Archive for April 20th, 2012

Now That's a School to Write Home About

My elementary school was a hideous mess of mauve, yellow and teal that looked like the early nineties threw up all over the walls. Middle school and high school weren't much better although they were sure a lot more...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/20/now-thats-a-school-to-write-home-about/

The Dogs of Walmart

People of Walmart is soooo 2008. These days, it's all about the dogs of the people of Walmart -now that's a new whole new level of Walmart craziness. While there isn't a whole website dedicated to this subse...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/20/the-dogs-of-walmart/

How Hats Are Made

Sorenson-Grundy Milliners of London specializes in hats for theater, television and movies. You may have seen their creations in Pirates of the Caribbean and Tomb Raider. But how do they do it? Only...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/20/how-hats-are-made/

The IKEA Wedding

Two years ago, Julie "Bunny" Rodgers and Willie "Bear" Pittman met at IKEA, so what better place to get married? 'She mentioned IKEA and the fact that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/20/the-ikea-wedding/

Wearing Your Favorite Website on Your Sleeve

Geek fashions are pretty popular these days, but these high-fashion dresses based on some of the most popular websites around take the concept to a whole new level. Granted, you probably wouldn't want to actually wea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/20/wearing-your-favorite-website-on-your-sleeve/

The Hyrax Sings In A Regional Dialect

The adorable little critters known as hyrax may look like they don't have a lot going on in their tiny little heads, but it turns out they are master communicators who use a complex language complete with regional di...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/20/the-hyrax-sings-in-a-regional-dialect/

Inflatable Stonehenge

The Olympics can be such a serious affairs, but who can suppress a giggle with this: Bouncy Stonehenge, by artist Jeremy Deller, who said it "represented Britain's history, cultur...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/20/inflatable-stonehenge/

Pop Art Salad Servers

Pop Art Salad Servers - $13.95 Are you looking for a way to add a little creative flair to your dinner table? You need the Pop Art Salad Servers from the NeatoShop. This pair of beechwood salad servers (fork and spoon)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/20/pop-art-salad-servers/

You Too Can Finally Game With Yanni

Admit it, while you really like gaming, your real passion is new age music. While you might never get to actually play video games with Yanni himself, this great controller will at least bring you one step closer to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/20/you-too-can-finally-game-with-yanni/

Bike Helmets Made From Cork And Wood

Anyone who wears a bike helmet while riding knows there aren't a lot of choices available in terms of style. The main reason behind this lack of style is safety, as traditional plastic and foam helmets have always...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/20/bike-helmet-made-from-cork-and-wood/

Girl Without Hands Won Penmanship Award

How's your handwriting? If it's like chicken scratch like mine, then we can both wallow in shame: By all accounts, Annie Clark, 7, a first-grader at Wilson Christian...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/20/girl-without-hands-won-penmanship-award/

Naturalist Style Illustrations Of Pokemon

Laura Bifano puts pencil to paper in order to capture Pokemon in their natural settings, like a naturalist illustrator who draws from her imagination rather than from sightings in the field. The result is an assor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/20/naturalist-style-illustrations-of-pokemon/

The Fastest Man on All Fours

(Video Link) The Patas monkey can reach 34 MPH, making it the fastest primate in the world. Inspired by its example, Kenichi Ito of Tokyo has trained himself for over eight years to run on his hands and feet. He can...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/20/the-fastest-man-on-all-fours/

Spec-chalk-ular Wedding Chalk Art

I'm a sucker for typography and wedding, so how could I resist this custom chalk creation by Dana Tanamachi? Fantastic! Via Inspiration Feed   Wedding, chalk, Da...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/20/spec-chalk-ular-wedding-chalk-art/

Screech Wants To Teach You How To Play Chess

(YouTube Link) Dustin Diamond, aka Screech from the hit TV show Saved By The Bell, wants to teach you how to play chess. Thankfully he's not trying to teach anyone how to be an actor, because as you can se...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/20/screech-wants-to-teach-you-how-to-play-chess/

Vegetable Skeleton

Here's a great entertaining idea by Laura of Feeding Frenzy. Arrange vegetables into the shape of a skeleton and use a bowl of dip for a skull. Link -via Lorivegetables, skeletons...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/20/vegetable-skeleton/

Young and Old People Deal with Regret Differently

How you deal with regret may have a lot to do with your age. A new study shows that young people have a much harder time letting go of regrets than the elderly, who don't spend much...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/20/young-and-old-people-deal-with-regret-differently/

Father Adorably Slams Baby with Hadouken

(Video Link) A world class fighter begins training as young as possible. So YouTube user 420invzim is already teaching his son Ryder all of the Street Fighter moves that he'll need to triumph. -via Kotak...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/20/father-adorably-slams-baby-with-hadouken/

Who Erased The Martian Boulder Tracks?

All right. Which one of you little green men of Mars did this? The boulder left a visible track in the Martian regolith big enough to be spotted by MRO. But just one Marti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/20/who-erased-the-martian-boulder-tracks/

Move Over DNA - Here Comes XNA!

Think that DNA is the only molecule that can encode genetic material? Think again. Philipp Holliger of the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology and his team has created a man-...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/20/move-over-dna-here-comes-xna/

USB Pickle Light

USB Pickle Light - $8.95 Are you hungry for a fun way to light up your keyboard? You need the USB Pickle Light from the NeatoShop. Just plug the light into any USB port, push the button and the pickle will glow with a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/20/usb-pickle-light/

Official Protocol on How to Obliterate Animal Carcasses with Explosives

A couple of days ago, I told you about the Rocky Mountains Forest Service Rangers' plan to blast frozen cows to smithereens with dynamite. Turns out, that's not exactly a half-b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/20/official-protocol-on-how-to-obliterate-animal-carcasses-with-explosives/

The Man Who Quit Money

In 2000, Daniel Suelo (previously on Neatorama) pulled his life savings - all $30 - from his pocket and put it inside a phone booth and walked away for good from money. He has...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/20/the-man-who-quit-money/

Accountant To Play Football For Miami Dolphins

The odds of playing in the NFL without playing football in college are pretty small, but accountant Les Brown has signed with the Miami Dolphins. After a career in several high school sports, Brown opted to play basketba...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/20/accountant-to-play-football-for-miami-dolphins/

Beijing's Secret Underground City

China built a vast network of underground bomb shelters and tunnels under Beijing during the Cold War -dug mostly by hand. This "shadow city" was called Dixia Cheng. Key to Dixia Cheng’s protective capabilities was th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/20/beijings-secret-underground-city/

11 Early Scathing Reviews of Works Now Considered Masterpieces

The critics don't always steer or even reflect the tastes of the general public. Sometimes they get it so wrong that their words become embarrassing after the object of their scorn becomes a classic. Take, for example, t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/20/11-early-scathing-reviews-of-works-now-considered-masterpieces/

Botanicula

(YouTube link) Botanicula is a new game from Amanita Design, the folks who brought us Samorost and Machinarium. The story follows five tiny creatures who live in a tree that is infested with evil parasites, and they s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/20/botanicula/

How to Become an Expert Tightrope Walker

Tightrope walkers seem to have that extra something that normal people don't have, even besides bravery. Then again, those who have the bravery and the will can learn the skill. Researchers have composed a mathematical m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/20/how-to-become-an-expert-tightrope-walker/

Explaining New Technology Through the Ages

Imagine you had lived all your life without TV, but after seeing it once, you had to explain television to other people who had never seen one. Buzzfeed collected clips from newspapers that announced the new technolo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/20/explaining-new-technology-through-the-ages/

Mesmerizing Pendulum Waves

(YouTube link) Pendulums of different lengths display various waves. Very simple, yet hypnotic. Where can you buy something like this? -via redditwaves, pendulum...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/20/mesmerizing-pendulum-waves-2/




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