Archive for January 12th, 2007

Polar Bear Eats an Apple "Popsicle".

This ice block filled with apples provide the bear with both amusement and sport (plus it makes his teeth grow stronger). The zoo trainers leave this big blocks of iced food to change the environment and to make th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/12/polar-bear-eats-an-apple-ice-cream/

Fat Cat Caught in Doggie Door.

Meet Goliath, a 20.2-pound cat who has been stealing cat food from Jadwiga Drozdek's house. The portly cat was finally caught when he grew too fat and became wedged in the doggie door!Link (There's also a video of the in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/12/fat-cat-caught-in-doggie-door/

Interactive Map of Dickens' London.

This interactive map of Dickens' London is from David Perdue's Dickens Page. A Dickens devotee can spend a lifetime here. Thanks to Lisa at the always-brilliant Exploding Aardvark for finding this treasure trove!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/12/interactive-map-of-dickens-london/

"Tech-No" Says No to Tech.

From the website:Joan Brady of San Francisco can't even count the number of computers that friends have foisted upon her over the years. Laptops. Desktops. Monitors. It's like they can't help themselves. Like they ju...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/12/tech-no-says-no-to-tech/

Sara Lanzillotta's Stuffed Oddities.

Seattle artist and craftser Sara Lanzillotta is a fantastic doll maker who specializes in weird "mutant" dolls and other stuffed oddities like this two-headed deer.I met Sara at the Bizarre Bazaar and actually...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/12/sara-lanzillottas-stuffed-oddities/

Nice Kitty.

People in Cali, Colombia, are shocked to see the bond between a large African lion and a woman who saved it from abuse, involving long, affectionate kisses and hugs between the pair. Ana Julia Torres, who...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/12/nice-kitty/

Klingons in the White House !?!

Whaaat? According to Congressman David Wu (D-OR) there are *gasp* Klingons in the White House! And not just any Klingons, they're faux Klingons!Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via Six Meat Buffet and Scribal Terror...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/12/klingons-in-the-white-house/

E.S. Posthumus.

You may not know about E.S. Posthumus [wiki], but chances are you've heard their music. The music group, formed by brothers Helmut and Franz Vonlichten, has licensed many of its music to movies and TV shows. For example,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/12/es-posthumus/

Black Rhino to Give Birth on Webcam.

Sita, a black rhino at the Paignton Zoo in Devon, UK, is giong to be giving birth and the whole thing will be on webcam.Link (somehow, I can't get the webcam to work on Firefox or on Explorer. Maybe you'll have better lu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/12/black-rhino-to-give-birth-on-webcam/

Jetpack for Bicycles.

Don Burgess invented a gas-powered propeller that allows bicyclist to hit speeds up to 80 mph. What could go wrong? Link - via Spluch...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/12/jetpack-for-bicycles/

Minority Festival in China.

From the website:Members of a minority group perform during a traditional festival in Tongren county, in northwestern China's Qinghai province January 8, 2007.Link - via Random Citations...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/12/minority-festival-in-china/

Spam Shake and Other Outrageous Recipes.

From WildRecipes, here are some Utterly Outrageous Recipes. Take, for instance, this one for Spam Shake:1 can of Spam1 tin of anchovies2 12oz cans of beer4 oz tomato juice1 teaspoon Dijon mustard1/2 cup chopped up pa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/12/spam-shake-and-other-outrageous-recipes/

Soccer Kid.

This is one of the best ads I've seen in a while - I won't spoil the ending for you. Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via Say No to Crack...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/12/soccer-kid/

What If Humans Eat Like Apes in a Zoo?

What happens if humans are locked up in a zoo and fed only the kind of things that our ape-like ancestors once ate? Being locked in the zoo and offered bananas to eat is the kind of extreme diet scenario to wake some...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/12/what-if-humans-eat-like-apes-in-a-zoo/

Zubbles.

The world’s first colored bubbles will be available this spring! Ten years of research has resulted in the creation of Zubbles, colored bubbles that do not leave stains. As soon as possible, I will purchase thes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/12/zubbles/

World's Oldest Backgammon Game.

The Persian Journal reports: The oldest backgammon in the world along with 60 pieces has been unearthed beneath the rubbles of the legendary Burnt City in Sistan-Baluchistan province, southeastern Iran.Iranian arc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/12/worlds-oldest-backgammon-game/

Crying on the Inside.

Here's this week Bizarro comic! For more, visit Dan Piraro's website: Bizarro....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/12/crying-on-the-inside/

Yahoo! Picks Neatorama.

Woohoo! All right! Neatorama made it as Yahoo! Pick of the Day recently. (Thanks for the heads up, Jo-Ann!) Specifically, Yahoo! Picks chose a category of the blog containing Neatorama Only content (exclusive, I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/12/yahoo-picks-neatorama/

Study on Procrastination Finally Published 5 Years Late.

Somehow it's quite fitting: a study on procrastination is finally published 5 years later than originally scheduled!After 10 years of research on a project that was supposed to take only five years, a Canadian indus...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/12/study-on-procrastination-finally-published-5-years-late/

Brooklyn Superhero Supply Store.

Neatorama reader Jeff Simmermon told us about the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Store:The store itself claims to sell all manner of super-equipment, including canned chaos, an apprehended mini-blob, various grappling hoo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/12/brooklyn-superhero-supply-store/

Giant Minesweeper in Pixelblocks.

Here's an awesomely large 6 ft. tall minesweeper [wiki], made with 38,240 pixelblocks!Link [Flickr] - Thanks Buzz!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/12/giant-minesweeper-in-pixelblocks/

Orange Julep Restaurant.

Neatorama reader AC told us of this strange roadside restaurant called the Orange Julep in Montreal, Canada:In terms of roadside attractions, the Orange Julep is Montreal’s crowning glory. It was built in the 1940s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/12/orange-julep-restaurant/

Defend-Ear of the Magic Kingdom.

This Mickey Mouse jedi master collectible is billed as the "Defend-ear" of the Magic Kingdom. Ah, *chuckle*.Link - Thanks Tiffany Hamill!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/12/defend-ear-of-the-magic-kingdom/

Scott Arsenault and Cynthia Petrovic's Red Tango.

Cute cats, hip music, and cool animation - what more could you ask for? Here's a nifty animation by Scott Arsenault and Cynthia Petrovic with music by the Royal Crown Revue.Link - via Aniboom, Thanks Ben Heartless!*/...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/12/scott-arsenault-and-cynthia-petrovics-red-tango/

Knockman Plays Music By Banging on Own Head.

Knockman (and friends or is it Knockmen?) are cut little toys that make music by pounding its own head after you wind it up. You can even "daisy chain" a few Knockmen to pound one another's head! Link - Tha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/12/knockman-plays-music-by-banging-on-own-head/

Neatorama Welcomes Robert Gale of A Welsh View!

I'd like to welcome a new guest author for Neatorama, Rob Gale of the famous blog A Welsh View (and his new venture Peculiarosities).Rob's an expert at all things strange, cool, and interesting - if it's happenin' on the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/12/neatorama-welcomes-robert-gale-of-a-welsh-view/
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