Archive for November 6th, 2008

Things You Probably Don't Need #3

I should be the world's biggest advocate for this thing (the "Slanket") - we live in an old, drafty house and my husband pretty much makes it a game to see how low he can set the thermostat before I complain. Bu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/06/things-you-probably-dont-need-3/

A Lilliputian World

Beached from Keith Loutit on Vimeo. Using tilt-shift lenses Keith Loutit created two really neat videos that make it look like we are viewing Lilliputians enjoying a day at the beach and zooming about on their boats.....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/06/a-lilliputian-world/

Microsoft Says Goodbye to Windows 3.x

Eighteen years after the launch of Windows 3.x, Microsofit has finally bid goodbye to the software that did much to establish its dominance in the personal computer industry.The comparison of requirements between Windows...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/06/microsoft-says-goodbye-to-windows-3x/

Why You Should Never Clean Cobwebs with a Blowtorch

Here's reasons no. 1, 2 and 3 for never ever cleaning cobwebs off your house with a blowtorch:Authorities said Galen Winchell set fire to his home on Smith Road in Sargent around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday as he cleaned co...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/06/why-you-should-never-clean-cobwebs-with-a-blowtorch/

Bullied Monkey Got Own Guard Dog

Keepers at the Jiaozuo City Zoo in China were worried that an orphan monkey was being bullied by bigger primates so they gave it ... a guard dog!After being forced to intervene to save its life several times, they se...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/06/bullied-monkey-got-own-guard-dog/

Super Mario Bros, the Gypsy Jazz Version

Okay, okay - I know a lot of you are tired of the overplayed Mario Bros. theme, but bear with me this one instance.Adrian Holovaty, one of the lead developers of the Django web framework, stumbled upon VGMix.com, an onli...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/06/super-mario-bros-the-gypsy-jazz-version/

Maze Bookcase by Woodloops

That "maze" bookcase is built by German product designer René Mueller and forester Nina Griesshammer of Woodloops.Their products are "green" (built out of wood certified by the Forest Stewardsh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/06/maze-bookcase-by-woodloops/

Headlines of Obama's Victory From Newspapers Around the World

Geoff of menegay blog put together a large webpage showcasing some 700 frontpages of newspapers from around the world (from Newseum) on the day that Barack Obama won the US Presidential Election - LinkThe selections are...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/06/headlines-of-obamas-victory-from-newspapers-around-the-world/

Employees Must Wash Hands Blog

Add this to the growing heap of narrowly-focused blogs on the Web: a blog dedicated to documenting the "Employees Must Wash Hands" signs from restaurants around the world!This one to the left must have a pretty...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/06/employees-must-wash-hands-blog/

An A Cappella Tribute to John Williams

(YouTube link) Corey Vidal is a professional YouTube producer. He's also a singer, but he didn't sing all the parts in this tribute to the music of John Williams. That honor goes to Moosebutter, a comedic barbershop q...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/06/an-a-cappella-tribute-to-john-williams/

Surya, the Green Nightclub

Surya is a dance club in London that harnesses the movement of dancers to create energy! Jez has been there, and wrote about the club: Club4Climate, the parent company owned by Andrew Charalambos launched Surya in K...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/06/surya-the-green-nightclub/

Crickets Eating Lettuce

(Metacafe link) This time-lapse video shows how 40,000 crickets eat an entire head of lettuce in an hour's time. -via the Presurfer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/06/crickets-eating-lettuce/

Car Boot Dog

Artist David Kemp made this dog out of ladies boots! It will go up for auction November 15th at The Exchange in Penzance, England. http://www.callbackauction.com/node/103 -Thanks. supaswag! David Kemp, boots, ar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/06/car-boot-dog/

To Drink Or Not To Drink?

Coffee, that is. Here are ten benefits and 11 potential health risks associated with drinking coffee. But it's up to you to weigh how important or risky each finding is. The key is quantity and quality. For those c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/06/to-drink-or-not-to-drink/

Who's Gonna Save My Soul

(YouTube link) Music by Gnarls Barkley, video directed by Chris Milk. Not for the extremely squeamish. I think everyone has had an episode that made you feel this way. -Thanks, Brian! ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/06/whos-gonna-save-my-soul/

What is it? Game 80

Today's collaboration with the What is it? blog brings us this strange object (no, it's not a gun). Can you guess what it is?Place your guess in the comment section. One guess per comment, please. You ca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/06/what-is-it-game-80/
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