Archive for January 24th, 2008

Daniel Edlen's Vinyl Art

Artist Daniel Edlen has an unusual canvas - he paints portraits of musicians on their LPs:Creating portraits of musicians on their original record albums, Daniel honors the music we all now listen to mostly on CD or...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/24/daniel-edlens-vinyl-art/

Pointless (But Irresistible) Websites

Found at Webupon is this brilliant list titled NO ESCAPE: 10 Pointless (But Irresistible) Websites. The list has a few websites we've featured on Neatorama before, and includes this particularly pointless (but irresistib...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/24/pointless-but-irresistible-websites/

Top 10 Greatest Dicks in American History

Ah, the crazy guys at Topless Robot blog just posted an article about - *snicker* - The 10 Greatest Dicks in American History. For example:7) Dick PoleIn this former major league pitcherR...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/24/top-10-greatest-dicks-in-american-history/

Unusual Guns Photo Gallery

Pistol ring (l), hand cannon (m) and lighter gun (r)Club Littlegun has a fantastic collection of unusual weapons, including some unusual gun/knife combos! http://www.littlegun.be/curios%20et%20antiquites/a%20a%20images%2...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/24/unusual-guns-photo-gallery/

Funny Clothing Care Label: Give It To Your Mother!

Yes, it's a photoshop job that's been going 'round the Net for a while. But it's still funny (and I'm saying that as a parent). Found at Contrariwise ramblings...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/24/funny-clothing-care-label-give-it-to-your-mother/

Jack Bauer Going Green!

Global warming, acid rain, pollution ... the world is a wreck. Maybe it's time to call Jack Bauer. Actually, Fox's 24 executive producer Howard Gordon is making Jack Bauer do something about the environ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/24/jack-bauer-going-green/

Really Cool Pools

Check out this collection of 13 very different pool designs. This picture looks like a family underwater, which they are, but not really. The pool above them is contained by a glass bottom! Be sure to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/24/really-cool-pools/

Alaska Wants to Stay Out

(YouTube link) Alaska also knows that if she argues enough, she’ll get what she wants. -via Arbroath...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/24/alaska-wants-to-stay-out/

Dos and Donts with Babies

Here’s a handy collection of infographics to help new parents with caring for their baby. Link -via J-Walk Blog Update 1/24/08 by Alex - It's from the book Safe Baby Handling Tips by David and Kelly Sopp |...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/24/dos-and-donts-with-babies/

Korean Fame for British Teenager

19-year-old Rebecca Strachan from England and 18-year-old Sharon Schilperoord from the Netherlands met on an online forum and discovered they shared a love of singing -in Korean! They recorded a popular Korean song toget...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/24/korean-fame-for-british-teenager/

Understanding Art for Geeks

This Flickr set of 44 famous works of art from paulthewineguy includes additions of html, emoticons, and other computer-based elements to explain them to geeks. Pictured is Oath of the Horatii by Jacques-Louis...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/24/understanding-art-for-geeks/

The Coldest Places on Earth

You think you’re cold? One day in Snag, Yukon, Canada the temperature dropped so low that you could follow where someone went by the puffs of ice they left behind 15 minutes ago! In Yakutsk, Yakutia, Russia, you are wa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/24/the-coldest-places-on-earth/

The Clover Coffee Machine

An $11,000 coffeemaker that brews one cup at a time! There are only about 200 Clovers in existance so far, but their popularity is taking off at coffeehouses around the US. Designed by three Stanford graduates, it...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/24/the-clover-coffee-machine/

Shadow Art

Ok I know Christmas is long gone but this is one really neat advertisement that is done with shadows. Another link of the genre can be found here Link: YouTubeShadows, Ad...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/24/shadow-art-2/

Ten Stunning Ultra-Geeky Home Cinemas

With super big high-definition flatscreen monitors available, people are reliving the movie theater experience in their homes. Some have taken the opportunity to create home theaters designed around their favorite movi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/24/ten-stunning-ultra-geeky-home-cinemas/

Homey Airport

The super-secret Area 51 has a new name: Homey Airport. I am not making this up. Capt. Jessica Martin, a spokeswoman for Nellis Air Force Base, which sits 85 miles south of Homey Airport and is responsible for the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/24/homey-airport/

Apple Flops

Wired celebrates the Macintosh’s 24th anniversary with a gallery of Apple's worst products. Remember the Newton and the Pippin? I don’t, either, but I’ve owned The Cube and the hockey puck mouse. http://www.wired.c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/24/apple-flops/

The Church of Jedi

In the 2001 census, nearly 400,000 people in the UK said that their religion was "jedi." Years later, Star Wars enthusiasts (and brothers) Barney and Daniel Jones decided to make it a reality:And now Barney...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/24/the-church-of-jedi/

Trivia: Dust Mites in Your Mattress

A typical mattress is home to 100,000 to 10 million dust mites.If that's not enough to gross you out, consider this: dead mites and their droppings constitute one-tenth of the weight of a two-year-old pillow. Oh, and wha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/24/trivia-dust-mites-in-your-mattress/

The Bear Killer

Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu loved to hunt bear. He loved hunting bears so much that he was afraid that if everyone hunted bears, there would be none for him to shoot. So he made bear hunting illegal, except for h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/24/the-bear-killer/

How To Get On The Bus

Stagecoach, one of the largest bus operator in the UK, wanted to encourage people to ride the bus. But first, they have to educate the people on exactly how to get on a bus - by publishing a step-by-step manual!Accor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/24/how-to-get-on-the-bus/

Heath Ledger as The Joker in Batman: The Dark Knight

[YouTube Link]By now, you've all heard that actor Heath Ledger was found dead in his New York apartment yesterday. The Internet is abound with the news (with TMZ, as always, leading the pack).Heath's last movie, Batm...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/24/heath-ledger-as-the-joker-in-batman-the-dark-knight/

Mardi Gras Indians

Photo: Infrogmation [Wikipedia]Every year, "Indians" suit up to revel in the Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans, Louisiana. Here's a fascinating story at Life in the Fast Lane: Each Indian typically make...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/24/mardi-gras-indians/

Open Sewers of the World

We've posted about Japan's futuristic underground sewer, but that's more of an exception than the rule. Fact is, dirty and trash-strewn open sewers are more common, especially in third world countries.Crooked Brains has...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/24/open-sewers-of-the-world/

Snow Day Rant Voicemail

When it snowed last week, Lake Braddock Secondary School senior Devraj "Dave" Kori, 17, wondered why they didn't call a snow day. So he called Dean Tistadt, the Fairfax County public school administrator's home...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/24/snow-day-rant-voicemail/

Wooden Bicycle

Marco Facciola, a 16-year-old high school student, created a functional wooden bicycle to fulfill a class requirement. No metal was used (even for the chain and ratcheting system) - only wood and glue.Link - Thanks A...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/24/wooden-bicycle/

Cloverfield: "Movie Sickness"?

Dangnabit, seems like Cloverfield's shaky camera work is giving people "movie sickness." Scary movies are supposed to leave patrons feeling a bit scared and jittery, but the newest horror flick is leaving O...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/24/cloverfield-movie-sickness/

Quote: H.L. Mencken on Philosophers

"Philosophy consists very largely of one philosopher arguing that all other philosophers are jackasses. He usually proves it, and I should add that he also usually proves that he is one himself." - H.L. Mencke...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/24/quote-hl-mencken-on-philosophers/

Captain Picard's Blog

Everyone's blogging these days: yoda, Darth Vader, the Hulk ... even Jean-Luc Picard! How he find the time, being a Starfleet captain and all, I don't know (Well, I suppose he's been doing those Captain's Logs before blo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/24/captain-picards-blog/

What is It? Game 51

All right, here's an easy one for this week's collaboration with What Is It? Blog: can you guess what this myserious ball with etched hieroglyphs on its surface? Place your guess in the comment section -...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/24/what-is-it-game-51/




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