Archive for June 23rd, 2012

Baby Cowboy Pig Will Lasso Your Heart

This here's the rootinest, tootinest, gunslinginest little oinker this side of the Rio Grande, and he looks mighty proud of his little cowboy getup. You can call him cute, you can call him stinky, just don't ever...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/23/baby-cowboy-pig-will-lasso-your-heart/

When Did English Lose the Long Letter S?

Above is a selection from a 1711 printing of Milton's Paradise Lost. Notice that what appears to be the modern letter f appears in the place of the modern letter s. This is the "long s"--a typographical prac...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/23/when-did-english-lose-the-long-letter-s/

Sculptural Chairs Made Out Of Recycled Junk

These chair sculptures by artist Jay Sae Jung Oh are both fun to look at and functional, and would make for one impressive place to park your keister after a long day at the old sawmill. They are constructed out o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/23/sculptural-chairs-made-out-of-recycled-junk/

Thanks for Clearing That Up

So those astronomy books that I just threw away weren't wrong? This newspaper correction, allegedly from the Ottawa Citizen, comes a little too late. Link -via The Agitator | Ottawa Citizenastronomy, corr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/23/thanks-for-clearing-that-up/

Hilarious Prometheus Parody Video

(YouTube Link) The key to survival in the Prometheus/Aliens universe is clearly extensive training, at least according to this ridiculous comedy video by barelypolitical. Actually, this video explains a lo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/23/hilarious-prometheus-parody-video/

Don't Treat Me Like Potato

The secret to lasting love is the same in all languages. Just don't treat me like potato (though it doesn't hurt to be strong like Rambo and look like a hero, but your brain just lik...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/23/dont-treat-me-like-potato/

Extreme Zipline

This looks like fun and/or suicidal - take a look at the world's steepest, tallest and one of the longest ziplines in the world: ZipFlyer Nepal is the wor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/23/extreme-zipline/

LEGO Spawn

Photo: Orion Pax/Flickr It's hard to believe that the Spawn figure above was made out of LEGO but that's what Alex Jones of Orion Pax did (he modified a Buzz Lig...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/23/lego-spawn/

Vapor Trails and Cones

Photo: Wikimedia Commons They look straight out a science fiction movie, but those circular vapor trails of the B-17 Flying Fortress over the night skies of Europe during...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/23/vapor-trails-and-cones/

A Visit to the Murphy Ranch

The Murphy Ranch in Southern California has an obscure history of being a compound for Nazi sympathizers from 1930 to 1942. Recently the Los Angeles chapter of the Obscura Society took a hike to the abandoned buildin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/23/a-visit-to-the-murphy-ranch/

Mike Esparza's Picasso Superheroes

Mike Esparza of design company Wonder Brothers created something pretty nifty: superheroes drawn in the style of Pablo Picasso. Take a look at the entire gallery over at WonderBros:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/23/mike-esparzas-picasso-superheroes/

Watercolor Painting of the Interior of a Car Dealership

Could anything be as beautiful as a car dealership? Well, yes, many things. But not when artist James Gurney has to wait at one while technicians service his car: He pointed me to a waiting room, which had a coffe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/23/watercolor-painting-of-the-interior-of-a-car-dealership/

Motorized Ice Cream Cone

Motorized Ice Cream Cone | $9.95 Enjoy your ice cream the hi-tech way with the Motorized Ice Cream Cone from the NeatoShop! Just push the button and the patented battery-operated turntable mechanism automatically...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/23/motorized-ice-cream-cone/

Woman Blames GPS after Driving Her Car into a Sand Trap

Perhaps after spending too much time at the nineteenth hole, a woman in Northbridge, Massachusetts drove her car into a sand trap on a golf course. She was unable to extricate herself without going well over par. Thi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/23/woman-blames-gps-after-driving-her-car-into-a-sand-trap/

Subway Map Made of Straws

Photo: Jean-luc Brouard Kyle Bean (previously on Neatorama) is back with this gem, a drinking straw map of the London Underground. Certainly puts a new spin on "Tube Map&...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/23/subway-map-made-of-straws/

Pinocchio Cake Pops Have Been Lying Shamelessly

I don't trust these cake pops made by Miss Candiquick. But their dishonesty does at least make them easier to handle. You can find her recipe at the link. Link -via Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sonspinocchio, cake pops...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/23/pinocchio-cake-pops-have-been-lying-shamelessly/

Espresso Soda

A new drink is set to hit Japan at the end of next month. But in the land used to seeing strange and bold new flavors, this one may be a bit too strange. Behold, the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/23/espresso-soda/

Bowfisherman Hauls in Record-Breaking 9-Foot Alligator Gar

Brent Crawford normally hunts grass carp on Lake Corpus Christi, Texas. But he and his equipment were abruptly put to the ultimate test when he spotted a massive alligator gar in a canal near his home. He waited for...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/23/bowfisherman-hauls/

Kamigamo Shrine Distance Illusion

In this Kamigamo Shrine Distance Illusion, Ritsumeikan University professor of psychology (and master optical illusionist) Akiyoshi Kitaoka asks: what is the middle point between A and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/23/kamigamo-shrine-distance-illusion/

Hot Dog Hustle

Don't mess with this hot dog! Tom Hunter shows us what happens when a hot dog got mad - Hulk mad - at the mistreatment of his kind. Warning: full of cartoon g...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/23/hot-dog-hustle/

Plants Know More than We Thought

Think of ways that plants can communicate with each other: First, there's chemical signalling, where a plant releases chemicals into the air or soil which are then sensed by nearby pl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/23/plants-know-more-than-we-thought/

Hot Wheels Double Loop In Real Life

Every kids who played with a Hot Wheels track dreamed of someday racing a car in a real track, and maybe doing those crazy track stunts. Now two drivers are going to carry out that dream. The “Hot Wheels Double Lo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/23/hot-wheels-double-loop-in-real-life/

Dance Party Robot

(YouTube link) The Dance Party Robot brings the party music with him to outdoor areas around San Fransisco! Today he'll be at Mission Dolores Park at 3 PM. You can follow his schedule on Twitter. See a close-up view a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/23/dance-party-robot/

Shotgun Wedding

Redditor jdstiffler posted a photograph from his wedding, featuring his groomsmen. He also said, "I think you can guess my favorite hobby." Hundreds of guesses followed, with no confirmation as to what his favorite h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/23/shotgun-wedding/

Think Green Kermit Tote Bag

Think Green Kermit Tote Bag | $29.95 Kermit wants you to think green! This embroidered and appliqued canvas bag features the Muppet looking his best. It has a magnetic closure and zippered compartments inside. A perfe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/23/think-green-kermit-tote-bag/

The Most Extravagant Bus Ever Built

Now, this is the way to tour a city! Straight out of a Flash Gordon-art-deco-future, this bus was designed by French coachbuilder Currus and built by Citroen for a Paris tour operator. It debuted in the city...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/23/the-most-extravagant-bus-ever-built/

Where the Web Was Born

Andrew Evans of National Geographic Traveler went to Switzerland to visit the place where the World Wide Web was born. It was at CERN that Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau sent the first "page" through the interne...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/23/where-the-web-was-born/

The Dalek and TARDIS Quilt

This quilt, by Craftster member graverobbergirl, is a great tribute to this show, featuring a plethora of daleks floating around the TARDIS. My favorite details though are the explosion around the TARDIS and the spac...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/23/the-dalek-and-tardis-quilt/

Starry Night by Vincent Van Dominogh

(YouTube link) Domino artist FlippyCat recreated the iconic Van Gogh painting Starry Night in dominoes -7,000 of them! Watching the build process is a real treat, although I'm glad it was sped up. As a bonus,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/23/starry-night-by-vincent-van-domino/

Yogi Bear Cookie Jar

Yogi Bear Cookie Jar - $54.95 Hey-hey-hey-hey! Summer is here! Are you on the hunt for a deliciously fun way to store your favorite afternoon snack?  You need to go-go-go to the NeatoShop and get the Yogi Bear Cookie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/23/yogi-bear-cookie-jar/








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