Archive for July 22nd, 2008

Hellraiser's Pinhead Sand Sculpture and Other Amazing Sand Art

Photo: Helena BangertWeb Urbanist blog has a neat post about 10 sand artists and their amazing artwork. This one above is a sand sculpture of Pinhead from the Hellraiser movies by Latvian artist Helena Bangert.Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/22/hellraisers-pinhead-sand-sculpture-and-other-amazing-sand-art/

Awsome Tattoo, Man!

It's probably not a good idea to get a Japanese or Chinese character tattoo if you don't speak the language, but something in English is safe, right? Well, perhaps not if you can't spell: The L Magazine has a round up of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/22/awsome-tattoo-man/

Digital Mini Rolleiflex Camera

Ooh, my father has an old Rolleiflex camera and I distinctively remember looking down the viewfinder to snap my very first photo. Now, the Rollei has been updated (and miniaturized) into this: a 5-megapixel Rolleiflex Mi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/22/digital-mini-rolleiflex-camera/

Why You Shouldn't Bother a Big Snake ...

Oh, look at that - a big snake. Let's video tape it from tail to head, just to show our friends on teh InterWeb how docile and harmless snakes really are.Wait for it ... wait for it ... http://scribalterror.blogs.com/scr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/22/why-you-shouldnt-bother-a-big-snake/

Evolution of the Web, as Told With Cats

Pete Cashmore of Mashable made this short and sweet description of the evolution of the web, from Blogger to Twitter, as told with ... cats: http://mashable.com/2007/03/11/twitter/comment-page-2/ - via Locust & Honey...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/22/evolution-of-the-web-as-told-with-cats/

Living Skeleton Circus Performer: Dominique "The Mummy" Castagna

The Human Marvels blog has a spotlight on Dominique Castagna, a "living skeleton" circus performer also known as The Mummy, who was only 4'9" tall and weighed 50 pounds fully grown:The Living...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/22/living-skeleton-circus-performer-dominique-the-mummy-castagna/

Doktor A's Hot Wheel Van Custom Mod

Check out this super awesome customized Hot Wheel Van by uber-modder Doktor A, on display at upcoming Comic Con in San Diego: Link - via Super PunchPreviously on Neatorama: Steampunk Pac Man Arcade and Other Toys by Dokt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/22/doktor-as-hot-wheel-van-custom-mod/

The Watchmen Movie Trailer

Movie adaptation of comic - especially ones with many devoted fans like Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' The Watchmen - is always dicey.But if the trailer is any indication, The Watchmen movie is bound to be awesome...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/22/the-watchmen-movie-trailer/

Ancient Sex Curse Discovered in Cyprus

Archaeologists excavating Cyprus' old city kingdom of Amathus discovered a tabled inscribed with ... an ancient sex curse! "A curse is inscribed in Greek on a lead tablet and part of it reads: 'May your penis hu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/22/ancient-sex-curse-discovered-in-cyprus/

Oasis Class Cruise Ship

How big is too big? Apparently that question has never been asked in cruise ship design. Next year, Royal Caribbean cruise line is scheduled to launch two Oasis Class ships, which would be the largest cruise shi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/22/oasis-class-cruise-ship/

Cake Wrecks

Cake Wrecks is an entire blog dedicated to those occasions when professional cake decorating goes horribly wrong. Sad to say, they seem to have plenty of material. Link -via Cynical-C...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/22/cake-wrecks/

Science Shirts

Check out this wonderful selection of t-shirts showing the great things you can do with science! Link -via Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/22/science-shirts/

A Tour of the Lego Factory

Have you ever wondered how Lego bricks are made? Gizmodo takes a tour of the factory in three videos. While the storage areas are the most impressive part of the factory, I have to admit that nothing had prepared me...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/22/a-tour-of-the-lego-factory/

Font Conference

(College Humor link) If fonts were people, what would they be like? -via YesButNoButYes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/22/font-conference/

26 Important Comic Books

Whether you are new to the world of comic books or a regular reader, certain classics of the genre should be read by every comic book enthusiast. Sure, it may seem silly, but, comic books mean something. Soldiers us...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/22/26-important-comic-books/

Buildings in Motion

Buildings aren't supposed to move, but these 12 did! When there is a "good enough" reason to put tons of construction on wheels (or some other method), there are engineers to rise to occasion. Web Urbanist has stories...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/22/buildings-in-motion/

Flying: Then and Now

Flying Then:This ad from Capital Airlines (which merged with United Airlines in 1961) touted flying as a pleasant experience: Just a Meal and a Magazine AwayYou forget old fashioned ideas about dist...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/22/flying-then-and-now/

Cat Adopts Red Panda

After their mother rejected her litter, a kitchen's cat has "adopted" red panda cub in what can be called an inter-species nursing phenomenon.National Geographic News has the video footage: Link - Thanks Ma...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/22/cat-adopts-red-panda/

Strange Mating Rituals of the Male Jumping Spider

Check out this mating dance of a male jumping spider (Salticidae) Apparently, if you were a jumping spider, impressing your mate requires tapping, flailing your legs and moaning! Be sure to turn up your speaker,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/22/strange-mating-rituals-of-the-male-jumping-spider/

Man Survives Car Crashing into Diner

Kenneth Anderson is one lucky guy: he was sitting in a booth by the window in a North Carolina diner when a car ploughed through the window, sending him about 10 feet into the restaurant counter. Kenneth escaped with onl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/22/man-survives-car-crashing-into-diner/

Frozen Cat

Stunned & Frozen Cat ! - video powered by Metacafe This is one strange cat. It looks like it's in some sort of trance or seizure but it reacts to physical touch. I also noticed that it doesn't blink either. Then...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/22/frozen-cat/

ORLY Street Sign

Okay, okay - so I did ask whether we should kill the ORLY meme ... but perhaps the answer to that is "NEVAR!" Neatorama reader Molly Clark and her husband spotted this street sign somewhere on the Eastern Shore...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/22/orly-street-sign/

Ghost Slug

Photo: Amgueddfa Cymru/National Museum Wales, Cardiff UniversityMeet the ghost slug, earthworms' worst nightmare:The nocturnal predator is armed with blade-like teeth (see inset) for slicing through animal flesh and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/22/ghost-slug/

Ajolote

Is it a worm, a snake, a lizard, or something out of a movie? No special effects here; this is a ajolote, a reptile found in Mexico that has only two legs. It lives underground, where front legs for digging are more va...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/22/ajolote/

Caption Monkey 36: Baby Batman!

Photo: sprkels [Flickr] - via the excellent Image of the Day from ParentDish blog - Thanks Lee! Well, with the new Batman movie out and all, I thought this cute photo of Baby Batman would be perfect for Neatoram...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/22/caption-monkey-36-baby-batman/

O RLY Truck

Add this one to the O RLY thing we've been kicking around on the blog. Neatorama reader Tim Windsor sent us this photo of his daughter posing outside a suspiciously-named-moving-and-shipping-company - Thanks Tim!*/em...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/22/o-rly-truck/

Jammin Johns: Toilet Seat Guitar and Keyboard

Why settle for a boring toilet seat? Musicians Marvin Maxwell and David Boone decided to bring their love of music to the toilet ... by making handcrafted guitar and keyboard toilet seats (their motto is "music to y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/22/jammin-johns-toilet-seat-guitar-and-keyboard/

Reserve a Spot in Heaven

You make reservations for restaurants and hotels, so why not heaven? Space is limited and Nate Davis and Edgar Kim of Seattle are selling reservations for the ever after on their website Reserve A Spot In Heaven:&quo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/22/reserve-a-spot-in-heaven/






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