Archive for August 12th, 2012

The Glass Staircase

I was enthralled by the image of what looked like a staircase of ice over at Tokyomango. No, it's not ice (that would be deadly slippery) - instead, the steps are made from optical g...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/12/The-Glass-Staircase/

Big Cats Eat Watermelons!

[youtube 8edVU2eo3AY] (YouTube link)The lions, tigers, and leopards (and other cats) at Big Cat Rescue cool off with some watermelons. That means both playing with them and nomming on them! -via Laughing Squidcats, water...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/12/Big-Cats-Eat-Watermelons/

Moleskine LEGO Large Ruled Notebook

Moleskine LEGO Large Ruled Notebook - $21.95Attention closet LEGO fanatics! Behold the limited edition Molesking LEGO Large Ruled Notebook from the NeatoShop. This amazing book features a themed black hardcover with embe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/12/Moleskine-LEGO-Large-Ruled-Notebook/

The Evolution of the Uneven Bars Event

[youtube 0Tid_Imnt0s] (YouTube link)From the 1950s to today, the sport of women's gymnastics has gone from "That's impressive!" to "These little girls aren't human, are they?" -via Cynical-COlympics, gymnastics...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/12/The-Evolution-of-the-Uneven-Bars-Event/

Foot-powered Washing Machine

Design students Alex Cabunoc and Ji A You visited Cerro Verde, a slum outside of Lima, Peru, as part of a challenge from the Design Matters program at Art Center College of Design, which focuses on social innovation.When...

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Kitten Drinks Milk

[youtube sgBbEq-eg7k] (YouTube link)Maybe I should have said "Kitten drinks milk ferociously." He knows what he wants! -via Arbroathkitten, cat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/12/Kitten-Drinks-Milk/

How to Eat Like Your Favorite Authors

 You've probably read more than once about how your favorite authors drank -and how to recreate their favorite beverages. But what about their favorite meals? Flavorwire has a literary collection of recipes such as...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/12/How-to-Eat-Like-Your-Favorite-Authors/

The Wizard of Meh

[youtube 0Fk2BaM1la0] (YouTube link)Music producer and remix artist Pogo (Nick Bertke) remixed some of the sounds heard in the film The Wizard of Oz. Then he put himself in the video! -via Laughing Squid Pogo, r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/12/The-Wizard-of-Meh/

80 Years of Lego

Ole Kirk Kristiansen established a business on August 10, 1932 that eventually became the LEGO company. But it didn't start out with building bricks and minifigs. He sold ladders, some furniture, and wooden toys. Eventua...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/12/80-Years-of-Lego/

Batman Fan Film: Puppet Master

[youtube 9_ioQP1XU3s](Video Link) FBI agent Edward Nigma will bring down Batman, the murderer of Harvey Dent. He'll stop at nothing to accomplish that goal--even if it means cutting a deal the mysterious crime...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/12/Batman-Fan-Film-iPuppet-Masteri/

Dragonborn Fluttershy

Modern Warmare's Dovahshy comes with an axe. But she doesn't need it. She has The Stare.Dovahshy’s gear is based on the in-game armor, and heavily improvised by me to fit the equine form. She has a holstered axe, w...

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The 100 Greatest Maniacal Laughs in Film

[youtube WaIJKM0sjdo](Video Link) Well, finally! I've been trying to teach my 3-year old how to laugh diabolically, but we're not making much progress. This compilation of the greatest, evilest la...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/12/The-100-Greatest-Maniacal-Laughs-in-Film/

Job of the Future: Space Travel Agent

Craig Curran has been a successful travel agent for thirty years by always keeping ahead of emerging trends. One of them, thanks to Virgin Galactic, is space tourism. Now, instead of selling airline tickets to Paris, he'...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/12/Job-of-the-Future-Space-Travel-Agent/

Lucie Cooking Oven Mitt With Bow

Lucie Cooking Oven Mitt With Bow - $9.95Is your cooking just to die for? Make sure you have an oven mitt that reflects your dangerously delicious culinary creations. Get the Lucie Cooking Oven Mitt With Bow from the Neat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/12/Lucie-Cooking-Oven-Mitt-With-Bow/

A Classy Replacement for the Fanny Pack: A Holster

Fanny packs are stylish and functional. Yet they has acquired popular scorn. Perhaps Jungle Tribe's leather alternatives made to look like holsters will fix that problem.Link -via The Breda Fallacyleather, bags, Etsy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/12/A-Modern-Replacement-for-the-Fanny-Pack-A-Holster/

Borg Wedding Cake

The theme of the wedding must have been "Resistance is Futile." It's a good thing pictures of the cake were taken, as it was quickly assimilated by Star Trek fans at the reception. This awesome Borg cake was mad...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/12/Borg-Wedding-Cake/

Spider Named for Sir David Attenborough

A newly-discovered species of goblin spider has been named in honor of British TV naturalist David Attenborough, and is now classified as Prethopalpus attenboroughi. The informal name will be Attenborough's gobl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/12/Spider-Named-for-Sir-David-Attenborough/

Geeky Nesting Dolls By BoBo Babushka

Nesting dolls, known as Matryoshka dolls in their native Russia, don't have to feature stoic faced babushkas in sarafans.Take these geeky nesting dolls for example, which were made by Etsy seller Irene Hwang aka BoBo Bab...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/12/Geeky-Nesting-Dolls-By-BoBo-Babushka/

Rubber Band Gatling Gun

(YouTube Link)The guy in this video has created the ultimate non-lethal squirrel deterrant- a rubber band gatling gun that fires 200 rounds with the crank of a wooden handle.Reloading looks like a huge pain in the neck,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/12/Rubber-Band-Gatling-Gun/

Kingdom Hearts Keyblades Never Used In The Series

These Keyblade designs for the Final Fantasy/Disney crossover video game series Kingdom Hearts were never used in the games for a good reason-they're just plain sick!They definitely would have added a t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/12/Rejected-Kingdom-Hearts-Keyblades/

This Real Life Fruit Ninja Shows Off His Deadly Playing Card Skills

(YouTube Link)Farmers markets across the globe better watch out, because the real life fruit ninja is coming to slice and dice produce with nothing more than an ordinary deck of playing cards.Ye Tongxin has been cultivat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/12/This-Real-Life-Fruit-Ninja-Shows-Off-His-Deadly-Playing-Card-Skills/

American Geeks Photographed In The Wild

Photographer Jake Warga has traveled the globe as a professional photojournalist, but none of his subjects have been as wild and wooly as the classic American geek.The geeks in this series have been captured in their nat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/12/American-Geeks-Photographed-In-The-Wild/

Ice Noodling

[youtube QEgUJCmEtpk] (YouTube link)Okay, who's got the best "In Soviet Russia" joke for this? It may look like a badass noodling expedition, but that's not what happened. He caught this fish with a line, but could not p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/12/Ice-Noodling/

Wilders Sculptures By Wilfrid Wood

These whimsical sculptures by Wilfrid Wood are based on characters involved in a not so whimsical event- the 2011 London riots.Wilfrid has captured the chaotic nature of these miscreants in clay, but rather than empoweri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/12/Wilders-Sculptures-By-Wilfrid-Wood/

Zombie Foot Dog Toy

 Zombie Foot Dog Toy - $9.95The zombie apocalypse is right around the corner. Are you looking for a way to prepare your canine companion? You need the Zombie Foot Dog Toy from the NeatoShop. This great little vinyl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/12/Zombie-Foot-Dog-Toy/

Meshworm: The Indestructible Worm Robot

[YouTube] It's not enough that "Meshworm", a new robot developed at MIT, Harvard University and Seoul National University, looks like a crawling worm, it...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/12/Meshworm-The-Soft-Robot-That-Survives-a-Hammer/

Color Pencil Tree

Artist Dave Rittinger proposed this "Color Pencil Tree" as a public art installation in Philadelphia. Now all he needs is a giant sheet of paper to complete the look! Link - via desi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/12/Color-Pencil-Tree/

Guess Who Showed Up to the Fishing Trip

Mark Peters went albacore fishing off Santa Cruz, California, when he got some unexpected visitors ... Hit play or go to Link [Vimeo] to find out who dropped (technically, swam) in!Mark Peters...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/12/Guess-Who-Showed-Up-to-the-Fishing-Trip/

Rejected Pitches For E.T.

(YouTube Link)This goofy little comedy video is part of a web series called Rejected Pitches, and this episode focuses on Spielberg and some studio execs sitting around talking about E.T.After watching...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/12/Rejected-Pitches-For-ET/

Dog Steals Cabbage

[youtube kui_29j1odo] (YouTube link)Maymo is the dog you loved in the video Beagle vs. Lemon. Now he's after a cabbage, which may make you uncomfortable if you've ever dealt with dog farts after your beloved pet ate cabb...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/12/Dog-Steals-Cabbage/
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