Archive for October 31st, 2008

Origins of 5 Iconic Buildings

Did you know that the Empire State Building was a built in a race between Chrysler and General Motors on who could build the taller building? Or that when the Sydney Opera House design...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/31/origin-of-5-iconic-buildings/

Bizarro: The Fed's Ark

Dan Piraro's take on the Wall Street Bailout made me chuckle! If you like more Bizarro, make sure to visit Dan's website and blog.Previously on Neatorama:- 10 American Financial Meltdowns in the Past Century- T-shirts Ab...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/31/bizarro-feds-ark/

Sugar Cube Sculpture

Artist Brendan Jamison creates awesome sculptures out of sugar cubes. If you think the picture above is awesome, wait till you see the whole sculpture: Link - via grow-a-brainNow, if only he used the sugar cube cinder bl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/31/sugar-cube-sculpture/

Brain-damaged Girl Given Power of Speech

Elke Wisbey of Bearsted, Kent, England was born with brain damage. Now 6, she has never been able to walk, feed herself, or even communicate with her family -until now. A £17,000 MyTobii Smartbox machine tracks her eye...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/31/brain-damaged-girl-given-power-of-speech/

VideoSift Halloween Clips of the Week

Halloween is here and so is our collaboration with the bestest video aggregation website there is, VideoSift. Here are five Halloween video clips you gotta see! (Links open in a new browser...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/31/videosift-halloween-clips-of-the-week/

Knitted Motorcycle Cozy

That's a knitted motorcycle "cozy" by Washington DC artist Theresa Honeywell. For her artwork series titled KNIT!, Theresa uses the traditionally feminine mediums of knitting to um, embellish "macho"...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/31/knitted-motorcycle-cozy/

Greatest Political Campaign Ads of All Time

If you're not tired of political ads, take a gander at Nerve.com's neat post of the 20 greatest political campaign ads of all time (yes, the Wazzup 2008 ad made it to the list, but the neat stuff are all the past campaig...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/31/greatest-political-campaign-ads-of-all-time/

Soviet Death Ray Gun Found in Kazakhstan

Photo: zerega [Flickr]Actually, it only looks like a Soviet death ray gun. The rusting structure is actually part of the Tien Shan Astronomical Observatory near the Great Almaty Lake, Kazakhstan. Environmental G...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/31/soviet-death-ray-gun-found-in-kazakhstan/

Jack-O-Lantern Art

The Duarte Pumpkins website has a nice collection of creatively carved Halloween pumpkins. They also have a feature that allows you to vote for your favorite creations. Happy Halloween, everyone!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/31/jack-o-lantern-art/

Horror Movie Trivia Part Four: Stacy's Revenge

It is with great sadness that I wrap up the horror movie trivia posts. But, there’s always next year! And, as someone mentioned, Christmas. Christmas horror movies, you guys! Silent Night, Deadly Night; Black C...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/31/horror-movie-trivia-part-four-stacys-revenge/

Japanese Custom Cars

Photographer ch.knuckles’ shot these cool and weird custom cars in a parking lot near Tokyo. You can view the photographs in his Flickr photoset. http://www.flickr.com/photos/12216161@N05/sets/72157603729713603/...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/31/japanese-custom-cars/

Escaped "Rhino"

(YouTube link)We previously showed you video from the Ueno Zoo in Tokyo, where they use fake animals to train for escapes. The latest drill features a rhinoceros! An escaped rhinoceros? They should have used...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/31/escaped-rhino/

Ferrari Wrapped Around a Pole

It's a story and picture made for the internet. The driver and his passenger escaped with only minor injuries when the £100,000 Ferrari met a utility pole in Adelaide, Australia. The front half of the car was split in t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/31/ferrari-wrapped-around-a-pole/

Wicked Wearable Sculptures

For Halloween, Dark Roasted Blend has a roundup of weird wearable art and over-the-top costumes that you probably won't see at your doorstep tonight -but wouldn't it be cool if you did? Jason Hackenwerth designed this ba...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/31/wicked-wearable-sculptures/

Homemade Theremin

(YouTube link) This guy recreated the effect of a theremin by manipulating the feedback of two walkie-talkies. Now if he could just learn a tune! Warning: You may want to turn the sound down a bit. -Thanks, Clyde...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/31/homemade-theremin/

Pelican Eats Dog?

You've seen pictures of pelicans eating extraordinary things on the internet. But a pelican eating a dog? That's what it looks like, but Petri the pelican was just angry that the dog stole her chicken snack. Roland Adam,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/31/pelican-eats-dog/

You Can Own Your Own Hoverchair

British inventor Keith Dixon has invented a lounge chair that uses repelling magnets between the seat and the base to allow users to float a few inches off the ground. It's one of the items that will be featured at this...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/31/you-can-own-your-own-hoverchair/

Japanese Man Petitions to Legally Marry Manga Character

Well, shoot, I always found Ichi-Kun Ichihonei pretty hot, but I'm already married. Taichi Takashita launched an online petition aiming for one million signatures to present to the government to establish a law on m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/31/japanase-man-petitions-to-legally-marry-manga-character/
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