Archive for February 17th, 2009

Pickle and Ice Cream Cupcakes

I wrote a post on pregnancy cravings on mental_floss today - I'm not preggo, but one of my good friends is - and a commenter said that one of his friends runs a cupcake blog and recently announced her pregnancy via the b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/17/pickle-and-ice-cream-cupcakes/

Ambigram T-Shirt Designs

Hello, everyone! I'd like to let you know that we have a few new ambigram T-shirts on the Neatorama Online Store. Usually ambigrams are rotationally symmetric - but these ones are reflectionally special - they spell a di...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/17/ambigram-t-shirt-designs/

Gin & Titonic Ice Tray

Just one more from the Neatorama Online Store for today, I promise! Here's an ice tray for your next cocktail party: the Gin & Titonic ice tray (get it?), which makes ice shaped like ocean liners and icebergs.The cle...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/17/gin-titonic-ice-tray/

Climb Your Dorm

In the Netherlands, there are not many natural places to practice the sport of rock-climbing.  But oddly enough, the University of Enschede in the east of the Netherlands has a very active mountaineering club. ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/17/climb-your-dorm/

DIY Tractors of Poland

For independent farmers in Poland in the 1960s, it was nearly impossible to acquire a tractor. Any agricultural machines made in Poland during this period went to state-owned farms, and were too expensive for a private f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/17/diy-tractors-of-poland/

Monsters of the Past

Many years ago, monsters walked among us. Don't believe us? Here are the some photographic proofs from Flickr user Relleno De Mono. These are absolutely gorgeous renderings ...Link - via woostercollectiveFrom the Upc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/17/monsters-of-the-past/

The Trilogy Meter

Dan Meth ranked some popular trilogy based movies based on enjoyment.  His rankings seem fairly accurate.  Do you agree?I know other movie geeks are going to have disagreements and that’s fine. And yes, I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/17/the-trilogy-meter/

KK Projects: Turning Katrina-Wrecked Houses Into Art

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecLOYK0WKCw][YouTube - Link]KK Projects re-imagines buildings in New Orleans that were ravaged by Katrina and turns them into site-specific works of art. "This video t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/17/kk-projects-turning-katrina-wrecked-houses-into-art/

Best Resume Ever

I posted this resume in my blog almost 2 years ago and suddenly is getting a lot of hits. I guess that with unemployment raising people are looking for good examples of resumes... and once you read this one, you can't...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/17/best-resume-ever/

Tokyoflash Treasure Hunt #8

It's been a while since we ran our last Tokyoflash Treasure Hunt - but the wait's worth it, because Tokyoflash has just released a number of really cool watches....

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/17/tokyoflash-treasure-hunt-8/

Groaner of the Year So Far

(YouTube link) Heehee! Yes, you may kick me now. -via Buzzfeed obama, pun...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/17/groaner-of-the-year-so-far/

Very Suspicious Supermarket

I somehow have a bad feeling about buying groceries at this store. http://epicfailwin.com/suspicious-supermarket-fail/ -via Buzzfeed engrish, grocery store...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/17/very-suspicious-supermarket/

Unbelievable Medical Mistakes

No doubt about it -these are horror stories. There's the 13-inch metal tool left in a patient's body, the women who underwent heart surgery scheduled for a different patient, and several cases of surgery on the wrong sid...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/17/ten-unbelievable-medical-mistakes/

How the Bicycle was Invented

Baron Karl Christian Ludwig von Drais de Sauerbrun of Germany patented a two-wheeled foot-driven vehicle on February 17th, 1818. It had no pedals, gears, or brakes. His invention was inspired by the shortage of horses, b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/17/how-the-bicycle-was-invented/

Skyscraper Farms for a Future Manhattan

As the world's population continues to grow and cities become even more congested and resources dissipate, it might be time to  start looking at remedies for the future. Eric Vergne's Dystopian Farm Project envisi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/17/skyscraper-farms-for-a-future-manhattan/






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