Archive for August 14th, 2008

Trouser Snake

(YouTube link) KCCI-TV meteorologist Kurtis Gertze make an appearance at the Iowa State Fair with a snake. The snake slithered into his pants and did not want to come out. A good time was had by all. -Thanks, Bill...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/14/trouser-snake/

You Don't Need It

Steve Lambert of The Anti-Advertising Agency started a project to, well, tell people that they really don't need all that stuff companies are trying to sell. The concept is simple: plaster a sticker saying "you do...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/14/you-dont-need-it/

Fabulous 50's "Little Boxes" of Daly City

Photo: thomwatsonI used to live very close to Daly City in Northern California - and I've always wondered about the distinctively retro cute houses in the Westlake district of the city. So it's a pleasant surprise to rea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/14/fabulous-50s-little-boxes-of-daly-city/

Famously Ugly People in History

Ty.rannosaur.us blog has a pretty interesting post (see what I did there?) about 10 famously ugly people. This one to the left is Attila the Hun:Practically unstoppable, Attila almost wiped out Western civilization u...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/14/famously-ugly-people-in-history/

Strange Middle Eastern Products

Thembi of What Would Thembi Do? blog went to the Persian Gulf (specifically Doha, Qatar) and blogged about it - one of the interesting things she found and photographed was this shelf of dubious products in a store the O...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/14/strange-middle-eastern-products/

Philippe Ramette Surreal Photography

Photo: Philippe RametteFor his artwork, French artist Philippe Ramette likes placing himself (in his trademark black suit) in surreal and improbably scenes. This one above, titled Rational Exploration of the Undersea: Th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/14/philippe-ramette-surreal-photography/

The Rick Who Roll'd Me

I know, I know, Rickrolling is so April 2008 but I got a hearty chuckle when I saw this Rick Astley replacing Daniel Craig as James Bond on reddit, which has the obligatory Rick-ified 007 movie titlesYou know the rules a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/14/the-rick-who-rolld-me/

Sweet Home Alabama...England?

The earlier post on how a map of the state of Georgia made it into a story about the conflict in the European Georgia was strange, but that sort of thing keeps happening. Officials in Birmingham, England mistakenly used...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/14/sweet-home-alabamaengland/

National Geographic Map of the Day: The Marvelous Land of Oz

Illustration: James E. Haff and Dick Martin / International Wizard of Oz Club (1980)National Geographic Map of the Day has a really neat (and zoomable) fictional map of the Marvelous Land of Oz, illustrated by James E. H...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/14/national-geographic-map-of-the-day-the-marvelous-land-of-oz/

Star Wars Tenugui

These neat looking Star Wars themed "hanging banners" are called tenugui, a Japanese cotton towel that is often used as a headband, for souvenirs and as decoration. They are now available from ThinkGeek in four di...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/14/star-wars-tenugui/

The 2008 Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest

The winners of the annual Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest for bad opening lines for novels were announced a few days ago, but word is slow to get out because "many newspapers have allowed themselves to be distracted by a l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/14/the-2008-bulwer-lytton-fiction-contest/

Alfred Hitchcock in Drag?

Director Alfred Hitchcock made a habit of cameo appearances in the opening scene of his films. Is it possible he made more than one appearance in some films? In North by Northwest, he is seen running for a train...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/14/alfred-hitchcock-in-drag/

Styrofoam Dome Homes

A Japanese manufacturer is churning out modular homes made of polystyrene foam. The material is easy to assemble, will not rot or attract insects, and acts as its own insulation. The flame-retardant walls can burn, but...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/14/styrofoam-dome-homes/

Octopuses' Arms and Legs

You always thought that octopuses had eight arms, right? It turns out that they have six arms and two legs! A study by scientists at Sea Life centres across Europe found that the invertebrates move across the sea be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/14/octopuses-arms-and-legs/

The Olympic DiveCam

As you watch Olympic diving, you may have wondered how the camera follows the divers every inch of the way from the platform to underwater. The answer is extremely old-fashioned: they drop the camera! "Ideally," Ro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/14/the-olympic-divecam/
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