Archive for January 6th, 2013

Mars Imagined as the Blue Planet

Bad Astronomy's Phil Plait reminded readers that the "Red Planet" Mars gets its color from iron oxide (rust). Yet on ancient Mars, water was abundant and white cloud cover was present, likely giving it a more Earthly app...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/06/Mars-Imagined-as-the-Blue-Planet/

Perfect for Desk Jockeys: The Aviator Desk

This desk and chair from Restoration Hardware is designed to reflect the textures and shapes of World War II aircraft. The aluminum surface has been dinged and scratched a bit to give the impression that the desk has spe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/06/Aviator-Desk/

3D Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Street Art

To promote the premier of the new CGI Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle show that appeared on Nickelodeon September 29, 2012, NickALive created TMNT 3D street art on the Riverside Walkway by St Gabriel’s Wharf in London....

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/06/3D-Teenage-Mutant-Ninja-Turtle-Street-Art/

Wonder Woman 16 oz. Plastic Travel Mug

Wonder Woman 16 oz. Plastic Travel MugAre you warrior princess on-the-go? Break free from the chains of thirst and get the Wonder Woman 16 oz. Plastic Travel Mug from the NeatoShop. This lightweight mug comes with a snap...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/06/Wonder-Woman-16-oz-Plastic-Travel-Mug/

Evan Saves Allowance, Donates to Cats

When Evan was only seven, he saved up his allowance for a year to donate to City Kitties, a rescue shelter in Philadelphia. He did the same thing every year since, each time saving a more money, until he was proud to don...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/06/Evan-Saves-Allowance-Donates-to-Cats/

What Do Breast Implants and a Python Have in Common?

Breast implants, a python, a winning lottery ticket, a bucket of live crabs and a set of four Power Rangers costumes — all are bizarre items left behind in rooms at British locations of the Travelodge hotel ch...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/06/What-Do-Breast-Implants-and-a-Python-Have-in-Common/

Heart-Shaped Wine Bottle

"Blood of grapes from the heart of France." Constantin Bolimond's wine bottle design reminds viewers of the nation that perfected wine. I'm not sure how his reference to the Rh blood group fits wine. What do you think?Li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/06/Heart-Shaped-Wine-Bottle/

Bad Astronomy Facts Archive

 It would take almost nine years to walk to the Moon. If there were a road 400,000 km long.  On the surface of a neutron star, the gravity is so strong you’d weigh several billion tons.  Mars is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/06/Bad-Astronomy-Facts-Archive/

Bookcase Shaped like the Venus de Milo

Olga, an artist in Moscow, made this bookcase to look like the famed Venus de Milo sculpture at the Louvre. Beautiful literature should be housed in a beautiful form. Link -via Bookshelfbookcases, bookshelves,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/06/Bookcase-Shaped-like-the-Venus-de-Milo/

Gold Shirt

Datta Phuge of Pimpri-Chinchwad, India, spent £14,000 ($22,754) on a custom-made gold shirt to impress women. The shirt is woven through with 24-karat gold thread and comes with matching cuffs, belt, and rings made...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/06/Gold-Shirt/

Football Whoopie Pies

Are you ready for some football? Then make these for your Super Bowl party. Laura McGlynn baked pumpkin cake batter in an egg mold pan. After they cooled, she split the egg-shaped cakes in half and decorated them with fr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/06/Football-Whoopie-Pies/

Giant Duck Invades Sydney Harbor

A gargantuan rubber duckie floated into Sydney Harbor on Saturday. No one panicked, as the 15-meter-tall duck was there to open the annual Sydney Festival, a celebration of art featuring 750 artists, musicians, filmmaker...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/06/Giant-Duck-Invades-Sydney-Harbor/

These Dogs Can Help Keep Hospitals Cleaner

(Video Link)Putting dogs in a hospital may seem like an unsanitary move, but if they are specially trained to sniff out bacteria to help diagnose patients infected with Clostridium difficille before anyone wo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/06/These-Dogs-Can-Help-Keep-Hospitals-Cleaner/

Mt. Vesuvius from Space

You recall why Mt. Vesuvius is famous -we've posted about the eruption of 79AD before. Now consider this photograph of the volcano taken on January 1 from the ISS.The volcano has erupted many times since then, including...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/06/Mt-Vesuvius-from-Space/

Vampire Wine Bottle Holder

Vampire Wine Bottle Holder (wine not included)Valentine's day is right around the corner. Are you facing sleeplessness, fear, and dread over what gift to give your beloved? Show your loved one that you are really someone...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/06/Vampire-Wine-Bottle-Holder/

Champagne Waffles

Do you have any champagne left over from New Year's Eve? Here's a breakfast treat that you can make with it. The chefs at BraveTart found that four ounces of champagne added some kick to waffles, especially if they're to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/06/Champagne-Waffles/

What the Trombone Sees

[http://youtu.be/soDn2puEuL8] (YouTube link)A trombone player attached a GoPro camera to his instrument's slide. He calls it "silliness," I call it delightful! -via reddit trombone, GoPro, POV...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/06/What-the-Trombone-Sees/

Well, Many People Believe That's Where Twilight Belongs

Best. Toilet store. Window display. Ever. If I lived in Austin, I would make this my exclusive plumbing store destination.Link Via The Mary Suetoilets, twilight, funny, advertising, literature...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/06/Well-Many-People-Believe-Thats-Where-Twilight-Belongs/

Laconic History of the World

"Laconic" means "in few words." Here's how Martin Elmer created this map:This map was produced by running all the various countries’ “History of _____” Wikipedia article through a word cloud, then writ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/06/Laconic-History-of-the-World/

Meanwhile In Roswell

(Video Link)Someone call Agent Mulder, it looks like an alien is having a seizure...Oh wait, it's just a sphynx kitten having a vivid dream.Via Pets Ladycute, animals, videos, sphynx, kitties, funny, sleeping,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/06/Meanwhile-In-Roswell/

Justice League Lineup Revealed

The movie won't be in theaters until 2015 -if everything goes as planned. But at least we now know which comic book super heroes will be in the film adaptation of DC Comics' Justice League. Get a rundown of each characte...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/06/Justice-League-Lineup-Revealed/

LEGO as an Art Medium

Self-described "brick artist" Nathan Sawaya is known for his incredible art pieces constructed with LEGO. Sawaya was a New York City lawyer until 2004, when he made the courageous decision to make art his profession...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/06/LEGO-as-an-Art-Medium/

This Snack Is Bigger Than The Big Game

Buzzfeed has a whole list of 15 amazing snack stadiums, but most of them are a bit sloppy. On the other hand, this crazy stadium by Pillsbury takes the cake both on presentation, but also as far as the variety of snacks...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/06/This-Snack-Is-Bigger-Than-The-Big-Game/

The Sarcastic Fringehead

[http://youtu.be/KRV961d0TP4] (YouTube link)Sir David Attenborough introduces us to the fish known as the Sarcastic Fringehead. Not only is it ugly, it's quite aggressive. And wait until you see how it uses it's mouth! T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/06/The-Sarcastic-Fringehead/

The Urban Sea

Martin Ron's majestic Pedro Lujan and His Dog decorates a building in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He made it for this year's Meeting of Styles conference in that city. Imagine living in a city where giant turt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/06/The-Urban-Sea/

Hello Kitty Salt & Pepper Shakers

Hello Kitty Salt & Pepper Shakers Attention Hello Kitty fans! Are you looking for the purr-fect functional accessory for your kitchen table? You need the Hello Kitty Salt & Pepper Shakers from the NeatoShop....

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/06/Hello-Kitty-Salt-Pepper-Shakers/

Top Pet Names for 2012

The effect of the Twilight movies lives on, as "Bella" was the top name for dogs in 2012. It came in second for cats -you have one guess as to what was first. Other movies had some influence, as "Katniss" from *...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/06/Top-Pet-Names-for-2012/
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