Archive for December 26th, 2008

Warm Welcome and Friendly Atmosphere

David Dunnico has an interesting Flickr photoset where he photographs the ubiquitous CCTVs (and their signs) in Manchester, England as an ongoing art project: Link - via Accordion GuyCCTV, surveillance, Manchester...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/26/warm-welcome-and-friendly-atmosphere/

World's Largest Santa Snow Sculpture

Christmas has come and gone and if you're going through Santa Claus withdrawal syndrome, here's a post for you: the world's largest Santa Claus snow sculpture in Harbin, China.China's freezing northern city of Harbin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/26/worlds-largest-santa-snow-sculpture/

Death Cap Mushroom Beret

Etsy seller dadaya made the cutest beret EVAR! The deadly Amanita muscaria(or Death Cap) mushroom beret made out of wool then embroidered. Sadly, it's sold out.Link - via SwissmissDeath Cap mushroom, Amanita, beret...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/26/death-cap-mushroom-beret/

NASA Wants Its Rubber Duckies Back

If you happen to run across a rubber duckie floating in the ocean, it may be worth $100! NASA has lost 90 of its yellow rubber ducks and it wants them back, badly:The US space agency has yet to find any trace of 90 b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/26/nasa-wants-its-rubber-duckies-back/

People Who Deserve It Blog

People Who Deserve It is a theme blog dedicated to documenting the types of people who deserves a good punch in the face (I think they mean metaphorically or at least I hope they do!). To wit, this annoying character typ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/26/people-who-deserve-it-blog/

Green Sahara Photos by Mike Hettwer

Photo: Mike HettwerAlan Taylor of the Big Picture Blog over at Boston Globe has a(nother) neat post - this time of fantastic photos of Mike Hettwer of a dinosaur fossil excavation in the Sahara Desert:About 9,000 yea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/26/green-sahara-photos-by-mike-hettwer/

Blue Moose Menorah and Other Unusual Menorahs

Baierman of YesButNoButYes has a nifty post about some of the most unusual menorah designs. I particularly like this blue moose menorah by Canadian artists Don Gidley and Sue Parke of Acme Animal.LinkMore wonderful menor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/26/blue-moose-menorah-and-other-unusual-menorahs/

Baby Knows Her Video Game Characters!

Remember the video clip of a baby that knows his presidents? Well, meet Melanie, a one-year-old that knows her video games characters!Her daddy must be proud, why he's got flashcard and everything! Link [embedded YouTube...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/26/baby-knows-her-video-game-characters/

The Far Side Reenactment

Photo: evaxebra [Flickr]It was a sad, sad day when Gary Larson retired from creating The Far Side comic. To fill the gap in their hearts, a group of intrepid Flickr users took matters into their own hands and cr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/26/the-far-side-reenactment/

What is it? Game 85

Hooray! It's time for our collaboration with the always excellent What is it? Blog. This week brings us this strange object pictured to the left. Can you guess what it is?Today being Christmas, the first...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/26/what-is-it-game-85/

How Animals Celebrate Christmas

The critters out in the Taronga Park Zoo in Sydney, Australia got a special treat for Christmas this year. I know it starts with an ad, but the video is totally worth the wait. http://www.necn.com/Boston/Arts-Entertai...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/26/how-animals-celebrate-christmas/




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