Archive for January 7th, 2008

Webkinz and the Little Petshop Meet the Unimal

Neatorama reader Jake Gorst wrote:My 10 year old daughter Rebecca did this stop-motion animated video using my Nikon D60 and a few of her toys. She puts it all together on her iMac (my old machine). Rebecca also did...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/07/webkinz-and-the-little-petshop-meet-the-unimal/

Morten Andersen paintings

Morten Andersen is a Danish artist. He paints large, vividly colored and extravagantly detailed abstracts that sometimes look like a mess of graffiti and at other times approach the sublime s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/07/morten-andersen-paintings/

Woman Did Own Caesarean Section to Give Birth

This is one tough mother: Ines Ramirez is the only woman known to have performed a successful Caesarean-section on herself!The sun had set hours ago. The nearest clinic was 80km away over rough roads, and he...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/07/woman-did-own-caesarean-section-to-give-birth/

How to Trap (and Humiliate) a Thief

A while ago, British TV show Swag (by Madonna's hubbie Guy Ritchie, btw) staged a trap for would-be thieves. They parked a cargo truck with its door open, revealing a tempting assortment of goodies inside. When the bandi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/07/how-to-trap-and-humiliate-a-thief/

Chicken Wings So Hot You Have to Sign a Waiver!

A Chicago tavern had a contest of sorts to promote its new chicken wings ... the wings are coated in one of the world's hottest peppers. So hot, in fact, that customers first have to sign a waiver agreeing not to sue for...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/07/chicken-wings-so-hot-you-have-to-sign-a-waiver/

X-Wing Fighter Origami

Here's a step by step guide on how to fold your own origami Star Wars X-Wing Fighter from a 15 x 15 cm (about 6 in x 6 in) paper.Original folding pattern by Alex Crosse: Link - Thanks Willo the Wisp!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/07/x-wing-fighter-origami/

The Hyper-Sub: Boat/Submarine Hybrid Submersible Powerboat

As a young boy, Reynold Marion was fascinated with submarines. When he was 11 years old, he built a fully-submersible river raft made from 55-gallon drums! It worked - once.Now, Reynold had made his dream a reality: he b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/07/the-hyper-sub-boatsubmarine-hybrid/

Merry Christmas! (No, Not Late: Russian Orthodoxs are Just Now Celebrating It)

Due to differences between the West's Gregorian and the Orthodox calendars, the Russian Orthodox church has is just today (January 7, 08) celebrating Christmas.Daniel Corrigan of Citypages has a slideshow of the Christma...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/07/merry-christmas-no-not-late-russian-orthodoxs-are-just-now-celebrating-it/

DIY Photo Bookmark

Jessica of Zakka Life Crafts blog wrote to us about how to make photo bookmarks:That's my husband, Jason who reluctantly posed for the picture. The conversation went something like this. Me, "Jason come over her...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/07/diy-photo-bookmark/

Mr. 9/11 - The Giuliani Anthem, a Political Parody

I happen to like Rudy Giuliani (over what he did as a mayor to revitalize New York's seedy Times Square and reduce crime rates), but I still get a kick from Andrew Arnold of Heada'State's political swiftboat attack, er ....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/07/mr-911-the-guiliani-anthem-a-political-parody/

10 Notorious Convicted Hackers of Our Time

Webupon has a neat article about the 10 most notorious convicted hackers of our time. This one to the left is Jonathan James, who looked straight out of The Matrix:Jonathan James was the first juvenile, at t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/07/10-notorious-convicted-hackers-of-our-time/

A Clock for Math Whizzes

Now this is a clock for math whizzes! The clock sports math equations involving the number 9 and is made by the Triple Nine Society, a high-IQ organization:Each number is expressed as a calculation involving three in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/07/a-clock-for-math-whizzes/

Spaceman Carving Found on a 16th Century Cathedral!

Amidst intricate carvings of mythical animals and saints, there is an unusual figure in the wall of the New Cathedral in Salamanca, Spain: an astronaut!Well ... actually the spaceman figure was put in by workers when the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/07/spaceman-carving-found-on-a-16th-century-cathedral/

Light Images On Your Rims.

The "Dub Pimpstar" rims start at only $12,000 a set and comes in 22-, 24- and 26-inch guises. Each wheel has a built-in microprocessor and wireless adapter, as well as the key component, a set of LED lights that cr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/07/light-images-on-your-rims/

Did Mosquitoes Kill Off Dinosaurs?

We've all heard that dinosaurs were killed off by a giant asteroid 65 million years ago. There seems to be a lot of problems with that theory, so a group of scientists have come up with a new theory that seems to make mo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/07/did-mosquitoes-kill-off-dinosaurs/

Trivia: Refried Beans

Refried beans aren't fried twice. The name came from the Spanish frijoles refritos which means well-fried beans....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/07/trivia-refried-beans/

Man Rides His Bike Standing Up

Some people out there are fearless. Take this guy for instance; he doesn't seem to be the least bit distracted by the vehicle that's passing him and at the same time, being video taped. I wonder what possesses a pers...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/07/man-rides-his-bike-standing-up/

Quote: Lily Tomlin on Cynicism.

"No matter how cynical you get, it is impossible to keep up." - Lily Tomlin, actress and comedian (b. 1939)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/07/quote-lily-tomlin-on-cynicism/

Life Imitates The Simpsons

The following is an article from Uncle John's Triumphant 20th Anniversary Bathroom Reader The Simpsons is loaded with references to cultural moments, historical people, and current events. But occasio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/07/life-imitates-the-simpsons/

Failed a Test? Here's Something to Motivate You: a McDonald's Application!

If this didn't motivate the student to study harder, I don't know what will! via Miss Cellania (today's links are all about teaching. Excellent as usual!)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/07/failed-a-test-heres-something-to-motivate-you-a-mcdonalds-application/

Doorway Found on Mars!

Alexander Novgorodov was browsing some NASA photographs of Mars, taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft, when he ran across something peculiar:There is a strange door-like structure at the base of the mo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/07/doorway-found-on-mars/

Interview with Richard Sarson

COLOURlovers blog posted an interview with artist Richard Sarson (whose work was covered on Neatorama before here).Richard's artwork is like drawings made by the toy Spirograph, but on steroids! Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/07/interview-with-richard-sarson/

How to Get Bloggers in Shape

Puny bloggers, here's something that will turn your scrawny physiques ito magnificent Charles Atlas-like bods: SpringFlex - the desk workout machine!Just follow this regimen: 1. blog, 2. push the thingy up and down (huff...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/07/how-to-get-bloggers-in-shape/

Unfortunately Named Products

Over at Say No to Crack blog, behold the "Hand-Shredder" - part of the Top 5 Most Unfortunately Named Products: Link (the no.1 item is ... um, interesting)....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/07/unfortunately-named-products/

Dyslexics Are Teople Poo!

Great pic at found One Large Prawn. Update 1/7/08: Neatorama reader Binks, WebElf told us where we can buy one: http://www.wackyplanet.com/dyslexics-teople-shirt.html - Thanks Binks!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/07/dyslexics-are-teople-poo/

Michel Lauzière, Master of the Unusual

Canadian musician and comedian Michel Lauzière plays unusual musical instrumets. Here's a clip of him playing the horn. Actually, make that "horns" and to make it more interesting, they are attached to h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/07/michel-lauzire-master-of-the-unusual/

First and Second Sleep

I have trouble sleeping an unbroken night's sleep - and I've alway thought that it was something wrong, until I read about about how people used to sleep in times past, at Gail Hapke's Scribal Terror blog.... A. Roge...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/07/first-and-second-sleep/

Eugen Sandow, Father of Bodybuilding

Meet Eugen Sandow, father of modern-day bodybuilding:In the Victorian era, Eugen Sandow must have physically appeared godly. While professional strongmen existed long before Sandow appeared, none possessed such a chi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/07/eugen-sandow-father-of-bodybuilding/

Retro iPod Tube Amp and Charger

This marvelous piece of retro technology is an iPod Tube Amplifier/Charger station, which eschews solid-state electronics for the "the warmth, the harmonic richness and the pure tone of tube-based circuitry."Pl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/07/retro-ipod-tube-amp-and-charger/

Steampunk Star Wars Contest

From Bricks to Bothans Forum (dedicated to LEGO Star Wars) is having a Steam-Wars Contest, where fans get to submit their LEGO creations of Star Wars vehicle done in steampunk style.The contest will run until January 31s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/07/steampunk-star-wars-contest/










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