Archive for April 5th, 2008

Roly Poly Play-with-me Kitten

(YouTube link) I tried my best to resist, but this kitten forced me to post its video. This was on the front page of YouTube, so I totally forgot what I was there looking for. Beware, it’s three minutes of overwhelm...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/05/roly-poly-play-with-me-kitten/

Celebrity Dungeons & Dragons Characters

Wired has a gallery of user-submitted celebrities who have been "rolled" as AD&D characters. Here's George W. Bush's (by "Spherical Time"): 17th -level politician Chaotic Neutral Human*/...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/05/celebrity-dungeons-dragons-characters/

Nexi the M.D.S. Robot from MIT

Nexi, is an M.D.S. (Mobile/Dexterous/Social) Robot coming from the geniuses of MIT Media Labs Personal Robots Group in collaboration with Xitome Design, UMASS Amherst's Laboratory for Perceptual Robotics, and Meka Ro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/05/nexi-the-mds-robot-from-mit/

Absolut-ly Controversial: Mexico In An Absolut World Ad

Swedish Vodka maker Absolut is stirring up a little nationalistic pride in Mexico with their new ad depicting what Mexico would look like in an "Absolute World". But it is stirring a few feathers in El Norte, t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/05/absolut-ly-controversial-mexico-in-an-absolut-world-ad/

YouTube Doubler: Twice the Fun!

Behold the YouTube Doubler ... because two YouTube clips playing at once is bound to be twice the fun of one clip playing by itself. Plus, almost everything is better when played next to a clip of a laughing baby.Link -...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/05/youtube-doubler-twice-the-fun/

Jitish Kallat's Skeleton Car

That's the life-sized skeleton car Collindonthus by Indian artist Jitish Kallat, on display at Artkrush. See more of his skeleton art at The Saatchi Gallery - via who killed bambi?...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/05/jitish-kallats-skeleton-car/

Persian Puzzle Rug

Katrin Sonnleitner created this extremely modular flooring: a Persian rug called PuzzlePerser, made out of thousands of individual puzzle pieces! Link [Flash, click on Project, then PuzzlePerser] - via MoCo Loco...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/05/persian-puzzle-rug/

Sarkozy: Fifth Graders Should Learn About the Life of 1 of the 10,000 French Children Killed in the Holocaust

Earlier last month, French President Nicholas Sarkozy proposed that every fifth grader learn about the life story of one of the 11,000 French children killed by the Nazi in the Holocaust. “Nothing is more movin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/05/sarkozy-fifth-graders-should-learn-about-the-life-of-1-of-the-10000-french-children-killed-in-the-holocaust/

Japanese Homewares (That You Can't Get in the United States)

Apartment Therapy LA Blog has a neat post about some homewares from Japan (that unfortunately, you can't get in the United States). This one above, a dining room set called Cube Style, is very cleverly designed for small...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/05/japanese-homewares-that-you-cant-get-in-the-united-states/

Gym Ad on a Construction Site (Concept)

Michael Griffith of the Savannah College of Art & Design had this great idea of converting a construction site for a high rise into advertisement for a local gym!Found at Ads of the World, who has a couple more pics....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/05/gym-ad-on-a-construction-site-concept/

Eclectic 2.0 by Ross Ching

Eclectic 2.0 is a beautifully shot movie made with still photographs by San Diego State University senior Ross Ching - check out the time-lapse panning. My favorite is the nightsky shots. The wonderful music is Horse...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/05/eclectic-20-by-ross-ching/

Queen Rania of Jordan on YouTube

The always-hip Queen Rania of Jordan has a YouTube account and is soliciting videos from other YouTubers with questions about the Middle East. Both Queen Rania and her husband Abdullah II bin Al Hussein aka King Husse...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/05/queen-rania-of-jordan-on-youtube/

Claud the Kung Fu Bear

That is Claud the Kung Fu bear from Hiroshima City, Japan. You can see another video here, and here is Claud's story: A bear at a zoo in Hiroshima City, western Japan, is drawing applause from visitors with his per...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/05/claud-the-kung-fu-bear/

Combined Ages of The Rolling Stones: 254 Years Old

Stop and think about this for a moment: the combined ages of The Rolling Stones (current) member is: 254 years old.Mick Jagger (born July 26, 1943) is 64 years old as of today, Keith Richards (December 18, 1943) is 64, C...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/05/combined-ages-of-the-rolling-stones-254-years-old/

Will Ashford's Recycled Words

Will Ashford turns pages from old books he found at garage sales, street markets and used bookstores into works of art: When I find a good candidate I explore every page. Like an archeologist I hunt for the words tha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/05/will-ashfords-recycled-words/

Beer Bottle Bricks

In the 1960s, Heineken got the brilliant idea of making square beer bottles ... so that after you're done drinking the beer, you can use the bottles as bricks! Made in England by Gentlemen blog has the pics of a wall bui...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/05/beer-bottle-bricks/

Funny Church Sign: Why You Should Attend the Praise Tabernacle Church

The Praise Tabernacle church in Buffalo has got the best church sign I've seen! Found at JB's Warehouse and Curio Emporium...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/05/funny-church-sign-why-you-should-attend-the-praise-tabernacle-church/

The Best Movie of All Times: Queen Kong

There can be no questions about it - here is the BEST MOVIE OF ALL TIMES. I present to you: Queen Kong (1976) with Robin Askwith (bling!) and Rula Lenska. Watch it and weep!Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via Sequoia...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/05/the-best-movie-of-all-times-queen-kong/

Trivia: Deaf Student Invented the (American) Football Huddle

The American football huddle was invented by Paul Hubbard, a deaf player at Gallaudet University, to avoid the other team see his signs.Gallaudet University is the world's premiere liberal arts university for the deaf an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/05/trivia-deaf-student-invented-the-american-football-huddle/

Echidna Ice Cream Cake

Here's a fantastic cake you can make for your next party: the echidna ice cream cake.Bowling Trophy blog has the recipe:To make it, fill a metal bowl with softened ice cream and freeze. Unmold, add a twinkie for a no...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/05/echidna-ice-cream-cake/

Chairman Mao Chair

That's the Chairman Mao chair, created by artist Gerard Scarfe, as seen in I'm Learning to Share blog....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/05/chairman-mao-chair/

Unsuscribe Me From Your Internet. Mine Gets Full All The Time!

Mike Duncan's company got this fantastic letter from a woman named Joyce who wanted to be unsubscribed from "his internet" because, she wrote, "My interent gets too full all the time"http://www.mikedu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/05/unsuscribe-me-from-your-internet-mine-gets-full-all-the-time/

Funny Farm Machinery Warning Labels

Doug of HolyJuan blog has a nice compilation of farm machinery warning labels with funny captions.I Lol'd heartily at a few of them (Dancing with Heather Mills, Hah!) and I bet you would too. Head over yonder: Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/05/funny-farm-machinery-warning-labels/

Stephanie Metz's Felted Wool Teddy Bear Skull

Behold the teddy bear skull in felted wool, as created by Stephanie Metz. Her other artwork include Teddy Bear Fetal Development in felted wool, mutant chicken embryo with alligatorlike teeth (cool!) and a cute bunny rab...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/05/stephanie-metzs-felted-wool-teddy-bear-skull/

Wedded Bliss Lasts 4 Years

Photo: l0ckergn0me's [Flickr]How long does wedding bliss last? According to Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman, who surveyed over 10,000 women, the answer is: 4 years.Prof Daniel Kahneman, a Nobel laureate, said studies...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/05/wedded-bliss-lasts-4-years/

Tech Origin of 9 Idioms

Boing Boing Gadgets has a very neat post about 9 common idioms that turned out to have technological origins. For example: "Push the envelope"Common definition: Extreme, testing th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/05/tech-origin-of-9-idioms/

Quote: Dennis Miller on Guilt

"What is guilt? Guilt is the reason they put articles in Playboy." - Dennis Miller, comedian, political commentator, and actor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/05/quote-dennis-miller-on-guilt/

The Dimple Machine

Ladies! Want some beautiful dimples that nature has forgotten to give you? Fret not: check out this invention by one Isabella Gilbert:The device consists of a face-fitting stpring carrying two tiny knobs which press...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/05/the-dimple-machine/




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