Archive for March 7th, 2008

Manterns: Manly-Scented Candles

Scented candles -- if you're a married man, get used to the accursed things. Or try an alternative. Manterns: scented candles for men. With soothing aromas like "Bacon cheeseburger" and "Sawdust", who could resist?...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/07/manterns-manly-scented-candles/

LOLCat Bible

Using a wiki program, the Bible is being translated into LOLCat. Here's the first few verses from Genesis 1: 1 Oh hai. In teh beginnin Ceiling Cat maded teh skiez An da Urfs, but he did not eated dem. 2...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/07/lolcat-bible/

...And the Knork Ran Away With the Spoon

You're familiar with the spork, sure, or "foon" if you will, but how about the Knork? Yep. photo from knork.net Check out a review of the knork and other utensil hybrids at the Washington Post, link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/07/and-the-knork-ran-away-with-the-spoon/

Bad Day At The Office

We all have them and this one is a good example. Clever morning radio commercial. Bad Day - video powered by MetacafeFunny, Bad day...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/07/bad-day-at-the-office/

A Curiosity of the Sexes

The Greek gods Hermes and Aphrodite had a child named Hermaphroditus. You can pretty much gather where the story leads from that alone. The legend of Hermaphroditus doesn’t quite explain why some people are born inters...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/07/a-curiosity-of-the-sexes/

3-Way Chess

This 3-way chessboard was purchased in the Czech Republic. The pieces move in the same way as normal chess, but that becomes a little weird in the center of the board, where six “squares” ajoin. The first person to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/07/3-way-chess/

The World’s Largest Natural Mirror

(image credit: Joachim Pietsch) Salar de Uyuni is the world's largest salt flat, high in the Andes mountains in Bolivia. In the rainy season when it is covered with a thin sheet of water, it reflects the sky. Du...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/07/the-worlds-largest-natural-mirror/

Whack Your Boss

The object of the game Whack Your Boss is to find all 17 ways to beat your supervisor up. Warning: lots of cartoon blood. http://www.attuworld.com/whack_your_boss -via Gorilla Mask...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/07/whack-your-boss/

One Log House

The Famous One Log House is a one-bedroom house hollowed out from a single log that came from a 2,100-year old redwood tree:After felling this 13 foot diameter forest giant, Art Schmock and a helper needed 8 months of ha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/07/one-log-house/

Play 8-bit Games Straight From Your Browser

Wow - this is such a blast from the past! You can play the top 100 greatest classic 8-bit Nintendo games straight from your browser (game runs as Java app)I had (too much) fun re-living Tetris again: http://nintendo8.com...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/07/play-8-bit-games-straight-from-your-browser/

The Assquatch

That, my friend, is a fine example of redneck art. Behold the Assquatch, or the delicate art of shaping a deer's butt into a face of the monster.Masterry of the art is attained, apparently, when you can shape the anus in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/07/the-assquatch/

The Quest to Become an Arcade Champion

We've all thought of going on a quest - you know a real adventure - one day. Well, this is one guy's quest to be an arcade champion. He's going to play all 4,000 arcade games listed in the Twin Galaxies' Official Video G...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/07/the-quest-to-become-an-arcade-champion/

Nathan Sawaya Builds Master Chief LEGO Bust

We've featured master LEGO artist Nathan Sawaya many times on Neatorama before, but we've never seen his building process. Until now, in this clip, Sawaya built a bust of Master Chief from the popular video game series *...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/07/nathan-sawaya-builds-master-chief-lego-bust/

Scary Science That Humans Have Foolishly Embraced

250 BCE Lead, Lead WineAncient Romans use lead in everything from paint to dishware to plumbing, despite warnings from Caesar's engineers.Actually, Romans love the stuff so much that they add lea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/07/scary-science-that-humans-have-foolishly-embraced/

Disneyland Remodeling "It's a Small World"

I know, I know, the song is an infectious earwig and you're going to spend the rest of the day cursing me for even bringing it into your realm of thought. But bear with me.photo by Stacy ConradtThe ride is curr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/07/disneyland-remodeling-its-a-small-world/

Forbidden to Die

Residents of a French village are under orders not to die, because the cemetery is full! In an ordinance posted in the council offices, Mayor Gerard Lalanne told the 260 residents of the village of Sarpourenx that "...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/07/forbidden-to-die/

Bizarro: The Sad Truth About Pirate Outfits

Well, it's kind of true! For more Bizarro, check out Dan Piraro's website and blog....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/07/bizarro-the-sad-truth-about-pirate-outfits/

10 Most Beautiful Bridges in the World

We've come a long way in bridge building since crossing a river on a fallen log. The first bridges were built with wooden planks, ropes and stones. Soon, stronger material were required. Wood and stone bridges gave way t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/07/10-most-beautiful-bridges-in-the-world/

Man Buried Alive Saved by Hat

The day started like any other for Wang Jianxin, but it certainly ended extraordinarily. The 52-year-old construction worker was digging a ditch when without warning the wall caved in and burying him alive.He would have...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/07/man-buried-alive-saved-by-hat/

Trivia: Homosexuality was Diagnosed by the American Psychiatric Association as a Mental Illness Until 1973

Until 1973, the American Psychiatric Association defined homosexuality as a mental illness.The APA listed homosexuality as a mental illness in their Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-II), a guide...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/07/trivia-homosexuality-was-diagnosed-by-the-american-psychiatric-association-as-a-mental-illness-until-1973/

Coleslaw Wrestling

Yay for Florida! The annual Daytona's Bike Week in the Sunshine State came complete with ... coleslaw wrestling!The First-Ever Sopotnik's Cabbage Patch Slaw Wrestling Tournament, held in Samsula on Wednesday before a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/07/coleslaw-wrestling/

Disabled Duck Got a Scooter

It's like the one-legged chicken story we saw before on Neatorama, but this time it's with a duck:Lemon the duck was hatched two years ago in Laura Backman's kindergarten class in Portsmough, Rhode Island. Sadly, it...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/07/disabled-duck-got-a-scooter/

Scientists Spotted White Killer Whale

Scientists on a research trip in the North Pacific got a treat: they sighted a white killer whale!Holly Fearnbach, a research biologist at NOAA’s National Marine Mammal Laboratory in Seattle, was able to photog...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/07/scientists-spotted-white-killer-whale/

Cello Challenge

So, think you can take on Yo Yo Ma, hotshot? Well, take this Cello Challenge from Berliner Philharmoniker and see how you stack up.The Flash game is quite simple: it's you vs. Camille Saint-Saëns (um, despite the fi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/07/cello-challenge/

Quote: George Burns on People Who Know How to Run the Country

"Too bad the only people who know how to run the country are busy driving cabs and cutting hair." - George Burns, comedian (1896-1996)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/07/quote-george-burns-on-people-who-know-how-to-run-the-country/






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