Archive for May 6th, 2008

A Dentist with a Sense of Humor: Sorry, We're Open!

Dr. Arthur Dunec, a dentist in Toronto, Canada, has a sense of humor: his office has the sign "Sorry We're Open" to welcome his patients!Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/06/a-dentist-with-a-sense-of-humor-sorry-were-open/

Cozy Chair: Part Chair, Part Radiator

It's easy to stay warm while lying down on the Cozy Chair by Sabine Müller and Andreas Quednau of SMAQ design group: the chair doubles as a radiator!The chair saves energy by heating only what needs to be heated: yo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/06/cozy-chair-part-chair-part-radiator/

Quote: Ingersoll on Hope

"I suppose it can be truthfully said that Hope is the only universal liar who never loses his reputation for veracity." - Robert G. Ingersoll, American political leader and orator...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/06/quote-ingersoll-on-hope/

Chinese Companies are Finding US to be a Bargain!

After decades of US investments in China, it seems that the pendulum is swinging back. Today, many Chinese firms are pleasantly surprised to find that land, energy, and operating costs are actually cheaper in th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/06/chinese-companies-are-finding-us-to-be-a-bargain/

Roller Coaster + Sheet Music = Zurich Chamber Orchestra Ad

What do you get when you combine sheet music with a roller coaster? This neat award-winning ad from the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, by Euro RSCG Zurich. Looks like the ad people played RollerCoaster Tycoon!Hit play or go t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/06/roller-coaster-sheet-music-zurich-chamber-orchestra-ad/

Animal Index Book Divider

Animal Index is a cute set of book dividers (also works for magazine and CDs) by Hiroshi Sasagawa, made to look like animal silhouettes.They look like something you can make yourself as a fun weekend project with the kid...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/06/animal-index-book-divider/

Oreo in China: Not Round, Not Sweet!

Quick: what image comes to mind when I say "Oreo"? The sweet round cookie with a creamy center that you dunk in milk?Apparently, that's not the image that comes to mind in China: The iconic cookie is a long, th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/06/oreo-in-china-not-round-not-sweet/

Trivia: The 13th Month of the Year

Undecimber is the thirteenth month of the year, according to the computer language Java.It's not a joke: the logic is that lunar calendars sometime have 13th month (for example, in the Hebrew calendar, 7 years out of eve...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/06/trivia-the-13th-month-of-the-year/

San Francisco Cityscape Sculpted from Stainless Steel Cookware

From On Gold Mountain: Sculptures from the Sierra by Zhan Wang Artist Zhan Wang created the cityscape of San Francisco using stainless steel pots and pans and silverware!His work is now on display at the Asian A...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/06/san-francisco-cityscape-sculpted-from-stainless-steel-cookware/

Skittles Wrapper Prom Dress

Craftster user Theperilouspopsicle decided to make her own prom dress out of ... Skittles candy wrappers! stats:15 hours101 skittle wrappers.a very cool thing about this project is that i posted ads on craig...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/06/skittles-wrapper-prom-dress/

California: Veggie Oil-Powered "Grease Car" Owners Are Scofflaws

Californians who converted their cars to run on vegetable oil pride themselves for saving gas money, as well as promoting alternative or "greener" fuels. Unfortunately, they are also learning that no good deeds...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/06/california-veggie-oil-powered-grease-car-owners-are-scofflaws/

How I Spent My Stimulus

See how Americans report spending their economic stimulus checks, and submit your own report at the blog How I Spent My Stimulus. Doug in Ohio sent this picture in, saying: "I bought 25 yards of mulch which includ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/06/how-i-spent-my-stimulus/

Artificial Beak for Bald Eagle

Beauty is an Alaskan bald eagle whose beak was shot off several years ago. She was found in 2005, unable to properly hunt or eat. She was taken to a refuge, but her beak did not grow back. Now she will get a new one! *...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/06/artificial-beak-for-bald-eagle/

The Future of Hollywood… User Generated Films?

User-generated content on the internet can reach more people than high-budget films. How long will it be before Hollywood comes up with a completely user-generated film? Darius Monsef of COLOURlovers has written an artic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/06/the-future-of-hollywood%e2%80%a6-user-generated-films/

Tokyoflash Treasure Hunt, Question 2

Ready for the second Tokyoflash Treasure Hunt question? Here it is:What Tokyoflash watch design is available in 4 different colors?Find the answer at Tokyoflash.comWhat is this? It's a new contest where...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/06/tokyoflash-treasure-hunt-question-2/

"Sex Pest" Fur Seal Tried to Get it On With a King Penguin

Nico de Bruyn was on a beach on Marion Island, a sub-Antarctic island that is home to Antarctic fur seals and king penguins when he noticed this bizarre attack:De Bruyn and a colleague were on Trypot beach at Marion...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/06/sex-pest-fur-seal-tried-to-get-it-on-with-a-king-penguin/

Pabst Blue Ribbon Casket

Bill Bramanti loves his Pabst Blue Ribbon beer so much that he got a custom made casket made to look like his favorite beer can. Bill and his family decided to make good use of the casket while he's still alive, so they...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/06/pabst-blue-ribbon-casket/

DWD (Driving With Dog) Soon to be Illegal

Attention dog lovers! if Assemblyman Bill Maze of California succeeds, pretty soon you won't be able to drive with your pets on your lap anymore:A California lawmaker wants to ban motorists from holding pets on their...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/06/dwd-driving-with-dog-soon-to-be-illegal/

Fat Monkeys Are Going On a Strict Diet

The monkeys in the Ohama Park in Osaka, Japan love tourists. More specifically, the snacks and tidbits they hurled on to the monkey habitat.So much so that they all got pretty fat, and officials at the park have to step...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/06/fat-monkeys-are-going-on-a-strict-diet/

Real Life Star Trek Medical Tricorder

UC Berkeley Professor of Bioengineering Boris Rubinsky and colleagues have just developed a handheld medical imager that looks just like the medical tricorder in Star Trek!New handheld medical scanners coupled with r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/06/real-life-star-trek-medical-tricorder/

Xylophone and Cat

(YouTube link) The little xylophone has a strange effect on this cat. -via Arbroath...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/06/xylophone-and-cat/
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