Archive for August 3rd, 2012

Get Down Little Porcupine

(Video Link) Talk about a party animal, this little guy not only has some sweet moves, he even has his own theme song. Via I Can Has CheezburgerCute, videos, animals, pets, porcupines...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/03/get-down-little-porcupine/

Jason Segel, Jack Black and Will Ferrell as the Hitchhiking Ghosts

For its new ad campaign, Disney engaged famous photographer Annie Leibovitz to feature comedians Jason Segel, Jack Black and Will Ferrell as the Hitchhiking Ghosts from its Haunted...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/03/jason-segel-jack-black-and-will-ferrell-as-the-hitchhiking-ghosts/

Why Hemingway Used to Dress As A Girl

It sounds almost slanderous to accuse someone as manly as Ernest Hemingway to have ever worn women's clothing, but it's true -even if it wasn't actually his choice. You see, Ernest's mother always wanted to have twin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/03/why-hemingway-used-to-dress-as-a-girl/

Punched Ticket Art by Mia Liu

Photo: Mia Liu/Flickr Taiwanese artist Mia Wen-Hsuan Liu took thousands of admission tickets to the Guggenheim Museum and punched holes into them to create this wond...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/03/punched-ticket-art-by-mia-liu/

What Happens When You Electrify Plants?

If you're photographer Robert Buelteman, you get absolutely gorgeous works of art. Of course, it's not just a matter of hooking a plant up to a battery. Buelteman shocks the plants with 80,000 volts of electricity an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/03/what-happens-when-you-electrify-plants/

Z Machine: Meet the X-Ray Generator That Can Melt Diamonds

Photo: Randy Montoya/Sandia National Laboratories/SPL Diamond is one of the hardest material in nature, but it's no match for the Z Machine at the Sandia National Laboratories in Albuqu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/03/z-machine-meet-the-x-ray-generator-that-can-melt-diamonds/

Walter White's Lab Safety Chart

99% of all infographics are made by companies trying to get links to their websites, but that last 1% are often fantastic, like this one, by artist Kevin Tong, depicting all the rules one must follow while working in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/03/walter-whites-lab-safety-chart/

Circles Optical Illusion

I saw this on @Todd_Roy earlier today via @DiscoverMag, who wrote "Oh this? Its nothing, just a picture of 2 perfectly round concentric circles that ur brain will refuse...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/03/circles-optical-illusion/

Wealth Distribution: America or Equalden?

Photo: Reuters The ongoing debate of one-percenters versus the rest of us notwithstanding, what is the ideal wealth distribution for America? To find out, Dan Ariely, author and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/03/wealth-distribution-america-or-equalden/

The Ultimate In Absurd Dog Luxury

Yeah, sure, you might have a diamond dog collar, but if you really want to keep your pup in the lap of luxury, you'll need to have a few animals die in the process. That's where the dog mink coat comes in. You m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/03/the-ultimate-in-absurd-dog-luxury/

Prescription Rx Shot Glasses

  Prescription Rx Shot Glasses - $19.95 Help! Are you having a barware emergency? You need the Prescription Rx Shot Glasses from the NeatoShop STAT. This fantastic set of 4 shot glasses are designed to look like...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/03/prescription-rx-shot-glasses/

Steam of Consciousness

I get you can't get any more steampunk than an actual steam-powered skull, can you? The kinetic sculpture Steam of Consciousness is from artist Christopher Conte. A miniature steam engine runs the movements under the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/03/steam-of-consciousness/

Penis Snake

Biologist Juliano Tupan discovered a rare species of wee animal in the Amazon that looks quite happy to see him. It's an exciting discovery for science ... and an arousing news for the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/03/penis-snake/

Baby’s First Butcher Shop

In Victorian times, a toy like this detailed butcher shop from 1840 wouldn't be all that unusual. It's just one of several such butcher shops, dollhouses, and other adult scenes that were common playthings for childr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/03/babys-first-butcher-shop/

Talking Turkey

(YouTube link) A guy sees a yard of turkeys and pulls over to hold a conversation with them. I don't know what country this is in, but some phrases are universal: "Gobble-gobble" and "hahah!" -via b3taturkeys...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/03/talking-turkey/

24 Photographs of Abe Lincoln Being Awesome

Abraham Lincoln broke ground for U.S. presidents in many ways, one of them for being photographed. Photography was still in its infancy, but we can go back and see how the man actually looked as he ran for congress,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/03/24-photographs-of-abe-lincoln-being-awesome/

CLOP

If you thought Bennett Foddy's QWOP was too difficult (or too short because you failed), then you'll like his newest game CLOP. It works like QWOP, but you are controlling a unicorn (or not). With four legs, the anim...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/03/clop/

6-Year-Old Gives 10 Reasons Not to Vote for Obama

(YouTube link) Whether you agree or disagree with president Obama, his policies, or the Democratic party he represents, you have to admit that 6-year-old Isaac Anthony is sticking to the golden rule of political campa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/03/6-year-old-gives-10-reasons-not-to-vote-for-obama/

Things to Recall About Total Recall

The Total Recall reboot comes out today, if you didn't already know. In honor of the remake, here are some fascinating facts about the original movie and the short story that inspired it all.WARNING:*/st...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/03/things-to-recall-about-total-recall/

Affirmation Bandages

Affirmation Bandages - $4.95 Are you in a funk? Don't let minor wounds keep you down. Heal thy self with Affirmation Bandages from the NeatoShop. Nothing fixes a boo-boo like the power of positive thinking and a yello...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/03/affirmation-bandages/

Magic Arms

(YouTube link) Emma Lavelle was born with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC), which means she does not normally have the strength to lift or use her arms. The WREX system is an exoskeleton that aids in supportin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/03/magic-arms/

20 Great Geeky Wedding Invitations

If you believe weddings should be more personal than traditional, you'll love some of the ideas couples have for sharing their happiness with the geeky interests they have in common. In a collection at Oddee, you'll...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/03/20-great-geeky-wedding-invitations/

Deep Water

[YouTube Clip] Sure, it looks funny that people are hanging out in boats when another guy is only ankle deep. This is one of the reasons that people distrust journalists, but there is an explanation. The "deep water"...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/03/deep-water/

Count the Photoshop Disasters

The model is lovely, but everything around her is a mess! I don't know how many actual Photoshop mistakes this image has because they seem to run into each other, but it's fun looking for them all. Learn more about i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/03/count-the-photoshop-disasters/

Almost 5,000 Flip Flops Wash Ashore On Chili Beach

In an epic display of environmental cleanup, volunteers gathered almost 5,000 flip flops (thongs to Australians) that had washed up on the shore of Cape York's Chili Beach in Queensland. It took marine conservatio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/03/almost-5000-flip-flops-wash-ashore-on-chili-beach/

How Skyrim Should Have Ended

(YouTube Link) I'm pretty sure that the hardcore gamers in the world have gotten their fill of the video game Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, but in case you're waiting for the perfect time to pick up this epic gaming experien...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/03/how-skyrim-should-have-ended/

3 Historical Food Fights

Any group of malcontents can dress up like American Indians and toss tea into a harbor to protest unfair taxation. But how many armies have actually mobilized over food? Real food—as in, “Leggo my Eggo … or I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/03/3-historical-food-fights/

Photographing The Yakuza Crime Family

Photographing the Yakuza crime family sounds like a dangerous task, but Anton Kusters seems to have no problem mingling with mobsters and getting some amazing shots. He spent two years capturing images from within...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/03/photographing-the-yakuza-crime-family/

Protect Your Identity And Look Creepy At The Same Time

This pixelated hood upgrades the creepy factor inherent in most ski masks, and makes anyone who wears one look like some sort of Minecraft killer. It's called The Pixelhead, and was created by Martin Backes to ser...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/03/protect-your-identity-and-look-creepy-at-the-same-time/










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