Archive for January 10th, 2007

Why We Buy Crappy Gifts for Our Spouses.

Clive Thompson summarizes this surprising study [PDF] by Davy LeRouge and Luk Warlop on how the better you know your spouse, the more likely you are to buy them crappy gifts they hate.The result? People were pretty g...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/10/why-we-buy-crappy-gifts-for-our-spouses/

Reuters Open a Second Life Bureau.

Seems like the news agency Reuters has opened an office in Second Life:Adam Reuters is Reuters' bureau chief in Second Life.In real life, he is Adam Pasick, a veteran tech and media journalist.http://se...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/10/reuters-open-a-second-life-bureau/

For Sale: Castle Dracula

Bran Castle, or Castle Dracula and the possible home of Vlad the Impaler - the inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula - is up for sale. For £40 million ($78 million) this 57-room medieval castle built in 1377 could...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/10/for-sale-castle-dracula/

Bed jumping.

You can spend years telling the kids not to jump on the bed. You can also spend years repairing or replacing the beds they jump on. But when you are away from home and don’t have to be a role model, aren’...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/10/bed-jumping/

Probably his first interview.

The latest BBC news from Iraq? Seems there may be a little resentment of the press going on among the insurgents. Well, maybe just one insurgent. Push play or go to YouTube -via Wulfweard the White...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/10/probably-his-first-interview/

Fantastic Design of a "Quarry" Hotel in China.

This stunning design sets a hotel constructed in a water-filled quarry in China:Atkin's Architecture Group recently won the first prize award for an international design competition with this stunning entry. Set in a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/10/fantastic-design-of-a-quarry-hotel-in-china/

Darth Vader Citroén.

Nick Bötticher modified this Citroén HY to look like ... Darth Vader! Found at VVORK....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/10/darth-vader-citron/

New Microbe Named After Star Wars' Midichlorians.

Nate Lo found a weird microbe living inside the mitochondria of tick eggs, a notable first in biology. But he had trouble naming it, until he ran into a website describing midi-chlorians, which is the basis of the Force...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/10/new-microbe-named-after-star-wars-midichlorians/

Strange Funeral Rites From Around The World.

IRAQ: Did cavemen invent the funeral? That was the question posed in the 1950s, when the excavation of nine Neanderthals in northern Iraq's Shanidar cave [wiki] produced evidence that the 60,000-year-old...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/10/strange-funeral-rites-ffrom-around-the-world/

Dog Unhappy With Cone Collar? Nah!

Somebody passive aggressive was apparently unhappy having to wear those stupid Elizabethan collar [wiki] around their neck ... Found at Cute Overload...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/10/dog-unhappy-with-cone-collar-nah/

Jaws Tribute by 12-Year-Olds (on $20 Budget and Super 8mm Film!)

Here's a tribute to Jaws, complete with a homemade shark, made in 1978 by a bunch of 12-year-olds (with Super8 film and a budget of $20!) Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via Blue's News and Videosift...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/10/jaws-tribute-by-12-year-olds-on-20-budget-and-super-8mm-film/

Where's Hyundai Santa Fe?

Jungle Desert Mountain Range Here are some very creative print ads from Hyundai for their SUV the Santa Fe, featuring someone that su...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/10/wheres-hyundai-santa-fe/

Amy Lin's Artwork.

Amy Lin does wonders with dots - her artwork is deceptively simple - in fact, it's simply fantastic: Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/10/amy-lins-artwork/

Really Bad Star Wars Collectibles.

Here are some really bad Star Wars collectibles: http://homepage.ntlworld.com/ashen1/ashen/menu/swars.htm...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/10/really-bad-star-wars-collectibles/
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