Archive for May 28th, 2014

Trying to Censor the Biggest Story in the World

In May of 1945, Germany surrendered to the Allies and ended the war in Europe. Big news, huh? It was news that the U.S. military wanted to censor, because they wanted to control the timing. It sounds ridiculous now, but...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/28/Trying-to-Censor-the-Biggest-Story-in-the-World/

Star T-Rex - A Jurassic Voyage Into The Final Frontier

Star T-Rex by Captain RibManThey say that space is the final frontier, and in a far away place where human laws no longer apply it appears that anything is possible, but can this dinosaur crew handle close encounters of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/28/Star-T-Rex-A-Jurassic-Voyage-Into-The-Final-Frontier/

Amazing One-Man Band Plays Star Wars Music

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EJsgq46atU](Video Link) Jabba the Hutt could have saved a lot of money by turning down Figrin D’an and the Modal Tones and instead employing a single musician: Anders Flander...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/28/Amazing-One-Man-Band-Plays-Star-Wars-Music/

The Most Expensive Starbucks Drink Yet

We previously posted about the most expensive drink at Starbucks, when the add-ons added up to $23.60. That was two years ago, and the record went up to $47.30 in 2013. But now the record has been broken. Andrew Chifari...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/28/The-Most-Expensive-Starbucks-Drink-Yet/

Baby Panda Fights, Loses Adorable Battle against Bamboo

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQG-oIbJfKs](Video Link) This panda was born last year at the Chengdu Research Base in Sichuan, China. He’s slowly learning how to hunt and slay prey. Carefully, he stalks the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/28/Baby-Panda-Fights-Loses-Adorable-Battle-against-Bamboo/

Everything You Never Knew About The Making Of Escape From New York

John Carpenter’s 1981 film Escape From New York had a low budget for such an ambitious movie, but the producers and crew made it work somehow. It was set in 1997, a future in which New York City was one bi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/28/Everything-You-Never-Knew-About-The-Making-Of-Escape-From-New-York/

Miniature Wildlife Masterpieces Painted On Turkey Feathers

Feathers are beautiful in their own right, like little delicate sprays of color that come straight from the bird, but when an artist has decided to create their work on a specific surface the whole “but the feather...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/28/Miniature-Wildlife-Masterpieces-Painted-On-Turkey-Feathers/

Can You Read People’s Emotions?

How well can you read someone's thoughts by their facial expressions? The New York Times has a quiz in which you are asked to judge emotions on faces by seeing only the eyes. Try to guess how well you’ll do before...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/28/Can-You-Read-Peoples-Emotions/

Into the Vortex

There's no Photoshop here! DeviantART member schaduwlichtje is an artist in the Netherlands who specializes in folding pages in books to create images and words. She made this sculpture by folding individual pages with c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/28/Into-the-Vortex/

An Honest Trailer for Alice in Wonderland

[http://youtu.be/2n9358zVHwM] (YouTube link)Screen Junkies presents another episode of their Honest Trailer series, with a look at the 2010 Tim Burton film Alice in Wonderland, which is not the story you recall...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/28/An-Honest-Trailer-for-Alice-in-Wonderland/

X-Mans - Art Inspired By A Horrible X-Men Coloring Book

Spider-Man, Superman, Batman and many more have found themselves depowered and disgraced by the terrible merchandise that comes out with their name plastered all over it, and in the 90s when the X-Men cartoons were takin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/28/X-Mans-Art-Inspired-By-A-Horrible-X-Men-Coloring-Book/

26 Famous Art Heists

[http://youtu.be/okVx9YKAb64] (YouTube link)You have to wonder about people who steal valuable artworks. How hard is it to sell the goods when they are so easy to identify? And if you buy stolen artwork, what good is it...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/28/26-Famous-Art-Heists/

Winter is Coming - This Throne Is Frozen

Winter is Coming by Harebrained DesignThere's a different kind of chill in the air these days, one that's a bit kinder and gentler, and the only white walkers strolling around are cute little snowmen...except for that g...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/28/Winter-is-Coming-This-Throne-Is-Frozen/

This Spider Bracelet Is Made Entirely of Rubber Bands

They're not cut and glued together. Instructables member tofu911 wove them together by hand. You can find his/her instructions here. This would be great for an inexpensive Spider-Man cosplay. Or perhaps...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/28/This-Spider-Bracelet-Is-Made-Entirely-of-Rubber-Bands/

An Army of Vintage Toy Robots

Don’t you just love toy robots from the mid-20th century, back when they were fantastically futuristic, stylized, and durable? Lat’s take a look at hundreds of toy robots from back when, from vintage toy coll...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/28/An-Army-of-Vintage-Toy-Robots/

Glass Labyrinth By Famed Artist Robert Morris

Robert Morris is a sculptor and conceptual artist who is orignally from Kansas City, Missouri. Morris is currently based in New York and represented by the Leo Castelli Gallery. His work has been exhibited at some o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/28/Glass-Labyrinth-By-Famed-Artist-Robert-Morris/

How To Airlift A Rhino To Safety

Rhinoceros are protected by law, but are still prey to poachers. Occasionally, wildlife conservationists in South Africa must move a rhino for its own safety. Moving a rhino in a truck means lots of tranquilizers, some c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/28/How-To-Airlift-A-Rhino-To-Safety/

The Quest for the Perfect Nipple

(Photo: Micah Sittig)A well-formed nipple can make all the difference. If a bottle's nipple doesn't reflect the action of a baby's mouth or the opening becomes easily stopped, a baby won't eat properly. That's why Pigeon...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/28/The-Quest-for-the-Perfect-Nipple/

Apex Predator

These creepy shoes are an sculpture project by artists Mariana Fantich and Dominic Young of Fantich and Young called Apex Predator. They used teeth from dentures to add a creepy sole to shoes. The projec...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/28/Apex-Predator/

Clever Ways To Open A Bottle Without An Opener

(Video Link)Everyone who chooses to drink a beverage trapped in a glass bottle without a twist off cap knows the pain of searching for a way to open that bottle and free its delicious contents without an opener...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/28/Clever-Ways-To-Open-A-Bottle-Without-An-Opener/

Dido Belle: the Artworld Enigma Who Inspired a Movie

This portrait, produced in 1779, shows Lady Elizabeth Murray and Dido Belle. Both young women were relatives raised by Lord and Lady Mansfield of Kenwood House in Hampstead, London, England. The painting itself provokes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/28/Dido-Belle-the-Artworld-Enigma-Who-Inspired-a-Movie/

Millionaire Hides Cash Around San Francisco To Be Found Via Twitter

There’s a new superhero in San Francisco who is creating quite a stir by “donating” hundred dollar bills to whoever finds them by following the clues left on Twitter.Their Twitter account Hidden Cash pr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/28/Millionaire-Hides-Cash-Around-San-Francisco-To-Be-Found-Via-Twitter/

8-Bit Cinema: Donnie Darko

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7X17t1PSZU]YouTube LinkCineFix, in this latest edition of 8-Bit Cinema, presents cult favorite Donnie Darko in all its pixelated glory. If this clip — co...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/28/8-Bit-Cinema-Donnie-Darko/

Fantasia Dragons - A Never Ending Tale Of Fandom

Fantasia Dragons by Stephanie Jayne DesignNever Ending High had the best year ever when they decided to adopt the Luck Dragon as their mascot, and when they made it to the state finals to face the ferocious Rock Biters...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/28/Fantasia-Dragons-A-Never-Ending-Tale-Of-Fandom/

Riding in Google’s Self-driving Car

[http://youtu.be/CqSDWoAhvLU] (YouTube link)A few people get to ride in a Google self-driving car. Just press a button and the car takes you where you want to go. How it knows where you want to go isn’t really expl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/28/Riding-in-Googles-Self-driving-Car/

The Most Brilliant Bike Storage Idea Ever

If you use a bike and don't have a garage, your storage options can be rather frustrating -you either leave it outside in the elements or you have to leave it up against the wall or hang it up inside where it will probab...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/28/The-Most-Brilliant-Bike-Storage-Idea-Ever/

Libretto: The Blonsky Device

The following is an article from The Annals of Improbable Research.Words: Marc AbrahamsMusic: Charles-François Gounod, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Gioachino Antonio RossiniOrchestration: Henry Akona...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/28/Libretto-The-Blonsky-Device/

Mammalian Beards

The New Zealand branch of the razor company Schick commissioned these images for its “Free Your Skin” advertising campaign. They were made by the agency Sharpe + Associates, which notably cr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/28/Mammalian-Beards/

The Blind Woman Who Saw Rain

[http://youtu.be/9ABQ-U6V0tY] (YouTube link)Milena Channing had a stroke when she was 29, which left her blind. The damage was in the visual cortex of her brain, not in her eyes. She eventually started seeing raindrops,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/28/The-Blind-Woman-Who-Saw-Rain/

Adorable Captures of Displeased Dogs During Bath Time

Photographer Sophie Gamand, originally from France, is currently based in New York City. One aspect of culture that fascinates her is the relationship between dogs and their owners. From Gamand's website,"A big city...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/28/Adorable-Captures-of-Displeased-Dogs-During-Bath-Time/










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