Archive for January 27th, 2013

The Story Behind Banksy

You probably recognize Banksy's art anytime you see a picture of it. But did you know that he used to go by the name Robin Banx? Did you know he has his own company to authenticate his works and protect his identity? Or...

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The Case for Memorizing Poetry

It was once common for educated people in the West to memorize large bodies of poetry. Memorization of literature was normal and expected. It has, however, fallen out of fashion. Brad Leithauser, a poet and professor of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/27/The-Case-for-Memorizing-Poetry/

Deadpool Killustrated

We're in love with Mike del Mundo's renditions of old-timey book covers featuring Deadpool messing around literary characters like Tom Sawyer, Sherlock Holmes, Ebenezer Scrooge and M...

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The Creepy Sock

[http://youtu.be/E3tQLgRobLI] (YouTube link)Why does Hollywood continue to spend millions of dollars to produce films full of suspense and special effects to lead you to a horrific payoff when videographer Ignoramusky ca...

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Bakeball Bat Rolling Pin

Bakeball Bat Rolling Pin Boy it's cold out there! Are you looking for an indoor sport you can really sink your teeth into? Batter up and get baking with the Bakeball Bat Rolling Pin from the NeatoShop! This deliciou...

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The Wicker Car

Photo: Akintunde Akinleye/Reuters Painters and mechanics slap on ads on their trucks to drum up business, but what if your skill is basket weaving? Nigerian artisan Ojo Obaniyi of Iba...

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At the Public Library: Blind Date with a Book

I love this idea! To promote reading, some public libraries wrap up novels. The librarians write tantalizing clues about what's inside and stick on barcodes for checkout purposes. Librarian Mollie Kay shares her experien...

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New York’s Real Speakeasies of the 1920s and ’30s

New York City's nightlife was hopping even during Prohibition. The clubs of the '20s and '30s ranged from glamorous to seedy to dangerous. The most famous had stories to tell, of celebrities, mobsters, and murder.El Fey...

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Whales Adopt a Deformed Dolphin

Photo: Alexander Wilson While observing sperm whales in the Azores, ecologists Alexander Wilson and Jens Krause of the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology noticed something unusua...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/27/Whales-Adopt-a-Deformed-Dolphin/

Tailgate Bench

That old pickup truck may be ready for the scrapyard, but you should just view that as a great crafting opportunity. Kathi Borrego, a recycled metal artist in Harlan, Oregon, turned the back of a truck into the back of a...

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Return of the Sun

[http://vimeo.com/36782466] (YouTube link)An Inuit fisherman and his family in northern Greenland are well aware of how the Arctic ice is changing, and that their way of life is changing because of it. Glen Milner's shor...

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Gremlins Gargoyles

Photo: vebests/Flickr Photo: vebests/Flickr How do you update a 15th century church? Sculptor and stone mason Jean-Louis Boistel decided to add a little pop culture flair to th...

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Philbin 'Stache Bear

Philbin 'Stache BearValentine's Day is right around the corner. Are you on the hunt for a sophisticated yet cuddly gift for your sweet? You need to Philbin 'Stache Bear from the NeatoShop. This hip bear is made of super...

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Homemade AT-ST

How well does it work? Probably as durable against an Ewok attack as the real thing. And it was cheap! This AT-ST painted by Scott J. Dupree was built with nothing more than stuff already in the garage.Artist's Website -...

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Suspect Identified in Evidence Vandalism

Police in Wichita, Kansas, held a press conference to release a photo of the suspect in a case of evidence tampering at their property and evidence department building. They have determine that mice chewed into packages...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/27/Suspect-Identified-in-Evidence-Vandalism/

Dr. Seuss Cake

Oh the Calories You'll Eat! Kellie's award-winning cake shows characters and backgrounds from several different Dr. Seuss books. I would eat it on a boat. And I would eat it with a goat. And I would eat it in the rain. A...

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Just Another Day At The Office

The view is fantastic, but the commute is a killer (and don't even talk about having to go to the bathroom. Plus, no coffee). NASA pilot Tom Ryan took a selfie aboard the ER-2 aircraft - the civilian version of the Lockh...

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Beautifully Carved Custom Guitar

It took Rob Smith 150-200 hours of work to bring this wooden marvel into existence. His custom electric guitar is made from hard lime, maple and rosewood. It reminds me of the interior of the Lexx.Linkguitars, R...

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Take a Chance on Me

[http://vimeo.com/40471435] (vimeo link)Have you ever been to an animal shelter? Come take a tour! Mind you, the Wake County SCPA in Raleigh, North Carolina looks to be the Cadillac of animal shelters, and your local she...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/27/Take-a-Chance-on-Me/

Torre Guinigi: The Tower with Oak Trees on Top

Rising high above Lucca, Italy stands the Torre Guinigi -- the Guinigi Tower. It was built in the Fourteenth Century by a wealthy family as a demonstration of power. Oak trees planted in the garden on the top provide a s...

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Pot O' Gold So Lucky Salt & Pepper Shaker

Pot O' Gold So Lucky Salt & Pepper Shaker Are you in need of a little luck in the kitchen? You need the Pot O' Gold So Lucky Salt & Pepper Shaker from the NeatoShop. This enchanting set is stackable. The Pot...

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Hot Tub Boat

Photo: Cameron ZegersSwimming in the lake is so plebeian! As the one-percent saying goes, either go hot tubbing in the lake in a hot tub boat, or don't go hot tubbing in the lake at all.The Hot Tub Boat, which seats 6 pe...

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Patrick Stewart in a Ball Pit

How many lights do you see, Captain? Patrick Stewart's current Twitter profile picture shows him grinning in the face of Cardassian torture.Link -via redditPatrick Stewart, Twitter, ball pits...

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A Pep Talk from Kid President to You

[http://youtu.be/l-gQLqv9f4o] (YouTube link)Soul Pancake has a video series featuring the delightful character Kid President. He has a pep talk to encourage you to become less boring and more awesome ("You're gooder than...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/27/A-Pep-Talk-from-Kid-President-to-You/




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