Archive for August 8th, 2007

80 Blocks from Tiffany's

This has been making the rounds this week, including at BoingBoing. It's a documentary from 1979 about street life in the South Bronx - mostly focused on gangs. It's been broken into eight appx. 8.5 minute clips that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/08/80-blocks-from-tiffanys/

New Big Wang Restaurant

Forget the Old Small Wang, here's the New Big Wang Restaurant!Link [Flickr] - Thanks Evan Rappaport!With so many funny business names already on Neatorama (and very likely more in the future), I've given it a ca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/08/new-big-wang-restaurant/

It's Summertime in London!

This funny ad is Eurostar's "It's Summertime in London." Found at Accordion Guy - Thanks Lee!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/08/its-summertime-in-london/

Pet Bear

Sam Friday's family pet is a little unusual: it's a black bear!Abby is much like a dog to the Friday family -- just a little bigger and with wild animal instincts."I just remember, there's always the wi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/08/pet-bear/

Mengermania: Building a Level 4 Menger Sponge

After reading our post on the business card Menger Sponge, Neatorama reader Melissa Goss told us about another crazy menger-stunt: Nicholas Rougeux of Mengermania is making a level 4 Menger Sponge!Here's his progress rep...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/08/mengermania-building-a-level-4-menger-sponge/

Curiosities of Glassmaking

The Corning Museum of Glass is having a show called Curiosities of Glassmaking, where more than a hundred of "wonderfully odd and mysterious objects fashioned of glass, dating from antiquity to the present day"...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/08/curiosities-of-glassmaking/

Method of Preserving the Dead: Encasing the Corpse in Glass!

In 1903, an inventor named Joseph Karwowski was awarded one of the strangest patents (yes, there're a lot of them) I've ever seen: Method of Preserving the Dead by encasing the body in glass!Link [Google Patent] - via th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/08/method-of-preserving-the-dead-encasing-the-corpse-in-glass/

Pig Crop Art

Farmers on the Isle of Ruegen, Germany had a bit of fun when they plowed a huge image of a pig (37,000 square meters) on a field!Cute - but where're the eyes? Link | Original Article [in Chinese] - Thanks Jee!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/08/pig-crop-art/

Russian Cat Lady Lives with 130 Cats!

This lady in Moscow, Russia is absolutely nuts about cats! She loves homeless cats so much that she lets 130 of them live in her small Moscow flat.Link (with Video) - Thanks Shirley!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/08/russian-cat-lady-lives-with-130-cats/

Science Tattoos.

Carl Zimmer at The Loom saw a scientist friend with a DNA tattoo (with a great hidden meaning) and wondered how common scientific tattoos are. The response was surprising -readers sent him quite a few photographs, whic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/08/science-tattoos/

Threadless Tees and Blik Surface Partnering Up

I've been a long-time fan of Threadless and their business model that taps the unending creative genius at large. I've also been a fan of Blik and their take on adding a little fun to your walls... so to see these t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/08/threadless-tees-and-blik-surface-partnering-up/

Tar Teddy Bear

What do you get when you dip a perfectly cuddly Teddy Bear into a pit of tar? Artist Mattia Biagi has the answer - it is art. This one to the left is titled Tarorsetto.http://www.mattiabiagi.com/ - Thanks sa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/08/tar-teddy-bear/

Funny Business Name: STD Contractors

S.T.D. Contractors? Johnson Builder? This has got to be photoshopped, right? Right?!Link - Thanks Brian!Update 8/8/07: Here's another STD: the Sligo Tool & Die Group - Thanks Justin!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/08/funny-business-name-std-contractors/

Smoking: Where Did the Stain Go?

Gene Spino created this sobering video clip about smoking:This is an experiment without tricks nor edits. If you don’t believe what you’re watching, I invite you to try it yourself, so you can see the dr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/08/smoking-where-did-the-stain-go/

Seven Wonders of the Totalitarian World

Photo: Samir Mezban/APAs a follow up to the hugely-publicized New 7 Wonders of the World, Esquire compiled their own list of 7 Wonders of the Totalitarian World, after noting that it's usually the deep-pocketed madmen w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/08/seven-wonders-of-the-totalitarian-world/

Batmobile Case Mod

Neatorama reader Kevin Core submitted his super-awesome Batmobile (from Batman Begins) case mod, which, of course, we promptly put on Neatorama's Ultimate Case Mod Page.Link - Thanks Kevin!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/08/batmobile-case-mod/

The Bender Beer Brewing Project.

Simon Jansen is building a Bender, the robot from the TV show Futurama. {wiki} But this isn’t just a robot, he’s also a beer brewery! The project is not quite complete, but you can follow his progress. Li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/08/the-bender-beer-brewing-project/

Ultraman Wine

Kick off your shoes and relax with a tall glass of Ultraman wine. Also see the earlier post about the Pepsi Ultraman. Link - via Plastic Bamboo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/08/ultraman-wine/

35 mm Pinhole Camera Kit

On fredflare.com they offer this Japanese kit that lets you create your own 35mm pinhole camera. Assemble the heavy cardstock pieces without any cutting or glue, add a roll of 35mm film ‘n snap away. Item ca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/08/35-mm-pinhole-camera-kit/

Pet Fish Soap

If you thought the Hand Soap was too creepy, try the My Pet Fish Soap instead. "My Pet Fish" Soap looks like the bag that you carry home from the pet store, but don’t be fooled…these plastic fish are...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/08/pet-fish-soap/

The Book Mules of Venezuela.

For places bookmobiles can't reach, there are bibliomulas, as the BBC reports:The idea of loading mules with books and taking them into the mountain villages was started by the University of Momboy, a small instituti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/08/the-book-mules-of-venezuela/

David Mach's Brick Train

Dave Mach [wiki] installed this steam engine made from 185,000 red bricks at the Morrisons Shopping Complex, Morton Palms, on the east side of Darlington, England. http://www.sculpture.org.uk/image/631730310385...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/08/david-machs-brick-train/

History’s Most Overlooked Mysteries.

Was the Greek city of Helike the original Atlantis? Who was the historical Robin Hood? Why were Caucasian people mummified in China 2,000 years ago? Live Science has ten mysteries you may not have even heard of! http://w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/08/historys-most-overlooked-mysteries/

Red-shirt Casualty Analysis.

Matt Bailey of the Inside Track offers a detailed analysis of Starship Enterprise casualties, particularly those sustained by crewmen in red shirts, with a formidable Power Point presentation to go with it. Via Locusts a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/08/red-shirt-casualty-analysis/

The Oracle of Starbucks.

Enter your normal Starbucks order, and this widget will explain your personality. The problem is, I don’t have a regular Starbucks order. There is no Starbucks where I live, and when traveling I prefer to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/08/th-oracle-of-starbucks/

Become an Eco Runner

Combine your passion with a purpose and become an eco runner. Take a trash bag with you sometimes when you run. See trash? Put the trash in your bag. That’s it. Link - via: diet blog...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/08/become-a-eco-runner/

Police Seek Maverick Midnight Medicos

A 62 year-old man was suffering from chronic pain, and when medical professionals refused to remove his testicles, he turned to some mysterious "professionals". Police said a couple of weeks ago, two or three peop...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/08/police-seek-maverick-midnight-medicos/

10 Examples why Guys Shouldn't Drink-and-Invent

Here's a list of 10 real, patented guy-inventions. The illustrations are the inventors' actual drawings, taken directly from the official paperwork filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office. This is my persona...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/08/10-examples-why-guys-shouldnt-drink-and-invent/

Aquarium Art by Takashi Amano

Takashi Amano is a designer, photographer, and aquarist. He is credited with introducing Japanese gardening concepts into the aquascaping hobby; his aquascapes often mimic nature in their appearance, and can be regar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/08/aquarium-art-by-takashi-amano/

Ten Strange Facts About Newton

Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727) was the greatest scientist that ever lived. More than any other person, Newton was single-handedly responsible for laying the the groundwork in classical mechanics, optics, and even mathemati...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/08/ten-strange-facts-about-newton/




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