Archive for December 3rd, 2008

Fantastic Fountains From Far and Wide

I don't know about all of you, but I love a good fountain. They can be so unique and so stunningly beautiful. Sometimes, they can even be straight up bizzare. Life In The Fast Lane has created a great post containing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/03/fantastic-fountains-from-far-and-wide/

The Most Disturbing Animals on Earth

Atom has a rundown of five really strange animals, some you have seen here at Neatorama. Shown is Chrysopelea, the flying snake. Not something you want to invite into your dreams! Link -Thanks, Katharine! ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/03/the-most-disturbing-animals-on-earth/

Fruits vs. Vegetables: The Deathmatch

Think you know your fruits from your veggies? Slashfood doesn't think so. Take their quick quiz - just scribble your answers down on a scrap piece of paper or remember them in your head. I have to admit, I did wor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/03/fruits-vs-vegetables-the-deathmatch/

Do The Face Dance

Daito Manabe is a Japanese artist and programer who has figured out a way to make his face involuntarily dance to music: by using electricity. Each beat hits a different part of his face with a quick shock. The resul...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/03/do-the-face-dance/

Knitted Horse Head Says A Mouthful

If you need to send someone a message, sometimes the only thing that will get through to them a bloody horse head. If you're like me though, that sawing through bone of a prized race horse is just too messy and requi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/03/knitted-horse-head-says-a-mouthful/

Is Emily The Strange A Rip Off?

Goth icon, Emily The Strange, may be a blatant copy of a 1978 character in the book "Nate the Great." Look at the obvious similarity between Emily and Rosamond, both in their looks, cat poses and words. Very "strange...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/03/is-emily-the-strange-a-rip-off/

Alien Coffee Press and Other Gifts for Geeks

Psst! Wondering what you should get for your geek for Chistmas? Take a look at this article that our very own Jill Harness wrote for Inventor Spot.This one to the left is the Inka, the alien coffee press, by designer Gui...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/03/alien-coffee-press-and-other-gifts-for-geeks/

Laugh-Out-Loud Cats #1000 - Congrats, Adam!

Image: Ape Lad [Flickr]Congratulations to one of Neatorama's favorite artists, Adam "Ape Lad" Koford, who just made the 1000th Laugh-Out-Loud Cats cartoon!Link | See Adam's Laugh-Out-Loud collection at Flickrlo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/03/laugh-out-loud-cats-1000-congrats-adam/

A Book on Dating -Written by a 9-year-old!

Fourth grader Alec Greven wrote a pamphlet called "How to Talk to Girls" which became a best seller at his school book fair in Castle Rock, Colorado. The 46-page book has now been picked up by publisher Harper Collins. S...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/03/a-book-on-dating-written-by-a-9-year-old/

The Stories Behind Hollywood Studio Logos

You see these opening logos every time you go to the movies, but have you ever wondered who is the boy on the moon in the DreamWorks logo? Or which mountain inspired the Paramount logo? Or who was the C...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/03/the-story-behind-hollywood-studio-logos/

Let There Be Drums!

The Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss is beginning a series of quizzes on well-known drumbeats. Today’s quiz is our first entry in the Let There Be Drums series. All you have to do is listen to each of 10 drum int...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/03/let-there-be-drums/

Best Fruitcake Ever

I've never actually had fruitcake, so I can't really knock it. I can tell you it looks gross, but that's about it. But I hear lots of people dislike it intensely, especially when received as a gift. This one might...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/03/best-fruitcake-ever/

The Body Swap Illusion

Out-of-body experiences and even the sense of switching bodies with another person can be induced by tricking the mind with sensory illusions! In a study presented Tuesday, neuroscientists at Stockholm's renowned Ka...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/03/the-body-swap-illusion/

Mustache Maker

Ever wondered what you would look like with a mustache? An application from Schick lets you add one to a picture and see. I know what I look like with a mustache (not a pretty sight), so I snagged a picture of Alex and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/03/mustache-maker/

Wii Drum High

HE Zao built a virtual drum kit (or it it an "air drum'?) out of a different Wii accessories and a bit of software! With Nintendo Wii remote, Nunchuk and Wii Balance Board, it is easy to produce drum kit sounds fro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/03/wii-drum-high/






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