Archive for July 8th, 2012

Who Says Cupcakes Have to Be Sweet?

This BBQ pulled pork cupcake from the Bourbon Steak Lounge in Washington D.C. may not be full of sugar, but it's loaded with something just as good -sweet, saucy pork. As for the batter, it happens to be made with ch...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/08/who-says-cupcakes-have-to-be-sweet/

Cardboard Children's Furniture

Japanese company Tsuchinoco produces whimsical children's furniture made out of corrugated cardboard panels, perfect for the playroom of a kid who's a bit rough on the furniture. Their furniture kind of looks like...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/08/cardboard-childrens-furniture/

Picnic Lunch Boxes

Picnic Lunch Boxes - $12.95 (sold individually) Are you looking for a doggone cute and functional lunch box? You need a udderly adoarable Picnic Lunch Box from the NeatoShop. These soo-ee-eet lunch boxes fold out to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/08/picnic-lunch-boxes/

Giant Clay Head

Photo: Dwi Oblo/Reuters Indonesian sculptor Eddi Prabandono sculpted a gigantic sculpture of his 5-year-old daughter's head, out of 25 tons of clay. More pics over at My Modern M...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/08/giant-clay-head/

The Throw & Grow Vending Machine

Seed bombing might just be the kindest form of graffiti ever created -after all, what could be nicer than throwing a bunch of flower or grass seeds on an otherwise empty plot of land? That's why these seed bomb vendi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/08/the-throw-grow-vending-machine/

Remixed Star Wars Tattoo Designs

Tattoo artist Joshua Couchenour has some excellent ideas for your next tat. They combine popular tattoo patterns and symbols with content that will excite any Star Wars fan. Come'on, let's head to the studio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/08/remixed-star-wars-tattoo-designs/

Selfish Young Brain Lacks the Skill to Share

As parents of three young children, my wife and I constantly tell our kids that they have to share. It's an uphill battle, because they just don't want to - Now, we found out why sha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/08/selfish-young-brain-lacks-the-skill-to-share/

Onward to Final Victory: Kim Jong Un's Official Theme Song

[YouTube Clip] Kim Jong Un took a moment off from looking at things and finished his own theme song called "Onward Toward the Final Victory." Shu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/08/onward-to-final-victory-kim-jong-uns-official-theme-song/

Crabwich

Family Fun magazine has a great idea for an entertaining sandwich. You'll need a croissant, sandwich filling of any kind, baby carrots, a black olive, a radish, a red bell pepper, cream cheese and toothpicks...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/08/crabwich/

Lord of the Falls

(YouTube link) One does not simply stumble into Mordor! Nick Barton made a supercut of the many, many falls in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Three minutes of nothing but falling all over the place. Is this all the fa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/08/lord-of-the-falls/

World's Oldest Purse Decorated with a Hundred Dog Teeth

Photo: Klaus Bentele/LDA Halle Talk about a biting sense of style. Researchers have discovered the world's oldest purse, decorated with hundreds of dog teeth: Excav...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/08/worlds-oldest-purse-decorated-with-a-hundred-dog-teeth/

Shaving with an Obsidian Razor

(Video Link) Some of you sissies are still shaving with sharpened shovels. But Mike Cook does it old school--as in using Stone Age technology. Watch him knap a slice of obsidian off a block and then shave his face w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/08/shaving-with-an-obsidian-razor/

DIY Back To The Future Clock

Great Scott! Now this is awesome: Phillip Burgess wrote the instruction of how you can create the Time Circuit Clock from Back to the Future with Adafruit gear. Check i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/08/diy-back-to-the-future-clock/

Vinderpants

Vinderpants - $8.95 Are you planning an intimate dinner party. Don't let your wine selection embarrass you. Dress up your wine in the Vinderpants wine cover / cooler from the NeatoShop. Remember, even a flamboyant win...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/08/vinderpants/

Why Rich Kids Hate Their Parents

Perhaps you've heard the ancient Chinese proverb that wealth does not pass three generations. And indeed, 70% of family businesses fail to pass successfully to the next generation. B...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/08/why-rich-kids-hate-their-parents/

LEGO Portal Gun

YouTube user ferlessleedr made a functional Portal gun out of LEGO: The gun took about a year to plan, three weeks to build, and is just under 2,000 pieces. It has a LEGO...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/08/lego-portal-gun/

Medical Marijuana Without the High

Photo: Tikun Olam Let me boil down the medical marijuana controversy into a single sentence: instead of helping people with serious medical conditions, medical marijuana...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/08/70266/

Trail of Potato Chips

When a robber broke into a Subway, all the police had to do was follow a "trail of potato chips" to find the culprit: Sickles, pictured in the mug shot at right,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/08/trail-of-potato-chips/

Maya End of Times (of Sorts) is Back for 2012

Did we tell you not to panic because archaeologists have discovered evidence that the Maya Apocalypse has been delayed some 7,000 years in the future? Well, scratch that. A newl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/08/mayan-end-of-times-of-sorts-is-back-for-2012/

Politician Pulled Gun on Live TV Debate

Excitement starts at 1:35 - Link [YouTube] Now this is exciting live TV. A Jordanian member of parliament was debating a political activist about the uprising in Sy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/08/politician-pulled-gun-on-live-tv-debate/

NeatoShop Weekend Deal Ends Today!

We've posted this before, but I'd like to repost this as a reminder: on this weekend, select Funny T-shirts from the NeatoShop will have a Mystery Bonus. Whe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/08/neatoshop-weekend-deal-ends-today/

William Shatner’s Get a Life Trailer

(YouTube link) William Shatner’s Get a Life is a documentary about Star Trek fans. The movie will premiere, appropriately enough, at Comic Con in San Diego on July 14th. -via Laughing Squidstar tre...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/08/william-shatners-get-a-life-trailer/

The Literary Wave

We've featured Guy Laramee's book sculptures before on Neatorama, but his new ones are too good to pass. Take a new (or another) look at Guy's artwork: Link - via swissmiss...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/08/the-literary-wave/

Bicycle That You Can Pedal with Both Your Hands and Your Feet

(Video Link) The Swiss-made RaXibo Hand-Tret-Velo comes with a pedaling system built into the handlebars so that you can use the strength in your arms as well as your legs. The only downside that I can see is that i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/08/bicycle-that-you-can-pedal-with-both-your-hands-and-your-feet/

Big Box Supermarket Turned Into a Library

We told you about the Walmart in McAllen, Texas, that the town converted into a library. Turns out, reusing big box stores is a lot more common than I'd expect. Neatoramanaut xcentric poin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/08/big-box-supermarket-turned-into-a-library/

All Ears Women's iPhone 4 / 4S Case

All Ears Women's iPhone 4 / 4S Case - $11.95 Listen up! Are you looking for a way to add more personality to your phone? You need the eareverently earesistible All Ears Women's iPhone 4 / 4S Case from the NeatoShop. T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/08/all-ears-womens-iphone-4-4s-case/

The Cats of The Hermitage

(video link) The Hermitage museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, has been officially guarded by cats since 1745. About 65 stray cats live on the property and keep rodents away from the priceless artworks. Link -via Nag on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/08/the-cats-of-the-hermitage/

Unsafe at Any Speed

Ford Pintos are not known for the safety of their gas tanks, but this homemade fuel system is not much better. Minnesota State Troopers pulled over this Pinto as unsafe. And took lots of pictures. The substitute gas...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/08/unsafe-at-any-speed/

88 Books that Shaped America

The Library of Congress has your summer reading list! Or rather, they have complied a list of the 88 most influential books written by American authors. The only author with more than one book on the list is Benjamin Fra...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/08/88-books-that-shaped-america/

The Shadow of an Atom

For the first time ever, scientists have captured an image of a shadow thrown by a single atom. In this case, the atom is an Ytterbium ion, trapped in a vacuum and cooled down to "only a few ‘millikelvin’." Rese...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/08/the-shadow-of-an-atom/








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