Archive for July 22nd, 2012

The Geekiest Classic Board Game Ever

How do you make classic Monopoly even more nerdy? Make a cross stitched Final Fantasy III version, of course. Be sure to check out the link for more detailed shots of the board and the cards. Link Via CraftzineFun...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/22/the-geekiest-classic-board-game-ever/

Manos: The Hands of Fate, the Video Game

Manos: The Hands of Fate, which has the unenviable title of being the worst movie ever made, is coming back ... as a retro video game: According to FreakZone's site,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/22/manos-the-hands-of-fate-the-video-game/

The United States of Craigslist

Image: IDVsolutions/Flickr John Nelson of IDV Solutions graphed the map of the United States, according to the areas that have their own Craigslist board: *em...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/22/the-united-states-of-craigslist/

Imogen Heap Sings Salt Into Shapes

What do musicians do at home? Imogen Heap (I love her in Frou Frou) has a weird hobby: she sings salt into shapes. What? Just watch the clip: Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] -...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/22/imogen-heap-sings-salt-into-shapes/

Bacon Rock

Gneiss! Redditor jgoodma3 found this bacon rock in Red Rock Canyon, Nevada. The hunt is on for the sunny side up egg rock to complete nature's mineraloid breakfast tableau. Link...

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The Meaning of the Olympic Rings

With the games less than a week away, you see the Olympic rings everywhere! The symbol was an invention of Baron de Coubertin, who spurred the revival of the ancient Greek games as the modern Olympics in the late 19th ce...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/22/the-meaning-of-the-olympic-rings/

The Wildest Hairstyles of the Daguerreotype Days

It was the 60s, man. The 1860s. People got wild, did crazy things with their hair and wore weird clothes. You might not believe it, if the Retronaut hadn't rounded up daguerreoptype photographs of people from the 185...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/22/the-wildest-hairstyles-of-the-daguerreotype-days/

Elephant Hunt Not a Good Move

King Juan Carlos has been the honorary president of the Spanish branch of the World Wildlife Fund since 1968. But that title has been stripped away since the king returned from an elephant hunting safari. Many Spaniards...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/22/elephant-hunt-not-a-good-move/

Hopped Up

Hopped Up - $11.95 Is it happy hour yet? With the Hopped Up glass from the NeatoShop it's always a good time to knock back a cold one. This clever glass is shaped like an upside down beer bottle. The plastic cap on th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/22/hopped-up/

Jinx the Wonder Dog

(YouTube link) In this set of outtakes from the British TV show Extraordinary Dogs, an Australian shepherd named Jinx shows how he stands out from the crowd. That's okay, I also have such a dog, a border collie who is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/22/jinx-the-wonder-dog/

Diverse Perspectives on the Great Wall

As many pictures as you've seen of the Great Wall of China, chances are that all of them were taken at Badaling, where the wall comes closest to Beijing, and where all the tourists see it. But the wall looks differen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/22/diverse-perspectives-on-the-great-wall/

Ceramic Camera

Steve Irvine makes ceramic pinhole cameras. He made this lovely camera out of "high fired stoneware, glaze, copper and found objects." It uses a piece of photo paper as the film. Yes, it's also an art object, and wil...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/22/ceramic-camera/

Using Twitter To Identify Psychopaths

Recent research says that psychopaths have discernible patterns in their writing. That study was done by Cornell researchers using conventional long form writing by known psychopaths. Chris Sumner of the Online Privacy F...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/22/using-twitter-to-identify-psychopaths/

How Gadgets Really Work

(YouTube link) The secret to electronic gadgets, household appliances, and everyday machinery is just as you always suspected it. Max X find out the secret in this latest video of the continuing series. Directed by Da...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/22/how-gadgets-really-work/

The Funky Physics of Turning an Animal Transparent

Biology labs use a new chemical called Scale to turn specimens transparent, so they can look into them. The result makes a mouse embryo (pictured) look like a Gummi bear. Discovered last year by researchers at Japan...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/22/the-funky-physics-of-turning-an-animal-transparent/

Projection Instructions

This is one of four pages comprising the original projection instructions for showing the film Gone With The Wind. They were posted by theater projectionist and redditor DiMyDarling, who laments that digital...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/22/projectors-instructions/

Peacock Spiders Get Down and Get Funky

(YouTube link) Jurgen Otto, also known as peacockspiderman, showed us awesome footage of the Peacock spider mating dance last year. This video is just as amazing. Courtship of a spider that has become known as "Darli...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/22/peacock-spiders-get-down-and-get-funky/

The Teddy Bear That Saved a Sloth

A tiny sloth named Sjakie was born at the Burgers' Zoo in Arnhem, the Netherlands. It became apparent that the mother sloth was not producing adequate milk, so Sjakie would have to be fed supplementally from a bottle. T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/22/the-teddy-bear-that-saved-a-sloth/

Did You Know Gaming - Legend Of Zelda Edition

(YouTube Link) Here's an interesting little trivia video from Did You Know Gaming about the Legend Of Zelda video game series. Even die hard Zelda fans will learn a thing or two from watching thi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/22/did-you-know-gaming-legend-of-zelda-edition/

Yummy Pockets Ice Cream Sandwich

Yummy Pockets Ice Cream Sandwich - $4.95 School is just around the corner! Are you looking for a deliciously fun way to store your favorite Pens & Pencils? Treat yourself to the very cool Yummy Pockets Ice Cream S...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/22/yummy-pockets-ice-cream-sandwich/

Beck + Pyramid Attack = Sound Shapes

(YouTube Link) Sound Shapes is a fun and timely project that brings artists and musicians together in the form of a multilevel video game. Still interested? Then you're gonna like this- Beck teamed up with...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/22/beck-pyramid-attack-sound-shapes/

Delightfully Retro Star Wars Posters

Remember, Star Wars did take place a long, long time ago, so really it only makes sense that their recruitment posters would look vintage to us. Cat Staggs aka Gattadonna on DeviantArt, made this series as part of a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/22/delightfully-retro-star-wars-posters/

Olympic Structure Which Can Be Played Like A Musical Instrument

This awesomely abstract piece of structural art is called the Coca-Cola Beatbox, and it can be played like a musical instrument by visitors who come into contact with its crystalline walls. Here's how it works: T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/22/olympic-structure-which-can-be-played-like-a-musical-instrument/

A Super Super Mario Tattoo

Stars, landscape, mushrooms, bombs and more all tightly compacted into a perfectly-sized artwork. This might just be the best Mario tattoo I've ever seen. Link Via Geeks Are SexyArt, mario, Cute, super mario, vide...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/22/a-super-super-mario-tattoo/

Animated Short - D.A.D. Digital Amusement Device

(YouTube Link) Here's an adorable animated short about D.A.D., a digital amusement device who has a lot in common with human fathers, aside from the telescoping arms and antenna on top of his head. I really liked t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/22/animated-short-d-a-d-digital-amusement-device/

Make Your Own Lightsaber Pool Toys

Pool toys may be fun to use, but they certainly could use some help when it comes to looking cool. Fortunately, with only a bit of tape, you can turn boring pool floaties into awesome Star Wars ones. Link Via Laug...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/22/make-your-own-lightsaber-pool-toys/

A Guide To Recognizing Your Bread Cats

This handy, and adorable, illustrated chart will help you identify those pesky bread cats that have been hanging around your back door meowing their yeasty little heads off. I don't know why but I find the idea of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/22/a-guide-to-help-identify-bread-cats/

Colin Mochrie Loves His Star Wars Toys

(YouTube Link) Colin Mochrie is a comedian, Whose Line Is It Anyway alumnus, and an avid Star Wars toy enthusiast, at least according to this video which shows him re-enacting scenes from Star Wa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/22/colin-mochrie-loves-his-star-wars-toys/




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