Archive for January 27th, 2007

Fabric Seller in Samarkand.

This remarkable color photo was taken by a Russian photographer 100 years ago, but the little shop and its proprietor could have come from the time of Tamerlane. This is what the Old Silk Road must have looked like. Eng...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/27/fabric-seller-in-samarkand/

Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time.

Guitar World magazine put together a reader's poll to find out the 100 best guitar solos of all time: LinkCityRag Ursi Spaltenstein of Ursi's Blog has compiled the top 20 Greatest Guitar Solos videos based on the list:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/27/greatest-guitar-solos-of-all-time/

Humvee Drivin' in Iraq.

Apparently, this is how American soldiers drive in Iraq! Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via YesButNoButYesNote: Some in the comments said that the soldiers had to drive like this to limit the risk of getting shot, wh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/27/humvee-drivin-in-iraq/

Man Tasers Grandma, Not Sorry About It At All.

From the website: Aaron deBruyn, 26, is accused of using a Taser on his wife's grandmother Wednesday morning after he got into a fight with her regarding the spanking of his infant son.His wife, Caroline deB...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/27/man-tasers-grandma-not-sorry-about-it-at-all/

Obsessive Woman Took Photos of All Her Purchases!

Talk about being obsessive: Kate Bingaman took photographs of all of her purchases for two years, and will be uploading 'em all to Flickr!Link [Flickr photoset] | Kate's Website: Obsessive Consumption (how appropriate!)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/27/obsessive-woman-took-photos-of-all-her-purchases/

Scientist Can't Make Sloth Move, Gave Up After 3 Years.

For three years, German scientists tried to coax a sloth [wiki] into moving up and down a pole for a scientific experiment:The sloth, named Mats, was remanded to a zoo after consistently refusing to climb up and then...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/27/scientist-cant-make-sloth-move-gave-up-after-3-years/

Mac + James Blunt = Mac Beautiful.

What do you get when you mash up Mac and James Blunt? Apparently, this geeky-wonderful love song called Mac Beautiful by Christine of Happy Slip.http://www.happyslip.com/category/videos - via Miss Cellania...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/27/mac-james-blunt-mac-beautiful/

Jake Dobkin's Photos of New York City.

Amateur photographer Jake Dobkin takes very cool photographs of (mostly) the urban landscapes of New York City. He posts new picture on the front page of his blog every day, and compiles the best photos of the year since...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/27/jake-dobkins-photos-of-new-york-city/

Grimace, Then Evil, Now Cuddly.

Grimace [wiki], the jolly and lovable purple gumdrop and friend of Ronald McDonald, wasn't always like that. In the first cycle of McDonaldland commercials in 1971, he was "Evil Grimace," with two pairs of arms...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/27/grimace-then-evil-now-cuddly/

Ten Feats of Man-Made Wonder, Picked by Structural Engineers.

Metropolis Magazine invited structural engineers Leslie Robertson and Craig Schwitter to pick their favorite feats of man-made wonder. One of their picks is Machu Picchu, the mysterious ruins built by the Incas.Built...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/27/ten-feats-of-man-made-wonder-picked-by-structural-engineers/

Giant Space Invaders Art.

Tom Coates of Plasticbag wrote about the fun and games at the O'Reilly FOO Camp: participants made giant space invaders graphics out of pieces of papers. The whole thing is supposed to be visible from space (or at least...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/27/giant-space-invaders-art/

Photo of Manhattan after Ice Caps Melt

This photo illustration, created by John Blackford and Cameron Davidson for Vanity Fair, shows what Manhattan might look like if global warming continued until polar ice caps melted. http://www.vanityfair.com/magazi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/27/photo-of-manhattan-after-ice-caps-melt/

How Many M&M's Can Fit Inside a Klein Bottle?

How many M&M candies can you fit inside a Klein bottle? Apparently, 547 M&M's. That's weird because Klein bottles [wiki] are supposed to have zero volume. And they're one-sided with no edges, to boot.Link - via C...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/27/how-many-mms-can-fit-inside-a-klein-bottle/

Milo's Tongue.

Meet Milo, the cute Mexican Hairless Dog whose tongue sticks out all the time:What is that?A dog. He is a Xoloitzcuintli (pronounced; show -low- eetz -queent -lee), a.k.a. Mexican Hairless D...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/27/milos-tongue/

Mirin Dajo, the Human Pincushion.

That's Dutchman Mirin Dajo, the Human Pincushion, which confounded doctors because he could have a fencing foil plunged right through his body (passing through vital organs) with no apparent harm. He even allowed doctors...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/27/mirin-dajo-the-human-pincushion/

Girls' Toe Jam is Crystal-like Stones.

From the website:The 23-year-old girl from Alor Gajah had become an overnight sensation when TV3 aired the bizarre story of crystal-like stones popping out from beneath her toe nail.Her rubber-tapper mother Kamariah...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/27/girls-toe-jam-is-crystal-like-stones/

Cool Movie Poster: Premonition.

Something in the line of Octavio Ocampo's Family of Birds we've seen before on Neatorama. Found at the ever-wonderful mentalfloss...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/27/cool-movie-poster-premonition/

Star Trek Home Theater.

Gary Reighn likes Star Trek so much that he built his very own Star Trek home theater, on a $15,000 budget (including furniture and equipments), no less!It's where no home theater has gone before: Link - via Born RichSee...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/27/star-trek-home-theater/

Human Slingshot.

I'm really surprised that this didn't end badly! Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via Stuff on Fire...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/27/human-slingshot/

Meneghini Antique Fridge.

A red armoire? No, actually - that's a Meneghini antique refrigerator! Appliancist has got the scoop: Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/27/meneghini-antique-fridge/

Cabestan Watch: Weird, Expensive and Impractical But Probably Very Desirable.

This is a weird (and expensive) watch called the Cabestan from Vianney Halter and Jean-François Ruchonnet:Cabestan doesn't have a dial too, nor hands. Everything is shown with wheels and barrels. The functions...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/27/cabestan-watch-weird-expensive-and-impractical-but-probably-very-desirable/
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