Archive for December 11th, 2014

Body Art that Tricks the Eye

The work of Hollywood makeup artist Cris Alex can be seen in X-Men: Days of Future Past and The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Here, Alex flawlessly recreates the cover of Silve...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/11/Body-Art-that-Tricks-the-Eye/

Shaq Shows You How to Use an Easy-Bake Oven

You may know Shaquille O’Neal as a master of the basketball court, but his skills are not limited to it. He’s also a great chef. His preferred cooking tool is the Easy-Bake Oven, a toy oven invented in 1963....

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/11/Shaq-Shows-You-How-to-Use-an-Easy-Bake-Oven/

Actors' Injuries That Made it to the Big Screen

Movie stars get paid a ton of money for their work, and many people make comments to the effect that they don't deserve it. While their pay may be inflated, some of them are incredibly dedicated, focused and tough as na...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/11/Actors-Injuries-That-Made-it-to-the-Big-Screen/

The Turducken of the Donut World

(Photo: Chris Rochelle)A turducken consists of a chicken shoved inside a duck, which is in turn shoved inside a turkey. It’s a three-meat culinary wonder. Now you can have the donut equivalent. Kim Laidlaw of Chow,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/11/The-Turducken-of-the-Donut-World/

Timo and the Christmas Tree

[http://youtu.be/NB-AuvhuDvg] (YouTube link)Christmas is a great time for cats: so many toys, boxes, ribbons, lights, and boxes to play with -and even a tree in the house! Timo the Ragdoll Cat has a great time during the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/11/Timo-and-the-Christmas-Tree/

David Côté's Beautifully Surreal Tattoos

David Côté, 22, is a tattoo artist in Montreal. He's got a gift for designing otherworldly images, often mixing and mashing characters and placing them in bizarre scenes. His work has someth...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/11/David-Cotes-Beautifully-Surreal-Tattoos/

Metallic Mural

Bik Ismo is a street artist from Arecibo, Puerto Rico. His impressive work shown here was created over a period of four days, solely with the use of spray paint. "Reflections" of vistas nearby are painted within the...

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Funny, Giant Crocheted Food Hats

Phil Ferguson, AKA ChiliPhilly, is an artist in Melbourne, Australia. His job is “making burgers and crocheting.” Sometimes, those two tasks converge. We can see that in a series of marvelous...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/11/Funny-Giant-Crocheted-Food-Hats/

Ultimate Alien Deathmatch - Green Thing Versus Different Shade Of Green Thing

Ultimate Alien Deathmatch by StationJackIt's the ultimate battle of the stars amongst the stars for the fate of the stars, as alien life forms face off in a deathmatch sure to leave the audience splattered with green bl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/11/Ultimate-Alien-Deathmatch-Green-Thing-Versus-Different-Shade-Of-Green-Thing/

Dogs That Look Like Famous Poets

Ernest HemingwayWilliam ShakespeareDan Bannino, a photographer from Italy, encourages people to adopt pets from animals shelters. To get the attention of potential pet owners, he photographs dogs that look like f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/11/Dogs-That-Look-Like-Famous-Poets/

Dress Decently, Young Lady!

Mark Parisi is my new favorite cartoonist. I discovered him today with the help of Tastefully Offensive and have spent too much time going through Parisi's archives and laughing. Off the Mark is very fun...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/11/Dress-Decently-Young-Lady/

Speech Synthesis Choir

[https://vimeo.com/81818940] (vimeo link)James Houston created a Christmas greeting for the Glasgow School of Art last year using obsolete equipment to generate old-school synthetic speech singing “The Carol of the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/11/Speech-Synthesis-Choir/

Soft Gorilla Breaks up into Lounge Furniture

Karson Shaldey, a product designer in San Francisco, calls this piece OOH OOH. It’s an upholstered gorilla that you can break apart into cushions for lounging around on the floor. The body becomes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/11/Soft-Gorilla-Breaks-up-into-Lounge-Furniture/

Congratulations, Whats-his-name!

I first saw this newspaper clipping at Bad Newspaper a couple of weeks ago. Today I found out where it came from. The story is from Forge Press, the student newspaper at Sheffield University. You can see the full page he...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/11/Congratulations-Whats-his-name/

Shannon Holt's Beautiful Wildlife Body Paintings

Shannon Holt is an artist in Orlando, Florida. She's a master of body painting who is able to use the human skin as a canvas, building shapes and forms you'd never expect.One recent series is particularly striking. Holt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/11/Shannon-Holts-Beautiful-Wildlife-Body-Paintings/

Guy Celebrates His Thirtieth Fallout Style By Turning Garage Into Vault

Fallout fans really love the heck out of those bleak yet delightfully quirky post apocalyptic games, and when they want to create their own slice of irradiated heaven they get crafty, just like they would in the real apo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/11/Guy-Celebrates-His-Thirtieth-Fallout-Style-By-Turning-Garage-Into-Vault/

Get a Guard Donkey Instead of a Guard Dog

(Photo via Angela Marie)You may not think of donkeys as protective animals, but they can be successfully trained to guard farms from small predators, such as raccoons. Dogs can do this too, but donkeys will do the job wi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/11/Instead-of-a-Guard-Dog-Get-a-Guard-Donkey/

Thank You, Mr. Farrer

[http://youtu.be/oeX1H7ajOvQ] (YouTube link)Bruce Farrer has been a high school teacher for decades. He gives every student an assignment to write a ten-page letter to the person they will be twenty years from now. It&rs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/11/Thank-You-Mr-Farrer/

8 Bizarre Vintage Christmas Ads

Yes, a scale! That's it! Now I know exactly what to get my wife for Christmas. She hasn't told me that she wants a scale. In fact, she hasn't been clear what she wants. Well, I can solve that problem--and probably al...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/11/8-Bizarre-Vintage-Christmas-Ads/

Free Your Mind - Mental Tetricide

Free Your Mind by PacalinThe human brain is like one big puzzle, and when the pieces of that puzzle begin to fall into place the world starts to make a lot more sense, but along with this neatly stacked order comes the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/11/Free-Your-Mind-Mental-Tetricide/

10 Things That Prove The Zombie Craze Has Gone Too Far

It all started with George Romero’s classic film about the dead coming back to life with a taste for the living, and since those Cold War days the zombie craze has gone from geek niche genre to overblown pop cultur...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/11/These-10-Products-Prove-The-Zombie-Craze-Has-Gone-Too-Far/

The Windcatchers of Persia

The ancient architectural feature known as windcatchers, or Bâdgir, made living in the Middle East bearable. These towers are built with openings facing the wind above and direct the air down into the building. Whe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/11/The-Windcatchers-of-Persia/

A Magical Christmas Tree Inspired by Harry Potter

Christmas is always a magical time, but Christmas at Hogwarts is just about as magical as it gets and while you may not be able to visit the castle in real life, you can at least bring a little of its spirit home with yo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/11/A-Magical-Christmas-Tree-Inspired-by-Harry-Potter/

How to Use an RC Car to Take Your Dog for a Run

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fqhc0YPymi8] (Video Link)Thunder, an English Bulldog, loves to run. His humans, though, aren’t quite so fond of the activity. But they’ve found a great way to keep him going....

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/11/How-to-Use-an-RC-Car-to-Take-Your-Dog-for-a-Run/

28 Ideas Intended to Make Parenting a Little Easier

This collection of 28 ideas for parents includes some decent ones. From repurposing old furniture to plastic bottles, there are a lot of possibilities. Of course, each tip won't work for everyone, and each parent has the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/11/28-Ideas-Intended-to-Make-Parenting-a-Little-Easier/

Planet Iceland - Expedition Memories

[https://vimeo.com/114108421] (vimeo link)When anyone visits Iceland, they find the place so beautiful and surreal that they are compelled to make a travelogue. Alex Cornell wanted his to be a little different, so it is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/11/Planet-Iceland-Expedition-Memories/




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