Archive for May 12th, 2012

Let's Do The Twist

(Video Link) I'm not sure this is what Chubby Checker had in mind when he recorded his smash hit, but I'd rather watch Frenchies dancing than a bunch of teens with bouffant hairdos. Just look at them go! Via I has...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/12/lets-do-the-twist/

Father Daughter Dance Medley Is Super Cute

(YouTube Link) Mike Hanley and his daughter Jessica decided to show the Bat Mitzvah crowd how they get down, in an adorable dance medley that covers many different genres of music. It's fun to watch, and genuinely...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/12/father-daughter-dance-medley-is-super-cute/

Star Wars AT-AT Walker For Geeky Seniors

If you're having trouble getting around on your own these days, why not take a tip from Star Wars and get this sweet AT-AT styled walker? It will make you the geekiest resident at the senior center, and a big hit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/12/star-wars-at-at-walker-for-geeky-seniors/

Trailer For Dragon Age The Animated Series

(YouTube Link) The video game series Dragon Age is dark fantasy at it's finest, full of murder, intrigue, magic and, of course, dragons. This clip from the upcoming Dragon Age animated series by F...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/12/trailer-for-dragon-age-the-animated-series/

The Hashtag Tower

Now this is something to tweet about: Danish architects BIG have designed an apartment tower complex that looks like a hashtag. “The Cross # Towers constitute a three-...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/12/the-hashtag-tower/

Paper Tornadoes By Mia Pearlman

Artist Mia Pearlman creates some unique and interesting installations in the form of swirling paper tornadoes, which look far less dangerous than the real thing yet are far more likely to paper cut you to smithereens...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/12/paper-tornadoes-by-mia-pearlman/

Man Advertised on Billboard to Get a Job

Bennett Olson was unemployed and desparate for a job, so he decided to do a bit of creative advertising to get hired: In April, Olson paid $300 for an 8-second tim...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/12/man-advertised-on-billboard-to-get-a-job/

Dalek Planter

Germinate! Germinate! Germinate! Inspired by a Dalek-shaped flower pot, Craftster member jackielantern made a pretty flower planter that will exterminate all life not inside of it. Link -via Geek CraftsDoctor Who,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/12/tardis-planter/

Take A Ghostbusters Themed Tour Of New York

(YouTube Link) The Ghostbusters tour of New York is a tribute to the classic film that showed us all we don't need to be afraid of ghosts, or giant marshmallows for that matter. A byproduct of Bleedingcool's Patric...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/12/take-a-ghostbusters-themed-tour-of-new-york/

Teacher Used "Cone of Shame" to Discipline Teens

Pasco County high school teacher Laurie Bailey-Cutkomp has a unique way to discipline her misbehaving ninth graders: with the "cone of shame". Now, she's in trouble for treati...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/12/teacher-used-cone-of-shame-to-discipline-teens/

The Birth Of Black Widow

The Avengers are such an iconic team of superheroes that it seems fitting for them to be celebrated by working them into an iconic painting. Argentinian artist Julian Totino Tedesco shows his love for the classics...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/12/the-birth-of-black-widow/

Magnetic Implant to Hold iPod Nano

Tattoo artist Dave Hurban of Dynasty Tattoo in Newfield, New Jersey, likes to have his iPod Nano handy, so he decided to attach it to his wrist with magnets: Hurba...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/12/magnetic-implant-to-hold-ipod-nano/

Japan Could Become Extinct in 1,000 Years

Beset by aging population and low birth rates, Japan is facing a slow-moving crisis: researchers calculated that it could become extinct in 1,000 years! Academics in the n...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/12/japan-could-become-extinct-in-1000-years/

Banana Trucker Hat

This simple craft by Brock Davis for his kids required just a few strokes of an X-ACTO knife. Then this Chiquita truck driver was ready to hit the road. Link -via Super PunchBrock Davis...

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Man Stole Own Bicycle Back After Spotting it on Craigslist

Danny Lesh noticed that his stolen bike ended up for sale on Craigslist. When police declined to intervene, Danny decided to take justice into his own hands (or feet, in this case):...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/12/man-stole-own-bicycle-back-after-spotting-it-on-craigslist/

Action Film with Claymation Cats

(Video Link)Lee Hardcastle's The Raid holds nothing back as trained SWAT cats force their way into a building occupied by a criminal gang. They're adorable, in a bloodthirsty way. Content warning: violence and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/12/action-film-with-claymation-cats/

School Forfeited Baseball Game Rather Than Playing A Girl

Mesa Prep second baseman Paige Sultzbach, image: Facebook There's no crying in baseball, and now we learn that there's also no playing against girls in baseball. At least, that's what h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/12/school-forfeited-baseball-game-rather-than-playing-a-girl/

Online Self-Blackmailing Service

You may have already engaged in the blackmail of other people for fun and profit. But why not experience it for yourself? Aherk! is an online service that holds you accountable to a goal that you've chosen. Submit an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/12/online-self-blackmailing-service/

Real Life Robinson Crusoe

For many of us, moving to our own private tropical island of paradise is a fantasy, but not for Brendon Grimshaw. In 1962, bought an island in the Indian Ocean for £8,000 and rep...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/12/real-life-robinson-crusoe/

DIY The Avengers Bookmark Craft Project

Here's a cute idea from the blog Crafts by Amanda: a DIY Avengers bookmark using a bit of paint and jumbo craft sticks. I'm partial to the Hulk one: he just looks so irasicbly cute! Li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/12/diy-the-avengers-bookmark-craft-project/

How Full Grown Trees Are Dug up and Transplanted

(Video Link) It's called a tree spade -- a piece of heavy equipment previously unknown to me but apparently widely available. Here's one in Berwick, Australia slicing into the earth several feet below the surface, t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/12/how-full-grown-trees-are-dug-up-and-transplanted/

Sticky Hand

  Remember those sticky hand toys that seemed to multiply when you weren't looking? My kids brought them home from everywhere, and I found them stuck to everything, rolled up in dust bunnies, spread...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/12/sticky-hand/

One Holi Mess: India's Incredible Color-Soaked Festival

The Hindu Holi festival may be a mess, but it makes for some vivid pictures! The spring festival of Holi, celebrated across many parts of India, but especially in the north, is a time when barriers are torn down and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/12/one-holi-mess-indias-incredible-color-soaked-festival/

Looking at Mom with Love

A tender mother-child moment, brought to you by the National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. This picture was taken at Camp Leakey, Tanjung Puting National Park in Indonesia. The contest is open for entries until...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/12/looking-at-mom-with-love/

Why Cars In Horror Movies Never Start The First Time

Have you ever wondered why cars in horror movies never start the first time the ignition is cranked? Jason Torchinsky solved the mystery when he "was able to find this revealing diagram in the underpants of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/12/why-cars-in-horror-movies-never-start-the-first-time/

Peeramid Dog Bookrest

Peeramid Dog Bookrest - $29.95 The weekend is here. Are you looking for a great way to kick back and relax? You need the Peeramid Dog Bookrest from the NeatoShop. This adorable plush bookrest, shaped like a pyramidal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/12/peeramid-dog-bookrest/

Treat Your Mamma Right with Gary Busey

(YouTube link) Gary Busey tells us how to pull of the perfect Mother's Day! He was happy to share his tips on the TV show Jimmy Kimmel Live. -via BuzzfeedJimmy Kimmel, vodka, mothers day, Gary Busey...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/12/treat-your-mamma-right-with-gary-busey/

This Week at Neatorama

This past week I got a lesson in what it means to have so many teenagers. The end of the school year meant we had two out-of-town school trips, a choir concert, a piano recital, two awards ceremonies, a picnic,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/12/this-week-at-neatorama-103/

Nintendo Dominoes

(YouTube link) ShanesDominoez and Dieckdomino put together 30,000 dominoes that fall and evoke classic Nintendo products. And they have some pretty elaborate structures to knock down! -via Geeks Are Sexy Dominoes, nin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/12/nintendo-dominoes/

Six Generations of Mothers and Daughters

Molly Wood of Charlottesville, Virginia turned 111 years old last month. Her family gathered for the occasion, including her daughter, granddaughter, great-granddaughter, great-great-granddaughter, and even her great...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/12/six-generations-of-mothers-and-daughters/




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