- 3D Printed Toys Made from Children's Drawings
- John Wilkes Booth Dressed as Marc Antony
- 53 Terrible Jokes in 4 Minutes
- He Is Undercover
- Dog-Powered Sewing Machine
- Bodies in Urban Spaces: The Human Sculpture Tour
- The Massive Murals of Przemek Blejzyk
- Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks
- Dog Fun For Feet Knitted Slipper Socks
- A Sewing Machine Planter and Lifestyle Behind It
- Amazing Facts to Blow Your Mind Part Two
- Father Hires In-Game Assassins To Kill His Lazy Son's Video Game Characters
- Giant QR Code Cake
- Christmas Lights
- Ballpoint Pen Wallpaper by Alissia Melka-Taichroew
- Isaac Newton’s Secret Sins
- Ketchup Request on Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich Caused Sandwich Artist to Attack
- Donut Delivery
- Double Helix Cloud
- Heart Candy Necklace Kit
- Martian Meteorite Found in Sahara Desert Is Unlike Any Other
- Baby's First Handshake
- Carved Eggshells
- Three Tries, No Jewels
- What John Wears to the Neatorama Meetings
- Artist Announces U.S. Exhibition
- Take Aim and Miss: The Perfect "I Miss You" Card
- Infrared Photography by David Keochkerian
- He's Strictly Vegetarian, But You Don't Have to Be
Posted: 05 Jan 2013 04:00 AM PST
Posted: 05 Jan 2013 03:00 AM PST
If there's anything I know for sure about the internet, it's that people online love cats. In spite of that, cats don't much like computers - especially when you're pecking away at the keyboard and not petting or feeding them. Stay on a computer for too long with a bored cat by your side and they'll soon behave just like the kitty in this picture.
Do you have any funny stories about how a cat has reacted to you being on a computer?
Posted: 05 Jan 2013 02:00 AM PST
A year before he assassinated President Abraham Lincoln, John Wilkes Booth (left) played Marc Antony in a production of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. His brother Junius (right) played Caesar and his other brother Edwin (center), played the traitor Brutus. This production on November 25, 1864 was the only time all three acting brothers starred together in a play.
Posted: 05 Jan 2013 01:00 AM PST
Posted: 05 Jan 2013 12:44 AM PST
Posted: 05 Jan 2013 12:00 AM PST
Pup, you've got to earn your kibble. In the Nineteenth Century, inventors thought of ways to use dogs to power machinery. Peter Maniate, a professional dog trainer who specializes in training cart-pulling dogs, described the history of these efforts:
You can see pictures of other dog-powered machines at the link.
Posted: 04 Jan 2013 11:00 PM PST
Though this performance happened two years ago, it's still extremely interesting to look at. Choreographed by Willi Dorner, "Bodies in Urban Space" consisted of multiple performers finding spaces throughout the Financial District in lower Manhattan to fit into and fill in. The Wall Street Journal has many more pictures.
Posted: 04 Jan 2013 10:00 PM PST
Posted: 04 Jan 2013 09:00 PM PST
Here's another map featuring data from the U.S. Census, this time broken down into neighborhoods (actually census tracts). You can look up how much money households in your surrounding area make, as well as any neighborhood in the nation. For example, the median household income in my county is $17,898, which is about half of what is required to be considered middle class in my state. However, each census tract is calculated individually, and I see I live in one of the better neighborhoods of that county, where the median household income is $22,818. With this map, you can use the color-coding to see how income distributes over a city or state. Often, the dividing line is quite jarring. Keep in mind that the percentage of retired people and the number of college students in a small area can drastically affect median income. Link -via Metafilter
Posted: 04 Jan 2013 08:00 PM PST
Sadly, the holidays are over and that means it's back to working like a dog. Give yourself a break and treat those dog tired feet to the adorable Dog Fun For Feet Knitted Slipper Socks from the NeatoShop. This great pair of adult-sized slippers, with anti-slip soles, is destined to become your new best friend.
Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more Fun Footwear.
Posted: 04 Jan 2013 08:00 PM PST
Robyn, Jarrid and their company, The Poor Porker, have a fascinating story and philosophy. The pair arrived in Lakeland, Florida broke. But they believed that it's possible to make "something from nothing," or at least beautiful things with limited resources.
So they set up a food stand and began selling beignets regularly. The Poor Porker, as they called their stand, attracted a following and developed what one customer calls "a vibe." Now, in addition to selling fresh pastries on the street, they find great new uses for what other people have thown out as junk, such as this sewing machine.
Posted: 04 Jan 2013 07:00 PM PST
Posted: 04 Jan 2013 06:00 PM PST
23-year old Xiao Feng doesn't want to get a job. He'd rather spend his time playing video games. To discourage this activity, Feng's father hired players to hunt down and slay his son's characters:
Now that's creative parenting!
Posted: 04 Jan 2013 05:00 PM PST
This is probably the world's tastiest QR code ever! To celebrate New Year, Chinese Internet company Tencent commissioned a giant cake shaped like a QR code and served it to 20,000 people:
Posted: 04 Jan 2013 04:00 PM PST
Posted: 04 Jan 2013 03:00 PM PST
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Even great minds have teen angst. The more intelligent teenagers just know how to hide them better! Which is a good ting, because when you become famous, someone will want to dig up that dirt, even 300 years later.
In 1662, a 19-year-old Isaac Newton started carrying a leather-bound journal, which he used to track finances and work out math problems. But he also used it to hide something secret. On two pages, Newton scribbled a cryptic code, a code that went unsolved for over 300 years. In 1964, historians finally solved the script. They discovered a list of sins: 57 of Newton’s wrongdoings. The journal—today called the Fitzwilliam notebook—paints the Enlightenment icon as a mood-swinging, sweet-toothed, spiritually confused teenager. Here are some of Newton’s sinful gems.
The list of sins reads like a confessional, and you can see some of them at mental_floss. Link
Posted: 04 Jan 2013 01:30 PM PST
At Subway, you can have your Philly cheese steak sandwich any way you like. Except with ketchup. Them are fightin' words to a serious sandwich artist:
Next comes an actual fisticuff as the Subway worker actually jumped the counter and attacked the customer. Needless to say, he was fired the very next day: Link
Posted: 04 Jan 2013 01:00 PM PST
Posted: 04 Jan 2013 12:30 PM PST
Posted: 04 Jan 2013 12:00 PM PST
Valentine's Day is coming up soon. Are you looking for a deliciously fun project to share with someone you love? You need the Heart Candy Necklace Kit from the NeatoShop. This wonderful kit includes everything you need to make your own candy necklace. Each kit can make upwards of 6 necklaces.
Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more great Mints & Candies.
Posted: 04 Jan 2013 12:00 PM PST
Professor Carl Agee at the University of New Mexico is conducting research on what is believed to be the first meteorite from the surface of Mars. The specimen is 2.1 billion years old and roughly the size of a baseball. It differs from each of the approximately 110 other Martian meteorites found on Earth. Not only is it believed to be from the surface of the planet, but it is much older than the majority and its water content is ten times that of the others.
An American collector purchased the find, originally discovered in the Sahara desert, in 2011 from a Moroccan meteorite dealer. Scientists hope it will enable them to learn unprecedented information about the Martian crust. Munir Humayun, cosmo-chemist at Florida State University, said of the space rock:
"This opens a whole new window on Mars."
Read more on this story at the Los Angeles Times. Link
(Image credit: Carl Agee/University of New Mexico)
Posted: 04 Jan 2013 11:30 AM PST
Posted: 04 Jan 2013 11:00 AM PST
Beth Ann Magnuson engraves hollow eggs with lace patterns. The video of her at work is impressive: first she sketches a pattern with a pencil, then she cuts the egg with an electric engraving tool. It's amazing that she's able to do this with something as fragile as an egg.
Posted: 04 Jan 2013 10:30 AM PST
Two men attempted to break into a jewelry store in Beaudesert, Australia, on New Year's Eve by breaking through the back wall of the building. However, when they went through the wall, they found themselves in a KFC outlet -which was still open! The two took the opportunity to hold up the restaurant, and made off with $2,600. Police said the KFC robbery was the pair's third unsuccessful attempt to burglarize the jewelry store that day!
Posted: 04 Jan 2013 10:00 AM PST
Posted: 04 Jan 2013 09:30 AM PST
British "light artist" Bruce Munro has announced his second ever exhibition in North America. Munro will present 10 outdoor lighting installations at Cheekwood Botanical Garden in Nashville, Tennessee. The exposition begins May 24, 2013 and runs through November 10. The artist designed his installations to complement the hills, views and gardens of the facility. A highlight will be the "Field of Light," comprised of 20,000 illuminated glass spheres, each supported by a thin stalk rising from the ground.
Posted: 04 Jan 2013 09:00 AM PST
Mikeasaurus, an Instructables member, has been featured on Neatorama for both his Beer Advent Calendar and his DIY Magnetic Silly Putty. It's safe to say that if you need a creative, amusing way to tell someone you miss them, an "I miss you" card created by Mikeasaurus is definitely a great idea. You can download a PDF scaled to A4 (8.5" x 11") and the template at the card's page, where you can find more cool images of the card. It's up to you whether you actually take the card to the shooting range or just poke the gunholes in with a pen.
Posted: 04 Jan 2013 08:30 AM PST
These infrared photographs by Amiens, France-based photographer David Keochkerian have a mesmerizing, dreamlike quality. The dark skies and electric-colored landscapes seem as if they were shot in another world.
Posted: 04 Jan 2013 08:00 AM PST
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