Archive for October 6th, 2008

Angry-Faced Cars

People see faces when they look at the fronts of cars. What they see can influence what they buy. A consulting group arranged a research study to find out what personality traits cars appear to have, and which ones peopl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/06/angry-faced-cars/

Take On Me: The Literal Version

(YouTube link) Oh yeah, Take on Me by the Norwegian group a-ha, a big song in 1985. But wait... this song has been altered to match the video! That makes it worth a listen, doesn't it? -via YesButNoButYes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/06/take-on-me-the-literal-version/

Dream Captcha

Jeffrey Augustine made this mixed media artwork called Dream Captcha -a play on Native American dream catchers and the captcha process. Hang one of these above your computer and it will sleep without nightmares! Link *...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/06/dream-captcha/

So Much Depends Upon A Red Wheelbarrow

Yankee Pot Roast, a blog of literary satire, has a great spoof on poet William Carlos Williams, assuming that the famous modernist poet is your really bad roommate. Not as bad as the nudist obsessive-compulsive...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/06/so-much-depends-upon-a-red-wheelbarrow/

Katamary Damacy Wedding Cake Topper

Photo: monkeybar73 [Flickr]When Terri Irving got married, her friend suggested that she make a cake topper based on one of her favorite video games, Katamari Damacy, with the bride and groom stuck to the Katamari. Later,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/06/katamary-damacy-wedding-cake-topper/

Grammar Rules for Authors

Miss Cellania has an oldie but goodie list of literary rules (the sort of thing that circulated on Usenet). Here are a few: * Prepositions are not words to end sentences with.* And don't start a sentence wit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/06/grammar-rules-for-authors/

Blinged Out USB Flash Drives

There are a lot of fun USB flash drives, but most of them don't look quite fashionable enough for that black tie event. What's a fashion conscious geek (is that an oxymoron?) to do?GeekAlerts blog has compiled 13 of the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/06/blinged-out-usb-flash-drives/

Public Prayer Booth

Kansas City-based artist Dylan Mortimer combined a telephone booth and a prayer station into this art piece titled Public Prayer Booth. If you ever came across one, you can pull down the kneeler and pray on the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/06/public-prayer-booth/

DIY LEGO Space Invader Belt Buckle

Instructable user PandaMania wrote a pretty nifty (and looks pretty easy to do) instruction on how to make your own Space Invader belt buckle from LEGO bricks.Link - via walyou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/06/diy-lego-space-invader-belt-buckle/

The Mental Floss History of the World

The good folks and our pals over at mental_floss are coming out with a new book: The Mental Floss History of the World: An Irreverent Romp Through Civilization's Best Bits. The book is coming out October 28th, b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/06/the-mental-floss-history-of-the-world/

150 of the Best Flash Games on the Web

Tech Cult blog has lovingly compiled 150 of the best Flash games available on the Web. If you have, oh, say a week off, then you can probably play all of the games listed here: Link - Thanks Daniel Scocco!The ga...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/06/150-of-the-best-flash-games-on-the-web/

Little Heart Drinking Glass by Etienne Meneau

We've covered Etienne Meneau's unique wine decanter before on Neatorama, so when she he emailed us her his newest work, I knew it's going to be good. And Etienne doesn't disappoint: here's Petit Coeur or Little Heart dri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/06/little-heart-drinking-glass-by-etienne-meneau/

Stock Market, The Ride T-Shirt

Lately, the stock market feels a lot like a roller coaster ride. So if you're jittery about the market, this is the shirt for you at Neatorama's Online Store: http://shop.neatorama.com/product-info.php?stock-market-the-r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/06/stock-market-the-ride-t-shirt/

The Stationmaster Cat That Earned a Japanese City Millions

In the midst of the global banking crisis, a small Japanese city has a secret weapon to boost its economy: Tama the cat!Tortoiseshell Tama is the "stationmaster" of the unmanned Kishi train station where sh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/06/the-stationmaster-cat-that-earned-a-japanese-city-millions/

Disassembly of a Zoom Lens

When fredmiranda.com forum user sbv20 found himself with a broken Canon 17-85 mm zoom lens after the aperture became stuck he decided to have a little bit of fun: he took it apart! And thankfully, he documented his disas...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/06/dissembly-of-a-zoom-lens/

The Price of a Cat's Meow? £10,000!

When Jean Kelly's cat Cadbury stopped meowing, the vet diagnozed a paralysed larynx which was blocking its throat. So what did the pet lover do?After a stint in intensive care, six days in an oxygen tent, four months...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/06/the-price-of-a-cats-meow-10000/

Skateboard Flower

Ted Hunter of Roarockit Skateboard Co. made this flower sculpture with skateboards as petals titled "Reach for Light":It’s a good example of free hand vacuum veneer bending. The flower petal designs a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/06/skateboard-flower/

Midnight Mexico Minigod Speakers

Here are some speakers that any music worshippers need: the Midnight Mexico Minigod speakers by vinyl toy maker Marka27. Now the only things you need are a volcano speaker and a virgin (Barbie, maybe?) to throw down into...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/06/midnight-mexico-minigod-speakers/

Python Swallowed Zoo Owner's Head in One Gulp

Cleaning the cage of a really hungry 12-foot, 126-lb tiger python. What could go wrong? Here's the story of one Renate Klosse, zoo owner, who just had an intimate tour of a python's mouth: 'The jaws of the snake open...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/06/python-swallowed-zoo-owners-head-in-one-gulp/

Dow Falls Below 10,000

Despite the ballyhooed $700 billion (actually, with pork it's closer to $852 billion) bailout deal, for the first time in four years, the Dow falls below 10,000:Investors around the world have come to the sobering re...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/06/dow-falls-below-10000/

Font Art

Iconic celebrities rendered in typeface, using whatever font will work. Folha de S. Paulo newspaper in Brazil used these images to advertise the movie posters they included in Sunday editions. Brilliant! See Marilyn Mo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/06/font-art/

The Post-White House Lives of Presidents

What does a president do after his term in office ends? If history is any indication, there are a lot of opportunities. See how well you know what past presidents did after leaving office in today's mental_floss Luncht...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/06/the-post-white-house-lives-of-presidents/

Deadly Sins on Plates

Etsy seller trixiedelicious has all seven deadly sins featured on quaint vintage English and Japanese china plates. They are food safe and come with hangers for display. Link -via The Seven Deadly Sinners...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/06/deadly-sins-on-plates/

How an Engineer Folds a Shirt

(YouTube link) Of course, an engineer would build a simple machine to do the task! -via Geek Like Me...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/06/how-an-engineer-folds-a-shirt/

Online Security Blunders

Consumer Reports has a checklist of seven things people do that compromise your online security. Are you guilty of any of these? 1. Assuming your security software is protecting you 2. Accessing an account through...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/06/online-security-blunders/

Tony Little says: You Can Do It!!!

Yesterday when I was watching the great film Juno, one of the characters mentioned Tony Little. Don't ask me how, but somehow I had managed to forget about this crazy TV fitness guy, so I just had to take a look at Y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/06/tony-little-says-you-can-do-it/

The 12 Monsters of TV

How big does a TV have to be? As big as you want it! Status symbol, aid for failing eyesight, or a reward for your hard work, there are plenty of big screens to choose from. See a dozen of the biggest in Big Stuff: Th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/06/the-12-monsters-of-tv/

Only in Russia

How not to install an air conditioning unit. This is nothing compared to the rest of the photos at English Russia. Link -via the Presurfer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/06/only-in-russia/
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