Archive for August 19th, 2012

Back to School Boot Camp

[youtube ul6uC6Sgp1Q] (YouTube link)Sit up straight and pay attention: do not eat paste, and do not take your pants off in front of the other students. Your parents will not be there. Some teachers are jerks. Some will b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/19/Back-to-School-Boot-Camp/

10 Great Artists’ Famous Calling Cards

Artists, filmakers, and authors often get into the habit of leaving a "calling card" -some quirky element that they've grown fond of- in many of their works. If you learn which ones are which, and you'll be able to ident...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/19/10-Great-Artists-Famous-Calling-Cards/

An Honest Trailer for The Hunger Games

[youtube _hp_xsUg9ws] (YouTube link)ScreenJunkies put together an honest trailer for The Hunger Games. I learned more about the story from this than I ever did from my kids, who have all read the books and seen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/19/An-Honest-Trailer-for-The-Hunger-Games/

Would You Buy A House Built on Top of a Shopping Mall?

Space is one thing you don't find easily in a city like Zhuzhou, Hunan province, China. But there is space on the rooftop of the Jiutian International Square shapping mall, and the owners have places four villas with law...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/19/Would-You-Buy-A-House-Built-on-Top-of-a-Shopping-Mall/

Vending Machine That Dispenses Dishes

[youtube 4QfWxSiVsDI](Video Link) This vending machine is actually a brilliant ad by the Grey agency in China. Corelle, maker of ceramic tableware, wants you to know that its dishes are so sturdy that they can...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/19/Vending-Machine-That-Dispenses-Dishes/

My Little Pony Rifle

I once promised that if someone ever made a Fluttershy Mosin-Nagant rifle, I would post it at Neatorama. This is not it, but it's awfully close: a Fluttershy SKS. The SKS was the Soviet Union's semi-automatic replacement...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/19/iMy-Little-Ponyi-Rifle/

H.R. Giger's Darth Vader

What would it be like if H.R. Giger had worked on Star Wars instead of Alien? Imperial forces would have been even more frightening, as Thomas Spanos's Darth Vader helmet illustrates.Link -via Supe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/19/HR-Gigers-Darth-Vader/

Windows Update

 I don't know where this is, but the lettering on the sign look Cyrillic to me. Maybe you can translate. There's no way this window job could have been easier (or better) than just replacing the originals where they...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/19/Windows-Update/

Blown Glass Spacecreft by Rik Allen

Artist Rik Allen makes these beautiful sculptural spaceships and rockets from metal and blown glass. There are even a couple of robotic creatures in his gallery! They pretty much embody the term "retro-futuristic." Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/19/Blown-Glass-Spacecreft-by-Rik-Allen/

What's Wrong with This Picture?

Greg Allen found this old coloring and activity book that dates back to the first movie in 1979. Can you spot all of the things wrong with this picture? You can find the answers after the jumpLink -via Retronaut 1....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/19/Whats-Wrong-with-This-Picture/

The Best and Worst Countries to be a Returning Athlete

Now that the Games are over and the athletes have gone home, what was waiting for them? In some nations, Olympic athletes are heroes, win or lose, while other nations could care less, at least officially. Either way, Mom...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/19/The-Best-and-Worst-Countries-to-be-a-Returning-Athlete/

Kitten vs. TWO Scary Things

[youtube 8-1F-CokXNU] (YouTube link)Once again, Ignoramusky adds the perfect music to a kitten video to make it something more than the sum of its parts. As far as I can tell, the name of the kitten is Филиус (Fili...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/19/Kitten-vs-TWO-Scary-Things/

The Latest Videos from Mars

The Mars Curiosity rover had its eyes wide open as it landed on the red planet. Meaning, the forward-facing camera was taking color images as it landed. In a couple of videos released by NASA, you can see the heat shield...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/19/The-Latest-Videos-from-Mars/

The Strange 1956 Tale of a "Virgin Birth"

In 1955, geneticist Helen Spurway discovered the phenomenon known as parthenogenisis: how some species procreate without a male. Spurway was studying guppies, but wanted to know if parthenogenisis, or "virgin birth," hap...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/19/The-Strange-1956-Tale-of-a-Virgin-Birth/

Cup-stacking Otter

[youtube wavh47RpLz4] (YouTube link)Nellie the sea otter lives at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma, Washington. The otters are given toys for entertainment and enrichment, and here you see Nellie stacking them...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/19/Cup-stacking-Otter/

Famous Album Covers Recreated with Socks

Have you ever considered socks as an art medium? The anonymous author of a Tumblr blog called Famous album covers recreated with my socks has, and apparently has quite a selection of socks to use! There are two pages of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/19/Famous-Album-Covers-Recreated-with-Socks/

Woody Woodpecker's Movie Cameos

[youtube 0bfSkBNs8fQ] (YouTube link)The clip is from 1960 film The Time Machine, produced and directed by George Pal, based on the H.G. Wells novel. Yes, you've seen this movie probably more than a few times. Bu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/19/Woody-Woodpeckers-Movie-Cameos/

10 Incredible Sea Forts

What you see here is the Red Sands sea fort six miles off the coast of England. It was used during World War II to guard against u-boats and aircraft attack. As you can probably guess, the was an unpopular post, and was...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/19/10-Incredible-Sea-Forts/

Taberna Moe's

In Spain, The Simpsons is so popular that the reruns are broadcast several times a day. It's no wonder a tavern owner wanted his establishment to be Moe's. But when the pull-down door is closed, Homer is upset!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/19/Taberna-Moes/

25 Delightful Adaptations of Stormtrooper Costumes

Stormtrooper costumes are so overdone that I rarely even take pictures of them when I see Comic Con, that's why it's always so refreshingly delightful to see someone inject some originality into the costume. Here's a gal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/19/25-Delightful-Adaptations-of-Stormtrooper-Costumes/

Building M.C. Escher with a 3D Printer

[youtube cmr4HqjSSw4](Video Link) Computer science researchers at Technion--Israel Institute of Technology found that they could design physical models of that resemble M.C. Escher's complex, impossible objects...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/19/Building-MC-Escher-with-a-3D-Printer/

Beautiful Tropical Birds Created In LEGOs

Bird watching is a great hobby, but sometimes it's just so tiresome. That's why these gorgeous LEGO versions of tropical birds by Thomas Poulsom are just so delightful. It's like getting all of the beauty without any of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/19/Beautiful-Tropical-Birds-Created-In-LEGOs/

Morning Rush Hour on the Chesapeake Bay

That's what redditor nwootten named this picture. Isn't it the loveliest rush hour you've seen all week? LinkChesapeake Bay, seascape, seagulls...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/19/Morning-Rush-Hour-on-the-Chesapeake-Bay/
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