Archive for August 25th, 2008

A retro-futuristic Ray Bradbury helps sell prunes

What a strange and wonderful television commercial! Ray Bradbury predicts travel via pneumatic tubes by the year 2001 - and becomes an unwitting prune spokesperson to boot. [YouTube]...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/25/a-retro-futuristic-ray-bradbury-helps-sell-prunes/

Lightmark, Amazing Photos by Cenci Goepel and Jens Warnecke

Talk about getting your photo's lighting right! Lightmark is a fantastic series of playful photographs by Cenci Goepel and Jens Warnecke. The duo took long exposures of lights to create some amazing effects.This one abov...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/25/lightmark-amazing-photos-by-cenci-goepel-and-jens-warnecke/

Too Fat for Jail!

A woman accused of killing her two-year-old nephew may have found a strange way to avoid jail ... by being too fat:Mayra Lizbeth Rosales, from La Jola, Texas, is bedridden and weighs nearly 1,000lbs. But she...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/25/too-fat-for-jail/

Manetone: A Painting by Manet Recreated in Pantone Chips

Artist Tim Fraser Brown recreated Édouard Manet's 'Bar at the Folies Bergere' entirely out of 5,000+ Pantone paint chips! http://www.timfraserbrown.co.uk/ - via Swissmiss...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/25/manetone-a-painting-by-manet-recreated-in-pantone-chips/

The Ultimate Speed Bump: Instant Traffic Jam!

The authorities in ShanXi province, China, have had enough of people speeding so they decided to build the ultimate "speed bump": In an effort to stop speeders once and for all, they built a 100 foot long a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/25/the-ultimate-speed-bump-instant-traffic-jam/

Woman Gave Birth to Own Granddaughter

A 61-year-old woman in Japan has just given birth ... to her own granddaughter!The unnamed woman, who is now thought to hold the record as the oldest Japanese woman ever to give birth successfully, undertook the cont...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/25/woman-gave-birth-to-own-granddaughter/

Do You Believe in God?

It's by no means scientific, but the poll at YesNoGod.com is trying to illuminate how belief in God differs around the world: Link - via Cliff Pickover's Reality Carnival...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/25/do-you-believe-in-god/

A Beauty Contest for Nuns

Hot or not? An Italian priest invites readers to decide: An Italian priest says he is organising the world's first beauty pageant for nuns to erase a stereotype of them as being old and dour. Antonio Rungi says T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/25/a-beauty-contest-for-nuns/

Alabama to Charge Fat Workers

If you're overweight and work for the State of Alabama, it'll soon cause you $25 to work every month. Alabama, ranked third fattest in the nation (behind Mississippi and West Virginia) will be the first to charge state w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/25/alabama-to-charge-fat-workers/

Deadly Cell Phone Text Ad

We all hate spam, but this particular text message advertisement from a debt management company turned out to be deadly:A text advert from a debt management company may have led to a young man's death, an inquest hea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/25/deadly-cell-phone-text-ad/

Tongue Computing

Maysam Ghovanloo of Georgia Tech and colleagues are working on a new type of "keyboard" for the disabled: the human tongue! Georgia Tech researchers believe a magnetic, tongue-powered system could transform...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/25/tongue-computing/

Latte Art Machine

We featured Oleksiy's homemade latte art printer before on Neatorama. Now, due to overwhelming response, he and Josh Grob have formed a company called OnLatte to market the Latte Art Machines! The machine was a huge hit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/25/latte-art-machine/

Wanderlust by GOOD Magazine: Explore History's Most Famous Trips

Wanderlust is an excellent web feature by GOOD Magazine where you can trace and explore some of history's most celebrated journeys.Included are Lewis and Clark's expedition, the flight of Amelia Earhart, Magellan's circu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/25/wanderlust-by-good-magazine-explore-historys-most-famous-trips/

The Earth's Deepest Hole

During the Cold War, the Unites States and the Soviet Union raced to see who would reach the moon first. But they also competed going the other way -drilling down through the earth. Both countries wanted to bore all the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/25/the-earths-deepest-hole/

What Won’t Martha Put Her Name On?

Martha Stewart has put her name on an astounding array of products, from the truly mundane to the totally inexplicable. Today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss asks you to guess which products can be found and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/25/what-wont-martha-put-her-name-on/

How NOT to Erect a Monument

(LiveVideo link) Some stone monuments last forever. Sometimes a video lasts longer. -via Arbroath...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/25/how-not-to-erect-a-monument/

45 Beautiful Motion Blur Photos

Smashing Magazine has a collection of charming pictures showing how a motion blur effect can add a sense of speed to photographs. Link -via the Presurfer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/25/45-beautiful-motion-blur-photos/

Crime Does Pay: 6 Criminals Who Lived Very, Very Well

Contrary to the old adage, crime really does pay - at least for a while. Here are the stories of 6 rich criminals who, while didn't know how to live good, they did know how to live very well.1....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/25/crime-does-pay-6-criminals-who-lived-very-very-well/

He-Man + Mustache + Mullet + Chaps = Rio-Blast!

What do you get when you add a mustache, a mullet hair-do and chaps to He-Man? Why, you get the best Masters of the Universe character ever: Rio-Blast!According to Wikipedia, Rio-Blast is a cowboy and an old, good*...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/25/he-man-mustache-mullet-chaps-rio-blast/

Wind-up Remote Control

Don't you hate it when you want to change the channel only to find out that your remote control's battery is completely dead? If you think about it, your remote doesn't really need a battery ... here's one that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/25/wind-up-remote-control/

The Devil Bird and Other Animals Thought to be Extinct But Really Weren't

Our pal mental_floss has a really neat article about the Lazarus species, basically animals that were once thought to be extinct, until they were rediscovered.This one to the left is the devil bird: This diabolical...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/25/the-devil-bird-and-other-animals-thought-to-be-extinct-but-really-werent/

Nick Pitera Sure Can Sing (Like a Girl)

Nick Pitera is an animator by day, and an incredible mimic singer by night.This YouTube clip of Nick singing the duet (all by himself) A Whole New World from Disney's Aladdin has gotten more than 6 million views...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/25/nick-pitera-sure-can-sing-like-a-girl/
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