Archive for February 5th, 2014

Dark Art: Spectacular Illusions from the Golden Age of Magic

Magicians and illusionists flourished in the period between the industrial revolution and the rise of cinema, when people flocked to live entertainment of all kinds. Many of the most famous magicians got their start in v...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/05/Dark-Art-Spectacular-Illusions-from-the-Golden-Age-of-Magic/

How to Make Cereal Tea

Aaron Geman has developed an ingenious solution for a problem that has plagued humanity for millennia. What do you do when you have eaten all of your cereal, but still have milk left in your bowl? Don't...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/05/How-to-Make-Cereal-Tea/

Boy vs The Buggers

Boy vs The Buggers by Stephanie Jayne Design He's not a killer. He just wins ... thoroughly, like this fantastic Boy vs The Buggers pop culture mash up design by Stephanie Jayne Design. Take a lo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/05/Boy-vs-The-Buggers/

Cats in Windows and Doors

(Image credit: Flickr user AlicePopkorn) (Image credit: Flickr user Jorge Sáez)Darlene Hildebrandt says one of her favorite things to photograph are windows and doors. Well, cats love windows and doors as well, es...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/05/Cats-in-Windows-and-Doors/

Naked Man Sleepwalking through Wellesley College Campus

Polina Soshnin snapped this photo one night at Wellesley College, a private women's college in Massachusetts. She quipped on Twitter "This is what happens when guys come to @Wellesley." Thanks, dude. You...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/05/Naked-Man-Sleepwalking-through-Wellesley-College-Campus/

ReRoll Is Mapping The World For An Epic Scale MMO

(Video Link)Massively multiplayer online games seem huge when you're playing, but in real world scale those MMO continents are pretty small, and as more gamers log on the worlds will need to grow to accomodat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/05/ReRoll-Is-Mapping-The-World-For-An-Epic-MMO/

Kayden's First Rain

[http://vimeo.com/84802749] (vimeo link)Isn’t it wonderful when you see children react to something they’ve never experienced before with joy instead of fear? Nicole Byon captured her 15-month-old daughter si...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/05/Kaydens-First-Rain/

Meet The German Prince That Skis for Mexico in a Mariachi Suit for the Sochi Winter Olympics

Photo: Mexican Olympic Committee How to explain Prince Hulbertus von Hohenlohe. Let's see. Prince Hubertus, also known by his nickname Royal Disaster, is an actual prince. He's descended fro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/05/Meet-The-German-Prince-That-Skis-for-Mexico-in-a-Mariachi-Suit-for-the-Sochi-Winter-Olympics/

Thorin Oakenshield's Pipe

Richard Armitage played the great dwarven king Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Desolation of Smaug. He smokes an elegant wooden pipe, as you can see in the video embedded...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/05/Thorin-Oakenshields-Pipe/

Live Insect as a Fashion Accessory

A large beetles called the Makech (Zopherus chilensis) is sometimes worn as jewelry in the Yucatan region of Mexico where it thrives. People attach gems and chains to its shell in order to wear it as a necklace....

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/05/Live-Insect-as-a-Fashion-Accessory/

Flexible Paper Sculptures That Bend Like A Slinky

(Video Link)Visiting museums and taking in all the art is fine and dandy, but sometimes all that silent nodding in appreciation and flash photography free viewing via eyeballs can get a bit boring. People want...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/05/Flexible-Paper-Sculptures-That-Bend-Like-A-Slinky/

Bling Key Ring

Bling Key Ring (sold individually)Are you ready to make a commitment to your keys. Celebrate your love for grand entrances with the Bling Key Ring from the NeatoShop. This stunning keychain looks like a a diamond ring. T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/05/Bling-Key-Ring/

It's Gr-r-ray! by Pinteezy

It's Grrray! by Pinteezy Funny and geeky T-shirts? NeatoShop artist Pinteezy has the power! Check out his official Facebook page then head on over to Pinteezy's NeatoShop for more fabulous T-shirt design...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/05/Its-Gr-r-ray-by-Pinteezy/

Make It So

[http://youtu.be/O7h7Mfe8BDw] (YouTube link)The song “Let It Go” from the movie Frozen has become a big hit and is nominated for an Oscar. Time for the parodies! The most obvious is “Make It So...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/05/Make-It-So/

Renaming Football Teams After The Star Wars Universe

Superbowl XLVIII is over, but the football themed posts are still coming out, thanks to the interest in the sport generated by the big game. But whether you like football, or don't care for it all, you have to admit that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/05/Renaming-Football-Teams-After-The-Star-Wars-Universe/

15 Surprising Facts About Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

Can you believe its been twenty years since Ace Ventura: Pet Detective hit theaters? It was Jim Carrey’s breakout hit movie, released while he was still working on the TV show In Living Color. (It...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/05/15-Surprising-Facts-About-Ace-Ventura-Pet-Detective/

The Best Librarian Songs

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPSV8CsshnM](Video Link)What's it like to work in a library? This playlist assembled by Debbie Ohi may give you a sense of it. It's filled with ballads about librarians an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/05/The-Best-Librarian-Songs/

Star Map Shawl

Redditor boothin shows us this lovely shawl that his wife knitted. It is an accurate circular star map of the sky over the Northern Hemisphere! The stars are 350 crystal beads. It’s a combination o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/05/Star-Map-Shawl/

The Decaying Decadence Of Billionaire's Row In London

(Video Link)A foggy day in London town won’t help to obscure the ugliness and utter decay found in the derelict mansions that make up Billionaire’s Row, and even though the mansions are valued at 350 milli...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/05/The-Decaying-Decadence-Of-Billionaires-Row-In-London/

Mother-Son Wedding Dance

[http://youtu.be/COVbru7H7YQ] (YouTube link)Kathy Bunker danced at her son’s wedding -like a boss. That’s the way to make a new bride feel inadequate! But it’s not like she didn’t know what she wa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/05/Mother-Son-Wedding-Dance/

Where Did Princess Leia's Dress Come From?

(Minimumble/Chris Hallbeck)Hey, that's a good question! It's unlikely that Ewok tribes keep human dresses around for just this sort of occasion. Where did they get that dress (screenshot below) that they...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/05/Where-Did-Princess-Leias-Dress-Come-From/

Flower Lungs

All I could find out about the wonderful flower lungs above is that it was used as an undated advertisement for a wellness club. Does anyone know the artist? In the meanwhile, enjoy the wonderful imagery...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/05/Flower-Lungs/

Robots Direct Traffic in Kinshasa

The robots are taking over! Two giant robots have taken over the jobs of traffic police in Kinshasa, the capital of Congo. Sure, they do the same things as traffic lights and speed cameras do here in the U.S. but the rob...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/05/Robots-Direct-Traffic-in-Kinshasa/

Cast A Shadow of Style With This Carved Wooden Cube

Looking to add a little delicate design to your room? Well, if you have a large enough space, you could always consider Anila Quayyum's Intersections. The laser-carved cube serves as a stunning chandelier, but at 6...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/05/Cast-A-Shadow-of-Style-With-This-Carved-Wooden-Cube/

Guinea Pig Confidential- They Love Star Wars

Guinea pigs generally don’t care what’s playing on their human’s television sets, whether it’s animal related or not they just don’t seem to be that interested in tv and movies. Guinea pigs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/05/Guinea-Pig-Confidential-They-Love-Star-Wars/

Exclusive Interview: Erik Kwakkel, Medieval Book Historian

Dr. Erik Kwakkel is of a rare breed: a serious intellectual and scholar who makes his studies interesting and accessible to a popular audience. He's a medieval European book historian and a professor at Leiden University...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/05/Exclusive-Interview-Erik-Kwakkel-Medieval-Book-Historian/

Neatolinks: Won't Someone Please Think of the Starfish?

"You're Tearing Me Apart" Isn't Just A Metaphor With Starfish (Geekosystem)Goldieblox Rocks With This Awesome Super Bowl Commercial (The Mary Sue)Where Can I Buy A Mariachi Ski Suit? (Incredible Things)J.K. Rowling Says...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/05/Neatolinks-Wont-Someone-Please-Think-of-the-Starfish/

Tea To My Heart Tea Infuser

Tea To My Heart Tea Infuser (sold individually)Have you been struck by Cupid's arrow. Celebrate your love over a hot cup of tea with the Tea To My Heart Tea Infuser from the NeatoShop. This playful tea loose leaf infuser...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/05/Tea-To-My-Heart-Tea-Infuser-2/

Sasha Unisex's Colorful Tattoos

Sasha Unisex, a tattoo artist in St. Petersburg, Russia, makes stunningly beautiful designs. They're mostly animals in bright colors and angular geometric forms. I especially love the cosmic whale, which has perfect colo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/05/Sasha-Unisexs-Colorful-Tattoos/

Upgraded School Closing Announcement

[http://youtu.be/sUtPG2J5RwQ] (YouTube link)Jim Detwiler, the principal of Stephens Elementary School in Boone County, Kentucky, had made so many school closing announcements that he decided to add a little something to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/05/Upgraded-School-Closing-Announcement/




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