Archive for May 4th, 2012

Real Life Anime Portraits Are Really Creepy

Anime girls may look cute in the cartoons, with their big, bright eyes and pinched features, but translating them to real life makes them just plain creepy. If you see a girl that looks like this coming your way,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/04/real-life-anime-portraits-are-really-creepy/

Cell Phone Shaped Like a Glove

Talk to the hand. Bryan Cera's fully functional cell phone slips onto your hand like a glove. Put the pinky finger to your mouth and the thumb to your ear. You can watch a demonstration video at the link. Link -vi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/04/cell-phone-shaped-like-a-glove/

Awesome Star Fox Intro Redux

(YouTube Link) If you think of yourself as a serious gamer, yet you've never played the 1993 Super Nintendo classic Star Fox then you owe it to yourself to hunt down the emulator ROM and give it a whirl becau...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/04/awesome-star-fox-intro-redux/

Portal Cake

This cake is not a lie. The 14-year old blogger behind Life in a Day got this awesome birthday cake designed to look like the one at the end of Portal. Link -via The Insatiable Geekcakes, Portal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/04/portal-cake/

Dogs That Resemble The Cast Of The Avengers

With Avengers fever sweeping through movie theaters across the globe, it's time for yet another Avengers related post-now with cute side-by-side comparisons! Here are eight dogs that resemble the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/04/the-dogs-that-resemble-the-cast-of-the-avengers/

Scenes from a Cactus Shop in Japan

Kohei Oda's specialty shop is the place to go when you're in great neat of a cactus in Hiroshima. Write that down just in case you should ever find yourself in that situation. In the meantime, look at the un...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/04/scenes-from-a-cactus-shop-in-japan/

Captain Kirk in Stained Glass

DeviantART member AidanT composed an image of James T. Kirk in fragile stained glass. Risky? Perhaps. But risk is our business. Link -via Technabobstar trek, Captain Kirk, stained glass...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/04/captain-kirk-in-stained-glass/

The Messy Desk of Neatorama

Yes, Neatoramanauts - that's where nearly 17,500 of Neatorama posts got written. My, how time flies. I can't believe that it was over 6 years ago that I wrote the very first...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/04/the-messy-desk-of-neatorama/

The Roman Emperors, Ranked by the Gruesomeness of their Deaths

Some Roman Emperors violated tradition and died peacefully in their beds. Most, however, met violent ends, particularly in last two centuries of the empire in the West. Josh Fruhlinger, once a graduate student in ancient...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/04/the-roman-emperors-ranked-by-the-gruesomeness-of-their-deaths/

R2-D2 Eye Makeup

Imagine an alternate Star Wars in which R2-D2 is a human-shaped droid. This is what his/her eye would look like. Makeup master Jangsara made this composition for Star Wars Day. Link -via The Mary Sue P...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/04/r2-d2-eye-makeup/

Weaving Blood Vessels

Photo: Cytograft You're looking at a "rope" made from braided human parts. No, it's not a premise for a new Syfy movie, rather a new tissue engineering technique by...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/04/weaving-blood-vessels/

Mystery of the Melanesian Blond Hair Solved

The eye is so useful that it evolved multiple times, so perhaps blondes just more fun that blond hair also evolved more: That's my theory and I'm sticking by it. Well, at leas...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/04/mystery-of-the-melanesian-blond-hair-solved/

Why A Lot of Asian Kids Wear Glasses

All those long hours studying make Asian kids really good at school, but that academic accomplishment comes at a steep price - ophthalmically speaking: Up to 90% of school...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/04/why-a-lot-of-asian-kids-wear-glasses/

Mona Lisa in Jelly Beans

Mona Lisa has never looked so delicious! Kristen Cumings recreated Da Vinci's masterpiece in the unlikeliest of medium: Jelly Belly jelly beans. A few years ago, J...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/04/mona-lisa-in-jelly-beans/

Spaceboy 1966 Animated Black Ark Installation

Last week, we featured a Red Stripe art installation by Filthy Luker's Giant Space Invaders. Today, let's take a look at this one by Scottish artist Spaceboy 1966, who along wi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/04/spaceboy-1966-animated-black-ark-installation/

17 Essential Talking Points on the Kentucky Derby

The Kentucky Derby is tomorrow -always the first Saturday in May. Mental_floss offers us "three-minute guide to the most exciting two minutes in sports." Here's a sample: 5. A compact frame is a must for jockeys, but t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/04/17-essential-talking-points-on-the-kentucky-derby/

Male Water Strider Evolved Specialized Hook to Grab Onto a Female's Eyes to Mate

All is fair in love and war, and especially the warfare of love. Locke Rowe of the University of Toronto discovered that male water striders have evolved its antennae into a specialize...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/04/male-water-strider-evolved-specialized-hook-to-grab-onto-a-females-eyes-to-mate/

Angry Birds Theme Park

Love Angry Bird but wish that there's a bit more you can do than fling digital birds around on your smartphone? Well, now you can fling your body around in this Angry Birds Land theme...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/04/angry-birds-theme-park/

Foster Kitten Cam

Watch mother cat Miranda take care of her litter of kittens live on the Foster Cat Cam. If they aren't active when you peek in, there are photos on the site's Facebook page, or you can rewind to earlier times. Kitten...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/04/foster-kitten-cam/

Battleship Mystery Box

Howdy, Neatoramanauts! Our pals over at Hasbro sent us this nifty Battleship box and you know what this means: let's play The Mystery Box game! As many people already know the content of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/04/battleship-mystery-box/

5 People Who Escaped Death By Being Lazy

This is not an article that advocates being lazy for longevity, but five stories of rare coincidence that don't really have a lot to do with everyday life. But for these five folks, it was a good thing they were late to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/04/5-people-who-escaped-death-by-being-lazy/

Arthur Boorman's Transformation

(YouTube link) Gulf War veteran Arthur Boorman suffered from back and knee problems due to jumping out of planes too many times. Reliant on crutches and braces, he gained weight over the years until he made up his min...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/04/arthur-boormans-transformation/

The Avengers Cast of Animals

If the movie The Avengers were made with animals instead of human actors, we've already found the perfect cast. They even come with their own adorable costumes! Pictured here is Nick Fury (or is it Nick Furr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/04/the-avengers-cast-of-animals/

Douchebag Indelicate Doilies Coaster

Douchebag Indelicate Doilies Coaster - $11.95 Are you particular about proper guest etiquette? Remind your friends to mind their manners and use a coaster with the Douchebag Indelicate Doilies Coaster set from the Neato...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/04/douchebag-indelicate-doilies-coaster/

How To Draw A Cartoon R2D2

Happy Star Wars Day! As a Star Wars Day gift, Mark Anderson of Andertoons gives you a quick tutorial on how to draw R2D2. Leave one on your refrigerator for the holiday, or decorate a note to someone and say "May the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/04/how-to-draw-a-cartoon-r2d2/

Going Viral: The First PC Virus

Before vigilante hackers like Anonymous tamed the internet, two brothers started their own fight against software piracy. Their weapon: the first PC virus. Twenty-five years ago, students at the University of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/04/going-viral-the-first-pc-virus/

Now That's a Helpful Kitty

(Video Link) Cats have had it too easy for too long, just sitting around lying in the sunshine and attacking the beams from our laser pointers. Finally, here's one that can actually earn its keep. Sure it only does th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/04/now-thats-a-helpful-kitty/

Because Your Beer Wasn't Geeky Enough Before

Kegerators are cool, but for many, they're just a bit too frat-house-ish. For those that need to nerd up their kegerators, this Android version is a perfect way to accessorize your beer drinking habits. It even uses...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/04/because-your-beer-wasnt-geeky-enough-before/

When Characters Dress Up for Cinco de Mayo

Ok, so maybe dressing up for Dia de los Muertos for Cinco de Mayo isn't really what they do in Mexico, but hey, it's not even really that big of a holiday there either. Regardless, these cool Dia de los Muertos versi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/04/when-characters-dress-up-for-cinco-de-mayo/






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