Archive for December 5th, 2012

Whatever Happened to Bubbles?

Michael Jackson's chimpanzee Bubbles is now 29 years old, and lives in a shelter in Florida. Expenses are around $20,000 per ape, so Bubbles is contributing two of his abstract paintings to an exhibit called "Endangered"...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/05/Whatever-Happened-to-Bubbles/

Swedish Bus Stops Now Offer Light Therapy to Commuters

During the winter, northern Sweden gets only a few hours of sunshine a day. So an energy company in the town of Umeå placed light panels in bus stops to help commuters combat seasonal affective disorder:The sn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/05/Swedish-Bus-Stops-Now-Offer-Light-Therapy-to-Commuters/

Memorize

[http://vimeo.com/54362905] (vimeo link)In a not-too-distant but disturbingly violent future, brain implants record everything you see, and holographic cops can check them to see what you've been doing. This low-budget S...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/05/Memorize/

Prisoner Digs Hole in Wall, Gets Stuck While Trying to Escape

What we've got here is failure to lose weight. That was something that Rafael Valadão should have done before boring a hole through the wall of a prison in Ceres, Brazil. That or dig a bigger hole. Rafael Va...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/05/Prisoner-Digs-Hole-in-Wall-Gets-Stuck/

Electronic Tree in Brussels

After many years of installing a natural Christmas tree in the main public square of Brussels, Belgium, the tree this year is artificial, abstract, and electronic.  An enormous abstract Christmas tree has been unvei...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/05/Electronic-Tree-in-Brussels/

Snow Flakes and Ice Structures

Photos: Andrew Osokin Check out these beautiful images of snow flakes and other ice structures thanks to Russian photographer Andrew Osokin. On his LensArt profile he has some really beautiful pictures, an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/05/Snow-Flakes-and-Ice-Structures/

Pizza Hut Perfume

Yes, it's a real thing. Pizza Hut Canada made 100 bottles of perfume featuring the scent pizza.Here's the full story: Grip Limited, an advertising firm that works with Pizza Hut Canada, originally originally floated the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/05/Pizza-Hut-Perfume/

Beast Bust

Beast Bust - $99.00The holiday season is here. Are you still hunting for the perfect gift for your favorite Disney lover. Behold the Beast Bust from the NeatoShop. This highly detailed sculpture features Beast from Beaut...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/05/Beast-Bust/

The History of Peanut Butter: A Crunchy March of Progress

That all-American food, peanut butter, began with the devastation of American cotton by the boll weevil and the cultivation of peanuts as an alternative cash crop. As America advanced in the world, so did peanut butter....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/05/The-History-of-Peanut-Butter-A-Crunchy-March-of-Progress/

Hypothermia-Inducing Films

The temperature where I am is about 65 degrees, which is odd for December. It's hard to get into the Christmas spirit amidst global warming, but there's always movies to put you in the mood. However, if you're looking fo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/05/Hypothermia-Inducing-Films/

Steampunk Keyboard

Photo: Rampkins At only $575 dollars this steampunk keyboard is just almost worth it. I mean it's a steampunk Buccaneer Mk2 keyboard. It has a leather embossed backing, wooden keys, a solid waln...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/05/Steampunk-Keyboard/

Fellowship of the Ringwraiths

[http://youtu.be/D6uEGtGg3Jk] (YouTube link)The Ringwraiths were terrifying, but they didn't have a lot of screen time in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Here you see what they were doing offscreen during the rest of the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/05/Fellowship-of-the-Ringwraiths/

Giant Game Boy

Photo: MaboroshiTira Deviantartist MaboroshiTira really likes Game Boys. So much so that she built a giant cardboard one, I don't really know for what purpose but it's still cool. No it doesn't...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/05/Giant-Game-Boy/

R.I.P. Dave Brubeck

[http://youtu.be/faJE92phKzI] (YouTube link)Jazz musician and composer Dave Brubeck died this morning due to heart failure. If you don't know the musician, you know his works, such as the classic "Take Five." Shown here...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/05/RIP-Dave-Brubeck/

What The British Say And What They Mean

Photo: Today I Learned Something New I checked the office twice, no one here is British so I can't confirm exactly how accurate this is. That being said, I am picturing all my favorite English m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/05/What-The-British-Say-And-What-They-Mean/

We Wish You A Merry X(terminate)mas

(Video Link)The only people who can spend Christmas with the Daleks are The Doctor and his companions. Anyone else is destined to be wiped off the planet, so I hope the guys singing this song either don't get t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/05/We-Wish-You-A-Merry-Xterminatemas/

Assessing Gluteal Hardness in Uniformed Security Guards

The following is an article from the Annals of Improbable Research.by Peter Freundlich The Peter Freundlich Institute New York City, New YorkPhotographs by S. Drew, AIR staffThe author of this study has...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/05/Assessing-Gluteal-Hardness-in-Uniformed-Security-Guards/

Japanese Sound Effect Rings

Want to live inside a manga? Designers Shuji Tomishima and Takushi Okina can help. They created rings that look like how sound effects are depicted in Japanese comics. You can see more pictures of them at the link.L...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/05/Japanese-Sound-Effect-Rings/

A Christmas Story Leg Lamp Stocking

A Christmas Story Leg Lamp Stocking - $11.95The holiday season is here. It's time to deck the harrs with boughs or horry and hang your A Christmas Story Leg Lamp Stocking from the NeatoShop by the chimney with care. Fa r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/05/A-Christmas-Story-Leg-Lamp-Stocking/

The Power of Youth

[http://youtu.be/M_n6l7g9Nvo] (YouTube link)A talented countertenor busker in Krakow, Poland, has a child, or more likely a grandchild, who wants to follow in his footsteps. The baby sure knows the song well! -via Arbroa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/05/The-Power-of-Youth/

Feathers in Flight

With precision tools, American artist Chris Maynard cuts out and sculpts images from feathers:feathers are structural wonders, serving many functions. they also suggest important universal themes. feathers are my medium....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/05/Feathers-in-Flight/

14 Terrible Christmas Presents For 14 Terrible People

Sometimes you buy Christmas presents out of obligation, like the annual name-drawing at your workplace, or some such event. What to get when you don't care to send the very best? Jill Harness came up with some f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/05/14-Terrible-Christmas-Presents-For-14-Terrible-People/

This Bunny is Disappointed With His Holiday Meal

Even bunnies know that Thanksgiving  feasts are supposed to feature turkey and this veggie-loaded holiday meal just wasn't up to snuff. In fact, this little guy even had a hard time swallowing his first meatless bit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/05/This-Bunny-is-Disappointed-With-His-Holiday-Meal/

You Had One Job, Physics!

[youtube HnnMOx9_eBY](Video Link)What's happening in this mind-bending video? It just gets weirder as it progresses. Watch Rube Goldberg and Isaac Newton battle each other in this video by David Dvir. How did Dvir d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/05/You-Had-One-Job-Physics/

Make Your Own Weeping Angel Tree Topper

Top your tree with a Weeping Angel and Santa may not make it back to the North Pole, let alone out of your living room!Here's a tutorial by crafty Whovian Cynthia that shows you how to make your own Weeping Angel so you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/05/Make-Your-Own-Weeping-Angel-Tree-Topper/

Edward Scissorhands Exterior Locations

Adam the Woo went to Florida to see how the places where the 1990 film Edward Scissorhands was shot have changed in twenty years. For one thing, a lot of trees have grown! The many photos are posted in an album...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/05/Edward-Scissorhands-Exterior-Locations/

You Get That Butterfly Mr. Panda

(Video Link)We've pretty much already concluded that red pandas are the cutest animals ever, so there's not really much you need to say about a video showing a red panda chasing a butterfly -other than prepare...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/05/You-Get-That-Butterfly-Mr-Panda/

The World’s Toughest Survivors

We complain about traffic jams and videos that take too long to load, but when one's life is on the line, people can be pretty tough. At least some people. Adventure Journal has a list of amazing survival stories, beginn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/05/The-Worlds-Toughest-Survivors/

Mrs. Potts and Chip Salt & Pepper Shakers

Mrs. Potts and Chip Salt & Pepper Shakers - $13.95The holiday season is here. Are you dancing around what to get your favorite Beauty and The Beast fan? Don't be imprisoned by indecision. Get the Mrs. Potts and Chip...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/05/Mrs-Potts-and-Chip-Salt-Pepper-Shakers/

Artworks Made From Seriously Weird Materials

Marble, oil paint, granite, graphite and all those other classic art materials are so outdated. If you want to make a splash in the art world these days, you’d better turn away from the art store and instead try ju...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/05/Artworks-Made-From-Seriously-Weird-Materials/










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