Archive for February 22nd, 2007

The Fran Fran.

Fran Fran is a true halfie. Half body, half head. This monster is an original Eshimasa character. Inspired by monsters outside of Japan, Eshimasa wishes for an international monster exchange, maybe a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/22/the-fran-fran/

Teacups that Improve with Age.

As part of her graduate studies, Bethan Wood created a set of teacups that reveal a pattern after prolonged tea drinking. Bethan informed me that she is only making the two designs displayed on her website (one of w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/22/teacups-that-improve-with-age/

Ten Things the Gaming Industry Won't Tell You.

If you still think you can take on the casinos, here are the Ten Things the Gaming Industry Won't Tell You by SmartMoney - for example:1. "You can't win..."Everyone knows the house has an a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/22/ten-things-the-gaming-industry-wont-tell-you/

World's Largest Hot Pot.

The world's largest hot pot in Chengdu, China, measures 39 feet (12 m) in diameter and 13 feet (4 m) tall. Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/22/worlds-largest-hot-pot/

Hitler Rug.

Israeli artist Boaz Arad created this Hitler rug so people can wipe their feet on Adolf, er "to show how the Holocaust has scarred Israel, but also been misused by it": Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/22/hitler-rug/

Weird Carnaval Costumes.

There are some weird costumes at the 2007 Carnaval gallery at Yonkis: Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/22/weird-carnaval-costumes/

Dollar Origami.

Don't just leave a tip - fold the bills into memorable shapes like a money shirt, bow-tie, spider, and a pleated dollar, or this dollar rosette to the left.Link - via GorillaMask...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/22/dollar-origami/

Tastes Like Chicken.

Fetch a Bubble Machine blows chicken-scented bubbles. My puppies need one of these bad. Via Arbroath...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/22/tastes-like-chicken/

Modeling a Baby Cake.

Michelle Wibowo cut out a basic shape and added marzipan to sculpt this cake into the shape of a newborn baby. Link [youtube video] - Link to the cake gallery - via The Ultimate InsultMichelle Wibowo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/22/modeling-a-baby-cake/

Babes of Different Species.

Found at Factum - if anyone know the story behind this, please let us know! Update 2/22/07: Jojo pointed out that it's from SF Gate:Little squealers: A local television station in Manila is offering a $400 prize for...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/22/babes-of-different-species/

Fisherman Caught Fish Valuable for Its Swimbladder.

This Chinese fisherman captured a giant yellow croaker or the Chinese bahaba, a valuable fish as its swimbladder:The Chinese bahaba or giant yellow croaker is well known for its valuable swimbladder. A swimbladder ha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/22/fisherman-caught-fish-valuable-for-its-swimbladder/

Giant Squid Captured: Calamari Rings the Size of Tractor Tires.

New Zealand fishermen caught what appears to be the world's largest giant squid:Local news said the Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni was about 10m (33ft) long, and was the first adult colossal squid landed intact....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/22/giant-squid-captured-calamari-rings-the-size-of-tractor-tires/

Wok Saves TV Station.

Why buy expensive commercial transmitter to run your TV station when a $10 wok does just fine? New Zealand "45 South" TV station volunteer Ken Jones explains:"A group of us wanted to connect our comput...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/22/wok-saves-tv-station/

Mr. Satan Look-Alike.

Found at My Confined Space: an exact look-alike of Mr. Satan [wiki], a character in Dragon Ball Z....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/22/mr-satan-look-alike/

Modern Geometry on a Medieval Mosaic.

Images: W.B. DennyScientists discovered that medieval mosaics in Islamic buildings employed pretty sophisticated geometry not understood in the West until the 1970s: Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/22/modern-geometry-on-a-medieval-mosaic/

What is It? Game 12.

This week's collaboration with What is it? blog brings us this mysterious object about 9 1/2" long. Obviously, you can see a keyhole on the left-hand side. What is this strange object?[You're playin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/22/what-is-it-game-12/

How to solve a Rubik's Cube with your nose

Academy Award winner Michel Gondry solves a Rubik's Cube with his nose in less than a minute. This is an Oscar-worthy performance. Click Play or go to Link [YouTube]. (Thanks to CBC's The Hour for this biza...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/22/how-to-solve-a-rubiks-cube-with-your-nose/

Bolero on One Cello

Stringfever is a group of three brothers and a cousin who play electric stringed instruments. In this video, the four play Ravel’s Bolero on one electric cello! Push play or go to YouTube. Link to the bandâ€...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/22/bolero-on-one-cello/
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