Archive for April 24th, 2012

Hippo Table

Mark Stoddart's "Cool Dudes" tables show hippopotamuses peering out of the water -- at you. Give him your marbles before he comes to take them. Link -via OhGizmo!coffee table, hippopotamus...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/24/hippo-table/

Hold on Tight

Is this Jörg Sprave's idea of a romantic date? No, it's an art installation by Cornelia Konrads. She creates wonderful art installations in parks that seem to defy the limits of time, gravity and space. You can view...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/24/hold-on-tight/

3D Printed Darth Vader Lamp Shade

What could possibly make a lampshade shaped like Darth Vader even geekier? Why, printing it out with a 3d printer, of course! Created by Zairy Zin (cool name!), this is one honey of a honeycombed helmet, and it sp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/24/3d-printed-lattice-darth-vader-lamp/

Paper-Thin Sheets of Ice Cream

SnoBar, an ice cream shop in West Hollywood, California, creates a product that combines the best of both ice cream and shaved ice. It keeps form right until the moment it enters your mouth. A local blogger tried it...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/24/paper-thin-sheets-of-ice-cream/

All Star Bowling-Mad Men Vs. Nerdist

(YouTube Link) The answer to the question that immediately came to mind when you saw this post is YES-John Hamm is a pretty good bowler, but he's an even better prankster, and he almost pulled off the old banana peel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/24/all-star-bowling-mad-men-vs-nerdist/

Would You Rob This Truck?

Now that's a deterrent! By the way, Moosejaw is a clothing company, so the sign is ironic as well. Via Accordion Guy. truck, deterrent, Moosejaw...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/24/would-you-rob-this-truck/

Skiis for Wheelchair Wheels

Don't be limited by the snow. Wheelblades clip onto the front wheels of wheelchairs. They distribute weight over a broader space, so they won't get stuck in light snow. Patrick Mayer, the inventor, hopes to begin sel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/24/skiis-for-wheelchair-wheels/

Levi Mandel Does Some Strange Things With Photographs

Most photographers are content with taking and editing photos, but Levi Mandel can't leave well enough alone. He feels the need to print out said photos, then he folds and bends and wrinkles them into some strange...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/24/levi-mandel-does-some-strange-things-with-photographs/

The Graffiti Marriage Proposal

Photo: Jsinghur/Flickr Last month, Tizzie's boyfriend proposed to her in a unique way: by painting a graffiti mural in Detroit's Eastern Market (She said yes, but I assume, sa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/24/the-graffiti-marriage-proposal/

Doctor Who and Scooby-Doo Are the Same Show

They get into a mystery machine and go on adventures, seemingly at random. There's a talking dog. It's the same show. It's obvious who the Daphne figure is. But who's the Shaggy of Doctor Who? Link -vi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/24/doctor-who-and-scooby-doo-are-the-same-show/

The Avengers Trailer From 1978

(YouTube Link) This silly fan made movie trailer answers the question "what would a made-for-TV Avengers movie look like if it came out in 1978?" The end result is all sorts of ridiculous, with Paul Lynde...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/24/the-avengers-trailer-from-1978/

Axe Cop Is Coming to Television!

Axe Cop, the story of a heroic cop with an axe, was the brainchild of 5-year old Malachai Nicolle and 29-year old Ethan Nicolle. Malachai writes the stories and Ethan, a professional cartoonist, draws them....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/24/axe-cop-is-coming-to-television/

Banned Books Mug

Banned Books Mug - $10.95 Are you looking for a fun way to celebrate your freedom to read? You need the Banned Books Mug from the NeatoShop. This great mug features titles such as: Ulysses Nighteen Eighty-four...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/24/banned-books-mug/

The NaCl House

Image: Paul Warchol Like artists, many architects are inspired by everyday objects when they design their masterpieces. Like grains of salt, for instance, which inspired this...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/24/the-nacl-house/

Burger and Fries Actually Cupcake and Sugar Cookies

Bakerella has outdone herself once again. She cut and baked sugar cookies to look like French fries and decorated cupcakes so that they look like hamburgers. Do you see the beef patties? Those are actually brownies....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/24/burger-and-fries-actually-cupcake-and-sugar-cookies/

Tricking

I have trouble enough just walking down the street, so I'm doubly impressed with this sports of youngsters today called Tricking (apparently it has roots in Martial Arts). Watch it as...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/24/tricking/

Japanese Boy's Soccer Ball, Swept out to Sea by the Tsunami, Washes up on US Coast

16-year-old Misaki Murakami lost his home in the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan last year. A prized soccer ball inscribed with the names of his friends was among his lost possessions. Now it's turned up a y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/24/japanese-boys-soccer-ball-swept-out-to-sea-by-the-tsunami-washes-up-on-us-coast/

Forgiveness, 39 Years in the Making

When he was just a kid, Larry Israelson did something that hurt his seventh-grade teacher. After he grew up, Larry wanted to apologize but couldn't find the teacher, who has since re...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/24/forgiveness-39-years-in-the-making/

The State of the Web Spring 2012

Matthew Inman at The oatmeal has published his "State of the Web" post for spring 2012. He addresses G+, Instagram, Yahoo, Valve, and other web subjects in the news, in his own particular way. Some text is NSFW. Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/24/the-state-of-the-web-spring-2012/

Cat Cafe

Caffeine and cat? Why it's a match made in Heaven, and put into practice in Japan. Let's go to the Cat Café Neko no Mise in Tokyo, Japan, where you can get a cat and cappucino...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/24/cat-cafe/

Sofisticated Party Glasses

I can't say it any better than Elegunce, Y'All! You need these Sofisticated Party Glasses for your next shindig. Proceed to Party! via That's Nerdalicious party glass, r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/24/sofisticated-party-glasses/

What's Exactly in Hot Dogs Anyhow?

It's common wisdom that you don't want to know how sausage is made. Well, for good reasons, actually. Back in 2008, then high schooler Brigid Prayson teamed up with her doctor dad to do...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/24/whats-exactly-in-hot-dogs-anyhow/

Life in The Secret United States City of Oak Ridge

In 1942, residents of a sleepy rural town in eastern Tennessee arrived home to find eviction notices tacked on their front doors. Some were told to get out in as soon as just two weeks...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/24/life-in-the-secret-united-states-city-of-oak-ridge/

Pirate Skull Door Knocker

Pirate Skull Door Knocker - $24.95 (sold individually) Ahoy! Are ye a landlubber looking for a way to release your inner pirate? You need the Pirate Skull Door Knocker from the NeatoShop. This handcrafted door knocker...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/24/pirate-skull-door-knocker/

Why Creepy People Give Us The Chills

Why do you get the willies when you interact with someone creepy? Science has the answer! Social psychologist Pontus Leander set up an experiment to find how mismatched body l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/24/why-creepy-people-give-us-the-chills/

Hungry Hungry Hippos

This poster is obviously a dig at the movie Battleship in the board-game-to-feature-film category. Still, redditors are only too happy to fill in the details with comments. Linkboard game, movie poster, hung...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/24/hungry-hungry-hippos/

One-letter Place Names

If you are looking for the shortest place name in the world, there is a tie among many, because you can't get a name shorter than one letter or character. In fact, there are seven villages in Norway named Å (one is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/24/one-letter-place-names/

Furry Thief Can't Win

(YouTube link) The video title calls him a ferret, but commenters called him a short-tailed weasel, a white weasel, an ermine, and a "smelly meat slinky." Whatever the little guy is, he's having a hard time getting ou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/24/furry-thief-cant-win/

Persistence Pays Off for Meerkat Underdogs

As US President Calvin Coolidge once famously said, "Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people wi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/24/persistence-pays-off-for-meerkat-underdogs/

The Story of Tommy's Big Head

Kalvin and Leah Greuel of Hawley, Minnesota, adopted Tommy soon after he was born to a woman that Leah met at Walmart. That in itself is a story, but then Tommy suffered from a mysterious condition that caused his head t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/24/the-story-of-tommys-big-head/










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