Archive for April 18th, 2012

A Twin Peaks Themed Art Show

Copro Gallery in Santa Monica, California is hosting a Twin Peaks themed group art exhibition to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the show that began with the mystery of Laura Palmer's death and became abou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/18/a-twin-peaks-themed-art-show/

Demonstration Of Computer Animation Software From 1971

(YouTube Link) This retro video shows a demonstration of the animation software Key Frame, which was created by Marceli Wein and Nestor Burtnyk from the National Research Council of Canada. The pr...

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Skyrim Mod Lets You Play As Pinkie Pie From My Little Pony

(YouTube Link) The latest mod for the video game juggernaut Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is a Bronies dream come true, because it turns your character into Pinkie Pie from My Little Pony. Pink dragons...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/18/skyrim-mod-lets-you-play-as-pinkie-pie-from-my-little-pony/

Cell Phone Case Designed to Withstand a .50 BMG Bullet

Marudai claims that its heavy steel cell phone case will protect your beloved from all but the largest of small arms rounds. What caliber is your phone case rated to? If you don't know, then you need to experiment an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/18/cell-phone-case-designed-to-withstand-a-50-bmg-bullet/

Join Now!

Come to the Dark side -- we have cookies! The Jedi can offer us nothing but honor and broccoli, as this recruitment poster by Scott Davidson reminds us. Link -via That's Nerdalicious!Star Wars, Cookie Monster, Ses...

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Everything You Want to Know About Flossing But Were Afraid to Ask

So. You think you know how to floss. Well, is it better to brush first or floss first? Should you floss in the morning or at night? Well, if you don't know the answer to that, here's D...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/18/everything-you-want-to-know-about-flossing-but-were-afraid-to-ask/

Green Lantern Fleece Cozy Blanket With Sleeves

Green Lantern Fleece Cozy Blanket With Sleeves - $24.95 Spring is here. Guard yourself and others against chills with the Green Lantern Fleece Cozy Blanket With Sleeves from the NeatoShop. This super soft, wearable, fle...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/18/green-lantern-fleece-cozy-blanket-with-sleeves/

Stupidity Captured at 2500 Frames per Second

(YouTube link) This video features a series of vignettes produced for the Danish TV show Dumt & Farlig (Stupid and Dangerous). Watch all kinds of things that you've been told not to do, and other things y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/18/stupidity-captured-at-2500-frames-per-second/

Carved Alien Guitar

Gig Goldstein's carved guitar is close enough to H.R. Giger's original design to be scary. He's been carving for about twelve years and has gotten really good at it. You can see Goldstein's other guitars at his YouTu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/18/carved-alien-guitar/

Blowing Up Frozen Cows

Problem: Some cattle wandered into an old cabin in the Rocky Mountains, died, and froze solid. How do you get rid of them? Segin said officials are concerned about water contamin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/18/blowing-up-frozen-cows/

RIP Dick Clark

Dick Clark, the man who introduced rock 'n' roll to America, died this morning of a heart attack. Clark was best known as the host of the show American Bandstand, on which he appeared for 31 years. Long dubbed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/18/rip-dick-clark/

Coney Island Love Letter

(vimeo link) Coney Island has gone through a lot of changes in the past couple of decades, but it still has its charm. Neatoramanaut Robert Kolodny made this love letter to the Brooklyn seaside neighborhood. -Than...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/18/coney-island-love-letter/

The Simpson Couch Gag By Bill Plympton

(YouTube Link)  In case you missed the latest episode of The Simpsons, here is the only part of the show that really mattered-a strange yet rather touching couch gag by the king of sketchy animated sequences...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/18/the-simpson-couch-gag-by-bill-plympton/

We're Not Young

Fun.'s "We Are Young" sure is a catchy song, but the lyrics don't resonate with those of us who are over 30. To fix this egregious error, singer-songwriters Tommy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/18/were-not-young/

Where's Jason?

Somehow, it's just not the same as playing Where's Waldo? ... You can download the image above of Where's Jason by Glen Brogran, as a desktop wallpaper over at Strange Kids Club: Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/18/wheres-jason/

The Aftermath of BP Oil Spill: Mutant Seafood

Two years after BP's Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, fishermen are finding deformed fish and mutant shrimp in their seafood catch: Along with collapsing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/18/the-aftermath-of-bp-oil-spill-mutant-seafood/

What Would Happen If You Drive Off With the Gas Pump Nozzle?

Relax, said Matt Soniak of mental_floss, the engineers have actually thought of this possibility and designed the gas pump accordingly: Rest assured that you won’t be c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/18/what-would-happen-if-you-drive-off-with-the-gas-pump-nozzle/

We Go Together Like Drunk And Disorderly Flask

We Go Together Like Drunk And Disorderly Flask - $19.95 Are you looking for a gift that sums up your extra special friendship? You need the We Go Together Like Drunk And Disorderly Flask from the NeatoShop. This eye-c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/18/we-go-together-like-drunk-and-disorderly-flask/

Man Waded into Tower of Bird Poo ... For Science!

Photo: Chris Grooms/Queen's University Ah, the glamorous life of a scientist. The working with expensive lab equipments, wearing those stylish lab coats and ... wading chest-deep...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/18/man-waded-into-tower-of-bird-poo-for-science/

The Tupac Hologram Actually Isn't a Hologram

Remember the Tupac "hologram" performing at Coachella that Zeon posted recently? Well, it turns out that Tupac has more in common with the ghosts at Disneyland's Haunted...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/18/the-tupac-hologram-actually-isnt-a-hologram/

How Hairballs are Made

Now you know. -via Bits and Piecesdog, Cat, hairball, kitten...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/18/how-hairballs-are-made/

The Persistent Penguin

(YouTube link) A Cape penguin at the Ueno Zoo in Tokyo has a hard time walking up a slippery slope. At first you feel sorry for him, then you start to get the idea that he's enjoying this. My Japanese is a little rust...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/18/the-persistent-penguin/

Wanted Man Turns Himself In for Reward

Taliban commander Mohammad Ashan saw his face on a wanted poster and noted the reward was $100. So he grabbed one and went to a police checkpoint in the district of Sar Howza, Afghanistan, where he demanded the reward. O...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/18/wanted-man-turns-himself-in-for-reward/

Amazing Wire Mesh Portraits

At first glance, you might think that this is a charcoal drawing hanging in a gallery. But it's actually a carefully trimmed and arranged assortment of wire mesh panels. Korean artist Seung Mo Park is responsible for...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/18/amazing-wire-mesh-portraits/

$10,000 Lemonade Stand

When life hands you lemons, you're supposed to make lemonade. Six-year-old Drew Cox did just that. Drew's father, Randy Cox of Gladewater, Texas, underwent chemotherapy to treat cancer. Drew wanted to help in any way he...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/18/10000-lemonade-stand/

Cream of Quiz

The Campbell Soup Company offers 11 “Cream of _______” soups. In today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss, you won't be expected to know them all, but you should know the eight basic flavors that have been...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/18/cream-of-quiz/

Zelda: the Musical

(YouTube link) Inspired by the soaring theme music of Koji Kondo, Mitchell Moffit turned The Legend of Zelda game into a Broadway-type musical! Animated by Moffit and Chris McGregor. The full credits are at the YouTub...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/18/zelda-the-musical/

Lovecraftian Advice

If horror writer H.P. Lovecraft were to write an advice column, it would be somewhat less useful than those of Miss Manners of Dear Abby, but much more entertaining. In an imaginary column by James Warn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/18/lovecraftian-advice/

Dragon Magical Overnight Bag

Dragon Magical Overnight Bag - $29.95 Is your little knight in shining armor in need of a bag to tote his most precious possessions? Get him the Dragon Magical Overnight Bag from the NeatoShop. This adorable plush duf...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/18/dragon-magical-overnight-bag/

Cow Moos, Llama Laughs in Response

(Video Link) Oh, Cow! She's just a barrel of laughs. Cow is cracking jokes and Llama can't help but laugh out loud. In the comments, offer your translation. -via Blame It on the Voicescows, llamas...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/18/cow-moos-llama-laughs-in-response/










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