Archive for September 16th, 2012

Strange Sculptural Objects By Rachel De Joode

If you like your sculptures ordinarily bizarre then the works of Rachel De Joode should really float your boat.With unusual arrangements of otherwise mundane objects, Rachel's vision makes the world look like a very stra...

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Grad School Utility Chart

From Jorge Cham's PhD Comics, here is the grad school utility chart. I can tell you from personal experience this is absolutely true: Link - via I Love Chartsgraduate school, PhD Com...

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Pac-Man Is a Lovecraft Story Written by Kafka

The always funny and always intellectually demanding Zach Weinersmith plumbs the depths of the human experience in today's issue of the webcomic Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal. If you think that Pac-...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/16/Pac-Man-Is-a-Lovecraft-Story-Written-by-Kafka/

A Christmas Story Bunny Suit

 A Christmas Story Bunny Suit - $59.95Are you looking for a Halloween costume that will take you all the way through Christmas and probably Easter? You need the A Christmas Story Bunny Suit from the NeatoShop. This...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/16/A-Christmas-Story-Bunny-Suit/

This is What Happened When a Paint Truck Rolled Over

Truck accidents usually make a mess on the road, but this truck roll over in the Brazilian town of Manaus made a particularly colorful mess. The truck was carrying about 28,000 pounds of paint...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/16/This-is-What-Happened-When-a-Paint-Truck-Rolled-Over/

Drawn to Facts No. 004: An elephant can smell water 3 miles away

Illustration by Maya AssadFact: An elephant can smell water 3 miles away.Check out all of our illustrated facts here.Drawn To...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/16/Drawn-to-Facts-No-004-An-elephant-can-smell-water-3-miles-away/

The Cure for Greed

[http://vimeo.com/47717259] (vimeo link)Dutch artist Diddo created a work called The Cure For Greed, consisting of a gold-plated syringe containing ink collected from U.S. currency. Read the artist's statement and see ph...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/16/The-Cure-for-Greed/

Afterlife: Skeletons of Light

<!--gallery(1)-->Skeletons made of light cavort like you and I do -sort of. They do seem to have a lot of fun! The 65 photographs called "Afterlife" are the creations of light sculptor Darius Twin. The rest are pos...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/16/Afterlife-Skeletons-of-Light/

If You Can Read This, Thank Your Music Teacher

Via the Neatorama Facebook page, where you can find more neat stuff every day!music, musical note...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/16/If-You-Can-Read-This-Thank-Your-Music-Teacher/

Steampunk K-9

Will James Richardson-Brown's K-1889 unit aid the Doctor in his adventures? Affirmative. Will its brass gears actually turn? Negative.Link -via EPBOTDoctor Who, steampunk...

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The Sexiest Bus Ad You'll See Today

[http://youtu.be/acq5CGbUgfs] With an ad like that, who doesn't want to ride the bus? Danish public transportation agency Midttrafik commissioned this spot by agency M2Film to make ri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/16/The-Sexiest-Bus-Ad-Youll-See-Today/

15 Crazy Hangover Cures from Around the World

There's a good chance a few of you have a hangover this morning. If your standby Alka-Selzer-and-cheeseburger remedy isn't doing it for you, you'll be happy to know that there are other options. Well, you'll be happy unt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/16/15-Crazy-Hangover-Cures-from-Around-the-World/

Judge Wed then Sentenced Groom to Prison

Where did you go on your honeymoon? Larry Allen Austin spent his in prison. He was sent there after pleading guilty to a firearm charge, and the judge who sentenced him was the same man who ma...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/16/Judge-Wed-then-Sentenced-Groom-to-Prison/

Bar Gets Pregnancy Test Vending Machine for Female Customers

Healthy Brains for Children, a non-profit organization in the Minneapolis, Minnesota area, wants to reduce the incidence of fetal alchohol syndrome. So it plans to put 100 vending machines in bars to sell pregnancy tests...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/16/Bar-Gets-Pregnancy-Test-Vending-Machine-for-Female-Customers/

Tom and Jerry Plush Slippers

Tom and Jerry Plush Slippers - $19.95Life can be a real rat race. The weekend is here and it's time to put the mayhem and destruction of your workweek behind you. Kick off your shoes and and put on your favorite comfy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/16/Tom-and-Jerry-Plush-Slippers/

Moondoggle: The Forgotten Opposition to the Apollo Program

The Apollo lunar landings are arguably the greatest achievements in American history. Six times we landed men on the moon and brought them back to Earth. And then, in 1972, we...stopped. We just stopped sending people on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/16/Moondoggle-The-Forgotten-Opposition-to-the-Apollo-Program/

Hungry In (Your City)?

If you're into food, you're going to want to check out this new show on the YouTube premium channel, Hungry. The show is call Hungry In... (New York) (Austin) (Los Angeles) (San Fran) (etc) and is sort of like the Food N...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/16/Hungry-In-Your-City/

My Little Chopper

Why? Because YOLO. Because Equestria is best seen with the wind whipping through your mane. That is probably why Anime Amy sculpted this custom pony with a working LED headlight and, presumably, thunderous pipes.Link -vi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/16/My-Little-Chopper/

Fifty Shades of "OMG, No Way"

From the This Is Probably a Bad Idea files, here is a collection of Fifty Shades of Grey tie-in products that maybe should have been considered more carefully before actually hitting production. From onesies of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/16/Fifty-Shades-of-OMG-No-Way/

Amphibious Scooter Crossing the Thames, 1965

[youtube XiW5SLQX2w8](Video Link) Why didn't these catch on? Oh, the surfboards may have been unwieldy in heavy (road) traffic. But they were clearly effective at attracting the attention of fetching young ladi...

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25 Unfortunate Local News Interviewee Descriptions

True story: One of my friends was once interviewed by the local news during a Black Friday shopping spree. The caption under her name simply read "Woman," which we laughed about for a few minutes and I never remembered u...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/16/25-Unfortunate-Local-News-Interviewee-Descriptions/

Happy National Play-Doh Day!

Did you know today is National Play-Doh Day? While most of us without kids might not have any of the clay on hand to celebrate, we certainly can remember the great times we had with it as youngsters and honor the wonderf...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/16/Happy-National-Play-Doh-Day/

Pee Wee Themed Fun At Fafa's Playhouse

(YouTube Link)FaFa's Playhouse is brought to you by Glove and Boots and the letters P-W, as in Pee Wee Herman!Watch a couple of puppets pay homage to the comedic genius in a suit and bow tie known as Mr. Herman, aka Paul...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/16/Fafas-Playhouse/

The Most Beautiful College Dorms in the World

So, you got stuck in a 1970s-built bunker with no air conditioning and a smelly roommate? Some college dorms are like that, even to the point of splitting rooms into more rooms to make room for all those incoming freshma...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/16/The-Most-Beautiful-College-Dorms-in-the-World/

And Here Are Some Bear Cubs Playing with Rope Swings

[http://youtu.be/Kk9L4BkKYXo]They're so cute when they're too small to maul you to death. According to The FW, YouTube user pennywhelan took the footage in her backyard. It's not terribly uncommon — if you live in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/16/And-Here-Are-Some-Bear-Cubs-Playing-with-Rope-Swings/

Nice Bass Trophy Head

Nice Bass Trophy Head - $29.95Do you have a really nice bass? Show it off this Halloween with the Nice Bass Trophy Head from the NeatoShop. This fabulous polyfoam costume is the story of legends. Warning:*/strong...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/16/Nice-Bass-Trophy-Head/

Onion Soufflé Cooked Inside an Onion

First, boil the onions to soften them. Then core them down to one or two layers. Don't go too thin, or you'll later suffer a containment breach. Fill them with the soufflé mix and bake for 30 minutes at about 400&...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/16/Onion-Souffl-Cooked-Inside-an-Onion/

Diabolical Death Rays from the PopSci Archives

Death rays and high tech weapons were popular fixtures in popular fiction of the 20s and 30s, but it turns out they were also on the minds of scientists at the time, too, who strove to recreate some of scifi's most devas...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/16/Diabolical-Death-Rays-from-the-PopSci-Archives/

IBM Scientists Distinguish Individual Molecular Bonds

IBM scientists in Zurich, Switzerland, who captured the first close-up image of a single molecule (a pentacene back in 2009), and the charge distribution of a single molecule, has scored...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/16/IBM-Scientists-Distinguish-Individual-Molecular-Bonds/




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