Archive for December 11th, 2007

Ork Posters' Typographical Neighboorhood Maps

Ork Posters have fantastic typographical maps outlining various neighborhoods of severaal large US cities. Available are San Francisco (sold out), Chicago, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Boston.Want! Link - via Love Made Visibl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/11/ork-posters-typographical-neighboorhood-maps/

Two-Year Old Boy's Tomato Ketchup Paintings Fooled the Art World!

Meet Freddy Linksy, a 2-year-old who managed to fool the art world into buying his tomato ketchup artwork:To the untrained eye, they appear to be simple daubs that could have been created by a two year old. Which is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/11/two-year-old-boys-tomato-ketchup-paintings-fooled-the-art-world/

Turning Credit Card Data into a Knitted Scarf

Fabienne Blanc and Patrick Rüegg created a knitting machine called "Struckmaschine" that takes data from a buyer's credit card and turn them into unique space invaders-like patterns for knitting a scarf! L...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/11/turning-credit-card-data-into-a-knitted-scarf/

Supernatural Bonsai

Supernatural Studios created this fantastic 3D rendering of an other-worldly (why, supernatural of course!) bonsai plants. Someone should turn these into real sculptures! http://www.supernaturalstudios.com/projects.html...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/11/supernatural-bonsai/

DIY Modern Paper Christmas Ornament

I am so digging these onion-slice shaped modern paper Christmas ornament that you can make yourself with strips of paper, some twine, and a stapler.Here's a guide by Derek and Lauren of The Curiosity Shoppe on how you ca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/11/diy-modern-paper-christmas-ornament/

Yeti's Footprint Found?

A team of American explorers for a TV series Destination Truth found what they believed to be yeti's footprint in the mountains of Nepal:American television channel host Josh Gates displays what is believed to be &qu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/11/yetis-footprint-found/

Insider Secrets of the Car Towing Business

Ever wonder how the world of reposession and impound towing work? Here's the inside scoop of the (oft seedy) business: Dan worked as a part-time driver for five years and gave us some insight into how the repossessio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/11/insider-secrets-of-the-car-towing-business/

Urban River by Henk Hofstra

Dutch artist Henk Hofstra turned a 1000 m (0.6 mi) stretch of road in Drachten, the Netherlands into an "urban river" by painting it blue!Link | Henk's website [in Dutch] - via Stunned...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/11/urban-river-by-henk-hofstra/

Overworked to Death!

Apparently, it is possible to work oneself to death. Case in point: a man who died after logging more than 106 hours of overtime in a month. A Toyota Motor Corp employee died of overwork after logging more t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/11/overworked-to-death/

Shuttle Attacked by Giant Spider

[http://youtu.be/fSI5jIY0Zk4] (YouTube link) STS-122 The space shuttle Atlantis will not launch until the new year. A fuel tank glitch forced mission controllers to delay the launch. And, fuel sensors weren't the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/11/shuttle-attacked-by-giant-spider/

W00t!

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Year for 2007 is w00t. The term is the winner of the annual online poll conducted by the dictionary publisher. Merriam-Webster's president, John Morse, said "w00t" was an ideal choice b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/11/w00t/

Banned in Boston

The following is an article from Uncle John's Triumphant 20th Anniversary Bathroom Reader It’s hard to believe, but Boston - in many ways, one of the most liberal cities in the nation - once led the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/11/banned-in-boston/

Superb Star Wars AT-AT Wreck Model

Dimitri Kaliviotis built this 1/32 model of an abandoned Star Wars AT-AT wreck to win a contest held by Starship Modeler:With a few extra modifications and heavy weathering I finally put together a battle damaged and aba...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/11/superb-star-wars-at-at-wreck-model/

Tulip Island

The Dutch government are considering a plan for a man-made island in shape of ... a tulip!Dubai built Palm Island. Now the world leaders in land reclamation are considering an island in the shape of a tulip to fight...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/11/tulip-island/

The Wal-Mart Prank

Here's a funny article at ZUG, written by Joe the Peacock of Mentally Incontinent about his experiences working at America's favorite store: Wal-Mart ...I first heard about the Wal-Mart position from a friend of mine who...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/11/the-wal-mart-prank/

Star Wars Toys That Never Made It

Whatever happened to all of the ideas for Star Wars toys that got rejected? McMorran.org has some pictures of the Star Wars toys that never made it: http://www.mcmorran.org/pages.php?page_id=15 - via Super Punch...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/11/star-wars-toys-that-never-made-it/

Love Letters

No words are spoken in this short film, titled Love Letters, directed by Mary Gillen of the Columbia MFA Film program. All the "action" is in a particularly intense game of Scrabble. Nevertheless, the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/11/love-letters/

Coffee Spitter in Japan Captured

A man was arrested in Japan for assaulting girls walking to school with ... coffee! The spitter, who was nicknamed “Coffee Bukake Man” by locals, had carried out 5 attacks since the end of October. All of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/11/coffee-spitter-in-japan-captured/

Trivia: Emperor of Japan is Forbidden from Eating Fugu

Here's a piece of trivia for you: Pufferfish or fugu is a delicacy in Japan. The fish is eaten raw as a sashimi. When prepared correctly, the flesh of the fish gives a tingling sensation on the tongue. This, turns out is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/11/trivia-emperor-of-japan-is-forbidden-from-eating-fugu/

New Light Glows For 12 Years

Litroenergy is a new type of material that emits light for 12 years without needing electricity or sun exposure. The self-luminous micro-particles are called Litrospheres and are said to be non-toxic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/11/new-light-glows-for-12-years/

One’s On The Way

(YouTube link) This delightful clip from The Muppet Show features Loretta Lyn (who had four children by the time she was 17 years old) doing her 1971 hit "One’s On The Way". I taught this song to my childre...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/11/ones-on-the-way/

Mental Calculator

Alexis Lemaire is a human calculator. He broke his own record for mental computing at the Science Museum in London by finding the 13th root of a 200-digit random number in 70.2 seconds. Jane Wess, curator of mathem...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/11/mental-calculator/

Santa Cam

Santa Claus keeps his office in Santa Claus Village near Rovaniemi, Finland (a part of Lapland, inside the Arctic Circle). He welcomes visitors year round, but if you can’t go, you can watch via webcam! There are two...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/11/santa-cam/

Spider Web Fabric

Someday soon, you may be able to buy clothing made of spiderwebs! Researchers at Shinshu University have succeeded in injecting spider genes into silkworms to create a thread that is stronger, softer and more durabl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/11/spider-web-fabric/

Caption Monkey 16: Koopa the Turtle

We've featured Koopa the Turtle before, but we didn't know that the little guy is a multi-talented artist until Kira, the "turtle's assistant," emailed us pictures of his artwork. Here's Koopa's website: http:/...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/11/caption-monkey-16-koopa-the-turtle/

The hollow earth conspiracy

According to this guy, there are those who would keep the rest of us from finding out that the earth is hollow. I love kooky stuff like this and I'm a bit disappointed that Dr. Agnew only hints at the conspirac...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/11/the-hollow-earth-conspiracy/

Video shows real life super hero in action?

Or more likely an ad for a new super hero movie from Marvel? Any guesses? Via Lying in the Gutters....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/11/video-shows-real-life-super-hero-in-action/






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