Archive for October 26th, 2007

Bloody Saw Scarf

This may look like a saw dripping with blood, but it’s a crocheted scarf! Lady Linoleum at Monster Crochet made it for Halloween. Link -via Need Coffee...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/26/bloody-saw-scarf/

Trivia: Minimum Age for Marriage in Yemen

In Yemen, the minimum age for marriage is 9. The Human Rights Watch World Report stated: "In 1999, the minimum marriage age of fifteen for women, rarely enforced, was abolished; the onset of puberty, interpreted...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/26/trivia-minimum-age-for-marriage-in-yemen/

Bizarro: Over-Accessorized Pirate

Today's Bizarro matches up with our recent article Pirate Lore: 7 Myths and Truths about Pirates so well it must be divine fate! Well, if you want more Bizarrrrrro, check out Dan Piraro's website: Bizarro and BizarroArti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/26/bizarro-over-accessorized-pirate/

"Book Videos": The Next Marketing Tools for Books?

Musicians make music videos to popularize their albums, so why not authors? Well, that's exactly what author Douglas Coupland is doing for his new novel The Gum Thief:“The book’s structure lent i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/26/book-videos-the-next-marketing-tools-for-books/

Fan-Made Scrooge McDuck's Money Bin

Norwegian artist Mat Gullikstad of Oldemor Blog created this awesomely detailed model of Scrooge McDuck's Money Bin, according to a blueprint by cartoonists Don Rosa and Dan Shane.The building comes complete with three c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/26/fan-made-scrooge-mcducks-money-bin/

The Grackles: The Real Birds of Horror

In his 25 seconds animated clip called "The Grackles", Monte Bach of San Antonio Express-News illustrates for us exactly the thing we fear most from large, evil-looking birds a la Alfred Hitc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/26/the-grackles-the-real-birds-of-horror/

If Presidential Candidates Were Cars, What Kind of Cars Would They Be?

Texas Governor Rick Perry recently endorsed Rudy Guliani for the 2008 US Presidential Election. The governor, however, likened his endorsement to buying a pickup truck - all the selections had at least one thing that he...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/26/if-presidential-candidates-were-cars-what-kind-of-cars-would-they-be/

Violent Combat Robots: a Saturday Morning Cartoon Mashup

Tim Maloney mashed up (re-wrote? dubbed over?) a classic 90's saturday morning cartoon Exosquad into this: VIOLENT COMBAT ROBOTS, a team of intrepid spacement who use the power of science to lay waste to everyone on the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/26/violent-combat-robots-a-saturday-morning-cartoon-mashup/

Sugar Bush Squirrel For President!

Talking 'bout the election, Neatorama has finally endorsed its presidential candidate for 2008: the international superstar ... world's most photographed squirrel ... and news anchor of SNN (the Squirrel News Network) .....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/26/sugar-bush-squirrel-for-president/

Don't Let This Rabbit Grab Your Cursor!

Tell me ... how close can you get your mouse cursor to this animated rabbit without getting your arrow grabbed by it? Warning: he's real fast!A neat little interactive Flash game by Andrius Kirvela: Lin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/26/dont-let-this-rabbit-grab-your-cursor/

Popstar, a Parody of Nickelback's Rockstar.

Everytime I turn on the radio, Nickelback's Rockstar comes on. The song is has a catchy tune and the lyric - if you listen closely - stereotypes the lifestyles of rock 'n roll stars. So what do you call it when someone p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/26/popstar-a-parody-of-nickelbacks-rockstar/

Haunted Hotels and Spooky Lodgings

Where, oh where shall we stay this Halloween? How about in a real haunted hotel? Forbes Traveler has compiled a list of spooky lodgings from Scotland to San Diego. This one to the left is the famous Jekyll Island Club Ho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/26/haunted-hotels-and-spooky-lodgings/

Nine Emperor Gods Festival is One Real Crazy "Holy" Day!

The Nine Emperor Gods Festival [wiki] is a Chinese festival celebrating the return of the Nine Emperor spirits from heaven to earth. So, what better way to celebrate this "holy day" than to punch some real...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/26/nine-emperor-gods-festival-is-one-real-crazy-holy-day/

GuitarBot

That's the League of Electronic Musical Urban Robots (LEMUR) GuitarBot built created by Eric Singer and friends in 2002. It is a four-string MIDI-based instrument/robot with moving frets that can play some awesome riffs!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/26/guitarbot/

James Bond: Then Super Spy, Now Postman!

James Bond has always served the Queen and country, but now he has a new duty: to help deliver the mail!Royal Mail unveiled a set of stamps yesterday that feature the covers of Ian Fleming's Bond novels. They will go on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/26/james-bond-then-super-spy-now-postman/

Harry Potter First Edition Sold for Nearly $41,000

A copy of J.K. Rowling's first book about Harry Potter, "Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone", was sold yesterday to an anonymous private bidder for $40,326 at Christie's auction house. It was published in 1997...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/26/harry-potter-first-edition-sold-for-nearly-41000/

Depth of Field Test 5

Ricardo Cabello made this lovely animation. Move your mouse over it. Nice stress break, isn’t it? The thumbnail pic you see here does not do it justice. http://mrdoob.com/lab/pv3d/dof/05/. More animations. -via b3ta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/26/depth-of-field-test-5/

Top Eleven Geek T-Shirts

Switched picked their eleven favorite geek t-shirts. Each is linked to the vendor, so you can do your Christmas shopping online. Link -via Geek Like Me...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/26/top-eleven-geek-t-shirts/

The Crabs of Christmas Island

Christmas Island red crabs (Gecarcoidea natalis) only exist on that one tropical island in the Indian Ocean. They must spawn on the shore because their larva grow in water. So every October or November, they swarm toward...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/26/the-crabs-of-christmas-island/

Honey, there's a herd in the pool!

Bob and Judi Olwine of Woodstock, Maryland left the gate to their pool open for just a few minutes while preparing it for winter. Two deer walked in and went down the pool steps for a swim. After they closed the gate, th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/26/honey-theres-a-herd-in-the-pool/

Pointy Ears

New York plastic surgoen Dr. Lajos Nagy created a surgical procedure to make human ears pointed, like a mythological creature. From his website: A newfangled extravagance is spreading amongst the music-lover young...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/26/pointy-ears/

Pre-Flight Safety Announcement

If they were all this entertaining, people might actually listen to them! Push play or go to YouTube. -via Arbroath...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/26/pre-flight-safety-announcement/

4 Bloodiest Sports in History

Ah, sportsmanship. It summons up images of competition, camaraderie, broken bones, disembowelment, and brutal, disfiguring death. No wonder players have always had fans to cheer them on.Dead Goat PoloBuzkashi - as...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/26/4-bloodiest-sports-in-history/

String Ducky

The challenge was to explain string theory in two minutes or less. Sandy Chase of New York produced this video and won the contest at Discover Magazine. Link -via Metafilter...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/26/string-ducky/
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