Archive for August 15th, 2012

Psychedelic Critter Statues By Troy Emery

These wild and wooly critter statues were created by a crafty Australian artist named Troy Emery.Troy starts with a taxidermy foam body form and adds craft materials to the body, like brightly colored yarn, pompoms and p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/15/Shaggy-Critter-Statues-By-Troy-Emery/

We're NASA and We Know It

[youtube QFvNhsWMU0c] (YouTube link)The comedy group Satire melds the awesomeness of NASA's Curiosity mission and the catchy tune of LMFAO's "I'm Sexy and I Know It." Read more about it at the Washington Post. Link -via...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/15/Were-NASA-and-We-Know-It/

Is Divorce Contagious?

You've heard the statistics before: half of all marriages in the United States end in divorce. But why is the rate so high? M. Christian Green of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/15/Is-Divorce-Contagious/

Kit Kat Cake Topped with M&Ms

The cake is only topped with M&Ms; it's not M&Ms all the way down. There's a vanilla cake buried under all of that chocolate candy. But that's as it should be, lest its eaters suffer death by chocolate....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/15/Kit-Kat-Cake-Topped-with-MMs/

How To Prepare For a Job Interview

Got a job interview? Are you anxious? Here's a little mind trick that you can do to prepare yourself, courtesy of Lumberjack Films and Star Wars. Geeks Are Sexy has the clip: Link [Y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/15/How-To-Prepare-For-a-Job-Interview/

Pirate's Grog Barrel Water Bottle

Pirate's Grog Barrel Water Bottle - $39.95 (sold individually)Being a pirate is thirsty work. Make sure you stay properly hydrated with the Pirate's Grog Barrel Water Bottle from the NeatoShop. This fantastic water bottl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/15/Pirates-Grog-Barrel-Water-Bottle/

Car Mechanics Wear Kilts to Stay Cool

At O'Brien Auto Performance in Tulsa, Oklahoma, kilt-wearing mechanics will fix your car while Celtic music plays in the background. Just be careful where you look:David said wearing a kilt working on and under cars requ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/15/Car-Mechanics-Wear-Kilts-to-Stay-Cool/

The Blister Pack Avenger

Here's the superhero we could all use from time to time! Our pal Dan Piraro of Bizarro Comic brings us (drum roll, please) The Blister Pack Avenger!Bizarro Comic, blister pack...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/15/The-Blister-Pack-Avenger/

What Futurama Characters Would Look Like In Real Life

This series of realistic renditions by Jared Krichevsky shows what those crazy aliens from Futurama might look like in real life, and they're downright scary!Jared even managed to make mild mannered Kif look rather repul...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/15/What-Futurama-Characters-Would-Look-Like-In-Real-Life/

Should Mentally Disabled People Hold Political Offices?

That's the question that's being put to the test in the city of Ghent, Belgium. Didier Peleman, a 41-year old man with mental disability, has sparked a controversy whether a mentally disable...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/15/Should-Mentally-Disabled-People-Hold-Political-Offices/

Ammo Box Speaker

Dustin White made the ultimate office accessory: speakers built inside old .50 caliber ammunition boxes. You can find his instructions at the link and make your own.Link -via Everyday, No Days Offammunition boxes, speake...

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Why Should You Get On the Internet?

[youtube 4m4KZHDVWRE] (YouTube link)This seems like a pretty low-key promotion for students, until you realize it was produced 17 years ago! From the YouTube page:This Public Service Announcement (PSA) was produced in 19...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/15/Why-Should-You-Get-On-the-Internet/

Teenagers Try to Assault Kung Fu Expert

Don't attack people. Your victims may not be as weak as they appear, as two teenagers in Vancouver, Washington discovered when they tried to grope Priscilla Dang:One pulled in front of her as the other groped her from be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/15/Teenagers-Try-to-Assault-Kung-Fu-Expert/

Direct Permalinks for Google Drive

If you've ever researched Internet-based data storage, you're probably familiar with Dropbox, Amazon Cloud Drive, and other similar services. Google recently threw their hat into the ring by merging Google Docs into thei...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/15/Direct-Permalinks-for-Google-Drive/

Coloso Wants To Share His Power With You

This is Coloso, and he's a massive electrical tower shaped like a robot that was created by art collective Doma for the Tecnopolis 2012 exhibition in Argentina.He looks friendly enough, but if you try to give him a hug y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/15/Coloso-Wants-To-Share-His-Power-With-You/

Giraffe Terrifies Visitor to Safari Park

[youtube 9A3Fxc00ZyQ](Video Link)Next on When Animals Attack: an ordinary mom thinks that she's going to have an ordinary day. But then she wandered into a safari park and met...The Tongue.-via Super Punchg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/15/Giraffe-Terrifies-Visitor-to-Safari-Park/

Hello Kitty White Face Shoulder Bag

Hello Kitty White Face Shoulder Bag - $74.95Attention Hello Kitty fans! Are you still looking for that purr-fect back to school accessory! Behold the fabulous Hello Kitty White Face Shoulder Bag from the NeatoShop. This...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/15/Hello-Kitty-White-Face-Shoulder-Bag/

A Map of American State Stereotypes

This interactive map of the U.S. was constructed using Google's autocomplete feature. For each state, the search form was filled in with “Why is [insert state] so “ and the autocomplete results were noted, an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/15/A-Map-of-American-State-Stereotypes/

Donkey Kong Was Only The Beginning...

Digital artist Julien Bazinet has taken the classic arcade game Donkey Kong and recast it with some of pop culture's most beloved characters, creating simulated screens for an out of this world platformer.Villai...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/15/Donkey-Kong-Was-Only-The-Beginning/

Camel + Llama = Cama

It sounds like the beginning of a joke: what do you get when you cross a camel with a llama? You get a cama, thanks to the efforts of the Camel Reproduction Center in Dubai. Camas are said to be friendlier than a camel a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/15/Camel-Llama-Cama/

Are You So Rich You Need Gold Shoe Laces?

So here's something that exists....shoe laces made completely with gold or silver. Each pair takes 120 hours of sweat shop labor to complete through an intensively straining process. The gold laces go for a measley $19,0...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/15/Are-You-So-Rich-You-Need-Gold-Shoe-Laces/

The Most Useful Dog Trick Ever

(Video Link)Psshh... Lassie might save your life, but where is she when you need some refreshment? That's what I thought.Via I Can Has Cheezburgerdogs, pets, videos, beer, dog tricks, lassie, animals...

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2012 Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest Winners

The English Department at San Jose State University sponsors the annual Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest for the opening sentence to "the worst of all possible novels." The competition is named for author Edward George Bulw...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/15/2012-Bulwer-Lytton-Fiction-Contest-Winners/

Called Out on a Summer Reading List

When a student couldn't finish his summer reading assignments, he turned to Yahoo! Answers for help. He asked for someone to summarize the novel The Boy Who Couldn't Sleep And Never Had To for him, as the beginn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/15/Called-Out-on-a-Summer-Reading-List/

An Angler Fish Tricycle

While these look like they'd be perfect for Burning Man, they were actually created by Australian design collective Group D so they were instead presented at the Vivid Sydney Festival.I don't know about you guys, but I'd...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/15/An-Angler-Fish-Tricycle/

Happy (Belated) Birthday, Neatorama!

We've been so busy with the new site that Neatorama's seventh anniversary just slipped right past me! Alex is not one to celebrate such things, so I feel the need to point out that Neatorama was born on August 9th, 2005,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/15/Happy-Belated-Birthday-Neatorama/

Colorful Felt Collages By Jacopo Rosati

These cool felt collages are by Italian artist Jacopo Rosati, who understands the value of adding a bit of fuzzy warmth to his artworks.With works ranging from warm and fuzzy felt to slick, simple graphic design, taking...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/15/Cool-Felt-Collages-By-Jacopo-Rosati/

Why People Brag

Hey, did we tell you how we know why people brag? Y'know because we're pretty smart and all, and we read the Wall Street Journal, like all smart people do. Anyhoo. Here's why:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/15/Why-People-Brag/

Pontiac GTO Station Wagon

Blow it out, little GTO. But do it in a family-friendly style. Chris Meirose spotted this modified muscle car at his local county fair. Appropriately, there's a surfboard sticking out of the back.Link -via Glenn Reynolds...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/15/Pontiac-GTO-Station-Wagon/

Five Fortunes Found at Thrift Shops

If you shop at thrift stores, then you already know that there are many great deals available to help you deck out your home, or some affordable outfits, but for some people, minor thrift store purchases have left them w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/15/Five-Fortunes-Found-at-Thrift-Shops/










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