Archive for September 29th, 2012

Bacon Potato Fritter

That, dear Neatoramanauts, is the Colonel's Bacon Potato Fritter, which is basically mashed potato mixed with bacon, sour cream and herbs and then deep fried. Sadly, it's only available at KFC Japan: Link - via...

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Downloadable Weeping Angel Mask

Doctor Who fans know how terrifying the Weeping Angel is, and what an awesome Halloween costume it would be. Download and print your own mask! Link -via The Daily What Geekweeping angel, Doctor Who...

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If Disney Villains Had Won

It seems like fan art is all "Disney, Disney, Disney!" these days, but once in a while a worthy collection of images presents itself, like this series by Justin Turrentine that imagines what the ending of popular Disney...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/29/If-Disney-Villains-Had-Won/

Bullet Jewelry

Yesterday, I featured Andrew Tuohy's amazing high speed photo of a handgun being fired underwater. Tuohy is more than just a firearms expert. He's also skilled craftsman. At the top, you can find a floral sculpture-...

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Behind the Bowling Alley

Have you ever wondered what the a bowling alley looks like in those areas not open to the public? Redditor Kiowa707 is a student mechanic who works at a bowling alley, keeping the pinsetters functioning. He posted a seri...

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Roll Out the Burlap!

We roll out the red carpet for dignitaries and celebrities, but what about World War II fighters plane that need to land in battlefields without airstrips? For them, the Army rolled out the burlap:A FACTOR in Allied vict...

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CG Animated Short - The Butterfly Effect

(Vimeo Link)There's good looking CG animation and then there's The Butterfly Effect, a short that is so gorgeous I want to tell the creators Dan Sumich and Passion Pictures to reel it in a bit, because they're m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/29/CG-Animated-Short-The-Butterfly-Effect/

Hipster Paradox

Choose your fashion carefully! I'm no hipster, but maybe this is where Spandex may come in handy. From Sticky Comics, by Christiann MacAuley. Linkhipster, Sticky Comics...

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Duck Mask

Duck Mask - $21.95Halloween is coming! Are you hoping to find a mask that is a real quack-up? You need the Duck Mask from the NeatoShop. This latex masked, shaped like a duck, fits the bill.Be sure to check out the Neato...

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Beetlejuice Terrarium

A little gasoline ... blowtorch ... no problem. All you have to do to get your grubby paws on this Beetlejuice terrarium, sold by etsy seller Faceoftheearth is say "Beetlejuice" three times and then fork o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/29/Beetlejuice-Terrarium/

My Daughter, the Poet

Redditor geni91782 thought this fill-in-the-blank school assignment completed by his daughter was worth sharing. It certainly is. Link -via TYWKIWDBIkids, poetry...

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Queen Victoria, Artist

Among the Queen's talents was a gift for art. Victoria filled her notebooks with sketches and watercolors:From her subtle yet rich watercolors to her seemingly austere but remarkably expressive black-and-white ink sketch...

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10 Stupid, Crazy, Wonderful Gadget Fails

Remember when this microwave with a computer was launched? They said it would be handy for looking up recipes! The thing is -who needs a recipe to use a microwave? And the computers we already were using were fully capab...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/29/10-Stupid-Crazy-Wonderful-Gadget-Fails/

Ryan Gosling Face Chair

Hey girl. Do you want to sidle up to Ryan Gosling? Sure you do! But parking your butt next to Mr. Adorable turned out to be more difficult than not crying during The Notebook, so here's the next best thing: a li...

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Which Science Fiction Franchises Depict Space Warfare the Most Accurately?

It's all speculative, of course. Humans have never engaged in a space naval battle...that we know about. Star Trek and the like aren't real, but physics is. So Foreign Policy interviewed naval analyst C...

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In Which Nation Is Beer the Cheapest? USA! USA! USA!

Well, of course! Our national anthem began as a drinking song. That's the stock we come from. Behold our awesomeness:Analysts at UBS, a Swiss bank, have calculated that it takes a German earning the national median wage...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/29/In-What-Nation-Is-Beer-the-Cheapest-USA-USA-USA/

Flood Fill

Flood Fill is a simple game that gets maddeningly difficult as soon as you think you've got the hang of it. The point is to assign colors to a grid and not have any color blocks touch the same color. Good luck! Link -via...

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Susan Glenn

[http://youtu.be/YRB0i9-AUQs]Usually, AXE deodorant body spray takes the low road of advertising. Their ads - humorous and effective as they are - can be summed up simply as (boobs) "use this to get chicks" (boobs).But n...

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This Week at Neatorama

Guess what I got for my birthday -a brand new iMac! It's a shame that these things go obsolete so fast, but if I had any kind of normal job, the old one would have been fine. The old Mac Mini will still serve me well by...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/29/This-Week-at-Neatorama-121/

Koala Fuzzy Friends Slippers

Koala Fuzzy Friends Slippers - $20.95Can't get enough of your favorite marsupial? You need the super adorable Koala Fuzzy Friends Slippers from the NeatoShop. This comfy pair of slippers is perfect for spending a fun and...

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Recycled Tire Coffee Table

It's the perfect living room piece for the gearhead in your family. Instructables member bigern00 drilled holes for three wooden legs, then added shaped plywood supports and a wooden top to make this table a sturdy, dura...

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Get Sketchy With The Simpsons Drawing Club

Lovers of all things Simpsonian should take a gander at a fun new site called the Simpsons Drawing Club, where you'll discover mind melting masterpieces like the drippy drawing above by Sam Taylor entitled "Melthouse".Sa...

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You Damn Slimy Grape!

(Video Link)Don't you hate it when your food gets away from you like that? I love how into the grape he is and how kind his human is to give him a hand.Via I Can Has Cheezburger food, animals, cute, videos, bearded drago...

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How to Make Your Own Great Geek Hair Accessories

From headbands to barrettes, Fashionably Geek has a great tutorial on how to make your own great geek-inspired hair accessories. I want to learn how to make some of these great barrettes -especially the Star Wars ones.Li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/29/How-to-Make-Your-Own-Great-Geek-Hair-Accessories/

Game of Thrones House Sigils for Video Games

Geeking out with Game of Thrones sigils is always fun, even if you aren't concerned with the Lannisters and Westeros. That's why these video game house sigils are so great.Link Via Geeks Are Sexyhouse sigils, art, video...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/29/Game-of-Thrones-House-Sigils-for-Video-Games/

Deadly Looking Dueling Pistols Made Out Of Bones

Talk about dangerous looking weaponry!Wellington, New Zealand based artist Bruce Mahalski crafted these sharp looking dueling pistols out of skulls and small bones from cats, ferrets, and birds, and they look so cool I'm...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/29/Deadly-Looking-Dueling-Pistols-Made-Out-Of-Bones/

Wire Bonsai

Kevin Iris, an artist in Wisconsin, loved to grow bonsai trees. But he found shaping their growth with wire guides too challenging. Sometimes, he had as much wire as he did tree. This inspired him to begin wrapping and f...

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