Archive for August 19th, 2008

Bus Stop + Swing = Playful Spaces

Well, Dubai may have the air-conditioned bus stop but they don't have this: a swing in a bus stop in London! Check out more of "Playful Spaces" art project by Bruno Taylor at Wooster Collective: Link [embedded...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/19/bus-stop-swing-playful-spaces/

Bolivian Wrestling

Photo: Ivan Kashinsky - see more at NatGeo galleryForget WWE and Mexico's lucha libre ... the real wrestling action is in Bolivia. Here's a neat article by Alma Guillermoprieto for the National Geographic Magaz...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/19/bolivian-wrestling/

A Windows Lover's Window

Here's a window for Windows lover, Fenêtres 3.1 by John Nouanesing, a real window made to look like Microsoft's classic 3.1 OS version (complete with the "code"shades - or is it just the BSOD?)....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/19/a-windows-lovers-window/

Dalek Wheelchair

Ben Wake lost a leg in a motorcycle accident, so during his rehabilitation, his friends got together to build him ... a Dalek wheelchair for him get around!Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/19/dalek-wheelchair/

Burj Dubai

The Burj Dubai tower, the tallest skyscraper in the world, is about to be completed. To celebrate it, David Hobcote has taken a series of amazing high resolution pictures from the air which give an exact impression...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/19/burj-dubai/

Tail Walking on the Wild Side

You've seen dolphins shimmy along the top of the water balanced on their tails at Sea World or on TV, but the behavior has spread to the ocean! A wild dolphin is apparently teaching other members of her group to wa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/19/tail-walking-on-the-wild-side/

Another British Sign

Ariane is at it again! Previously, she sent us a picture pointing us toward a well-named village in England. This time it's a sign for a road she came across in her travels. Link -Thanks, Ariane! ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/19/another-british-sign/

From Rags to Riches ... to Rags!

The following is reprinted from Uncle John's Unstoppable Bathroom Reader book. Here are 7 stories of people who made their fortunes and those who lost it all ... From Rags to Riches ......

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/19/from-rags-to-riches-to-rags/

Five Hoaxes that Fooled the World

Long before Bonsai Kittens and the tourist guy, hoaxsters have been wreaking havoc on the gullible to amuse themselves and maybe gain a little notoriety. Here are a few hoaxes that pre-date the Internet, in some cases b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/19/five-hoaxes-that-fooled-the-world/

The Scary Things Schools are Feeding Kids These Days

Why are kids today so fat? Just see what they're being fed! Holy Taco blog has the menu from a Harrisonburg, Virginia school (with pictures!): Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/19/the-scary-things-schools-are-feeding-kids-these-days/

Pillow'd: The New Pie to the Face

Yes, I know, I know, it's a viral ad for Zillow, the real estate valuations website (they're probably feeling the pinch as people have stopped looking at their home values because they've been dropping like rocks!).But i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/19/pillowd-the-new-pie-to-the-face/

Should the US Drinking Age be Lowered to 18?

The current U.S. drinking age of 21 is not working, according to more than 100 college and university presidents. They have signed a statement calling for a public debate to rethink and lower the drinking age to 18:&...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/19/should-the-us-drinking-age-be-lowered-to-18/

Bigfoot, we hardly knew ye!

I realize that the truth hurts sometimes, and believe me, I'm feeling the pain terribly at the moment. It's my solemn duty to our readers to announce that last week's announcement of scientific proof of the existenc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/19/bigfoot-we-hardly-knew-ye/

Two unusual Olympians

This is a silly but endearing video from NBC of Al Roker and Matt Lauer performing Rhythmic Gymnastics in Beijing while fellow team member Brian Williams looks on. Of slightly more interest, perhaps, is the "behind...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/19/two-unusual-olympians/

Map of Springfield

Jerry Lerma and Terry Hogan plotted a map of Springfield, the hometown of The Simpsons! See the huge size to read all the sites you may know from the TV show, and an interactive version as well. Link -Thanks, Em! Im...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/19/map-of-springfield-2/

Lego Desert Zombie Hunt

Justin Vaughn built a cool diorama of zombie hunters! Inspired by Max Brooks' books, The Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z, and fueled in part by the flurry of post-apoc mocs, I set out to depict some zombie p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/19/lego-desert-zombie-hunt/

More Retro Batman

(YouTube link) Andre Perkowski got such a great response on his "Silent Shadow of the Bat-Man" (previously at Neatorama) that he produced a three-part serial as a follow-up. It's called "Arkham After Midnight". This i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/19/more-retro-batman/

Around the World Record in a Helicopter

Scott Kasprowicz and Steve Sheik flew a helicopter around the world in 13 days, breaking the record for helicopter speed. The previous fastest round-the-world flight was 17 days, set in 1996. Kasprowicz and Sheik complet...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/19/around-the-world-record-in-a-helicopter/

Grotesques and Gargoyles

deputydog takes you on a tour of the world's most bad-ass grotesques and gorgoyles. Pictured is a fish-footed man at the Pena National Palace in Sintra, Portugal. http://deputy-dog.com/2008/08/18/the-worlds-most-bad-as...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/19/grotesques-and-gargoyles/

The Taste of the Imperial March

(YouTube link) A woman with synesthesia described what it's like to taste different musical chords. Professor Funk, who is not a synesthete, tries to recreate the sensation using the Imperial March from S...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/19/the-taste-of-the-imperial-march/




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