Archive for February 23rd, 2013

Duct Tape Landscape

Whether he's got toothbrush bristles, bath towels or duct tape, Takahiro Iwasaki can build a landscape out of it. This detailed, delicately carved roll of duct tape is my favorite. You can view more examples of his work...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/23/Duct-Tape-Landscape/

Solar Dancing Bunny

Solar Dancing BunnyDo you have a bad case of the winter blues? Add a little sunshine and happiness to your dark and dreary desk with the Solar Dancing Bunny from the NeatoShop. This cute little bunny is sure to help you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/23/Solar-Dancing-Bunny/

A Puma Firing a Cannon

Well, that's what the caption says, but it doesn't look like any puma I've ever seen. This picture is supposedly from 1935 Russia. The cat looks more like a jaguar, but aren't they deadly enough without firearms...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/23/A-Puma-Firing-a-Cannon/

Farts on a Plane

Farts on a plane is like snake on a plane, but far more dangerous. The eternal questions of why flying makes you fart and whether should you hold it in or let 'er rip has finally been answered by...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/23/Farts-on-a-Plane/

Chart: Parenting over Time

Jorge Cham of PHD Comics charts an essential truth: parenting is a long period of anxiety punctuated by moments of sheer terror or joy. When it's all over, which will you remember the most easily?Link -via Joe Carterpare...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/23/Chart-Parenting-over-Time/

Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima

The iconic photograph of Marines raising the flag on the island of Iwo Jima was taken on January 23rd, 1945 -68 years ago today. Since then, the image by Joe Rosenthal has been used in so many ways, from stamps to album...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/23/Raising-the-Flag-on-Iwo-Jima/

The Best Bus Stop Ever!

[http://youtu.be/zpdcUakdQVA] The ads on the bus stop says "In a Hurry?", "Bored?", "Seen It All?" with a link to a website for Qualcomm's Born Mobile. And when bu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/23/The-Best-Bus-Stop-Ever/

The Magic Carpet

These kids can enjoy a flying carpet ride high over Bettona, Italy, thanks to the amazing work of Kurt Wenner. You may remember his 3D depiction of Spider-Man rendered on pavement. You can see even more at his site, but...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/23/The-Magic-Carpet/

The Evolution of Mom Dancing With Jimmy Fallon and Michelle Obama

First Lady Michelle Obama is not afraid to get her groove for a good cause.  She recently visited the set of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to promote her "Let's Move" campaign to end childhood obesity. The result is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/23/The-Evolution-of-Mom-Dancing-With-Jimmy-Fallon-and-Michelle-Obama/

Days of the Week Sticky Notes

Days of the Week Sticky Notes Do you wish you could live out your days in organized bliss? Now you can march one step closer to that goal with the Days of the Week Sticky Notes from the NeatoShop. This wonderful pac...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/23/Days-of-the-Week-Sticky-Notes/

Letter from the Tooth Fairy

The Tooth Fairy tried to get the tooth. But Emily's room was a mess, especially the bed. It was covered with toys, blankets and Emily's sister. So she left a note saying that she would come back if Emily cleaned up and m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/23/Letter-from-the-Tooth-Fairy/

The Town that was Submerged for 25 Years

Southwest of Buenos Aires, Argentina, lies a salt lake called Lago Epecuen. Like many mineral springs, a spa industry grew up and and the nearby village boomed into a thriving community called Villa Epecuen.The town&rsqu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/23/The-Town-that-was-Submerged-for-25-Years/

Knitted Stop Sign Flower

Bryan, the "Knitting Guy", is a mad yarn bomber who turns stop signs in Clairemont, California into flowers. He's planted, er, crafted at least a hundred of them and has an interactive map at this site so that you can vi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/23/Knitted-Stop-Sign-Flower/

Performance-enhancing Drugs for Writers

Grant Snider of Incidental Comics gives us not only a comic but a poem within it.I don't advocate drug use - unless it leads to great works of literature.Link  -via Laughing Squid Grant Snider, drugs, writers...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/23/Performance-enhancing-Drugs-for-Writers/

Missing Backpacker Survived on Contact Lens Fluid

Samuel Woodhead, 18, went for a run in Australia's Outback. He was missing for thee days. If it wasn't for the contact lens fluid accidentally left in his backpack, he would have died of thirst before rescuers found him:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/23/Missing-Backpacker-Survived-on-Contact-Lens-Fluid/

Tattoo Artists Wanted

Berrge Tattoo in Istanbul, Turkey, has a clever job application process that weeds out totally incompetent tattoo artists right away. You can only access the application process by using a QR code, but you'll have to fil...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/23/Tattoo-Artists-Wanted/

Pac-Man Chairs

Want to feel like a pac-dot on the verge of being devoured? Portuguese designer Bruno Marques has the right chair for you. His polypropylene chair design looks like that great icon of the early 80s.Link -via Nerd Bastard...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/23/Pac-Man-Chairs/

Googly Eye Push Pins

Googly Eye Push PinsDo you wish you could always keep an eye on the things that matter to you? Now you can with the Googly Eye Push Pins from the NeatoShop. This eye catching set includes 25 googly eye push pins. &n...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/23/Googly-Eye-Push-Pins/

I Can't Believe These Are All TV Shows

(Funny or Die link)Someone once theorized that new "reality" TV shows are created by pulling words out of hats, one word from the adjective hat and one from the noun hat. That's the only way you can explain Cupcake W...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/23/I-Cant-Believe-These-Are-All-TV-Shows/

Hobbit Hole Bonsai Tree

It was a bonsai, and that means comfort. Chris Guise's detailed model of Bag End is also a living bonsai tree. At the link, you can see step-by-step photos showing how he made it. Also: a cute wintertime version covered...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/23/Hobbit-Hole-Bonsai-Tree/

This Week at Neatorama

The tulips are starting to sprout up through the fallen leaves in my flower garden. I'll wait until the first of March at least to pull the leaf cover off, but just the sight of those little green shoots excites me! Mean...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/23/This-Week-at-Neatorama-142/

Otter Playing Basketball

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJTRCtwf_X0](Video Link)Eddie has an impressive vertical leap. Watch him dunk ball after ball into the basket. This sea otter lives at the Oregon Zoo. At 15, he's quite elderly. As a treat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/23/Otter-Playing-Basketball/

Letting Babies Sleep Outside in the Freezing Cold

Warm and cozy is for weak babies. To ensure strong Viking-worthy children, Nordic parents regularly leave their babies to sleep outdoors in the freezing cold: Would you put your baby or...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/23/Letting-Babies-Sleep-Outside-in-the-Freezing-Cold/

Chemical States

While taking a shower with his periodic table of elements shower curtain, redditor Smashinator came to a shocking realization.In the comments, compose a conspiracy theory to explain this overlap.Link -via Blame It on the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/23/Chemical-States/






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