps talking. -via Boing Boingrobot, Beer, fail...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/11/thanks-a-lot-robot-friend/

Kidnap Victim Saved by Twitter Followers

Lynn Peters of Johannesburg, South Africa, sent out a Tweet that her boyfriend had been kidnapped Sunday night. He was put in the trunk of his own car by armed carjackers! However, the unnamed man was able to contact...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/11/kidnap-victim-saved-by-twitter-followers/

"Don't Stop Believing" Sung By the Movies

(YouTube link) YouTube member dondrapersayswhat assembled movie clips to sing the Journey song "Don't Stop Believin," which has somehow become a classic in the blink of an eye (really? has it been 30 years? oh, 31!) i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/11/dont-stop-believing-sung-by-the-movies/

Yummy Pockets PB&J

Yummy Pockets PB&J - $8.95 Have you been endlessly searching for a way to declare your undying love and devotion for the peanut butter and jelly sandwich? You need the Yummy Pockets PB&J bag from the NeatoShop....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/11/yummy-pockets-pbj/

Teacup Chandelier

Chris of La Petite Nymphéa spotted this chandelier in a shop in Valencia, Spain. It would look absolutely charming in a parlor. Link (Google Translate) -via Offbeat Homechandelier, teacup...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/11/teacup-chandelier/

Gun Safe/Bed

With room for 35 rifles and 70 handguns, the BedBunker can hold a substantial portion of your gun collection. The vault replaces a set of box springs, so it doesn't take up a lot of room in your house. When you need...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/11/gun-safebed/

An Interview (and book giveaway) with Maggie Koerth-Baker

Maggie Koerth-Baker, the science editor at BoingBoing, has just published an amazing new book called Before the Lights Go Out: Conquering the Energy Crisis Before it Conquers Us, about the very hard choices...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/11/an-interview-and-book-giveaway-with-maggie-koerth-baker/

Watch A Baby Hippo Take Her First Swim

(Video Link) So it's not quite a ballet, but it's certainly freaking precious. Just look at that lumpy little babe tip toe through the water. Via I Can Has CheezburgerCute, videos, animals, zoos, hippos...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/11/watch-a-baby-hippo-take-his-first-swim/

The Ultimate Geek Prom Accessory

I know a lot of geeks hate prom, but honestly, the night can be a lot of fun. At my prom, I wore a white dress with white angel wings and my best friend/platonic date wore a black dress with black wings. Since we wer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/11/the-ultimate-geek-prom-accessory/




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