Archive for June 29th, 2006

Meet a Black Guy in Aspen, Co.

From Improv Everywhere, the folks who brought you the infamous Best Buy Prank, is this clip Meet a Black Person, where a black guy opened a stand in Aspen, Colorado, where the population is 94.9% white and jus...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/29/meet-a-black-guy-in-aspen-co/

Black Bars: Censored Sunglasses.

Amongst many other weird novelty items, Stupididiotic sells these silly looking Black Bars sunglasses to give yourself that coveted "censored" look.Link - Thanks Daniel Morvec!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/29/black-bars-censored-sunglasses/

De-Re-Midi: Text-Based Musical Notation.

Neatorama reader Craig Conley wrote us about Do-Re-Midi: the Funkamentals of a Text-Based Musical Notation:Do-Re-Midi allows musical ideas, melody lines, riffs, arrangements, and even full scores t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/29/de-re-midi-text-based-musical-notation/

Brazilian Stonehenge?

Archaeologist Mariana Petry Cabral of the Amapa State Scientific and Technical Research Institute and colleagues working in the Amazon have discovered what could be a centuries-old astronomical observatory dub...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/29/brazilian-stonehenge-2/

Flying Motorcycle.

Former test pilot Larry Neal of Boyd, Texas created this awesome flying machine called the Super Sky Cycle (basically a flying bike - technically a cross between a motorcycle and an autogyro). The flyi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/29/flying-motorcycle/

Funny British Shop Names.

A fantastic list of funny shope names from Shop Horror: the Best of the Worst in British Shop Names: Link via the Presurfer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/29/funny-british-shop-names/

Devorah Sperber's The Last Supper in Thread Spools.

Devorah Sperber built this life-sized replica of Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper from 20,763 thread spools strung onto aluminum ball chain. As if that's not awesome enough, when seen through the sphere, th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/29/devorah-sperbers-the-last-supper-in-thread-spools/

Design Barcode.

Barcodes are ubiquitous ... and boring. But not anymore, thanks to the Japanese company Design Barcode.http://www.canneslions.com/winners_site/titan/ | Cannes Lion Live 2006 - Thanks Rohin!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/29/design-barcode/

Christophe Gilbert's Art.

That Christopher Gilbert guy sure is really talented with photoshop... http://mcstrick.livejournal.com/724835.html [some are NSFW]Update 6/29/06: Neatorama reader Uw Moeder pointed us to the right guy: Christo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/29/christopher-gilberts-art/

Optimus Prime Statue in Yunnan, China.

No one knows who built this 40-foot sculpture of Transformer's Optimus Prime [wiki] in Yunnan, China - or why. From the website:Deep in the mountainous regions of southern China, in a province name...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/29/optimus-prime-statue-in-yunnan-china/

Instant Heart Attack.

Yes - that's right, a single serving of pork brain in milk gravy has 3,500 mg of cholesterol or 1,170% of the daily recommended intake! Found at Jeff Kay's West Virginia Surf Report....

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/29/instant-heart-attack/

Everyday Life in Old Soviet.

Voffka has this interesting photo collection of everyday life in old Soviet: Link [banner NSFW] - via Error 101Update 6/30/06: Neatorama reader Peter Vasilyev pointed that Vladimir Rolov (the photograp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/29/everyday-life-in-old-soviet/

Dangling Bookshelf.

These red metal bookshelves, designed by Studio de Lange and made from laser cut metals, are like clothesrack, but for books!http://www.promisedesign.info/main.html...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/29/dangling-bookshelf/

Globe Fan.

Brookstone has got this unusual globe fan that circulates air 360° all around the room:Modeled after bankers' fans of the 1920s and 1930s, this 3-speed fan has a blade that spins on a horizontal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/29/globe-fan/

Jason Hackenwerth's Megamite.

Jason Hackenwerth is a balloon artist - actually, he's like a balloon artist on steroids! See his amazingly complex, fantastic, sci-fi inspired balloon creations at Site Project, The Proposition, Little John C...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/29/jason-hackenwerths-megamite/

How to Make Your Own Shoes from Scratch.

Mary Wales Loomis makes her own shoes from scratch - here's how: Link - via Information Junk...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/29/how-to-make-your-own-shoes-from-scratch/

Freestyle Pump It Up.

Pump It Up is like Dance Dance Revolution, and this guy named smidget plays it very, very well.Hit play or go to Link [YouTube], another Link [YouTube] - via Bifurcated Rivets...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/29/freestyle-pump-it-up/
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