Archive for September 9th, 2013

The Yin and Yang of Batman and Superman

Matt Ferguson (previously at Neatorama) creates minimalist posters that give you something extra to think about. His new work illustrating the 2015 Batman vs. Superman film, which doesn't yet have a real title, is a real...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/09/The-Yin-and-Yang-of-Batman-and-Superman/

Soft Foam Rubber Cabinets

If you want to make sure that objects stay in your cabinets, then Dutch designer Dewi van de Klomp has a method. Her cupboards and shelves are made entirely of foam rubber, thus permitting large objects to fit snugly ins...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/09/Soft-Foam-Rubber-Cabinets/

Nuclear Barriers Used to Separate Soccer Fans

Portable barriers designed to be used during nuclear or biological incidents were deployed to separate exiting football fans in Devon, UK, after a match between Plymouth Argyle and Bristol Rovers.  A spokesman from...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/09/Nuclear-Barriers-Used-to-Separate-Soccer-Fans/

Now THAT is a Big Ass Ship!

Photo: PH2 Leland Comer/WIkimedia How big is the MV Blue Marlin, a semi-submersible heavy lift ship? Why, it's big enough to transport drilling rigs and even other big ships on its deck. In the 200...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/09/Now-THAT-is-a-Big-Ass-Ship/

Melting Pumpkin

Melting PumpkinsOh, Halloween time. How it is filled with candy, adorable trick-or-treaters, and of course gnats swarming around partially liquefied pumpkins. We know how those squishy and gooey decomposing jack-o-lanter...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/09/Melting-Pumpkin/

R.I.P. Cal Worthington

[http://youtu.be/QOsLdT4slsk] (YouTube link)Cal Worthington was a car dealer in California who became a television icon with his quirky TV ads featuring his dog, Spot. The kicker was that "Spot" was never a dog, but a di...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/09/RIP-Cal-Worthington/

You Are What You Eat

We taste like chicken--or so I've heard. Carolyn Hiler has a gift for making ordinary statements sound creepy.Linkwebcomic, Carolyn Hiler, A Zillion Dollars Comics, vegetarian...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/09/You-Are-What-You-Eat-2/

6 Weird Animal Facts Illustrated by ChaosLife

If you've always wanted to learn more about animals but don't actually like reading, then you'll love this great series of illustrations by A. Stiffler and K. Copeland of ChaosLife. With any luck, they'll add more images...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/09/6-Weird-Animal-Facts-Illustrated-by-ChaosLife/

The Gorge at Watkins Glen

(Photo: Peter Rivera)This lovely, tranquil scene is in Watkins Glen State Park in Upstate New York. Glen Creek cuts 300 feet through the rock, forming a deep gorge with waterfalls and pools. Stone walkways and bridges bu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/09/The-Gorge-at-Watkins-Glen/

The New York City Farm Colony

In 1829, the government established a colony on 300 acres of woodland on Staten Island in New York. The poor, the disabled, and the mentally ill were taken there to raise crops and earn their keep -which they did, until...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/09/The-New-York-City-Farm-Colony/

Dog Scores Soccer Goal

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yQppIbiG0Y](Video Link)Give this dog a contract! Not only did he score a goal, but he also demonstrated excellent teamwork when coordination among players was essential.-via Blame It on t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/09/Dog-Scores-Soccer-Goal/

The Child Exchange

In the first of a five-part series, Reuters looks at how some people who adopt a child and then change their minds can go on the internet to find new homes for them, a procedure called "private re-homing." The process is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/09/The-Child-Exchange/

Homemade Landspeeder

Instructables member blogsdo built a Star Wars landspeeder for his son's sixth birthday. The chassis is a sturdy pedal car, so the repulsorlifts are just decorative. But on Tatooine, you're better off with simpl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/09/Homemade-Landspeeder/

Frame By Frame: The Art of Stop Motion

[http://youtu.be/wH_EaPc4Y5k] (YouTube link)PBS Digital Studios shows us how stop-motion animation is done. It's a lot of work taking 24 photographs for every second of video! Animators also talk about the philosophy and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/09/Frame-By-Frame-The-Art-of-Stop-Motion/

Robot Lamps from Discarded Objects

Over at Le Blog de Gille-Monte-Ruici, you can find dozens of cute robots made of scrap metal and old appliances. Now they're useful again, mostly as lamps.Link (Translation) -via Recyclartrobots, found objects, lamps, un...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/09/Robot-Lamps-from-Discarded-Objects/

Bone Pen

Bone Pen (sold individually)Make no bones about it, Halloween is on the way. Are you looking for a bare bones pen to get you into the holiday spirit? You need the Bone Pen from the NeatoShop. This bone chilling pen is av...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/09/Bone-Pen/

China's Hua Shan Will Make You Scared of Heights

The views from China's mountain Hua Shan are amazing. On the downside, getting the most out of that view means climbing along the cliffside planks that make up the park's "path."See those boards with metal pieces jabbed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/09/Chinas-Hua-Shan-Will-Make-You-Scared-of-Heights/

Kitten's Feet Attack His Face

[http://youtu.be/5xYudqKzEVY] (YouTube link)Do you ever have one of those days where it seems like your body has a mind of its own -and it has a grudge against you? Yoshi has that problem. Those darn feet! -via Tastefull...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/09/Kittens-Feet-Attack-His-Face/

Man Walked 870 Miles Home After Being Robbed Because He Didn't Want to Make a Fuss

A 25-year-old man who has been reported missing by his family surprised his mom when he showed up at home, 11 days later after walking some 870 miles home, as reported by Rocket News 24. The man, who was a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/09/Man-Walked-870-Miles-Home-After-Being-Robbed-Because-He-Didnt-Want-to-Make-a-Fuss-mfzz/

Wine Tour for Pot Lovers

Napa has wine tours, Scotland has single malt whiskies tours, but Jamaica? It has ganja tours. That's right - according to David McFadden of the AP's The Big Story, Jamaican "farmers" have added tourism to the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/09/Wine-Tour-for-Pot-Lovers-sfzz/

My Little Pony Dice

Robby made six-sided dice featuring the cutie marks and colors of twelve ponies.Back row, from left to right: Rarity, Rainbow Dash, Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Fluttershy and Pinkie Pie.Front row, from left to right: Ce...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/09/My-Little-Pony-Dice/

The Strange and Wonderful History of Diving Suits

The ocean is a dark and terrifying place, particularly so back when no one knew what was down there. But the technology that enables air-breathing humans to explore the depths is several hundred years old. io9 shows us t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/09/The-Strange-and-Wonderful-History-of-Diving-Suits/

Pasta Mondrian

Pasta Mondrian by Chay Hawes Who says that pasta can't be art? Chay Hawes sure proves naysayers wrong with this clever Pasta Mondrian design! Please let us welcome Chay Hawes (AKA Chayground) to the Neat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/09/Pasta-Mondrian/

Pizza: Breakfast of Champions

Eggs, onions, canadian bacon, cheddar cheese and potatoes? Sounds like a good breakfast to me. Oh wait, it's on pizza? Now that's a great breakfast!Linkpizza, breakfast, eggs, canadian bacon, bs in the kitchen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/09/Pizza-Breakfast-of-Champions/

The Stress of Email

[http://youtu.be/qXlgOX95Q0U] (YouTube link)People of my generation learned long-distance communication in two forms: talking on the phone and writing a letter. Later, we learned to type up business letters, and when ema...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/09/The-Stress-of-Email/

Ornately Decorated Altoids Tins

Carolyn Ribstein makes curiously strong boxes out of Altoids tins. She uses polymer clay to add decorative embellishments. Her son posted these photos and others on reddit. He asks if it would be worth her time to sell t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/09/Ornately-Decorated-Altoids-Tins/

Beam Me Up Star Trek Photo Frame

Beam Me Up Star Trek Photo FrameYour living room, the final decorating frontier. This is the Beam Me Up Star Trek Photo Frame from the NeatoShop. Its mission to hold strange photos of your life, to boldly go where no hom...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/09/Beam-Me-Up-Star-Trek-Photo-Frame/

10 Fascinating Facts About Costco

Photo: Rosa Say/Flickr "I really wish I had worn a condom." - Sol Price, the founder of Price Club (and later Costco), when some discount retail executive told him that he...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/09/10-Most-Fascinating-Facts-About-Costco/

Bee Orchid

The trick of attracting insects by resembling insects is a genius move by a many species of orchids. But there can be danger in such specialization. This is not the first time that Randall Munroe of xkcd made me go all v...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/09/Bee-Orchid/

Raccoon Pool Party! I Want to Play

(Video Link)These little critters live in the Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation center in Colorado, where they were adopted as orphaned babies. Now that they're all grown up, they'll soon be released back into...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/09/Raccoon-Pool-Party-I-Want-to-Play/










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