Archive for July 20th, 2007

Around the world on foot and by mule

A mule-drawn cart emblazoned with a URL made its way slowly down my street and past my house today. The couple involved are 5 years in on a 20 year quest to see the world on foot and by mule. They have a neat website...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/20/around-the-world-on-foot-and-by-mule/

Big Beautiful Wonder Woman.

Cartoonist Jamar Nicholas collects depictions of Wonder Woman as queen-sized. He started by sharing his private collection, but now artists submit pieces specially created for the blog BBWW: The Fat Wonder Woman Bl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/20/big-beautiful-wonder-woman/

Hello Kitty Business Card in Gold

$85 Hello Kitty business card with a thin layer of 1 grams of pure gold on it. Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/20/hello-kitty-business-card-in-gold/

The Shoe Art of Jethro Haynes

Jethro Haynes is a London artist who creates, among other things, sculptures from sneakers. http://www.jethrohaynes.com/index.html - via dérive EDIT: Sorry for the repost...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/20/the-shoe-art-of-jethro-haynes/

Inmate Thriller

1,500 plus CPDRC inmates of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center, Cebu, Philippines at practice! This is not the final routine, and definitely not a punishment! just a teaser. Push play or...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/20/inmate-thriller/

Nine super powers made real by modern technology.

Advances in bionics, transportation, and other technologies have put comic book superheroes a little closer to reality. This collection of videos looks at a few ways we can achieve “super powers”. Link -via R...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/20/nine-super-powers-made-real-by-modern-technology/

Driving from Argentina to Alaska to Asia.

Herman and Candelaria Zapp drove from Argentina to Alaska in their 1928 Graham Paige Model 610 touring car. The car’s top speed is about 35 mph. The trip took almost three years, covered 43,717 miles, and produc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/20/driving-from-argentina-to-alaska-to-asia/

Every Starbucks in Manhattan.

Mark Malkoff visited all 171 Starbucks locations in Manhattan in ONE DAY. Of course, he made a movie about the entire project. http://www.171starbucks.com/ -via MetafilterMark Malkoff...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/20/every-starbucks-in-manhattan/

Near Death Experience of an Atheist

Avowed atheist Howard Storm didn't believe in such things as life after death - until one day in 1985 when he had a near death experience:In 1985, Mr. Storm, 38, and his wife, Beverly, were in Paris on the last day o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/20/near-death-experience-of-an-atheist/

Tattooed Fish

Singapore is now exporting ... tattooed fish!At Steve's Wonderful World of Pets in Williamsville, N.Y., owner Steve Lane is selling tattooed fish for the first time. Some have polka dots, some have stripes and others...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/20/tattooed-fish/

The World as a Cloverleaf

In 1581, In Heinrich Bunting drew this symbolic map of the world as a cloverleaf, with Jerusalem the central point:Heinrich Bunting (1545-1606) knew the world didn’t really look like this. There are enough maps...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/20/the-world-as-a-cloverleaf/

AT&T: Reunited And It Feels So Good

In 1982, telephone monopoly "Ma Bell" (AT&T) was broken up into 7 independent telephone companies known as "Baby Bells". It didn't take too long before all these companies "congeal" back...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/20/att-reunited-and-it-feels-so-good/

Virtual Egyptian Museum

The Virtual Egyptian Museum has an excellent online collection of everything related to Egyptian antiquities.This one to the left is a Falcon sarcophagus with an Osiris mummy (which actually isn't a real mummy b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/20/virtual-egyptian-museum/

This Bold House: 5 Architects Who Defy Convention

If you’re looking to renovate, forget the do-it-yourself approach. Instead, why not just contract out the job to one of the best? Here’s a helpful guide for determining which architectural great deserve...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/20/this-bold-house-5-architects-who-defy-convention/




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