Archive for April 25th, 2008

Trivia: Japanese "Pushers" Squeeze People Into Overcrowded Trains

In Japan's, oshiyas or "pushers" are employed to squeeze people onto the overcrowded subway and train cars. They also perform the job of a "puller-off," pulling off passengers who try to get on the tr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/25/trivia-japanese-pushers-squeeze-people-into-overcrowded-trains/

Food that Takes the Shape of Its Container

"Food?" is a Flickr photoset by Zach Kowalczyk where he takes photos of food that has taken the shape of its container!This one to the left is cranberry sauce, which comes in a can (I think this is obvious to U...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/25/food-that-takes-the-shape-of-its-container/

Art in Under 1K Contest

Boing Boing Gadgets is having a pretty interesting competition in collaborations with Seagate: readers are invited to submit art, writing, code, whatever - as long as the size is 1 kilobyte or less!This one to the left i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/25/art-in-under-1k-contest/

Attack of the Drunken Darth Vader: the Video Clip!

We've posted about the attack of Jedi Master Jonba Hehol (known to his friends and family as 36-year-old hairdresser Barney Jones and founder of the Jedi Church in Holyhead, Wales) by a drunken "Darth Vader" be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/25/attack-of-the-drunken-dart-vader-the-video-clip/

That's One Way to Shop ...

Remember the people who throws those cans around with amazing precision? Well, thanks to viral videos, they've apparently managed to parlay their skills into making an ad for Max Havelaar, a non-profit foundation organiz...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/25/thats-one-way-to-shop/

Quote: Elbert Hubbard on Temptation and Getting Older

"Don't worry about temptation. As you grow older, it starts avoiding you." - Elbert Hubbard, writer and artist...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/25/quote-elbert-hubbard-on-temptation-and-getting-older/

Ninja Recruitment Ad

Part of Cracked.com's gallery of 30 Video Game Villain Recruitment Posters. Via Hip Today. Previously: How a N.Y. Butcher Became America’s Most Famous Face, i.e., Uncle Sam....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/25/ninja-recruitment-ad/

Persistence

(YouTube link) Sorry, we don’t know how many times the dog tried to run up the slide because the cameraman lost it. -via Arbroath...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/25/persistance/

Bald Penguin Got Himself a Wetsuit!

Meet Pierre, a 25-year-old Jackass penguin (because they bray like donkeys) who got too cold to swim because he was going bald. So, the biologists at the California Academy of Sciences made him a penguin wetsuit! Pie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/25/bald-penguin-got-himself-a-wetsuit/

DIY Personal G-Force Meter

Chris of PyroElectro Microcontrollers has a DIY guide post on how to make your own Personal G-Force Meter:The main application of the accelerometer is either for sensing tilt or sensing acceleration. For thi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/25/diy-personal-g-force-meter/

Captain Capitalism on Why Saving is Bad for America

In this Flash comic "Piggy Bank Pinko", Captain Capitalism explains why it's bad - heck, down right communistic - to save money.Kid: Captain Capitalism! Wow! What are you doing here?Captain Capitalism: I th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/25/captain-capitalism-on-why-saving-is-bad-for-america/

Kid's Pimp Halloween Costume and Other Bizarre Toys

This. Is. Just. Wrong.... Behold the Pimp Suit Halloween costume and, of course, the accompanying costume for mom.For more bizarre toys and products for kids, check out the list at Cole's Toys blog: Link - Thanks Joh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/25/kids-pimp-halloween-costume-and-other-bizarre-toys/

95-Year-Old Woman on a Wheel Chair Foiled a Burglary with a Screwdriver

Meet 46-year-old Robert Horsley, who tried to burgle a house and foiled by a 95-year-old woman in a wheelchair armed with only a screwdriver:It was 3 a.m. when a 95-year-old Bartlesville woman heard somebody break th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/25/95-year-old-woman-on-a-wheel-chair-foiled-a-burglary-with-a-screwdriver/

Fired While Thinking Outside the Box

I know, I know ... it's a little cubicle joke that may or may not be funny to you, depending on A) if you work in a dilbert-esque corporation, B) how secure your job is, and C) whether you are a Bizarro-lover or Bizarro-...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/25/fired-while-thinking-outside-the-box/

Real Sarah Marshalls Mad Over Movie Ads

A lot of people liked Judd Apatow's latest comedy "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," which billboards peppered many cities in the US with sayings like "YOU SUCK, SARAH MARSHALL" and "MY MOTHER ALWAYS H...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/25/real-sarah-marshalls-mad-over-movie-ads/

Flowing Pixels, a "Pixel Art" Sculpture

Photo: hungryghoast [Flickr]Flickr user hungryghoast snapped a photo of Flowing Pixels, a "pixel art" sculpture on the streets of New York University campus, by the Barney Building, in New York City.Link - ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/25/flowing-pixel-a-pixel-art-sculpture/

Day of Prayer in Sackcloth and Ashes in Birmingham, Alabama

Larry Langford, the mayor of the city of Birmingham, Alabama, has declared today, Friday April 25th, 2008 as a "day of prayer in sackcloth and ashes" in response to the city's high homicide rates:Birmingham...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/25/day-of-prayer-in-sackcloth-and-ashes-in-birmingham-alabama/

Charlie Bit My Finger!

Charlie Bit My Finger, Again is a strangely mesmerizing YouTube clip (viewed over 20 million times!) about two boys having fun. Well, okay, one boy - Charlie - had slightly more fun biting the finger of his older brother...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/25/charlie-bit-my-finger/

Google Street View Captures Kid Falling Out of His Bike

One minute he was having fun riding his bike, and the next he's sprawled on the driveway after wiping out ... and all captured by Google Street View:Link - Thanks Ian Andrew Bell (nice meeting you on Web 2.0 conferen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/25/google-street-view-captures-kid-falling-out-of-his-bike/

World's Most Expensive Ice Cream Sundae

The Three Twins Ice Cream shop in the Oxbow Public Market in Napa is selling the World's Most Expensive Ice Cream Sundae for $3,333.33 (a banana split made with syrups from three rare dessert wines, served with an ice cr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/25/worlds-most-expensive-ice-cream-sundae/

Grilled Cheese Invitational

Last weekend, the 6th Annual Grilled Cheese Invitational was held in Griffith Park, Los Angeles. The event was the Olympics of grilled cheese making: 140 competing teams, hundreds of cheese-hungry judges (those lucky peo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/25/grilled-cheese-invitational/

Human Snake: Life Imitates Computer Game

Here's an excellent stop-motion video, called "Human Snake" by Get Out and Play. Yes, a viral ad by N-Gage for Nokia, but still neat nonetheless - check out the "making of" in their website: *stro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/25/human-snake-life-imitates-computer-game/

Monkey Spoon

The Spoon Museum has a wonderful entry on "Monkey Spoons," a type of unusual spoon used by the Dutch settler in the New York/Hudson River area to commemorate birth, marriage, and death:The English and some...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/25/monkey-spoon/

Seal Death Camp in Russia

Remember the Cat Death Camp in China posted previously on Neatorama? Here's something along the same line, for baby seals in Arkhangelsk, Russia: Seal hunting is controversial, and there's a lot of propaganda coming...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/25/seal-death-camp-in-russia/

Micro GPS Device to ... Track Snail Mail!

GPS is a nifty and useful tool - I have a TomTom GPS navigation for Christmas that really helped me get around (I get lost easily). But apparently, there are some really weird GPS tools out there, like this one: the Mi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/25/micro-gps-device-to-track-snail-mail/

Pooktree Arbosculpture and Other Twisted Trees

That's Peter of Pooktre Tree Shapers, who specializes in shaping trees as they grow in pre-determined shapes (sort of like a living sculpture!): LinkCheck out more "twisted" trees at Web Urbanist's neat post: 2...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/25/pooktree-arbosculpture-and-other-twisted-trees/

Neatorama is Cool Site of the Day!

Woo-hoo! Neatorama is selected as today's cool site by Cool Site of the Day. CSotD has featured a unique site every day since August of 1994, making it the original (and for many, the best) website of its kind.Please vis...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/25/neatorama-is-cool-site-of-the-day/

Siberian Aurora

LiveJournal user evendym snapped some really nifty photos of emerald-green auroras in the desolate Siberian outpost. Link [in Russian] - Thanks collin douma!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/25/siberian-aurora/

Ceramic Fantasy Sculptures by Creatures From El

Ellen of Creatures from El blog makes amazingly intricate fantasy creatures, like this Glacier Dragon above.Link (Don't miss the Mecha Critters) - Thanks Brandi!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/25/ceramic-fantasy-sculptures-by-creatures-from-el/

Stick Figures in Peril

Stick Figures in Peril is a Flickr pool about photos of real warning signs showing stick figures in dangerous - often life-threatening - and sometimes ... odd situations. Like this "no strutting" sign, by Flick...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/25/stick-figures-in-peril/










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