Archive for July 30th, 2008

CNN visits Japan's oldest porn star

Alex posted in June about Shigeo Tokuda, Japan's septuagenarian porn star who was featured in a Time Magazine article about Japan's "elder porn" industry. Now CNN has video of Tokuda - both in and out of costume. Fea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/30/cnn-visits-japans-oldest-porn-star/

Princess Chunk

How do you lose a 44 pound cat? Someone in Camden, New Jersey managed to do it. Camden County Animal Control Officer Jim McCleery got the call Friday. There was a a stray cat prowling on a patio in the Ashley Run co...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/30/princess-chunk/

Comic Con Costumes

Jill Harness of Rue the Day blog went to Comic Con in San Diego last weekend (I'm so jealous! Maybe next year ...), and took lots and lots of photos of people in costumes. This brave guy above even showed up in stilts! (...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/30/comic-con-costumes/

Don't Pee Here. Seriously.

Photo: The Hep [Flickr]The Namibians are dead serious against you peeing on the quayside at Walvis Bay ... Thanks Karan!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/30/dont-pee-here-seriously/

Movies That Should Be Made Into Musicals

Pic: Gladiator (of course), from 4th "B"Johnny Wright of our pal YesButNoButYes blog suggests that some movies should really be made into musicals. He's given a lot of thought about it, and has written a post a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/30/movies-that-should-be-made-into-musicals/

NES Controller Cake

Photo: bixwastaken [Flickr]Neatorama reader Chris Marshall aka Bix got married on July 12th (Congrats, Bix!) and got this awesome re-creation of an old school NES controller as a groom's cake. The cake was made by Anika...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/30/nes-controller-cake/

Ugly Duckling Caterpillars that Morph into Beautiful Butterflies

Scienceray has a pretty neat article comparing the "ugly duckling" caterpillar that morphed into beautiful butterflies. These photos above are of the Common Nawab. The caterpillar stage is freakishly fascinatin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/30/ugly-duckling-caterpillars-that-morph-into-beautiful-butterflies/

Is Stylish Dog Poo Poo Bag Overkill?

Attention hip and design-obsessed conscious people! You've got a cute dog and great clothes to walk your dog in, but are you going to use a regular ol' plastic bag to pick up its poo? Noooooo, of course not. You'll want,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/30/is-stylish-dog-poo-poo-bag-overkill/

Foie Gras and Caviar Ice Cream

Japan is still the king of weird ice cream flavors, but France isn't far behind after gourmet ice cream maker Philippe Faur released the ... foie gras and caviar ice cream!Link - Thanks Marilyn Terrell!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/30/foie-gras-and-caviar-ice-cream/

Extreme Home Makeover House Foreclosed!

It took 1,800 people and six days to rebuild the Harper family's home in ABC's 2005 "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition."... but it took just one bad decision for the family to lose it all:More than 1,800 peo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/30/extreme-home-makeover-house-foreclosed/

Penguin Sauce Webcomic by Alan Yang

Alan Yang's webcomic Penguin Sauce is all about a geeky penguin who's obsessed with video games and sandwiches. Alan started drawing his comic 10 years ago, but he has just started putting them on the web back i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/30/penguin-sauce-webcomic-by-alan-yang/

Man Bet with ... Weed!

Bad idea: gamblingReally bad idea: gambling in a casino (the house always win!)Neatorama-worthy: gambling in a casino, betting with ... weed! And it was all captured on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/30/man-bet-with-weed/

Steampunk Birds by Jim Mullan

Artist Jim Mullan took vintage hunting decoys shaped like crows and small birds and turned them into steampunk bird sculptures! Links: Christopher Park Gallery | Left Bank Gallery - via Fire Wire, thanks Larry!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/30/steampunk-birds-by-jim-mullan/

Bloody Table by John Nouanesing

Sadly, this "bloody" table is only an art concept by John Nouanesing. Check the rest of John's portfolio ... someone gotta make these things for real! http://www.johnnouanesing.net/catalogue%20UK.html - via Gee...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/30/bloody-table-by-john-nouanesing/

Airplane House

One of my favorite blogs, WebUrbanist, has a neat post about homes "recycled" from other things. Like this airplane house, for instance:Joanne Ussery, a hairdresser, was looking for a new mobile home to put...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/30/airplane-house/

Alphabet for Beginners by William Hone (c. 1832)

In 1832, English author William Hone (1780 - 1842) published The Year Book of daily Recreation and Information*, an almanac of sorts in which included this quirky and wonderful "Alphabet for Beginners"...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/30/alphabet-for-beginners-by-william-hone-c-1832/

Bacon Alarm Clock

Invented by Matty Sallin, Daniel Bartolini, and Hsiao-huh Hsu, this alarm clock gently wakes you with the aroma of freshly-cooked bacon.  Here's how it works: A frozen strip of bacon is placed in Wake n' Bacon the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/30/bacon-alarm-clock/

'Ello There!

Today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss grew out of Sandy Wood doing an impression of Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady. That has nothing to do with the questions, however. They all have to do with people, places...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/30/ello-there/

Hello Kitty Motorcycle Racing Leathers

From Hello Kitty Hell, which has outdone itself with this one. How much does Sanrio have to pay a cycle racer to wear this? Link -via Everlasting Blort...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/30/hello-kitty-motorcycle-racing-leathers/

Grass Flip Flops

Take a walk in the grass wherever you are in these flip flops that have real grass growing in the soles! They are supposed to last up to four months with proper care. Have you watered your shoes lately? It's a promotio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/30/grass-flip-flops/

How to Win Carnival Games

When the carnival comes to town during your local festival, you may be tempted to play a game of chance or skill. Keep in mind that the advantage is to the house; otherwise, they wouldn't be in business. If the price of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/30/how-to-win-carnival-games/

Cops Pwned Google Street View Car

Google may be the big fish on the Net, but Google Street View Car got no respect from the cops on the street! Neatorama reader Chris Whiteoak sent us these series of photographs of a Google car being pulled over by the p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/30/cops-pwnd-google-street-view-car/

Fold Loud: Musical Origami by JooYoun Paek

In her project Fold Loud, artist JooYoun Paek created a very neat "musical origami," where by folding a piece of paper, you'd be making electrical contacts to control the music: Each f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/30/fold-loud-musical-origami-by-jooyoun-paek/

The Partiest of All Party Schools: University of Florida

Go Gators! After a 15-year struggle on the list, University of Florida has finally clinched the number one spot ... of the Princeton Review's Top 20 Party Schools!The University of Florida can raise a glass to anothe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/30/the-partiest-of-all-party-schools-university-of-florida/

Steven Spielberg's First Movie Amblin' is Borin'

You'd think that Steven Spielberg's first movie would be all about dinosaurs and aliens or something like that - but you'd be wrong. Very wrong: here's Amblin' (1968), the first film written and directed by Spie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/30/steven-spielbergs-first-movie-amblin-is-borin/

Indian Government "Seals" Illegally Constructed Buildings ... with a Bulldozer!

We all hate commuting to work, but Dave Prager of Our Delhi Struggle blog really, really hates his commute. After all, the traffic is murder and the scenery is worse. That's because two years ago, the Indian gov...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/30/indian-government-seals-illegally-constructed-buildings-with-a-bulldozer/
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