Archive for April 5th, 2013

Update Your Résumé

While these claims are technically true, they don't stand up well to further questioning at job interviews or first dates. But let me defend the artist in Reza Farazmand's cartoon: she's actually generating revenue.Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/05/Update-Your-Resume/

The Curious Tale of Mexico's Most Peculiar Pottery

The tiny town of Ocumicho in the Mexican state of Michoacán is the source for the increasingly popular ceramic diablitos, or devils, in peculiar and even ridiculous scenes. They can be traced back to one...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/05/The-Curious-Tale-of-Mexicos-Most-Peculiar-Pottery/

Costumes Are Not Consent

Meredith Placko over at Geeks Are Sexy wrote an eye-opener of a post about cosplayers (not just female cosplayers, mind you) who have to endure lewd and inappropriate behavior because of the costumes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/05/Costumes-Are-Not-Consent/

The Walking Dead Season 3 Visual Effects Reel

 Stargate Studios shows off some of the visual effects from season three of The Walking Dead. Contains spoilers for season three only. For those who haven't watched the show at all -it's really gory. We get...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/05/The-Walking-Dead-Season-3-Visual-Effects-Reel/

Zombie Found Disaster the Cat

After a cat named Disaster disappeared from his home two years ago, its owners never guessed who'd find and bring him back: a zombie! Jeremy Zelkowitz, who dresses in character as a z...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/05/Zombie-Found-Disaster-the-Cat/

DrinKooliez Drink Sleeve

DrinKooliez Drink Sleeve (sold individually)Are you looking for a fun way to disguise your favorite beverage and keep it chilled at the same time? You need a DrinKooliez Drink Sleeve from the NeatoShop. This neoprene can...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/05/DrinKooliez-Drink-Sleeve/

Vintage Social Networking

Yes, there was life before the internet. And us old geezers did the same things; we just used old-fashioned 3D objects to help us do them. John Atkinson of the webcomic Wrong Hands shows us the real-world analogs to the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/05/Vintage-Social-Networking/

High School Student Bitterly Responds to College Rejections

Suzy Lee Weiss is a high school student with stellar academic records. A GPA of 4.5, an SAT score of 2120, and even an experience as a page for the US Senate. You'd think she'd be a shoo-in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/05/High-School-Student-Bitterly-Responds-to-College-Rejections/

Dog Rescued by Cows

A border collie named Harley went missing for six freezing nights in the countryside near Aberdeen, Scotland, during a visit to Grandpa's farm. Her owner Leyonee Donald contacted police and made appeals online for the do...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/05/Dog-Rescued-by-Cows/

Action Figures Made from Twist Ties

Shota Katsube's kicking action figures are made out of shiny but otherwise ordinary twist ties. They're currently on display at the Wellcome Center in London:The word “souzou” has no linguistic equivalent in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/05/Action-Figures-Made-from-Twist-Ties/

Happy First Contact Day!

April 5th is the day celebrated as the day that humans first contacted aliens -except that won't happen until 50 years from now, and then only in the Star Trek universe. Maybe.According to Star Trek lore, April...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/05/Happy-First-Contact-Day/

Curvaceous Bookcase

Toilet Gnome's beautiful bookcase is made of luan plywood, Baltic birch plywood, wiggle board, makore, cherry and black walnut. It you can keep it upright, it would be the perfect accent to a room with a lot of curves.Li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/05/Curvaceous-Bookcase/

What Should the Choose Your Own Prize Next Week Be?

Coming up next week on NeatoMail is a brand new Choose Your Own Prize giveaway, a really easy contest where you get to choose what prize to get from the NeatoShop. It's open only to NeatoMail...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/05/What-Should-the-Choose-Your-Own-Prize-Next-Week-Be/

The Real Story Behind the Hershberger Award

In 1973, 15 college basketball players were honored with a Hershberger Award from the National Association of Collegiate Basketball Writers. Some of those players went on to further college glory and the NBA (one now coa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/05/The-Real-Story-Behind-the-Hershberger-Award/

The Droid Brothers

C-3PO and R2-D2 are on a mission from Leia. Can they get enough money to pay the Rebel Alliance's tax bill? We can only hope that this painting by Mike Capp and Justin Hillgrove inspires the plot for the next Star Wa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/05/The-Droid-Brothers/

Ida Skivenes' Art Toast

Norwegian artist Ida Skivenes puts art on toast! Every piece of toast is completely edible (and she eats them). All are photographed by phone and enshrined at Instagram. The Andrew Wyeth scene above was made with cheddar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/05/Ida-Skivenes-Art-Toast/

Zombie Hunter Messenger Bag

Zombie Hunter Messenger BagZombie season is right around the corner. Make sure you are prepared with the Zombie Hunter Messenger Bag from the NeatoShop. This 100% cotton canvas bag features a large raw-edge flap with mag...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/05/Zombie-Hunter-Messenger-Bag/

Cthulhu found in the Gut of Termites

Morphology of Cthulhu macrofasciculumque by differential interference contrast light microscopy (LM) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) In his house at the gut of termites...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/05/Cthulhu-found-in-the-Gut-of-Termites/

KFC to Go Boneless

On April 14th, KFC will roll out a new product: Original Recipe Boneless. What's more, the company will cease to work on any new products with chicken on the bone, and may eventually stop offering the classic fried chick...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/05/KFC-to-Go-Boneless/

Is the Scientific Method Flawed?

Rhett Allain, a physicist at Southeastern Louisiana University, thinks that the scientific method--or how it is commonly taught--is flawed:The problem is that this scientific method does not encompass all of science. In...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/05/Is-the-Scientific-Method-Flawed/

The Tunnel That Saved Bosnia

In the aftermath of the Cold War, Bosnia became a red-hot battleground teetering on the edge of destruction—until one man and his family dug their countrymen to freedom.In 1990, Communism was falling apart...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/05/The-Tunnel-That-Saved-Bosnia/

Students Fight to Integrate Prom

Almost 50 years after the Civil Rights Act, Wilcox County High School in Georgia still has two separate proms, one for white students only and one for any student to attend. A group of high school girls, lifelong friends...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/05/Students-Fight-to-Integrate-Prom/

Historic Moments Blended with Modern Times

To promote the History Channel, photographer Seth Taras superimposed historic photographs with modern images taken at the same locations. At the link, you can see the crash of the Hindenburg, Hitler in Paris and the Berl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/05/Historic-Moments-Blended-with-Modern-Times/

Poster Sale at the NeatoShop

Origin of Species - Litographs What's better than posters made from actual text from books? Getting them on sale, of course! If you've been eyeing to these neat Litographs a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/05/Poster-Sale-at-the-NeatoShop/

Typical Tourist

Typical Tourist by Naolito Space tourists just can't help themselves! We love, love, love this and other new designs by Naolito over at the NeatoShop. Check out his...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/05/Typical-Tourist/

A Stolen Goat Walks into a Bar….

The Fairmont Hot Springs Resort in Butte, Montana, was missing a pygmy goat from its petting zoo. The staff didn't realize that the kid had been kidnapped, instead of just wandering off, until they saw a newspaper report...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/05/A-Stolen-Goat-Walks-into-a-Bar/






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