Archive for December 10th, 2007

Show Off Your Smarts! Winners

Man, oh man! With all the great facts you guys provided, we had a doozy of a time picking the winners. For the holiday movie/music trivia fact, we narrowed it down to our two favorites: the submissions on It's a Wond...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/10/show-off-your-smarts-winners/

Jerboa Caught on Film

(Live Leak link) The long-eared jerboa has been caught on film in the Gobi desert for what scientists believe is the first time ever. The tiny nocturnal mammal is on the IUCN endangered species list. Link -via Arbroat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/10/jerboa-caught-on-film/

Human Rights Day

Today is Human Rights Day and the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Declaration, adopted by the United Nations in 1948, set out a list of 30 Articles describing fundamendal human rights a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/10/human-rights-day/

Bendito Machine

There's a message in this cool (and award-winning) Flash animation called Bendito Machine by Jossie Malis of Zumbakamera. Probably about the danger of industrialization/capitalism or something like that, but I didn't thi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/10/bendito-machine/

NYC Doorman Suspended For Bad Breath

A Manhattan doorman, Jonah Seeman, who has been ushering tenants into a four-building complex for 40 years, was told not to come to work recently because of halitosis. The Brooklyn resident, who supports his 81-y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/10/nyc-doorman-suspended-for-bad-breath/

Enigma of the Amigara Fault

The Enigma of Amigara Fault is a bonus story in Junji Ito's [wiki] 2003 horror manga Gyo. In the story, an earthquake revealed a mysterious wall with thousands of deep, human-shaped holes - each hole is a perfec...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/10/enigma-of-the-amigara-fault/

Blip Festival: Music from Old Video Game Consoles

The 2007 Blip Festival in New York City showcased artists who created music from "familiar but forgotten hardware" ... old video game systems like the Nintendo Entertainment System, Game Boy, Atari, and Commodo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/10/blip-festival-music-from-old-video-game-consoles/

Quote: Ernest Benn on Politics

"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy." - Ernest Benn, publicist (1875 - 1954)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/10/quote-ernest-benn-on-politics/

Pac-Man Christmas Tree

Somehow, I missed this awesome Pac-Man "Christmas tree" (Holiday display? Pyramid?) on display in downtown Madrid when compiling the World's Most Unusual Christmas Trees list.The Pac-Man display is fully animat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/10/pac-man-christmas-tree/

Motoring Across the USA on a Ruckus Scooter

A young Korean man named Wan saved all of his money for one year to embark on his dream journey: traveling across the United States (about 3,868 miles) on his tiny 50cc Honda Ruckus!Wan started in Fayetteville, North Car...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/10/motoring-across-the-usa-on-a-ruckus-scooter/

Rug Arts byMark Mothersbaugh

Rug by Mark Mothersbaugh, Photo by Eric StonerWho knew Mark Mothersbaugh, singer and co-founder of Devo, is also a "rug" artist!LA Weekly has a slideshow of Mark's woven rug artwork series "Rugs During War...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/10/rug-arts-bymark-mothersbaugh/

Microwave Ray Gun Turns Off Car Engines From a Distance

High-speed chases may soon be a thing of the past. Eureka Aerospace of Pasadena, California, has developed a high-power electromagnetic system that uses microwave to let police disable your car's engine from a distance!h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/10/microwave-ray-gun-turns-off-car-engines-from-a-distance/

Rapping the Poincaré Conjecture

I'm a sucker for math songs! Here's a video clip of Prof. Steve Sawin of Fairfield University rapping about Perelman's Proof of the Poincaré Conjecture [wiki], to the tune of Snoop Dogg and Pharrell William's &quo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/10/rapping-the-poincar-conjecture/

Hello Kitty Bike Blinged Out with Thousands of Crystals

Whoa! A Hello Kitty fan blinged out her bicycle with thousands of crystal beads (Hello Kitty Hell blog said that there were 50,000 pieces of crystals, but I'm skeptical it was that many. Maybe 5,000).Link (with video) -...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/10/hello-kitty-bike-blinged-out-with-thousands-of-crystals/

Blondes Map of Europe

Strange Map blog has this map above, showing the distribution of blondes in Europe (which may or may not be a country, depending on who you ask):According to this map – and if you really believe that blondes ha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/10/blondes-map-of-europe/

Dancing Girl

Things we've learned from teh Interweb: 1) Never film yourself dancing (Star Wars kid, anyone?) 2) If you do, for whatever reason, NEVER let the dog be in the same room.Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - Thanks Edwar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/10/dancing-girl/

Flying Spaghetti Monster Holiday eCard

Bobby Henderson of the Flying Spaghetti Monster fame would like to wish you a Happy Holiday... You can send the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster Holiday e-Card (artwork by Andrew Shaffer) here: http://www.venganza....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/10/flying-spaghetti-monster-holiday-ecard/

Star Wars, the Baroque Version

Swedish illustrator Mattias Adolfsson of Mattias Ink (featured before on Neatorama) created these fantastic drawing of the "baroque" version of Star Wars characters: Link - Thanks Casey!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/10/star-wars-the-baroque-version/

Bizarre Online Gaming Incidents

DailyBits featured an article called the Top 6 Bizarre Online Gaming Incidents, including real life murder, kidnapping, theft, virtual rape, a plague and even death ... all because of online games!Like this one, for exam...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/10/bizarre-online-gaming-incidents/

Man Refused Surgery for Religious Reason, Face Got Swallowed by Bloody Tumors

Thirty seven years ago, back when he was 14 years old, a bloody tumor appeared on Jose Mestre's lip. Because of his religion (Jose is a Jehovah's Witness) prohibition on blood transfusion and distrust of doctors, Jose re...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/10/man-refused-surgery-for-religious-reason-face-got-swallowed-by-bloody-tumors/

Core 77 Design Gift Guide for Christmas

It's Christmas season, so it's time for another one of Core 77's Design Gift Guide. Allan Chocinov of the blog wrote:... we've just just launched our 2007 Designer Gift Guide. As the name in the subject line suggests...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/10/core-77-design-gift-guide-for-christmas/

Nathan Sawaya's Toy for Tots Bottle Cap Train

Nathan Sawaya created this Toys for Tots train with 43,100 bottle caps and 825 glue sticks! The sculpture was commissioned by Coca-Cola, who is donating 100,000 gifts to the charity. You can also donate your My Coke Rewa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/10/nathan-sawayas-toy-for-tots-bottle-cap-train/

Tour of Mr. Jalopy's Secret Hideout/Garage

That's Mister Jalopy of Hoopty Rides, riding his now famous Urban Guerrilla Movie House (movie projector and complete wooden entertainment center atop a bike, as featured in the cover of Make Magazine vol 11).You can tou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/10/tour-of-mr-jalopys-secret-hideoutgarage/

Boy Won $10,000 for Building Toy Roller Coaster

Aspiring engineer (and ten-year-old boy) Ian Culhane won $10,000 for designing a 7-foot-tall toy roller coaster using K'NEX parts:Ian began the project last summer, using 6,000 plastic parts from his collection of 15,000...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/10/boy-won-10000-for-building-toy-roller-coaster/

Bizarro: Hand Puppet Pianist

By the way, you can win original art and a vegan dinner date with Dan Piraro of Bizarro and his lovely wife Ashley in this auction benefiting Farm Sanctuary.To see more Bizarro, check out Dan's website: Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/10/bizarro-hand-puppet-pianist/

LEGO Minifig Costume

Gizmodo reader Rob Hoffmann sent in a photo of his Halloween costume: a giant LEGO minifig!The head is made from chicken wire (1/4 in. square mesh), yellow vinyl, some cotton batting (the mesh would have shown throug...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/10/lego-minifig-costume/

Car Aquarium

In the Siam Ocean World in Bangkok, Thailand, there is a unique aquarium on display: a gigantic fish tank made out of ... a car!Link [embedded Metacafe video] - Thanks Jon Jason!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/10/car-aquarium/

Geeky Kitting Projects

Spotted at D3 blog, as part of the Thursday Thirteen meme (must be one of the oldest Internet memes around now), is a list of 13 geeky knitting projects.Like this one to the left, the Jazzy Coffee Cup Cozy, made by kdk o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/10/geeky-kitting-projects/






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