Archive for December 14th, 2008

Button Ring Of the Month Club

Looking for a slightly weird, very crafty and kinda cute present? Enroll someone you love in the Button Ring of the Month Club. Best of all, the rings are somewhat customized to your personal preferences. Only $55 fo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/14/button-ring-of-the-month-club/

35 Albino Animals

Life in the Fast Lane has a great post portraying a huge variety of albino animals. I've seen albino ferrets and gorillas before, but the buffalo and the giraffes were new to me. http://www.lifeinthefastlane.ca/35-gho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/14/35-albino-animals/

Assassin Spider Discovered in Madagascar

I'm not particularly scared of bugs or spiders, but this thing gives me the heebie jeebies. Assassin spiders have really long necks, so they can attack from a distance, which they do by impaling their prey with the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/14/assassin-spider-discovered-in-madagascar/

Working Antikythera Model

[YouTube - Link] I'm sure most of you know at least something about the mysterious Antikythera Mechanism that was found at the bottom of the sea in 1901 near the island of Antikythera (from where the device took its...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/14/working-antikythera-model/

Hand-Pierced Sterling Silver Necklaces

I just discovered Anabella Designs on Etsy. Gorgeous stuff - this is a hand-pierced, sterling silver pendant. It's even cut and filed by hand. I haven't bought the sterling silver ones, but I did buy a couple of t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/14/hand-pierced-sterling-silver-necklaces/

Sewing Time Watch Pincushion

It's always "sewing time" for Claire Payne at Folksy. She made this cute clock pincushion for your wrist: Link - via Cuteablewatch, diy, pincushion, craft...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/14/sewing-time-watch-pincushion/

Coffee Shop's WiFi Ads

Holland's coffee shop chain CoffeeCompany installed free WiFi to attract university students. Problem is, they come into the store to use the WiFi but never even looked at the menu. So the company and THEY Amsterdam ad a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/14/coffee-shops-wifi-ads/

Iraqi Man Threw Shoes at Bush

During a news conference at his surprise visit to Iraq, President Bush showed great reflexes by dodging a shoe thrown by an angry Iraqi journalist:In the middle of the news conference with Mr Maliki, a reporter stood...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/14/iraqi-man-threw-shoes-at-bush/

Awesome Gingerbread Houses

One of our first years together, my husband and I decided to make a gingerbread house during the holidays, thinking it would become one of our new traditions. We didn't buy a kit, because I thought it wouldn't really be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/14/awesome-gingerbread-houses/

Zombie Hand Mushroom

One day, Fendy Sutandio of Orimath blog looked at his garden and found this strange "Zombie Hand" fungus. It does look like a zombie's hand digging itself out of its grave!Link - via Cliff Pickover's Reality Ca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/14/zombie-hand-mushroom/

The New Taj Mahal

Photo: our_bangladesh [Flickr]It took almost 20 years for the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan to build the Taj Mahal in the 1600s, but it took only 5 years for wealthy movie director Ahsanullah Moni to build his replica near D...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/14/the-new-taj-mahal/

Spending Only One Dollar a Day for Food

Could you survive if you only have $1 a day for food? That's what Christopher Greenslate, 28, and Kerri Leonard, 29, wanted to find out. So the couple, both high school social studies teachers, did a month-long dollar-a-...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/14/spending-only-one-dollar-a-day-for-food/

Simple Toilets

Photo: ECAL/Florian JoyeGoing to the bathroom doesn't get much simpler than this. Behold the "Simple Toilet," as envisioned by Jessie Neukomm (bag) and Alejandro Bona (shovel) for the University of Art and Desi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/14/simple-toilets/

Memento Mori Watch

Photo: Miles Pocket WatchesOobject, a neat visual directory of gadgets, has an interesting list of Memento mori watches. Memento Mori, latin for "Remember that you will die," is an art genre that span a wide ra...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/14/memento-mori-watch/






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