Archive for September 15th, 2006

Hate Veggies? The Perfect Excuse Not to Eat Spinach.

Watch out - eating spinach may be dangerous to your health! An E. coli outbreak has been linked to bagged spinach (the triple-washed, cello-packed kind!)The FDA warned people nationwide not to eat th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/15/hate-veggies-the-perfect-excuse-not-to-eat-spinach/

Turntable Jewelry.

Got a spare $12,900? You can get Jacob & Co.'s white and black diamonds turntable ring. Perfect for your favorite DJ!http://www.instyle.com/instyle/products/details/0,23728,1227634,00.html?o=IssueRef...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/15/turntable-jewelry/

Cthulhu Babies.

When Cthulhu was a baby, the squid overlord was just as evil....A cute - in an evil way - fan art by Gala Tokareva: Link - Thanks Stryder!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/15/cthulhu-babies/

Man Bag.

Terry Ng of Kineda wrote to us about this fashion must-have for today's girly modern men: Top 10 Ultimate Metrosexual Man Bags - Thanks Terry!Wasn't there a Friends episode about this?...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/15/man-bag/

Onion Face Paint Project.

A few months ago, Flickr user etravus started a Flickr pool called the Onion Face Paint Project, and invited everyone to paint their own faces on them.And many people obliged! Link [flickr] - Thanks Spluch!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/15/onion-face-paint-project/

Retro Baby Carriage.

If you have $2,200, you can buy this 1950's Italian baby carriage "Brevetatto" by Giordani Bambino: http://www.cmodern.com/new/updated/item.cfm?item=477 - via Cribcandy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/15/retro-baby-carriage/

Who is the Reindeer Man?

Apparently, there's nothing better to do in Øvre Eiker, Norway: now six (count 'em - six!) people there have received a polaroid picture of someone in a reindeer suit doing stuff like reading the newspa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/15/who-is-the-reindeer-man/

Mental_floss Cover Design Contest: Win Fortune and Fame!

Our pal Mary at mental_floss wrote: We are running a contest over at Worth 1000 to have someone design our upcoming magazine cover on "The Future." The prize is a lot bigger than usual for these...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/15/mental_floss-cover-design-contest-win-fortune-and-fame/

World's Fattest Raccoon!

From the website: It's probably safe to say that Bandit the pet raccoon didn't climb to the tops of many trees, especially when his weight mushroomed to 75 pounds. Shown here in 1991 with owner Deborah Kli...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/15/worlds-fattest-raccoon/

Top Secret Warplanes of Area 51.

What good is a secret airbase if you can't speculate on the secret aircraft research that obviously goes on there? A recent Popular Science article sheds light (ok, more speculation) on what goes on in the sup...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/15/top-secret-warplanes-of-area-51/

World's Most Expensive Watches.

Watch Report blog has a neat list of the world's most expensive watches. This one is Tour de I'lle by Swiss watchmaker Vacheron Constantin, which started making watches in 1755: In 2005 this...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/15/worlds-most-expensive-watches/

Cooperative Deception: Beetles Trick Male Bees Into Thinking They're a Female Bee.

Leslie Saul-Gershenz and Jocelyn Miller found the world's first example of "cooperative, aggressive mimicry" (basically impersonation by not just one, but a bunch of individuals) among insects: C...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/15/cooperative-deception-beetles-trick-male-bees-into-thinking-theyre-a-female-bee/

Horror Masks.

David A. Webbs collects horror masks and he's got quite the collection: http://jhunix.hcf.jhu.edu/%7Edaw/masks.html (warning: lots of images!)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/15/horror-masks/

Thought-Controlled Bionic Arm.

Jesse Sullivan lost both of his arms in an industrial accident, but thanks to modern technology, he now has a thought-controlled bionic arms:The motions are coordinated and smooth because his left ar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/15/thought-controlled-bionic-arm/

Battlefield Extraction and Retrieval Robot.

Vecna Technologies is developing a robot called BEAR (Battlefield Extraction and Retrieval Robot), designed to:... find, pick up and rescue people in harm's way, the humanoid BEAR robot can do what...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/15/battlefield-extraction-and-retrieval-robot/

Billions of Bilious Blue Blistering Barnacles: Complete Curses of Captain Haddock.

Hergé [wiki], The author of the popular comic book The Adventures of Tintin [wiki], had a dilemma: as a sailor, the lovable curmudgeon Captain Haddock [wiki] should have a colorful language. But, becaus...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/15/billions-of-bilious-blue-blistering-barnacles-complete-curses-of-captain-haddock/

Rookie TV Reporter and 6,000 Volt Electric Fence, What Could Go Wrong?

After an auto part shop was robbed several times in one month, the owner decided to safeguard his junk yard, so he installed a 6,000 volt electric fence. that should fend off the offenders ...But appa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/15/rookie-tv-reporter-and-6000-volt-electric-fence-what-could-go-wrong/

Reversal of Fortune: Dog the Bounty Hunter Arrested for Jumping Bail.

Ah, this is irony: Duane "Dog" Chapman, a famous bounty hunter and the star of "Dog the Bounty Hunter" TV series was himself arrested for jumping bail in Mexico!Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/15/reversal-of-fortune-dog-the-bounty-hunter-arrested-for-jumping-bail/
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