Archive for December 30th, 2012

Bee Named to Honor The Big Bang Theory

I hate to make a bad joke, but the joke just can't be contained. Looks like Bazinga, a catchphrase used by Sheldon Cooper on the Big Bang Theory, is officially a 'buzz word.' Instead of naming the brand new orchid bee sp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/30/New-Bee-Named-Euglossa-bazinga-to-Honor-Sheldon-from-The-Big-Bang-Theory/

Unearthly Sculpture Shows Three Women Floating in Midair

Elisabet Stienstra's The Virgins of Apeldoorn, a sculpture placed on display in the Netherlands in 2001, appears to show three women levitating:Their hair and the cloth of their dress hangs below them as though...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/30/Unearthly-Sculpture-Shows-Three-Women-Floating-in-Midair/

The Great Canadian Snow Harvest

[http://youtu.be/wmctKriiGKk] (YouTube link)After two days of constant snowfall, Montreal starts to dig out. Snow must be removed, not just set aside, so it is scooped up and trucked out. There's a whole line of trucks w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/30/The-Great-Canadian-Snow-Harvest/

Candied Kentucky Fried Chicken Meal

This delicious-looking meal didn't come from Kentucky Fried Chicken, but from Jill of Kitchen Fun with My Three Sons. The chicken legs are actually Rice Krispie treats, marshmallows and pretzel sticks with a Raisin Bran...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/30/Candied-Kentucky-Fried-Chicken-Meal/

The 9 Most Newsworthy Dogs of 2012

Man's best friend, indeed! In 2012, dogs made the news -or at the least went viral in the 'net- by doing tricks, saving lives, or just by making us happy. Take a look back at some of the better dog stories from the past...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/30/The-9-Most-Newsworthy-Dogs-of-2012/

Pinkie (Pie) and the Brain

[youtube DCpdDS3L2xs](Video Link)They're genetically altered laboratory mice. One is brilliant; the other is a ditz. Jahhaivah imagined the silly Pinkie Pie and the bookish Twilight Sparkle as the would-be rulers of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/30/Pinkie-Pie-and-the-Brain/

Touch Effects

If you're still off work for the holidays and need to kill some time, the web toy Touch Effects may just eat up more of your day than you thought possible! Once you get tired of just dragging the colors around, you can a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/30/Touch-Effects/

Ancient Roman Socks

These magnificently preserved socks date back to Roman Egypt, c. 250-420 A.D. Are they designed for two-toed people? Not quite:The big toe divided from the others suggest that the socks were probably meant to be worn wit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/30/Roman-Socks/

Star Trek: TNG Gag Reel

[http://youtu.be/7_nVEm5Yc3c] (YouTube link)Outtakes, bloopers, and shenanigans from season two of Star Trek: The Next Generation. After 24 years, you should be able to handle seeing those familiar crew members...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/30/Star-Trek-TNG-Gag-Reel/

Doctor Who The TARDIS Mini Set

Doctor Who The TARDIS Mini SetAttention Doctor Who fans! Now you can build your own TARDIS with the Doctor Who The TARDIS Mini Set from the NeatoShop. This great set features 2 figures, a build your own mini TARDIS, and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/30/Doctor-Who-The-TARDIS-Mini-Set/

A Comprehensive, Interactive Chart of Zeus's Affairs

The Greek god Zeus was a busy fellow and a shameless adulterer. It would be hard for him, let alone us, to keep track of his affairs. This chart, made by Viviana Ferro, Ilaria Pagin and Elisa Zamarian...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/30/A-Comprehensive-Chart-of-Zeuss-Affairs/

The Tree of Gondor Tattoo

I love The Lord of the Rings, both in book and film form. I have probably watched the extended edition of each film at least ten times. I have already been three times to see The Hobbit, and the book remains one of my al...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/30/The-Tree-of-Gondor-Tattoo/

Tough Cat Vs. Fake Cat

(YouTube Link)Tough cats don't have a sense of humor, and they don't take kindly to phonies showing their cardboard faces around tough cat turf.A warning to all phony cats- stay in the toy chest or tough cat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/29/Tough-Cat-Vs-Fake-Cat/

Pixar Animator Dreams Up a New Superhero For Each Day of the Year

Pixar artist Everett Downing set himself a challenge: to create 365 superheroes, a new one every day for a year. It didn't quite work as he planned, but three years later, he has illustrated 285 new characters! Downing e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/30/Pixar-Animator-Dreams-Up-a-New-Superhero-For-Each-Day-of-the-Year/

How Did Humans Develop Lactose Tolerance?

The majority of the world's people become lactose-intolerant as they mature into adulthood. The exceptions are mostly people of European ancestry, who continue to drink milk all their lives. Why? It's a case of genetic m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/30/How-Did-Humans-Develop-Lactose-Tolerance/

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies Stuffed with Peppermint Patties

Chocolate cookies with chocolate chips? Let's choc it up a notch. Karylnn Johnston stuffed hers with whole York Peppermint Patties. Assembling them was as simple as folding two pieces of cookie dough around the patties....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/30/Chocolate-Chocolate-Chip-Cookies-Stuffed-with-Peppermint-Patties/

Helmet Oddity

[http://youtu.be/BMgmxkZ0pWI] (YouTube link)There sure have been a lot of movies about space travelers! This supercut by Keith Melton pays tribute to the space helmet in cinema, but the real fun is seeing how many movies...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/30/Helmet-Oddity/

Grumpy Cat Pasties Are The Worst

The Grumpy Cat phenomenon has officially jumped the shark thanks to these custom made GC pasties, which protect against inadvertant nip slips with that signature scowl.At least the creator Montabahn is donating 50% of th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/30/Grumpy-Cat-Pasties-Are-The-Worst/

Amigurumi Memes

<!--gallery(1)-->Jessica Nevin says she is fairly new to crochet, and has just made her very first amigurumi figures for a friend's birthday. Her chosen subjects? Popular 2012 memes! No doubt you recognize singer P...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/30/Amigurumi-Memes/

The Hobbit Night Light

The Hobbit Night LightAttention The Hobbit fans! Are you looking for something to light the way for your next precious sleepy time adventure? Your quest is over. Behold The Hobbit Night Light from the NeatoShop. This mag...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/30/The-Hobbit-Night-Light/

Please Switch Off the Bench When Leaving

HIK Ontwerper's bench is an ordinary rocker switch blown up to massive proportions. When it's turned on, the red seat glows. Just remember to turn it off before walking away. The design firm exhibited it in Utrecht and A...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/30/Please-Switch-Off-the-Bench-When-Leaving/

DNA Proposal

What do wanna bet these two met at work? A biologist wanted to propose to his girlfriend, who is also a biologist. He asked her to image his electrophoresis gel, (wink wink) if you know what I mean.But it was a special m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/30/DNA-Proposal/

Movie Monster Pancakes

They want to kill you. Repay them in kind by devouring these movie monster pancakes by Nathan Shields, the artist behind Saipancakes. Linkpancakes, horror movies, Alien, Predator, Gremlins...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/30/Movie-Monster-Pancakes/

Turn Your Life into a Soundtrack with Re: Sound Bottle

[http://vimeo.com/42921558](Vimeo link)Japanese designer Jun Fujiwara's award-winning Re: Sound Bottle has a simple exterior that belies its complex interior. The software inside this bottle with a cork stopper is s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/30/Turn-Your-Life-into-a-Soundtrack-with-Re-Sound-Bottle/

$100,000 Coop Lets Chickens Live Much Nicer Than You Do

Svetlana Simon's Beau Coop is the epitome of chicken luxury:Slipping on your wellies, you start for the coop and are greeted by the pleasant clucking of your specially chosen flock and the site of the poshest hen house e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/30/100000-Coop-Lets-Chickens-Live-Much-Nicer-Than-You-Do/
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