Archive for September 7th, 2007

The Jungle Book Version

It wasn’t long before the Cadbury Gorilla ad was remixed with other songs. YesButNoButYes posted four new versions. I like this one the best, featuring Louis Prima doing “I Wanna Be Like You” from Di...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/07/the-jungle-book-version/

The Real World, Darth Vader Edition

Life for Vader is not all about building the Death Star. Buenos Aires-based graphic designer Esteban Diacono's "The Real World: Darth Vader" photoset on Flickr gave a glimpse on the everyday life of the Sith Lo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/07/the-real-world-darth-vader-edition/

D. Wanka Shirt Rocks!

Last year, the shirt of Peruvian soccer team D. Wanka (the D is for Deportivo or Spanish for "sport") became all the rage in the United Kingdom.The team, however, didn't get the joke:The team is, according...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/07/d-wanka-shirt-rocks/

Green Roofs: Pretty and Functional

EcoGeek blog has some gorgeous pictures of green roofs, which supposedly can also minimize heating and cooling bills of buildings while maximizing the the beauty of the urban landscape.Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/07/green-roofs-pretty-and-functional/

Monkey Brand Black Tooth Powder

bunnyboy of monkeymonkeymonkey blog has a strange hobby. OK, maybe it's an obsession: he reviews toothpastes. And not just any toothpaste. He finds and uses really, really strange ones.Like this one above: the Monkey Bra...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/07/monkey-brand-black-tooth-powder/

Carpet Pad Shaped like Rolling Hills of Golf Courses

Ah, the manicured green rolling hills of golf courses - It's always been my dream to have a backyard as beautiful as a PGA tournament-worthy golf course, but alas, a quick peek at my bank account is enough to quash that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/07/carpet-pad-shaped-like-rolling-hills-of-golf-courses/

Alain Mailland's Wood Sculptures

Alain Mailland carved amazing forms out of wood - his creation are so fantastically intricate, it's nearly unbelievable that they were made by human hands! Check it out here: Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/07/alain-maillands-wood-sculptures/

The Many Versions of Boléro

That's Maurice Ravel [wiki], a French composer. Although you may not know him, I bet you can hum one of his most famous piece of music: Boléro [wiki].Frogsmoke blog has this very neat article about many different...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/07/the-many-versions-of-bolro/

Extreme Dining: Live Octopus? Yum!

LA Times has a neat (or gross, your pick) article spotlighting four extreme eateries in Los Angeles, including a restaurant where the food is served in complete darkness, a restaurant that serves seafood so fresh it's st...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/07/extreme-dining-live-octopus-yum/

Street Art by Roadsworth

The term "street art" [wiki] has been used to describe graffiti and other illicit urban art, but in case of Roadsworth (Peter Gibson, in real life), it has more literal meaning:Shortly after the events of 9...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/07/street-art-by-roadsworth/

Stephen Hawking in LEGO

From Brickshelf user OchreJelly, here's Stephen Hawking in LEGO (it's pure genius, according to Neatorama reader Dylan Bennett who suggested it. Get it? Pure genious? Hardy har har!) Link to larger pic - Thanks Dy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/07/stephen-hawking-in-lego/

The Impossible Quiz

Oooh, here's a fun little Flash game: The Impossible Quiz.Someone tell me how to get past the Neigh! Whinny! question #15....Link | After you're done, you can go on to Impossible Quiz #2 - Thanks Algonkin!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/07/the-impossible-quiz/

Conan O'Baby

Baby born with Conan O'Brien style hair. At ten weeks old Katie-Lee Webster has the flowing locks of a child several times her age. Link - via Digg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/07/conan-obaby/

More Beautiful Libraries from Around the World

We've previously posted about beautiful libraries around the world - here's some more from Curious Expedition (this one above is the Theological Hall of the Strahov Monestary Library in Prague, Czech Republic): http://ww...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/07/more-beautiful-libraries-from-around-the-world/

Future National Library of the Czech Republic is a Green Blob

Talking about libraries, here's the winning design for the National Library of the Czech Republic by London architectural firm Future Systems.Link - Thanks Mikolka!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/07/future-national-library-of-the-czech-republic-is-a-green-blob/

Baby Wee Wee: Anatomically Correct Doll that Pees!

Baby Wee-Wee is a strange, anatomically-correct toy doll for little girls, made by the Spanish toy company Famosa and sold in the UK many years ago. The whole premise of the toy doll is that it pees just like a real litt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/07/baby-wee-wee-anatomically-correct-doll-that-pees/

Can Man Breastfeed?

Can man lactate? According to this Scientific American article, the answer is yes: Newman explains that medical disruptions involving prolactin, the hormone necessary to produce milk, have resulted in spontaneous lac...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/07/can-man-breastfeed/

Motorola MOTOROKR E6 Transformer Mod

Here's ROBOT E6, an awesome Motorola MOTOROKR E6 Transformer mod, made from a display dummy.Link | Original article at PhoneDaily [in Chinese] - via Thomas De Maesschalck's blog, Thanks Mikolka!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/07/motorola-motorokr-e6-transformer-mod/

Girls with Meat Hair

And I used to think that a woman with a moustache tattoo was a little weird. http://kunsthalle-zoo.de/fotografie/feen/1jul.html - via kottke.org...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/07/girls-with-meat-hair/

Animated Spider-Man Phone

The animated Spider-Man phone "shoots web”, talks and plays the Spider-Man theme song on incoming calls. Link (with video demonstration)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/07/animated-spider-man-phone/

Ida’s Luck

Ida is the saddest, unluckiest little girl who ever lived. In Ida’s Luck by Katy Towell, she tries to hold on to the home and family she loves, against all odds. Then it turns scary. Link to part one. Link to pa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/07/idas-luck/

The Mean Kitty Song

Corey "Mr. Safety" Williams sings about his kitten Sparta. Push play or go to YouTube. -via Arbroath...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/07/the-mean-kitty-song/

10 Things You Might've Been Better Off Not Knowing About Your Body

Andreas Vesalius De humani corporis fabrica libri septem (On the fabric of the human body in seven books), 15431. The average human body comprises enough fat to make seven bars of soap, enough iron to make...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/07/10-things-you-mightve-been-better-off-not-knowing-about-your-body/

The New and Improved VideoSift

The new VideoSift is here, and the community-based video aggregator is better than ever! There was quite a bit of improvement "under the hood," with a new custom software written specifically for the site and n...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/07/the-new-and-improved-videosift/

Strange Album Covers

Here are some more incredibly strange LP album covers (I particularly like how Muhammad Ali fought Mr. Tooth Decay!): Link - Thanks Algonkin!Previously on Neatorama: Whipped Cream, ... and Other Delights, Weird...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/07/strange-album-covers/

Periodic Coasters

Here's something new from Dimitra and Bill of Up To You in Toronto, the Periodic Coasters:Based on the standard periodic table this set of 8 elemental drinkmats allow you to send coded messages to your guests - arsen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/07/periodic-coasters/

DIY Computer Case Handle

We get a wonderfully diverse crowd here on Neatorama - still, it's a delight to read the first sentence from a website sent in by Marcelino Martins:"I decided to add a handle to my PC to make it easier to carry...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/07/diy-computer-case-handle/

Robber Wrote Own Name at Scene of the Crime!

Just when I thought we got the world's dumbest criminal (the guy that left his resume during a bank robbery) another contender popped up: the robber that wrote his name on the wall at the scene of the crime!Apart fro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/07/robber-wrote-own-name-at-scene-of-the-crime/

Bizarro: Play Date

Here's a cute one for our weekly collaboration with Bizarro! For more, check out Dan Piraro's website: Bizarro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/07/bizarro-play-date/




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