Archive for February 14th, 2008

Love, Japanese Style

It's Valentine's Day, and in the U.S., that means chocolates, roses, romantic dinners and marriage proposals galore. In Japan, Valentines Day is almost unrecognizable by U.S. standards. On February 14, only the men rec...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/14/love-japanese-style/

Bizarro: Van Gogh's Valentine

For those of you who didn't get it, here's a little story about Vincent van Gogh's ear: Van Gogh felt an increasing fear that Gauguin was going to desert him, and what he described as a situation of "excessive t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/14/bizarro-van-goghs-valentine/

Best Valentine's Day gifts ever

I don't really buy into Valentine's Day. I mean, I want a card (even a homemade card), but I don't need flowers at work and a huge box of chocolates or anything like that. I'm not a very sappy, romantic person. Howeve...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/14/best-valentines-day-gifts-ever/

Ice Jewelry

Dutch designer Katharina Ludwig presents a line of jewelry made of ice! There are ice earrings and a ring as well as necklaces. Of course, each piece must be remade every time you wear it. Could be a real hit for women...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/14/ice-jewelry/

Naked Cowboy Sues Over Singing M&M

The Naked Cowboy has filed a $6 million lawsuit against Mars. Times Square busker Robert Burk says the candy maker stole his image for a massive video billboard featuring an M&M wearing a cowboy hat, boots, and briefs....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/14/naked-cowboy-sues-over-singing-mm/

How to Sleep at Work

These stick-on eyes will make you seem alert while you get some real shut eye at your desk! Too bad I couldn’t find out who is actually selling these. Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/14/how-to-sleep-at-work/

The 5 Ballsiest Con Artists of All Time

It takes real bravado to convince people they should give you money because you are royalty, or because you need an airplane, or because you can protect them from other scammers. Cracked looks at the most outrageous sche...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/14/the-5-ballsiest-con-artists-of-all-time/

Aqua Forest Aquariums are Gorgeous!

Yup, they're real aquariums!George and Steven Lo of Aqua Forest Aquarium in San Francisco make aquariums - but not just any ol' fish tank. Their creations of "Nature Aquariums" are simply stunning: real plants...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/14/aqua-forest-aquariums-are-gorgeous/

Whites to be a Minority in 2050

According to the latest analysis by the Pew Research Center, non-Hispanic white people will become a minority in 2050!If current trends continue, the population of the United States will rise to 438 million in 2050,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/14/whites-to-be-a-minority-in-2050/

Hubble Found A Galaxy Far, Far Away ...

The Hubble Space Telescope just snapped a photo of what may be the farthest galaxy we've ever seen: it's almost 13 billion light-years away.Since the galaxy is so far away, its light took ages to reach us, so what we...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/14/hubble-found-a-galaxy-far-far-away/

I Have a Deram ... Draem ... Gosh Darn It!

Photo: I Love Badger Dogs [Flickr]Some people in Corpus Christi, Texas, are deraming a draem of literacy ... See also: Hm, That's Just Ironic previously on Neatorama...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/14/i-have-a-deram-draem-gosh-darn-it/

Black Fantasy Biomechanical LEGO Creations

Wail of Echoes Eternal by Mainman [Flickr | Brickshelf]Ephram's Garden 1 by mondayn00dle [Flickr | MOCpages]Megiddo Mangler/8 Track by legohaulic [Flickr]Spade of Shades by monsterbrick [Flickr]I am so enthralled with th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/14/black-fantasy-biomechanical-lego-creations/

Quote: Mark Twain on the Secret of Getting Ahead

"The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one." - Mark Twain, humori...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/14/quote-mark-twain-on-the-secret-of-getting-ahead/

Cookie Monster on NPR

Cookie Monster recently paid a visit to NPR’s New York studios. In an interview, he answered questions from James Lipton’s version of the Proust questionnaire. The interview was captured on video, and accompanies a b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/14/cookie-monster-on-npr/

Darth Vader and Superman

David Prowse, who played Darth Vader’s body in three Star Wars movies, is a bodybuilder and fitness trainer. He auditioned for the first Superman movie, but was passed over in favor of Christopher Ree...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/14/darth-vader-and-superman/
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