Archive for February 18th, 2013

Harry Potter Book Covers

Scholastic books is giving Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone a new cover. Artists and fans have been designing their own new covers for quite some time, some of which are quite remarkable. Flavorwire h...

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American Gothic Magnetic Dress-Up

American Gothic Magnetic Dress-UpAre you a huge fan of Grant Wood's American Gothic painting? Now you can immerse yourself in the American Gothic experience without having to travel to the Art Institute of Chicago. The A...

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A Truck Carrying a Truck Carrying a Truck Carrying a Car

A Polish truck driver needed to move four vehicles to Belgium. As you can see, he devised an ingenious solution. He almost made it, but spoilsport police in the town of Krefeld, Germany stopped him.Link (Translation) -vi...

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The Dalek Commute

No power in the universe can stop the Daleks, but even the powerful extraterrestrial race has got a commute. David Dewhurst snapped some photos of the filming of Doctor Who's "An...

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What Makes Hair Curly?

I spent an hour curling one daughter's hair for an occasion this past weekend, while the other daughter woke up from a nap with a full head of wavy curls. What's the difference?   On one level, the texture of a...

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Bad Dog!

Photo: Ken Steinhardt/OC Register We're going to need a giant roll of newspaper to discipline that dog! As part of his exhibit "Ain't Painting a Pain," artist Richard Jackso...

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For Die Hard Chocolate Fans

The new movie A Good Day to Die Hard opened last week to harsh reviews, but was still the top movie of the weekend. One good thing to come of it is this life-size replica of hero John McClane (Bruce Willis) scul...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/18/For-Die-Hard-Chocolate-Fans/

Mississippi Finally Ratified the 13th Amendment Abolishing Slavery

Well, it's about time! The state of Mississippi has finally ratified the 13th Amendment, some 150 years later. The whole thing started when Dr. Ranjan Batra of University of Mississippi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/18/Mississippi-Finally-Ratified-the-13th-Amendment-Abolishing-Slavery/

Cute Animals Compilation

[http://youtu.be/JlezOeXGt4c] (YouTube link)This is the very definition of fluff snugglers: almost seven minutes of adorable animals of all kinds! Some of these you may have seen, but are worth another look, and some are...

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Hello Kitty Shoulder Buddies

Hello Kitty Shoulder Buddies Attention Hello Kitty fans. Are you looking to take your relationship with Hello Kitty to another level. You need one of the Hello Kitty Shoulder Buddies from the NeatoShop. This fantast...

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Gayke: Teen Comes Out with a Gay Cake

15-year-old gay teen named Laurel came out of the closet with great taste. Literally. She baked a "gayke" cake and presented her parents with a touching note: Good m...

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The Laundromat That Looks Like a Nightclub

Don't wait until you're out of clothes before doing your laundry. You'll want to dress sharp when you show up at Splash, a new laundromat in Barcelona. Frederic Perers designed it with the ambiance of a nightclub. You ca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/18/The-Laundromat-That-Looks-Like-a-Nightclub/

Cabin in the Woods

Lilah and Nick built this wonderful cabin in West Virginia out of reclaimed lumber and filled it with eccentric castoff vintage and antique furnishings. One wall is made completely of old windows. I particularly like thi...

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A Visit to Scarfolk

The town of Scarfolk, England is imaginary (I checked). It's the subject of graphic designer Richard Littler's ongoing project showing life in a horrifying town that never left the 70s:Scarfolk is a town in North West En...

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Driving While Stoned

[http://youtu.be/dw1HavgoK9E] (YouTube link)CNN affiliate KIRO tested drivers before and after they smoked marijuana to see how it affects their abilities. Something that had never occurred to me is how states with varyi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/18/Driving-While-Stoned/

A Hotel That Lets You Sleep Like a Homeless Person

In order to raise awareness of the problem of homelessness in Gothenburg, Sweden, the magazine Faktum lets you reserve a spot where a homeless person might sleep:Charging customers 100 Swedish krona per night (a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/18/A-Hotel-That-Lets-You-Sleep-Like-a-Homeless-Person/

Blue Willow Video Game Dinnerware

Artist Olly Moss created his own version of the classic Blue Willow china pattern by incorporating video game imagery into the design. These would blend into my own china collection seamlessly, but would also get my...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/18/Blue-Willow-Video-Game-Dinnerware/

Scream Wallet With Sound Effects

Scream WalletDo the rising prices of gas, groceries, and daily necessities just make you want to scream? Let your frustration be known with the Scream Wallet from the NeatoShop. This frighteningly fabulous light-weight T...

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Mandala Bookcase

Veronica's bookcase elegantly displays the beauty of the written word and the reading life. She writes:My apartment is quite small and I am lawyer so I have to read a lot. I really enjoy it,and didn't want to h...

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The Backside of Mt. Rushmore

Aha! If you saw this headline in your RSS feed, you probably thought it would be this classic image. According to the reddit thread, this is the view of Mt. Rushmore you get if you don't want to pay for parking. Washingt...

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Blind Hockey

Over the weekend, Canada held its first national blind hockey tournament. How do visually impaired people play hockey? With a big, hollow puck 10 centimeters across and filled with metal nuts and bolts that rattle. Playe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/18/Blind-Hockey/

The White House: Keeping Up Appearances

This Presidents Day article is from the book Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges Into the Presidency.The White House changes with the times and the presidents.A longtime symbol of American freedom and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/18/The-White-House-Keeping-Up-Appearances/

Snake Sweater

Milky Joe is one lucky snake. His human, Stephanie Christine Davidson, wants to make sure that he doesn't freeze during the winter. This sweater will keep him both warm and fashionable. You can watch a video at the link....

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/18/Snake-Sweater/

How Well Do You Know Your U.S. Presidents?

Challenge yourself with a quiz on U.S. presidential trivia for Presidents Day at Buzzfeed. You may do quite well, considering how much trivia we've given you here at Neatorama! I scored 12 out of 16. How did you do? Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/18/How-Well-Do-You-Know-Your-US-Presidents/

SeaWorld Harlem Shake

[http://youtu.be/bf8Itx8swpc] (YouTube link)I've watched dozens of Harlem Shake videos in the last few days, from TV show casts, military units, and even one done underwater. I keep rejecting them because the meme is bur...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/18/SeaWorld-Harlem-Shake/

Bird Duet Salt & Pepper Shakers

Bird Duet Salt & Pepper ShakersDo you have the winter blues? Add a little bit of spring to your table with the Bird Duet Salt & Pepper Shakers from the NeatoShop. This beautiful hand blown glass set is both elega...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/18/Bird-Duet-Salt-Pepper-Shakers/

Zombie Posters by Matt Busch

Alice From Underland If you need to liven up your wall, the undead may be the perfect choice. Proving that you can't go wrong with zombies are these marvelous zombie movie p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/18/Zombie-Posters-by-Matt-Busch/

Danger Dogs of Nepal

Got a killer chihuahua? The Danger Dog sign from Nepal is fair warning for visitors, be they friends or enemies. The Before and After, featuring Russell the Chihuahua by Nepale...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/18/Danger-Dogs-of-Nepal/






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