Archive for April 27th, 2008

Star Trek Bottle Opener

Open your beer with the starship Enterprise! This item should be in stock by the end of June, but you can preorder now. http://www.red5.co.uk/Star-Trek-Enterprise-Bottle-Opener-pr-534.html -via Gizmodo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/27/star-trek-bottle-opener/

$50 An Hour Professional Panhandler.

Ever wonder what happens to your money when you give it to a panhandler? I've stopped giving money to anyone on the street. I know this is something that has been debated here on Neatorama before. I've just decided t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/27/50-an-hour-professional-panhandler/

Orangutang Goes Spear-Fishing

Those of us who have watched The Planet of the Apes are probably concerned about where this is going: a male orangutang was photographed on Borneo using a pole to try to spear fish in a river. Image by Ger...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/27/orangutang-goes-spear-fishing/

Chastity Belts Making a Comeback in Indonesia

[Live Leak video] To combat prostitution, many massage parlors in Indonesia are requiring masseuses to wear ... chastity belts!Paul Watson of the Los Angeles Times wrote t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/27/chastity-belts-making-a-comeback-in-indonesia/

A Real Mystery...

My wife, son, and I just spent a few weeks driving from Arizona to Alaska. I'm sure many people are familiar with the trees of mystery park in northern California. When we arrived there we noticed Babe was missin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/27/a-real-mystery/

Photos From the LEGO Toy Fair

Ace Kim of From Bricks to Bothans (The LEGO Star Wars Experience) and Mike Crowley of CountBlockula went to the private Collectors Party at the LEGO 2008 Toy Fair.Between the both of them, they snapped hundreds of photos...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/27/photos-from-the-lego-toy-fair/

How Racist Are You?

So. How racist are you? That's the question asked by an online psychology test by the University of Chicago. The test involves showing you a series of photographs of 100 black or white men, either holding guns or cellpho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/27/how-racist-are-you/

Trivia: The Fear and Absence of Pain

Odynophobia is the most common fear in the world. It's the fear of pain.Most people don't like feeling pain - but being able to feel pain is actually a good thing. Consider the opposite: about 17 people in the U...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/27/trivia-the-fear-and-absence-of-pain/

The Shipping Container House in New Zealand

Flickr user petraalsbach took a series of photos of the construction, as well as interior shots, of the Shipping Container House in Wellington, New Zealand. The home is "built" using 3 shipping containers stack...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/27/the-shipping-container-house-in-new-zealand/

Living Lights: From Fireflies to Glowing Worms

Curious Expedition has a neat post about "living lights," a compendium of bioluminescence or biological sources of lights - from dinoflagellates in Mosquito Bay in Puerto Rico, fireflies, the Sparkling Enope Sq...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/27/living-lights-from-fireflies-to-glowing-worms/

Album Cover Bento Boxes

We've posted about spiffy Japanese bento lunch boxes before, but the ones made by the folks at Obacchi Jacket Lunch Box are special: they make album cover bento boxes! This one above is the Evil Empire album by Rage Agai...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/27/album-cover-bento-boxes/

Nick Dewar's Illustrations

Nick Dewar is one of those rare artists and illustrators whose work is immediately recognizable as clever at one glance. Born in Scotland and educated at the Art School in Glasgow, Nick is an award winning illustrator wh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/27/nick-dewars-illustrations/

Google Video Billboard Ad

To advertise its Google Video service in Germany, the giant Internet company put up a "see-through" billboard made like a Google Video window and then filmed the way people interact with it.Hit play or go to Li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/27/google-video-billboard-ad/

The American Gun and Safety Paradox

There is a paradox about guns and violence in America - and sometimes it takes an outsider's perspective to see it. Here's an interesting article from the BBC about the relative safety of American towns and cities, even...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/27/the-american-gun-and-safety-paradox/

$300,000 Watch That Doesn't Tell The Time

Clever: Designing a luxury timepieceVery Clever: Incorporating pieces of the sunken Titanic - what a gimmick!Genius: It doesn't even tell the time ... and sells out with...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/27/300000-watch-that-doesnt-tell-the-time/




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