Archive for 2006

Girls of the NES.

Syd Lexia (a twentysomething slacker with a bachelor's degree in philosophy and more free time than he cares to admit - it says so on his about page) rates the 23 girl characters of the NES according to hotness and of co...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/31/girls-of-the-nes/

A Suitcase Full of Vintage Photos.

Neatorama reader Holli wrote:I'm posting to Flickr the contents of a suitcase full of photos I bought at a yard sale. I've got, literally, hundreds of black-and-white snapshots of a family living here in suburban D.C...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/31/a-suitcase-full-of-vintage-photos/

Teen Fights to Keep Bullet in Forehead.

A search warrant has been issued for a bullet lodged in a teenager's head! Here's the story (only in Texas!):Prosecutors say the 9mm bullet became lodged in the soft fatty tissue in Mr Bush's forehead in a shootout w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/31/teen-fights-to-keep-bullet-in-forehead/

Underwater Spa at Huvafen Fushi Hotel.

Huvafen Fushi is a small luxury hotel in North Malé Atoll, Maldives. The resort is quite remote: you can only reach it by seaplane or speedboat, but once you're there, they have everything including the world's on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/31/underwater-spa-at-huvafen-fushi-hotel/

Funky Felt Scarf Shaped Like Leaves.

Why wear a bland scarf when you can put on this funky felt collar made by Candy Thief? Available from Etsy: Link - via Stylehive...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/31/funky-felt-scarf-shaped-like-leaves/

Landscape Gardening in Birmingham.

With a twist. These Buddhist monks are making rubble for Eileen Sullivan's patio. From the Daily Mail via Arbroath...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/31/landscape-gardening-in-birmingham/

Helmut Smits' The Real Thing.

In some countries, it's easier to get a bottle of Coca-Cola than drinking water. So, in this art installation called The Real Thing, Helmut Smits created a filter purification system to create drinking water from soda!Li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/31/helmut-smits-the-real-thing/

Inflatable Club House.

Too lazy or inept to build a treehouse for your kids? Just get them this inflatable club house! http://www.beachcomber.com/Gadget/Winter/snobunk.html - via Luxury Housing Trend...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/31/inflatable-club-house/

"Pin Up" Typography.

UK Design company Taylor Lane created this twist of pin-up girl calendar by making all of the naughty images using typography!Link [font "nudity", I suppose]...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/31/pin-up-typography/

Nepal Buddha Boy Found (with a Sword!)

Ram Bahadur "Buddha Boy" Bomjan, who disappeared 10 months ago when fans distracted his meditations, was found by hunters in a jungle. This time, he's armed:Apart from his customary long hair, Bomjan was al...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/31/nepal-buddha-boy-found-with-a-sword/

New York "Sim" City.

Elliot of the New York City Journal is building an incredibly detailed model of New York city using the Sim City 4 Engine. Check out the progress on his blog: Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/31/new-york-sim-city/

The Real Rocketeer.

This Jet Man is Yves Rossy, a former swiss military pilot who jumps out of an airplane wearing a strange jet propelled engine strapped to his back. Rossy uses the rocket he designed himself to fly for 4 minutes b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/31/the-real-rocketeer/

Wooden Skyscraper Tower.

This 38-meter tall "skyscraper" in Arkhangelsk city is made from wood: It is a wooden multi-stored building. It looks like a real skyscraper in Arkhangelsk city. All the houses in the town are mainly two- th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/31/wooden-skyscraper-tower/

Accordion Bus Advertises ... Accordions!

This ad by the Norwegian Accordion Association advertising the World Accordion Championship is just so perfect for those accordion bus (also called articulated bus)!Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/30/accordion-bus-advertises-accordions/

Guide Horse for the Blind.

The Guide Horse Foundation trains miniature horses to serve as guide horses for the blinds blind people! Link - Thanks Tiffany!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/30/guide-horse-for-the-blind/

Typo Lands Tourist in Sidney, Montana, not Sydney, Australia.

A 21-year-old German tourist named Tobi Gutt learned the hard way the cost of a typo: he wanted to go to Sydney, Australia but bought tickets online to Sidney, Montana!Seems Gutt had accidentally typed the wrong name...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/30/typo-lands-tourist-in-sydney-montana-not-australia/

How to Tell if Your Neighbor is a Clandestine Drug Lab.

The Abbotsford Police Department has a public service page on its website titled "How to Spot Grow Operations and Clandestine Drug Labs".Here's how to tell if your neighbor is a "farmer":- Rental...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/30/how-to-tell-if-your-neighbor-is-a-clandestine-drug-lab/

Ghost Riding the Whip.

Ghost Riding the Whip [wiki], or simply ghostin' is a hip-hop car stunt in which the driver gets out of a slowly moving car to dance around and on top of the vehicle.Apparently, it should also be called "thinning th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/30/ghost-riding-the-whip/

Post-It Notes Jaguar.

Someone has waaay too much time on their hands! See the "making" of the Post-It Notes Jaguar: Link [flickr]If you like that, you'd probably like the Post-It Notes Elvis or perhaps the Blue Tape Audi....

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/30/post-it-notes-jaguar/

Addictive Game: Gateway.

Fans of logic game rejoice! If you like logic games like Samorost, you'll like this game called Gateway. Link - via digg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/30/addicting-game-gateway/

Cat Embryo.

We've featured photos from the Eye of Science before, but the website is so gosh darned awesome that we just had to do it again. This photo is of a cat embryo at 2 weeks gestation:The brain (upper right) and the eye...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/30/cat-embryo/

Family Guy - The Freakin' FCC Song.

p>Ah, here's the funniest song about censorship yet: Hit play or go to Link [YouTube]...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/30/family-guy-the-freakin-fcc-song/

Upgrading the Space Station.

From Astronomy Picture of the Day: The International Space Station (ISS) will be the largest human-made object ever to orbit the Earth. The station is so large that it could not be launched all at once -- it is being...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/30/upgrading-the-space-station/

Ethical Dilemma of Buying Some Common Products.

If you think that buying diamond is an ethical dilemma, read this Foreign Policy article about the ethical issues of several common products. Take for example, chocolate:Beware of: Cocoa powder*...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/30/ethical-dilemma-of-buying-some-common-products/

Fossil Shows Camouflage Is At Least 47 Million Years Old.

A 47-million-years-old fossil of a leaf-imitating insect suggested that camouflage was an ancient and successful evolutionary strategy (that still works even today!):The 2.4-inch-long insect had physical characterist...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/30/fossil-shows-camouflage-is-at-least-47-million-years-old/

Top 100 Sci-Fi Books of All Time.

From Sci-Fi Lists, here's the Top 100 Sci-Fi Books of all time. See if you agree with the top 10 picks:1. Frank Herbert: Dune (1965)2. Orson Scott Card: Ender's Game (1985)3. Isaac Asimov: Foundation (1951)4. Douglas...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/30/top-100-sci-fi-books-of-all-time/

Infinite Mario.

There are many Mario "clones" out there, but this one by Markus Persson is very good - since the landscape and maps change with every game play, it's an "infinite" permutation of Mario!Link [requires...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/30/infinite-mario/

Scott Smith's TEN.

In this 2004 short movie by Scott Smith (one of the finalists of Project Greenlight, an amateur filmmaking contest), this guy breaks every single one of the Ten Commandments (or is it the 7 deadly sins?) in just minutes,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/30/scott-smiths-ten/

Stalactite Cave of Sorek.

Located near the Sorek River west of Jerusalem, Sorek Cave is the only showcave in Israel. The photographs on this Russian site show awesome formations that are the result of dripping calcite-rich water in the limeston...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/30/stalactite-cave-of-sorek/








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