Archive for April 25th, 2012

Corgis In The Sky And Other Oddities By Conrad Ruiz

Painter Conrad Ruiz will never be accused of lacking in imagination, nor will he catch flack for his misuse of color. His watercolor paintings are an explosion of vibrant hues, pop culture references and an attemp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/25/corgis-in-the-sky-and-other-oddities-by-conrad-ruiz/

You Could Star In Your Favorite Novel

Have you ever wished that Juliet would just disappear so you could have Romeo all for yourself? Well, you don't have to travel back into time just to influence Shakespeare to use your name, just go to U Star Novels, fork...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/25/you-could-star-in-your-favorite-novel/

Watch 56 Star Trek Episodes Simultaneously

(Video Link) You know that amazing feeling that tingles through your body when Star Trek is on? Multiply that by 56. YouTube user twilight1138 created this thumbnail video showing episodes from all three se...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/25/watch-56-star-trek-episodes-simultaneously/

This Hamster Isn't Big On Sharing

(YouTube Link) Can you blame this hamster for not wanting to share his snack with that greedy cat? If the tables were turned it wouldn't even occur to the cat to share his food with the little guy, so I can see why th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/25/this-hamster-isnt-big-on-sharing/

How to Build Pillow Forts

Forget everything you know about how to build pillow forts! Matt Richtel of The New York Times consulted with experts - architects and engineers - to discover the secret of building l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/25/how-to-build-pillow-forts/

Trailer For Oddball Video Game Octodad: Dadliest Catch

(YouTube Link) The indie game Octodad slipped under the radar for all but the most rabid gamers, but the premise sounds like pure gold-you are an octopus disguised as a human husband and father, who moves abo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/25/octodad-brings-the-wtf-factor-to-video-games/

Cow Walks Up to McDonald's Drive Through Window

(Video Link) Darcy the cow of Brush, Colorado was in a cannibalistic mood (we all get that way sometimes, right?), so she hopped the fence and hoofed it half a mile to a McDonald's. She walked up to the drive throug...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/25/cow-walks-up-to-mcdonalds-drive-through-window/

Antibubbles in Space

You can create a bubble in a cup of water simply by blowing air using a straw but can you create a bubble of water inside a sphere of air? Sure, you can! All you need is some water, a syr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/25/antibubbles-in-space/

Drink Savers Ice Tray

Drink Savers Ice Tray - $7.95 Help! Help! The party cocktails are sinking! Save your great beverages from drowning at room temperature with the Drink Savers Ice Tray from the NeatoShop. This great ice tray makes 7...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/25/drink-savers-ice-tray/

The World's Tallest Waterslide Shoots You into a Pool at 65 MPH

The ride lasts only four or five seconds, but you'll never forget it. The Insano at Beach Park in Porto das Dunas, Brazil has a 134 foot drop. It holds the Guinness World Record for the tallest waterslide in the worl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/25/the-worlds-tallest-waterslide-shoots-you-into-a-pool-at-65-mph/

The Soda Thief

Admit it: you've probably asked for a free cup of water from a restaurant and then fill that cup with soda (clear ones like Sprite or Seven-Up, of course, you sneaky devil) when nobo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/25/the-soda-thief/

Purple Crab

Scientists at the Seckenberg Research Institute in Germany and De La Salle University in Manila, Philippines, have discovered four new species of crab in the island nation, including t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/25/purple-crab/

A Mummy Made From McDonald's Burgers

Artist BenEverywhere decided to drop $200 on McDonald's hamburgers in order to make this mummy/skeleton monstrosity. Why would he do such a thing, you may ask? Because he wants to prove that McDonald's no longer m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/25/a-mummy-made-from-mcdonalds-burgers/

Baby Hates Miley Cyrus

Poor Miley can't get no break! Watch as this cute one-year-old baby cry in horror when Miley Cyrus came on the telly. Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] (the toothy grin at the end is so...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/25/baby-hates-miley-cyrus/

15 TV Shows Based On Comic Books That Didn't Make The Cut

Our friends at Comics Alliance have put together a list of TV shows based on comic books that never made it on the air, a sad memorial to what could have been and a reminder of why some stories simply won't work as l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/25/15-tv-shows-based-on-comic-books-that-didnt-make-the-cut/

My Nail Art Totoro

It took me a while to find the original source of this Totoro Nail Art (down the Tumblr hatch I went), but I eventually nailed it! Turns out, th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/25/my-nail-art-totoro/

Woman Killed Man By Squeezing His Testicles

This has probably got to be the most painful way to die, at least for us guys: On April 19, a female scooter rider killed a man by squeezing his testicles during a parki...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/25/woman-killed-man-by-squeezing-his-testicles/

MARVELous Fashion Tips

Now this is geek chic. If you want to dress marvelously "Marvel"-ous, just like the characters from Marvel Comics, look no further than this: Looking MARVELous,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/25/marvelous-fashion-tips/

REAL Dogs Playing Pool

Love the Dogs in Art post by Miss C? You'll love this (ahem) high-brow (high-bow wow?) art: Photographer Julian Wolkenstein (previously on Neatorama) has recreated "Th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/25/real-dogs-playing-pool/

You Might Be A ... Hand Sanitizer

You Might Be A ... Hand Sanitizer - 8.95 (sold separately) As the election year in the US gets underway are you deathly afraid of coming into physical contact with a person from an opposing political party? Don't let...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/25/you-might-be-a-hand-sanitizer/

Dogs in Art

(YouTube link) Watch three minutes of morphing dogs from various works of art, both old and new. Yes, the poker-playing dogs are there! Moira McLaughlin at Dog Art Today put this together, inspired by Philip Scott Joh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/25/dogs-in-art/

Dull and Boring

Many cities adopt a "sister city" across the pond. These matchups between the New World and the Old World serve as a sort of cultural exchange. People in the village of Dull, in Perthshire, Scotland, have shown their sen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/25/dull-and-boring/

Frog Sits Like a Human

(Video Link) This bullfrog is just chillaxin' on a bench. No biggie. He can sit like a human easier than you can sit like a frog. -via Nerdcorefrogs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/25/frog-sits-like-a-human/

Where the VW Beetle Came From

For many years, I "knew" that the Volkswagen was invented by Ferdinand Porsche. But the story is actually much more complicated. In 1923, long before auto companies were competing to offer Hitler a "people's car" (Volksw...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/25/where-the-vw-beetle-came-from/

The Forbes Fictional 15

Forbes has announced its annual ranking of the world's richest fictional characters.  They say the collective fortunes of those ranked at the top have surged tremendously over the past year. On top of the list is the a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/25/the-forbes-fictional-15/

Abraham Lincoln's Duel

Sadly, you can't challenge people to fight to the death these days without coming across as a weirdo and getting hauled into the editor's office for a lecture about how to resolve workplace conflicts. It was not alwa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/25/abraham-lincolns-duel/

Darth vs. You

(YouTube link) What happens when you pit Darth Vader against a 21-century Terran fanboy? Well, you can see it turns out a bit different from the movie. This is the trailer for the Star Wars Kinect game. -via Boing Boi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/25/darth-vs-you/

Batman-Themed Child's Birthday Party Is Too Dark

(Video Link) A Batman birthday party? That's a great idea! Little Ronnie loves Batman. Hire an actor to dress as Batman and entertain the kids. But as this sketch from the Cleveland City Chuckle Squad shows, be spec...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/25/batman-themed-childs-birthday-party-is-too-dark/

Kitchen 101: Cooking Methods

Chasing Delicious posted a reference list of basic cooking methods. It starts with this poster that you can purchase for your kitchen, and then expands upon each cooking method to explain the hows and whys. These may...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/25/kitchen-101-cooking-methods/

Olympic Tearjerker Spotted

(YouTube link) If there was anyone who forgot this is an Olympic year, prepare yourself, because the emotional ad campaigns leading up to the London Olympics have already started. This Mother's Day ad from Procter and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/25/olympic-tearjerker-spotted/








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