Archive for June 1st, 2008

Viva Calaca!

(YouTube link) An animation project by artist Ritxi Ostáriz based on the Mexican Day of the Dead. Original music by Voltaire. Link to project site. Link to artist’s site. -via I Am Bored...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/01/viva-calaca/

Baboons Doing Cartwheels

(YouTube link) I don’t know what documentary this is from or how old it is, but the effect is pretty funny! -via Arbroath Update: Troy in the comments has identified the show as "Animals Are Beau...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/01/baboons-doing-cartwheels/

A Cup of Brown Joy

(YouTube link) The British do love their tea, don’t they? The artist is Elemental. Link to his MySpace page. -via Dump Trumpet...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/01/a-cup-of-brown-joy/

FedEx Protest Box

When FedEx failed to deliver her shipment, Mrs Eaves of For the love of type blog wrote a protest letter os sorts ... except that she wrote it on the outside of another FedEx box!Last week FedEx failed to deliver my...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/01/fedex-protest-box/

Air Ray: The Blimp With Wings

The folks at Festo, who work on pneumatic and electrical automation technology, seem to have a lot of spare time on their hands as they can ply their trade on various fun projects like Air Ray. From their product pa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/01/air-ray-the-blimp-with-wings/

New 'Paper Towel' for Oil Spills

Researchers at MIT have developed a new paper-like material that can sop up oil and other environmental spills and leave the water behind! The scientists say they have created a membrane that can absorb up to 20 ti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/01/new-paper-towel-for-oil-spills/

World's Greatest Fisherman

How do you win the title of World's Greatest Fisherman? How about being the first person ever to reach the “Holy Grail”, as defined by the International Game Fish Association! Zyg Gregorek, 65, is the f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/01/worlds-greatest-fisherman/

Vuitton Vespa

Could that be? Yes, it's a Louis Vuitton Vespa, seen outside Bon Marché in Paris by Susan Hollands of IVY - via Nag on the LakeFinally! We've found the two-wheeled cousin of the '89 Oldsmobile Cutlass Sierra Louis...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/01/vuitton-vespa/

Quote: Galbraith on US Death From Food

"More die in the United States of too much food than of too little." - John Kenneth Galbraith, economist...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/01/quote-galbraith-on-us-death-from-food/

Say Goodbye to Bananas: Panama Disease is Coming Back

The banana we know and love today actually suck when compared to the one our grandparents ate. That cultivar, called the Gros Michel, was bigger and tastier but alas it was hit by a blight called the Panama disease and w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/01/say-goodbye-to-bananas-panama-disease-is-coming-back/

Robbers Wear Thongs as Disguise

These robbers in Arvada, Colorado, have some unusual disguises to conceal their identities while robbing a gas station: thongs!Link (Photo: Arvada police)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/01/robbers-wear-thongs-as-disguise/

Catladies: Cat's Answer to Manbabies

Photo: Cheesybellybutton We posted about Manbabies before, a website dedicated to photoshopped photos of men holding their babies, with their heads switched.Now, here's the natural progression of the meme, I give you .....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/01/catladies-cats-answer-to-manbabies/

The Homeless People of Heathrow Airport

Is that a stranded traveler sleeping on the couch in a Heathrow airport terminal? Nay, that's Michael, one of about a hundred homeless people who call the London airport home. Some of them have suitcases in order to bett...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/01/the-homeless-people-of-heathrow-airport/

Trivia: Panamax Ship

Panamax is the largest class of ships that can fit through the Panama Canal.This size is determined by the dimensions of the lock chambers and the depth of the water in the Panama Canal. Panamax is a significant consider...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/01/trivia-panamax-ship/
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