- Artist Makes Collages from Butterfly Wings
- How Fast Could You Travel Across the United States in 1800?
- Whiskey Drum
- Alien Brush Painting
- What It’s Like to Experience New Technology After 25 Years in Jail
- Amazing Desk from the 1700s Has Secret Compartments inside Its Secret Compartments
- World's Best Sign Flipper
- Hairband Lollipop
- 38 Cat-Tatts
- The Scariest Scenes in Cinema
- Magnificent Sculptures Of Maleficent And More!
- Two Cats, One Bowl
- How to Make <i>Dexter</i> Eggs
- Larry Page's 1998 Business Card and One Expensive Mistake
- A Perfect Beanie For When Your Little Monster Is Sleeping
- Russian Icebreaker
- Creepy Anatomical Body Painting
- Wooden Macarons
- Overly Honest Methods
- Photos Of People In Mid-Sneeze
- What is Orbiting the Eye of Sauron?
- A Downton Abbey Premiere Menu
- 10 Most Inaccurate Military Movies Ever Made
- The Sixty-Six Dollar Pizza
- Cat Insists On More Petting
- Fire Breaks Out During Surgery
- Tiny Electric Train Fits Inside a Cheese Box
Posted: 10 Jan 2013 04:00 AM PST
Russian artist Vadim Zaritsky has loved and collected butterflies since he was a child. He knows many other collectors and it saddened him to see them throw away damaged butterfly bodies. Then he found a creative way of recycling them. Zaritsky uses the wings to make collages:
Posted: 10 Jan 2013 03:00 AM PST
The artist, S. Anomalous, calls them "latex monocle prosthetics" but these monocles are handmade artworks. Besides the bony hand you see here, there are models featuring Cthulhu, skulls, gears, lions, mythological figures, and other motifs. The lenses can be mirrors, opaque black, or even crystal balls! No, they're not heavy, they just look heavy. See the selection at S. Anomalous Etsy shop. Link
Posted: 10 Jan 2013 12:00 AM PST
Thomas Jefferson imagined that what is now the continental United States would consist of three independent nations: from the Atlantic to the Mississippi River, from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains and from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific.
Well, of course, he did. When Jefferson died, railroads and electrical telegraphy were in their infancy. Almost all of the United States was a wilderness. Traversing, let along communicating across the vast continent was a monumental task.
In his 1932 Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States, the distinguished historian Charles O. Paullin showed how long it took to travel across the country from New York City. Look through his maps for 1800, 1830, 1857 and 1930.
Posted: 09 Jan 2013 11:00 PM PST
Get that Maker's Mark fancy-pants stuff out of here, after a tough day there is nothing that beats some good old Jack Daniel's Whiskey. Well maybe there is but for the purpose of this post there isn't. Beyond that, reproposed wood is also about the coolest thing since sliced bread. It can even be made into all like these handy dandy Jack Daniel's American White oak rings.
Posted: 09 Jan 2013 10:00 PM PST
Posted: 09 Jan 2013 09:00 PM PST
Michael Santos was in prison from 1987 to 2012. Imagine how much the world has changed in that time. Computers, smartphones, and the internet present a mountain of things to learn, if you hadn't been with it all along.
Actually, you should type what you're looking for into the Google search field. Which all reminds me of young people who grew up using computers making fun of grandma's slow learning curve. The huge amount of information needed to learn anything new is so much easier when you get it little by little, instead of having to confront it all once. Read more about Santos' learning curve at Gizmodo. Link -via Digg
Posted: 09 Jan 2013 08:00 PM PST
Abraham and David Roentgen were master craftsmen, famous throughout Europe as makers of furniture and mechanical marvels. This desk contains a musical clock and dozens of small chests, drawers and pockets recessed seemlessly into the woodwork, accessible only by pushing hidden buttons.
Posted: 09 Jan 2013 07:00 PM PST
Whether you are brewing it or drinking it, I think we can all agree that beer is awesome. To help you navigate that awesome Beertone had created this color matching guide so you can better identify the beers you love so very much.
The reference guides are available for pre-order and with a few different options. Link
Posted: 09 Jan 2013 06:00 PM PST
Posted: 09 Jan 2013 05:00 PM PST
Hairband Lollipop (sold individually)
Are you a sucker for a well packaged hair accessory? You are going to love the Hairband Lollipop from the NeatoShop. The Hairband lollipop features 60 hairbands shaped like a delectable lollipop. It makes a very sweet Valentine's Day treat.
The Hairband Lollipop is available in: blue, green, and red. Buy one or collect them all.
Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more great Personal Care items.
Posted: 09 Jan 2013 05:00 PM PST
Some people are really feline the cat tattoos. I would not have thought so many great tattoos were pawsible but apparently they are as evident in this list of 38 Wonderful Cat Tattoos. You may laugh at the catastrophes that people have inked into their bodies, but get that cattitude out of here because these are some beautiful pieces of artwork.
What do you guys think? Which is the purrfect tattoo for you? Link
Posted: 09 Jan 2013 04:00 PM PST
Flavorwire has a list of ten movie scenes that masterfully elicit a sense of dread in the viewer, even though they're not all horror films (or eleven, if you count Cape Fear discussed in the introduction). Unless you're a youngster, you've probably seen most of them, but videos are included for your convenience. Watch at your own risk. Link
Posted: 09 Jan 2013 03:00 PM PST
Disney art has gone totally three dimensional in Lyla Warren's latest series of sculptures, which feature a fiery Maleficent bursting out of a picture frame, Mickey sleeping peacefully in among an artfully twisted beanstalk, among the other sculptures which don't really have anything to do with Disney.
Posted: 09 Jan 2013 02:00 PM PST
Posted: 09 Jan 2013 01:30 PM PST
The opening sequence of Dexter is a masterpiece of directing. Dexter gets ready for the day, but everything he does has a muderous undertone. He splashes some hot sauce on his eggs, but the impression is that our favorite blood spatter expert is busy at his second job.
Instructables member Kimberly made cookies that look like Dexter's eggs. The eggs are coated with royal icing. The spattered hot sauce is gel food coloring and vodka.
Posted: 09 Jan 2013 01:00 PM PST
It's 1998 and Larry Page hands you a flimsy business card printed on a home printer that reads Google! He tells you "we're hiring," and what do you do? You decide to go to graduate school instead. At least that is how the story goes according to Redditor Zestyping.
A post asked "What's the most expensive mistake you've made at work?" Well this certainly puts things in perspective, most people put down they broke expensive lab equipment or a break room refrigerator.
So let me ask this question to our Neatoramanauts, what's the most expensive mistake you've made at work? I'll start. I broke a computer once, accidently pushed it right off my desk onto the concrete floor, smashing it pretty spectacularly. Hey, at least I didn't turn down a job offer from Google.
Posted: 09 Jan 2013 12:30 PM PST
Posted: 09 Jan 2013 12:00 PM PST
The only problem with this adorable little baby beanie is that you won't be able to see your little one's face. That's why it's best to slip in on while they're asleep and appriciate making jokes about how your baby is now "your father."
Posted: 09 Jan 2013 11:30 AM PST
He doesn't know how thin the ice is, and he doesn't care. I don't have any information on this vehicle, but it's apparently a real all-terrain vehicle, with "terrain" including water. Pretty lightweight, with oversized tires that are basically flotation devices. -via Daily Picks and Flicks
Posted: 09 Jan 2013 11:00 AM PST
Who knows what lies beneath the skin of the living? Body painter Danny Quirk, that's who, and he shares his vision with the world through his gruesomely good anatomical art.
Here's more on Danny's body art:
Posted: 09 Jan 2013 10:30 AM PST
Is the pretend food at your tea party lacking a certain je ne sais quoi? You need the Wooden Macarons from the NeatoShop. Ooh la la. This deliciously fun set of 6 wooden macarons is sure to delight any petite pastry chef.
Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more great Classic Toys.
Posted: 09 Jan 2013 10:30 AM PST
Posted: 09 Jan 2013 10:00 AM PST
It's virtually impossible to retain your composure when your in the middle of a sneeze, and that's why photographer Ulf Lundin has chosen to capture this magical moment.
The subject's expressions range from slightly scrunched to one big mess, and the amount of spit flying through the air matches the messiness. Happy flu season!
Posted: 09 Jan 2013 09:30 AM PST
Pictures from the Hubble Space Telescope introduced us to the star Fomalhaut, which is informally called the Eye of Sauron because that's what it looks like. More images led astronomers to believe there was a planet orbiting the star, but they weren't sure because it didn't show up on infrared and didn't appear to disturb the star's photogenic ring of dust. Now we know more.
Posted: 09 Jan 2013 09:00 AM PST
While Downton Abbey has already premeired, this show-themed menu is perfect for any episode viewing, particularly the Dirty Chai Toddy that's sure to keep you warm no matter how cold the drama.
Posted: 09 Jan 2013 08:30 AM PST
If you have, say, four people discussing a war movie they've seen, three of them will mention whether it moved or frightened them, and the one veteran in the group will talk about how inaccurate it was. That's what military veterans do, because they are trained for precision and proper procedures, while most moviemakers consider themselves artists. So when I saw an article titled "10 Most Inaccurate Military Movies Ever Made," I said to myself, this had better be written by a veteran. And apparently it was.
But it's not just the details that make war movies inaccurate -some take serious liberties with historical facts in order to sell tickets, or even worse, to make the home team look better. Link -via the Presurfer
Posted: 09 Jan 2013 08:00 AM PST
"The beef here really is sublime! From the first bite, the pure tastiness of the ingredients sets off a chain reaction inside the cerebral cavity. Before you know it, you find yourself entering into a state of pizza ecstasy.”
Posted: 09 Jan 2013 07:30 AM PST
Posted: 09 Jan 2013 07:00 AM PST
A fire started in an upstairs dishwasher at Medivet veterinary clinic in Southend, Essex, England. When the Essex Fire and Rescue Service arrived, they found a vet performing surgery on a dog. Firefighters battled the blaze and evacuated other animals, and also protected the operating room until the surgery could be completed.
Posted: 09 Jan 2013 06:30 AM PST
Yes, that's really a quarter in the upper right corner! Mario Marchese, maker of the train set inside a record player case, emailed me about his latest project. This train set, the second smallest in the world, is pulled by a locomotive half an inch long. Mario writes:
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