Archive for July 26th, 2012

Robot Snake

(YouTube link) Researchers at Carnegie Mellon's Robotics Institute have developed a robot snake that can climb through fences and even up your leg! How long will it be before this is a SyFy movie? -via Laughing Squid...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/26/robot-snake/

Man Welcomes Son, Grandson, and Great-grandson

Patrick Sloan of Doncaster, Yorkshire, England, saw three new babies born into the family within a three-month period: his son, grandson, and great-grandson, too! First, Patrick, 60, became a dad for the fourth time –...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/26/man-welcomes-son-grandson-and-great-grandson/

Opossum Eats Strawberry

(YouTube link) Does this pet opossum look cute to you? I think so, but I had to clear my mind of the more familiar image of one baring its teeth at me from a tree branch or lying dead in the road. His name is JJ. -via...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/26/opossum-eats-strawberry/

Five Memorable Movie Moments Fueled by Genuine Alcohol Consumption

Sometimes actors inject reality into a scene in which they are drunk by ingesting a bit of alcohol. Or a lot. Acting while drunk is risky, because there's a chance an actor may forget his lines, but the best actors will...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/26/five-memorable-movie-moments-fueled-by-genuine-alcohol-consumption/

The C+ Chemistry Grade Lawsuit

Got a C+ in chemistry? Most people would tell you to try and study harder nex time, but not in this case: a high school student and his mom are suing the school district over a C+ gr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/26/the-c-chemistry-grade-lawsuit/

Mayor Only Parking

Photo: Caitlin Huston/Pharos-Tribune Problem: Mayor Ted Franklin of Logansport, Indiana, got a parking ticket for parking in an area reserved for police cars. Solution: Turn that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/26/mayor-only-parking/

Drive-By Wedding: The Las Vegas Wedding Wagon

If the drive-thru wedding is just too inconvenient for you (after all, you'd need a car), then the drive-by wedding wagon by Andy Gonzalez and James Cass is the answer you've been look...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/26/drive-by-wedding-the-las-vegas-wedding-wagon/

Steamship Telegraph Watch

Steamship Telegraph Watch - $35.95 Stop being late. Plot a course and proceed full steam ahead with the fantastic Steamship Telegraph Watch from the Neatoshop. This wonderful time piece is perfect for setting sail on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/26/steamship-telegraph-watch/

All Pop Music Too Loud, Sound the Same

If you're over 35 years old, then you've probably thought to yourself how all pop music sound the same and that they're all very loud. Well, science has proven you right, old timers:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/26/all-pop-music-too-loud-sound-the-same/

Happy Little Clouds

(YouTube link) You might have a happy little motivational earworm stuck in your head after listening to this. PBS Digital made this awesome auto-tune featuring painter Bob Ross. -via BuzzfeedBob Ross, autotune...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/26/happy-little-clouds/

Copco Lake Five Year Photos

Photos: John Wardlaw Thirty years ago, five high school friends sat together and took a photo at Copco Lake, California. Though they didn't plan it at first, posing together b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/26/copco-lake-five-year-photos/

Toilet Plunger Monster

Jason Freeny of Moist Production hand sculpted this clever evolution of the toilet plunger. I mean, if you only knew the toxic stuff a toilet plunger is exposed to in the cou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/26/toilet-plunger-monster/

Totoro Cream Puffs

Ermahgerd! Be still my grumbling belly! These totoro cream puffs by Shiro-Hige Cream Puff Factory are just too good to eat: Link - via Kotaku See also: Totoro items fr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/26/totoro-cream-puffs/

Egg in a Bacon Cup

Photo: negativezero/Flickr Neatoramanaut spam-me-harder saw my post on the Cookie Coffee Cup and raised me this: Egg in a bacon cup by Flickr user negativezero. Needless to say,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/26/egg-in-a-bacon-cup/

Coin Art

Top: Sagmeister group Bottom (L to R): LordArnebus, Kay Stone, Stacey Lee Webber Got change? Sometimes all you need to create amazing works of art...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/26/coin-art/

Pixar’s Story Rules in Lego

Alex Eylar is known at reddit as ICanLegoThat, because he illustrates ideas with Lego bricks and minifigs. He recently illustrated 12 of Pixar's 22 Rules of Storytelling, which Pixar's Emma Coats had revealed on Twitter...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/26/pixars-story-rules-in-lego/

The Story of the Three Bears

(YouTube link) This is why dumpsters should have a lid that stays closed when not in use. Mama Bear stayed by the dumpster all night. Rescue came in the morning in the form of a truck of brave rescuers and a ladder. T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/26/the-story-of-the-three-bears/

Unprotected

The short story "Unprotected" is told from the point of view of a condom. It's not at all prurient, but follows the adventures of one condom over its time in the wallet, which is parallel to the life of "Jordi," the wall...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/26/unprotected/

How Long Would It Take A Guinea Pig To Mow Your Lawn?

Have you ever wondered how long it would take your pet guinea pig to mow the lawn? Me neither, but now that I think about it having an army of guinea pigs mow my lawn every day would be pretty freakin' cute, that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/26/how-long-would-it-take-a-guinea-pig-to-mow-your-lawn/

Nightwing Fan Film Brings The Goods Without The Bat

(YouTube Link) Batman sidekick turned badass with a bad attitude Dick Grayson, aka Nightwing, is the star of this fan made short film by Jeremy Le & Danny Shepherd. Overall I enjoyed watching this short, it had...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/26/nightwing-fan-film-brings-the-goods-without-the-bat/

The Necronombox Custom Sculpted Boombox

This Necronomicon inspired boom box was made by Josh Marlar, and it may make your party guests a bit squeamish when you bust it out for an impromptu late night karaoke session in the kitchen. It uses a Lil'G Mini...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/26/the-necronombox-custom-sculpted-boombox/

Denmark's Beautiful College Dormitory

This building, called Tietgen Student Hall (Tietgenkollegiet) is where the students of a dozen different colleges in Copenhagen can live -if they are lucky enough to get one of the 360 coveted rooms! There'...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/26/denmarks-beautiful-college-dormitory/

Patricia Waller's Broken Heroes

It's been some time since we posted any of Patricia Waller's subversive, somewhat frightening crochet art. She currently has an exhibition at Gallery Deschler in Berlin called Broken Heroes. Pop icons from Spider-Man t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/26/patricia-wallers-broken-heroes/

75 Years of Manic Pixie Dream Girls

(vimeo link) The movie trope of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl has been around almost as long as movies themselves, although we’ve only named it recently. In this video collage, you’ll see how ubiquitous she is in Hol...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/26/75-years-of-manic-pixie-dream-girls/

This Floor Is Flat

This tripped out floor illusion was discovered in a Paris video game store, and is probably used as a deterrent against drunken shoppers! I would have to repeat the mantra "this floor is flat" when walking around...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/26/this-floor-is-flat/

What Is It? game 235

It's time for our collaboration with the always amusing What Is It? Blog. Put on your thinking cap and figure out what the pictured items are -or just make up something ridiculous! Place your guess in the comment...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/26/what-is-it-game-235/

Celebrities Once Again Read Mean Tweets About Themselves

(YouTube Link) This star studded celebrity comedy video is the second in the Jimmy Kimmel Live series, in which celebrities muster up their nerves and read some just plain awful tweets about themselves. It...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/26/celebrities-once-again-read-mean-tweets-about-themselves/

Rock Around the Clock

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website. Contrary to popular belief, "Rock Around the Clock" by Bill Haley and the Comets was not th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/26/rock-around-the-clock/

Animated Short - Olympic Vermin

(Vimeo Link) Amael Isnard and Leo Bridle are animators from London who are gearing up for the 2012 Olympics by making silly animated shorts about local wildlife carrying a torch of their own. I like the simple and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/26/animated-short-olympic-vermin/










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