Archive for August 20th, 2007

The Latino 300

Here's a Latino 300 parody by the Latino Comedy Project, where instead of Spartans, there are Mexicans invading San Diego! Definitely bound to generate some controversy.Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via Mis...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/20/the-latino-300/

Michelin Baby is Actually Diseased!

Yes, yes - the Michelin Baby picture has been on the Internet, like, forever - but did you know that it actually shows a disease that doctors called the Michelin Tire Baby Syndrome?Niikawa et al. (1985)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/20/michelin-baby-is-actually-diseased/

Hand-le Door Knob

French product designer Naomi Thellier de Poncheville designed this door handle in shape of a human hand!http://www.coroflot.com/public/individual_file.asp?from_url=true&sort_by=1&portfolio_id=581750&individual_id=133680...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/20/hand-le-door-knob/

Farty Pants!

I don't know the story behind this awesome pic, but it must take some crafty sewing talent to pull that off! Found at One Large PrawnUpdate 8/22/07: This is from a comic strip ad in The Netherlands, created by Christian...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/20/farty-pants/

World's Ugliest Woman: Mary Ann Bevan

Meet Mary Ann Bevan, self-proclaimed world's ugliest woman:Mary Ann Bevans, commonly referred to as ‘The Homeliest Woman in the World’, likely suffered from acromegaly. She was born Mary Ann Webster in Lo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/20/worlds-ugliest-woman-mary-ann-bevan/

Pronouns, Those Ambiguous Devils, Actually Help the Brain

This neat University of South Carolina study suggests that pronouns actually help keep the brain from becoming overloaded: The brain responds to proper names by creating a representation of the person in the mind, dr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/20/pronouns-those-ambiguous-devils-actually-help-the-brain/

Beer and Bear Don't Mix

Zookeepers found the dead, half-eaten body of a 23-year old man inside a bear cage in a Serbian Zoo during an annual beer festival:Two adult bears, Masha and Misha, had dragged the body to their feeding corner and reacte...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/20/beer-and-bear-dont-mix/

My Cuppa Coffee.

Mix your coffee just the way you like it using the color guide on the inside of the My Cuppa Coffee (or the My Cuppa Tea) mug! Link -via Swiss Miss...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/20/my-cuppa-coffee/

Art Gallery Marriage Proposal.

When George proposed to Sara last Friday, it was an elaborate and artistic setup that took a lot of work and imagination. Push play or go to YouTube. Link to original post on George’s site. -via Reddit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/20/art-gallery-marriage-proposal/

The Salmon Dance.

Watch an aquarium full of fish do a rap song and dance and learn facts about salmon, too! Warning: one f-bomb. http://www.stashmedia.tv/feed/salmondance_dircut_hi.mov -via Everlasting Blort...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/20/the-salmon-dance/

Guinea Pigs and Cucumber.

We’ve seen a hamster eating popcorn and a cat eating corn. Now behold the cuteness of three guinea pigs and one piece of cucumber. Push play or go to YouTube. -via Cynical-C...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/20/guinea-pigs-and-cucumber/

Second Graders' "The Last Lunch"

When Neatorama reader Judy Goldberg saw our Star Wars Last Supper post, she just had to send us this: "The Last Lunch" as peformed by her son Oliver's 2nd Grade Class from Saint Ann's in Brooklyn. The kids were...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/20/second-graders-the-last-lunch/

A Surprise at Guns for Shoes Exchange

Photo: Red Huber/Orlando SentinelWhen Orlando Police Department ran a no-questions-asked gun for sneakers exchange, they got more than 300 guns including this piece of armament above (previously reported as a surface-to-...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/20/a-surprise-at-guns-for-shoes-exchange/

"Content-Aware" Smart Image Resizing Algo

Everyone who has ever worked with digital images know that you resize an image either by cropping it (and potentially lose important parts of the image) or shrinking it (and lose size or contend with a distorted image).A...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/20/content-aware-smart-image-resizing-algo/

World's Oldest Chewing Gum

For today's collaboration with Cellar Image of the Day, here is (presumably) the world's oldest gum:A 5,000-year-old piece of chewing gum - one of the oldest ever to be discovered - has been found by a British archae...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/20/worlds-oldest-chewing-gum/

The Last Supper - Star Wars style

A Star Wars version of Leonardo da Vinci's famous mural painting "The Last Supper". More like this in the following older Neatorama posts: Zombie Last Supper, The Last Snack & The Bible Illustrated (with Legos!)....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/20/the-last-supper-star-wars-style/

The Kowloon Walled City.

Supposedly the most densely populated area on earth before it’s demolition in 1993, the Kowloon Walled City in Hong Kong had buildings so cramped that most residents didn’t see sunlight. See more pictures...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/20/the-kowloon-walled-city/

United States Poverty Map.

This map shows the poverty level of each county in the United States, according to information from the 2000 census. http://www.visualizingeconomics.com.nyud.net:8080/2007/08/11/united-states-poverty-map/ -via Cynical-...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/20/united-states-poverty-map/

Weightlifting Cats.

How much weight can a stray cat lift? This Japanese TV show investigates. It’s ten minutes long, but you may get a kick out of watching cats steal increasingly large fish with excited commentary in Japanese. The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/20/weightlifting-cats/

Dog Awaits Return of His Master for 11 Years

Hachiko, an Akita dog in Japan, set an example for loyalty by waiting patiently for his master to return from work at a railway station. Hachiko did this routine for 11 years every day. In 1924, Hachiko was broug...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/20/dog-awaits-return-of-his-master-for-11-years/

Rabbit Scissors

These rabbit scissors are cute, but not as clever as the Wonder Woman scissors we saw on Neatorama before!http://www.spoonsisters.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=13118&Category_Code=1008000&Product_Co...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/20/rabbit-scissors/
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