Archive for January 18th, 2009

Movie Trivia: Shaun of the Dead

Ahhh, Shaun of the Dead, the ultimate rom-zom-com. I could watch this over and over and never get bored. If you haven't seen it, and you a) like zombie movies and b) have a dark sense of humor, you must immedi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/18/movie-trivia-shaun-of-the-dead/

Husband Tested Bulletproof Glass with His Wife

[YouTube - Link] Made in the early thirties, here's a video clip of a man with a rifle testing an early version of the bulletproof glass ... by having his wife hold the glass to her face while he shot at her! No ma...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/18/husband-tested-bulletproof-glass-with-his-wife/

Jimmy Bradshaw, Edgy Embroiderer

If you want something original and a little ironic on your shirt or baseball cap, perhaps a unicorn spearing a fairy, or a bald eagle making off with a baby, check out the website of digital embroiderer Jimmy Bradshaw, w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/18/jimmy-bradshaw-edgy-embroiderer/

Neatly Boring

[YouTube - Link] A selection of book titles and covers so boring they're interesting. I bet Alex has some of those in his library. Book amp Literature, boring, esotheric...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/18/neatly-boring/

Harry Eng, the Master Bottle Filler

PuzzleMuseum.com has the story of Harry Eng and his amazing handiwork. The story behind the bottle seen here:One evening Harry was in a London hotel and decided to visit the Puzzle Museum the next morning. When he an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/18/harry-eng-the-master-bottle-filler/

Secondsolar MMP

Wow!  Johannes Muecke designed a full size spaceship, and had a team of architects from Different Futures build it in a huge "hangar."  Complete with slides, floor markings and more, I'm amazed this p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/18/secondsolar-mmp/

Honk if You Like Horns!

Ed Kaspriske is an air horn enthousiast - he collects diesel locomotive air horns. If you want to put a big horn on your Geo Metro you'll find something interesting in his website. You'll find pictures, sounds and a li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/18/honk-if-you-like-horns/

Movie-A-Minute

Wanna know what happens in a movie, but don't want to take the time to watch it? Movie-A-Minute can help you. Sort of. OK, it's really more for people who have seen the movie and want to be entertained by a brief syno...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/18/movie-a-minute/

Table of Condiments

If you're anything like me, you can open your fridge and immediately find several condiments you haven't used in months... maybe even years. I know we have a bottle of soy sauce lurking in ours that's probably from, oh,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/18/table-of-condiments/

Make Your Own Virtual Kaleidoscope

I've been entertaining myself with this for way too long this afternoon. You get a bunch of elements - squares of different colors, vertical lines, horizontal lines, diamonds, dots - and then can place them wherever you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/18/make-your-own-virtual-kaleidoscope/

The Fiordland National Park in New Zealand

Photo: James Frankham / NY TimesI've always wanted to visit New Zealand ever since I saw The Lord of the Rings movies, and this feature at the New York Times by Robert D. Hershey Jr. just added a lot of fuel to my wander...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/18/the-fiordland-national-park-in-new-zealand/

The Kincaid DNA Project Reveals Ethical Dilemma of Paternity Test

In the Clan Kincaid DNA Project, 140 people with the surname Kincaid (or variations thereof) have taken DNA test to find their ancestors and trace their family tree. But among the cool stuff (like finding out war heroes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/18/the-kincaid-dna-project-reveals-ethical-dilemma-of-paternity-test/

Are You a Facebook Hermit?

Is Facebook isolating its users socially? Or does the popular social networking website actually enhance social interaction?Those are the questions that Lisa Selin Davis of TIME magazine is asking: Jenny has not retu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/18/are-you-a-facebook-hermit/

Inner Message Ring by Jungyun Yoon

Korean artist Jungyun Yoon created this Inner Message Ring, a metal band with raised text on the inside surface. After a while, the message ("Marry Me" and "Always") will imprint itself on th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/18/inner-message-ring-by-jungyun-yoon/

The Prado Museum Masterpieces in Google Earth

It may not be exactly the same as standing in front of masterpiece paintings by the Old Masters, but if you can't make the plane trip to Madrid, Spain, it's still pretty darn neat.Google just launched a Google Earth fea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/18/the-prado-museum-masterpieces-in-google-earth/

Simulated cockpit view of US Airways Hudson River landing

This video from the BBC features a flight simulation program's recreation of US Airways flight 1549 including the simulated view from the cockpit of the approach and landing on the Hudson River. [YouTube]New York City...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/18/simulated-cockpit-view-of-us-airways-hudson-river-landing/

Neatorama Forum Top Posters

Last month, we started a new feature on Neatorama: an open forum for Neatorama readers. In the blog post introducing the forum, I promised that the best posters will win a mystery prize, and since I'm a man of my words,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/18/neatorama-forum-top-posters/

I Wish I Were The Moon

I Wish I Were the Moon is a refreshingly different and genre-defying Flash game by Daniel Benmergui of Ludomancy. It is inspired by Italo Calvino's short story The Distance of the Moon and has been sh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/18/i-wish-i-were-the-moon/

Teddy Bear Coat by Sebastian Errazuriz

Can't go anywhere without your cuddly teddy bear? Sebastian Errazuriz made a coat for people who can't part with their stuffed animal for just one second: http://www.meetsebastian.com/english/ (Flash Website, click on Li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/18/teddy-bear-coat-by-sebastian-errazuriz/

Marzipan Sculptures by Eugene and Louise Bakery

Love, love, love these cute marzipan sculptures by Glenn D'Hondt, Sylvia Meert, and Tinne Mermans of Eugene and Louise Bakery (it's a fictional bakery for an art show): http://www.eugene-and-louise-bakery.be/ (don't miss...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/18/marzipan-sculptures-by-eugene-and-louise-bakery/

The Abandoned Uptown Theatre

Photo: Second City Warehouse [Flickr]Neatorama reader lir wrote an interesting account of the abandoned Uptown Theatre in Chicago. The ornate theater, the second largest in the United States, has been abandoned...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/18/the-abandoned-uptown-theatre/






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