Archive for February 27th, 2007

Unlikely Friends.

Taman Safari animal hospital in Java, Indonesia have four babies in their care who normally wouldn’t get along. A pair of baby orangutans and a pair of Sumatran tiger cubs (both endangered species) were rejected...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/27/unlikely-friends/

Manure SMS Lets Farmers Warn Neighbors.

Guerilla Innovation has this story about a new Danish service called GylleSMS ("ManureSMS"): GylleSMS ("ManureSMS") is a new Danish SMS service designed to optimize the relationship between farmer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/27/manure-sms-lets-farmers-warn-neighbors/

Brass Knuckle Wine Opener.

These "Bourgeois Brass Knuckle" wine openers are made by Jonathan Sabine, currently on display at the Vest Collective: http://www.vestcollective.ca/ - via Design Sponge...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/27/brass-knuckle-wine-opener/

Dirty Dancing Wedding Dance.

We had the Thriller wedding dance before on Neato ... this one just as awesome: Dirty Dancing First Dance at Julia and James' wedding. Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] | Julia's website...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/27/dirty-dancing-wedding-dance/

Dog Pees Upside Down!

From the website: Mrs Chen, of Changchun city, says 18-month-old 'Baby' began peeing in the new position just three months ago.“He used to pee as other dogs do. But one day I found him putting both hin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/27/dog-pees-upside-down/

Remote Controlled Pigeon.

Chinese scientists at the Shadong University of Science and Tech can now command a pigeon's flight through remote control:Scientists sent signals by computer to the implants that mirror signals generated by the brain...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/27/remote-controlled-pigeon/

Giant Klan Sculpture in Venice.

This giant 75-foot (23 m) tall Klan sculpture in Venice, called "Ceremonial Crying System PV" (2005) was made by Sislej Xhafa. http://www.magazzinoartemoderna.com/italian_gallery/artists/xhafa/b_xhafa_en.html#...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/27/giant-klan-sculpture-in-venice/

Monster Trash Can.

This cardboard trash can is from 1972. Found here....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/27/monster-trash-can/

Esc 3D Animation.

In the same vein as the famous "Animator vs. Animation" [YouTube] and the sequel [YouTube], here is a 3-D version called Esc by Justin Henton at the Emily Carr Institute.Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] | Justi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/27/esc-3d-animation/

867-5309/Jenny in All US Area Codes.

In the 1980s, a song "867-5309/Jenny" by the band Tommy Tutone sparked a fad of people dialing the phone number asking for the girl named Jenny.A few years back, someone called that number on every single area...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/27/867-5309jenny-in-all-us-area-codes/

The Kosher Gym.

Only in Brooklyn, Folks! As seen on the aNYthing glob....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/27/the-kosher-gym/

Weird Hammer Hanging Effect

It's tricky but it can be done. The weight of the hammer balances and holds the whole system. You can watch the video in Metacafe on how it is done - via My Confined Space...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/27/weird-hammer-hanging-effect/

Manish Arora's Sci-Fi Make-up.

Indian fashion designer Manish Arora created this out-of-this-world (or is it Tron?) make-up for/using MAC Cosmetics at the London Fashion Week.Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/27/manish-aroras-sci-fi-make-up/

Mental_floss Hangman Worksheet.

Check your hangman-playing skill (and history knowledge about people who were hanged) with mental_floss' new worksheet by Alex Scordelis.Link - Thanks Will!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/27/mental_floss-hangman-worksheet/

Viktor and Rolf's Haute Couture Comes with Own Light and Audio Systems.

For their autumn/winter 2007 collection, Dutch avant garde fashion designers Viktor and Rolf created this: The show started from the premise that each model should be a self-contained fashion show, so they hobbled do...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/27/viktor-and-rolfs-haute-couture-comes-with-own-light-and-audio-systems/

High End Pet Store in Hot Water Because of Its Name.

Lori Pacchiano, the founder of High Maintenance Bitch, high-end pet shop got the ire of plenty of people over its name, and oh, probably about a million bucks worth of publicity!Link (Image: Gilbert W. Arias / Seattle Po...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/27/high-end-pet-store-in-hot-water-because-of-its-name/

Gecko Love: Bleak yet Funny Ad for Ceiling Boards.

This ad for Shera ceiling boards in Thailand uses some dark, dark humor. Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via ETTF...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/27/gecko-love-bleak-yet-funny-ad-for-ceiling-boards/

New Snow Angel Record.

More than 8,900 people frantically flapped in the snow on Saturday, February 17, 2007 at the State Capitol grounds in North Dakota to break the record for the most snow angels ever made.The previous record was 1,791 peop...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/27/new-snow-angel-record/

The Egg Chair is Good for Your Back.

The ErgoChair promises that if you sit on its egg, it won't hatch - rather, your back will feel better!Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/27/the-egg-chair-is-good-for-your-back/

Guy Conned Magazine to Run Fake Gucci Ad.

This guy submitted a fake Gucci ad with a photo of himself to a Swiss weekly SonntagsZeitung and told the newspaper to bill $50,000 to Gucci. Ooh, the nerve!Link | ABC News article - via Boing Boing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/27/guy-conned-magazine-to-run-fake-gucci-ad/

The Helotes Volcano: Giant Mulch Pile Continues to Burn.

An 80-feet tall giant pile of wood chip and mulch in Helotes, Texas, dubbed "the Helotes Volcano" has been burning since the day after Christmas 2006! The fire itself has become a sort of perverse tourist...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/27/the-helotes-volcano-giant-mulch-pile-continues-to-burn/

Lightsaber Umbrella.

Korean company Funshop has these light saber umbrellas for Jedis who are afraid of the rain: Link - via The Red Ferret JournalUpdate 2/27/07: Better yet: it's the Blade Runner umbrella - how did I forget?...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/27/lightsaber-umbrella/

Friends Broke Into House and Painted a Birthday Present Mural.

For Fatty's birthday, his friends broke into his house and painted a giant mural of himself as a birthday present! Link - via reddit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/27/friends-broke-into-house-and-painted-a-birthday-present-mural/

Pong Table.

Moritz Waldemeyer created this pong table with embedded LED lights and touchpads to create a truly interactive gaming table.The Pong table is a dining table made from DuPont Corian with an aluminium base. There are 2...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/27/pong-table/

Verbarius Clock Spells Out the Time.

Another cool clock from Art. Lebedev studio (this one's making the round on the Net): The Verbarius clock answers the question “What time is it?” writing a different reply every time it’s asked: it̵...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/27/verbarius-clock-spells-out-the-time/

Half-Life 2 Fans Rejoice!

Presenting The Ballad of Black Mesa, a thumping well-sampled tour-de-force created by Mighty Crane Films... (Push Play or transport your H.E.V.-suited self over to YouTube to watch.) Link found at Kotaku via Bl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/27/half-life-2-fans-rejoice/

Images from Mars.

The European Space Agency launched the Rosetta space probe {wiki} in 2004 to study the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. It should reach the comet by 2014. Rosetta has just passed Mars, and sent back some beautiful phot...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/27/images-from-mars/

Ant Wallpaper.

What's so neat about this classic-styled wallpaper?... Upon a closer look, the details are made of millions of ants!Designed by Stine Gam and Enrico Fratesi: Link - via Why Not?...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/27/ant-wallpaper/

Jen Stark's Paper Artwork.

I am in complete awe with Jen Stark's amazing artwork, made out of regular multi-colored construction paper.If you only click on just one link today, this should be it: http://www.jenstark.com- via Make...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/27/jen-starks-paper-artwork/

1-Click: Japanese Mouse Cursor.

Now, for something weird: a bunch of old Japanese men carrying a giant mouse cursor! Watch what happens when you click or don't move the mouse for a while! Link [Flash] - via Glubibulga...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/27/1-click-japanese-mouse-cursor/










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