Archive for May 15th, 2012

Great Pictures From the Boston Comic Con

I know we post cosplay photos from the San Diego Comic Con every year, but while it may be the biggest comic book convention, it's far from the only one. A few weeks ago, Boston held their yearly convention and the c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/15/great-pictures-from-the-boston-comic-con/

Wisdom Tooth Ring

Crafter, writer and Neatoramanaut Shannon Larratt made this ring for his fiancé's birthday. It's wrapped around a wisdom tooth that she had extracted 12 years ago. What a wonderful way to mark the advance of age and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/15/wisdom-tooth-ring/

How Toy Story 2 Was Almost Lost Forever

(Video Link) While Toy Story 2 was in production, someone at Pixar accidentally typed in a command that erased the drives on which the animation files were stored. Most of the film vanished in 20 seconds....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/15/how-toy-story-2-was-almost-lost/

A Beached Whale in the Forest

And the rest, after a sudden wet thud, was silence. In the woods outside of Ushuaia, Argentina, you can find an enormous whale. It's Adrián Villar Rojas's mysterious sculpture entitled My Dead Grandfather*/em...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/15/a-beached-whale-in-the-forest/

Engraved Science Fiction Ring

Harpuahound, a member of the Engraver's Cafe forum, made this wonderful ring with the TARDIS in the middle, the Starfleet logo on one side and (not shown) the space shuttle on the opposite side. Is the shuttle an *...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/15/engraved-science-fiction-ring/

Neon Pegasus

Feeling down today, Bronies? This one is for you: Neon Pegasus by Parry Gripp (previously on Neatorama), who said "No matter how insane or ridiculous, you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/15/neon-pegasus/

Terrifying Video of the Day: Mountain Biking Down 1,000 Steps

(Video Link) The Red Bull Downhill race is simple enough: get to the bottom of the steps on Monserrate in Bogotá, Colombia faster than anyone else. Also: not die. Here's a scary video of Marcelo Gutierrez's descent...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/15/terrifying-video-of-the-day-mountain-biking-down-1000-steps/

Watt Is Love

If you hate puns, you're definitely not Jung at heart. Via Know Your Meme. pun, watt, Hertz, morse...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/15/watt-is-love/

Hello Kitty Zoobies Blanket Pet

Hello Kitty Zoobies Blanket Pet - $49.95 Attention Hello Kitty fans! Behold the adorable Hello Kitty Zoobies Blanket Pet from the NeatoShop. This fantastic plush pillow unzips to reveal a super-soft Hello Kitty blanke...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/15/hello-kitty-zoobies-blanket-pet/

How to Make a Pizza Zoetrope

Andrew Salmone made this .gif after building a pizza zoetrope. He shaped pepper slices to look like individual frames a dolphin in motion, baked them into the pizza, then took pictures as it spun on a turntable. So t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/15/how-to-make-a-pizza-zoetrope/

Censorship, Medieval Style

Before the era of Big Brother, censorship was alive and well. LiveScience explained how two censors took about their work in making sure that work critical of the church by Dutch Renai...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/15/censorship-medieval-style/

Space Age Style Handgun

It was 1955 and the Space Age was about to launch. It would impact popular culture, art, architecture and design. And yes, even guns. That year, Robert Hillberg designed the Whitney Wolverine, a nickel-plated aluminu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/15/space-age-style-handgun/

If Star Wars Had Cell Phones

Sending a secret holographic message with an astromech droid? That's so outdated! Brian Gordon illustrates how Star Wars would've looked like had they employed today's mobile te...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/15/if-star-wars-had-cell-phones/

Waking A Kid Up with Nirvana

Now this is the way to wake up a sleeping kid! Photographer Esteban Reyes and his sister woke up their 3-year-old brother with a little Nirvana: ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/15/waking-a-kid-up-with-nirvana/

Type City

In Type City, artist Hong Seon Jang created a cityscape using metal type sorts of letterpress printing. Check out his work at David B. Smith gallery: Link - via Colossal Previou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/15/type-city/

The Other Moore's Laws

Surely you've heard of Moore's Law, the rule of thumb by David House who stated that the number of transistors that can be placed on an integrated circuit doubles approximately every t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/15/the-other-moores-laws/

Meet the New Hip Car: The Crown Vic

Photo: davidsonscott15/Flickr Ah, the Crown Vic. It's synonymous with the police car, grandpa's car .. and now, just as Ford has stopped production, the Crown Victoria is beco...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/15/meet-the-new-hip-car-the-crown-vic/

The Graduation Marriage Proposal

Most graduates go up to the podium to get their diplomas, but Sarah Cooper got something a bit more exciting: a surprise marriage proposal! Hit play or go to Link [YouTu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/15/the-graduation-marriage-proposal/

The Story of Send

The beauty of email is that seconds after you hit "Send," it magically appears on the recipient's inbox. But what happens in between? Google has created The Story of Send, which...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/15/the-story-of-send/

You've Never Heard A Music Box Like This

(video link) The Music Box is a project in New Orleans that consists of nine shacks made of reclaimed building materials. But they're constructed to create sounds, which the group of artists, musicians, and engineers...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/15/youve-never-heard-a-music-box-like-this/

Union Jack Bulldog Screen Wipe

Union Jack Bulldog Screen Wipe - $9.95 Are you counting down the days to the summer Olympics? Make sure your screen is ready for viewing every magical moment with the festive Union Jack Bulldog Screen Wipe from the Ne...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/15/union-jack-bulldog-screen-wipe/

The Abbey Road Hustle

(YouTube link) The Beatles have been walking across that street for forty years now, and they still haven't reached the other side! -via Arbroathanimation, Beatles, Abbey Roaad...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/15/the-abbey-road-hustle/

Who Said It: Jose Canseco or Gertrude Stein?

You might think you could easily distinguish the pithy wisdom of a baseball player from that of a feminist literary figure. Or can you? You'll be given a quote, and you decide whether it came from Jose Canseco or Ger...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/15/who-said-it-jose-canseco-or-gertrude-stein/

Cool Post

Isn't this a cool post? Redditor RalphiesBoogers showed his coolest post ever. Then joekewle responded with a confused post. This post is so cool, it's chillin'! Linkpun, post...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/15/cool-post/

Meanwhile, in Russia

(Live Leak link) In Russia, even the dogs stop and and gather to sing when they hear the national anthem! However, as a commenter said elsewhere, their accents are so thick I can't make out the lyrics. -via I Am Bored...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/15/meanwhile-in-russia/

Applying to Join the Chinese Communist Party

(YouTube link) If it weren't for the English subtitles, you'd think this was an everyday pop song, possibly about family. It's more like a love song to the Chinese Communist Party, the ultimate in this young man's asp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/15/applying-to-join-the-chinese-communist-party/

Every Time Zone

Every Time Zone might be a real handy site to bookmark! See how your local time compares to that of other cities around the world right now. Or any time, for that matter. Click on a bar to pull up more information ab...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/15/every-time-zone/

Ig® Nobel Limericks: Promotion, Ignition, Spaghetti

Ig Nobel Achievements distilled into limerick form by Martin Eiger, Improbable Research Limerick Laureate The Ig Nobel Prizes honor achievements that first make people laugh, then make them think....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/15/ig-nobel-limericks-promotion-ignition-spaghetti/

Corn That Looks Like It Came From Candy Island

This heavenly rainbow of kernels is from a variety of corn known as Glass Gem Corn, and it looks like it would make the most fun batch of candy corn ever! This unusual variety is grown by "Seeds Trust, a famil...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/15/corn-that-looks-like-it-came-from-candy-island/

At The Pet Groomers When...WTF?!

This cat has a serious love-hate relationship with his owners. One minute they're petting his belly and feeding him cans of Fancy Feast and the next they're shaving his fur to make him look like a mock Stegosaurus....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/15/at-the-pet-groomers-when-wtf/




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