Archive for June 11th, 2008

Thunderdog's Scion Crest Generator

I just spent an absurd amount of time messing around with Scion's Crest Generator, designed by Thunderdog Studios. Using the simple interface, you choose the shield shape, animal icon, side elements, crest symbols,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/11/thunderdogs-scion-crest-generator/

Flood Pictures From Des Moines

Things are starting to get a little sticky here in Iowa... or watery, I guess, would be more appropriate. This is the Simon Estes Amphitheater in downtown Des Moines. On the left is what it should look...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/11/flood-pictures-from-des-moines/

Qila the Beluga Gave Birth to a Baby Girl

Vancouver Aquarium's Qila the beluga gave birth yesterday, and the aquarium captured the birth on beluga-cam. The adorable baby is a girl, about 1.5 m long and weighs more than 50 kg ( lb) at birth. It's skin is wrinkly...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/11/qila-the-beluga-gave-birth-to-a-baby-girl/

Unicorn Deer

Unicorn does exists, after all! A deer with a single horn in the center of its head has just been spotted in a nature preserve in Italy:"This is fantasy becoming reality," Gilberto Tozzi, director of the Ce...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/11/unicorn-deer/

New BMW Concept Car Has a Cloth Skin

With the new BMW GINA Light Visionary Model, you won't have to worry about door dings anymore ... the concept car's skin is made of cloth instead of metal!Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] | Wired's Autopia has the story...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/11/new-bmw-concept-car-has-a-cloth-skin/

Planet Tozer: Soap Bubbles or Alien Worlds?

Creative Review blog commissioned photographer Jason Tozer to take these amazing photos of all-too-common soap bubbles. The result is anything but ordinary: indeed, they look so out of this world that the series is calle...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/11/planet-tozer-soap-bubbles-or-alien-worlds/

World's Largest Champagne Flute

I've always wondered why wine and champagne makers create those magnum bottles, now I know:to fill the world's largest champagne flute (16.5 liters or 4.4 gallons), of course!The glass was 203 cm tall and with a diam...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/11/worlds-largest-champagne-flute/

The Big Picture Photoblog

L: Those aren't matchbox cars, they're real trucks caught in a sluice channel of the Tangjiashan quake lake in China (Photo: Li Gang/Xinhua/Reuters) M: The uncontacted Amazon tribe, shooting arrows at the helicopter (Pho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/11/the-big-picture-photoblog/

I Love the World -Video Game Edition

(College Humor link) It’s an in-game version of the Discovery Channel promo featured previously at Neatorama. For those who live in a different world. -via Gorilla Mask...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/11/i-love-the-world-video-game-edition/

Stinky Shoes

Maybe the owner of these shoes should consider some charcoal insoles. Found at Omg OWNED. Link -via Digg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/11/stinky-shoes/

The Amazing Fate of the Solar Armor Inventor

Before Photoshop, before Snopes, before YouTube, there was Jonathon Newhouse. Or rather, there wasn’t, but he became famous anyway. In 1874, one man; an inventor of considerable genius, was reported to ha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/11/the-amazing-fate-of-the-solar-armor-inventor/

What is it? Game 66: Strange Square Coin

This week's collaboration with What is it? blog brings us this strange looking coin from the State of Illinois. It has a specific purpose - can you tell us what it is for?Place your guess in the comment section - no priz...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/11/what-is-it-game-66-strange-square-coin/

The Neatorama Show

(Dayrobber link) A couple of months ago, I posted a “suggestion box” here on Neatorama and hinted that a new project was in the works. I didn’t want to explain what the new project was, since I didn’t know if...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/11/the-neatorama-show/

21-leaf Clover Sets Record

Shigeo Obara, a farmer in Japan’s Iwate prefecture discovered a clover last week with an amazing 21 leaves! The current world record is an 18-leaf clover, which Obara himself grew in 2002. Obara, a former food c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/11/21-leaf-clover-sets-record/

Dancing Van Damme

I see Adam Stanhope's post about the dancing Clintons and raise him this: dancing Jean-Claude Van Damme in the 1989 movie Kickboxer. Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] to see the Muscles from Brussels kickin' it!Or if you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/11/dancing-van-damme/

Bizarro: Your Cheatin' Spud

Oh la la! This Bizarro panel certainly made me look at Mr. Potato Head in a new way. For more Bizarro, check out Dan Piraro's website and blog....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/11/bizarro-your-cheatin-spud/

Skeet Fishing

Gary "Master Caster" Hain has amazing casting skill: take a look at what he can do with a fishing rod and reel. In this clip, he goes Skeet Fishing (now who needs a shotgun when you have a fishing rod?)Hit play...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/11/skeet-fishing/

Plastic Balls Cover Reservoir to Protect it From Sunlight

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power dropped the ball ... literally! They dumped over 400,000 small plastic balls into the Ivanhoe Reservoir in order to protect the drinking water supply:The water needs to be sh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/11/plastic-balls-cover-reservoir-to-protect-it-from-sunlight/

10 Craziest Concept Cars

With the help of its readers, Jalopnik blog has a neat post about the top 10 craziest concept cars of all time. This one is the "Book of Songs" electric car by Chinese car maker Tang Hua, and from the photo,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/11/10-craziest-concept-cars/

Canned Bacon

Good: BaconBetter: Bacon you can eat any timeNeatorama-worthy: Bacon with 10-year shelf life ... introducing: Canned Bacon!You can get it from MREdepot.com:Each can...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/11/canned-bacon/

Wall Pwns Vandal

Sometimes you kick the wall, and sometimes the wall gets you back - here's a perfect example of the latter. See how this concrete fence exacts a revenge on this poor guy: Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via Boing Boin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/11/wall-pwns-vandal/

Judging by numbers

The evidence was irrefutable, there was no question about it... They were caught red-handed. Was there any chance of escape for the accused when the proof was so damning? Not according to an Australian judge whose...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/11/judging-by-numbers/




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