Archive for May 21st, 2012

Anthony Bourdain's Mythical Menu Item

Since I'm a big fan of that travellin' culinary man Anthony Bourdain, I was excited to hear that he'd soon be adding mythical beasts to his menu. Then I found out that he was only joking around with a young lady,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/21/anthony-bourdain-reveals-his-method-for-preparing-unicorn/

Dance-Off with the Star Wars Stars 2012

(YouTube link) The annual Star Wars weekend at Walt Disney World has come and gone is running every weekend through June 10th. This year, Chewbacca really got down to LMFAO. -via The Daily What Geek If you like thi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/21/dance-off-with-the-star-wars-stars-2012/

Grand Theft R2 IV

(Video Link) R2-D2 is on a murderous rampage through the streets of Liberty City. JMoorfoot4's modification of the game Grand Theft Auto IV shows us what happens when that cute little droid finally snaps. Y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/21/grand-theft-r2-iv/

Pop Culture Paintings By Dave MacDowell

Images of the Dude abound in the newest works by painter and pop culture junkie Dave MacDowell. They're brightly colored, tongue in cheek dedications to the gods of geekdom. Gallery 1988 is currently showing the w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/21/pop-culture-paintings-by-dave-macdowell/

Beer-Dispensing iPad

(Video Link) I had no idea that iPads could do this! I must buy one immediately. In this video, magician Simon Pierro attaches a spigot to an iPad and uses it to distribute beer to visitors to the Hofbraeuhaus in Mu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/21/beer-dispensing-ipad/

Concrete Business Cards

The Caen, France-based design agency Murmure made these memorable and heavy business cards. You probably can't fit many in your pocket, but you can stack them on wooden pallets, built to scale. Link (Google Tran...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/21/concrete-business-cards/

Carls Jr. Is Testing Out New Ice Cream Burger

Carls Jr.'s newest creation sounds like a little bit of dessert heaven, and may prove to be the tastiest burger ever made. Called the Brrrger, it's an ice cream sandwich posing as a hamburger, complete with ketchu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/21/carls-jr-is-testing-out-new-ice-cream-burger/

Renaissance Fair R2-D2 Dress

Lauren Berkley spotted this brilliant costume at the Georgia Renaissance Festival. From a closeup image at the link, you can see the matching eye makeup. I can see it now: the Star Wars story retold in El...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/21/renaissance-fair-r2-d2-dress/

Buckshot Shot Glasses

Buckshot Shot Glasses - $7.95 Father's Day is coming! What do you get the Dad who has daughters that are old enough to date? The Buckshot shot Glasses from the NeatoShop. This great set of 4 shot glasses, shaped like a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/21/buckshot-shot-glasses/

Heaven And Hell Themed Nightclubs Of 1890s Paris

Late 19th century Paris was a swinging place, with nightclubs that promised to send your spirit straight to heaven, leave you lingering in a drunken limbo, or help you sin your way into the depths of hell. These c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/21/heaven-and-hell-themed-nightclubs-of-victorian-paris/

Norman The Bike Riding Dog

(YouTube Link) The dog featured in this video is named Norman, and he really gets around town on his custom, monogrammed bike! He's eager to show the neighbors that he's more evolved than their mutts, and his sweet...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/21/norman-the-bike-riding-dog/

How to Make Star Wars Vessels from Floppy Disk Parts

In 1996, there were 5 billion floppy disks in use. How many is that? Instructables user Jetpack5 says, "If you stack them one on top of each other it will reach from here to someone that is tired of stacking up flopp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/21/how-to-make-star-wars-vessels-made-from-floppy-disk-parts/

Zhang Huan's Meat Battledress

Photo: Zhang Huan Move over, Lady Gaga! There's a new meat dress going 'round the Interweb called Bacon Armor (Thanks Geeks Are Sexy!) Mea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/21/zhang-huans-meat-battledress/

Edible Serving Size Markers Act As Subconscious Sign to Stop Eating

Photo: Robin Wishna "Once you pop, you can't stop" is Pringles' motto and Brian Wansink of Cornell University's Food and Brand Lab (previously on Neatorama) is doing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/21/edible-serving-size-markers-act-as-subconscious-sign-to-stop-eating/

There's No Such Thing as Bad Publicity

JoeDough, a sandwich shop in the East Village of New York City, got an exceptionally harsh review on Yelp. Therein lay an opportunity. Link -via That's Nerdalicious! | Sandwich Shop Website Photo: EV Grieve rea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/21/theres-no-such-thing-as-bad-publicity/

Elephant Underpass Reuniting Kenya Herds

Migrating elephants are just doing their thing, but cause damage to farms and fences, and run into trouble on highways. But an underpass beneath Nanyuki-Meru road in northern Kenya, built just for the elephants, allows...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/21/elephant-underpass-reuniting-kenya-herds/

Cookie Pop Fiction

All right, everybody be cool, this is a cakery. The Cookie Pop Fiction is so cool it's like a shot of adrenalie straight to the heart, except instead of adrenaline, think sugar and ins...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/21/cookie-pop-fiction/

The Lazy Harp Seal Song Will Make You Question Your Life's Priorities

(Video Link) Parry Gripp took a minute of footage from a nature documentary and turned it into a music video for a song about a pathetically lazy harp seal. The harp seal is utterly devoid of ambition or material po...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/21/the-lazy-harp-seal-song-will-make-you-question-your-lifes-priorities/

The Benefits of Zoning Out

The next time your teacher scolds you for "zoning out," refer him to this study by psychologists Benjamin Baird and Jonathan Schooler at the University of California Santa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/21/the-benefits-of-zoning-out/

Nguyen-sanity

Alexandra Nguyen, Angela Nguyen, Angelica Nguyen, Elizabeth Nguyen, Emily Nguyen, Isabella Nguyen, Madeline Nguyen, and Vi Nguyen all attend Presentation High, a Catholic girls school in San Jose, California. They shared...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/21/nguyen-sanity/

Recreating Old Masters Portraits with Packing Foam

Dutch photographer Suzanne Jongmans recreated 17th century Old Masters paintings with foam packing materials: Link - via PetaPixel Previously on Neatorama: Airplane La...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/21/recreating-old-masters-portraits-with-packing-foam/

Boba Fett Launch Lab

Boba Fett Launch Lab - $20.95 How do you make science even more amazing ? You add Star Wars characters and you shoot them through the air. Behold the fantastic Boba Fett Launch Lab from the NeatoShop. This awesome...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/21/boba-fett-launch-lab/

Dear Einstein, Do Scientists Pray?

  Image: Life In 1936, sixth grader Phyllis wrote a letter to Albert Einstein on behalf of her Sunday school class. She asked the famous scientists whether scientists pray: My dear Dr. Einstein, ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/21/66839/

Paint Can Coat Hook

This is wonderfully simple yet highly effective: Instructable user Brian Jewett used empty paint cans (You can re-use one after cleaning it off, or even buy an empty new one at the loc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/21/paint-can-coat-hook/

Pirate Treasure

It's a nice fantasy, at least! This Twaggie was illustrated by Joy and Noelle of Twins Are Weird, from a Tweet by @GuyEndoreKaiser. See a new Tweet illustrated every day at Twaggies! Linktreasure, Twitter, pirate, Tw...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/21/pirate-treasure/

Congress Talks Like a 10th Grader

Photo: Lawrence Jackson Quick: what's circular, full of wind and is destructively expensive? Tornado? No, Congress. It's no secret that politicians love to talk, but what is supr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/21/congress-talks-like-a-10th-grader/

Peter Brings The Shadow To Life

(YouTube link) This video by skater Joe Pease stars only his shadow. The title is a reference to Peter Pan. -via Buzzfeed shadow, skateboard, skating...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/21/peter-brings-the-shadow-to-life/

The Bennie Railplane

This mass-transit railway was a propeller-driven train suspended beneath a monorail in Glasgow, Scotland. The test track for the Bennie Railplane was built in the 1930s, but the system was never implemented wider bec...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/21/the-bennie-railplane/

5th Graders Sing One Day

(YouTube link) The song "One Day" by Matisyahu is inspirational already, and even more so when a 5th grade class in Kansas sings it together with all their hearts. -via GeekosystemSong, school, One Day, Matisyahu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/21/5th-graders-sing-one-day/

The Top 10 Baby Boy Names

If you have anything to do with young people or children, you've probably noticed the trends in names changing as the years go by. But can you name the top ten names chosen for baby boys in 2011? In today's Lunchtime...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/21/the-top-10-baby-boy-names/




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