Archive for May 2nd, 2014

Skeletal Sculptures Made Out Of Cassette Tapes

Now that music has gone from cassettes to discs to digital files what the heck are we supposed to do with all those leftover tapes?Brian Dettmer has a pretty good idea of what to do with dead media, and his amazing skele...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/02/Skeletal-Sculptures-Made-Out-Of-Cassette-Tapes/

Cantina Band Auditions

[http://youtu.be/-ROl4LuyNQM] (YouTube link)Like any bar with live music, the Chalmun's Cantina, our favorite hangout at Mos Eisley, must hold auditions for live acts every once in a while. What kind of talent does that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/02/Cantina-Band-Auditions/

Service Dog Will Graduate from High School

17-year old Desi will graduate from her high school in Michigan in June. Her service dog, Walton, doesn't have enough credits to graduate yet, but perhaps he will by the time of the ceremony.Desi has cerebral palsy and r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/02/Service-Dog-Will-Graduate-from-High-School/

Amalia’s Record

Reid Park Zoo in Tucson, Arizona, has a guanaco named Amalia. Guanacos are a species related to the llama, and are even more likely to spit on you. Amalia broke her record today. She’s got that inn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/02/Amalias-Record/

Make an Elevator Pitch

[http://vimeo.com/77051021](Video Link)The famous movie producer steps into the elevator. The intern sees his chance to pitch his brilliant movie idea. He makes elevator pitch--or so it appears. In this award-winning sho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/02/Make-an-Elevator-Pitch/

Rockit - Astronaut By Day, Guitar Hero By Night

Rockit by Thomas OrrowKeep on rockin' in the free world! And when your world is no longer free because your neighbors keep complaining about the noise, you can take this rock and roll show on the road...into outer space...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/02/Rockit-Astronaut-By-Day-Guitar-Hero-By-Night/

Amazingly Detailed Papercraft Addams Family House

Creepy TV families don’t come much more iconic than the Addams Family, and their home was like a museum of weirdness that made Dracula’s castle look like a gingerbread house.Creative paper crafter Alan Ronay...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/02/Amazingly-Detailed-Papercraft-Addams-Family-House/

Breaking Bad Character Trolls Advice Columnist

Miss Lonelyhearts is an advice columnist for the Winnipeg Free Press. She is not, evidently, a Breaking Bad fan. If she had watched the show, then she might have realized that "Stressed and Conf...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/02/Breaking-Bad-Character-Trolls-Advice-Columnist/

Dog Befriends Disabled Kitten

[http://youtu.be/f31m5-5-xUY] (YouTube link)Ralphee the kitten was born in a horse barn and was taken in by people when she (yeah, she) was diagnosed with cerebellar hypoplasia. In other words, she is a “w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/02/Dog-Befriends-Disabled-Kitten/

Teenager Takes His Great-Grandmother to the Prom

(Photo: Austin Dennison)Delores Dennison, 89, of Hartville, Ohio, didn't get to go to her own school prom when she was a teenager. Now decades later, her great-grandson, Austin Dennison, has rectified that problem. *stro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/02/Teenager-Takes-His-Great-Grandmother-to-the-Prom/

The 25 Best Star Wars Characters Ever

Dorkly took a poll of their readers to determine who are the best characters in the Star Wars universe. There were 97 to select from! The results are in, and you can see the rankings and read about each of the to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/02/The-25-Best-Star-Wars-Characters-Ever/

Jamie Harkins' Amazing 3D Sand Art

Photo: Alan GibsonJamie Harkins is an artist in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand. As you can see from his Facebook gallery, he's a fine painter who creates canvases with vivid colors. But after seeing three dimensional chalk...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/02/Jamie-Harkins-Amazing-3D-Sand-Art/

Steadfast Stanley

[http://vimeo.com/93544310] (vimeo link)Stanley is a Pembroke Welsh Corgi who is left behind when the zombie apocalypse comes. All he wants is to find his boy and bring him his other shoe. Will his adorably short legs be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/02/Steadfast-Stanley/

Behind The Scenes Movie Photos You Can't Unsee

Behind the scenes photos from classic movies are a fun way for fans to learn more about the production process involved in making their favorite flicks, but when those photos present a disillusioning side of the Hollywoo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/02/Behind-The-Scenes-Movie-Photos-You-Cant-Unsee/

Sponsored Video: Can You Make Fire With Only Your Beard?

In the wild, your chance of survival is often tied to your ability to make fire. But how do you make fire without matches or without rubbing two sticks together? With beard, of course! Survival expert Dav...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/02/Sponsored-Video-Can-You-Make-Fire-With-Only-Your-Beard/

Reimagining the Stormtrooper Helmet for Star Wars Day

(Reaper by Ken Nelson, The Commander by Danny Osterman, Eleventh Dimension by Sugar Coated)Cincinnati asked artists to decorate pigs, Chicago did the same with cows, Lexington used horses, and now a galaxy far, far away...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/02/Reimagining-the-Stormtrooper-Helmet-for-Star-Wars-Day/

The Karate Onion - A Rappa Turned Karate Choppa

The Karate Onion by louisrosAfter his rap career took an abrupt turn into the bargain bin he explored his other options. Fantasy hero just wasn't his style, survival horror meant living in three dimensions and he was a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/02/The-Karate-Onion-A-Rappa-Turned-Karate-Choppa/

Stop That, Brain!

(The Awkard Yeti/Nick Seluk)The Awkward Yeti's archnemesis is his own brain--especially when he's trying to sleep.Listen, Lars: your brain is going to keep doing that until you punish it. May I suggest a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/02/Stop-That-Brain/

Dyson’s Dock: Area 51′s Super Secret ‘Museum’

A museum is a place where things are put on display, so how can a museum be “secret?” In this case, it’s when the collection of things are classified government projects from Groom Lake, the testing fac...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/02/Dysons-Dock-Area-51s-Super-Secret-Museum/

Bugs Are A Taste Sensation That's Sweeping The Nation

People around the world enjoy eating bugs- they’re a good source of protein, a renewable and plentiful resource, and there are enough flavor varieties to keep even the most jaded foodies coming back for more.But Am...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/02/Bugs-Are-A-Taste-Sensation-Thats-Sweeping-The-Nation/

The xkcd Phone

What a wonderful world it would be if everyone could design their own phone! Mine would have large buttons and an old-fashioned ring tone that I wouldn’t have to download (and a one-button contact page like I used...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/02/The-xkcd-Phone/

Creative Father Makes Crazy Photo Manipulations Starring His Three Daughters

Being the proud father of three girls can be an adventure in itself, but real life adventures in fatherhood rarely make for epic photographs.However, when daddy has some serious Photoshop skills he can turn even the most...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/02/Creative-Father-Makes-Crazy-Photo-Manipulations-Starring-His-Three-Daughters/

Japan Thinks the New Godzilla is Too Fat

It was a long time between the first trailer for the new Godzilla film and the latest, in which we finally get a good look at the monster. So how does he stack up? Movie fans on the Japanese forum 2chan think he...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/02/Japan-Thinks-the-New-Godzilla-is-Too-Fat/

How Well Do You Know Pokemon?

(Video Link)Ever since kids around the world first caught pocket monster fever, and began their quest to catch ‘em all, those colorful and innumerable Pokemon have captivated fans of cute cartoons, card...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/02/How-Well-Do-You-Know-Pokemon/

How We Bought Into Processed Pet Food

Among other ephemera from our past, Warren Dotz collects pet food labels. The best of his collection has been published in two volumes, Cat Food for Thought and Dog Food for Thought. While doing his res...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/02/How-We-Bought-Into-Processed-Pet-Food/

13 Awesome Space-Inspired Designs

Whether you're obsessed with Cosmos, sci-fi, NASA or just the night sky, pretty much everyone can agree that space offers tons of beautiful sights. While only the stars and a handful of planets can be seen by th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/02/13-Awesome-Space-Inspired-Designs/

When Political Conventions Go Wild: 4 Knock-Down, Drag-Out Convention Floor Fights

1. The Convention Turned KlanbakeFor Americans accustomed to today’s tame, scripted political conventions, the 1924 Democratic Convention went down more like a taping of The Jerry Springer Show. On one...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/02/When-Political-Conventions-Go-Wild-4-Knock-Down-Drag-Out-Convention-Floor-Fights/

JaegerZ Vs Kaiju - The Biggest Anime Battle Of All Time!

JaegerZ vs Kaiju by LokuThe battle between giant robots and giant monsters didn't begin in the pacific rim, they've been battling their way across the globe for decades. Kaiju are often lost in time, giant kaiju battlin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/02/JaegerZ-Vs-Kaiju-The-Biggest-Anime-Battle-Of-All-Time/

Baltimore Landslide

[http://youtu.be/MrNluXrrHKY] (YouTube link)Watch a street in Baltimore open up and swallow an entire line of cars! Nicholas Nick Nico Reyes caught video as a 120-year-old retaining wall gave away under the pressure of h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/02/Baltimore-Landslide/

The Jumping Jack Is Named after Its Inventor, General “Black Jack” Pershing

(Photo: US Department of Defense)John J. Pershing (1860-1948) was one of America’s greatest military leaders. He began in humble conditions in Missouri. Pershing was commissioned as a lieutenant in 1886 after grad...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/02/The-Jumping-Jack-Is-Named-after-Its-Inventor-General-Black-Jack-Pershing/










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