Archive for July 11th, 2007

Hand Soap.

Wash your hands with hand soap. Soap shaped like little hands! Each hand is hand made. Isn't that handy? http://foliage.myshopify.com/products/handsoap -via BB Spot...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/11/hand-soap/

See Yourself in Others.

The Barbarian Group is the group of designers responsible for Burger King’s Subservient Chicken marketing campaign. Now they have created The McLeod Mirror Series. McLeod Mirror Series 1: See Yourself in O...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/11/see-yourself-in-others/

The Missing Thirteenth Amendment?

In 1810, U.S. Senator Philip Reed of Maryland proposed the above amendment to the U.S. Constitution, essentially stating that anyone accepting a title of nobility would be stripped of their citizenship. Under such a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/11/the-missing-thirteenth-amendment/

Real Life Kwik-E-Mart (videos)

We've seen the 7-11 To Convert Stores to Kwik-E-Mart for Simpsons Movie Release story and the Real Life Kwik-E-Mart (photos). Let's wrap it up with a couple of videos: Simpsons Kwik-E-Mart Store Orlando Florida...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/11/real-life-kwik-e-mart-videos/

Hair Growing Fez

This ad from a 1924 Popular Mechanics touted that "no matter how thin your hair may be, this remarkable new scientific invention is absolutely guaranteed to give you a brand new growth of hair in 30 days." Plus...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/11/hair-growing-fez/

Upside Down Pictures

i-am-bored has a neat collection of several ambigram pictures that work upside down or right side up!Link | More Upside Down Pictures at Amazing Art...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/11/upside-down-pictures/

Hovercraft + Sewer Grates = Pwnd!

Here's something to file away for future reference: if you make your own hovercraft (how awesome is that?), remember: it won't work over sewer grates.Link [embedded Break Video]...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/11/hovercraft-sewer-grates-pwnd/

Oregon Trail Trivia

The always neat mental_floss blog has an article on everything you'd want to know about the Oregon Trail [wiki]:1. Awesome hairstyles were par for the course. The photos (well, daguerreotypes) in many exhibits showed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/11/oregon-trail-trivia/

Puhlman Nixie Clock

Puhlman has a very sleek nixie clock by Frank Clewits for sale. At €250, it's kind of steep, but that's the price of nixie coolness. Or you can just gawk at the photos for free!Link | Video of the clock in action a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/11/puhlman-nixie-clock/

Video Game Death Scenes

Here's a compilation of death scenes and game overs from some classic Nintendo games. I was a sucky game player so unfortunately, I'm very familiar with them.Link [embedded YouTube] - via Blue's News...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/11/video-game-death-scenes/

Presidential Palaces from Around the World

From Oddee: a list of presidential palaces from around the world. This modern one to the left is the Palácio do Planalto in Brazil Link - via eBaumsworld...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/11/presidential-palaces-from-around-the-world/

Oil Pan Grill.

Neatorama reader Chip Bryant saw the Chevy V8 Grilll we posted before and sent in his own creation, the oil pan grill. Excellent little hibachi, dude! Thanks Chip!More BBQ grill shenanigans at Neatorama's Top 10...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/11/oil-pan-grill/

Epuron Ad.

This is a really nicely done ad with a neat ending (I won't give it away, if you just play it here). This ad for Epuron GmbH, created by the Nordpol+ Hamburg agency, won the Golden Lion for best advertising spot at the I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/11/epuron-ad/

Real or Computer Graphics?

Can you tell the difference between real and computer graphics? Here's a challenge by AutoDesk:Link - Thanks Dumidu!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/11/real-or-computer-graphics/

Biblical Find at the British Museum.

You never know what might turn up when you're digging around the British Museum. Last Thursday, Professor Michael Jursa found a cuneiform receipt from a person named in chapter 39 of the book of Jeremiah, as the Telegrap...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/11/biblical-find-at-the-british-museum/

Reasons to learn Photoshop.

Absolutely Bananas has "5 reasons why EVERYONE should know how to Photoshop their head onto someone else's body." Reason number four: 4. Because you wouldn't want your children to know THE TRUTH about how you spen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/11/reasons-to-learn-photoshop/

Giant Badgers spark rumors in Iraq.

This much is true: there are large badgers in Basra. Local farmers have caught and killed some of the animals {video}. But the rumor is that they were introduced by British forces. Local vetrinarians are trying to assure...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/11/giant-badgers-spark-rumors-in-iraq/

Walking again after 12 years.

Peng Shulin lost half his body when he was hit by a truck in 1995. After life-saving surgery, he was bedridden for twelve years. When doctors from the China Rehabilitation Research Centre in Beijing learned of Pengâ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/11/walking-again-after-12-years/

Rare giant squid washed up on beach.

Scientists are in a race against time to study a giant squid that appeared on a remote Australian beach. State parks officials have identified the carcass as an Architeuthis, {wiki} which can grow up to 33 feet long. The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/11/rare-giant-squid-washed-up-on-beach/

Caption Monkey 1: Balls of Steel.

(Yes, this was on Neatorama before)Yay! I'm happy to announce a new collaboration with Ape Lad's Hobotopia: a weekly caption contest where the funniest caption wins a free monkey drawing!Contest rule is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/11/caption-monkey-balls-of-steel/

Bent Objects by Terry Border

Terry Border of Bent Objects blog makes simple yet humorous sculptures out of wires (hence the title of his blog) and everyday objects.I particularly like this comb, who "came by the house looking for work, and quick...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/11/bent-objects-by-terry-border/

The Oldest People in the World

Genarians is a website dedicated to listing the world's oldest people:This website highlights living people in their 90's (nonagenarians) and 100's (centenarians) who were noted in some field during their lifetimes,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/11/the-oldest-people-in-the-world/

Nirvana's Nevermind Cover Baby Turned 16.

Meet Spencer Elden, who just turned 16 last month. He was the baby model who appeared in Nirvana's iconic album Nevermind. I remember the album and I feel old.Link (Image from Paxtonland) | Spencer Elden [Wikipe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/11/nirvanas-nevermind-cover-baby-turned-16/

The Most Expensive House in the United States

The most expensive residential house in the US has just gone up for sale:A Beverly Hills mansion has been advertised for sale at $165m (£81.4m), making it the most expensive residential property listing in the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/11/the-most-expensive-house-in-the-united-states/

American Green TV

Steve White's new website AmericanGreen.tv aims to aggregate user-created short video clips about "green living."So far, in just the one clip on the homepage, I've learned about how much coal it takes to power...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/11/american-green-tv/






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