Archive for October 31st, 2012

Abandoned Paintings

How did Renaissance and Academic painters depict perspective in their works? Hungarian art student Bence Hajdu digitally erased humans from several famous paintings to see more clearly:At one of the descriptive geometry...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/31/Abandoned-Paintings/

Ghostbuster Does Backflip

Warning: NSFW - Language [http://youtu.be/sM7MVApePJE] We have all done some silly things while under the influence. Whether it be drunk dialing an ex-girlfriend or accidently smashi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/31/Ghostbuster-Does-Backflip/

The Hear Heres

The Hear Heres is a sculpture installation by Studio Weave on the grounds of Kedleston Hall in Derbyshire, England. It consists of four giant ear trumpets that you can listen to! Each amplifies the sounds of nature aroun...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/31/The-Hear-Heres/

Classic Disguise Ornament

Classic Disguise Ornament - $7.45Are you feeling awkward and embarrassed that your Christmas tree is already up and it's not even Thanksgiving? Hide your tree in plain sight with the Classic Disguise Ornament from the Ne...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/31/Classic-Disguise-Ornament/

Witch Food

Okay all you foodies out there, can you guess what this is? If your answer was a Butterscotch Broomstick with chow mein noodles, you would be correct. Also if you anwered that correctly and with confidenc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/31/Witch-Food/

Hurricane Sandy Overturns Tree, Exposes Human Skeleton Buried Underneath

Hurricane Sandy knocked down a large tree in New Haven, Connecticut. A homeless woman spotted something unusual in the exposed roots: a human skeleton.Visible among the roots of the tree is the back of skull, upside down...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/31/Hurricane-Sandy-Overturns-Tree-Exposes-Human-Skeleton-Buried-Underneath/

Isaac Asimov Explains His Three Laws of Robotics

[youtube AWJJnQybZlk](Video Link)In 1940, at the age of 20, science fiction author Isaac Asimov coined the Three Laws of Robotics. He later modified and added an additional law to accomodate logical problems. Watch...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/31/Isaac-Asimov-Explains-His-Three-Laws-of-Robotics/

Breaking Bad Halloween Traditions

Unbeknownst to me, the actors from Breaking Bad have a tradition of dressing up as each others characters. Let me warn you before clicking through to the full thread, some of them are absolutely brillian...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/31/Breaking-Bad-Halloween-Traditions/

Top 10 Ghost Towns

Whether they come with ghosts or are just creepy abandoned communities, we love ghost towns -and there are plenty of them you can visit! National Geographic's Intelligent Travel blog has a list from the National Geograph...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/31/Top-10-Ghost-Towns/

Transformer Explodes in NYC

[http://youtu.be/ZAqYZ433TeQ] It has been a while since I have seen a real explosion, not caused by some special effects company, and that was big. After seeing how bright it was, I feel like maybe the guys...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/31/Transformer-Explodes-in-NYC/

One-Person Seesaw Chair

Jung Myung Taek's cantilevered lounge chair looks beautiful and fun. Is it practical for an office chair? I'm willing to subject it to a lengthy test.Link | Designer's WebsiteJung Myung Taek, chairs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/31/One-Person-Seesaw-Chair/

The Zombie Song

[http://youtu.be/ZPNqub966Tw] (YouTube link)This infectious song by Stephanie Mabey tells of a zombie in love. Warning: it will be stuck in your head all day. -Thanks, Steven!zombie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/31/The-Zombie-Song/

Interactive Version of Bowie's Life on Mars that YOU Can Direct

Daniel Koren of the Koren Ensemble fame (previously on Neatorama) has a neat new interactive project where you get...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/31/Interactive-Version-of-Bowies-Life-on-Mars-that-YOU-Can-Direct/

Animals Playing Dead

[http://youtu.be/r77sNKZV26g] Cats can be trained? Who knew? All this time I had a cat growing up and I never taught her how to play dead. Just think of all the practical uses for that- like scaring my little sist...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/31/Animals-Playing-Dead/

Cursed Cookies Cookie Cutter

Cursed Cookies Cookie Cutter - $7.95 Do you have some personal issues you need help working out? You need the Cursed Cookies Cookie Cutters from the Neatoshop. This great cookie cutter stamper lets you create your o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/31/Cursed-Cookies-Cookie-Cutter/

Indoor Sundial

How does Tom Egan's sundial work? It reflects light inside without distorting its original direction:a novel indoor sundial using an externally mounted convex mirror to compress the entire visual arc of the sky down...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/31/Indoor-Sundial/

Officer, That Meth You Found Hidden in My Groin Isn't Mine, Nor Is the Groin

A couple of years ago, police officers in Florida found cocaine hidden up a man's bottom. He denied that the cocaine was his. More recently, a suspect in Spokane Valley, Washington went even further. Not only was th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/31/Officer-That-Meth-You-Found-Hidden-in-My-Groin-Isnt-Mine-Nor-Is-the-Groin/

12-Year-Old Uses Dungeons & Dragons Monsters for Scientific Research

Psychologist Alan Kingstone of the University of British Columbia wanted to investigate why people (and animals like dogs, dolphins, and monkeys) automatically look where other people are look...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/31/12-Year-Old-Uses-Dungeons-Dragons-Monsters-for-Scientific-Research/

The Kuba Komet

The Kuba Komet was a home entertainment system manufactured in West Germany from 1957-1962. The oddly angular upper section could rotate and included eight speakers. The bottom section opened to reveal a radio, a record...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/31/The-Kuba-Komet/

Dracula’s Pellagra and Lois Lane’s Lungs: Further Gleanings From the Medical Literature

by Christopher D. McManus Silver Spring, MarylandLaypeople, many of whom are laypersons, mistakenly think that medical researchers care only about real people and their diseases. Not so. Maladies of fictional ch...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/31/Draculas-Pellagra-and-Lois-Lanes-Lungs-Further-Gleanings-From-the-Medical-Literature/

The Hobbit In-Flight Safety Video

[http://youtu.be/cBlRbrB_Gnc] To make sure that you get there and back again safely, Air New Zealand - the official airline of Middle Earth, mind you - has released a new Hobbit-themed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/31/The-Hobbit-In-Flight-Safety-Video/

Just Coffee, Please

The coffee shop at Debenhams, a department store on High Street in London, determined that 70% of their customers found American-style coffee shop terms confusing. So they did what any smart business would do -they decid...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/31/Just-Coffee-Please/

Red Sonja And The Wizard - Lost Footage From Comic Con 1978

(YouTube Link)Lost footage from a San Diego Comic-Con show in 1978, starring co-creator of Elfquest Wendy Pini,  has been discovered thanks to a fan who was filming it all from the audience.Here's the story...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/31/Red-Sonja-And-The-Wizard-Lost-Footage-From-Comic-Con-1978/

Kurt Vonnegut's Letters

Shaun Usher is delighted to have a copy of the new book Kurt Vonnegut: Letters, which is available for purchase today. He has published two of the letters at Letters of Note, in which the author's fatherly side...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/31/Kurt-Vonneguts-Letters/

Kissing Thanksgiving

Kissing Thanksgiving Salt & Pepper Shakers - $11.95Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Are you looking for a way to spice up your kitchen table? You need the Kissing Thanksgiving Salt & Pepper Shakers from t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/31/Kissing-Thanksgiving/

Car Sized, Two Person AT-AT Costume

Instructables member stkmach will be able to extract massive quantities of candy while trick-or-treating tonight. His 1:6.5 scale AT-AT costume is so large that he needs the help of another person to pilot it. It's made...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/31/Car-Sized-Two-Person-AT-AT-Costume/

Better Daze

[http://youtu.be/pZ8n2k2pf4c] (YouTube link)Aliens invade Austin, Texas, in the music video for "Better Daze" by the band The Boxing Lesson. Animator  Eric Power used cut paper laid over live-action video to create...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/31/Better-Daze/

Cute Dogs, Doctor Who and Halloween!!! It's a Geek Trifecta!

Just like the Doctor, these guys regenerate into different breeds with different personalities.Link cute, dogs, pets, halloween, doctor who...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/31/Cute-Dogs-Doctor-Who-and-Halloween-Its-a-Geek-Trifecta/

Russian Beard Tax Token

Peter the Great (1672-1725), Tsar of Russia, wanted to Westernize his nation. To do so, among other actions, he required the men of Russia to shave their beards in imitation of the highborn men of Western Europe. Or, alt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/31/Russian-Beard-Token/

7 Abandoned Amusement Parks

From Zombieland to Scooby Doo to Silent Hill 3, movies, TV shows and games love to incorporate abandoned amusement parks into the storylines because they are inherently creepy. The haunting sil...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/31/Abandoned-Amusement-Parks/










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