Archive for November 13th, 2008

Mama Fratelli as a cute wooden figure?

This adorable wooden figure is Mama Fratelli, from The Goonies. The figure was created by Israel Sanchez for a charity auction to provide materials for classrooms. You can bid on the figure (and several ot...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/13/mama-fratelli-as-a-cute-wooden-figure/

Tetris + Jenga = 99 Bricks Flash Game

What do you get if you cross tetris with Jenga? Here's a neat little Flash game called 99 bricks, where the goal is to construct the tallest tower possible using 99 tetris-like bricks.But you got to balance it juuuust ri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/13/tetris-jenga-99-bricks-flash-game/

Spatula City

In our recent post about the Plier Store, Neatorama reader Pudifoot mentioned Spatula City, a famous skit from "Weird Al" Yankovic's UHF. Since I actually have a friend who sells spatulas (lots of it - he's a spatula sal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/13/spatula-city/

Neatorama Challenge: Most Stolen Sign on Campus

Photo: CorvusA quick update: we're having a fun little collaboration with ViewBug, a photo, video and art sharing website. It's a Neatorama Challenge where you can upload weird/strange/wonderful things about your hometow...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/13/neatorama-challenge-most-stolen-sign-on-campus/

Swiss Chocolate Knife

This delectable Swiss Chocolate Knife is made of the finest Swiss chocolate, and is filled with hazelnut praline. With its featured Victorinox Swiss Army logo, this fine confection is modeled after the Swiss Army Spa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/13/swiss-chocolate-knife/

What is it? Game 81

Hooray! It's time for our weekly collaboration with the What is it? blog. Today's mystery object is shown to the left. Can you guess what it is for?Place your guess in the comment section. No prize this...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/13/what-is-it-game-81/

Bolivia's Witches' Market

The Oddee crew took photographer Robert Dam to La Paz, Bolivia to shop in a neighborhood where talismans and odd ingredients are sold to those practicing the supernatural arts. These dried llama fetuses are supposed to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/13/bolivias-witches-market/

Why We Shouldn't Give Up The Right to Bear Arms: Crocs!

First, they took away Solomon Islanders' rights to bear arms and then ... crocs! Here's the story of how peace is having a tragic side-effect for the unarmed villagers:Under the peace deal most Solomon Islanders surr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/13/why-we-shouldnt-give-up-the-right-to-bear-arms-crocs/

How to Tell if Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You

Better watch your back if your cat is showing any of these 9 signs. If you're still not sure, there's a handy quiz included. http://www.catswhothrowupgrass.com/kill.php -Thanks, Matthew Inman! ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/13/how-to-tell-if-your-cat-is-plotting-to-kill-you/

Drain Pipes Art

Can there be anything more boring than drain pipes? Well, not these: deputy dog blog has a few photos of the neatest drain pipes around the world.This one to the left is Buster Simpson's Downspout Planter System in Seatt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/13/drain-pipes-art/

Losing $100 Million a Day ...

Stock market blues got you down? Well, take heart that you're not losing as much money as Sheldon Adelson. The casino and hotel magnate had lost (at least on paper) $30 billion in investments in the past year!Put ano...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/13/losing-100-million-a-day/

Once Upon A Time

(Vimeo link) This little French girl is so adorable! A breathtaking story by Capucine. Starring baby monkeys lost in frightening trees, a witch, crocodiles, a tiger, a "popotamus" and a lion, and even a "tremend...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/13/once-upon-a-time/

No One Was Looking For Him, So Man Sues Classmates.com!

Poor Anthony Michaels. When Classmates.com told him that long lost school friends were looking for him, he signed and paid ... only to find out that no one was! Now, he's suing Classmates.com for being a scam:When Cl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/13/no-one-was-looking-for-him-so-man-sues-classmatescom/

Street with a View

Fiction meets reality in Google Street View. On May 3rd 2008, artists Robin Hewlett and Ben Kinsley invited the Google Inc. Street View team and residents of Pittsburgh’s Northside to collaborate on a series of ta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/13/street-with-a-view/

Vampire Killing Kit

This 200-year-old vampire killing kit was recently sold at an auction in Natchez, Missisippi. The winning bid? $14,850! Link -Thanks, Commander Flatus!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/13/vampire-killing-kit/

Google Flu Trends

It seems logical that in areas where people are suffering from the flu that more search terms about the flu would roll into Google Search. So Google Trends has taken data from search inquiries related to the flu and ma...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/13/google-flu-trends/

The Plier Store

We've blogged about the growing number of narrowly focused blogs, but the phenomenon isn't limited to teh InterWeb. Lisa Katamaya of Tokyo Mango found a store in Akihabara that plies pliers! http://www.tokyomango.com/tok...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/13/the-plier-store/

Pentagon's Weapon Against WMD Bunkers: Rocket Ball!

Bunker-busting bombs are pretty darned effective against hardened underground bunkers, but maybe it's not such a good idea to blow up chemical or biological weapons (that may just spread 'em, which makes things worse).So...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/13/pentagons-weapon-against-wmd-bunkers-rocket-ball/

Scientists Found Proteins That "Direct" Own Evolution. Maybe.

A team of Princeton University scientists analyzed proteins involved in energy production of cells and discovered that they have the ability to control their own evolution:"The discovery answers an age-old quest...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/13/scientists-found-proteins-that-direct-own-evolution-maybe/

1600 Pennsylvania Avenues in Cities Across USA

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington D.C. is one swanky place - but that's not the case in other cities. As a new US President is set to move into the famous 1600 Pennsylvania, Ironic Sans blog decided to take a virtua...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/13/1600-pennsylvania-avenues-in-cities-across-usa/

Carpooling in Canada? You're Breaking The Law!

Carpooling is a really good idea. It saves gas, money, the environment ... But if you live in Ontario, Canada, it is also illegal.Well, here's the story of a startup company called PickupPal, who wants to make it easier...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/13/carpooling-in-canada-youre-breaking-the-law/

Alien LEGO by Arvo

Arvo, the LEGO brothers/artists extraordinaire who made the awesome LEGO Iron Man we featured before on Neatorama also made this: the most realistic Alien ever built with LEGOs! http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/13/alien-lego-by-arvo/






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