Archive for September 12th, 2012

Iconic Movie Roles and the Actors Who Almost Turned Them Down

Photo credit: Murray Close“Just saying yes to this one thing could completely change my life, and I don’t know if it’s going to be for the better.” - Jennifer Lawrence on taking the role of Katnis...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/12/Iconic-Movie-Roles-and-the-Actors-Who-Almost-Turned-Them-Down/

Fruit Salad Trees

Most big fruit tree orchards use grafted trees to combine a sturdier trunk and root plant with delicate branches that produce tasty and consistent fruit. A long-dead fruit tree can keep bearing fruit from branches attach...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/12/Fruit-Salad-Trees/

Slow Motion Ninja Battle Looks More Like A Dance Routine

(YouTube Link)Is this a fierce ninja battle or a dance off?Methinks it's a little of both, for the sake of audience amusement.It's a good thing that someone captured this deadly battle between men in tight black dance at...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/12/Slow-Motion-Ninja-Battle-Looks-More-Like-A-Dance-Routine/

Candy Corn Oreo Fudge

So you've got a bag of candy corn Oreos? Aren't they awesome!? Now let's take them to the next level and make fudge with them. The blogger behind Success Along the Weigh added white chocolate and condensed milk to make t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/12/Candy-Corn-Oreo-Fudge/

Animals on Trial

In medieval Europe, it was common for animals to be put on trial and sentenced to punishment as if they understood the proceedings. Livestock and wild animals would be tried for assault or murder of a human, insects and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/12/Animals-on-Trial-2/

The Great Buttons off Kanagawa

WBK The Great Wave - inspired by Hokusai's iconic The Great Wave off Kanagawa Playtful art? deviantARTist Work by Knight (WBK) has got that on the button. The Australian art...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/12/The-Great-Buttons-off-Kanagawa/

This $9 Cardboard Bike Can Support Riders Up To 485lbs

It's cheap, it's lightweight, and it runs on renewable energy. Best of all, it actually exists. Izhar Gafni has worked in a number of fields, but until recently, cardboard bike design wasn't one of them. Inspired by...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/12/This-9-Cardboard-Bike-Can-Support-Riders-Up-To-485lbs/

Pushed to the Limit

In 1952, Air Force Captain James Robinson Risner and his wingman 1st Lieutenant Joe Logan chased enemy MiGs across Korea into Chinese territory. After the battle, Logan's plane was disabled and leaking oil and fuel. Inst...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/12/Pushed-to-the-Limit/

Mugshot Doppelgänger

When art director Michael Jason Enriquez came across a set of mugshots of Australian criminals from the 1920s, he was amazed at how stylish they were: The tacky looking mugsho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/12/Mugshot-Doppelgnger/

Hello Kitty Halloween Deluxe Mix

Hello Kitty Halloween Deluxe Mix - $2.95Hello-ween is right around the corner and what would the holiday be without Hello Kitty candy? The Hello Kitty Halloween Deluxe mix from the NeatoShop is a hauntingly rich ble...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/12/Hello-Kitty-Halloween-Deluxe-Mix/

A Soft Pack Of Spooky Sock Monkeys

Plush artist Kim-Lan Cornell created these one of a kind spooky sock monkeys which are all dressed up for Halloween!There's a peglegged pirate, a grim reaper, a zombie, an alien, a creature from the sock lagoon and more...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/11/A-Soft-Pack-Of-Spooky-Sock-Monkeys/

Venom Body Paint

Georgette at Devious Body Art is a professional body paint artist. Here's a super-scary job she did turning a man into Spider-Man's archenemy Venom. See more of him at Geeks Are Sexy. LinkPreviously: Ven...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/12/Venom-Body-Paint/

Baked Electronics

Your radio should be done now, so take it out of the oven. Don't turn it on until it's had time to cool.Debbi Nitsan added electrical components to bread loaves so that they'd look like clocks, computer mice, radios and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/12/Baked-Electronics/

Long Exposure Fireworks Photography by David Johnson

This went round the Interweb a while ago, but I was too awestruck by its awesomeness that it took me a while to pick up my jaw off the floor and post it on this blog. You're looking...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/12/Long-Exposure-Fireworks-Photography-by-David-Johnson/

To the Bat Cave!

[http://youtu.be/BKv6f3HCdVY] (YouTube link)Bat biologist Nickolay Hristov of Wonston-Salem University uses cutting-edge video technology to see bats in new ways that will blow your mind. -via Boing Boingbats...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/12/To-the-Bat-Cave/

This 1939 Map of Physics Is an Old-School Mashup of Science and Geography

The journey through Physics can be a treacherous one filled with many setbacks. Thankfully, an enterprising soul decided to sit down in 1939 and draw up a map. The Map of Physics is a "a brief historical outline of the s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/12/This-1939-Map-of-Physics-Is-an-Old-School-Mashup-of-Science-and-Geography/

Europeana: Europe's Digital Library with Over 23 Million Objects from 2,200 Institutions in 33 Countries

This is epic. No, it's more than epic. It's Europeana, Europe's digital library which aggregates over 23 million artworks, books, photographs, recordings and films from over 2,200 contributing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/12/Europeana-Europes-Digital-Library-with-Over-23-Million-Objects-from-2200-Institutions-in-33-Countries/

Man Plants Guitar-Shaped Forest to Honor His Late Wife

Pedro Ureta's wife Graciela liked the idea of planting an enormous image on their property that could be seen from above. But they were busy and put off the project until later. Then, in 1977, Graciela died suddenly.To h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/12/Man-Plants-Guitar-Shaped-Forest-to-Honor-His-Late-Wife/

The Aquarium Bed and Other Weirdly Luxurious Resting Places

"Sleeping with the fishes" takes on a less sinister meaning thanks to a new bed design that places your head directly below a 650-gallon fish tank. For the low, low price of $11,500, you can rest easy knowing you do...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/12/The-Aquarium-Bed-and-Other-Weirdly-Luxurious-Resting-Places/

10 Cave Homes We’d Like to Live In

Living in an underground cave has many advantages: they are sturdy, well-insulated, energy-efficient, and who cares about all that, because it's just plain cool! Shown here is Cottage Cave, a home established ov...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/12/10-Cave-Homes-Wed-Like-to-Live-In/

Batgirl Onesie

Batgirl Onesie - $35.95Halloween is coming! Are you looking for the perfect outfit for your super stylish geeky baby? You need the adorable Batgirl Onesie from the NeatoShop. This fantadtic costume comes with tutu,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/12/Batgirl-Onesie/

Geeky Kitty Pincushions

Never bring a pin to a lightsaber fight. Still, I think I'll win this fight. Etsy seller Fat Cat Crafts makes feline pincushions inspired by Star Wars, Star Trek, Doctor Who, Super Mario Br...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/12/Geeky-Kitty-Pincushions/

The M*A*S*H Still

The most memorable prop from the TV show M*A*S*H would be the sign that shows how far away the character's hometowns were. But second to that is the still that Hawkeye, Trapper, and B.J. used to distill their ow...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/12/The-MASH-Still/

Old Man Crippled by Polio Spends His Life Building a Helicopter

[vimeo 35545694](Video Link) Agustín lives in Siguatepeque, Honduras. As a child, polio broke his body and left him nearly immobile. But Agustín had a dream: he would build a helicopter....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/12/Old-Man-Crippled-by-Polio-Spends-His-Life-Building-a-Helicopter/

Letting the Cat Out of the Bag

Redditor mrfahrenheit94 tells the story of an elementary teacher. She didn't believe her young student when he said he'd brought his cat to school -until he opened his backpack! The child's parents were called to come pi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/12/Letting-the-Cat-Out-of-the-Bag/

The Pizzas of Catan

Sean Pulsfort made and ate this game with his friends. Judging from some of the topping choices, some areas are unsuitable for habitation.Link -via NerdcoreSettlers of Catan, pizzas...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/12/The-Pizzas-of-Catan/

Where's That Dog?

[http://youtu.be/HobjntNOjPo] (YouTube link)We can hear him, but he doesn't want to respond to his owner's whistle. Can you find the dog in this video? -via the Presurfer dog, parrot, bark...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/12/Wheres-That-Dog/

Would You Hire a Male Nanny?

Norland College in the United Kingdom is renowned for training the best nannies for the wealthiest homes in the world. And now, thanks to Michael Kenny, Norland has its first male student:"I wanted to work with children...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/12/Would-You-Hire-a-Male-Nanny/

8 Animals Who Have Tried Their Paws & Hooves At Politics

Election time is coming soon and it won’t be long soon before the candidates really start showing their teeth as they try to rip one another to shreds. Of course, if you think most politicians act like animals, wel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/12/8-Animals-Who-Have-Tried-Their-Paws-Hooves-At-Politics/

In the Future, People Will Use Bacon as Currency

[youtube 5oES-50mauE](Video Link) At least, that's the premise of an advertising stunt launched by Oscar Mayer. The company thinks that its new thick-cut bacon is so good that people will accept it in place of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/12/In-the-Future-Bacon-Will-Be-Used-as-Currency/










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