Archive for October 12th, 2007

"Graffiti" Art Made with Toy Train Railway Tracks!

This impressive graffiti-style art installation by Japanese artists Yasuhiko Hayashi and Yusuke Nakano is actually done using plastic toy train railway tracks!What a strange sight: Blue lines covering everything from...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/12/graffiti-art-made-with-toy-train-railway-tracks/

Ten Worst US Disasters in the Last 101 Years

The Great 1906 San Francisco EarthquakePopular Mechanics listed the 10 worst disasters of the last 101 years - and delve into whether we are more prepared to face them now as compared to then. The disasters listed are:*e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/12/ten-worst-disasters-in-the-last-101-years/

Little Trees Car Freshner Costume, Now for Adults too!

Remember that Little Trees Car-Freshner costume for your baby? Well, why should the baby have all the fun - you can go as one too! But don't worry about the smell ... the costumes aren't scented.Link - via MoPo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/12/little-trees-car-freshner-costume-now-for-adults-too/

World's Most Pampered Dog

Talk about being a pampered pooch ... Here's a story about one lucky dog:Pampered doesn't quite cover it. While some dogs might be prone to biting the odd slipper, this one actually choked on her own Cartier necklace...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/12/worlds-most-pampered-dog/

Endangered Species Chocolate

Now you can save endangered species and eat 'em too! With the Endangered Species Chocolate, that is. Made for Walteria Living by Kathleen Walsh and anita Mothersbaugh (portion of the proceeds will go to World Society for...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/12/endangered-species-chocolate/

This Art is All that It is Cracked Up to Be

At the Tate Modern museum in London, UK, is a new art installation by Colombian artist Doris Salcedo: a 548 ft (167 m) crack on the floor, one foot (30 cm) wide in some places that set the museum back £300,000 and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/12/this-art-is-all-that-it-is-cracked-up-to-be/

Books by the Foot

Strand Books' Books by the Foot specializes in designing impressive-looking bookshelves and libraries.We assemble decorator collections in any subject, including art, biography, reference, law, music, theate...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/12/books-by-the-foot/

Quote: Ayn Rand on Intimidation

"The Argument from Intimidation is a confession of intellectual impotence." - Ayn Rand, writer, philosopher and creator of Objectivism (1905-1982)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/12/quote-ayn-rand-on-intimidation/

Knitted Jacket for Your Fruit!

That's a knitted apple jacket so you can protect your apple against bruisings!Made by Etsy seller jacqueline knits, who also has other knitted fruit sweaters.Link - via Fabulist...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/12/knitted-jacket-for-your-fruit/

The Hello Experiment

In The Hello Experiment, a group of artists try to create a sculpture of Lionel Ritchie's head out of clay while blindfolded.If you're (un)fortunate enough not to be a child of the '80s, here's Lionel Ritchie's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/12/the-hello-experiment/

The Road to Success ...

... is filled with women pushing their husbands along! Found at 7 Deadly Sinners....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/12/the-road-to-success/

Five free iTunes downloads!

Here's how to get five free iTunes downloads costing between $0.99 and $1.29*: Login to Facebook (if you don't have an account already, create one) Go to the group Ticketmaster Live by clicking here or searchin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/12/five-free-itunes-downloads/

Did Al Gore Deserve to Win the Nobel Peace Prize?

The 2007 Nobel Peace Prize was just awarded to the International Panel on Climate Change and former US Vice President Al Gore.The award was "for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/12/did-al-gore-deserve-to-win-the-nobel-peace-prize/

A World with Coffee by Oliver Jeffers

Artist and illustrator Oliver Jeffers' A World with Coffee is a coffee table book (but of course!) with pictures drawn with coffee stains!Link [Flash] - via swissmiss...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/12/a-world-with-coffee-by-oliver-jeffers/

The Blind Painter

After John Bramblitt lost his vision due to epilepsy, he was angry at everything. Then he remembered how painting calmed his mother, and thought that it would work for him. John had thought about painting before, but he...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/12/the-blind-painter/

The Dragonmobile Mobility Scooter

To celebrate the launch of JK Rowling's book Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, Craftster user sophieangele dressed up her mobility scooter as a dragon to match her costume!Link - via IZ ReloadedPreviously on Neatoram...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/12/the-dragonmobile-mobility-scooter/

A Smooch on a Pure White Canvas: Art or Atrocity?

Was it a crime or an "act of love"? A French artist is on trial for leaving a lipstick-red kiss on a pure white canvas (valued at €2 million - isn't that insane?) of US artist Cy Twombly.Rindy Sam, a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/12/a-smooch-on-a-pure-white-canvas-art-or-atrocity/

Golden Retriever Nurses Stray Kitten

When Jimmy Martin brought home a stray kitten, his golden retriever became its mother ... and began nursing it!The hungry kitten, found in an old tire at a concrete plant, refused to drink from a bottle and her rescu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/12/golden-retriever-nurses-stray-kitten/

Exploring Montreal's Sewer

The eerie photo above was taken by Neatorama reader controleman on an urban exploration trip to the William Collector, the first covered drain (c. 1830) but now unused portion of the sewer system in Montreal, Canada.Befo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/12/exploring-montreals-sewer/

The Star Worst Wars Trumpet Girl

Stacy Hedger dancing and playing the trumpet to the theme song from Star Wars. Link [YouTube] - Mahalo via Fanboystarwars, trumpet...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/12/the-star-worst-wars-trumpet-girl/

Karate Nuns

The Sisters of Fraternity Notre Dame set up a soup kitchen in New York in 1991. They also work with AIDS patients. They do not proselytize, just work to serve others. But they picked up a hobby! Shortly after the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/12/karate-nuns/

Water Bears

Tardigrades (water bears or moss piglets) are tiny creatures who can survive being frozen, boiled, dehydrated, and irradiated. They can even survive in the vaccuum of space! There are over 900 species of water bears; see...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/12/water-bears/

How To Make Giant Soap Bubbles

Those bubbles are BIG! This video contains the recipe for super-tough bubble formula. Push play or go to 5min Life. -via the Presurfer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/12/how-to-make-giant-soap-bubbles/

The Landlord

The Landlord on FunnyOrDie.com Will Ferrell meets his landlord (maybe slightly NSFW). Linkferrell...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/12/the-landlord/

Bizarro: Lame Ringtone

Here's our collaboration with Bizarro for this week! For more, check out Dan Piraro's website: Bizarro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/12/bizarro/

5 Deadly Digestive Problems

On the long list of unpleasant ways to die, it's hard to imagine anything topping "exploding colon." We'll take the stomach flu, heartburn, death by paper cuts even! Just please, please, spare us these fates.1. Far...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/12/5-deadly-digestive-problems/

VideoSift: Top Videos of the Week

One of the neatest feature of VideoSift is that you can select the top videos of the day, week, month or even year - this makes it darned easy to keep your pop culture knowledge up to date! Here are five of th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/12/videosift-top-videos-of-the-week/

Haute CATure: Stylish Furniture for Cats

The Cat Cocoon, made from cardboards. Photo: Warren Lieu.Love your cat but don't want to sacrifice your décor by putting up those ghastly scratch post? What's more important: your stylish pad or your pet's happine...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/12/haute-cature-stylish-furniture-for-cats/

Quote: Kierkegaard on Freedom of Speech

"People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use." - Søren Kierkegaard, philosopher (1813-1855)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/12/quote-kierkegaard-on-freedom-of-speech/

Law Let Toddlers Marry in Arkansas!

Oops! An error in a new law in Arkansas intended to set the minimum age to marry to 18 (with an exception for pregnant minors to marry as long as the parents agree) actually allowed someone who is not pregnant to marry a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/12/law-let-toddlers-marry-in-arkansas/




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