Archive for July 27th, 2013

That Doesn't Seem Like a Safe Place to Sleep!

Photo: Shi Tou/Reuters I don't know about you, but that looks like a particularly terrible place to sleep! Photographer Shi Tou snapped this pic of napping laborers on a road as cars...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/27/That-Doesnt-Seem-Like-a-Safe-Place-to-Sleep/

Nicholas Cage as Disney Princesses

Some people think that Nick Cage is a bad actor, but I found him very convincing as Belle in Beauty and the Beast. These are 2 of 9 altered casting images by BuzzFeed's Jen Lewis. You can view the rest at the li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/27/Nicholas-Cage-as-Disney-Princesses/

What Bears Do in the Woods

[http://youtu.be/AihvuZiDhsg] (YouTube link)The Alberta Parks Department trained a camera trap on a particular tree to see what happens. The results are shown in this time-lapse video. You'll see plenty of different anim...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/27/What-Bears-Do-in-the-Woods/

RC Tarantula

RC TarantulaDo you derive enjoyment from frightening friends and co-workers? Harness the power of the RC Tarantula from the NeatoShop. This great remote controlled tarantula features light-up eyes and independent leg mov...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/27/RC-Tarantula/

Lost Woods Theme from The Legend of Zelda Played on an Accordion by a Man Riding a Unicycle through the Woods

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3Pv4c4Qz9w](Video Link)Could we make wandering through the Lost Woods a real-life experience? This unicyclist is helping. Here he is playing the Lost Woods theme in a matching setting.-vi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/27/Lost-Woods-Theme-from-The-Legend-of-Zelda-Played-on-an-Accordion-by-a-Man-Riding-a-Unicycle-through-the-Woods/

Rock-A-Bye Baby On The Chamber of Secrets

Even before this little one can start hearing Harry Potter stories before bed time, Cayden will be falling asleep with Harry Potter stories under him. Photographer Lindsey Lee Hartsell took this image of the angel, whose...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/27/Rock-A-Bye-Baby-On-The-Chamber-of-Secrets/

How Geeky Are You?

This little quiz from Us vs Th3m, the folks who made the grammar nazi quiz, aims to measure your geekiness. The questions are all tech, no fandom. You are supposed to honestly answer the first thought you have at seeing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/27/How-Geeky-Are-You/

Smog in a Can

Photo: UCLA Special Collection/LA Times Photographs Collection - via KPCC Long before Beijing became the poster child for air pollution, Los Angeles was synonymous with "smog.&qu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/27/Smog-in-a-Can/

You Don't Smuggle Drugs Into Jamaica

Sharon Jaddoo of Handsworth, a suburb of Birmingham, England, spent £440 for supplies -laundry soap, tea, oil, rice, toothpaste, etc.- that she packed in four barrels to send to her aunt in Jamaica. She also spent...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/27/You-Dont-Smuggle-Drugs-Into-Jamaica/

Porpoises Playing with Air Bubbles

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnEBtllWBVM](Video Link)This is so cute! Porpoises at the Fukuoka Aquarium in Japan suck on an airtube, then blow bubbles. Watch them bounce the bubbles on their beaks like they're playing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/27/Porpoises-Playing-with-Air-Bubbles/

This Door is Alarmed

I've never seen building components share their emotions this way. Have you? Is there some way we can assure them that everything will be okay? Link  -via Geeks Are Sexy pun, door sign...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/27/This-Door-is-Alarmed/

Zod Kitchen

[http://youtu.be/cZ9yYpUooiw] You are the one they call homeowner? I see you are practiced in working in the kitchen. Rise before Zod. Now, kneel before Zod ... in this beautifully appointed ki...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/27/Zod-Kitchen/

27,000-Square-Foot Hammock

Tomás Saraceno, the artist who brought us On Space Time Foam, has a new installation at K21 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Named "In Orbit," the artwork consists of 27,000 square feet of netting in three layers susp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/27/27000-Square-Foot-Hammock/

Giddyup Dog!

Yee haw! That is one cool dog complete with a mobile phone and sun glasses and if the dog is cool, then the cat riding him is even cooler. Apparently, these two are a common sight in Kunming, China.Linkdog, cat, cut...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/27/Giddyup-Dog/

Jiminy Cricket

Jiminy CricketAttention Pinocchio fans. Put your favorite conscience on display with the Jiminy Cricket figurine from the NeatoShop. This beautiful and highly detailed Jiminy Cricket statute features amazing hand-painted...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/27/Jiminy-Cricket/

Tittei!

[http://youtu.be/fJ2aXNvyIT4] (YouTube link)Freddy Fairhair sent me this very strange video named "Tittei!" which is Norwegian for "Peekaboo!" In it, Freddy and Marten, two attractive young Norwegian men, stick their hea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/27/Tittei/

Life-Size TIE Fighter

Forget Luke and his goody-two shoes friends! German fan group Project X-1 found the lack of attention to the Dark Side disturbing, so they set forth to build a life-size replica of Darth Vader...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/27/Life-Size-TIE-Fighter/

The Marathon on Stilts

This fascinating photograph from Retronaut is from a stilt race that took place in France in 1892. Sports Illustrated published an account of the race in 1971. It seems that stilt-walking was commonplace among shepherds...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/27/The-Marathon-on-Stilts/

Poutine Hot Dog

Did you know the 23rd was National Hot Dog Day? I certainly didn't, but if I did, I'd certainly have tried my hand at making one of the many tasty dogs featured on Food Beast that day. I'm particularly interested in the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/27/Poutine-Hot-Dog/

This Week at Neatorama

Every week, I use this wrap-up post as an excuse to sort through the stats we have. They can be kind of humbling. Often, the posts that a blogger puts the most work into, or gets the most excited about, ends up with a "m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/27/This-Week-at-Neatorama-163/

Architecturally Inspired Hermit Crab Shell

Japanese artist Aki Inomata once asked "Why not hand over a shelter to hermit crabs?" and answered her own question with this: a series of plastic shells modeled after the New York City skyline, a Paris...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/27/Architecturally-Inspired-Hermit-Crab-Shell/

Two-year-old Car Expert

[http://youtu.be/5F7t2OwuvpY] (YouTube link)Here's more proof that a little child can learn anything her parents are interested in teaching her: a two-year-old Russian girl recognizes all kinds of vehicles from their log...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/27/Two-year-old-Car-Expert/

Adventure Time Ukulele

Jennifer Z painted this scary Adventure Time scene on her brother's ukulele. Is it from a particular episode? I can't place it.Linkukuleles, Adventure Time...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/27/Adventure-Time-Ukulele/
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