Archive for October 29th, 2007

Freestyle Rollerblading Slalom

(YouTube link) Xu Xinyu of China won first place in the the freestyle rollerblading slalom at the JeonJu Slalom in Korea last month. I didn’t find her age officially listed, but a commenter at YouTube said she is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/29/freestyle-rollerblading-slalom/

Geico Caveman Costume

BeerBellyJoe created a custom Geico Caveman costume for Halloween and posted the process at Instructables. It’s probably too late to get yours done in time for trick-or-treat, but the method could be adapted for movi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/29/geico-caveman-costume/

Not a Small World, after all

Disneyland in Anahein, California will close down the It’s A Small World ride for a year beginning in January to retool and refurbish. The reason? Bigger passengers. The problem, quite simply, is that the flume th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/29/not-a-small-world-after-all/

Apple Response to 3rd Grader's Letter: Get Lost!

Third grader Shea O'Gorman loves her iPod Nano, so when her class started learning about writing a letter, she decided to write Steve Jobs. In her letter, Shea wrote about her ideas to improve the gadget.Three months lat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/29/apple-response-to-3rd-graders-letter-get-lost/

Printable Celebrity Halloween Masks

Every year, Forbes posts printable versions of celebrity Halloween masks. This year, the scary celebrities featured are Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, OJ Simpson, Larry Craig, Britney Spears, Phil Spector, Michael Vick, and the 20...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/29/printable-celebrity-halloween-masks/

Bambi... A Horror Film?

TIME magazine has compiled the top 25 horror films of all time. Coming in at number 20 is the 1942 disney classic Bambi. "Kids were so frightened by these films that they wet themselves in terror. Bambi has a pri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/29/bambi-a-horror-film/

Ming the Clam, a Contemporary of Shakespeare.

The BBC reports:A clam dredged up off the coast of Iceland is thought to have been the longest-lived animal discovered. Scientists said the mollusc, an ocean quahog clam, was aged between 405 and 410 years and c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/29/ming-the-clam-a-contemporary-of-shakespeare/

My Last Supper

In her book "My Last Supper," Melanie Dunea asked 50 chefs: if they could have anything for their last supper, what would they eat?TIME has a photo gallery and excerpt of their answers. This one above is Gary D...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/29/my-last-supper/

Extreme Pumpkins

Want an inspiration for your jack-o'-lantern this Halloween? Look no further than Extreme Pumpkins, who definitely has one of the neatest galleries of jack-o'-lanterns on the Web.Link - via Pharyngulapumpkin, jack-o-lant...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/29/extreme-pumpkins/

Susan's Creepy Dolls

Susan is an ex-mortician and a taxidermist who makes some fantastically creepy dolls and one-of-a-kind collectibles. Her creations range from the macabre dolls to the truly bizarre, like the Burt Reynolds crab shown to t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/29/susans-creepy-dolls/

Stinkymeat Returns!

In 2000, Mahlon Smith embarked on a scientific endeavor: he took a plate of raw meat and left them to rot in his neighbor's yard. Well, he was interested in finding out the answer to a few scientific questions, like: *em...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/29/stinkymeat-returns/

Steampunk Flux Capacitor Clock

Flickr user absinthetic created "Chronotheric Fluxing Capacitron," an awesome steampunk clock + flux capacitor for as an prop to his Halloween costume of a 19th century time traveler.Link [Flickr photoset] - vi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/29/steampunk-flux-capacitor-clock/

World's Strongest Artificially Generated Tornado

The Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany has been recognized by the Guinness Book of Records for creating the "strongest artificially generated tornado in the world". The 34.4 meter high (37.2 yards) vortex has bee...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/29/worlds-strongest-artificially-generated-tornado/

Halloween Customs

Look at This has posted a comprehensive look at Halloween, including the origins of the holiday, the many ways different countries celebrate, Halloween trivia, and a huge list of links to more holiday fun and information...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/29/halloween-customs/

Beckham Creek Cave Haven

Beckham Creek Cave Haven near Parthenon, Arkansas boasts all the amenities of a regular hotel, but it’s built inside a cave! Set on the 530 acre estate, the Cave House was built with the philosophy that the ongoi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/29/beckham-creek-cave-haven/

DIY Super Mario Multi LED Mushroom Pumpkin

Maybe you remember the Super Mario inspired Jack-o’-lantern. As a follow-up, here you can learn how to create your own Super Mario Brothers 1-up LED powered pumpkin. Link [Metacafe] - via Boing Boingmario,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/29/diy-super-mario-multi-led-mushroom-pumpkin/

iPhone Costumes

Reko and Bobby made iPhone costumes complete with video display and music! LOL People on digg think we stole these displays from apple lol. But we didnt its just an LCD tv hooked into a video ipod. We edited th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/29/iphone-costumes/

Ten Geeky Wedding Photos

You can have any kind of wedding you want, and lots of people use the opportunity to act out their fantasies or display their lifestyle or pastimes. This list has ten photos of couples who went all out (although the St...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/29/ten-geeky-wedding-photos/

Reel Life: 5 Stories Hollywood Fudged in the Movies

The following is an article from Bathroom Readers' Institute 13th edition Uncle John's All-Purpose Extra Strength Bathroom Reader.They say art imitates life, but sometimes the facts get screwed up. And in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/29/reel-life-5-stories-hollywood-fudged-in-the-movies/

Putter Shaped Like Star Trek's Spaceship Enterprise

Here's an early Christmas shopping idea for your favorite Trekker (or Trekkie, take your pick) golfer: the NCC-1701 Enterprise Putter from Golfsmith!The design concept was simple enough, a flat putter head that was b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/29/putter-shaped-like-star-treks-spaceship-enterprise/

Computer Keypad Calculator

Ooh, this is the perfect gadget for those who are frustrated with the teeny tiny keys on their regular calculator.Check out the Takumi Keypad Calculator, which is designed with big, easy to hit keys just like the ones on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/29/computer-keypad-calculator/

Extereme Hangman Flash Game

Here's a neat (but gruesome) Extreme Hangman game from ArmorGames, complete with stick figure violence and gore - that is, if you fail to guess the word within the alloted time.Just in case the fate of a poor innocent st...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/29/extereme-hangman-flash-game/

Lunch Atop A Skyscraper, the LEGO Version

Flickr user Balakov recreated Charles Ebbet's famous photo Lunch Atop a Skyscraper, c. 1932 with LEGO minifigs! Link [Flickr] - via Super PunchPreviously on Neatorama: Fine Arts Lego...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/29/lunch-atop-a-skyscraper-the-lego-version/

Gruesome Doll Head Pencil Sharpener

An artist Matthew James Taylor uses a lot of pencils, so naturally he'd be an expert in the art of sharpening pencils. What caught our attention, however, was not the methods of pencil sharpening (which he described in d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/29/gruesome-doll-head-pencil-sharpener/

Uprising of Sausages and Hot Dogs, by Sergey Tyukanov

Uprising of Sausages and Hot Dogs by Sergey Tyukanov (2006)Drawn in the classic style of Hieronymous Bosch's The Garden of Earthly Delights, here is a fantastically detailed artwork about the uprisings of ... sa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/29/uprising-of-sausages-and-hot-dogs-by-sergey-tyukanov/

Proven by Science: Playing Video Games Can Make You Smarter!

Attention kids: print this out and show it to your mom! It turns out that playing certain Nintendo DS games every day can make our smarter. The 30 children from St Columba's primary school - all aged nine and 10 play...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/29/proven-by-science-playing-video-games-can-make-you-smarter/

Why You Shouldn't Order a Custom Cake from Wal-Mart

Here's the reason why you shouldn't order a custom cake from Wal-Mart, from the GinBlog:Some people that work here had a going away party the other day for a woman that is leaving.One of the supervisors call...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/29/why-you-shouldnt-order-a-custom-cake-from-wal-mart/
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