Archive for December 26th, 2012

Baby Jesus Soothed with Bagpipes

This painting, The Adoration of the Shepherds, is (of course) owned by the National Galleries of Scotland. It shows one shepherd worshipping the newborn Jesus with his bagpipes. The Seventeenth Century Italian p...

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Wombat Poops Cubic Poo

We don't usually post infographics on Neatorama. For one, their quality varies widely and we've been harrassed enough by unscrupulous SEO people who want us to post their infographics that we'...

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Artists Say Bye to Hostess with Old School Hostess Ads

<!--gallery(1)-->Back when Hostess wasn't having all the issues they're having now, comic artists used to draw scenes featuring a Hostess product in some shape or form for advertising. As a farewell to Hostess, The...

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Color Pic-a-Pix

Love Sudoku but can't deal with all those numbers? Try this one instead: Our friends over at Conceptis has a nifty new game called Color Pic-a-Pix, which is like Sudoku crossed with paint-by...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/26/Color-Pic-a-Pix/

Wait, You Forgot One Last Present!

If you wrap up a new family pet and put them under the Christmas tree don't be surprised if they get tired of waiting and unwrap themselves.Make sure you include a gift receipt with each pet you give as a present, becaus...

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The Mankato Executions

[http://youtu.be/Y1uwsqT2Kkc] (YouTube link)150 years ago today, 38 Dakota men were hanged in Minnesota for actions during the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862. It was the largest mass execution in U.S. history. Of the 392 prison...

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Caution: Road is Slippery When Covered with Mucus

When it's very snotty outside, you  may prefer to stay in. But if you have to drive to work, scrape the mucus off your windshield and start driving. Tulsa, Oklahoma's Fox 23 news team has some other useful suggestio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/26/Caution-Road-is-Slippery-When-Covered-with-Mucous/

New Trampled Snow Art from Simon Beck

Simon Beck makes art by stepping in snow. Even with sturdy snowshoes, it's hard work, and takes a special talent to get it right. Beck (previously on Neatorama) has been busy the past few weeks tramping out new designs i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/26/New-Trampled-Snow-Art-from-Simon-Beck/

Cracked Up Coffee Mug

Cracked Up Coffee Mug The holidays are over. Are you having trouble getting back to the daily grind? Express your inner angst with the Cracked Up Coffee Mug from the NeatoShop. This mug looks like it has been shatte...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/26/Cracked-Up-Coffee-Mug/

Colonel Meow Is A Terrible Gift-Giver

(Video Link)Colonel Meow is known for being even angier and meaner than Grumpy Cat and it's easy to see why when you watch him exchange presents with his best friend Boots.Via Laughing Squidcolonel meow, tard...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/26/Cololnel-Meow-Is-A-Terrible-Gift-Giver/

Woman Crashes Car into House in Order to Distract the Police

A drunk driver in Red Hook, New York noticed that police had pulled over a friend of hers for drunk driving. She immediately swung into action, deciding that the best way to distract the police officer was to get him to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/26/Woman-Crashes-Car-into-House-in-Order-to-Distract-the-Police/

The Best Gift

Behold, the joy of science! Redditor templ001 posted this photo of his niece Laeana with the most awesome present Santa Claus left. Oh yeah, she also got Barbies and stuff. LinkChristmas gift, chemistry set, toys...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/26/The-Best-Gift/

Santa Solo Frozen in Carbonite

"I will not give up my favorite Christmas cupcake. I like Solo where he is." Nonetheless, I think that the mightly Jabba will soon gobble up Heather Creegan's funny cupcakes.LinkHan Solo, Star Wars, Santa Claus...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/26/Santa-Solo-Frozen-in-Carbonite/

Back to the Future LEGO Set

Suggested by fans, the LEGO company will be rolling out a Back to the Future LEGO Set in mid-2013. And better yet, the designers are donating their royalties to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's rese...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/26/Back-to-the-Future-LEGO-Set/

Train Set in a Suitcase

Mario Marchese's beautiful N-scale train set is built inside an old record player case. The arduino-controlled display includes lights, a whisle and a bridge that lifts up. You can view more pictures at the link.Link&nbs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/26/Train-Set-in-a-Suitcase/

What Is Boxing Day?

The day after Christmas is Boxing Day, a holiday observed by a large part of Europe and most of the former British Empire -except for America, who broke away fairly early. Mental-floss has a roundup of Boxing day facts f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/26/What-Is-Boxing-Day/

Royal Mail Plans to Release Doctor Who Stamps

You'll be able to communicate across space but not time using stamps from the UK's Royal Mail. That agency plans to release stamps in March showing all eleven known incarnations of the Doctor and four of his enemies:Andr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/26/Royal-Mail-Plans-to-Release-iDoctor-Whoi-Stamps/

The Bloody Truth About Serbia's Vampire

Last month, we posted a story about the Serbian village of Zarožje, when town officials issued a warning about a vampire that may have been disturbed. To get the lowdown on such superstitions, National Geographic News t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/26/The-Bloody-Truth-About-Serbias-Vampire/

Artist Carves Beautiful Designs Into Mushrooms

You might say artist Corey Corcoran is a fun guy, because he creates works of art on mushrooms.Corey has chosen the Artist Conk mushroom as his canvas, and he carves images into the surface which are very intricate but s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/26/Artist-Carves-Beautiful-Designs-Into-Mushrooms/

Augmented Reality TARDIS

[http://youtu.be/dUBxHd3bMhg] (YouTube link)The running joke on the TV series Doctor Who is that the time machine disguised as a police call box is bigger on the inside than on the outside. Greg Kumparak built a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/26/Augmented-Reality-TARDIS/

Calvin and Hobbes Guitar

Redditors BigWiggly1 and ellepea27 are refinishing a guitar. BigWiggly1 sanded and primed it. Ellepea27 then painted this charming scene on the top with acrylic. They've ordered a transparent pickguard so that the image...

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Seven Islands Overrun By Animals

Sometimes when humans migrate, to an island for instance, they bring animals with them that aren't native to the destination, and the balance of nature becomes severely out of whack.Visit the seven islands featured and y...

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The 13-year-old Veteran

Calvin Graham was only 12 when he became a seaman in the United States Navy. He had already left home to escape an abusive stepfather, and the military was desperate for manpower right after the Pearl Harbor attack that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/26/The-13-year-old-Veteran/

Handmade Silver TARDIS

Hooray! The Doctor Who Christmas special has arrived! It puts me in a Whovian mood, so I thought I'd share this delightful piece a jewelry made by Josephine Ryan. It's made from sterling silver. Ms. Ryan, an art...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/26/Handmade-Silver-TARDIS/

Steampunk Arm Guard With Bluetooth And Touchpad

Steampunk accessories are usually really cool to look at but aren't functional, so Etsy seller BruteForceStudios decided to up the ante and create a wearable work of art that also serves a purpose.Enter the arm guard of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/26/Steampunk-Arm-Guard-With-Bluetooth-And-Touchpad/

Cosmic Sans

Cosmic Sans is a series of space-themed typography art, with each letter a contribution from a different artist. Designer Brad McNally came up with the idea based on the title pun, and he and his wife, printer Sarah McNa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/26/Cosmic-Sans/

Chessdogs Are The Only Hope For The Future

(YouTube Link)What happens when an evil mastermind captures every dog on Earth, enslaving them to use in various nefarious schemes?What kind of name is Stone Steel?And what does chess have to do with anything t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/26/Chessdogs-Are-The-Only-Hope-For-The-Future/

NeatoShop Contest: Predict Life in the Year 2013

It is time, dear readers, to look into the future. Gaze into your crystal balls. Summon your paranomal mental powers to look beyond the thin veil between today and tomorrow.Behold! This is what I see for the year 2013:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/26/NeatoShop-Contest-Predict-Life-in-the-Year-2013/

Behind the Cover

The following is an article from Uncle John's 24-Karat Bathroom Reader.With CDs and digitally distributed music, album covers aren't as important or as memorable as they once were. But from the 1950s to the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/26/Behind-the-Cover/

Four Stormtroopers And That One Guy

You know how there's always that one guy in the group who's constantly messing up and making all of his friends look bad?Well, when you're dressed like Stormtroopers that one guy sticks out like a sore thumb with a paint...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/24/Four-Stormtroopers-And-That-One-Guy/










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