Archive for September 5th, 2007

Eel Got Alien Jaw

Remember the movie Alien, where the monster has a second jaw that comes out of its throat? Well, it turns out that Mother Nature had thought of it first:In a lightning-fast swimming maneuver, slender-bodied mora...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/05/eel-got-alien-jaw/

Map The Candidates

Neatorama reader Chadwick Matlin told us about a website to track the 2008 US presidential candidates as they campaign across the country using a Google Maps mashup:We're tracking the presidential candidates as they...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/05/map-the-candidates/

Artist Implants Ear on Arm

A major theme of Australian performance artist Stelarc is the concept that the human body is obsolete. As such, his past artwork included hanging himself on a flesh hook suspension, attaching electrodes that control his...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/05/artist-implants-ear-on-arm/

Typographical Graffiti by Eine

Street artist Eine started out painting graffiti on four shop front rollup shutters in London to spell his name with big bold letters, but soon branched out to put colorful typography everywhere.Links: Eine's website | I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/05/typographical-graffiti-by-eine/

Blogging About Blood Donation

Carl Huber of the WAREHOUSE wrote an article about his experience donating blood to the Red Cross. He wrote:"You Have Too Much Blood" - so why not go donate some at the Red Cross?I secured permissi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/05/blogging-about-blood-donation/

KFC Tower Defense

Here's a fun little game/viral ad à la Tower Defense for KFC, where you have to build and upgrade towers of fast food to kill hunger pangs before they reach your brain.Link [Flickr] - Thanks Casper Moller!*/em...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/05/kfc-tower-defense/

FAQ About Pugs

Here are the answers to a few burning questions about pug dogs: Can pugs sleep while sitting? Effectively, no, they can't. Can a pug do the Moonwalk dance [wiki]? Yes, it's i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/05/faq-about-pugs/

Blatant Knock-Off Of The Day

So Apple announced new iPods. I was curious if Amazon already had a listing and searched for "iPod Touch." The answer was "no," but the number one result was the suspiciously familiar looking device you see above....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/05/blatant-knock-off-of-the-day/

The Death Star of Belarus

Here's Belarus' version of the Death Star:Foreign printed guide books also sometimes are not so serious about this structure: “Some say it looks like a diamond. We say it looks like the Death Star. In either ca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/05/the-death-star-of-belarus/

The American's Guide to Canada

Ubersite user Sunny "NFW" G made this very enlightening The American's Guide to Canada. For example:#3 Red GreenForget Tim the Toolman Taylor, we have Red Green.Red Green...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/05/the-americans-guide-to-canada/

Unfortunate Bank Logo

Malaysian blogger Kenny Sia noticed that the Al-Rahji Bank, which has just opened a branch in Kuching, Malaysia, has a unique logo ... Would've been perfect if they were a sperm bank: http://www.kennysia.com/archives/200...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/05/unfortunate-bank-logo/

The "Blog" of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks

The "blog" of "unnecessary" quotation marks dedicates itself to documenting and making fun of bad punctuation since 2005. Link - via UebaIt's a good thing they're not documenting typsos or bad grammar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/05/the-blog-of-unnecessary-quotation-marks/

Internet Flame War Led to Real Fire

It all started as a flame war which got out of hand and ended with real flames burning down a man's house. Here's a story about an Internet feud turning really bad:Barbs were traded, insults thrown and threats made i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/05/internet-flame-war-led-to-real-fire/

Ball of Being

Ball of Being is a hypnotically beautiful animation by Koert van Mensvoort with music by Artefact. An online flashclip of a dancer without a body. Featuring atoms, planets, balls, globes, foam and molecules. It is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/05/ball-of-being/

Spacesuits

Atomic Rockets has everything you might want to know about space suits, in facts and in fiction. Cool photos, too! Link -via Everlasting Blort...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/05/spacesuits/

Got Hair...?

Facial hair, that is... Apparently, you can make a tidy fortune off of entering your waxed whiskers in Mustache Competitions. Check out the winner of this featured contest! (Just for the record, I prefer my hus...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/05/got-hair/

Rock and Roll Doctor

From the video description: Andrew WK is not just a rock star, he's an advice columnist for a the Japanese magazine "Rockin' Out!" This is actual audio of AWK giving advice to his Japanese readers, as animated by Scot...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/05/rock-and-roll-doctor/

Bouncing back from attempted suicide.

In the wake of Owen Wilson’s attempted suicide last week, mental_floss has a surprisingly long list of celebrities who have suicide attempts in their past, but then turned their lives around. Halle Berry â...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/05/bouncing-back-from-attempted-suicide/

Dogs just wanna have fun.

This Doberman Pinscher is enjoying the waterslide more than the family who owns it! Push play or go to YouTube. -via Arbroath...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/05/dogs-just-wanna-have-fun/

Own your very own ElvisBot

Amazon says: Relive the magic of your favorite Elvis performance with this talking robot from WowWee--a lifelike singing and talking bust of the best-selling solo artist in U.S. history. Designed using motio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/05/own-your-very-own-elvisbot/

World's Smallest

It's been a while since Neatorama's last co-blogging post, so it was a pleasant surprise when Hanan of the always neat grow-a-brain blog suggested that we do another one, with the topic of: the world's smalles...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/05/worlds-smallest/






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