Archive for May 13th, 2008

Wingsuit BASE Jumping

We've posted about Loic Jean Albert skydiving with a wingsuit a while ago, but this YouTube clip still took my breath away.Behold Loic and a couple of his colleagues BASE jumping with the wingsuit - they got so close to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/13/wingsuit-base-jumping/

Caption Monkey 29: Oreo Bunny!

Photo: Pancake Blog - via Cute OverloadThat's Mr. Pancakes aka Cakes or Baby Cakes, a cute little bunny with his own blog. Your task for today's Neatorama and Hobotopia's Caption Monkey, gentle readers, is to caption the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/13/caption-monkey-29-oreo-bunny/

Pilot Made Man Sit on Airplane Toilet for 3 Hours

Gokhan Mutlu of Manhattan is suing JetBlue Airways for $2 million because a pilot made him sit on the toilet for 3 hours!Mutlu was traveling on a a "buddy pass," a standby travel voucher that JetBlue employ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/13/pilot-made-man-sit-on-airplane-toilet-for-3-hours/

Narcisse by Mathieu Lehanneur

Photo: Véronique HuygheNarcisse is an art project by French artist and designer Mathieu Lehanneur. It's a giant bowl with mirrored surface filled with water - as soon as someone comes close to see his/her...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/13/narcisse-by-mathieu-lehanneur/

Sir Lube of Can-O-Lot Robot

Paul Loughridge of Lockwasher Design makes awesome robots, ray guns, and rockets out of vintage cans and other found objects (read: junk).We've actually featured Paul before on Neatorama a while ago, but this one sculptu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/13/sir-lube-of-can-o-lot-robot/

Fractal Furniture by Takeshi Miyakawa

That's fractal 23, a chest of drawers by Japanese furniture designer Takeshi Miyakawa. I'm guessing from the name that it has 23 drawers (indeed, if you count them, it makes sense) but to make use of them all,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/13/fractal-furniture-by-takeshi-miyakawa/

Mother Love

This photograph, originally from Cute Otters, shows an otter mom proudly displaying her offspring. It was one of many incredibly cute images of different kinds of animal mothers posted at The Pet Blog. Link -via the Pr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/13/mother-love/

Underwater Graveyard Welcomes Divers, Living or Not

Neptune Memorial Reef, three miles off Key Biscayne, Florida offers a final resting place for those who love the sea. Earthly remains are cremated then mixed with cement and laid on the ocean floor, with a memorial plaqu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/13/underwater-graveyard-welcomes-divers-living-or-not/

20 Places Threatened By Global Warming

Some parts of the earth are more vulnerable to devastation by global warming than others. Tropical (and biologically diverse) regions like the Great Barrier Reef, the Galapagos Islands, and the Virgin Islands may be th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/13/20-places-threatened-by-global-warming/

Neil Young Gets His Own Spider

62-year-old rocker Neil Young has been honored with his own species, a trapdoor spider named Myrmekiaphila neilyoungi. An East Carolina University biologist, Jason Bond, discovered a new species of trapdoor spider...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/13/neil-young-gets-his-own-spider/

Cheese Racing

The sport of cheese racing began in 1997 when a group of friends put individually-wrapped cheese slices onto a barbecue grill to see what would happen. To their surprise, the plastic did not melt or burn. But the chees...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/13/cheese-racing/

The Worst Cities in America

The following is an article from Uncle John's Triumphant 20th Anniversary Bathroom Reader Downtown Modesto, California, on a Sunday night. One of the oldest corners in downtown Modesto is dominate...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/13/the-worst-cities-in-america/

Trivia: The Bastard Verdict

Under Scots law, there are three potential outcomes of a criminal trial: "proven" (guilty), "not guilty", and "not proven."The "not proven" [wiki] verdict, also called the Scottish...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/13/trivia-the-bastard-verdict/

Why do Thousands of Toads Cross the Road?

Photo: YangtseThere was a sight to be seen at a bridge in Taizhou, Jiangsu Province, China a couple of days ago: the migration of thousands of toads!Thousands of toads were spotted at a bridge in Taizhou, Jiangsu pro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/13/why-do-thousands-of-toads-cross-the-road/

The Phantom Message Optical Illusion

Look closely. Or not too closely ... and you'll see an optical illusion on the album sleeves of the band Soulwax. (Need a hint? Don't look directly at your monitor - view the picture above at an angle).The Monkey Buddha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/13/the-phantom-message-optical-illusion/

Holy Cow! Bull is the Size of a Small Elephant

Chilli loves to munch on grass and do other things regular cattle do. He's just like one of the guys, with one big difference: the black and white Friesian bullock is the size of a small elephant!Despite his grand st...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/13/holy-cow-bull-is-the-size-of-a-small-elephant/

Combine Demolition Derby

Forget your run-of-the-mill demolition derby (where junker cars smash into each other). In Lind, Washington, they have demolition derby competition with ... combines!Each June the small town of Lind, with it's one re...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/13/combine-demolition-derby/

Beverage Logo Design Cleverly Uses Emoticon

The folks at the Swedish brewery Krönleins Bryggeri created this line of Cider "Smile" drinks with a clever and playful logo. What? You can't see the little emoticon of the guy winking his eyes at you?Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/13/beverage-logo-design-cleverly-uses-emoticon/

Raku Ray Guns

West Magoon of Muddy Mountain Pottery created some awesome looking ray guns out of ceramics, with a technique called raku firing:All of the Ray Guns are glazed and fired using the low-fire raku firing technique. The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/13/raku-ray-guns/

The Epic Journey of the KATRIN Main Spectrometer

Photo: KATRIN Main SpectrometerIn November 2006, the people of Leopoldshafen, Germany, saw the spectacle of their lives:It looked like an alien spaceship, but it was actually the main spectrometer of the KATRIN exper...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/13/the-epic-journey-of-the-katrin-main-spectrometer/

56 Houses Left, a Blog about a Neighborhood Destruction

Talkin' about depressing places to live, Neatorama reader Michael submitted his wife Desy's blog, 56 Houses Left, about what remains of Carrollton subdivision in Bridgeton, Missouri. The place where she and thousands of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/13/56-houses-left-a-blog-about-a-neighborhood-destruction/

Quote: Ayn Rand on the Root of All Evil

"So you think that money is the root of all evil. Have you ever asked what is the root of all money?" - Ayn Rand, American novelist and philosopher...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/13/quote-ayn-rand-on-the-root-of-all-evil/






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