Archive for January 17th, 2013

Shortest Film

[http://youtu.be/AbOHMh9c3Cg] (YouTube link)Shortest Film is a very short film by John Elerick. The credits are another story. They are very long, but probably the only credits you'll see this year that are worth reading...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/17/Shortest-Film/

Have a Nice Lunch Bag

Have a Nice Lunch BagIt's a new year! Are you resolved to pack more lunches and eat out less? You need the motivational Have a Nice Lunch Bag from the NeatoShop. This adorable insulated smiley face bag is great to keep y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/17/Have-a-Nice-Lunch-Bag/

Say "Cheese!"

Professional photographer Lotte van den Acker wants to take your picture. Smile at her gorgeous tattoo of an Asahi Pentax 35mm SLR, a classic camera made from the 70s to the 90s. The tattoo was inked by her own...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/17/Say-Cheese-2/

The Evolutionary Biology of Star Trek

For hundreds of thousands of years, several species of humans existed at the same time: the Neanderthals, the Denisovans, Homo erectus, Homo floresiensis, and possibly others we don't know about. An essay at io9...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/17/The-Evolutionary-Biology-of-Star-Trek/

Wayne Dobson Doesn't Have Your Lost Cell Phones

If you lost your cell phone, don't go bothering Wayne Dobson. See, for the past two years, the 59-year-old retiree has been confronted by people who showed up at his doorstep at all hours of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/17/Wayne-Dobson-Doesnt-Have-Your-Lost-Cell-Phones/

Modeling Agency Specializes in Ugly People

Dell, pictured above, is a professional model. Yes, really! He may be...uh, aesthetically challenged, but that's only to his benefit. Ugly Models, a London-based modeling agency, specializes in getting photographers mode...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/17/Model-Agency-Specializes-in-Ugly-People/

Cat Survives 1,700 Miles Under Train

Polly the cat was found after riding 1,700 miles around England and Wales in the undercarriage of a train. It is thought that she stayed in the undercarriage for at least two days in fear after badly mangling her front l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/17/Cat-Survives-1700-Miles-Under-Train/

Twins Married Twins, Begot Twins

Photo: TODAY Life is two-riffic with twins, but twins that married twins and begot twins? Now that's life straight out of a Doublemint gum advertisement. When twin brothers Cra...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/17/Twins-Married-Twins-Begot-Twins/

Dear Abby Dies at the Age of 94

Pauline Phillips, better known as Dear Abby, has passed away at the age of 94. Philips did not begin her professional career as a writer until she was 37 when she wrote to a newspaper complaining that she, a housewife...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/17/Dear-Abby-Dies-at-the-Age-of-94/

TARDIS Coasters

TARDIS CoastersAre you tired of the good Doctor popping up unexpectedly and making a mess of your place? Encourage your favorite time traveling friend to be respectful of your coffee table with the TARDIS Coasters from t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/17/TARDIS-Coasters/

Cleaning Out the Electricity

What do you do -should you call an electrician or a plumber? Good luck getting either one to touch this! -via reddit electrical outlet, electricity, flood, shock...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/17/Cleaning-Out-the-Electricity/

Heartbroken Dog Goes to Church to Wait for Dead Owner

Photo: nikon@rte After the death of its owner two months ago, a brokenhearted dog waits in vain in the church where her funeral was held. Many years ago, Maria Lochi of San Donaci, Italy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/17/Heartbroken-Dog-Goes-to-Church-to-Wait-for-Dead-Owner/

Movie Spoiler Pictograms

Designer Matteo Civaschi of Studio H-57 made a series of movie pictograms that spell out the entire plot."This new set of stories shows our passion for the great, super-popular movies of all time," Civaschi tells us. "Yo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/17/Movie-Spoiler-Pictograms/

The Infidelity Phone

Ladies, if your man has this phone, he may be a cheater. Photo: House of Japan Got a cheatin' heart? Better ditch that iPhone and get yourself the phone of choice by adulterers: the F...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/17/The-Infidelity-Phone/

Hand Sanitizer

If you are trying to avoid the flu, simple math tells us that placing all your faith in hand sanitizer is a mistake. Randall Munroe at xkcd even did the math for you! Wash your hands, cover those sneezes, and get a flu s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/17/Hand-Sanitizer/

Collages from Recycled Computer Parts

Artist Anna Dabrowska, who goes by Finnabair, creates lovely collages by reusing discarded computer parts, mechanical leftovers, and other objects that an imaginative mind can find useful.The fantastic textures seen in t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/17/Collages-from-Recycled-Computer-Parts/

Defrosting a Frozen Building

Bike manufacturer SRAM bought a unique storage building in Chicago. It was formerly a ten-story freezer for Chicago’s Fulton Market District. All that freezer space had to be defrosted before it could be used for a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/17/Defrosting-a-Frozen-Building/

Savory Bacon Sticks

Savory Bacon SticksAre you planning a romantic Valentine's Day dinner? Don't forget the Savory Bacon Sticks from the NeatoShop. Nothing screams romance like bacon-flavored snack sticks. Each box of bacony goodness includ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/17/Savory-Bacon-Sticks/

Laundry Basketball

[http://youtu.be/SxNNpMj8pkg] (YouTube link)Everyone plays basketball with the laundry hamper occasionally, but it's so much more fun when you have an agile kitten to complete the layup! -via Arbroath kitten laundry, lau...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/17/Laundry-Basketball/

What Is It? game 260

Once again, it's time for our collaboration with the always amusing What Is It? Blog! Do you know what the object in this picture is? You can win even if you don't know!Place your guess in the comment section...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/17/What-Is-It-game-260/

Papercraft Higgs Boson

Gaze into eternity. Papercrafting duo Zim and Zou created this depiction of the Higgs boson particle as a cover illustration for an issue of Le Monde that explored the fifty-year search for the particle. This is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/17/Papercraft-Higgs-Boson/

Ten Things You Probably Didn't Know About Muhammad Ali

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website. Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) was the greatest boxer ever to lift a glove. Heavywe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/17/Ten-Things-You-Probably-Didnt-Know-About-Muhammad-Ali/

This Family Lives on an Ice-Locked Boat in the Arctic. On Purpose.

They had already spent five years on a boat in the Svalbard Islands north of Norway. That wasn't quite extreme enough for the Brossier family. For two years, they've lived on their 15-meter boat Vagabond&nb...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/17/This-Family-Lives-on-an-Ice-Locked-Boat-in-the-Arctic-On-Purpose/

Baby Crashes Daddy's Concert

[http://youtu.be/Ah4nb43JMvI] (YouTube link)Musician Coffey Anderson was upstaged big time when his 17-month-old son Ethan joined him on stage at a New Year's Eve show in Irvine, Texas.  -via Daily of the Day concer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/17/Baby-Crashes-Daddys-Concert/

A Mother's Tattoo

Redditor Rhinobeetle has an awesome mom:My brother is special needs and 17, this year he drew his first picture. My mother did something pretty special with it.Link -via Blame It on the Voicesspecial needs kids, tattoos...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/17/A-Mothers-Tattoo/






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