Archive for January 29th, 2013

How to Make Bagpipes from Duct Tape and PVC

Scott already owns a set of bagpipes. But that was no reason not to make his own set. And they work, too! At the link, you can watch videos of him playing the Star Wars title theme among other selections.Link -v...

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Photo-Realistic Drawings by Kelvin Okafor

Tinie Tempah by Kelvin Okafor You'd be forgiven if you thought that these are photographs. In fact, they are "photo-realism" art, drawn with charcoal and graphite p...

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Sam Has Eyebrows

Sam certainly does have eyebrows! He doesn't control those thick back patches in his white fur, so he always has a somewhat worried or surprised look. Sam has become a hit on Instagram, where you can see more photos, and...

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Hot Cookie USB Cup Warmer

Hot Cookie USB Cup Warmer (cup not incuded)Boy is it cold out there. Keep you drink warm and toasty all winter long with the Hot Cookie USB Cup Warmer from the NeatoShop. This USB powered cup warmer looks like your favor...

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Star Wars Street Art

Redditor moonchild_empress spotted this scene in Montpellier, France.My four-year old daughter likes to pretend that she's a cat. She meows a lot. So I taught her (by example) how to meow the Imperial March. Now she does...

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Surf Forever in Kelly Slater's Donut Pool

No more waiting for gnarly waves! Eleven-time surfing world champion Kelly Slater wants to build a donut-shaped pool that lets you surf forever. From My Modern Met: Sl...

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British Ad Campaign: Stay Away from Britain

Want to immigrate to the UK? If you live in Romania or Bulgaria, the British government would like for you to know that it's pretty much awful there:Please don't come to Britain – it rains and the jobs are scarce a...

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Le Nid: The Bird Bar

Drunk drunk goose! French designer Jean Jullien opened a rooftop bar in Nantes, France, with an unusual decor (duck-or?): a 40-m (131-ft) long bird surrounded with chairs shaped like cute eggs...

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Smiling Victorians

We may be used to seeing stern portraits of the 1800s, but not all photographs were posed for by scared subjects barely tolerating the procedure. Retronaut has a collection of people smiling and even laughing in those ol...

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This Is Wood, Not Fabric

Daniella Mooney's Parquetry looks as simple as a cloth draped over a chair. But the South African artist actually carved and assembled it from wood. How did she make this marvel? You can see a process photo at t...

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Jedi Kitten with the Force

[http://youtu.be/IwT7BHztBIU] (YouTube link)Jedi Kitten has learned to harness the power of the Force! But will he use his powers for good or evil? He's a cat, what do you think? -via Viral Viral Videos Previous...

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Thumb Sucker

Thumb SuckerDoes the new year have you ravished with anxiety? Self sooth your emotional problems away with the Thumb Sucker from the NeatoShop. This mandarin orange flavored lollipop is a deliciously fun way to laugh you...

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Win Funny T-Shirts from the NeatoShop!

A Day Without Sunshine Is Like Night It may be bone-chillin' cold where you are, but we've noticed that T-shirt sales start to tick up. (Well, you're probably wearing a T-shirt undern...

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Cute Aggression

Ever saw something so cute you want to hug it and kiss it and love it and SQUEEEZE it into itty-bitty pieces? Well, you're not alone (Elmyra Duff notwithstanding). In the Philippines...

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Practical Fortune Cookies

If there's one thing that bothers me about fortune cookies, it's that they're so hard to relate to. It's like they're written by someone with very different values or priorities. Thankfully, Jeff Wysaski has fixed that....

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40 Years in Isolation

Talk about living off the grid! In 1936, Karp Lykov, a Russian of the Old Believers sect, escaped Soviet religious persecution by moving his family deep into the rugged Siberian taiga, near the border of Mongolia. They s...

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The £100 million Banknote

Heard about that brouhaha over the trillion dollar coin? Well, the Brits beat us to it. Sort of. The note above doesn't look like much, but you're looking at a real £1,000,000 ban...

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Man Gets His Last Hamburger During His Funeral Procession

David S. Kime Jr., 88, liked to eat Whopper Juniors from Burger King. He loved fast food and especially loved that burger. On the way to the funeral, the hearse that carried him stopped by the drive-through window for on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/29/Man-Gets-His-Last-Burger-During-His-Funeral-Procession/

Kalashnikov Pat & the Helicopter Jailbreaks

Since 1986 there have been 11 helicopter-assisted jailbreaks from French prisons. Three of them involved the same man.BACKGROUND: Pascal Payet, aka ""Kalashnikov Pat," is one of France's most no...

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Batman Belt Night Light

Batman Belt Night LightAre you frightened by what might be lurking in the shadows? Call on the the Batman Belt Night Light from the NeatoShop to shine the way. This Porcelain night light is ready to scare off any boogeym...

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Is It Hot In Here Or Is It Just The Megacity 1,000 Miles Away?

Image caption: On May 11-12, 1997, NASA used a specially outfitted Lear Jet to collect thermal data on metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia. Nicknamed "Hot-Lanta" by some of its...

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46 Reasons My Three Year Old Might be Freaking Out

Anyone who has ever had a three-year-old can relate to this list. These problems are overwhelming to a child just learning how the world works, but oh-so-funny to his parents. I had a hard time picking out just a few exa...

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Empathy Table

Jennifer Crupi's Empathy Table doesn't have any legs. It rests on the laps of its two users and remains stable so as long as both people maintain a welcoming posture:In this work, I seek to point out how one can...

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Grad School Pressure

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbx1ATUDZW4] [YouTube Clip] Oh, this one hits close to home (Yours truly holds a PhD in biochemistry and molecular biology) but it's too good not to share. Watch...

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A Day in India

[http://vimeo.com/58313264] (vimeo link)The sights and sounds of India will make you long for the taste of all that food! Daniel Klein and Mirra Fine of The Perennial Plate bring us a short tour of India, edited from thr...

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Dragon Jackalope

The dragon jackalope, depicted here by Hontor, is about ten times larger than a regular jackalope. It can fly, has an armored skin and is noted for a tendency to collect treasure that it cannot use. But the dragon jackal...

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Quantum Vibration in Your Nose

The nose knows, but how exactly is a matter of scientific debate. The conventional theory on olfaction is that olfactory receptors bind to odor molecules and that binding sends a si...

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