Archive for January 2nd, 2008

Website Compiles Carnival and Theme Park Rides Accidents

Don't visit RideAccidents if you love going on carnival and theme park rides! The website compiled a record of all types of injuries and fatalities from amusement rides around the world.For example: Woman, 60...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/02/website-compiles-carnival-and-theme-park-rides-accidents/

Clever Ad Eliminates Hunger and Sells Soup All at the Same Time

Those smart advertising people at Canadian ad agency Leo Burnett [Flash] came up with this clever art/public service/marketing of Campbell's Soup installation that tugged on your heart string:In a grocery store 4,820...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/02/clever-ad-eliminates-hunger-and-sells-soup-all-at-the-same-time/

You CAN Buy Happiness ... at Woolworths!

Neatorama reader Jonathan wrote:Sure, Amazon may recommend killing yourself (Neatorama today), but I was able to buy happiness from Woolworths!And who says you can't buy happiness! Link (I've enlarged and sharpe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/02/you-can-buy-happiness-at-woolworths/

Mashup of the Billboard Top 25 of 2007

DJ Earworm has taken the Billboard Top 25 songs of 2007 in the United States and mashed them all up into a 5 minute long song The United State of Pop. I don't know what is sadder, that I only know like one or tw...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/02/mashup-of-the-billboard-top-25-of-2007/

Python Mistook Golf Balls for Chicken Eggs

An Australian couple put some golf balls in their chicken coop to encourage their hen to lay eggs (who knew this would work!?) but discovered that a python had eaten them by mistake!The magnanimous couple took the snake...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/02/python-mistook-golf-balls-for-chicken-eggs/

FBI Still Looking For D.B. Cooper

Some 36 years after a man who called himself D.B. Cooper parachuted out of an airliner with a bag of $200,000 in stolen cash.Now, the FBI has re-opened the case and issued a new picture of what he looked like, in hope th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/02/fbi-still-looking-for-db-cooper/

Rattle-n-Roll

Ryan and Andrea of Rattle-n-Roll create baby announcements styled after rock-n-roll gig posters! They’ll make announcements to send out, and posters for your nursery or as keepsakes. Pick your template and colors, or...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/02/rattle-n-roll/

Pole Dancer

(YouTube link) Jeremiah suffers from polio, but he developed a dance routine that will impress you! He makes his living performing in Uganda. -via Cynical-C...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/02/pole-dancer/

Glove Map

Much better than drawing on your palm, this map of London was printed on a lady's leather glove. George Shove created these to help visitors find their way around during the Great Exhibition of 1851. Link -via Ectoplas...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/02/glove-map/

Baby Born At McDonald's

A baby was born in a McDonald's restroom in Vancouver, Wash, and the mother didn't even know she was pregnant. It was the evening shift last Friday at the fast-food restaurant when employee Danille Miller suddenl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/02/baby-born-at-mcdonalds/

Cartoons From 1940s Grammar Books

Billy Mavreas of yesway blog has a neat collection of some wonderful illustrations by Lloyd Scott for Using Our Language, a 1942 grammar book for fifth and eight graders.This one below is my favorite, just becau...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/02/cartoons-from-1940s-grammar-books/

Amazon Recommends ... Killing Yourself!

Blogger sickbastard, poor guy, is apparently hated by the giant e-tailer Amazon! LinkI'm guessing the book is Killing Yourself to Live by Chuck Klosterman...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/02/amazon-recommends-killing-yourself/

Trivia: ZIP Code

The ZIP in ZIP code stands for "Zone Improvement Plan."In addition to the publicly known one, the White House has a secret ZIP code for the President and the First Family to receive private mail....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/02/trivia-zip-code/

Light Drop: Lamp Shaped Like a Dripping Faucet

Brazilian designer Rafael Morgan's Light Drop is a lamp that you (literally) turn on by turning the tap - the more you twist, the brighter the light gets. Rafael's design is supposed to make people think about saving wat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/02/light-drop-lamp-shaped-like-a-dripping-faucet/

Ladybuds Ear Plug Earrings

Laura Victore created this fun and functional earplug earrings called Ladybuds, so you'll always have a handy (ear-y?) hearing protector with you at all times! Designed by a woman who loves NASCAR and rock n’ r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/02/ladybuds-ear-plug-earrings/

Space Invader Scarf

Lendorff Kaywa, a collaboration between London's knitware designer Office Lendorff and a mobile phone service company Kaywa, is offering a Space Invader QR-code scarf.The scarf has a secret message encoded in a 2 dimensi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/02/space-invader-scarf/

Quote: Robin Williams on Time as a Teacher

"Time is the best teacher, but unfortunately, it kills all of its students." - Robin Williams, actor and comedian (b. 1951)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/02/quote-robin-williams-on-time-as-a-teacher/

Cactus Chair

As part of the China Chair Project art exhibit, artist Xiang Yun created this chair and footstool shaped like a prickly cactus from a hand-molded silicone!Why, it's the perfect chair for a house guest who has overstayed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/02/cactus-chair/




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