Archive for November 20th, 2007

Spiral Island: DIY Floating Island with 250,000 Empty Plastic Bottles

In 1998, British eco-pioneer Rishi Sowa decided to build his own private island using nets filled with empty plastic bottles. He poured sand and planted trees, and called it Spiral Island: The original Spiral Island...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/20/spiral-island-diy-floating-island-with-250000-empty-plastic-bottles/

Flickr Places - Photos from Around the Globe

Places is a brand new neat feature on Flickr that lets you search and view photos taken all over the globe. In many ways the Places project is a big thank you to all the wonderful photographers...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/20/flickr-places-photos-from-around-the-globe/

Cardboard Sculptures

Chris Gilmour, a U.K. artist represented by the Perugi Artecontemporanea Gallery in Padua, Italy, creates amazing sculptures using cardboard. Link - via haha.nusculptures...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/20/cardboard-sculptures/

Huck Chuck Facts: Huckabee Ad with Chuck Norris

Former governor of Arkansas and 2008 Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee just launched this ad, called Huck Chuck Facts, where he and Internet meme-sensation Chuck Norris traded "facts".This must've locked in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/20/huck-chuck-facts-huckabee-ad-with-chuck-norris/

Boot Camp for Web Addicted Youths

Martin Fackler wrote an interesting article for The New York Times about a boot camp/rehab in South Korea for troubled youths battling a deadly addiction: the Internet!Up to 30 percent of South Koreans under 18, or a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/20/boot-camp-for-web-addicted-youths/

The Ugliest Man in the World

Emil Kacic, a wealthy Croatian lawyer, realized that he must be the ugliest man in the world when he racked up 5,000 marriage proposal rejections!Croatian lawyer, Emil Kacic, who has logged all the failures in a little b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/20/the-ugliest-man-in-the-world/

Swan Love Story, Part II

Remember the story of a black swan that fell in love with the big, white swan-shaped paddleboat last year?Well, it must be true love as one year later, the couple is still together!... No matter what park officials a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/20/swan-love-story-part-ii/

Awful Words Named After People

Having something named after you is quite an honor. Right? Well, maybe not: here's an article from our pal mental_floss on the 10 Awful Words and the People They're Named For. Such as:1. dunce*e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/20/awful-words-named-after-people/

Children See, Children Do

This video clip by Child Friendly Australia, a campaign by the National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, drives home the simple point of how impressionable children really are. Only after I became a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/20/children-see-children-do/

Red State Update: Las Vegas

Jackie and Dunlap engage in bi-partisan ribbing outside the Democratic debate in Las Vegas. No one is spared, not even Jamie Farr. Check Jackie & Dunlap's YouTube channel for more. Salon.com....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/20/red-state-update-las-vegas/

Star Trek’s 10 Cheesiest Classic Creatures

You remember tribbles, of course, but you’ll have fun seeing the other creatures you may or may not recall from the original Star Trek TV series. Wired has a gallery of the 10 cheesiest creatures from Star Trek. To b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/20/star-treks-10-cheesiest-classic-creatures/

Mini-LED Menorah

Hanukkah begins at sundown on December 4th this year. Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories has instructions for making your own Mini-LED Menorah! Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/20/mini-led-menorah/

Cat and Crawfish

(YouTube link) I can imagine the dialogue for this encounter: Crawfish: Stay back! I am big, scary, and dangerous! Cat: Oh, hai! Do u has a flavor? Dog: Zzzz. Warning: You may be whis...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/20/cat-and-crawfish/

The World's Highest Fountain

King Faud’s Fountain in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia shoots water over a thousand feet into the air! See a video of the fountain in action at deputy dog. http://deputy-dog.com/2007/11/19/the-worlds-highest-fountain/...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/20/the-worlds-highest-fountain/

Caption Monkey 13: What's Cookin' ?

Yay! It's time Neatorama and Hobotopia's Caption Monkey. This week's game is special: you get to imagine what Pip and Meowlin Q. Kitteh are saying in the LOLCats drawing above, made specially for this co...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/20/caption-monkey-13-whats-cookin/

The Bus Stop Bench (Anti-) Ad Project

Anti-Advertising Agency and artist Packard Jennings just completed what they're calling the Bus Stop Ad Project - basically an anti-ad campaign in Oakland, California:The Agency created a survey to poll residents in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/20/the-bus-stop-bench-anti-ad-project/

Potty Training Pottery from Ancient Greece

What is this strange clay contraption? Boing Boing has the answer: a potty training pottery device from ancient Greece!Link - Thanks monique!Of course, potty training would go a lot faster if you just use this J...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/20/potty-training-pottery-from-ancient-greece/

Frada: Where High Fashion Meets Low Finance

Image: mgonamission [Flickr]Found at Counterfeit Chic, a blog dedicated to spotlighting piracy and copying in fashion design....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/20/frada-where-high-fashion-meets-low-finance/

1,000 Hula Hoop Dome

Photo: Alan R. TanseyWhat do you get when you give $3,000-worth of hula hoops to an architect? You get this: One thousand PVC hula hoops have been used to make the Storefront Ring Dome Pavilion in Petrosino Park, in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/20/1000-hula-hoop-dome/

Cult Movie Poster by Jeff McMillan: "All Together Now"

A few months ago, Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles had a cult movie-themed art show in Los Angeles hosted by Clerks writer/director Kevin Smith and his producer Scott Mosier. The exhibit had tons of artworks inspir...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/20/cult-movie-poster-by-jeff-mcmillan-all-together-now/






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