Archive for May 2nd, 2008

Raspberry Duet

(YouTube link) Flapping lips are a lot funnier in slow motion. And the music just adds to it! -via b3ta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/02/raspberry-duet/

White-nose Syndrome

Bat Conservation International (BCI) is an organization dedicated to our flying mammal friends. They are mobilizing in response to a bat affliction known as white-nose syndrome {wiki} that has killed thousands of bats....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/02/white-nose-syndrome/

Baby Car Logo

Dentsu ad agency in Brazil created a series of clever advertisement for Minichamps, a diecast miniature car collectible: "baby" version of the logos!Link - thanks Haendel Dantas!Previously on Neatorama...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/02/baby-car-logo/

IDOT Failed to See the Humor in Stop (in the Name of Love) Signs

Last year, Mayor Dave Heilmann of Oak Lawn, Illinois, added humorous signs to the city's stop signs in attempt to get drivers to obey.The Illinois Department of Transportation, however, wasn't amused: they ordered the ma...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/02/idot-failed-to-see-the-humor-in-stop-in-the-name-of-love-signs/

The Origin of Booze

A historical look at the stuff that gets us hammered. Who's ready for the first round?BeerTo quote Homer Simpson, is there anything it can't do? Most likely invented in Persia circa 7,000 B.C.E., beer's gone on to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/02/the-origin-of-booze/

The Most Polluted Cities in the United States

Yay for Los Angeles! The City of Angels no longer holds the dubious title of the Sootiest City in the United States. That honor is now held by Pittsburgh (though LA is still the most polluted other measures).The American...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/02/the-most-polluted-cities-in-the-united-states/

Bizarro: Are You Faster Than a Fifth Grader?

You've probably heard of Fox's hit game show "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?" but Dan Piraro of Bizarro has a better idea: "Are You Faster Than a Fifth Grader?"For more Bizarro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/02/bizarro-are-you-faster-than-a-fifth-grader/

Nutzapper and Other Really Dirty Racehorse Names

Just in time for Kentucky Derby, here's a list of dirty, names of racehorses: Earlier this year, a man named Andy Hillis decided to christen his racehorse Nutzapper. A Tonight Show guest had used the term when referr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/02/nutzapper-and-other-really-dirty-racehorse-names/

David Wasserman's Tin Can Art

Neatorama reader Steven Wasserman told us about his dad's tin can art:My father, David Wasserman was a successful commercial artist. In his spare time, he created monumental and beautiful works of metal collage depic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/02/david-wassermans-tin-can-art/

Lesbos Islanders Mad About the Word "Lesbian"

People of the Greek Island of Lesbos [wiki], the original Lesbians, are suing gay organizations from using the term "lesbian" to mean a homosexual woman:The man spearheading the case, publisher Dimitris Lam...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/02/lesbos-islanders-mad-about-the-word-lesbian/

Let It Ride Coffee Table

Neatorama reader Hugo Brown told us about a coffee table he designed and made: a Let It Ride board game coffee table complete with stormtrooper, unicorn, and karma. No words on how the game is played, though.Lin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/02/let-it-ride-coffee-table/

King of the Hypermilers: 59 MPG in an Old Honda Accord

With gas prices climbing towards $4/gallon (I was in San Francisco last week, where gas prices had already passed that level a while ago), it's no surprise that people are trying to maximize their car's MPG.But Wayne Ger...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/02/king-of-the-hypermilers-59-mpg-in-an-old-honda-accord/






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