Archive for August 19th, 2007

Bank Robber Left Resume and Photo of Himself!

We thought the duct tape robber was the dumbest criminal ever, but we were wrong ... Here's a strong contender: the robber who left his resume and photo at the scene of the crime!http://www2.tbo.com/content/2007/aug/16/b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/19/bank-robber-left-resume-and-photo-of-himself/

Rodney Smith Photography

Rodney Smith is an amazing photographer of the surreal - check out more of his photos here: LinkUpdate 8/21/07: For those who have trouble with the original link, the John Cleary Gallery has a selection of Rodney's work:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/19/rodney-smith-photography/

Unicorn Museum

Inspired by the Creation Museum, the Brotherhood of Fantasy Creatures decided to make their very own Unicorn Museum as a web parody.Based on the idea of 'if it's in the Bible, it must be true', The Unicorn Museum pro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/19/unicorn-museum/

Lost America Photos: Highway to Hell

Lost America has a neat collection of "night photography of the abandoned West." This one above is the original Highway to Hell, route 666 in Utah: Sunset on U.S. Route 666 in southern Arizona. Redesignated...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/19/lost-america-photos-highway-to-hell/

More Funny Bathroom Signs

We've had a post about Toilet Signs Around the World - here are some more funny bathroom signs you probably haven't seen before:LinkAnd of course, don't forget this one: Toilet-O-Rama...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/19/more-funny-bathroom-signs/

Glamping: Glamorous Camping for the Rich

Photo: Myung J. Chun / LA TimesGlamourous camping or "Glamping" is a new trend for the rich: going back to nature in style and luxury!After typing "luxury" into a Google search along with "ca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/19/glamping-glamorous-camping-for-the-rich/

Nara Dreamland, an Alternate Universe Disneyland

Nara Dreamland in Japan closed last year, though when it was open it was so deserted that you would be hard pressed to explain why it wasn't closed sooner.Nara Dreamland is a park we were VERY curious to visit. Some...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/19/nara-dreamland-an-alternate-universe-disneyland/

Meizu M8: the iPhone Clone

Rumor is, there is a new iPhone clone coming out of china: the Meizu M8.Who knows if this will ever become technological reality (photos looked doctored) or a legal one for that matter (Apple's lawyers will sue 'em out o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/19/meizu-m8-the-iphone-clone/

Root Beer Float Cupcake

Is that a root beer float? No, actually it's a yummy cupcake made to look like one!Link (with recipe) - via Didn't You Hear...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/19/root-beer-float-cupcake/

IQ Distribution of Various Jobs

From Hauser, Robert M. 2002. "Meritocracy, cognitive ability, and the sources of occupational success." CDE Working Paper 98-07 (rev). Center for Demography and Ecology, The University of Wisconsin-Madison, Mad...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/19/iq-distribution-of-various-jobs/

What a Difference a Dot Makes ...

Chris Maclean did this subtle yet very clever wedding invitation for Claire and Dave:Simply removing the dot from the word ‘claire’ reveals the word ‘dave’ proving that they really were meant...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/19/what-a-difference-a-dot-makes/

Nuts for Weegee

Photographer Arthur Fellig (better known as "Weegee") was known for his black and white photos of the street life in New York City: Weegee's photos of crime scenes, car-wreck victims in pools of their own b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/19/nuts-for-weegee/

Chris Ryniak's Beasts

That's one of Chris Ryniak's wonderfully drawn beasts, which comes from his book Weird Things Are Happening in the Future.Check out Chris' artwork here: Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/19/chris-ryniaks-beasts/

Mad Dash to the Library

Psst ... here's a secret for you: Libraries are the happenin' places to be! They begin to line up on the sidewalk as much as an hour before the doors open. At 10 a.m. they make a mad dash through all three entrances....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/19/mad-dash-to-the-library/

Kermit Teaches Stretching

I don't know why this sooo tickles my fancy, maybe it's because it's an article on how to do various stretches ... illustrated by Kermit!Here's the little green frog doing a tricep stretch.Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/19/kermit-teaches-stretching/

Anti-Shark Sunblock

Patrick Rice of Shark Defense has come up with a new sunblock with a twist: it's also a shark repellent!For the past six years, Shark Defense has been developing and patenting various shark repellents. Some are secre...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/19/anti-shark-sunblock/

Keanu Reeves vs. Teddy Bears

A pre-Matrix Keanu from his correspondent days on "Going Great." (1984) Click play or go to Link [YouTube]....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/19/keanu-reeves-on-going-great/

Vegetalien

Till Nowak has created "Salad" - a digital image of the Alien movie monster made out of vegetables. Link - via Boing Boing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/19/vegetalien/

Cardboard Robot Rumble

Last month, the streets of San Francisco saw its share of robot mayhem with the 2007 Cardboard Robot Rumble!The Cardboard Robot Rumble began at Mission Dolores Park. After scoping out territory within the Mission, th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/19/cardboard-robot-rumble/

Parents Want Unique Names for Baby to Increase Googleability

Remember the Chinese couple who wanted to name their baby "@"?Turns out there's a trend of giving babies unique names to increase their "Googleability":In the age of Google, being special increasi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/19/parents-want-unique-names-for-baby-to-increase-googleability/

Google Baby

While we're on the subject of baby names and Google, here's what Elias and Carol Kai named their baby (born 2005): Oliver Google Kai.Link (Yes, it'll be readily apparent that Elias is a "Search Engine Marketing Spec...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/19/google-baby/

Man Killed and Eaten by Own Creepy Pets

Here's life imitating the campy horror movie Arachnophobia:Mark Voegel, 30, was found dead in his Dortmund, Germany apartment. His body was draped in spider webs and more than 200 spiders, several snakes, thousands o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/19/man-killed-and-eaten-by-own-creepy-pets/

Scamp, the Dog of Death

Oscar, the cat who can predict nursing home patients' deaths, got competition! Here's the story of Scamp, the dog of death:Scamp is the live-in pet at an Ohio nursing home, but the Schnauzer doesn't just bring compan...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/19/scamp-the-dog-of-death/






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