Archive for March 28th, 2007

Purses Fit for a Man?

American Inventor Spot has a list of 10 purses they claim to be manly enough that a guy wouldn't feel embarrassed holding them. The purse above, created by Yael Mer to look like it contains a severed human head (eek...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/28/purses-fit-for-a-man/

The King Kong of Street Hockey.

An enormous Toronto Marlies' inflatable player appearing ready for a game of Gardiner hockey. As seen on blogTO....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/28/the-king-kong-of-street-hockey/

Strange Buildings in Asia.

Here's a list of 5 spectacularly strange buildings in Asia. For example, the Ryugyong Hotel in Pyongyang, North Korea:The Ryugyong Hotel is much like the North Korean regime itself: it’s monolithic, unstable, a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/28/strange-buildings-in-asia/

Top 10 Action Hero One-Liners.

Quite a few iconic one-liners are missing from this list, but it's still very entertaining: Top 10 Action Hero One-Liners from the CinemATTIC.Link Updated Link - via Photo Matt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/28/top-10-action-hero-one-liners/

Gum Recycling Bin.

Loredana and Ornella were walking downtown one day, when a gum thrown on the sidewalk ruined their shoes but sparked this idea for Envyrobubble, a gum recycling bin: We did our homework and realized a public gum cont...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/28/gum-recycling-bin/

Deep Fryer and Aquarium Combo!

This deep fryer doubles as a live goldfish tank. Since oil and water don't mix, the hot oil stays on top and bits of food that fall down get eaten by the fishies!Hit play or go to link [YouTube] - via Consumerist...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/28/deep-fryer-and-aquarium-combo/

Katana in Action

In these videos, you can see how sharp the sword is in slow-motion: An egg cleanly sliced in two: A plastic bottle sliced: This one is awesome: a tomato cut in two. And this here is how to make the swo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/28/katana-in-action/

Venn Diagram of the Secret of Happiness.

This doodle by Lee of Lee's Things blog summarizes secret to finding happiness:In his lecture, Fournier suggested that these are three universal psychological needs (to be choiceful, connected to others, to feel capa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/28/venn-diagram-of-the-secret-of-happiness/

7-Year-Old Boy Weighs 254 lb.!

A mother in Polk County, Florida, may lose custody of her 7-year-old son Justin, who weighs a staggering 254 lb. ( 115 kg)!Joyce Painter's seven year old son, Justin, weighs 254 pounds. She says the Department of Soc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/28/7-year-old-boy-weighs-254-lb/

Rolling Bridge.

This awesome rolling bridge is made by Heatherwick Studio and is located in Paddington Basin, London, UK:Rather than a conventional opening bridge mechanism, consisting of a single rigid element that lifts to let boa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/28/rolling-bridge/

Bunny Operation.

Remember the classic game Operation? Well, Fred the bunny needs an operation, STAT! You be the surgeon in this funny online surgery. Can you save the bunny before time runs out?Link [Flash]...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/28/bunny-operation/

Tattoos for Toddlers.

Tattoos 4 Toddlers is a new tattoo studio specializing in tattooing children!Unlike our competitors who only offer temporary rub on tattoos. Our patented needle-free system only causes slight discomfort and ensures a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/28/tattoos-for-toddlers/

Mimi's Adventures in Octopusland.

Mimi Traillette is an octopus obsessed artist. You can check out her handmade plushies here....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/28/mimis-adventures-in-octopusland/

ROBO_COOP

ROBO_COOP is an orchestra of robotic puppets controlled by a litany of laptops generating both movement and music. The exhibit was mildly disturbing in that post-apocalyptic sense that one might...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/28/robo_coop/

Head Squishing in Ancient Peru.

Don't get the ancient Peruvian aristocrats angry: they'll dismember you. But oddly, if they love you, they'll squish your head! While there is nothing pretty about dismemberment, one body also found at El Trigal disp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/28/head-squishing-in-ancient-peru/

Inflatable Lunar Station.

NASA is testing an inflatable structure that one day might be used on the Moon! The inflatable structure is made of multilayer fabric and looks like an ungainly white robot with legs. The main unit is 12 feet in diam...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/28/inflatable-lunar-station/

Making Music: Dishwasher

This is a look behind Dishwasher's music. Click Play or go to Link [YouTube]....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/28/making-music-dishwasher/

2.7 million yen in cash found floating down a river in Tokyo.

Police used fishing nets and their hands Wednesday to scoop up 2.7 million yen (US$23,000; €17,230) in mysterious cash floating down a Japanese river, an official said. A passer-by notified police after...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/28/27-million-yen-in-cash-found-floating-down-a-river-in-tokyo/

Birds of Paradise.

[http://youtu.be/nS1tEnfkk6M] Male Birds of Paradise in Papua, New Guinea have a bizarre courtship dance you must see to believe. This fellow's "housecleaning" beforehand is pretty impressive, too! Push play or go to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/28/birds-of-paradise/

Hexagon Spotted on Saturn.

Astronomers have spotted a hexagon-shaped feature on Saturn's north pole. "This is a very strange feature, lying in a precise geometric fashion with six nearly equally straight sides," said Kevin Baines, atmosph...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/28/hexagon-spotted-on-saturn/

The Last Snack.

Boing Boing's post on the Last Supper with dogs painting by Ron Burns titled "Dinner and Drinks with Son of Dog" reminded me of this photo by Tom Altany called The Last Snack, which was nominated for the Intern...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/28/the-last-snack/

World's Tallest Log Cabin.

Nikolai Sutyagin, a one-time gangster, built what is believed to be the world's tallest fire hazard ... er, log cabin: 13 floors and 144 feet tall! "First I added three floors but then the house looked ungainly,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/28/worlds-tallest-log-cabin/

Dog Saved Owner with Heimlich Maneuver.

When Debbie Parkhurst, 45, was home alone and choked on an apple, her dog came to her rescue by performing a Heimlich maneuver!“It was lodged pretty tight because I couldn’t breathe,” she said. &#...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/28/dog-saved-owner-with-heimlich-maneuver/

Mario Bros. in LEGO

Mario Bros. LegoUploaded by Bibi-de-BibopofThis is all sort of excellent: a stop-motion video of Mario Bros. in LEGO! Hit play or go to Link [Dailymotion] - via Boing Boing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/28/mario-bros-in-lego/

Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day.

Heads up! Free ice cream day from Ben & Jerry's is coming in just 3 weeks:Tuesday, April 17 - 12:00 Noon - 8:00 p.m. - Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day & Ken Hoffman's Houston Chronicle Pethouse Pet of the Wee...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/28/ben-jerrys-free-cone-day/

Experimental Shoes at the Virtual Shoe Museum.

The Virtual Shoe Museum has a large collection of designer shoes from around the world. The coolest section is the experimental shoes, some of which are shown above.Check it out: Link (click on "special use" on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/28/experimental-shoes-at-the-virtual-shoe-museum/

Jeremy Mayer's Typewriter Sculptures.

Jeremy Mayer's sculpture are made from bits and pieces from old typewriters! It's even more amazing when you find out that he did it without any gluing, welding or soldering - it's all cold assembly!Links: Saatchi Galler...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/28/jeremy-mayers-typewriter-sculptures/

Humanizing China, a Series of Great Photographs.

A while back, EastSouthWestNorth blog posted a series of touching photos meant to Humanize China. The series are divided into 3 sections: Survival, Relationship, and Desires. If you haven't seen them - it's well worth ch...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/28/humanizing-china-a-series-of-great-photographs/
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