Archive for March 11th, 2008

New Yorkers in search of "poo-phoria"

Salon.com just posted an article about bowel movements and health with special attention given to a new book, "What's Your Poo Telling You?" The article is accompanied by the video above featuring on the street interv...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/11/new-yorkers-in-search-of-poo-phoria/

Eating Sushi Off of a Naked Body

Recently, the Temple Restaurant and Bar in Minneapolis had a ... um, cultural night. Yeah, that's it: They brought the Japanese practice of eating sushi off of a naked body to the heartland of America: The history of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/11/eating-sushi-off-of-a-naked-body/

Paper Bag Costumes

Sometimes, too much creativity is really, really bad. Take, for example, this scan from an old issue of McCall magazine telling parents to decorate paper bag costumes for their kids:Decorated paper bag costumes are e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/11/paper-bag-costumes/

Prehistoric Puppets Made with Film Special Effects Techniques

Puppetoys is a toy company founded by Michael Maddi, a veteran Hollywood special effects artist. He specializes in making Prehistoric Puppets, a line of life-like puppets designed and sculpted using the same methods as f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/11/prehistoric-puppets-made-with-film-special-effects-techniques/

Ass Burger!

Neatorama reader Laura McDougall sent us this funny photo of a convenience store outside of the Village Vacances Valcatier in Quebec that also serves food. The "ass" is short for "assiette" which mean...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/11/ass-burger/

Insect Candies and Cuisines

Larry Peterman's candy shop Hotlix in Pismo Beach has been making yummy (and crunchy) treats for over 20 years. Their lollipops are also nutritious but a little gross ... because they have worms and insects embedded in '...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/11/insect-candies-and-cuisines/

Maple Bacon Lollipop

If cricket lollipop is too much for you, then perhaps this is more suitable: maple-bacon lollipops ("The least kosher lollipop in the history of candy") by Lollyphile:While we admit that it's pretty far fro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/11/maple-bacon-lollipop/

Lee Hadwin, the "Sleeping Artist"

By day, Lee Hadwin is a nurse from north Wales, UK and by night he is an artist. That's not so unusual, but here's where Lee is different:... but when he wakes up, he says he has no memory of having created them.*/em...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/11/lee-hadwin-the-sleeping-artist/

World's Narrowest Bike Path

Stay on the straigtht and narrow on this bike path, mmkay? (Supposedly it's a joke bike path in the Netherlands, where they're actually very friendly to bicyclists...) - via reddit, thanks Lee!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/11/worlds-narrowest-bike-path/

Vincent van Gogh's Sunflowers in Sushi

Master sushi chef Ken Kawasumi (author of the sushi bible "The Encyclopedia of Sushi Rolls") created a replica of Vincent van Gogh's Sunflowers made entirely of sushi!Link - via Spluch, thanks Geekazoid!*/e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/11/vincent-van-goghs-sunflowers-in-sushi/

Internet Meme Paintings by Jeremiah Palecek

Artist Jeremiah Palecek of Net Surrealism, whom we've featured on Neatorama before, wrote to us about his new project: painting Internet memes!This one is the famous Dramatic Prairie Dog. He's also got the diet coke with...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/11/internet-meme-paintings-by-jeremiah-palecek/

King Louie, the Albino Alligator

Regina Rickert of At Close Range Photography sent us this amazing picture of an albino alligator named King Louie just hangin' at the Louisville Zoo:King Louie is a six foot long white alligator. I took this photo of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/11/king-louie-the-albino-alligator/

Choose-Your-Own-Adventure as a Graph

Sean Ragan created a visual map of his favorite choose-your-own-adventure book, The Mystery of Chimney Rock by Edward Packard (1979). In this directed graph, each page is a node and the arrows are page choices.Link - *em...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/11/choose-your-own-adventure-as-a-graph/

Quote: Molly Ivins on Michael Jackson

"Michael Jackson was a poor black boy who grew up to be a rich white woman." - Molly Ivins, American newspaper columnist and author...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/11/quote-molly-ivins-on-michael-jackson/

Dancing Walrus

(YouTube link) This walrus has his moves down, and he doesn’t even use a bucket! -via Arbroath...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/11/dancing-walrus/

The 26 Best Zombies of All Time

This list of the best zombies includes popular zombies from movies and video games, plus one from a music video (you can guess that one), and one from real life! Warning: some images may be disturbing. http://www.omghorr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/11/the-26-best-zombies-of-all-time/

The Seven Smelliest Creatures in the World

Some animals use a bad smell for defense; others find it attractive in each other. Environmental Graffiti has seven of the most vile. Believe it or not, the skunk came in at only #3! There are 11 species of skunk,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/11/the-seven-smelliest-creatures-in-the-world/

Sweet Home Alabama

[http://youtu.be/zKD7g56DNN0](YouTube link) The Leningrad Cowboys (from Finland) and the Red Army Choir perform Sweet Home Alabama. It’s a small world after all. -via Cynical-C...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/11/sweet-home-alabama/

Hot Jazz

Jazz pianist Yosuke Yamashita, 66, plays a burning piano on the beach in Shiga, Ishikawa Prefecture. He was showing his appreciation for his old piano that he no longer uses. -- Japan Today...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/11/hot-jazz/

Caption Monkey 23: Lolcats are Lost!

Hooray! Today's Neatorama and Hobotopia Caption Monkey is a special one: You get to caption what Pip and Meowlin Q. Kitteh are saying in this Laugh-Out-Loud Cats drawing by Adam "Ape Lad" Kofor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/11/caption-monkey-23-lolcats-are-lost/

Man Without Legs Returns Public Gaze

Kevin Connolly was born without legs. It was a 'sporadic birth defect'. No event, chemical, accident or experiment caused the defect. It was just a twist of fate. But that has never stopped the average observer from draw...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/11/man-without-legs-returns-public-gaze/

Giant Baby in Iran

HOLY MOTHER OF GOD! This 6-month-old baby, born at normal weight in Tehran, Iran, weighs 20 kg (44 lb). Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] (does anyone know what they were saying?)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/11/giant-baby-in-iran/

Quote: Andy Andrews on the Toilet Brush

"Who invented the brush they put next to the toilet? That thing hurts!" - Andy Andrews, author...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/11/quote-andy-andrews-on-the-toilet-brush/

Lisa Black's Borg Taxidermy Art

New Zealand artist Lisa Black does a little taxidermy work - but she doesn't do just any stuffed (I suppose professional taxidermists prefer the term"mounted") animal ... they're borgs!See her steampunk baby cr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/11/lisa-blacks-borg-taxidermy-art/

Asteroids Birthday Cake

When he was growing up, Kirk Demarais of Secret Fun Blog always had the funnest birthday cakes. His mom is quite talented when it comes to baking and decorating cakes. Kirk shares with the world the fantastic cake his mo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/11/asteroids-birthday-cake/

Crossword Puzzle Blog

In his blog, Rex Parker solves and dissects the New York Times crossword puzzle.In fact, he's a little obsessed with this crossword puzzly thingy (every day he solves the New York Times, New York Sun, La Times, CrosSyner...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/11/crossword-puzzle-blog/

7 New "Social" Sins - Thanks Vatican!

In case the original 7 deadly sins aren't enough for you, the Vatican has come up with seven additional "social" sins to be wary of:The seven social sins are:1. ``Bioethical' violations such as birth contro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/11/7-new-social-sins-thanks-vatican/

The 7 Sins of Memory

While we're on the subject, Harvard psychology professor Daniel L. Schacter has classified memory's failings into the 7 sins of memory: transience, absent-mindedness, blocking, misattribution, suggestibility, bias and pe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/11/the-7-sins-of-memory/
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