Archive for August 27th, 2007

The Muppet Show Cake.

The Muppet Show Cake decorated by Heather Haynes of Clarksville, Indiana won a blue ribbon at the Kentucky State Fair in the Special Techniques category. Flickr user Adam Newbold posted a set of photographs of it from...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/27/the-muppet-show-cake/

Orphaned hedgehogs bond with cleaning brush.

Four baby hedgehogs are being raised by the staff at New Forest Otter, Owl and Wildlife Park in England. Mary, Mungo, Midge and Slappy take comfort by snuggling up with a cleaning brush. The brush has been used to swee...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/27/orphaned-hedgehogs-bond-with-cleaning-brush/

Complaint Department: Take a Number!

We saw the Help Desk Warning Sign on Neatorama before ... Here's one from the Complaint Department!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/27/complaint-department-take-a-number/

Vampiric Satanic Ritual, with Kinky Sex as Lure

Warning: bloody crime scene.Whoa! Here's a bizarre story that happened earlier this year (on Valentine's Day no less) about a woman who lured a guy with kinky sex, tied him up and cut him up with knives, chased him aroun...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/27/vampiric-satanic-ritual-with-kinky-sex-as-lure/

Hand Stand at the Four Corners, USA

Neatorama reader Marcy Light sent in this photo of her son doing a handstand at Four Corners, USA, the point where New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, and Colorado meet.Link [Flickr] - Thanks Marcy!So, if you do somethin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/27/hand-stand-at-the-four-corners-usa/

Unfortunate Product Name: iBeat Blaxx

German company TrekStor picked an unfortunate name for its MP3 player: i.beat blaxx. When the blogosphere picked it up (Adrants, Engadget, Gizmodo amongst others), they changed it to simply blaxx.Link - Thanks Bart a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/27/unfortunate-product-name-ibeat-blaxx/

Dear Dog ...

Dear Dog,I am sorry that you were sent to the pound for the broken lamp that you did not break, for the missing fish that you did not eat and for the wet carpet that you did not wet.Things at the house are a lot calmer n...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/27/dear-dog/

iPood.

The iPood baby creeper is a perfect gift for your favorite geek baby! Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/27/ipood/

360° Panoramas of the New 7 Wonders

panoramas.dk enables you to view 360° VR panoramas of the new 7 wonders of the world - Great Wall China, Colosseum, Petra, Machu Picchu, Taj Mahal, Rio De Jainero, and Chichén Itzá. http://www.panoramas.d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/27/360%c2%b0-panoramas-of-the-new-7-wonders/

Pink and blue revisited.

Pink for girls, blue for boys? It wasn’t always so! Bad Science takes a look at the recent news that scientists found a preference for pink in females. The actual experiment involved adults, so it does not solve t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/27/pink-and-blue-revisited/

Re-Mixed Ceramic Figurines by Barnaby Barford

The very clever Barnaby Barford has been taking mass-manufactured or antique ceramic figurings and re-mixing them to create interesting scenes. "He uses figurines cut and re-stuck together providing a clever way o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/27/re-mixed-ceramic-figurines-by-barnaby-barford/

Woman With Moustache...

..tattooed on the inside of her index finger. Link - via swissmiss...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/27/woman-with-moustache/

Reminder: Lunar Eclipse Tuesday.

Set your alarm clocks for early Tuesday morning (or some other time, depending on where you are) and check your weather forecast for clouds. A total eclipse of the Moon occurs during the early morning of Tuesday,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/27/reminder-lunar-eclipse-tuesday/

Giant Fossilized Walrus Penis Bone

Photo: Kevork Djansezian /APFor today's collaboration with the always fantastic Cellar Image of the Day, feast your eyes on this: a 4½-foot-long (that's 1.2 m for you metric-lovers!) fossilized penis bone from an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/27/giant-fossilized-walrus-penis-bone/

Dalek Invasion!

Neatorama reader Tony Heugh sent this one in:I work a MoSI, the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester and earlier today we had a Dalek invasion!The aim was to set the record for the most Daleks in one...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/27/dalek-invasion/

Eight-Year-Old Girl Completed Marathon Run Across China

8-year-old Chinese girl Zhang Huimin has just completed a grueling 55 days, 3,558 km (2,211 mi.) marathon from her hometown of Hainan to Beijing. That's her father on a motorcycle - apparently, he can't keep up running w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/27/eight-year-old-girl-completed-marathon-run-across-china/

Fish Bowls.

Designer Roger Arquer has an art project called Fish Bowls, in which each bowl makes a statement. This one, named “Don’t Piss Me Off”, is about the the power of life and death. Fourteen bowls are pic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/27/fish-bowls/

The Raccoon Came Back.

The story of the Bobby, the tailless raccoon reminds me of the old song The Cat Came Back {wiki}. Push play or go to Live Leak. -via Arbroath...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/27/the-raccoon-came-back/

Heavy Metal Fun Time Activity Book

Amazon says: From the creator of the bestselling Gangsta Rap Coloring Book comes a new activity book for kids and kids at heart. The Heavy Metal Fun Time Activity Book has all the fun of a heavy metal park...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/27/heavy-metal-fun-time-activity-book/

My first riot helmet

Our most popular riot helmet provides outstanding protection and superior comfort for your baby. The model features an optically clear, UV resistant, polycarbonate face shield with an integrally molded liquid...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/27/my-first-riot-helmet/

Tattoo Bandage Assortment

Cover your boo-boo with one of these rough and rugged Tattoo Bandages to trick people into thinking you're tough! Each 3 3/4" tall metal tin contains three sizes of latex free, vinyl, adhesive bandages wit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/27/tattoo-bandage-assortment/

The Screaming Frog

A dude caught a frog and it screamed at him. He took the thing home, video'd it, and chucked it up on the Internet. Without further ado, here is The Screaming Frog. Click Play or go to Link - via Spluch...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/27/the-screaming-frog/

Jessica Alba Has Ultimate Sexy Strut

According to the mathematical boffins at Cambridge University, Jessica Alba with her perfect proportions has the ultimate sexy strut. The academics found that it is the ratio between hips and waist that puts...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/27/jessica-alba-has-ultimate-sexy-strut/

New Words Added to Chinese Language

The guardians of Chinese, one of the world’s oldest and most complicated written languages, have announced the incorporation of 171 new words after two years of research and the study of more than 900 mill...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/27/new-words-added-to-chinese-language/

World's Weirdest Hotels

The following is reprinted from Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader: World of Odd. Part of the fun of travel is enjoying the local flavor. So on your next trip, eat the local food, see the local sights … and sta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/27/worlds-weirdest-hotels/

Defenestration of Prague

The Second (and most famous) Defenestration of Prague referred to this historical act of throwing someone out the window:At Prague Castle on May 23, 1618, an assembly of Protestants (led by Count Thurn) tried two Imp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/27/defenestration-of-prague/

Old McDonald's Sign

Flickr user agilitynut took this fantastic photo of an old McDonald's sign, from the times where they still had "Speedee" as a mascot! Link [Flickr] | The sign at night [Flickr] - via Super Punch...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/27/old-mcdonalds-sign/

World's Neatest Aquariums

Miss C wrote a really neat article at mental_floss about really cool aquariums. This one to the left is a Birdcage Fishbowl, an early 19th century contraption to keep both fish and fowl:This antique Birdcage Fishbowl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/27/worlds-neatest-aquariums/

Sarkozy's Vanishing Love Handles

Perhaps inspired by Putin's buff body, other world leaders are taking off their shirts. But when France's president Nicholas Sarkozy's picture was published in Paris Match magazine, a rival publication noticed that his l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/27/sarkozys-vanishing-love-handle/

Darth Vader Watch and Clock

Diehard Star Wars fan will rejoice at these two Darth Vader time pieces: a wristwatch and an alarm clock in shape of the Dark Lord of the Sith's helmet.Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/27/darth-vader-watch-and-clock/








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