Archive for March 21st, 2014

Muses for Modern People

In ancient Greek Mythology, there were 9 Muses--goddesses that inspired artists and scholars in different fields, including poetry, comedy, astronomy, and history. Prudent people would venerate them in the hope of recei...

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The Diamond Armor Suit - For The Distinguished Super Spy

If you have 3.2 million dollars to spend on a bulletproof suit chances are you have something worth saving, at least on paper.And if you happen to be one of these wealthy targets for violence you need to check out the Di...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/21/The-Diamond-Armor-Suit-For-The-Distinguished-Super-Spy/

In the Original Story, Pinocchio Murdered Jiminy Cricket, Got His Feet Burned Off, And Was Then Hanged and Left for Dead

(Revenge of the Blue Fairy t-shirt now on sale at the NeatoShop)We may have gotten used to the Disney versions of classic fairy tales when we were children. It's a good thing because the original sources for those movies...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/21/In-the-Original-Story-Pinocchio-Murdered-Jiminy-Cricket-Got-His-Feet-Burned-Off-And-Was-Then-Hanged-and-Left-for-Dead/

Repeat After Me

[http://youtu.be/kEhnVAJmHJQ] (YouTube link)There are some things that are just too much to ask of a child. Daddy, I love you, just don’t ask me to promise that! Anything but that! You know how daddies are protecti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/21/Repeat-After-Me/

This Banana Umbrella Keeps You Dry and Well-Nourished

How much potassium does your regular umbrella have? I’ll bet that you’ve never even considered that question. This cute umbrella from Firebox comes in both ripe (yellow) and unripe (green) ve...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/21/This-Banana-Umbrella-Keeps-You-Dry-and-Well-Nourished/

Salad for Your Head

You don't have to love salad to love the look of it -or to wear it around! This fresh fascinator will surely draw the eye and start conversations. And it's not only a hat, it's a one-of-a-kind artwork.Costume designer Ma...

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Go Paint Alice - The Artwork Of Grace Slick

Decades after she told us all to go ask Alice and feed our heads as the singer for seminal rock band Jefferson Airplane, Grace Slick still had white rabbits and whimsical images of Wonderland dancing around in her head,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/21/Go-Paint-Alice-The-Artwork-Of-Grace-Slick/

Good News: 9-Year Old Bullied Brony Will Be Allowed to Bring His My Little Pony Backpack to School

(Photo provided to the Citizen-Times of Asheville, NC)Grayson Bruce, 9, is a student at Candler Elementary School in Asheville, North Carolina. In defiance of gender stereotypes, he likes the cartoon M...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/21/Good-News-9-Year-Old-Bullied-Brony-Will-Be-Allowed-to-Bring-His-My-Little-Pony-Backpack-to-School/

Heds Will Roll

We’ve brought you plenty of pun headlines, but there are so many more that never get published, because they are rude, crude, and socially unacceptable. Heds Will Roll is a fairly new Tumblr blog f...

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Totoro and Friends

MyCKs Sato painted this charming watercolor image. It's set near the camphor tree at the heart of the Hundred Acre Wood, where a flying ace dog and a wizard's apprentice take a day off from their labors....

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The Oddest Book Title of the Year

The annual Diagram Prize for the oddest book title has been awarded to How to Poo on a Date: The Lovers' Guide to Toilet Etiquette. The winner was decided by votes, and the book by Mats & En...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/21/The-Oddest-Book-Title-of-the-Year/

Springtime Has Sprung In This Classic Happy Harmonies Short

(Video Link)Spring has sprung once again, at least in some parts of the world, but have you ever wondered about the forces at work behind the scenes? Who is responsible for turning back the sheets of snow and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/21/Springtime-Has-Sprung-In-This-Classic-Happy-Harmonies-Short/

Thierry Noir: Thirty Years of Political Street Art

Thirty years ago, French artist Thierry Noir surreptitiously painted elephants, bunnies, and faces on the Berlin Wall. It wasn’t just a subversive act of protest; it was very dangerous. Noir painted mile after mile...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/21/Thierry-Noir-Thirty-Years-of-Political-Street-Art/

High Tech Battle Armor For Weapon Based Combat Sports

(Video Link)As combat sports continue to grow in popularity, and MMA style fighting inevitably gives way to something closer to full blown Thunderdome, there arises a need to protect the combatants so they ca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/21/High-Tech-Battle-Armor-For-Weapon-Based-Combat-Sports/

Suor Cristina on The Voice

[http://youtu.be/TpaQYSd75Ak] (YouTube link)This Singing Nun has her Sister Act together! Sister Cristina Scuccia, a 25-year-old nun from Comiso, Sicily, sang Alicia Keys’ hit song “No One” on the Itali...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/21/Suor-Cristina-on-The-Voice/

Awesome Free-Floating Wooden Skateboard Ramp

(Images via Myles McGuinness)Taking a spin on this free-floating skateboard ramp is not only more thrilling than busting smith grinds at your local skate park, it's also more dangerous, which is why it's floating atop La...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/21/Awesome-Free-Floating-Wooden-Skateboard-Ramp/

From Bump to Buzz

[http://youtu.be/yJ7-v7xVm3I] (YouTube link)Tom Fletcher of the band McFly writes a song for every personal milestone in his life, the most popular being his wedding speech song medley, but the pregnancy announcement was...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/21/From-Bump-to-Buzz/

Model Ship Built out of Coins

Sergei Nikolayev Knurov, a chef in Ukraine, built this model sailing frigate. The 30-pound hull is made of 17,000 coins held together with a silicate glue. The sails are made of paper currency. According to Oddit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/21/Model-Ship-Built-out-of-Coins/

Seattleā€™s Mystery Coke Machine

Seattle has its share of mysteries, but one that everyone seems to enjoy is the Coke machine at the corner of John Street and 11th Avenue East. This vending machine is far from new; in fact it looks like a soda machine f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/21/Seattles-Mystery-Coke-Machine/

An Exploration Of Wes Anderson's Obsession With Symmetry

(Video Link)You don’t have to be a film scholar to notice one interesting/signature thing about all of Wes Anderson’s movies- they contain an inordinate amount of extremely symmetrical shots. Clearly Mr. Ande...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/21/An-Exploration-Of-Wes-Andersons-Obsession-With-Symmetry/

Banana Dolphins

Just look at these banana dolphins! A kid wouldn’t be able to resist helping himself to these treats, even if he is one of those who’s made up his mind to hate fruit. Luz of Luz’s Unique Creations gives...

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16 Absolutely Awesome Shelving Systems

I don't know about you guys, but if there's one thing my house could always use, it's more storage. That's why I simply loved writing this fun article on shelving units for Homes and Hues.The designs range from the fun t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/21/16-Absolutely-Awesome-Shelving-Systems/

Baby Jams Himself Awake

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5V5bNnA-Lg](Video Link)Baby Christian wants to sleep. But when he hears the Bruno Mars song "Runaway Baby," he can't help but dance his little butt off. His father, Walter Piper, says, "T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/21/Baby-Jams-Himself-Awake/

The Genius of The Joy of Cooking

Forget magazine clippings and newspaper headlines. If you really want to put your finger on the pulse of American culture, just flip through an edition of the Joy of Cooking.The ubiquity of the Joy of Cook...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/21/The-Genius-of-The-Joy-of-Cooking/

Neatolinks: Danny Trejo Making Adorable Animals Out of Bread

7 Theme Parks That Helped Inspire Disneyland (Mental Floss)Apparently, Danny Trejo Loves to Make Bread Shaped Like Cute Animals (Geekosystem)10 Fascinating Facts About Roses (The Presurfer)Fan of Veronica Mars? You Just...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/21/Neatolinks-Danny-Trejo-Making-Adorable-Animals-Out-of-Bread/

Annamarie and Her 32 Kids

[http://youtu.be/pTFL9l5SkDU] (YouTube link)Annmarie Richards is an extraordinary Jamaican woman with a big heart and lots of love for children who need it. Over the years, she has taken in and raised 32 street children...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/21/Annamarie-and-Her-32-Kids/

Custom Rolling Pins Print across Your Dough

I love this idea! Etsy seller Zuzia Zuber, a designer in Poland, makes rolling pins with unique print designs, including burgers with fries, dinosaurs, dogs, cats and text. She uses locally sourced wood...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/21/Custom-Rolling-Pins-Print-across-Your-Dough/

Cat Alarm Clocks

Cat Alarm Clocks Are The Best Alarm ClocksDoes your cat do this? It’s been a long time since I was awakened by a cat, since there are four people in my house who are all equally as likely to fill the cat dishes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/21/Cat-Alarm-Clocks/

Felted Vegetables Hang from Cross Stitch Hoops

These are so cute! Etsy seller Veselka Bulkan, an artist in Munich, Germany, makes all sorts of different crafts. But my favorites are these needle felted vegetables that dangle down from from their leav...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/21/Felted-Vegetables-Hang-from-Cross-Stitch-Hoops/
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