Archive for January 30th, 2008

A Playground for Grandma

Britain’s first playground for people over age 60 has opened in Manchester. The specially-designed equipment provides not only fun, but movement and exercise to benefit the elderly. Residents' association chairm...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/30/a-playground-for-grandma/

The Panopticons

The Panopticons are a set of four futuristic sculptures set in the rural settings of Blackburn, Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale districts of East Lancashire, England. The powers-that-be commissioned the sculptures as gate...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/30/the-panopticons/

My Fat Cat, Photo by Annie Imboden

"My Fat Cat" photo by Annie Imboden [The Everyman]Every year since 2001, The Everyman holds an amateur photography contest with the belief that anyone who's ever taken a picture in their life has taken at least...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/30/my-fat-cat-photo-by-annie-imboden/

The Explorers, Photo by Jennifer Zwick

We've featured one of Jennifer Zwick's photographs before (The Reader), but this one is too good to pass: The Explorers (2005), which celebrates the innate curiosity of every child to explore the world around, a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/30/the-explorers-photo-by-jennifer-zwick/

Shoe Pants or Pants Shoes?

Photo: Radek Leski, StudiozupaDaryl van Wouw's Converse Extension 1 leaves me in a conundrum: are they shoes that are pants or are they pants that are also shoes? Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/30/shoe-pants-or-pants-shoes/

Zooplankton in a Drop of Water

Photo: Peter Parks / Nikon Small World 2007 CompetitionWe don't know how many angels can dance on a pinhead, but thanks to this fantastic photomicrograph by Peter Parks, we know that a drop of water the size of a pinhead...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/30/zooplankton-in-a-drop-of-water/

Cheeseburger in a Can

The secret to a good cheeseburger is its freshness. Hot off the grill, with crisp vegetables if you like. Not the kind of food you’d think to put in a can. The graphics on this German site make it clear this product...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/30/cheeseburger-in-a-can/

Montage-a-google

Montage-a-google is an online application that builds a montage of images from Google Search. Type in your search term, and the grid is generated automatically. The montage here was generated by the term “Neatorama...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/30/montage-a-google/

Smallest Personal Helicopters

helicoptere personnelUploaded by OXY67 This is probably the world's smallest personal helicopters. Unfortunately I don't have any information on the designers of these flying toys but it sure wou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/30/worlds-smallest-helicopters/

Last Day to Enter the Tokyoflash Watch Contest

Hurry! Today is the last day to enter in the Tokyoflash watch contest.The good folks at Tokyoflash are giving away watches to 4 lucky Neatorama readers. Winners will be announced tomorrow.For more details, check out Neat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/30/last-day-to-enter-the-tokyoflash-watch-contest/

The Automotive Bermuda Triangle: Is the Empire State Building Zapping Cars?

Conspiracy theorists rejoice! There's a new "automotive Bermuda Triangle," a five-block radius around the Empire State Building, where cars mysteriously die:No one is sure what’s causing it, but all r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/30/the-automotive-bermuda-triangle-is-the-empire-state-building-zapping-cars/

Golden Carriage Ice Sculpture

Photo: Eisbeertje [Flickr]Flickr user Eisbeertje has a neat collection of photos from the Dutch Ice Sculpture Festival 2006/2007 in Madurodam and 2007/2008 in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.This one above, titled Gouden Koet...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/30/golden-carriage-ice-sculpture/

LOLstache

A little known fact about me: I can't grow a moustache let alone a beard to save my life (curse these Asian genes!) So LOLstache, a Flickr pool where you can upload your own typographical moustache and beard, is as clos...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/30/lolstache/

Carrying the Load, by Mel Kadel

Mel Kadel, whom we have featured before a while ago on Neatorama, has a few more new drawings. I particularly like this one, titled "Carrying the Load," as that's exactly how I feel some days...Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/30/carrying-the-load-by-mel-kadel/

Music Producers' Bet: Worst Song Placed on Singles Chart

In the late '90s, two record producers had a bet on who could get the worst song possible into the charts. The result: Vanilla, a girl band from Barnet, London whose single "No Way No Way" peaked at number 14 i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/30/music-producers-bet-worst-song-placed-on-singles-chart/

The Flying Scotsman Hot Air Balloon

Now THIS is an awesome hot air balloon: the 156-ft tall Flying Scotsman. The balloon is skippered by one Muir Moffat, a retired logistics company employee (and 100% Scottish!).The Daily Mail's Robert Hardman recounts his...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/30/the-flying-scotsman-hot-air-balloon/

New Cure for Impotence: Frog Juice!

If you're squeamish, you may want to skip this one: In Peru, Extracto de rana or frog juice is a popular drink touted to cure asthma, bronchitis and .... impotence!You go to the market stall and you pick you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/30/new-cure-for-impotence-frog-juice/

Death in Church Couldn't Stop Mass

Nothing could stop Mass in a small church in Trento, Italy, not even death: Pio Lieta, 86, suffered a fatal heart attack during an early-morning service at the Church of the White Madonna last Sunday.An ambu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/30/death-in-church-couldnt-stop-mass/

Martian "Crop Circle" Left by Dust Devils

That little Martian humanoid we posted about before wasn't the only thing that was strange about the Red Planet. Turns out, it also has circular "crop circles" (yes, I know, there are no crops on Mars, but you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/30/martian-crop-circle-left-by-dust-devils/
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