Archive for February 7th, 2009

Four Writers and Their Strange Obsessions

Honore de Balzac - CaffeineThere are some of us - myself included - who consider themselves addicted to caffeine. I get headaches if I don't have a Diet Coke or coffee early enough in the day, and I definitely get crank...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/07/four-writers-and-their-strange-obsessions/

Does Being Brutally Honest Help Your Marriage?

Guys, when your wife or girlfriend asks "Does this clothe makes my butt look big?" what's your answer? Did you tell a little white lie?Well, not Cathal Morrow. The 43-year-old Welshman decided to be brutally ho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/07/does-being-brutally-honest-help-your-marriage/

New Pygmy Seahorse Species

Photo: Roberto SozzaniExpeditions to the coral reefs of the Red Sea and Indonesia revealed a flurry of 5 new (and cute!) pygmy seahorses. This one above is the Walea pygmy seahorse, found off the waters of the island of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/07/new-pygmy-seahorse-species/

T-Shirt Folding Magic Method Revealed

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=An0mFZ3enhM][YouTube - Link]If you've seen the Japanese video on the fastest way to fold a t-shirt but (like me) still didn't get it, here's a great video that breaks it down step-...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/07/t-shirt-folding-magic-method-revealed/

Totem Destroyer 2

We've featured Gabriel Ochsenhofer's Totem Destroyer, an extremely fun and addictive Flash game, on Neatorama a while ago. Gabriel has since come up with the sequel: Totem Destroyer 2. It has the same easy and fun gam...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/07/totem-destroyer-2/

Smoking Toddler

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAUiJI7qZhg][YouTube - Link]I feel awful for the life this child has ahead of him. Addicted at 2, he'll probably lose his voice by 15 and have cancer by 20.From the Upcoming ueue,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/07/smoking-toddler/

Window Sign Welcomes 'Deer Crack Dealer'

Photo: John Pavoncello - via York DispatchJeff Snyder was sick and tired of all the drug dealing going on near his building, so he painted this message on his window -- in a language the dealers might understand -- hopi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/07/window-sign-welcomes-deer-crack-dealer/

Cheaper Brand Beats Starbucks

Consumer Reports recently tested 19 ground coffees and compared them for taste.  Surprisingly, the Starbucks Coffee Colombia medium, ($11.53 a pound), did not even make it into the category of top contenders. Th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/07/cheaper-brand-beats-starbucks/

Humans Are Among Us

Who the enemy is might just depend on your perspective ... Here's a clever ad campaign for the Sci Fi TV channel by Agostino Toscana and Luca Lorenzini, illustrated in the style of old paperbacks by Mike Koelsch.Li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/07/humans-are-among-us/

Make a Room Sized Camera Obscura

This web page by Giorgio Carboni explains how to easily and inexpensively project the view outside your window onto your wall by turning your room into a camera obscura.  All you need is some duct tape, posterboard,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/07/make-a-room-sized-camera-obscura/

Whoa: Evolved Superbird Fishes Like a Human

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNTw7GH325U][YouTube - Link]One small step for birds, one scary pre-Planet-of-the-Apes warning sign for human beings. Watch the bird snag some bread being tossed to its less-intell...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/07/whoa-evolved-superbird-fishes-like-a-human/

Evolution of Home Audio

In the past 100 years we've gone from music-boxes and player pianos to cell phones that hold thousands of songs... from conical amplifiers to bone conduction headphones... You don't know where you're going until you see...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/07/evolution-of-home-audio/

South Pole Markers

Every year the team stationed in Antartica places a marker on the geographical south pole.  Apparently the sheet of ice that sits above the south pole moves every year so the markers stay up for a few years befo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/07/south-pole-markers/
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