Archive for December 24th, 2008

Museum of Scientifically Accurate Fabric Brain Art

I don't know what more I can say about this place that isn't in the absurdly long name. I will say this quote from the site is awesome: "While our artists make every effort to insure accuracy, we cannot accept respo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/24/musuem-of-scientifically-accurate-fabric-brain-art/

World's Most Disturbing Primate

I know all animals are beautiful in a "life is beautiful, so are the creatures living it" kind of way, but this Snub-Nosed Monkey is the creepiest thing ever. The lack of lips, the slits for nostrils, it looks like a s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/24/worlds-most-disturbing-primate/

Giant, Gross Sandcrabs To Be Displayed in Britain

This disturbing thing that sort of resembles a rolly polly is set to go on display in England for the first time ever. These rare Isopods live deep in the ocean in extremely cold temperatures, but for some reason, fi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/24/giant-gross-sandcrabs-to-be-displayed-in-britain/

John Henry Faulk's Christmas Story

John Henry Faulk told this Christmas story on NPR in 1974. They published it on the web in 2005. It's still a wonderful story. The day after Christmas a number of years ago, I was driving down a country road in Texa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/24/john-henry-faulks-christmas-story/

Did an angel save girl from dying in hospital?

Whether you believe it or not, this is a pretty neat story. A 14-year-old girl with a history of serious health issues lay dying of pneumonia in a hospital room. But as her mother waited for the girl to take her las...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/24/did-an-angel-save-girl-from-dying-in-hospital/

Amazing Race for Regular People

If you've ever wanted to be in The Amazing Race, here's your chance: Steve Belkin's tour company called Competitours will make a "game" out of your European vacation by arranging a daily series of offb...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/24/amazing-race-for-regular-people/

Eldery Japanese are Turning to Crime

Loneliness and tough economic times are hurting everyone, including the elderly Japanese, who are now turning to petty crime in increasing numbers: One hour later, officers stopped a second suspect, an 80-year-old m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/24/eldery-japanese-are-turning-to-crime/

Porcelain Clothes by Li Xiaofeng

Chinese artist Li Xiaofeng created these "porcelain clothings" out of pieces of bowls and dinner plates. What's even more remarkable is that you can actually wear them!He sews ancient fragments of porcelain...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/24/porcelain-clothes-by-li-xiaofeng/

Beware of the Dog ...

Pedigree dog food has a trio of funny ads - I'm partial to this one: "Beware of The Dog, He Has Abominable Breath" because as a dog owner, I can attest that it's true! The only thing worse that my dog's breath...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/24/beware-of-the-dog/

A Garfield Christmas Special

This one is for Gauldar, who commented on the Fat Albert post that Garfield was always the best. I enjoyed the Garfield specials, too... I was really partial to the Halloween show, myself. I even liked U.S. Acres, whic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/24/a-garfield-christmas-special/

Fun With Sushi

C'mon... like you're getting any "work" done right now. Christmas Eve must be the most unproductive day on the job all year. Anyway, if you're just counting down til you get to go home, kill a little time with this sus...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/24/fun-with-sushi/

GPS Elephant Drawing

Jeremy Wood of GPS Drawing has a large canvas: the world. He uses Global Positioning System (GPS) technology to record and render his movement into a drawing on a map.I'm particularly fond of this 11.2 km (about 7 mi.) l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/24/gps-elephant-drawing/

Kitty Poses for a Calendar

[YouTube - Link] This has to be one of the most serene/patient feline I have ever seen. Dressed in ridonkulous costumes this cat gets its picture taken for a calendar in Japan and wishes you all a Merry Christmas....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/24/kitty-poses-for-a-calender/

15 Amazing Environmental Photographers

WebEcoist constantly has amazing photographs displayed on their site and this post of 15 Environmental Photographers is certainly no exception. From macros to weather to amazing animal pics, if you like photography,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/24/15-amazing-envoirnmental-photographers/




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