Archive for October 1st, 2007

Mutating Faces.

Philipp Lenssen, one of the writers at Google Blogoscoped, has set up a really neat experiment: I’ve set up a small idea at MutatingPictures.com. There’s a pool of 1,000 random, symmetric pictures,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/01/mutating-faces/

Ghostbuster Costume

Honus at Instructables has already finished two Ghostbuster costumes (and will possibly have a third). Then he posted instructions for making your own, complete with goggles and weapons. Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/01/ghostbuster-costume/

Color Photographs from World War II

WWII in Color website has the Internet's largest collection of rare color photographs from World War II. This one above is a signed photo of the Flying Tigers in China.Flying Tigers was a volunteer group of pilots and gr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/01/color-photographs-from-world-war-ii/

Who Needs the Terracota Army When You Got The Gingerbread Army

Who needs the Terracota Army when you can have the Gingerbread Army?An army of gingerbread soldiers has been created as an edible rival to China's famous Terracotta Army.The hundreds of edible soldiers claim to be a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/01/who-needs-the-terracota-army-when-you-got-the-gingerbread-army/

Bear Clinging to Bridge Rescued

Daily Mail has a really neat article about the rescue of a bear that got stuck clinging to a bridge:The Bruin bear was crossing Rainbow Bridge on Highway 40 near Truckee when he jumped out of the way of two approachi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/01/bear-clinging-to-bridge-rescued/

Lorraine Shemesh - Painted Pools

NYC artist Lorraine Shemesh is one of my favorite contemporary artists. She's best known for her large paintings of swimming pools and swimmers. Figurative and abstract at the same time, the textures,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/01/lorraine-shemesh-painted-pools/

World's Smallest Living Baby

Our weekly collaboration with Cellar Image of the Day brings us this amazing image (and story) of Kimberley Mueller, who was just over 10 ounces when she was born, making her the world's smallest surviving baby.When...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/01/worlds-smallest-living-baby/

Dragon BBQ Grill

This is one awesome BBQ grill: a dragon-shaped welded steel grill and smoker called "Guardian of the Feast" by Ed McBride. Link - Thanks SteelisAlive!See also Neatorama's updated Top 10 Coolest BBQ Gri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/01/dragon-bbq-grill/

25 Often Overlooked Travel Destinations in India

ForbesTraveler has a neat article about 25 fantastic yet overlooked travel destinations in India, like Orange County, India (yes - you've read that right):There are no over-privileged teenagers in India's OC. Instead...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/01/25-often-overlooked-travel-destinations-in-india/

Gorgeous Monograms

There are monograms and then there are monograms. Take a look at the beautiful designs of embroidered monograms by Caroline Brackenridge. Link - via Love Made Visible...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/01/gorgeous-monograms/

The Broken Column House

Amongst the myriad of weird houses from around the world, here's a true gem: the Broken Column House created by aristocrat François Nicolas Henri Racine de Monville before the French Revolution.Yes - the house was...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/01/the-broken-column-house/

24K Gold Plated MacBook Pro

Whoa! Here's something for the guy who has everything: a 24-karat gold plated MacBook Pro by Computer Choppers.Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/01/24k-gold-plated-macbook-pro/

Reverse Graffiti Video Clip

We've posted about reverse graffiti before, where street art is created by cleaning the dirt and grime from walls.Here's another excellent example, this time by Brazilian artist Alexandre Orion made a wall of skulls usin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/01/reverse-graffiti-video-clip/

Portable Toilet

Out in the middle of the wilderness when you get the call of nature? Don't feel like digging and squatting over a hole? Here's the civilized way to ... uh, go: the Nature Plus Portable Toilet. Link - via CribcandyOf cour...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/01/portable-toilet/

Plush Toys Ads Depicting Scenes of Famous Movies

I quite like these print ads from Toys R Us, featuring plush toys acting out scenes from famous movies (I'm sure you guys know which one is depicted above). Found at 2wenty 4our...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/01/plush-toys-ads-depicting-scenes-of-famous-movies/

ATV Mishap

An ATV disaster strikes, but no one gets hurt! Push play or go to Live Leak. -via Arbroath...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/01/atv-mishap/

The Suzuki Biplane (Motorcycle)

Click through for a desktop wallpaper sized version and to read about its awesomeness....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/01/the-suzuki-biplane-motorcycle/

What child wouldn't want their own Robopanda with frickin laser beams for eyes?

This cute little fellow is the WOWWEE Robopanda Robot. He apparently can sing, tell stories, crawl etc etc. But the Amazon description mentions some more ominous features: "Equipped with an internal dual-axis accel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/01/what-child-wouldnt-want-their-own-robopanda-with-frickin-laser-beams-for-eyes/

Radiohead - In Rainbows

"In Rainbows" is the name of Radiohead's new album which will be available for download on October 10. The buyer can choose his own price when buying the digital version of the album. Link - via kottke.org...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/01/radiohead-in-rainbows/

Trivia: Aladdin was Chinese

In the original text of The Book of One Thousand and One Nights, the story of Aladdin was set in China. In fact, Aladdin was a little Chinese boy....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/01/trivia-aladdin-was-chinese/

10 Most Fascinating Tombs in the World

There is perhaps nothing else so distinctive of the condition and character of a people as the method in which they treat their dead.          - William Tegg, 1876Thr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/01/10-most-fascinating-tombs-in-the-world/

Quote: George Bernard Shaw on Cynicism

"The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it." - George Bernard Shaw, author (1856-1950)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/01/quote-george-bernard-shaw-on-cynicism/

Setarbak Kopi in Malaysia

Neatorama reader Burhan told us about this coffee shop in Malaysia, which name is a play of Starbucks (pronounced Setarbak in Malay, Kopi means coffee). At least they kept the green color! Found at Critical Thoughts - *e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/01/setarbak-kopi-in-malaysia/

The Painted Lamborghini

Lamborghini Gallardo + mad skill with a Sharpie = one heckuva tattooed car! Seriously, this is one amazing paint job, though I suspect many people would consider it a travesty.Link - via digg, thanks Rich B.!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/01/the-painted-lamborghini/

French Fry Coated Hot Dog

Neatorama reader Sara saw our fried spiral "tornado potato" post ... and raised us a french-fry coated hot dog on a stick! From Last Appetite blog:If Coney Island witnessed the birth of the hot dog, Seoul i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/01/french-fry-coated-hot-dog/






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