- My Little Pony Handgun
- Santa's Snooze
- Science Fiction Vessels Made from Old Computer Parts
- Animatronic Dinosaur Costume Prank
- Adventure Time Seatbelt Belt
- It Is Now Time to Stroke My Beard While Adopting a Contemplative Expression
- Zoo Baby
- Text Messages Displayed on Your Contact Lenses
- Fluorescent Coral Reefs
- Old Jetliner Turned into a Kindergarten Classroom
- Under the Mistlestoe
- Today Is Pretend to Be a Time Traveler Day
- Penguin Falls Down
- How to Make Doritos Consommé
- The Teenager Who Flew into Red Square
- The Crown of Elrond
- Caterpillar Automaton, c. 1820
- Horrible Headlines
- A Successful Corgi Fishing Trip
- Scholars: English Is a Scandinavian Language
- Yellow Scream
- A Doorbell for Dogs
- Wild Moscow Twist
- You Can't Take The Sky From These Dolls
- This Week at Neatorama
Posted: 09 Dec 2012 05:00 AM PST
We've seen two MLPrifles, a shotgun, a handgun and a holster. But that's not enough. Alex was saying to me the other day, "Dammit, John, we need more ponies on Neatorama! Go out and find me more ponies!" So I went to work and found this mysterious photo of a semi-automatic handgun from Springfield Armory featuring custom Rarity grips.
Well, presumably custom grips. To my knowledge, Springfield Armory does not sell a handgun with Rarity grips as factory standard.
I can't wait to show this to my four-year old. Rarity is her favorite pony.
Posted: 09 Dec 2012 04:00 AM PST
Posted: 09 Dec 2012 03:00 AM PST
This is how to get the perfect picture of baby's first Christmas when baby can't stay awake for the portrait! Link
Posted: 09 Dec 2012 02:00 AM PST
It's amazing what Daniel Shankalonian can make from computer parts. His model of the Enterprise makes use of an old hard drive and a laptop keyboard. His X-Wing fighter is made out of a DVD-ROM drive. Shankalonian also makes adorable bugs and a B-52 Stratofortress with its own hangar, which you can find at the link.
Posted: 09 Dec 2012 01:00 AM PST
Roman Atwood and Dennis Roady from Sketch Empire rented a dinosaur costume and took to the streets of Cleveland, Ohio to scare people out of their skins, and people were so terrified by the animatronic suit it's like they never got the memo about dinosaurs going extinct!
--via Gamma Squad
Posted: 09 Dec 2012 12:00 AM PST
Adventure Time Seatbelt Belt - $23.95
Attention Adventure Time fans! Are you planning another high flying adventure. Make sure you pants are securely fastened for the trip with the Adventure Time Seatbelt Belt from the NeatoShop. This fantastic accessory is made from tough nylon webbing and has an authentic seatlbelt clasp as a belt buckle.
Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more great Apparel & Accessories.
Posted: 09 Dec 2012 12:00 AM PST
I remember when I first saw the episode in which Wesley Crusher flunked the Starfleet Academy entrance exam. I thought, "How the heck did Riker get in?"
Well, the character improved later in the series, even though my first impression was that he wasn't the sharpest phaser torch in the shed. Here's Melanie Schultz's depiction of Will Riker for Spitballin' Comics.
Posted: 08 Dec 2012 11:00 PM PST
Call Zooborns! A new baby was born at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo! However, they might not get the furry baby pictures they are used to, because this specimen is human. An unnamed 21-year-old woman went into labor as she was visiting the zoo in Syracuse, New York, Friday morning. Zoo Education Coordinator Liz Schmidt was called to help.
Zookeeper Sarah Kohler assisted, while elephant keeper John Moakler took over crowd control. An ambulance was called and took mother and the newborn baby girl to a hospital. Link -via Fark
Posted: 08 Dec 2012 10:00 PM PST
If there's one problem with modern life, it's that it's just too hard to keep in touch with people. For example, if you want to read text messages from someone, you have to look at your phone.
But what if that problem went away? What if text messages sent to you popped directly in front of you through your contact lenses? That's the near future imagined by researchers at Ghent University. They've devised a curved LCD screen that can receive data wirelessly:
You can watch a video of their prototype at the link.
Posted: 08 Dec 2012 09:00 PM PST
This footage was shot by scuba diving at night with a backlight in the Red Sea, off the coast of Egypt. After you marvel at the lovely bioluminescence of the coral reef, stop and marvel at what an adventure that had to have been. Then you can read more about the bioluminescence of the coral reef at Deep Sea News. Link -via Not Exactly Rocket Science
Posted: 08 Dec 2012 08:00 PM PST
The headmaster says, "I wondered for a long time how to make a kindergarten where children would not want to go home." I think that Mr. Chapidze has found a way. This school in the nation of Georgia has converted an old Yakovlev 42 into a kindergarten classroom:
Posted: 08 Dec 2012 07:00 PM PST
Posted: 08 Dec 2012 06:00 PM PST
The only rule is that you can't participate if you're a real time traveler. This is just a game for us normals. Some suggestions on what to do:
Posted: 08 Dec 2012 05:00 PM PST
Posted: 08 Dec 2012 04:00 PM PST
It's Saturday night, so it's time to sit alone at home while eating two entire bags of Doritos and watching all three Beastmaster films. But let's change up that routine. Lauren Shockley can turn Doritos into a consommé, which is a kind of soup. You can find her recipe at the link.
Posted: 08 Dec 2012 03:00 PM PST
Do you remember Mathias Rust? Hard to believe, but it's been 25 years since the 19-year-old pilot flew from his home in West Germany and landed in the center of Moscow, breaking through every Soviet defense.
Rust was arrested by Soviet police and was sentenced to four years in a Soviet labor camp. While that never happened, he did spend over a year in the Lefortovo prison in Moscow. Today says he has no regrets. If you aren't familiar with the story, you can read all about it at the BBC. Link -via the Presurfer
Posted: 08 Dec 2012 02:00 PM PST
The Crown of Elrond - $35.00
Attention The Hobbit fans! Get in touch with your wise inner half-elven lord with The Crown of Elrond from the NeatoShop. This handsome metal headpiece is all the rage of Middle-earth. It is the perfect accessory to take on your next quest.
Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more great Headgear and fantastic The Hobbit items.
Posted: 08 Dec 2012 02:00 PM PST
Henri Maillardet (b. 1745) was a master maker of automata. This caterpillar, which is less than three inches long and is covered with diamonds, pearls, emeralds and enamel, remains fully functional. Watch it inch across the surface of the glass just like a real caterpillar. It's an amazing piece of miniature mechanical craftsmanship.
Posted: 08 Dec 2012 01:00 PM PST
We love to see headlines that don't turn out quite right, whether it's because of typos, poor editing, or a writer with a wicked sense of humor. Freakonomics has a collection of 36 classics that are so funny they circulate years, sometimes decades after they were first preserved. You've probably seen some of them, but there will no doubt be some that are new to you. Link -via Digg
Posted: 08 Dec 2012 12:00 PM PST
Posted: 08 Dec 2012 11:00 AM PST
Two linguists argue that modern English isn't really a West Germanic language, most similar to modern German, Dutch and Frisian, but a North Germanic language, such as Norwegian, Swedish and Danish:
Posted: 08 Dec 2012 10:00 AM PST
Yellow Scream is a half-hour documentary about painting screams with yellow paint, by Korean artist/comic Kim Beom. Here is what information we get from the YouTube page:
I saw this yesterday and laughed, but was reluctant to post a half-hour video. Still, so you might find time to watch the whole thing some day. Thanks to Scott Lamb for this shorter edit. Continue reading for the full-length version. -via Buzzfeed
Read more about Yellow Scream at the Walker Art Center blog. Link
Posted: 08 Dec 2012 09:00 AM PST
Keith Jin didn't like how much damage his dog Pebble scratched into the doors of his house whenever he wanted out. So he invented a portable, mountable doorbell that his dog can use. Now Pebble has Mr. Jin trained to open the door whenever he rings the bell:
Posted: 08 Dec 2012 08:00 AM PST
Russia wasn't completely cut off from decadent Western pop culture during the Cold War! From the description at Dark Roasted Blend:
Posted: 08 Dec 2012 07:00 AM PST
Instructables user SiraRaven started out making a crochet Mal and soon found herself with the entire Serenity crew. As usual, Kaylee is the cutest one of them all.
Posted: 08 Dec 2012 06:00 AM PST
Hanukkah begins at sundown tonight, and will continue through Sunday, December 16th. If you are observing, we wish you a happy holiday with solemn rituals, joyous celebration, and plenty of good food (as David Israel said, "We suffered, we suffered, we suffered, now let's eat!").
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