Archive for November 3rd, 2007

VideoSift: Parody Channel

We've covered a lot of VideoSift's channels, but for some reason, I missed (!) the parody channel. Well, to rectify the egregious error, here are 5 of the best video clips: Ninja...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/03/videosift-parody-channel/

World's Smallest Horse at Work

Thumbelina is the world’s smallest horse. She stands only 17.5 inches at the shoulder, and weighs only 57 pounds. She is a miniature horse, but she is also a dwarf, which makes her smaller than the smallest of her bree...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/03/worlds-smallest-horse-at-work/

An Incredible Football Comeback Play.

On October 27th, Division III Trinity University was losing to Millsaps College 24 to 21 with two seconds left on the clock. With 61 yards to the end zone, Trinity was clearly out of field goal range, so they perfor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/03/an-incredible-football-comeback-play/

Jesus Lizard

(YouTube link) The Common basilisk {wiki} is a lizard found in Central and South American rainforests near rivers and streams. This clip from National Geographic shows why this lizard has such an unusual nickname....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/03/jesus-lizard/

Flintstones Toddler Car

Instructables user lemaster63's kids dressed up as Pebbles and Bambam for Halloween, so to complete the look, he created this awesome Flintstones toddler car!Here's how to make it: Link - via Makehalloween, toddler car,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/03/flintstones-toddler-car/

Trivia: Mr. Potato Head

Mr. Potato Head was the first toy to be advertised on TV. It was 1952....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/03/trivia-mr-potato-head/

Kids Invented the Wedgie-Proof Underwear

As a kid, nothing is more humiliating than getting a wedgie from the school yard bully. But the nightmare is finally over, thanks to 8-year-old twins Jared and Justin Serovich, who created the world's first wedgie-proof...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/03/kids-invented-the-wedgie-proof-underwear/

The Zen of Zombie Trailer: Zombie Yoga

[YouTube Link]Jason Wishnow is a Zombie Yoga Master. Inspired by Scott Kenemore's book The Zen of Zombie: Better Living Through the Undead, he sent out invitations saying "Bring a Yoga Mat, Dress like a Zo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/03/the-zen-of-zombie-trailer-zombie-yoga/

World Trade Center Panorama

Our pal Jeffrey Martin of 360cities sent us this panorama that is not to be missed. It's not officially launched yet, but should be accessible on this preview for Neatorama readers:Taken from the top of the Twin Towe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/03/world-trade-center-panorama/

Customizable Welcome Mat

Artist Jeni Rodger created this customizable welcome mat so you can greet your visitors warmly ("hello") or forewarn them if you're grumpy ("get lost!")http://www.kittymcghee.com/page12.htm...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/03/customizable-welcome-mat/

The Drunk Husband and the Tilted Room

Here's Australian comedian Shaun Micallef playing a drunk coming home - For some reason, he can't see to walk upright and his wife didn't approve! See if you can figure out why ...From the first season of the Micallef Sh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/03/the-drunk-husband-and-the-tilted-room/

Trivia: Newton, Inventor of the Cat Flap

Isaac Newton purportedly invented the cat flap. He was said to put two cat flaps on his door, a large one and a small one, for his two pet cats....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/03/trivia-newton-inventor-of-the-cat-flap/

Luxury Golf Cart

Luxury Golf Cart turns your boring ol' golf carts into miniature versions of cars you've always dreamed about!The company builds custom-made body styles that bolt on top of golf cart chassis, so you can putter around in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/03/luxury-golf-cart/

The Sheep Market: 10,000 Drawings of Sheep Using Amazon Mechanical Turk

Amazon Mechanical Turk is a web marketplace that basically lets you buy labor for tasks particularly suited for humans (i.e. easy for man, but hard for computers).The Sheep Market is a neat, albeit a little whimsical, ap...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/03/the-sheep-market-10000-drawings-of-sheep-using-amazon-mechanical-turk/

Whatever Happened to Seinfeld's Bit Actors?

Ever wonder what happened to the cast of Seinfeld? No, not Jerry (he's got a new Bee movie) or Ellen Elaine, George, and Kreamer Kramer - we mean the bit players. Like Babu, Man Hand, Low Talker, and Soup Nazi.Mario Mars...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/03/whatever-happened-to-seinfelds-bit-actors/

Sheldon Drake's Artwork

Sheldon Drake described his art as "trippy, but subtly so, so they keep changing on you over time" but I think it can be best described as camo gone artsy!Excellent and mesmerizing artwork over at his website:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/03/sheldon-drakes-artwork/

Ultra Kawaii: Cute Pets with Eyeglasses

Can't ... resist ... posting ... pets ... with .. glasses! From Ultra Kawaii, the new website about all things cute by David Seger, here's a video clip called "Sweet Glasses": http://www.ultrakawaii.com/episode...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/03/ultra-kawaii-cute-pets-with-eyeglasses/

Steampunk Pac Man Arcade and Other Toys by Doktor A

Take a look at Doktor A's custom toy solo show at Spit & Polish. The highlights of the show are these three:The Secret History of Video Games : Pac Gentleman (Erik Scarecrow's Soopa Coin Op Bros)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/03/steampunk-pac-man-arcade-and-other-toys-by-doktor-a/

Jedi Academy in New York

Want to be a Jedi? Don't just flail your lightsaber like the (in)famous Star Wars kid ... As Yoda would've said: "To Star Wars Jedi Academy you must go". As Taryn Fireside, a student at the academy, sa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/03/jedi-academy-in-new-york/

The Claxton Mailbox: The Only Mailbox in the World Hit by a Meteorite!

The banged-up Claxton mailbox to the left just got auctioned off for nearly $83,000! Why? It's the only mailbox in the world ever hit by a meteorite!The unusual auction offers a peek into meteorite collecting, where...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/03/the-claxton-mailbox-the-only-mailbox-in-the-world-hit-by-a-meteorite/

Ten Obscure but Useful Windows Softwares

Quang Pham of Haha.nu just posted one of the most useful top 10 list I've seen in a while: a list of lesser known Windows freewares/sharewares with the functionality but not the bloat of commercial programs.Included in t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/03/ten-obscure-but-useful-windows-softwares/

Duct Tape Bandit Halloween Costume

I know, I know, Halloween was a couple of days ago - but I got swamped with work and life and wasn't able to post this gem of a costume: the duct tape bandit costume by Wes Davis of Ashland, KY!For those who don't know a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/03/duct-tape-bandit-halloween-costume/

Neatorama's Halloween Pumpkin Owls

Okay, just one last Halloween thingy ... With all the Southern California fires, I had wanted to make jack-o'-lanterns that don't need candles to look cool. Yes, you can use fancy LEDs to light up your pumpkin, but that'...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/03/neatoramas-halloween-pumpkin-owls/

Cliff Pickover's The Heaven Virus eBook Promotion: $0.99 for Neatorama Readers!

Our pal Cliff Pickover of Reality Carnival gave Neatorama a big boost back in its early days, so it's a pleasure to let you guys in on this secret: in addition to being a nice guy, he's a terrific author!Cliff is kind en...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/03/cliff-pickovers-the-heaven-virus-ebook-promotion-099-for-neatorama-readers/

Watch Out for ... Berserk Llamas!

Just as I thought it's safe to roam the hills again, National Geographic Magazine's All-Terrain blog informs us of this frightening bit of news: the llamas have gone berserk!"Do you have a llama that scares you?...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/03/watch-out-for-berserk-llamas/

Treehouse Teahouse

Japanese professor of architecture Terunobu Fujimori built this his boyhood dream in his father’s garden in 2004. It’s a teahouse on stilts! See more pictures at Materialicious. Link -via Unique Daily...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/03/treehouse-teahouse/

7 Island Wonders of the World

Take a visit to the smallest island in the world, the most remote, the island that the Bounty mutineers’ descendents still inhabit, and more! http://weburbanist.com/2007/10/28/7-island-wonders-of-the-world-most-amazing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/03/7-island-wonders-of-the-world/
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