- All 11 Doctors in Crochet
- Houdini Horse
- The Future of Fashion
- Heart Lip Gloss
- Monster Chair
- Creepy Stories of Grave Robbing
- Death Valley Dreamscape
- Welsh Tourist Wrestles Australian Shark
- Keep Austin Weird
- Sweet Little Prank: Library Announced that Lance Armstrong Books will be Reclassified as Fiction
- Middle Class in Manhattan
- Eames House Blocks
- Let's Go and Meet the Bronies
- Can a Library be Bookless?
- The Reader's Thumbprint of Literature
- Quadruple DNA Helix
- The Best Car in Preschool
- How To Sort Cases of Beer
- The First Known Solar-Powered Vertebrate
- Dachshund and Cupcake Salt & Pepper Shaker
- Dog with a Camera
- The Velopresso
- Jonty Hurwitz's Amazing Engineered Optical Illusions
- Men Try Out Labor Pains
- Chelsea Swank's Beautiful <i>Star Wars</i> Rings
- 17 Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes You Never Hear
- Cups and Balls with Yann Frisch
- Hello Kitty Deluxe Valentine's Day Mix
- The Big Top's Top Ten
Posted: 22 Jan 2013 04:00 AM PST
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Posted: 22 Jan 2013 02:00 AM PST
Yes, those are eyelashes. Fake ones (hopefully). The German fashion house SIOK sent this model down the catwalk at Berlin's Fashion Week:
This will be the look of the year. Be prepared.
Posted: 22 Jan 2013 01:00 AM PST
You could wear your heart on your sleeve. Or you could wear your heart on your keys and always have extra soft and kissable lips at your fingertips. The Heart Lip Gloss from the Neatoshop comes in an hinged container with a chain loop for easy hanging.
Heart Lips Gloss is available in Hot Pink, Red, and Pink containers. Buy one or buy all three.
Posted: 22 Jan 2013 01:00 AM PST
When he was a little boy, designer Jason Goh liked to play with his food (his favorite was the asian dish fish balls). His grandma told him that if he kept playing with his food, the fish balls would transform into a big hairy monster that would eat him alive.
Fast forward to today, where Jason took his grandma's tale as inspiration for this monstrous chair named "Moyee." The big furry ball of a chair has a long tongue and interior mood lighting. Adults and kids alike would have a lot of fun playing or resting inside! (If you're wondering, the chair is weighted, so it won't roll around when you're inside).
Via Yanko Design
Posted: 22 Jan 2013 12:00 AM PST
There's no resting in peace when a loved one cannot bear to let go. A recent case in Detroit of a man arrested for sneaking his father's body home before the funeral inspired a list of other cases of body snatching. Some perpetrators hoped the dead would return to life. Others just wanted to keep the body around.
Jean Stevens and her twin sister June were so inseparable, they even married brothers. When June was diagnosed with cancer, Jean shared a bed with her and rubbed her back. And when June died in October of 2009, she was buried in her sister’s backyard--but only for a few days. Lonely and claustrophobic at the thought of her sister trapped underground, Jean had June dug up and brought inside to live with her, just like she had done 10 years earlier with James, her husband of 60 years, who had been buried at a nearby cemetery.
Police eventually uncovered Jean's unconventional living arrangement. Read that and other stories at The Daily Beast. Link
Posted: 21 Jan 2013 11:00 PM PST
But that's not all! Gavin's timelapse has a nifty little twist: a UFO appeared in the skies:
Posted: 21 Jan 2013 10:00 PM PST
Paul Marshallsea of Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, was barbecuing at Bulcock Beach in Australia when he heard bathers yell "Shark!" The 62-year-old tourist saw a shark approaching children and ran into the water, grabbed the shark, and pulled it away from the youngsters.
Posted: 21 Jan 2013 09:00 PM PST
Geographically, Austin is located in Texas. But that's about it. Locals boast of their oddness with ubiquitous "Keep Austin Weird" bumper stickers. In contrast, I was never able to sell more than three "Keep Longview Weird" stickers.
Are you a man moving to Austin? You'll need to wear the appropriate uniform. Cartoonist Jackie Evangelisti has some tips:
Posted: 21 Jan 2013 08:00 PM PST
After Lance Armstrong's televised confession for doping, a librarian named Jack Dee in Manly, Australia, created this sweet little notice as a prank:
The sign was photographed and posted to Twitter by library patron Dane Murray, and it went viral. That shocked Dee, who took it down and apologized to the library's board because the media had reported it as straight news (indeed, book classification is not up to the individual libraries).
Posted: 21 Jan 2013 07:00 PM PST
"What is middle class?" is a simple question with a very complex answer. Obviously, it depends on where one lives - but in Manhattan, New York, with cost of living that are akin to skyscrapers compared to other places in the United States, the answer becomes much muddier:
Amy O'Leary of The New York Times explains: Link
Posted: 21 Jan 2013 06:00 PM PST
In 1949 Charles and Ray Eames constructed Case Study House No. 8. This beautiful landmark of modern architecture still stands on the 1.4-acre property in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Los Angeles on which it was erected. The Eames house is regarded as a structural masterpiece. One that integrated a concept of harmony between the live and work home.
Now, with the Eames House Blocks set from the NeatoShop, you can inspire your budding architect to build equally impressive and striking structures. Structures that provoke a love of language, mathematics, and a unity with the playtime environment.
Thirty-six blocks are included in this striking set. Twenty blocks for the house and 16 blocks for the studio. They are handcrafted from sustainable Michigan basswood and hand painted with non-toxic ink.
Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more stimulating Educational & Science Toys.
Posted: 21 Jan 2013 06:00 PM PST
Posted: 21 Jan 2013 05:00 PM PST
Nelson Wolff thinks so! The judge and book lover from Bexar County, Texas, was inspired while reading Steve Job's biography to create the first library system that has no books whatsoever:
POLL: What do you think, Neatoramanauts? Is a library without books still a library?
Posted: 21 Jan 2013 04:00 PM PST
What literature moves you? You can have an enormous thumbprint image of the works that speak to you. Cheryl Sorg, an artist in Boston, cuts up the covers and lines of great works of literature that appeal to individual readers:
I can immediately think of lines from Shardik, Anthem and So Long and Thanks for All the Fish that I'd choose. Which passages would you want on your thumbprint?
Posted: 21 Jan 2013 03:00 PM PST
Sometimes the double helix likes to mix it up! Scientists at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, have found that DNA at the end of chromosomes actually have a very different structure: instead of double-stranded, they have four strands.
Jonathan Amos of BBC has the post: Link
Posted: 21 Jan 2013 02:00 PM PST
Redditor lingziluo is an automotive engineer in China. He built this car as a gift for his young son -a pint size working roadster! The car has an electric motor, carbon fiber body, working lights, disc brakes, a shock absorbing suspensions, and gears. See pictures of the build process at imgur and get more details in the reddit thread. Link
Posted: 21 Jan 2013 01:00 PM PST
Well, those crates of beer aren't going to sort themselves, will they? That's why this group of Romanian warehouse workers sort cases of empty beer bottles for recycling LIKE A BOSS!
Hit play or go to Link [YouTube]
Posted: 21 Jan 2013 12:00 PM PST
Some animals, such as particular sponge and coral species, use photosynthesis to produce energy. But only recently have scientists confirmed that a vertebrate--an animal with a backbone--does so as well. When spotted salamanders lay eggs, algae colonize the egg clusters and provide the means for photosynthesis:
Posted: 21 Jan 2013 11:00 AM PST
Is your kitchen table begging for a sweet treat? Go ahead and let your house go to the dogs with the adorable Dachshund and Cupcake Salt & Pepper Shakers from the NeatoShop. This fun dog shaped salt and pepper shaker set is held together by magnets.
Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more great Salt & Pepper Shakers.
Posted: 21 Jan 2013 11:00 AM PST
Chase has a GoPro camera strapped to his neck as he swims in the pool, fetches his ball, shakes the water off, runs around, and does those important dog things. He's certainly busy having fun! The guy, however, seems to be busy on the phone. Turns out he's watching a live stream from his dog! -via reddit
Posted: 21 Jan 2013 10:00 AM PST
What do you get when you combine your love for biking and coffee? Product designers Amos Reid and Lasse Oiva did just that to create a mobile espresso bar named the "Velopresso."
The duo designed the custom trike from the grounds up with environmental sustainability in mind. The Velopresso has sports a pedal-driven grinder and a gas-fired espresso machine. No electricity, no motors, no noise (except for the noise of the coffee beans being ground). Plus, it's a gorgeous work of engineering and art!
More photos and Vimeo clip below:
If you think about it, the Velopresso is a feedback loop. The human powers the coffee machine, and in turn, the coffee powers the human! Take a look at more over at Velopresso's website: Link - via Dear Coffee I Love You
Posted: 21 Jan 2013 09:00 AM PST
Jonty Hurwitz's three-dimensional objects look like amorphous blobs or a random assortment of objects. But when viewed from certain angles and often in mirrors, their intended impressions suddenly become clear. Hurwitz begins the creative process by scanning a three-dimensional object, then uses computational software to work out alternate physical forms. You can view many more examples at the link.
Posted: 21 Jan 2013 08:00 AM PST
Self-inflicted torture? Dennis Storm and Valerio Zeno are the hosts of the Dutch TV show Guinea Pigs. Last week they explored what women experience (sort of) by submitting to simulated labor pains via electrodes, to the delight of the audience and women who administered them. The difference is that they only did it for ten minutes, and they did not simulate the actual birth. See the video (in Dutch) at Time. Link
Posted: 21 Jan 2013 07:00 AM PST
Posted: 21 Jan 2013 06:30 AM PST
The United States is observing Martin Luther King, Jr. Day today. Dr. King is best known for his work to in the Civil Rights Movement and his assassination in 1968. When asked for a King quote, most Americans will respond with the most famous line from his "I Have a Dream" speech about his children living "...in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." But Dr. King had a lot to say, about poverty, religion, education, and war as well as civil rights. Take some time to read a selection of Dr. King's concise sentences that convey big ideas, along with photographs that illustrate his career from receiving the Nobel Peace Prize to being arrested, at Buzzfeed. Link
Posted: 21 Jan 2013 06:00 AM PST
Posted: 21 Jan 2013 05:00 AM PST
Attention Hello Kitty fans. Are you looking for the Purr-fect Valentine's Day treat for your sweet. You need the Hello Kitty Deluxe Valentine's Day Mix from the NeatoShop. This deliciously fun bag includes an assortment of:
Be sure to check out the Neatoshop for more fantastic Hello Kitty items.
Posted: 21 Jan 2013 05:00 AM PST
The following is an article from the bookHistory's Lists from Uncle John's Bathroom Reader.
They came in all shapes and sizes, and we gawked and gasped, just like we were supposed to do. Ladies and gentlemen and children of all ages: our list of the top ten circus attractions ever to grace the sawdust stage of circus big tops and sideshows!
Emmett Kelly's best known routine was trying to sweep a spotlight onto a dustpan on the Ringling circus stage. From 1942 to 1956, he appeared as a classic tramp clown called "Weary Willie," his version of a Depression-era hobo. Kelly's style was different from his flashy peers: he wandered around the arena dressed in tattered clothing, using pantomime instead of words to connect with the crowd. He died, aged 80, of a heart attack in Sarasota, Florida- the longtime winter quarters of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailer Circus.
The article above was reprinted with permission from Uncle John's Bathroom Reader History's Lists. Since 1988, the Bathroom Reader Institute had published a series of popular books containing irresistible bits of trivia and obscure yet fascinating facts.
If you like Neatorama, you'll love the Bathroom Reader Institute's books - go ahead and check 'em out!
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