Archive for April 6th, 2015

Super Mario Bros. Screenshot Recreated on 14,000 Toothpicks

(Photo: BitBlt_Korry)Twitter user BitBlt_Korry presents a classic, 8-bit pixelated look on this relief sculpture by making it out of toothpicks. The textured, visual effect is strikingly similar to the old game. He metic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/06/Super-Mario-Bros-Screenshot-Recreated-on-14000-Toothpicks/

Human-Powered Theme Park

Ai Pioppi is what happens when a man building playground equipment gets carried away in his creativity. The restaurant’s playground has thrill rides for people willing to push, pedal, or otherwise put in their own...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/06/Human-Powered-Theme-Park/

You Can Pick Your Own Mushrooms at This Grocery Store

Redditor BlondeRed snapped this photo. There's a Kroger grocery store in Bloomington, Indiana where customers can pick their own living mushrooms from an active bed of them. That's a fancy Kroger! Or, as...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/06/You-Can-Pick-Your-Own-Mushrooms-at-This-Grocery-Store/

UK Lingerie Brand Launches Campaign to Honor Fuller Figured Women

Image: Curvy Kate via Glamour UKLast year, lingerie corporate giant Victoria’s Secret caught a backlash when it ran the ad pictured below, which detractors said was unrealistic in terms...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/06/UK-Lingerie-Brand-Launches-Campaign-to-Honor-Fuller-Figured-Women/

Keith Haring Balloon Art

The late pop artist Keith Haring was noted for his simple human figures and forms. One of his more famous images is Five Dancing Figures, which he recreated in different colors and backgrounds.Last year, the art...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/06/Keith-Haring-Balloon-Art/

These Rats Are Beyond Adorable

Did you know yesterday was World Rat Day? I sure didn't but I'm glad that I found out even if it was a little late. So what is World Rat Day and why do rats need their own holiday?Because rats get a bum rap, but they act...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/06/These-Rats-Are-Beyond-Adorable/

Star Wars Time

Adventure Time meets Star Wars. #cosplay #wondercon #wondercon2015 pic.twitter.com/ebdSJ4I5uF— DTJAAAAM (@DTJAAAAM) April 4, 2015 This weekend, professional cosplay photographer David Ngo attended WonderCon, a fan...

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Funny Fake Films

Image: PangoPopIo9 asked their readers to go crazy with Photoshop in order to create posters for the movies of their imaginations. As it turns out, they brought the funny. A couple of examples are shown abo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/06/Funny-Fake-Films/

Ornate Spock Wooden Table

To honor the late actor Leonard Nimoy, Andrea Nyilas made this wooden table. Nyilas is skilled in marquetry, which is the art of using wood inlay in surfaces to create images and patterns. For this piece...

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Afraid of Spiders? Blame Your Genes!

Here's John Goodman in the 1990 movie Arachnophobia. Because, you know, posting a picture of a spider in a post about people who are afraid of spiders is just cruel. If you're afraid of spid...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/06/Afraid-of-Spiders-Blame-Your-Genes/

The Parking Valet’s Reading Material

Here we have a case in which snooping just a little bit paid off big time for a photograph. While he waited for his car to be fetched, redditor mcdngr took a peek at what the parking valet was reading. T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/06/The-Parking-Valets-Reading-Material/

These Elements Sure Know How to Party

(Video Link)The interaction of elements is a fascinating field as they make up the building blocks of life, but unless you're a chemist, you might not remember how certain elements react to one another. Fortunately for y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/06/These-Elements-Sure-Know-How-to-Party/

Pop Culture Tea Bags

Adventure TimeEtsy seller Big Nerd Wolf makes tea hangers. These are paper attachments for tea bags. The arms of these figures hang off the edge of your tea cup, steeping the tea while making th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/06/Pop-Culture-Tea-Bags/

Sesame Street: Game of Chairs

If you ever considered that the battle for the Iron Throne on the TV show Game of Thrones resembled a game of musical chairs, you aren’t the only one. That’s how the folks at Sesame Street interpret...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/06/Sesame-Street-Game-of-Chairs/

These Pugs Look Like Easter Eggs

(Photo via Pugs in Costumes)The Easter Bunny is a myth. It's just a happy story that we tell children. The truth is that Easter candy is delivered by the Easter Pugs.Sometimes the Easter Pugs leave special treats on the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/06/These-Pugs-Look-Like-Easter-Eggs/

The Mental Disorders of Beloved Cartoon Characters

Poor, poor Eeyore. Fans may write off his sadness as slight and occasional melancholy or think that he has a flair for pessimism. It turns out there's a psychiatric diagnosis with his name on it. Same with Bugs and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/06/The-Mental-Disorders-of-Beloved-Cartoon-Characters/

TARSplay

You know Iain Heath as Ochre Jelly, the LEGO artist who brings us brick versions of celebrities and internet memes. But Heath is branching out into the world of video and cosplay. He picked a big project for this one! He...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/06/TARSplay/

Pantone Easter Eggs

Jessica Jones, a graphic designer in Cincinnati, made these Easter eggs that look like Pantone color chips. She mixed egg dye that matches the official colors and made labels by printing them on temporar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/06/Pantone-Easter-Eggs/

This Puppy Was Adopted After Five Years When His Picture Went Viral

No kill animal shelters are wonderful, but while it's better than being put to sleep, when animals are left up for adoption for years, it is still a big bummer to both the animals and the volunteers. That happened to lit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/06/This-Puppy-Was-Adopted-After-Five-Years-When-His-Picture-Went-Viral/

An Internet Meeting of the Famous Name Club

Yesterday, the site Humans of New York published a photograph of a young woman named Beyoncé and she spoke about how her famous name affects her life. The post on Facebook drew hundreds of comments, including quit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/06/An-Internet-Meeting-of-the-Famous-Name-Club/

The Ping Pong Door

Tobias Fränzel, a product and furniture designer in Berlin, calls it the Ping Pong Door. It's a functional interior door. An inside panel flips down to become a little ping pong table. Attach the net, grab some padd...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/06/The-Ping-Pong-Door/

History's Lesser Known U.S. Presidential Assassinations Were Utterly Gruesome

President James A. GarfieldWhile the assassinations of John F. Kennedy and Abraham Lincoln have been well covered in media presentations, the deaths of James A. Garfield and William McKinley, the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/06/Historys-Lesser-Known-US-Presidential-Assassinations-Were-Utterly-Gruesome/

Baby Penguin Jumps on Man's Belly

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKJbj7vcOzE](Video Link)In 2012, world traveler Joel Oleson visited Antarctica. He stayed at the Russian base on the frozen continent. While there, he visited a penguin colony that had 3...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/06/Baby-Penguin-Jumps-on-Mans-Belly/

The Lyin’ King

The following is an article from Uncle John's Slightly Irregular Bathroom Reader.Over the years we’ve reported how Disney animators massaged, censored, and sanitized classic fables an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/06/The-Lyin-King/

15 Dog Shower Thoughts

Your human has placed you in the bathtub. Now water flows over your body, sadly removing all of the good scents that you have worked to hard to accumulate. It is a sad time. But it is also a contempative time. Let the wa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/06/15-Dog-Shower-Thoughts/

Baby Elephant Needs Encouragement from Family to Cross the Road

[https://youtu.be/Oi5wMW1sCU0]YouTube LinkThis adorable elephant calf seems afraid to cross the road. The adults with him (presumably one or both of his parents) gently and lovingly nudge him f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/06/Baby-Elephant-Needs-Encouragement-from-Family-to-Cross-the-Road/

Technically Speaking, Wonder Woman Is Bulletproof

She's not as invulnerable as Superman, but small arms fire can't hurt her a bit. It just . . . nudges her. A little bit. Enough to be noticeable. And enough to annoy her.Photoshop artist Kerry Callen rew...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/06/Technically-Speaking-Wonder-Woman-Is-Bulletproof/

25 Non-Sports Trading Cards That Actually Existed

Image: freakinawesomenetworkDid you ever collect trading cards as a kid (or as an adult)? I remember a number of them being passed around when I was in elementary school. Can't say I've ever seen any of the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/06/25-Non-Sports-Trading-Cards-That-Actually-Existed/

9 More Painful Truths about Having Long Hair

Cassandra is a cartoonist in Canada. She has long hair and sometimes draws about it. Flowing long locks can be beautiful. But, in reality, there's a price to pay for them. In the past, Cassandra has shown us the differen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/06/9-More-Painful-Truths-about-Having-Long-Hair/
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