Archive for February 28th, 2013

Needle Felted Harry Potter Kindle Cover

Inspired by the book jacket on a print edition of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Almost Summer felted this Kindle cover for a friend. She folded it in half to form a pouch.Link -via Geek CraftsHarry Potte...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/28/Needle-Felted-Harry-Potter-Kindle-Cover/

Giant Centipedes

[http://youtu.be/HzR-291ArhY] (YouTube link)The bite of this centipede can be very painful. It grows up to eight inches long. It is very fast. It eats mice, lizards, and the occasional bat. And it has a cousin in the Uni...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/28/Giant-Centipedes/

Donkey Kong Mash Up 8-Bit Art by Baznet

We are in love with video game artist Baznet who created these marvelous Donkey Kong mashed up with various video games, movies, and other pop culture references. See how many you can identify:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/28/Donkey-Kong-Mash-Up-8-Bit-Art-by-Baznet/

Star Wars Fruits and Vegetables

It's up to Chewbanna, Peia, Leek Skywalker and Yotato to save the galaxy. Nela Krzewniak, a Polish artist living in the Netherlands, envisioned a highly edible version of Star Wars.Artist's Website -via Landa Ca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/28/Star-Wars-Fruits-and-Vegetables/

Kraken: the Early Years

Israeli artist Barak Ashraf shows us the youthful Kraken practicing the mayhem for which he later became famous.  Link  -via reddit Barak Ashraf, kraken...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/28/Kraken-the-Early-Years/

Wire Bonsai Trees

It's not as yummy as the Bonsai Cookies Miss Cellania posted a few days ago, but marvelous nonetheless! Check out these wire bonsai trees by artist Ken To (in pots by Jim Barrett) ov...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/28/Wire-Bonsai-Trees/

Baby Duck Coat

Baby Duck Coat Spring is almost here. Are you looking for the perfect cold weather accessory for your beautiful little duckling. You need the Baby Duck Coat from the NeatoShop. This super soft coat features a hood t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/28/Baby-Duck-Coat/

Oreo Separator

[http://youtu.be/pii4G8FkCA4] (YouTube link)Physicist David Neevel channels Rube Goldberg by building a machine to separate Oreo cookies into their basic elements: cookies and cream filling. Yes, it's a video by Oreo; ho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/28/Oreo-Separator/

Cylon Engagement Ring

Is your girlfriend a hot cylon sleeper agent but you want to marry her anyways? When Michael Moragne wanted to propose to his girlfriend Amy, the Battlestar Galactica fan wanted to m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/28/Cylon-Engagement-Ring/

Yarn Bombed Pay Phone

That old public pay phone isn't obsolete! It just needs a software update. Jill and Lorna added a bit of yarn to turn it into a smartphone. Now you can tweet, Instagram and play Angry Birds. At the link, you can see phot...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/28/Yarn-Bombed-Pay-Phone/

The Big Whobowski

[http://youtu.be/8AHdI25K-Oc] Grab a glass of White Russian, sit back, relax, and watch this: The Big Whobowski, a shot-by-shot mash up masterpiece by Bob Mitsch featuring your favorite Dude/Do...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/28/The-Big-Whobowski/

Mr. Chickpea and Friends

Turkish artist Sadi Tekin draws human faces on tiny chickpeas, and then puts them in humorous situations in the landscapes of New York to take their pictures. See more of them in his Behance gallery. Link  -via Laug...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/28/Mr-Chickpea-and-Friends/

Intricate Pencil Sculptures

How does he do it? How does cerkahegyzo manage to shape the lead so precisely without shattering it? I want to see a video of him at work.Gallery -via Twisted Sifterpencils, sculptures...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/28/Intricate-Pencil-Sculptures/

Man Commits a Crime to Get Healthcare

Sometimes, logic dictates that the best course of action to treat a serious illness is to go to prison. Here's an amazing story of how one man committed a crime in order to get the medical c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/28/Man-Commits-a-Crime-to-Get-Healthcare/

Golden Skull Foam Prop

Golden Skull Foam PropAre you looking to breathe a little life into your dark and dreary home decor? You need the drop dead gorgeous Golden Skull Foam Prop from the NeatoShop. This life-size skull is made from squeezable...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/28/Golden-Skull-Foam-Prop/

Snow Goon

Well, that's what happens when you live near a nuclear reactor. Redditor IrishmanErrant works at MURR (the University of Missouri Research Reactor). He and a co-worker built this snowman. Or is it snowmen? Linknuclear re...

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Why Buy Jeans When You Can Lease Them?

Is it ridiculous? Remember: some people will buy pre-ripped and faded jeans. Don't ask me why, but they do. So maybe the premise of Bert van Son's Lease Jeans has potential:Customers pay a one-off 20 euro fee ($27), cove...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/28/Why-Buy-Jeans-When-You-Can-Lease-Them/

Hands-free Deer Rescue

[http://youtu.be/sA7SMU5dhus] (YouTube link)Ian Waugh spotted a deer and her fawn stranded on the ice over Antigonish Harbour in Nova Scotia. He called the Department of Natural Resources, which sent a crew who decided t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/28/Hands-free-Deer-Rescue/

President Eisenhower Was a Painter

I had no idea! General and later President Dwight Eisenhower was, like his wartime colleague Winston Churchill, a painter. He took up the hobby at the age of 58. Sister Wendy Beckett, the famous art historian, writes:If...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/28/President-Eisenhower-Was-a-Painter/

What Is It? game 266

It's time for the latest edition of our collaboration with the always amusing What Is It? Blog. Can you guess what this thing is? Or if not, can you make up something funny?Place your guess in the comment section be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/28/What-Is-It-game-266/

Teenager's 10-Mile Walk in the Snow to a Job Interview Lands Him a Job

Jhaqueil Reagan, 18, has grit.Last week, he was walking to a job interview in Indianapolis--ten miles, through the snow. A local restraurant owner met him on the journey, learned what he was doing, and saw the potential...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/28/Teenagers-10-Mile-Walk-in-the-Snow-to-a-Job-Interview-Lands-Him-a-Job/

Breakfast, Lunch, and Hugs

[http://youtu.be/y6He0FWoFj0] (YouTube link)Tim Harris has Down Syndrome and a restaurant in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Tim's Place bills itself as "The world's friendliest restaurant." Seeing the joy Tim puts into his wor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/28/Breakfast-Lunch-and-Hugs/

Bunny - Mother / Daughter Apron Set

Bunny - Mother / Daughter Apron SetEaster is a hop, skip, and a jump away. Make this year's Easter celebration a real family affair with the Bunny - Mother / Daughter Apron Set from the NeatoShop. This adorable apron duo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/28/Bunny-Mother-Daughter-Apron-Set/

Karma

Do-Ho Suh, an innovative artist that we've featured previously, just unveiled this amazing sculpture at the New Orleans Museum of Art. "Karma" is a 23-foot tower of 98 men perched on each other's shoulders and obstructin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/28/Karma/

Life in the Deepest Ocean Vents Ever Discovered

Deep sea hydrothermal vents provide geothermal warmth to ocean water that doesn't get much warmth from the sun. These mineral-rich vents are like "the oases of the deepest ocean," and are thought to be places where many...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/28/Life-in-the-Deepest-Ocean-Vents-Ever-Discovered/

Pony Portal Connects Germany and Argentina

M99moron's clever photography project lets My Little Pony's Pinkie Pie easily escape the winter cold. He worked with ShinodaGE, the famous brony street artist based in Argentina. When you look through the G...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/28/Pony-Portal-Connects-Germany-and-Argentina/

Scientists Uncover Invisible Motion in Video

A team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have developed a computer algorithm the detects movements that are so small or subtle as to be impercept...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/28/Scientists-Uncover-Invisible-Motion-in-Video/

Robotic Bat Wing

Photo: Breuer and Swartz labs/Brown University The Batwing is still a few years off, but researchers have got the basics down with this robotic bat wing: Bat wings ar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/28/Robotic-Bat-Wing/
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