Archive for November 4th, 2013

What A Pretty Puppy Man

If you were hired to create an ad for dog shampoo and cosmetics, you would probably be inclined to include dogs in the ad. Of course, that's not going to get your brand noticed beyond groomers, breeders and people alread...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/04/What-A-Pretty-Puppy-Man/

Why the Sandwich is the King of Food-Engineering

Sandwiches are the bomb. This graphic from Doghouse Diaries outlines many of the reasons we love sandwiches. However, you can tell it was written by a guy, because they left out my favorite reason that s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/04/Why-the-Sandwich-is-the-King-of-Food-Engineering/

The Unbrella May Be the Next Generation in Umbrella Design

(Photo: H-Concept)The Japanese design firm H-Concepts claims to have developed a totally new approach to the traditional umbrella. The Unbrella, as the company calls it, is…well, upside down. The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/04/The-Unbrella-May-Be-the-Next-Generation-in-Umbrella-Design/

Glow-in-the-Dark Ice Cream

Charlie Francis of the Lick Me, I'm Delicious ice cream company tells us about commissioning a special ice cream for Halloween. It glows when you lick it!But what on earth is it??? It's glow in the dark...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/04/Glow-in-the-Dark-Ice-Cream/

See, There Is Blue Sky in Beijing!

Image: Feng Li/Getty Images - via The Atlantic and reddit We've covered the story of how insane air pollution is in Beijing, China, before on Neatorama but who says that there's no blue skies there?...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/04/See-There-Is-Blue-Sky-in-Beijing/

Elmo Throw Blanket with Sleeves

Elmo Throw Blanket with SleevesLook everybody! Elmo is a throw blanket with sleeves. Now you can stay cozy and warm with your favorite Sesame Street character. Remember, Elmo loves you. Be sure to check out the Neat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/04/Elmo-Throw-Blanket-with-Sleeves/

Marking the Distance

[http://youtu.be/yAC-z8F0Mdw] (YouTube link)A new animation from the Rauch Brothers illustrates a Storycorps interview with Gweneviere Mann. Mann suffers from short-term memory loss, which affected her after surgery to r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/04/Marking-the-Distance/

Norway's 12-Hour Knitting Television Program

(Photo: Steve Johnson)Norway has, by American standards, somewhat eccentric preferences for television programming. Several months ago, it showed a 12-hour program of a fire burning in a fireplace. It has also shown an 8...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/04/Norways-12-Hour-Knitting-Television-Program/

The Dainty way to Eat A Hamburger

A Japanese hamburger chain, Freshness Burger, found that while men loved their flagship large Classic Burger, women rarely ordered it. It turns out the women did not want to open their mouths wide in front of men, becaus...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/04/The-Dainty-way-to-Eat-A-Hamburger/

Turning Plato Into Rowling

There's no doubt that Albus Dumbledore is an intelligent wizard, but did you know that you can turn a bit of wisdom from Plato into a quote that sounds like it came from one of J.K. Rowling just by adding the word "Harry...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/04/Turning-Plato-Into-Rowling/

Police Car Turned into a Chicken Coop

Here at Neatorama, we love the work of artist Benedetto Bufalino. We’ve previously featured her Pac-Man lights, teeny-tiny camper, and aquarium inside a phone booth.Recently, she built The Police Car Barn&...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/04/Police-Car-Turned-into-a-Chicken-Coop/

6 Mind-Blowing Easter Eggs Hidden in Famous Movies

In case you needed proof that producers, writers, and director think about their movies way more than the audience does, check out some themes and coincidences that have been spotted in several movies. This post contains...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/04/6-Mind-Blowing-Easter-Eggs-Hidden-in-Famous-Movies/

Busker Meets the Original Singer of His Song While Performing

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_DWWE3cjgg](Video Link)In 1984, the British band Bronski Beat released the single "Smalltown Boy," sung by member Jimmy Somerville.Flash forward to 2013. Onkel Bernis Welt is performing i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/04/Busker-Meets-the-Original-Singer-of-His-Song-While-Performing/

Little Concrete House on the Prairie

It's the Little House on the Prairie, the modern version! Spanish architecture firm Ábaton has created a concrete modular home called the APH80 that will be perfect for any modern-day gentleman farmer....

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/04/Little-Concrete-House-on-the-Prairie/

Whodunit: Death of a Swinger

The following is a Whodunit by Hy Conrad featuring Sherman Oliver Holmes, a mysterious crime solver and great-great-grandson of Sherlock Holmes. Can you solve the crime?(Image credit: Flickr user sunshinec...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/04/Whodunit-Death-of-a-Swinger/

Iron Flux

Iron Flux by Li.Ro.Vi 1.21 gigawatts! 1.21 gigawatts! Great Scott! Would the suit travel back in time when it hits 88 mph? New NeatoShop artist Li.Ro.Vi re-imagined our favo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/04/Iron-Flux/

Owl Mittens

Owl MittensWhoo needs a new pair of gloves? Please raise your hands.The knitted Owl Mittens from the NeatoShop feature a fingerless glove design. Flip open the top of the mittens for easy access to your fingers. These li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/04/Owl-Mittens/

Run, Run: A Jim Henson Home Movie

[http://youtu.be/MeyyOQJKay0] (YouTube link)Run, Run is a home movie and an experimental film at the same time. It is a pastoral interlude showing Muppet creator Jim Hensons' daughters Lisa and Cheryl running th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/04/Run-Run-A-Jim-Henson-Home-Movie/

Movember Madness: Win a Free Prize at the NeatoShop!

(Image: Dan Piraro)The glorious month of Movember is upon us! As winter descends upon the northern hemisphere, people participate in the annual practice of growing beards and mustaches so that they may be both warm and a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/04/Movember-Madness-Win-a-Free-Prize-at-the-NeatoShop/

Forward March

[https://vimeo.com/78266267] (vimeo link)A small but very proper Royal Guard unit struts their stuff, wearing their bearskins. Those hats look like they could be an entire animal, don't they? Maybe they are! An extra one...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/04/Forward-March/

11 Lawn Decorations That Sparked Controversy

A few weeks ago, John shared the story of a man in England who was told to tone down his Halloween decorations because they were too scary and made a little boy cry. As it turns out, he's not the only person who had the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/04/11-Lawn-Decorations-That-Sparked-Controversy/

Hockey Player Yanks out His Own Tooth, Hands it to Trainer, Gets Back in the Game

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Xhcau1shoc](Video Link)This thing? It's not even a flesh wound. Here, take this. Now I've got a game to win.This appears to be the attitude of Pascal Dupuis, a player for the Pittsburgh P...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/04/Hockey-Player-Yanks-out-His-Own-Tooth-Hands-it-to-Trainer-Gets-Back-in-the-Game/

8 Smart and Stylish Kitchen Storage Systems

Cooke & Lewis Wooden Utensil Tray - via B&Q A place for everything and everything in its place. This Cooke & Lewis dedicated utensil tray is one of 8 Smart and Stylish Kit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/04/8-Smart-and-Stylish-Kitchen-Storage-Systems/

School-issued iPads Lead to Theft

More and more schools are going the extra mile to make sure every student has an iPad or other electronic device to use in school. Whether the school district gets a grant, allocates part of the budget, or works to raise...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/04/School-issued-iPads-Lead-to-Theft/

Freddie Wong in Mobile Squad

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBnF4bfD45c](Video Link)Yeah, that's pretty much my experience trying to use the gaming interface that Freddie Wong parodies in this short film. I could buy Street Fighter III, but how wou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/04/Freddie-Wong-in-Mobile-Squad/

The Book of Black: Black Holes, Black Death, Black Forest Cake, and Other Dark Sides of Life

Black is such a powerful word because it conveys darkness, extremity, and the unknown. We've added the descriptive word to many subjects, sometimes to denote its color, but often to convey danger or mystery. It's time to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/04/The-Book-of-Black-Black-Holes-Black-Death-Black-Forest-Cake-and-Other-Dark-Sides-of-Life/

These Cats Can Make It Rain

I never have any money and my dog still manages to be poorer than me, but cats are true hustlers. In fact, there is a whole blog out there dedicated solely to cats posing with huge piles of money. The site, Ca$hCats, is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/04/These-Cats-Can-Make-It-Rain/

Geek Pockets

Geek Pockets (sold individually)Are you looking for a geeky chic way to house all your precious junk? You need a Geek Pocket from the NeatoShop. These great little pouches come in 4 fun styles: Circuit Board,  ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/04/Geek-Pockets/

13 Sculptures Made Out of Books

Books used as an art medium makes sense as they are bulky, easy to manipulate, and plentiful. They're like recycled wood already, you know? Some folks lament the "waste" of destroying books, but these books were going to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/04/13-Sculptures-Made-Out-of-Books/

Foam Clouds by Kohei Nawa

All images: kzsktt36/Flickr Japanese artist Kohei Nawa's latest art installation looks like a dishwashing experiment gone wrong. The large billows of soap suds, titled "Foam" is actually the resu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/04/Foam-Clouds-by-Kohei-Nawa/










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