Archive for September 12th, 2006

Hanukit, the Minimalist Menorah.

From the website: The hanukit freshens up a Jewish holiday tradition, the matches, usually used to lighten the candles become the center of attention. By being a small sized kit it enables to perform the t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/12/hanukit-the-minimalist-menorah/

Periodic Table of Keys.

Something that will appeal only to scientists: keyboard keys arranged via categories (the alphabets, the numericals, and so on ...) Link [flickr] - via Make...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/12/periodic-table-of-keys/

Otto the Talking Car.

Neato Coolville blog (what an excellent name!) has a neat little post about Otto, a replica of a 1931 Model A Ford, which was used by the Missouri Highway Patrol as a police car way back when. Otto can blink,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/12/otto-the-talking-car/

Martin Waugh's Liquid Sculpture.

Martin wrote on his website: Liquid Sculpture images are fluids in motion, frozen in time by a flash of light. They are droplets witnessed in mid-splash.I orchestrate these sculptures by accuratel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/12/martin-waughs-liquid-sculpture/

Little People, a Tiny Street Art Project.

A blog by Slinkachu, all about "little hand-painted people, left in London to fend for themselves" Link - via 30gms...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/12/little-people-a-tiny-street-art-project/

SquidSoap: Training Kids to Wash Hands Properly!

From the website:SquidSoap is a fun soap dispenser designed for teaching children healthy hand washing habits.SquidSoap works by applying a small ink mark on a person's hand when they press the pu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/12/squidsoap-training-kids-to-wash-hands-properly/

Payphones of Brazil.

This fiberglass "orelhões" (literally, "big ears" )payphone in Brazil was created by Chu Ming Silveira.For more public payphone art, see Lost Art's Brazilian Pay Phone page: Link (na...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/12/payphones-of-brazil/

Paper Cars.

We saw the paper guns previously on Neatorama, now how about the paper car collection? Link - via Presurfer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/12/paper-cars/

Strange Children Books.

Newsicus Maximus blog has a neat top 10 list of the world's strangest children books. This one above is a page from Brasco: Making Firearms Safety Fun and Other Important Lessons in Life.See the whole list:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/12/strange-children-books/

The Anthropomorphic Flutist Robot.

This cool robot, named WF-4RII and made by the Takanishi Lab at the Waseda University, can play music on a real flute! http://www.takanishi.mech.waseda.ac.jp/research/index.htm (Don't miss the Flight of the Bu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/12/the-anthropomorphic-flutist-robot/

The Luther Burger.

Behold, the rare photo of the mythical Luther Burger, an artery-clogging bacon cheeseburger served on a Krispy Kreme bun, named after the R&B singer Luther Vandross.Photo on Texas Burger Guy | Luth...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/12/the-luther-burger/

Capsule Inn in Akihabara, Japan.

If you don't suffer from claustrophobia, staying at the Capsule Inn Akihabara can save you some money! A one night stay at the stylish pod will set you back 4,000 yen or about $35.Link - via J-Walk Blog...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/12/capsule-inn-in-akihabara-japan/

Tarako Cupie Girls.

TV in Japan Blog has a curiously strange and nightmarishly cute dance/song number of the Tarako Cupie Girls, the spokespeople for a Japanese company which sells spaghetti noodles with cod rod roe (eggs). I thi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/12/tarako-cupie-girls/

Banksy's Smuggled Gitmo Inmate Art into Disneyland.

From Wooster Collective:Families visiting Disneyland on their holiday this week saw a life-size Guantanamo bay inmate standing inside the Rocky Mountain Railroad ride at Disneyland in Anaheim California.*/...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/12/banksys-smuggled-gitmo-inmate-art-into-disneyland/

Smallest Kid in the World got the Short Shrift from Guiness.

Fourteen-year-old Khagendra Thapa Magar, a 20-inch tall Nepali boy, had just been denied the title world shortest by Guiness World Records, because he's too young to qualify:Fourteen-year-old Khagend...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/12/smallest-kid-in-the-world-got-the-short-shrift-from-guiness/

The Indestructible House.

From the website:Strategically located in the awesome San Juan mountains of Southwest Colorado, this patented steel-reinforced concrete earth home was built to withstand almost any natural or man-made disa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/12/the-indestructible-house/

Subterranean Fortress For Sale.

What's up with all these fortress houses for sale? This one is a "beautiful 2-story split level house with a 4-story below ground subterranean fortress" in the beautiful Pacific Northwest...*...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/12/subterranean-fortress-for-sale/

Face on a Tree.

From the website: A “scary-looking face” on a pinang tree has been drawing curious crowds to a village house in Kampung Paya near here. The face, which looks as though it is imprinted at the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/12/face-on-a-tree/






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