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(Video Link)Energy efficiency is a big part of “going green”, and delivering electricity to a long, lonely stretch of highway is not only a daunting dask- it’s simply inefficient.With the advancement of solar power we may find better ways to bring...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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(Video Link)Do you have a plethora of Peeps sitting around your house after Easter? You should send them to the guy in this video, he devours them by the dozens!His name is Matt “Megatoad” Stonie and he is a Peeps devouring machine, seizing the world...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Monday, April 21, 2014
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Children aren’t born knowing empathy. Even if they were, it wouldn’t extend to putting someone else’s needs before theirs. That takes years of living -sometimes decades. And some people never get that far! Parents just have to deal with it. This...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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If you love the Nikon Small World Photomicrography competitions (featured many times previously on Neatorama), where scientists around the world submit their best and most intriguing micrographs, then you'll love this!The Nikon Small World in Motion...
From: Neatorama | By: Alex Santoso | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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The story begins, “Three anthropomorphic lampposts got drunk, and one fell down.” That’s what it looks like, at least. These lampposts are an art installation called The Way Things Are in Halifax, Nova Scotia.The lampposts are a collaboration between...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Jeffrey Chapman’s trial on murder charges begins Monday in Benton County, Kansas. The crime occurred in 2011, and at this late date, Chapman is concerned that the jury may be prejudiced by the large tattoo of the word “murder” on his neck.According...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Neighbor's Moon by swissetteBy the light of that mystical moon your neighbor has come to pay you a visit, will you get on that odd cat shaped bus and join him for a grand adventure into imagination?Critters of all shapes and sizes will love this Neighbor's...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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(Photo: 1stdibs)This wonder is the PH Grand Piano, a wood and chromed steel instrument edged in brown leather. Poul Henningsen (1894-1967), a Danish furniture designer, developed it in 1931. Andreas Christensen, a piano manufacturer, built this one in...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Today is the 450th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare. Or at least as close as we'll ever know -his date of birth was not recorded, but his baptism three days later was. The playwright who contributed to much to the world of language, storytelling,...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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(Video Link)Kids who grew up in the 80s didn’t have Harry Potter in their lives, but frankly they didn’t need the shrimpy spell flinger hanging around when they had Transformers, Dungeons & Dragons and He-Man to keep their imaginations occupied.However,...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Don’t freak out just yet. Redditor CountBubs’s dad hadn’t been in his shed for a couple of years. When he finally opened the door, he saw this hornet’s nest. Luckily, the hornets had already abandoned it. The head is part of a wooden statue that...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Amid rumors of a sequel to the 1985 film The Goonies, let’s take a look back at the kids adventure based on a story by Steven Spielberg. It’s been 29 years, and both the cast and the audience have aged, but many fans still show the movie to their...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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The Live Read of Space Jam with Blake Griffin from Seth Green (Video Link)Unless you're a diehard fan of both basketball and Bugs Bunny chances are Space Jam didn’t make its way onto your top ten movie list.However, those who grew up in the 90s consider...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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We have shared many fine examples of cartoon character cosplay over the years, but Ryoko Demon’s portrayal of Captain Amelia from the Disney animated feature Treasure Planet really takes the cake!Ryoko Demon brings the fearless character to life like...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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(YouTube link)April is Limb Loss Awareness Month. Josh Sundquist tells us about famous people who are missing a body part or two that you may not be aware of in this week’s mental_floss video. Well, a few of these you are well aware of, but others...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Ah, the 70s! It was a weird time to be alive. It was a decade in which you could wander through American society and constantly ask yourself, "What the heck is going on here?"The Chevrolet El Camino is an icon of that era. You don't often see them on...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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(Video Link)(Video Link)There was a show which aired in Japan from 1998 to 2002 that made the Truman Show look like Romper Room, and attempted to answer the question- can one live only on winning prizes?The show was called Susunu! Denpa Shonen, and it...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Has this ever happened to you? The caption for the comic at Doghouse Diaries says,This comic was created after performing a longitudinal study with a sample size of 2.Which highlights a scenario that happens all-too-often in human relationships. You...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Wind-up Cyberman by Gordon Brebner DesignsIf you ever receive a little cybernetic man shaped toy as a gift, whether it's a wind-up toy or not, you'd better ask for a gift receipt because that shiny little guy is a ticking timebomb! He's just waiting...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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It may seem like a strange idea to use stacks of shipping containers as hotel rooms or temporary housing, but this isn’t an idea conceived for the luxury set.Hong Kong based OVA Studio came up with the idea of using modular containers as a quick and...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Rome was one heck of a civilization and there's no denying that they had great style. Unfortunately, most of us can't really go buy a real antiquity and the knock offs just look cheap. If you want something with style, class and a little modern touch...
From: Neatorama | By: Jill Harness | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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(YouTube link)In 1986, volunteers in Cleveland inflated 1.5 million helium balloons to break the Guinness World Record and raise funds for the United Way. What could possibly go wrong? Despite threatening weather, the balloons were release from the huge...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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The following is an article from The Annals of Improbable Research.These Russian scientists may all have contributed to one research paper.by Arne Lundberg, Department of Orthopaedics, CLINTEC, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden; Ana Aguilera, Centre...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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(YouTube link)This insect (it looks like a katydid, but I may be wrong) keeps turning this thing over and over. What is it thinking? “Where’s the opening on this thing?” or maybe “I keep walking, but I’m not getting anywhere.” The bug did...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Artist and music lover Natalie Sharp discovered the Unknown Pleasures of painting her face to look like various album covers, and now she must Remain In The Light lest she be mistaken for a Veckatimest and elicit some Screamadeica from those who catch...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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James Haggerty is an artist who works in many different media. Among his more inventive projects are large mosaics of Star Wars characters that use tens of thousands of individual staples.Isn't that amazing? I've never thought of using staples for art,...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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With the help of her Fairy Godchef, Cinderella’s dress turns into a marvel of cheese and pepperoni. The result is much tastier than the fabric original. Just make sure that it’s delivered before midnight or the next dress is free.(Video Link)This...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Gallery 1988 is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the movie Ghostbusters with an art show based on the film. It’s not just in L.A., either -this show is traveling all over the country! The exhibit is in New York until April 26th, then travels to...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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(Maps: Google Maps)This is Machias Seal Island, a 20-acre island in the Bay of Fundy.You can't see it? Let's zoom in.Hmm. That doesn't help much. Let's zoom in some more.There it is! It's a speck of land that barely appears on the map.(Photo: Albnd)You...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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NASKART by Dann MatthewsWhen real auto race car drivers are replaced with virtual avatars that drive go-karts, throw banana peels on the track and launch flying turtle shells at the opposition racing will never be the same again.Wear your love of cars...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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As I type this, I have a demanding cat on my lap who thinks I have nothing better to do than pet her. She’d have plenty to do if I had a CATable! The CATable was designed by Ruan Hao of LYCS Architecture in Hong Kong. It has an interior maze that cats...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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In this mod of Grand Theft Auto 4, you play Princess Anna from Frozen. She sings a foul-mouthed version of her sister’s song “Let It Go” while going on a murderous rampage around Liberty City. Anna may not have Elsa’s powers or responsibilities,...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Hollywood spends big bucks for lavish film sets on location. What happens to these sets when the movie wraps? Moving or reusing them costs more than they’re worth, but sometimes dismantling them is required by agreement. Often, they are just left as...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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(YouTube link)Mean Girls is only ten years old? I thought it was much older than that. But I recall when it came out, that I meant to watch it because I love Tina Fey. But I didn’t get around to it. Then when my daughters hit middle school, I made...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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It took me several months, off and on, but my latest carpentry project is finally complete! It's a hanging cupboard that looks like Pinkie Pie from My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic.The door is made of 0.25 inch birch plywood. The body is made of 0.5...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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(Image Via Knithacker)(Image Via Lorna Watt)Yarnbombers add color and crocheted warmth to gray and sooty cityscapes, and their creations are the warmest and fuzziest works in the street art scene.Yarn enthusiasts Jill and Lorna Watt brought a bit of...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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(YouTube link)American drivers, imagine a busy intersection in a large city with no traffic lights and no traffic cops. This is the condition in many cities around the world. This intersection is in Meskel Square, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The thing that...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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This interactive map from Climate Central has the average temperatures of each state and how they've changed since the first Earth day in 1970. Click on a state to see its graph. The states that have warmed the most since then are Delaware and Wisconsin,...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Your Move, Creep 2014V by FuackaThere's a new sheriff in town, one who's more machine than man, and he's taking back the streets of Detroit and thanking people for their cooperation.Celebrate the return of everyone's favorite robotic cop with this Your...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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(vimeo link)Valentin Delluc is shushing down a mountain without touching the ground, with the help of a parachute! We get to tag along thanks to his helmet cam. Along the way, he grinds his skis on the cable of the ski lift. He knows what he is doing,...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Waking up with some hair of the dog that bit you last night means something completely different when you’ve just spent the night in a B&B shaped like a beagle.This charming canine shaped cabin is called the Dog Bark Park Inn, it’s located in...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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This beautiful looking (and probably tasting) dish is a skinned 5-foot alligator filled with a crawfish-based stuffing. It's the creation of the BBQ Pit Boys, a barbecuing federation that teaches members how to cook food properly. The alligator was the...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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(Coffee Time t-shirt now on sale at the NeatoShop)Caffeine--it's nature's wonder drug! And it's best consumed with coffee, often by spooning the grounds directly from the can into your mouth at 3 AM as a deadline nears.It also makes you more honest....
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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(vimeo link)When we say we are going off to “find ourselves,” we usually don’t mean it literally. That journey is literal for a disembodied robot hand! He wants to find himself “or at least as many pieces as possible.” Pull yourself together,...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Design student Joyce Lin created Study in Bird Motion, a kinetic sculpture made of mylar and popsicle sticks. When you crank the handle, it flaps like a bird! I want one -but my cats would destroy it in no time as soon as someone made it flap. Lin is...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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(Video Link)What was once something kids did while sitting around bored in class has now become a thing kids do while bored in class, while hanging out with friends, and also to impress people online.Whether you call it twiddling, spinning or twirling...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Benjamin Rice, a designer in Manchester, UK, made this lamp for SPIN London, an urban bicycling show. Appropriately, he made it from old Raleigh Grifter children's bikes. In this darkened setting, the X-wing looks like it's making the trench run.-via...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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While many Americans complain about the costs of healthcare: insurance, hospital bills, paperwork, and medicine, relatively few begrudge doctors making a good living. After all, they study for years to achieve their degrees and usually graduate in deep...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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(Video Link)It’s safe to say that Spongebob Squarepants is not a scientifically accurate cartoon show, despite the fact that the squirrel wears a diving suit and the squid is a bit of a jerk.Toon heads don’t tune in to see science, they watch to...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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(Video Link)Jack White is a musical mastermind who puts a lot of mental energy into the songs he creates, but there’s a whole ‘nother level of deep thought going on in his latest video for his song High Ball Stepper.This visually mesmerizing video...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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