Archive for August 9th, 2013

The Typography Beard Guide

What font is your beard? Artist Christian Goldemann made this handy chart to match your facial hair style with the font that it most naturally represents. How did he come up with these?A plain moustache like the one John...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/09/The-Typography-Beard-Guide/

A Map of Manhattan Consisting of Hand-Drawn Directions Made by Strangers

What you're looking at is, believe it or not, a map of Manhattan. Nobutaka Aozaki, an artist from Japan, asked strangers around the island for directions. They drew enough maps that Mr. Aozaki was able to create a rough...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/09/A-Map-of-Manhattan-Consisting-of-Hand-Drawn-Directions-Made-by-Strangers/

Animal Donuts

Forget cronuts! Here comes the latest donut craze, this time from Japan: Animal donuts (or "doubutsu doonatsu") Brian Ashcraft of Kotaku explains: Floresta, which has locations t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/09/Animal-Donuts/

The Star Wars Medley

[http://youtu.be/KtQb2axKpuw] (YouTube link) Lindsey Stirling and Peter Hollens combine violin and voice to bring us the music and drama of the Star Wars saga. Without a spoken word, you can follow the basic sto...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/09/The-Star-Wars-Medley/

The 11 Nerdiest Jokes on Futurama and What They Mean

(Image: Fox)Futurama is a funny show, but there's also a lot of good science in it. The Geek Twins, Maurice and Nigel Mitchell, rounded up 11 great jokes from that show that science and technology nerds will esp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/09/The-11-Nerdiest-Jokes-on-Futurama-and-What-They-Mean/

Teamwork

Two black-and-white cats gave birth at the same time, and now co-parent the eight kittens. Despite how aloof cats sometimes act towards their humans, they are actually very social animals. Just ask anyone with multiple c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/09/Teamwork/

Pepsi-Flavored Cheetos Exist

Humanity began when primates started to use rocks and sticks as tools. First came the spear and the club. Eventually humans learned to control fire, then invented the wheel and the plow.The march of progress continued--a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/09/Pepsi-Flavored-Cheetos-Exist/

TMNT Shell Backpack with Weapons and Masks

TMNT Shell Backpack with Weapons and MasksDude, are you looking for a bodacious backpack to take Back to School? Behold the totally tublular Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Shell Backpack with Weapons and Masks from the Neat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/09/TMNT-Shell-Backpack-with-Weapons-and-Masks/

History of Britain in LEGO

James Pegrum is a building surveyor by day and master LEGO builder by night. His epic "British History" series depicts the history of Britain from Stonehenge to Margaret Thatcher with LEGO. View more photos ove...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/09/History-of-Britain-in-LEGO/

Sharing Is Caring

Teach your child to share. Yes, Volcano should share, too--even if no one appreciates his unique contributions.Linksharing, volcanoes, volcanology, webcomic, Poorly Drawn Lines, Reza Farazmand...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/09/Sharing-Is-Caring/

You'za Next

Adam Wingard's new horror film "You're Next" is about a gang of mysterious killers who attacked a vacationing family. But apparently, being attacked by ax-wielding murderers wearing creepy animal masks isn't s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/09/Youza-Next/

Minions Aim to Misbehave

Misbehave by Warbucks Design Browncoats (and Minions)! If you aim to misbehave in the Verse, you better wear the right clothes. And we don't mean some slinky dress either, so thank goodness that Warbucks...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/09/Minions-Aim-to-Misbehave/

Turning the Tables on the Bank

Dmitry Argarkov of Voronezh, Russia, received a credit card offer from Tinkoff Credit Systems. He didn't like the terms spelled out in the contract, so he wrote up his own contract and sent it to the bank. Like most peop...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/09/Turning-the-Tables-on-the-Bank/

Kermit the Frog Bento

It's not easy being green, but it sure is tasty! Beau Coffron, the Lunchbox Dad, introduced the wonderful world of The Muppets to his daughter. As part of this effort, he made this healthy lunch out of pasta, white chees...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/09/Kermit-the-Frog-Bento/

Oprah Walks Into a Store ...

Earlier this week, Oprah Winfrey revealed that she, too, was victim of subtle racism during an interview with Entertainment Tonight. She told a story that while in Zurich, Switzerland, she went into a store and asked to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/09/Oprah-Walks-Into-a-Store/

This Dress Is Held Together with Magnets

(Photo: Iris Van Herpen)Jolan Van Der Wiel and Iris van Herpen created a line of clothing that is shaped by magnetic forces:"I was interested in making invisible forces visible," Van Der Wiel tells Co.Design about his at...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/09/This-Dress-Is-Held-Together-with-Magnets/

Help Me Obi-Wan-Cute-Nobi, You're My Only Hope

Gregory submitted this picture of his little ones dressed up as Leia and R2D2 on Costume-Works. I don't know about you guys, but I would pay to watch a Sweded copy of Star Wars if it featured these cuties.Linkki...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/09/Help-Me-Obi-Wan-Cute-Nobi-Youre-My-Only-Hope/

Are You Man Enough to Take on the Big Fat Fatty?

Sounds like it's time to send John out to San Diego. Why? So he can try his hand at finishing the Big Fat Fatty from Fat Sal's Deli, of course. And in case you're wondering, yes, it does live up to its name. The Big Fat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/09/Are-You-Man-Enough-to-Take-on-the-Big-Fat-Fatty/

I Love Nerds - The Smurfs Tote Bag

 I Love Nerds - The Smurfs Tote Bag (front and back shown)Back to School time is here. Put your love of nerds on display with the I Love Nerds - The Smurfs Tote Bag from the NeatoShop. This great canvas tote bag, wi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/09/I-Love-Nerds-The-Smurfs-Tote-Bag-2/

Water Balloons: Freddie Wong vs. the Slow Mo Guys

[http://youtu.be/Xz5z1hBxejg] (YouTube link)Gav and Dan, known as the Slow Mo Guys, start a water balloon fight with filmmaker Freddie Wong. Wong comes back at them with 1,500 friends armed with water balloons! The excha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/09/Water-Balloons-Freddy-Wong-vs-the-Slow-Mo-Guys/

Wetsuits Designed to Prevent Shark Attacks

(Photo: Shark Attack Mitigation Systems)Yes, it's Shark Week. But why limit yourself to just one week a year? Live every week like it's Shark Week.And don't get bitten. These camouflage suits made by an Australi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/09/Wetsuits-Designed-to-Prevent-Shark-Attacks/

Breaking Bad, Jr.

[http://youtu.be/DmnJGui7bDs] (YouTube link)This kids version of Breaking Bad was conceived by middle school student Ian Hollowood, produced by Patrick Willems & Mike F. This time, a kid plagued by a diagnosis of dia...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/09/Breaking-Bad-Jr/

John Barrowman Pretty Much Owned Comic Con

So apparently, John Barrowman of Torchwood and Doctor Who had quite an adventure at this year's Comic Con. He went "undercover" as a TARDIS, groped Powdered Toast Man with his partner and now, someone h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/09/John-Barrowman-Owned-Comic-Con/

A Brief History of the Children's Menu

Children's menus in restaurants are handy because they offer smaller portions at lower prices than the rest of the menu. They also have options for picky kids, which can save a family night out for parents who want to vi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/09/A-Brief-History-of-the-Childrens-Menu/

Adult-Sized Big Wheel

(Photo: Keith Schofield)When you ride a kid's big wheel, people look at you funny. That's because it's too small. But this one made by High Roller eliminates that problem. It fits anyone between 5'2" and 6'6". Come...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/09/Adult-Sized-Big-Wheel/

Vote for Your Favorite Kitty Video in the Friskies Video Contest

(Video Link)The Friskies is a Friskies-sponsored cat video competition that aims to be the Academy Awards of cat videos. This is one of the many great entries from the Comedy videos, but you really should check...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/09/Vote-for-Your-Favorite-Kitty-Video-in-the-Friskies-Video-Contest/

Steven Spielberg's Jaws

Before Steven Spielberg became Hollywood royalty, he was just another young director with a giant shark problem.It was July 1974, and 27-year-old Steven Spielberg was sure his career was over. He’d been o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/09/Steven-Spielbergs-Jaws/

Hi, I'm Troy McClure. You May Remember Me From...

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYNZ1PMdO1M](Video Link)Do you remember Troy McClure? He's a washed up, has-been actor who now earns a living appearing in educational films in The Simpsons. You might not remembe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/09/Hi-Im-Troy-McClure-You-May-Remember-Me-From/

Despicable Me Minion Ring Holder

What do you do if your lady is in love with Despicable Me's Minions? Include them as part of your wedding proposal, of course! Paul Pape created this adorable engagement ring holder for one of his clients and I've gotta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/09/Despicable-Me-Minion-Ring-Holder/

Owl Pen

Owl PenBack to School time is here and it's a wise time to stock on pens that make doing school work more fun. Feast your peepers on the Owl Pen from the NeatoShop. This playful pen features a miniature owl topper. The O...

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