Archive for October 5th, 2007

Creepy early McDonald's commercial

I'm not going to lie to you. I don't like clowns. Am I afraid of clowns? No - I don't think so. Do I find them to be repulsive and want to shrink away to nothingness whenever I see one? Well, who doesn't? This...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/05/creepy-early-mcdonalds-commercial/

Penny Places

Like most of us artist Mike Leavitt finds pennies on the ground. Unlike most of us he then paints a tiny landscape of the place where he found it on the penny. This is a project he calls Penny Places and you can view t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/05/penny-places/

Trivia: Mary Shelley and Frankenstein

What did you do when you were 19? Mary Shelley had written Frankenstein by that age....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/05/trivia-mary-shelley-and-frankenstein/

VideoSift: Bowling!

It's Friday night, and I'm all about the bowling clips found on VideoSift - the best video sharing website there is! (I used to work in a bowling alley, y'know! There's nothing like spraying odor-eater...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/05/videosift-bowling/

Smack Instant Noodles

When you're hungry, go for Smack. The instant noodle, that is! Found at uglyfood, thanks Erkki!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/05/smack-instant-noodles/

Kenzo Minami's Wallpaper Art

Japanese artist Kenzo Minami's wallpaper exhibit, titled Chambre avec Vue, like any good wallpaper, can send you into an epileptic fit! Check out the insanely detailed print by Kenzo and other artists at Maxalot...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/05/kenzo-minamis-wallpaper-art/

New Money for Interplanetary Travel: the QUID

Scientists at the National Space Centre and the University of Leicester have designed a new money for Travelex for use by inter-planetary travellers!It is called the Quasi Universal Intergalactic Denomination, or Qui...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/05/new-money-for-interplanetary-travel-the-quid/

Orangutan Prefers Blondes

Sibu the orangutan has a fetish ... He preferred his female zookeepers, especially blondes! Apenheul Primate Park hoped Sibu would become its breeding male when he arrived two years ago, but orang-utans aren't his ty...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/05/orangutan-prefers-blondes/

Mona Lisa Created With Train Tickets

Employees at the Takashimaya department store in Osaka have created four reproductions of world-famous paintings using 320,000 old train tickets obtained from the nearby Nankai Namba station. Linktrains, ticke...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/05/mona-lisa-created-with-train-tickets/

Be Careful!

The world is a very dangerous place. Here’s a collection of safety posters warning you about the dangers of various animals. http://www.unc.edu/~landy/Public_Safety/becareful.htm -via the Presurfer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/05/be-careful/

The Beauty of 50 States

Karenika is collecting photographs to share the beauty of all 50 states. You can submit a photo from your state! Click the state name at the side to see the photographs. This picture is Main Street in Telluride, Colora...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/05/the-beauty-of-50-states/

Recycled Electronics

Dark Roasted Blend has a roundup of ways people have recycled old computers and discs. Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/05/recycled-electronics/

T-Shirt: I Pity The Flu

This t-shirt put a smile on my face, particularly in light of the cold I have right now. You can vote for it by clicking on the link above, if you're so inclined. And here's more of my Threadless picks....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/05/t-shirt-i-pity-the-flu/

Cityscape: Massive Tangle of Wood in Brussels, Belgium

Belgian artist and designer Arne Quinze created this massive (131x82x39 ft or 40x25x12 m) tangle of wood on stilts as an art project in the heart of Brussels!Link (tons of construction photos) - via designverb, thank...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/05/cityscape-massive-tangle-of-wood-in-brussels-belgium/

Scientists Unraveled Knotty Problem

Image: Dorian Raymer, UCSDTwo physicists from University of California, San Diego unraveled the mystery behind how knots form in tangled telephone cords and electronic cables:Smith and UCSD colleague Dorian Raymer ra...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/05/scientists-unraveled-knotty-problem/

Bollywood Thriller Captioned (Funny!)

We've featured this strange Bollywood Thriller (technically, Telugu cinema) before, but this version is worth the re-post: it's subtitled based on how the lyrics sound like in English! Hit play or go to Link - Thank...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/05/bollywood-thriller-captioned-funny/

Found inside BBQ Grill: An Amputated Leg!

Here's a bizarre story: a man bought a barbecue smoker from a storage facility auction and found an amputated leg inside of it!John Wood's leg was amputated near the knee after a 2004 airplane crash. He asked doctors...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/05/found-inside-bbq-grill-an-amputated-leg/

Folk Art Restaurant in Riverside, California

Unusual Life has a feature on a strange restaurant called Martin's Tio's Tacos in Riverside, California. The owner, a folk artist named Martin Sanchez, spent 10 years building and decorating the structure out of discarde...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/05/folk-art-restaurant-in-riverside-california/

Do Water Bottles on Sidewalk Discourage Dogs from Peeing?

Neatorama reader Darren Barefoot noticed there are a lot of water bottles positioned on the sidewalk, flush to the wall in front of homes in Malta.Apparently, they serve a peculiar purpose: to discourage wayward dogs fro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/05/do-water-bottles-on-sidewalk-discourage-dogs-from-peeing/

X-Wing Fighter Rocket

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the first Star Wars movie, Polecat Aerospace built a 21 foot (6.4 m) long rocket shaped like an X-Wing Fighter! And they're going to launch it in two days...We decided to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/05/x-wing-fighter-rocket/

Billboard Ad for Cheap Lobotomy

Toronto's street artist Dan Bergeron (aka fauxreel) created this billboard advertising cheap lobotomy with a local phone number where people could call and leave messages. Surprisingly, a lot of people actually called to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/05/billboard-ad-for-cheap-lobotomy/

7 Underground Wonders of the World

Web Urbanist has a neat list of the 7 Underground Wonders of the World, featuring labyrinths, crypts, catacombs and other creepy underground places.This one to the left is the catacombs below the chapel in West Norwood C...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/05/7-underground-wonders-of-the-world/
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