Archive for December 7th, 2012

Hobbit Holes for Sale

Photo: Wooden Wonders Would you like to own your own hobbit hole? Well guess what, now can! Through the magic that a company named Wooden-Wonders. Not only are they adorible, but they are all func...

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A Christmas Story Cookie Cutter

 A Christmas Story Cookie Cutter - $5.95The holiday season is here. That means it's time to order up some Chinese food, put on your most comfy bunny suit, and get baking. Now, with the A Christmas Story Cookie Cutte...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/07/A-Christmas-Story-Cookie-Cutter-2/

The Elder Scrolls: Christmas

Redditor Lanarchy decorated the traditional Christmas Dragonborn. This set another redditor, Chervenko, into a joyful caroling mood:Wyrms on Nirn, no mercy while,Stormcloaks fight the Old Empire.We must fight for our liv...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/07/The-Elder-Scrolls-Christmas/

Jamón Pillow

Photo: Culismo No, that is not a giant leg of pig, or as the Spanish call it Jamón. That is a pillow. A ham pillow. I mean I am a meat lover, but this is taking it to the next level. Only €1...

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Catfish Hunting Pigeons

[youtube UZwPG_x6QEk](Video Link)The catfish in the Tarn River in southern France are so aggressive when hunting that they'll push themselves on the shore for the chance to snatch a pigeon: Other aquatic hunters strand...

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The Twelve Days of Graphic Christmas

Cal Poly Graphic Design professor Ray Kampf created a dozen illustrations for The Twelve Days of Christmas, each with a modern twist. My personal favorite is the 10 lords a-leaping, but they are all delightful! Kampf als...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/07/The-Twelve-Days-of-Graphic-Christmas/

The History of Eggnog

Chef Alton Brown wrote up some trivia about the history of egg nog at mental-floss. Although we tend to think of it as a medieval European recipe, it owes a lot of its popularity to the New World.Egg-based drinks found n...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/07/The-History-of-Eggnog/

Singing Pistols

[http://youtu.be/KGZRWk51_fU] Youtube Link I won't lie to you guys, I am not a huge fan of guns. Not that I mind if other people have them, I just know if I owned one I would be the guy who shot hi...

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Cthulhu Christmas Tree

Photo: Cheez Burger The end is near- Cthulhu is taking over Christmas! The thing that H.P. Lovecraft made is now a Christmas decoration in all of it's tenta-glory. What's better, this or...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/07/Cthulhu-Christmas-Tree/

Deep-Fried Christmas Dinner

In case you had the notion that deep-frying everything in sight is an American thing, check out the offerings of one fish and chip shop in Birmingham, England, for the holidays.Hollywood Fish Bar owner Chris Christoforou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/07/Deep-Fried-Christmas-Dinner/

Olaf Breuning's Bizarre Coffin Designs

Designer Olaf Breuning wanted to see his whimsical coffin designs brought to life, so he commissioned some coffin makers from Ghana to build the kooky corpse boxes for him, since the people of Ghana enjoy using eccentric...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/06/Olaf-Breunings-Bizarre-Coffins/

Beautiful Buildings Made from Ice and Snow

They don't last long, but they are works of art for a short time in winter. Flavorwire has a roundup of homes, hotels, igloos, castles, and art buildings made from ice and snow. Such structures are found in Romania, Russ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/07/Beautiful-Buildings-Made-from-Ice-and-Snow/

Santa Hat Cheesecake

Photo: Cooking Classy Little known fact- Santa likes cheesecake more than cookies. Most people don't know that about the big guy. So of course Santa would love these Santa Hat White Chocolate Che...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/07/Santa-Hat-Cheesecake/

Not My Type

[http://youtu.be/vHxH9tum9qk] (YouTube link)This typographical 'toon is the first of a series of four animations by the Lycette Brothers. There are three sequels, in which our little office worker continues trying to woo...

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Chocolate Dice - D4 to D20

Photo: Think Geek Why play Dungeons and Dragons when you can eat Dungeons and Dragons?! First the dragon cake and now edible chocolate dice! Comes in all your favorite varieties - d4, d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/07/Chocolate-Dice-D4-to-D20/

Pet Rock

The moral of the story is: Don't call names. Especially when the guy has a pet rock. Comic by Gregor Czaykowski of Loading Artist. Link -via Bits and Piecespet rock, Loading Artist...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/07/Pet-Rock/

Australian PM Warns of Coming Apocalypse

[http://youtu.be/9FxKgcZPops] Youtube Link For those of you who don't know- that's Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard. No, the audio isn't dubbed, she is actually talking about a doomsday apocalypse. S...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/07/Australian-PM-Warns-of-Coming-Apocalypse/

Pantone Announces Color of the Year 2013

The Pantone Color Institute has announced the Color of the Year for 2013: Emerald 17-5641. The color on anything besides a gem doesn't really remind me of the gem, however. How about you?Most often associated with brilli...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/07/Pantone-Announces-Color-of-the-Year-2013/

Paper Toys You Can Make

Photo: Brave Face Paper Paper toys bring out the kid in all of us. They're something you can play with, yet are delicate and creative....

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Pearl Harbor Pilot "Cyclone" Davis

Army Air Corps pilot Emmett "Cyclone" Davis flew a mission on the day the U.S. was attacked at Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941. He also flew a mission the day after the atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki in 1945. Dav...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/07/Pearl-Harbor-Pilot-Cyclone-Davis/

Cat Helps Baby with English-Spanish Lesson

[http://youtu.be/ESptzhABDqY] (YouTube link)What does the cat say? The lesson works best when you have authentic input! -via Daily Picks and Flickscat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/06/Cat-Helps-Baby-with-English-Spanish-Lesson/

Jack Skellington Hanging Heads

Jack Slellington Hanging Heads - $14.95Attention The Nightmare Before Christmas fans! Sandy Claws will soon be headed to town and that means it's the perfect time to deck the halls with the Jack Skellington Hanging...

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This Is a Monument to the Boll Weevil

The boll weevil (anthonomus grandis) is an insect. During the 1910s and 20s, it devastated cotton production in the American South. Nonetheless, in 1919, the town of Enterprise, Alabama built a monument to honor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/07/This-Is-a-Monument-to-the-Boll-Weevil/

Life on Life on Life

James Tyrwhitt-Drake runs the mind-blowing blog Infinity Imagined, where you'll find visualizations of things great and small, patterns in nature and math, and the beauty of discovery. Tyrwhitt-Drake created a gif image...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/07/Life-on-Life-on-Life/

Why the Monopoly Playing Pieces Are What They Are

By 1935, the game of Monopoly--including the name--had formed. Two years later, Parker Brothers included die-cast metal player pieces, including a car, a top hat, an iron, a shoe and a thimble, in Monopoly sets. Why? Edd...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/07/Why-the-Monopoly-Playing-Pieces-Are-What-They-Are/

Beautiful Moments

[http://youtu.be/mL8puJMUDpk](YouTube link)Edis Productions edited together footage of places all over the world to make this inspiring and soothing video, sure to make you fall in love with Mother Earth. And then you'll...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/07/Beautiful-Moments/

Practically Speaking, How Does a Predator Eat Food?

Good question! If look closely at the mouths of Predators, you'll notice that although they are frightening, they don't seem well designed for, well, eating food. How does a Predator masticate? Wolf Gnards studied the ar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/07/Practically-Speaking-How-Does-a-Predator-Eat-Food/

First Class Mail: 5 Letters That Changed History

Hidden out of the public's sight, tucked away in the deepest of archives, lie stacks of correspondence that changed the world (or at least tried). Here are a few of our favorites. The Last Days of Charlo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/07/First-Class-Mail-5-Letters-That-Changed-History/

Where the Wilde Things Are

And when he came to the place where the wilde things are they roared witticisms and gnashed their terrible quips. Lucy Knisley imagines a journey to where the Oscar Wilde things are. Max appears dissatisfied with it.Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/07/Where-the-Wilde-Things-Are/

BirdBuggy

[http://youtu.be/rO2TR_8jXPc] (YouTube link)What a pampered parrot! His owner built a vehicle he can control with a joystick, and motor around by himself. If you're impressed with that, wait until you see the computerize...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/07/BirdBuggy/




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