Archive for October 4th, 2012

Raiders of the Lost Ark, the 16-bit Animation

FoldsFive became known around the internet for the pixel .gif versions of all the Star Wars films (well, the three good ones, at least). Now they've put together an animated .gif version of Raiders of the Lo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/04/Raiders-of-the-Lost-Ark-the-16-bit-Animation/

Exquisite Pistol Knife

Bruce Bump is a master craftsman of knives, axes and cominbations thereof with guns. His gallery is simply breathtaking. This piece is typical. It has an engraved 3000-layer folding blade and a .22 caliber muzzle loading...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/04/Exquisite-Pistol-Knife/

Human-Powered Freerunning Machine

[http://youtu.be/4MiYtvbK4JY] (YouTube link)Take a Rube Goldberg contraption and replacec some moving parts with free runners. Parkour power! The result is awesome to watch, but you have to wonder if these guys will ever...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/04/Human-Powered-Freerunning-Machine/

The Motocrossboard Is an All-Terrain Motorized Skateboard

And it's designed for more than just recreation. Andy Keel, the inventor of the motocrossboard, sees it as an excellent vehicle for military forces. Keel envisions future soldiers moving rapidly through enemy territory o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/04/The-Motocrossboard-Is-an-All-Terrain-Motorized-Skateboard/

Ban This Book

Grant Snider of Incidental Comics is marking Banned Books Week with a comic about censorship. Link -via Nag on the LakeGrant Snider, Incidental Comics, Banned Books Week, books...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/04/Ban-This-Book/

Axe Bookshelves

The good news is that you won't need a hammer and nails to hang this bookcase. Just aim and swing vigorously. Yanik Balzer and Max Kuwertz of the Köln International School of Design made it and other whims...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/04/Axe-Bookshelves/

That's No Pumpkin!

Etsy seller Cricket Willis painted this fake pumpkin with ultraviolet paint that glows under black light. At her shop you can also find a cow vertebra painted with the silhouettes of curvaceous women and hilariously enti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/04/Death-Star-Glow-in-the-Dark-Pumpkin/

Woman Transforms Herself Into A Wide Eyed Anime Character

(YouTube Link)Recently we posted a DIY tutorial on creating an anime eye look with makeup, a simple and easy way to give yourself that wide-eyed look and complete your costume.But if you want to attempt a more detailed a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/04/Woman-Transforms-Herself-Into-A-Wide-Eyed-Anime-Character/

Sushi Touch-and-Feel Stroller Cards

Sushi Touch-and-Feel Stroller Cards - $9.95Your baby is sophisticated and chic. Ordinary stroller toys just won't do. You need the Sushi Touch-and-Feel Stroller cards from the NeatoShop. This hip set features colorful su...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/04/Sushi-Touch-and-Feel-Stroller-Cards/

Black Mambas are Good for Something

The black mamba snake is a very fast and dangerous snake that can strike before you ever know what hit you. Its venom can be deadly, but scientists have found it also has a surprisingly beneficial painkiller in it, which...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/04/Black-Mambas-are-Good-for-Something/

Ghoulishly Good Peanut Butter Eyeball Truffles

Here's a recipe for a sweet treat that almost looks too gross to eat, but is sure to delight even the most discriminating Halloweenies.Now you too can follow the link below and learn how to make your own peanut butter ey...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/04/Creepy-Peanut-Butter-Eyeball-Truffles/

West Point Style

[http://youtu.be/Aa4RLoG9234] (YouTube link)Honestly, I'm only posting about one in every fifteen "Gangnam Style" videos I see …but this is good. Well, Navy fans might take exception. West Point cadets give a U.S....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/04/West-Point-Style/

Like-A-Hug

Remember the jacket that hugged you with plush hands? This vest by MIT's Melissa Kit Chow, along with Andy Payne and Phil Seaton, is the hi-tech version. It gives you a squeeze when you receive a Facebook like!Like-A-Hug...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/04/Like-A-Hug/

Bowling Fails

[http://youtu.be/FpMZMW8Fw20] (YouTube link)You know why they make you change shoes at a bowling alley? It's not because they want to protect the floors. It's not because they need the extra $2 from every player. It's be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/04/Bowling-Fails/

Ranking the 10 Best Cinematic Draculas

Any list that declares one character portrayal better than the next will surely draw differing opinions, but it's nice to stroll through Hollywood history and revisit the different interpretations of Dracula. I was a lit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/04/Ranking-the-10-Best-Cinematic-Draculas/

Springtime

[http://youtu.be/ITZiZcHfj8s] (YouTube link)Animator Simon Tofield posted a video about his cat in October and named it Springtime. It will make sense after you watch it. -via Irene's InternetPreviously:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/04/Springtime/

Aerodynamics: From Art to Science - 5 Stunning Streamlined Cars

A wonderful, new exhibit has opened at The Peterson Museum in Los Angeles called Aerodynamics: From Art to Science. According to me and my 5-year-old, Jack, here are the highlights...1. 1955 Streamline X "Gi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/04/Aerodynamics-From-Art-to-Science-5-Stunning-Streamlined-Cars/

Your Brain on Marijuana

[http://youtu.be/oeF6rFN9org] (YouTube link)How does marijuana affect your brain? Here's the totally non-political neurochemistry explanation from AsapSCIENCE. Written by Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown. -via The Daily...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/04/Your-Brain-on-Marijuana/

Adventure Time Statue Made of More Than 4,000 1-Inch Wooden Cubes

This pixelated Finn by Evan Henry gives you a thumbs up and an invitation to join him. The sword is removable, but it keeps the sculpture balanced and you'll just make Finn mad anyway.Link -via ItBitAdventure Time, Etsy,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/04/iAdventure-Timei-Statue-Made-of-More-Than-4000-1-Inch-Wooden-Cubes/

Batman Plush Slippers

Batman Plush Slippers - $19.95After a hard day fighting bad guys and escaping the vicious ensarements of your enemies it's time to relax and unwind. Kick off your boots and get cozy with the Batman Plush Slippers from...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/04/Batman-Plush-Slippers/

Playing with Pencil Shavings

Artist Marta Altés uses her imagination to design and draw cute illustrations using pencil shavings! See the entire series (so far) at her website. Link  -via Laughing SquidMarta Altes, art, pencil shavings...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/04/Playing-with-Pencil-Shavings/

Bob Ross Feeding a Squirrel

[youtube GVgQmPDkHOY](Video Link) This video will blow out your serenity capacitors, so open the pressure valves before starting it. Here's Bob Ross, the artist famous for his happy little clouds, feeding a squ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/04/Bob-Ross-Feeding-a-Squirrel/

New Fanged Dwarf Dinosaur Found

This dinosaur looks like some taxidermist is trying to pull a fast one, but it's a model of what scientists think Pegomastax africanus may have looked like. And it's tiny -only about two feet long. You'd hate to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/04/New-Fanged-Dwarf-Dinosaur-Found/

Maru Loves His Long Box

(Video Link)You already know that Maru loves boxes, but did you know it doesn't matter what size or shape it is, he doesn't care how long the box is or how thin? Maru will be happy.Via I Can Has Cheezburgercats, animals,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/04/Maru-Loves-His-Long-Box/

Runner Falls, Gets Trampled, Stands Up, Starts Running Again and Wins Third Place

Alicia Follmar, a student at Stanford University, fell hard early in a race. Then several runners ran over her. Most people would then quit. But Alicia Follmar is not most people. She stood up and, though bloody, bruised...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/04/Runner-Falls-Gets-Trampled-Stands-Up-Starts-Running-Again-and-Wins-Third-Place/

This Land Is Mine

[http://vimeo.com/50531435] (vimeo link)The spot where three continents converge is the most-disputed (and some say most valuable) real estate on Earth. Nine Paley is working on a full project (called Seder-Masochism) on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/04/This-Land-Is-Mine/

What Is It? game 245

W00t! It's time for another collaboration with the always-excellent What Is It? Blog. Can you guess what this strange object is used for?Place your guess in the comment section. One guess per comment, though you can ente...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/04/What-Is-It-game-245/

Starry Night Man

I don't know if I'm inspired to pick up a paint brush or a joystick, but I definately need a frame to hang it up at home.Link via Geekologievan gogh, art, paintings, pac-man...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/04/Starry-Night-Man/

The Secret of Humphrey Bogart's Distinctive Voice

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website.Humphrey Bogart appeared in some 75 movies during his legendary career from 1930 to 19...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/04/The-Secret-of-Humphrey-Bogarts-Distinctive-Voice/

Making White Castle Even Worse for Your Body

How do you make White Castle sliders even tastier and even less healthy? Deep fry them and cover them in bacon, of course.Link Via That's Nerdaliciousfood, gross, deep fried, white castle, bacon...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/04/Making-White-Castle-Even-Worse-for-Your-Body/




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