Archive for July 31st, 2012

Incredibly Detailed Sculptures By Kris Kuksi

Artist Kris Kuksi creates "mixed media assemblages" from, among other things, various bits of model kits, including the stuff that's usually discarded. His works are chaotic scenes of wonder, full of cyber-Rococo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/31/incredibly-detailed-sculptures-by-kris-kuksi/

Han Solo in Carbonite Cookies

All you need to make these awesome cookies is some chocolate, some sugar cookie dough and a Han Solo in Carbonite ice cube tray -which we happen to carry in the Neatoshop. Imagine laying on your couch munching on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/31/han-solo-in-carbonite-cookies/

Comedy Video - Too Much Olympics

(YouTube Link) If you've already had it with the 2012 Olympic games, then you'll relate to what these goofy puppets have to say in this comedy video entitled Too Much Olympics. It warns us about the danger...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/31/comedy-video-too-much-olympics/

Kids Establish Bank for Kids in Need

Photo: Voices of Youth Facing no help from the established banking system, the street kids of India created their own bank to help other homeless runaways: It’s here that street children who work come to place...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/31/kids-establish-bank-for-kids-in-need/

Nazi Sub Discovered Off The Coast Of Nantucket

Have you ever wondered how close the U.S. got to being attacked by the Nazis during World War II? According to a recent discovery about 70 miles off the coast of Nantucket. The German U-550 submarine was sunk b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/31/nazi-sub-discovered-off-the-coast-of-nantucket/

A Public Service Announcement About Spiders

(YouTube Link) Dan Lucal would like everyone to know that "a lot of people die because of this and I would like to alert the public of it." You might be wondering what this is....the answer- spiders in your shoes!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/31/a-public-service-announcement-about-spiders/

Men's Synchronized Swimming

Photo: Men's Synchronized Swimming from Harry Shearer: Now You See It - via VideoSift Despite all the talk about gender equality, there are still glaring examples of gender discrimination at the Olympic Games. Take, f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/31/mens-synchronized-swimming/

Animated Short - Mountain

(Vimeo Link) This animated short is called Mountain, and even though it was created with minimalist vector shapes it's rich with depth, animated motion and expression. It was created by David Prosser of St...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/31/animated-short-mountain/

Break Dancing Gorilla

This gorilla has got some moves! Meet Zola, the break dancing gorilla: Zola, nine-years old, is one of eight Western lowland gorillas currently living at the Calgary Zoo as part of the Association of Zoos and Aq...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/31/break-dancing-gorilla/

Do Spiders Need All Eight Legs?

Why do spiders have so many legs (besides giving us the creeps)? Alain Pasquet and colleagues noticed that more than 1 in 10 spiders caught in the wild are missing one of their eight legs, so they decided to see whether...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/31/do-spiders-need-all-eight-legs/

The Dangers of Texting While Walking

Texting while driving is dangerous, but what about texting while walking? As this video clip by the Associated Press shows, "distracted walking" got one man to fall onto train tracks! Hit play or go to Link [YouTu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/31/the-dangers-of-texting-while-walking/

Breaking Into Jail

The barbed wire fence that surrounds the jail is usually there to keep inmates from escaping, not people breaking in, but that's exactly what happened in Butler Countay Jail in Hamilton, Ohio: Deputies responded to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/31/breaking-into-jail/

Tie a Bow Tie with Bill Nye

If you're sartorially challenged and never learned to tie a bowtie, like Chris Hardwick of Nerdist, take heart ... and learn from the master: Bill Nye the Science Guy. Take a look (and then listen to his podcast w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/31/tie-a-bow-tie-with-bill-nye/

When Rainbows Embrace Global Cities

Give your eyes a rest and a reward: photographs of rainbows over cityscapes all over the world. Take note of where the pot of gold in Los Angeles hides! Shown here is a rainbow over Istanbul. See the rest at Environm...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/31/when-rainbows-embrace-global-cities/

8 Cakes For Completely Inappropriate Occasions

Cake Wrecks has a collection of cakes that aren't necessarily wrecks, but were baked for the strangest reasons. I mean, it was nice to have a"get well cake" made, but this decorating scheme seems like you're just rub...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/31/8-cakes-for-completely-inappropriate-occasions/

Google Fiber

If Google gets enough people to sign up, they may offer a fiber-optic network that will compete with your local cable provider. With lower prices. The Google Fiber initiative is starting out in Kansas City. Essentially,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/31/google-fiber/

A Little Laundry Music

(YouTube link) Modern hi-tech washing machines can be used as musical instruments! This one plays "The Imperial March" from Star Wars. -via BuzzfeedStar Wars, washing machine, laundry, Imperial March...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/31/a-little-laundry-music/

Hugh Grant or Tony Blair?

Hugh Grant is not the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, but he played one in the movies once. Tony Blair was prime Minister for ten years. Can you tell the difference between the two in the thin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/31/hugh-grant-or-tony-blair/

Earning Wi-Fi

The most genius parenting scheme of the modern age. I have three teenage girls who lived through their iPods this too-hot-to-go-outside summer, so I will be instituting this system immediately. -via Bits and Pieces W...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/31/earning-wi-fi/

Rosie the Retriever on FluffPo

We've featured artist Kiersten Essenpreis on the blog before. Now, she's teamed up with the ASPCA and one of the cutest blogs on the Web, The Fluffington Post, to offer a limited edition Rosie the Retriever T-shirt, whi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/31/rosie-the-retriever-on-fluffpo/

Where Do Zombies Belong?

(YouTube link) Watch zombies roam the streets of New York, doing mundane, everyday things. Even better, watch the people around them react! This is part of the Put Zombies Back on TV Campaign, a protest against Dish N...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/31/where-do-zombies-belong/

A Pillow That Wraps You Up Like A Cozy Taco

This delightfully taco shaped pillow thingy is called the Blandito, and it kind of resembles a human version of a doggy bed when laid flat. When it's time to get all cozy, you can use the attached loops and balls...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/31/a-pillow-that-wraps-you-up-like-a-cozy-taco/

Playground Designed By Friends With You

A mall in Hong Kong has a playground designed by art collective Friends With You, and I am soooooo jealous! Not that I'd fit on any of the playground equipment, and I guess it would look a bit creepy if I was just...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/31/playground-designed-by-friends-with-you/

Hair + Architecture = Hairchitecture

The project known as Hairchitecture presents the challenge of combining hair and architecture into an extremely geometric cut. Ranging from downright silly (pictured above) to much tamer stepped cuts, this Hairchi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/31/hair-architecture-hairchitecture/

A Tusken Raider Pushing A Pod Racer Stroller

Course of The Force was a great Star Wars-themed run that raised money for The Make A Wish Foundation. Among the many participants on Day 4 of the race was this proud Tusken Raider father pushing his son's pod racer....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/31/a-tusken-raider-pushing-a-pod-racer-stroller/

The Wizard Of Oz Starring Gary Busey

Let's all petition Hollywood studios to remake The Wizard Of Oz, except we'll make them cast Gary Busey in each and every role. Flying Busey monkeys, Busey faced munchkins, and Glinda Busey the Good Witch...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/31/the-wizard-of-oz-starring-gary-busey/

Philly Cheesesteak Ice Cream

Philly cheesesteaks are absolutely delicious, but in the middle of summer it can be a little too hot for a delicious melty steak sandwich. That's why adding it to ice cream makes so much sense -well, not that*/em...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/31/philly-cheesesteak-ice-cream/

The Most Famous Mutts Ever

Mutts sometimes get a bad rap because they are less predictable and lack the supposedly superior genetics of purebreds, but scientists have performed multiple studies showing that mixed breed dogs are actually much healt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/31/the-most-famous-mutts-ever/

Boys Minute Starring Will Arnett

(YouTube Link) Actor and comedian Will Arnett is looking to inspire a new generation of boys to grow up and become manly men through sports, video games and attitude. Here's part one of his new web series Boys...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/31/boys-minute-starring-will-arnett/

Morphing Figures By Joram Roukes

These edgy artworks by Joram Roukes depict characters that appear to be in the middle of morphing into something else entirely, an abstract concept which works quite well with Joram's style. It's all at once messy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/31/morphing-figures-by-joram-roukes/










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