Archive for August 16th, 2008

Best New Music Video: Zombie Killer by Leslie and the Ly’s (featuring Elvira).

This is an amazing music video. Think Michael Jackson's Thriller but with a much smaller budget. It was made by volunteers (Bobby Ciraldo and Andrew Swant) in Milwaukee. And it features guest vocals from Elvira, Mist...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/16/best-new-music-video-zombie-killer-by-leslie-and-the-lys-featuring-elvira/

Goblin Shark in Action

(YouTube link) The Goblin Shark {wiki} has mostly pink skin and jaws that can protrude out of its skull like the creature in the movie Alien. In this video, the shark is trying to defend himself from a scuba...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/16/goblin-shark-in-action/

Controversial Maps

What if there were only 38 states in the USA? In 1973, California State University geography professor George Etzel Pearcy proposed that the state lines be redrawn to better distribute population, urban areas, and tax...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/16/controversial-maps/

It's Only a Flesh Wound!

Who didn't love the Black Knight in the 1975 movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail? Now you can get your own talking Black Knight with removable limbs! You'll love to torture him with his tear-o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/16/its-only-a-flesh-wound/

10 Videos of Cats Swimming

I couldn't pick just one, so go to Best Week Ever and enjoy ten videos of cats doing what cats normally don't do -if they have a choice. Link -via Digg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/16/10-videos-of-cats-swimming/

Bigfoot Reunion

(YouTube link) If you liked the story of Christian the Lion (previously on Neatorama), you'll love the story of Bigfoot, from California's Redwood Coast. Link -via YesButNoButYes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/16/bigfoot-reunion/

The Periodic Table of Videos

Periodic Table of Videos is neat beyond belief. Martyn Poliakoff, a professor at the University of Nottingham, and video journalist Brady Haran, put together a periodic table where each elements is a link to a video abou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/16/the-periodic-table-of-videos/

Soopa Coin-Up Bros. Art

Soopa Coin-Up Bros is a vinyl toy by Erick Scarecrow that you can customize yourself into, welll, just about anything! Vinyl Toy Freaks has a really neat gallery of some of the amazing custom designs that people (with wa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/16/soopa-coin-up-bros-art/

The Nike Burger by Olle Hemmendorff

That's the Nike (Burger) Air Max 90 by Olle Hemmendorff, a Swedish illustrator/designer who was commissioned by Nike (along with 7 other artists) to "interpret" their sneakers. Olle decided to make one out of ....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/16/the-nike-burger-by-olle-hemmendorff/

The Aertsen Study by Linda Merchant

Paintings: Linda MerchantThis is fantastic: Linda Merchant of It's All in the Details blog re-created "Market Woman with Vegetable Stall" (c. 1567) by Dutch painter Pieter Aertsen (1508-1575) using the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/16/the-aertsen-study-by-linda-merchant/

What Would You do for a Klondike Bar? Fan-made Videos

Unilever, the maker of the Klondike ice cream sandwich has a little video contest where fans submit their home-made "What would you do for a Klondike Bar?" videos for a chance to win money. They've whittled dow...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/16/what-would-you-do-for-a-klondike-bar-fan-made-videos/

The Neatorama Typosquatters Are Slacking!

Typosquatters [wiki] register common misspellings of a website's domain name, in hope that someone's typo could lead to making money (by putting ads on the typosquatted domains, for instance). In some instances, typosqua...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/16/the-neatorama-typosquatters-are-slacking/

World's Heaviest Man Goes on a Trip, Thanks to Forklift and Flatbed Truck

Manuel Uribe, once the world's fattest man, left his home for the first time in five months today, thanks to a forklift and a flatbed truck:Manuel Uribe traveled to the shore of a lake in northern Mexico without ever...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/16/worlds-heaviest-man-goes-on-a-trip-thanks-to-forklift-and-flatbed-truck/

Norway Knighted a Penguin

Photo: Edinburgh ZooNorwegian King Harald the Fifth has just knighted ... a penguin! That's right, a penguin named Nils Olav, the honorary member and mascot of the King's Guard since 1972, is not Sir Nils Olav to you:*em...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/16/norway-knighted-a-penguin/
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