Archive for April 29th, 2013

How Did This Truck End Up in a Tree?

Photo: Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue Maybe that's actually the Flying Ford Anglia, disguised by magic to look like a regular ol' truck. Well, that guess is as good as any, because...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/29/How-Did-This-Truck-End-Up-in-a-Tree/

Modern Life

The best answer to this question, culled from a reddit thread, totally points up how we squander the most amazing advances in technology for everyday distraction. But then again, the person from the 1950s might understan...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/29/Modern-Life/

Willie Nelson Auditions to be Gandalf

Move over, Ian McKellen! Country legend Willie Nelson is aiming to play Gandalf in The Hobbit 2. Here's his audition tape, courtesy of Team Coco - I dare say he's a shoo-in for the role, dontc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/29/Willie-Nelson-Auditions-to-be-Gandalf/

Toaster Lamp

It may not provide much illumination, but I'll bet this mood light reminds you of fresh toast. Chris Killham, an artist in Chicago, made this lamp with a toaster and kiln cast glass.LinkChris Killham...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/29/Toaster-Lamp/

ISS Hit by Space Rock

The Universe has just sent humankind a warning shot: Earlier today, International Space Station Commander Chris Hadfield tweeted an image of a hole in the ISS solar array. Hadfield called it &...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/29/ISS-Hit-by-Space-Rock/

Worship Street

The Helix design and fabrication company was hired to make an office space for Faceparty and given creative freedom to make it special. And did they! They converted a 16,000 square foot building in East London into a sel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/29/Worship-Street/

Vegan Jawa Cookie Cupcakes

Your new Tusken neighbors are vegan, so you'd better be ready when they come over this evening for tea. Jenn's Jawa-shaped peanut butter cupcake cookies are the ideal snack. You can find detailed recipes for all of the c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/29/Vegan-Jawa-Cookie-Cupcakes/

Giant Inflatable Poo

Photo: Nicholas Tse/M+/West Kowloon Cultural District Authority Encountering a pile of poo in the grass during your morning walk is annoying, but encountering a GIANT pile of inflatable poo inv...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/29/Giant-Inflatable-Poo/

Macaron Bath Fizzers

Macaron Bath FizerrsMother's Day is coming. Are you looking for the perfect treat for your sweet Mom? Give her the gift of relaxation with the Macaron Bath Fizzers from the NeatoShop. This deliciously fun set includes 3...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/29/Macaron-Bath-Fizzers/

Full Moon Silhouettes

[http://vimeo.com/58385453] (vimeo link) Mark Gee shot a full moon rising over Wellington, New Zealand, from about 2k away from Mount Victoria Lookout, so he could get the silhouettes of the people who had climbed the mo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/29/Full-Moon-Silhouettes/

Cat Sushi

The sushi at this bar tastes really fresh. But I'm uncertain about the meat sources.-via WTF Japan Seriously(Photo: unknown)sushi, cats...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/29/Cat-Sushi/

Battle of the Hate Groups: KKK vs Westboro Baptist Church

You know your hate group is really hated when even the KKK hates it! Fresh from getting its butt kicked by clowns, the KKK is now fighting the Westboro Baptist Church:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/29/Battle-of-the-Hate-Groups-KKK-vs-Westboro-Baptist-Church/

Reaching Across from the Grave

A married couple of the town of Roermond in the Netherlands are forever separated by cemetery walls. According to Varik and Church Records of the 17th Century,In 1842 a twenty-two year old Catholic woman of nobility (J.W...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/29/Reaching-Across-from-the-Grave/

Composite Image of All of Jerry Seinfeld's Girlfriends

Over the nine year run of Seinfeld, Jerry had 57 girlfriends. This is what they looked like, more or less. Richard Prince, an artist in upstate New York, made this composite image of them.Link -via Flavorwire&nb...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/29/Composite-Image-of-All-of-Jerry-Seinfelds-Girlfriends/

The Immorality of Human Flight

In 1713, essayist and politician Joseph Addison considered human attempts to fly like a bird, and he did not like it. Not one bit. Was it because these experiments were dangerous? Was it because human flight is unnatural...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/29/The-Immorality-of-Human-Flight/

No, Officer, This Really Is My Car Key

Haha Bird writes, "What fun it would be to impersonate the look of a stolen car with a screwdriver jammed into the ignition!" So she sawed the blade off a screwdriver and welded on her car key. Now all she has to do...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/29/No-Officer-This-Really-Is-My-Car-Key/

The Magic Box

[http://youtu.be/DyfM7oLIlp0] (YouTube link)Don't bother to focus too much on the magic trick, because that's not what the film is really about. But you might want to have a hanky handy. -via Metafilter magic trick, magi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/29/The-Magic-Box/

Caffeinated Owls

David Mottram drew this helpful chart. Which owl are you at this point of the day?Link -via Daily of the Dayowls, caffeine, David Mottram...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/29/Caffeinated-Owls/

The Book Vase

Here's something to liven up your bookshelves: YOY Design Studio designed a planter/vase shaped like a hardcover book. It's aptly titled "The Life of Plants." Link - via Co...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/29/The-Book-Vase/

Vice Grip Bookends

Vice Grip BookendsAre you overly protective of your book collection? Keep them safe and in place with the Vice Grip Bookends from the NeatoShop. This fantastic set includes two hefty bookends made of cast metal. They fea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/29/Vice-Grip-Bookends/

Betty Freeman's Day in Court

The following is an article from Uncle John's Curiously Compelling Bathroom Reader.  Colonel John Ashley House, Sheffield, Massachusetts. (Image credit: Daderot)Eighty years before the Emancip...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/29/Betty-Freemans-Day-in-Court/

Star Wars Will Be Translated into Navajo

For the first time, a Star Wars movie will be available in a Native American language. The Navajo Nation Museum and Lucasfilm are working together to dub Episode IV into Dine, the language of the Navaj...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/29/Star-Wars-Will-Be-Translated-into-Navajo/

Nintendo Cartridge Rings

Show off your favorite NES game in your jewelry! Jess Firsoff makes these rings with the cartridge of whatever game you like so you can show off your geekness or just give yourself a smile while you work. Get yours throu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/29/Nintendo-Cartridge-Rings/

Francis Crick Wrote This Letter to His 12-Year Old Son about His Discovery of DNA

In 1953, biologists Francis Crick and James Watson discovered the structure of DNA. Crick wrote a letter to his 12-year old son Michael describing the discovery. The son recently auctioned the letter at Christie's in New...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/29/Francis-Crick-Wrote-This-Letter-to-His-12-Year-Old-Son-about-His-Discovery-of-DNA/

Famous Artists Photographed With Their Cats

Creative people know a great muse when they find one. Ai Weiwei  has 40 cats. Picasso had cats all through his life. Gustav Klimt had a cat who looked like him. And Dali had to be different: He's pictured here with...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/29/Famous-Artists-Photographed-With-Their-Cats/

Ventriloquist Pick-Up Line

I can't take this dummy anywhere without him losing control. I tell him, 'You do the talking and I'll do the drinking.' But he never listens.LinkBizarro Comics, Dan Piraro, ventriloquism, pick-up lines...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/29/Ventriloquist-Pick-Up-Line/
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