Archive for January 7th, 2009

For People Who Like to Make Lists

I'm a compulsive list-maker. If you look in my purse at any given time, you can usually find three different mini notebooks filled with random scribblings, lists and ideas. You don't even know how delighted I was to co...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/07/for-people-who-like-to-make-lists/

Star Wars Matryoshka Dolls

These little dolls are adorable and clever. I want a set! There are plenty more images and close ups on artist Matt Brown's site. LinkArt, Star Wars, Toys, Cute, geeks, dolls...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/07/star-wars-matryoshka-dolls/

Where are they now? Ferris Bueller & friends

Who among us hasn't asked themselves at least once "whatever happened to the cast of Ferris Bueller's day off"? Well now you can find out! The link includes fascinating "then and now" pics. (I certainly thi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/07/where-are-they-now-ferris-bueller-friends/

Things You Probably Don't Need #7

Hey, I like Abraham Lincoln as much as the next person. Not only was he one of our greatest presidents ever, he was a fascinating man. But let's be honest... you probably don't need this. No one really needs this. It...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/07/things-you-probably-dont-need-7/

World's Largest Sand Carpet

This Persian rug is made of colored sand and is located beside the Straight of Hormuz. Life In The Fast Lane has some great images of the "carpet" being assembled as well as some largest sand carpets of the past and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/07/worlds-largest-sand-carpet/

Fantastic Global Street Art

Good Magazine has a fantastic gallery of some of the best street art in the world. Some are sculptures and some are murals. The site paired up with Wooster Collective, a street art blog that has some great stuff and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/07/fantastic-global-street-art/

The Customer is Not Always Right

As a former retail employee, I wholeheartedly agree with that statement. And so do the people at NotAlwaysRight. I only wish I knew of this site when I actually worked retail - I could have contributed so many good s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/07/the-customer-is-not-always-right/

Yama: 3D Pinhole Camera Made From Human Skull

Wayne Martin Belger of Boy of Blue Industries created this pinhole camera, named Yama, out of a human skull! Yama is the Tibetan God of Death: Yama’s eyes are cast from bronze and silver with a brass pinhole in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/07/yama-3d-pinhole-camera-made-from-human-skull/

Einstein Word Portrait

John's post on the script of The Godfather turned into a visual art reminded me of this Einstein Word Portrait by Jeff Clark of Neoformix: Link Previously on Neatorama: 10 Strange Facts About EinsteinEinstein, word portr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/07/einstein-word-portrait/

6 Year Old Boy Missed the School Bus, Took Mom's Car Instead

Who says that video games aren't educational? Here's the story of one 6-year-old Virginia boy who took the family's sedan because he missed the school bus:The boy, whose name wasn't released, missed the bus, took the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/07/6-year-old-boy-missed-the-school-bus-took-moms-car-instead/

Living Calendar by Maksim Biriukov: Calendar/Clock Combo

What do you get if you combine a year's calendar with a clock? Behold the Living Calendar by Maksim Biriukov. It displays the time, day (all 365), as well as public holidays in the year, all at once. The long hand points...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/07/living-calendar-by-maksim-biriukov-calendarclock-combo/

Really Specific Business Hours

Photo: explosive laughter [Flickr]Flickr user explosive laughter snapped this pic of a mighty specific business hour of a "conspiracy theory headquarters" in Toronto, Canada. In that light, 9:11 makes sense, bu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/07/really-specific-business-hours/

Mr. Bond, Meet Mr. President

In today’s Lunchtime Quiz from mental_floss, try to match up the titles of nine 007 films with the nine men who held the office of U.S. president when those movies were initially released. This is not easy! Since I d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/07/mr-bond-meet-mr-president/

New Schools Built From Cardboard Tubes

Last year's earthquake in Sichuan province, China killed 69,000 people and flattened thousands of buildings, including schools. A team led by Japanese architect Shigeru Ban is constructing new temporary but strong scho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/07/new-schools-built-from-cardboard-tubes/

Elephant and Dog

(YouTube link) A lovely story about an elephant and a dog who found each other at the Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald, Tennessee. -via Arbroath dog, elephant, sanctuary...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/07/elephant-and-dog/

Skier Suffers Exposure

A ski lift mishap at Blue Sky Basin resort in Vail, Colorado left a 48-year-old man hanging upside down without his pants on New Years Day. It appears that the chairlift's fold-down seat was somehow not in the lower...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/07/skier-suffers-exposure/

Repainted Action Figures

Topless Robot lists The 10 Best Repainted Action Figures of All Time. They're the bane of many an action figure collector's existence--repaints. That's when a manufacturer takes an existing action figure, paints it...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/07/repainted-action-figures/

Deer Visits Target

This video from Yahoo! of a deer (just a little guy) crashing through the window of an elementary school reminded me of when a deer wandered through the automatic doors at our Target in West Des Moines a couple of years...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/07/deer-visits-target/

Extra Giblets in Your Chicken? I Smell a Lawsuit!

Usually, consumers are mad if things are missing in the product they buy, but this class action lawsuit is about something extra:We were reminded of that scheming today when we read about what Courthouse New...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/07/extra-giblets-in-your-chicken-i-smell-a-lawsuit/

GPS Tracking Watch for Kids: Is it Spying or Good Parenting?

It's 10 PM. Do you know where your children are? Well, with this GPS tracking watch, you definitely do. Here's the Nu.M8 digital watch that lets parents track their children's whereabouts through a secure website (it'll...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/07/gps-tracking-watch-for-kids-is-it-spying-or-good-parenting/

Safety Law Will Effectively Ban Handmade Toys, Children Clothes

The road to hell is paved with good intentions. Add this to long things of things that prove the adage: a new law taking effect February 10th requires all children's clothing and toys to be tested for lead and phthalates...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/07/safety-law-will-effectively-ban-handmade-toys-children-clothes/

New Study Reveals that Exercise Won't Make You Thin

Uh oh, here comes another study that will surely add confusion to how exactly one should go about losing weight: exercise won't make you slim.Researchers from Loyola University Health System and other centers compare...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/07/new-study-reveals-that-exercise-wont-make-you-thin/

Why You Should Learn Math: Mathematicians Have the Best Job

Sarah Needleman of The Wall Street Journal wrote an interesting article about a new CareerCast.com study from Les Krantz, author of Jobs Rated Almanac, about the best and worst jobs in the U.S. The study evaluated 200 jo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/07/why-you-should-learn-math-mathematicians-have-the-best-job/

Everyday normal crew rap

Yo! Jon Lajoie - everyday normal guy & ladies' man - is back on YouTube, this time spitting ill rhymes with his whole everyday normal crew! If you like everyday normal rappers from CANADA, then yo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/07/everyday-normal-crew-rap/






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