Archive for December 20th, 2012

Plato's Republic in My Little Pony

It is understandable that the less bronified among you may think that My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is just a children's cartoon with a somewhat eccentric fan base. But this image has no more reality than...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/20/Platos-iRepublici-in-iMy-Little-Ponyi/

WBC Chart

Hilary Sargent made a chart to help you understand who the Westboro Baptist Church is. The majority of the chart is the family tree of the Phelps family, although there are a very few members included who aren't related...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/20/WBC-Chart/

Slight Uncertainty

I like to think of Michal Trpák's "Slight Uncertainty" as a new approach to urban transportation, but I don't have any evidence to support the idea. His installation at the EBC office center in Prague feature...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/20/Slight-Uncertainty/

Biblio-mat: The Used Book Vending Machine

Usually, the most interesting and questionable vending machines are in Japan. Now Canada has the Biblio-mat. While the Biblio-mat isn't widely distributed, it certainly should be. The Biblio-mat is a used-book vending ma...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/20/Biblio-mat-The-Used-Book-Vending-Machine/

Burger Chain Offers Food in Edible Paper Wrappers

Some burger joints already serve food that tastes like paper. But Bob's, a chain in Brazil, had to go a step further and wrap its burgers in completely edible paper. Just apply condiments to the package and bite in:Playi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/20/Burger-Chain-Offers-Food-in-Edible-Wrappers/

Stocking Stuffers

Why didn't I think of that? This Twaggies was illustrated by David Barneda from a Tweet by @IGotsSmarts. See more illustrated Tweets every day at Twaggies. Link Twitter, Tweet, Twaggies, Christmas stockings...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/20/Stocking-Stuffers/

I Survived The Mayan Apocalypse T-Shirt

I Survived The Mayan Apocalypse T-Shirt The Mayan Apocalypse is almost here. We're so confident that we'd survive the phenomenon that we're releasing this commemorative "I Surviv...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/20/I-Survived-The-Mayan-Apocalypse-T-Shirt/

Steamboat Willie Cookie Jar

Steamboat Willie Cookie Jar Are you looking for a kitchen item that truly celebrates your love of Mickey Mouse? You need the Steamboat Willie Cookie Jar from the NeatoShop. This beautiful container features amazing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/20/Steamboat-Willie-Cookie-Jar/

Gingerbread Mars Rover

Wait -- Mars is made out of candy? Let's go! This Curiosity Rover built by Caltech has given us all the motivation we need:Crafted by Kevin Isacsson, head chef of the Athaneum, the Pasadena university's private dining cl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/20/Gingerbread-Mars-Rover/

Keep Calm and Write Graffiti

Photo: GAZEone People have been keeping calm since World War II. Originally created by the British government, the slogan "Keep Calm and Carry On" has been twisted into so many...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/20/Keep-Calm-and-Write-Graffiti/

A House of Cards

A luxurious red carpet leads to an ornate throne, delicately perched atop a house of cards. Radya, a street artist from Yekaterinburg, Russia, doesn't elaborate, but "Figure #1: Stability" appears to be a commentary...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/20/A-House-of-Cards/

How to Make Rainbow Jello Shots

Christmas is coming. Gird yourselves well for its struggles with two essential nutrients: sugar and alcohol. Jelly Shot Test Kitchen designed this recipe, which uses flavored vodka, gelatin, frosting and sprinkles. *stro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/20/How-to-Make-Rainbow-Jello-Shots/

The Flight of the Potatoes

When Boeing tested its new in-flight Wi-Fi system, they needed passengers in the plane to simulate the presence of bodies and how those bodies interfered with the signal. But instead of human passengers, they used someth...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/20/The-Flight-of-the-Potatoes/

Soil Map of the United States, Using Actual Dirt

Les Gregor's map of common soils in the United States doesn't use pictures of dirt, but thin layers of real dirt. He wrote to the departments of agriculture in each state requesting a sample. Slate's Seth Steven...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/20/Soil-Map-of-the-United-States-Using-Actual-Dirt/

Fruit Ninja: The Movie

[http://youtu.be/w-llZmPPNwU] (YouTube link)The latest video featuring video games brought to real life is Fruit Ninja, in a modern-day food fight to remember. It's much easier to play on your smartphone! -via Metafilter...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/20/Fruit-Ninja-in-Real-Life/

Miniature Garden in a Pot

The staff at Natureworks, a gardening supply store in Northford, Connecticut, made a tiny garden in a broken flower pot. It's perfect for mice to relax in on a warm day.Link -via Recyclartgardening, planters...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/20/Miniature-Garden-in-a-Pot/

The Five Swankiest Bunkers for Surviving the Mayan Apocalypse

You don't really believe the world will end tomorrow -after all, it's already December 21st in parts of the world. But if it did, some people will be ready in style! There is no dearth of state-of-the-art survival bunker...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/20/The-Five-Swankiest-Bunkers-for-Surviving-the-Mayan-Apocalypse/

Your Assumptions Are Wrong

[youtube zNbF006Y5x4](Video Link)Richard Wiseman, whose work we've featured extensively at Neatorama, knows how perform slight of hand tricks and create optical illusions because, as a trained psychologist, he under...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/20/Your-Assumptions-Are-Wrong/

Periodic Table Glass Platter

 Periodic Table Glass Platter Planning a group or family get together? Make sure you have all the elements you need for a successful function with the Periodic Table Glass Platter from the NeatoShop. This delic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/20/Periodic-Table-Glass-Platter/

The Trashiest Nativity Ever

You know what they say, "It's always sunny in Bethlehem" -or at least it is with these adorably tasteless Christmas cards by Etst seller CastleMcQuade.Linkart, design, christmas cards, christmas, nativity scenes, always...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/20/The-Trashiest-Nativity-Ever/

Cornell University Puts Lawns inside Its Libraries

For many college students, this is a stressful time filled with exams and term paper deadlines. To help relieve stress and create an atmosphere conducive to studying, Cornell University laid sod inside two of its librari...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/20/Cornell-University-Puts-Lawns-inside-Its-Libraries/

A Grimm Anniversary

On December 20th, 1812, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm's first book was published. All over the world, book lovers are marking the 200th anniversary of Die Kinder und Hausmärchen (Children's and Household Tales),...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/20/A-Grimm-Anniversary/

Chips And Salsa Sombrero

Are you tired of going back and forth to the snack table all night? Do you prefer your headwear fried and full of salsa?Then the chips and salsa sombrero will change your life! This delicious hat will make you the talk o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/19/Chips-And-Salsa-Sombrero/

Habitable Planets in Other Solar Systems

Dreaming of relocating to another planet? The term "exoplanet" is used to describe any planet that orbits a star in a solar system other than our own. The Planetary Habitability Laboratory at the University of Puerto Ric...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/20/Habitable-Planets-in-Other-Solar-Systems/

What Is It? game 256

It's time for the latest edition of our collaboration with the always amusing What Is It? Blog. Can you guess what this thing is? Or can you make up something silly?Place your guess in the comment section below. One g...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/20/What-Is-It-game-256/

Needlecrafted Restroom

The toilet, the toilet cleaner, the trash in the wastebasket, the wastebasket itself -- everything in this restroom is crocheted or knit. Liisa Hietanen assembled this installation in the Gallery Rajatila in Tampere...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/20/Needlecrafted-Restroom/

A Few Tolkien-rific Facts About the Book Version of The Hobbit

As you might be aware, if you’ve been online or watched any television over the last month, the long-awaited Hobbit movie is finally in theaters and while plenty of people are talking about the movie, we’re h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/20/A-Few-Tolkien-rific-Facts-About-the-Book-Version-of-The-Hobbit/

What the Maya Day of Doom and Stars Wars Have in Common

Tikal, the ruins of Maya temples discovered in the Guatemalan rainforest in 1848, has been a longtime tourist attraction. The number of visitors increased, however, after George Lucas chose the location to film scenes fr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/20/What-the-Maya-Day-of-Doom-and-Stars-Wars-Have-in-Common/

Jack Skellington Plush Slippers

Jack Skellington Plush Slippers Attention the Nightmare Before Christmas fans! Are you looking for the perfect pair of slippers to wear on a dark cold night, under the full moonlight? You need the splendid Jack Skel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/20/Jack-Skellington-Plush-Slippers/

The Disneyland Haunted Mansion Gingerbread House

Ray Keim made a paper model kit of the Haunted Mansion and some seriously skilled gingerbread craftsmen took his plans and converted them into this amazingly detailed gingerbread house. I think this one certainly falls u...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/20/The-Disneyland-Haunted-Mansion-Gingerbread-House/








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