Archive for September 3rd, 2007

Pete’s Pond Webcam

The Pete’s Pond webcam from National Geographic is back up for its third season! The webcam is at a watering hole in the Mashatu Game Preserve in Botswana. If the animals aren’t out when you go to watch,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/03/petes-pond-webcam/

Beer Can House

John Milkovisch spent 18 years and 39,000 cans of beer replacing the building material in his house with aluminum beer cans! Its one of the many stories in the article Alternative & Crazy Home Construction Materials :...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/03/beer-can-house/

Hollywood Aliens

Dr. Phil Plait of Bad Astronomy discusses how the weirdest aliens Hollywood could dream up are still based on life as we know it on Earth. The clip is from of the UK show Cosmos: A Beginner’s Guide. Lin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/03/hollywood-aliens/

Transparent Toaster

This looks like a wonderful idea. You can see how brown your toast is getting, so you won’t be surprised by burnt toast. Too bad it’s only a concept, since glass can’t get hot enough to toast bread...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/03/transparent-toaster-2/

1964 FSU Ad

This 1964 promotional film for Florida State University stars an aspiring young actor and student named Jim Morrison before he and Ray Manzarek formed The Doors. Push play or go to YouTube. -via Metafilter...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/03/1964-fsu-ad/

Best Pac-Man T-Shirt Ever?

Click the link below to vote for this design: You can see more of my daily Threadless t-shirt picks here....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/03/best-pac-man-t-shirt-ever/

The Chinese Paris.

To someone who has never visited Paris, this may look just like the city of love and light. Look a little closer, and it becomes obvious that something isn't quite right: These photos were taken in Tianduche...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/03/the-chinese-paris/

Lost Cities.

Shunya.net maintains a fantastic photo collection of lost cities, from popular sites like Memphis (where the pyramids were built) to tiny little-known ancient villages. The photograph above is from Sanchi, the best...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/03/lost-cities/

Miss Teen USA South Carolina T-shirt

Sooner or later those words had to end up on a t-shirt. Link - via Like Totally Love It...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/03/miss-teen-usa-south-carolina-t-shirt/

Ghetto Batmobile

Found at Tacky Raccoons via Say No To Crack...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/03/ghetto-batmobile/

Clowns Kicked KKK Asses

Here's an excellent example of pwnage: when the white supremacist group VNN Vanguard Nazi/KKK tried to host a hate rally in Knoxville, Tennessee, they were foiled by ... clowns!Unfortunately for [VNN] the 100th ARA (...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/03/clowns-kicked-kkk-asses/

College Analogies

Here's a sample of the funny shenanigans you can find at Miss Cellania's post on everything College:These are analogies and metaphors found in college essays. (Thanks, Wendy!) I can't vouch for how "actual"...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/03/college-analogies/

Puffin: Symbol of Hardwork and Excrement-Hiding Excellence

Michael Ignatieff of Liberal Party of Canada wants to make the puffin the symbol of his political party. Why? Here's his reasoning:"It's a noble bird because it has good family values. They stay together for 30...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/03/puffin-symbol-of-hardwork-and-excrement-hiding-excellence/

Darth Vader Lamp

Star Wars fans: give your boss the gift he truly deserves, a symbol of his true dominion over you (but if you get fired, don't blame me!) - the Darth Vader lamp!Link - via GeekAlerts (lots of other Vader links there)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/03/darth-vader-lamp/

Deep Fried Latte

One of this year's entry in the State Fair of Texas contest is the Deep Fried Latte - yes, you've read that right: deep fried latte. "We have gained about 10 pounds trying this. I'm not kidding," said Micha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/03/deep-fried-latte/

Blue Skinned People

Meet the real world equivalent of fictional blue-skinned Andorian [wiki] of Star Trek: the blue people (whose skin color is caused either by a hereditary blood disease or ingestion of elemental silver). From The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/03/blue-skinned-people/

Nick van Woert's Paint Art

COLOURlovers blog features these neat creations by Nick van Woert, made by repeatedly dunking plastic figurines into cans of paint!each piece is made of 1 can of paint and a plastic figurine like a super-hero only no...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/03/nick-van-woerts-paint-art/

Swan Duck Feeds Goldfish Every Morning

From Spluch:A local security guard recently discovered a peculiar scene where black swans can be seen feeding goldfish near the shore of a lake located in Hangzhou, China. According to the guard, 9 black swans will c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/03/duck-feeds-goldfish-every-morning/

Brian Dettmer's Book Sculptures

Brian Dettmer creates wonderful works of art by sculpting books! Check out his artwork here: http://www.haydeerovirosa.com/index.php?modus_id=1&page_id=44&type_id=1 - via Random Good StuffOther book arts on Neatorama: Ni...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/03/brian-dettmers-book-sculptures/

Backyard Skiing

Some people really have all the fun: Travis Roberts just told us about his blog Skiing At Home, which is all about those who have their very own private ski hill (Travis' home in the Appalachian Mountains in Virginia has...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/03/backyard-skiing/

Clothespin Grave Marker

Here's another photo from Neatorama reader Rich B., who is also having all the fun (his family's going on a 100-day summer roadtrip across the USA): a Clothespin Grave Marker in Middlesex, Vermont.http://www.flickr.com/p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/03/clothespin-grave-marker/

New Monster by Mail: Aliens!

Neatorama pal (and illustrator of the Neatorama Zombie) Len Peralta is having a new theme for Monster by Mail: Aliens!Len will draw only 175 aliens - first 100 orders will get a CD of 50 Sci-Fi radio shows. Plus, each or...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/03/new-monster-by-mail-aliens/

First Female Beefeater Going on Duty

Here's a follow up to our post "After 500 Years, Tower of London Hired First Female Beefeater": she is now officially going on duty!Moira Cameron, 42, from Argyll, beat five men to the £20,000-a-year...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/03/first-female-beefeater-going-on-duty/

Couple

These bedsheets are printed with a ruler, so you can see how close you are to your partner, or how much of the bed he or she is hogging! The zero is in the exact middle. Link -via Swiss Miss...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/03/couple/

Chinook Power

A Chinook helicopter is tied down for a ground resonance test. Those who know say they are more stable in the air. Push play or go to Live Leak. -via Arbroath...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/03/chinook-power/

Worst Singer Ever

Believe it or not, Florence Foster Jenkins managed, despite being famously awful, to sell out an entire concert at Carnegie Hall. She had many admirers (among them Enrico Caruso). This has to be heard to be believed. As...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/03/worst-singer-ever/






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