Archive for January 23rd, 2008

Neatorama T-Shirt Design (Help!)

Hooray! Artist extraordinaire and Neatorama pal Adam "Ape Lad" Koford of Hobotopia came up with four great designs for our new Neatorama T-shirt. The problem is, they're all excellent and I'm having trouble pic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/23/neatorama-t-shirt-design-help/

Would You Eat Your Friend if Trapped in a Blizzard?

Today, I learned something about myself that is a little disturbing. See, I took a short little quiz at Just Say Hi, and found out that you really don't want to be trapped with me in a blizzard... (Yumm!)http://www.justs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/23/would-you-eat-your-friend-if-trapped-in-a-blizzard/

Giant Cupcake Seat

Mario Marsicano of Jellio (who also wrote for our pal YesButNoButYes blog) just created this awesome seat that looks like a giant cupcake!The seat is pricey ($900), but come on, isn't that neat? http://www.jellio.com/sto...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/23/giant-cupcake-seat/

Green Roof of Nanyang Technological University in Singapore

The swath of greenery in Singapore isn't a newfangled golf course, it's the green roof of the School of Art, Design and Media at Nanyang Technological University. It was designed by CPG Consultants Pte. Ltd.This 5 st...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/23/green-roof-of-nanyang-technological-university-in-singapore/

Working Paper Model of a V12 Engine at Yee's Job

We've featured the V8 engine paper model at Yee's Job before, but they've just released a new (working) paper model of a V12 four stroke engine:It took approximately two years to design this spectacular magical art f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/23/working-paper-model-of-a-v12-engine-at-yees-job/

Busted!

Move over Milli Vanilli and Ashlee Simpson...this band is gonna show you how lip synching is really done. Man! how embarassing :oops: ... and the dude kept right on signing. Hey, ya gotta give him credit for his coo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/23/busted/

Hummingbird Babies

(YouTube link) From eggs til the time they leave the nest. I am astounded to think of how many trips the tiny mother bird must've made to feed two growing babies! -via Ursi’s Blog...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/23/hummingbird-babies/

Missing Cat Found in Wrong Suitcase

Rob Carter of Fort Worth, Texas arrived home from Chicago and collected his luggage at the airport -but picked up the wrong suitcase. He realized his error when he opened it at home. Irked at his "own idiocy," Cart...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/23/missing-cat-found-in-wrong-suitcase/

rabbit: A Short Film by Run Wrake

[YouTube Link] A surreal short film by Run Wrake presenting an allegory about human greed.  Artistically, the film is modeled after early 20th Century children's early readers.  8 minutes, 20 seconds long....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/23/rabbit-a-short-film-by-run-wrake/

Richard Sweeney's Paper Sculptures

That's a paper sculpture, titled Icosahedron, by English artist Richard Sweeney. See more of his artwork here: Link - via yatzer, thanks Rian Fike! Update 2/3/08: Britta Gustafson of Jeweled Platypus...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/23/richard-sweeneys-paper-sculptures/

Bizarro: Pulling Buffalo Out of a Hat Magic Trick

Dan Piraro continues to draw the surreally funny Bizarro like a magician pulls rabbits out of a hat (or in this case, buffalo). //The first thing you probably notice is the ridiculously large hat the magician is wearing,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/23/bizarro-pulling-buffalo-out-of-a-hat-magic-trick/

Trivia: Alan Smithee, the Director of Unwanted Films

Hollywood film directors who wanted to dissociate themselves from their movies would use the pseudonym Alan Smithee.The first director who used this pseudonym was Robert Totten, who worked on the 1969 Western De...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/23/trivia-alan-smithee-the-director-of-unwanted-films/

World's Largest Swimming Pool

You're looking at the world's largest swimming pool in the San Alfonso del Mar resort in Algarrobo, Chile. The pool's more than 1,000 yards (914 m) long, covers 20 acres and holds about 66 million gallons (250,000 m3) of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/23/worlds-largest-swimming-pool/

Hello Kitty Assault Rifle

Drew at Armory Airbrush usually paints camouflage patterns on weapons, but this time, he was asked to make the Hello Kitty AR-15 assault rifle!See more pics at Riflegear's blog: Link - Thanks Geekazoid!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/23/hello-kitty-assault-rifle/

The T-Shirt Cannon

What's better than getting a free T-shirt at a sporting event? Catching it after it was fired out of a T-shirt cannon, of course!Eric Hoover of The Chronicle of Higher Education writes about Jake Wilson, whose company, A...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/23/the-t-shirt-cannon/

World's Hairiest Man Looking For Love

Attention ladies! Yu Zhenhuan who holds the dubious record as the hairiest man in the world, is looking for new love: Yu Zhenhuan, recognised in 2002 as the world's hairiest man by the Guinness Book of Records, is us...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/23/worlds-hairiest-man-looking-for-love/

Places Named After Las Vegas Casinos

Nathan of Scuba Ninja has a photo essay of various places in California with the same names as (the more famous) Las Vegas Casinos. The MGM Banquet Hall in Glendale, California, even has the same green neon lightings as...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/23/places-named-after-las-vegas-casinos/

Quote: Steven Wright on Having Everything

"You can't have everything. Where would you put it? " - Steven Wright, comedian (b. 1955)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/23/quote-steven-wright-on-having-everything/

Rock Band Logo Blog

David Cotner told us about his blog Brand Upon the Brain, which is dedicated to explaining how rock bands logos came to be. For example:Logo #140: Guana BatzPip Hancox from UK psychobilly ba...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/23/rock-band-logo-blog/

Lackadaisy Cat Webcomic by Tracy J. Butler

Lackadaisy Cat is an award-winning webcomic by Tracy J. Butler. It is set in Prohibition-era 1927 St. Louis, Missouri and features beautifully drawn, anthropomorphic cats. The comic strips are sepia-toned, just like phot...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/23/lackadaisy-cat-webcomic-by-tracy-j-butler/

15 Filthiest Homes in America

If you feel like your house is a pig sty, all you have to do is go to this engrossing post by Ryan Smeets of Listgasm (no, not a porn site...), the 15 Filthiest American Homes.Here's one:Salem police showed up to the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/23/15-filthiest-homes-in-america/

Jennifer Maestre's Pencil Sculptures

We've featured Jennifer Maestre's pencil sculptures before, but Rueben Miller's got some of her creations that we've never seen before. LIke this cute and spiky sculpture called "Basilisk."From Rueben's intervi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/23/jennifer-maestres-pencil-sculptures/

The Alphabet of Nations

Remember Lilly, the two-year girl geography whiz? Ever wonder how little kids today get to be so geographically smart? I think it's because they have a new alphabet song. From Here Come the ABCs by one of my fav...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/23/the-alphabet-of-nations/

Manual of Hand Shadow Puppetry

This manual of hand shadow puppetry (get it? Oh, I love me an atrocious pun) is from a 1950s activity book. Found at Christopher Goodwin's blog Trashball - Thanks Christopher!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/23/manual-of-hand-shadow-puppetry/

The Mysterious "Poe Toaster" Strikes Again!

Every year on January 19, on the anniversary of Edgar Allen Poe's birth, a mysterious man places 3 red roses and a half-filled bottle of cognac on his grave.And this year, despite being watched, the "Poe toaster" managed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/23/the-mysterious-poe-toaster-strikes-again/






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