Archive for August 31st, 2007

Gorilla Advertising

I think you need to go see this ad for Cadbury chocolate. I’m not telling you anything else about it, except that it made me smile. Link -via Metafilter...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/31/gorilla-advertising/

Durian

Durian is a delightfully psychedelic fractal animation by Thomas Williams with music by Steve Nalepa and Mileece. http://diatom.tv/node/69/play -via Militant Platypus...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/31/durian/

Vampire Squid

This Vampyroteuthis infernalis, or vampire squid {wiki} has a weird-looking eye, but it looks even weirder when he closes it! Link -via Reddit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/31/vampire-squid/

Headhoods

These hoodies have faces printed on them! You can get a hoodie with the face of a gorilla, skull, Elvis and others. Guaranteed to turn heads. Link -via b3ta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/31/headhoods/

Jihad! The Musical: I Wanna Be Like Osama

Earlier this month, this "madcap gallop through the wacky world of international terrorism" opened at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival: Jihad! The Musical, written by Ben Scheuer and Zoe Powell.The musica...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/31/jihad-the-musical-i-wanna-be-like-osama/

Jimi Hendrix in Matches

Artist Phil Hansen used more than 7,000 red, white, and black-tipped matches to create an image of Jimi Hendrix.And yes, after he's done, he set it on fire: http://www.freshcreation.nl/comments.php?id=1245_0_1_0_C (with...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/31/jimi-hendrix-in-matches/

Tooth Lamp

Oooh! This is the perfect lamp for my aunt, who is a dentist: the tooth lamp!Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/31/tooth-lamp/

Typographical Motion Music Videos

Information Aesthetics blog has a neat post about two excellent "typographical motion" music videos, where you can literally see the words in the songs' lyrics dancing merrily along.Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/31/typographical-motion-music-videos/

Kako Ueda's Cut Paper Art

Kako Ueda creates amazing artwork out out of just paper and an X-acto knife. This one above is called Memento Mori, an insanely detailed 50"x50" wall piece. Check out more of her cut paper artwork here: Link -...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/31/kako-uedas-cut-paper-art/

Anatomically Correct Bone Socks

Hide your skin but show some bones with the "Anatomically Correct Bone Socks". http://www.allheart.com/accss26akl.html - via Nerd Approved...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/31/anatomically-correct-bone-socks/

DJ Scratchin’ Kitty

When my cat scratches, he just tears up the sofa. This kitty has a career ahead of him. Ignore the mess in the background. Push play or go to YouTube. -via Arbroath...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/31/dj-scratchin-kitty/

Now, the real story comes out.

Bunk Strutts didn’t fall for that story about a boy doing a handstand at Four Corners. It was a clever cover-up for the fact that the child was abducted by aliens! Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/31/now-the-real-story-comes-out/

Choose Your Own Adventure/Jane Austen Mash-Up

Amazon says: Bringing together Jane Austen's most beloved characters and storylines-a clever, playful, interactive, and highly entertaining approach to the wildly popular novels in which you, the reader, dec...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/31/choose-your-own-adventurejane-austen-mash-up/

Profiles in Carnage: Vlad the Impaler (1431 - 1476)

This guy was pretty much as bad as it gets. Most famous, of course, was his penchant for having people impaled - skewered alive through the anus or vagina on giant wooden spikes, to be slowly dragged down by...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/31/profiles-in-carnage-vlad-the-impaler-1431-1476/

Fancy Birdhouse is Camouflage for Security Cameras

Neatorama reader Rich B., who is on a 100-day driving trip across the US, sent in some photos of fancy schmancy birdhouses in Congress Park, Saratoga Springs, New York. Upon closer inspection, you can see that they have...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/31/fancy-birdhouse-is-camouflage-for-security-cameras/

Yawn!

Would you believe it that till today, scientists still don't know why we yawn!From wikipedia, here's a list of superstitions that surround the act of yawning: The most common of these is the belief that it is necessa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/31/yawn/
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