Archive for July 13th, 2007

Shiny, Happy Lard Eaters.

Because the Lard Information Council says so, that's why. Via Pragmatic Chef...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/13/shiny-happy-lard-eaters/

Viking ship made of popsicle sticks.

American stuntman Robert McDonald built a Viking ship from 15 million recycled popsicle sticks! The ship had a test run today on Netherlands' IJsselmeer lake. McDonald hopes to take the 50-foot ship across the Atlantic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/13/viking-ship-made-of-popsicle-sticks/

Did You Know? 2.0

We've featured Shift Happens, a neat little "Did You Know" infographic video clip by Karl Fisch and Scott McLeod, before - here's an updated version: Did You Know 2.0. Very neat, highly recommended. Hit play or...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/13/did-you-know-20/

Vintage PC vs. Mac Ad Pictorial

Before those "I'm a PC and I'm a Mac" ads by Apple, here's this ad pictorial in the September 1996 issue of MacAddict: http://www.scootinger.net/2007/02/20/im-a-pc-and-im-a-mac-circa-1996/ - via Crave, Than...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/13/vintage-pc-vs-mac-ad/

Bizarro: Profanity Supply Store

For more Bizarro-goodness, check out Dan Piraro's website: Bizarro....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/13/bizarro-profanity-supply-store/

Monoface: Play Mr. Potato Head with Faces

Monoface is a fun website where you can "mix-n-match" by clicking the mouth, nose, head, and eyes to create a different face. And boy, can you keep on clicking - there are 759,375 different combinations!Link [F...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/13/monoface-play-mr-potato-head-with-faces/

Frank "Cannonball" Richards: Big Fat Belly of STEEL!

Hit play or go to Link [YouTube]Meet Frank "Cannonball" Richards, whose stunt involves having a cannonball shot into his big beefy belly!The Human Marvel has more on "Cannonball" Richards:‘...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/13/frank-cannonball-richards-big-fat-belly-of-steel/

Wonder Woman Scissors

Colleen Doran of A Distant Soil blog was going through one of her cleaning binges when she came across this Wonder Woman scissors, circa 1978.And I know what you're thinking, you perv! It's a pair of wonderful looking sc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/13/wonder-woman-scissors/

Go ID a Galaxy!

GalaxyZoo is asking for your help to sort galaxies that no one has ever seen before - and here's why they're not using just computers to do the job:Why do we need you?The simple answer is that the hu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/13/go-id-a-galaxy/

The Sphinx Observatory in the Alps: The Top of Europe

Fogonazos has a neat article about The Sphinx Observatory on Jungfraujoch, Switzerland, which is the "Top of Europe" (literally!)Link - Thanks aberron! (Image Credit: Pear Biter [Flickr])...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/13/the-sphinx-observatory-in-the-alps-the-top-of-europe/

Find a Grave

Jim Tipton's Find a Grave is an online database with 16 million cemeteries and burial records - you can find grave location of almost all famous people.A neat thing about Find a Grave is that you can add virtual memorial...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/13/find-a-grave/

iPod + Thunderstorm = Really Bad Idea

Here's why you shouldn't wear your iPod during a thunderstorm:Doctors at Vancouver General Hospital in Canada said a 37-year-old jogger wearing an iPod was burned on his chest, neck and face after the man and a nearb...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/13/ipod-thunderstorm-really-bad-idea/

Beautiful Sunsets? Thank Pollution!

Yay for pollution! According to this Scientific American article, airborne particle pollutants are responsible for wonderful sunsets: To get a red sky, you need aerosols, explains A. R. Ravishankara, director of chem...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/13/beautiful-sunsets-thank-pollution/

Cardboard Pork Bun, Yum!

Did your mother ever say to you that junk food is so bad for you that it's healthier to eat the cardboard box it comes in?Well! A chinese pork bun seller took the advice to heart and began making steamed buns filled...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/13/cardboard-pork-bun-yum/

Create Your Own Snowflake

SnowDays is a website where you can create you own snowflake, or just look at others as they fall from the clear winter sky. Link - via haha.nu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/13/create-your-own-snowflake/

Reindeer Calf Joins Goat Herd.

This little reindeer calf joined up with Ainar Lie's herd of goats while they were out to pasture and just followed them into their barn one night. When the farmer came to milk them the next day, there he was. Since then...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/13/reindeer-calf-joins-goat-herd/

Circuitry Snacks.

The hungry geeks at Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories have constructed some circuit boards out of sweets and posted the instructions for you. None of the components required the use of the Candyfab 4000, which means you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/13/circuitry-snacks/

Colorful Flames

After spending beaucoup bucks on those tiki torches, why not go the extra mile and get yourself some colored flames (also available in candle version for the tiki-less crowd).Colored flames! How awesome is that?...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/13/colorful-flames/

Puppet Breathalyzer

"That's Alcohol" is an art installation / breathalyzer that uses puppets to tell you how drunk you are. Made by David Boardman, Roberto Pansolli, and Pete Knocke.http://www.netzfunk.org/idesign/idesign-2007-ma-...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/13/puppet-breathalyzer/

The Geek Stigmata

Todd Vanderlin was trying to catch a wireless router when it cut him, and leave this strange "nerd stigmata."Definitely a sign from above ;)Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/13/the-geek-stigmata/

VW Beetle Shenanigans

Many more photos of what can be done with the Volkswagen Beetle at Dark Roasted Blend: Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/13/vw-beetle-shenanigans/

Great Gorilla Run in San Francisco

Four hundred people dressed in gorilla suits ran in the first annual Great Gorilla Run in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco: As if wearing a gorilla suit on a Sunday morning weren't unique enough, outfits were heavily...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/13/great-gorilla-run-in-san-francisco/

Transformers Bumblebee Chevy Camaro for Sale

The original Bumblebee '77 Chevy Camaro from the new Transformers movie is up for sale on eBay. Current bid: US $60,101.00 Link - via Geekologie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/13/transformers-bumblebee-chevy-camaro-for-sale/

Mongolian Tradition for World's Tallest Man.

59-year-old Bao Xishun, the world’s tallest man, married 29-year-old Xia Shujuan in a public wedding ceremony that lasted hours and was witnessed by around 2,000 people. The two were legally married in March, bu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/13/mongolian-tradition-for-worlds-tallest-man/

One color.

Photographer Helga Steppan sorted her belongings by color and took pictures. They are part of an exhibit called “Be long a part” in London. http://www.creativereview.co.uk/crblog/helga-steppan-be-long-a-par...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/13/one-color/

Internet Crash.

Breaking News: All Online Data Lost After Internet Crash The Onion News Network reports on why the internet crashed. It would be a bit embarassing to be responsible for something like this, wouldn’t it? Push play...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/13/internet-crash/

USB air conditioned shirt.

Former Sony technician Kouzi Ichigaya has designed an air-conditioned shirt! This shirt has two small fans at waist level to blow air around the inside. Provide the power by connecting to a USB port, car cigarette ligh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/13/usb-air-conditioned-shirt/

Face Blindness and Stones.

Cecilia Burman has prosopagnosia, commonly known as “face-blindness.” She wrote Face Blindness and Stones to illustrate what this condition is like, comparing her difficulty in facial recognition to the way a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/13/face-blindness-and-stones/

You can't park there!

A report from Ankara, Turkey. No, it wasn’t a woman driver looking for a parking place. The car apparently went off a bridge overhead and landed on the balcony. Push play or go to Live Leak. -via Arbroath...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/13/you-cant-park-there/

Got Profit?

New York Magazine has an excellent article about just how much money people are making in New York. Included are highlights from a yellow-cab driver, a drug dealer, a sex shop, a financial firm, and more ... *em...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/13/got-profit/




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