Archive for November 5th, 2013

The Animated Life of A.R. Wallace

[http://youtu.be/uo-BxHWtGNQ] (YouTube link)Alfred Russel Wallace was the co-discoverer of natural selection, the mechanism that drives evolution. He and Charles Darwin corresponded and agreed to share credit for the the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/05/The-Animated-Life-of-AR-Wallace/

Proposal: Give the United States 19 Time Zones

Last Saturday, I posted about Allison Schrager's proposal to reduce the 48 contiguous states of US from 4 time zones to 2. In a poll, Neatorama readers agreed that this was a dandy idea.Kevin Depew of The Awl, however, w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/05/Proposal-Give-the-United-States-19-Time-Zones/

Mealtime Masterpiece Placemats

Mealtime Masterpiece PlacematsThanksgiving is coming. Are you worried about keeping your littlest guests entertained? Give them the Mealtime Masterpiece Placemats from the NeatoShop. This great pad of disposable placemen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/05/Mealtime-Masterpiece-Placemats/

The Nightmare Before Christmas Halloween Party

When I decorate for a party, I tend to put up some streamers and balloons, and, maybe a streamer if I'm feeling really fancy. But I'm not a film or set designer, so my guests don't really expect that much from me. That's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/05/The-Nightmare-Before-Christmas-Halloween-Party/

International Theory and Giant Space Robots

(Image: Nippon Sunrise)Today, I discovered a great blog: Grand Blog Tarkin. It’s named after Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin from Star Wars. The authors of this blog are scholars in internationa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/05/International-Theory-and-Giant-Space-Robots/

Elk on the Trampoline

[http://youtu.be/CFvhndUz5ck] (YouTube link)Greg Chase and his wife were enjoying their morning coffee in Evergreen, Colorado, when they spied elk in the backyard. And not just in the backyard -one of them was bouncing a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/05/Elk-on-the-Trampoline/

Jabba the Hutt Now Works at a Library

(Images: South Wales Evening Post/Lucasfilm)Assuming that Jabba the Hutt survived the Sarlacc’s digestive tract, where could he, given his professional experience, find employment? At a library, of course!*...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/05/Jabba-the-Hutt-Now-Works-at-a-Library/

The Duck Machine

Electromechanical motor manufacturer Faz Elektrik needed a demonstration machine to take to industrial trade shows, but how exciting are electromechanical motors? They wanted to do something to catch attention, but inven...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/05/The-Duck-Machine/

Who is Better: Thor or Loki?

If you live in the United States, you've probably seen the cute "It's Not Complicated" commercials by AT&T featuring comedy group Good Neighbor's Beck Bennett (@becbenit) interviewing kids. In the ad spots...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/05/Who-is-Better-Thor-or-Loki/

Six Out of Seven Dwarfs [no. 1036 - @stephenfry]

it's a sad truth that six out of seven dwarfs aren't happy…x— Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) May 4, 2012 ~Illustrated by: Mark Winter~stephenfry, Disney, Twitter Hall of Fame, Illustrator...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/03/Six-Out-of-Seven-Dwarfs-no-1036-stephenfry/

Buddy Cops: The Supercut

[http://youtu.be/WlGrkX_1EGY] (YouTube link)So many movies feature two cops, or one cop and a partner of some sort, who are totally mismatched and therefore present an opportunity for comedy dialogue. Even in a serious c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/05/Buddy-Cops-The-Supercut/

Three Stooges Fries

(Photo: Hungry Dudes)Curly fries remind me more of Larry Fine than of Curly.— Adam Koford (@apelad) November 3, 2013 Cartoonist Adam Koford, the designer of two dozen t-shirts on sale at the NeatoShop, is on to so...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/05/Three-Stooges-Fries/

Cynical Art by Eduardo Salles

Mexican-born Miami designer Eduardo Salles produces cynical, hilarious, thought-provoking, and sometimes offensive images that skewer modern life and pop culture. See a large collection of such images on a wide range of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/05/Cynical-Art-by-Eduardo-Salles/

Clumsy Cook Turkey Mask

Clumsy Cook Turkey MaskDon't let a bad sense of humor fowl up your Thanksgiving. Add the fun back into your dysfunctional holiday celebration with the Clumsy Cook Turkey Mask from the NeatoShop. This deliciously funny la...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/05/Clumsy-Cook-Turkey-Mask-2/

Hammock Bathtub Lets You Soak and Lounge at the Same Time

Soak in a tub or lounge in a hammock? Now you don't have to choose - you can do both with the Vessel Hammock Bathtub by UK design company SplinterWorks. The hanging bathtub, made from s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/05/Hammock-Bathtub-Lets-You-Soak-and-Lounge-at-the-Same-Time/

Great Pics of The Week: May The Geek Be With You

It's time again for Great Pics of the Week and while last week was all about playing it cool, this week, we're enjoying our geeky side. So come with us on a journey of delightful nerdery.Apple's Jedi Mind TricksHave a pr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/05/Great-Pics-of-The-Week-May-The-Geeks-Be-With-You/

Kentucky Player Scores for Opponent

[http://youtu.be/8BuolPqdR7Y] (YouTube link)Kentucky's basketball team is so good, they'll even sink baskets for the other team! The #1 ranked Kentucky Wildcats played Division II Montevallo in their first exhibition gam...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/05/Kentucky-Player-Scores-for-Opponent/

17 Amazing Pot Pies

Brandy and lobster...pot pie? Sounds good to me, and so do the rest of these amazing pot pie ideas on Buzzfeed. And don't think that's the only elaborate and unique pot pie option out there. A few other highlights includ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/05/17-Amazing-Pot-Pies/

Class of 2015

Somewhere between the time I graduated and the present, schools stopped teaching how to render or decipher Roman numerals. Either that, or this sign maker had to go to the dentist that day. This unidentified sign was pos...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/05/Class-of-2015/

Lentil Took His Name A Little Literal This Halloween

Lentil is the web's favorite French bulldog and with very good reason. We already posted about him after he got his surgery and when he met Chris P. Bacon, the disabled pig.Now it's Lentil Bean's first Halloween and we a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/05/Lentil-Took-His-Name-A-Little-Literal-This-Halloween/

Neighborhood Terrorized by Chickens

About a dozen angry chickens are terrorizing people and pets in a Fort Myers, Florida, neighborhood. No one claims ownership of the flock, because keeping chickens in town is illegal, and the city's Animal Control can on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/05/Neighborhood-Terrorized-by-Chickens/

Cosplayers In Their Homes Look Totally Wrong

We feature plenty of cosplay on this site, but most of it is photographed at conventions or specially sourced out locations suited to the character being portrayed. But what looks totally normal in a giant geek gathering...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/05/Cosplayers-In-Their-Homes-Look-Totally-Wrong/

Gold Rush Girls

The following is an article from Uncle John's Fully Loaded Bathroom Reader.During the California Gold Rush of the mid-1800s, thousands of men headed west with gold dust in their eyes. But what about women? For many o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/05/Gold-Rush-Girls/

Batman Night Light

Batman Night Light (sold individually)Do you need help keeping night time fears at bay? Summon the power of the Batman Night Light from the NeatoShop. This fantastic porcelain night light is ready to do battle with...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/05/Batman-Night-Light/

Lisa Moran's Altered Face

Skin DeepReconstructive Surgery // MeltingLisa Moran, an artist in Ireland, sketches images or paints them on her hands so that she can create half-masks against her own face. She made Skin Deep*/em...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/05/Lisa-Morans-Altered-Face/

Procrastination The Musical -YouTube Edition

[http://youtu.be/AikgcMOQkb8] (YouTube link)AVbyte brought together quite a few YouTube stars to sing about the many tings they do in order to put off the task of making more videos, as they should be doing. Singing is a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/05/Procrastination-The-Musical-YouTube-Version/

Volkswagen Beetle Covered with Wrought Iron Gate Designs

(Photos: Sandro Vrbanus)The Croatian metal shop MG Vrbanus put three artists to work modifying this 1970 Volkswagen Beetle. It took them 3,500 hours of work to put in 5,000 Swarovski crystals and hundred...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/05/Volkswagen-Beetle-Covered-with-Wrought-Iron-Gate-Designs/

If All the Ice Melted

National Geographic magazine has several features surrounding an article about rising sea levels. One is a map that shows where the world's current coastlines are and where they would be if all the world's icecap...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/05/If-All-the-Ice-Melted/

Time Travel Pit Stop

Pit Stop by DGN Graphix Well, it'd be wise to take a pit stop given that the next bathroom opportunity may be years away! DGN Graphix imagines a different sort of blue box in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/05/Time-Travel-Pit-Stop/






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