Archive for July 2nd, 2007

More fuel for the UFO mystery fire

If you recall, in May a number of alleged UFO photos started showing up on the internet. These pics were given coverage here, at Boing Boing and elsewhere. I thought the story had faded away until I encountered thi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/02/more-fuel-for-the-ufo-mystery-fire/

Urban Sprinting.

From Neg's Urban Sports, here's Urban Sprinting: you find a shop with a security guard - you take your tag and set off the alarm - you aint nicked nothing but theyll still chase ya - when you get to the nearest burge...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/02/urban-sprinting/

The Price of Love? $4,802.

Stealing someone's heart can cost you big money: A Cook County jury ordered Blinov to shell out $4,802 last week after he was sued by a husband from a Chicago suburb for stealing the affections of the man's wife.*/em...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/02/the-price-of-love-4802/

World's Largest Chair.

From Manzano, Italy, a city of chair makers. Via Futility Closet....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/02/worlds-largest-chair/

Tent Dress.

The "Ms. Homeland Security: Illegal Entry Dress Tent," by Robin Lasser and Adrienne Pao, who write:... the Illegal Entry Dress Tent, originally installed beneath the California/Mexico border, contains mili...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/02/tent-dress/

Don’t fall asleep at the ballgame!

This guy nodded off and the TV cameras focused in on him, putting his embarassment on the jumbo screen. Push play or go to YouTube. -via Bits and Pieces...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/02/dont-fall-asleep-at-the-ballgame/

Best Dog Suit Ever.

This is an advertising campaign for the Neunkirchen Zoo in Germany. The promotion team walking the dog handed out discount coupons for the zoo, with the slogan “Come to the zoo before the zoo comes to you.”...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/02/best-dog-suit-ever/

The Quarter Backs Quiz.

This has nothing to do with football! Since the US Mint started the state quarter series, there is quite a variety of designs on our twenty-five cent pieces. Can you identify the states by the quarters? Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/02/the-quarter-backs-quiz/

CGI Fashion Show.

Now this is a fashion show: the Diesel Spring/Summer 08 catwalk, where the models are "accompanied" by a host of ghost-like CGI holograms.Link (with YouTube goodness) - via Coudal Partners...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/02/cgi-fashion-show/

The Italic Poster.

This clever poster is made by Eivind Søreng Molvær of Art School Reject - via Swiss Legacy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/02/the-italic-poster/

Fireworks Hand Wounds: Why You Should Leave Fireworks to the Pros.

Casey (who sent us the recluse spider bite post a while ago) is doing it again: this time, I'll post this up as a public notice on the dangers of playing with fireworks. I have a cousin who could have easily lost his foo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/02/fireworks-hand-wounds-why-you-should-leave-fireworks-to-the-pros/

Mysterious 2,500-Year-Old Tomb Excavated in China.

Chinese archaeologists are excavating a 2,500-year-old tomb containing the largest group of coffins ever discovered in a single grave: Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/02/mysterious-2500-year-old-tomb-excavated-in-china/

Memorizing a Textbook.

In college, John Place developed a memory technique that helped him memorize 70 full pages (23,000 words) of his psychology textbook! Here's how:Below is the simpler version of my system, developed to help my pupils...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/02/memorizing-a-textbook/

Rock Cottage.

Today's collaboration with the always-awesome Cellar Image of the Day brings us this photo of a strange house hewn out of a sandstone cliff and caves: the Rock Cottage in Worcestershire, England. If you fancy Flintstones...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/02/rock-cottage/

Urban Furniture.

STL Loftstyle, a furniture store, has an article about both furniture that discourages the homeless and furniture that helps the homeless get a night’s sleep. Pictured is the ParaSite project, which uses exhaust...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/02/urban-furniture/

Face your Pockets

What is in your pocket? Just dump it, add your face and scan it. Now just send it in and your famous. Link via Pop Candy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/02/face-your-pockets/

Aquabatics.

That's a dolphin balancing on the head of a hump back whale. Prize-winning photographer Lori Mazzucca writes:I was observing a strange interaction between a pair of bottlenose dolphins and a humpback whale, when it...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/02/aquabatics/

Mosaic Tile House.

Artists Cheri Pann & Gonzalo Duran live at the Mosaic Tile House in Venice, California. Purchased in 1994 as a fixer-upper, they began the mosaic tiles in the bathroom. They liked it so much, the project continued room...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/02/mosaic-tile-house/

Dancing Stormtrooper

A Stormtrooper in Tokyo dancing away to the music of Earth, Wind & Fire's song "Let's Groove Tonight". Link [YouTube] - via Akihabara News...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/02/dancing-stormtrooper/

Real Life Kwik-E-Mart (photos)

Some of you might remember the 7-11 To Convert Stores to Kwik-E-Mart for Simpsons Movie Release story, posted here at Neatorama a couple of months ago. Well, you can now have a look at the result by follo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/02/real-life-kwik-e-mart-photos/

Virtual Parks.

Take a look around at a public park before you travel! Virtual Parks is a site by photographer Erik Goetze, featuring 360-degree panoramas of beautiful parks and preserves in the western United States and elsewhere...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/02/virtual-parks/

Watching Mushrooms Grow.

Psilocybe cubensis "Burma" mushrooms fruiting on rye grain. Time lapse made using a computer and a Canon Powershot G3 camera. Psilocybe cubensis {wiki} is the mushroom you could be arrested for possessing. Pu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/02/watching-mushrooms-grow/

Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger A Cappella

So, after Daft Hands and Groovy Girl Dancing to Daft Punk's Harder Better, Faster, Stronger, here's the obligatory a cappella version by the Carleton Singing Knights: Hit play or go to Link [YouTube]...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/02/harder-better-faster-stronger-a-cappella/

Legendary Landmark Scams.

The following is an article from Bathroom Readers' Institute's The Best of Uncle John's Bathroom Reader You've probably heard the expression, "If you believe that, I've got a bridge I'd like to sell y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/02/legendary-landmark-scams/

Pet Hyenas.

We've seen pet hippo and pet rhino before on Neatorama, but this one takes the cake (so far): pet hyenas! Faten Shwaykani and her son Noureddin play with pet hyenas at her house in the suburb of Garamana near Damascu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/02/pet-hyenas/

Roadbag Portable Urinal.

The roadbag is a urinal bag that contains a polymer that turn into gel to soak up urine - perfect going to the bathroom in the middle of a traffic jam!Link - via Random Good Stuff...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/02/roadbag-portable-urinal/

Skate On, Dude!

Image Credit: Nemo's Great Uncle [Flickr]By the way, the "pants" is a suteteko, a type of Japanese longjohns - via Scribal Terror....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/02/skate-on-dude/

Iron Man Pen Holder and Vase.

This "Iron Man Pen Holder and Vase" will go quite well next to the Lifting Man CD Holder we saw previously on Neatorama.Link - via GeekAlerts...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/02/iron-man-pen-holder-and-vase/

Jet Powered Toilet and Other Strange Jet-Powered Vehicles.

Gadget Road has a neat article about the world's strangest jet-powered vehicles. This one above is the jet-powered toilet, created by Paul Stender. The cost? $10,000 but hey, it can go up to 70 mph!Link (with YouTube goo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/02/jet-powered-toilet-and-other-strange-jet-powered-vehicles/

White Trash Lava Lamp.

Nathan Walton took an old gallon jug wine bottle, fill it with mineral oil and rubbing alcohol, and heat it up with a 30 W bulb inside a cut out cooking sauce pan and voilà: White Trash Lava Lamp.Here's my home ma...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/02/white-trash-lava-lamp/









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