Archive for February 25th, 2008

Wire Alien Sculpture By Ludovic Blay

Just one of the many fabulous wire sculptures in Ludovic Blay's DeviantArt gallery. Don't miss his Balrog and Unicorn sculptures. Previously: Alien Coffee Table....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/25/wire-alien-sculpture-by-ludovic-blay/

lowercase L

lowercase L is a blog dedicated to the misuse of the letter L. Blogger William Levin explains: I have noticed that, when people create handwritten signs, they sometimes choose to capitalize every letter except the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/25/lowercase-l/

Parrot Prosthesis

George the parrot lost a leg 18 months ago when he was attacked by an unidentified wild animal. Since then, he’s had a hard time getting any sleep, as he tries to balance on one foot. It’s even driven him to swearing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/25/parrot-prosthesis/

HubLove Contest Clue

Welcome, participants in the HubLove contest at HubPages! Here is today’s clue:Use this image to the left to decipher the clue:Clue: 25-letter-word topic of HubPages Requests 535824 and 608400Be su...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/25/hublove-contest-clue-2/

Party of ideas

You'll forgive me, please, for breaking one of my own rules and posting something political here on Neatorama. I am indeed one of the sinister coastal liberal elite, a New Englander programmed at the University of Cal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/25/party-of-ideas/

Wind Generator Accident

Here’s an industrial scale wind powered generator in Hornslet near Aarhus Denmark that broke apart due to high winds. Link: YoutubeGenerator Wind...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/25/wind-generator-accident/

The Photon Torpedo Casket and Other Real Life Inventions Inspired by Star Trek

NetworkWorld has a neat post about the Top 10 Real Life Star Trek Inventions. For example, this Star Trek-inspired casket by Eternal Design that will shoot you into the afterlife:Star Trek Line of funeral productsOk...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/25/the-photon-torpedo-casket-and-other-real-life-inventions-inspired-by-star-trek/

Unfortunate Bus Ad

This is what you get when you have high-priced Madison Avenue ad-men, who probably never ride the bus in their entire lives, design an bus advertisement:Found at Say No to Crack blog (with more unfortunately placed ads):...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/25/unfortunate-bus-ad/

The Death Threat Elmo

Picture by Worth1000 user brentb9702We knew it! The cuddly, giggly Elmo has a dark side:With a squeeze of its fuzzy belly, the Sesame Street character now says, in a sing-song voice, "Kill James." "It'...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/25/the-death-threat-elmo/

Hospital To Patients: Wait in the Ambulance, Please!

The Problem: The British government set a target of having patients be seen by doctors within 4 hours of arriving at the ER.The Good but Hard-to-do Solution: Increase ER efficiency by hi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/25/hospital-to-patients-wait-in-the-ambulance-please/

Restaurant Bill Has Nasty Surprise

After Clare Watkins complained about poor service at a restaurant in Staffordshire, England, she got quite a nasty surprise when she saw the bill:Ms Watkin said: "I couldn't believe it. The bill read 'fish cakes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/25/restaurant-bill-has-nasty-surprise/

Hibernating Tortoises Slumbering Away Inside a Refrigerator

Photo: London MediaYes, your eyes aren't deceiving you: those are tortoises in Shirley Neely's refrigerator. She has 75 of them hibernating happily next to her (scant) groceries!On every shelf, wrapped in tea towels,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/25/hibernating-tortoises-slumbering-away-inside-a-refrigerator/

Blessing of the Beer

Beer has been important in human history. So much so that the earliest known civilization in the world, the ancient Sumerians, called it "the divine drink." They even had a hymn for it (incidentally, the hymn w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/25/blessing-of-the-beer/

Map of the World, in Musical Notation

The map above, called World Beat Music, is an amazing map of the world drawn out in musical notation. It's made by James Plakovic, who also made illustrations of musical luminaries like Bach, Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/25/map-of-the-world-in-musical-notation/

Paper Cup vs. Styrofoam Cup: Which is the "Greener" Choice?

Quick, which is better for the environment: paper cups or styrofoam ones? If you chose paper (because of its biodegradibility), you'd be surprised at the answer. Eco Joe tells us why styrofoam is actually the "green...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/25/paper-cup-vs-styrofoam-cup-which-is-the-greener-choice/

White People CAN Dance!

Who says white people can't dance? Or that spasm isn't a legit dance move? Here's Tecktonik, a dance craze (or is it just crazy dance) that's sweeping Europe like a brush fire... that is if brush means nerds and fire is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/25/white-people-can-dance/

Pig "Crowd Control" Red Cloth Roller

When her husband fell ill, Canadian pig farmer Mary Haugh was left with a problem. A big problem, actually: how to control and herd 3,000 hogs through the barn all by herself. The traditional method of using stick and el...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/25/pig-crowd-control-red-cloth-roller/

Steampunk Furnace Mouse

Behold the glowing, ember-filled furnace steampunk mouse that would look perfectly in place next to Babbage's Analytical Engine (what's that?). As if this mouse isn't cool (hot?) enough, the maker just created v2.0: th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/25/steampunk-furnace-mouse/

Han Solo in Carbonite Desk

This awesome Han Solo in Carbonite desk was made by Tom Spina Design. The geek chic of this desk is off the chart! Link - via Boing Boing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/25/han-solo-in-carbonite-desk/

Michel de Broin's Mirror Sculpture: Strange, Very Sci-Fi Chic!

This mysterious thing, which at first glance seemed straight out of a Star Trek episode, is actually a 2004 mirror artpiece called Superficial by French artist Michel de Broin: Upon invitation to reflect on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/25/michel-de-broins-mirror-sculpture-strange-very-sci-fi-chic/

Finger Frenzy Flash Game

Finger Frenzy is a quickie Flash game to see how fast you can type the alphabet ... backwards!The fastest person is one Ashley B Sivorn, who typed the whole thing in just 1.501 seconds! It took me over 8 seconds to accom...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/25/finger-frenzy-flash-game/

Quote: Robert A. Heinlein's Advice to Men (and Dogs)

"Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea." - Robert A. Heinlein, sci-fi author (1907 - 1988)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/25/quote-robert-a-heinleins-advice-to-men-and-dogs/




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