Archive for October 22nd, 2007

Giant Metal Gorilla

Artist David Mach made this giant gorilla sculpture from coat hangers. Check his site for more inspirational collage work, the woman made from Scrabble tiles in his portfolio would be the perfect Faye Dunaway Fay Wray f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/22/giant-metal-gorilla/

Southern California Wildfire

Yesterday and today, my hometown of Santa Clarita, Southern California made the news because of the huge fire we have going on: multiple fires sprung up from almost nothing and the strong Santa Ana wind, with gusts of up...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/22/southern-california-wildfire/

Pirate Lore: 7 Myths and Trrrrruths About Pirates!

The following is reprinted from Uncle John’s Legendary Lost Bathroom Reader. The Capture of the Pirate Blackbeard by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris, 1718We've all got an idea of what it was like to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/22/pirate-lore-7-myths-and-trrrrruths-about-pirates/

Stationery Movies II

You may remember the quiz Stationery Movies that was quite popular here last year. Now the same folks have launched a sequel! The quiz still features office supplies in prominent roles, but now the clues are video clip...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/22/stationery-movies-ii/

Zombie Con 2007

A horde of zombies descended on Manhattan for ZombieCon NYC 2007 over the weekend. Gothamist gives us a report. Link -via YesButNoButYes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/22/zombie-con-2007/

Darmstadt Solar Decathlon House

A team from Technische Universität Darmstadt won the Solar Decathlon competition with a house designed to run totally on sunlight. The Darmstadt Solar Decathlon house has movable solar screens around the outside that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/22/darmstadt-solar-decathlon-house/

Scary Costume

Aw, man, look at this poor kid. The costume was clever twenty years ago, but he/she obviously hasn’t seen the movie yet! Found at Funny-Potato -via My 2 Second Shelf Life...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/22/scary-costume/

Journey Through the Center of the Earth

Suppose you could drill a hole through the Earth and then drop into it. How long would it take you to pop up on the other side of the Earth? The calculations are not simple, but the answer is 42 (minutes). Link -via Redd...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/22/journey-through-the-center-of-the-earth/

Penguin Poop

Penguin Poop candy can be a cute gag gift, but Neatorama readers know that the reality is quite different (see item #3). Relax, this is chocolate! Link -via Penguins!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/22/penguin-poop/

The Book of SPAM: a SPAM-TASTIC Guide to Absolutely Everything Related to SPAM!

Quick: what's a product that's found in 99% of all supermarkets in the US, sells about 80 million pounds every year, has a 20,000 member-strong fan club, its own museum, and even its own Broadway musical? It's SPAM, of c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/22/the-book-of-spam-a-spam-tastic-giide-to-absolutely-everything-related-to-spam/

Alpacas as Security Guard to Chickens

You learn something new every day - and today, I learn this: Peruvian alpacas make great security guards for chickens: The animals, named William and Harry, keep predators away from speciality egg producer Clarence C...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/22/alpacas-as-security-guard-to-chickens/

Prius Stretch Limo

This Prius owner modded his car into a custom 10 8-seater Prius Limo, while still maintaining 50 mpg fuel efficiency. It took him 200 hours of fabrication at a cost of about $10,000.And no, it's not a photoshop job (if y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/22/prius-stretch-limo/

When Reindeer Attacks ...

Besides playing Santa Claus, the other thing Jim Emery loves best is raising reindeers.One day, Jim forgot it was mating season and stepped too close to his a female that his reindeer Caspar fancied - and the buck went o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/22/when-reindeer-attacks/

The Fascinating Tale of Lord Minimus

The Human Marvels has a neat story about Jeffrey Hudson, an 18-inch tall dwarf that was a member of the royal English court named Lord Minimus. Only a few months after joining the household, the Duke and Duchess ente...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/22/the-fascinating-tale-of-lord-minimus/

Man Steamed Alive for a Stunt

Fifty-two-year-old Xia Fuan sat inside a covered wok of boiling water, let himself be steamed for 45 minutes, and lived to tell about it. And if that's not strange enough, the story goes on about him being possessed by t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/22/man-steamed-alive-for-a-stunt/

Cruel Delicacy: Live Sushi

This made me jump the first time I saw it: sushi that's so fresh it's still alive!This type of food is called Ikezukuri, or the preparation of sashimi (raw seafood) from a living animal. Wikipedia explains:Ikizukuri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/22/cruel-delicacy-live-sushi/

Birds on a Wire Lamp

Mexican designers Javier Henriquez and Sebastian Lara of eos méxico created this lamp that looks like three birds on a wire! Found at GeekAlerts...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/22/birds-on-a-wire-lamp/

World's Longest Leg Hair

Stop the press! The world's record for longest leg hair HAS BEEN BROKEN! ZOMG! Medical student Wes Pemberton was wearing shorts one day, when he noticed the strangest thing ever:"I thought it was a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/22/worlds-longest-leg-hair/

Embarrassing Movie Posters

Peet Gelderblom of Lost in Negative Space blog has a neat (and growing) collection of embarrassing movie posters. Amongst the fifteen or so that he has now is this strange one (perhaps the strangest one yet): "Your...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/22/embarrassing-movie-posters/






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