Archive for January 4th, 2007

Abandoned amusement park

This shot is from the abandoned Tsuga Amusement Park in the northeast of Japan. You can view this, and all of the other fantastic photos, here, here, and here. (found via beware of the blog) If you can't read Ja...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/04/abandoned-amusement-park/

Cultures on the Edge.

Photo: Steve McCurryCultures on the Edge. Cultures on the Edge is an online magazine which spotlights various indigenous cultures from around the world, many of which are endangered due to war and yes, development and mo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/04/cultures-on-the-edge/

iGlove: Use Your iPod Without Taking Off Your Gloves.

Marmot's iGlove has a click wheel built it so you can use your iPod without taking off your gloves in cold weather: Link - via Fosfor Gadgets...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/04/iglove-use-your-ipod-without-taking-off-your-gloves/

4x4 Crossword.

Got a minute? Here's a 4x4 crossword from Loquacious Haruspex:Across1. Pear type5. Woody's son6. Bodhidharma's surfboard?7. AgreesDown1. Darl burned one2. Layered c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/04/4x4-crossword/

Library Tossing Out the Classics: No One Read 'Em!

The bells may toll for Hemingway's For Whom the Bell Tolls - a Washington-area library is tossing out books that haven't been checked out in years. Unfortunately, this means classics like books by Hemingway, Faulkner, P...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/04/library-tossing-out-the-classics-no-one-read-em/

Nancy Pelosi, the First Woman Speaker of the House.

Whether you like her politics or not, there's no denying that Nancy Pelosi had just made history today: The Congresswoman from San Francisco became the first woman speaker of the House of Representatives (and 2 heartbeat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/04/nancy-pelosi-the-first-woman-speaker-of-the-house/

The Grass is Always Greener ... on Beckham's Head!

Check out this weird product : http://www.nodaya-net.com/beckham.htm [in Japanese] - via Tokyo Mango...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/04/the-grass-is-always-greener-on-beckhams-head/

Mysterious Metallic Rock That Fell From the Sky.

This mysterious golf ball-sized metallic object fell from the sky in eastern New Jersey. The cops are baffled as to what it is (the FAA said it is definitely not an airline part):http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/01/04/fallen.o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/04/mysterious-metallic-rock-that-fell-from-the-sky/

When Co-Workers Attack (à la Platoon)

From the folks at BlueCat Networks, see how an office network administrator got attacked by angry co-workers à la Platoon when the network went down (yes, it's a clever ad).Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via V...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/04/when-co-workers-attack-la-platoon/

Treehouse Refrigerator.

Chuan Shi, Wenying Lu, Chuan Shi and Yu Li designed this weird refrigerator and food storage system to look like a tree! Basically, the trunk is the fridge, and you "pick" your own fruit from the various "...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/04/treehouse-refrigerator/

Blackboard Idea Globe.

Here's a brilliant idea: build your very own blackboard idea globe!Link - via Make...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/04/blackboard-idea-globe/

A Girl Frozen in Time: "Pillow Angel" That Will Forever be a Child.

Ashley's mom and dad called her their "Pillow Angel" - the girl has a rare medical condition called "static encephalopathy of unknown etiology." Ashley's condition means that even though her body grow...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/04/a-girl-frozen-in-time-pillow-angel-that-will-forever-be-a-child/

Cuteness Sleeping on a Laptop.

If that Ashley story makes you kind of sad, here's something to cheer you up, from the always reliable Cute Overload!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/04/cuteness-sleeping-on-a-laptop/

Dolphin Boat That Can Leap Out of The Water.

Two water sport fanatics, Rob Innes and Dan Piazza, took eight years to create this exactly dolphin-shaped boat Seabreacher by using fibre glass, stainless steel, aluminium and the discarded canopies of US figh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/04/dolphin-boat-that-can-leap-out-of-the-water/

Amazing Building Paintings.

Fresh Pics has a collection of buildings with a side painted with landscape. They're great! Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/04/amazing-building-paintings/

Celebrity Patents

Ironic Sans has posted a list of 18 inventions patented by celebrities. They were found using the recently launched Google Patent Search. The image above is from a patent filed by Michael Jackson and was used in his...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/04/celebrity-patents/

Latvian vanity plates.

Although Latvia is not one of the smallest countries in the world, it’s pretty small. There, car owners can choose whatever they want to put on their liscence plates, as long as they can pay for the printing. En...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/04/latvian-vanity-plates/

The 5 Smallest Countries in the World

1. Vatican CitySize: 0.17 sq. mi. (0.44 km²)Population: 783 (2005 census)Location: Rome, ItalyThe size of a golf course, the Vatican City [wiki | official website] is the smallest country in the world. It's basicall...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/04/the-5-smallest-countries-in-the-world/

What is It? Game 6.

This week's collaboration with What is it? blog is the photo above of this strange tool. Can you guess what it is?For more guess the objects game, check out What is It? - no prize this week (still waitin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/04/what-is-it-game-6/

After 500 Years, Tower of London Hired First Female Beefeater.

After 500 years of employing only male Tower of London guards, the famous landmark has hired its first female Beefeater:The Tower of London has appointed a female Beefeater for the first time in its history. Since 14...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/04/after-500-years-tower-of-london-hired-first-female-beefeater/

Top Special Effects in Movie History.

Popular Mechanics has a compilation of the Top 10 Special Effects in Movie History as judged by some industry insiders: http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/industry/4206967.html - via Gorilla Mask...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/04/top-special-effects-in-movie-history/

Giant Rabbit.

Cellar Image of the Day has a picture of this giant rabbit (22 lb!), bred by Karl Szmolinsky of Eberswalde, Germany.See also: Bodmin the Gigantic Rabbit, and Neatorama's most popular post of all time: Top 15 Amazingly Fa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/04/giant-rabbit/

Thomas Broome's ModernMantra.

Look closely, every object in Thomas Broome's art series called ModernMantra are cleverly spelled out: Link - via Notcot...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/04/thomas-broomes-modernmantra/

The Most Embarrassing Newscast Ever.

Say No to Crack has the Top 10 Most Embarrassing Moments of 2006, this clip above is the most embarrassing newscast, the channel 6 weather guy who screamed like a little girl because of a cockroach.Hit play or go to Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/04/the-most-embarrassing-newscast-ever/

Mike Libby's Insect Lab.

Mike Libby "mods" regular (dead) insects and other critters like spiders using small gears and mechanical parts of of antique pocketwatches and wristwatches. If you haven't seen his website (that went round the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/04/mike-libbys-insect-lab/

Google Logos.

The Uber Review has the Top 15 Google Logos: Link - via digg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/04/google-logos/

Early Luggage, .. er Mobile Phones.

Before those teeny tiny cell phones, "mobile" phones meant something else (like luggage): http://knuttz.net/hosted_pages/Old-Mobile-Phones-20070102 - via Boing Boing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/04/early-luggage-er-mobile-phones/

How to Get Rid of Bees the Redneck Way.

Got bees? Here's how to get rid of bees the redneck way! Link - via Gorilla Mask...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/04/how-to-get-rid-of-bees-the-redneck-way/




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