Archive for March 12th, 2007

Tom Claasen's Giant Animal Sculptures.

Tom Claasen is famous for his giant animal sculptures, which seem to all be sitting or standing around lazily! Link - via whynot?...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/12/tom-claasens-giant-animal-sculptures/

Einstein Cross.

That's not a galactic four-leaf clover - instead it's an example of how gravitational lensing split the light from a distant quasar into four distinct images.This specific case is known as the Einstein cross: Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/12/einstein-cross/

Kris Harzinski's Waiting Light.

Annoyed at having to wait in line, Kris Harzinski created this "Waiting" light that you wear around your waist:When you turn on the switch it shines a bright orange color behind the bold, black letters that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/12/kris-harzinskis-waiting-light/

Drill-Powered Skateboard.

Where was this when I was young: a drill-powered skateboard! Here's the step-by-step instruction by Pop Sci at Instructables: Link - via Core77 Design Blog...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/12/drill-powered-skateboard/

Heart-Shaped Teacup.

How cute is that: when you pour it in, the tea takes the shape of a heart!http://www.bitsandpieces.com/%5EGifts%2BFor%2BHer/08-W5833.html - via Cribcandy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/12/heart-shaped-teacup/

Thomas Kuebler's Sculptures.

Thomas Kuebler creates amazing high-detail, life-size sculptures that are fantastic in their cartoonish features. The two above are called "Myron Klinefelter's Revenge" (what's Klinefelter? Look it up)Link - vi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/12/thomas-kueblers-sculptures/

Wire Frame Subaru Sculpture.

That's not CGI, that's a lifesize wire frame sculpture of Subari Impreza by British artist Benedict Radcliffe. The "car" was parked outisde of an art gallery and was ticketed by pissed off traffic cops!: http:/...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/12/wire-frame-subaru-sculpture/

Retro Video Game Belt Buckles.

Productdose has the list of 10 neat retro video game belt buckles: Link - via GorillaMask...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/12/retro-video-game-belt-buckles/

Capsized Cargo Ship.

Er, your shipment will be a little late. And wet. Um, yeah: http://www.zattevrienden.be/sfw/schip_verrebroekdok_luchtfotos - via ETTF...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/12/capsized-cargo-ship/

Pointlessly Artistic Freeway Loopty Loop.

In 1996, artists Marc Weis and Martin De Mattia proposed to build a giant loop on a freeway just for the heck of it, er ... art. Link - via VVORK...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/12/pointlessly-artistic-freeway-loopty-loop/

Nativity Scene Reminds People to Drive Safely.

A car insurance company from Puerto Rico used this clever Nativity Scene print ad to remind you to drive safely! Larger pic: Link Link to the page from Neatorama denied, I wonder why ......

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/12/nativity-scene-reminds-people-to-drive-safely/

Great Pockets.

For those who carry lots of stuff in their pockets and therefore need extra-large pockets, here's the satirical Henry Needle & Sons' hand tailored great pockets clothing: Link [Flash, warning: loud, annoying talking...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/12/great-pockets/

Bizarre Keratin-Like Growth Skin Condition.

WFMU Beware of the Blog has the strange story of a man in Eastern Europe with a bizarre skin affliction where keratin-like matter grows out of his hands and feet: Link - via Boing Boing ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/12/bizarre-keratin-like-growth-skin-condition/

Deluxe Weeble Wobble Cat Scratching Post.

What do you get when you cross a weeble-wobble with a cat scratching post? This beautiful zebrawood scratching post with a polished aluminum base by James Owen. Link - via electro^plankton...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/12/deluxe-weeble-wobble-cat-scratching-post/

Moai Souvenir Bottle

If you visit Easter Island, you can buy this Moai bottle filled with a local brandy called "Pisco." http://populuxebooks.com/blog/index.php/2007/03/06/p317 [skip the spammer warning message to enter] - via Eye of the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/12/moai-souvenir-bottle/

Husband Saws House In Half During Bitter Divorce

Remember the War of the Roses? Then take a look at the video of this guy sawing off his half of the wooden hut and carrying it away with a forklift to his brother's house where he is living now, far away from his ex-wife...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/12/husband-saws-house-in-half-during-bitter-divorce/

Stockholm Metro.

Today's collaboration with Cellar Image of the Day brings us photos of the Stockholm metro stations, which have bedrock exposed, either untouched or painted, as part of the decorations!Original Link at Archibase - via di...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/12/stockholm-metro/

Homemade Roller Coaster.

Our pal Shurebit clued us in to this awesome backyard creation: a homemade roller coaster by Jeremy Reid! Link | See some videos clips here: http://shurebit.com/?p=205...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/12/homemade-roller-coaster/

Maukie, Cute Flash Kitten You Can Play With.

Maukie is a neat black cat with green eyes. If you tease her with your mouse, you can make her purr and meow. You can also make her paw go up - see if you can figure out the trick ...Although she didn't make Mauke, Annek...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/12/maukie-cute-flash-kitten-you-can-play-with/

Prescription for Medicinal Liquor During Prohibition.

Today it's marijuana, before it was alcohol. The idea behind prescription for illicit substance for their "medicinal" quality is quite old: it was around during Prohibition [wiki]!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/12/prescription-for-medicinal-liquor-during-prohibition/

Alien PT Cruiser.

This custom Alien PT Cruiser was on display at the Moscow Motor Show recently. Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/12/alien-pt-cruiser/

Miro Pseudomorph: DIY Miro Paintings.

Cliff Pickover's favorite artist is Spanish surrealist painter Joan Miró [wiki]. For fun, Cliff is asking people to submit their own Miro-like artwork (which he called "Miro Pseudomorphs"): Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/12/miro-pseudomorph-diy-miro-paintings/

Monster Renfair Rally?

What do you do when you only have 30 seconds to advertise a Renaissance Faire...? Via: VideoSift...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/12/monster-renfair-rally/

Klingon political website.

Jyrki Kasvi is a Finnish Parliament member, representing the Green League party. His website is available in several languages, including Klingon. "Some have thought it is blasphemy to mix politics and Klingon," s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/12/klingon-political-website/

All about Olive.

I just found The Life of Riley, a fairly new blog written by Olive Riley and Mike Rubbo. Olive is 107 years old, which may make her the oldest blogger ever. The stories from her life are fascinating. From her first pos...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/12/all-about-olive/

Blanket Octopus

From Pink Tentacle: This type of Tremoctopus, or blanket octopus, has a unique way of escaping from predators. When threatened, the octopus unfurls a giant sheet of webbing that trails behind like a cape. The webb...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/12/blanket-octopus/

Home Becomes An 'Island' In Building Row.

This family’s home located in Chongqing, central China, was left standing on its own island as the family refused to move out. It all started when they refused to accept compensation to move and, while th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/12/home-becomes-an-island-in-building-row/

30 Strangest Deaths in History

While you're here, please take a look at Neatorama's homepage for more fun stuff or subscribe to our RSS Feed. Death by Embracing the Reflection of the Moon Chinese poet Li Po (701-706) is re...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/12/30-strangest-deaths-in-history/

Crumbling Castle Illusion

It's not CGI. See if you can figure out the stunning effect - via My Confined Space...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/12/crumbling-castle-illusion/

Merit Badges for Science Nerds.

The Order of the Science Scout of Exemplary Repute and Above Average Physique has a set of funny badges for its members who are into such things: Link (Forgive them for they are Canadian ...) - via Miss Cellania....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/12/merit-badges-for-science-nerds/










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