Archive for December 17th, 2014

Santa Gets a Makeover

Designers at Joint London decided to offer Santa a new, hip wardrobe. Their series "Designer x Santa" outfits the big guy with designer-inspired clothing. While St. Nick is looking sharp, I hop...

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New Word Suggestions

I had a ploopsie just the other day, when I called in the guy who sold me a washing machine that didn’t work. It worked just fine as soon as he arrived. I joked that it must have missed his company. And I well reme...

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Toolbox Drumming Is a Handyman's Song

[http://vimeo.com/113043123](Video Link)The toolbox in your closet is more than a way to injure yourself and make a household problem worse. It's also a great way to make music. The group Alpin Drums demonstrates this. W...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/17/Toolbox-Drumming-Is-a-Handymans-Song/

Deck the Halls with Nobel Physicists

’Tis the season to fold and cut paper snowflakes- but they don’t have to look like just any old snowflakes. Thew physics magazine Symmetry has patterns for cutting out snowflakes in the images of Nobel Prize-...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/17/Deck-the-Halls-with-Nobel-Physicists/

Needle Felted Benedict Cumberbatch

DeviantART member CatsFeltFeelings creates highly realistic dolls and figures using needle felting, such as this large head of actor Benedict Cumberbatch in the titular role from the TV show Sherlock...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/17/Needle-Felted-Benedict-Cumberbatch/

People Are Awesome 2014

[http://youtu.be/VWf8CXwPoqI] (YouTube link)The latest in the People Are Awesome series has clips from videos uploaded in 2014. These people are doing awesome things, dangerous things, things that made me cringe. I&rsquo...

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The Ninja Savages - Fighting Wars In The Stars For A Slice Of Grub Pizza

The Ninja Savages by AndriuThey're not your average teenage ninjas, in fact nobody's really sure if they're teenagers at all, but these furry little savages definitely know how to kick some Imperial butt! When dark forc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/17/The-Ninja-Savages-Fighting-Wars-In-The-Stars-For-A-Slice-Of-Grub-Pizza/

1980s Slang Poster is Righteous

Husband and wife team Timothy and Aurelia Sanders, working under the company name Charley Chartwell, designed this blast from the past: a poster of 1980s slang. Anyone who has lived through the 1980s should be familiar w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/17/1980s-Slang-Poster-is-Righteous/

9 Inventions from Futurama That We Need Right Now

(Image: Fox)The television show Futurama offered us a glimpse into a glorious future--a technological wonderland--brought to us by Hypnotoad, all glory to Him. We experience it as Fry who, like us, adjusts to ne...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/17/9-Inventions-from-Futurama-That-We-Need-Right-Now/

16 Innovative Origins of Holiday Traditions

[http://youtu.be/1ncsc8xbAdg] (YouTube link)Who opened the first roadside Christmas tree stand? Where did that Christmas pickle thing come from? Who was the real-life inspiration for the character of the Grinch? In this...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/17/16-Innovative-Origins-of-Holiday-Traditions/

Korean Illustrator Gives an Eastern Take on Western Folktales

Snow WhiteBeauty and the BeastWhat would Little Red Riding Hood and the Little Mermaid look like if drawn in the manga style of modern East Asia? Na Young Wu, a Korean artist, shows us. Her Twitter feed offers us refresh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/17/Korean-Illustrator-Gives-an-Eastern-Take-on-Western-Folktales/

The Fox Of Bloody Women Island

[https://vimeo.com/113221063] (vimeo link)This short film is about a man who builds boats by hand in the small town of Kjerringøy, Norway, north of the Arctic Circle where you don’t see the sun in winter. Ul...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/17/The-Fox-Of-Bloody-Women-Island/

17 Images That Prove The Elf On The Shelf Isn't As Innocent As He Looks

The Elf On The Shelf seemingly appeared out of nowhere and instantly became a standard Christmastime character, but what do we actually know about that little toy elf with the mischievous smile?(Image Link)We know he sta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/17/The-Elf-On-The-Shelf-Isnt-As-Innocent-As-He-Looks/

8-Bit Cinema: A Christmas Story

[http://youtu.be/DAH9RR-hkFY]YouTube LinkCineFix gave their 8-bit Cinema treatment to the classic A Christmas Story. Eight-bit Ralphie runs around his little Indiana town scheming about how to g...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/17/8-Bit-Cinema-iA-Christmas-Storyi/

10 Unusual Types of Public Transportation around the World

(Photo: The Barn Door/Eric Kodner)Madeline Island is one of the Apostle Islands in Lake Superior. There's regular ferry service to it from Bayfield, Wisconsin. But when the lake freezes, residents use this type of vehicl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/17/10-Unusual-Types-of-Public-Transportation-around-the-World/

An Honest Trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

[http://youtu.be/XFAGVVt0HvA] (YouTube link)Before you go see the final film of the Hobbit trilogy, The Battle of the Five Armies, take a look back at the previous film with Screen Junkies. Here’s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/17/An-Honest-Trailer-for-The-Hobbit-The-Desolation-of-Smaug/

Clever Business Idea: Cell Phone Storage Van outside of a School

(Photos: Pop-Up City)This modified Ford E250 van is the main customer service port of Safe 'n' Secure Cellutions, a business in Brooklyn. Jhonn de La Puente, the owner, established the company to cleverly exploit an ever...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/17/Clever-Business-Idea-Cell-Phone-Storage-Van-outside-of-a-School/

Doctors-Pop - He's Always In Style And Never Square

Doctors-Pop by JohnLuckeThey're from different times, with totally different senses of style and radically different attitudes, but they all have one crucial thing in common- they really know how to pop on the screen! W...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/17/Doctors-Pop-Hes-Always-In-Style-And-Never-Square/

Stephen Colbert is Raffling Off His Set

[http://youtu.be/-lfTbo0Sp-Y] (YouTube link)The final episode of The Colbert Report will air Thursday on Comedy Central. Stephen Colbert will resurface in 2015 as he replaces the retiring David Letterman at CBS,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/17/Stephen-Colbert-is-Raffling-Off-His-Set/

9 Neat Pieces of Repurposed and Upcycled Furniture

Whether you have too much furniture or constantly find great pieces at garage sales, it's easy to get a hold of furniture that is a little beat up or ugly but still has a lot of potential. That potential, of course, is w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/17/9-Neat-Pieces-of-Repurposed-and-Upcycled-Furniture/

Is the Grand Canyon a Fake?

The following is an article from The Annals of Improbable Research.by Earle E. Spamer, American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania[EDITOR’S NOTE: This is at least the third in Earle Spamer&r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/17/Is-the-Grand-Canyon-a-Fake/

A Star Wars Christmas

[http://youtu.be/z5dfpe_-Lgg]YouTube LinkYouTube user Tom BetGeorge synced an elaborate Christmas light show with his favorite music from the Star Wars franchise. This is h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/17/A-iStar-WarsChristmas/

Mystical, Soothing Land Art by Sally J. Smith

Sally J. Smith is an environmental artist, which means that she uses the raw materials of nature to create ephemeral sculptures, which she then photographs and leaves in place. Flowers, stones, leaves, and ice are to Smi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/17/Mystical-Soothing-Land-Art-by-Sally-J-Smith/

Dog Actually Eats Student's Homework, Needs Medical Intervention

[http://youtu.be/Ns15pikK7nk]YouTube LinkTexas high school student Reagan Hardin made a diorama of a farm in the middle ages for her AP World History class. But before she could turn in her homework, her...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/17/Dog-Actually-Eats-Students-Homework-Needs-Medical-Intervention/

The Origins of 10 Popular Christmas Songs

You know the songs of Christmas; you’ve sung them every year since you were a kid. But did you know where they came from and how old they are? The Christmas carol “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” was sung...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/17/The-Origins-of-10-Popular-Christmas-Songs/

Dog Gets 3D Printed Legs

Derby was born with malformed front legs. He can't walk normally on them. His owners found a solution from the company 3DSystems. The engineers there designed and printed out prosthetic legs for Derby to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/17/Dog-Gets-3D-Printed-Legs/






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