Archive for May 11th, 2008

Is a Nine-Tentacled Octopus a Nonopus?

Last fall, a seafood shop owner in Marugame, Japan spotted this rare Octopus with nine tentacles. While he apparently boiled and sold the oddity to a "lucky customer", I think he may have generated more mar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/11/is-a-nine-tentacled-octopus-a-nonopus/

Beautifully Dangerous (Dangerously Beautiful?) Staircase by Jordi Vayreda

Jordi Vayreda of Spanish design studio Jordivayreda Projectteam created this floating staircase for a client's home that looks awesome, but a little bit too dangerous for klutzy old me!Link - via Apartment TherapyPreviou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/11/beautifully-dangerous-dangerously-beautiful-staircase-by-jordi-vayreda/

New York Policemen Didn't Recognize Their Own Off-Duty Chief!

Some of NYPD's finests are in trouble: two undercover police officers ordered a black man out of his parked car with guns drawn ... without realizing that the guy's an off-duty NYPD chief!"How you can not know o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/11/new-york-policemen-didnt-recognize-their-own-off-duty-chief/

Japanese Army of Darkness Movie Poster

Translating Hollywood, the new book by Sam Sarowitz of Posteritati, takes a look at movie posters from around the world (and how different they are from the US versions). Take a look at this gem of an example: the Japane...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/11/japanese-army-of-darkness-movie-poster/

Infected, the Game

"Infected" is a game by Emily Jo Cureton, where one player draws a "disease" card and then enacts the symptoms/description of the disease. The other players then get to guess what affliction it is. Ki...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/11/infected-the-game/

Linoleum Remnants Make a Beautiful Kitchen Floor

What to do with lots of remnant linoleum floorings? Why, you can make a kitchen floor out of it - and that's just what the guys over at Dairy of a Vermont Eco Builder did:In keeping with our eco design model, and jus...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/11/linoleum-remnants-make-a-beautiful-kitchen-floor/

Jay Leno Reads the Paper

(YouTube link) Just for fun, here are some of the best things Jay Leno has found in print. I’m so glad online writing can be corrected! -via Gigglesugar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/11/jay-leno-reads-the-paper/

Your Face

Damien Weighill wil draw your face and put it on his blog! Real people don't read your blog. A fact that I wasn't made aware of when I signed up for these things; It now seems so obvious. If you are reading...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/11/your-face/

Judge or Queen?

Elizabeth Halverson is a judge, but what she really wanted to be is a queen: Her former bailiff, for example, says Halverson made him feel like a "houseboy." He says the judge -- who is obese and u...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/11/judge-or-queen/

Trivia: Microsoft Wingding Controversy

In the Wingding Controversy, if you type out "NYC" in Microsoft's wingding font, a skull and bones, Star of David, and a thumbs up glyphs appear.Some people interpret this as an approving message of killing j...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/11/trivia-microsoft-wingding-controversy/

The Duggars Are Expecting Their 18th Baby

The Duggars, who already have 17 children, making them America's largest family, continues to embiggen. Michelle and Jim Bob have just announced that they're expecting a new baby on New Year's Day, January 1, 2009. Al...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/11/the-duggars-are-expecting-their-18th-baby/

Kung Fu Finger Smashes Through Coconut

Meet Ho Eng Hui, the 56-year-old Kung Fu king/street performer in Malaysia that used his index finger to smash through the tough shells of coconuts.After doing weekly performances for 8 years, Ho is retiring. If you're...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/11/kung-fu-finger-smashes-through-coconut/

Border Fence To Put US Business in the Mexican Side

Golfers who want to play on the Fort Brown Golf Course near the US-Mexico border in Brownsville, Texas will soon need a passport. That's because the Department of Homeland Security, in an attempt to build a more or less...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/11/border-fence-to-put-us-business-in-the-mexican-side/

Quote: Dan Quayle on Losing One's Mind

"What a waste it is to lose one's mind- or not to have a mind. How true that is." - Dan Quayle, 44th Vice President of the United States...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/11/quote-dan-quayle-on-losing-ones-mind/

Steve Eats Unpleasant Things So You Don't Have To

This one's a bit old, but if you haven't read it yet, it'll be new (and newly disgusting) to you. Over at The Sneeze, you can find a compilation of every "Steve, Don't Eat It!" feature, in which Steve eats things most o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/11/steve-eats-unpleasant-things-so-you-dont-have-to/

Hamster Vacuum

(YouTube link) How much can a hamster stuff into his cheeks? More than you’d think! -via Arbroath...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/11/hamster-vacuum/

How to Create Invisible Shelves

Stack your books on the wall supported by... nothing! They appear to be floating. Complete instructions for making your own can be found at WikiHow. http://www.wikihow.com/Create-Invisible-Shelves -via the Presurfer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/11/how-to-create-invisible-shelves/

More Gloomy Economic News: More and More Americans are Living Off Credit Cards

"Charge it!" That seems to be how more and more people in the United States are surviving (and as you can guess, a poor long-term strategy):Government and agency statistics illustrate this troubling trend....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/11/more-gloomy-economic-news-more-and-more-americans-are-living-off-credit-cards/

Freddy Krueger Sneakers

Whoa - take a look at this custom "Freddy Krueger" Nike SB, featuring the famous red and green striped sweater pattern of Wes Craven's Nightmare on Elm Street's monster. The shoes also have blood stain...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/11/freddy-krueger-sneakers/

Giant Bacterium Has 200,000 Copies of Its Own Genome!

The number of genome copies in cells vary by species: most cells in the human body have two, whereas most bacteria have only one. But not this particular bug: the Epulopiscium, a giant bacterium that lives in th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/11/giant-bacterium-has-200000-copies-of-its-own-genome/

Woman's Voice Most Attractive When She is Most Fertile

We've posted about how a person's beauty "advertises" good genes and fertility. Well, here's new study in the same vein: Nathan Pipitone and Gordon Gallup of the State University of New York found that a woman'...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/11/womans-voice-most-attractive-when-she-is-most-fertile/

Real Life Edward Scissorhands Cut Hair with 10 Pair of Scissors in One Hand!

Here's a real life Edward Scissorhands: Israeli hairstylist Danny Bargil wanted to break the world record for multi-scissors haircut (who knew there's such a record?) by cutting a woman's hair with 10 pairs of scissors....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/11/real-life-edward-scissorhands-cut-hair-with-10-pair-of-scissors-in-one-hand/




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