Archive for January 12th, 2009

Kitty Can't Stand False Idol Worship

This kitty can't stand other cats, even photos of them. His destructive nature is adorable though. Link Via YesButNoButYescats, Cute, silly, videos, fights...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/12/kitty-cant-stand-false-idol-worship/

PETA Opts to Change "Fish" To "Sea Kittens"

Whether you love PETA or hate them, you still may find the humor in their new campaign to change the word for "fish" to "sea kittens." Maybe they took the word "catfish" a bit to far, but you have to wonder is a fish sti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/12/peta-opts-to-change-fish-to-sea-kittens/

Mess With Your Mind Without Drugs

Boston.com has a very cool chart detailing how to mess with your mind's perceptions, naturally. I think the most interesting one is definitely the first one. It tells you how to hallucinate with ping pong balls and a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/12/mess-with-your-mind-without-drugs/

7 Awesomely Cool Kitties

Web Urbanist has a great new post up of some really unique felines. There's the cat that predicts death, the seeing eye cat, the station master kitty and more. Most of them, if not all, have already been featured on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/12/7-awesomely-cool-kitties/

Lost Pig: A Text-Based Adventure

I know some people find text-based games ("Interactive Fiction") a little dull, but I love them. I was seriously addicted to a certain text-based game back in the day, so I have a soft spot for them. This one is pret...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/12/lost-pig-a-text-based-adventure/

Orchestral Doogie Howser

I don't remember to watch Saturday Night Live very often, but I'm glad I remembered to last weekend because I was completely delighted by this Digital Short of Neil Patrick Harris and the cast jamming out to the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/12/orchestral-doogie-howser/

Chalky Chess

I don't play chess, but if I did, these pieces at Suck UK would be pretty cool. The pieces are made out of black and white chalk, so you just draw yourself a quick board and you're good to go. That's not to say that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/12/chalky-chess/

Taco Bell Wedding

Paul and Caragh Brooks spent a total of about $200 on their wedding, in front of family and friends at a Taco Bell restaurant in Normal, Illinois. With several dozen invited guests in the room, the couple sat in a d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/12/taco-bell-wedding/

Smuggling Drugs with a Remote-control Helicopter

Was it a case of drug smuggling or not? First, closed circuit cameras picked up the image of a tiny helicopter flying into the compound at Elmley Prison in Sheerness, Kent, England. The next night, guards saw the flying...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/12/smuggling-drugs-with-a-remote-control-helicopter/

Moustachio

Watch this guy's moustache dance! A short stop-motion film by Bo Henry, art director for the movie Coraline. Linkmoustache, stopmotion...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/12/moustachio/

Name the Nine Clue Rooms

If you remember (or still play) the board game Clue, you know there are nine possible crime scenes. Today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss challenges you to name them all in under two minutes. No fair pulling the game...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/12/name-the-nine-clue-rooms/

Man (Re)builds Amazing Floating Island

Who hasn't wanted their very own private island? And what if you could build it with some friends and free recycled objects. Sound too good to be true? This guy has built not one but two!The original Spiral Island wa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/12/man-rebuilds-amazing-floating-island/

Even More of the Most Dangerous Roads

DarkRoastedBlend has what is indesputably the most comprehensive and impressive collection of dangerous roads around the world - and part six to the ongoing series is no exception.Want to feel happy and safe? Then ga...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/12/even-more-of-the-most-dangerous-roads/

Channeling Vermeer

Jonathan Janson paints today's interwebby people  in a 17th c. Dutch sort of way.  Among his works are Girl in a Red Cap, Young Man with a Cell Phone, and my favorite, Young Girl Writing a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/12/channeling-vermeer/

Water Resonator

Only $495, the perfect gift for anyone!  Looks like the real thing, everybody needs their water resonated! The WATER RESONATOR is the original water balancing technology used by Tibetan and Buddhist monks f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/12/water-resonator/

The Salt Hotel

A hotel in Bolivia always has salt on its dining table - actually, its dining table is salt! Here's the strange Salt Hotel of the Uyuni Flats:The hotel was built in 1993 by a salt artisan who saw a mint in t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/12/the-salt-hotel/

Weirdest Animals of 2008

Catherine Brahic of New Scientist blog wrote a pretty neat post about the weirdest animals species of 2008. Take, for instance, the "bone breaking horror frog": "Amphibian horror" isn't a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/12/weirdest-animals-of-2008/

Hail to the Mints

Since 1985, Robitaille's Candy Co. in Carpinteria, CA has been the exclusive purveyor of handmade chocolate mints for the presidential inauguration parties.   Every four years, Robitaille's switches from its normal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/12/hail-to-the-mints/

Ninja Cat 2.0

It seems as if this famous ninja cat has got a stair climbing cousin. Link [YouTube] - via Videon.secats...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/12/ninja-cat-20/

Weird Walking Fish on the Ocean Floor

Apparently it's called a frogfish, and while it looks sort of cute from afar, this thing is ugly... and fascinating. DarkRoastedBlend has a whole gallery of different types of frogfish, from the fluffy to the warty....

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/12/weird-walking-fish-on-the-ocean-floor/

Chart for Heavy Metal Band Names

This chart shows how heavy metal band names are related to each other and how you can place them in various categories - like deadly things and badass misspellings. Link - via kottke.orgstatistic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/12/chart-for-heavy-metal-band-name/

Tilt-Shift Photography Maker

Now there's an online tool available that allows you to turn your photos into something that looks like tilt-shift, the technique that's been used in these videos for example. Link - via BB-BlogPhotography, tilt-shift...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/12/tilt-shift-photography-maker/

Meet the People Who Made Your Clothes

The following is a guest blog by Kelsey Timmerman of Travelin Light | Blog During my research for my book Where am I Wearing: A Global Tour to the Countries, Factories, and People that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/12/meet-the-people-who-made-your-clothes/

Coraline Boxes

This is a fantastic idea to build buzz in the blogosphere: the creators of Coraline, a movie inspired by the novella by Neil Gaiman, sent out 50 handmade boxes with items from movie to their favorite bloggers.Super Punch...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/12/coraline-boxes/

Goodbye, GeekAlerts!

Robert Birming, the author of GeekAlerts, has decided to close down his gadget blog (because it simply takes too much time, a luxury he doesn't have at the moment).Robert, who is also an author on Neatorama and a rock st...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/12/goodbye-geekalerts/

Bars and Tones by André F. Chocron

It takes real talent to make test pattern cool, but film student André F. Chocron did just that. Here's a minute-long animation, titled Bars and Tones, set to Penguin Cafe Orchestra's Perpetuum Mobile.Link [embedd...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/12/bars-and-tones-by-andr-f-chocron/

Mail Order Husbands

Guys have been able to erhm, order, a mail order bride from Russia and Asia for quite some time now. But what about the ladies? Fulfilling an obviously under-served niche is this fantastic website, Mail Order Husbands.Th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/12/mail-order-husbands-2/

Brutalist Architecture

I learned something new today: the ugly concrete building style of the 50s to the 70s, exemplified by Le Corbusier, has a name. It is called Brutalist Architecture (the term brutalist originates from the French b&eac...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/12/brutalist-architecture/

Fun Facts About the Origin of the Muppets

From our pal mental_floss, here's a really fun post by Stacy about the origins of ... the Muppets! Here are two of my favorites:12. You have to love Statler and Waldorf. I couldn’t find much on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/12/fun-facts-about-the-origin-of-the-muppets/

The Man Who Saved a Billion Lives

The following is reprinted from The Best of The Best of Uncle John's Bathroom Reader. Dr. Norman Borlaug. Photo: khalampre [Flickr]Ever heard of Norman Borlaug? Most people haven't, yet he's c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/12/the-man-who-saved-a-billion-lives/








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