Archive for May 27th, 2007

The Click Song

Any fellow language geeks out there? Having been a student of English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Thai and Lao I consider myself to be somewhat of a language geek. I've always been fas...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/27/the-click-song/

Mehmet Ozgur's Smoke Works.

Check out Mehmet Ozgur's awe-inspiring "smoke works" photography - I'm sure they're digitally enhanced, but still very, very awesome. Link - via Papelera 21...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/27/mehmet-ozgurs-smoke-works/

Grandma Snatcher?

Is Iowa (and perhaps other states) "abducting" senior citizens by forcing them into nursing homes against their will?Here's the story about Linda Wilson's fight to get her 88-year-old grandma Mary Stenlund back...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/27/grandma-snatcher/

A Huge List of Cool US Landmarks.

Hampton Landmarks (yes, sponsored by Hampton Hotels) has a huge searchable database of US landmarks, complete with photo and descriptions.For example, take this one along I-10 in Cabazon, California: Dinny the dinosaur.*...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/27/a-huge-list-of-cool-us-landmarks/

Nikolay "Russian Giant" Valuev, World's Tallest and Heaviest Boxing Champ.

Here's a guy you don't ever want to pick a fight with: Nikolay "Russian Giant" Valuev, who, at 7 feet tall, absolutely towers over his opponents (before pummelling them to oblivion). Nikolay also happens to be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/27/nikolay-russian-giant-valuev-worlds-tallest-and-heaviest-boxing-champ/

Christopher Goodwin's Trashball Art Project.

Christopher Goodwin's art project is to sell "curated" trash through gumball machines for a quarter a pop. His "Trashball" blog details many of the individual junk, er ... art items featured: Link - *...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/27/christopher-goodwins-trashball-art-project/

Canadian Monster Gold Coin.

The Royal Canadian Mint has just created one heckuva change: a C$1 million (about US$923,000) gold coin. Link - Thanks mikolka!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/27/canadian-monster-gold-coin/

Chernobyl: 20 years later.

Photojournalist Mark Resnicoff posted an extensive essay and photographs of his 2006 visit to Chernobyl, twenty years after the nuclear accident that shut the city down. http://nikongear.com/Chernobyl/Chernobyl_1.htm -...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/27/chernobyl-20-years-later/

Reasons for the Colors of Everyday Things.

From COLOURlovers blog comes this neat articles about why things come in certain colors, for example:Why is Red the International Color for Stop?Stop signs originated in Detroit, Michigan in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/27/reasons-for-the-colors-of-everyday-things/

Hermann Mejía's Iraqi Quagmire Chess Set.

Venezuelan artist Hermann Mejía made this "Iraqi Quagmire Chess Set" for MAD Magazine. Check out more details of his artwork on his website: Link [Flash] - Thanks Jack!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/27/hermann-mejas-iraqi-quagmire-chess-set/

LEGO Key Rack.

This LEGO key rack is made with real LEGO bricks - who says you can't make practical things with the stuff?http://shop.lego.com/ByCategory/Product.aspx?p=851908&cn=13&d=443 - Thanks Lee!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/27/lego-key-rack/

Jared Steffensen's Shoe Dioramas.

Artist Jared Steffensen creates landscape dioramas using ... shoes! http://www.jaredsteffensen.com/landscape%20shoes-shoe%20store%20installation%20installation.html - Thanks JustElite!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/27/jared-steffensens-shoe-dioramas/

The Passive-Aggressive Notes Blog.

Here's a blog dedicated to collecting passive-aggressive (and many plainly aggressive) notes left by roommates, neighbors, coworkers and strangers: Link - Thanks Dumidu!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/27/the-passive-aggressive-notes-blog/

Nature's Own Nuclear Reactor.

From the website:Creating a nuclear reaction is not simple. In power plants, it involves splitting uranium atoms, and that process releases energy as heat and neutrons that go on to cause other atoms to split. This s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/27/natures-own-nuclear-reactor/

Toogle.

Toogle Image Search finds an image of your search term, and builds it with the term in ascii. I entered my own name, and got back an image of myself wearing a Star Trek uniform. I entered Neatorama and got back the abo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/27/toogle/

The Begging Cat.

Pippy sees something and wants it. No matter what it is. Push play or go to YouTube. -via Arbroath...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/27/the-begging-cat/

The Underground Menu.

An account of a date at the L'Enclume, featuring the “Underground Menu”, which turned out to be a five-hour, 24-course experience. The chef Simon Rogan is possibly the most innovative chef in the UK, pus...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/27/the-underground-menu/

Wind Chime Alarm Clock.

Wake up with the pleasant tinkling sound of a wind chime. You can hear it in a video at the product site. Link -via Ursi’s Blog...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/27/wind-chime-alarm-clock/

Forced to Marry a Goat ...

Neatorama reader Lee Brazel wrote to us about a weird newspaper story from Sudan about a man who married a goat.Go on, you know you want to read it: http://pics.livejournal.com/nomadicshiner/pic/000247px...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/27/forced-to-marry-a-goat/

13-Year-Old Kid Founded "Funducational" Gaming Company.

Meet the executive team of a new Silicon Valley startup Elementeo, headed by its founder and CEO Anshul Samar. Oh, did we mention that he's just 13 years old?The company is all about making learning chemistry fun:Sam...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/27/13-year-old-kid-founded-funducational-gaming-company/

Headache? That's Because You've Got a Bullet in Your Brain!

Got a persistent headache? This 77-year-old Chinese grandma did, until doctors finally found the reason: a bullet lodged in her brain! Jin Guangying, 77, of Shuyang town, Jiangsu province, went to Shuyang Leniency Ho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/27/headache-thats-because-youve-got-a-bullet-in-your-brain/

Evacuating a Full Airbus 380 Plane in 77 Seconds.

How long does it take to evacuate a full Airbus 380 plane (873 passengers and crew total)? Believe it or not: just 77 seconds.Here's a video of an evacuation test: Link [Metacafe] - Thanks Papelera 21!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/27/evacuating-a-full-airbus-380-plane-in-77-seconds/

Kite Surfing to Work.

IT manager David Grimes has a unique commute: he kite surfs, sailing past traffic jams on his way to work.Sailing past traffic jams is every commuter’s dream but David Grimes does that almost every day - litera...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/27/kite-surfing-to-work/

Pink Wrapping Paper Prank.

Neatorama reader Ola Lofgren wrote:When a friend of ours was in new york, we wrapped everything in his apartment in pink wrapping paper. Here's the result: http://www.pinkprankproject.com/ - Thanks Ola!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/27/pink-wrapping-paper-prank/

10-Month-Old Baby Got Licensed to Carry Firearms.

Howard "Bubba" Ludwig is not just any 10-month-old baby boy. He can't walk yet, but he has a license to buy, own, and carry firearms!As a FOID cardholder, baby Bubba can own a firearm and ammunition in Illi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/27/10-month-old-baby-got-licensed-to-carry-firearms/






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