Archive for November 12th, 2008

3D Photo Sculpture by Susy Olivera

Canadian artist Susy Olivera uses photos and foam to create a 3-D collage. This one above is titled Time is Never Wasted. More on her website: http://susyoliveira.ca/site.htm [Flash]...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/12/3d-photo-sculpture-by-susy-olivera/

Pythagoras is Rolling in His Grave ...

There were three medieval kingdoms on the shores of a lake. There was an island in the middle of the lake, over which the kingdoms had been fighting for years. Finally, the three kings decided that they would send th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/12/pythagoras-is-rolling-in-his-grave/

How to Make a Rockerless Rocker

Apparently, you can make a rockerless rocker - all you need are two metal strips, wheels, a little Yankee ingenuity and Gandhi. Found at the always-entertaining Modern Mechanix....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/12/how-to-make-a-rockerless-rocker/

Anti-Flirt Club

Don't flirt with that woman! That's Miss Alice Reighly, president of the Anti-Flirt Club of Washington, D.C. The 1923 club is for women and girls who have been embarrassed by men trying to flirt with them! So much for th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/12/anti-flirt-club/

Artist Modded FEMA Trailers Into Hip "Emergency Response Studio"

This is not your father's formaldehyde-filled FEMA trailer ... Artist Paul Villinski gutted a 30-foot Gulfstream "Cavalier" trailer of its toxic materials and rebuilt it into Emergency Response Studio,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/12/artist-modded-fema-trailers-into-hip-emergency-response-studio/

Tactile Watch For the Blind

The Sentio is a digital tactile watch for the blind designed by Matthew Wagerfield. The watch has segments that rise 1 mm from the surface of the watch to signify the hour and minute. The face of sentio exhi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/12/tactile-watch-for-the-blind/

Amazing Floating Stairs at The Gray Hotel, Milan

Now that is an awesome staircase! The creative "floating" stairs are designed by Florence architect Guido Ciompi for The Gray Hotel in Milan, Italy. The Contemporist Blog has more: Link - via stair porn (SFW ac...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/12/amazing-floating-stairs-at-the-gray-hotel-milan/

Peanut Butter

November is Peanut Butter Lovers Month. How much do you know about the peanut butter industry? Today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss will tell. I scored 58%, which is only slightly better than average. http://www.ment...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/12/peanut-butter/

Unstoppable Murder Machine

Matthew Inman, who brought us 9 Reasons NOT to Date a Tyrannosaurus Rex and other funnies, has posted instructions for how to turn your car into an unstoppable murder machine! Link -via Everlasting Blort...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/12/unstoppable-murder-machine/

Obama Portrait in Cupcakes

Zilly Rosen of Zillycakes baked over 1200 mini cupcakes and frosted them with 9 different shades of fondant. Then she assembled them into a portrait of president-elect Barack Obama! She took the portrait to the Obama h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/12/obama-portrait-in-cupcakes/

Counting Fingers and Toes

A baby born in Leizhou, Guangdong province, China has eight toes -on each foot! The unidentified newborn also has ten fingers, but no thumbs. Doctors say the odd arrangement could be genetic, or could have been caused by...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/12/counting-fingers-and-toes/

5 Strangely Coloured Beaches

The sand on these beaches comes in black, white, green, red, purple, and pink! It's all a matter of what kind of rock was pulverized to form the sand. Four of these five beaches are in the the United States. Shown is P...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/12/5-strangely-coloured-beaches/

Plastic Surgery Addict

48-year-old Hang Mioku became so obsessed with plastic surgery that she moved to Japan to avail herself of various procedures. Eventually, doctors refused to treat her, so she moved back to her native Korea. A plastic su...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/12/plastic-surgery-addict/

Hiroshima: The Lost Photographs

In 2000, Don Levy found a suitcase full of photographs ready to be picked up by the garbage service in Watertown, Massachusetts. The photographs show Hiroshima in the period shortly after the US dropped the atomic bom...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/12/hiroshima-the-lost-photographs/

Scenes from Antarctica

The Boston Globe has a roundup of lovely photographs of Antarctica from various sources. The penguin in the first picture has a sad story. After waiting for over two weeks for his mate to return from the sea and re...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/12/scenes-from-antarctica/

5 Things You Didn't Know About James Bond

Think you know a lot about James Bond? Well, AskMen dug up some pretty esoteric fun facts about everybody's favorite spy. Here's the 5 Things You Didn't Know About James Bond - for example: 1- James Bond was...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/12/5-things-you-didnt-know-about-james-bond/

McDonald's New Stealth Campaign: No Brand, No Clown!

It seems like McDonald's is trying out a new marketing strategy in Japan that has ninja-like stealth: no-brand, no Golden Arches, ... and even no clown! Neil Duckett went to the fast food restaurant, simply called "...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/12/mcdonalds-new-stealth-campaign-no-brand-no-clown/

Batman, The Dark Knight vs. Batman, Turkey

The Dark Knight has a new enemy to battle: the mayor of Batman, Turkey!Huseyin Kalkan, the pro-Kurdish Democratic Society Party mayor of Batman, has accused "The Dark Knight" producers of using the city's n...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/12/batman-the-dark-knight-vs-batman-turkey/

Who Owns The Rain? In Utah, Not You!

Who owns the rain? Not you - at least in Utah. If you collect rainwater to water your garden without applying for a "water right", then technically you're breaking the law ...Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] -...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/12/who-owns-the-rain-in-utah-not-you/

Strange Death: Wife Killed by Husband's Coffin on Way to Funeral

This has got to be one of the strangest ways to die: Police say a woman has died on the way to a cemetery when a traffic accident hurled her husband's coffin against the back of her neck.LinkPreviously on Neator...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/12/strange-death-wife-killed-by-husbands-coffin-on-way-to-funeral/






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