Archive for December 5th, 2013

You Really Missed Your Chance to Drive Around In Style

Look through the window at your car -now look back at me...No wait, look at this car in this post. It is cooler than your car and it always will be. That's because this car wasn't just painted to look like an Agents of S...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/05/You-Really-Missed-Your-Chance-to-Drive-Around-In-Style/

Get Off The Phone

[http://youtu.be/nfUD0WhE264] (YouTube link)We used to complain about the amount of time people spent in front of the TV. Then we complained about how our kids spend too much time playing video games. Then when the inter...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/05/Get-Off-The-Phone/

Skull Stein

,  Skull SteinThe holidays are here! Have you been racking your brain for the perfect gift for your favorite skull loving friend? Get them the Skull Stein from the NeatoShop. This frightfully fun glass mug is s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/05/Skull-Stein-3/

An Obituary for the Letter E

Joshua David Stein of Wired made a fascinating observation: the letter E, long the most common letter in the English language, has lost its prominence in the internet age. Many internet brands, such as F...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/05/An-Obituary-for-the-Letter-E/

Velvet Underdogs: The Paintings the Art World Loves to Hate

Paintings of Elvis or other cultural icons on black velvet are now considered the epitome of tackiness, even a metaphor for tackiness -but it wasn't always so. Early artists who used the medium were serious and meticulou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/05/Velvet-Underdogs-The-Paintings-the-Art-World-Loves-to-Hate/

We Attempted A Drone Delivery

As we take several more steps into the future nobody saw coming, we bid adieu to the brave men and women, and horses, that delivered our mail to our boxes and handed over our packages with a smile.The age of the drone de...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/05/We-Attempted-A-Drone-Delivery/

Birds Annoying Cats

[http://youtu.be/rfPnCPGg4cU] (YouTube link)In the natural order of things, birds are supposed to be afraid of cats, because cats eat birds. But these bully birds have their bluff in, and the cats seem to range from tole...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/05/Birds-Annoying-Cats/

Charity Creates Mannequins Modeled on the Bodies of Disabled People, Puts Them in Storefront

A fashion mannequin has an implicit message: this form is beautiful. If your own body doesn’t look like that form—not even remotely—then you may not feel that way about yourself.The Swiss charity Pro In...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/05/Charity-Creates-Mannequins-Modeled-on-the-bodies-of-Disabled-People-Puts-Them-in-Storefront/

Mmmm...Relaxing Snail Facial Massage

Psssshhh, why settle for a boring old ordinary snail facial massage when you can get massaged by a giant African snail instead? Doesn't it look so relaxing? Hey, since they're already taking over Florida, you might as we...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/05/MmmmRelaxing-Snail-Facial-Massage/

R.I.P. Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela was a South African revolutionary who spent 27 years imprisoned by the government. He became a symbol of the anti-apartheid struggle. Mandela was released from prison in 1990 after international pressure,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/05/RIP-Nelson-Mandela/

Fantastic 3D Printed High Fashion Headdress

Elegant, intricate, seemingly too delicate to be worn and covered in sharp spiky bits, this is one heck of a work of 3d printed art in the form of a fantasy headdress.The Quixotic Divinity headdress was created by Joshua...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/05/Fantastic-3D-Printed-High-Fashion-Headdress/

The Science Geek Extravaganza Advent Calendar

Roy Doty designed this Rube Goldberg Christmas card in which Santa wishes you a Merry Christmas in the most inefficient way possible. It's today's treat from the Science Geek Extravaganza Advent Calendar at Science Creat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/05/The-Science-Geek-Extravaganza-Advent-Calendar/

Happy Hogswatch Discworld Fans

Many of you will undoubtedly see this cake and wonder why the heck Death is suddenly dressed like Santa Claus and what all this "Hogfather" nonsense is. But, if you're familiar with Terry Pratchett's Discworld,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/05/Happy-Hogswatch-Discworld-Fans/

Black Satin Veronica Half Apron

 Black Satin Veronica Half Apron (front and side shown )The holidays are here. Are you looking for the purr-fect gift for the hostess with the mostess? Give them the Black Satin Veronica Half Apron from the NeatoSho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/05/Black-Satin-Veronica-Half-Apron-2/

Bohemian Rhapsody: Star Wars Edition

[http://youtu.be/oi7KPDi_yQI] (YouTube link)A mashup of Star Wars and "Bohemian Rhapsody"? That's right up our alley! Now, if they'd only thrown a cute cat in there… This video was produced by the Digital...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/05/Bohemian-Rhapsody-Star-Wars-Edition/

Christmas for the Cats

Kelly Angel's cats put up with her filthy language. Their forbearance deserves a reward. Of course you should spend money on/for your cats! You cannot have too many cats or cat accessories.webcomic, Anyt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/05/Christmas-for-the-Cats/

The World Outside My Window

[http://youtu.be/GOAEIMx39-w] (YouTube link)David Peterson put together NASA footage from several ISS missions (much of it recorded by Don Petit) to bring you a breathtaking time-lapse video of Earth seen from space. A l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/05/The-World-Outside-My-Window/

Exploded View Photographs Of Classic Cars

Normally blowing a model car up involves firecrackers and a match, but photographer Fabian Oefner has taken the time to blow up a bunch of classic car models very carefully, so as not to damage the merchandise.The photog...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/05/Exploded-View-Photographs-Of-Classic-Cars/

We Wish You A Merry Cuteness

Do you dress up your little angel up during the holidays? Even if you don't, you can still almost certainly appreciate the fantastic seasonal fashion of these felines and pooches. For kitties, I highly recommend checking...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/05/We-Wish-You-A-Merry-Cuteness/

X-Ray Portraits of Couples

Artists Ayako Kanda and Mayuka Hayashi used a CT scanner and an X-ray machine to take portraits of couples in close proximity.“X-ray images usually show the finite nature of our bodies composed only of matter,&rdqu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/05/X-Ray-Portraits-of-Couples/

The Most Efficient Birthday Card Ever

Writing birthday card messages can be extremely stressful and really hard work, and are hand written greetings really worth the risk of contracting carpal tunnel syndrome?We need a card that says it all so we don’t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/05/The-Most-Efficient-Birthday-Card-Ever/

Emu Tango

[http://youtu.be/eHpYBwzlfTc] (YouTube link)A group of emus and one ostrich named Sexy Sexy Sniper encounter an enemy they've never seen before: a weasel ball. Their reaction resembles a tango, so the proper music is sup...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/05/Emu-Tango/

The Largest Island in the Largest Lake in the Largest Island in the Largest Lake in North America

This is Lake Superior. It's the largest lake in North America.This is Isle Royale. It's the largest island in Lake Superior. Native Americans once mined it for copper. Benjamin Franklin, one of the American negotiators o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/05/The-Largest-Island-in-the-Largest-Lake-in-the-Largest-Island-in-the-Largest-Lake-in-North-America/

What Is It? game 304

It's once again time for our collaboration with the wonderfully entertaining What Is It? Blog. Do you know what the pictured item is? Can you make up something totally wacky? That's what we're looking for: th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/05/What-Is-It-game-304/

Pepe Le Pew & Penelope on a Motorcycle Salt & Pepper Shakers

 Pepe Le Pew & Penelope on a Motorcycle Salt & Pepper ShakersThe holidays are here. Are you looking for the perfect gift for someone who is wild for Pepe Le Pew? Gift them the Pepe Le Pew & Penelope on a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/05/Pepe-Le-Pew-Penelope-on-a-Motorcycle-Salt-Pepper-Shakers/

The Firefighter as Arsonist

The classic image of an arsonist is a person who sets fires for financial gain, for attention, or out of anger. The classic image of a firefighter is a hero -the most visible occupation in which people put themselves in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/05/The-Firefighter-as-Arsonist/

The Ugly Christmas Sweater Gets A Digital Upgrade

(Video Link)Ugly sweaters have become so predictably ugly, so textile and lifeless, that the whole gag concept is in need of an update. The digital age of ugly sweaters is here, and the animated graphics are su...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/05/The-Ugly-Christmas-Sweater-Gets-A-Digital-Upgrade/

Oreos: The Greatest Cookie in the World

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website or at Facebook. The world-famous, beloved, and OMG sooo delicious Oreo cookie celebrat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/05/Oreos-The-Greatest-Cookie-in-the-World/

Old Friends Are Golden

Some friends come and go. But others stick to you for life. There's one companion that we can all rely upon.Just remember that it's a two-way relationship. As Lunarbaboon advises, show pizza that you lov...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/05/Old-Friends-Are-Golden/

The Elephant's Garden

[http://youtu.be/vlUR09yRHZU] (YouTube link)Felix Colgrave animated a strange group of unearthly yet oddly familiar beasts in The Elephant's Garden. It was his third year film at RMIT University Melbourne. Totally cosm...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/05/The-Elephants-Garden/








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