Archive for August 29th, 2007

What a 3-Year-Old Girl Will Do To A Monster

When this 3-year-old girl was asked what she was going to do if a monster came after her, the girl's answer was far more intelligible than the recent Miss South Carolina hubbub. Here's what she's going to do: Hit play or...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/29/what-a-3-year-old-girl-will-do-to-a-monster/

Vodka Kalashnikov

It's an alcoholic weapon of mass destruction: a Vodka bottle shaped like a Kalashnikov! Vodka Kalashnikov is based on a select recipe approved by Mikhail T. Kalashnikov, designer of the AK-47 Rifle. It was the first...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/29/vodka-kalashnikov/

Miss South Carolina - Jimmy Kimmel Explains What She Said

If you know the background, jump to 01:45 for Jimmy Kimmel's explanation. Link [YouTube] - via Digg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/29/miss-south-carolina-jimmy-kimmel-explains-what-she-said/

Goat Grows Six Horns

From CHINAdaily: A goat with six horn stands in the herd of goats at a farm in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region August 28, 2007. The owner said the goat began to grow six horns shortly after its birth....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/29/goat-grows-six-horns/

Glacier Surfing.

Some adventuresome surfers are taking advantage of glaciers that are breaking up by surfing in the waves caused by falling chunks of ice! The surfers must be towed out close to the glacier, but not too close, or they r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/29/glacier-surfing/

The Miss South Carolina Saga: The Tale of Two Laurens (Upton and Lytle)

There was a confusion about who exactly was the Miss South Carolina in the clip that went 'round the Net a couple of days ago. Apparently, there were two Laurens - both are very pretty, but that's where the simi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/29/the-miss-south-carolina-saga-the-tale-of-two-laurens-upton-and-lytle/

Coal miners survived in collapsed mine by drinking urine and eating coal

Here's the part that really interested me: Then they "totally had a breakdown" and eventually began to use humour to help them get through the ordeal. "I told my brother 'your wife is going to have to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/29/coal-miners-survived-in-collpased-mine-by-drinking-urine-and-eating-coal/

The Gummy Bear Song

After seeing The Butt Biting Bug clip that is all the rage in Japan, Neatorama reader Travis told us about the current rage in Germany: the Gummy Bear Song. I apologize in advance: Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/29/the-gummy-bear-song/

Eric Staller's Light Drawing

We've had some pretty neat "light drawings" on Neatorama before, but Eric Staller's are in a class of their own!Link: Gallery at Centripetal Notion | Eric's website - Thanks Mikolka!Previously on Neato...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/29/eric-stallers-light-drawing/

Caveman Walking a Dinosaur Skeleton Sculpture

Image: Neato Coolville [Flickr]That's a roadside sculpture of a caveman skeleton walking a dinosaur skeleton in Murdo, South Dakota!Roadside America has more info: Link - Thanks Rich (who is on day 46 of a 100 day ro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/29/caveman-walking-a-dinosaur-skeleton-sculpture/

World's Strangest Gameshow: Nasubi

In Neatorama's recent post The Sweepstakes Winner, there is a little gem of an anonymous tip about Nasubi.Wikipedia explains what happened to poor ol' Nasubi [wiki]:Nasubi (born August 3, 1975) is a Japanese comedian...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/29/worlds-strangest-gameshow-nasubi/

Coffee Drinks Illustrated

Side-by-side diagrams of a few common espresso drinks. Link - via Digital Inspiration...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/29/coffee-drinks-illustrated/

The World Without Us

Alan Weisman [wikipedia] theorizes what would happen to the planet if humans suddenly dissapeared. Hover over each time period to see what happens. Link - via Militant Platypus...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/29/the-world-without-us/

Felt Underwood Typewriter

Blueblythe has posted pictures of her latest felt creation, an Underwood typewriter. Link - via Craftzine...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/29/felt-underwood-typewriter/

The most successful pirate of all time.

A Chinese woman named Cheng I Sao (also referred to as Cheng Shih) controlled a fleet of more than 1,500 ships and upwards of 80,000 sailors in the early 19th century. She ruled with an iron hand, became extremely weal...

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Excuse me, did you say "youts?"

Here's a list of the gangs of London, including the "Shakespeare Youts." Via Coudal Partners....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/29/excuse-me-did-you-say-youts/

Emergency Money Box

Designed by Becky Miller. Spotted at Yanko Design....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/29/emergency-money-box/

Map of Strange.

The story goes that in ‘78, Mark Gubin was having lunch with his assistant, who remarked upon all the low-flying planes - saying how nice it would be to make a sign welcoming everyone to Milwaukee. Apparently...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/29/map-of-strange/

Flying with Sampson.

Sampson the Golden Eagle was stolen from a British zoo, and kept locked in a cupboard for six months. He broke the feathers off his seven-foot wingspan trying to escape. After officials rescued the bird, they sent him...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/29/flying-with-sampson/

How to spend a million dollars on food in one day.

You’ve seen stories about restaurants that create outlandishly expensive dishes; it’s mainly for the publicity. But what if you were to plan your day around such food items? This menu starts off with a thou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/29/how-to-spend-a-million-dollars-on-food-in-one-day/

Oxygen Therapy for Dogs

Japanese company AirPress opened a cafe catering to pet lovers: it offers a luxurious pet therapy, where you can put your dog in a large clear chamber and give it an oxygen treatment!That's not the only funny thing about...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/29/oxygen-therapy-for-dogs/

Inverse Order's Music Video Sung to an Audience of Dummies

James Dylan of a New Zealand indie rock band Inverse Order sent me a link to his band's YouTube music video, where they sing to an audience of ... mannequins! They set up the whole bit themselves (with help of a producti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/29/inverse-orders-music-video-sung-to-an-audience-of-dummies/

Yuta Watanabe's Dozen Pencils Artwork

Japanese artist Yuta Watanabe's created a dozen of clever and humorous artwork using pencils. The one to the left is a pencil shaped like a miniature sweeper. Of course, the bottom bit is an eraser!Link - via 30gms...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/29/yuta-watanabes-dozen-pencils-artwork/

Skull Fracture Ad, Made with Alcoholic Drink Labels

Here's a particularly clever ad from Malteser ambulance service, reminding people not to drink and drive by spelling out "Skull Fracture" using bits and pieces from the names of alcoholic drinks.Found at I beli...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/29/skull-fracture-ad-made-with-alcoholic-drink-labels/

Snap and Dine Cutlery

University of Brighton's Faculty of Arts and Architecture student Demelza Hill created this portable cutlery set titled "Snap and Dine" that comes in a set more familiar to model-makers! Link - via TrendsNow...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/29/snap-and-dine-cutlery/

Smoker Celebrates 100th Birthday by Lighting Up

A life-long smoker, Winnie Langley just celebrated her 100th birthday by smoking her 170,000th cigarette!Winnie Langley started smoking only days after the First World War broke out in June 1914 when she was just sev...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/29/smoker-celebrates-100th-birthday-by-lighting-up/

Tessa Farmer's Macabre Insect Art

How shall I describe Tessa Farmer's artwork? Well, for one, she uses insects as a central part of her minuscule sculptures:Tessa Farmer’s miniscule sculptures reinvigorate a belief in fairies: not the sweet Tin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/29/tessa-farmers-macabre-insect-art/

The Sweepstakes Winner

Meet Jay Sokolow, a man whose hobby is entering - and winning - radio and online contests and sweepstakes!He leaves the radio on at work, holding a phone to each ear during breaks, speed-dialing stations during givea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/29/the-sweepstakes-winner/

One Really Tough Commute ...

If you think your commute is bad, check out the way people get in and out of this village in Colombia: by sliding down a rusty old cable 1,200 feet above the ground!Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] Updated Link [VidMax]-...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/29/one-really-tough-commute/