Archive for January 25th, 2014

Adorably Surreal Living Art Project- The Buddhist Bug

Artist Anida Yoeu Ali has created an alternate identity of sorts for herself in an art project/public theater performance she calls Buddhist Bug, which is helping her overcome her religious confliction and bringing a bri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/25/Adorably-Surreal-Living-Art-Project-The-Buddhist-Bug/

The Last Days of Blackbeard

Blackbeard was the most famous of all the 18-century pirates that looted and plundered their way around the New World. He commandeered ship after ship, freed slaves, enriched the towns in which his crew took refuge, and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/25/The-Last-Days-of-Blackbeard/

Steampunk Wheelchair for a Boy with Muscular Dystrophy

(Photo: Greg Hurley)Kyron Cheek, 14, has muscular dystrophy. The Make-A-Wish Foundation offered him a wish. He decided that what he wanted more than anything else was a steampunk wheelchair.Make-A-Wish a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/25/Steampunk-Wheelchair/

The Way Table Tennis Should Be Played

[http://youtu.be/IE_ylD1VkHs] (YouTube link)Chuang Chih-Yuan and Jean-Michel Saive play table tennis like they’re the Harlem Globetrotters or something. Saive is all over the place, like a wrecking ball. At one poi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/25/The-Way-Table-Tennis-Should-Be-Played/

Impressive Stealth Camper Conversion

From the outside, it looks like an ordinary cargo van. But inside, it's a nearly luxurious custom-built motorhome.SuperTopo forum member MisterE started his project with a 2001 GMC Savana. He paid $9,000 for it. After on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/25/Impressive-Stealth-Camper-Conversion/

Portents of Doom from 16th-century Germany

If you cannot picture the End of Days in your mind, here's a place to start. Joshua P. Waterman recently compiled a collection of gouache and watercolor paintings produced around the year 1552 that illustrate the apocaly...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/25/Portents-of-Doom-from-16th-century-Germany/

Sherlock Holmes's Home Inside an Altoid Tin

Have you started the new season of Sherlock? I'm not caught up yet, but I've heard that it's gripping.Nichola Battilana is an artist and graphic designer in Brighton, Ontario. She describes Benedict Cumberbatch...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/25/Sherlock-Holmess-Home-Inside-an-Altoid-Tin/

Swedish Marines Do Greased Lightning

[http://youtu.be/cbLwmUdee64] (YouTube link)A unit of Swedish Marines stationed in Afghanistan recreate the "Greased Lightning" dance sequence from the 1978 movie Grease. Instead of a hot rod, they are paying tr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/25/Swedish-Marines-Do-Greased-Lightning/

You Won't Believe What This Pooch Swallowed

When your pooch starts acting weird and not eating or drinking, you know you need to take him to the vet. What you might not know is that he ate something weird when you weren't home. In Petey's case, that something...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/25/You-Wont-Believe-What-This-Pooch-Swallowed/

Cosmetic Surgeon Creates a Display of His Patients' Jawbones

(Photo: unknown)According to an international society of cosmetic surgeons, "South Koreans are the most cosmetically enhanced people in the world." That is, they go under the knife a lot. It's a big industry and one area...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/25/Cosmetic-Surgeon-Creates-a-Display-of-His-Patients-Jawbones/

Friends vs. More Than Friends

[http://youtu.be/PR04klFMPYQ] (YouTube link)Wong Fu Productions explains the difference between guys who want to be "just a friend" and guys who want to be "more than friends." I was skeptical about the premise, because...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/25/Friends-vs-More-Than-Friends/

Unicorn Wishes Mix & Match Stationery

Unicorn Wishes Mix & Match StationeryHarken back to a magical time when correspondence was done with ink and paper with the Unicorn Wishes Mix & Match Stationery set from the NeatoShop. This enchanting set includ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/25/Unicorn-Wishes-Mix-Match-Stationery-2/

Photographer Makes Out With People Then Takes Their Picture

Jedediah Johnson is one of the luckiest photographers in the world, or maybe he’s a mastermind who came up with a great idea for a photo series that people bought so he ran with it, either way he’s living a l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/25/Photographer-Makes-Out-With-People-Then-Takes-Their-Picture/

So Much for Global Warming, Huh?

Weather events and climate trends are completely different things. The difference is explained at the Christian Science Monitor.While the temperatures in New England this month may have felt shocking to residents, cold o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/25/So-Much-for-Global-Warming-Huh/

Forbidden Love: Romeow and Julierat Caught in Bed Together

Via I Can Has Cheezburger Theirs is a forbidden love ... This unsourced photo circulating the web shows a cat (whom I called Romeow - why, you're welcome!) and a rat (Julierat) caught cuddling together in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/25/Forbidden-Love-Romeow-and-Julierat-Caught-in-Bed-Together/

ArtStrobe Interactive Light Art

[http://vimeo.com/84878431] (vimeo link)Los Angeles artist Leif Maginnis makes interactive kinetic light art. His works combine geometry and light and the zoetrope effect. From the artist's site:The electronic light art...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/25/ArtStrobe-Interactive-Light-Art/

Dun Briste, A Neatly Cut Sea Stack in Ireland

(Photo: Bob Embleton)Sea stacks are large rocks in bodies of water that have resisted the forces of erosion which have destroyed the land which connects them to the shore. This one is Dun Briste, which is located off Dow...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/25/Dun-Briste-A-Neatly-Cut-Sea-Stack-in-Ireland/

This Week at Neatorama

We have an auspicious occasion coming up. The Lunar New Year begins this coming Friday, January 31st.  新年快樂! According to the Chinese zodiac, we will enter the Year of the Horse. Or, if you're a Brony, it wi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/25/This-Week-at-Neatorama-188/

An Adorably Romantic Star Wars Music Box

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZxo7DoSDuY](Video Link)James Hance, one of our favorite artists at Neatorama, makes delightful mashup sculptures, paintings, stuffed animals--just about every artistic medium--of Sta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/25/An-Adorably-Romantic-Star-Wars-Music-Box/

Neatolinks: This Is Why Porn Filters Can't Have Nice Things

Why Learn An Instrument When You Can Have An Automated One? (Dark Roasted Blend)12 Awesome Futuristic Gloves (Scribol)Cold? Hopefully Not This Bad (Oddee)Apparently the UK Government Hates League of Legends (Geekosystem)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/25/Neatolinks-This-Is-Why-Porn-Filters-Cant-Have-Nice-Things/

My Little Pony Nerf Guns

Gruntoks, an artist in the Netherlands, modified two Nerf guns with pony themes. At the top is a Nerf-N-Strike Maverick revolver decorated with the colors and cutie mark of Rainbow Dash. Bel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/25/My-Little-Pony-Nerf-Guns/

Replacing Celebrities With Those in Need

What if we cared about those living in poverty as much as we care about celebrities?Woodgreen is a Toronto organization that helps all kinds of people find their potential. One of its programs is Homeward Bound, which he...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/25/Replacing-Celebrities-With-Those-in-Need/






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