Archive for September 13th, 2007

LOL Billboard

Image: chrisdyer41 [Flickr]Neatorama reader Chris Dyer spotted what is probably the first time "LOL" is used outside of the Web. Thanks Chris!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/13/lol-billboard/

"Mini-Me" for Your Dog

Etsy seller AmeliaMakesArt makes a mini-likeness of your dog out of wool:I am in love with making these little needle felted dogs and would love to make one for you! I can make a dog of the breed you love or I can ma...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/13/mini-me-for-your-dog/

The Map of Humanity

The Map of Humanity by Rex Libris and Nil creator James Tuner is a giant atlas listing human emotions, states of mind, characters and such, placing real and fictional locations in their (mostly) appropriate territories.I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/13/the-map-of-humanity/

Mobile Espresso Machine Brings the Coffee to You!

Can't come to coffee shop? Let the coffee shop come to you! Espressi is a Dutch company that brings mobile Italian espresso machines to wherever a cuppa is needed: http://www.espressi.nl/ [in Dutch, but you can just oggl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/13/mobile-espresso-machine-brings-the-coffee-to-you/

The World According to Oil Reserves.

The map above (click here for the large version) shows what the world would look like if each country's size was proportional to their proven oil reserves. I find it a little surprising that the world's largest oil...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/13/the-world-according-to-oil-reserves/

Fargo, the Short Version

You have to admit, this movie has quite an agreeable cast. Push play or go to YouTube. -via YesButNoButYes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/13/fargo-the-short-version/

Reptile Fossil Showed First Ever Modern Ear

Scientists have recently found a 260-million-years old fossil of a weasel-sized prehistoric reptile from Russia that had the first modern ears:Paleobiologists uncovered large-eyed fossils of these reptiles with surpr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/13/reptile-fossil-showed-first-ever-modern-ear/

Mona Lisa in Etch-A-Sketch

Jeff Gagliardi has drawn da Vinci's Mona Lisa using an Etch-a-Sketch toy (or lineography set, to you hoity-toity art crowd!)Gagliardi, who runs a graphic design company, has also drawn the Taj Mahal and the Vitruvian Man...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/13/11502/

Waiter Fired for Being a Good Samaritan

Earlier this week, waiter Juan Canales saw a woman being carjacked from a parking lot near the Florida restaurant he worked, ran out, and rescued her.Proving that no good deed goes unpunished, when he walked back to the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/13/waiter-fired-for-being-a-good-samaritan/

Monkey and Pigeon

An abandoned baby macaque was taken in by an animal hospital in Goangdong Province, China. But he was lonely until he made friends with a white pigeon. The two are now inseperable. And make a cute photo. Link -via J-Wa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/13/monkey-and-pigeon/

Russian Lawnmower

A Russian home made lawnmower made from a tricycle. This particular lawnmower still works and sometimes is used by this Russian man on his “dacha”, the summer wooden cottage where he spends some of h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/13/russian-lawnmower/

Superman Laptop

Did you like the Super Coat Hanger? How about a matching laptop? The Superman Learning Laptop is meant as a tool for kids to learn spelling, mathematics, logic, and more. Link (with video demonstration)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/13/superman-laptop/

Realistic Model Train Layout

Peter Feigenbaum reconstructs urban model train layouts with an eye for realism. He includes junkyards, slums, and graffiti! Some scenes are reproductions of actual city railroads; some are ficticious. http://www.vesta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/13/realistic-model-train-layout/

25 Skills Every Man Should Know.

Popular Mechanics has published a list of 25 skills every man should know. They are: 1. Patch a radiator hose 2. Protect your computer 3. Rescue a boater who as capsized 4. Frame a wall 5. Retouch digital photos...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/13/25-skills-every-man-should-know/

Lifting a car with water.

The water hoses used by firemen work under soem pretty serious pressure! Push play or go to Break.com. -via the Presurfer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/13/lifting-a-car-with-water/

Color Palette Generator

Upload a photograph, and this application will generate a color palette, with hexidecimal codes! You can use it to match colors in your home decor, or generate pleasant colors for art projects or websites. These colors...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/13/color-palette-generator/

Halo Suit on Ebay

While this is not the now infamous Hurtubise 'Trojan' suit, it is a remarkable Urethane Plastic prop previously featured on Spike TV, G4 TV, and in a Dell Commercial. The current Ebay bid stands at around $2000 US....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/13/halo-suit-on-ebay/

Marry Our Daughter

Marry Our Daughter is an introduction service assisting families to arrange marriages for their daughters. Kyra A, a 14 year-old who hails from the southeast and loves the outdoors, comes with a bride price of USD 27...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/13/marry-our-daughter/

What is It? Game 37

This week's collaboration with What is it? Blog brings us this strange tool: can you guess what it is?Since last week's game was solved in just 10 minutes after posting, we'll have another prize for this...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/13/what-is-it-game-37/

Japanese Scarecrow

Everything's so much weirder in Japan ... their scarecrows are no exception:While frightening the birds away, about 60 scarecrows along a stretch of the Route 280 Bypass in Aomori are attracting the attention of pass...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/13/japanese-scarecrow/

Serge Kliaving's Comics

For his artwork, French illustrator Serge Kliaving mashed up cute cartoon characters with superhero and gore comics: http://www.serge-kliaving.info/pagecomixs.html - via who killed bambi?...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/13/serge-kliavings-comics/

Seven Wonders of the IT World

CIO has a neat write up about the Seven Wonders of the IT World. For example:World's fastest supercomputer:IBM BlueGene/L (BGL)Powered by: 65,536 dual-processor computer nodes.Home...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/13/seven-wonders-of-the-it-world/

Super Coat Hanger

Here's a hanger fit for a superhero: a "Superman" coat hanger designed by Roman Ficek:Link - Thanks Joe!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/13/super-coat-hanger/

Why Fight When You Can Hop?

Now THIS is what they should do in hockey and baseball: why fight when you can hop around on one leg?Link [embedded YouTube clip]...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/13/why-fight-when-you-can-hop/

The Animated Guide to Knots

Animated Knots by Grog is a website that, as the name suggests, explains how to tie some common (and some uncommon) knots with a series of step-by-step pictures. Like this one to the left, which is called the Mo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/13/the-animated-guide-to-knots/

Russian "Vacuum" Bomb: The Daddy of All Bombs

Not one to be outdone by American arsenal, the Russian had successfully tested a new non-nuclear "vacuum" bomb:Channel One television said the new weapon, nicknamed the "dad of all bombs" is four...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/13/russian-vacuum-bomb-the-daddy-of-all-bombs/

It's Popeil's Pocket Piranha!

You know how it is, you're strolling along the Amazon and meet the soul mate of your dreams, and you just happen to have a dozen long-stemmed roses but they need trimming before you can present your snazzy bouquet to him...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/13/its-popeils-pocket-piranha/






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