Archive for July 25th, 2012

How To Casually Dress Like Kermit

Sometimes you want to look a bit like Kermit, but you don't want to go all out with your cosplay, that's when this necklace and barrette set are just perfect. It's immediately recognizable while still managing to be...

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Your Olympics Party

The London Olympics officially begin tomorrow with the Opening Ceremonies, but they'll continue for a couple of weeks. That's plenty of time to plan a Olympics-watching party. The Olympic Rings Fruit Pizza shown is j...

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Settlers of Catan Pull Apart Cake

Can't decide between cupcakes or a regular cake? Well, a pull apart cake is a great option and if you want to geek up a pull apart cake, a Settlers of Catan design is perfect, given the shape of the game board. Li...

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Romancing the Wind

(YouTube link) Kite master Ray Bethell controls three kites in a ballet set to "The Flower Duet."kite, kite ballet...

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Octolabra

The Octolabra is a lovely candelabra shaped like an octopus. It has eight legs, but only holds four candles. What? You'd think that for $785, they could have a candle for each tentacle! Link -via Ev...

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Lucky Larry the Lobster is Lucky Indeed

Lucky Larry, a 17-lb, 80-year-old lobster that had a date with a pot of boiling water, proved that it was very lucky indeed by avoiding becoming someone's dinner: *...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/25/lucky-larry-the-lobster-is-lucky-indeed/

Hotel Replaces Bible with Fifty Shades of Grey

Jonathan Denby bought the Damson Dene hotel in Crosthwaite, UK, from a Methodist group a decade ago, and had wanted to replace the Bible in each room with something else. At f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/25/hotel-replaces-bible-with-fifty-shades-of-grey/

To Persuade People, First Get Them to Tie Your Shoelaces

Want to manipulate people to do things for you? First, ask them to tie your shoelaces. In a series of new experiments, researcher Dariusz Dolinski of the Wars...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/25/to-persuade-people-first-get-them-to-tie-your-shoelaces/

Lab-Grown Mother of Pearl

Scientists have tried and tried to recreate nacre or mother of pearl, the iridescent material in the inner shell of many mollusks. Their attempts in copying nature have failed ... un...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/25/lab-grown-mother-of-pearl/

Nerds Unite Contest!

Okay Neatoramanauts, today we're trying something new over on our G+ page. Now, we know you've all got a funny, nerdy old (or not-so-old) pic of yourself laying around the hardrive. So here's what you do: Post it to your...

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Red Stone Valley

Image: Guoxiang Liu It's easy to see how the "Red Stone Valley," in China's Mount Gongga got its name. Those colorful rocks look like they're painted, but the red ac...

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Genetic "Mistake" 500 Million Years Ago Created Humans

Image: Carol MacKintosh Meet the lancelet, our distant cousin. Over 500 million years ago, a creature just like this one made a genetic "mistake", resulting in doubl...

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Steam Nerds

Photo: Daniel Terdiman/CNET Steampunk is child's play for people who actually run steam-powered locomotives over at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park in California. Daniel Ter...

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The Backward Facing Truck Prank

Ooh, now THIS is evil: Manny Perez of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, was driving on the highway when he noticed a backwards-facing truck being towed in front of his car. Natural...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/25/the-backward-facing-truck-prank/

Greenland Ice Is Melting

Scientists have discovered that much of Greenland's ice sheet is melting at an unusually rapid pace: Scientists said the "unprecedented" melting took place...

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Walking and Talking About Walking and Talking

(YouTube link) Seeing the same scene over and over in a supercut gives you some idea of how Hollywood relies on particular tropes that you didn't even notice. This supercut from Slackstory explains itself as it goes a...

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Drum Pun

If any joke deserves a rimshot, this one does! This groaner of a Twaggie came from a Tweet by @RandyBowden  illustrated by Matt Lassen. See a newly drawn Tweet every day at Twaggies. LinkTwitter, pun, tweet, Twaggie...

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Engineering Flowchart

I don't know who made this flowchart, but it illustrates an old philosophy that I've followed for years, as it was handed down to me from generations of resourceful hillbillies. Link -via Nag on the Lakeduct tape, fl...

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The Future Forms Of Life

(vimeo link) This short film by David Lance is based on Theo Jansen's awesome kinetic sculptures. It's a little thin on plot, but beautifully animated. -via the Presurfersculpture, animation...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/25/the-future-forms-of-life/

Pics Of Albert Einstein Taking It Easy

You've seen Einstein thinking, frowning, smiling and sticking his tongue out in an unparalleled photo op. But have you seen him maxin' and relaxin' on the beach, soakin' up some rays and chillin' like Bob Dylan?...

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Superheroic Representations Of Typography

This fun superhero themed graphic design series is by Matthew Olin, a guy who knows that great graphic design comes with great responsibility, namely the fact that his works must be pleasing to the eye. Matthew's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/25/superheroic-representations-of-typography/

A Brief History of Sliced Bread

When someone describes something new as "the best thing since sliced bread," you might wonder about them, but the first sliced bread honestly was a big deal. We owe sliced bread as we know it to Otto Rohwedder,...

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Fantastic Paintings By Peter Ferguson

These oil paintings by Peter Ferguson are so full of fairy tale inspired fantastic imagery that looking at them is like peering through a window into an alternate dimension full of anthropomorphic animals running am...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/25/fantastic-paintings-by-peter-ferguson/

Pedaling to Africa

(YouTube link) Australian comedians Hamish and Andy came up with a brilliant idea for a stunt: they could take a bicycle trip to Africa! They were in Europe at the time, see. The closest way was to go to Morocco from...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/25/pedaling-to-africa/

Recyclable Basketball Stadium Being Used At 2012 Olympics

This futuristic looking basketball stadium is not only stylish, it's recyclable! Created specifically for use at massive events like the 2012 Olympics, this spaced out white structure looks like something from Sup...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/25/this-recyclable-basketball-stadium-is-being-used-at-the-2012-olympics/

Puma Creates An 8-Bit Game That Encourages Players To Run

To celebrate all the fun and cardiovascular health provided by the sport of running, Puma has created a charming little 8-bit video game that lets you choose a pixelated body and run free from the comfort of your off...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/25/puma-creates-an-8-bit-game-that-encourages-players-to-run/

Mosaic Man Decorates New York One Tile At A Time

(Vimeo Link) The Mosaic Man has been a mainstay of street art in New York for over 30 years, applying his intricate tile mosaics to light posts all over the East Village. This Etsy: Handmade Portraits docu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/25/mosaic-man-decorates-nyc-one-tile-at-a-time/

20 Weird, Funny & Half-Assed Comic Con Costumes

Jill and Zeon went to Comic Con in San Diego and took tons of pictures of cosplayers, but you knew that because the best of them were in the post 50 Wonderful Comic Con Costumes From 2012. Well, sooner or later the o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/25/20-weird-funny-half-assed-comic-con-costumes/

Tattoo Pooch Fluff Laptop Bag

Tattoo Pooch Fluff Laptop Bag - $31.95 The dog days of summer are coming to an end. Are you looking for a computer bag that will make a wonderful Back To School companion? You need the Tattoo Pooch Fluff Laptop Bag f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/25/tattoo-pooch-fluff-laptop-bag/

TARDIS Shed Guarded By A Dalek

What's the best way to protect the stuff crammed into your garden shed? Post a friendly Dalek out front and watch trespassers get the extermination they deserve. This Doctor Who approved TARDIS shed and Dalek stat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/25/tardis-shed-guarded-by-a-dalek/




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