Archive for July 16th, 2012

Animated Short - Catwoman Of Shanghai

(YouTube Link) Bat Man of Shanghai is an upcoming DC Nation series which will feature an alternate version of old Batsy from 1930s China, and the feline temptress who's always on his tail. DC Nation airs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/16/animated-short-catwoman-of-shanghai/

Hand Feeding a Dragonfly

(Video Link) Noelia found a cute little dragonfly. It was injured and unable to hunt for itself, so she fed it live ants using a pair of tweezers. -via Nerdcoredragonfly...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/16/hand-feeding-a-dragonfly/

Silo House

An anonymous submitter to Recyclart needed to expand her log cabin home. S/he decided that an old grain silo would be just the right structure to attach to the house: Radiant floor heating. stamped and stained con...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/16/silo-house/

"Weed Dating"

The rural equivalent of "speed dating," this activity was developed to allow single people with at least a modicum of interest in gardening to meet others interested in outdoor activities. The women were given a crash c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/16/weed-dating/

Dita Von Teese on Burlesque, Fast Cars, and Old Lingerie

Dita Von Teese was instrumental in reviving the art of Burlesque in the early 1990s, and is now known as “America’s most famous stripper.” But Burlesque is just the beginning of Von Teese's love of vintage American...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/16/dita-von-teese-on-burlesque-fast-cars-and-old-lingerie/

Why Do We Wear Pants? Because of Horses

Why do we wear pants? Even if you're currently dressed "blogger style", you've no doubt worn pants in the past. How did his fashion develop? Peter Turchin, an evolutionary biologist at the University of Connecticut,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/16/why-do-we-wear-pants-because-of-horses/

"Godverdikke! Ken a kapmes in me kop!"

Long, long ago--almost before humans had devised writing--there was a tradition among the people of Usenet of translating the phrase "My God, there's an axe in my head!" into different languages. The title of this po...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/16/godverdikke-ken-a-kapmes-in-me-kop/

The Brony Anthem

(Video Link) At VidCon 2012, Hank Green played his new song about bronies--adult male fans of the cartoon My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. It's a hilarious expression of the competing masculinities pres...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/16/the-brony-anthem/

Twin Panther Cubs

Two baby black panther cubs were introduced to the public at Tierpark Zoo in Berlin, Germany, over the weekend. Buzzfeed has a collection of photographs taken at the event. I'm sure you'll agree that they are two arm...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/16/twin-panther-cubs/

Sandwich Shaper Whale & Octopus

Sandwich Shaper Whale & Octopus - $4.95 The Fall semester is right around the corner. Are you ready to dive back into making school lunches? You need the Sandwich Shaper Whale & Octopus from the NeatoShop. Thi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/16/sandwich-shaper-whale-octopus/

Breaking Bad as a Kickstarter Project

No, you can't really donate to help Walter White start a "pharmaceutical business." However, this mock-up from Slackstory might give you a laugh! Only a portion is shown here; see the rest at the site. Link -via The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/16/breaking-bad-as-a-kickstarter-project/

How to Draw Batman

If you're excited about the opening of the film The Dark Knight Rises this weekend, you have Bat Fever. One way to relieve the tension is to draw little Batman figures on all your correspondence, notepads, t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/16/how-to-draw-batman/

Noisy Typer

(vimeo link) Noisy Typer is an application for Macs that makes your computer sound like an old-fashioned office typing pool, or at least one person typing on a manual typewriter. You can even hear the carriage return!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/16/noisy-typer/

Shall I Dance?

This Twaggie was illustrated by Anna Beck from a Tweet by @yoyoha. And you know alcohol will lie to you every time. See a new funny Tweet illustrated every day at Twaggies. Linkdance, alcohol, Twitter, tweet, Twaggie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/16/shall-i-dance/

The Tutu Project

You might recall The Tutu Project, in which Bob Carey wore a pink tutu to raise funds for breast cancer research. Another project with the same name comes from the National Ballet of Canada to celebrate their 60th an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/16/the-tutu-project-2/

Bird's Eye View of Olympic Venues

Photographer Giles Price hangs out of a helicopter to get aerial photos. See a gallery featuring the Olympic venues in London from the top down, plus some statistics about the photos and the Games. Link -via Everlast...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/16/where-the-olympics-will-happen/

VP or MVP?

How well do you know the United States vice-presidents? If you're not all that familiar with their names, maybe you can get by through knowing Major League Baseball Most Valuable Players! In today's Lunchtime Quiz at...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/16/vp-or-mvp/

22 Incredibly Creepy Toys

Now isn't this just a lovely thing to have around for the kids? I wish I knew the original source of this picture. It looks like something you may be able to purchase at Etsy, although the human teeth may make it a l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/16/22-incredibly-creepy-toys/

The Six Supervillains of Nerd Culture

These are the kind of nerds that make the rest of us look bad. See the rest at College Humor. Link nerd, humor, vulture...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/16/the-six-supervillains-of-nerd-culture/

The End of Cavities?

A team of scientists led by José Córdoba from Yale University and Erich Astudillo from the University of Chile have developed a chemical that can kill all the cavity-causing bacteria in a person's mouth -in only 60 sec...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/16/the-end-of-cavities/

Sacrilicious - The Simpsons Tin Tote

Sacrilicious Tin Tote | $14.95 Be the coolest kid in school with this tin tote/lunch box featuring a classic image from The Simpsons. Whatever Mom puts in your lunch box, you can dream of doughnuts just like...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/16/sacrilicious-the-simpsons-tin-tote/

Pac-Man as a Live Action Horror Film

(YouTube link) Come for the horror, stay to finally get a glimpse of Pac-Man in this "reboot." -via Buzzfeedhorror, pacman...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/16/pac-man-as-a-live-action-horror-film/

Beer Can Regatta

The Beer Can Regatta is an annual event at Mindil Beach organized by the Lions Club of Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. The participating boats are all made of beer or soda cans! The highlight of this year's re...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/16/beer-can-regatta/

The Montreal Motorbike Band

(YouTube link) Just a band, on a motorcycle, zipping down the streets of Montreal, with a cow playing drums. No big deal. Turns out this is a promotion by Natrel, a Canadian dairy co-op, at the Montreal Jazz Festival....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/16/the-montreal-motorbike-band/

British Special Forces Used Exploding Rats Against The Nazis

This sounds like a plot element from the movie Inglorious Basterds, but it's true- British Special Forces used dead rats, among other things rigged with explosives, against Nazi forces during World War II....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/16/british-special-forces-used-exploding-rats-against-the-nazis/

The Mad Bomber

The following is an article from Uncle John's Unstoppable Bathroom Reader. From our Dustbin of History files, the story of  city, a criminal psychiatrist, and a psycho with a grudge. SPEC...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/16/the-mad-bomber/

Artist To Give Away Over 1,000 Pieces Of Art

Connecticut based artist Ted Mikulski has come up with a fun way to expose more people to art- he plans to give away over 1,000 of his own works to random people on the streets of Manhattan. Ted feels this will be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/16/artist-to-give-away-over-1000-pieces-of-art/

Game of Thrones Cupcakes

These Game of Thrones cupcakes featuring the different house sigils look absolutely delicious, but if you actually belong to a specific house and these are made by someone in a rival house, then you'd better be cauti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/16/game-of-thrones-cupcakes-2/

The Waycooler App By Alex Pardee

(YouTube Link) Do you have a bunch of boring photos sitting around inside your iPad or iPhone (with hopefully more platforms coming soon!), photos that lack tentacles and that ever elusive WTF factor? Then you need...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/16/the-waycooler-app-by-alex-pardee/

Delightful Posters Featuring Quotes From Famous Writers

New York-based illustrator Evan Robertson has a great series of posters on his Etsy shop featuring illustrated interpretations of famous quotes by literary legends.Link Via Laughing SquidArt, writers, writing, posters, a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/16/delightful-posters-featuring-quotes-from-famous-writers/




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