Archive for June 18th, 2012

A Pixar Style Version Of Justice League America

Digital artist Daniel Araya created these fun concept art pieces that envision what a Pixar version of DC's Justice League of America would look like. The characters look like they'd fit right in with *em...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/18/a-pixar-style-version-of-justice-league-america/

An AT-AT for the Bike Lane

Pedalpalooza is a bicycle festival in Portland, Oregon. Last Saturday afternoon, it conducted a Star Trek vs. Star Wars-themed ride. This tandem bike, though too underpowered for a campaign on Hoth,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/18/an-at-at-for-the-bike-lane/

Classic Cartoon Character Twitter Art

Are you a Tweetaholic looking for a fun way to show your love for classic cartoons? Then take note of these works of Twitter Art by Gregory Wadsworth, an illustrator with an eye for adding character to 140 word tw...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/18/classic-cartoon-character-twitter-art/

What Separates Average Computer Programmers from Extraordinary Programmers? Beards.

Some programming languages become widely used. Others languish in obscurity. How can you predict which languages will succeed and which will fail? Tamir Khason has figured it out: it's not the the language, but the d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/18/what-separates-average-computer-programmers-from-extraordinary-programmers-beards/

Tintin Meets The Cthulhu Mythos

Intrepid newspaper reporter Tintin has come up against some tough opponents in his time, but facing off against the Great Old Ones might be too much for his incredible mind to handle! This fun "what if?" scenario...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/18/tintin-meets-the-cthulhu-mythos/

License To Trim

Bang! You're ... fabulous! Juergen of For 91 Days blog took some neat photos of the streets of Daeyeon Dong, Busan in South Korea, featuring this hairdresser shop that's to "dye&q...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/18/license-to-trim/

The Company That Quietly Knows Everything About You

Photo: Justin Bolle/The NY Times You probably have never heard of Acxiom, but it has heard of you. Actually, not only has it heard of you, it knows all about you:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/18/the-company-that-quietly-knows-everything-about-you/

The Bug-Zapping Light Saber

(YouTube link) You've heard the jokes about how a light saber resembles a bug zapper... Caleb Kraft decided that joke needed to be made real! Read more about how it was done at Hack A Day. Link -Thanks, Caleb!*/em...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/18/the-bug-zapping-light-saber/

The Baby Avengers Cake

Whatever you do, don't make Baby Hulk mad! Check out The Baby Avengers cake by HummingBread Custom Cakes : Link - via That's Nerdalicious   Cake...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/18/the-baby-avengers-cake/

Blogging Buzz Correlates with Movie Box Office Success

Will that movie be a box office success? Akira Ishii and colleagues from the Department of Applied Mathematics and Physics at Tottori University in Japan may have cracked the secret...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/18/blogging-buzz-correlates-with-movie-box-office-success/

World's Largest Collection of Mechanical Puzzles

In 2006, puzzle enthusiast and author Jerry Slocum donated his extensive collection of mechanical puzzles (he's got more than 30,000 puzzles and about 4,000 puzzle-related books) to Th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/18/worlds-largest-collection-of-mechanical-puzzles/

New Level of Fakery in China: Fake U.S. Bank

Fake watches and knock off Louis Vuitton bags? In china, such fakery is so common it's pedestrian. Well, rice trader Lin Chunping took it to another level with this brazen act: he pr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/18/new-level-of-fakery-in-china-fake-u-s-bank/

Keep Calm And Carry On Bandages

Keep Calm And Carry On Bandages - $5.45 Oh, no! You have a boo-boo! Gather your strength, raise your moral, and defend your wound with the Keep Calm And Carry On Bandages from the NeatoShop. This fantastic set include...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/18/keep-calm-and-carry-on-bandages/

The Funniest Father's Day Tweet

The best Father's Day Tweet was sent by Ronan Farrow, who is the only biological child of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen together. In case this Tweet doesn't mean anything to you, his mother actress Mia Farrow adopted se...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/18/the-funniest-fathers-day-tweet/

Mutant Bikes of the 1940s

Photo: Wallace Kirkland/Time & Life Pictures Forget the hipster fixie bike and say hello to the mutant bicycles of the 1940s. LIFE magazine wrote: “By artfull...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/18/mutant-bikes-of-the-1940s/

"From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs. For everything else, there's MarxCard"

German bank Sparkasse Chemnitz held an online vote to let people choose amongst 10 different images for its new credit card, and Karl Marx (oh, the irony!) won. The Interweb, of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/18/from-each-according-to-his-abilities-to-each-according-to-his-needs-for-everything-else-theres-marxcard/

10 Fictional Restaurants

Why do fictional restaurants end up seeming better than the real thing? Because you can't eat there and be disappointed! They don't have to deal with things like location, expenses, talent, or business sense because...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/18/10-fictional-restaurants/

World's Growing Obesity is Like Adding an Extra Billion People

Want to rile up a Malthusian? Tell 'em that not only there will be billions more people on Earth, there will be billions more FAT people! According to researchers from the Lon...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/18/worlds-growing-obesity-is-like-adding-an-extra-billion-people/

Batman Blows His Cover

(College Humor link) This is a perfect example of someone who’s already in a hole and just keeps digging. After all, the only "secret identity" easier to figure out was Clark Kent!batman, alter ego, Bruce Wayne, sec...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/18/batman-blows-his-cover/

NBA Goes Geek Chic

We told you before that it's popular for defendants to wear hipster glasses in criminal court to appear innocent. Now that fashion trend has found its way into another kind of court,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/18/nba-goes-geek-chic/

How do we know someone is no longer alive?

Alex posted an item about stem cells living long after the body they inhabit is declared dead. This kind of discovery make you wonder what "dead" really means. IO9 posted an interview with Dick Teresi, author of the book...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/18/how-do-we-know-someone-is-no-longer-alive/

The Thrill of Victory and the Agony of Defeat ... at the Pig Race!

Photo: imgur - via reddit You know what will motivate the pigs? Loser gets made into bacon! (Too bad for Pig #4) Just kidding ... ALL of them will be made into bacon! Pr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/18/the-thrill-of-victory-and-the-agony-of-defeat-at-the-pig-race/

Puttin' on the Ritz

(YouTube link) A flashmob in Moscow performs a huge production number to "Puttin' on the Ritz" outside in February. That's the way to warm up a cold Russian day! If you can read the annotations, maybe you can give us...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/18/puttin-on-the-ritz-2/

Tokyoflash Treasure Hunt #20

W00t! Rejoice, Neatoramanauts! It's time for another fun Tokyoflash Treasure Hunt. For those of you who haven't played before, the Tokyoflash Treasure Hunt is an online scaven...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/18/tokyoflash-treasure-hunt-20/

Camera Trap Sex Tape

Camera traps are hidden in the forest to record wildlife without disturbing their natural behavior. But some folks think they should be clearly labeled after one caught an unnamed Austrian politician having sex on film....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/18/camera-trap-sex-tape/

Is There an App for That?

The question "Is there an app for that?" is actually the challenge in today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss. You'll be given descriptions of something a smart phone might or might not do, and you decide whether that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/18/is-there-an-app-for-that/

Naked Shopping is a Hit

A new Priss supermarket opened in Süderlügum, North Frisia, Germany, on Saturday with a special promotion offering €270 worth of groceries to the first 100 shoppers who showed up in their birthday suits. The offer we...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/18/naked-shopping-is-a-hit/

The Kraken Arises!

Sam Malmberg made this awesome scene of a attack by a deep-sea monster! The creation is part of a set of 13 works called Fantasy Lego that you can see in a Flickr set. Load the photos in order, and follow the story n...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/18/the-kraken-arises/

V'Ger is Exiting the Heliosphere

Voyager I, the space probe launched 35 years ago, has gone farther than any probe before, and is still communicating with earth. Soon it will be completely free from the influence of our Sun -in other words,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/18/vger-is-exiting-the-heliosphere/

Bug Pops

Bug Pops - $12.95 The weather is starting to get warmer. Are you on the look out for a fun way to cool off? You need the Bug Pops from the NeatoShop. This cool set includes 6 bug shaped popsicle molds. They are easy t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/18/bug-pops/




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