Archive for October 15th, 2012

Penny Finds Her Brave

[http://vimeo.com/41586235]Penny has a problem.  She is very brave and she doesn’t know it- or at least according to the people over at PennyFindsHerBrave.com.The stop motion video created by the website is pa...

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Famous Architect Dressed as Their Buildings

Here's something you never expected to see! This picture from the Society of Beaux-Arts Architects annual ball in 1931 shows seven noted architects wearing costumes that resemble the New York City buildings they designed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/15/Famous-Architect-Dressed-as-Their-Buildings/

Dexter Morgan's Laboratory

[youtube YHrGVcthvB8](Video Link)Dexter is more than just a serial killer with a code. He's also a junior mad scientist with an annoying sister. Dexter has to feed his Dark Passenger and the schoolyard gives him ple...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/15/Dexter-Morgans-Laboratory/

iPhone Oil Paintings by JK Keller

That is a real iPhone, and that is real oil. Like from his face. Keller has whole selection of them so check it out. -Via Booooooomiphone, oil paintings...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/15/iPhone-Oil-Paintings-by-JK-Keller/

Test Footage from The Exorcist

(video link)The movie The Exorcist came out in 1973. There were no computer-generated effects in movies, and it was way cheaper to use actors than animatronics. Here you see some newly-unearthed footage of the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/15/Test-Footage-from-The-Exorcist/

Found: Planet with Four Suns

If you think Tatooine is pretty sunny with its two suns, this newly discovered planet is doubly so: Astronomers have found a planet whose skies are illuminated by four diffe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/15/Found-Planet-with-Four-Suns/

Cracked Up Colander

Cracked Up Colander - $15.95Tired of the daily mealtime grind? Add a little playfulness back into your kitchen with the Cracked Up Colander from the NeatoShop. This deliciously fun colander is a fantastic way to encourag...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/15/Cracked-Up-Colander/

Slinkachu Back At You

From the creator of the Shoe Lace Serpent and Inner City Snail, the dynamic artist Slinkachu is at it again with his miniature world. This figure he calls All-Star Nobody.  He has a show o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/15/Slinkachu-Back-At-You/

Queen Elizabeth II in Hyperspace!

What do you give a queen who has everything for her Diamond Jubilee? How about a territory in hyperspace? That's exactly what Oxford University mathematician Marcus du Sautoy gave Que...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/15/Queen-Elizabeth-II-in-Hyperspace/

Identity

Friends, family, loved ones, distant relations- there are many things that give you identity. The choices you make, the things you say, and above all the little things you do the little annoying things you do....

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Volleyball

These girls are playing volleyball. Can you find the volleyball? Even the players seem to be distracted by the huge floating football! Here's a hint: think of a sport that is neither volleyball nor football. Linkillusion...

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Dance to Dispense

[http://youtu.be/DgtijpUNKGo]So what you’re saying is I get to show off my Saturday Night Fever moves, in front of all the ladies, AND I get a coke? Where do I sign up?! I need more excuses to dance like an oddly s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/15/Dance-to-Dispense/

15 Cool and Creepy Halloween Party Foods

Halloween is not only about costumes and jack-o-lanterns! If you don't believe it, you'll need to check out all the wonderful recipes coming in fast and furious at the Halloween blog. And you'll find a roundup of some of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/15/15-Cool-and-Creepy-Halloween-Party-Foods-2/

Ellen DeGeneres Loves To Terrify Her Writer Amy

(YouTube Link)(YouTube Link)Ellen DeGeneres has discovered the entertainment value of fright, but instead of subjecting herself to the horror she lets her writer Amy witness it all, and hilarious videos are born.Up top w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/15/Ellen-DeGeneres-Sends-Her-Writer-To-The-Queen-Mary/

Bacon Turtle Burgers

The Bacon Turtle burger contains no turtle meat, it just looks like one! It does contain ground beef, bacon, and hot dogs. You can add a bun if that sounds like too much meat. The complete recipe is at Bacon Tod...

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And Now, My Beloved Disciples. The Moment of Truth... Meet Lo Pan!

When we ask, "You ready, Neatoramanauts?" - ready to see some neat photo galleries of cosplayers from the New York Comic Con 2012, like the sorcerer Lo Pan from Big Tro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/15/And-Now-My-Beloved-Disciples-The-Moment-of-Truth-Meet-Lo-Pan/

Get Off the Stove!

[http://youtu.be/8tjDUp7yfmc] (YouTube link)You don't have to understand Russian to figure out that this cat is sassing the lady of the kitchen to no end. She must have finally used threats -that usually works better tha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/15/Get-Off-the-Stove/

Sheldon Big Bang Theory Computer Sitter and Bobble Head

Sheldon Big Bang Theory Computer Sitter and Bobble Head - $8.95Attention The Big Bang Theory fans! This fantastic Sheldon Big Bang Theory Computer Sitter and Bobble Head from the NeatoShop features your favorite The Big...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/15/Sheldon-Big-Bang-Theory-Computer-Sitter-and-Bobble-Head/

For the Atari's 35th Birthday, the Top 10 Atari Games Ever

I don't always feel old, but when I do it's because of posts like this one. The Atari 2600 — that boxy little guy that changed the way an entire generation defined the word "play" — is 35 years old this week....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/15/For-the-Ataris-35th-Birthday-the-Top-10-Atari-Games-Ever/

Milton Keynes Cows Made Into Skeletons

Concrete cows have been a familiar sight in a Bancroft park in Milton Keynes, England, since 1978. Since then, the sculptures have been stolen, beheaded, and painted in various fashions, including once having pajamas pai...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/15/Milton-Keynes-Cows-Made-Into-Skeletons/

Can You Identify That NHL Team’s Logo?

Hey, hockey fans, both avid and casual: how well do you really know your NHL teams? In today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss, you'll be given just a part of a team's logo -a closeup of the face- and you decide...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/15/Can-You-Identify-That-NHL-Teams-Logo/

17th Century Demonic Automaton

In his own time, Manfredo Settala (1600-1680) of Milan was called the Archimedes of his age. He had an insatiable scientific curiosity and became, among other accomplishments, a famed naturalist and maker of scientific i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/15/17th-Century-Automaton/

The Origin of Quantum Mechanics

[http://youtu.be/i1TVZIBj7UA] (YouTube link)The folks at minute physics devotes over four minutes to quantum mechanics, but that's still a concise overview. And those minutes go by quickly as mathematical physicist Neil...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/15/The-Origin-of-Quantum-Mechanics/

Craziest Excuses for Calling in Sick

The job search site CareerBuilder asked employers to report the craziest excuses they had heard from employees about why they couldn't come to work:One employee said she couldn't come to work because her dog was having a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/15/Craziest-Excuses-for-Calling-in-Sick/

The Top 10 Worst Top 10 Lists

[http://youtu.be/F53rGneGY60] (YouTube link)No matter what a blogger comes up with, nothing seems to beat a top ten list, because, I don't know, I guess it's easy for people to discern what they're getting before they cl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/15/The-Top-10-Worst-Top-10-Lists/

I Do x10

DeviantArt user dragonslorefury and her fiance are both way into roleplaying games, so when he proposed to her, it only made sense to get a ring that reflected their mutual passion.Link Via The Daily Whatrings, engagemen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/15/I-Do-x10/

Monster Mash

Jason Edmiston, who brought us Monsters of Rock, took the "big four" classic movie monsters and mashed them up in one artwork! Dracula, Frankenstein's monster, the Wolf Man, and the Mummy are all here. The limited editio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/15/Monster-Mash/

Why Does This Pillow Keep Moving

(Video Link)I can't tell if the cat's actually comfortable or just too intimidated to move.Via Cute Overloadvideos, cute, cats, dogs, sleeping...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/15/Why-Does-This-Pillow-Keep-Moving/

Salem Witch Trials: The Fungus Theory

The following is an article from Uncle John's Heavy Duty Bathroom Reader.More than three centuries after the end of the Salem witch trials, they continue to defy explanation. In the mid 1970s, a college unde...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/15/Salem-Witch-Trials-The-Fungus-Theory/

The Doctor & Rose Look Adorable Here

Etsy seller WonderlandContraband is quite skilled at making geeky mini sculptures, but this Doctor and Rose shadowbox still manage to stand out from the rest since they are just so darned adorable.Linkdoctor who, art, cu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/15/The-Doctor-Rose-Look-Adorable-Here/




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