Archive for August 30th, 2006

That's One Big Halibut!

Angler Todd Hughes of Olympia, Washington, hooked and landed a giant 90-inch-long, 405-pound halibut while fishing in Alaska:Alaska is famous for giant halibut, and anglers have a system for landing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/30/thats-one-big-halibut/

Skeleton Dog Lamp.

Found at Back4: http://www.back4.co.uk/product_display.cfm?textfield=...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/30/skeleton-dog-lamp/

World's Youngest Mother.

The world's youngest mother gave birth at the age of five - yes, FIVE!Regardless of our squeamishness, we have to note that the claim of a five-year-old girl giving birth is apparently true. Her name was L...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/30/worlds-youngest-mother/

Postman Suspended for Telling People How to Stop Junk Mail.

Postman Roger Annies hated delivering junk mail, so he told the people in his route how to opt out - his bosses at the Royal Mail (who made millions of pounds a year from junk mails), however, were not amused...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/30/postman-suspended-for-telling-people-how-to-stop-junk-mail/

Bin Brother is Watching You.

About 500,000 trash bins across England has been fitted with an electronic bug that monitor the homeowner's waste disposal habits:With the bugging technology, the electronic chips are carefully hidde...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/30/bin-brother-is-watching-you/

Giant Mooncake.

From the website:Photo taken on August 28, 2006 show a giant mooncake with a diameter of 220 centimeters and a height of 40 centimeters in a resraurant in Haikou, capital of south China's Hainan Province....

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/30/giant-mooncake/

The People You Meet in the Moscow Subway.

You meet the strangest people riding the subway in Moscow ... Link - via growabrain...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/30/the-people-you-meet-in-the-moscow-subway/

Non-Brand Name Soda Taste Test.

If you spend more on soft drinks than on gasoline, then you should cut back - but if you can't, at least save some money by buying non-brand name sodas. But how do you know which ones to get?American Inv...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/30/non-brand-name-soda-taste-test/

Outdoor Artisan Pizza Oven.

What to give a pizza lover who has everything? How about the Kalamazoo's Outdoor Artisan Pizza Oven, so he (or she) can bake his very own backyard pizza?Link - via Appliancist - Thanks Tony!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/30/outdoor-artisan-pizza-oven/

Seal Bit Woman's Nose Off.

Never, ever, touch a wild seal (they're mean), especially an injured one. Just ask Elsie van Tonder, who got her nose bit off:A shocked Elsie van Tonder, who saw her mutilated nose for the first time...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/30/seal-bit-womans-nose-off/

Beautiful Libraries Around the World.

This one above is the Trinity College Library in Dublin, Ireland. See many more beautiful libraries: Link - via Look at This ......

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/30/beautiful-libraries-around-the-world/

Fetus in Fetu: the Male Pregnancy.

Sanju Bhagat's said he felt self-conscious about his pregnant belly. OK, kind of pregnant belly since he's a man:But while operating on Bhagat, Mehta saw something he had never encountered. As he cut...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/30/fetus-in-fetu-the-male-pregnancy/

Inka Pen.

There are many "key ring" portable pen out there, but there aren't many engineered as well as an Inka Pen (it's no wonder given that Inka's inventor, Greg Adelman, used to design optical instrumentat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/30/inka-pen/

Pixel Stamps.

PixelStamps has a neat collection of stamps made by pixel artists from around the world: Link - Thanks Stryder!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/30/pixel-stamps/

The Simpsons and Star Trek Theme Mash-up.

The theme songs from The Simpsons and Star Trek - performed with piano, theremin and a funnel!Hit play or go to Link [YouTube]...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/30/the-simpsons-and-star-trek-theme-mash-up/

NASA Scientist to Pluto: "You Was Robbed."

The furor over Pluto's demotion continues. Alan Stern, the lead scientist of NASA's New Horizons mission to Pluto chimed in:Pluto was disqualified because its highly elliptical orbit overlaps with th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/30/nasa-scientist-to-pluto-you-was-robbed/

Shopping Cart and Hubcap Sculptures.

Ptolemy Elrington of Brighton, England, uses discarded items like supermarket carts dumped in rivers and canals to create incredible wire sculptures:... or hubcaps to create wonderfully whimsical animal sculpt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/30/shopping-cart-and-hubcap-sculptures/

New Dinosaur Species Discovered in Brazil.

Brazilian paleontologists have discovered a new species of dinosaur called the Maxakalisaurus topai:The name of the species, Maxakalisaurus topai, derives from an Indian tribe, Maxakali, which lives...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/30/new-dinosaur-species-discovered-in-brazil/

How to Grow a Photoshop Beard.

David Nagel has a tutorial on how to grow a photorealistic beard (well, technically any hair or fur) using photoshop: Link - via digg and Fosfor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/30/how-to-grow-a-photoshop-beard/

Man Wore 121 T-Shirts to Break World Record.

David Alexander wore 121 t-shirts to break the world's record of most t-shirts worn at one time!Alexander, who weighs 210 pounds shirtless, tipped the scale at 285 pounds in full garb.Sharp spent...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/30/man-wore-121-t-shirts-to-break-world-record/

Don Marco's Crayon Art.

Don Marco has a unique artistic talent: he can draw amazingly life-like arts using Crayola Crayons! Link - via http://xo.typepad.com/blog/...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/30/don-marcos-crayon-art/

L-Athens Monitor.

Check out the stats and drool: 110" to 200" screen sizes, resolutions up to 19,200 x 2,400 pixels, ultra-widescreen format, bluetooth connectivity, optional touch-screen capability, and more!http://w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/30/l-athens-monitor/

Guide to Electronic Music.

Don't know your techno from your breakbeat from your ghetto tech house? Ishkur's Guide to Electronic Music v2.5 to the rescue: complete with sample music.Link - Thanks Viper Fantastic! ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/30/guide-to-electronic-music/

Big Things in Australia.

Apparently, Aussies love big things - like this big banana in Coffs Harbour in New South Wales. http://home.alphalink.com.au/%7Erichardb/page4.htm - via Web Zen - Thanks Yayo!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/30/big-things-in-australia/

Craig Conley's Fortune Navigator Compass.

A fork in the road of life? Unsure what decision to take? Don't leave an important life decision to things like logic - instead, use this neat "Fortune's Navigator," an online compass that wi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/30/craig-conleys-fortune-navigator-compass/

Make Your Own Headline.

Make your own headline at Add Letters' Newspaper Headling Generator: Link - Thanks Spluch!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/30/make-your-own-headline/

Peugeot Parking Flash Game.

Can you park the new 107 Peugeot in this cute (and maddening) little Flash game?http://www.107.peugeot.co.uk/peugeot.swf - Thanks Kandra!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/30/peugeot-parking-flash-game/

Antonio Riello's Weapons for Ladies.

Italian artist Antonio Riello decorated real weapons to make them fashionably (yet deadly) chic:"In 1998 I decided to focus my artistic research mainly about a "fashion-fiction" visual story...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/30/antonio-riellos-weapons-for-ladies/

Bridge and Other Things to Name After Stephen Colbert.

By now, y'all probably know that the Hungarian government is holding an Internet voting campaign to allow web users to to name a new bridge being built over the Danube in Budapest. The front runner used to be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/30/bridge-and-other-things-to-name-after-stephen-colbert/
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