Archive for September 25th, 2007

Magna Carta for Sale

One of the very few copies of the Magna Carta is going to auction. The only copy in America has been on display in the National Archives, but is owned by Ross Perot, who bought it in 1984 for 1.5 million dollars. *em...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/25/magna-carta-for-sale/

John P. Harvard goes Halo

In honor of the release of Halo 3, pranksters from MIT dressed up the statue of John P. Harvard in Harvard Yard with an assault rifle and a Spartan Helmet! Link -via Reddit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/25/john-p-harvard-goes-halo/

Death Gets His Groove On

Dance the night away with the grooviest Death ever. The king of the underworld is stylin' away in this new toy from Mezco's Family Guy series. http://www.amazon.com/Family-Groovy-Death-Action-Figure/d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/25/death-gets-his-groove-on/

The War: a PBS Documentary about World War II

PBS has a fantastic documentary series about World War II called The War by Ken Burns. It took Burns six years to create the film series, which follows the lives of soldiers that actually fought the war and thei...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/25/the-war-a-pbs-documentary-about-world-war-ii/

If You Lived Here, You'd be Home by Now!

Photo: Brian Vander Brug / LATBad idea: moving a houseReally bad idea: moving a house BY YOURSELFNeatorama-worthy: moving a house by yourself, hauling it on a trailer, h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/25/if-you-lived-here-youd-be-home-by-now/

Firefox Car

Photo: nobihaya [Flickr]First comes the dog, then the crop circle, and then the credit card ... now, feast your eyes on the Firefox Car! The car was debuted at the Mozilla 24 "Firefox Rock Festival" in Tokyo on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/25/11755/

Big in Japan: Billy Blank, Fitness Guru

Japan is in the midst of a "Bootcamp" craze that swept through the US a couple of years ago.Neatorama reader Gaijin-san wrote: Japan has discovered exercise guru Billy Blanks and is in the midst of a "...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/25/big-in-japan-billy-blank-fitness-guru/

The D.I.Y. Qee Project: BART Tour.

Recently, the D.I.Y. Qee Project: BART Tour took place at the Showroom NYC, featuring Bart Simpson's three-dimensional shape reimagined by over 100 international artists, designers, and illustrators. Each art...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/25/the-diy-qee-project-bart-tour/

Ski-Jumping Tires

Did you ever wonder what kind of tire would make the longest leap off a ski jump? Me neither. But this Japanese TV show not only answers the question, it makes the competition quite entertaining. Push play or go to You...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/25/ski-jumping-tires/

The Complete Manual of Things That Might Kill You: A Guide to Self-Diagnosis for Hypochondriacs

The official site says: Hypochondriacs have long had to satisfy their needs for self-diagnosis with medical reference materials written for the masses, but this revolutionary book is dedicated entirely to the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/25/the-complete-manual-of-things-that-might-kill-you-a-guide-to-self-diagnosis-for-hypochondriacs/

Urban and Freestyle Trial

Julien Dupont is trying out his wheels in the streets of France. Link [YouTube] - via Stuart Witts...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/25/urban-and-freestyle-trial/

10 Complete Movies Online

The List Universe has compiled a list of 10 classic films available for download. Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/25/10-complete-movies-online/

Caption Monkey 10: Giant Fish

Photo: Fishing Adventures Thailand - via A Welsh ViewThis week's Caption Monkey game at Neatorama comes by way of Thailand: the largest predator fish ever caught on rod and line, a 407 lb (185 kg) Arapaima.Funniest capti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/25/caption-monkey-10-giant-fish/

Fasting Buddha

Image: astanhope [Flickr]From astanhope's Flickr set on Thailand, here's a statue of the Fasting Buddha at the Wat U-Mong temple in Chiang Mai, Thailand.The short version of the story goes like this: After the young prin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/25/fasting-buddha/

Quote: Disney on Mickey Mouse and Women

"I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I have ever known." - Walt Disney, animator and founder of Disneyland (1901-1966)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/25/quote-disney-on-mickey-mouse-and-women/

Sweater-Wearing Bonsai

This sweater-wearing bonsai is actually a clever print ad for Fujitsu's air conditioning. Found at 2wenty 4our....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/25/sweater-wearing-bonsai/

Bimbo Bread

Image: iirraa [Flickr]Actually, Grupo Bimbo [wiki], the baking company whose truck you see in the photo above, is the fourth largest food corporation in the world! The word "bimbo" doesn't have any meaning in M...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/25/bimbo-bread/

Will Chuck Norris Blend?

These two Internet memes are finally together at last: Chuck Norris and Will It Blend?We've really been struggling to find something that could challenge the Total Blender's blending capabilities. What could we blend...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/25/will-chuck-norris-blend/

Boxy Head Fashion

Bad boy of haute couture, Gareth Pugh, introduced a new type of headwear in his Spring/Summer 2008 Fashion Show in London.Link | VideoPreviously on Neatorama: The Weirdest of London Fashion Week (and yes, Gareth was sooo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/25/boxy-head-fashion/

Virtual Dog Does Virtual Tricks

We've posted so many things about cats that the dogs are barking for equal time. Well, here's something for dog lovers (or those who want a dog, but can't get one):I Do Dog Tricks, where you can get a virtual terrier to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/25/virtual-dog-does-virtual-tricks/

Smart Baby Knows His Presidents

Miss C's post on Lily, the smart (almost) two-year-old who knows her geography, reminded me of another super smart baby: this one knows his presidents!Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] (I vaguely remember this as being on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/25/smart-baby-knows-his-presidents/

DJ Sara and DJ Ryusei

... and while we're on the subject of smart kids, here are DJ Sara (8 years old) and DJ Ryusei (5 years old) scratching on the turntables.Hit play or go to Link [YouTube]...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/25/dj-sara-and-dj-ryusei/




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