Archive for February 12th, 2014

Did You Ever Notice…

Sometime the answer is irrelevant -it’s the question that counts.(Image credit: Debivort)“How come the dove gets to be the peace symbol? How about the pillow? It has more feathers than the dove, and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/12/Did-You-Ever-Notice/

Moving Beyond Standing Desks

Humans have not evolved to be sitting all day. So people, aware of the unnatural state of this inactivity, use standing desks. Others use treadmill desks, even though they may actually impair performance. After initially...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/12/Moving-Beyond-Standing-Desks/

Pogo Mix: I Want...

[http://youtu.be/991rzjaPQQU] (YouTube link)The newest art remix from Pogo (Nick Bertke) uses clips and sounds from the 1971 movie Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. It’s as if he took the surreality...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/12/Pogo-Mix-I-Want/

Elisa Naranja Metálica Insua's Pop Culture Sculptures

Elisa Naranja Metálica Insua, 24, is an artist in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She’s self-taught but clearly talented. Look at the sculptures and paintings that she can make! She fits all sorts...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/12/Elisa-Naranja-Metalica-Insuas-Pop-Culture-Sculptures/

Tweethearts

@misscellania You must be a poet. And your canvas is candy hearts. Get your #Tweethearts: https://t.co/QTqySU4eUT pic.twitter.com/rOEn4vP2sv— Tweethearts (@tweethearts) February 13, 2014 Sweethearts candy is using...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/12/Tweethearts/

Scared Straight: The Liberal Arts Edition

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWWCpuqV4c0](Video Link)Are you thinking about majoring in the humanities? The arts? Listen, fool: there. are. no. jobs.Do you want to end up like me? Tacking up a humanities diploma on t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/12/Scared-Straight-The-Liberal-Arts-Edition/

15 Epic Male Cosplayers You Need to Check Out

Geeks Are Sexy gives us a steady stream of female cosplayers who go to great lengths to make awesomely accurate and attractive costumes. Now here’s an attempt to level the field just a little by focusing on the guy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/12/15-Epic-Male-Cosplayers-You-Need-to-Check-Out/

Pixel Art Celebrating Iconic Punch Scenes In Movies And TV

Iconic Punch Scenes from movies and TV shows have been overshadowed for decades by their more likeable siblings the Kiss, the Heroic Monologue and the Speech That Conveniently Ties Up All Loose Ends.Artist and designer A...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/12/Pixel-Art-Celebrating-Iconic-Punch-Scenes-In-Movies-And-TV/

The Winter Olympics on Hoth

[http://youtu.be/_mKVJeA-wTw] (YouTube link)The ice planet Hoth from the Star Wars universe would seem to be the perfect place to host the Winter Games, you know, because of all that snow. But there are dangers...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/12/The-Winter-Olympics-on-Hoth/

Graphic Designer Creates Font By Shaving Letters Into His Beard

The first graphic designers had a dilemma- how can they create typography when art supplies had yet to be invented? The answer, it turns out, was quite simple- grow some facial hair, then trim it into the shape of each l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/12/Graphic-Designer-Creates-Font-By-Shaving-Letters-Into-His-Beard/

Solve This Pzzlr: World Cup

Neatorama presents our collaboration with Pzzlr, a site where you can always find a riddle to exercise your brain. Can you solve this one?A set of soccer games is to be organized in a round robin (e.g. every team plays...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/12/Solve-This-Pzzlr-World-Cup/

Adorable Paintings of Children Pretending to Be Fictional Characters

When I was 7, my mother sewed a patch of Velcro onto an old towel so that I could turn into Batman. I wore that cape—er, Batsuit—into many adventures.All children do some form of imaginative play. Artist *str...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/12/Adorable-Paintings-of-Children-Pretending-to-Be-Fictional-Characters/

Science Socks

Science SocksAre you looking for a highly scientific way to keep your tootsies warm this winter? You need the Science Socks from the NeatoShop. Mmm - this fashionable pair of socks are pure poetry in motion. Be sure...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/12/Science-Socks/

40 Weird Word Origins

[http://youtu.be/q-HzyUm1cSg] (YouTube link)John Green tells us the history of some words you never wondered about in the latest mental_floss video. We now know what Carl Linneaus was thinking when he named the animal &l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/12/40-Weird-Word-Origins/

The Badass Motorcycle Girl Gangs Of Morocco

Morocco is known for amazing architecture, rich historical roots, and diverse cultural heritage, but I’ve never heard mention of the colorful gangs of motorcycle riding girls who roam the streets in awesome outfits...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/12/The-Badass-Motorcycle-Girl-Gangs-Of-Morocco/

The Coruscant Tapestry

Artist Aled Lewis (previously at Neatorama) has finished a 30-foot-long cross-stitch tapestry that tells the entire story of Star Wars from The Phantom Menace to Return of the Jedi! Galleries N...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/12/The-Coruscant-Tapestry/

The 50 Most Amazing Finds on Google Earth

It's amazing what you can find on Google Earth. I once downloaded it just to get some spatial coordinates, but now I use it to casually explore the world. For example, there's a huge Batman logo on a hangar of a US Air F...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/12/The-50-Most-Amazing-Finds-on-Google-Earth/

Sinkhole Swallows Eight Corvettes

Of all the places a sinkhole can open up and swallow cars, would you believe it had to be in the National Corvette Museum? Western Kentucky is full of underground holes, the most famous of which is Mammoth Cave. This mor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/12/Sinkhole-Swallows-Eight-Corvettes/

A Super Sexy Justice League Valentine's Day

(Video Link)Valentine’s Day is the most fictional of holidays, made up to help sell greeting cards and as a way to make those who are unlucky in love feel terrible about themselves, so why not celebrate i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/12/A-Super-Sexy-Justice-League-Valentines-Day/

Researchers Develop Wireless Sensors for Diapers That Send Alerts When They Need to Be Changed

If you use traditional diapers, you often have to open them to know if a baby needs to be changed. Some fancier versions change color when they come into contact with urine, providing a visual aid. But color-changing dia...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/12/Researchers-Develop-Wireless-Sensors-for-Diapers-That-Send-Alerts-When-They-Need-to-Be-Changed/

Your Country’s History in a Nutshell

The question at reddit was “what's the TL;DR of your country's entire history?” The short answers were brilliant. DeviantART member think0 took the best and illustrated them on the nations’ flags. Above...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/12/Your-Countrys-History-in-a-Nutshell/

Photos Of People Hanging Out In Trimmed Trees

Viewing images of people hanging out quite comfortably in perfectly manicured trees may fill you with a sense of envy, perhaps even inspire you to seek out your own tree and prepare for a good perching.We urge you to thi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/12/Photos-Of-People-Hanging-Out-In-Trimmed-Trees/

The Bridge House Makes All The Right Connections

The point of a vacation home is to help people get away from it all while getting to spend time with their friends and family members. While most vacation homes do a fine job of this, the houses themselves are just regul...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/12/The-Bridge-House-Makes-All-The-Right-Connections/

The 50 Most Romantic Movies Ever Made

Just in case you’re planning a romantic evening for your Valentine this Friday, you might want to include a movie. You aren’t limited to what’s playing in theaters, and it’s much more intimate to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/12/The-50-Most-Romantic-Movies-Ever-Made/

17 Facts You Might Not Know about Gilligan's Island

1.  Producer Sherwood Schwartz designed the characters to represent parts of society. That’s why the Skipper and the Professor are addressed by their titles. They have names, but Schwartz for...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/12/17-Facts-You-Might-Not-Know-about-Gilligans-Island/

Neatolinks: The Akira Movie That Just Won't Die

Need A Ride In Norway? Take the Sled Dog Taxi (Incredible Things)Soooo... Swarovski Crystal Headlights Are Now A Thing (Geekosystem)Animals, Someone Needs to Tell Your Friends That You Aren't Pillows (The Presurfer)The L...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/12/Neatolinks-The-Akira-Movie-That-Just-Wont-Die/

Camera Falls from Airplane into Pigpen

[http://youtu.be/QrxPuk0JefA] (YouTube link)Mia Munselle found a GoPro camera in her pigpen. The footage that was recovered from it tells what happened. Someone had planned to record a skydive, but the camera instead fel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/12/Camera-Falls-from-Airplane-into-Pigpen/

Shoes Are Given A Set Of Teeth In Strange Photo Series

Shoes hang out on your feet, keeping your toes warm and giving your ankles a big hug, but they most definitely do not chew on your feet because they don’t have teeth.Photo-retouching studio POP. Postproduction felt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/12/Shoes-Are-Given-A-Set-Of-Teeth-In-Strange-Photo-Series/

Single on Valentine's Day?

[http://youtu.be/6pzUuczIakQ] (YouTube link)Daniel Koren (previously at Neatorama) knows what its like to suffer through Valentines Day without a sweetheart to exchange gifts with. So why not treat yourself to a selectio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/12/Single-on-Valentines-Day/

10-Year Old Charged with Careless Driving after Crashing Car into DMV

(Photo: Parker Police)A 10-year old girl and her mother went to the office of the state Division of Motor Vehicles in Parker, Colorado on Monday. While they were waiting, the girl went back to their SUV to get something...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/12/10-Year-Old-Charged-with-Careless-Driving-after-Crashing-Car-into-DMV/




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