Archive for November 29th, 2007

Mickey Mouse Mural for Baby's Room

Image: Crazy Monkeybutt [Flickr]Joey Ellis painted this mural for his son's room based on the 1933 Walt Disney cartoon "Mickey and the Mechanical Man." It took him 3 months to complete: Link [Flickr set] - via...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/29/mickey-mouse-mural-for-babys-room/

Scotland Spent £125,000 for New Slogan: Welcome to Scotland

Tired of their old catchphrase "Best Small Country in the World," Scotland spent £125,000 with for this new slogan: Welcome to Scotland.The new artwork was unveiled at Glasgow airport yesterday by cul...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/29/scotland-spent-125000-for-new-slogan-welcome-to-scotland/

Ten Pound Hairball Removed From Woman

An 18-year old woman went to the doctor for abdominal pain and a 40-pound weight loss. When the doctor performed a CT scan, they found a mass which turned out to be a 10-pound hairball!Doctors found a mass there, and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/29/ten-pound-hairball-removed-from-woman/

The Gulabi Gang

A gang of Indian women are taking on corrupt officials and men who beat their wives. They dress in pink and wield axes to fight for the poor and downtrodden. The several hundred vigilante women of India's northern U...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/29/the-gulabi-gang/

Sexist Advertising

The Daily Mail ran an article on advertisements from a time when no one gave a second thought about portraying women as weak, stupid, and in need of a man to lead her through life. I can personally recall how people us...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/29/sexist-advertising/

The Strongest Beer in the United States

How much would you pay for an exceptional brew? $10 a six-pack? $20 a six-pack? How about $5 an ounce? That's the minimum going rate for Boston Beer's Samuel Adams Utopias, which retails starting at $120 per 24-ou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/29/the-strongest-beer-in-the-united-states/

The Incredible Rubberman

Captain Frodo, The Incredible Rubberman, is a travelling showman who grew up in Norway but now lives in Melbourne. Frodo has a form of Ehlers Danlos Syndrome which results in faulty collagen and ultimately resul...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/29/the-incredible-rubberman/

Tay Zonday is back: Cherry Chocolate Rain

Tay "I move away from the mic to breathe in" Zonday is back with a Dr. Pepper corporate-sponsored updated version of Chocolate Rain and a new professional YouTube video. Yay for Tay. Edit by Alex - and here's the o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/29/tay-zonday-is-back-cherry-chocolate-rain/

What is It? Game 47

Hooray! It's time to play this week's game in collaboration with What is it? Blog. Can you tell me what this strange (and scary!) contraption is for?Place your guess in the comment section - no prize, so...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/29/what-is-it-game-47/

Woman Got Herself Sterilized to "Save the Planet"

Toni Vernelli, 27, got herself sterilized because she wanted to save the planet!At the age of 27 this young woman at the height of her reproductive years was sterilised to "protect the planet".Incr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/29/woman-got-herself-sterilized-to-save-the-planet/

Ridable Robot for Special Needs Kids

Kudos to the researchers at the University of Delaware! They have developed a ridable robot for special-needs children who can't move around. The robot, called UD1, is drivable using a joystick and has "smart techno...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/29/ridable-robot-for-special-needs-kids/

The Seven Don'ts of Shanghai

We just found out that the Mafia has its own Ten Commandments, so it's no surprise that the people of Shanghai also have their own list of "Seven Don'ts"For those who're too lazy to look 'em up:expectoration: s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/29/the-seven-donts-of-shanghai/

£1 million Cabinet Found in Pizza Parlor

A long-lost, £1 million 17th century cabinet was found ... outside the toilets of a pizza parlor in Yorkshire, England! The missing section of a 17th century cabinet worth £1 million has been found outsid...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/29/1-million-cabinet-found-in-pizza-parlor/

Dog and Squirrel Armors

Andy of Pittbull Armory builds suits of armor for men and women, but that's not what got him in Neatorama: he also makes armor for dogs (that's his pitbull Spok modeling the steel armor!In case that's not strange enough,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/29/dog-and-squirrel-armors/

Drink Away the Art!

Now this is modern art I can appreciate: an "interactive art" installation by Hannes Broecker where museum goers are invited to pick up a glass and take a drink of a variety of cocktails in the contain...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/29/drink-away-the-art/

Books To Go Bookshelf

Rose Cobb's Books To Go bookshelf is a stackable shelving unit with wheels, perfect for those who like to carry lots and lots of books wherever they go (or who move home a lot, I suppose!). Notice the handy dand...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/29/books-to-go-bookshelf/

Knitted Santa Bike Helmet Cover

Salihan of A Simple Abundant Life blog created this knitted Santa bike helmet for her brother-in-law. He actually rode home with it!Link | The pattern for all you creative folks - via Craft...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/29/knitted-santa-bike-helmet-cover/

DIY Hot Tub

Instructables user veloboy wrote this step-by-step guide on how to build your own wood-fired hot tub using a storage container, a pimped out LP gas tank, tubings and corrugated metal.Link - via Make (with video clip)Prev...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/29/diy-hot-tub/

Fossil Evidence of the Flying Spaghetti Monster!

Scientists have discovered the first fossilized evidence of the Flying Spaghetti Monster! Either that or some fossilized jellyfish from the Middle Cambrian (about 500 million years ago).Link | The scientific paper: Excep...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/29/fossil-evidence-of-the-flying-spaghetti-monster/

Quote: Einstein on Americans

"The American lives even more for his goals, for the future, than the European. Life for him is always becoming, never being." - Albert Einstein, physicist (1879 - 1955)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/29/quote-einstein-on-americans/

Thing Happen When You Wear Eleganza!

Many, many more bad fashion ads from 1970s Ebony magazine at I'm Learning to Share! blog: Link - via Martin Klasch...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/29/thing-happen-when-you-wear-eleganza/




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