Archive for April 24th, 2013

Reese's Overload Cake

Okay, you have three cake layers, two of them peanut butter flavor, and one chocolate cheesecake layer stuffed with chocolate frosting. Then the whole cake is smothered in peanut butter frosting and garnished with chocol...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/24/Reeces-Overload-Cake/

Yoda Had a First Name: Minch

But that's Mr. Yoda to you. Don't get too familiar with your teacher. If George Lucas had kept with his original plan, our favorite Jedi master would be known as Minch Yoda. Matthew Jackson of blastr writes:George Lucas...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/24/Yoda-Had-a-First-Name-Minch/

Anamorphic Portrait of Einstein

If you like the anamorphic portrait by Bernard Pras we featured on Neatorama recently, you'd get a kick out of this one of Albert Einstein, made completely from junk. Via JuxtapozAlb...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/24/Anamorphic-Portrait-of-Einstein/

Heart Box

Heart Box (sold separately)Mother's Day is May 12th. This year tell Mom I love you with the Heart box from the NeatoShop. This beautiful ceramic keepsake opens to reveal the text, " Je t'aime." The box is perfect for hol...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/24/Heart-Box/

10 Amazing TARDIS Dresses

A TARDIS isn't just a ship. It's also a practical garment! Our own Miss Cellania rounded up ten of the most impressive dresses inspired by the Doctor's one true love. My favorite is this steampunk dress made by Kenneth S...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/24/10-Amazing-TARDIS-Dresses/

Undersea Predator Tag Team

Groupers hunt for small fish in open water, but sometimes they will beckon to a moray eel or a  humphead wrasse to go hunting with them. Morays and wrasses will grab fish out of crevices and places a grouper can't r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/24/Undersea-Predator-Tag-Team/

Who Will Save Our Books?

With multiple books on the New York Times bestseller lists, author James Patterson doesn't need any help, but he thinks that the book industry does. So he has paid for an ad in the New York Ti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/24/Who-Will-Save-Our-Books/

Texts from Superheroes

Awkward autocorrections and wrong recipients are normal--even superheroes experience them! Why aren't they saving the world? The blog Texts from Superheroes shows us that they're too busy texting each other.Link -via Ner...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/24/Texts-from-Superheroes/

Warhammer 40K Costume

Daniel Høgh and Justina ŠniukštaitÄ— built this elaborately-detailed and terrifying costume based on Imperial Fists Terminator Captain Tancred from the game Warhammer 40K. Imagine running into the gu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/24/Warhammer-40K-Costume/

Meanwhile *Cough* in Beijing *Cough*

A foggy day in Beijing, China? Nope! Just smog. Redditor jdk shares some photos of how bad the air pollution has become over there: LinkBeijing, air pollution, smog, fog...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/24/Meanwhile-Cough-in-Beijing-Cough/

10 Incredible Ancient Cliff Dwellings

A home carved into a cliff face has many advantages: it's climate-controlled, easy to defend, and sturdy. It takes quite some time to build, but once it's done, many generations can use it. Cliff homes exist all over the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/24/10-Incredible-Ancient-Cliff-Dwellings/

Suspended Coffee

Need coffee but don't have any money? Some cafes have the solution: suspended coffee, a donation scheme where patrons can buy a cup of coffee for themselves and another cup for a complete stra...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/24/Suspended-Coffee/

Berlin at Night

Commander Chris Hadfield continues to send awe-inspiring photographs back from the ISS. This is the city of Berlin at night, in which you can still detect the historical divide between East and West due to the different...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/24/Berlin-at-Night/

Sperm Whales vs. Orcas

"Basically, the sperm whales had huddled together like logs, creating a protective wall against the orcas." - Shawn Heinrichs Photographer Shawn Heinrichs of Blue...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/24/Sperm-Whales-vs-Orcas/

Einstein Wallet

Einstein WalletIs your current wallet just not geeky enough for you? Upgrade it to the Einstein Wallet from the NeatoShop. This fantastic bi-fold wallet is a great way to pay homage to your favorite theoretical physicist...

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Album Cover Cake Pops

Miniature art in cake form! These cake pops are only 2 inches square, but you can recognize ten classic album covers in them. They were made by Miss Insomnia Tulip on commission. See all ten of them at Eat Your Heart Out...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/24/Album-Cover-Cake-Pops/

STOOPID TALL 14.5-foot Bike

Richie Trimble rides tall in his 14.5-foot bicycle. He sees the world from 17 feet above ground, which gives him a unique view. It can't be easy balancing on a bicycle that has to be up against a building just  to c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/24/STOOPID-TALL-145-foot-Bike/

How to Make a Log Lounge Chair

I'm not sure if it's comfortable, but Ben Uyeda makes this chair look easy to build. He cut 18-inch logs and arranged them along an S-shape. Then he drove heavy screws through the logs and reinforced the back with steel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/24/How-to-Make-a-Log-Lounge-Chair/

Shark on Roomba Chases Duck

[http://youtu.be/Of2HU3LGdbo] (YouTube link)Here we have a mind-blowing confluence of cute: a cat, dressed in a shark costume, riding a Roomba, chasing a duckling around. And if that weren't enough, the dog shows up, dre...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/24/Shark-on-Roomba-Chases-Duck/

Grater Lamp

Inspired by a kitchen lamp that appeared on That's '70s Show, Dominique made a hanging kitchen lamp that uses four food graters as shades. It's a clever design that's perfect for the kitchen of a serious cook.Li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/24/Grater-Lamp/

The Favorite Books of 32 Famous People

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website."What book did you always love?" What a great question! Let's take a look at 32 well-known peop...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/24/The-Favorite-Books-of-32-Famous-People/

Easy Mac and Cheese

Thankfully, they now make remedial mac which requires no cooking at all. Oh, you can warm it in the microwave for 30 seconds. But that's more effort than I usually commit to.LinkPie Comic, John McNamee, webcomics...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/24/Easy-Mac-and-Cheese/

He Ate at 6,297 Chinese Restaurants

Los Angeles attorney David Chan is a third-generation Chinese-American who grew up not liking Chinese food. But in 1984, one tasty lunch changed him around. He started eating in Chinese restaurants as a way to connect wi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/24/He-Ate-at-6297-Chinese-Restaurants/

WindUp Chair Charges Your Cell Phone

At last week's Milan Design Week, Pega unveiled its WindUp Chair. Turn the crank, plug in your cell phone, and the chair will charge it. Wind-up keys are cute and designers should include them in more objects, from cars...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/24/WindUp-Chair-Charges-Your-Cell-Phone/

Backup Your Data

This is a notice of pure desperation. Imagine working on your thesis for five years and suddenly it's gone. University librarians and computer techs say it happens more than you might think. You can store it online, in t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/24/Backup-Your-Data/

Clown Socks

Clown SocksDo you suffer from coulrophobia? The Clown Socks from the NeatoShop are not for you. This disturbing pair of women's ankle socks features a friendly clown. Shudder.Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more g...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/24/Clown-Socks/

Awesome My Little Pony Car Is Tragically Not Mine

Rave Crocker's very first car is a 1986 Ford Escort. That's not very impressive, so he dumped six ponies worth of awesomeness into it. Now the sides and hood are decorated with the main characters of My Little Pony:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/24/Awesome-My-Little-Pony-Car-Is-Tragically-Not-Mine/
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