Archive for January 31st, 2008

Mouse Party: What Drugs Are Doing To Your Brain

What happens to your brain when you take drugs? University of Utah's Genetic Science Learning Center invites you to find out, by using some party lovin' mice!The university's interactive Flash feature, called Mouse Party...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/31/mouse-party-what-drugs-are-doing-to-your-brain/

Wine for Dogs

We've posted about a beer specifically made for dogs before, but if that's too low class for your discerning pooch, try this: Bark Vineyard's wine for dog!Though it comes in a wine bottle with cute names like Sauvign...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/31/wine-for-dogs/

Memoirs of a MADtv Geisha, by Bobby Lee

Yes, this MADtv clip is old ... but it's still knee-slapping funny! Here's MADtv's famous parody of Memoirs of a Geisha, starring Bobby Lee as Sayuri.Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - warning: crude humor - *em...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/31/memoirs-of-a-madtv-geisha-by-bobby-lee/

Man Hid Castle Behind Giant Bales of Hay

Problem: Robert Fidler wanted to build himself a castle, but didn't want to deal with all those pesky permits or anything like that.Solution: Camouflage! (Hey, it worked in World War II!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/31/man-hid-castle-behind-giant-bales-of-hay/

Spy Satellite Falling Out of the Sky

First there was that 2007 TU 24 asteroid that's aiming for Earth. And if that's not bad enough, there's now another danger: a spy satellite that's falling out of orbit and could hit North America in late February or earl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/31/spy-satellite-falling-out-of-the-sky/

Clinton and Cruise: On the Campaign Trail

Hugh Atkin, the creator of the Candidates/Bowie Changes video we featured before on Neatorama, sent us another of his satirical video clip: this time, a mash up of Hillary Clinton and ... the infamous Tom Cruise Scientol...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/31/clinton-and-cruise-on-the-campaign-trail/

The Digital Mona Lisa

In 1964, H. Philip Peterson of Control Data Corporation used a CDC 3200 computer and a scanner to create a digital version of the Mona Lisa.The production process took 14 hours to complete the image which contained 1...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/31/the-digital-mona-lisa/

Tokyoflash Contest Winners

Tokyoflash has just picked the four winners of the Top 10 Most Difficult to Read Tokyoflash Watches contest.Two winners were picked from the entire pool, and two additional winners were picked from the Neatorama register...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/31/tokyoflash-contest-winners/

Blues Brothers Bath Ducks

Bath ducks comes in all different shapes in these days. The latest example of this are these cool Blues Brothers rubber ducks, shaped like Elwood and Jake Blues. You can get them from Baron Bob for $17.95. Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/31/blues-brothers-bath-duck/

Newborn Sumatran Rhino

(YouTube link) A rare Sumatran rhino {wiki} was born at the Cincinnati Zoo on April 29, 2007. The Sumatran Rhinoceros is a critically endangered species: estimates are that only 300 exist in the wild. The mother is na...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/31/newborn-sumatran-rhino/

America's Most Miserable Cities

Forbes has published their first list of America’s Most Miserable Cities. This survey is based on each city’s crime rate, inflation, unemployment, commute times, toxic waste, weather, and taxes. The top ten are:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/31/americas-most-miserable-cities/

Inflatable Mouse

The device itself is fairly simple: a small flexible circuit board inside a body that is composed of plastic and can be blown up manually. When not in use, it can be de-flated and folded into a compact size or slid b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/31/inflatable-mouse-is-super-portable-fun-to-squish/

Frozen Smiles

It's more like Frozen Dentures. This novelty ice cube tray is made from soft food-safe synthetic rubber that will allow you to freeze up a batch of Frozen Smiles and drop them into any glass as a gag. Source: W...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/31/frozen-smiles/

Pancakes II: Pancakes for your face

(YouTube link) Another delicious stop-motion breakfast video from James Provan, who brought you Pancakes in 2006. -via Viral Video Chart...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/31/pancakes-ii-pancakes-for-your-face/

Woman Calls 911 To Turn Herself In For Drunken Driving

A woman from Wisconsin was given a citation after she called 911 as she was driving home from a bar to report that she may be too drunk to drive. The woman, Pat Dykstra, said she wasn't sure what would happen whe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/31/woman-calls-911-to-turn-herself-in-for-drunken-driving/

What Is It? Game 52

This week's collaboration with What Is It? Blog brings us this strange object - can you guess what it is? Place your guess in the comment - no prize this week, you're playing for bragging rights and fun....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/31/what-is-it-game-52/

Neatorama Post No. 12345!

This is the post I've been waiting for: the 12,345th post on Neatorama! Yup - that's twelve thousand three hundred and forty five. It took about 2 and a half years to reach this point and what a great time I've had since...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/31/neatorama-post-no-12345/

Don't Just Swat Flies, DELETE Them!

This is the END for the nasty bugs. There's no ESC for flies with this DEL fly swatter. Long but flexible handle ensures proper CTRL. Accept no ALTernative - this is the one for your HOME. Found at Fred & Friends - v...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/31/dont-just-swat-flies-delete-them/

Jae Ko's Folded Paper Art

Korean artist Jae Ko works exclusively with paper. With this untitled piece above, she showed us that you don't have to use complex things to create stunning works of art. Sometimes, all you need is rolled paper!Links: D...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/31/jae-kos-folded-paper-art/

Meet Fritz, the Feline Photographer

Meet Fritz, the cat photographer. Every day, Ramona Markstein lets her cat Fritz wonder the neighborhood while wearing a camera that takes photos every fifteen seconds.Ramona then posts Fritz' photos on the Web. Some of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/31/meet-fritz-the-feline-photographer/

FAIL Blog

Here are two great blogs documenting the multitude of FAIL photos that have been circulating round teh Interweb: Shipment of Fail and The Fail Blog - via Laughing Squid...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/31/fail-blog/

With Chinese Saving Rate at 50% and American at 0%, US Government Tried to ... Convince China to Spend More and Save Less!

In his blog, John Mugarian had an epiphany on why the Chinese have a saving rate of 50% whereas America has an essentially zero - ZERO! - saving rate: I get very frustrated when I watch TV because of all the advertis...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/31/with-chinese-saving-rate-at-50-and-american-at-0-us-government-tried-to-convince-china-to-spen-more-and-save-less/

Poor People in Haiti Forced to Eat Dirt

Unable to afford food, poor people in Haiti resorted to eating mud cookies made from dried yellow dirt:Merchants truck the dirt from the central town of Hinche to the La Saline market, a maze of tables of vegetables...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/31/poor-people-in-haiti-forced-to-eat-dirt/

Turning Children's Drawings Into Real Life

Miss Sparkle Sprinkles MagicIn this photo series called Wonderland (2005), Korean photographer Yeon Doo Jung brings children's drawings into life - literally - by staging the scene with real people and props.The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/31/turning-childrens-drawings-into-real-life/






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