Archive for April 16th, 2012

Amazing Cardboard Sculptures By Chris Gilmour

Sculptor Chris Gilmour creates cardboard masterpieces which are really quite amazing to look at, both because of the fine detail work he puts into each piece and the fact that they retain a sort of cardboard look and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/16/amazing-cardboard-sculptures-by-chris-gilmour/

TARDIS Suit

His fashion sense is a bit wibbly-wobbly, but this cosplayer at the recent Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo will impress any Whovian. Who would like to be his next companion? Link -via Fashionably Geek | Photo:...

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The Babycakes Pie Pop Maker

My name is Zeon Santos, and I am a snackaholic. Which is why I am so excited about the Babycakes pie pop maker! The ingenious design lets you cook the pie pop top without baking the stick, and you can make a varie...

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Hot Water Beach: The Beach on a Hot Spring

I really want to visit New Zealand, a land that seems filled with wonders. There's a beach on the North Island where geothermal energy heats the sand. It can get as hot as 147° F, so visitors often dig hot tubs into...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/16/hot-water-beach-the-beach-on-a-hot-spring/

Amputee Plans to Climb Mount Everest with a Prosthetic Ice Axe Arm

Jaco van Gass, a British soldier from South Africa, lost an arm in Afghanistan. That's not slowing him down a bit. He plans to climb Mount Everest, making use of a prosthetic arm that he helped design himself: He said...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/16/amputee-plans-to-climb-mount-everest-with-a-prosthetic-ice-axe-arm/

TARDIS Lockers

Will you be able to fit all of your books inside? Yes, definitely. Madison decorated three lockers at Pinawa Secondary School in Pinawa, Manitoba, Canada. Link -via Nerd Approvedtardis, lockers...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/16/tardis-lockers/

Olympics Organizers Invite Keith Moon (1946-1978) to Perform at the 2012 Games

When Keith Moon, the legendary drummer for the British rock band The Who, died in 1978, it was too much for some people to accept. Apparently that includes the organizers for the 2012 Olympics in London. According to the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/16/olympics-organizers-invite-keith-moon-1946-1978-to-perform/

Cinnamon Bun Waffles

Canned cinnamon bun dough can double as waffle batter. Who knew? Suzie Ridler opened a can of Pillsbury brand cinnamon buns, slapped the segments on her waffle iron, then poured the packet of icing on top when they w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/16/cinnamon-bun-waffles/

Dark Regions of Mars Are Made From Glass

Researchers have solved the mystery of 4 million square miles of dark region in the northern lowlands in Mars: the dark areas of the Red Planet are made from glass....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/16/dark-regions-of-mars-are-made-from-glass/

Doctor Whooves

(Video Link) The Doctor has regenerated again. He's not a ginger, but he is a chestnut. There have been a few other anatomical changes in this Doctor Who/My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic*/em...

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The K-E Diet

Psst, want to lose 10 pounds in 10 days without going hungry? No, not a miracle diet pill - it's a doctor-supervised program called the K-E Diet that's becoming popular with brides-t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/16/the-k-e-diet/

Melon with Mayo: Yum or Yuck?

Meanwhile in Japan, the hot new trend is ... eating melon with mayonnaise. Really. You’ve probably never eaten melon with mayonnaise before. Well, we saw i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/16/melon-with-mayo-yum-or-yuck/

Pop Culture Characters are Just Like Us

  Mike Mitchell, the artist who came up with such gems as the Brobocop, Parks and Recreation in the style of Casablanca poster, amongst other, is back with a fun show at Gallery 1988. His newest series, title...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/16/pop-culture-characters-are-just-like-us/

We All Have Baggage Luggage Tag

We All Have Baggage Luggage Tag - $11.95 Hey you! Come here. Are you in serious need of a vacation? We bet you are. Stop dreaming about your next trip and start preparing for your next trip with the We All Have Baggag...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/16/we-all-have-baggage-luggage-tag/

Sheet Music Art by People Too

This one is simply wonderful: Russian artist duo People Too bring sheet music to life through illustration. Twisted Sifter has the pics: Link sheet music, People Too...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/16/sheet-music-art-by-people-too/

Happy Birthday, Apple II

That's right: 35 years ago today, Apple launched the Apple II (that's Apple ][ for you purists) computer at the West Coast Computer Faire. It was to be Apple's first iconic product (...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/16/happy-birthday-apple-ii/

Needle-felted Stars

Kay Petal is an artist with a needle. Shes make needle-felted sculptures of famous folks from music, movies, TV, and the news. Surely you recognize Bruce Springsteen and Bono in the picture here. See a lot more at Pe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/16/needle-felted-stars/

Matilda's Dance

(YouTube link) Matilda Klein and her dance partner Danny Maloney participate in some kind of dance competition. Ms. Klein is 94 years old, and danced during the World War II big-band era. She "may not be as vibrant as...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/16/matildas-dance/

Roboctopus

The octopus with its soft and flexible tentacles is a marvel of locomotion and  manipulation. The Octopus Project hopes to mimic those qualities in a machine. They've not quite made a completely soft robot octopus yet,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/16/roboctopus/

Titanic Perfumes

(YouTube link) Bill Sauder talks about examining relics from the Titanic, in this clip from a NatGeo special. The perfumes he is talking about belonged to Adolphe Saalfeld, who was bringing samples to the Uni...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/16/titanic-perfumes/

World War I LOLcat

What you see here is a German soldier, wearing only a nightshirt and boots (plus war gear), standing in front of a latrine, with a cat on his head. This picture is estimated to have been taken around 1917. There is some...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/16/world-war-i-lolcat/

Cycle-skating, the New Sport of 1923

(YouTube link) Just like skating, except instead of balance and control, you have those uncomfortable supports for your little foot-unicycles. It's no wonder this never caught on! -via The Daily Whatvintage, skating,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/16/cycle-skating-the-new-sport-of-1923/

This Cat is Smooth

  When Rou (the male on the right) met Minou (the female on the left), they hit it off right away. Their rhyming names are completely coincidental. Unfortunately, theirs was only a fling, as they have differe...

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X-rays of Real-life Monsters from the Deep

We rarely see these 15 species of strange deep-sea fish, and even more rarely get to see their insides. They look scary, but most are only dangerous to other creatures that live in the ocean depths. Shown here is the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/16/x-rays-of-real-life-monsters-from-the-deep/

Putting a Coin in a Bottle

(YouTube link) Putting a coin in a bottle is so much more impressive when you do it with a forklift! I was equally impressed with the way he picked the coin up in the first place. -via I Am Boredskill, forklift...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/16/putting-a-coin-in-a-bottle/

Hello Kitty Kigurumi Costume

Hello Kitty Kigurumi Costume - $79.95 Attention Hello Kitty fans! Are you a bright, kind-hearted individual, who likes to collect cute things? It's time to release your inner Hello Kitty with the Hello Kitty Kigurumi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/16/hello-kitty-kigurumi-costume/

100 Years of Ships

(YouTube link) Ben Schmidt took data from ship's logs to make a visualization of ocean traffic between 1750 and 1850. It is not meant to be comprehensive, as logs from many nations are not represented, and traffic on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/16/100-years-of-ships/

Interactive Population Density Map

Derek Watkins created a fun interactive map showing population density across the world. You can use a sliding bar to change the display. The above screenshot shows the parts of the world with more than five people p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/16/interactive-population-density-map/

The Weirdest Tax Deductions Ever Submitted

I’m sure I don’t need to tell all of our American readers that your income taxes are due on April 17 (it’s usually April 15, but since that was a Sunday this year, we got a short little extension). Whil...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/16/the-weirdest-tax-deductions-ever-submitted/










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