Archive for January 30th, 2009

Five A-Listers Who Died in Obscurity

It's unimaginable to think that today's Hollywood A-List could someday die in obscurity. Just imagine, 50 years from now they'll be running one of those "In Memoriam" clip shows at the Oscars and your grandkid will turn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/30/five-a-listers-who-died-in-obscurity/

Boys With Unpopular Names More Likely to Commit Crimes

Beware of naming your baby boy Ivan, Malcolm, Alec or Ernest:  you could be setting him up for a life of crime. Two economics professors (inoffensively named David and Daniel) at Shippensburg University in Penns...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/30/boys-with-unpopular-names-more-likely-to-commit-crimes/

10 Things You've Gotten Used To, But Your Grandkids Won't Remember

You may like land line phones and going out to Blockbuster video to browse down their aisles, but by the time your great grandkids are old enough to start to figure out the world, there will be plenty of things that will...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/30/10-things-youve-gotten-used-to-but-your-grandkids-wont-remember/

Library May Ban Children's Book to Comply with New Anti-Lead Law

Remember our post about the new Consumer Product Safety Act that will make it illegal to sell children's products unless they were tested for lead and phthalates?Besides threatening to put local artisans and small busine...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/30/library-may-ban-childrens-book-to-comply-with-new-anti-lead-law/

This Guy Should Do an Ad for Sharpie

I can tell you that if I tried to decorate our basement in Sharpie, it would look nothing like this. Then again, I'm not so artistically inclined. The link has video of the entire room, which better shows just how ex...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/30/this-guy-should-do-an-ad-for-sharpie/

Complete the Album Cover

This is strangely fascinating, and makes me want to go visit my parents' house to raid their LPs and see what I can do with them. Although I'm not convinced they have anything I want to be associated with. Lobo? Bes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/30/complete-the-album-cover/

White Jigsaw

This starts out easy, but every time you successfully complete one of the all-white puzzles, you get another one with more pieces. I can't seem to stop playing... I want to know how large the final puzzle gets! If an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/30/white-jigsaw/

How To Crochet Master Shake

My crocheting skills are pretty minimal (as are my knitting skills, and pretty much all of my crafting skills), but I'm tempted to give Master Shake (he's from Adult Swim's Aqua Teen Hunger Force) a shot anyway....

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/30/how-to-crochet-master-shake/

Vintage-Looking Valentines

When I was in high school, I worked at an antique store and developed a strange love for things that most 15-year-old girls do not usually adore (Depression glass, anyone?). That included vintage Valentines. I stil...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/30/vintage-looking-valentines/

An embarrassing look at the Wii Fit

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oH1wq5itIKM][YouTube - Link]So after the absurdity of waiting forever to get my hands on a Wii Fit, I thought it might work for the site I work for to put together a quick video wi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/30/an-embarrassing-look-at-the-wii-fit/

T.HANKS: The Tom Hanks Trash Bin

Zoomdoggle took a photo of this Tom-tastic trash bin at his local pizza parlor: LinkFrom the Upcoming ueue, submitted by Trace1138.Tom Hanks, Thanks, trash can, trash bin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/30/thanks/

Andrew Novick: The Man Who Saves Everything

Andrew Novick is a engineer that works on the atomic clock. He was a member of the late 80's band The Warlock Pincher's and collector of collections. The man who has saved everything. Now a gallery in Denver Colorado is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/30/andrew-novick-the-man-who-saves-everything/

Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Get Back In The Water

It's not some scary new species but divers wearing dragon and lion masks to celebrate the Lunar New Year at Jaya Ancol Dreamland amusement park in Jakarta, Indonesia. According to the Chinese zodiac, it's the year of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/30/just-when-you-thought-it-was-safe-to-get-back-in-the-water/

Fighting Giraffes

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7HCIGFdBt8][YouTube - Link] You'd probably think that giraffes are gentle animals by looking at them in a zoo. But in the wild, when push comes to shove, these wild animals fight...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/30/fighting-giraffes/

Gatortar

Seeing the steampunk electric guitar reminded me of  the Gatortar. It is a telecaster guitar, made with alligator skin by Louisiana artist John Preble. Check out the head stock - it's a claw!LinkFrom the Upcomi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/30/gatortar/

Gold from Sewage

A Japanese sewage plant has found a new way to make money.  They reprocess their ash byproduct and reclaim the ... gold?On January 28, sewage plant operator Nagano Prefecture Suwa Construction Office announced t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/30/gold-from-sewage/

Tattooed Lamborghini

The Lamborghini Gallardo is actually done in sharpie markers on the paint and then finished with a clear coat for protection. The "Sharpie Lamborghini" is owned by Prestige Imports, a car dealership specializin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/30/tattooed-lamborghini/

Water Jet Pack

It's 2009 already, people! Where's my jet pack? Well, this may not exactly be the jet pack we were promised, but it looks AWESOME!You *must* take a look at this video clip of the water jet pack over at Geeks are Sexy: Li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/30/water-jet-pack/

Ninja Soccer Goal

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skkipP3jGBo] [YouTube - link] This is what you get when you have ninjas playing soccer ...From the Upcoming ueue, submitted by Christophe.ninja, soccer, goal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/30/ninja-soccer-goal/

Suddenly, 14 Children

A woman gave birth to octuplets in California on Monday. Seven of the babies are breathing on their own, and all are expected to survive. The mother already had six children, the oldest only seven years old! Althou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/30/suddenly-14-children/

Create Your Own Star Trek Adventure

This handy flow chart explains how Star Trek (The Original Series) adventures were written. Looks like a lot of them were based on budgetary restraints! Above you see just a small part of the huge flow chart at io9. Li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/30/create-your-own-star-trek-adventure/

Untouched East German Apartment

Has it really been twenty years since the fall of the Berlin Wall? An architect in Leipzig, Germany opened an apartment to prepare for renovations and found it had been virtually untouched since at least 1989! It a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/30/untouched-east-german-apartment/

Steampunk Guitar

Electric rock-and-roll meets Victorian technology in this steampunk guitar! Built for the 2008 Jersey City Artists Studio Tour by Mark Dalzell, the Steampunk guitar, Organum Insolitus features a television with Fr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/30/steampunk-guitar/

The Incompetent Burglar

28-year-old Brett Kerr attempted to rob a home in Christchurch, New Zealand, but messed the job up in so many ways. The victim's son, Greg Kitson, was amazed at the incompetence of the caper. Mr Kitson sped...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/30/the-incompetent-burglar/

Video clip from 1981 about online newspapers

Circa 1981 I was in the 5th grade and had a special class once or twice a week along with a handful of the other top math students in my school where we were taught to program in BASIC on Apple II computers. I was una...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/30/video-clip-from-1981-about-online-newspapers/

Autistic Kid Plays High School Basketball

After years of fetching water, Jason gets the chance to play a game... Link [YouTube] - via Pushabasketball, autistic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/30/autistic-kid-plays-high-school-basketball/

A Good Reason to Submit Your Blog to the Neatorama Upcoming Queue ...

Daniel Scocco of Daily Blog Tips, one of the largest and neatest blog about blogging on the blogosphere (say that three times fast!), did a nice write-up on Neatorama's new Upcoming Queue.And right off the bat he gave yo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/30/a-good-reason-to-submit-your-blog-to-the-neatorama-upcoming-queue/

The Last Car Parked Here is Still Missing ...

Photo: lalachan [Flickr]When ordinary No Parking sign fails, somebody clever tacked on this tongue-in-cheek sign in Mobile, Alabama.Car, sign, no parking sign...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/30/the-last-car-parked-here-is-still-missing/

Swiss Police Used Google Earth to Find Illegal Marijuana Plantations

While using Google Earth, Swiss police discovered that not all green masses on their screen are trees and jungles. In fact, they discovered a huge  marijuana plantation hidden inside a corn field! I don't know w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/30/the-green-movement/

eTrade Baby Commercial Out takes

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8Ev5HgGACg] YouTube Link Here is a really funny "outtake" clip of the eTrade Baby ads that you won't see on TV! - via stratoblogsterFrom the Upcoming Queue, submitte...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/30/etrade-baby-commercial-out-takes/




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