Archive for February 10th, 2009

Worst Song Ever

'Scientists' have developed the worst song ever based on an online poll conducted in the 90's ... I'm listening to it now and I'm about to cry, It's musically constructed well but contains alot of things that make music...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/10/worst-song-ever/

10 Illustrated Theories of Evoution

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Darwin's Origin of Species with these 10 illustrated butcherings of its iconic cover art, from the evolution of Lego man to the devolution of alternative rockers.LinkFrom the Upcoming...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/10/10-illustrated-theories-of-evoution/

The "Cigarette" Snail

The geographic cone snail is nicknamed the "cigarette" because if you're stung by one of these, you have about enough time to smoke one cigarette before you die.  It's an exaggeration: there have only been...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/10/beware-the-cigarette-snail/

IKEA-Hacked Cubicle

I work in the darkest, dingiest office building known to man. It's like any light is sucked into the beige fabric-covered cube walls... not the best environment for creativity. Needless to say, I'm quite intrigued by t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/10/ikea-hacked-cubicle/

Klingon Night School

Klingon Nightschool (Video Link) A short film celebrating the wonderful gifts that (Klingon) teachers give to their students, and all of society as well. Directed by Gord McWatters, RT: 1 minute, 37 seconds. Via Topl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/10/klingon-night-school/

Skittles Vodka tutorial

Here's a tutorial that shows you how to infuse vodka with Skittles. There are a number of tutorials about this on the net, but this particular one is pretty detailed about the process (including mistakes the author made...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/10/skittles-vodka-tutorial/

Neatorama's Guide on How to Raise a Tough Kid

Psst, parents: are you sick and tired of your whiny baby? Want to raise a tough kid that will take on real life and beat it so bad that it screams uncle? Here's the Neatorama guide on how...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/10/neatoramas-guide-on-how-to-raise-a-tough-kid/

Amazing Photos of the Australian Brushfire

Alan Taylor's The Big Picture blog at Boston Globe has another amazing post: this time, the Brushfire in Victoria, Australia: The state of Victoria in southern Australia has recently been hit with hundreds of bush fi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/10/amazing-photos-of-the-australian-brushfire/

World's Longest Carrot

Tired of your puny carrot in the produce aisle in your local grocery store? Tokyobling blog ran across this carrot shown above at a supermarket in Tokyo. Apparently, it's a breed called...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/10/worlds-longest-carrot/

World's Longest Sausage

OK, enough about carrots - how about sausages? Here's the world's longest sausage: a 1,286 ft (392 m) long smoked sausage from Bucharest!Bucharest attempted a new world record Saturday with a 392-metre (1,286-foot) s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/10/worlds-longest-sausage/

Make Neatorama Zippy: Use Firefox!

In the Great Upcoming Queue Revolt of 2009, Neatorama reader Shon commented how Neatorama takes a long time to load. This was quite surprising to me, since we spent a lot of time, money, and effort to make Neatorama's fr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/10/make-neatorama-zippy-use-firefox/

Pepsi Logo: A Response

Here's what designer Lawrence Yang envisions whenever he sees the new Pepsi ads. This could also double as your template for really easy ad remix art if they start putting these up in the subways or bus stops around to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/10/pepsi-logo-a-response/

The Human Washing Machine

In 1970, consumer electronics maker Sanyo wanted to improve your daily ablutions. It came up with this: the Ultrasonic Bath AKA the Human Washing Machine.Pink Tentacle has more (including a video clip of the contraption...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/10/the-human-washing-machine-2/

Medieval Martial Arts: Lethal Puffy Pants

From De Arte Athletica by Paul Hector Mair (c. 1500) at the Bavarian State Library Just because they wear colorful, puffy pants, it didn't mean that these medieval martial artists weren't deadly. Paul Hector Mair documen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/10/medieval-martial-arts-lethal-puffy-pants/

Sad Man's Kama Sutra

LiveJournal user Monstro-Draw! nicely sums up what activities may go on the bed of a sad, lonely man with a cat. Behold, the Sad Man's Kama Sutra! (Catma Sutra?)Link - via Accordion GuyCat, kama sutra...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/10/sad-mans-kama-sutra/

The Kresmont Kiddie Kollege, AKA ... the KKK!

The Perplexikon, a blog dedicated to documenting the ortographic and linguistic phenomenon of intentional misspellings in brands, trademarks and companies, found this doozie of a school: the Kresmont Kiddie Kollege or .....

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/10/the-kresmont-kiddie-kollege-aka-the-kkk/

Chinese Highrise Engulfed in Flames

This is a surreal and gruesome yet fascinating sight: a massive fire engulfing the newly built 40-story Mandarin Oriental hotel in the CCTV Complex in Beijing. You can watch the top of the building exploding as fire cons...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/10/chinese-highrise-engulfed-in-flames/

Why French Fries Smell So Good

Why do fries (or chips, as themre Brits call 'em) smell so good? A crack science team from Leeds University spared no expenses to find out the secret:The research, which was carried out for National Chip Week 2009, w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/10/why-french-fries-smell-so-good/

Charles Platt: Walmart Isn't The Enemy

Sci-fi author and journalist Charles Platt (he's an editor of our pal Make magazine) decided that he's going to find out once and for all whether Walmart is evil or good ... so he applied for a job there!Here's why he th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/10/charles-platt-walmart-isnt-the-enemy/

Cats, By the Numbers

Biggify: LinkLove, love, love this "cat by the numbers" ad, illustrated by Guillermo Valencia for the pet food manufacturer Whiskas. I think I've just spotted my cat doing #10!Cat, numbers, Guillermo Valencia...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/10/cats-by-the-numbers/

Who'll Go Bankrupt Next?

Circuit City, Linens 'n Things, and Levitz are all victims of the economic crisis - and the question in everybody's mind is: who's next?Yahoo! Finance has a somber article about 15 companies that are in such precarious...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/10/wholl-go-bankrupt-next/

Awesome Urban Camouflage

Urban camouflage is a fantastic new art form. Weburbanist has a wonderful collection of a variety of fantastic examples of modern and somewhat pointless camo. LinkPictures, Art, Fashion, Photos, weburbanist, camou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/10/awesome-urban-camouflage/

Star Trek: USS Enterprise Goes to Planet Neatorama

[Go!Animate URL] When Go!Animate emailed me about letting Star Trek fans create their own space adventures using officially licensed images of Star Trek characters, I was intrigued. Now, I've never done any animation...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/10/star-trek-uss-enterprise-goes-to-planet-neatorama/
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