Archive for January 3rd, 2009

Gingerbread Mac

No homebuilding slow down at my house. My two-and-a-half-and-don't- you-forget-the-half-daddy daughter is on a gingerbread house-building binge. So when I was looking for inspiration online (read: wasting time in the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/03/gingerbread-mac/

Treasures Found in One Year

Here's an end-of-the-year list you haven't seen a dozen versions of -ten discoveries of money and treasure in 2008. Gold and silver coins, jewelry, antiquities, things that make you say. "I wish I'd found that!" Shown...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/03/treasures-found-in-one-year/

Frozen Bubbles

It's very cold tonight, so we played with bubbles If you blow them upwards enough they have time to freeze on the way down. Skipweasel took photographs of the experiments in blowing soap bubbles in freezing w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/03/frozen-bubbles/

Hamster-powered Shredder

The hamster runs on his exercise wheel, powering the shredder, which shreds a document and provides the hamster with a bed of clean litter to sleep on. Design consultant Tom Ballhatchet is in the process of getting a m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/03/hamster-powered-shredder/

Brown Dyed Hotel - A Flash Game

This game is surprisingly hard. You have to figure out how to get through each page without any direction whatsoever. It's believed that there are 12 levels, but apparently there are some hints on the site that mor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/03/brown-dyed-hotel-a-flash-game/

Reborn Baby Dolls and the Women Who Love Them

Sounds like a Jerry Springer episode, doesn't it? But it's actually from Good Morning America. These "reborn" dolls are remade to look remarkably real - so lifelike, in fact, that some women carry t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/03/reborn-baby-dolls-and-the-women-who-love-them/

Hibachi Onion Volcano

[YouTube - Link] "Slice an onion, separate into rings, and stack it to make a cone. Then fill with oil and water, and get annoying restaurant patrons to lean in really close with their cameraphones to see what perce...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/03/hibachi-onion-volcano/

Ballooning Priest Won the 2008 Darwin Award

Adelir Antonio de Carli the ballooning priest has just won one of the most un-coveted awards in history, the Darwin Awards. For those of you who don't know, they are awarded to those who "remove themselves from the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/03/ballooning-priest-won-the-2008-darwin-award/

I Flip For You by John Schnall

I Flip For You is a 22-second-long video clip that is chock pure of awesomeness. Either that or weirdness, depending on your point of view.Made by John Schnall of Quality Schnallity ("makers of rather strange animat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/03/i-flip-for-you-by-john-schnall/

Skot Olsen's Cephalopod Artwork

"Neatorama isn't a cephalopod blog," but here's a marvelous art of squid art by Skot Olsen, titled "Blessed Saint Architeuthis" (2008). Skot loves the sea but was stung by a jellyfish at a tender youn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/03/skot-olsens-cephalopod-artwork/

The "Legal to Pee" Prank

As far as street pranks go, this one is pretty sophisticated. And funny. Here's the "legal to pee" prank that hit Nottingham, UK:The signs, which were put up by pranksters in and around Nottingham, are desi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/03/the-legal-to-pee-prank/

Sexiest Profession: Architect

What profession is found to be the sexiest by women? A survey done by a London dating agency Drawing Down the Moon (date unknown, this has been floating on the Web since 2005) revealed that architects get all the ladies:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/03/sexiest-profession-architect/

The Mundano Building in São Paulo, Brazil

Those distinctive eyes, nose and lips are the hallmark of a Brazilian street artist Mundano. But instead of graffiti, this particular one graces the whole facade of a building in São Paulo. I can just imagine the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/03/the-mundano-building-in-so-paulo-brazil/

Wanna Buy The Big Bopper's Casket?

If your goal in life is to own the most tasteless rock memorabilia, then you best be heading to eBay soon. The Big Bopper was moved to a new casket recently and that means his previously used casket is now up for sale on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/03/wanna-buy-the-big-boppers-casket/

Chimpanzee Riding On A Segway

Japanese television is one of the best things in the world. Pair it with another stupidly catching internet song and you have an instant hit -especially when the video and song emphasize the wonder that is created when...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/03/chimpanzee-riding-on-a-segway/

Custom Marty McFly Sneakers

Shoe collector Mark Kurath commissioned a professional orthopedic shoemaker to construct these one-of-a-kind Back to The Future sneakers! The process took six months and cost him $4,000. Sneaker Freaker magazi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/03/custom-marty-mcfly-sneakers/

Black and White Twins -Again!

Dean Durrant and Alison Spooner of Fleet, Hants, England had twins seven years ago, two girls, Hayleigh appearing black, Lauren appearing white. The odds of such a combination are quite high -but now they've done it agai...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/03/black-and-white-twins-again/

Obama Shirt

"Neatorama isn’t a political blog," so here's a t-shirt depicting president-elect Obama riding a unicorn, signifying a wonderful fantasy. $19 from Chris Bishop. Link -Thanks, Andrew Crocker! obama, unicorn,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/03/obama-shirt/

The Execution of Mata Hari

Mata Hari was the stage name of Margaretha Zelle, an exotic dancer who was lured into the spy business during World War I. The French, who recruited her, suspected her of being a double agent and sentenced her to death....

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/03/the-execution-of-mata-hari/

20 Weird Logos That Work (and Why They Do)

Logos are everywhere. Because of this, only a few can rise among the noise -- and often it's the more unique logos that are most memorable. Sometimes to be unique, you've also got to be weird. In this post, we show...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/03/20-weird-logos-that-work-and-why-they-do/

2008 in viral video as per Salon.com

There are enough top "whatever" lists for 2008 out there on the net this week to keep thousands of movie critics, bloggers and just plain argumentative folks commenting well into Spring about who's right and who's wron...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/03/2008-in-viral-video-as-per-saloncom/

Animals That Sit Like Humans

Percy Bright started a pretty nifty post on BuzzFeed, one of my favorite websites on the Web. It's all about animals that, for whatever reason, sit like humans: Linksitting...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/03/animals-that-sit-like-humans/

Finding Line Drawing Using Google Image Search

Maybe my Google-fu isn't as strong as yours, so I've just found out that you can find nifty things like line drawings, faces, and clip arts in Google Images! Here's what you'll find if you look for line drawings of "...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/03/finding-line-drawing-using-google-image-search/

Sexy Turkey Hat

If you start knitting this now, you too can have your very own "Sexy Turkey Hat" for Thanksgiving 2009. Etsy seller Angela Catirina, who is a force to be reckoned with in the world of crafts, is selling the pat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/03/sexy-turkey-hat/

Kit Kat Benchvertising

Photo: Noah Dylan Goldblatt [Flickr]Toxel blog has a pretty nifty post about some clever and creative bench advertisements (benchvertising?) - My favorite is the Kit Kat Bench above.Link - via Chair Blogkit kat, benchver...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/03/kit-kat-benchvertising/

Bizarro: Betcha Can't Stop Thinking About Pie Charts Now!

What is it with pie charts and the webbernets? This Bizarro comic panel reminds me of a post Miss Cellania wrote for our pal mental_floss last summer: Fun with Pie Charts.For more Bizarro goodness, check out Dan Piraro's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/03/bizarro-betcha-cant-stop-thinking-about-pie-charts-now/

Hawk Got Served by Breakdancing Kid

[YouTube - Link]Harry the Hawk, the mascot of the the Atlanta Hawks basketball team got pwnd by this kid, who showed him how to DANCE! - via videosiftpwn, breakdancing, Harry the Hawk, Atlanta Hawks, halftime show...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/03/hawk-got-served-by-breakdancing-kid/

Lego Clown Tank by Angus MacLane

It's easy to make a clown horrifying, but Angus MacLane managed to make a clown adorable. Click here for a gallery of images of his Lego Clown Tank. Previously on Neatorama: Kung Fu Clowns.Lego, clown...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/03/lego-clown-tank-by-angus-maclane/




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