Archive for February 15th, 2007

Crazy Russian Intersection

The last time I visited St. Petersburg, Russia (then Leningrad), our taxicab was in 2 minor accidents over the course of a 3 mile drive (one was with a bike). After seeing the above video from Prospekt Slavy (Glory...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/15/crazy-russian-intersection/

Bookshelf Stop-Motion Clip.

Here's a fantastic stop-motion movie clip about books on a bookshelf:A stop motion video that took me 4 hours to make, i had to move the books 903 times, the books move around and do interesting things.Hit play...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/15/bookshelf-stop-motion-clip/

Chinese Soldiers' Valentine.

From Weird Asia News:Soldiers stand in a heart-shaped formation ahead of Valentine’s Day in East China’s Zhejiang Province February 13, 2006. Valentine’s Day has become one of most popular western f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/15/chinese-soldiers-valentine/

Wii Weights Combine Gaming and Exercise.

Smart: getting your exercise by playing Wii. Genius: marketing a wrist weight wrap as a gaming/exercise accessory! Link - via Gizmodo and Eduyayo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/15/wii-weights-combine-gaming-and-exercise/

World's Most Expensive Valentine's Day Card.

This 1790 intricately designed Valentine is valued at £4,000, making it the world's most expensive Valentine card (and no embedded diamonds, either!). Link - via A Welsh View...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/15/worlds-most-expensive-valentines-day-card/

Students Build Coffin for Dying Teacher.

A Dutch primary school teacher has a strange and poignant final project for her class:Eri van den Biggelaar, 40, has just a few weeks to live after being diagnosed last year with an aggressive form of cervical cancer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/15/students-build-coffin-for-dying-teacher/

Original Pink Panther Car on Auction.

On auction right now on eBay, here's the original Pink Panther car from the cartoon show:This is the 1 and only - truly original! - PINK PANTHER car from the cartoon show which featured on our tv screens from the lat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/15/original-pink-panther-car-on-auction/

Checker Shadow Illusion.

MIT Professor of Vision Science Edward H. Adelson made this old (but neat) optical illusion: believe it or not, A and B are both the same color!Link - via Say No to Crack...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/15/checker-shadow-illusion/

Strange KKK on a Ferris Wheel Photo.

A strange 1926 photo, from gnotalex's photostream at Flickr:Members of Cañon City Klan No. 21 pose on and around the ferris wheel at the site of a carnival at 8th and Greenwood in Cañon City, Colorado....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/15/strange-kkk-on-a-ferris-wheel-photo/

8-Year-Old Math Whiz Proved Discovery Center Wrong.

Eight-year-old math whiz Parker Garrison realized that a new exhibit at Discovery Place didn't quite add up:When the 8-year-old math whiz at Charlotte Christian visited the "Jelly Belly Presents Candy Unwrapped&...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/15/8-year-old-math-whiz-proved-discovery-center-wrong/

Funniest Christopher Walken SNL Skits Ever.

Henry and Matt at Brohans has compiled 8 of the funniest Christopher Walken Saturday Night Live skit ever.A must see: Link - via Gorillamask...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/15/funniest-christopher-walken-snl-skits-ever/

Weird Patron Saints.

Mental_floss has a list of the 5 weirdest patron saints - for example:Saint Drogo (1105-1185), a Flemish nobleman who was reportedly able to bilocate, maintaining his presence in two locations at once. Witnesses clai...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/15/weird-patron-saints/

The original Ali G.

British comic Mark Thomas is quite hilarious. His stuff is political and very cutting. This is a YouTube clip of his old tv show - and there's no doubt he's influenced Ali G with this bit. Somehow, he convinced G...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/15/the-original-ali-g/

Dangling Teen.

A 15-year-old would-be graffitti artist in Ontario couldn’t resist the lure of a new bridge. He tied a rope to the bridge and lowered himself with a spray can, but left his cell phone behind. The rope became tan...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/15/dangling-teen/

March of the Librarians

Twice a year, tens of thousands of librarians make a trek across the United States to a meeting of the American Library Association. They come to learn, to network, to collect free stuff, and possibly to mate. Afte...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/15/march-of-the-librarians/

Top 10 Japanese Nintendo [NES] Commercials.

This video of the best 10 NES commercials gives us a look at the good ol’ days of video game advertising. Click Play or go to Link [YouTube]. Found at Japan Probe....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/15/top-10-japanese-nintendo-nes-commercials/

The Burger Magic Trick in Japan.

Question > Would you eat the burger? Click Play or go to Link [YouTube]....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/15/the-burger-magic-trick-in-japan/

What is It? Game 11.

This week's collaboration with What is It? blog brings us this object (5-1/2 5" tall). What is this mysterious object?[No t-shirt for this round - congrats to Fodder, who won the last round.]Update...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/15/what-is-it-game-11/

A Bad Ad Placement.

Mental_floss blogger Ransom Riggs found this unfortunate case of juxtaposition of a bus stop advertisement for the Oscars and a Los Angeles high school sign about Black History Month! Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/15/a-bad-ad-placement/

Radical Kashmiri Muslim Group Really Hates Valentine's Day.

If you think you hate Valentine's Day, you've still got nothing on these people. They *really* hate it:A Muslim women's group in revolt-hit Indian Kashmir group burned greeting cards and beat young couples to stop pe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/15/radical-kashmiri-muslim-group-really-hates-valentines-day/

World's Largest Drain Hole.

Fogonazos has a neat story about the largest drainhole in the world: a spillway at the Monticello Dam in northern California. Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/15/worlds-largest-drain-hole/

The World of Warcraft Phenomenon of Leeroy Jenkins.

Since I don't play World of Warcraft (WoW) [official website | wiki], I totally missed out on the Internet phenomenon of Leeroy Jenkins [wiki] that went 'round the Net a while ago. The story goes:The clip begins with...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/15/the-world-of-warcraft-phenomenon-of-leeroy-jenkins/

Plush Tetris Blocks for Kids.

Here's some plush Tetris blocks, designed by Harri Koskinen for Play+Soft: Link - via Boing Boing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/15/plush-tetris-blocks-for-kids/






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