Archive for August 20th, 2008

Honesty

(Video Link) Honesty is a series of short films taking place in a world where people say exactly what they think. Pretty funny stuff. The one above takes place at a funeral. Link to the whole series...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/20/honesty/

Paint-Splattered Jeans Fashion

For those who wanted to get that rugged house painter kind of look but don't want to be bothered with actually painting anything, here are the perfect jeans for you: Behold the Painted Selvedge Jean by J.Crew!Otto of Ott...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/20/paint-splattered-jeans-fashion/

Paparazzi-Free Home

A high-rise condo project in Los Angeles has a unique marketing pitch to attract wealthy (and presumably famous) buyers: a paparazzi-free home! The Carlyle Residences, a 24-story tower under construction on Wilshire...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/20/paparazzi-free-home/

What Really Motivates Islamic Religious Radicals? Hint: Not Religion.

In a groundbreaking project to understand what the world's 1.3 million billion Muslims really think, Gallup World Poll conducted a massive, multiyear research and conducted tens of thousands of interviews in 35 countries...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/20/what-really-motivates-islamic-religious-radicals-hint-not-religion/

World's Most Colorful Lakes

Photo: Nicky.lew [Flickr]Environmental Graffiti blog has a really nice round up of some of the world's most colorful lakes - turquoise and blue lakes, green and yellow lakes, purple and red lakes and so on.This one above...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/20/worlds-most-colorful-lakes/

Patterns of Reflection by Douglas Hill

Remember the kaleidoscope that you used to play with as a kid? Well, Douglas P. Hill's blog Patterns of Reflection is kind of like a kaleidoscope ... only in a web form.Douglas is also offering some awesome (and free!) t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/20/patterns-of-reflection-by-douglas-hill/

The Boy Who Couldn't Stop Growing

Meet Brenden Adams, a 12-year-old boy who already is 7 feet tall (2.1 m) and couldn't stop growing: And though friends say Brenden is just a regular kid, he's obviously not like anybody else. He has to duck through m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/20/the-boy-who-couldnt-stop-growing/

Man Wanted to Remain Standing, Even in Death

Angel Pantoja Medina has an unusual last wish. The 24-year-old Puerto Rican man wanted to remain standing, even in death:A funeral home used a special embalming treatment to keep the corpse of 24-year-old Angel Panto...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/20/man-wanted-to-remain-standing-even-in-death/

Science: Men with Round Faces Tend to be More Aggressive

Scientists at Brock University, Ontario, Canada, has discovered a link between aggression and men's facial structure: men with round faces tend to be more aggressive!The male sex hormone testosterone makes faces more...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/20/science-men-with-round-faces-tend-to-be-more-aggressive/

Pistol-Tottin' Grandma Forced Burglar to Call 911

Leda Smith of Lake Lynn, Pennsylvania, returned from church to find that her house was in the process of being burglarized. So what did the 85-year-old great-grandma do? She didn't exactly cower in fear:"I saw h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/20/pistol-tottin-grandma-forced-burglar-to-call-911/

Jay Leno on How to Fix the Automotive Industry: "It Ain't That Hard, Folks. Make Better Cars."

Jay Leno (who has a collection of over 100 automobiles - must be one really large garage) has a simple yet brilliant advice for Detroit carmakers on how to get things back on track: make better cars!When you get into...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/20/jay-leno-on-how-to-fix-the-automotive-industry-it-aint-that-hard-folks-make-better-cars/

The Funniest Car Names Ever

The Yamaha Pantryboy, the Honda Life Dunk, the Sbarro Assystem ...and there's more! And I thought the Ford Aspire had a funny name -that was only because I was driving an Achieva at the time. Link -via Digg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/20/the-funniest-car-names-ever/

The Art of Spider Webs

Dark Roasted Blend has a beautiful collection of photographs featuring spider webs, enhanced by dew, rain, ice, or just in their natural state. Link (image credit: Evan Leeson)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/20/the-art-of-spider-webs/

19 Terrifying Incidents Involving Fish

Steve Irwin's death is, of course, included in this list of strange fish incidents, as well as the candiru and the poisonous puffer fish. But you'll also read about bizarre episodes of people being impaled, attacked, str...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/20/19-terrifying-incidents-involving-fish/

Top 10 Whistles of TV, Movies, and Radio

When I first saw the title to this post, I couldn't think of any whistled themes besides The Andy Griffith Show. I should've remembered Bridge Over The River Kwai. The rest I had forgotten or am unfamiliar with, but they...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/20/top-10-whistles-of-tv-movies-and-radio/

5 Insanely Small And Inhabited Private Islands

It might be a dream come true to live on a tiny island with a nice home but no neighbors, but I tend to think about the weather and waves and storms. Still, these five seem to be doing just fine! Link -Thanks, Dave...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/20/5-insanely-small-and-inhabited-private-islands/

Got Wings?

Today's Luchtime Quiz at mental_floss tests your knowledge of angels in pop culture, sports, literature, and religion. I scored 80% because I don't know much about baseball. http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/17...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/20/got-wings/

Caption Monkey 39: Now That's a Mercedes!

Photo provenance and back story unknown, if you know, please share- Thanks Ricky!I'm at a loss for words on this one, folks - the car is so ... ghettofabulous! So, for today's Neatorama and Hobotopia's Caption M...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/20/caption-monkey-39-now-thats-a-mercedes/

Ferrari from the Future

Recently, we have seen both a Go-Kart and Wooden Boat version of the famous Italian sports car, but what will the Ferrari look like in the future? Maybe something like this. http://www.fubiz.net/blog/index.php?200...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/20/ferrari-from-the-future/

Meet Emily

(YouTube link) Emily was created by Image Metrics in California, the same company that created the graphics for the game Grand Theft Auto. "Ninety per cent of the work is convincing people that the eyes are real...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/20/meet-emily/

Jon Lajoie and The Mainstream Media.

'Cause you're not paid to think, we're paid to do it for you! Jon Lajoie (pronounced: lah-jwah) is a frequent contributor to Funny or Die and is a personal favorite of Will Ferrell and Adam Mckay. Click...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/20/jon-lajoie-and-the-mainstream-media/

The Waffle Shoes.

These shoes look delicious, don't you just wanna pour maple syrup all over them? As seen on Hypebeast....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/20/the-waffle-shoes/

Jaws in the Saint Lawrence River.

Dominic Arpin reported this past Monday that a white shark was seen in the Saint Lawrence River. The video is actually part of an online campaign for a new TV show called "L├ęgendes Urbaines" on french television sta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/20/jaws-in-the-saint-lawrence-river/

Fish with two mouths.

Radio-Canada reports that a fish with two mouths has been discovered in Alberta, Canada. You can read more here (French) (In 2005, a fish with two mouths was found in Holmes Lake near Lincoln, Nebraska.)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/20/fish-with-two-mouths/
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