Archive for January 14th, 2014

The 15 Most Unintentionally Profound Quotes

Inspired by a reddit thread and the blog Life Advice from Machines, Twisted Sifter created inspirational images using instructions from computer hardware, household cleansers and even a jar of mayonnaise.I especiall...

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Crayums Ketchup & Mustard Dispensers

Crayums Ketchup & Mustard DispensersWho says you are too old to play with your food? May mealtime fun time with the Crayums Ketchup & Mustard Dispensers from the NeatoShop. These playful containers are shaped lik...

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25 Things You Didn’t Know About The Movie Titanic

The movie Titanic premiered in 1997. In 2012, when we commemorated the 100th anniversary of the ship's sinking, many of the movies' biggest fans were shocked to find out that it was real historical event. As kno...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/14/25-Things-You-Didnt-Know-About-The-Movie-Titanic/

The Unseen Visual Effects In Wolf Of Wall Street

(Video Link)People often complain that Hollywood uses too many CGI effects in their movies these days, finding a place for a CGI character in every genre from action to drama, but what audiences don’t know, or noti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/14/The-Unseen-Visual-Effects-In-Wolf-Of-Wall-Street/

5 Winter Clothing Innovations We'd Actually Use

Caldwell Tanner lives in New York City, where it's a bit nippy out right now. Just a few days ago it was even chillier. This inspired him to sketch out a few clothing inventions that would actually be helpful the next ti...

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Reviving the Tradition of Hand-Painted Signs

Once upon a time, every new business hired a professional artist to design their signs, decorate their windows, and even cover the sides of their buildings. The sign painter was not only an artist, but a designer, typogr...

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Fake Demon Baby Terrorizes Folks In The Big City

(Video Link)If you happen to be strolling around New York City, and you come across an unattended baby stroller, chances are you're going to take a peek inside just to make sure all is well, but after you watch...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/14/Fake-Demon-Baby-Terrorizes-Folks-In-The-Big-City/

Real Disney Character Faces

DeviantART member Avalonis (Karen Graw) used photo manipulation to illustrate what Disney characters from their classic animated movies would look like in real life -that is, if they weren't animated. Can you guess who i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/14/Real-Disney-Character-Faces/

Patrick Stewart Cutting a Pizza with an Enterprise Pizza Cutter

Here's a video of Captain Picard cutting a pizza with a pizza slicer shaped like the Enterprise (the original, not models A-E) while humming theme music from classic Star Trek.You're we...

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It's a Chandelier and an Interactive Map

The Global Data Chandelier is a permanent and functional art installation at the new headquarters of the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. It’s the brainchild of se...

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Linnaeus the Observant

The following is an article from The Annals of Improbable Research.The father of classification was a curious fellowby Honoré Schoolcraft, Improbable Research staffCarl Linnaeus paid attention to...

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Amazing 3D Printed Geometric Sculptures By Deskriptiv

Artists are currently using 3D printers to bring works to life that were previously nothing more than the stuff of imagination, shapes and forms generally thought of as too complicated, sharply angled and finely detailed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/14/Amazing-3D-Printed-Geometric-Sculptures-By-Deskriptiv/

Flexible Muscle-Based Locomotion for Bipedal Creatures

[http://vimeo.com/79098420] (vimeo link)This video shows 3-dimensional renderings of some serious computer graphics experimentation. From the video description:We present a muscle-based control method for simulated biped...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/14/Flexible-Muscle-Based-Locomotion-for-Bipedal-Creatures/

How to Open a Wine Bottle with a Shoe

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1wROm-OF9w](Video Link)"Have you ever been in this position: really nice bottle of wine, no corkscrew?" A representative of Mirabeau Wine, a winemaker in southern France, asks this q...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/14/How-to-Open-a-Wine-Bottle-with-a-Shoe/

How Long Would You Survive After the Apocalypse?

A quiz by UsvsTh3m figures out how well you are prepared for the apocalypse. With just a little knowledge and hubris, I managed to live to the age of 105 (if the apocalypse happens soon). I don't think they take your cur...

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Derelict Gas Station In Ireland Converted Into Street Art Installation

Since street art has become far more acceptable, and garnered a lot more fans due to media coverage of artists like Banksy, the pieces just keep getting bigger and bigger. The scene has gone from simple stencils painted...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/14/Derelict-Gas-Station-In-Ireland-Converted-Into-Street-Art-Installation/

Writer's Block

[http://vimeo.com/81902364#at=0] (vimeo link)It's no Frankenstein, but the story behind the story is almost the same. When hurricane Sandy interrupted production on the film Cold Comes The Night in upst...

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Wonder Woman Computer Sitter

Wonder Woman Computer SitterWork can be a lonely place. Invite a friend that stands for truth, justice, peace and sexual equality to hang out with you at the office. This super computer companion looks like your favorite...

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Beautiful Lamps Made from Classic Star Wars Toy Sets

If you wanted to create a shrine to American childhood in the 1980s, these lamps should light it. Etsy seller Marty McFly (possibly not his real name) made these lamps by gluing together and painting *em...

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You Could Win A Great Geeky Tee Shirt From the NeatoShop

Want to win a NeatoShop tee shirt like the Geek Power shirt above? Then head over to our Facebook page, specifically this post, and tell us your favorite bit of absolutely useless trivia. The winner, as selected by those...

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House Calls to the Homeless

[http://youtu.be/MFjcKxx-h7Y] (YouTube link)Dr. Jim Withers goes out on the streets of Pittsburgh at night to serve the medical needs of homeless people. He's been doing it for 22 years now. Other people joined him, whic...

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The Mangalitsa is a Sheep-Pig

(Photo: Orycteropus)The Mangalitsa is a rare breed of pig from Hungary. It’s the result of a Nineteenth Century experiment in the Austro-Hungarian Empire to breed a pig with very high fat content i...

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11 Desserts That Changed the World

Believe it or not, there have been many international incidents, alliances, and cultural shifts that revolved around cakes, pies, and other assorted sweet treats. Consider the case of Eamon de Valera, a caper that became...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/14/11-Desserts-That-Changed-the-World/

The Invisible Flower Vase

It looks like a vase and you can still keep your flowers watered, but you don't have to deal with storing a glass vase when you don't have flowers out. The Crown Vase, designed by Lambert Rainville, uses nothing mor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/14/The-Invisible-Flower-Vase/

Zach King's Magic Vines

[http://youtu.be/alEXbzvr81k] (YouTube link)A 6-second vine video is the perfect place to show off some complicated special effects without the magic getting lost in exposition. When you put a lot of those great 6-second...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/14/Zach-Kings-Magic-Vines/

15 Utterly Bizarre Hello Kitty Tattoos

There is TONS of Hello Kitty merchandise out there for her millions of ravenous fans (need proof, just check out all the Hello Kitty goodies we have in the NeatoShop), but for some people, owning a dozen purses, bows and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/14/16-Utterly-Bizarre-Hello-Kitty-Tattoos/

Neatolinks: Monkeys, 3D Printing and Chocolate Factories

Monkeys Just Killed the Power in Pretty Much All of Zambia (Geekosystem)Someone Please Moisturize These Lady Cassandra Cookies (The Mary Sue)You Won't Believe These 10 Things Are 3D Printed (Shapeways)You Can Stay in an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/14/Neatolinks-8/

Catlateral Damage

You're a cat. You break stuff. Simple as that.That's the concept behind the game Catlateral Damage. You are the cat, and your goal is to jump around the room and knock stuff to the floor, whether it's de...

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Experiencing Art

Grant Snider of Incidental Comics walks us down a path of encountering, exploring and even making art.I vividly remember, many years ago, turning a corner at the Birmingham Museum of Art and seeing the e...

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Conjoined Twins in 10th Century Byzantium

There are few accounts of conjoined twins from antiquity, so we tend to assume that they either didn't survive long or they were rejected or even killed as some kind of monster or bad omen. But that wasn't always the cas...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/14/Conjoined-Twins-in-10th-Century-Byzantium/




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