Archive for October 18th, 2012

Starry Night Recreated with Doorknobs

Union Hardware in Bathesda, Maryland sells decorative household materials. Over the years, owner David Goldberg has accumulated a lot of old discontinued pieces. He took them out of storage and assembled this rendition o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/18/iStarry-Nighti-Recreated-with-Doorknobs/

Mythbusters Greatest Hits

[http://youtu.be/45uuikWZTWk] (YouTube link)The Discovery Channel is promoting the new season of Mythbusters with a super cut of their best crashes, explosions, and general destruction. After all, that's the rea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/18/Mythbusters-Greatest-Hits/

Bird Feeder Offers Convenient Fly Thru Window, Late Night Service

A businessbird on the go needs food quickly, any time of day. That's why Brian Wolter built Fly Thou, a bird feeder in Copenhagen that offers food-like products to birds in a hurry. Solar panels provide lighting...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/18/Bird-Feeder-Offers-Convenient-Fly-Thru/

Re-Envisioned Cereal Box Characters

Are you tired of your cereal box mascots looking all cute and cuddly? Looking for a box that has more machismo, to match your ferocious outlook on life?Well, look no further than these re-envisioned cereal boxes by artis...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/18/Re-Envisioned-Cereal-Box-Characters/

Look Who's On Instagram Now!

That's right, neatorama has created an IG account! So if you're in the mood for neato images each day, be sure to follow us! We promise to follow back. That's a good deal, right?Hey, maybe we'll even ask you if we can pu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/18/Look-Whos-On-Instagram-Now/

The Plan to Build a 1:1 Scale Model of the Millennium Falcon

YES! Chris Lee and his friends need our help to build a complete model of the Millennium Falcon, both the interior and the exterior. Pictured above is what they've made so far for a cockpit console.Step 2 would...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/18/The-Plan-to-Build-a-11-Scale-Model-of-the-iMillennium-Falconi/

So Unsexy, They’re Downright Scary

Halloween costumes weren't always an excuse to dress super-sexy. Collector's Weekly looks back at very un-sexy costumes from Halloweens of the past. These are more creepy, weird, and/or just plain goofy. Of the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/18/So-Unsexy-Theyre-Downright-Scary/

The Late King Norodom Sihanouk

(Image by Damir Sagoli) Cambodians have been lining the streets to honor King Norodom Sihanouk, who passed away of a heart attack in Beijing on Monday. Sihanouk was King of Cambodia from 1941- 1955 and again from 19...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/18/The-Late-King-Norodom-Sihanouk/

Skull Tangler

 Skull Tangler - $21.95 (sold individually)Halloween right around the corner. Don't miss your chance to creepify your abode with the Skull Tangler from the NeatoShop. This great decoration looks like a skull and spi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/18/Skull-Tangler/

Part of Your World

[http://youtu.be/zwSn5ObK8-g] (YouTube link)Patrick Quinn and Tom Riles produced this video, in which a bunch of dads sing "Part of Your World." It was made for the site Life of Dad. Quinn has daughters, which means he's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/18/Part-of-Your-World/

Lord of the Hula-Hoop

Before he invaded Middle Earth, before he forged the three rings for the Elves, the seven for the Dwarves, the nine for Men, and The One, pretty darn selfishly, for himself, Lord Sauron was Hula-Hooping. Unbeknownst...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/18/Lord-of-the-Hula-Hoop/

Halloween Costume Ideas for Inanimate Objects

[http://youtu.be/QUM2yHPZQFw] (YouTube link)Like his trips to the supermarket and the department store, Jeff Wysaski brings the puns fast and heavy in this Halloween costume roundup. Link -via Daily of the Day Jeff Wysas...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/18/Halloween-Costume-Ideas-for-Inanimate-Objects/

Spiked Thumb Helps Frog Become Both a Lover and a Fighter

Photo: N. Iwai Are you a lover and not a fighter? Not this frog! Japanese researcher Noriko Iwai of the University of Tokyo discovered that the rare and endangered Japanese Otton frog...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/18/Spiked-Thumb-Helps-Frog-Become-Both-a-Lover-and-a-Fighter/

Need a Push?

[http://youtu.be/km9K1qvW0hE] (YouTube link)Willie the goat sends his mother for a ride in a wagon. Goats are nice like that. -via Arbroathgoats...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/18/Need-a-Push/

Boost Productivity by Hiring Someone to Slap Your Face If You Go Off Task

Like many of us, Maneesh Sethi gets distracted by the Interweb at work and his productivity suffers because of it (ahem, and yes, I realize you're probably doing the same thing by reading Neat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/18/Boost-Productivity-by-Hiring-Someone-to-Slap-Your-Face-If-You-Go-Off-Task/

Arrested Development Documentary Trailer

[http://youtu.be/KocGHBPCfLc]Maybe it’s coincidence that I wore my Arrested Development t-shirt today, maybe not.  This documentary, about one of my favorite TV shows of all time, is being put together by two...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/18/Arrested-Development-Documentary-Trailer/

Amazing Facts About Pelicans!

Oh, you knew they were odd birds, but they are even stranger than you knew. I had no idea they can change colors to impress the opposite sex!When pelicans are courting, they open and close their bills to make their gular...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/18/Amazing-Facts-About-Pelicans/

Passive-Aggressive Wi-Fi Names

We've posted about silly Wi-Fi names before on Neatorama (my favorite is "Get Off My LAN!" posted by Neatoramanaut Muzition), but the subject keeps on coming back probably...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/18/Passive-Aggressive-Wi-Fi-Names/

Rocks with Personality

Brazilian artist Andre Muniz Gonzaga works with the natural shape of large rocks, crumbling walls, and other edifices in public spaces to create appealing street art. See more of these at High Fructose. Link -via Boing B...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/18/Rocks-with-Personality/

Pi Baking Mold

Pi Baking Mold - $11.95Can't decide if you are in the mood for pi or cake? Make a Pi Cake with the Pi Baking Mold from the NeatoShop and satisfy both urges. This fun silicone baking mold is shaped like a giant pi. I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/18/Pi-Baking-Mold/

Girl Dresses Up as Different Historical Figures Every Day For School

Stella as (L) Billie Holiday and (R) Princess Grace on her wedding day Many children like to dress up for school, but third grader Stella Erhart, age 8, takes dressing up to a whole 'nother lev...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/18/Girl-Dresses-Up-as-Different-Historical-Figures-Every-Day-For-School/

Welcome To Monster Town

Cute and creepy go hand in hand when you visit Monster Town, a colorful new kid's book created by Ryan Heshka.Here's what Monster Town is all about:As soon as the sun sets on Monstertown, creatures of all kinds go to wor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/18/Welcome-To-Monster-Town/

11 Wonderfully Out There Sci Fi Tattoos

If you get a geeky science fiction tattoo, people will know what you're into. If you get a really obscure reference tattooed into your skin, you'll know that anyone who recognizes it is a serious fan and possibly a kindr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/18/11-Wonderfully-Out-There-Sci-Fi-Tattoos/

Onion Talks

[http://youtu.be/DkGMY63FF3Q] (YouTube link)Take it from this visionary: It's all about ideas. For example, since gas is so expensive, let's run our cars on compost! The Onion parodies TED Talks in a new series.The Onion...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/18/Onion-Talks/

Pencil Joinery

Miha Kaučič made a chair from the slats of an old wine barrel. This is a fine idea, but what makes it neat-o is that she didn't attach the parts using nails or screws. She used colored pecils driven through holes to lo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/18/Pencil-Joinery/

Town Hall Debate Songified

[http://youtu.be/DSbxBQhzk3M] (YouTube link)The Gregory Brothers know how to make a political debate entertaining. Just add music, auto-tune the candidates, and give Candy Crowley a keytar. -via The Daily Whatpolitics, a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/18/Town-Hall-Debate-Songified/

If the Disney Princesses Were All The Same Person

It's so fitting that they are aren't in chronological order too...after all, we've only seen them in the order that they happened to appear in our time lines.Link Via The Mary Sueart, doctor who, disney, princesses, time...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/18/If-the-Disney-Princesses-Were-All-The-Same-Person/

What Is It? game 247

Once again, it's time for our collaboration with the always fascinating What Is It? Blog. Do you know what this thing is? Or can you make an amusing wild guess?Place your guess in the comment section below. One guess per...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/18/What-Is-It-game-247/

Homemade Star Wars Costumes From The 1970s

Just because Star Wars cosplay is extremely popular today doesn't mean people weren't dressing up like their favorite characters when only one or two of the films had been released.Star Wars has been big from day one, es...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/17/Homemade-Star-Wars-Costumes-From-The-70s/

Jimmy Nicol, the Beatles Drummer for Ten Days

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website.Jimmy Nicol was an adept and professional 24-year-old drummer who had played with seve...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/18/Jimmy-Nicol-the-Beatles-Drummer-for-Ten-Days/










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