Archive for July 7th, 2012

The Clutter Culture

Does your garage look like the photo above? You're not alone. According to research by anthropologists published in a new book Life at Home in the Twenty-first Century, 75% o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/07/the-clutter-culture/

Meet the Maker of a Twitter Bot That Fools Humans

Do you think that all of your Twitter followers are human? Well, it used to be easy to spot "Bimbots," fake online accounts used in spamming or phishing attacks, but some T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/07/meet-the-maker-of-a-twitter-bot-that-fools-humans/

May Your Banana Always Be True

How do you make any action movie instantly more entertaining? Turn all of the swords into bananas, of course! Something Awful's newest meme is simply delightful -and full of potassium. Link Via io9Funny, movies, P...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/07/may-your-banana-always-be-true/

Puppet Neil Gaiman And Alan Moore Talk About Before Watchmen

(YouTube Link) Alan Moore doesn't appear to be very cuddly in real life, despite the ursine beard. Neil Gaiman seems a bit cuddlier, but his Jesus and Mary Chain style and dark wit cast him in a mysterious light....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/07/puppet-neil-gaiman-and-alan-moore-talk-about-before-watchmen/

Cambodian Minorities Convert to Christianity Because Jesus Is Cheaper

Photo: David Boyle/Phnom Penh Post The Jarai minority of Vietnam Cambodia is converting to Christianity, but they're not motivated by eternal salvation? No, they're choosing Jesus becau...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/07/vietnam-minorities-convert-to-christianity-because-jesus-is-cheaper/

Amazingly Intricate Tiny Motorcycles Made From Watches

Ever feel like your life just keeps ticking away? Well, maybe it would help if you broke your watch and turned it into a mini motorcycle. Sure, it sounds like a tiny midlife crisis, but if your results are anything l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/07/amazingly-intricate-tiny-motorcycles-made-from-watches/

The Man Who Made $50,000 a Year Playing Video Golf in a Bar

Graig Kinzler has what many people probably would call a dream job, he makes a living a golf video game in a bar. And you'd be surprised to know that he made quite a bit of money an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/07/the-man-who-made-50000-a-year-playing-video-golf-in-a-bar/

Do Tiny Ponies Have Tiny Dreams?

(Video Link) If this little guy's reaction to his dream is any indication, I think we can safely say that tiny ponies still dream big. Via Cute OverloadCute, animals, pets, sleep, dreams, ponies...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/07/do-tiny-ponies-have-tiny-dreams/

What Playing Cricket Looks Like To Americans

As an American, I can safely say that this video clip nailed it. Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via Robert Popper Update 7/8/12: It's by Dutch comedy group Jis...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/07/what-playing-cricket-looks-like-to-americans/

Internet Pranksters Campaign to Send the Rapper Pitbull to Alaska

Someone at Walmart had the brilliant idea of trying to popularize the company's social media site by holding a contest: whichever Walmart store has the most likes will get a visit from...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/07/internet-pranksters-campaign-to-send-the-rapper-pitbull-to-alaska/

Man Paid Off House With Pennies Saved Over 35 Years

A penny saved is a penny earned. And if you multiply that by 62,000, you'd have enough to pay the final payment of your mortgage! Thomas Daigle delivered a pair of boxes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/07/man-paid-off-house-with-pennies-saved-over-35-years/

Augmented Reality Girlfriend

(Video Link) I weep that I went through my teenage years with nothing remotely like this technological marvel: The character chosen to show off this augmented reality girlfriend tech is [Hatsune Miku], a voice sy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/07/augmented-reality-girlfriend/

Farming in Detroit

Could Detroit, which has the unenviable title of one of America's Most Miserable Cities, get back its mojo by becoming ... a farm?! Not such a crazy idea, according to some:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/07/farming-in-detroit/

"The art project that got me sent to the counselor in middle school."

Unfortunately, redditor winstonotsniw does not elaborate on the experience. But it's safe to assume that the counselor wanted to suggest scholarships for art school. Linkmiddle school...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/07/the-art-project-that-got-me-sent-to-the-counselor-in-middle-school/

Vacation Tweet

It's common sense not to advertise to the world that you're not going to be home, lest you be robbed, but what to do when you've already Tweeted that fact? Joy of Tech comic ha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/07/vacation-tweet/

Lampshades Made from Recycled Corrugated Cardboard

Graypants's lampshades are pretty enough in the daylight. But in the dark, they're stunning as light peeks through the corrugations in the cardboard. Link -via Dornoblamps, cardboard, lampshade...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/07/lampshades-made-from-recycled-corrugated-cardboard/

S’more Martini

This martini contains chocolate vodka, marshmallow vodka, marshmallows, graham crackers, and chocolate chips! Oh yes, you'll need a small blow torch for the finishing touch. Find the complete recipe at Instructables....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/07/smore-martini/

Things I Learned From Doctor Who

Things I Learned From Doctor Who - $5.95 Attention Doctor Who fans! Celebrate the vast knowledge you have gained from the great Doctor with the marvelous Things I Learned From Doctor Who poster from the NeatoShop.  E...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/07/things-i-learned-from-doctor-who/

The Amusement Park Being Swallowed by the Sea

Blackgang Chine amusement park opened on the Isle of Wight in 1843, which makes it Britain's oldest amusement park. But it's been relocated several times due to collapsing cliffs, and the sea is still eroding the lan...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/07/the-amusement-park-being-swallowed-by-the-sea/

Canadian Graffiti

This was spotted in Hamilton, Ontario, and on Neatorama's Facebook page. It sparked quite a discussion! Link graffiti, Canada...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/07/canadian-graffiti/

The Feather Book

In 1618, the chief Gardener of the state of Milan, Dionisio Minaggio, make a book in which the illustrations were made of feathers! Most of the illustrations are of birds; other pictures depict people in different oc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/07/the-feather-book/

Fantasy Style Marvel Superheroes

The superheroes, and villains, from the Marvel Comics universe look extra super in fantasy garb. They were digitally re-designed by DeviantARTist theDURRRRIAN, who's clearly pushing for his own line of action figu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/07/fantasy-style-marvel-superheroes/

Choreography for Plastic Army Men

(vimeo link) David Fain made his green army men dance with the magic of stop-motion photography. Music by Pink Martini. Awesome! -via Boing Boingdance, stopmotion, green army men, army men...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/07/choreography-for-plastic-army-men/

Artificial Conversation

(YouTube link) Conversational 'bots programmed to respond to whatever a person says, but that gets a little weird when they talk to each other. Cleverbot has a collection of odd conversations between chatbots, avatars...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/07/artificial-conversation/

Custom Made Mermaid Tails

Etsy seller Monika Naumann makes mermaid tails that you can wear while swimming! These stunningly realistic looking Mermaid Tails were inspired by my 3 daughters and their love of all things Mermaid! They are create...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/07/custom-made-mermaid-tails/

15 Funny Celebrity Photobombs

Since celebrities get their pictures taken all the time, it only stands to reason that people will take the opportunity to join in the fun as often as they can ...and the resulting pictures are going to be shared, yo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/07/15-funny-celebrity-photobombs/

All 135 Space Shuttle Launches Simultaneously

(Video Link) McLean Fahnestock's Grand Finale was a finalist in this year's Vimeo Awards. I'd say that it deserves that honor. His video shows all 135 space shuttle launches at the same time. He provided a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/07/all-135-space-shuttle-launches-simultaneously/

My Little Flesh Wound

I've had worse. The Black Knight always triumphs! That's why Beckie Forcier made this My Little Pony figure as a Father's Day gift. LinkMy Little Ponies, monty python and the holy grail...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/07/my-little-flesh-wound/

Wolverine Wig & Dog Tag

Wolverine Wig & Dog Tag - $23.95 Attention Wolverine fans! Slash away your pretty boy image and toughen up your look with the Wolverine Wig & Dog Tag set from the NeatoShop. This fantastic 2-piece set is perfe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/07/wolverine-wig-dog-tag/

I'm Farming and I Grow It

(YouTube link) The Peterson Farm Brothers sing about where your dinner comes from. The lyrics are at the YouTube page. -via MetafilterSong, agriculture, parody, farm, Peterson Farm Brothers...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/07/im-farming-and-i-grow-it/




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