Archive for November 25th, 2013

Famous Novelists on Symbolism in Their Work

Middle school and high school level English teachers are forever asking students to look for symbolism in the classic novels they read. The assignments are so ubiquitous that you have to wonder how this much symbolism ac...

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2D or Not 2D

In 2D or not 2D, Russian photographer Alexander Khokhlov and make-up artist Valeriya Kutsan collaborated to turn models' faces into two-dimensional images (with post production by Veronica Ershova). Kutsan used a...

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6 Real Heists More Badass Than Any Movie

Real-life robberies are often the subject of our "dumb criminal" posts, but every once in a while, thieves pull off a caper that is so brazen, clever, or just plain huge that you mentally compare it to a Hollywood film....

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I Want You To Get Lucky

I Want You To Get Lucky - by Piercek25 Who doesn't want to get lucky? Maybe this shirt by Piercek25 will finally help you get instant crush and win the game of love. He's definitely doin' it right!...

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The 12 Types of Doctor Who Fans

Which type of Doctor Who fan are you? Or are you a specific type that doesn't fall into the list? The rest of the dozen fans -and there actually more than 12 if you look closely (meaning, mouseover) at D...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/25/The-12-Types-of-Doctor-Who-Fans/

Aggressive Hitchhiker Gets His Comeuppance

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtZHRReoJ6o](Video Link)This hitchhiker wants a ride. No, he demands a ride. He's quite willing to stand in the middle of the road, blocking traffic with his body like a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/25/Aggressive-Hitchhiker-Gets-His-Comeuppance/

How To Draw A Cartoon Pilgrim

Add a little personality and holiday cheer to your lists, notes, and scratch pads with a hand-drawn Pilgrim for Thanksgiving! Mark Anderson at Andertoons has a simple tutorial to take you through the ste...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/25/How-To-Draw-A-Cartoon-Pilgrim/

LEGO Darth Maul Alarm Clock

 LEGO Darth Maul Alarm ClockAre forces in the galaxy keeping you from your destiny of being on time? Do not let the morning defeat you. Harness the power of the LEGO Darth Maul Alarm Clock from the NeatoShop. This f...

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S'More Stuffed Donut

(Photos: Niko Triantafillou)S’more season (that’s all year) is upon us! Niko Triantafillou visited the Macaron Parlour in the East Village of New York City for an appropriate snack. That bakery is locall...

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Elephant Seals Wrecked My Tent!

[http://youtu.be/bdYR9WiKt8Y] (YouTube link)Oh yes, the job of a videographer for a feature film is a prestigious job, but it comes with hazards unique to each situation. While filming footage for the documentary The...

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Coming Soon to a Beach Near You: Sea Snot

Image: Arne Diercks The photo above looks like sand or grains of salt strewn on a blue surface, but it's not (heh, old grade school joke, I know). Or rather, its snot. Sea snot, actually. Sea snot,...

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When You’re Poor, Bad Decisions Are Rational

There are many reasons for poverty; among them are bad luck, bad times, bad economic policy, bad health, and for some, these are all exacerbated by bad decisions. A post by Linda Tirado on bad decisions that poor people...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/25/When-Youre-Poor-Bad-Decisions-Are-Rational/

Are You Turning Your Nose Up At Me? Well, At Least It's Cute

Nose-vember is almost at its end, but we still have a good week left to enjoy adorable animal noses before they're all gone, so with that in mind, it's time for another fun critter poll. So who has the cutest nose in the...

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Self-marketing with Action Figures

Photographers send out portfolios to potential clients to get work. Danish photographer Jens Lennartsson upped the ante in the self-promotion department by mailing out 400 action figures of himself! He worked with a comp...

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Robot Cowboys Herd Cattle

(Photo: Australian Center for Field Robotics)Mammas, you won't have to let your babies grow up to be cowboys anymore. Robots will do that work.Roboticists at the University of Sydney designed and tested a remote-controll...

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Whodunit: After-School Homicide

(Image credit: Flickr user Daniel Oines)In this week's Whodunit, author Hy Conrad introduces a new sleuth, Jonah Bixby. Here's what you need to know about him.Jonah Bixby was not your average twelve yea...

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Chicken Helmet

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City owns this embossed steel helmet. It dates back to about 1530 and probably originated in the German city of Augsburg. A rooster protrudes from the visor, re...

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Car L Meets the Lions

[http://youtu.be/lRY4-feFZZY] (YouTube link)Not long ago, we showed you National Geographic's experience with taking pictures of lions with a remote-control robot camera. This is a different story, in a different country...

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Yoda Nutcracker

Yoda NutcrackerComing, the holidays are. With the Yoda nutcracker decorate your house. Hmmmmmm. Shaped like Yoda from Star Wars, this fantastic wood nutcracker is. Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more great C...

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Illustrations of Utterly Strange Google Searches

Remember the days before Google instant search, where you still had to speculate about what strange searches people performed? These days, we all have experience typing in the beginning of a Google search only to get a s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/25/Illustrations-of-Utterly-Strange-Google-Searches/

X-rays of Coloring Book Characters

French illustrator Chris Panda took simple line drawings of fictional characters from TV, movies, and comic books and added the skeletal structures that would show up in x-rays. See Popeye, Jessica Rabbit, Michigan J. Fr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/25/X-rays-of-Coloring-Book-Characters/

Advanced Scarfing Techniques

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NfTLVkGBvM](Video Link)Are you scarfing hard or hardly scarfing? Well, hopefully, you’re scarfing smarter and not harder. Winter is upon us, so it is time to scarf ourselves in orde...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/25/Advanced-Scarfing-Techniques/

Eau My!

It's been a pun for years, and now it's a reality. Actor/activitist/internet icon George Takei has turned his catchphrase "Ohhhh Myyyy!" into a fragrance. Set phasers to stunning! From the product description:  Geor...

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These Chairs Suffered a Transporter Accident

Nikos Tsoumanis designed these eye-catching coat hooks. They look like chairs that have materialized inside a wall. It’s no wonder that the man in the painting is so shocked!They have nooks and cra...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/25/These-Chairs-Suffered-a-Transporter-Accident/

Man Meets Cartoon

The following is an article from Uncle John's Fully Loaded 25th Anniversary Bathroom Reader.Since the dawn of cinema, filmmakers have tried to combine cartoon characters with the real-life world. Here's the history o...

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This Baby Dragon Wants to Join Daenerys

We've seen the real Mother of Dragons, but here's one little dragon that needs a mother to step in. He's in fantastic health. In fact, he's already breathing fire, putting him far ahead of the other dragons of his age.&n...

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OSU Marching Band Does the Gettysburg Address

[http://youtu.be/AQnDAh66H98] (YouTube link)At the last home game of the season Saturday, the Ohio State University marching band does a tribute to the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. They play songs o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/25/OSU-Marching-Band-Does-the-Gettysburg-Address/

How to Make Snickers Fudge

We’ve seen luxurious Snickers cupcakes and popcorn-coated, chocolate-covered Snickers cupcakes. Now it’s time to Snickerfy fudge. Foodblogger Little B. steps up for the task.A Snickers bar consists of nougat,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/25/How-to-Make-Snickers-Fudge/

10 Legendary Celebrity Parties

Magic happens at the intersection of celebration and public relations. The more outrageous the party, the more people will talk about it for years to come. The elements these parties have in common are celebrity hosts, c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/25/10-Legendary-Celebrity-Parties/

Holiday Mustache

Holiday MustacheThe holiday season is upon us. Bring the festivities to your upper lip with the Holiday Mustache from the NeatoShop. This jolly facial accessory is candy cane-striped in red and white. It is made of lifel...

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