Archive for December 11th, 2012

All Eleven Doctors as Owls

That eternal question: Doctor...Hoot? We're closer to an answer, thanks to Kelsey Wailes. She sculpted a little ceramic owl for each incarnation of the Doctor (that we know about). They're made of sculpey a...

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Golden Retriever Puppies Playing In The Snow

(YouTube Link)When winter storms and baby animals collide the results are breathtakingly adorable! Enjoy this idyllic video of golden retriever puppies romping around in the snow, created in hopes of finding new ho...

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Christmas Cupcake Cones

Jill of Kitchen Fun with My Three Sons is having a lot of fun with her boys this Christmas. She's already made them Rudolph the Red-Nosed Corndogs. She's also making sweeter treats, like these cupcake cones decorated to...

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The Best (Worst?) Typos, Mistakes, and Corrections of 2012

Did I say my favorite year-end lists were science lists? I have to make an exception for the funniest typos, mistakes, and corrections of the year. After all, I make those mistakes all the time, but rarely are they humor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/11/The-Best-Worst-Typos-Mistakes-and-Corrections-of-2012/

The Philosophers Love Song

[youtube slcYzUIPSD4](Video Link) "Hegel, I Goethe Goethe Goethe have you 'cause I Nietzsche Nietzsche Nietzsche so bad." In a triumph of misunderstood lyrics, Jeremy Boor sings a love...

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Lobster Claus

The holiday table decoration in Japan was made out of lobster parts. Clever or creepy? Or maybe delicious? Linklobster, Santa Claus...

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The Harrington Volley Gun

Before the modern era of firearms, gunmakers came up with ingenious ways of increasing the ammunition capacity and reloading speed of firearms. These efforts (and My Little Pony) I find a constant source of fasc...

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Princess Leia and Ewok Cupcakes

Admittedly, these aren't the most gorgeous cakes we've ever featured, but the great thing is that you could actually try to copy Clutzy Geek's adorable designs and actually be impressed with what you came up with. Also,...

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Unnecessary Heimlich

It may not be graceful, but you'll have to stop sometime and admit your mistake! Still, an unnecessary hug is better than letting someone choke to death. This Twaggie was illustrated by Kevin Coffee from a Tweet...

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Holiday Mickey Mouse Birdhouse

Holiday Mickey Mouse Birdhouse Are you looking for a fun way to add a little holiday spirit to your garden? You need the Holiday Mickey Mouse Bridhouse from the NeatoShop. This hangable Jim Shore designed birdhouse...

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Back to the Future Tattoo

Marty McFly would have had an easier time if had had a plan for flux capacitor tattooed on this arm. Kevin Vanderhoof of Tampa, Florida inked Doc Brown's original sketch on a fan.Link | Artist's WebsiteBack to the Future...

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Cotton Candy Art

[http://youtu.be/_-gf9U7fmVY] (Youtube link)A street vendor in Ciqikou, Chongqing, China, goes the extra mile to sell cotton candy that looks like multicolored flowers. -via Arbroath  cotton candy, China...

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Tire Iron Knife

Logan Pearce, a third-generation knifemaker, creates beautiful knives, often starting with wrenches and railroad spikes. He also makes elegant chopsticks and axes. Just be careful using this one to change a flat tire.&nb...

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Meet Migaloo, World's First "Archaeology Dog"

Anyone who has a dog will tell you they are pretty good at finding buried bones. But can a dog sniff out ancient human bones, apart from all the other organic material buried underneath us? Dog trainer Gary Jackson has b...

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How to Make Marshmallow Dreidels

Drive a toothpick through a marshmallow and a chocolate kiss. Then dip it in melted chocolate. Add the appropriate Hebrew letters with gel icing. Will they spin properly? There's only one way to find out.Link | Phot...

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The Traditional Peppermint Pig

In Saratoga Springs, New York, it's time to ship out the traditional peppermint pigs. It's hard to pinpoint where the tradition actually started, but pigs have always been symbolic of prosperity. In upstate New York, the...

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Horror Comedy Short - Structure Kill

(Vimeo Link)Structure Kill is a short horror film by Stephen Vitale that's described as "not your typical horror film parking structure scene".Well, this is one of those times when "not typical" means hila...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/10/Horror-Comedy-Short-Structure-Kill/

The Annals of Improbable Research in eBook Form

Our friends at Improbable Research are excited to announce that the science humor magazine Annals of Improbable Research is now available in ebook form. They've been wanting top do this for some time, but wanted to work...

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10 Interesting Facts About Chameleons

There's no denying that chameleons are fascinating creatures if only for their awesome color-changing abilities and amazing eyes, but Twisted Sifter has a list 10 facts about these amazing creatures and you might be surp...

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Fight Fashion And The Cold With A Full Body Sweater

The creator of this full body "onesie" knit sweater wanted to make his whole body itch and show his disdain for fashion all at the same time.Now he's too warm and cozy for his own good, and keeps falling asleep whenever...

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Book Cover Magnets

Book Cover MagnetsThe holiday season is here! Have you been skimming stores looking for the perfect stocking stuffer for your avid reader? You need a Book Cover Magnet from the NeatoShop. These great magnets feature cove...

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Hasidic Gangnam Style

[http://youtu.be/lPvtFWu5FuE] (YouTube link)Eli Lenno's Hasidic Orthodox Jewish wedding was jumping with a "Gangnam Style" parody featuring alternate English and Hebrew Yiddish lyrics, which are available at the YouTube...

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Crocheted Nutella

Take that out of your mouth. Although your immediate reaction was understandable, you will not be able to taste Nutella here.Unless they make Nutella-flavored yarn. Is there such a thing? Perhaps one could infuse yarn wi...

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9 Movie Characters That Finally Have Action Figures

Custom action figure maker Popsfartberger is a man after our own hearts, and he's making sure our childhood toy dreams come true one character at a time.He's on a quest to create an action figure for all the iconic movie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/11/9-Badass-Movie-Characters-That-Finally-Have-Action-Figures/

Sewing Rarity Automaton

[youtube UpSZ6kCl7Ic](Video Link)Renegadecow makes amazing My Little Pony automata. If you're going to have an artistic specialty, that's about as cool as you can get. He's already made one of Twilight Spar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/11/Sewing-Rarity-Automaton/

Cute Overload's Holiday Cuteness Extravaganza

If you like cute things and Christmas, then you'd better keep an eye on Cute Overload over the next few days, as they are holding a contest for the cutest holiday critter photos submitted and the resulting submissions ar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/11/Cute-Overloads-Holiday-Cuteness-Extravaganza/

Wooden R2-D2 iPhone Dock

Mario offers a delightful mix of technologies in this iPhone dock, carved from dead wood found in the Golden Valley of Croatia. Our favorite little droid looks much better this way than as painted steel.Link -via Te...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/11/Wooden-R2-D2-iPhone-Dock/

Star Wars Christmas Cards By PJ McQuade

Illustrator PJ McQuade wants to get geeks in the holiday mood with his series of Star Wars themed Christmas cards.There's a Tauntaun catching snowflakes with his tongue, Chewbacca wearing reindeer antlers, Lando under th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/11/Star-Wars-Christmas-Cards-By-PJ-McQuade/

Molecular Genetic Analysis of a Christmas Carol

The following is an srticle from the Annals of Improbable Research.by Jym MohlerBarnard College, Columbia University, New York CityThis study reports the isolation of the wewish gene (encoding the WEWIS...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/11/Molecular-Genetic-Analysis-of-a-Christmas-Carol/

Fatawesome's Awesome Rejected Doritos Commercial

[youtube FFZW4i8-GiU](Video Link)For some unfathomable reason, this commercial by Fatawesome did not win the Doritos Crash the Superbowl ad contest. Perhaps executives feared that people around the world would begin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/11/Fatawesomes-Rejected-Doritos-Commercial/










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