Archive for January 13th, 2009

Crochet Coral Reef

This crochet coral reef is amazing. It's actually an attempted replica of the Great Barrier Reef. The variety of textures and colors is as full as those in the reef itself. It took years to make, which can be easily...

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Puppy Snoring

This little man's snoring and sleeping position are just irresistible. It's like a growling leaf blower. Plus, he's unwake-able. Link Via Giggle Sugarsilly, videos, animals, dogs, sleeping, snoring...

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Salad Bowl Speakers

I love IKEA. It's one of my major complaints about Des Moines. If we had an IKEA, a Trader Joe's and an H&M, I'd be totally content here. Anyway, there's something about the cheap but cool stuff at IKEA that inspire...

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Bacon Cupcakes

We know America is obsessed with bacon, so it's a good thing everyone is going out of the way to create all kinds of great new meat products. Here's a new one, the bacon cupcake. Something about these is disturbing yet s...

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Candy and Crystals On a Dress

This dress is not only pretty, it's also delicious, since it's made with Lindt chocolate Lindor balls. It would have been a great outfit for a Christmas or New Year's Eve Party, as it's a perfect season to share chocolat...

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Real Life Calvin and Hobbes Snowmen

About a year ago, some third-year students at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy created a Calvin and Hobbes scene for fellow students and faculty to enjoy. They even trucked in extra snow t...

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Anatomical Heart Plushie

Just in time for Valentine's Day - surprise your loved one with an anatomical heart they can cuddle up with! Well, you don't have to stick with a heart. There are also seven other plush organs to choose from, includi...

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Push Pin Mario Wall Art

You know someone's a hardcore Mario fan when they actually design a whole mosaic of Mario art on their wall using push pins. This must have killed their thumbs. I love how the art looks like it's in pixels. This wond...

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Monopoly: The Game Show

This might be the most annoying game show theme song ever. Contestants go around to each property and have to answer a question correctly; if they do, they get the value of the property added to their winnings. If yo...

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Ford's New Dashboard Design

Behold a new prototype dashboard by Ford in collaboration with Smart Design (the designer for the super-easy-to-use Flip camcorder) for their new breed of "green" cars. The dashboard gives drivers a "wealt...

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Man Shot Self ... Without a Gun!

It's just stupidity to shoot yourself, but it takes real talent to shoot yourself ... without a gun! Here's the bizarre story of one Howard Sheppard, 30, of Deltona, Florida who somehow shot himself in the arm without an...

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The Four Finger Pianist

This one you've GOT to see. It's the story of Heeah Lee, who was born with phocomelia and has pincer-like fingers, two on each hand. Yet she plays the piano like ringing a bell.Not to be missed: Link [embedded YouTube] -...

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Cartocacoethes: Uncontrollable Compulsion to See Maps Everywhere

The human brain is wired to recognize faces everywhere, but it turns out that there's also a strange mania called cartocacoethes: the uncontrollable compulsion to see maps everywhere.Strange Maps blog has a post about th...

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Snail Caviar

Move over, fish! There's a new roe on the dinner menu: snail caviar.Being the first in the world to produce snail caviar shell-less and unpasteurized, the farm - founded by two former snail farmers - spent nearly fou...

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Snowplow Unknowingly Drags Car A Half Mile

A snowplow operator in Colorado City didn't realize he'd been in a traffic accident. He also didn't realize that the car that hit him was still attached until other drivers flagged him down! 70-year-old John A...

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Cat Evicted from Post Office for Not Paying Taxes

A cat named Sammy was usually seen lounging in the window of the post office in Notasulga, Alabama until someone complained. "They said 'This is a federal building and he doesn't pay federal taxes so he can't come...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/13/cat-evicted-from-post-office-for-not-paying-taxes/

Canadian Beer Fridge

This method of beer storage might equally apply for Chicago, Boston, or New York, if the weather prognosticators are correct.  It works if you lose power, and in fact is completely carbon-neutral.http://www.canadian...

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January Used to Be #11

The month of January, named for the two-headed Roman god Janus, originally appeared towards the end of the calendar year, along with the equally dark and boing February, the last month of the year. Then power brokers...

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Sashimi Tabernacle Choir

Geeks Are Sexy has an exclusive video interview with the creator of The Sashimi Tabernacle Choir, a singing seafood delight!Texan Richard Carter took a Volvo, 5 miles of wire, five 6-volt golf cart batteries, a screw...

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Five of the World's Weirdest Plants

Some plants don't act like plants at all. Some trap prey, mimic animals, or smell bad. This picture is an example of Nepenthes lowii, which is related to insect-trapping plants, but prefers to attract birds wi...

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Anamigo

Anamigo is a social networking site for dogs and cats (and the people who love them). Your pet can have its own profile page, and you can join in the forums to discuss pet issues. They also have a photo contest with da...

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Lonely, How About Renting A Family Member?

If pet rental isn't enough to fill the void in your soul, how about renting a mommy or daddy? If you're a single mom, and you think your child needs a father figure, just rent them love by the hour. Or, at least you can...

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Wake Up With a Bomb

When you absolutely, positively have to get up on time, set the Danger Bomb Clock Alarm and nod off peacefully, knowing that you can't possibly sleep through this one.  When you hear the explosion, it's time to get...

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Scans of Vintage Golden Books

Whether you're an illustrator, a parent, or merely nostalgic for these long out-of-print titles, the Golden Gems blog is sure to please. This one to the left is Never Pet Pat a Bear - a Book about Signs by Mabel Watts...

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Finger Length = Financial Success?

The length of a man's ring finger appears to predict his success at financial trading. As an indicator, finger length has as much impact as his years of experience. The length ratio of the ring finger to the middle finge...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/13/finger-length-financial-success/

The Best Job in the World

Queensland, Australia is looking for someone to live on Hamilton Island of the Great Barrier Reef for six months and keep a blog telling the world why they should visit. There’s so much to see and do, so you’l...

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The Rabbit Building: Macau Pavillion at Shanghai World Expo 2010

If the folks at Carlos Marreiros architecture firm have their ways, the Macau Pavillion at the Shanghai World Expo 2010 will be in the form this glorious giant rabbit:... the pavilion will be wrapped with a double-la...

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James Bedford: The First "Cryonaut"

I can't believe we almost missed this: on January 12, 1967, University of California psychology professor James Bedford became the first man to be cryogenically frozen: As the first man to be preserved, the bill was...

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Man Fights City Hall ... With Signage

Anthony Herman is fighting City Hall, and he's not shy about it: the used car salesman used all weapons at his disposal including his business signage which he used to call out the Mayor and the Polk City councilmen:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/13/man-fights-city-hall-with-signage/

Mac vs. PC

The age-old question, which is better: Mac or PC? is finally being settled mano-a-mano. Here's a short yet highly entertaining clip by Dan Chianelli and Nick Greenlee. The production quality is unbelievable!Don't miss th...

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