Archive for December 1st, 2008

The Chainsaw Bayonet

I'm not a fan of chainsaws as anti-zombie weapons, despite their use by the great Ash. But this variant of the chainsaw intrigues me. It's a small chainsaw mounted on a semi-automatic rifle as a bayonet. It would make...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/01/the-chainsaw-bayonet/

Love Letters ... From a Stranger!

Psst - you've got a secret admirer. Well, actually not yet ... but you will, if Jake Bronstein of Zoomdoggle has his ways. The always-fun Jake (who came up with ideas-so-wacky-they're-brilliant like the Fun-O-Meter and r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/01/love-letters-from-a-stranger/

Yahoo! 2008 Year in Review

Can you believe it, 2008 is almost over! Yahoo! Buzz takes a look back at 2008 (well, so far anyways) in terms of what people are most interested in searching.Taking number 1 spot is Britney Spears (no surprise there, sh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/01/yahoo-2008-year-in-review/

A Freeway Runs Through It

This cool building in Osaka, Japan actually has a freeway going through it. LinkArchitecture, design, japan, buildings, osaka...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/01/a-freeway-runs-through-it/

Oldest LOL Cat Revealed

A fan of I Can Has Cheezburger sent them this delightful postcard he found in an antique store. The print is from 1905.  The grammar may have been nicer back then, but those poor LOL Kitties are have been being denied...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/01/oldest-lol-cat-revealed/

Make Your Own Squid Hat

Ever wish a squid could sit on your head all day? Well, here's your chance. It's even better than a real squid, since it won't make you stink and doesn't feel slimy. Instructables has all the details you need to crea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/01/make-your-own-squid-hat/

"Breathing" books by Edith Kollath

Things - Edith Kollath Creates Books that Breathe from Bre Pettis on Vimeo. Breathing books by Edith Kollath. How long until someone makes a functional Monster Book of Monsters? Via Bre Pettis....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/01/breathing-books-by-edith-kollath/

Who Was President?

Today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss will tell how well you really know your American history. Who was president at the time these events occurred? Not easy! I scored 77%, but that's only because I'm old eno...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/01/who-was-president/

The Ethics of American Youth

The Josephson Institute Center for Youth Ethics surveyed 29,760 American high school students about their ethics and activities. The results are disturbing. *a total of 30 percent overall — admitted stealing from...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/01/the-ethics-of-american-youth/

Truffle Brings $200K

That's one expensive chunk of fungus! A 1.08 kilogram white truffle was sold at an auction Saturday for $200,000. A total of $284,000 was raised for charity at the auction held simultaneously in Abu Dhabi, Macau, London...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/01/truffle-brings-200k/

The Most Remote Place on Earth

There are places more remote, but Tristan Da Cunha is inhabited, even though the 270 residents only see a mail ship once a year! When Napoleon was sent to St. Helena by the British, they annexed the closest chain...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/01/the-most-remote-place-on-earth/

Krampus: The Sinister Sidekick of Santa

Think of Krampus as the "anti-Santa", the demon who comes to punish children who misbehave during the year. Krampus Night is celebrated on the eve of St. Nicholas Day in Europe, particularly in Austria. The Krampus...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/01/krampus-the-sinister-sidekick-of-santa/

Neatorama Comic by Ryan Estrada

Ryan Estrada wrote to us about his website, Cartoon Commune, where you can get your own made-to-order (and very reasonably priced) custom comic books, children's books, illustrations, animations and songs. Cartoon Commun...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/01/neatorama-comic-by-ryan-estrada/

10 Facts About Diamonds You Should Know

Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without one. - Confucius Photo: Fotografiert von Mario Sarto There's no denying that diamonds are a traditional symbol of romance and love. Why, a man needs a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/01/10-facts-about-diamonds-you-should-know/

Everybody Run: Ultimate Frisbee

This whole video is great, it keeps getting better. Make sure you watch long enough to see the ultimate frisbee tattoo. Now, the real question is, is that a frisbee tattoo that's ulimate or a tattoo dedicated to ulimat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/01/everybody-run-ultimate-frisbee/

Antique Music Video: 1928

Good old timey music with Eddie Thomas and Carl Scott playing uke, washboard and kazoo playing "My Ohio Home." Link via BoingBoingvideos, uke, washboard, kazoo, songs, youtube...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/01/antique-music-video-1928/

Zombie Haiku

(For Lol-cat connoisseur, this pic is funny in so many levels!)Picking up where John left off with the cat haiku, here are some zombie haikus at ZombieRama:Playing fetch with Spotis dangerous when the boneshe brings...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/01/zombie-haiku/

Turd Baby Store

Photo: Badger 23 [Flickr] - via Miss CellaniaNo, "Turd Baby" isn't just a pejorative (look it up at Urban Dictionary, if you must) it is a store in Danshui, Taipei, Taiwan, selling stuff out of little vending m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/01/turd-baby-store/

Service Dog Got an Honorary "Dog"tor Law Degree!

Amy Jones has a really, really smart dog - and she can prove it: her 6-year-old service dog Skeeter actually has a "dog"tor degree from Baylor University School of Law!The 6-year-old service dog received an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/01/service-dog-got-an-honorary-dogtor-law-degree/

Behind The Scenes Star Wars Photos

Photo: Michael Heilemann [Flickr]Earlier this month, we told you about Early Star Wars Storyboards which Michael Heilemann of Binary Bonsai uploaded to Flickr. Well, Michael has just uploaded hundreds more of Star Wars p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/01/behind-the-scenes-star-wars-photos/

Stitch Humidifier

I love this little humidifier shaped like Stitch, the little blue alien in Disney's Lilo & Stitch cartoon! The water vapor looks like Stitch is belching off something foul, but the only bad thing about it seems to be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/01/stitch-humidifier/

Smiley Sky Over Australia

If you live in Australia, then you've probably already know this: tonight, a cosmic alignment of the planets and the moon will result in a smiley sky!From soon after 8pm until just before 11pm the planets Venus and J...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/01/smiley-sky-over-australia/

Where Did All the Acorns Go?

First it was the bees. Then, something strange is happening to acorns: this year, there are no acorns in "I'm used to seeing so many acorns around and out in the field, it's something I just didn't believe,"...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/01/where-have-all-the-acorns-go/

Buying "Made in America" Left a Woman Hungry, Broke, and Half-Naked!

Nicole McClelland conducted an experiment where she buys only American-made goods. It seems simple, but it's anything but. Going "Made in America" for a week left her hungry, broke, and half-naked:In 1990,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/01/buying-made-in-america-left-a-woman-hungry-broke-and-half-naked/

Corleone Family's New Business After Quitting The Mafia

Photo: Mucha Man @ Forumosa forumWhat did the Corleone family do after they got tired from all that mafia stuff? Well, they moved to Taiwan and opened a credit service!corleone, mafia, store, funny names...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/01/corleone-familys-new-business-after-quitting-the-mafia/

Famous People Who Were Homeschooled

Quick: what do Agatha Christie, Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison, Woodrow Wilson and Mozart got in common? They're all homeschooled!Here's a neat quickie article at our pal mental_floss about 10 famous people who wer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/01/famous-people-who-were-homeschooled/




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