Archive for June 11th, 2007

The Bonnacon.

You've heard of the gryphon, the dragon, and the basilisk, but they're nothing compared to the bonnacon:The bonnacon is a beast with a head like a bull, but with horns that curl in towards each other. Because these...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/11/the-bonnacon/

Islands and Lakes.

Here’s a webpage where you can learn what is the largest island, the largest lake, the largest lake on an island, the largest island in a lake, the largest island in a lake on an island, the largest lake on an isl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/11/islands-and-lakes/

Crocodile Disguise.

National Geographic Reptile Expert Dr. Brady Barr studies wild crocodiles. To get up close and personal with the crocs, he dresses like a crocodile! This special suit was designed by a team of engineers at National Geo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/11/crocodile-disguise/

Vintage Ad for Iver Johnson Revolver.

Note: According to this wikipedia entry on Iver Johnson, President William McKinley and Senator Robert F. Kennedy were killed by with Iver Johnson revolvers.This vintage ad ran in Harper's Weekly (1904). Found at LiveJou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/11/vintage-ad-for-iver-johnson-revolver/

Precarious Home by Giancarlo Norese.

This "house" is an art installation called "Precarious home" (2007) by Giancarlo Norese. Found at Core77 - via Tinselman...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/11/precarious-home-by-giancarlo-norese/

Woman is Mao's Doppelgänger.

A middle-aged Chinese woman named Chen Yan was discovered on local TV show for being a spitting image of Chairman Mao - she's now trying to make a living by being a Mao impersonator. Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/11/woman-is-maos-doppelganger/

Wonderful Wooden Toys from Japan.

Japanese company take-g creates some wonderful wooden toys look like robots and spacecrafts. Link [in Japanese] - via IZ Reloaded...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/11/wonderful-wooden-toys-from-japan/

Tilman Peschel's Circuit Respiration.

I love modern art, I really do ... but I'm perplexed at this installation by Tilman Peschel, titled Kreisatmung / Circuit Respiration. Maybe you can explain it to me?http://www.kunstagenten.de/Neue_Dateien/01_artist/pesc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/11/tilman-peschels-circuit-respiration/

Left Hanging.

Imagine spending half an hour hanging upside-down high above the ground! That happened Saturday in Arkansas as a power outage shut down a roller coaster in mid-ride. Link -via Just One Word...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/11/left-hanging/

Iridium Flares.

Photo: Chris WhiteToday's collaboration with Cellar Image of the Day brings us this gem of a photo from Earth Science Picture of the Day. The two streaks are Iridium flares, which happen when sunlight reflects off low-or...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/11/iridium-flares/

Huggable Urns.

These teddy bears are designed to hold the cremated remains of a loved one. Is this a great idea or just tacky? http://www.huggableurns.com/ -via Cynical-C...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/11/huggable-urns/

Scrabulous.

Play Scrabble with other Scrabble fans online at Scrabulous! Choose from different Scrabble variations, member rooms, or play against a computer. Registration is required to compete against other members, but you can t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/11/scrabulous/

Polar Bear's Toy.

Have you ever wondered what happens to an ice sculpture after the event it was created for is over? At the Toledo Zoo, they apparently recycle such sculptures by giving them to the polar bears, who appreciate the gestu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/11/polar-bears-toy/

The World’s Fastest Talking Woman

603 words per minute, 10 times faster than the average person. Also make sure to check out The World’s Fastest Secretary entry. Link [YouTube] - via Videofeber...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/11/the-the-worlds-fastest-talking-woman/

The Official McFLY 2015 Contest.

The official McFLY 2015 project was launched in April of 2007 by the Maloof brothers (Michael and Charles) with the help of designers and writers. The team's comprised of just over 10 crazy Canadians.The McFLY 2...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/11/the-official-mcfly-2015-contest/

Neatorama Zombie.

Len of Monster by Mail created this scarylicious (what is that a word?) Neatorama Zombie [Flickr]. (I wonder if he got the idea from this Neatorama post). You too can get your very own custom zombie at Len's website: Lin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/11/neatorama-zombie/

Craziest Dictator Ever: Turkmenbashi

The following is reprinted from Uncle John's Curiously Compelling Bathroom Reader. Saparmyrat Ataýewiç Nyýazow or Turkmenbashi [wiki] (1940 - 2006)After the USSR broke up in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/11/craziest-dictator-ever-turkmenbashi/

Secrets of Food Stylists

A lot of people commented on a recent Neatorama post Fast Food: Ads vs. Reality. Apparently, there are "food stylists" whose job is to make food look attractive for ads.And they've got special "techniques...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/11/secrets-of-food-stylists/

Pretty Pink Jar for ... Leeches!

From wikipedia section on the medical uses of leeches [wiki]:The leech has long been used in medicine, although today its use is mainly limited to limb reattachment procedures instead of the wide-ranging medical use...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/11/pretty-pink-jar-for-leeches/

Nuns Having Fun Calendar.

Nuns just wanna have (habit-forming) fun - here's a cute calendar by Maureen Kelly and Jeffrey Stone. Link - via Miss Cellania....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/11/nuns-having-fun-calendar/

Cheese Out of Human Breastmilk.

Rani of Indirani blog decided to make something different - cheese from human breast milk. This, however, turned out to be impossible:It turned out that breast milk can not curdle, because the protein content is lowe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/11/cheese-out-of-human-breastmilk/

Reading Lights.

They're reading lights. Get it? http://www.shopmodi.com/products/reading-light - via Smidigt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/11/reading-lights/

CoolCop: Body Armor Air Conditioning.

Apparently, on a hot day, cranking up the air conditioning in your car doesn't work if you're wearing body armor. Enter CoolCop: a special tube device that attaches to the car's A/C and directs cool air to where it's nee...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/11/coolcop-body-armor-air-conditioning/
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