Archive for October 30th, 2008

A Cat and His Box

(YouTube link)Something tells me it's not the cat who consumes the diet drinks that came in these boxes. -via Cynical-CMaru...

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The Kids Halloween Candy Code

Kids helping each other out on Halloween can put a chalk mark at the bottom of the driveway to let later trick-or-treaters know what to expect. The pictured symbols mean "Dentist", "Werther's Originals", and "Reeces Piec...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/30/the-kids-halloween-candy-code/

Ghosts in the Library!

The American Library Association has compiled stories of haunted libraries across the country -plus an international post. Who knew the dead love to go back to their favorite library? http://www.britannica.com/blogs/2008...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/30/ghosts-in-the-library/

Home is Where the Controller Is

The Domestic Scientist has the plan for all you crafty video game lovers: free cross-stich patterns for "Home is Where The Controller Is," complete various video game controllers. http://thedomesticscientist.co...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/30/home-is-where-the-controller-is/

Drawing with Water

This is pretty cool: artist Emmanuel Guibert draws ... with water! Check out the technique on this short YouTube clip (wait for it ... wait for it ...)Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via Boing Boing | Interview with t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/30/drawing-with-water/

Hey! Who Put Neatorama on Twitter?

Hey! I just noticed that someone put Neatorama on Twitter. But who? (Certainly not me, I don't use Twitter) Does Twitter automatically create accounts for blogs?...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/30/hey-who-put-neatorama-on-twitter/

Skippy the Bush Kangaroo

Move over, Lassie - here's Skippy The Bush Kangaroo (from a popular Australian TV series back in the late 60s).Is there anything Skippy can't do? Link [Embedded YouTube Link]Yes, Skippy was parodied by British comedy s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/30/skippy-the-bush-kangaroo/

100 Vintage Horror Movie Posters

For Halloween, Andrew Lindstrom of Well Medicated Blog has something special for all of us. He's posting his collection of 100 vintage horror posters. The first 50 has a link to the rest: Link - via IZ Reloadedhorror mov...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/30/100-vintage-horror-movie-posters/

Brilliant Kung Fu Panda Ad ... Or Vandalism?

I'm pretty sure this is a case of vandalism ... either that or a really clever guerrilla ad for Kung Fu Panda! Thanks Boots!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/30/brilliant-kung-fu-panda-ad-or-vandalism/

Escalator Wire Frame Sculpture

Photo: W. WoessnerThat's a wire sculpture of an escalator by Fritz Panzer, as seen at the Krobath Wimmer gallery: Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/30/escalator-wire-frame-sculpture/

Neatorama Store: Oldie But Goodie T-Shirt Designs

Beer Will Change the World $9.95 Something, SomewhereWent Terribly Wrong $9.95Warning: Retiree, Knows Everything and Has Plenty of Time...

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It Came From The Deep!

[YouTube - Link] The oceans and seas to me are fascinating and scary all at once. Why? When you see these things just swimming right below you...just waiting to grab you! Caught on video is a bizarre, creepy, and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/30/it-came-from-the-deep/

The Pedestrian Project by Yvette Helin

For her art project "The Pedestrian Project," costume designer Yvette Helin decided that she's going to bring to life the "lady" from the ubiquitous street sign. She's done this since 1989, but stoppe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/30/the-pedestrian-project-by-yvette-helin/

Eunoia, a Novel by Christian Bok Uses Only One Vowel a Chapter

It took Christian Bok 7 years to write Eunoia - the word is the shortest word in the English language containing all five vowels. Eunoia means "beautiful thinking" and it's a very fitting title to Christian's b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/30/eunoia-a-novel-by-christian-bok-uses-only-one-vowel-a-chapter/

The Moustache is Tiny Squid Roasts

Psst! The Moustache is Tiny Squid Roasts. And whatever you do, DO NOT get the Demon Moustache - found at Ectomoplasmosis...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/30/the-moustache-is-tiny-squid-roasts/

Disaster Girl

Photo: Firestarter by Dave RothIn a long list of photos that went viral on the Net, here is: Disaster Girl. In a mere few weeks, the photo has been endlessly photoshopped into the newest Internet meme (why, there's even...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/30/disaster-girl/

Moe the Robotic Mowing Sheep

This is what every lawn needs: Moe the robotic lawn mowing sheep, made by Osman Khan at the Carnegie Mellon University.Geeks are Sexy blog has the video clip:The sheep, named Mower, has been designed by Osman Khan, a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/30/moe-the-robotic-mowing-sheep/

Ferrari Formula One Race Car in LEGO

This slow economy has everyone cutting back ... even Ferrari is making their new Formula One race car out of cheaper materials like ... LEGOs! Actually, it's just a driveable 1:1 scale model for the annual LEGO World con...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/30/ferrari-formula-one-race-car-in-lego/

5 Things About Halloween You Didn't Know

Halloween is nearing, and AskMen has a really neat article about the 5 Things You Didn't Know About Halloween. For example:2- Halloween trick-or-treating originated from beggingThe only real...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/30/5-things-about-halloween-you-didnt-know/

Melting Economy Ice Sculpture

Artists Nora Ligorano and Marshall Reese made an ice sculpture of the word "ECONOMY" and set set it outside in downtown Manhattan. The duo said that the melting 1,500 lb ice symbolize today's economic meltdown....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/30/melting-economy-ice-sculpture/

Things You Probably Don't Need, #2

I mean, maybe you need a replica of King Tut's throne to mark your alpha-dog spot at the dining room table. It's only $895. And if you order two (the holiday season is just around the corner, people!), the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/30/things-you-probably-dont-need-2/

What is It? Game 79

Today's collaboration with What is it? blog brings us this object. Can you guess what it is? (No, it's not an axe!)Place your guess in the comment section. No prize this week, so you're playing for bragg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/30/what-is-it-game-79/

A Circular Table Saw That Won't Cut Off Your Fingers

(Video Link) Pretty clever: The blade carries a small electrical charge. This charge is continuously monitored by a digital signal processor. When contact is made, the human body absorbs some of the charge, causi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/30/a-circular-saw-that-wont-cut-off-your-fingers/

Computability: Your 1984 Guide to Computing

Can't tell the difference between DOS and BIOS? Think that RAM is just a male sheep? Then you need to take a look at this excellent 1984 guide to computers: In Computability, an instructional VHS tape from 1984, come...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/30/computability-your-1984-guide-to-computing/

Corrugated Cardboard Art by Mark Langan

Mark Langan created wonderful artwork using one of the most mundane of materials: corrugated cardboards! Years ago, while tearing apart some old corrugated boxes, Langan noticed the wavy, fluted layer of paper (call...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/30/corrugated-cardboard-art-by-mark-langan/
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