Archive for September 17th, 2008

Why Would You Knit That?!

Why Would You Knit That?! is a blog dedicated to the strange things that people have knitted. I personally like the Star Trek figurines, but I'm still scratching my head over the tissue box cover. Pictured is the Coat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/17/why-would-you-knit-that/

Metal for Monsters

Blend Creations has a line of metal pendants featuring monsters illustrated by your favorite artists. Only 100 of each pendant is available, and $16 of the $81 price will go to UNICEF. Pre-orders are being taken now fo...

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Darth and Date

This photo is so intriguing, Gizmodo is having a caption contest. Some of the lines in the comments are priceless! Link -Thanks, kid_icarus!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/17/darth-and-date/

Super-Strength Cyborg Penguins

Military researchers have been hard at work developing mechanical suits that provide protection, strength, and endurance. A team at the University of West Florida's Institute for Human and Machine Cognition is also worki...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/17/super-strength-cyborg-penguins/

Duck with Chicken Feet is Afraid of the Water

Chinese farmer Fu Haiwen has a strange duck: it has chicken feet and is afraid of the water! Fu said he bought the duck in June but did not notice its unusual feet for ten days, reports Laibin News.It was on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/17/duck-with-chicken-feet-is-afraid-of-the-water/

Forty Years Later, Daughter Born Out of Wedlock Brought Parents Back Together

Forty years ago, Christine Orchard and Chester Locke met at a youth club and fell in love. They had a child out of wedlock and were forced apart by Christine's parents. Tracey Orchard, the daughter they had together, spe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/17/forty-years-later-daughter-born-out-of-wedlock-brought-parents-back-together/

Papercraft Diorama by Yumiko Matsui

Yumiko Matsui is a Japanese artist specializing in fantastic dioramas made out of paper. This one is of the Dotonbori Street in Osaka:Dotonbori is one of Osaka's main shopping areas and entertainment districts, and i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/17/papercraft-diorama-by-yumiko-matsui/

Holodeck + Minority Report = Immersive Coccoon

If Tino Schaedler of NAU has his ways, then we will soon use this Star-Trek-holodeck-meets-Minority Report "immersive cocoon" for all of our computing:The Cocoon is a digital experience that is both intuiti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/17/holodeck-minority-report-immersive-coccoon/

"De-Humanized" Paintings by Jose Manuel Ballester

Spanish artist Jose Manuel Ballester took famous paintings and cleared them of all humans and people! The result is a collection of fascinating yet disturbing empty landscapes and spaces. Fogonazos has more pics: Link -...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/17/de-humanized-paintings-by-jose-manuel-ballester/

Caption Monkey 43: Playing Horsey

Today's Neatorama and Hobotopia's Caption Monkey game brings you this strange photo via Scribal Terror. Funniest caption will win an original Laugh-Out-Loud Cat comic by Adam "Ape Lad" Koford.Contest rules are...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/17/caption-monkey-43-playing-horsey/

Polar Bear Scare

The bomb squad responded to call about a suspicious package yesterday near the Columbia Heights Metro station in Washington, DC. Citizens had observed a polar bear rummaging in a trash can. They said he had been there fo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/17/polar-bear-scare/

In Search of the Mongolian Death Worm

Western scientists first referred to the Mongolian Death Worm in 1926, although the information had come from locals, not direct observation. Reported to be between two and five feet long, the deep-red coloured w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/17/in-search-of-the-mongolian-death-worm/

NYC-style Origami Cube

Instructables has step-by-step directions for making an origami cube from six New York City Metro cards -or any other type of cards you may have. It might not be all that useful, but it could be a fun project or a way...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/17/nyc-style-origami-cube/

Proteus Syndrome

Mandy Sellars weighs 285 pounds, but the top half of her body only accounts for around 70 pounds of that. The rest is in her gigantic legs and feet. Sellars has Proteus syndrome, a rare condition in which parts of the bo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/17/proteus-syndrome/

Ska-loving kangaroo torments unsuspecting French population

KANGOUROU (REMI GAILLARD)by nqtv I hope that I never grow out of finding this sort of thing funny. The man in the "kangourou" costume is French prankster RĂ©mi Gaillard. He's famous in France for weari...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/17/ska-loving-kangaroo-torments-unsuspecting-french-population/
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