Archive for May 10th, 2007

How to Carry Chickens Around the World.

It seems like there are many different ways to "carry" chickens around the world. This one is from Ecuador, where apparently you need to don some sort of weird mask and gorilla pants.Link - Thanks Willy!*/e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/10/how-to-carry-chickens-around-the-world/

World's Strangest Spider-Man Characters.

Jeff Simmermon of And I Am Not Lying, For Real blog has a neat article on the 10 strangest spider-man incarnations. This one above is the Spider-Man Ganesha [wiki], which I suppose, is big in India.Link - Thanks */em...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/10/worlds-strangest-spider-man-characters/

Controversial Kit Tests the Sex of Unborn Baby at Just 6 Weeks.

DNA Worldwide is selling a (controversial) kit that supposedly can test the sex of an unborn baby at just six weeks.Naturally, some people are concerned:The kit, sold by DNA Worldwide for £189, is controversial...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/10/controversial-kit-tests-the-sex-of-unborn-baby-at-just-6-weeks/

Kool-Aid Pickles.

A dill pickle, marinated in double-strength Kool-Aid for a week. That’s a Kool-Aid pickle, and children of the Mississippi Delta love the sweet and sour taste. Link -via Metafilter...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/10/kool-aid-pickles/

25 Most Memorable Quotes in the Last 25 Years.

USA Today has compiled a list of 25 Most Memorable Quotes of the last 25 years.Here's No. 2 "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" by President Reagan on June 12, 1987.Links: USA Today | Webcast at ABC News - Th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/10/25-most-memorable-quotes-in-the-last-25-years/

The Humane Index.

The Humane Index, a special website by The Humane Society, ranks the largest 25 US cities according how humane they are to animals (for instance, they take into account factors like whether people use cameras to "sh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/10/the-humane-index/

Tunnel of Love and Tunnel of Marriage.

This panel from illustrator Skip Williamson made me chuckle - check out more of his artwork and comic strips here: Link [Flash, with music on splash page] - Thanks Skip!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/10/tunnel-of-love-and-tunnel-of-marriage/

Neo-Ruins.

Artist and teacher Hisaharu Motoda created haunting visions of a post-apocalyptic Tokyo, complete with ruined buildings and plants growing through the cracked streets. http://hisaharu-motoda.petit.cc/muscat2/ -via Cyni...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/10/neo-ruins/

Robot Guinea Pig.

Gupi the Guinea Pig is a robotic pet that will make few demands on your time. You’ll need to pet him (or he will become skittish) and plug him into his carrot recharger. He makes 30 sounds (more than a regular g...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/10/robot-guinea-pig/

Sogno ad Occhi Aperti (Daydream).

A two-part video featuring the compositions "Terra Aria" and "Concerto Rotondo,” performed by Giovanni Sollima. Directed by Lasse Gjertsen, who worked on this for the past five months. He has commentary at YouTub...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/10/sogno-ad-occhi-aperti-daydream/

Political Scandals Quiz.

Think you know your political scandals? Take this mental_floss quiz and see if you can match the political scandal to the city it rocked: Link - Thanks Will!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/10/political-scandals-quiz/

Did You Know? by Karl Fisch.

Just how unique are you? If you're one in a million, exactly how many of you would there be in China? Did you know? Here's an eye opener, from Karl Fisch of the Fischbowl blog. Fascinating.Hit play or go to Link [YouTube...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/10/did-you-know-by-carl-fisch/

Statisfy: See From Where Your Visitors Come From, Live.

Here's something for the statistics junky: Statisfy.net by Warren Konkel and David Rappo, a website that allows you to see where your blog readers are coming from geographically, in real time.The whole bit is pretty easy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/10/statisfy-see-from-where-your-visitors-come-from-live/

A Historical Chart of Gas Prices.

Ah, gas prices ... do you still remember when gas is about a buck fifty a gallon? Those were the good ol' days. Nostalgic chart brought to you by Gas Buddy, a website where you can (try to) find cheap gas. Link - Thanks...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/10/a-historical-chart-of-gas-prices/

Weird Laws of Singapore.

I love Singapore! It's truly a fine city (it's clean and safe, thanks to strict, no-nonsense enforcement of the law - and yes, "fine" city because breaking the law will result in a stiff fine).Like any country,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/10/weird-laws-of-singapore/

America's Favorite Fictional Culinary Icon.

OUPblog is asking the question: who would you pick as America's favorite fictional culinary icon? Ronald McDonald? Uncle Ben, Aunt Jemima, or Betty Crocker? http://blog.oup.com/2007/05/food_icon - Thanks Kate Klenfne...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/10/americas-favorite-fictional-culinary-icon/

The Harry-est Town in America

Amazon.com is running a contest to see which towns in America, on a per capita basis, are pre-ordering the most copies of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows". Towns in Virginia are currently dominating the top...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/10/the-harry-est-town-in-america/

Monster Hedge.

John Dobson of East Sussex trims his hedge to resemble the Loch Ness Monster. He’s been working to perfect the living sculpture for 17 years! Link -via Arbroath...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/10/monster-hedge/

Headless Historicals.

Headless Historicals â„¢ are reworked dolls that were inspired by characters throughout history who died in rather horrible ways. Each doll is dressed according to how they might have appeared during the peak o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/10/headless-historicals/

Ten Futuristic Luxury Hotels.

Ten hotels in places ranging from undersea to outer space. Most are in the design and planning stage, but what design! One thing they have in common is that they will all have a very high nightly rate. Link -via the Pr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/10/ten-futuristic-luxury-hotels/

What is It? Game 21.

This week's collaboration with What is It? Blog brings us this mysterious object. Check out What is It? for clues.Because I missed two weeks' worth of games, let's do this: First one to guess correctly a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/10/what-is-it-game-21/

The Real Story of Murphy's Law

The following is an article from Bathroom Readers' Institute 13th edition Uncle John's All-Purpose Extra Strength Bathroom Reader.  HistoryThe sentiment expressed in Murphy's Law, "Anything t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/10/the-real-story-of-murphys-law/

Diet Recipe Cards from the 1970s.

Wendy McClure of Candyboots has a neat collection of diet recipe cards from the 1970s, featuring food like chilled celery log and frankfurther spectacular. Yum! Link - Thanks Jennifer!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/10/diet-recipe-cards-from-the-1970s/

Arco Valley Pearl, World's Largest Pearl.

Photo: Life Style Auctions, HO.You're looking at the "Arco Valley Pearl," which at 575-carat and 3.1 inches in length is the largest natural pearl in the world. The pearl, which once belonged to the descendant...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/10/arco-valley-pearl-worlds-largest-pearl/

Howard Hallis' Picture of Everything.

Artist Howard Hallis has created (another) giant Picture of Everything, featuring what seems like every single cartoon characters known to man. Link | The History of PoE - via Papelera 21...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/10/howard-hallis-picture-of-everything/

DIY String Tripod.

Alex wrote to us on how to make a tripod out of ... string!This is an old photographers trick - here is my design. Sometimes referred to as a string tripod or string bipod or string monopod. Also known as a chain tri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/10/diy-string-tripod/

Maps of Online Communities.

A clever map illustrating the various "islands" of online communities, done by Randall Munroe of xkcd: Link - Thanks Kingsley Boey!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/10/maps-of-online-communities/

Backspace Float and Unfold Video Clips.

Backspace Float and Unfold are two creative short videos (about floating typography and unfolding graphics in an urban setting) that you've got to see. Clever effect, that's for sure.Hit play or go to Links: Backspace Fl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/10/backspace-float-and-unfold-video-clips/

Bizarro: Puppet Boxer.

I'm late at posting this Bizarro comic panel but it's too funny to pass up! For more Bizarro goodness, check out Dan Piraro's website here: Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/10/bizarro-puppet-boxer/

The Flying Spaghetti Monster in The Sky

Well... For non-believers it's just a plane firing countermeasure flares. Found at Microsiervos...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/10/the-flying-spaghetti-monster-in-the-sky/
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