Archive for February 2nd, 2009

The Hamster Did It

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnCnRuoYMxE][YouTube - Link]Either somebody messed up or the news anchor just got pranked royally. When reporting a sad news about Molly Bish, a 16-year-old girl who disappeare...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/02/the-hamster-did-it/

15 Fantastic Houses: Hobbit House

WebEcoist has some truly fantastic homes on their latest post, including this fantastic hobbit house above. The whole collection is quite nice. Linkdesign, homes, houses, cool, architects...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/02/15-fantastic-houses-hobbit-house/

Green Print to the Rescue!

Hayden Hamilton has devised a tool called GreenPrint, software that analyzes what a computer sends to a printer, to eliminate paper waste and save ink.GreenPrint “looks for pages that have no type or just a few li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/02/green-print-to-the-rescue/

Carts of Darkness

Carts of Darkness is an interesting documentary film about a subculture of street life involving the homeless and the extreme sport of cart racing. The National Film Board of Canada has recently posted the e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/02/carts-of-darkness/

Watermelon Mouth

This fruit carving is fantastic. There are some truly amazing ones on the link as well, this one is certainly fun. http://completeall.com/Art-and-Design/Watermelon-Carving.html Via BoingBoingArt, Food, weird, carv...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/02/watermelon-mouth/

Neatorama Upcoming Queue: an Update

Hello everyone! It's been a week since we've launched the Neatorama Upcoming Queue and I'd like to give you all a little update.Since we launched on January 26, we've had about 400 blog posts submitted, of which about 12...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/02/neatorama-upcoming-queue-an-update/

Star Trek-Themed Cologne Coming Out Soon

Have you ever wanted to smell like a sweaty James Doohan? Well, then, good news! CBS is licensing three Star Trek-themed body fragrances in order to market the new movie in the series. Bonus points: in the comments,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/02/star-trek-themed-cologne-coming-out-soon/

Staten Island Chuck Takes a Bite Out of Mayor

Obviously upset about the proposed budget cuts to New York City's zoos, Staten Island Chuck let Mayor Michael Bloomberg know exactly how he feels. As reported by the Staten Island Advance, the mayor tried se...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/02/staten-island-chuck-takes-a-bite-out-of-mayor/

Across the Atlantic in a Human-Powered Submarine

Inventor and entrepreneur Ted Ciamillo is planning to paddle across the Atlantic Ocean later this year in a one-man submarine he designed. The sub will use a pedal-powered propulsion system based on a dolphin's tail....

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/02/across-the-atlantic-in-a-human-powered-submarine/

Bead Me Up, Scotty

Earlier this year Devorah Sperber’s Star Trek art was featured in a show at Caren Golden Fine Art in New York. The show, entitled “Mirror, Mirror”, takes its name from a classic episode but als...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/02/bead-me-up-scotty/

When You Just Want to Break Things...

We all have our days, the ones where the slightest thing can light our fuse and set us off. Maybe it was a horrible day at the office, trench warfare with a significant other, the swerving idiot at the intersection, eco...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/02/when-you-just-want-to-break-things/

Super Bowl Viewers Saw Porn Instead!

In 2004, Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction" caused a storm of a controversy, but this year viewers in the Tuscon area  saw a whole lot more than that. Viewers  were astonished to see a woman u...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/02/super-bowl-viewers-saw-porn-instead/

Human-Powered Ferris Wheel

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tz7MEPDUIE][YouTube - Link] No motor? No problem! In India, this ferris wheel is powered by men climbing up and using their body weight to rotate the wheel. I guess you'd wa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/02/human-powered-ferris-wheel/

The 'New' Martha Washington: Sex Appeal

For generations Americans have grown up with the image of an old and frumpy Martha Washington.  Like many other icons, historians are giving her a fresh new update. "We always see Martha with a withered face...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/02/the-new-martha-washington-sex-appeal/

The Hidden Door Company

Everyone loves a good secret passageway. The idea alone sparks curiosity and makes the brain buzz with thoughts of mystery and adventure. Normally these hidden doors are relegated to ancient sites and historic buildin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/02/the-hidden-door-company/

Sailfish Roll a Huge Sardine Katamari

This sailfish is keeping an eye on group of sardines that he and some 100 other sailfish have driven together to form a ball the size of an elephant. Sailfish hunt in packs and work together to drive bait fish up fro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/02/sailfish-roll-a-huge-sardine-katamari/

Heeeeere's Punxsutawney Phil!

I'm not very happy with that little rodent's prediction this morning, but the Pennsylvania Tourism Office did make me laugh with this little video clip from a couple of years ago - it's what happens when the pressure of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/02/heeeeeres-punxsutawney-phil/

Do-it-yourself DNA Analysis

Five-year-old Beatrice Rienhoff suffers from a rare genetic disorder that leaves her with very little muscle mass and a range of medical problems. Doctors don't know exactly what's wrong, nor how to help her. Famil...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/02/do-it-yourself-dna-analysis/

Periodic Table Duvet Cover

A duvet cover goes over an ordinary blanket to turn it into a comforter. Forum member cherry_blossom55 made this awesome duvet cover for her boyfriend, who is a chemistry major. It has the entire periodic table of elem...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/02/periodic-table-duvet-cover/

Skrew-Doo?

Ok here's something I've never seen before that dates back to pre-World War II. This contraption consists of a tractor and some form of corkscrew drive system. After a bit of research, it appears that this invention...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/02/skrew-doo/

Odd and Extraordinary Beauty Pageants

You know about the Miss America and Miss Universe beauty pageants. You are probably also aware of child beauty pageants, bodybuilding contests, transexual pageants, and pageants for married women. Then there are the ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/02/odd-and-extraordinary-beauty-pageants/

In Japan, Blood Type Rules All

There's an odd fad going on in Japan: that a person's blood type determines his personality. But it's not all fun and game. The craze has gone so far that there's a new form of discrimination called "bura-hara,&...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/02/in-japan-blood-type-rules-all/

Four Chicks in a Hot Tub

Did your parents tell you not to play with your food?  If so, you probably never created a photo op like this one!http://mymomisafob.com/2008/10/23/dad-said-this-should-be-called-naked-chicks-or-naked-chicks-in/From...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/02/four-chicks-in-a-hot-tub/

Chinlone

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWfcATXnBLs][YouTube - Link]Chinlone is a 1,500-year-old activity that combines elements of sport and dance.  Teams compete and are judged on how gracefully they perform their...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/02/chinlone/

Scientists Clone Extinct Animal

The Pyrenean ibex, a form of mountain goat, was deemed extinct in 2000. Using tissue recovered from its body, however, scientists were able to successfully clone this creature. Although the cloned ibex died shortly after...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/02/scientists-clone-extinct-animal/

Palio di Siena: The Siena Horse Race

In the Italian city of Siena, there is a famous horse race that harks back to medieval time. In the Palio di Siena, ten horses and riders, dressed in colors representing the 17 city wards, race (bareback, no less!) aroun...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/02/palio-di-siena-the-siena-horse-race/

Buddy Greene Plays the Harmonica at Carnegie Hall

In the hands (and mouth) of Buddy Greene, the lowly harmonica is transformed into a fearsome musical instrument. How good is he? Let's say that they don't let anyone just play at the Carnegie Hall. With a harmonica, no l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/02/buddy-greene-plays-the-harmonica-at-carnegie-hall/

Giant Blue Bear Sculpture: Peek-A-Boo!

Photo: Elizabeth Thomsen [Flickr]That's "I See What You Mean," a 40-foot tall blue bear peering into the window of the Colorado Convention Center. The steel and fiberglass sculpture is created by Lawrence Argen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/02/giant-blue-bear-sculpture-peek-a-boo/

Bandai Diorama Speaker

My hat is off to the folks at Bandai - the Japanese toymaker has created a speaker with a diorama of Tokyo's Ginza district, back in the days (like 1955, dudes). Behold, the Bandai Diorama Speaker:The 2×1W spea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/02/bandai-diorama-speaker/

Lolcat, the Theme Song

Finally. After years of being an internet meme, the Lolcats have their own theme song. And like a bad car wreck on the freeway, there's just NO WAY you can not look at it. I dare you: Link (with apologies to The Cure)mem...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/02/lolcat-the-theme-song/








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