Archive for July 20th, 2012

Leather Skull Purse

Brian Griffin made this amazing leather bag in the shape of a skull. Hand formed leather skull clutch bag purse. The leather is formed and tempered to keep its shape. It also has fiberglass/resin enforcement where n...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/20/leather-skull-purse/

Two Crows Mark Up a Road as They Fight over a Bag of Flour

What white powder caused these lines? Firefighters in Edmonds, Washington didn't take any chances and sent in a hazardous materials handling team: "It turns out the white powdery substance is, in fact, flour," Snoho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/20/two-crows-mark-up-a-road-as-they-fight-over-a-bag-of-flour/

Parakeet Whistles the Theme Song to The Andy Griffith Show

(Video Link)"The Fishin' Hole" was whistled for the opening of The Andy Griffith Show, but it does have lyrics. Still, Tookie the parakeet prefers the whistled version. -via Althouseparakeets, Andy Griffith...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/20/parakeet-whistles-the-theme-song-to-the-andy-griffith-show/

Surgery Turns Woman's Eye into a Telescope

Doris Ekblad-Olson, 82, of Colorado is the first person to receive CentraSight, an experimental optical implant: Ekblad-Olson suffers from "wet" macular degeneration, an end-stage form of the common, chronic disease...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/20/surgery-turns-womans-eye-into-a-telescope/

World's Most Expensive Pet Wedding

Photo: Tina Fineberg/AP Woof! How much did your wedding cost you? Well, probably not as much as this record setting $158,187.26 wedding for two very lucky dogs: Two...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/20/worlds-most-expensive-pet-wedding/

Cloud House

Nowadays, when people say they live in the cloud, they usually mean that they've stored all their digital possessions on cloud servers. But some people actually live in the cloud ... c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/20/cloud-house/

Before the Batcave, There was the Bat Barn!

What did Batman's first Batcave look like? J.J. Gould describes the evolution of Batcave in this neat article over at The Atlantic - you'd be surprised to know that in the beginning, there was...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/20/before-the-batcave-there-was-the-bat-barn/

Exoplanet with Molten Lava

Image: University of Central Florida Scientists have discovered a new alien planet, named UCF-1.-1, using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. The exoplanet 33 light-years away (making...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/20/exoplanet-with-molten-lava/

All-You-Can Eat Fish Buffet for Whale Shark

Om nom nom nom! Thanks for doing the hard work, fishermen! Conservation International's Mark Erdmann noticed how this whale shark learned to "suck" fish out of holes in a fis...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/20/all-you-can-eat-fish-buffet-for-whale-shark/

Young Gorillas Disarm Hunters' Traps

Photo: Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund Researchers at the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund in Rwanda noticed that young gorillas in the reserve did something remarkable: they can disarm traps...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/20/young-gorillas-disarm-hunters-traps/

The Roadkill Experiment

Would you drive out of your way to kill an animal on the side of a road? Mark Rober did the experiment and showed that 6% of drivers would swerve to run over an animal on the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/20/the-roadkill-experiment/

Celebrity Make Unders

Remember those TV shows where regular people are made over to look like celebrities? Well, Planet Hiltron, a project by Danny Evans is the exact opposite: the New York City-b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/20/celebrity-make-unders/

Edgar Allan Poet

Edgar Allan Poet - $11.95 Deep into the darkness you stood peering, longing to create that rhythmical Edgar Allan Poe feeling.  You surfed and surfed the web till your fingers nearly bled. And then there, the Edgar A...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/20/edgar-allan-poet/

That Big Event in London

There's something big happening in London starting next weekend, but the international committee that produces it does not like for businesses to use the name without paying for it, or even for everyday people to dis...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/20/that-big-event-in-london/

The Internet Flowchart

This is so true for me... I can't even use the excuse of having to work, because surfing the internet is my work! From the webcomic Doghouse Diaries. Link -via Laughing Squid flowchart, inte...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/20/the-internet-flowchart/

Film Map

From Dorothy Collective, it's the followup to their Song Map project: a map featuring places gleaned from your favorite movies. A street map made up of over 900 film titles including cinema classics such as Lost Hig...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/20/film-map/

Judging a Book by Its Cover

A six-year-old girl picks up her mother's books and describes the contents by what she sees on the cover. Here's how she interpreted the cover of The Great Gatsby (as shown here). "I think it's a book about a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/20/judging-a-book-by-its-cover/

Congenital Analgesia: The Agony of Feeling No Pain

On the surface, you might think that the inability to feel pain would be a good thing. Steven Pete, who was born with Congenital Analgesia, would disagree with you. By the time he was diagnosed, he had chewed a good part...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/20/congenital-analgesia-the-agony-of-feeling-no-pain/

Avengers of Harmony

(YouTube link) The soundtrack of one of The Avengers trailers was synched to relevant scenes from My LIttle Pony to make this wonderful mashup by cloverfieldmoster, who does quite a bit of this sort...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/20/avengers-of-harmony/

How Much Would It Cost to Become Batman?

How much money do you think Bruce Wayne (if he were real) would have to shell out for all the stuff that makes him Batman? Centives, an economics blog run by students at Lehigh University, crunched the numbers. After st...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/20/how-much-would-it-cost-to-become-batman/

The V Motion Project

(vimeo link) The V Motion Project makes music and a light show with your body via Kinect. All it needs is some big mouse ears on the DJ's avatar. It's all explained at the project site. Link -via The Daily What Geek K...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/20/the-v-motion-project/

Rare Photographs of 12 Extinct Birds

We are used to seeing extinct species as drawings or fossils. However, there are plenty of species, including quite a few birds, that have gone the way of the dodo (literally) in the 180 years since the invention of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/20/rare-photographs-of-12-extinct-birds/

This Is Your Mind, This Is Your Mind on Cat Nip

 (Video Link)  Catnip might seem like it's all fun and games, but just wait until you are itching for your next big score cats and kittens. Just imagine what you might do with a head full of nip. Via I Can Has Ch...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/20/this-is-your-mind-this-is-your-mind-on-cat-nip/

Graph Paper Inspired Drawing Exercise

This illustrated sheet is both a drawing exercise and a fun cast of square characters, created by Dan Meth to: Combine the looseness of tiny ink doodles with the underlying order of graph paper. This extremely squ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/20/graph-paper-inspired-drawing-exercise/

Hello Kitty Leopard Laptop Case

Hello Kitty Leopard Laptop Case - $49.95 Attention Hello Kitty fans! It's a jungle out there. Make sure precious 13" laptop is protected from the elements with the Hello Kitty Leopard Laptop Case from the NeatoShop. T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/20/hello-kitty-leopard-laptop-case/

Drinks Based on Your Favorite Games

Mmmm....a Katamari Damacy Dashing Prince. Sounds delicious, as do many of the other drinks  invented by The Drunken Moogle, most of which are inspired by video games. They even have a few drinks inspired by websites...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/20/drinks-based-on-your-favorite-games/

Woman Calls 911 to Complain about the Quality of Her Mug Shot from a Previous Arrest

Not everyone is photogenic, but few people do anything about it. According to police, a woman in Barrow County, Georgia called 911 when she saw her mug shot in the local newspaper. It was not up to snuff: Calling 911...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/20/woman-calls-911-to-complain-about-the-quality-of-her-mug-shot-from-a-previous-arrest/

10 Sports Heroes You Won’t Find On Wheaties Boxes

Shame on Wheaties for ignoring the heroes of elephant polo, sumo wrestling, and bullfighting! At our breakfast of champions, they’re always at the head of the table. 1. Sumo Wrestling: Akebono Taro*...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/20/10-sports-heroes-you-wont-find-on-wheaties-boxes/

Circular Graphic Representations Of Over 100 Years Of Sports

Are you looking for a way to boil down over a hundred years of professional sports championships into colorful, disc shaped statistical diagrams? Well, look no further than these exciting and colorful sports stat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/20/circular-graphic-representations-of-over-100-years-of-sports/

The Cutest Crossover I've Seen In A While

Batgirl and Sailor Moon make a surprisingly good combination in this Sailor Bat image by Corey Lewis . Link Via io9Art, Funny, anime, cartoons, batman, Sailor Moon...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/20/the-cutest-crossover-ive-seen-in-a-while/










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