Archive for April 7th, 2008

Ghostly Voices Tell Woman of Brain Cancer: Miracle or Madness?

This one is a bit long, but really interesting. Cabinet of Wonders blog dug up an article by Danny Penman at the Daily Mail about hearing voices.Now, normally, hearing voices is a sure symptom of mental illness (like sch...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/07/ghostly-voices-tell-woman-of-brain-cancer-miracle-or-madness/

Word of the Day: Feague and What It Has Got to Do with a Horse's Butt

What I like about Scribal Terror blog is how Gail Hapke throws in a neat vocab lesson every now and then. Take this post on "feague", which means:“to put ginger up a horse’s fundament,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/07/word-of-the-day-feague-and-what-it-has-got-to-do-with-a-horses-butt/

Steampunk Darth Vader Mask

eBayer pogo*the*clown made this steampunk-tastic Vintage Darth Vader mask that was bought at Disney World:I modified the helmet by carving out detail to make it look like brass plate and adding several tacks to simul...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/07/steampunk-darth-vader-mask/

The Sickest Photo You'll See Today ...

I betcha that - if they are what I think they are, then this is the grossest photo you'll see today. Heck, even if they're not what I think they are, it's still gross.So gross that I'm not going to show it here on Neator...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/07/the-sickest-photo-youll-see-today/

Steampunk Robot and Other Weird Wedding Cake Toppers

Super Punch blog has an excellent post running down the top 15 Weirdest Wedding Cake Toppers. I like this one, the steampunk Robot Bride and Groom Wedding Cake Topper, by Etsy seller buildersstudio.Check out the entire l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/07/steampunk-robot-and-other-weird-wedding-cake-toppers/

The Wilhelm Scream (Again)

It's been a while since we posted about the Wilhelm Scream, a neat bit of stock sound effect popularized by Star Wars series sound designer Ben Burtt, who used it it pretty much all of his films as an in-joke.Say No to C...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/07/the-wilhelm-scream-again/

Hellboy 2 Trailer

Ooh, this is one movie I'm looking forward to watching (at least on DVD - It's impossible to go see a movie with a twenty-month-old and a three-month-old ...): Hellboy 2: The Golden Army as directed by Guillermo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/07/hellboy-2-trailer/

The Old Testament Ways to Get a Wife

Psst, guys! Forget eHarmony - Ian McKenzie of Ian's Messy Desk blog tells us 14 Old Testament Ways to Get a Wife. Here are the first five:1. Find an attractive prisoner of war, bring her home, shave her head, trim he...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/07/the-old-testament-ways-to-get-a-wife/

Steven Backman, Toothpick Artist Extraordinaire

That's toothpick artist extraordinaire Steven Backman, who has been creating toothpick sculptures for over 30 years. He's holding his toothpick radio-controlled yacht, which is actually seaworthy (okay, pool-worthy). Tha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/07/steven-backman-toothpick-artist-extraordinaire/

The 3D Camera

This is the camera I've always imagined Blinky, the three-eyed fish from The Simpsons, would use:Behold the 120 Tri-lens from Chinese camera manufacturer 3D World. I won't even pretend that I understand how it works (lik...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/07/the-3d-camera/

Cure for the Boring Toilet Paper: Innovations in Toilet Paper You Can Buy on the Web!

Chalk up another benefit to teh Interweb: ordering online can relieve you of the doldrums of white toilet papers! For instance, take the Sudoku puzzle toilet paper to the left. It'll surely help you while away the time ....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/07/cure-for-the-boring-toilet-paper-innovations-in-toilet-paper-you-can-buy-on-the-web/

The Best Flash Game Ever Made: Quest for the Crown

The world is full of mundane and uninspired Flash games, so Neatorama editors searched high and low to bring you the best Flash games around.We look for the right combination of game play, control, and graphic complexity...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/07/the-best-flash-game-of-all-time-quest-for-the-crown/

Stressed Loser Monkeys Prefer Cocaine

It's long been known that monkeys can get addicted to various opiates just like humans can. A new research showed that social standing matters in the "monkey addiction problem" (if there's such a thing). It tur...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/07/stressed-loser-monkeys-prefer-cocaine/

Assault with ... Hedgehog!

This has got to be one of the strangest crimes ever: an assault with ... (poor) hedgehog!Police said William Singalargh, 27, had hurled the hedgehog about 5m (16ft) at a 15-year-old boy."It hit the vict...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/07/assault-with-hedgehog/

This Dog Will Never Poop, Pee, or Bark

That's a photo of Dutchess, a "darling Bichon Frise puppy dog" that is guaranteed not to poop or pee anywhere, bark annoyingly, or tear out your couch or anything bad like that.And that's because Dutchess isn't...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/07/this-dog-will-never-poop-pee-or-bark/

The Wrong Kind of Nut in a Candy Bar

Usually, when you bit into a nut in a candy bar, it's of the peanut or seed varieties of some sort. But not this Abba Zaba candy! Neatorama reader Micah Taylor wrote: Today I was going to try an Abba-Zaba bar for the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/07/the-wrong-kind-of-nut-in-a-candy-bar/

Justin Gignac: Art Priced Just Like the Real Thing

A while ago, we wrote about Justin Gignac, who sold New York City garbage as "art." Now, the guy is back, and this time he's selling something else (but also in the name of art):He recently teamed up with h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/07/justin-gignac-art-priced-just-like-the-real-thing/

Sailing a Junk Raft to Protest Ocean Pollution

Marcus Eriksen and colleagues from the Algalita Marine Research Foundation are concerned debris polluting our oceans. So they are building a raft, aptly named "Junk" out of plastic bottles with a cabin made fro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/07/sailing-a-junk-raft-to-protest-ocean-pollution/

The Best Bento Boxes EVAR: Mario and Homer Simpson

We've posted about cute Japanese bento boxes (their version of lunch boxes - who says Japanese people aren't creative?) before on Neatorama, but these two are too cute to pass!Behold, the Super Mario Bento Box - via Tech...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/07/the-best-bento-boxes-evar-mario-and-homer-simpson/

Beach vase

Concept art: Duggan Morris Architects I only live 15 minutes from the beach and it has been recently announced that the above confection of glass will soon grace its southern end.The beach already hosts Antony Gor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/07/beach-vase/

The Bizarre History of 10 Common Sayings

Where did the term 'Busting Chops come from? What does 'rule of thumb' mean? You may think you know the answers but Cracked recently attempted to separate the fact from fiction and their findings may surprise you. The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/07/the-bizarre-history-of-10-common-sayings/

Yoo Ye Eun - Blind Piano Prodigy

Five-year-old South Korean Yoo Ye Eun has been blind since birth but can play songs on the piano after listening to the tune just once. She is far from perfect, as she has never had a lesson, but her performance and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/07/yoo-ye-eun-blind-piano-prodigy/

6 Quirks of Ownership: How Possessions Bend Our Perceptions

People who want to sell something tend to set the price far above what others think it’s worth. That’s human nature, but it isn’t just greed. The sheer fact that we own something affects our judgement as to its wor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/07/6-quirks-of-ownership-how-possessions-bend-our-perceptions/

Mathematicious

(YouTube link) Mathematicious is a parody of the song "Fergalicious" by Fergie. I find this more interesting. Lyrics are available at the YouTube link. -via Viral Video Chart...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/07/mathematicious/

Monster Mash Quiz

Today’s lunchtime quiz at mental_floss is about monsters. The questions come from movies, TV, literature, and even mythology. I thought I knew a lot about monsters, but I only scored 55%, which is still better than t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/07/monster-mash-quiz/

Custom Temporary Tattoos

Design your own temporary tattoos and make them with your inkjet printer! Use your computer to make the design and print on specialty tattoo paper. They’ll last up to a week, or you can scrub them off when you want....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/07/custom-temporary-tattoos/

Winning Night Photography

Wired held a contest for user-generated night photos. The winner, decided by votes from readers, is this photo taken in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park in Utah by Jason J. Corneveaux. Wired hs a galle...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/07/winning-night-photography/

Monkids

More and more people in Florida and elsewhere are raising monkeys as a substitute for children. They call them “monkids” and won’t refer to them as pets. Lori Johnson adopted a baby capuchin after her youngest chil...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/07/monkids/

Chopstick Canoe

Pink Tentacle reports:A former city employee in the Fukushima prefecture town of Koriyama has built a 4-meter (13-ft) long canoe from thousands of used disposable chopsticks recovered from the city hall cafeteria. Bo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/07/chopstick-canoe/




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