Archive for September 16th, 2006

Luxury Dog Bed.

Postmodern Pets has a fantastic luxury dog bed, perfect for the fashionable pet lovers:This luxury dog bed is the perfect item for those seeking an elegant, luxurious, and timeless dog bed. With clear in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/16/luxury-dog-bed/

Sausage Art.

We saw sandwich art previously on Neatorama - here's another one: sausage art!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/16/sausage-art/

The Colorful History of Nintendo.

Betcha didn't know that the video game maker Nintendo had a pretty colorful history.It was founded by Fusajiro Yamauchi in 1889 to produce and sell playing cards made from the bark of mulberry trees!In 1...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/16/the-colorful-history-of-nintendo/

Build Your Own Cathedral.

79-year-old Justo Gallego Martínez is no architect, engineer, or even a bricklayer - but that doesn't stop this farmer from building his very own cathedral in the town of Mejorada del Campo near...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/16/build-your-own-cathedral/

Freudian Slippers.

Did you offend someone with a Freudian slip lately? Surely you would obtain forgiveness if you give them this as a peace offering: Freudian Slippers...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/16/freudian-slippers/

Central Tibet Mandalas.

Asianart has a neat collection of early paintings from Central Tibet, depicting various aspects of Buddhism.This one is a 14th century mandala of Mahavajrabhairava (the Great Diamond-like Ferocious One), a wra...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/16/central-tibet-mandalas/

Japanese War Tuba.

This tuba-like device was actually the Japanese military's acoustic locator - a device with which one can "hear" distant engine noise of oncoming airplanes. Acoustic locators like this (and o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/16/japanese-war-tuba/

Japanese Spider-Man.

Apparently, in 1978, Spider-Man went to Japan ...Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] | You can also find a neat list of other Japanese Superheroes (Tokusatsu) on YouTube at Positive Ape Index (also via)....

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/16/japanese-spider-man/

Unusual Taxidermy of Dr. Seuss.

In early 1930s, Dr. Seuss embarked on a strange artistic project - he wanted to explore doing some sculptures. Now this being Dr. Seuss, he didn't want to just do any sculpture, so he did something calle...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/16/unusual-taxidermy-of-dr-seuss/

Vintage Video Games Ads From 1982.

Flickr user scrubbles has a few scans of vintage home video game ads from 1982. Remember - these were state of the art then! http://www.flickr.com/photos/scrubbles/sets/1352356/ [flickr] - via Kottke...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/16/vintage-video-games-ads-from-1982/

Robert Bosch's Domino Portraits.

Robert Bosch uses domino patterns to make portraits! This one is of US President Abe Lincoln. See more of his artworks: Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/16/robert-boschs-domino-portraits/

Moonset from Space.

The Earth's atmospheric lens distort the image of the moon setting, as seen from the International Space Station orbiting earth. It seems like the moon becomes an impossibly flattened oval! At first the lo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/16/moonset-from-space/

Record Store Cats.

Hahaha! The famous (and viral) Record Store Cats animations by hnldesign have been set to actual music!See it for yourself: Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] | Record Store Cats animations at b3ta - via Bluemer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/16/record-store-cats/

Overnight Star Trails

Astronomer Josch Hambsch took this stunning composite of 11 hours worth of star trails over Namibia by combining 128 consecutive 5-minute long digital exposures!Link [APOD] - Thanks Blurb!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/16/overnight-star-trails/

Scientists Turn Ants Against Each Other with B.O.!

Photo: Alex WildArgentine ants are tiny, but this highly invasive species has nearly wiped out native ants in California (they're highly cooperative and many colonies "merge" together to form a super...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/16/scientists-turn-ants-against-each-other-with-bo/

Traffic on River Thames.

Alisdair MacDonald set up his camera on the London Bridge between noon and one o'clock and photographed every vessel that passed in the hour. He then created this composite image to show how busy that the Tham...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/16/traffic-on-river-thames/

Banksy Hits LA (with an Elephant!)

That "guerilla artist" Banksy did it again, this time legally, in a three-day show in Los Angeles:A 37-year old Indian elephant has been painted, from head to tail, in a floral pattern reminiscen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/16/banksy-hits-la-with-an-elephant/

Donkey Kong, the Board Game.

In 1982, Milton Bradley converted the hugely popular Donkey Kong video game into a board game. Turns out, however, not everything that plays well on screen plays well on paper!X-E has the complete review: Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/16/donkey-kong-the-board-game/






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